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Joe and Sons

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 14 x 30 minute episodes Blue-collar widower Joe Vitale (Richard Castellano) is raising his teenage boys Mark...

Down the ‘Gate

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes The bustle and banter of London's iconic Billingsgate fish market provided the...

Daria

1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 1 (USA) 65 x 30 minute episodes Daria Morgendorffer is an intelligent, unpopular, cynical and sarcastic teenager tolerating life...

Charge!

1 9 6 9 (UK) 5 x 30 minute episodes This BBC comedy series starred portly Robert Morley (who also co-wrote the series with Jeremy Paul) as the...

Two In Clover

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes Londoner Sid Turner (Carry On star Sid James) and Welshman Vic Evans (Victor Spinetti)...

Ellen Burstyn Show, The

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 7 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Another eclectic family comedy from ABC. Here Burstyn plays a writer-in-residence at...

Selling Hitler

1 9 9 1 (UK) 5 x 60 minute episodes In 1981, Gerd Heidemann, a senior reporter for the German magazine Stern, believes he has stumbled onto...

All in Good Faith

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 8 (UK) 18 x 30 minute episodes In his first comedy for ITV, Richard Briers starred as Philip Lambe,...

Goodbye, Mr. Kent

1 9 8 2 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes This BBC comedy had all the elements of a pleasant, after dinner relaxation. It showed the England...

Common As Muck

1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) 12 x 55 minute episodes Set in the fictional northern town of Hepworth, this comedy drama explored...

On Our Own

1 9 7 7 (USA) 22 x 30 minute episodes Tall, skinny Maria Bonino (Lynnie Greene) and her short, chirpy friend Julia Peters (Bess Armstrong) were two...

Turnabout

1 9 7 9 (USA) 7 x 30 minute episodes Tough sportswriter Sam Alston (John Schuck) and his cosmetics exec wife Penny (Sharon Gless) find themselves inhabiting...

Operation Petticoat

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 33 x 30 minute episodes With a cast of 18 regulars, this tale of World War II...

Mr. T and Tina

1 9 7 6 (USA) 11 x 30 minute episodes Pat Morita (Arnold from Happy Days) starred in his own short-lived series as widowed Japanese businessman Taro...

We’ve Got Each Other

1 9 7 7 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Role reversal was the theme of this short-lived CBS show. Husband Stuart (Oliver Clark) worked at home...

Flatbush

1 9 7 9 (USA) 6 x 30 minute episodes Presto, Socks, Turtle, Joey and Figgy were just-out-of-high-school teenagers living in a mostly Italian neighbourhood of Brooklyn...

San Pedro Beach Bums, The

1 9 7 7 (USA) 10 x 60 minute episodes Five happy-go-lucky overgrown adolescents lived on a converted fishing boat (the Challenger) docked in the San Pedro Harbor...

Big Eddie

1 9 7 5 (USA) 10 x 30 minute episodes 'Big' Eddie Smith (Sheldon Leonard) was the new owner of New York's 'Big E' - a Madison...

Grady

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 10 x 30 minute episodes This spin-off series starred Whitman Mayo in the role he created in...

Cop and the Kid, The

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes NBC presented this series about a middle-class white policeman (Charles Durning) who...

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Blondie

1 9 5 7 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) 14 x 30 minute episodes Even though Chic Young's comic...

Alan Young Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) In 1950, when network television was still in its infancy in the US and radio ruled...

Lame Ducks

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) Brian Drake is hit by a lorry and while convalescing in hospital is told by his...

Blossom

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 5 (USA) Blossom related the growing-up misadventures of the eponymous teenage girl in an all-male - and totally dysfunctional...

Mr Peepers

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 5 (USA) Mr Peepers proved that not all television comedy, even in the immediate wake of Lucille Ball, had...

Waiting For God

1 9 9 0 - 1 9 9 4 (UK) 47 x 30 minute episodes Stephanie Cole and Graham Crowden starred in the adventures of two geriatric...

Alcock and Gander

1 9 7 2 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Another ITV comedy from the team of Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke. Mrs Marigold Alcock (Beryl Reid) runs...

Homeroom

1 9 8 9 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Darryl Harper (Darryl Sivad) has recently given up a job writing advertising jingles to be a teacher...