TV Shows – 1970s

Young Talent Time

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 8 8 (Australia) "Close your eyes and I'll kiss you . . .". Sing this to Australians of a certain generation and they will sing the "oo-oo-oo's" back in rapturous nostalgia. Each week for 18 years (read that again: EIGHTEEN years!) from April 1971 onwards, the avuncular Johnny(...)

Yus My Dear

Yus My Dear

1 9 7 6 (UK) 19 x 30 minute episodes In this sequel to Romany Jones Wally and Lily Briggs have "gorn up in the world" from a gypsy caravan site to a council house. Wally has also suddenly grown an adult brother, Benny, whose attributes include staying on the dole and a seemingly pathological urge to sponge(...)

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 It was then he realised that Dixon of Dock Green was out of date.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(...)


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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 7 2 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) Between Fanny Doodle, The Cat Came Back song, and Miss Mary Mac, kids learned more than just the zip code for Boston, Mass. (02134). This half-hour show was like the Stepford Children . . . A Boston-based PBS kids programme in which child prisoners (all wearing matching striped(...)

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