TV Articles

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  • ToTP 1983

    That TV Year - 1983

    Andrew Cobby remembers 1983: VCRs, Columbo and Top of the Pops.

  • Fanny Cradock

    TV Chefs

    A wry look at TV chefs, cookery shows and soggy omelettes.

  • Crown Court

    1970s Daytime Television

    Andrew Cobby takes humorous look at 1970s daytime TV: Crown Court, A Handful of Songs and Nancy Kominski - who wouldn't want to skip school for that?

    • George Dixon

      Cops on the Box

      Exploring the history of the scripted crime shows that we watch on our TV screens today which owe much to television's innovation of the 1950s.

    • Cheryl Murray

      Suzie B

      Andrew Cobby casts an affectionate and sometimes lustful eye on a Coronation Street femme fatale.

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      Mavericks Cops

      "Fictional detectives generally try to win our attention by pointedly not playing it by the book." David McVey looks at maverick cops.

    • Kojak

      The Best of Kojak

      Andrew Cobby takes an affectionate and sometimes tongue-in-cheek look at Kojak's best characters and episodes.

    • Emmerdale

      Down on the Farm

      Andrew Cobby takes a nostalgic trip back to Emmerdale Farm's early days.

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      Jessica Fletcher will tell you and Andrew Coby will tell you how she dunnit, in this affectionate look back at Murder, She Wrote.

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      Steptoe and son - The Offer

      Robert Ross explains how a single episode of 'Comedy Playhouse' changed the course of situation comedy forever.

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      Ashes to Ashes - The Finale

      Alex Drake finally discovers why she's been sent back to the Eighties, how it all ties in with Sam Tyler, and exactly who is Gene Hunt.

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      The Quatermass Experiment

      The first two episodes of a genuine television classic from 1953.

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      Quatermass ll

      Daniel Tessier gives his verdict on the second series of the now legendary sci-fi show.

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      Quatermass and the Pit

      Daniel Tessier tells us why this was the best of the Quatermass stories.

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      The Armchair Theatre Effect

      The story of Britain's foremost drama series - Armchair Theatre

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      The Callan File

      We open the file on unwilling British government assassin David Callan.

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      Seeing Things - Oliver Postgate

      Book Review - The autobiography of master animator Oliver Postgate

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      Clever Dick!

      Dick Emery's characters were some of the best remembered on British television. We take a look at each and every one of them.

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      Pathfinders In Space

      One of ITV's earliest dramas and a precursor to the development of Doctor Who

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      Pathfinders to Mars and Beyond

      Daniel Tessier continues his review of the 'Pathfinders' series.

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      Porridge: Inside and Out

      The story of how one of Britain's all-time favourite sitcoms came to our screens

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      Five US TV Series to Watch Before You Die

      US writer and broadcaster Mike Spadoni chooses his top five shows.

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      'I know you killed Lucy': Soap and Prediction for EastEnders' 30th Anniversary

      Dr Andrew O'Day on EastEnders 30th Anniversary storyline.

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      The X Factor

      Dr Andrew O'Day explores the massive ITV franchise that has dominated viewing throughout the 2000s and draws parallels with other reality TV shows.

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      "Greetings Grapple Fans"

      Andrew Cobby returns to one of ITV's favourite Saturday afternoon pastime.

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      The Starlost

      Creator Harlan Ellison earned a Writer’s Guild of America award for his original pilot script in 1974. The end product that reached the TV screens was dismal beyond compare.

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      Brian Moore Revisited

      For 30 years ITV's principal sports presenter and football commentator, to a generation of fans, there was "only one Brian Moore!"