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Hidden TV Gems

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4 hours ago, Chester40 said:

I like this little debate. Haha.

I think some programmes are still aired...and have actors in that are still very much current. Men Behaving Badly fits more into a Young Ones or even a Royle Family category in that way.

I loved Dear John and Blake 7 but can't recall the last time I saw either and I would have no idea about the actors involved. I would guess the % of the population who know Men Behaving Badly is much higher.  

However, time hasn't been kind to the memory of some of the shows mentioned though...in their prime in a 4 channel era they probably had massive audiences on prime time agreed, so are they hidden gems? Hmmm.

From my youth....programmes that I loved at the time and probably had massive audiences that the vast majority of people would not recall now...include Street Hawk, By The Sword Divided and Dick Turpin.

A few years ago I saw an episode of Bread on some repeats channel. God it was awful. They had a laughter track as there was no way of knowing a joke had been made.

Also saw an old episode of Bergerac. I remember it been glamourous, with his cool car and his hot lady. Was about as sexy as Last of the Summer Wine.

 

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6 minutes ago, ariotofmyown said:

A few years ago I saw an episode of Bread on some repeats channel. God it was awful. They had a laughter track as there was no way of knowing a joke had been made.

Also saw an old episode of Bergerac. I remember it been glamourous, with his cool car and his hot lady. Was about as sexy as Last of the Summer Wine.

 

Bread i would guess that was one of @MuespachRam favourites.  Never understood why a comedy about Liverpool dole cheats was so successful

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On 05/08/2018 at 11:49, Jimbo Ram said:

Was going through some of my old DVD's and came across the 2 tv series of 'Early Doors'. A superb comedy drama that initially aired late in the evening on BBC 2 and then had a late slot on BBC 1. Not well known, but brilliantly written. Set in a pub up north it had a great cast and was co-written by Craig Cash who also starred in it. Very much character-based, you had to get to know them, it had the ability like Only Fools did to make you laugh out loud one minute and bring a lump to your throat the next. Well worth a look if you haven't seen it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Doors

What are your hidden tv gems?

I've got tickets for the stage show next month. 

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