What we were watching
Do you remember these shows that were on TV this week ten, 20, 30 and 40 years ago?
Bill Maynard’s buffoon Selwyn Froggitt (pictured) made his last appearance after four series. ITV’s Oh No, It’s Selwyn Froggitt had attracted more than 16 million viewers and Bill went on to star as Claude Greengrass in Heartbeat.
The search was on for Britain’s notorious serial killer in Jack The Ripper, a big-budget ITV thriller in which Michael Caine played Inspector Frederick Abberline (pictured). Michael won a Golden Globe for his performance.
Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones’s sketch show Smith And Jones – originally Alas Smith And Jones – ended after 14 years on the BBC. The shows were best known for the headto-head discussions between Mel’s know-it-all character and the idiot played by Griff.
New Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker was in deep trouble in Wired. In the ITV mini-series, Jodie played Louise (pictured), a bank clerk who helped her boyfriend Philip pull off a fraud. Philip was played by Laurence Fox – ex-husband of Doctor Who companion Billie Piper.