1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 3 (UK) 6 x episodes This Anglia TV adaptation of the children's books by Peter Eldin starred Kenneth Williams, Rita Webb, Sheila White and Arthur Mullard as overgrown schoolchildren. They also appeared in other sketches as teachers (and Rita as dinner lady Mrs Eaten. The show also(...)
1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) This Australian national variety show was produced by TCN Channel 9 and originally titled Bobby Limb's Late Show, thence The Bobby Limb Show. In 1961 it became The Mobil Limb Show. The 60-minute show was compered by husband and wife team Bobby Limb and Dawn Lake(...)
1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) This Australian hour-long music show aired on ABN2 on Saturdays (originally at 6.00pn and then at 7.30pm) and was hosted by 18-year-old Bryan Davies, assisted by Neil Williams. Bryan Davies Neil Williams
Released in some markets as Hangup. Ken Ramsey William Elliott Lou Cliff Potts Julie Marki Bey Fred Richards Michael Lerner Sergeant Becker Wally Taylor Captain Gorney George Murdock Gwen Timothy Blake Felder Fredd Wayne Sally Midori Bud David Renard Enrique Pepe Serna Longnose Rafael Campos Mrs. Ramsey Lynn Hamilton Simpson William Bramley Jennings Bob Delegall Beverly(...)
1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 18 x 30 minute episodes In the old Odd Couple, Tony Randall played Felix Unger, a commercial photographer who was almost pathologically fussy. Jack Klugman was Oscar Madison, a sportswriter who was an irresponsible cigar-smoking slob. When the two became roommates, the result was chaos and comedy.(...)
1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 17 x 60 minute episodes "Bring 'em back alive" was the motto of American adventurer Frank Buck, legendary collector of wild animals. Besides the dashing Mr Buck (Bruce Boxleitner), the other regulars were the spunky Gloria Marlowe (Cindy Morgan)of the US Consulate in Singapore; the faithful(...)
1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 10 x 60 minute episodes Gavilan had something for everyone. For the men, there were gorgeous women in bikinis. For the women, there was Robert Urich in a wetsuit. For environmentalists, there was a save-the-whales story. For kids, there were educational tidbits. And for fans of Vega$, there(...)
1 9 5 5 (UK) ITV introduced Free Speech, political cross-talk between Sir Robert Boothby, W J Brown, Michael Foot and A J P Taylor. The programme was similar to the BBC's In The News, in which the four appeared. This show had been dropped when the main political parties attempted to substitute orthodox representatives. Sir Robert Boothby(...)
Formed in 1982, Red Guitars delivered great tunes, had the left-wing political credentials to become NME darlings and were defiantly independent, releasing material through their own label, Self Drive. While the band was largely guitar-driven, there was an underlying swagger and groove to their music, influenced by the sounds of African Highlife and acts like King Sunny(...)
In 1978 Colleen was the female lead in the Australian drama series The Truckies. She released a top-selling #1 single, Dreaming My Dreams With You, in 1980.
1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 2 (UK) 15 x 30 minute episodes Marty Feldman Spike Milligan The Irving Davies Dancers Jack Parnell and his Orchestra Hugh Paddick Bob Todd Clovissa Newcombe
A singer returns to her hometown and puts together a team of fighters to go after 'Buddha' - a mob boss who murdered her uncle for not paying protection fees. Released in 3-D (truly!), all the usual 'Blaxploitation' elements were present - funk music, soft core porn, and martial arts. Sadly the plot wasn't. Released(...)
During the day Tony is trapped in the drudgery of a nine-to-five office job at United International Transatlantic Consolidated Amalgamation Ltd. But at night he imagines himself an artist with great talent and vision - although his landlady Mrs Crevatte (Irene Handl on top form) regards all of his efforts as a load of miscellaneous rubbish.(...)
1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (UK) This Arts Review Programme from BBC2 was aimed at a teen/youth audience.
1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 54 x 30 minute episodes Murphy's Mob followed the fortunes of a (fictitious) fourth division football team managed by Mac Murphy (Ken Hutchison), and their Junior supporters club. The show was originally filmed at the Watford football ground and, later, at Derby. Mac Murphy Ken Hutchison Boxer(...)