Young Riders, The

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 2 (USA) 68 x 60 minute episodes A grizzled old plainsman named Teaspoon Hunter (Anthony Zerbe) emerges from his bath - in a horse trough - and addresses six raw recruits, none older than 18. "This here pony express," rasps the ex-Texas Ranger and all-around eccentric,"is 2000 miles(...)

Your Cheatin’ Heart

1 9 9 0 (UK) 6 x 50 minute episodes John Byrne's follow-up to Tutti Frutti was a six-part musical shenanigan in which waitress Cissie Crouch (Tilda Swinton) employed restaurant journalist McClusky (John Gordon Sinclair) to prove that her country & western-singing husband, Dorwood, was innocent of a drugs charge. Which made for a delicious, can-swigging caricature of(...)

Z Cars

Z Cars

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) 667 x 25/50 minute episodes Writer Troy Kennedy Martin was confined to bed with a bout of mumps and passed his time listening to police radio. It was then he realised that Dixon of Dock Green was out of date. He set out to create a realistic, new police(...)

Zero One

  1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 5 (UK) 39 x 25 minute episodes "Zero One" was the call sign of the International Air Security Board, an organisation dedicated to the safety of air travel all around the world. Its chief London agent was airline detective Alan Garnett and he was called upon to(...)


1 9 7 4 (UK) 6 x 60 minute episodes Astrology is strictly for the birds. That’s the emphatic view of David Gradley, a workshy ex-Harrovian who has drifted into the police force. Then he meets a pretty young astrologer called Esther Jones – and his ideas get knocked for six. Created by Roger Marshall (The(...)

Zoo Gang, The

1 9 7 4 (UK) 6 x 60 minute episodes Four former members of the French Resistance during World War II reunite again nearly 30 years later after Tom Devon (John Mills) sees the man who betrayed them during the war, an act which resulted in Manouche Roget's husband being killed. Having nailed the Nazi, the(...)



1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) 82 x 30 minute episodes "Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, Comes the horseman known as Zorro, This bold renegade carves a 'Z' with his blade, that stands for Zorro" Sometimes it's hard to find that heroic balance. Make him too tough, and(...)

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