TV Shows - 1980s

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Cutter to Houston

1 9 8 3 (USA) 9 x 60 minute episodes Surgeon Beth Gilbert (Shelley Hack) hates it. General Practitioner Dr Andy Fenton (Jim Metzler) likes it just...

Yellow Rose, The

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 22 x 60 minute episodes The Yellow Rose was a sprawling saga of life, love and the pursuit...

Rousters, The

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes This NBC series was an action-adventure-comedy about a carnival based in Los...

Mississippi, The

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 24 x 60 minute episodes After nine years on Walton Mountain, Ralph Waite floated down the Mississippi...

SuperTed

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) 36 x 10 minute episodes A teddy bear is put in the store room of a toy factory...

Mr Majeika

1 9 8 8 (UK) 20 x 30 minute episodes Comedian Stanley Baxter played Mr Majeika, a wizard who fails his sorcery exams for the 17th time...

Witches and the Grinnygog, The

1 9 8 3 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Set in the countryside around Winchester, this was a story of sorcery and magic as three good...

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...

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...

John Silver’s Return to Treasure Island

1 9 8 6 (UK) 10 x 60 minute episodes In this ten-hour continuation of the classic Treasure Island tale from the Disney Channel and HTV (UK),...

Joy Of Painting, The

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 9 4 (USA) This 30-minute instructional television show from PBS featured painter Bob Ross teaching techniques for landscape...

Blacke’s Magic

1 9 8 6 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Alexander Blacke (Hal Linden) was a magician who liked to solve crimes with the help of his...

Last Precinct, The

1 9 8 6 (USA) 8 x 60 minute episodes Batman's Adam West played Captain Rick Wright, in charge of a police precinct made up of goofball...

Silent Reach

1 9 8 3 (Australia) 1 x 120 minute episode 1 x 180 minute episode Based on a novel by Osmar White, this five-hour miniseries from the Nine Network...

Jack and Mike

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 7 (USA) 16 x 60 minute episodes Jackie "Jack" Shea (Shelley Hack) is a famous hard-hitting newspaper columnist with...

Misfits of Science

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) 16 x 60 minute episodes The Misfits of Science are a group of young weirdos with strange...

Charlie & Co.

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) 18 x 30 minute episodes What a great concept for a sitcom: middle-class black parents cope with...

Lime Street

1 9 8 5 (USA) 8 x 60 minute episodes Divorced James Greyson Culver (Robert Wagner) was an American-based insurance investigator for a renowned English firm (a la...

Mr Belvedere

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 117 x 30 minute episodes Sports columnist George Owens (played by real-life sportscaster Bob Uecker) and his...

FEATURED 1980s TELEVISION POSTS

Hotel

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 8 (USA) A popular ABC night-time soap/ drama from Aaron Spelling, Hotel ran from the fall of 1983 to the...

Comedians, The

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 4 (UK) 1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (UK) 1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8...

Cassie and Company

1 9 8 2 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Angie Dickinson starred in this NBC crime drama series as ex-cop turned Private Detective, Cassie Holland. Cassie...

UP2U

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 8 9 (UK) 20 x episodes   Hosts Anthea Turner Tony Dortie Jenny Powell

Up The Elephant And Round The Castle

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 23 x 30 minute episodes Up The Elephant And Round The Castle starred cheeky-cockney-chappie (and alleged comedian) Jim...

Pot Black

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 8 6 (UK)                                      

Just Good Friends

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) 22 x 30 minute episodes In the summer of 1976 Penny Warrender and Vince Pinner meet at...

Top Of The Pops

1 9 6 4 - 2 0 0 6  (UK) On 30 July 2006 the BBC broadcast the final edition of Top Of The Pops. Thousands...