Simon Cadell stars in Life Without George

Life Without George

Life Without George, 1987 Another one of those sitcoms that despite being popular at the time seems largely forgotten about.It starred Simon Cadell of Hi-De-Hi fame and ran for three series between 1987 an...

Wife Begins At Forty

Wife Begins At Forty, 1988 A one off TV movie based on a play of the same name that was first performed in 1985.Summary  Wife begins at forty tells the story of George.  After eighteen years he believes h...

Emery Presents

Emery Presents, 1982 In 1979, Dick Emery had jumped ship to ITV, a year later in 1980 he returned to the BBC with his popular Dick Emery Show.  By 1982 Emery was growing tired of the existing format of his BBC...

The Jewel In The Crown

WARNING: This post contains video material some may find racially offensive The Jewel In The Crown, 1985 The Jewel In The Crown that wasn't quite The Jewel In The Crown.  A Pilot episode for a BBC sitcom that...
harry worth makes his las tv appearence in the ill feted bbc sitcom oh happy band

Oh Happy Band

Oh Happy Band - 1980 Oh Happy Band was a six part sitcom written by trusted writing team David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd.  In addition to an established writing team the series featured the very last TV appearanc...

Alexei Sayle’s Stuff

Alexei Sayle's Stuff, 1988 Comedian Alexei Sayle gets his own TV show.Alexei Sayle's Stuff ran for a total of eighteen episodes over three series between 1988 to 1991.SummaryAlexei Sayle's Stuff wa...

A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice, 1986 Comedy-drama from the BBC .  A Very Peculiar Practice ran for two series of seven episodes each in 1986 and 1988.Reputedly, writer Andrew Davies discovered that he owed the B...

Blackadder II

Blackadder II - 1986 In the second series of the highly successful comedy our hero has come down in the world a little. No longer a Prince the main character is now Lord Edmund Blackadder, the great-grandson o...

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf - 1988What happens when you mix sci-fi with comedy? A TV comedy series that has become cult TV, joining many other well known TV franchises of similar status.Red Dwarf first blasted onto our s...