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Thank Your Lucky Stars

Thank Your Lucky Stars logoPlanned as ITV's answer to 'Juke Box Jury,' which had been running on BBC television since 1959, 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' arrived on British TV screens in April 1961 and soon became a hit with the nations teenagers. Along the way it set a number of notable firsts, the most famous being the first full-network appearance on television of The Beatles.

That Beryl Marston...!

That Beryl Marston...! logo'That Beryl Marston' is set in sunny Brighton. Georgie (Julia McKenzie) and Gerry Bodley (the late Gareth Hunt) run a curio shop near the seafront. They are successful in business but not in married life. They still live together, but the marriage has been blighted by Gerry's torrid affair with Beryl Marston, the local bike. Beryl is never actually seen, just glimpsed from time to time and her silhouette is in the opening credits. The Bodleys have two children: Jane (Jayne Stevens) and Phil (Jonathan Morris, later to play 'Adrian' in Carla Lane's 'Bread') who addresses the audience, commenting on events a la Frankie Howerd in 'Up Pompeii!'. Peter John played the Bodleys' gay friend 'Harvey'.

That Sunday Night Show

That Sunday Night Show logoAdrian Chiles presents an essential round-up of the big events from the past seven days and a look at the week ahead. Adrian is joined by top-drawer guests to chew over the week’s biggest news stories and flag up some of the sillier goings on that might have passed under the radar.

That's My Boy

That's My Boy logoIda Willis, an interfering housekeeper, is employed by a doctor, Robert Price, and his wife, Angie, and moves into their London flat. However, she soon discovers that Robert is the son she gave up for adoption when he was a baby, and she proceeds to call him Shane, the name she gave him when he was born. Other characters include Robert's adoptive mother, the widowed and social-climbing Mrs. Price with whom Ida does not get on.

The Adventure of English

The Adventure of English logoMelvyn Bragg travels through Britain to tell the story of how an insignificant German dialect, which only arrived in the country in the fifth century, evolved into a language which is now spoken and understood by more people than any other around the world. We trace English from its humble roots to its flowering in the writing of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. English is a global language. Every day, in cities all around the world, English is used in encounters between people of different countries. It is estimated that well over a thousand million people around the world speak, or have a working understanding of, English. This is its story. It's a story that really reads like an adventure of extraordinary survival, invasion, near extinction on more than one occasion, and astonishin...

The Adventurer

The Adventurer logoBasically an updating of Gene Barry's "Amos Burke, Secret Agent" character, Gene Bradley is a wealthy government agent, who, posing as an American movie star, travels the globe in search of adventure, intrigue and danger. Written by Marty McKee

The Adventurers Guide To Britain

The Adventurers Guide To Britain logoThe Adventurer's Guide To Britain strays from the beaten track to uncover the mysteries and secret wonders of the British Isles. From lost gold mines and inaccessible cliffs to drowned villages and watery caverns, naturalist Charlotte Uhlenbroek and action-man Gethin Jones discover the incredible but dangerous places less intrepid explorers avoid. The adventurer duo need all their strength and stamina as they trek, climb, kayak and fly their way around the country, investigating history and geography in stunning visual detail. On behalf of the armchair explorer in all of us, The Adventurer's Guide To Britain reveals the spectacular, hidden side of Britain which only few dare to seek out.

The Adventures Of Long John Silver

The Adventures Of Long John Silver logoLong John Silver is the proud captain of his own ship and his own crew. He and his buccaneer cruise around the Caribbean and often stay on the side of the English and fight the French and Spanish. After the long and dangerous adventures, he and his crew rest in the tavern of Miss Purity. This series aired in the United States first on Syndicated basis in 1956, but not on a regular basis and completely random as part of another show. Several episodes were edited together and shown as movies in the cinemas under the titles: Under The Black Flag and South Sea Pirates. After that it was sold to the ITV Network in the UK, and aired in 1957. In 1958 Australian ABC screened the series as part of Children's TV Club show. This series is exceptional, since it was produced in Australia, before ther...

The Adventures Of Portland Bill

The Adventures Of Portland Bill logoThe Adventures of Portland Bill is a British stop motion animated children's television series made in 1983. It was set in a fictional lighthouse called Guillemot Rock on the south coast of England. The setting is a copy of the real Portland Bill lighthouse and Isle of Portland with placenames changed.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood logoA long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Locksley--Robin Hood--and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil machinations of Prince John while good King Richard was away at the Crusades. The series was primarily intended for children, and was unusual in that it frequently re-used the same actors in different roles, or different actors in a recurring roles
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