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    Flying High

    Flying High

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    CBS (ended 1979)
    Pam, Marcy and Lisa were three attractive airline stewardesses, who worked for Sun West Airlines based in Los Angeles. Their plane was piloted by bumbling ladies' man Captain March, while Raymond was the airline's PR man. One never knew the lives of stewardesses could be so thrilling, as our heroines frequently got into one romantic, adventuresome or humorous scrape after another. History: Sept 1978 - Dec. 78: Fri 10-11 Jan 1979- Tues 10 - 11moreless
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    McCloud

    McCloud

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud of Taos, N.M. is assigned to the 21st Precinct of the New York Police Department to study local police methods, where he can stay close to his girl, Chris Coughlin, a writer for her father's paper, the New York Chronicle. McCloud is a keen and brilliant investigator who garbs his talents in a Stetson and a sheepskin coat. "There ya go" is his byword. Chief Clifford's disregard of his manner frequently puts him in unavailing positions, but his original view of the city allows him to follow difficult cases to often far-reaching conclusions. McCloud is a variant of Don Siegel's 1968 film masterpiece Coogan's Bluff, and features elaborate writing, bold action, and the quintessence of high comedy. Dennis Weaver was nominated for an Emmy in 1974 and 1975.moreless
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    Poldark

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    BBC (ended 1977)
    Welcome to the Poldark guide at TV.com. This old British show from the 1970s is a period piece based on Winston Graham's historical novels of 18th century Cornwall. Our hero is an unusual English gentleman called Captain Ross Poldark, who comes home from the War of American Independence to find his sweetheart Elizabeth about to marry his cousin Francis Poldark. Ross sinks into a deep depression. Short of money, he tries mining and other enterprises to make his fortune, nearly always having to fight the upstart George Warleggan - an old enemy who also has designs on Elizabeth. But the big love story of the series is unexpected. While Ross is pining for Elizabeth, he rescues an urchin called Demelza from her dreadful family, and she falls in love with him. Ross only slowly comes to see Demelza as a possible mate. The drama is all played out amid the dramatic scenery of the Cornish coast-line, where smugglers, ship-wreckers, tin-miners and swindlers of various kinds ply their trades. All twenty-nine episodes are now available on DVD.moreless
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    Bronk

    Bronk

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    CBS (ended 1976)
    Police lieutenant Alex "Bronk" Bronkov is assigned special police assignments by the mayor of Ocean City, California. He also cares for his daughter Ellen, who was severely injured in the same car crash which took the life of his wife.moreless
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    Callan

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    ITV (ended 1972)
    Welcome to the Callan guide at TV.com.

    David Callan, only good at one thing, well maybe two, killing people and collecting toy soldiers. He worked for a secret government agency called the Section under Hunter, head of the Section. The Section's speciality was 'disposing' of people through bribery, frame-ups, blackmail and very often death.

    Callan was a solitary figure whose only, and sometimes reluctant, ally was a smelly snivelling small-time crook called Lonely. He defied his superiors on more than one occasion and became a liability to them because he cared too much. The Section itself had often tried to rid themselves of Callan, permanently, but ended up relying on his expertise or being out-maneuvered by it.

    After a successful pilot, a series was commissioned and ran to four seasons, the latter two in colour. There was also a feature film, Callan (1974) and a one-off TV film, Wet Job in 1981.moreless
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    The Doctors (1963)

    The Doctors (1963)

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    NBC (ended 1982)
    It began as an anthology series before becoming a full-fledged soap opera on March 2, 1964. BROADCAST HISTORY first seen at 2:30p weekdays; sometime in the 1970s, it moved to 12:00p weekdays until its cancellation on December 31, 1982moreless
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    Somerset

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Originally titled “Another World: Somerset,” as a spin-off from NBC’s more popular soap, the original cast included several characters who transferred from “Another World’s” Bay City: newlyweds Sam and LaHoma Lucas, architect Robert Delaney, and bad-girl Pammy Davis. Most of these cross-over characters were eventually overshadowed as the soap attempted to create a world of its own. “Somerset” in its early years dealt largely with the middle-class Grant family and the wealthy Delaney clan. Never a ratings giant, the soap was nevertheless home to a stable of reliable and well-respected actors who spent their careers in daytime drama, including Joel Crothers (Julian Cannell), Marie Wallace (India Delaney), Nicholas Coster (Robert Delaney), Tina Sloan (Kate Thornton), and Lois Kibbee (Emily Moore). Stage actress Lois Smith made a splash as the unbalanced Zoe Cannell and returned from time to time to murder various characters whose portrayers were being stubborn during contract negotiations. Considering its relatively short life, the show helped launch a surprising number of acting careers: Sigourney Weaver, Jameson Parker, Gary Sandy, Audrey Landers, JoBeth Williams, and Ted Danson all spent time in Somerset. Bibi Besch went on to play Jim Carey’s mother, Katharine Hepburn’s daughter-in-law, and the mother of Kirk’s son in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Actor Ernest Thompson, playing the role which Ted Danson would inherit, later changed career paths by writing a little thing called “On Golden Pond,” and winning an Oscar for his efforts. In its later years, the soap was scripted by noted mystery writer Henry Slesar, who accomplished the considerable feat of writing both “Somerset” and “The Edge of Night” simultaneously. The show never found its niche, however, and did not have the longevity which its cast and writing deserved.moreless
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    Elizabeth R

    Elizabeth R

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    BBC Two (ended 1971)
    Historical mini-series documenting the reign of Elizabeth I. Each episode focuses on one dramatic period in the lengthy reign of the Virgin Queen, including her ascension to the throne, her various marital intrigues, her problems with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, and the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada. The series is dominated by a tour de force performance by Glenda Jackson, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Elizabeth.moreless
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    The Secret Storm

    The Secret Storm

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    CBS (ended 1974)
    This long-running soap opera was originally titled THE STORM WITHIN. The title wasn't appealing to one of the show's sponsors, Bisodol (an antacid), who was worried it would inspire images of an upset stomach. To appease Bisodel, the serial was retitled THE SECRET STORM, and premiered on February 1, 1954.

    Set in the small town of Woodbridge, New York, the show centered on the newly rich, neurotic Ames family. Patriarch Peter Ames was left to raise his three kids when his wife, Ellen, was killed in an automobile accident. Audiences would soon learn that sudden deaths, exotic diseases, mental illness, and extramarital affairs would figure heavily in storylines.

    The Ames family figured prominently during the serial's first 15 years. Peter was a widower with two teenage children, Jerry and Susan, and a 9-year-old daughter, Amy. Ellen's unexpected death had an especially painful effect on Peter and young Jerry. For a while, the family feared Peter was losing his mind. Later, he turned to booze for comfort.

    THE SECRET STORM premiered as a 15-minute serial, then expanded to 30-minutes in 1962. The soap remained one of daytime's most popular serials until 1969, when it was purchased by CBS. The network executives were inexperienced at producing soap operas and began tinkering with the serial's format. Cast members were suddenly dropped without warning and new characters were constantly introduced, only to be written out a few months later. When the soap was switched to a less-than-desirable late-afternoon timeslot, it seemed like the beginning of the end. By 1974, the soap had gone through several writers, and was daytime TV's lowest-rated soap. After a 20 year run, CBS canceled the serial in 1974, and replaced it with a game show. The soap's final episode aired on February 8, 1974.

    ORIGINAL CAST MARJORIE GATESON...............Grace Tyrell RUSSELL HICKS...................J.T. Tyrell PETER HOBBS......................Peter Ames ROBERT MORSE.....................Jerry Ames JEAN MOWRY.......................Susan Ames JADA ROWLAND.......................Amy Ames HAILA STODDARD................Paulne Harris

    BROADCAST HISTORY 2/1/54 - 6/15/62: 4:15p weekdays (15 minutes) 6/18/62 - 9/6/68: 4:00p weekdays (30 minutes) 9/9/68 - 9/1/72: 3:00p weekdays (30 minutes) 9/4/72 - 3/23/73: 3:30p weekdays (30 minutes) 3/26/73 - 2/8/74: 4:00p weekdays (30 minutes)moreless
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    Sierra

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    From the executive producer of Emergency! came Sierra, a short-lived police drama set in Yosemite National Park, where Chief Ranger Jack Moore led a group of rangers on a series of search and rescue missions.moreless
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    Joe Forrester

    Joe Forrester

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Joe Forrester looked at the life of a regular cop on the beat, a patrolman who had been working the same district for many years. He felt friendships and information sources he had cultivated were worth more than the comfort of a patrol car or detective status. He occasionally overlooked minor infractions of the law, but was known and respected and trusted by everyone. His girlfriend Georgia Cameron and good buddy Bernie Vincent were always bailing him out of trouble when he chose to help those in dire need.moreless
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    Lucas Tanner

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    David Hartman plays former St. Louis Cardinals baseball player and writer for Sports Week magazine Lucas Tanner. After his wife, Ellie, and son, Chip, die in a car accident, Lucas decides to dedicate the rest of his life to being a schoolteacher, helping young people to find their goal in life as he did.moreless
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    Strange Paradise

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    CBC (ended 1970)
    Set in an island in the Caribbean, Strange Paradise deals with Jean Paul Desmond, one of the wealthiest men in the world, who makes a pact with the devil to bring his wife back from the dead. His beautiful sister-in-law, Alison Carr, tries to help him, whilst the mysterious Raxl, housekeeper and Voodoo Priestess, has a war of her own with the evils of Maljardin, the plantation where everything takes place.moreless
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    Lucan

    Lucan

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    Lucan, was a show about a baby boy lost in the wilderness of Minnesota, USA. This child was found and raised to age ten by a she wolf as her own. The child grew up in the wild learning his own unique form of socialization. At age ten the wild child discovered by hunters was subsequently captured and taken to a university research center. At the research center this Wolf Boy was experimented upon while being taught basics of coping in so called human civilization. The child raised by wolves started saying LUCAN upon hearing a doctor friends encouragement saying YOU CAN thinking this was his name so the doctor named him LUCAN. LUCAN grew into a fine well educated 20 year old man just as the research university made both he and the research project that supported him a hotbed of political infighting. Lucan's stressed out old scientist, protector, now mentor and close friend "John Randolph" as Dr. Hoagland suffers a non-fatal acccident. In The Pilot Episode: The good doctor no longer able to defend LUCAN against corrupt heartless University foes begged his wolf boy-human hybred friend to escape by melting into the uncharted wilderness of human civilization. In The Lucan Series: show viewers join Lucan on his journey doing good while searching for his natural parents. Lucan always had a strong abiding urge to find his natural parents. The old sick doctor friend felt it was time Lucan left his protected university research world to join mainstream human society. LUCAN used skills honed growing up with wolves to escape the research institute venturing out into humankind's civilization on a quest to find his parents. Series basically chronical's LUCAN's search for his parents played against a backdrop of different intrigues. In each episode LUCAN attempts to cope with human civilization by further developing his own hybred human-wolfen brand of socialization skills. Lucan is dogged without mercy by money grubbing, cold hearted, inept bounty hunter special police investigator and all around boob Don Gordon as "Prentiss". Lucan is sometimes helped by his research doctor friend and mentor Dr. Hoagland throughout the series. Lucan meets new challenges, people and animals who are changed after encountering his unique wolfen-human hybred manner. While Lucan makes many dear new friend's he lets nothing stop his quest following all leads to his real parents giving the series its reason to continue. Since the series never made it beyond 12 episodes the concept was never fully developed beyond what is stated here. The series may have been inspired by the French movie "L'Enfant Sauvage" (The Wild Child) by Francois Truffaut. This movie recounts the authentic case of Victor of Aveyron, a wild boy captured by huntsmen in the depths of a French forest in 1798. And made the subject of a prolonged study by Dr. Jean Itard of the Deaf and Dumb Institute in Paris, an imposing building in the rue Saint-Jacques. The film was released to American audiences in 1970, but has recently been re-released on DVD. ----------------------------------- Production Companies * MGM Television ----------------------------------- Release dates Pilot: USA -- 22 May 1977 Series: USA -- 26 December 1977 ----------------------------------moreless
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    The Young Lawyers

    The Young Lawyers

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    The Young Lawyers was about a firm of young idealistic law students who would take up the causes of those who could not normally afford lawyers. The original cast of the show included Lee J. Cobb as David Barrett, the head of the Boston-based law firm, Zalman King as Aaron Silverman, and Judy Pace as Pat Walters. Later episodes saw the addition of Phillip Clark as Chris Blake. The series ran for one season on ABC, starting out with most of their cases involving the run-of-the-mill police brutality and the like, but by the end of the series, it was tackling much more serious issues.moreless
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    Madigan

    Madigan

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    Madigan starred Richard Widmark as Daniel Madigan, a hard-boiled New York police detective. The show ran as part of theNBC Wednesday Mystery Movie, airing opposite Banacek and Cool Million. Widmark reprised the role from the critically acclaimed 1968 movie of the same name. Madigan lasted for only six episodes before being cancelled in February of 1973.moreless
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    Story Theatre

    Story Theatre

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    (ended 1971)
    Canadian anthology series
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    The Borderers

    The Borderers

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    BBC Two (ended 1970)
    BBC Scotland drama series set in the Scottish Borders in the 16th Century. These were turbulent times: raids and skirmishes across the border with England; cattle and sheep rustling; disputes settled by sword or gun. Iain Cuthbertson stars as Sir Walter Ker of Cessford (referred to throughout as 'Cessford') the Warden of Liddesdale. (A Warden was roughly the equivalent of a modern day Sheriff.) Michael Gambon co-stars as Gavin Ker, male head of the family the Kers of Slitrig, kinsfolk of Cessford.moreless
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    Future Cop

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    Welcome to the Future Cop guide at TV.com. A veteran street cop gets an experimental android who has been programmed by the police lab for his new partner.
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    The Adams Chronicles

    The Adams Chronicles

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    PBS (ended 1976)
    This was an award-winning, thirteen-episode special by PBS that aired in the mid-1970s to commemorate the Bicentennial. It "chronicles" the story of the Adams progeny over a 150-year span, including John (signer of the Declaration, accomplished diplomat, and our 2nd President), his wife Abigail, his son John Quincy (acclaimed Secretary of State, our 6th President, and prominent abolitionist Congressman), grandson Charles Francis, and much-heralded members of the fourth generation.moreless
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