TV Shows - 1980s

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Wizard, The

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 7 (USA) 19 x 40 minute episodes Simon McKay (David Rappaport) is the Wizard, a pint-sized toymaker with a giant heart who invents amazing contraptions. He used to design hardware for...

Wizards and Warriors

1 9 8 3 (USA) 8 x 60 minute episodes Jeff Conaway (cabbie Bobby Wheeler on Taxi) starred as Prince Erik Greystone on this very tongue-in-cheek adventure-comedy, which revolved around the fictional kingdom of Camarand in the time...

Wizbit

1 9 8 5 (UK) This BBC children's television show featured an alien magician called Wizbit and a large rabbit called Wooly, and followed their adventures in Puzzleopolis - a town inhabited by walking, talking (and often...

WKRP In Cincinnati

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 2 (USA) 90 x 30 minute episodes The arrival of new programme director Andy Travis (Gary Sandy), brought sudden and dramatic changes to WKRP, a small Cincinnati-based AM radio station...

Wogan

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 1985 saw Terry Wogan - the King of Television (and Radio) - graduate to an eponymous thrice-weekly live chat show. The new format began ignominiously when the...

Wolcott

1 9 8 1 (UK) 4 x 60 minute episodes Newly promoted to the CID, short-tempered black copper Winston Churchill Wolcott (George Harris) received a cool reception from most of his new colleagues but found an ally in...

Wolf

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 11 x 60 minute episodes San Francisco cop Tony Wolf (Jack Scalia) is framed on a drug charge by the criminals he has been pursuing. Thrown off the force,...

Woman Of Substance, A

1 9 8 5 (UK) 3 x 160 minute episodes Told in flashback and beginning in 1905, this Channel 4 drama (their most successful) was the rags-to-riches story of Emma Harte, a tough Yorkshire lass from the serving...

Women In Prison

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 8 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Twelve years after ABC failed with a comedy set in a men's prison (On the Rocks), Fox Broadcasting gave women equal time. The setting...

Wonder Years, The

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 9 3 (USA) 115 x 30 minute episodes The Wonder Years was a whimsical view of growing up in suburban America of the 1960s through the eyes of a 12-year-old. In 1968...

Wonderful World Of Disney, The/ Disneyland

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 1 9 8 6 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) This pioneering example of cooperation between a film studio and a television network also happens to be the longest-running...

Wood & Walters

1 9 8 1 (UK) 1 x 30 minute pilot 7 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived series from Granada was written by Victoria Wood, who co-starred with Julie Walters, her friend and collaborator since 1978. The show featured comedy...

Woof!

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) 63 x 30 minute episodes Long-running Children's TV series telling the stories of Eric (Edward Fidoe), a 10-year-old schoolboy with the power to transform himself into a dog. Only his...

Woofits, The

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 2 (UK) 18 x episodes Lunchtime programme from Yorkshire Television based on the Woofits children's books by popular television and radio personality Michael Parkinson, best known for his TV chat shows. The anthropomorphic dog-like creatures...

World About Us, The

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) This long-running British series featured the wonders of nature and assorted global explorations. Initially making use of amateur footage, but soon becoming fully professional in its...

World In Action

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 9 8 (UK) Granada TV's hard-hitting current affairs series World in Action was first transmitted in 1963 and has set a consistently high standard in investigative journalism. The first edition, in January, highlighted...

World of Sport

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) World of Sport was created in January 1965 as a Saturday afternoon rival to Grandstand. The show - compiled for ITV by London Weekend Television - tried valiantly to compete...

World War III

1 9 8 2 (USA) 2 x 100 minute episodes This gripping mini-series was a major event when it screened. It told the hypothetical tale of a Russian military unit moving into Alaska in 1987 and sparking off...

Worzel Gummidge

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) 31 x 30 minute episodes Children's novelist Barbara Euphan Todd created the character of Worzel Gummidge - a scarecrow who became a star of radio in the 1940s...

Wuzzles

1 9 8 5 (USA) 13 x 25 minutes episodes Disney Studios, long the king of animation in motion pictures and TV specials, entered the Saturday morning fray in September 1985 for the first time in its 60-plus-year...

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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...