dad’s army

WHAT HAPPENED TO ‘DAD’S ARMY’? (1968-77)

January 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

‘DAD’S ARMY’ (1968-77) The BBC hit series Dad’s Army ran for nine seasons, from 1968 until 1977. It started rather lamely and it must have been a touch and go decision to continue with it after the first season. The acting was so-so, the screenplays generally quite poor, and the direction pretty amateurish in that first year. But gradually they all improved. The show did have a couple of [...]

MY TOP 20 BEST TV COMEDY SHOWS OF ALL TIME. PT 1. 20-11

June 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

  The good thing about having a website is that I can choose any topic I wish to write about. I was discussing TV comedies recently and it spurred me to come up with my ten favourite shows of all time. I quickly discovered that nearly all of the series I chose were dominated by one, sometimes two or three, outstanding personalities. Of course, good writing was essential in most instances [...]

A bit of TV nostalgia.

January 11, 2016 // 4 Comments

  As a follow-up to the Nielsen Ratings of the very top TV shows year by year in the USA, I thought I might take a crack at listing MY favourite programs down the decades. Not one of them reached the top, by the way. I have also highlighted the performer in each show whom I felt was the main reason for my enjoying the program (not always the star). Personally, I enjoy reading other [...]