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    A Peaceable Kingdom

    A Peaceable Kingdom

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    CBS (ended 1989)
    Peaceable Kingdom was a family drama in which Lindsay Wagner played Rebecca Cafferty, a single mom who was trying to balance the demands of her almost 24-hour-a-day zoo director job at the Los Angeles County Zoo with the needs of her 3 kids aged 6-16 (Dean a high school wrestler, daughter Courtney and young Sam)...in addition to their pet seal, Rover. Luckily for Rebecca, her family has a house on the zoo grounds. What with one crisis after another, Rebecca is always on call, so helping her out at the zoo are Tom Wopat as her brother Dr. Jed McFadden - curator, David Renan as Ridge and Dr. Bart Langley (David Ackroyd), the zoo's research director. Assisting both at home and work is Kate (Conchata Ferrell). Each episode dealt with crises (both family and zoo related) and a moral.moreless
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    Bay City Blues

    Bay City Blues

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    NBC (ended 1984)
    Steven Bochco was the Executive Producer of this critically acclaimed but short-lived dramedy about a California minor league baseball team.
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    Hometown

    Hometown

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    This short-lived drama revolved around newly-married Ben Abbott and Mary Newell and their group of friends from the 1960's. Ben and Mary have just tied the knot after living together for 13 years and raising two kids. Their friends include two professors, Peter and Jane, unhappy but successful rock singer Christopher, happy but unsuccessful cook Joey, and neurotic Barbara who's going through a divorce. All have pasts that intertwine, like Joey and newlywed Mary, who once were in love, and Joey and Barbara (she once dumped him).moreless
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    House of Style

    House of Style

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 1996)
    House of Style was MTV's groundbreaking catch-all infotainment series on fashion, designers, models, shopping, personal style and the arts. Hosted by world famous model-personality Cindy Crawford, there were no closed doors in regards to fashion shows, movie sets, and access to celebrities, designers and artists. While the show was shot in a casual, hand-held style and edited in a breath-taking manner of cuts, the show approached models, fashion and fashion with level-headed seriousness. Information was presented in a matter-of-fact style; guests were treated with reverence and models, designers and everyone featured were presented and treated as leading artists of our society. Each show was unique from the each other - there were no set studio or stock opening. There was a brief introduction of the episode - taking place indoors or out - from the mundane to the spectacular. The show's content/segments were also random and varied in length and breadth from episode to episode. They covered the full gamut of all fashion - from personal style how-to to the history of Vogue magazine to a designer runway show to every topic in between. When Cindy Crawford was host, there were also many episodes and segments devoted to her life and business ventures from the making of her workout video to her cover photo shoots. Todd Oldham was a frequent how-to contributor when Cindy was the host - his segments usually involved re-purposing an old item (furniture, clothes, etc) into something new & different. There was also a regular feature on shopping with a celebrity. The series started out as a quarterly covering the seasonal fashion changes then increasing in frequency to almost monthly basis until Cindy Crawford left. The series was not as successful with the other hosts and decreased in frequency. The series has not been officially canceled and presumably will return again. There are also many "recap" episodes with segments re-purposed/ edited or re-edited from other episodes - sometimes with new introductions, sometimes without - so it's difficult to keep track of every episode with any accuracy.moreless
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    Barbara Taylor Bradford's Hold the Dream

    Barbara Taylor Bradford's Hold the Dream

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    Around the World in 80 Days

    Around the World in 80 Days

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    Fireworks International
    Based on the Jules Verne novel, aristocrat Phileas Fogg wagers all his wealth that he can beat the world record for traveling around the world.
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    The Thorn Birds

    The Thorn Birds

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    ABC (ended 1983)
    Based on Colleen McCullough's famous 1977 novel of the same name, this dramatic miniseries followed members of the Cleary family in Australia from 1920 to 1962. Controversial in nature due to the depiction of a love affair between a Catholic priest and a lay woman, this miniseries was highly rated and hugely successful, having won a Golden Globe award in 1983.moreless
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    Robin of Sherwood

    Robin of Sherwood

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    ITV (ended 1986)
    Robin of Loxley is charged by Herne the Hunter, horned god of the forests, to become his son and champion. As "The Hooded Man," Robin must forge a band of outlaws and renegades into a force which will defy the Norman rulers who oppress the population of the region, especially Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

    This adaptation of the Robin Hood legend leans heavily on mysticism and magic. This mood was reinforced by the soundtrack by the Irish band Clannad.moreless
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    The Mysterious Cities of Gold

    The Mysterious Cities of Gold

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    A&E
    In the year 1532, Mendoza, a Spanish Navigator, Estaban, a young orphan, Zia, a young Incan girl, and a band of Spanish sailors set sail from Barcelona in search of El Dorado, the Mysterious City of Gold. Each is on a personal quest of discovery, heritage, and wealth.moreless
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    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)

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    ITV (ended 1994)
    Welcome to the Sherlock Holmes guide at TV.com. This listing takes in several series (all made by Granada, between 1984 and 1994) in which the late Jeremy Brett played the great detective :- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, together with a number of specials. Granada Television had set themselves the task of filming every one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. A number of the mysteries were still waiting to be filmed at Jeremy Brett's death in 1995, but Granada decided not to continue without him.moreless
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    Degrassi Junior High

    Degrassi Junior High

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    CBC (ended 1989)
    "Degrassi Junior High" was set in Toronto, Canada and focused on the lives of teenage students. The charcters were realisitc and delt with real life issues such as sex, drugs, dating, pregnancy, rock and roll, and much more. The actors looked like real people, not models, and they were good at acting. This added to how realistic Degrassi JH was.

    Degrassi Junior High ran for three seasons and after the students graduated from junior high school, the show became Degrassi High, and continued for two more seasons. The following year saw the tv movie School's Out, which focused on the student's life during the summer after high-school graduation. In 2001 Degrassi: The Next Generation started. It is much like Degrassi Jr High but with a new young cast... and old faves like Snake, Spike, Joey, & Caitlin are now parents & teachers (and couples).

    Theme Song Wake up in the morning, feeling shy and lonely, gee, I gotta go to this school. I don't think I can make it, don't think I can take, I wonder what I'm gonna do. But when I look around and see, that someone is smiling right at me, wait, someone talkin' to me, hey, I gotta new friend. Everybody can succeed, all you gotta do is believe, let's be honest with yourself, forget your fears and doubts, come on give us a try at Degrassi Junior High.

    - Words and Music by Lewis Manne and Wendy Watson

    Broadcast Information

    January 1987-March 1987 Sundays 5:00-5:30pm

    January 1988-March 1988 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm

    November 1988-March 1989 Mondays 8:30-9:30pm

    November 1989-Febuary 1990 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm

    November 1990-Febuary 1991 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm

    How Do I Get Degrassi Junior High?

    All 3 seasons of Degrassi Junior High are now available on DVD. They can be purchased at www.amazon.com.

    Degrassi Junior High is also still available on VHS. For VHS ordering go to http://shop.wgbh.org/WGBH/.moreless
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    Degrassi High

    Degrassi High

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    CBC (ended 1992)
    Degrassi High is a realistic look at high school life.

    Lyrics to the theme song: Wake up in the morning, got to shake the feeling. I've gotta face a day at school. What's to be afraid of I can ask a question, and maybe even bend the rules.

    I'm seaching for a place where I fit in, there's a way, if I look that I can win. Yeah I can see I'm not alone. I can face the unknown.

    Everybody can succeed, in yourself you must believe. Give it a try. At Degrassi High!
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    V: The Series (1984)

    V: The Series (1984)

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    NBC (ended 1985)
    They came to Earth, disguised as friends. But instead, they took the planet's water and eat people for food. But there's a resistance... to save the people and the planet.

    V: The Series is preceded by two miniseries, V and V: The Final Battle.moreless
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    Robotech

    Robotech

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    (ended 1988)
    Robotech is the critically acclaimed animated series about mankind's first contact with warring alien races, and the use of alien technology to defend Earth. The series was broken into three chapters, The Macross Saga, The Robotech Masters, and The New Generation. Released in 1985, Robotech was the first anime (Japanese animation) series that many fans had seen, and is often accredited as the cause of the anime fandom that continues to grow today in the United States. COMMON TERMS Robotechnology Refers to technological systems that operate using protoculture. Veritech Refers to a series of personal war-machines that can change their configuration between at least two modes. Destroid Refers to a series of personal war-machines similar to Veritechs, but are limited to one configuration (usually somewhat humanoid). Mecha Refers to the generic term for any personal war-machine used. Battloid Refers to the generic term form any mecha with/in a "humanoid" form. Zor's Battlefortress Also known as the SDF-1. The Tiresian scientist Zor (angry over what the Robotech Masters had done to the Invid), destroyed all of the Tiresian data and production facilities for the creation of protoculture; except for the last remaining protoculture production matrix that he hid aboard the SDF-1. He was critically injured in an Invid attack. His final attack was to have the SDF-1 abandoned and set on a course that would eventually take it to Earth. Flower of Life Refers to a plant that was native to the Invid homeworld before it was defoliated by the Zentraedi acting on orders from the Robotech Masters. The plant is as essential to the survival of the Invid as flowers are essential to the survival of bees. The Invid use it for both survival and evolutionary purposes. Protoculture Refers to a substance derived from the the flower of life. It is used as the main source of power for the majority of the technology scene in the series. Alien Races Tiresian The Tiresian scientist Zor was given the secrets of creating protoculture during a first contact mission with the Invid ruler - the Regis. From their homeworld of Tirol, the Tiresians built an entire empire based on protoculture and robotechnology. At some point the Tiresian rulers (the Robotech Masters) decided that they should have exclusive control over protoculture, and ordered the Zentraedi to defoliate the Invid homeworld of Optera. Zentraedi The Zentraedi race was created by the Tiresian scientist Zor through genetic engineering using protoculture and robotechnology. Through the use of protoculture sizing chambers they can alter their forms from human size to that of giants averaging 40-50 feet in height. They act as the "enforcers" of the Robotech Masters, performing peacekeeping/war-making missions when called upon. Invid The only non-humanoid race in the original Robotech series. The "natural" form of the Invid resembles that of a 4-foot slug with limbs. The Invid can use protoculture to change their form to whatever shape they deem necessary. Where humans might "terraform" a planet to suit their needs; the Invid would "bioform" themselves to suit their environment. Their society is similar to that of social insects, with a queen (the Regis) leading them. An Invid cannot survive outside of their mecha, unless they have been "bioformed" to survive in the surrounding environment. They were peaceful, trusting creatures until their homeworld was defoliated by the Zentraedi. The Invid have been hostile toward all life that is not Invid since that day. (UN)COMMON ACRONYMS SDF (SDF-1) Super Dimensional Fortress ARMD (Armor-1) Armored Reflex Missile Defender VERITECH Variable Engineering and Robotic Integration TECHnology. AGAC (Ajax) Armored Gyro Assault Chopper ATAC Alpha Tactical Armored Corps GMP Global Military Policemoreless
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    Hart to Hart

    Hart to Hart

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    ABC (ended 1984)
    Created by author Sidney Sheldon, the series started out under title Double Twist. Tom Mankiewicz was asked to revamp the script and it was soon renamed Hart to Hart. With Robert Wagner as self-made millionaire Jonathan Hart, Stefanie Powers as his journalist wife Jennifer and Lionel Stander as their trusty sidekick Max the "Hartbeat" began. Premiering on August 25, 1979, Hart was met with mixed reviews but by the end of the first season Jonathan and Jennifer Hart were household names. Guest appearances were made by everyone from Stella Stevens and Roddy McDowell to Jill St. John and Dorothy Lamour and even a cameo by Natalie Wood. The series would run for five seasons before leaving ABC in 1984. Hart to Hart is still airing in syndication in over 60 countries worldwide. In 1993 while touring together in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, RJ, Stefanie and Lionel would return to television in the first of what would be eight 2-hour Hart movies. Jokingly dubbed "Hart to Hart: The New Generation", Jonathan and Jennifer still found themselves going from one adventure to the next. The first five would air as NBC Friday Night Mysteries. Sadly, Lionel Stander died shortly after completing the fifth movie and the sixth movie saw the Harts atending Max's funeral. The final three movies aired on The Family Channel. Interesting tidbit. The last movie aired on Aug 25 1996. Exactly 17 years (to the date) of the airing of the pilot movie. ======================== Company credits Production Companies * Columbia Pictures Television * Rona II * Spelling-Goldberg Productions Distributors * American Broadcasting Company (ABC) * Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (2001) * Independent Television (ITV) * Sony Pictures Television (2002-) ======================== Awards American Cinema Editors, USA 1980 -- Nominated -- Best Edited Episode from a Television Series -- Bob Bring [For episode "Max in Love".] Emmy Awards 1982 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Art Direction for a Series -- James J. Agazzi (art director), Paul Sylos (art director), Bob Signorelli (set decorator) [For episode "The Hart of the Matter"] 1982 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series -- Stefanie Powers 1981 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Art Direction for a Series -- James J. Agazzi (art director), Paul Sylos (art director), Bob Signorelli (set decorator) [For episode "Blue Chip Murders"] 1981 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Film Sound Mixing -- Blake Wilcox (production mixer), Robert L. Harman (re-recording mixer), William L. McCaughey (re-recording mixer), Howard S. Wollman (re-recording mixer) [For episode "'Tis the Season to be Murdered"] 1981 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series -- Stefanie Powers 1980 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Art Direction for a Series -- James J. Agazzi (art director), Paul Sylos (art director), Bob Signorelli (set decorator) [For episode "Man with Jade Eyes"] Golden Globes 1984 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama -- Robert Wagner 1984 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama -- Stefanie Powers 1984 -- Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama 1983 -- Won -- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV -- Lionel Stander 1983 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama -- Robert Wagner 1983 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama -- Stefanie Powers 1983 -- Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama 1982 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama -- Stefanie Powers 1982 -- Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama 1981 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama -- Robert Wagner 1981 -- Nominated -- Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama -- Stefanie Powers 1981 -- Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama 1980 -- Nominated -- Best TV Actor - Drama -- Robert Wagner 1980 -- Nominated -- Best TV Actress - Drama -- Stefanie Powers Young Artist Awards 1983 -- Won -- Best Young Actress, Guest on a Series -- Roxana Zal 1983 -- Nominated -- Best Young Actor, Guest on a Series -- Rossie Harris ===================== [opening narration] Max: This is my boss, Jonathan Hart - a self-made millionaire. He's quite a guy. This is Mrs. H. She's gorgeous. She's one lady who knows how to take care of herself. By the way, my name is Max. I take care of *both* of them, which ain't easy; 'cause when they met... it was *murder*! (Note: Max's opening narration differs in some episodes. Most episodes have him finish by declaring "When they met, it was murder!" but some episodes have him saying "Their hobby is ... murder!") =============================== Release dates USA -- 25 August 1979 UK -- 3 February 1980 France -- 11 July 1982 Sweden -- 1 July 1983 West Germany -- October 1983 ================== Filming Locations 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA (studio) First Christian Church, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA ========================moreless
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    Saint Seiya

    Saint Seiya

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    TV Asahi (ended 1988)
    This guide is for the JAPANESE Version of the show. The US version can be found under KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC. (http://www.tv.com/shows/knights-of-the-zodiac/).

    It has been said that when times of evil fill the world, Saints appear. Once upon a time a group of young men devoted themselves to the protection of Athena, Goddess of wisdom and war. Known as the Saints of Athena, these men were renowned for their ability to fight without weapons. It is said that their blows can break the sky apart and their kicks would crack the ground.

    And now...

    A new group of Saints have arisen. With all the power and courage of the Saints of old. But while there are 12 Saints of Athena, Saint Seiya focuses on the tale of Seiya, a young man sent to Greece to fight for the bronze armor of Pegasus, and for what reason, he knows not. Seiya believes that once he's won the armor, the bulk of the battle is over. Little does he know that his battles are only beginning. As he returns to Japan, he learns of a tournament between the Saints of Athena in which he's already been entered, much to his chagrin. Seiya refuses to fight, but is quickly convinced to do so by the devious host, Saori. Yet, Saori's intentions remain pure as she follows her lineage, and in the mere hosting of one tournament, she endeavors to draw out a great evil that will either fall to her Saints, or defeat them and rule the world.moreless
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    Father Dowling Mysteries

    Father Dowling Mysteries

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    ABC (ended 1991)
    The show began as an NBC Made for TV Movie in 1987 and the show was to have begun weekly in 1988 though because of a writer's strike in 1988 it didn't begin weekly until 1989. After it's 1st season the show left NBC and ABC took the show from 1990 until 1991. The show was based upon characters from The Father Dowling Mystery books written by Ralph McInerny. First Telecast: November 30, 1987 Last Telecast: May 2, 1991 Episodes: 1 TV Movie, 42 Episodesmoreless
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    Tales from the Darkside

    Tales from the Darkside

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    (ended 1988)
    "Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a Darkside." This 30-minute horror/fantasy anthology series follows in the vein of The Twilight Zone. Each week presents another standalone story of horror fantasy, and/or science fiction. Some episodes are gruesome, a few are of a lighter comedic style. Like many such shows, Tales... adapted the work of famous genre authors of the period such as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. Many episodes also featured veteran actors of the 40's and 50's that saw very little work in their later years. "The Darkside is always there waiting for us to enter; waiting to enter us. Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight."moreless
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    Stingray

    Stingray

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    NBC (ended 1987)
    Stingray revolves around a mysterious man known only as Ray, who travels the land in a black '65 Stingray Corvette. His background is unknown. However, someone can contact him by placing a newspaper or computer ad to barter for a Stingray Corvette. He typically helps those who can't help themselves, but always asks a price: he requires that they help him out one time, sometime in the future, no questions asked. A favor for a favor. Ray has no friends but many allies and grateful customers, and only fleeting romantic relationships. He doesn't do repeat favors (although he will sometimes accept referrals from former clients). His background is unknown, although he is an expert martial artist, spy, and infiltrator.moreless
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    Rags to Riches

    Rags to Riches

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    NBC (ended 1988)
    A self made millionaire from Hoboken Nick Foley needs to change his image fast. To acquire a family image this playboy needs to do a complete 180. In a stroke of genius deduction he decides to adopt six orphan girls. He takes them to live in his Bel-Air mansion. After his idea backfires in a complete deal breaker, he realizes it wasn't that important anyway and he asks the girls to stay permanently.

    The show was set in 1961 and focused on the girls misadventures and problems they faced growing up in the 60s from small dances to the Cuban Missile Crisis. This show was a first in television history as it was the first and only to incorporate music into the plot line. A television musical featuring music from the 50s and 60s rewritten to fit the plot.moreless
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