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1980s tv series

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Lordasriel Thu 16-Nov-17 16:47:50

I found ‘A kind of loving’. on you tube this week. It was made in 1982 and shown as a series by Granada tv. I didn’t see it first time round as I was slightly too young! I’ve also watched ‘Edge of Darkness’. which is excellent. Are there any other series on line worth watching from this era?

CaoNiMa Thu 16-Nov-17 16:51:55

"The Girl From Tomorrow"! I spent my entire childhood wishing I had a jewel "transducer" on my forehead.

magpiemischief Thu 16-Nov-17 18:03:44

I watched ‘Lives and Loves of a She-Devil’ recently, the whole of the ‘Howard’s Way’ series, some older stuff like ‘The Owl Service’, numerous films and screen plays. Now and again I search for British Films and British Screenplays on YouTube. There are some real gems listed.

magpiemischief Thu 16-Nov-17 18:07:30

Most interesting is seeing how things have changed, in terms of sexual stereotypes and social politics etc.

BobbinThreadbare123 Thu 16-Nov-17 18:08:45


maddiemookins16mum Thu 16-Nov-17 18:14:51

You can watch Tenko on youtube.

mercurymaze Thu 16-Nov-17 18:16:20

Armchair thriller series

qazxc Thu 16-Nov-17 18:16:47

Drama were showing early the bill, but they've now jumped to 1998.
I quite like police dramas like Taggart or Dempsey and Makepeace.

x2boys Thu 16-Nov-17 18:18:39

I thought a kind of loving was older then that tbh? God Howards way it seemed to be on every Sunday night for ever .

OneMoreTune Thu 16-Nov-17 18:23:37

Me & My Girl


The Cabbage Patch (anyone remember that?)

x2boys Thu 16-Nov-17 18:26:45

Bread , Brush strokes .

IdogMax Thu 16-Nov-17 18:26:58

Oh my god I loved Tenko! What year was that? I’m off to google, I suspect I was too young to be watching it grin

LightastheBreeze Thu 16-Nov-17 18:27:31

Secret Army, though that may have been 70's

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 16-Nov-17 18:28:05

Oh, Loves and Lives of a She Devil was brilliant grin

Gentleman&Players ( mid 80s)

Jemina Shore Investigates

Holding the Fort

Sense of Guilt (the original one)

pointythings Thu 16-Nov-17 18:28:16

I loved Dempsey and Makepeace. Also Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett.

x2boys Thu 16-Nov-17 18:28:26

The thorn birds but that was a mini series .

x2boys Thu 16-Nov-17 18:30:57

All the American ones Dallas, Dynasty , Falcons crest ,Moonlighting ,Hotel .

PuppyMonkey Thu 16-Nov-17 18:33:22

Cagney and Lacy was the shiz imho.

Press Gang, of course.

Agree about Tenko and Thorn Birds.

CHeers, Golden Girls.


PuppyMonkey Thu 16-Nov-17 18:34:05

YY to Moonlighting - named DD Maddie because of that.

IdogMax Thu 16-Nov-17 18:34:54

Quick google tells me I was 10 when watching Tenko, I’ll have to watch it again to decide if I was too young, although I did watch armchair thrillers / hammer house of horror and tails of the unexpected too so I don’t know what my parents were thinking shock

SingaSong12 Thu 16-Nov-17 18:39:52

Cagney and Lacey

Whohasnickedmyvodka Thu 16-Nov-17 18:41:27

Riders jilly cooper blush

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 16-Nov-17 18:45:01

Was Alex mack eighties?

Heartbreak high?

They may be more 90s 5 I can't remember

x2boys Thu 16-Nov-17 18:46:31

We didn't have many kids programmes though Idog so we had to watch what our parents were watching grin

Foslady Thu 16-Nov-17 18:49:56

It was more 1990 but Nightingales

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