What we were watch­ing

Do you re­mem­ber these shows that were on TV this week ten, 20, 30 and 40 years ago?

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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.

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