I remember this was a very funny programme with Zadog, or Zardok in the title?

It was sci-fi but I can't remember anything else about it.

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    Zardoz was hilarious, but not a sitcom. m.media-amazon.com/images/M/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 22, 2023 at 22:50
  • Can't see any obvious matches in the 1970s imdb.com/search/title/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 22, 2023 at 22:55
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    @Valorum made me feel old to realize this, but even 35 years ago would be end of 1988, so most likely a 90s show
    – Hypnosifl
    Commented Dec 22, 2023 at 23:00
  • Or the 80s and 90s: imdb.com/search/title/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 22, 2023 at 23:08
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    @Logoleptica Just on the off chance, you aren't perhaps misremembering the name Zaphod from the TV series of The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy are you?
    – skyjack
    Commented Dec 22, 2023 at 23:13

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could it be Kinvig?


Ineffectual dreamer Des Kinvig (Tony Haygarth) runs a rundown little electrical repair shop in the small town of Bingleton where he lives with his mumsy, scatterbrained wife Netta (Patsy Rowlands) and oversized pet dog Cuddly.

One day his shop is visited by the beautiful, sharp-tongued Miss Griffin (Prunella Gee) who seems at first just another dissatisfied customer.

However, after encountering a flying saucer while walking the dog one night, Kinvig discovers she is actually a scantily-clad alien from the planet Mercury who desperately needs the help of the scruffy, bearded Des' "exceptional brain" to stop an invasion of the evil ant-like Xux who are replacing people with robot duplicates.

Kinvig's friend Jim Piper (Colin Jeavons) is a lifelong UFO watcher and wild-eyed conspiracy buff who is consumed by jealousy when Des tells him about his extraterrestrial exploits.

It is left intentionally ambiguous whether Kinvig's experiences with aliens are real or the product of an overactive imagination.

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