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Born to Be Different

2003

Born to Be Different is a British documentary on Channel 4, which follows the life of six disabled children. Reviewing the show, TimesOnline commented with irony that "by the end of [it], we had sobered up entirely. A queasy feeling followed, of being pulled morally up and down and in and out until you didn't know whom you pitied or why. The sign, in other words, of excellent television." In its review, The London Paper expressed concerns about the voyeuristic approach of the show and asks: "what is to be gained from watching harried mothers breaking down, and children being constantly reminded of their problems by the camera crew? [...] Let’s just hope Channel 4's intentions were in the right place." The music for the series was composed by Julian Stewart Lindsay.

Les Voyages du tortillard

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Les Voyages du tortillard was a French language series of animated shorts made in Quebec. The English version aired in Canada on the Global Television Network and TVOntario in the late 1970s, and in the United States on The Great Space Coaster in the early 1980s. The main character is a young boy named Simon who discovers a magical steam locomotive hidden in the basement of his apartment building. Acting as the engineer Simon uses the locomotive to travel on many magical adventures. Joining Simon every episode is Monsieur Globetrotteur, an old man who awaited the coming of the train for many a decade before Simon finally arrived. With Mr. Passenger is Mélanie, Mr. Passenger's cat who always rides atop his long stove pipe hat. Each episode also features a character named Stella, a girl with star shaped hair. Stella's character changes from episode to episode but she always has her star shaped hair.

The Resort

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The Resort was an Australian reality television series that aired on Network Ten in 2004. The show was hosted by Jon Stevens. Set on a Fijian island, a group of hopeful renovators were given 13 weeks to transform the resort into a three-to-four star hotel. The series was axed after six weeks. The resort remains unfinished, and is now likely to stay that way.

NFL's Greatest Games

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NFL's Greatest Games is a series of 90-minute television programs that air on NFL Network, ESPN and related networks. They are condensed versions of some of the most famous games in the history of the National Football League, using footage and sound captured by NFL Films, as well as original interviews. The series began with Super Bowl III, the New York Jets' 16-7 upset of the Baltimore Colts. ESPN debuted the program in 1999, on the 30th anniversary of the original game. More telecasts followed in the ensuing months. In 2007, NFL Network unveiled Super Bowl Classics, a version of this program using complete videotaped games. The "NFL's Greatest Games" banner is also occasionally used for episodes of the 1970s public television series The Way It Was that covered classic NFL games prior to 1958.

The Steam Video Company

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The Steam Video Company was a 1984 comedy series produced by Thames Television for ITV written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick. The six episode series was a low budget spoof of the horror genre, intermingled with spoofs on contemporary television programmes, such as Nationwide. The programmes starred the same repertory cast of comic actors in a variety of roles. The cast included: William Franklyn, Barry Cryer, Anna Dawson, Bob Todd, Madeline Smith and Jimmy Mulville. The title is thought to be a reference to 'the golden age of steam railways', with the 'steam video' apparently a spoof on the multitude of low-budget horror and exploitation films available during the early days of the British home video boom.

Wa$ted!

2007

Wa$ted!

2007

Wa$ted! is a New Zealand reality television series which shows families their impact on the environment and helps them to become greener in their daily lives. The show has been acclaimed as the first show of its type. Even in production, they reduce their impact on the earth by using hybrid cars, crew carpooling, and reusing props. The series shown in 15 countries outside of New Zealand. The Wa$ted! in United States, Canada, Spain, Denmark, Portugal, and Malaysia also produced their own versions.

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