2008 British television programme debuts

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  1. 3rd and Bird

    3rd and Bird (2008)

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    3rd & Bird is a British television programme aimed at young children, commissioned by Michael Carrington and broadcast on the BBC, which revolves around a community of birds and their adventures. The series premiered on CBeebies in June 2008. Described in its initial press release as "a charming new animated series all about community", the programme format generally involves one or more of the characters encountering a problem which must be solved using the social skills which pre-school children must develop in order to make their way in the world.


  2. Amazon

    Amazon (2008)

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    Amazon is a BBC documentary television series co-produced by the Endeavour Productions and Indus Films, and hosted by Bruce Parry.


  3. Apparitions

    Apparitions (2008)

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    Apparitions is a BBC drama about Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, who examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's duties run deeper than just sending demons back to Hell; he later must prevent them all from escaping.


  4. Argumental

    Argumental (2008)

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    Argumental (working title Whose Side Are You On?) is a British improvised comedy panel game with Sean Lock as host, alongside two teams captained by Robert Webb and Seann Walsh, debating and arguing on various topics with help from various guests. It is made by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for Dave and made its debut on 27 October 2008. Series three was commissioned for Dave and four episodes from the second series aired on BBC Two, making it UKTV's most successful commission in terms of reach of audience.


  5. Ashes to Ashes

    Ashes to Ashes (2008)

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    Ashes to Ashes is a British science fiction and police procedural drama television series, serving as the sequel to Life on Mars.


  6. Basil's Swap Shop

    Basil's Swap Shop (2008)

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    Basil & Barney's Swap Shop is a British children's television series that was produced for CBBC and ran on Saturday mornings on BBC Two and CBBC Channel from 5 January 2008 to 25 September 2010. Based on the original BBC children's Saturday morning show Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, which ran on BBC One from 1976 to 1982, it was hosted by Barney Harwood, along with veteran puppet character Basil Brush, from whom the show takes its title.


  7. Beautiful People

    Beautiful People (2008)

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    Beautiful People is a British comedy drama television series based on the memoirs of Barneys creative director Simon Doonan. The series takes place in Reading, Berkshire, in 1997, where thirteen-year-old Simon Doonan and his best friend Kylie dream of escaping their dreary suburban surroundings and moving to cosmopolitan London "to live amongst the beautiful people". The first episode aired on BBC Two on 2 October 2008 and recorded overnight ratings of 1.5 million viewers and positive critical reaction. Episodes are self-contained, but do follow a loose story arc throughout the course of each series. The second and final series finished airing on 18 December 2009.


  8. Being Human

    Being Human (2008)

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    Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror drama. It originally starred Lenora Crichlow as Annie Sawyer (a ghost), Russell Tovey as George Sands (a werewolf) and Aidan Turner as John Mitchell (a vampire) — all of whom were sharing accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a "normal" life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them. In the third series, Sinead Keenan became part of the main cast as Nina Pickering (a werewolf). In the fourth series the ensemble was joined by Michael Socha as Tom McNair (a werewolf) and Damien Molony as Hal Yorke (a vampire). The fifth series added Kate Bracken as Alex Millar (a ghost). The first two seasons were set in Totterdown, Bristol, and the third season onwards relocated to Barry, Wales.


  9. Big and Small

    Big and Small (2008)

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    Big & Small is a British children's television series aimed at preschoolers. Big & Small is a co-production between Kindle Entertainment and 3J's Productions produced in association with the BBC, Treehouse TV, and Studio 100. The first series was deemed a success worldwide and a second series was commissioned by the BBC. The show is a live action comedy for preschoolers, and follows the lives of puppets. Big & Small Online, a section of CBeebies Online, won a Children's BAFTA in 2009 for the best interactive content.


  10. Bizarre E.R.

    Bizarre E.R. (2008)

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    Bizarre ER is a BBC Three television show that deals with hospital mishaps. It was narrated by Freema Agyeman from series one to three and by Sheridan Smith in series four.


  11. Bonekickers

    Bonekickers (2008)

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    Bonekickers was a BBC drama about a team of archaeologists, set at the fictional Wessex University. It made its début on 8 July 2008 and ran for one series.


  12. Britain from Above

    Britain from Above (2008)

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    Britain From Above is a 2008 six-part British television miniseries in which journalist Andrew Marr takes to the skies of the United Kingdom in search of the view of Britain from above to research all areas of past and present British life. An epic journey revealing the secrets, patterns and hidden rhythms of our lives from a striking new perspective. He discovers how each and every one of us is interconnecting making Britain what it is today. Cutting edge technology is used in the series to see through cloud cover, navigate the landscape and witness familiar sights as never seen before.


  13. Britannia High

    Britannia High (2008)

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    Britannia High is a British musical drama television series co-produced by Granada Television (now part of ITV Studios) and Globe Productions for the ITV network. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenagers and their mentors at a fictional London theatre school. It aired on ITV and TV3 Ireland, premiering on 26 October 2008.


  14. Catastrophe

    Catastrophe (2008)

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    Catastrophe is a five-part British documentary television series telling the story of the catastrophic events that shaped planet Earth. It is presented by Tony Robinson and was first aired on Channel 4 on 24 November 2008. The series producer was Stephen Marsh with researcher Dr Rhodri Jones.


  15. Celebrity Ding Dong

    Celebrity Ding Dong (2008)

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    Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong was an entertainment show on Channel 4, presented by Alan Carr. During the first series, voice-over commentary in between rounds on the scores is provided by Leslie Phillips. From Series 2, the announcer is Peter Dickson. Season was released onto DVD in 2008.


  16. Celebrity Juice

    Celebrity Juice (2008)

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    Celebrity Juice is a British television comedy panel game on ITV2, broadcast since 24 September 2008. The show is written and presented by Keith Lemon, the alter-ego of comedian Leigh Francis.


  17. Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means

    Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means (2008)

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    By Any Means, also known as Ireland to Sydney by Any Means, is a television series following Long Way Round and Long Way Down star Charley Boorman. Travelling from Wicklow, Ireland, to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, it features him completing the journey using 112 modes of transport and only travelling by plane when absolutely necessary.


  18. Chuggington

    Chuggington (2008)

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    Chuggington is a British computer-animated television series for children produced by Ludorum plc. It is broadcast on the BBC children's channel CBeebies and other channels throughout the world.


  19. City of Vice

    City of Vice (2008)

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    City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact following the fortunes of the famous novelist Henry Fielding (Ian McDiarmid) and his brother John (Iain Glen). Henry and John Fielding were magistrates of Westminster and the men who created the modern police force in Britain through the Bow Street Runners. The series was written by Clive Bradley and Peter Harness, whose scripts were nominated for a Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Series, 2008. It was directed by Justin Hardy and Dan Reed. The historical consultant was Hallie Rubenhold.


  20. Clone

    Clone (2008)

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    Clone is a 2008 BBC Three comedy series starring Jonathan Pryce and Mark Gatiss, centred on the creation and education of the world's first human clone. Its first series of six 30-minute episodes premiered on 17 November 2008.


  21. Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment (2008)

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    Tony Robinson's Crime and Punishment is a British documentary for Channel 4.


  22. Criminal Justice

    Criminal Justice (2008)

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    Criminal Justice is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2008. Written by Peter Moffat, each five-episode series follows the journey of an individual through the justice system and was first broadcast over five successive nights on BBC One.


  23. Crooked House

    Crooked House (2008)

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    Crooked House is a supernatural drama mini-series which aired on BBC Four in December 2008.


  24. Dani's House

    Dani's House (2008)

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    Dani's House was a British children's sitcom series broadcast on CBBC and starring Dani Harmer. The first series premiered on 26 September 2008, and its fifth series concluded on 19 July 2012. It has received several awards and nominations from BAFTA Kids. A spin-off called Dani's Castle began airing in 2013.


  25. Dead Set

    Dead Set (2008)

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    Dead Set is a critically acclaimed BAFTA-nominated British television horror drama created by Charlie Brooker. The show takes place primarily on the set of a fictional series of the real television show Big Brother. The five episodes, aired over five consecutive nights, chronicle a zombie outbreak that strands the housemates and production staff inside the Big Brother House, which quickly becomes a shelter from the undead.


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