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  • FAB... LIVERBIRDS ARE GO (BBC ONE / 1969) -
    Following the huge success of STINGRAY and CAPTAIN SCARLET, Gerry Anderson spectacularly misfired with his attempt to move into comedy and make the world's very first 'supermarionation' sit-com.

  • TALKING HEADS' ALAN BENNETTS (BBC TWO / 1988) -
    American rockers Talking Heads' bizarre TV project that had the finest comedy actors in Britain dancing on stage to art-school New Wave music.

  • HI-DE-HI UNCUT (ITV2 / 2002) -
    The sequel to Perry and Croft's holiday camp masterpiece. With the British seaside holiday dead forever, the whole gang jetted off to Faliraki on the Greek island of Rhodes, to take over Maplins' newest venture - a Club 18-30 resort.

  • THE JOYRIDER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (BBC TWO / 1979) -
    Gritty scouse sci-fi masterpiece from the joint pens of Messrs Bleasdale and Adams still quoted in student unions the length and breadth of the country.

  • FINDING NIMMO (DISNEY/PIXAR ANIMATION / 2003) -
    From the makers of TOY STORY and MONSTERS INC. comes this brilliantly funny ecclesiastical animation based around the exploits of the accident-prone buffoon Father Nimmo and his flock of anthropomorphised village parishioners.

  • EYES DOWN (BBC ONE / 2003) -
    Why oh why oh why? Hugely popular comedienne Lily Savage had been a consistently funny performer on our screens ever since breaking through at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993.

  • I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE (BBC RADIO 4 / 1972) -
    The renowned 'antidote to the panel-show' that somehow managed to make a comedy star out of an aging jazz musician.

  • THE GOOD LIFE (BBC ONE / 1977) -
    One of the undisputed Britcom classics due not least to script-writer Anthony Shaffer's talent for revealing totally unexpected macabre twists.

  • WHITESNAKE (BBC ONE / 1983) -
    He might be best known now for his contrived rock 'n' roll musicals but Ben Elton was once lauded for his use of music in his TV work, especially in the hugely popular period comedy WHITESNAKE and its numerous sequels.

  • WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (ITV / 2001) -
    The entertainment behemoth that changed the face of the game-show forever. Such was the genius and total simplicity of the format, the producers were able to cleverly readapt the series when the single player shows had got boring.