First Of The Summer Wine

First of the Summer Wine, 1988 Roy Clarke’s prequel to the long running Last Of The Summer Wine portrayed the youth of the principal characters from the main show in the months leading up to World War II.  Wit...

Three Up, Two Down

Three Up, Two Down, 1985 Perhaps one of those less well remembered sitcoms from the 1980's, Three Up, Two Down ran for 25 episodes over four series between 1985 and 1989.It starred Michael Elphick, who a y...

Watching

Watching, 1987 Another great comedy that almost seems to be forgotten about this time from the eighties/nineties.The show about mismatched couple Malcom and Brenda was a huge hit for ITV running for seven ...

Blackadder – The Cavalier Years

Blackadder - The Cavalier Years - 1988 The Cavalier Years was a 15 minute one-off edition of Blackadder set during the English Civil War, shown as part of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day in 1988.It is set betw...
TV Am superstar Roland Rat in his first TV series Rat On the road

Run VT Errol….

Rat On The Road, 1983 The saviour of TV AM, had first appeared in 1983, on the then ailing ITV breakfast show TV AM.  Initially he featured in a slot called The Shedvision Show, allegedly broadcast from a wood...

Just Good Friends

Just Good Friends, 1983 Another John Sullivan classic, his third for the BBC after Citizen Smith and Fools and Horses.Just Good Friends ran for twenty two episodes, over three series and a 90 min Christmas...