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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 . ....

a.k.a. Pablo

1 9 8 4 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes Short-lived ABC comedy from Norman Lear about a struggling young Hispanic comedian and his large, noisy family, who rooted for his success while wanting him to treat his...

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...

ABC After School Specials

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 9 7 (USA) ABC After School Specials were sixty-minute specials for young people, both dramatic and documentary, and were broadcast on occasional weekday afternoons between 1972 to 1997. The specials began in...

ABC Rocks

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 5 (USA) One year after the debut of NBC's Friday Night Videos (network television's first attempt to respond to the popularity of cable television's MTV), this was ABC's entry into the...

About Face

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 1 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes This series of twelve unconnected sitcoms placed the spotlight on the many talents of Maureen Lipman, as she played twelve different and varied...

Ace Crawford, Private Eye

1 9 8 3 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived (five episodes) CBS sitcom introduced Ace Crawford - probably the world's worst Private Detective. Ace (Tim Conway) solved his cases mostly through sheer fluke and good luck....

Adderly

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 9 (Canada) 43 x 60 minute episodes This CBS action-adventure series was produced in Toronto and featured Winston Rekert as secret agent V.H. Adderly. Adderly had been a top operative of...

Adventure Game, The

1 9 8 0 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to...

Adventures of Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 8 5 (USA) Based on Bill Cosby's comedy records from the 1960s, The Adventures of Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids featured short live-action segments featuring Cosby set around animated stories about a...

Adventures of Portland Bill, The

1 9 8 3 (UK) Portland Bill works as the keeper of the Trinity House lighthouse at Guillemot Rock, alongside his two assistants Ross and Cromarty and his small pet dog, Dogger. Guillemot Rock lies offshore of the...

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes Modelled closely on the mood and style of the original Victorian Strand Magazine stories (illustrated by Sidney Paget), old Etonian Jeremy Brett's interpretation of...

Adventures of The Galaxy Rangers

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) 65 x 30 minute episodes "In 2086, two peaceful aliens journeyed to Earth, seeking our help. In return, they gave us the plans for our first hyperdrive, allowing...

Adventures of The Gummi Bears

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 1 (USA) For the first time in its 60-plus-year history, Disney Studios, long the king of animation in motion pictures and TV specials, entered the Saturday morning fray in...

Aerobics Oz Style

1 9 8 2 - 2 0 0 5 (Australia) The continued allegiance of Australian TV aerobicists to hi-energy disco music is a wonderful thing. Long after the rest of the world moved on from Hazel Dean...

Aerodrome, The

1 9 8 3 (UK) 1 x 90 minute episode In a futuristic alternative England, the fascist leaders build a mysterious aerodrome near a quiet Cotswold village. The people in the village are free, imperfect and believe in -...

After Henry

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 38 x 30 minute episodes Sarah France (Prunella Scales) is 42 and a widow of two years - her GP husband, Henry, having been killed in a car...

After Mash

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 30 x 30 minute episodes The Korean War was over and the men and women of the 4077th M.A.S.H. unit had returned to civilian life. Most of them had...

After the War

1 9 8 9 (UK) 10 x 60 minute episodes Thirteen years after the success of The Glittering Prizes (1976), Frederic Raphael revisited many of its themes in After the War: the Jew in a Gentile society, the...

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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...