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    Quote Originally Posted by London_Keith View Post
    It does in my book as I was only 2 yrs old going into the 80's...

    Some of my favourites from memory (bearing in mind I was a kid!)

    Highway to Heaven
    MacGyver
    Flipper
    Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
    The Bionic Woman
    Fraggle Rock
    Knight Rider


    And you won't know these 2 unless you're Irish:

    Bosco (a genderless rosy cheeked puppet in a box)
    Wanderley Wagon (too screwed up to explain, I'm still mentally scarred)
    As someone who's almost 20 years ahead of you, Keith, I was surprised to see Skippy and Flipper on your list. The perennial quality of children's TV... or the relatively low budgets and cheap repeats!

    When I was a kid, Thunderbirds and Batman were by far the favourites, along with The Man from UNCLE and Mission Impossible (long before Tom Cruise became involved!)

    One of the programmes that made the biggest - and sometimes most haunting - impression on me was a Eastern European TV mini-series entitled The Singing Ringing Tree. It was also frequently repeated but I thought it was mesmerising.

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    I have 3 favorite shows that don't run on tv so I bought the DVD's. The icredible Hulk, The Odd Couple and Hogan's heros.
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    Well, I am one for the Fugitive, as it was a very good program. I have the entire series on DVD.

    Likewise, Fawlty Towers. Another wherein I have said entire series on DVD.

    Back in 1976, I had a very good crush on Lynda Carter, and as such, a crush on her character - Wonder Woman - and I began to get into that show back in 2001, as I now had the courage to do so.

    Another I would like to find on DVD would have to be Thunderbirds, as I used to watch that program when I was a child, although I never understood the program until many years later.

    Finally, there is one series i wish were available on DVD. The series is titled, "Angie", and it was a sitcom set in Philadelphia, which starred Donna Pescow and Robert Hays. Doris Roberts was also in the cast of the program, and I liked it because at the time of the series airing, I considered Angie and her family and friends to be my friends.

    I hope I haven't bored you with my drivel concerning my favorite old television shows.
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    I have more TV shows on DVD than movies. As for the older ones, I have:

    I Love Lucy
    The Lucy Show
    Here's Lucy
    (oh, ya I do love Lucy)
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    The Munsters
    Bewitched
    I Dream Of Jeannie
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    Rhoda
    Maude
    Are You Being Served?
    Three's Company
    The Golden Girls
    Roseanne
    Ray

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    Comedies will usually pass the test of time better than dramas. Good comedies can be watched time and again. Not so much for dramas. I'm sure I don't need to tell anyone Only Fools and Horses is my favourite comedy, and I'm not alone in this. It was voted Britain's best comedy by viewers, and it won by a country mile. Ahead of classics such as Porridge, 'Till Death Us Do Part, and Dad's Army. Fawlty Towers doesn't pass the test so readily. It's clever and slick, but it lacks the warmth and empathy of the titles I listed above. The other titles have an array of characters who we can identify with, and they have subtlety and credibility. Only Fools has a loose storyline. The characters moved on.

    So I wont make a list. Just two.

    Only Fools and Horses
    Dads Army


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    I feel happy just writing some of my favorites:

    Playhouse 90
    You Are There
    Maverick ('Bret' only)
    Owen Marshall
    Get Smart
    East Side, West Side
    Stanley

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    Quote Originally Posted by sschweiger View Post
    I feel happy just writing some of my favorites:

    Playhouse 90
    Live television was wonderful. Playhouse 90 aired some plays that later became movies. Requiem for and Heavyweightt and Days of Wine Roses are two examples.

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    Saw a very old one last night. I believe William Holden was a star. It was "Sunset Blvd."
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    Try this. I hope the link works.

    http://www.oldiestelevision.com/
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    The link works fine, Rho. Thanks for it, interesting site.

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    Good Greg, enjoy.
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    Thanks for the link, Rhoda! I don't need to leave my house for a few weeks now.

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    I love old TV shows and would love it if more were available on TV but I use netflix and HULU and also we recently got MeTV a cable channel that only shows old TV shows..Here is a list of some of my favorites:

    1.Daktari
    2. Gentle Ben
    3. Emergency!
    4. Adam -12
    5. Marcus Welby, MD
    6. Hawaii Five-O
    7. Odd Couple
    8. All in the Family
    9. Mary Tyler Moore
    10 Bob Newhart- all his shows
    11. Dick Van Dyke
    12.Dean Martin Show
    13.Laugh In
    14 Dinah Shore Talk Show
    15. Mike Douglas
    16 Quincy
    17 Ironside
    18 Soupy Sales
    19 Jeffersons
    20 Maude
    21 Kojak
    22 Andy Williams
    23 Sonny and Cher
    24 Medical Center
    25 Cosby Show
    and many more..love classic TV
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    My favorites were Burke's Law, Untouchables, Dragnet and Dark Shadows. I am putting a limit on this list...there was loads more!
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    Upon further review of my own television viewing, I will have to add "M*A*S*H" to my prior list, as I became fond of Hawkeye's lines and actions. I became enamored of his beliefs later on in life, so I suppose this all comes in as a very honest appraisal of the program.

    Also, I am able to receive the Retro Television Network station in this area as part of my basic cable service, which currently features such shows as "Movin' On", "Naked City", "Route 66" and even "Police Story" in its lineup. Such shows.
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    We don't see many old comedies now because the BBC is extremely reluctant to show any content in 4x3 aspect ratio, certainly not on One to Three, although they do very occasionally on Four. Dad's Army is probably the only 4x3 programme left now, and it airs early Saturday evenings on Two. It's a shame really, because there's lots of classic stuff they just won't show for those technical reasons. Many of my friends are total fans of Monty Python's Flying Circus, but there's just no way it can ever get to transmission. I know it's really dated, but it's such an inspiration and humour lives on through the years.
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    To the Manor Born, my absolute all-time favourite! Oh, I guess you meant from the 50s or 60s, huh? Well, I love The Doris Day show.
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    I used to love Johnny Staccato starring John Cassavetes

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