Can you name the three original presenters of 'Magpie'? Who won the Eurovision Song Contest the year after Abba? What does a floor manager do? What is the longest-running programme still showing on UK television?
This book answers all of these questions: it is, as industry insiders and telly addicts everywhere acknowledge, the most wide-ranging, fascinating and useful reference book about UK television. Not only does it give you full cast lists and lively plot synopses of nearly 1,300 programmes broadcast in the UK since the BBC's first transmission in 1936 but there are also entries for around 1,300 actors, writers, producers and directors.
From 'Sooty' to 'The Simpsons', 'Billy Bunter' to 'Big Brother', 'Emergency: Ward 10' to 'ER', Leslie Mitchell to Davina NcCall, and Richard Dimbleby to Charlie Dimmock, this wonderful companion gives you all you could wish to know about television: the programmes, the people, the companies and the history.