English Actor

John Challis

  • Aug 16, 1942 (age 78)
  • 6' 2" (1.87 m)
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2016
Are You Being Served?
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MovieAug 28, 2016

Are You Being Served?

A reboot of the classic sitcom …
A reboot of the classic sitcom Are You Being Served? (1972).
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2011
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
TV ShowOct 24, 2011

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

A spin-off from Antiques …
A spin-off from Antiques Road Trip (2010) in which two teams consisting of an expert and a celebrity buy antiques to sell at auction, hoping to make a profit and give it to charity.
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2010
Daybreak
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TV ShowSep 6, 2010

Daybreak

Daybreak is a British morning television programme which …
Daybreak is a British morning television programme which was broadcast on ITV from 6 September 2010 to 25 April 2014. Daybreak replaced GMTV, which aired its last weekday edition on 3 September 2010. Daybreak launched three days later.
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2007
Benidorm
TV ShowFeb 1, 2007

Benidorm

Benidorm is a British sitcom written and created by Derren Litten …
Benidorm is a British sitcom written and created by Derren Litten and produced by Tiger Aspect for ITV that aired for ten series from 1 February 2007 until 2 May 2018. The series features an ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff at the Solana all-inclusive hotel in Benidorm, Spain over the course of a week each year.
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2005
The Green Green Grass
TV ShowSep 9, 2005

The Green Green Grass

The Green Green Grass is a …
The Green Green Grass is a BBC television sitcom, created and initially written by John Sullivan, produced by Shazam Productions for the BBC. It is a sequel/spin-off of the long running sitcom Only Fools and Horses and stars John Challis, Sue Holderness and Jack Doolan. Four series and three Christmas specials were originally broadcast on BBC One between 2005 and 2009.
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2002
Saturday Kitchen
TV ShowJan 26, 2002

Saturday Kitchen

Saturday Kitchen Live is a 90 minute cookery programme, …
Saturday Kitchen Live is a 90 minute cookery programme, which is broadcast live on BBC One on Saturday mornings. It is currently presented by James Martin; previous presenters have included Antony Worrall Thompson and Gregg Wallace. The programme is currently produced by Cactus TV. The programme has also aired on RTÉ One in Ireland on Saturday mornings, the episodes shown are several months old.
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2000
Five Seconds to Spare
MovieOct 30, 2000

Five Seconds to Spare

A young musician travels to …
A young musician travels to London in pursuit of his dreams, but winds up the sole witness to a bizarre murder.
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BBC Breakfast
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TV ShowOct 2, 2000

BBC Breakfast

BBC Breakfast is a British Breakfast television …
BBC Breakfast is a British Breakfast television programme on BBC One and BBC News channels. The simulcast is presented live, originally from the BBC Television Centre before moving to MediaCityUK in 2012. The programme contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business, and feature items and is broadcast 365 days a year.
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The Wright Stuff
TV ShowSep 11, 2000

The Wright Stuff

The Wright Stuff was a British television chat show, hosted …
The Wright Stuff was a British television chat show, hosted by Matthew Wright and aired on Channel 5 on weekday mornings from 9:15 to 11:15am. The series characterised itself as "Britain's brightest daytime show", which "gives ordinary people the chance to talk and comment on everything such as news to the social, emotional and even sexual issues back at home", as well as featuring "showbiz stars and media commentators". The Wright Stuff was nominated as "Best Daytime Programme" at both the Royal Television Society and the National Television Awards.
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The Weakest Link
TV ShowAug 14, 2000

The Weakest Link

The Weakest Link was a British television quiz show, mainly …
The Weakest Link was a British television quiz show, mainly broadcast on BBC Two as well as BBC One. It was devised by Fintan Coyle and Cathy Dunning and developed for television by the BBC Entertainment Department. The game begins with a team of nine contestants, who take turns answering general knowledge questions within a time limit to create chains of nine correct answers in a row. At the end of each round, the players then vote one contestant, "the weakest link", out of the game. After two players are left, they play in a head-to-head penalty shootout format, with five questions asked to each contestant in turn, to determine the winner.
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1999
Loose Women
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TV ShowSep 6, 1999

Loose Women

Loose Women is a British talk show that broadcasts on ITV …
Loose Women is a British talk show that broadcasts on ITV weekdays 12:30pm–1:30pm. The show was originally broadcast from Norwich, then Manchester, 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 3,000th episode of Loose Women was broadcast on 15 May 2018.
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1998
The Tichborne Claimant
MovieAug 1, 1998

The Tichborne Claimant

Based on a true story, set in …
Based on a true story, set in the late nineteenth century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later, his erudite Afro-English valet, Bogle, is sent to investigate rumors that Tichborne survived and settled in Australia. An alcoholic ruffian answer's Bogle's inquiries claiming to be the lost heir. Bogle suspects fraud, but conspires with the claimant to split the inheritance should the latter succesfully pass himself off to friends, family, and the courts. As the claimant returns to England to continue his charade, enough people confirm his identity to make both the claimant and Bogle believe that he just might be the rightful heir after all.
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1997
Brass Eye
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TV ShowJan 29, 1997

Brass Eye

Brass Eye is a British television comedy series parodying the …
Brass Eye is a British television comedy series parodying the current affairs news programming. A series of six episodes aired on Channel 4 in 1997, and a further episode in 2001. The series was created and presented by Chris Morris, written by Morris, David Quantick, Peter Baynham, Jane Bussmann, Arthur Mathews, Graham Linehan and Charlie Brooker and directed by Michael Cumming.
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1992
The Big Breakfast
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TV ShowSep 28, 1992

The Big Breakfast

The Big Breakfast is a British light entertainment television …
The Big Breakfast is a British light entertainment television programme which was broadcast on Channel 4 and S4C each weekday morning from 28 September 1992 until 29 March 2002, during which period 2,482 shows were produced. The Big Breakfast was produced by Planet 24, the production company co-owned by former Boomtown Rats singer and Band Aid/Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof.
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Heartbeat
TV ShowApr 10, 1992

Heartbeat

Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s …
Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire based on the "Constable" series of novels written by ex-policeman Peter N Walker, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010. It was made by ITV Studios (formerly Yorkshire Television) at the Leeds Studios and on location. Heartbeat first aired on Friday 10 April 1992 (it was later moved to Sunday evenings). The 372nd and final episode aired on Sunday 12 September 2010.
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1991
Noel's House Party
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TV ShowNov 23, 1991

Noel's House Party

Crinkley Bottom, also popularly referred to as Blobbyland, …
Crinkley Bottom, also popularly referred to as Blobbyland, was the operating title for a series of British theme parks operating in the 1990s. They were created by Noel Edmonds based on the fictional village of Crinkley Bottom where the Noel's House Party television programme was based. The parks operated based on the popularity of Mr Blobby. Three parks were operated under the Crinkley Bottom name in England by Edmonds' company, Unique. However, all of the parks eventually failed and were either closed or rebranded.
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Soldier Soldier
TV ShowJun 10, 1991

Soldier Soldier

Soldier Soldier is a British television drama series. The title …
Soldier Soldier is a British television drama series. The title comes from a traditional song of the same name - "Soldier, soldier won't you marry me, with your musket, fife and drum?" - an instrumental version of which was used as its theme music.
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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 in the United Kingdom, presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, and Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes. The show airs live and features news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and other similar features.
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Wish Me Luck
TV ShowJan 17, 1988

Wish Me Luck

Wish Me Luck is a British television drama about the exploits of …
Wish Me Luck is a British television drama about the exploits of British women undercover agents during the Second World War. The series was made by London Weekend Television for the ITV network between 17 January 1988 and 25 February 1990 and created by Lavinia Warner and Jill Hyem, who had previously produced and written the BBC women prisoner of war series Tenko. The series was filmed on location in England and France.
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1987
The New Statesman
TV ShowSep 13, 1987

The New Statesman

The New Statesman is a British sitcom made in the late …
The New Statesman is a British sitcom made in the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the United Kingdom's Conservative Party Government of the period. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor Rik Mayall.
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1985
In Sickness and in Health
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TV ShowSep 1, 1985

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health is …
In Sickness and in Health is a BBC television sitcom which ran between 1985 and 1992. It was a sequel to the highly successful Till Death Us Do Part, which ran between 1966 and 1975, and Till Death..., which ran for one series of six episodes in 1981.
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C.A.T.S. Eyes
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TV ShowApr 12, 1985

C.A.T.S. Eyes

C.A.T.S. Eyes is a British television series made by TVS for ITV …
C.A.T.S. Eyes is a British television series made by TVS for ITV between 1985 and 1987. The series was a spin-off from The Gentle Touch, and saw Jill Gascoine reprise her role as Maggie Forbes, portrayed as having left the police force to join an all-female private detective agency called "Eyes", based in Kent, that is a front for a Home Office team called C.A.T.S. (Covert Activities Thames Section). C.A.T.S. Eyes was shown on Friday nights during the first series, before moving to a Saturday night slot for the second and third series. The series was a ratings success, regularly in the top twenty most-watched programmes each week of broadcast.
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1984
Alas Smith and Jones
TV ShowJan 31, 1984

Alas Smith and Jones

Alas Smith and Jones is a British comedy sketch television …
Alas Smith and Jones is a British comedy sketch television series featuring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones that ran for four series and two Christmas specials on BBC2 from 1984 to 1988, and later as Smith and Jones for six series on BBC1 from 1989 to 1998. A spin-off from Not the Nine O'Clock News, the show also had a brief run in the United States on A&E and PBS in the late 1980s, as well as on CBS in the early 1990s during their late-night block.
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Ever Decreasing Circles
TV ShowJan 29, 1984

Ever Decreasing Circles

Ever Decreasing Circles is a …
Ever Decreasing Circles is a British television sitcom which ran on BBC1 between 1984 and 1989, consisting of four series and one feature-length special. It was written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, and it reunited them with Richard Briers, the star of their previous hit show, The Good Life.
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1983
Sabina Franklyn
Marriage1983

Sabina Franklyn

Elizabeth Sabina Franklyn (born 15 September 1954) is an …
Elizabeth Sabina Franklyn (born 15 September 1954) is an English actress, and the daughter of William Franklyn and Margo Johns. Franklyn attended the independent Queen's Gate School and acted on stage with repertory theatres before her television appearances.
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1982
Beau Geste
TV ShowOct 31, 1982

Beau Geste

Beau Geste is a BBC television serial, based on the novel by …
Beau Geste is a BBC television serial, based on the novel by P. C. Wren. The series aired on BBC1 from 31 October to 19 December 1982 and starred Benedict Taylor, Anthony Calf and Jonathon Morris as the three brothers.
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1981
Only Fools and Horses
TV ShowSep 8, 1981

Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses is a …
Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom created and written by John Sullivan. Seven series were originally broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom from 1981 to 1991, with sixteen sporadic Christmas specials aired until the end of the show in 2003. Episodes are regularly repeated on UKTV comedy channel Gold.
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1980
Juliet Bravo
TV ShowAug 30, 1980

Juliet Bravo

Juliet Bravo is a British television police procedural drama …
Juliet Bravo is a British television police procedural drama series, first broadcast on 30 August 1980, that ran for six series and a total of 88 episodes on BBC1. The theme of the series concerned a female police inspector who took over control of a police station in the fictional town of Hartley in Lancashire. The lead role of Inspector Jean Darblay was played by Stephanie Turner in series 1 to 3, but in series 4 to 6 she was replaced by Anna Carteret for the role of Inspector Kate Longton. Carteret remained with the series until its demise in 1985.
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Watchdog
TV ShowJul 14, 1980

Watchdog

Watchdog is a British consumer investigative journalism …
Watchdog is a British consumer investigative journalism programme, broadcast on BBC One since 1985. The programme is focused on investigating complaints and concerns made by viewers and consumers over problematic experiences with traders, retailers and other companies around the UK, over customer services, products, security, and possible fraudulent/criminal behaviour. Since it first began, the programme has achieved great success in changing the awareness consumers have of their purchasing rights, as well as pushing forward for changes in company policies and consumer laws, and in some cases helping to close down businesses whose practices have left many people dissatisfied and out of pocket. The show's longstanding slogan is "the programme you cannot afford to miss".
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Debbie Arnold
Marriage1980

Debbie Arnold

Debbie Arnold (born 14 June 1955) is an English actress, …
Debbie Arnold (born 14 June 1955) is an English actress, producer and voice artist. She is known for her portrayal of April Branning in BBC soap opera EastEnders between 1995 and 1996.
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1979
Doctor Snuggles
TV ShowOct 1, 1979

Doctor Snuggles

Doctor Snuggles is an animated television series created by …
Doctor Snuggles is an animated television series created by Jeffrey O'Kelly based on original artwork by Nick Price, about a friendly and optimistic inventor named Doctor Snuggles who has unusual adventures with his friends. The show featured fantastical scenarios which usually involved Doctor Snuggles inventing something outlandish such as a robot helper or diamond-making machine, and had a variety of supporting characters who were mostly anthropomorphic animals.
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1977
Citizen Smith
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TV ShowApr 12, 1977

Citizen Smith

Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom written by John …
Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom written by John Sullivan, first broadcast from 1977 to 1980. It starred Robert Lindsay as "Wolfie" Smith, a young Marxist "urban guerrilla" in Tooting, south London, who is attempting to emulate his hero Che Guevara. Wolfie is a reference to the Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone, who used the pseudonym Citizen Smith in order to evade capture by the British. Wolfie is the self-proclaimed leader of the revolutionary Tooting Popular Front (the TPF, merely a small bunch of his friends), the goals of which are "Power to the People" and "Freedom for Tooting". In reality, he is an unemployed slacker and petty criminal whose plans fail through his apathy, ineptitude and inexperience.
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1976
The New Avengers
TV ShowOct 22, 1976

The New Avengers

The New Avengers is a British secret agent action television …
The New Avengers is a British secret agent action television series produced during 1976 and 1977. It is a sequel to the 1960s series, The Avengers (created by Sydney Newman) and was developed by original series producers Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens.
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1975
The Legend of Robin Hood
TV ShowNov 23, 1975

The Legend of Robin Hood

Welcome to the The Legend …
Welcome to the The Legend of Robin Hood guide at TV.com ========================== Production Companies * British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) ========================== Release dates UK -- 23 November 1975 =========================== CREW: Directed by: Eric Davidson Written by: Alistair Bell ========================== Note: The actor who portrayed "King Richard I was credited as Michael John Jackson, but is listed in this guide under hos more used name of Michael J. Jackson.
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The Sweeney
TV ShowJan 2, 1975

The Sweeney

The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama …
The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. It stars John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman as his partner, Detective Sergeant George Carter. The programme's title derives from "Sweeney Todd", which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad". Produced by Thames Television subsidiary Euston Films for broadcast on the ITV network. It began as a television film Regan written by Ian Kennedy Martin, brother of Troy Kennedy Martin, who wrote several episodes and also the second film. Such was its popularity in the UK that it spawned two feature film spin-offs, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2. In the early 1990s repeats aired on UK Gold, but repeats currently air on ITV4...
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1973
Thriller
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TV ShowApr 14, 1973

Thriller

Thriller is a British television series, originally broadcast in the UK …
Thriller is a British television series, originally broadcast in the UK from 1973 to 1976. It is an anthology series: each episode has a self-contained story and its own cast. As the title suggests, each story is a thriller of some variety, from tales of the supernatural to down-to-earth whodunits.
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Open All Hours
TV ShowMar 25, 1973

Open All Hours

Open All Hours is a British television sitcom created and …
Open All Hours is a British television sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985. The programme developed from a television pilot broadcast in Ronnie Barker's comedy anthology series, Seven of One (1973). Open All Hours ranked eighth in the 2004 Britain's Best Sitcom poll. A sequel, entitled Still Open All Hours, ran from 2013 to 2019.
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Last of the Summer Wine
TV ShowJan 4, 1973

Last of the Summer Wine

Three old men from …
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
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1969
Strange Report
TV ShowSep 21, 1969

Strange Report

Strange Report is a British television crime drama series …
Strange Report is a British television crime drama series starring Anthony Quayle as Adam Strange. It was produced by ITC Entertainment and first broadcast in 1969. Adam Strange, a retired Home Office criminologist, solves bizarre cases with the help of Hamlyn Gynt (Kaz Garas), Evelyn McClean (Anneke Wills) and sometimes Professor Marks (Charles Lloyd-Pack). He employs the latest techniques in forensic investigation, which he undertakes in his own laboratory in his flat in Warwick Crescent in the Maida Vale/Little Venice area of London.
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Big Breadwinner Hog
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TV ShowApr 11, 1969

Big Breadwinner Hog

Big Breadwinner Hog is a British television thriller serial …
Big Breadwinner Hog is a British television thriller serial devised by Robin Chapman, produced by Granada TV and transmitted in eight parts, starting at 9.00pm on 11 April 1969 on the ITV network. It portrayed the ruthless rise through the criminal underworld of the trendy young London gangster Hogarth (Peter Egan). He exploits the resources of a declining gangster, Ryan (Godfrey Quigley), to take over the dominant crime syndicate Scot-Yanks, controlled by the equally ruthless and manipulative Lennox (Timothy West). The key to Hogarth's success is knowledge of a murder arranged by Lennox, of which there is a crucial witness, Ackerman (Donald Burton), a one-time private eye who has been blackmailed into working for Scot-Yanks and bitterly resents Lennox.
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1966
Softly, Softly
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TV ShowJan 5, 1966

Softly, Softly

Softly, Softly is a British television drama series, produced by …
Softly, Softly is a British television drama series, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC 1 from January 1966. It was created as a spin-off from the series Z-Cars, which ended its fifth series run in December 1965. The series took its name from the proverb "Softly, softly, catchee monkey", the motto of Lancashire Constabulary Training School.
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1963
Doctor Who
TV ShowNov 23, 1963

Doctor Who

The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord …
The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.
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1962
Z-Cars
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TV ShowJan 2, 1962

Z-Cars

Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama …
Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Lancashire. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in January 1962 and ran until September 1978.
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1960
Coronation Street
TV ShowDec 9, 1960

Coronation Street

Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap …
Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in 1902 and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.
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1955
Dixon of Dock Green
TV ShowJul 9, 1955

Dixon of Dock Green

Dixon of Dock Green was a BBC television series about daily …
Dixon of Dock Green was a BBC television series about daily life at a fictional London police station, with the emphasis on petty crime, successfully controlled through common sense and human understanding. The central character was a mature and sympathetic police constable, George Dixon, played by Jack Warner in all of the 432 episodes, from 1955 to 1976.
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1942
John Challis
BirthAugust 1942

John Challis

John Challis was born.
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