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This was the era of Channel 4-funded films such as The Ploughman’s Lunch, which was set against the background of the Falklands conflict, and My Beautiful Laundrette.


Channel 4’s drama series highlights of the Thatcher decade included Alan Plater’s A Very British Coup, based on Chris Mullin’s novel, and Alan Bleasdale’s GBH. On the comedy front, The Comic Strip team stuck a steel-capped boot into Maggie with The Strike, a fantasia about the miners’ strike featuring Peter Richardson playing Al Pacino playing Arthur Scargill.

ITV, which used to be about more than idiotic Saturday night talent shows, didn’t escape her fury either. They’re fun, very well-made and boast the kind of top-quality talent only a fat and flexible chequebook could afford. Tonight’s opener, Hey Diddley Dee, a frothy, amusing little number written and directed by the actor Marc Warren, focuses on rehearsals for a terrible stage musical about Andy Warhol and boasts a star-studded cast including Kylie Minogue, Peter Serafinowicz (brilliant as the egotistical fading star) and Homeland’s David Harewood.

The best of them, though,Inspired by accident, is next week’s: Snodgrass, which imagines what might have become of John Lennon – played, for the third time in his career, by Ian Hart – if he’d walked out on The Beatles in 1962 and never become an iconic global superstar.

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