by Mark Nobes, chief editor

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 (played by Lee Majors), 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 pick-up truck used in the first two seasons was a 1980 GMC K-25 Wideside (Rounded-Line), and a 1981 K-2500 was used after this.

Lee Majors 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 Colt's cousin and trainee stuntsman Howie Munson (played by Douglas Barr), who he regularly referred to as "Kid", and Jody Banks played by the gorgeous Heather Thomas, who became a bit of a pin-up during the 1980s.

Samantha "Big Jack" Jack appeared during 1981 and 1982 and was played by Jo Ann Pflug. She also made guest appearances in The Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider.
The bail bondswoman Terrie Shannon was also a regular character from 1982 to 1985, and she was played by Markie Post. She was also well-known in the U.S. for playing Christine Sullivan in the sitcom Night Court from 1984 to 1992.
The Fall Guy theme tune was sung by Lee Majors himself, although it was written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen, and David Somerville.
Look-in magazine 31st July 1982 ft. Lee Majors as The Fall Guy
Comic strip artist Jim Baikie produced a regular The Fall Guy comic strip for Look-In magazine.
Two annuals were released in the UK and published by Grandreams Ltd. They featured 62 pages containing original stories, comic strips, photos and articles.
The Fall Guy Annual 1981 with yellow cover

The Fall Guy Annual 1981

The Fall Guy Annual 1982 with red cover

The Fall Guy Annual 1982

Heather Thomas as Jody Banks in The Fall Guy
Heather Thomas as Jody Banks - Buy This Poster

The following prints can be bought at Amazon

Farrah Fawcett with Lee Majors in 1973The Big Valley Poster, Barbara Stanwyck Lee Majors Linda EvansThe Fall Guy Heather Thomas, Lee Majors PosterFarrah Fawcett and Lee Majors


Lee Majors as Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy