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    The Winds of War

    The Winds of War

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    ABC (Mini-Series 1983)
    1983 award-winning miniseries based on Herman Wouk's novel which follows the family of Victor 'Pug' Henry as they observe the beginning of WWII from around the world.
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    A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery

    A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery

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    BBC Two (ended 1987)
    Welcome to A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery guide at TV.com. This short series featured three investigations by amateur detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, and his associate, mystery writer Harriet Vane. Each episode is based on a novel by Dorothy L. Sayers. An earlier series of adaptions of her novels, Lord Peter Wimsey, was broadcast by the BBC between 1972 and 1975.moreless
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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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    The Hitchhiker

    The Hitchhiker

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    HBO (ended 1991)
    Welcome to The Hitchhiker guide at TV.com. A series of mystery-thriller stories, linked only by the character of The Hitchhiker, who would introduce and close each episode in the style of Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock. Occasionally stories involved supernatural forces, but most plot twists stemmed only from the dark side of the human spirit. One of the few Canadian shows to come out of HBO, the series re-airs in Canada on the SCREAM network and can occasionally be seen on HBO. There is considerable confusion over how many seasons were in the series, but the creators have released the first and third season on DVD, so the episode guide is arranged accordingly. Originally the Hitchhiker was cast with Nicholas Campbell, but for whatever reason Campbell was replaced with Page Fletcher. Campbell's scenes in the original three episodes were later re-shot with Fletcher which, because the Hitchhiker initially had more interaction with the people in the stories, cause certain scenes to appear very choppy.moreless
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    Bubblegum Crisis

    Bubblegum Crisis

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    SBS One (ended 1991)
    Bubblegum Crisis is the story of four mercenaries, called the Knight Sabers, living in Tokyo in the year 2033. After a massive earthquake destroyed much of Tokyo, a new city, MegaTokyo, was recreated thanks to the aid of a multi-million dollar company, GENOM Corp. GENOM created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. However, the Boomers soon began to go out of control. Thus, the ADPolice stepped up to fend them off. The Boomers probed to be too much for them to handle, and the Knight Sabers where born! Siding with neither the ADPolice nor GENOM, the Knight Sabers simply fight for money and safety.

    The series began airing on AOL's online streaming service on May 2, 2007.

    The original eight episode OVA series was cut short due to production complications. Luckily, soon after it's completion a follow up three episode OVA was created called Bubblegum Crash. The series was also remade in 1998 and called Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040.moreless
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    The Jewel in the Crown

    The Jewel in the Crown

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    ITV (ended 1984)
    This award winning mini-series is an adaptation of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet, and tells the epic story of men and women caught up in a struggle of race and class during the last five years of British rule in India.moreless
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    Wish Me Luck

    Wish Me Luck

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    Acorn Media Group
    Wish Me Luck was a British television drama about the adventures of female secret agents during World War II who worked for a group code named 'The Outfit.' This group was based off of the real life Special Operations Executive group of WWII. It aired from 1987 to 1990 on the ITV Network, lasting three seasons. The show was created by Lavinia Warner and Jill Hyem and was made by London Weekend Television. It was filmed on location in France and England. It dealt with its character seriously, showing strong female characters who dealt with extreme conditions during wartime. The first season was directed by Gordon Flemying. The second and third seasons were directed by Bill Hays. The first two seasons revolved mainly around the missions of SOE agent Nancy Wake. Keeping with the realistic tone of the series, much of this character's dialogue was taken from the real Nancy Wake's autobiography 'The White Mouse.'moreless
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    Mother Love

    Mother Love

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    BBC (ended 1989)
    Mother Love was a four part dramatisation of a novel of the same name by Domini Taylor, which was first broadcast in 1989. The drama starred Diana Rigg in a BAFTA winning performance as Helena Vesey, the embittered ex-wife of acclaimed conductor Alex Vesey (David McCallum). Helena holds a suffocating affection for her son by Alex, Kit (James Wilby), a barrister. For years Kit has lived a double life in which he has seen his father behind his mother's back, fearful of what she might do if she were ever to find out. When Kit suddenly manages Angela (Fiona Gillies), his new wife is uncertain that she can keep up the lies, but soon she too is drawn into the web of deceit. When the unbalanced Helena finally learns the truth, it becomes clear that she will go to extraordinary lengths to have her revenge... Mother Love was directed by Simon Langton, adapted by Andrew Davies, script edited by Devora Pope (Tenko) and produced by Ken Riddington (Tenko, A Horseman Riding By - both featured on TV Tome). The haunting music for the series was composed by Patrick Gowers.moreless
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    The Edison Twins

    The Edison Twins

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    CBC (ended 1986)
    The Edison Twins was a popular television series geared toward young adults that lasted for 6 seasons. The show centered on the adventures of Tom and Annie Edison (Andrew Sabiston and Marnie McPhail). It was an entertaining and educational series that it taught kids science. It originally aired in Canada on CBC, but also aired later on The Disney Channel in the U.S.moreless
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    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

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    BBC
    Jane Eyre is a 1983 television mini-series on BBC (British Broadcasting Channel). The series is a fresh television adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's 1947 novel, Jane Eyre. The series follows, with great dramatic prowess, the orphan from childhood and on into her adulthood. The young Jane Eyre lives a miserable life with her aunt. After years of mental torture she is sent to Longwood, a school for those that cannot afford a proper education. Upon advice from a friend she posts a job listing advertising her services as a governess. She is quickly scooped up and goes to live and work for Edward Rochester, a cold and mysterious man. As the story unfolds we start to see a blossoming love affair between the young governess and her employer, but everything isn't always what it seems. Around every corner, Jane seems to be seeing shadowy figures in windows and mumbling voices behind doors and walls. There is someone else in the household, but no one will admit to it. There is a great secret in the Rochester house, one that might be strong enough to keep the two love-birds apart. The series received great praise for it's outstanding adaptation and went on to win numerous awards of excellence.moreless
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    Henderson Kids

    Henderson Kids

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    Network Ten (ended 1985)
    The Henderson Kids was an Australian children's show back in 1985. It was about two Melbourne teenagers who were forced to go and live in a small country town of Haven Bay with their Uncle (Nicholas Eadie) when a tragic road accident kills their mother. Now 15-year-old Steve (Paul Smith) and his 13-year-old sister Tamara (Nadine Garner) not only have to deal with their grief for their mother, but the bullying of the local kids and a ruthless business man determined to get his hands on their land no matter what the cost.moreless
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    V: The Original Miniseries (1983)

    V: The Original Miniseries (1983)

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    NBC (Mini-Series 1983)
    They came to Earth, disguised as friends. But instead, they took the planet's water and its people for food. But there's a resistance... to save the people and the planet.

    These two miniseries are followed by V: The Series, which aired on NBC for one season.moreless
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    Brideshead Revisited

    Brideshead Revisited

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    ITV (ended 1981)
    Welcome to the Brideshead Revisited guide at TV.com. Based on a book by Evelyn Waugh, this series is a lament for an aristocratic England which at the end of the 1939-45 War seemed to be vanishing for ever. Charles Ryder, a wartime British Army captain, is posted to Brideshead Castle and remembers his doomed pre-war love affairs there - first with Lord Sebastian Flyte, later with his sister Julia. Filmed on locations which included Castle Howard, Yorkshire (as Brideshead Castle), Oxford, Venice, Malta, and the transatlantic liner Queen Elizabeth, the budget for the eleven episodes was compared to that for a string of feature films. The result was spectacular - in Mike Scott's words, "every frame a Rembrandt". The series is available on VHS and DVD and has a total length of 750 minutes. Awards: Brideshead Revisited took three BAFTA Awards in 1982 (Best Drama Series, Best Film Sound, and Best Actor - for Anthony Andrews) and had six other BAFTA nominations in the same year. In the USA, it received two Golden Globe Awards, and Jeremy Irons was nominated for a third for his portrayal of Charles Ryder.moreless
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    Beverly Hills Teens

    Beverly Hills Teens

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    (ended 1988)
    "Come live your fantasy in Beverly Hills. Come on and make your dreams come true..." The first lines to the show's theme song set up the entire plot. The teens of Beverly Hills Teen Club excel in pursuing the big 80's 'lifestyles of the pampered & priviledged'. But don't let the money fool you. These are typical everyday teens that are fun-loving, very social, and they actually do homework. They just happen to be very rich! The show's main focus seems to be around Bianca, the mischeivious brunette vixen of the teens. Many episodes center around her schemes that she attempts to attract fame, gain popularity, win contests, and ultimately nab Troy (the male hearthrob) who has his heart set on Lark (good girl and unknowing nemesis to Bianca). Other characters include Gig & Jett (the musical prodigies that love to rock n' roll), Radley (the kick-back surfer guy), Tara (the beautiful southern belle), Shanelle (the reliable & responsible teacher's pet), Pierce (the vain sly dog), Blaze (the down-to-earth country gal), Nikki (the melodramatic actress), Switchboard (the public relations gossiper), Buck (the man who will do anything for a buck), Wilshire (Bianca's confidante and chaffeur), and the two youngest ones Chester (the genius with infinite inventions) & Jillian (the girl in a hurry to grow up). The teens' fantastical Beverly Hills includes the real-life shopping vicinity of Rodeo Drive, their high school, and their frequent hang-out at the Teen Club which includes: a gymnasium, a beach, a snow summit (which also includes a castle!) The show started running weekly in syndication in September of 1987 and continued until December of 1988. A year after syndication ended, Beverly Hills Teens became a part of the cartoon series Maxie's World where 15 minutes of Maxie's world would first air followed by 15 minutes (half an episode) of Beverly Hills Teens. The entire series is available on VHS.moreless
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    Callan

    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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    Lady Blue

    Lady Blue

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    ABC (ended 1986)
    Lady Blue stars Jamie Rose as Chicago homicide Detective Katy Mahoney. Detective Mahoney is a cop, who tends to use more force than what is generally considered necessary, when she confronts criminals.moreless
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    Texas

    Texas

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    NBC (ended 1982)
    When the CBS night-time soap "Dallas" (1978-91) became a huge ratings success, NBC decided to try a similar formula during daytime. In 1980, one of the most popular villainess characters on "Another World," Iris Cory Carrington, was spun off into her own show, called "Texas" when her son Dennis Carrington moved to Houston, with Iris in tow. Beverlee McKinsey played Iris, who had spent years causing mayhem in Bay City (on "Another World"). (She got star billing on "Texas.") To make her a little more sympathetic as a leading character, the writers gave her a previously untold backstory: Many years earlier, she'd loved and lost a young man named Alex Wheeler (Bert Kramer). Unknown to Iris, Alex was pennyless, and after a tender night of love, he disappeared to go earn his fortune and become worthy of the rich young woman. She convinced Eliot Carrington the child she was carrying was his and lived a lie for decades to follow, never getting over Alex's rejection, and became a manipulative schemer. In early installments of "Texas" (first aired as part of "Another World") Iris and Alex rediscovered each other and their stormy romance was one of the early main storylines--climaxing when a jealous Eliot shot the groom at Iris and Alex's wedding. To protect Alex, his nephew, Ryan, told everyone--including Iris--that Alex had died of his wounds. Eventually the "widow" learned the truth, and her accidental discovery of her supposed dead husband in a hospital room was one of the most memorable performances in daytime history. McKinsey and Kramer left the show in 1981, and it stumbled along without them, never achieving high ratings. The show was cancelled in 1982. In a small bit of irony, "Texas" aired its final episode on December 31, 1982- the same date that the first "Another World" spinoff, "Somerset," aired its finale 6 years earlier.moreless
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    Huckleberry Finn and His Friends

    Huckleberry Finn and His Friends

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    CBC (ended 1980)
    Huckleberry Finn And His Friends, the much loved joint German/Canadian television series based on the novel by American writer Mark Twain. It was very successful in the Eighties and even today this series brings back nostalgic memories to the viewers who enjoyed it when it originally aired.moreless
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    Two Marriages

    Two Marriages

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    ABC (ended 1983)
    short-lived drama about two married couples
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    Here's Boomer

    Here's Boomer

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    NBC (ended 1982)
    This half-hour show had a mixed breed stray dog named Boomer (Johnny) that would enter people's lives and help them solve their problems. After helping out, Boomer would travel on down the road looking for other people to help.moreless
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