BBC Centenary

  • Dalek Exterminator

    Dalek Exterminator

    First broadcast in 1963 Doctor Who is one of the most iconic BBC productions. The Doctor, the tardis, the daleks in some ways a constant, unchanged over almost six decades. Yet via regeneration …
  • Monty Python

    Monty Python

    "There’s Archimedes, and I think he’s had an idea! “Eureka!” Archimedes, out to Socrates. Socrates back to Archimedes. Archimedes out to Heraclitus who beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick. Here he comes, on the far post. Socrates is there! Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad! The Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores! But a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it! Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a prioriadjunct of non-naturalistic ethics. Kant, via the categorical imperative, is holding that ontologic exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming that it was offside." International Philosophy Match, Germany v Greece, Olympic Stadium Munich

    The game in which the Greeks put one over that German Kant. Devised by Cleese, Palin, Idle and the rest it was surely one of their funniest moments, without a dead parrot or silly walk to be seen. Des…
  • We're Doomed

    We're Doomed

    Walmington-on-Sea's finest are on the march. Private Frazer, a proud Scotsman he is never entirely convinced by Mainwaring's leadership qualities and has a jealous eye too on Jones' Lance-Corporal's s…
  • Don't Panic

    Don't Panic

    "Don't Panic!"

    Dad's Army was first broadcast in 1968, a warm-hearted tribute to the home guard against Nazi Germany. And it still has plenty chuckling more than five decades on, with catch phrases that are now le…