Please Sir!

The long-running ITV sitcom, Please Sir!, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Created by the popular scriptwriting duo of John Esmonde and Bob Larbey for London Weekend Television, the series began in 1968 and ran for 55 episodes, before its final broadcast in February 1972. Set in the...
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Dad’s Army: Don’t Panic!

The legendary TV series, Dad’s Army, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Losing none of its spark since it was first screened by the BBC in 1968, the scripts never grow tired and the series is still aired today all over the world. Dad’s Army originally ran for...
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Madness: Oh, What Fun We Had!

As the lead singer of legendary ska band Madness, Suggs has written songs that have inspired a generation of school children – and none more so than his unashamedly nostalgic look back at his own schooldays, Baggy Trousers. Born in January 1961 in Hastings, Graham McPherson grew up in...
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Carry On Constable

The cult British comedy series of Carry On films was still in its infancy when Carry On Constable was released in 1960. With a unique brand of saucy seaside postcard humour, the film takes you on a rip-roaring comedy ride through the streets of suburbia. As the fourth in...
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Mind Your Language

Produced by London Weekend Television, the sitcom, Mind Your Language, featured the comic antics of a group of students and staff at a fictional London adult education college in the 1970s. Language teacher Jeremy Brown teaches English to immigrants – but with students from all over the world, there...
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Brittas Empire

The BBC1 sitcom, The Brittas Empire, revolved around the fictional Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre, where inept manager Gordon Brittas always managed to create disaster and mayhem with his bright ideas. Written by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss, the show was first broadcast in 1991. It was originally intended...
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Helen Mirren: Prime Suspect

British actress Helen Mirren’s role as no-nonsense police detective Jane Tennison in the hard-hitting drama, Prime Suspect, has been described as one of television’s most significant characters ever. The iconic actress played Detective Chief Inspector Tennison in the ITV drama for seven series, starting in 1991. She won the...
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Philip Mountbatten’s School Days

Schooldays are often described as the “happiest days of our life”, but sometimes it doesn’t seem that way at the time! When you’re a member of the royal family, going to one of the UK’s top public schools, it’s inevitable that media speculation about your schooldays will be rife....
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