Peter Graves Peter Graves, who played Jim Phelps in the TV version of Mission Impossible died March 14 aged 83. Can you name his brother, three years older and still living, and the TV role he was mosdt famous for?
Tags: TV  trivia 
Added: 15th March 2010
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Police Squad! Only six episodes made and first broadcast in 1982 (1983 in the UK). A number of running gags, including the special guest star every week being killed off during the introduction. Forerunner to the Naked Gun series of films.
Tags: tv  police  comedy  zucker  nielsen 
Added: 16th August 2007
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The Invaders It all started for an unlucky Architect, David Vincent who was looking for a shortcut that he never found. On that fateful night, he saw something that would change his World forever.....and maybe ours too. The aliens are here and they have these physical differences: No Pulse - Don't Bleed - No Heart Beat - Some Have No Emotion - Pure Oxygen Kills Them - Strange Xray When Taken - Some Have a Deformed Small Finger. Repeated in the UK in the late 70s or early 80s.
Tags: sci-fi  tv 
Added: 3rd August 2007
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Beverly Hillbillies Sitcom about a hillbilly family living in Southern California. Jed Clampett strikes oil while hunting on his land. He then moves with his family to Beverly Hills, California, with the resultant wealth. In the UK it used to air early on Saturday evenings.
Tags: US  TV  sitcom 
Added: 25th July 2007
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Upstairs Downstairs Upstairs, Downstairs was a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning British drama set in a large townhouse in Edwardian London that depicted the lives of the servants "downstairs" and their masters "upstairs". It ran on ITV for five series from 1971 to 1975. First shown in the US in 1974. Upstairs, Downstairs attempted to portray life in a high-status house set against the events of early 20th century. Great events are featured prominently in the episodes but minor or gradual changes are noted as well. It stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between 1903 and 1930. The lives of the servants are integral to the story.
Tags: TV  drama 
Added: 19th July 2007
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The Virginian The Virginian aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was unique in that it was the first Western to air in 90-minute installments each week (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks). With Randy Boone, James Drury, Roberta Shore, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Lee J. Cobb.
Tags: western  tv 
Added: 13th July 2007
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail The first Python film of wholly original material, released in 1975. So many memorable scenes and characters!
Tags: monty  python  film 
Added: 13th July 2007
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The Clangers British stop motion animated children's television series. The first episode was broadcast by the BBC on November 16, 1969 and a further twenty-five episodes were made. The twenty sixth episode was broadcast on November 10, 1972 and the final Clangers programme was a four minute election special on October 10, 1974. The programme featured a number of small creatures living in peace and harmony on - and in - a small, hollow planet far far away, nourished by Blue String Pudding, and Green Soup harvested from the planet's volcanic soup wells by the Soup Dragon. The Clangers looked similar to mice and anteaters, though they were pink, wore clothes, and spoke in whistles. These whistles (performed on swanee whistles)followed the rhythm and intonation of a script in the English language, including swear-words!
Tags: childrens  animated  TV  BBC 
Added: 11th July 2007
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The Flashing Blade The Flashing Blade (Le Chevalier Tempête) is a French television serial made in the late 1960s, which was broadcast in the UK on BBC children's television during the 1960s, with several re-runs in the early 1970s. Dubbed from French into English, the action was set in 17th century France, during a period of war between France and Spain. The dubbing was not exactly brilliant, so in the 1980s John Culshaw redubbed a comedy version (which is the one I remember best). In the '60s and '70s the BBC had a habit of buying childrens programmes from European countries which were then very badly dubbed into English - often to hilarious effect.
Tags: childrens  tv  bbc  adventure  funny 
Added: 11th July 2007
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magic roundabout Le Manège enchanté (known in English as The Magic Roundabout) was a children's television programme created in France in 1963 by Serge Danot. Some five hundred five-minute-long episodes were made and were originally broadcast between 1964 and 1971 on ORTF. However, it was in the United Kingdom that the series became best known. The English version was narrated by Eric Thompson, the father of Emma Thompson, and broadcast from 18 October 1965 to January 1977. This version of the show attained cult status, and was watched as much by adults for its dry humour as by the children for whom it was intended.
Tags: childrens  tv  puppets 
Added: 10th July 2007
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