The Brothers McGregor

The Brothers McGregor, 1985 The Brothers McGregor was an ITV sitcom set in Liverpool.  It was seen by some as a spin off from the hugely popular Coronation Street as it's two main characters had originally app...

High Street Blues

High Street Blues - 1989 Another forgotten title from the legendary script writer Jimmy Perry.Not to be confused with the popular US Police show of a similar name.  The title almost seems relevant now, wit...
julie walters stars in the secret diary of adrian mole

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole, 1985 The television version of Sue Townsend's best selling book seems largely to have been forgotten, but was hugely popular at the time, so much so that a second series based ...
cast of the hit itv 1980's sketch show alfresco

Alfresco

Alfresco - 1983 Some well known names from the world of comedy assemble for this forgotten ITV sketch show.Conceived as an answer to the BBC's hugely successful Not The Nine O' Clock News, Alfresco ran for...

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 ...
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...
an early success for judi dench in the itv sitcom a fine romance

A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance, 1981 From the pen of the late Bob Larbey (The Good Life) comes this eighties gem, produced by London Weekend Television, another one overlooked for repeats by digital TV.A Fine Romance was ...
frankie howerd live

Frankie Howerd Reveals All

Frankie Howerd Reveals All, 1980 Frankie Howerd stars in this one off TV special first screened in 1980.SummaryThrough a mixture of stand up and sketches Frankie Howerd turns his attention to the Briti...

Till Death….

Alf's Forgotten Trip To The Seaside Till Death....1981Till death Us Do Part had been a huge success for the BBC, having started life as part of it's Comedy Playhouse series.  As it began to fall out of fav...