October 17, 1988, 20:00 – Wyatt’s Watchdogs on BBC One

Wyatt’s Watchdogs

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Wyatt’s Watchdogs (1988) title card [Wikipedia]
Wyatt’s Watchdogs is a 30-minute BBC1 situation comedy that starred Brian Wilde and Trevor Bannister. The six-episode series was transmitted in the autumn of 1988 from October 17. The music was composed by Ronnie Hazlehurst. The series was primarily devised as a vehicle for Wilde after he had left the cast of Last of the Summer Wine three years prior. Although initially getting passable ratings, the BBC felt that the sitcom had not really caught on, and it was dropped after one series; Wilde returned to Last of the Summer Wine in 1990.

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Radio Times

October 17, 1988 at 20:00

“One Big , One Not So Big”

When the retired Major Wyatt hears that his sister Edwina’s house has been burgled in broad daylight, he decides that the time has come to take action as a citizen against the rising tide of crime. Without bothering to wait for proper police help, he sets about forming his own Neighbourhood Watch.

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October 12, 1988 on BBC 1: Doctor Who

 

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Doctor Who “Remembrance of the Daleks” (1988), title card [Doctor Who Collectors’ Wiki]

Remembrance of the Daleks

Background

Remembrance of the Daleks was the first serial of season 25 of Doctor Who. The story’s setting brought the Doctor back to 76 Totter’s Lane in the year 1963, where the series began in An Unearthly Child.

Radio Times

19:35 – Doctor Who

“Remembrance of the Daleks” Part 2

Second part of a four-part adventure by Ben Aaronovitch

Starring Sylvester McCoy

London, 1963: the Doctor wants to bury the past – before it buries him…

Cast

  • The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
  • Ace: Sophie Aldred
  • Headmaster: Michael Sheard
  • Kaufman: Derek Keller
  • Girl: Jasmine Breaks
  • Mike: Dursley McLinden
  • Gilmore: Simon Williams
  • Rachel: Pamela Salem
  • Allison: Karen Gledhill
  • John: Joseph Marcell
  • Martin: William Thomas
  • Ratcliffe: George Sewell
  • Vicar: Peter Halliday
  • Dalek operator: John Scott Martin
  • Dalek operator: Hugh Spight
  • Dalek operator: Tony Starr
  • Dalek operator: Cy Town
  • Voices: Roy Skelton
  • Voices: Royce Mills
  • Voices: Brian Miller
  • Voices: John Leeson

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October 10, 1968 on BBC1: Top of the Pops

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Top of the Pops (1964-2006), February 1968 title [YouTube]

19:30 – Top of the Pops

Discs-Stars-News from this week’s TOP TWENTY

Introduced by Alan Freeman, with the Top of the Pops Orchestra

THIS WEEK’s NUMBER ONE SINGLE:

“Those Were The Days” by Mary Hopkin


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October 5, 1988 on BBC 1: Doctor Who

 

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Doctor Who “Remembrance of the Daleks” (1988), title card [Doctor Who Collectors’ Wiki]

Remembrance of the Daleks

Background

Remembrance of the Daleks was the first serial of season 25 of Doctor Who. The story’s setting brought the Doctor back to 76 Totter’s Lane in the year 1963, where the series began in An Unearthly Child.

Remembrance was the final televised appearance of the Daleks and Davros until the BBC Wales revival, although both would frequently recur in other media. It continued a narrative of chronological confrontations between the Doctor and Davros that had begun in Genesis of the Daleks, and included Destiny, Resurrection, and Revelation of the Daleks. It also concluded the Dalek Civil War story arc, which had previously spanned throughout Resurrection and Revelation.

At the time of broadcast, it unambiguously showed the onscreen destruction of the Dalek homeworld, Skaro. This act was largely forgotten by future Doctor Who writers; it was shown in the Doctor Who TV movie and in various BBC Wales episodes. Writer John Peel proposed a story called War of the Daleks, where Skaro would later be saved from destruction during the planned 27th season of the series.

Peel later adapted the unmade episode into an Eighth Doctor Adventures novel which showed that the planet destroyed at the end of Remembrance was Antalin, a decoy passed off as the real Skaro.

Synopsis

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Scene from “Remembrance of the Daleks” (1988) [TARDIS Data Core]
London, 1963: The Doctor returns to the place where it all began — alongside his latest companion, Ace, with unfinished business.

Not for the first time, unusual events are unfolding at Coal Hill School. At 76 Totter’s Lane, the Doctor discovers that his oldest foes — the Daleks — are on the trail of stolen Time Lord technology that he left on Earth long ago. The Daleks are planning to perfect their own time-travel capability, in order to unleash themselves across the whole of time and space.

The Doctor, with the help of the local military, must stop his oldest enemies from stealing Gallifreyan secrets, but the lines between allies and enemies are tested to the limit, and the Doctor and Ace must trust no-one in order to survive.

As two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation, the fate of the whole cosmos hangs in the balance…

Radio Times

19:35 – Doctor Who

“Remembrance of the Daleks” Part 1

Starring Sylvester McCoy

A four-part adventure by Ben Aaronovitch.

London, 25 years ago: The Doctor has returned to conclude some unfinished business. Unfortunately, some old acquaintances are waiting for him. Ace doesn’t like the music in 1963. Wait until she meets the old acquaintances.

Cast

  • Rachel: Pamela Salem
  • Girl: Jasmine Breaks
  • The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
  • Ace: Sophie Aldred
  • Mike: Dursley McLinden
  • Harry: Harry Fowler
  • Gilmore: Simon Williams
  • Allison: Karen Gledhill
  • Embery: Peter Hamilton Dyer
  • Ratcliffe: George Sewell
  • Headmaster: Michael Sheard
  • Dalek operator: Hugh Spight
  • Voices: Roy Skelton
  • Voices: John Leeson

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October 5, 1978 on BBC1: Top of the Pops

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Top of the Pops (1964-2006), logo 1973-1986 [Logopedia]

19:20 – Top of the Pops

Introduced by Kid Jensen, with LEGS & CO, and the TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA

THIS WEEK’s NUMBER ONE SINGLE:

“Summer Nights” by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John


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October 3, 1968 on BBC1: Top of the Pops

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Top of the Pops (1964-2006), February 1968 title [YouTube]

19:30 – Top of the Pops

Discs-Stars-News from this week’s TOP TWENTY

Introduced tonight by Stuart Henry, with the Top of the Pops Orchestra

THIS WEEK’s NUMBER ONE SINGLE:

“Those Were The Days” by Mary Hopkin


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