ronnie barker stars as the magnificent evans

The Magnificent Evans

The Magnificent Evans - 1984 "There's no point opening the curtains if there's nothing in the parlour"The Magnificent Evans is largely based on an earlier entry in the Comedy Playhouse series, also from th...

Allo! Allo!

Allo! Allo! 1982 The 18th June 2020, marked the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the French Resistance.  Of course years after the war TV writers were keen to tell the story of the efforts of the resistanc...

Uncle Of the Bride

Uncle Of the Bride, A Last Of The Summer Wine Special, 1986 Summer Wine fans had a real treat with Christmas and New Year T.V. in 1985/86.  A feature length New Year's Day special.  Brian Wilde had left to per...
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...