The Fall Guy

Firstly, the video features the opening titles from 1981. Broadcast in the U.S. between November 1981 and May 1986, The Fall Guy ran for five seasons with 113 episodes.

The programme's main character was Hollywood stunt man Colt Seavers, who worked part-time as a private investigator and drove around in a GMC 4x4 pickup - you may remember that this had a secret compartment which was used for hiding villains or stashing weapons. Many GMC trucks were used during the series as they were badly damaged during the filming of the stunt sequences.

The lead role was played by Lee Majors, whose previous major role was as The Six Million Dollar Man (The Bionic Man) during the 70s - my parents bought me the toy doll which featured a magnified bionic eye which you could look through to make everything appear closer.

Other main characters were Howie Munson (Douglas Barr) and Jody Banks played by the gorgeous Heather Thomas who became a bit of a pin-up during the 1980s.

By the way, in case you're wondering, the shows theme tune was sung by Lee Majors himself, although it was written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen, and David Somerville.

Lee Majors as Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy
Heather Thomas as Jody Banks in The Fall Guy
Heather Thomas as Jody Banks - Buy This Poster
Look-in magazine 31st July 1982 ft. Lee Majors as The Fall Guy