TripleLift This is an ad network. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. I wanted to recreate those tough no nonsense crime fighters I grew up with in my own fiction. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the talent involved. I'm not sure why he was in Vancouver, but after everyone else was seated, he came in and sat in the very front row on the end. Memories come flooding back now, hey you forgot The Goodies! Doomwatch The 1970s were a fecund time for British science fiction.
Pete was the carefree bachelor and Malloy the devoted family man. Thicker Than Water 1973 142. The show ran from 1968 to 1975. Sapphire and Steel One of the strangest titles on this list, Sapphire and Steel takes a reasonably simple concept — a pair of investigators tasked with protecting the time continuum — and twists it into bizarre shapes. Ironside, a wheelchair bound detective fighting crime on The Streets of San Francisco. Updated in October 2013 with new material and a list of credits.
The show also starred Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont as Beaver's parents, June and Ward Cleaver, and Tony Dow as Beaver's brother Wally. Cop shows dominated the '70s so there was no way to pay credit to them all in this short article. Updated in February 2016 with new material, images and revisions. Facts of Life Family Family Affair Family Holvak Fantastic Journey Fantasy Island Faraday and Company Fay Feather and Father Gang Firehouse First Tuesday Fish Fitzpatricks Flatbush Flip Wilson Show Flying High Flying Nun From a Bird's Eye View From Here to Eternity Funny Face Funny Side Gemini Man Get Christie Love Get Smart Getting Together Ghost and Mrs. The following article lists twenty-five contemporary British gems, from period drama to sci-fi, which any telephile should strongly consider immersing themselves within. The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 127. Not only did they ban cigarette ads which is a good thing , but it also made new restrictions for violence.
I watched all of these when I was a wee lad. Steve, thanks for your comment. Cold Lazarus Some of the best sci-fi comes from personal experience, and the four-episode series Cold Lazarus is a beautiful and compelling illustration. The show followed an overweight married couple that owned and operated a New York deli on the first floor of an office building. He mainly does voice over work now he has a wonderfully distinctive voice. He did work for the Government.
Make Room for Granddaddy 1970—1971 91. Comscore ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Some have not stood the test of time but that's probably because they were 'of their time', for example 'Watching' which was very funny, 'Rab C Nesbit' and 'Red Dwarf', 'One Foot In The Grave' and 'Birds of A Feather' all look like 1980s comedies. In just four episodes, it builds a convincing future world with compelling characters and resolves its plotline satisfyingly — something British shows are pretty damn good at. Bridget Loves Bernie 1972—1973 57. Laverne and Shirley 1976 - 1983 16.
A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature. Sapphire and Steel is interesting because of the incredible limitations put upon it. I remember Father Dear Father but wasn't fussed. Two hugely successful cop shows took to the air in 1972 and 1973 with 'Special Branch' and 'Van der Valk' the latter spawning a number one record with its theme tune. Struck by Lightning 1979 144. Every episode started with an amusing message left on Rockford's answering machine. So I leave you with Attenborough talking about his decision to make 'Life On Earth'.
The 1970s comedy shows have shown great longevity and the 1980s also had its fair share of good comedy. Monty Python's Flying Circus was my first exposure to this type of humor, and I loved it! Until the final episode and he got to be a guest in the hotel. It is a shame he could not mix both jobs - we may have gotten more great shows. The Waverly Wonders 1978 126. Another great hub Jools, I remember some of these shows! The Two Ronnies 'The Two Ronnies' was a cleverly written 1970s sketch show; many of the sketches were written by Ronnie Barker and a then up and coming David Renwick he later wrote' One Foot In The Grave'.
Space Island One almost completely eschewed the fantastical — episode plots took very real concerns and played them out in low gravity. When the brain turns out to be conscious — and, even worse, aware of what it happening to it — it kicks off a totally wild exploration of the nature of life and reality as we know it. Thanks so much for your comment Sue, glad you liked this article. The McLean Stevenson Show 1976—1977 122. The most influential television shows from my childhood were the police dramas of the 1970s. I vaguely remember seeing an episode or two.
The show later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began. What Britons weren't yet ready for in the sixties, they were more than ready for in the 1970s - perhaps time is a great healer. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1976 - 1978 29. One Day at a Time 1975 - 1984 26. This one-off format would be copies for most of the drama series of the 70s and 80s and is still used today. Peter Falk won multiple Emmys for the role. Their last really successful year was 1978 when 'The Benny Hill Show', 'George and Mildred' and 'Rising Damp' were all still at the height of their success.