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TV Heaven is where great television programmes go after transmission, but what about the less than great? Paul Merton sets off on a nightmare journey through the nether regions of British television with an infernal guide in the guise of Angus Deayton. Executive producer John Whiston
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For art teacher Arfor Wyn Hughes, TV Hell is being forced to relive his agonising appearance on Mastermind. Producer Caroline Wright
7.45pm It's a Knockout
A celebration of 16 years of white thighs, greasy poles, Eddie Waring and Stuart Hall.
8.05pm The Official History of Hell
The most diabolical TV moments, including The Borgias, Churchill's People, Triangle and Sin on Saturday.
9.00pm Rock Bottom
John Peel presents the most bizarre records of all time.
Producer Louis Heaton
9.30pm Nicholas Craig's Masterpiece Theatre
With the help of fellow actors, the renowned thespian makes the past come alive in one of his intimate masterclasses. Starring Nigel Planer. Written and directed by Christopher Douglas
9.45pm Critics' Choice
The programme voted by critics to an eternity in TV Hell.
10.10pm Nul Points
A Brief History of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 36-year-old annual contest - redefining Europe and redefining music.
Producer Helen Gallacher
10.45pm Credible Credits
If TV producers swallowed a truth drug what would the opening titles to their programmes really look like? Victor Lewis-Smith reports. Director Richard Curson Smith
10.50pm Hello and Goodbye
Guests turning on fellow guests, hosts grinding to a halt - some of the finest moments of the chat show with memorable extracts from the archive.
Presented by Danny Baker. Producer Caroline Whght
11.10pm The Secret Life of TV
Victor Lewis-Smith uncovers the workings that TV tries to keep hidden from the viewer. Director Richard Curson Smith
11.15pm Storm in an Egg Cup
The History of TV-am. The troubled history of what turned out to be Britain's most commercially successful TV company. Presented by Raymond Snoddy. With cameo appearances from Loyd Grossman and Roland Rat. Producer Renee Knight
11.55pm Mainly for Men
Never before transmitted, this 1960s attempt to make a television "girlie" magazine has contributions from David Bailey and George Best, shark fishing and "luscious lovelies" galore.
12.15am Trading Places
To round off the evening of TV Hell, some of the most unlikely combinations of politicians, singers and TV stars doing the most unlikely things.
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