About Class TV

Class TV (Logo)Hello and welcome to Class TV. The site is new, so there is not a lot here at the moment, but keep checking back.

Class TV is intended to be a somewhat nostalgic site that remembers what television used to be like in the days when there was no CGI and the special effects were not that special, but the programmes were. In their day they were in a class of their own and they still are. A class act, never to be forgotten by those who knew and loved them — Class TV.

As the site grows the programmes that you will find listed here will be from the 1970s through to the 1990s. It is a period of TV that I remember well and am very comfortable with, in fact I often think back to all of the great programmes that I used to watch when I was younger and I miss them. The great thing is that I am obviously not the only one who feels this way because a lot of the old series are now available to buy on DVD, which makes it a lot easier for people to revisit all of their favourite programmes from yesteryear. And the fact that so many of the old programmes are out on DVD proves that they have been missed and are still popular because if there was no market for them nobody would waste their time and money on producing any DVDs.

But what sort of programmes am I talking about? Well… there are so many. Things like the great seventies comedy series Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em (remember Frank Spencer? The man in the beret who was a bona fide walking disaster zone). Or what about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? A show where Sci-fi met comedy head on. Years later Sci-fi and comedy would meet again in Rob Grant and Doug Naylor’s Red Dwarf and what a class act those boys from the dwarf were. I’ve just named three series that will probably find their way onto the site sooner rather than later, but the list of great programmes that are too good to be forgotten is so long that it would probably take me a lifetime to watch them again and then document them on the site, but think Upstairs Downstairs, Randall and Hopkirk, The Tomorrow People, Butterflies, Porridge and Open all Hours. Maybe not all of those will make it onto the site, but then again they just might.

This site will take some time to construct and it will be an ongoing process, so stay a while, have a look around, and check back later if you don’t find what you want.

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