Cultural highlights of 1971
TV shows: UK
• Edna the Inebriate Woman (BBC), one-off 90-minute social drama-documentary
• Elizabeth R (BBC), six-part series (85 minutes each) historical drama
• Face the Music (BBC2), erudite music quiz (runs until 1984)
• The Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC2), late night contemporary rock music
• The Two Ronnies (BBC), comedy; Saturdays at 8.10pm (runs until 1986)
• Upstairs Downstairs (Yorkshire/ITV), historical family drama; Sundays at 10.15pm (runs until 1975)
• The Benny Hill Show (Thames/ITV), comedy; Wednesdays at 8pm
• Coronation Street (Granada/ITV), soap; Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm (all year).
• On the Buses (London Weekend/ITV), sitcom; Sundays at 7.20pm
• The Onedin Line (BBC1), nautical historical drama (second season)
• Opportunity Knocks (Thames/ITV), talent show; Mondays at 6.40pm
• Please Sir (London Weekend/ITV), sitcom; Saturdays at 7.05pm
• Steptoe and Son (BBC), sitcom; Mondays at 9.20pm
• This is Your Life (Thames/ITV), biography; Wednesdays at 7pm
• Up Pompeii! (BBC), historical comedy; Saturdays at 9.40pm
TV shows: US
• All In the Family (Norman Lear for CBS, from 12 January). Sitcom, starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker. Loosely based on the UK television show Till Death Us Do Part, it tackles previously taboo subjects.
• Columbo (NBC Mystery Movie), 90-minute drama.
• McCloud (NBC Mystery Movie), 90-minute drama.
• McMillan and Wife (NBC Mystery Movie), 90-minute drama.
• Masterpiece Theater (PBS, from 10 January). Quality drama from British television, hosted by Alistair Cooke. Still on air in 2009.