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open all hours logoArkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's only weakness is his love - Nurse Gladys Emanuel.

Out of the Unknown

Out of the Unknown logoOut of the Unknown is a British television science fiction anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC2 in four series between 1965 and 1971. Each episode was a dramatisation of a science fiction short story. Some were written directly for the series, but most were adaptations of already published stories. The first three years were exclusively science fiction, but that genre was abandoned in the final year in favour of horror/fantasy stories. A number of episodes were wiped during the early 1970s, as was standard procedure at the time. A large number of episodes are still missing but some do turn up from time to time; for instance, Level Seven from series two, originally broadcast on 27 October 1966 was returned to the BBC from the archives of a European broadcaster ...


Outcasts logoSettled in the town of Forthaven on Carpathia, the Outcasts are passionate about their jobs, confident of their ideals and optimistic about the future. They work hard to preserve what they've built on this planet they now call home, having embraced all the challenges that come with forging a new beginning. They are a diverse group of individuals who left their old lives behind in extraordinary circumstances; promised a second chance at life they created a society, far away from their home, friends, family... and their pasts. The planet offers the possibility for both corruption and redemption; while they try to avoid the mistakes made on Earth, inevitably our heroes cannot escape the human pitfalls of love, greed, lust, loss, and a longing for those they've left behind.


Outnumbered logoOutnumbered is about a family living in South London, where the parents are "Outnumbered" by their three children. The parents constantly try to keep their children under control, but completely fail to do so. The father, Pete, (Hugh Dennis) works at an inner city school as a history teacher, whereas mother, Sue, (Claire Skinner) is a part-time PA. The three children are eleven-year-old Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey) who worries about everything, from worrying about starting at his new school to the world being sucked into a black hole, seven-year-old Ben (Daniel Roche) who constantly lies to his parents and always wants to watch Little Britain, and five-year-old Karen (Ramona Marquez) who constantly asks too many questions.

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow logoAfter two years, Andrew Lloyd Webber is back, with a new search for a West End leading lady, and this time he's looking for the nation's Dorothy to take the starring role in The Wizard of Oz. Gingham dresses, pig tails and ruby slippers at the ready as thousands audition in the hope of becoming your Dorothy. After months of searching and auditioning, the final 50 girls find themselves having a tough time on Dorothy Farm, where the panel of Charlotte Church, John Partridge and Sheila Hancock pick the final 20 girls that could be your Dorothy.


Panorama logoWith the first episode being broadcast on November 11, 1953, Panorama is the BBC's flagship current affairs programme and the longest-running public affairs TV programme in the world. Panorama's job is to investigate and uncover stories about Britain and the world. The range of stories that the programme covers is wide but the guiding principles for Panorama are always the same: To make programmes with authority which make waves and withstand scrutiny. To report the world we live in with a depth of understanding often missing in many other programmes. To scrutinise the use and abuse of power, both public and private. To get to stories first. To make the stories we tell relevant, accessible and engaging for the audience. To treat fairly the people with whom we deal.

Parents of the Band

Parents of the Band logoJack, Granville and Eddie are on work experience, as the family drama in which three reluctant rock stars are thwarted by their meddling parents continues. Their parents want to “keep an eye on them” during their work experience, so they are all working with each other’s parents. Jack is at the law firm run by Granville’s dad, Ashton. Phil, however, is appalled by the idea of raising a lawyer in his own home. He thinks Jack should concentrate on being a rock star instead. Granville is overjoyed at the prospect of his placement at Sandy’s salon, where he is convinced there will be lots of “fine ladies”. And Eddie will be working with Phil, who plans for him to make his own guitar. Phil is hoping for another date with Sandy, so sending Eddie home with his fingers intact is pr...

Parkinson (1971)

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Parkinson (1998)

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Paul And Pauline Calf's Cheese And Ham Sandwich

Paul And Pauline Calf's Cheese And Ham Sandwich logoNovice (and failing) stand-up Duncan Thickett welcomes back the chain-smoking "bag-o’-shite" Paul Calf and his "dead sophisticated" sister for a live performance. Pauline’s had her hair done, her belly pierced and a mis-spelt Chinese tattoo, while Paul has a new girlfriend, Cheryl Denton (played by Karen Taylor) and has souped-up his mum’s disability buggy. There are also some surprises: Paul treats us to a love song while Pauline performs an excerpt from her one-woman show, Floss – The Story of Florence Nightingale.
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