Each night this week, a champion and a critic watch shows from a particular year and debate whether that decade can claim to be a golden age of British television. The live final is next Sunday. Tonight Kathryn Flett and Roy Hattersley discuss 1955's output.
BBCi: digital viewers can watch tonight's shows without the critical commentary
The case of a middle-class psychopath who drowns his victims in a bath.
First shown on BBC1 (BW)
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Alison Graham on TV's self-criticism: p67
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