Today's pick: Innocents Lost
Monday 08 December 1997
I'm Alan Partridge (10pm BBC2) The Norwich-based TV personality's six- part swansong has been a delight, the best British comedy series of 1997 by a distance. In fact, I much preferred this to Knowing Me, Knowing You. Steve Coogan leaves his alter-ego 180 days into his exile at the Linton Travel Tavern, and judging vegetables at a local country fayre. Then comes an unexpected phone call from the BBC...
The Sunshine Boys (12mdn't BBC1) Eighty-year-old George Burns came out of retirement when Jack Benny died - to play opposite Walter Matthau as feuding vaudevillians persuaded to team up one last time for a TV special. A Neil Simon Broadway hit directed by Simon specialist Herbert Ross, there aren't too many feet to be put wrong here. Perhaps some over- acting from the 56-year-old Matthau adding 20 years to his age, but it's a quibble. Burns is a delight and won an Oscar.
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
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