1994 saw British television advertising step forward into the brave new world of European openness – and then quickly step back again.
Tag: British TV
The English Take On The French Detective: Maigret Explored
The long-unseen 1960s BBC adaptations of Georges Simenon’s classic crime novels re-examined.
Living For Kicks In 1960
A vintage TV documentary looking at thrill-hungry beatniks.
Mah Na Mah Na – The Sound Of 1977
Forget Rod Stewart vs the Sex Pistols – this was the real battle for chart supremacy in the summer of 1977.
Banned And Damned: Sex, Violence And Blasphemy On Channel 4 In The 1990s
Provocative documentaries about forbidden culture, from the days when Channel 4 was still a credible and daring broadcaster.
Britcoms Down Under
The odd world of Australian continuations of British TV sitcoms that had already run out of steam back home.
The Kick In The Teeth Of Daytime TV Advertising
Awful aspirationalism, guilt-tripping grifters and insults to even the most undeveloped of intelligence – British TV advertising on daytime TV is a bombardment of dreadfulness.
Continental Pleasures For Adults Only: Shock Treatment And The Thrills Of Late Night TV In The 1970s
A controversial French paranoid classic, the search for nudity on late-night television and the accidental discovery of world cinema: memories of the 1970s.
This Was Their Lives: TV’s Sycophantic Celebrity Biographies
A selection of classic episodes from the UK edition of This Is Your Life.
Beware Of Mr Shark: Ted Rogers’ Toothless Jaws Cash-In
The host of 3-2-1 battles killer sharks on a comedy record.
Enter The Real World In 3D
British TV’s first unsuccessful attempt to conquer the third dimension.
The Lovers And The Underrated Charms Of The 1970s Sit Com Film Adaptation
The movies based on British sit-coms of the 1970s are better than you might have been led to believe.