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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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    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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    Up & Coming

    Up & Coming

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    PBS (ended 1981)
    Welcome to the Up & Coming guide at TV.com. Up & Coming debuted on PBS in October 1980. The series was about the Wilson family, an African-American family struggling between working- and middle-class in San Francisco. The show was heralded as being a realistic portrayal of an African-American family. It was funded in part by the U.S. Office of Education and was so popular that executive producer Avon Kirkland was approached many times about syndicating the show.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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    The Monocled Mutineer

    The Monocled Mutineer

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    BBC (ended 1986)
    British dramatic series
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    Stay Lucky

    Stay Lucky

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    ITV (ended 1993)
    Welcome to the Stay Lucky guide at TV.com. Yorkshire TV comedy drama series. Cockney drifter Thomas Gynn, after tangling with crooks ends up in Yorkshire where he teams up with narrowboat owning Sally Hardcastle in a series of adventures. John Lively runs a junkyard beside a canal in Yorkshire. He turns out to be a very sympathetic character in his interactions with a young runaway, Pippa, who he has taken in and sheltered.moreless
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    Supercarrier

    Supercarrier

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    ABC (ended 1988)
    coming soon...
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    Love in a Cold Climate

    Love in a Cold Climate

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    ITV (ended 2001)
    Welcome to the Love in a Cold Climate guide at TV.com. There are two versions of this mini series. The first was first broadcast in the UK in 1980 and is Season 1 here at TV.com. The second version was broadcast in 2001 (season 2) The show serializes Nancy Mitford's books The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate - fictionalized accounts, from the 1920s to the war years of the 1940s, of the youth and love-life of a circle of English debs based on the famous Mitford sisters, Nancy, Jessica, Unity, Diana and Deborah. The central characters of the series are Linda, Louisa and Jassy Radlett, their parents Lord and Lady Alconleigh (otherwise Uncle Matt and Aunt Sadie, memorably played by Michael Aldridge and Judi Dench), the Radletts' cousin Fanny Logan (who lives with them because her mother, 'The Bolter', runs off with a variety of men) and their friend Lady Polly Hampton, daughter of a Viceroy of India. Because Polly (Rosalyn Landor) is an only child, her father's ancient titles and great estates will go to a distant Canadian cousin, Cedric Hampton (Michael Cochrane), believed to be some kind of lumberjack. However, the long-lost Cedric comes as a great surprise when he arrives. The show arrived on screens in the U.S. in 1982 and was also successfully exported to dozens of other countries.moreless
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    Hooperman

    Hooperman

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    ABC (ended 1989)
    Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean, hateful and just plain annoying dog Bijoux. Not having the time to maintain the building and tend to his police work, Hooperman hires feisty aspiring writer Susan Smith as his superintendent/maintenance person. He and Smith soon begin a relationship, and the series chronicles the ups and downs of the relationship, along with Hooperman's efforts as a policeman.moreless
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    Vietnam

    Vietnam

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    ABC1 (ended 1987)
    Australian mini-series about the Vietnam War.
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    Strike Force (1981)

    Strike Force (1981)

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    ABC (ended 1982)
    Captain Frank Murphy (Robert Stack) leads an elite group of detectives from various law enforcement agencies. As a permanent "Strike Force", they work one major crime at a time, solving the cases that are too difficult for the regular police force.moreless
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    Boon

    Boon

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    ITV (ended 1995)
    Welcome to the Boon guide at TV Tome.
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    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo

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    NBC (ended 1982)
    The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
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    Capital City

    Capital City

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    ITV (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the Capital City guide at TV.com; British dramatic series
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    Gloss

    Gloss

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    TVNZ (ended 1990)
    Gloss is a TV drama series that originally ran between 1987 and 1990 and was directed by Chris Bailey. The New Zealand soap opera centers around the Redfern family, owners of a publishing empire that faces plenty of scandal, controversy and difficulties. The publishing empire has its headquarters in Aukland and focuses on the cutthroat world of high fashion magazines. Maxine Redfern (Ilona Rodgers) is the glamorous, demanding and no-nonsense editor, working hard to bring her unique vision to the publishing firm, despite the drama that often surrounds her. However, she has to deal with her unpleasant family members, including spoiled and bossy Chelsea (Lisa Chappel) and equally privileged and lazy Alistair (Simon Prast). Maxine also has to butt heads with her colleagues and clients, including witty and elegant Magda (Kerry Smith) and sly Rex (Peter Elliott). As Maxine, Magda and their clients try to navigate the dangerous world of high fashion and business combined, all kinds of secrets and betrayals rise to the surface. moreless
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    Ohara

    Ohara

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    ABC (ended 1988)
    Pat Morita of "Karate Kid" fame stars as an Asian spiritualist who solves crimes.
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    Partners in Crime

    Partners in Crime

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    NBC (ended 1984)
    This could be the beginning of a beautiful partnership. Especially when the partners are two of television's most glamorous stars, Lynda Carter and Loni Anderson. Lynda plays Carole Stanwyck, a chic photographer from New York, transplanted in San Francisco. Loni is Sydney Kovak, who grew up in the streets of San Francisco and yearns to be a concert musician. She also happens to be a pretty good pickpocket. The two are as different as Nob Hill and Fisherman's Wharf. In fact, the only thing they have in common is they're both ex-wives of an ex-detective- mysteriously murdered in his office. When the girls are summoned to the reading of the will, they discover they've inherited his rundown mansion office, and a 50/50 partnership in the detective agency.moreless
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