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No Hiding Place (1959-67)

Another good British cop show. They do have a knack for producing excellent police dramas. This one stars Raymond Francis as Det.Sup.Tom Lockhart and Eric Lander as Det.Inspector Harry Baxter. He left the show after several series. March 10,1961 episode: … Continue reading

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Blind Date (Your Big Moment) (1949-1953)

People wrote in hoping to meet someone that met their qualifications. It’s another adaption of a successful radio show which was hosted by Arlene Francis. After she left the TV show in 1953 Melvyn Douglas tried hosting for a few … Continue reading

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The Doris Day Show (1968-73)

Even the charm of Doris can’t save this from being one of the dullest shows to ever appear on TV. Doris is widow Doris Martin, a widow with two young boys. They move from the city to her dad Buck’s … Continue reading

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Slinger’s Day (1986-87)

Sitcom about a supermarket and its manic manager Cecil Slinger. Most of the staff is incompetent leading to some good jokes, some bad. There are situations that look like you know where they’re headed but take a surprising turn. Some … Continue reading

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Sea Divers (1958) Unsold TV Pilot

If you’re going to try and jump on the “Sea Hunt” trend you should at least try to make it interesting. This thing is a bore from first second to last. No surprise it ended up in the junk pile. … Continue reading

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Potter (1979-83)

Mildly amusing series about the retired Redvers Potter played by Arthur Lowe. His wife Aileen, who insists on being called Madge, is played by Noel Dyson. Opening episode:March 1,1979 – Potter is retiring from the family business, “Potter Mints The … Continue reading

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The Motorola TV Hour (1953-54)..May 18,1954 Episode: “Atomic Attack”

Short lived dramatic anthology series. This episode proves that the so-called Golden Age of TV had its tarnish. This is just awful from start to finish. The acting is over the top, especially by Patricia Bruder as fourteen year old … Continue reading

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