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memories of the ’80s – Paradise

In the late 1980s, the western genre came back onto TV in the series Paradise. Starring Lee Horsley, Paradise was created by David Jacobs and Robert Porter, about a gunslinger named Ethan Allan Cord, who is given the responsbility of … Continue reading

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memories of the’ 70s – Nichols

In the early 1970s, tv star James Garner tried to reinvent the TV western with the series Nichols. Created by Frank Pierson, the series decided to take a different view of a typical western. Starring James Garner as the lead … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The A Team

Action, adventure and ex-soldiers trying to help people, on the run from the US military and work as soldiers of fortune – that was the premise of The A Team. Created by popular TV producer Stephen J. Cannell and Frank … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Baretta

An oddball cop who got the job done – in the 1970s Baretta was a unique cop show. Played by Robert Blake, Det. Anthony (Tony) Baretta lived in a non-descript apartment with his cockatoo Fred, and is a regular undercover … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Educating Rita

This view of university was first shown on stage and then was interpreted for the big screen: Educating Rita. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London from Willy Russell, the play debuted at The Warehouse in 1980 starring Julie … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Paper Chase

This story hit three mediums in this decade – novel, film and tv series: The Paper Chase. Written by John Jay Osborn Jr., the story is focuse on a first year Harvard Law student named Hart, who has one nemesis … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Waltons

In the early 1970s, there was one family we spent time with weekly: The Waltons. Based on the book Spencer’s Mountain written by Earl Hamner Jr, the series (also created by Hamner) focused on the life of a rural Virginia … Continue reading

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