shows starring Mark Benton
The BBC at 100: 100 of its best shows.

The BBC at 100: 100 of its best shows.

This year the BBC turns 100. Fundamental to Britain and funded by licence fee payers, the BBC has garnered a worldwide reputation for quality. For this special post highlighting the highlights of the corporation's massive contribution to television, I've decided to...

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Clocking Off, BBC1

If the BBC took advertising, then Clocking Off would be sponsored by the Ford Transit. Like Cold Feet, it is also set in Manchester, but this time recognisably so since everyone talks with a Northern accent, lives in a terrace near the City of Manchester Stadium and...

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The Second Coming, ITV1

Nonsense. In this tale by Manchester-based writer Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk), the Son of God returns to Earth and lands in Manchester. He performs a couple of miracles, convinces the world that he’s genuine, and stays in Manchester, telling the human race that...

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