TV Shows - 1980s

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Almost Grown

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) A CBS drama series covering twenty-five years in the lifetime of a formerly married couple. New Jersey...

Aloha Paradise

1 9 8 1 (USA) 13 x 50 minute episodes Another Aaron Spelling production saw guests working out their love lives at the Hawaiian Paradise Village holiday...

Alright Now

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (UK) Running for two seasons between 1979 and 1980, Alright Now was an ITV music series featuring the very...

Amanda’s

1 9 8 3 (USA) 12 x 30 minute episodes This ABC sitcom was an obvious (though unacknowledged) US adaptation of British comedy classic, Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese...

Amazing Stories

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 7  (USA) 45 x 30 minute episodes This modern-day Twilight Zone was an anthology of sci-fi and fantasy dramas from...

Amen

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 9 1 (USA) 110 x 30 minute episodes Screened as part of NBC's Saturday evening offering for over five years, Amen was...

American Bandstand

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) American Bandstand became a powerful symbol of American teenage culture with its nearly four-decade look at the...

Andy Robson

1 9 8 2 (UK) 20 x 25 minute episodes Based on Frederick Grice's 1969 novel, The Courage of Andy Robson, about a young boy (Tom Davidson)...

Angels

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 8 3 (UK) 97 x 30 minute episodes 58 x 50 minute episodes Angels was the BBC's twice-weekly story of six...

Angie

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) 37 x 30 minute episodes When Brad Benson walked into the Liberty Coffee Shop, Angie thought he...

Animal Magic

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 440 x 30 minute episodes Animal Magic first aired on 13 April 1962 and ran for 22 years...

Annie McGuire

1 9 8 8 (USA) 6 x 30 minute episodes Newlyweds Annie (Mary Tyler Moore) and Nick (Denis Arndt) McGuire both have kids from previous marriages and are...

Another World

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 9 9 (USA) One of several daytime serial dramas created by Irna Phillips for American television, Another World was the first...

Antiques Roadshow

1 9 7 9 - Current (UK) Few would have predicted that Antiques Roadshow would draw bigger audiences in some regions than Coronation Street - but it did. The BBCs Sunday teatime...

Anything But Love

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 2 (USA) 56 x 30 minute episodes Hannah Miller (Jamie Lee Curtis) is flying home to Chicago after breaking...

ANZACS

1 9 8 5 (Australia) 5 x 100 minute episodes This 1985 miniseries followed the lives of a dozen volunteer Australian soldiers who served in the 8th...

Arcade

1 9 8 0 (Australia) 38 x 30 minute episodes (Only 10 went to air) Arcade was Bill Harmon's swansong in Australian television. Harmon, who had worked in...

Archie Bunker’s Place

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 96 x 30 minute episodes 1 x 60 minute episode In this spin-off/continuation of All In The Family, Archie...

Are You Being Served?

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 69 x 30 minute episodes This was English seaside humour at its most traditional. Once nicknamed "Are...

Arena

1 9 7 5 - Current (UK) This popular long-running arts programme from the BBC has encompassed documentary features on many subjects during its long run. Indeed,...

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‘Allo ‘Allo

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 55 x 30 minute episodes 26 x 25 minute episodes 3 x 45 minute episodes 1 x 35 minute...

$10,000 Pyramid, The

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 4270 x 30 minute episodes "Keep your eye on this spot! You are about to see one...

$64,000 Question, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) Before the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s, The $64,000 Question was a high-stakes, nail-biting, ratings-topping game...

12 O’clock High

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 78 x 60 minute episodes 12 O'clock High chronicled the adventures of the men of the...

13 Queens Boulevard

1 9 7 9 (USA) 9 x 30 minute episodes Originally to have been titled Five Women, this short-lived comedy series starring Eileen Brennan was originally meant to...