BRITISH AND U.S. TV SHOWS FROM THE 70S AND 80S
By Mark Nobes
If you lived in the UK during the 1970s and early 80s, then you will, no doubt, remember when we only had three TV channels. Also, in those simpler times BBC1 used to close down at around midnight, but not before the weatherman had given us his final forecast, which was followed by a patriotic blast of the National Anthem. BBC2 used to show pages from Ceefax in the mornings - ah, how times have changed!
Of course, there were many shows that were imported from America, and us Brits enjoyed a good deal of those, too.
If you're visiting this site from the U.S. then you'll pleased to see that there is an ever-growing selection of programmes from your country featured here, from Airwolf to Wonder Woman.
As a child, I grew up with shows such as Starsky And Hutch and The Dukes Of Hazzard, and these two were particular favourites of mine. Maybe that's because I love a good car chase and climbing through car windows!
So here we have a great selection of video pages featuring TV Shows/Series, TV Characters, Adverts, Game Shows, Kids TV, Cartoons and even TV Channel Idents from the seventies and eighties. Enjoy...
The TV Test Card
Long gone are the days when you needed a test pattern to adjust the picture of your CRT TV set. As a child back in the 70s, I sometimes used to spend quite a number of minutes staring at them wondering what they were for! There were quite a few different ones, and here are a couple to remind you of those golden times;
Kojak - 70s TV Series
But did you know that his younger brother, George Savalas, played Detective "fatso" Stavros in the series? He also appeared in UK adverts for Wimpy during the 1970s. Sadly, he died on October 2nd 1985 (aged 60) from leukemia.