The Weekend Question (TWQ) this week is asking you to take a look at the tv programmes of the past.
Name the ten tv programmes that were influential or memorable in the past. Why were they?
Here are my choices: note: this list has been revised from the first day of asking the question.
1: The 'Star Trek' series: Naturally, this was hugely influential, especially seeing the original series as a child.
2: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: This comedy so funny when seen; I would dearly love to see it again. Who can forget the flying fickle finger of fate, "Sock it to me!", "Here comes de judge" and "Verrrry interesting!"?
3: Steptoe and Son: This comedy series about two rag and bone men was wonderfully acted, with great scripts. A version of it was made in the US called 'Sanford & Son'.
4: Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?: This comedy series about two men in the north of England has never dated, despite being made in the early seventies.
5: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin: This was a first rate comedy series. Reggie is an executive who tires the life he leads, and fakes his own death. He comes back later and remarries his wife.
6: Dallas: This was the first of it's kind, and made all the better by Larry Hagman's portrayal of JR Ewing.
7: The 'Blackadder' series: This comprised of four comedy series, 'The Black Adder', 'Blackadder II', 'Blackadder III' and 'Blackadder Goes Forth'. In each, Rowan Atkinson plays Edmund Blackadder, then a descendant with the same name. Hilarious.
8: When The Boat Comes In: This drama was a wonderful portrayal of the opportunistic Jack Ford and life in the 1920's.
9: Battlestar Galactica: The original version was really well made; despite the new version having some good special effects, I am very loyal to this one. The last series of it, 'Galactica 80: Galactica Reaches Earth' , wioth different actors is worth seeing as well.
10: The Phil Silvers Show: The Sergeant Bilko stories have always been worth seeing. My favourite episode is when the troop think they are in a song contest, but it is an experimental laboratory for killer bees.
also ones that I have to squeeze in somehow....
11: The Twilight Zone (black & white originals): These were mini-classics. Everyone has their own favourites.
12: Twin Peaks: Was there ever a show like this?
Now it's over to you...