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Cultural highlights of 1982

TV shows: UK
New shows

• Boys from the Blackstuff (BBC), social comedy drama
• Cheers (Channel Four), American sitcom
• Countdown (Yorkshire for Channel Four), game show; weekdays at 4.30pm (from 2 November)
• A Kind of Loving (Granada/ITV), 10-part social drama series, Sundays at 9pm
• Points of View (BBC1), viewer feedback; Wednesdays at 8.45pm
• St Elsewhere
• Smiley's People (BBC), spy drama
• Wogan (BBC1), chat show, Saturdays at 10.00pm
Continuing
• 3-2-1 (Yorkshire/ITV), game show; Fridays at 8.00pm
• The Benny Hill Show (Thames/ITV), comedy; Wednesdays at 8pm
• Blankety Blank (BBC1), game show; Saturdays at 6.55pm
• Coronation Street (Granada/ITV), soap; Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm (all year).
• This is Your Life (Thames/ITV), biography; Wednesdays at 7pm
• Top of the Pops (BBC1), pop music; Thursdays at 7.25pm
• The Two Ronnies (BBC), comedy; Saturdays at 8.05pm

Film
• In a British Film Institute decennial poll, film critics again vote Orson Welles' Citizen Kane the best film of all time for the third time. Jean Renoir's La Rθgle du Jeu is again second. Akiro Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Gene Kelly/Stanley Donan's Singin' in the Rain share third place. Federico Fellini's comes fifth. See the full list here.
 


Chronomedia 1982

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