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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 – McMillan & Wife

The early 1970s brought a film star to television to be paired with a young actress to solve crimes in San Francisco in McMillan & Wife. Part of the NBC Mystery Movie series, executive produced by Leonard B. Stern, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

In 1976 the last Agatha Christie mystery was published: the Sleeping Murder. Posthumously published in October 1976  by Collins Crime Club in the UK and Dodd Mead and Company in the US, the Sleeping Murder starred a popular Christie lead, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Alien Nation

For the 1980s, a tv show forecast a future where racism was shown using an alien race in Alien Nation. Created and written by Kenneth Johnson, the series was spun-off from the movie as a procedural police drama with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Remington Steele

In the 1980s, a tv series created a crime-fighting duo that started as fiction became reality in Remington Steele. Created by Michael Gleason and Robert Butler, the MTM/20th Century Fox series was based on character Laura Holt, played by Stephanie … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Charlie’s Angels

In the mid 1970s, three beautiful women who would have easily been dubbed supermodels or Playboy centrefolds became crime fighters in the series Charlie’s Angels. Created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts for executive producer Aaron Spelling, the original name for … 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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