Click for larger image Take A Letter Mr Jones
1981
John Inman starring as Graham Jones , the secretary to high flying female executive Joan Warner (Rula Lenska) in this role reversal comedy.
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Click for larger image Teach Yourself Gibberish
1982
Click for larger image Children's skit and sketch show featuring Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, a comedy rock band from Manchester.

Click for larger image Terry and June
1979
Click for larger image Terry and June ran from 1979 to 1987. The series starred Terry Scott and June Whitfield. These are the titles to the first episode from 1979.

Terry and June (Christmas Special)
1980 BBC Television
A rather unimaginative title sequence here from the 1980 Christmas special.

Click for larger image Terry and June
1982 BBC Television
Terry Scott and June Whitfield starred in this sitcom about domestic married bliss and was originally called "Happily Ever After."
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Click for larger image Terry and June
1984 BBC Television
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Click for larger image That Beryl Marston
1981
Georgie Bodley (Julia McKenzie) suspects that her husband Gerry (Gareth Hunt) is having an affair.  The 'other woman' turns out to be Beryl Marston.  Comedy set in Brighton.
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That's Life!
1982 BBC Television
That's Life was something of a British institution during its 21 year run from 1973 to 1994. The show was produced and hosted by Esther Rantzen. Members of the team over the years included Michael Groth, Bill Buckley, Gavin Campbell, Joanna Monro, Doc Cox, Cyril Fletcher, Adrian Mills, Chris Serle, Paul Heiney, George Layton, Molly Sugden and Kieran Prendiville.

Click for larger image There's a lot of it about
1982
Click for larger image Following on from Q, There's A Lot Of It About was again a showcase for the surreal talents of Spike Milligan.

Click for larger image Three Up Two Down
c1986
Click for larger image Nick (Ray Burdis) and Angie (Lysette Anthony) have just had a baby, and to help them financially they decide to rent out the basement. Both Nick's father, Sam Tyler (Michael Elphick)  and Angie's mother, Daphne Trenchard (Angela Thorne) want the basement apartment and the only solution is to share. Sam is a Cockney, while Daphne is Cheltenham-bred and has not forgiven her daughter for marrying Nick, a 'common' photographer. Both Sam and Daphne are widowed, and stubborn. The comedy came from the clashes between Sam and Daphne, and the eventual romance that develops between them. The next-door neighbour, Rhonda, was a catalyst for bringing them together.

Click for larger image Thompson
1988
Click for larger image Self indulgent "comedy" series from the late 80's.  In between doing spots on "A Bit Of Fry And Laurie", Ms Thompson starred in her own sketch show that was universally panned by media and viewers alike.  Even the titles are dire...you may want to think twice before viewing.

Click for larger image Till Death Us Do Part
1960s BBC Television
Till Death Us Do Part emerged from a pilot episode shown in the Comedy Playhouse series from 1965. It ran from 1966 to 1975. The series starred Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Anthony Booth and Una Stubbs. The writer was Johnny Speight.
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Click for larger image Till Death Us Do Part
1974 BBC Television
A later title sequence here from 1974.
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Click for larger image Till Death Us Do Part
1975
Click for larger image A slightly different sequence from 1975 featuring more cast names.

Click for larger image Till Death....
1981
The return of Johnny Speight's classic series, sees Alf Garnett (Warren Mitchell) and Else (Dandy Nichols) living in a retirement home in Eastbourne.
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Click for larger image To The Manor Born
1981
Click for larger image To The Manor Born ran from 1979 to 1981. The series starred Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles. The writer was Peter Spence.

Click for larger image Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps
2007
Click for larger image Written by Susan Nickson, and starring Ralf Little, Will Mellor, Sheridan Smith and Natalie Casey, 2 Pints charts the lives of five twentysomethings in Runcorn.

Click for larger image The 11 O'Clock Show
1998 - 2000 Channel 4
Channel 4's flagship late night satirical series only ran for two years. The show featured a number of comedians who went on to further success, including Iain Lee, Ricky Gervais and Sacha Baron Cohen.
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Click for larger image The Climber
1983 BBC Television
The climber ran for just one series of six episodes from 20th January 1983 to 24th February 1983. The cast included Robin Nedwell, David Battley, Philip Dunbar, Jacqueline Tong and David Williams. It was written by Alex Shearer and was produced/directed by Alan J W Bell.
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Click for larger image The Two Ronnies
1981 BBC Television
A total of 98 episodes of The Two Ronnies - Messers Barker and Corbett - were made between 1971 and 1987. The two got their big break when they filled in during a technical hitch at an awards ceremony, impressing the BBC's head of entertainment Bill Cotton enough for them to be given their own show, which soon became a hit with peak audiences of more than 20 million. The show attracted top writers, including most of the Monty Python stars and a man called Gerald Wiley aka Ronnie Barker.
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Click for larger image The Vicar of Dibley
2005
Click for larger image Following the death of their vicar in the middle of the service, the new vicar assigned to the small village parish of Dibley is a woman, Geraldine Granger (Dawn French).  Created by Richard Curtis, this long running and well loved series ran for over decade.

Click for larger image Trigger Happy TV
2001
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Click for larger image Trippers Day
1984 Thames Television
Trippers Day only ran for one series in 1984. It starred Leonard Rossiter, Pat Ashton and Gordon Gostelow. It was written by Brian Cooke. It is generally considered to be Leonard Rossiter's worst sitcom which is a pity since it was his last due to his untimely death. A follow up series called Slinger's Day with Bruce Forsyth was made but this was also considered to be rather unsuccesfull and was dropped after only 2 series. A big thanks to Phil Glass of www.harryandwilf.co.uk for the footage.
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Click for larger image TV Burp
2009
Click for larger image Harry Hill's TV Burp is something of a coup in that the four terrestrial broadcasters permit the funnyman to ridicule their programmes (flimsy formats, weak scripts, unrealistic plots, wooden acting, etc). Mixing surreal antics, slapstick, and a fair few double entendres, this much accoladed show prevails with children and adults alike in a Saturday evening slot - its belch-accompanied title a stroke of comic genius.