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Bertha

Bertha logoBertha is an animated children's series made by Woodland Animations in 1986 that has been shown on Children's BBC numerous times since. The series, written by Eric Charles and directed by Ivor Wood, is set in Spottiswood Factory - a small engineering plant. The factory manafacturers everything from cukoo clocks to inflatiable bears! The star performer of the shop floor is "Bertha" - an old fashioned factory machine that came to life when she was finally computerised. Characters: Bertha - machine Mr Duncan - foreman Flo - product stacker Miss McClackerty - secretary Nell - product packer Panjit - forklift driver Roy - general helper Mr Sprott - product designer Ted - Bertha's engineer Tom - Talk Operated Machine Tracy - Mr Sprott's assistant Mrs Tupp - tea lady Mr Willmake - manager

Big Cat Week

Big Cat Week logoBig Cat Diary (known as Big Cat Week from 2004 - 2008, then Big Cat Live from 2008) is a documentary film that has been running since July 1996 on BBC television. The documentary is set in the Masai Mara and follows the adventures of big cats. Normally each year they have a lion pride, a cheetah and a leopard. The series is set in the Masai Mara. The reason the Mara is such a great place for a documentary is because of the great migration. This means there will be a lot of hunting for the animals they film and also a greater chance of survival. Big Cat Diary was first filmed in 1996 and shown on BBC One. Updates followed, and new characters were introduced every two years or so on BBC Two. In 2002, the two original presenters, Jonathan Scott and Simon King, were joined by Saba Douglas-Ha...

Big Deal (1984)

Big Deal (1984) logoLighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

Big Kids

Big Kids logoBig Kids is about two siblings, Simon and Kate, whose parents were hypnotized! Since the hypnotism their parents undergo spells of childishness and cause havoc until the spell wears off. BROADCASTING Big Kids aired on BBC-1 in the UK and Noggin in the US. Though popular in both countries, it did not return for another season.

Big Top (UK)

Big Top (UK) logoComedy about a touring circus that has become dilapidated and tries to stay afloat despite having rubbish acts and clowns that are dreadful... Erasmus is a petty criminal that has been in prison and has an ongoing feud with the clown 'Geoff' and constantly tries to get rid of him, as well as trying to raise cash in any way. Boyco, the acrobat is eastern European and in love with Lizzie.

Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand

Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand logoBilly Connolly is back with the fourth in his massively popular World Tour series. This time Billy journey's to the other side of the globe to New Zealand, a country he has been visiting since the 1970's and of which he is immensely fond. Billy's extraordinary journey covers the length and breadth of New Zealand and is mixed with the best of his comedy from sell-out shows around the country.Filmed in 2004 during the first leg of his Too Old To Die Young Tour this series is a stunning journey around New Zealand's two islands from the Southern-most tip to the far north where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific. Along the way Billy takes in Maori traditions, sand paintings, whale-watching, a 90 mile beach and much more to give us a fascinating insight into the spectacular scenery, culture and pe...

Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland

Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland logoThe first of Billy Connolly's (thus far) four "world tours" — originally broadcast by the BBC in the winter of 1994. It involved his touring around his homeland of Scotland for 54 nights during the spring of 1994, beginning in Greenock and visiting cities and towns and performing live on stage to audiences. However, this, like all his other tours, involved more than just shows: he visited numerous places of historic and scenic value, as well as some places that resonate with his own upbringing. The series was dedicated "with much love and thanks to the people of Scotland".

Birdsong

Birdsong logoBirdsong is a drama series starring Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy as passionate young lovers Stephen and Isabelle, brought together by love and then finding themselves being torn apart by the outbreak of the First World War. The series is an adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's modern classic of the same name.

Blackadder

Blackadder logoThrough four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These "situation tragedies" had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War. Some character names from the first series are open to debate as they are shown in fancy script on screen, usually against unhelpful backgrounds.

Blackout (2012)

Blackout (2012) logoBlackout is a drama series starring Christopher Eccleston as Daniel Demoys a man who feels a stranger in his own life. Over the years he has gone from being an idealistic young man with desire to a disillusioned and corrupt council official. His life is now a complete mess and he is drinking heavily and suffering with blackouts. He has also been passing council contract details to local businessman Henry Pulis.
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