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Andrew Martin

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Blog posts in total 103

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  1. Jon Pertwee at 100

    Jon Pertwee at 100

    The career of actor and entertainer Jon Pertwee, star of radio and the third Doctor Who

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  2. The Name's the Same - Recycled Titles

    The Name's the Same - Recycled Titles

    A look at the reuse of programme titles over the years.

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  3. Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets

    Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets

    The story of puppets on television from the 30s to the 50s.

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  4. Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting

    Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting

    A brief look at the careers of Stella Tanner, Josephine Tewson and Angela Thorne.

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  5. Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace

    Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace

    A blog to mark the launch of the PDFs of Radio Times from the 1940s being made available to the public.

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  6. The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who

    The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who

    A look back at the early careers of the 13 actors who have played the lead in Doctor Who

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  7. Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching...

    Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching...

    Short biographical notes about the main actors in Dad's Army, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first episode.

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  8. The End of Savoy Hill

    The End of Savoy Hill

    Savoy Hill 1923-1932

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  9. From little acorns: the origins of gardening programmes on the BBC

    From little acorns: the origins of gardening programmes on the BBC

    The early history of gardening on BBC radio and television

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  10. Tales out of school: Grange Hill, 40 years on

    Tales out of school: Grange Hill, 40 years on

    The story of Grange Hill and school based drama

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  11. It's That Man Again - Tommy Handley and ITMA

    It's That Man Again - Tommy Handley and ITMA

    The story of ITMA, the most popular radio comedy of World War 2

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  12. Pages from history - Radio Times in the 1930s

    Pages from history - Radio Times in the 1930s

    Marking the launch of the PDFs of Radio Times from the 1930s on the BBC Genome site

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  13. Colour Comes to BBC One

    Colour Comes to BBC One

    How colour television spread to the main BBC channel in 1969

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  14. Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers

    Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers

    The story of Fawlty Towers, Britain's favourite sitcom

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  15. Only Fools and Horses... From Peckham to Beckham

    Only Fools and Horses... From Peckham to Beckham

    The story of one of Britain's favourite sitcoms, Only Fools and Horses.

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  16. Dick Clement at 80

    Dick Clement at 80

    A brief look at the career of Dick Clement, who with Ian La Frenais was responsible for some outstanding comedy scripts of the last half century.

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  17. How the schedules changed following Princess Diana’s death

    How the schedules changed following Princess Diana’s death

    How the schedules changed after the death of Princess Diana in 1997

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  18. The Edinburgh Festival at 70

    The Edinburgh Festival at 70

    The Edinburgh Festival and its coverage by the BBC.

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  19. When Tom stood in for Ben, 1956

    When Tom stood in for Ben, 1956

    As Big Ben prepares to go quiet, we remember the clock's 1956 on-air understudy

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  20. Sir Bruce Forsyth

    Sir Bruce Forsyth

    BBC Genome blog on Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89.

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