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Why the BBC should commission more Time Commanders

Louisa Mellor Jan 26, 2017

BBC Four’s Time Commanders is joyful, nerdy, educational fun. We’d like a million new episodes commissioned please…

1) A dog carrying an unwieldy but clearly excellent stick.

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2) A child being presented with an ice-cream that’s bigger than their face.

3) Me whenever somebody falls into a paddling pool on You’ve Been Framed!

Until December 2016, those were the purest examples of joy I could name. Now? There’s a new addition to the list. Ladies and gentlemen I give you: the joy of BBC Four’s Time Commanders.

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Time Commanders aired its first sixteen-episode series on BBC Two in 2003. Devised by Adam Macdonald,

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