There is, as you may have noticed, an awful lot of nostalgia for the good old days of UK TV on this blog. To a certain extent, that's because TV was better back then. Oh yes it was.
But not all TV. Despite the talent being confined to only 1/2/3/4 channels (delete according to whether we're talking about the 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s) rather than the 250 or so we have now, British TV was still filled with an enormous amount of absolute crap. Not just repeats and the absolutely offensive, such as The Black and White Minstrel Show…
…but also the genuinely bad. A little while back, Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz from Look Around You took some footage from a show that used to air some Saturday mornings and added their own narration to give us Markets of Britain. Crackingly funny, more so if you used to watch the shows it mocks.
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