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    Killers

    Killers

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    ITV (ended 1976)
    British dramatic series
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    240 Rober

    240 Rober

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    240-Robert was an American drama that ran from 1979 to 1981. It chronicled the missions of the 240-Robert department of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. All the missions that were profiled on the show were either air or sea missions, and the police utilized helicopters to perform heroic rescue missions. The police force that worked in the 240-Robert division had to be in tip-top shape, and they were always on call for an adventurous rescue mission.moreless
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    Good Girl

    Good Girl

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    ITV (ended 1974)
    This show centered around Angie Botley (Julia Foster), her friends, family and co-workers. Angie is a "good girl" that wants everyone around her to be happy. Her good intentions often had the opposite effect and got her into trouble. For most of the shows six episodes she worked as a secretary for a TV personality that had met her when she was a masseuse.moreless
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    Brontes of Haworth

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    Brontes of Haworth is a 1973 television mini-series starring Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Mrs. Gaskell, Alfred Burke as Reverend Patrick Bronte and Vickery Turner sa Charlotte Bronte. Brontes of Haworth is set in the 19th century and the main characters are the three Bronte sisters -- Charlotte, Emily (Rosemary McHale) and Anne (Ann Penfold), who are poets and writers. Brontes of Haworth also stars Sheila Raynor, Iain Blair and Michael Kitchen. In 1974, Brontes of Haworth won a BAFTA Best Design Award.moreless
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    Brett

    Brett

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    BBC (ended 1971)
    British dramatic series
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    Free Country

    Free Country

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    In the early 20th century, Joseph and Anna Bresner immigrated from Lithuania to the United States. Joseph (played by Rob Reiner, who co-created the series) recalled those days at the start of each of the five episodes.moreless
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    Chopper One

    Chopper One

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    The short-lived Chopper One presented the exploits of two helicopter policemen, Officer Don Burdick (Jim McMullan) and Officer Gil Foley (a young Dirk Benedict) of the Western California Police Department (W.C.P.D.). Together, they patrolled the skies from above in a Bell Jetranger helicopter and protected the city of Los Angeles, California from criminals. Their helicopter call sign was, of course, "Chopper One." Chopper One's registry numbers were N2098 (on the bottom) and N40MC (on the side).moreless
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    The Witch's Daughter

    The Witch's Daughter

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    BBC (ended 1971)
    A story set on a Scottish Island about Perdita, the witch's daughter, blind Janey and her brother, Tim, and a gang of dangerous thieves.
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    Tenafly

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    One of the most offbeat and rewarding of these limited mystery series was Tenafly. It sounded like a TV ripoff of that popular '70s movie genre, the blaxploitation film, but this one was literally ahead of its time. Imagine Danny Glover's Sgt. Murtaugh character ("Lethal Weapon") as a corporate private eye, with a bit of Cliff Huxtable and a soupcon of back-aching, gunshy Rockford for good measure. This was a middle-aged, middle-income, domesticated African-American eye America simply wasn't ready for. But watching this balding, spectacled father of two chasing a taxicab hijacker by day and missing school play costumes by night was a nice change from the equestrian histrionics of the estimable Marshall McCloud or the suave banter of McMillan and his Wife. James McEachin, now an author of mainstream and cop fiction, played Tenafly to the punch-the-clock, trudge-to-the-next-witness, take the kids to school hilt.moreless
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    Wojeck

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    CBC (ended 1966)
    Welcome to the Wojeck guide at TV.com. Wojeck premiered as an episode of Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre in the episode Tell Them The Streets are Dancing. Based on the exploits of real-life Toronto coronor Dr. Morton Shulman, Dr. Steve Wojeck was a medical examiner and tireless crusader against drug abuse, elderly abuse, police abuse, auto safety, Indian abuse, industrial abuse, etc. In short, a Canadian version of Quincy, M.E. that predated that show by a decade. One of the CBC's first dramas, the series was widely acclaimed for its direct and sometimes harsh exploration of contemporary social issues. Wojeck himself was a stalwart, quiet man driven to outrage over the injustice he confronted. He was supported by his wife Marty and his children Steve and Judy, and they dealt with many normal family issues of the day. After two seasons the show was cancelled due to a combination of factors: the writers and producers ran out of ideas, they were unable to find a U.S. buyer for the series, and Shulman himself withdrew his support since the show ran advertising for Chrysler. Later, the series was "completed" with a 1992 TV movie, Wojeck: Out of the Fire, which had Wojeck return to Toronto on a search for a baby killer and to reconcile with his now ex-wife Marty. Despite its early cancellation, the show's art, direction, and writing remain a tribute to the talent of the time.moreless
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    Supertrain

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    Considered one of the biggest, most expensive failures in network history, Supertrain was sort of a landlocked version of "The Love Boat." It was an anthology series that followed passengers on an atomic-powered transcontinental train that could go from New York to Los Angeles in 36 hours, with weekly appearances from the crew of the train. The superluxury train offered all of the amenities of an ocean liner, including nightclub, beauty salon, doctor on staff and gymnasium. NBC wanted it to be their big hit of the 1979 spring TV season, but audiences declined quickly despite extensive promotion. It was quickly revamped twice within the show's eight episodes, changing its theme from drama-comedy to mysteries by the end. However, that was not enough to stave off cancellation.moreless
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    Kate McShane

    Kate McShane

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    CBS (ended 1975)
    An Irish-American lawyer researches difficult cases in this network drama. She gets help from her father (an ex-cop) and her brother (a Jesuit priest and law professor). Anne Meara was nominated for an Emmy Award (Lead Actress in a Drama Series) in 1976 for her work on Kate McShane.

    Historical context: This was the first network show to feature a female lawyer.moreless
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    Mobile One

    Mobile One

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    ABC (ended 1975)
    Short-lived drama canceled after only three months
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    Harris and Company

    Harris and Company

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    One of the very few TV dramas to center around an African-American family. In this case, it's the Harris family, which consists of a widower and his five children. It lasted just four weeks.moreless
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    Shirley

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    NBC (ended 1980)
    Shirley Jones moves from big city life to small town life with her three children, her stepson, and her housekeeper.
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    King - The Miniseries

    King - The Miniseries

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    NBC
    King- The Miniseries is a television miniseries based on the life of civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that aired for three nights in a row on NBC in February of 1978. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (portrayed by Paul Winfield) was a Baptist minister who began working towards the African American civil rights movement early on. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, and delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963. He raised public consciousness of the issues at hand and earned a reputation as a talented orator. In 1964, he was recognized for his contribution to ending discrimination and racial segregation through non-violent means with a Nobel Peace Prize. Beyond African American rights, King was also focused on human rights in general, and made efforts towards ending poverty and the civil rights war. He was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. In the miniseries, his wife, Cicely Tyson plays Coretta Scott King, and it also features Roscoe Lee Browne, Tony Bennett, Lonny Chapman, and Ossie Davis among others.moreless
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    Madame Bovary

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    PBS
    Madame Bovary is the Masterpiece Theatre miniseries adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel, Starring Francesca Annis as Emma Bovary. Emma is a typical country woman who hides a craving for a more thrilling life, aspiring to a life of love, passion, and excitement. She marries a simple country doctor, but finds her quiet life unfulfilled. She attends a grandiose ball, and her desire for an exciting and glamorous life grows stronger. She tries to emulate the lives of the heroines in her favorite romance novels, and she begins having an affair with a wealthy bachelor. She soon learns that the thrilling and passion filled life can come with a price. The adaptation brings the classic story of adultery, passion, and pain to the small screen with a supporting cast including Tom Conti, Gabrielle Lloyd, Ray Smith, and Brian Stirner. Watch as Emma Bovary's simple life unfolds into the passionate and exciting one she dreamed of in Madame Bovary.moreless
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    Napoleon and Love

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    Napoleon and Love is the 1974 historical drama TV series that follows the love life of Napoleon I. Ian Holm stars as the title role of Napoleon I, showing the relationships with women throughout his life. We join a broke and unemployed Napoleon as he tries to win the love of his sister-in-law's relative Desiree. She has a substantial dowry, but her parents reject him and he leaves for Paris. In Paris he meets Josephine, and while he wages a campaign in Italy, she has an affair with a handsome captain back in Paris. Napoleon insists that she come to Milan with him, but she declines. When he travels to Egypt, he hears of her infidelity and has an affair of his own, and promises to marry his new woman Pauline once he divorces Josephine. Napoleon becomes first consul of France and is close to becoming emperor, and gets some mistresses that are a threat to Josephine, namely the young actress Georgina. When he becomes emperor, he is unable to have a child, and his sister arranges a new mistress who becomes pregnant, but is the child really Napoleon's? Napoleon goes on to have love affairs with Marie Walewska, Maria-Luisa, and we see how his relationship with Josephine is strained but how she remains faithful.moreless
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    The Feathered Serpent

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    Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who, The Omen) is a scheming, fanatical Aztec priest in this classic British cult TV favorite. As high priest Nasca, a servant of the bloodthirsty god Teshcata, he's determined to topple the peace-loving emperor Kukulkhan and prevent a marriage that will unite two kingdoms under the benevolent god Quala, the ""Feathered Serpent."" Tozo, a brave servant boy, plays a key role as the adventure unfolds and Nasca's plots become more nefarious and deadly.moreless
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    Hard Times

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    Sony Pictures Television (ended 1977)
    This little known version of Hard Times is a magnificent adaptation of Dickens' novel about the life of a Victorian Family, set in a grim, dark place in the north of England called Coketown.moreless
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