Category Archives: British TV

Public Eye (1965-75)

Good show starring Alfred Burke as Private Inquiry Agent Frank Marker. He investigates a lot of routine situations from evidence for divorces to missing persons. At the end of the series in 1968 Marker is sent to prison for two … Continue reading

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The Arthur Haynes Show (1956-66)

During the show’s run Haynes was considered by many to be Britain’s top comedian. Almost all the major music and comedy stars of the era appeared on the show. This early 1960’s episode featured musical guest Aileen Cochrane.  It opens … Continue reading

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The Professionals (1977-83)

Once you get used to the bordering on the obnoxious characters of Bodie and Doyle you’re in for a pretty good show. The characters play it oh so hip with so called witty lines before settling down to business. That … Continue reading

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The World Of Wooster (1965-67)

Funny show based on the stories of P.G.Wodehouse. Ian Carmichael plays the rich and wacky Bertie Wooster and Dennis Price is Jeeves the butler. January 4,1966 episode: “Jeeves And The Delayed Exit Of Claude And Eustace” – Bertie’s irresponsible cousins … Continue reading

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Citizen James (1960-62)

One of the funniest comics to come out of England, Sid James, stars as Sidney Balmoral James. He’s always broke but that doesn’t stop him from placing bets and trying to get rich quick. His long suffering fiancee Liz is … Continue reading

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Interpol Calling (1959-60)

Good show that should have lasted longer than one season. It follows the crime busting efforts of Inspector Duval (Charles Korvin) of the International Police. If you like police procedurals then look this one up. January 11,1960 episode: “Mr.George” – … Continue reading

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Nearest And Dearest (1968-73)

One of the best sitcoms. It stars Hylda Baker and Jimmy Wheeler. They’re Nellie and Eli Pledge, a brother and sister who who ran a pickle factory. Hylda says a lot of malapropisms that add to the humor. Rumor has … Continue reading

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