TV Shows - 1980s

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Armchair Thriller

1 9 7 8 (UK) 26 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 8 0 (UK) 28 x 30 minute episodes Armchair Thriller screened twice weekly in 1978 and 1980, with each...

As The World Turns

1 9 5 6 - Current (USA) 11,000+ x 30/60 minute episodes Set in the town of Oakdale, As The World Turns is one of the longest running daytime...

Ask Aspel

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) Before the VCR revolution of the late 1970s, if you wanted to see a particular moment...

Ask The Family

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) Open to families of four (quite often teachers and their egg-headed offspring), Ask The Family was a surprisingly...

Aspel & Company

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) 115 x 60 minute episodes Michael Aspel proved he was more than the bland charmer he sometimes appeared...

Associates, The

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Three young law school graduates have just joined the prestigious New...

At Ease

1 9 8 3 (USA) 14 x 30 minute episodes Jimmie Walker (Good Times) and David Naughton (American Werewolf in London) headed the cast of this comedy series set...

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

1 9 8 3 - 2 0 0 4 (UK) 26 x 50 minute episodes In the first series, with jobs scarce in the recession-ridden UK, a...

Australia, You’re Standing In It

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (Australia) During the first series of Australia, You're Standing In It, complaints flooded in every time the show...

Automan

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 3 x 60 minute episodes 12 x 50 minute episodes This futuristic cop show featured a 3-D hologram...

B.A.D.C.A.T.S.

1 9 8 0 (USA) 6 x 60 minute episodes Nick Donovan (Asher Brauner) and Ocee James (Steve Hanks) were ex-racing drivers who had been recruited by...

Babble

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 30 minute episodes Beginning on 31 July 1983, Peter Purves (ex-Blue Peter) hosted this Sunday evening panel...

Baker Street Boys, The

1 9 8 3 (UK) 8 x 30 minute episodes Against a Victorian backdrop of horse-drawn hansom cabs and gas-lit streets, a gang of young London street...

Bananaman

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) 40 x 5 minute episodes There once was an ordinary young boy called Eric (who just happened...

Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters

1 9 8 0 - 1 9 8 2 (USA) This NBC variety series hosted by Barbara Mandrell and her sisters Louise and Irene had a...

Bare Essence

1 9 8 3 (USA) 11 x 60 minute episodes   Patricia 'Tyger' Hayes Genie Francis Niko Theophilus Ian McShane Lady Bobbi Rowan Jennifer O'Neill Ava Marshall Jessica Walter Sean Benedict Michael Woods Barbara Fisher Jaime Lyn Bauer Cathy Laura Bruneau Hadden...

Barney Miller

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 8 2 (USA) 168 x 25 minute episodes 1 x 60 minute episode The downbeat 12th precinct squad room in Greenwich...

Basil Brush Show, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 8 0 (UK) 152 x 30 minute episodes Basil Brush - a mischievous upper-class fox, created and voiced by Ivan...

Battle of the Planets

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 5 (USA/Japan) 85 x episodes Battle Of The Planets was adapted and translated from a Japanese animated series entitled Science Ninja...

Baxters, The

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 1 (USA) 25 x 30 minute episodes Surely one of the most unusual programmes broadcast nationally in the US...

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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...