- Sunday 13th September 2020, 10:58pm
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Quote: Aaron @ 13th September 2020, 10:00 PM
How're you defining "obscure and forgotten", Ben? Most of those mentioned above have been available on DVD for many years, so whilst they mightn't be Porridge, their obscurity is questionable. But if we're talking about things that just aren't in that celebrated, ever-repeated top tier, I shall raise The Rag Trade and Meet The Wife.
I should have probably stated that ones which have had a DVD release are less likely to be included. And programmes which had multiple series are probably too successful in the grand scheme of things. But there are always exceptions. Many of these shows remain completely unknown to 99% of the population e.g. The Prince of Denmark and Potter.
A perfect example is something like Sweet Sixteen (1983) which I've just finished watching. No commercial release for that and only one repeat on UK Gold as far as I'm aware. A rather average sitcom, but some snappy dialogue and fine performances by Penelope Keith and Christopher Villiers. Also features Richard E Grant in one of his earliest roles which makes for some bonus curiosity.
So, in conclusion, feel free to add anything you think is unusual, obscure or under-celebrated. And I'll have a look.