English Amateur Astronomer

Patrick Moore

  • Mar 04, 1923 - Dec 09, 2012 (age 89)
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2012
Patrick Moore
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Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore passed away.
2011
Starhyke
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TV ShowDec 16, 2011

Starhyke

Starhyke is a British science fiction/comedy series …
Starhyke is a British science fiction/comedy series filmed in 2004. Starhyke began production in October 2004 and starred Claudia Christian of Babylon 5 and Jeremy Bulloch from Star Wars. In 2007, the producers aimed to complete post-production, and in March 2008 it was announced that this process was now finished. However, a later post on the official site stated that post-production would be completed at the end of September 2008, and that there was a private screening of all six episodes in Bristol, UK in November 2008.
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That Sunday Night Show
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TV ShowJan 9, 2011

That Sunday Night Show

That Sunday Night Show …
That Sunday Night Show is a British television chat show presented by Adrian Chiles from series 1–3 and Nadia Sawalha from series 4 onwards and was first broadcast on ITV on 9 January 2011. Each episode was 30 minutes long.
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2010
MasterChef Israel
TV ShowOct 14, 2010

MasterChef Israel

MasterChef Israel (Hebrew: מאסטר שף‎) is an Israeli …
MasterChef Israel (Hebrew: מאסטר שף‎) is an Israeli reality cooking competition show that debuted on 14 October 2010 on Channel 2 (as of 2017, on Keshet 12). It is based on the British reality cooking competition show of the same name. The show was very well received and highly acclaimed, achieving excellent reviews and high ratings.
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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 …
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 on Mondays to Thursdays by Alex Jones and Matt Baker, and by 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 the BBC Media Village in White City, London, since 2014 the studio has been based in Broadcasting House, the BBC's headquarters in London.
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2005
Doctor Who
TV ShowMar 26, 2005

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television …
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being, to all appearances human, from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need.
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Nomination2005

Best Related Work

Nominated for "Futures: 50 Years in Space: The Challenge of the Stars".
Hugo Award
Nomination2005

Best Art Book

Nominated for "Futures: 50 Years in Space: The Challenge of the Stars".
Locus Award
2003
This Week
TV ShowJan 16, 2003

This Week

This Week was a BBC One current affairs and politics …
This Week was a BBC One current affairs and politics TV programme, screened late on Thursday evenings. It was 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, as was the Daily Politics, after a major review of BBC political programmes. It replaced the nightly Despatch Box (1998–2002), for which Neil had been the sole presenter in its later years.
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2002
Harry Hill's TV Burp
TV ShowNov 14, 2002

Harry Hill's TV Burp

Harry Hill's TV Burp (also known as just TV Burp) is a …
Harry Hill's TV Burp (also known as just TV Burp) is a British television comedy programme which was broadcast between 2001 and 2012 on ITV. The show was produced by Avalon Television and was written and hosted by comedian Harry Hill. Each episode took a humorous look back at the previous week of programming on British television.
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Timeshift
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TV ShowOct 10, 2002

Timeshift

Series looking at changes in British society, employing …
Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.
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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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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon
MovieJan 18, 2001

A Funny Thing Happened on the Wa…

A documentary on the …
A documentary on the evidence which shows that the Apollo 11 astronauts never actually landed on the moon.
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Award2001

British Academy Television Special A…

Won British Academy Television Special Award.
2000
Big Brother
TV ShowJul 14, 2000

Big Brother

Big brother is a television show made in the UK, where …
Big brother is a television show made in the UK, where contestants take part in a challenge to see who will last the longest in the Big brother house, The winner will take home a large cash prize while the losers take home nothing.
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1999
100 Greatest TV Moments
TV ShowSep 11, 1999

100 Greatest TV Moments

The greatest moments in …
The greatest moments in British television history.
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1998
Comedy Lab
TV ShowNov 1, 1998

Comedy Lab

Comedy Lab is a British television series which …
Comedy Lab is a British television series which showcases pilots of experimental comedy shows. Series have been aired irregularly on Channel 4 and E4 since 1998. Several pilots first shown on Comedy Lab have gone on to spawn full series, most notably Trigger Happy TV, Fonejacker, That Peter Kay Thing, Meet the Magoons and FM. It also gave Jimmy Carr his first television appearance in Jimmy Carr's World of…Corporate Videos.
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1994
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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1993
Live & Kicking
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TV ShowOct 2, 1993

Live & Kicking

Live & Kicking is a BBC Saturday morning …
Live & Kicking is a BBC Saturday morning children's magazine programme, running from 1993 to 2001. The fourth in a succession of Saturday morning shows, it was the replacement for Going Live!, and took many of its features from it, such as phone-ins, games, comedy, competitions and the showing of cartoons. Once Live & Kicking had become established in series two, it reached its height in popularity during series four, when it was presented by Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston; their final episode won a BAFTA award. After this the series ratings dropped with the launch of SMTV Live on ITV and the show came to an end in 2001.
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1992
GamesMaster
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TV ShowJan 7, 1992

GamesMaster

GamesMaster is a British television programme, …
GamesMaster is a British television programme, screened on Channel 4 from 1992 to 1998, and was the first ever UK television programme dedicated to computer and video games.
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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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1988
This Morning
TV ShowOct 3, 1988

This Morning

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that …
This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. The show airs live on weekdays from 10:30am until 12:30pm featuring news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and other similar features.
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1987
Going Live!
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TV ShowSep 26, 1987

Going Live!

Going Live! was a Saturday-morning magazine show, …
Going Live! was a Saturday-morning magazine show, broadcast on BBC1 between 1987 and 1993. It was presented by Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene. Other presenters included Trevor and Simon, Peter Simon, Emma Forbes, Mark Chase and puppet Gordon the Gopher.
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1985
Telly Addicts
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TV ShowSep 3, 1985

Telly Addicts

Telly Addicts is a game show that aired on BBC1 from 3 …
Telly Addicts is a game show that aired on BBC1 from 3 September 1985 to 29 July 1998 and hosted by Noel Edmonds. All questions were based on television programmes past and present, and generally took the form of a short clip being shown followed by a series of questions either specifically about the clip or more generally about the programme from which it had been taken. Two teams sat opposite each other on sofas. The final series in 1998 had three teams of two players.
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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 programme 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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Saturday Superstore
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TV ShowOct 2, 1982

Saturday Superstore

Saturday Superstore was a children's television series …
Saturday Superstore was a children's television series broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 until 1987. It was shown on Saturday mornings with presenters including Mike Read, Sarah Greene, Keith Chegwin, and John Craven. The show was very similar to its predecessor Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, which had ended the previous October–March season following its presenter Noel Edmonds moving away from children's TV to present his prime time Late Late Breakfast Show.
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1980
Children in Need
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TV ShowNov 21, 1980

Children in Need

BBC Children in Need (also promoted as Plant Mewn …
BBC Children in Need (also promoted as Plant Mewn Angen in Wales) is the BBC's UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. One of the highlights is an annual telethon, held in November and televised on BBC One from 7:30 pm until 2:30 am, with BBC Two taking over for 35 minutes from 10pm due to BBC One broadcasting late news programmes. "Pudsey Bear" is BBC Children in Need's mascot, whilst Sir Terry Wogan was its long-standing host for 35 years. A prominent annual event in British television, Children in Need is one of three high profile British telethons. It is the only charity belonging to the BBC, the other telethons being Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, both supporting Comic Relief.
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Newsnight
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TV ShowJan 30, 1980

Newsnight

Newsnight is a current affairs programme, that provides …
Newsnight is a current affairs programme, that provides "in-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines." It broadcasts on weekdays, usually at 10:30 pm on BBC Two, and is also available on BBC iPlayer.
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1979
Question Time
TV ShowSep 25, 1979

Question Time

Question Time is a topical debate programme, …
Question Time is a topical debate programme, typically broadcast on BBC One at 10:35 pm on Thursdays. It is usually repeated on BBC Two and on BBC Parliament, later in the week. Question Time is also available on BBC iPlayer.
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Blankety Blank
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TV ShowJan 18, 1979

Blankety Blank

Blankety Blank was a British comedy game show which …
Blankety Blank was a British comedy game show which ran from 18 January 1979 to 12 March 1990 on BBC One, hosted first by Terry Wogan from 1979 until 1983, then by Les Dawson from 1984 until 1990. Regular members of the celebrity panel included Kenny Everett, Lorraine Chase, Gareth Hunt, Gary Davies, Paul Daniels and Cheryl Baker.
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1978
Award1978

Klumpke-Roberts Award

Won Klumpke-Roberts Award.
1975
Jim'll Fix It
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TV ShowMay 31, 1975

Jim'll Fix It

Jim'll Fix It was a long-running British television show, …
Jim'll Fix It was a long-running British television show, broadcast by the BBC between May 1975 and June 1994. It was devised and presented by Jimmy Savile and produced by Roger Ordish and encouraged children to write in to have their wishes granted.
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1972
Up Sunday
TV ShowJan 16, 1972

Up Sunday

Up Sunday was a British late night comedy satire TV …
Up Sunday was a British late night comedy satire TV show shown on BBC2 that ran for 55 editions over four series from January 1972 to December 1973, featuring many comedy stars of its era. It was a spin-off from the arts discussion show Late Night Line-Up, and created by its Programme Editor, the late Mike Hill. Initially the show featured the "long, rambling topical reflections" of Willie Rushton and James Cameron. These were later pruned, and the cast enlarged to feature the likes of Clive James, Kenny Everett and John Wells. All broadcast late on a Sunday night. Wells said the show was "aimed at dirty minded insomniacs". The cast enacted the roles of newscasters, celebrities, pedestrians, and innocent bystanders.
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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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1970
The Goodies
TV ShowNov 8, 1970

The Goodies

The Goodies is a British television comedy series …
The Goodies is a British television comedy series shown in the 1970s and early 1980s. The series, which combines surreal sketches and situation comedy, was broadcast by BBC 2 from 1970 to 1980. One seven-episode series was made for ITV company LWT and shown in 1981-82.
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1969
British television Apollo 11 coverage
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TV ShowJul 16, 1969

British television Apollo 11 coverage

British television coverage …
British television coverage of the Apollo 11 mission, man's first to land on the Moon, lasted from 16 to 24 July 1969. All three UK television channels, BBC1, BBC2 and ITV, provided extensive coverage. Most of the footage covering the event from a British perspective has now been wiped or lost.
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1966
It's a Knockout
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TV ShowAug 7, 1966

It's a Knockout

It's a Knockout! is a British game show first broadcast in …
It's a Knockout! is a British game show first broadcast in 1966. It was adapted from the French show Intervilles, and was part of the international Jeux Sans Frontières franchise.
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1964
The Addams Family
TV ShowSep 18, 1964

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is an American horror/black …
The Addams Family is an American horror/black comedy sitcom based on the characters from Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute television series was created by David Levy and Donald Saltzman and shot in black-and-white, airing for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966, for a total of 64 episodes. The show is also notable for its opening theme that was composed and sung by Vic Mizzy.
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1962
Animal Magic
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TV ShowApr 13, 1962

Animal Magic

Animal Magic is a BBC children's television series which ran …
Animal Magic is a BBC children's television series which ran from 1962 to 1983 from BBC Bristol. It began fortnightly and was transmitted weekly from 1964. The presenter was Johnny Morris. The show combined jovial voiceovers applied to various animals from Bristol Zoo with some basic educational features.
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1957
The Sky at Night
TV ShowApr 24, 1957

The Sky at Night

The Sky at Night is a monthly documentary television …
The Sky at Night is a monthly documentary television programme on astronomy produced by the BBC. The show had the same permanent presenter, Patrick Moore, from its first broadcast on 24 April 1957 until 7 January 2013. The latter date was a posthumous broadcast, which followed Moore's death on 9 December 2012. This made it the longest-running programme with the same presenter in television history. Many early episodes are missing, either because the tapes were wiped, thrown out, or because the episode was broadcast live and never recorded in the first place.
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1953
Panorama
TV ShowNov 11, 1953

Panorama

Panorama is a BBC Television current affairs …
Panorama is a BBC Television current affairs documentary programme. First broadcast in 1953, it is the world's longest-running current affairs television programme. Panorama has been presented by many well known BBC presenters, including Richard Dimbleby, Robin Day, David Dimbleby and Jeremy Vine. In 2013, it still retains a peak time transmission slot on BBC One, but without a regular presenter. The programme also airs worldwide through BBC World News on digital services, satellite and cable in many countries.
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1923
Patrick Moore
BirthMarch 1923

Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore was born.
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