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The Galton and Simpson Playhouse

The Galton and Simpson Playhouse logoIts rare for writers' names to be incorporated into the titles of their shows - even Johnny Speight never managed it - but by 1977, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson had engendered enough respect and affection from within the industry and general public for it to occur. Their faces were to be seen in the opening titles, with Ken Jones' brass-band signature tune incorporating the clicking of typewriter keys. The series got off to a magnificent start with 'Car Along The Pass', boasting Arthur Lowe in sparkling form as a pompous xenophobe trapped in a cable-car over the Austrian Alps with assorted foreign tourists. His opening line to wife Mona Washbourne summed up his character: "This is the worst holiday we have ever had...we have both spent over £18 each.". With 'Dad's Army' about to end, i...

The Galton and Simpson Playhouse (1969)

The Galton and Simpson Playhouse (1969) logoWriters Galton and Simpson were wooed across to ITV by LWT's Head of Entertainment Frank Muir and charged with providing six individual playlets in the style they had utilised as sole writers for the first two series of the BBC's Comedy Play house.

The Gentle Touch

The Gentle Touch logoIn 1980s Britain, with disaffected punks and skinheads taking to the streets, and the repercussions of racism triggering explosive riots, it is not the best time to be a member of Her Majesty's Constabulary - particularly if you are a woman. Set on location in colourful Soho and Covent Garden, The Gentle Touch tells the story of tough cop Maggie Forbes. But this is no conventional cops and robbers series - this is real life drama. At times shocking, at times moving, and always utterly gripping

The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour logoMedical drama based on a team of specialist trauma staff. "The Golden Hour" refers to the hour immediately following a serious injury and is the most critical period in the victim's survival.

The Great British Taste Tour

The Great British Taste Tour logoThe Great British Taste Tour sees four contestants taking part in a gourmet mini-break, taking it in turns to organise meals, accommodation and leisure time, before being scored by their fellow travellers. The winner is rewarded with a £1,000 prize.

The Grimleys

The Grimleys logoWelcome to The Grimleys guide at TV Tome. The Grimley's is a comedy set in the 1970s at an English School. Gordon Grimley, a young but misfit schoolboy is in love with his English teacher, Geraldine Titley. Unfortunately Geraldine is in love with sadistic teacher Doug Digby. The show follows Gordon and his family as he struggles for Geraldine's attention

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole logoAdrian Mole is an outsider. At least that is the impression we get from his daily diary entries that span a period of just over a year, and which pick up immediately where the preceding book left off. He feels the reason that he doesn't quite fit in with "regular" society is that he is an intellectual. Evidence from his diary entries include a precocious interest in literature in left-wing politics, a desire to have his own poetry show on the BBC, his dislike of Margaret Thatcher and his frequent critiques of his less-refined schoolmates and family. Adrian's dysfunctional family, as in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, is one of the focal points of the book. While Adrian's entries are full of humour, sarcasm and irony, they still speak to a great deal of confusion and disillusionment with ...

The Guardians

The Guardians logoFollowing economic collapse, a puppet government takes power and suspends democracy, but this is really a military coup by stealth, and the Prime Minister has little real power, that resides with 'The General'. A new force in the nation, formed from military and police enforce the government's will, 'The Guardians of The Realm', or simply 'The Guardians'. On the face of things, the economic recovery is in hand, but not without some harsh measures, and censorship. In the country, resentment is growing, and resistance movements, every bit as brutal as the oppressors, make their presence felt. Unrepeated since broadcast back in '71 (and never screened in NI), this is quite an offbeat, and IMO often uneven series, that pulls few punches and eschews easy moral positions.

The Guilty

The Guilty logoMichael Kitchen stars in this two-part television thriller as Steven Vey, a successful London barrister whose seemingly perfect life takes a devastating turn when a fleeting encounter with his secretary (Caroline Catz) spawns a rape charge. Meanwhile, in a parallel tale, ex-convict Eddy Doyle (Sean Gallagher) discovers the man who raised him is not his real father. Doyle searches for his biological dad -- but winds up knee-deep in trouble.

The Guilty (2013)

The Guilty (2013) logoThe Guilty is set across two timelines – 2008 and present day – and tells the story of DC Maggie Brand,who investigates the disappearance of little Callum Reid whilst coping with her own young son’s diagnosis with autism.
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