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memories of the ’80s – Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

An unlikely duo came to the small screen in 1980 to solve mysteries in the one hour drama Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. Created by Stephen J. Cannell, the show starred EL “Tenspeed” Turner, played by Ben Vereen, and Lionel “Brown … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Richie Brockleman, Private Eye

For the creative mind of Stephen J. Cannell, there were many successes but also a few misses, like Richie Brockleman, Private Eye. Cannell and Steven Bochco came up with the idea of Brockleman, a private investigator who would be unlike … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Moonlighting

For mystery lovers of the ’80s, the private detective duo of Maddie and David was one of our faves: Moonlighting. Created by well-known tv producer Glenn Gordon Caron, Moonlighting starred Cybill Shepherd as Madeleine “Maddie” Hayes, a former model who was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Magnum

For tv fans of the 1980s, one of the male leads who was always a favourite was Thomas Sullivan Magnum, the lead character of Magnum PI. Portrayed by Thomas Selleck, Magnum was a unique combination – he was from a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Rockford Files

In the early 1970s, the laid back private detective was epitomized by the wise-cracking Jim Rockford and The Rockford Files. Created by Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell, The Rockford Files was a modern version of Maverick, a western series … Continue reading

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