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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 918th Bombardment Group of the US Eighth Air Force. First commanded by...

1915

1 9 8 2 (Australia) 7 x 50 minute episodes On the eve of World War I in the small country town of Bindogundra (in the wheat belt of New South Wales), childhood friends Walter Gilchrist (Scott McGregor)...

199 Park Lane

1 9 6 5 (UK) 18 x 30 minute episodes This twice-weekly serial from BBC1 was based around the residents of an exclusive block of apartments in London (at 199 Park Lane, natch). The series did not do well....

1990

1 9 7 7 (UK) 16 x 60 minute episodes Great Britain, 1990. A dystopian future (at the time) in which Britain is under the grip of the Home Office's Department of Public Control (PCD), a tyrannically oppressive...

21 Jump Street

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 9 0 (USA/Canada) 34 x 60 minute episodes 21 Jump Street was about undercover cops who were assigned to high schools, colleges and wherever their youthful looks would help them...

24 Hour Call

1 9 6 3 (UK) 21 x 45 minute episodes This ATV drama series was a spin-off from the popular Call Oxbridge 2000, which was itself an extension of Emergency – Ward 10. Dr Bennett (Godfrey Quigley) headed up...

240-Robert

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 1 (USA) 16 x 60 minute episodes 240-Robert followed the exploits of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail (ESD) - the official search and rescue force for...

26 Men

1 9 5 7 (USA) This is the story of 26 men who rode the Arizona territory . . . 26 men who saddled up and then rode out to answer duty's call 26 men who...

4 Idle Hands

1 9 7 6 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes “Maybe we’re not ready for the outside world.” “Is the outside world ready for us?” Life has never been easy for school-leavers, and workshy 16-year-old Mike Dudds (Phil Daniels) and...

77 Sunset Strip

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 4 (USA) 77 Sunset Strip was the show that started the young, cool private detective craze of the early Sixties. This Warner Brothers series was so big that the...

87th Precinct

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 29 x 60 minutes episodes Detective Steve Carella (Robert Lansing) worked at New York's 87th Precinct, along with a line-up of typical plainclothes police detectives, such as the...

A Country Practice

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 9 3 (Australia) 1057 x 60 minute episodes This long-running Australian drama series revolved around the activities of a medical clinic, hospital and veterinary practice in Wandin Valley, a small (fictitious)...

A For Andromeda/The Andromeda Breakthrough

1 9 6 1 (UK) 7 x 45 minute episodes 1 9 6 2 (UK) 7 x 45 minute episodes Set in the future (1970!) A For Andromeda told the tale of a giant radio telescope in the Yorkshire Dales detecting a signal...

A Horseman Riding By

1 9 7 7 (UK) The BBC's lack of cash showed in this thirteen-part drama series based on the R F Delderfield novels. Luckily there was just the one horseman most of the time - played by...

A Man Called Shenandoah

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) 34 x 30 minute episodes Wagon Train star Robert Horton was given his own starring vehicle in this Western set in the 1870s. He is wounded during the Civil War,...

A Man of our Times

1 9 6 7 (UK) 13 x 50 minute episodes Max Osborne (George Cole) is a middle manager at a High Wycombe furniture factory who is suddenly faced with redundancy when the company is taken over by another...

A Perfect Spy

1 9 8 7 (UK) 7 x 50 minute episodes In 1987 Peter Egan continued as the smoothie Paul Ryman of Ever Decreasing Circles on Sundays, but on Wednesdays on BBC2 he was aiding and abetting his lying bombastic father...

A Very British Coup

1 9 8 8 (UK) 3 x 60 minute episodes A Very British Coup followed the destabilising of an elected Left-Wing British government by shadowy forces from the Right. Alan Plater adapted it from the novel by Labour MP and...

A-Team, The

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 7 (USA) 98 x 50 minute episodes "If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire . ....

Aaron’s Way

1 9 8 8 (USA) 13 x episodes Aaron Miller was a strict, bearded Amish father who uprooted his tight-knit family from Pennsylvania and moved to California when his eldest son, Noah, died there. Noah Miller had forsaken his...

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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 episode "Listen very carefully, I shall say zees only once" "Good Moaning" -...

$1.98 Beauty Show, The

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) This spoof of beauty pageants (created by the production company of Chuck Barris and aired on NBC) saw six female contestants compete in categories of poise and...

$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 celebrity and one contestant step into this circle with a chance...

$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 show phenomenon. Sponsored by the Revlon lipstick company it was the first...

100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, The

1 9 9 1 (USA) 7 x 60 minute episodes On the Caribbean island of San Pietro in the 1790s, a pirate named Black Jack Savage (Steven Williams) is hanged. The ghost of Black Jack remains on the...