1973 — “Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” premieres

“Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” was an iconic British sitcom in the 1970s. Its lead character, everyman Frank Spencer (played by Michael Crawford), went from disaster to disaster, and was terrifically annoying – yet somehow, Crawford’s performance (and the writing) never made him unsympathetic.

“Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em” ran for a total of 22 episodes, split into three seasons (7 episodes in the first season and 6 in each of the other two) and three Christmas specials, the last of which screened in 1978. It has frequently been repeated in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth, being particularly popular in Australia (which, in turn, lead to a plotline about Frank moving to Australia in the final season).

Referenced in:
Kylie Said To Jason — KLF

1989 – The Todd Terry Project releases “To The Batmobile Let’s Go”

Although Todd Terry is best known for his remixes of other artists works, his earlier work as a DJ and recording artist was more adventurous. His 1989 album, To The Batmobile Let’s Go is a case in point. It doesn’t really work that well as music because it’s not really structured for playing dance cuts of – although it is good to dance to.

Terry would go on to acheive greater fame in the 90’s with a series of high profile remixes, including his takes on such songs as Missing (Everything But The Girl) and S-E-X-X-Y (They Might Be Giants).

Referenced in:
Kylie Said To Jason — KLF

1963 – The first episode of “Doctor Who” is broadcast

The longest-running science fiction series of all time started 48 years ago today. 783 episodes and 32 seasons later, it’s still going strong. It originally starred William Hartnell as the Doctor – the first of eleven Doctors to date – in a serial (and episode) entitled “An Unearthly Child”. No one expected it to last this long, but then, it was the earliest days of television in the UK – no one really knew anything.

Hartnell would remain the Doctor for the first four seasons – which means that due to the BBC not keeping episodes of anything at the time, more episodes of his run are missing than any other Doctor except his immediate successor, Patrick Troughton.

Referenced in:

Doctorin’ the Tardis — The Timelords