Click for larger image Da Ali G Show
2000
Click for larger image Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) is the voice of 'da yoof' and leader of the West Staines Massive.   He talks to unsuspecting public figures about the issues of the day in his own inimitable style.

Click for larger image Dad
Click for larger image The first of two sitcoms to use a Herb Alpert score for its titles (the second being ITV's Hardware).

Click for larger image Dad's Army
1968
Click for larger image Jimmy Perry and David Croft inaugurally paired for this project. Originally named The Fighting Tigers, it was inspired by Perry's stint in a local defence group as a 17 year old (Private Pike loosely based on himself). The antics of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard clocked up 80 episodes spanning nine years, plus a 1971 film, radio versions, and a stage show. Whilst the strong ensemble cast and appealingly fraternal nature of scenes contribute greatly to Dad's Army's popularity, Arthur Lowe's impeccable portrayal of Captain Mainwaring is clearly the linchpin.

Click for larger image Dad's Army
1969 BBC Television
Click for larger image In 1969, with the introduction of colour the title sequence was slighty modified.
 
Dad's Army ran from 1968 to 1977. It starred Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, Ian Lavender, James Beck, John Laurie, Arnold Ridley and Bill Pertwee.


The Darling Buds Of May
1991 Yorkshire Television
The British press went crazy for these "Perfick!" period adaptations of H.E Bates' books about the Larkin family in late 1950s rural Kent - particularly for a young Catherine Zeta Jones as eldest daughter Mariette. Pop's carefree non-conformism, Ma's indifference to him flirting with other women, and tax inspector Cedric Charlton's luck in attracting Mariette's affections while repeatedly distracted from the purpose of his visit proved an immediate Sunday night ratings winner. David Jason, Pam Ferris, and Philip Franks also headed the cast.

Click for larger image Dave Allen at Large
1976
Click for larger image Irish comedian Dave Allen intersperses stand up (or sit down in his case) with sketches in this popular BBC series.  This clip contains 3 funny sketches courtesy of the man himself.

Click for larger image Davros Sketch Pad
1989
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Dawson & Friends
1977 Yorkshire Television
Les Dawson made numerous sketch and stand up series with Yorkshire Television from 1969 to 1977. Dawson & Friends consisted of four, one hour specials.

The Dawson Watch
1979 BBC Television
The Dawson Watch ran from 1979 to 1980.

The Dawson Watch
1980 BBC Television
A slightly different set of titles here from 1980.

The Dawson Watch (Christmas)
1980 BBC Television
This is the Christmas programme from 1980.

Click for larger image Dear Ladies
1982
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Click for larger image The Dick Emery Show
1978
The Dick Emery Show ran from 1963 to 1981. Guest stars included Roy Kinnear and Joan Sims. The series was produced by Harold Snoad.
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Click for larger image The Dick Emery Show
BBC TV
Click for larger image An alternative title sequence for The Dick Emery Show.

Click for larger image Dinnerladies
1998 - 2000 BBC Television
Wood wrote, and starred in, this sitcom set in a factory canteen.

Click for larger image Don't Wait Up
1983
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Click for larger image Duty Free
1986
Apologies for the incomplete sequence
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