Category Archives: British TV

No Hiding Place (1959-67)

Another good British cop show. They do have a knack for producing excellent police dramas. This one stars Raymond Francis as Det.Sup.Tom Lockhart and Eric Lander as Det.Inspector Harry Baxter. He left the show after several series. March 10,1961 episode: … Continue reading

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Slinger’s Day (1986-87)

Sitcom about a supermarket and its manic manager Cecil Slinger. Most of the staff is incompetent leading to some good jokes, some bad. There are situations that look like you know where they’re headed but take a surprising turn. Some … Continue reading

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Potter (1979-83)

Mildly amusing series about the retired Redvers Potter played by Arthur Lowe. His wife Aileen, who insists on being called Madge, is played by Noel Dyson. Opening episode:March 1,1979 – Potter is retiring from the family business, “Potter Mints The … Continue reading

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Cowboys (1980-81)

If you’re a fan of the long running series “This Old House” on PBS, don’t miss this one. It’s about a small construction firm headed by Joe Jones (Roy Kinnear). He’s helped out by plumber Geyser (Colin Welland) and painter … Continue reading

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The Gaffer (1981-83)

The series had a good following but that didn’t include me. I like Bill Maynard but not in this series where he plays the scheming head of a small engineering firm. He has to pull various schemes to keep the … Continue reading

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Z Cars (1962-78)

Opening episode:January 2,1962 – “Four Of A Kind” – Crime is getting out of hand in Newtown. Time to beef up law enforcement with a new division. Four men are being picked for the new crime patrol. The cars are … Continue reading

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Sykes (1972-79)

Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins who live together. They have fun getting on their neighbor Charles Brown’s nerves and they also have some fun with the local constable. The series has a lot of silly moments especially the … Continue reading

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