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  • Nov 24, 1964 (age 54)
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2013
Underdogs
MovieJul 18, 2013

Underdogs

Underdogs (known as Metegol in Argentina and The …
Underdogs (known as Metegol in Argentina and The Unbeatables in the United Kingdom) is a 2013 Argentine 3D computer-animated comedy co-written and directed by Juan J. Campanella. The film is inspired by the short story Memorias de un wing derecho (Memoirs of a Right Wing) by Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa. Gaston Gorali, co-writer and producer of the film, and Eduardo Sacheri (who had previously worked with Campanella for the classic film The Secret in Their Eyes) developed the screenplay with Campanella.
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2012
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
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MovieJun 22, 2012

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Comedian Tony Hawks is set …
Comedian Tony Hawks is set the challenge of beating at tennis all 11 of the Moldovan international footballers who lost 4-0 to England at Wembley.
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Words of Captain Scott
MovieMar 30, 2012

Words of Captain Scott

Words of Captain Scott uses …
Words of Captain Scott uses readings of the diaries and letters of Captain Scott, his companions, and those of his Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen - to tell the story of their epic South Pole expedition in their own words.
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2011
Arthur Christmas
MovieNov 11, 2011

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen …
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.
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Wogan on Wodehouse
MovieSep 2, 2011

Wogan on Wodehouse

Wogan on Wodehouse released.
Leonardo
TV ShowApr 11, 2011

Leonardo

Leonardo is a British children's television series broadcast …
Leonardo is a British children's television series broadcast on CBBC. The show is an adventure programme featuring a teenage Leonardo da Vinci starring Jonathan Bailey. The series is set in 15th-century Florence. A second series premiered on CBBC on 20 September 2012, starting with episodes one and two being shown back to back. For Series 2, actor James Clyde replaced Alistair McGowan in the role of Piero de' Medici.
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2010
Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches
MovieJul 11, 2010

Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches

Between 1965 and 1970, …
Between 1965 and 1970, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore wrote and starred in 22 episodes of 'Not Only...But Also...'. In the early 70s, the bulk of this material was wiped. In this programme, ...
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2008
My Life in Ruins
MovieMay 15, 2008

My Life in Ruins

Georgia is so fascinated with Greek history and culture that she …
Georgia is so fascinated with Greek history and culture that she would study it and become a teacher in Greece. But when she loses her job, and waits to see if she gets another teaching position, she gets a job as a tour guide. But she wants to teach the tourists about Greek history and culture which bores them when they only want to have fun. And they give bad reviews. So her boss always saddles her with the difficult tourists. She considers quitting which her boss wants. But one of the members of her group, tries to get her to loosen up.
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Ealing Comedy
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MovieMar 21, 2008

Ealing Comedy

Alfie Singh, accountant turned film producer, has a great idea …
Alfie Singh, accountant turned film producer, has a great idea for a film. It's called Ealing Comedy and it's about an accountant turned film producer called Alfie Singh. Alfie will play himself and his real son, Paul, will play his son in the film. Turned down by all the financiers, Alfie vows to make the film himself. His life with his wife and teenage son and his struggles to finance and make films in the UK are all woven together in a series of mad-cap events, resulting in a very British film.
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Nomination2008

Best Performance in a Supporting Role i…

Nominated for "Little Shop of Horrors".
Laurence Olivier Award
2007
The Alan Titchmarsh Show
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TV ShowSep 3, 2007

The Alan Titchmarsh Show

The Alan Titchmarsh Show is …
The Alan Titchmarsh Show is a British daytime chat show presented by Alan Titchmarsh. It was first broadcast on ITV on 3 September 2007, and aired on weekday afternoons. The show's main focus is the "Best of British" theme with many of the shows' segments focusing on fashion, health, nature, cookery and animals.
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The Graham Norton Show
TV ShowFeb 22, 2007

The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show is …
The Graham Norton Show is a British comedy chat show presented by Graham Norton. It was initially broadcast on BBC Two, from 22 February 2007, before moving to BBC One in October 2009. It currently airs on Friday evenings, and is usually repeated a few nights later.
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Skins
TV ShowJan 25, 2007

Skins

Skins is a British teen comedy-drama television series that …
Skins is a British teen comedy-drama television series that follows the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. Its controversial story-lines have explored issues like dysfunctional families, mental illness (such as depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder), adolescent sexuality, gender, substance abuse, Autism spectrum disorder, death, and bullying.
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2006
The One Show
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TV ShowAug 14, 2006

The One Show

The One Show is a British television magazine and chat …
The One Show is a British television magazine and chat show programme. Broadcast live on BBC One weeknights at 7:00 pm, it features topical stories and studio guests. It is currently co-hosted by Alex Jones alongside Matt Baker (Mondays to Thursdays) and a guest host on Fridays. Various reporters also assist with subject-specific presenting, both in the studio and on location, or through filmed segments. Originally produced in Birmingham and then in BBC's Media Village in White City, London, since 2014 the studio is in Broadcasting House, the BBC's headquarters in London.
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2005
Bleak House
TV ShowOct 27, 2005

Bleak House

Bleak House is a fifteen-part BBC television drama serial …
Bleak House is a fifteen-part BBC television drama serial adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, which was originally published in 1852–53 as itself a print serialisation over 20 months. Produced with an all-star cast, the serial was shown on BBC One from 27 October to 16 December 2005, and drew much critical and popular praise. It has been reported that the total cost of the production was in the region of £8 million.
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Mock the Week
TV ShowJun 5, 2005

Mock the Week

Mock the Week is a British topical, satirical celebrity panel show, …
Mock the Week is a British topical, satirical celebrity panel show, that was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, who also co-created the comedy game show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Performers deliver mostly prepared answers on different subjects under the guise of an improvised gameshow. It is made by independent production company Angst Productions, and made its debut on BBC Two on 5 June 2005, with the show's theme song being "News of the World" by The Jam. The show has featured a variety of different stand-up performers, some being part of the show for several series as a permanent fixture, with host Dara Ó Briain and comedian Hugh Dennis having appeared in every episode since its debut. Old episodes currently air on Dave, which is frequently mentioned on the show.
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2004
Churchill: The Hollywood Years
MovieDec 3, 2004

Churchill: The Hollywood Years

In this irreverent parody, the …
In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army...
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Who Do You Think You Are?
TV ShowOct 12, 2004

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? …
Who Do You Think You Are? is a British genealogy documentary series that has aired on the BBC since 2004. In each episode, a celebrity traces their family tree. It is made by the production company Wall to Wall. The programme has regularly attracted an audience of more than 6 million viewers. More than ten international adaptations of the programme have been produced.
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Live at the Apollo
TV ShowSep 6, 2004

Live at the Apollo

Live at the Apollo (formerly titled Jack Dee Live at the Apollo) …
Live at the Apollo (formerly titled Jack Dee Live at the Apollo) is a British stand-up comedy programme performed from the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in west London. Jack Dee hosted the first two series and the opening show of the third series, performing a short segment before introducing a guest comedian. Until 2015, all episodes were broadcast on BBC One. The show moved to BBC Two in November 2015. The programme was renamed for its third series which was filmed over three evenings in October 2007. The format was changed to suit with one of the night's performers assuming hosting duties.
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2003
This Week
TV ShowJan 16, 2003

This Week

This Week is a British current affairs and politics TV …
This Week is a British current affairs and politics TV programme, screened on Thursday evenings on BBC One. It is hosted by former Sunday Times editor Andrew Neil, with a panel of two commentators, one each from the right and left of the political spectrum. The show was introduced on 16 January 2003, along with The Daily Politics, after a major review of BBC political programmes. It replaced the nightly Despatch Box (1998–2002), for which Andrew Neil had been the sole presenter in its later years.
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Best Comedy
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Award2003

Best Comedy

Won award for "The Big Impression".
British Academy Television Award
Most Popular Comedy Performer
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Nomination2003

Most Popular Comedy Performer

Nominated for "The Big Impression".
National Television Award
Best Comedy
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Nomination2003

Best Comedy

Nominated for "The Big Impression".
British Academy Television Award
2002
Sport Relief
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TV ShowJul 13, 2002

Sport Relief

Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in …
Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries. At the heart of the campaign is the "Sport Relief Mile", which involves members of the public doing their bit for charity.
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Most Popular Comedy Performer
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Nomination2002

Most Popular Comedy Performer

Nominated for "The Big Impression".
National Television Award
2001
Richard & Judy
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TV ShowNov 26, 2001

Richard & Judy

Richard & Judy (also known as Richard & Judy's New …
Richard & Judy (also known as Richard & Judy's New Position) is a British television chat show presented by the married couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. The show originally aired on Channel 4 from 26 November 2001 to 22 August 2008, but later moved to digital channel Watch from 7 October 2008 to 1 July 2009.
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2DTV
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TV ShowOct 14, 2001

2DTV

2DTV is a British satirical animated television show that was …
2DTV is a British satirical animated television show that was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom from October 2001 to December 2004. Lasting a total of five series and thirty three episodes, 2DTV became the successor of the popular television series from the 1980s, Spitting Image, and the predecessor of ITV satirical animation from 2008, Headcases.
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2000
Cor, Blimey!
MovieApr 24, 2000

Cor, Blimey!

Dramatisation of the love affair between Sidney James and …
Dramatisation of the love affair between Sidney James and Barbara Windsor, played out against the backdrop of the 'Carry On' films during the 1960s and 1970s.
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1999
Hooves of Fire (1999)
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MovieDec 25, 1999

Hooves of Fire (1999)

Hooves of Fire is one of …
Hooves of Fire is one of three animated BBC Christmas comedy television specials, filmed using stop motion techniques, and presented in aid of Comic Relief.
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Loose Women
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TV ShowSep 6, 1999

Loose Women

Loose Women is a British panel show that has been …
Loose Women is a British panel show that has been broadcast on ITV since 6 September 1999. The show is produced by ITV Studios and is broadcast on weekdays at 12.30pm. The programme was originally broadcast from Norwich before moving to London and focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities, discuss their lives, and discuss topical issues ranging from politics and current affairs to celebrity gossip and entertainment news. The show's current main hosts/anchor presenters are Kaye Adams, Ruth Langsford, Andrea McLean and Christine Lampard. The programme has been simulcast in the Republic of Ireland on Virgin Media Two, since January 2015. Its 3,000th episode was broadcast on 15 May 2018.
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The Big Impression
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TV ShowSep 2, 1999

The Big Impression

The Big Impression, known as Alistair McGowan's Big …
The Big Impression, known as Alistair McGowan's Big Impression for the first three series, is a British comedy sketch show. It features Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona impersonating personalities from entertainment and sport. Four series and a number of specials were made by Vera Productions and it was first broadcast on BBC One between 2000 and 2004.
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1998
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
TV ShowSep 4, 1998

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Who Wants to Be a …
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a British television quiz show, created and produced by David Briggs, and made for the ITV network. The show's format, devised by Briggs, sees contestants taking on multiple-choice questions, based upon general knowledge, winning a cash prize for each question they answer correctly, with the amount offered increasing as they take on more difficult questions. To assist each contestant who takes part, they are given lifelines to use, may walk away with the money they already have won if they wish not to risk answering a question, and are provided with a safety net that gives them a guaranteed cash prize if they give an incorrect answer, provided they reach a specific milestone in the quiz.
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In the Red
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TV ShowMay 26, 1998

In the Red

In the Red is a three-part BBC Two black comedy-crime drama …
In the Red is a three-part BBC Two black comedy-crime drama 1998 series featuring Warren Clarke as BBC Reporter George Cragge and Alun Armstrong as Police Superintendent Frank Jefferson, investigating a series of murders of London bank managers, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC.
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1997
Jonathan Creek
TV ShowMay 10, 1997

Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek is a British mystery crime drama series produced …
Jonathan Creek is a British mystery crime drama series produced by the BBC and written by David Renwick. It stars Alan Davies as the title character, who works as a creative consultant to a stage magician while also solving seemingly supernatural mysteries through his talent for logical deduction and his understanding of illusions.
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1995
The Great Kandinsky
MovieOct 14, 1995

The Great Kandinsky

The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is …
The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home. His one regret in life is never mastering an underwater...
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They Think It's All Over
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TV ShowSep 14, 1995

They Think It's All Over

They Think It's All Over is a …
They Think It's All Over is a British comedy panel game with a sporting theme produced by Talkback and shown on BBC1. The show's name is taken from Kenneth Wolstenholme's famous 1966 World Cup commentary quotation, "they think it's all over...it is now!" and the show used the phrase to sign off each episode. In 2006 the show's run ended after 11 years on air.
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1994
The Vicar of Dibley
TV ShowNov 10, 1994

The Vicar of Dibley

The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom which originally ran …
The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom which originally ran on BBC One from 10 November 1994 to 22 January 1998 (with three sets of specials in the Winters of 1999/2000, 2004/2005 and 2006/2007). It is set in a fictional small Oxfordshire village called Dibley, which is assigned a female vicar following the 1992 changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women.
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Room 101
TV ShowJul 4, 1994

Room 101

Room 101 is a BBC comedy television series based on …
Room 101 is a BBC comedy television series based on the radio series of the same name, in which celebrities are invited to discuss their pet hates and persuade the host to consign those hates to oblivion in Room 101, a location whose name is inspired by the torture room in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four which reputedly contained "the worst thing in the world". Orwell himself named it after a meeting room in Broadcasting House where he would sit through tedious meetings. It is produced independently for the BBC by Hat Trick Productions.
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An Evening with Gary Lineker
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MovieJun 13, 1994

An Evening with Gary Lineker

In Majorca, Bill and Monica …
In Majorca, Bill and Monica are on holiday trying to rekindle a failing marriage. Monica dreams of an affair with Gary Lineker, the 'Queen Mother of Football'. Circumstances change when Dan unexpectedly arrives at their hotel.
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All Quiet on the Preston Front
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TV ShowJan 4, 1994

All Quiet on the Preston Front

All Quiet on the Preston …
All Quiet on the Preston Front is a BBC comedy drama about a group of friends in the fictional Lancashire town of Roker Bridge, and their links to the local Territorial Army infantry platoon. It was created by Tim Firth.
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1991
Murder Most Horrid
TV ShowNov 14, 1991

Murder Most Horrid

Murder Most Horrid is a British dark comedy anthology series …
Murder Most Horrid is a British dark comedy anthology series starring Dawn French. It was broadcast on BBC Two for four series runs, in 1991, 1994, 1996 and 1999. Created by Paul Smith, who also co-created Colin's Sandwich (with Terry Kyan, as noted below) and has written for The Brittas Empire, among other programmes, the series starred French as a different character in each episode. Many episodes were directed by the noted director Bob Spiers, who also worked with French on The Comic Strip Presents... and French and Saunders.
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Ama
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MovieJun 6, 1991

Ama

Ama released.
1990
Have I Got News for You
TV ShowSep 28, 1990

Have I Got News for You

Have I Got News for You …
Have I Got News for You (HIGNFY) is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. Regularly broadcast since 1990, it is loosely based on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz and has a topical and satirical remit.
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1989
Children's Ward
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TV ShowMar 15, 1989

Children's Ward

Children's Ward (retitled The Ward from 1995 to 1998) is a …
Children's Ward (retitled The Ward from 1995 to 1998) is a British children's television drama series produced by Granada Television and broadcast on the ITV network as part of its Children's ITV strand on weekday afternoons. The programme was set – as the title suggests – in Ward B1, the children's ward of the fictitious South Park Hospital (known as Sparky's), and told the stories of the young patients and the staff present there. Aimed at older children and teenagers, Children's Ward was a long-lived series for a children's drama, starting life in 1988 as a contribution to the Dramarama anthology strand, "Blackbird Singing In The Dead of Night", then first broadcast as a series 1989 and running from then until 2000.
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1988
This Morning
TV ShowOct 3, 1988

This Morning

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is …
This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV. The show airs live on weekdays from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm featuring news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and more similar features.
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1984
James the Cat
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TV ShowJan 29, 1984

James the Cat

James the Cat was a British children's series created by …
James the Cat was a British children's series created by Kate Canning and produced by Jan Clayton with Grampian Television. It chronicles the many events which take place at the Cornerhouse (number 104) between James and his new friends. Fellow characters include: Mrs. Lavender, a snail; Frida, a kangaroo; Citroen, a French frog; Rocky, a dimwitted rabbit; and Dennis, a pink fire-breathing Welsh-accented Chinese dragon. There is also a beehive in the garden at the Cornerhouse. Next door are Ma and Pa Rat, and their rat children.
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1982
Countdown
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TV ShowNov 2, 1982

Countdown

Countdown is a British television show involving word and …
Countdown is a British television show involving word and number tasks. It is broadcast on Channel 4 and is currently presented by Nick Hewer, assisted by Rachel Riley, with regular lexicographer Susie Dent. It was the first program to be aired on Channel 4 and 80 series have been broadcast since its debut on 2 November 1982. With over 7,000 episodes, Countdown is one of the longest-running game shows in the world, along with the original French version, Des chiffres et des lettres (Numbers & Letters), which has been running on French television continuously since 1965. Countdown was initially recorded at The Leeds Studios for 27 years, before moving to Manchester-based Granada Studios in 2009. Following the development of MediaCityUK, Countdown moved again in 2013 to the new purpose-built studios at Dock10, Greater Manchester.
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1972
Mastermind
TV ShowSep 11, 1972

Mastermind

Celebrity Mastermind is a celebrity version of Mastermind, a …
Celebrity Mastermind is a celebrity version of Mastermind, a British television quiz show broadcast by BBC television. It began in 2002 as a one-off special, expanding to the current arrangement of 10 episodes, broadcast during December and January. It is hosted by John Humphrys, who also hosts the main show.
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1971
Parkinson
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TV ShowJun 19, 1971

Parkinson

Parkinson is a British television chat show that was …
Parkinson is a British television chat show that was presented by Michael Parkinson. It was first shown on BBC1 from 19 June 1971 to 10 April 1982 and 9 January 1998 to 24 April 2004. Parkinson then switched to ITV on which the show continued from 4 September 2004 to 22 December 2007. A series entitled Parkinson One to One was produced by Yorkshire Television from 28 March 1987 to 23 July 1988.
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1968
A Question of Sport
TV ShowDec 2, 1968

A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport is the "world’s longest running TV sports …
A Question of Sport is the "world’s longest running TV sports quiz," featuring "some of the biggest names from the sporting world." It is also available on BBC iPlayer, for seven days after its most recent broadcast.
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1964
Alistair McGowan
BirthNovember 1964

Alistair McGowan

Alistair McGowan was born.
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