Pruitts of Southampton, The (The Phyllis Diller Show)

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 30 x 30 minute episodes The Pruitts of Southampton were just like the Rockefellers or the Vanderbilts, except for two things: they're broke, and Mrs Pruitt looks, dresses and acts like Phyllis Diller. For reasons that don't matter very much, the Pruitts were obliged to keep(...)

Rounders, The

1 9 6 6 (USA) 17 x 30 minute episodes The Rounders was a fantastic western comedy of 1965 that paired Glenn Ford with Henry Fonda. That film is a classic of the period and remains a favourite of western fans. This TV series was a poor attempt to reignite the chemistry of the film. The(...)

A Star Is Born (1976)

Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson starred in this second remake of the 1937 Hollywood classic, a bittersweet story of the conjunction of rising and falling stars. Updated to deal with the true stardom of the 1970s - that of the rock music world - this version is Barbra all the way. She has turned the(...)

Devil’s Playground, The (1976)

The Devil's Playground is set in 1953 in a seminary for young boys intending to enter a religious order of teaching brothers. Brother Sebastian Charles McCallum Brother Celian John Frawley Brother Francine Arthur Dignam Brother Victor Nick Tate Brother James Peter Cox Brother Arnold Jonathan Hardy Brother Hanrahan Gerry Duggan Father Marshall Thomas Keneally Mrs Sullivan(...)

C.A.B.

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 9 (UK) Colin Freshwater (Felipe Izquierdo, pictured) and Franny Barnes (Louise Mason) look after an old shop (which used to be a Citizens Advice Bureau, hence the series title) for Ma Mossop who suddenly disappears and they are told she is staying at the Military Hospital. While Ma(...)

Roland Rat: The Series

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Ask the Leyland Brothers

In Ask the Leyland Brothers, adventurers Mike and Mal Leyland travelled to different parts of Australia to make short documentary segments. Every story was a response to letters from viewers asking the Leyland Brothers to cover a particular person, place or subject. After early success with documentaries covering their travels along the Darling River (in(...)

Ladies in Charge

1 9 8 6 (UK) 6 x 52 minute episodes Diana Granville Carol Royle Babs Palmer Julia Hills Vicky Barton Julia Swift Frank Sutton Graham Chinn

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales. Admiral James T Kirk William Shatner Spock Leonard Nimoy McCoy DeForest Kelley Scotty James Doohan Sulu George Takei Chekov(...)

Sport Aid (1986)

25 May 1986 Sport Aid was a sport-themed campaign for African famine relief held in May 1986, involving several days of all-star exhibition events in various sports, and culminating in the Race Against Time, a 10 km fun run held simultaneously in 89 countries. The event was organised by Chris Long (Chairman and Founder), Bob(...)

Wandjina!

1 9 6 6 (Australia) 7 x 30 minute episodes Scottish-born anthropologist Donald MacPherson (Mark McManus) discovers the "Wandjina" cave paintings in outback Australia. While exploring the mysterious caves, young Ann MacPherson (Jacki Weaver) also stumbles upon a cave full of skeletons. Anne Haddy co-starred as intelligence agent "Miss Smith" who dressed like Honor Blackman in The(...)

Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

Australia in the 1850s. Irishman Daniel Morgan (Dennis Hopper), like hundreds of other ex-patriots from the British Isles, has come to seek his fortune (There is a gold rush going on, and Morgan wants to strike it rich). As fate would have it, Morgan soon finds himself on the other side of the law, broke(...)

Weirdos, The

One of the strongest bands to emerge from the Los Angeles punk explosion, The Weirdos formed in 1976 following a short spell as The Barbies and Luxurious Adults. They recorded several excellent singles, notably Destroy All Music (1977) and We Got The Neutron Bomb (1978), but the group were plagued by internal problems. The mini-album, Who, What,(...)

Running Scared

1 9 8 6 (UK) 6 x 25 minute episodes Young Paula Prescott (Julia Millbank) found herself on the run from brutal East End villain Charlie Elkin (Christopher Ellison from The Bill) - who ran a protection racket - in this six-part BBC series. Paula's grandfather (Fred Bryant) had hidden a vital piece of evidence -(...)

Dead End Drive-In (1986)

In the near future (the 1990s!) economic and environmental disasters have reduced society to chaos. To combat looting and marauding 'car boys', the authorities convert the Star Drive-in cinema into a jail for unemployed young people. Captives are given action movies to watch and junk food to live on. Jimmy 'Crabs' Rossini (Ned Manning), a(...)

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