THEY were the hit TV shows from three decades.
And for a Shepley couple, they provided a very lucrative business from their dining room.
Mark Small and his girlfriend Sian Lewis became DVD pirates – illegally copying BBC programmes from the 60s, 70s and 80s and selling them over the internet.
Shows like Just Good Friends, Top of The Pops and Ellery Queen proved very popular.
But now the £170,000 a year industry run from the couple’s luxury £500,000 detached home is at an end.
Small is behind bars – jailed for nine months by a judge at Bradford Crown Court.
And Lewis has been given a community service order.
Business consultant Small, 47, set up a profitable counterfeit DVD operation supplying old BBC programmes for nostalgic viewers.
Over more than a year, Small estimated that he had made a profit of about £80,000, but his internet enterprise came to an end after a raid on his Shepley home in November 2010.
The court heard yesterday how Small got into the DVD business after other sources of income failed.
Judge Peter Benson said the fraudulent activity had funded, to an extent, a champagne lifestyle adding: “You certainly lived in very comfortable surroundings on the proceeds of an illegal plan that was carried out for the best part of a year and netted a considerable amount of money”.
During the raid more than 8,800 counterfeit DVDs were seized as well four lap-top computers and two hard-drives.
Prosecutor David Garnett directed Judge Benson to an album of photographs taken by investigators which showed effectively a “'home industry” with a dining table set up for the packaging and posting of orders received over the internet.
Small, and his 21-year-old partner Sian Lewis, of The Knowle, pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing a Top of the Pops DVD bearing a false trademark with a view to gain and eight further allegations relating to the possession of counterfeit DVDs and computer equipment for use in fraud.