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    Cresta

    The coolest ad campaign of the Seventies. The Bear (also called Cresta) that inspired The Fonz (no, really). The drink that stripped paint. Rimsky-Korsakov!! Cresta was produced in the UK by Schweppes from the early 1970s and originally came...

    Talent Patrol (Soldier Parade)

    1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 5 (USA) Talent Patrol began as a military talent show, sponsored by the United States Army over the 88 stations of the ABC network as an aid to recruiting. All...

    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 in Australia starred Graham Kennedy as easygoing and hard-drinking bush pilot,...

    Aeronauts, The

    1 9 6 7 - 1 9 7 0 (France) 36 x 25 minute episodes Originally titled Les Chevaliers du Ciel ("The Knights of the Sky"), this French production was based on a comic strip by Jean-Michel...

    Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson

    John Watson Jr. was born in Houston, Texas, in February 1935. His father was a pianist and taught his son the instrument but John Jr. was attracted to the sound of the electric guitar as...

    Big Deal

    1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) 30 x 50 minute episodes At the age of 40, Londoner Robby Box (Ray Brooks) had not done a day's work since leaving school. Instead, he made a living...

    Mama

    1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) Mama made its television debut in 1949 and became something of an institution, running on CBS until 1957. Based on the Broadway play I Remember Mama - which...