Max: Shows & Episodes

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Max Headroom has appeared in several different television productions, all of which are loosely linked and part of the same general continuity.

In chronological order, they are:

The origin telefilm, shown on the UK's Channel Four on 4 April 1985 (4/4, get it?)
The original purpose for which Max was created, to serve as a bizarre, attention-getting host and "talking head" for a talk/video show on the then-new Channel Four.
Known under this title for its first six-show season, then as "The Max Talking Headroom Show" for its second season of ten shows.
A full-length Christmas special in the UK tradition. Sometimes listed as episode 11 of the second season.
The talk/video/interview show as ported to Cinemax in the US.
The most famous and widely known appearance of Max, in an ABC series that ran for 13 episodes, most of which were actually shown at the time.

This list does not include any of Max's many television appearances in advertising or interviews as a guest.

Episode List

Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future
The origin telefilm.
Episode Title Air Date Notes
UK.0.1 "Twenty Minutes Into the Future" 4 April 1985 Notes!
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future (Extended Version)
The origin telefilm, extended with about 20 minutes of added videos and scenes.
Episode Title Air Date Notes
US.0.1 "Twenty Minutes Into the Future"  ? "? 1986
The Max Headroom Show
The first season of the UK talk show on Channel Four.
Episode Guests Air Date Notes
UK.1.1 Guest: Sting  ? ? 1985 Notes!
UK.1.2 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.1.3 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.1.4 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.1.5 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.1.6 Guest:  ? ? 1985
The Max Talking Headroom Show
The second season of the UK talk show on Channel Four.
Episode Guests Air Date Notes
UK.2.1 Guest:  ? ? 1985 Notes!
UK.2.2 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.2.3 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.2.4 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.2.5 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.2.6 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.2.7 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.2.8 Guest:  ? ? 1985
UK.2.9 Guest: 23 Nov 1986
UK.2.10 Guest:  ? ? 1985
Max Headroom's Giant Christmas Turkey
The full-length Christmas special.
Episode Guests Air Date Notes
UK.2.11 Guest:  ? ? 1985 Notes!
The Original Max Talking Headroom Show
The talk/video/interview show as ported to Cinemax in the US, two seasons.
Episode Guests Air Date Notes
US.1.1 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.1.2 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.1.3 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.1.4 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.1.5 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.1.6 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.2.1 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.2.2 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.2.3 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.2.4 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.2.5 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
US.2.6 Guest:  ? ? 1986 Notes!
Max Headroom
The ABC series.
Episode Title Air Date Notes
ABC.1.1 "Blipverts"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.1.2 "Rakers"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.1.3 "Body Banks"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.1.4 "Security Systems"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.1.5 "War"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.1.6 "Blanks"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.2.1 "Academy"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.2.2 "Deities"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.2.3 "Grossberg's Return"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.2.4 "Dream Thieves"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.2.5 "Whacketts"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.2.6 "Neurostim"  ? ? 1987 Notes!
ABC.2.7 "Lessons"  ? ? 1987 'aka "Lost Tapes"
ABC.2.8 "Baby Grobags"  ? ? 1987 Notes!