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07:52 pm - That Mitch Benn list in full
I did in fact get a draft book plan written today, but I was deep into displacement space. I feel a bit of an idiot putting up a fourth post today, but here you go, because some people might like to borrow this, and it saves you retyping.

I have made a list of everything mentioned in Mitch Benn's song (I didn't include the bit at the end without signage). There are 148 TV and radio shows and people.

I've crossed out the ones I have never watched, and bolded the ones I really like and/or have seen all of (or whatever according to context).

Newsround
Newsnight
iPlayer
Website

Toni Arthur
Brian Cant
Spooks

Adam Adamant
Postman Pat
Blackadder
Hancock

Yes Minister
Later with Jools Holland
Pride and Prejudice
Hitchikers Guide

World service
Stuart Lee
Mr Benn
Casualty
6 Music
Glastonbury
Horrible Histories
Dennis Potter
C-Beebies
Quatermass
Two Ronnies

The Thick of It
Radio 3
Open University
Mark Kermode
Simon Mayo
Round the Horne
Goon Show
Blakes 7
Dick and Dom
Last Night of the Proms
Gardeners' Question Time

Last of the Summer Wine
Steptoe and Son
Clangers
The Young Ones
Edge of Darkness

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Letter from America
The Mighty Boosh
QI
Panorama
Bagpuss
I Claudius
Absolutely Fabulous
John Motson
Red Dwarf
Our friends in the North

Culture Show
Woman's Hour
Charlie and Lola
Alan Partridge
Sherlock
News at 6 o'clock

Live Aid
Likely Lads
Michael Palin
No ads

This Life
That's life
Life on earth
The good life
Captain Pugwash
Tony Hart
Til Death do us Part
Ken Bruce
News Quiz
Keeping Up Appearances
Outnumbered
Miranda
Who do you think you are
Kirsty Wark
Jeremy Paxman
Parkinson
Wogan
Tripods
Fireman Sam
The Ascent of Man
One foot in the grave
Xander (Armstrong) and Ben (Miller)
Rob (Webb) and Dave (Mitchell)

Antiques Roadshow
David Attenborough
Bruce Forsyth
The League of Gentlemen
Have I got news for you
Hairy Bikers
Being Human
In the Night garden

Have I got news for you
You & Me (Me and You)
Monty Python
Doctor Who

Top Gear
Merlin
Ivor the Engine
Watchdog
Wimbledon
Springwatch
Formula 1
Blue Peter
Swap Shop
Five Live
Top of the Pops
Trumpton

The Archers
That Was The Week That Was
The Goodies
Songs of Praise
World at One
The Day Today
Sorry I haven't a Clue
Not the Nine O'Clock News

Nationwide
Mr Men
East Enders
Bottom
Gary Lineker
Radio 1
Radio 2
Ripping Yarns

Johnny Ball
Test Match Special
Bergerac
Perfect Day
Radio Active

Howard's Way
Jeremy Hardy
Final Score
(everything on) BBC4
Only Fools (and Horses)
Sky at Night
Shooting Stars
Pete and Dud

Teletubbies
Life on Mars
Radcliffe and Maconie

Jackanory
A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Children in Need Appeal
Douglas Adams
John Peel


I'll probably kick myself but I'm not sure what 'Me and You' is?

Anyway, of the 148 I have seen 130. Good god. I pick out 56 as 'watch a lot' (or have watched, I saw a lot of Trumpton when I was a kid).

I've got a feeling I have blogged about 30 or 40 of these over the years.

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From:altariel
Date:October 15th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
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You and Me. Crucial television.
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From:communicator
Date:October 15th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Do you think 'Me and You' is just a play on that? It sounded to me like another show. Perhaps a radio show?
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From:altariel
Date:October 15th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
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I thought he was just doing the lyrics for that. The only other thing I can think of is "You and Yours".
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From:communicator
Date:October 15th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Ah yes, now I have actually listened to it
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From:ooxc
Date:October 15th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
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That tells me that I have heard the lyric:
"You and me
Me and you"
but I have no recollection of the programme - perhaps I've heard it from another house/flat without seeing the programme - or hweard a hild singing it
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From:azalaisdep
Date:October 16th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
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Ohh! That makes sense now - there's a current CBeebies show with a very similar name (may even be called You And Me Me And You) which I know I've caught snippets of while waiting for something else to start with the Small People, but the title has been nagging at me ever since I watched the MB video as though it ought to resonate more than that. But I remember that You And Me, so I bet Mitch does too!
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From:white_hart
Date:October 15th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Rob and Dave = Mitchell and Webb, at a guess.
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From:communicator
Date:October 15th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
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*kicks self*

thanks
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From:matildabj
Date:October 15th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
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I was wondering who they were! Thanks.
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From:coalescent
Date:October 15th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
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What about all the outro stuff?

The Wombles
The Office
Nigella
Rolf Harris
Sue Barker
Bob the Builder
The Now Show
Brian Perkins (?)
Steve Lamacq
Alan (?)
Stacey
Eric and Ernie
[something]
[something]
Just a Minute
[something]
Fawlty Towers
[something]
[something]
Grange Hill
[something]
Mary, Mungo and Midge
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From:communicator
Date:October 15th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for that

The Wombles
The Office
Nigella
Rolf Harris
Sue Barker
Bob the Builder
The Now Show
Brian Perkins
Steve Lamacq
Alan (?)
Stacey
Eric and Ernie
...
Just a Minute
...
Fawlty Towers
...
Grange Hill
...
Mary, Mungo and Midge
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From:altariel
Date:October 15th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
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I thought 'Alan' was 'Gavin', to go with 'Stacey' in the next line.
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From:communicator
Date:October 15th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Yes, and I haven't seen anything called 'Stacey' so I don't know why I didn't cross it out
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From:altariel
Date:October 15th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Z-Cars is in there somewhere too.
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From:coalescent
Date:October 16th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
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Just before Grange Hill. And I think Graham Norton is just after.

I have realised who is missing: Barry Norman.
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From:altariel
Date:October 16th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
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Definitely Graham Norton. I thought I could hear "Elvis" in there, and I think it might be "Ask Elvis", which is apparently a slot Mitch Benn does on the Steve Wright show.
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From:pennski
Date:October 16th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
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I've heard "Ask Elvis" - didn't realise it was Mitch!
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From:altariel
Date:October 16th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
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And Doctors before Fawlty Towers, I think.
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From:coalescent
Date:October 15th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
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That would make much more sense, yes.
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From:altariel
Date:October 15th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh good I'm glad Brian Perkins was there. Couldn't make out most of those.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 16th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
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Limoa?

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