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Old 11-12-2012, 19:33
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After contributing to the thread about kids TV shows that no one remembers I thought about starting an adult equivalent.

I'll begin with a show that was aired as a two parter I think around Easter 1996. It took me years to find out what it was.

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0117274/

Over Here: A comedy about RAF and US airmen sharing barracks during the second world war.

One of the things I recall is the squadran leader who twitched every time he had to say the word Luftwaffe.

It starred Martin Clunes.

So what shows do you recall that no one else seems to do?
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Old 11-12-2012, 19:42
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A show in the 80's on BBC2 called The Ritz. I think it was a comedy set in a nightclub and there was a follow up called The Continental. Nobody remembers it! I don't remember much about it myself as I was only about 11 or 12 at the time, apart from one of the characters had a massive hairy wart on his face! Strange the things you remember
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Old 11-12-2012, 19:47
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An asian cartoon called "Kum Kum" when I was 7 on Anglia.
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Old 11-12-2012, 19:58
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Virtual Murder

Still waiting for the DVD. Sadly the male lead died quite young.
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:03
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Virtual Murder

Still waiting for the DVD. Sadly the male lead died quite young.
That looks like the kind of show I'd love to have watched. Too young at the time though.

Why not repeat shows like this on one of the digital channels?
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:11
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Pathfinders about a WWII RAF pathfinder squadron

An ITV series from the mid 70s that ran for one series & starred Richard Urquhart
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:13
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Going Out, from the early 80s.
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:22
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a series on bbc 2 in the 90s, mid week, that I thought was called the street, but nothing to do with jimmy mcgovern
there were some students in a house with no glass in the windows, and a gay couple, and assorted others. it only ran 6 episodes because it was a bit weird.
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:23
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Oh, and What Now? From the mid-80s.
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:42
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Colin's Sandwich starring Mel Smith.

And The Living Soap ... one of the first reality tv shows about a bunch of annoying university students. I recall the incredibly annoying yet naive Spider.
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:51
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Colin's Sandwich starring Mel Smith.

And The Living Soap ... one of the first reality tv shows about a bunch of annoying university students. I recall the incredibly annoying yet naive Spider.
A lot of people remember Colin's Sandwich.

A very good comedy - worth reshowing IMO.

Less remembered I suspect - and not quite as good - "The Other One" starring Richard Briers and Michael Gambon.
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:52
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Colin's Sandwich starring Mel Smith.

And The Living Soap ... one of the first reality tv shows about a bunch of annoying university students. I recall the incredibly annoying yet naive Spider.
I remember that. I got to know Spider when she was in her final year and I was in my second year, she'd grown up a lot by then and she did graduate, no idea what she's doing now.

Does anyone remember The Nutt House, short lived US comedy series in early 90s on BBC2?

The Five Mrs Buchanans, short lived US comedy on Channel 4 in mid nineties?
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:55
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I remember that. I got to know Spider when she was in her final year and I was in my second year, she'd grown up a lot by then and she did graduate, no idea what she's doing now.

Does anyone remember The Nutt House, short lived US comedy series in early 90s on BBC2?

The Five Mrs Buchanans, short lived US comedy on Channel 4 in mid nineties?
I remember this one.

I also remember "Lame Ducks" and "Let The Blood Run Free".
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:03
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After contributing to the thread about kids TV shows that no one remembers I thought about starting an adult equivalent.

I'll begin with a show that was aired as a two parter I think around Easter 1996. It took me years to find out what it was.

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0117274/

Over Here: A comedy about RAF and US airmen sharing barracks during the second world war.

One of the things I recall is the squadran leader who twitched every time he had to say the word Luftwaffe.

It starred Martin Clunes.

So what shows do you recall that no one else seems to do?
I remember that being very good. Surprised it's not been repeated.
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:03
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A show in the 80's on BBC2 called The Ritz. I think it was a comedy set in a nightclub and there was a follow up called The Continental. Nobody remembers it! I don't remember much about it myself as I was only about 11 or 12 at the time, apart from one of the characters had a massive hairy wart on his face! Strange the things you remember
I remember that, it was based on the play "Bouncers". That takes me back...
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:05
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The Owl Service.... saw it on it's second run either in the late 1970's/ very early 1980's as a kiddie. super creepy.
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:06
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I remember that. I got to know Spider when she was in her final year and I was in my second year, she'd grown up a lot by then and she did graduate, no idea what she's doing now.
I would love for the BBC to do a follow up programme on the original housemates (but not the replacements, especially not Camp Colin). These guys and gals must be pushing 40 now. Better yet show repeats on BBC4 now that they've got free slots originally scheduled for 1970s Top of The Pops.

Unfortunately The Living Soap seems to have been excised from BBC history.
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:09
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The Owl Service.... saw it on it's second run either in the late 1970's/ very early 1980's as a kiddie. super creepy.
The Owl Service is out on DVD.
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:10
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The Owl Service is out on DVD.
oohh! ta!
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:12
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I just remember dodgy cartoons from when I was a kid, Wattoo Wattoo Super Bird and Mr. Rossi. What the hell were they all about?
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:22
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Brooklyn South.. brilliant US cop show from late 1990's
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:34
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Didn't Lee Evans have a sit-com ?
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:45
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Thats My Dog - ITV daytime quiz show with dogs from the late 80's. Loved it !

Bizarre - An American sketch show from the mid 80's shown late night on ITV. I watched it keenly as a teenager as you were always guaranteed scantily clad or bare breasted beauties..................yet no one remembers it !

Foreign Bodies - brilliant Irish comedy shown on BBC2 in the late 80's. Its never been repeated as far as I know. I fancied one of the nurses.
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Old 11-12-2012, 21:54
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Bizarre - An American sketch show from the mid 80's shown late night on ITV. I watched it keenly as a teenager as you were always guaranteed scantily clad or bare breasted beauties..................yet no one remembers it !
The only thing I remember about it was the stunt man Super Dave
In my TV region they used to show it straight after Soap
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Old 11-12-2012, 23:08
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A show in the 80's on BBC2 called The Ritz. I think it was a comedy set in a nightclub and there was a follow up called The Continental. Nobody remembers it! I don't remember much about it myself as I was only about 11 or 12 at the time, apart from one of the characters had a massive hairy wart on his face! Strange the things you remember
I loved this! really funny written by John Godber, it had of the best chat up lines in it by one of the bouncers trying to pull.... "I've had 3 shits today!" absolute classic
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