TV Heaven

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Not to be confused with TV Heaven, Telly Hell.

TV Heaven is a series of 13 theme nights shown on Channel 4 in early 1992, celebrating the best of archive British television. Twelve of the evenings each focused on programmes from a particular year from the 60s or 70s, with one evening focussing on programmes from the 50s.

Broadcast form[edit]

Each evening featured three, four or five complete programmes, most of which were originally shown on ITV and which were repeated with their idents intact.

Several short features bookended the programmes; Opening Shots was a compilation of title sequences from the year concerned, A Choice of Viewing was a montage of clips from other programmes, and Where Were They Then? showcased a clip of a subsequently famous person early in their career. A selection of advertisements were shown; these would have been screened in the year in focus, but some did not necessarily originate from the years to which they were attributed, although most did.

The programmes and clips were linked by Frank Muir and the links between programmes produced by Illuminations Productions for Channel 4.

Programmes[edit]

The complete programmes shown were as follows:

8 February 1992 - 1967:

15 February 1992 - 1963:

22 February 1992 - 1974:

29 February 1992 - 1965:

  • Tempo - "A Tale of Two Talents"

7 March 1992 - 1971:

14 March 1992 - 1978:

21 March 1992 - 1970:

28 March 1992 - 1960:

4 April 1992 - 1969:

11 April 1992 - 1976:

18 April 1992 - 1950s:

  • Oh Boy! (the last original edition from 1959)

25 April 1992 - 1966:

2 May 1992 - 1968:

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