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memories of the ’70s – TV show board games

For pop culture obsessed kids of the 1970s, there was many ways to celebrate their favourite TV heroes. And one of the most fun – the board game. Debuting in 1973, the police detective series Kojak became a hit with … 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 ’70s – Bill Murray & SNL

In 1977, Saturday Night Live’s second season on NBC was Bill Murray’s first and he started a three year stint of creating some memorable characters. One of the favourite recurring characters of Saturday Night Live’s late ’70s era with Murray … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Tracey Ullman Show

A successful performer of London’s West End, with a pop hit to her name in America, became the darling of new channel Fox TV with her variety show The Tracey Ullman Show. Trying to break into the American market, Ullman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tony Orlando and Dawn

From a solo artist, to becoming a group act to starring in their own variety show, Tony Orlando and Dawn were an essential part of the sounds of the 1970s. Orlando had made his name in the 1960s as a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ellery Queen

Viewers of the ’70s detectives shows were watching Columbo, Kojak, Barney Miller, McMillan and were soon tempted by a new series: Ellery Queen. Ellery Queen was a fictional character from a series of mystery novels created by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington … Continue reading

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