Cutter to Houston

1 9 8 3 (USA) 9 x 60 minute episodes Surgeon Beth Gilbert (Shelley Hack) hates it. General Practitioner Dr Andy Fenton (Jim Metzler) likes it just fine. And intern Dr Hal Wexler (a young Alec Baldwin) hasn't quite made up his mind. But like it or not, these three MDs are the core of a small(...)

Jean Arthur Show, The

1 9 6 6 (USA) 12 x 30 minute episodes The Jean Arthur Show displayed the comedienne with the enchantingly cracked voice who delighted moviegoers in Mr Smith Goes To Washington, Mr Deeds Goes To Town and many other cinema comedies. Her TV series cast her as a widowed lawyer who had the brains, the crusading zeal and the(...)

Road West, The

1 9 6 6 (USA) 29 x 60 minute episodes Debuting on 12 September 1966 on NBC, The Road West took a pioneer family to Kansas in the 1860s. The show depicted what they faced in their new homestead and what became of them as they began their rugged new life. Pride was the name - widower(...)

Hey Landlord

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 32 x 30 minute episodes A short-lived sitcom about a carefree young man from Ohio, who inherits a New York City brownstone apartment building from his uncle, and shares his apartment with an up-and-coming stand-up comedian who also happens to be a brash city boy. Woody(...)

Sanford Arms

1 9 7 7 (USA) 8 x 30 minute episodes Redd Foxx jumped ship to ABC and Desmond Wilson held out for more money, so the producers of Sanford and Son took the old setting and some of the supporting players, introduced a different central character, built a new show around them and called it Sanford Arms. In(...)

Big Hawaii

1 9 7 7 (USA) 12 x 60 minute episodes The Hawaii in this series not only had bright flowers, sandy beaches, swaying palms, towering volcanoes and garish shirts, it also had family clashes, dusty pickup trucks, milling cattle herds, drunken brawls, torrid love affairs and sinister strangers. The thread that held everything together was the(...)

Oregon Trail, The

1 9 7 7 (USA) 14 x 60 minute episodes In 1842, widower Evan Thorpe (Rod Taylor) decides to leave behind his Illinois farm and head west with his three children, Andrew (Andrew Stevens), 17, William (Tony Becker), 12, and Rachel (Gina Marie Smika), 7, and travel to the Oregon Territory to search for a new(...)

Fitzpatricks, The

1 9 7 7 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episode Mike and Maggie Fitzpatrick lived in Flint, Michigan, with their four children and a non-descript dog called Detroit. Mike (Bert Kramer) worked overtime in a steel mill while Maggie (Mariclare Costello) worked part time in a diner, but it was a struggle for them to make(...)


1 9 7 7 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Ex-military surgeon Dr Sidney Rafferty had just retired as a colonel after 20 years in the army and now brought his rigid army ways to the more casual ways at City General Hospital. He also maintained a practice as a family doctor with carefree, young Dr(...)

Yellow Rose, The

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 22 x 60 minute episodes The Yellow Rose was a sprawling saga of life, love and the pursuit of intrigue on a modern West Texas ranch. The NBC series revolved around the efforts of the Champion family to keep their place going despite high costs, treacherous hired(...)

Ex-Wham! singer George Michael dies

25 December 2016 Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said. The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have "passed away peacefully at home". Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in(...)

Rousters, The

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes This NBC series was an action-adventure-comedy about a carnival based in Los Angeles, peopled by an amazing assortment of clowns, freaks and buffoons. Chad Everett starred as Wyatt Earp III, the great-grandson of the legendary gunman. He was head roustabout and(...)

Mississippi, The

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 24 x 60 minute episodes After nine years on Walton Mountain, Ralph Waite floated down the Mississippi in this CBS series as criminal lawyer Ben Walker, who left the big city to travel the river on a sternwheel towboat. Naturally, they turned out to be troubled(...)

Crack, The

In 1982, Cheltenham Oi! outfit The Crack won a televised Battle of the Bands competition (voted for by none other than Slade frontman Noddy Holder) which landed them a deal with RCA. They released three singles for the label but made no real headway until Link Records released their debut album In Search Of The Crack in 1989.(...)

Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt dies

24 December 2016 Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain aged 68, his manager has said. He died from a severe infection after being admitted to hospital on Thursday following complications to a shoulder injury. Parfitt had been due to launch a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for(...)

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