Max: Timeline

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This timeline of events in the creation, production and appearances of Max Headroom aims to be complete... some day.

Dates will not be added here until they are verified, so some items with unknown or unverified dates are not listed.

1985

4 Apr 1985 The Max Headroom origin telefilm premieres on Channel Four.
6 Apr 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.1.
13 Apr 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.2.
14 Apr 1985 The Max Headroom origin telefilm premieres on Cinemax.
20 Apr 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.3.
27 Apr 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.4.
4 May 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.5.
11 May 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.6.
18 May 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.7.
25 May 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.8.
1 Jun 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.9.
8 Jun 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.10.
15 Jun 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.11.
22 Jun 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.12.
29 Jun 1985 Channel Four, "The Max Headroom Show" (video), episode CH4.1.13, featuring the first Sting interview.
13 Nov 1985 Cinemax, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.1, featuring the revised Sting interview.
20 Nov 1985 Cinemax, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.2.
27 Nov 1985 Cinemax, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.3, featuring Simon LeBon & Nick Rhodes.
4 Dec 1985 Cinemax, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.4, featuring Roger Daltrey.
11 Dec 1985 Cinemax, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.5.
18 Dec 1985 Cinemax, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.6, featuring Boy George.

1986

15 Jul 1986 Channel Four, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.1, featuring the revised Sting interview.
17 Jul 1986 David Letterman interviews Max on his show.
22 Jul 1986 Channel Four, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.3, featuring Simon LeBon & Nick Rhodes.
29 Jul 1986 Channel Four, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.2.
1 Aug 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.1, featuring Michael Caine.
5 Aug 1986 Channel Four, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.4, featuring Roger Daltrey.
12 Aug 1986 Channel Four, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.5.
15 Aug 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.2, featuring Vidal Sassoon.
19 Aug 1986 Channel Four, The Max Headroom Show, episode CH4.2.6, featuring Boy George.
29 Aug 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.3, featuring Oliver Reed.
12 Sep 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.4, featuring Tracey Ullman.
26 Sep 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.5, featuring Rutger Hauer.
10 Oct 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.6, featuring David Byrne.
16 Oct 1986 Part 1 of the extended Max Headroom origin telefilm on Cinemax.
23 Oct 1986 Part 2 of the extended Max Headroom origin telefilm on Cinemax.
24 Oct 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.7, featuring Howie Mandel.
20 Oct 1986 Part 3 of the extended Max Headroom origin telefilm on Cinemax.
6 Nov 1986 Part 4 of the extended Max Headroom origin telefilm on Cinemax.
7 Nov 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.8, featuring Jack Lemmon.
21 Nov 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.9, featuring Jackson Browne.
5 Dec 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.10, featuring Jackie Collins.
18 Dec 1986 Cinemax, "The Max Headroom Christmas Special" episode CH4.3.11.
26 Dec 1986 Channel Four, "Max Headroom's Giant Christmas Turkey" episode CH4.3.11.
28 Dec 1986 UK television, Max appears on Tina Turner special "Tina!"

1987

Jan 1987 Max Headroom is interviewed by Playboy magazine.
6 Jan 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.1, featuring Michael Caine.
13 Jan 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.2, featuring Vidal Sassoon.
20 Jan 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.3, featuring Oliver Reed.
27 Jan 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.4, featuring Tracey Ullman.
3 Feb 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.5, featuring Rutger Hauer.
10 Feb 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.6, featuring David Byrne.
17 Feb 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.7, featuring Howie Mandel.
24 Feb 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.8, featuring Jack Lemmon.
Mar 1987 Max Headroom appears on the cover of MAD Magazine
3 Mar 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.9, featuring Jackson Browne.
10 Mar 1987 Channel Four, "The Max Talking Headroom Show" episode CH4.3.10, featuring Jackie Collins.
14 Mar 1987 HBO, Max appears on Tina Turner special "Tina Turner: Break Every Rule."
31 Mar 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.1.1 "Blipverts."
7 Apr 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.1.2 "Rakers."
14 Apr 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.1.3 "Body Banks."
20 Apr 1987 Max Headroom appears on the cover of Newsweek.
21 Apr 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.1.4 "Security Systems."
28 Apr 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.1.5 "War."
5 May 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.1.6 "Blanks."
23 Jul 1987 Cinemax, "The Max Original Talking Headroom Show" episode CMX.1.1, featuring Jerry Hall and Penn & Teller.
6 Aug 1987 Cinemax, "The Max Original Talking Headroom Show" episode CMX.1.2, featuring Mary Tyler Moore and Robin Leach.
20 Aug 1987 Cinemax, "The Max Original Talking Headroom Show" episode CMX.1.3, featuring Ron Reagan Jr and Paul Shaffer.
3 Sep 1987 Cinemax, "The Max Original Talking Headroom Show" episode CMX.1.4, featuring Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Bobby McFerrin.
17 Sep 1987 Cinemax, "The Max Original Talking Headroom Show" episode CMX.1.5, featuring Don King, Emo Philips and Madeline Kahn.
18 Sep 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.2.1 "Academy."
25 Sep 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.2.2 "Deities."
1 Oct 1987 Cinemax, "The Max Original Talking Headroom Show" episode CMX.1.6, featuring William Shatner, Grace Jones and Gilbert Gottfried.
2 Oct 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.2.3 "Grossberg's Return."
9 Oct 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.2.4 "Dream Thieves."
16 Oct 1987 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.2.5 "Whacketts."
1 Nov 1987 "Max Headroom" cast and crew hold unexpectedly early wrap party.

1988

28 Apr 1988 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.2.6 "Neurostim"
4 May 1988 PBS, "Sesame Street" episode 2478 (short cameo)
5 May 1988 ABC, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.2.7 "Lessons" (aka "Lost Tapes")


1989

10 Oct 1989 Comic Relief 2, Red Nose Day 1989


M-Much Later

10 Sep 1995 Bravo, "Max Headroom" episode ABC.2.8 "Baby Grobags"
1 Dec 2007 Channel Four, "Get Ready for Digital" ads begin.
24 July 2015 Film "Pixels" premieres with computer-generated Max cameo.