Miss Marple was a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. It starred Joan Hickson in the title role and aired from 1984 to 1992. All twelve original Miss Marple Christie novels were dramatised. The screenplays were written by T. R. Bowen, Julia Jones, Alan Plater, Kenneth Taylor and Jill Hyem, and it was produced by George Gallaccio.
The Saturday Starship was a British Saturday morning children's series that was produced by Central Television and aired on the ITV network. There was one series of 21 editions between 01 September 1984 and 26 January 1985 hosted by Tommy Boyd and Bonnie Langford. It was a follow-up to The Saturday Show and TISWAS. Chris Baines presented one of the very first environmental strands on children's TV in the UK, and this led to the award winning The Ark series in 1988.
Password Plus and Super Password are American game shows that are revivals of the original CBS and ABC game show Password (1961-1967; 1971-1975). Both Password Plus and Super Password had the same format other than some subtle changes. Password Plus and Super Password aired on the NBC television network, and were taped on Stage 3 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.
a.k.a. Pablo is a 1984 American television sitcom. Produced by Norman Lear, it focused on struggling Hispanic stand-up comic Paul Rivera and his large Mexican American family, who still called him by his given name Pablo. While they supported his career and longed for his success, his traditionalist parents were offended by the ethnic humor he incorporated into his act and urged him to be more respectful of his heritage.
Puttin' on the Hits is an American syndicated music/variety competition show hosted by Allen Fawcett. The show featured amateur acts lip-synching to popular songs. The show aired on weekends from 1984 through 1988. The show grew out of lip synching contests developed by Wm. "Randy" Wood, who by 1982 had realized that his contests had grown so popular that he needed to stage them on a broader scale. The planning process eventually grew into Puttin' on the Hits.
The New Show was an NBC sketch comedy show produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, which ran for only one season from January 6 to March 23, 1984. Apart from being 60 minutes in length and entirely pre-recorded, the show is similar in format to SNL.
Heathcliff is an animated TV series that debuted on September 5, 1984. It was the second series based on the Heathcliff comic strip and was produced by DiC Entertainment. It ran in syndication until 1987 with a total of 86 episodes. The first show based on the comic strip was Heathcliff, which debuted in 1980 and was produced by Ruby-Spears. Mel Blanc provided the voice of Heathcliff on both series.
People are Funny is a long-running American radio and television game show, created by John Guedel (1913–2001) that remained popular throughout the 1940s. The program's stunts and audience participation were calculated to reveal the humorous side of human nature. After contestants were sent from the studio to perform a task in public, the audience was told how the contestant was being double-crossed.
Crimewatch is a long-running and high-profile British television programme produced by the BBC, that reconstructs major unsolved crimes with a view to gaining information from the members of the public. The programme is usually broadcast once a month on BBC One. It was announced on 15 October 2008, that the BBC is to move the filming of shows such as Crimewatch to studios in Cardiff. The show was first broadcast on 7 June 1984, and is based on the German TV show Aktenzeichen XY...
File:Wiki letter w. svg This article is an orphan, as few or no other articles link to it. Please introduce links to this page from related articles; suggestions are available. EPCOT Magazine was a 1980s television series on the Disney Channel. The show originated from EPCOT Center in Florida. The weeknight show was hosted by Michael Young and co-hosted by a new guest host each week.
Disney Family Album was a half hour documentary series on the Disney Channel during the 1980s. It was narrated by Buddy Ebsen. The series looked at the artists and performers that help create Disney's movies and parks.
Bottle Boys was a British sitcom running on ITV in the 1980s, the first series running in 1984 and the second and final series in 1985. Starring Robin Askwith as football-mad milkman Dave Deacon, the series mined comedy of the broadest sort from randy Dave's amorous adventures, in a style familiar to viewers from Askwith's earlier Confessions films.
Every Second Counts was a television game show that aired in United States syndication from September 17, 1984 to September 1985. The show was produced by Charles Colarusso Productions in association with Group W Productions. Bill Rafferty hosted the series, with Debbie Bartlett as hostess and Johnny Gilbert as announcer. This was Rafferty's first game show; he later hosted Card Sharks for syndication and a revival of Blockbusters for NBC during the 1986-1987 season.
The Video Game is a syndicated game show that ran from September 1984 to September 1985. It was created by JM Production Company, and debuted shortly after the cancellation of their other game show Starcade. The Video Game was taped at Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. Greg Winfield hosted, Karen Lea modeled, and Christopher Kriesa announced.
MacGruder and Loud was an American crime drama from Aaron Spelling Productions that aired on ABC from 1984-85. The series starred John Getz and Kathryn Harrold as married police officers Malcolm MacGruder and Jenny Loud in a Los Angeles Police Department-styled police agency (where strict anti-fraternization policies were in effect). They fought a battle every day to keep it a closely-guarded secret from their boss, Sgt. Hanson (played by veteran actor Lee de Broux).
Sea of Faith was a six-part documentary television series, presented on BBC television in 1984 by Don Cupitt. The programme dealt with the history of Christianity in the modern world, focussing especially on how Christianity has responded to challenges such as scientific advances, political atheism and secularisation in general.
Hartbeat was a Children's BBC television arts programme presented by the late Tony Hart. It was broadcast between 1984 and 1993. The series was preceded by Take Hart, which taught children how to design art features and use everyday items to make objects. The show featured Hart and the animated Plasticine character Morph, and the first episode was screened on 14 September 1984.
Dragon's Lair is a short-lived television cartoon series by Ruby-Spears Productions based on the 1983 video game of the same name. Thirteen half-hour episodes were produced from 1984-1985, airing on ABC. In 1985, after Dragon's Lair was cancelled, the Saturday Morning block ceased its run. Between the late '80s and the early '90s, the show's first and only rerun was on the USA Cartoon Express.