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70s & 80's series/Dramas.

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falcon Fri 15-Aug-08 20:21:14

I'm a big fan of 70's and 80's t.v series and would appreciate some ideas on what to watch next.

They don't have to be set in those decades, just made then.

One I've been considering purchasing is Upstairs Downstairs, is that worth a watch?

Recent series I've loved are All Creatures Great and Small,Dick Turpin,Nanny,Me and My Girl, Some Mother's Do 'Ave em and Fawlty Towers.

I'd love suggestions of just about anything from dramas to comedies.

BBBee Fri 15-Aug-08 20:21:57

tales of the unexpected - just because I read one to ds last niht and reembered how goofd they weere.

cocolepew Fri 15-Aug-08 20:22:53

Cagney and Lacey it was great.

wessexgirl Fri 15-Aug-08 20:23:36

I was thinking just t'other day about 'To Serve Them All My Days'. I used to like that.

And 'Poldark', 'The Onedin Line' type stuff.

DisplacementActivity Fri 15-Aug-08 20:24:46

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themoon66 Fri 15-Aug-08 21:45:55

Thirty Something.

southeastastra Fri 15-Aug-08 21:48:17

armchair thrillers

Portofino Fri 15-Aug-08 21:52:41

Brideshead Revisited, To Serve them all my Days, Nanny? And noone has yet mentioned the Professionals - my all time fave! Dynasty and Dallas?

Lubyloo Fri 15-Aug-08 22:04:28

Used to love Nanny. How about To the Manor Born, Sorry, Brushstrokes, Rising Damp, Howard's Way.

Finbar Fri 15-Aug-08 22:06:32

Big vote for Armchair Thriller - ther's one episode tha still scares me to this day!

EyeballsintheSky Fri 15-Aug-08 22:08:39

Poldark definitely, fab series. If you like wartime stuff then Danger UXB and Family at War are excellent. I'm a huge fan of 70's/80's stuff. My all time favourite is Shine on Harvey Moon. All great series anyway

cornsilk Fri 15-Aug-08 22:10:16

The professionals is fab if only for Doyle's perm.

hellymelly Fri 15-Aug-08 22:10:50

god,thirty something-I used to love that,I had forgotten all about it.

wessexgirl Fri 15-Aug-08 22:10:58

Tenko - I was obsessed with that programme.

Finbar Fri 15-Aug-08 22:11:44

Secret Army - loved it...and could never forgive Allo Allo afterwards!

Also - Survivors...i SO wanted to be in one of those communes startign over again!!

ilovemydog Fri 15-Aug-08 22:13:06

'Get Smart' is being released as a movie!

or was this just an American series?

turquoise Fri 15-Aug-08 22:23:01

The Mallens
Duchess of Duke Street
Lilly (Lily? About Lily Langtry anyway - Francesca Annis was in it).
The New Avengers
Citizen Smith

Finbar - I loved both of those, but specially Survivors, I still think of it quite often, especially the bit about the mother trying to get to her son.

turquoise Fri 15-Aug-08 22:24:44

And Falcon - yes, Upstairs Downstairs definitely worth a watch, still fabbo.

MatNanPlus Fri 15-Aug-08 22:32:15

Juliet Bravo

St Elsewhere


The Saint


The Equalizer


Midnight Caller

tiredandgrumpy Fri 15-Aug-08 22:35:19

Just Good Friends - may seem awfully dated now, but always was such a treat. I loved it.

fryalot Fri 15-Aug-08 22:36:27

I love Upstairs Downstairs, we always get up especially on a Sunday morning to watch it on ITV4 grin

idlingabout Fri 15-Aug-08 22:36:44

When the Boat Comes In


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The Singing Detective

Pennies from Heaven

EyeballsintheSky Fri 15-Aug-08 22:37:18

I'm addicted to On the Buses at the moment

suedonim Fri 15-Aug-08 23:43:51

A Horseman Riding By, same author as To Serve Them All My Days. Ds used to call it A Horseman Riding His Bike. smile

NoBiggy Sat 16-Aug-08 00:24:30

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin

Another vote for Tenko, too.

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