The Written Off
“The Written Off” is a beloved Serbian TV series that aired in 1974 and gained immense popularity in former Yugoslavia. Set during World War II in Belgrade, the show follows the fictional adventures of freedom fighters. With a talented cast including Dragoslav ‘Dragan’ Nikolić and Vojislav Brajović, the series has achieved cult status and continues to captivate millions of viewers with its reruns even today.
The Missiles of October
“The Missiles of October” is a captivating docudrama that aired in 1974, depicting the intense Cuban missile crisis. Starring William Devane as John F. Kennedy and Martin Sheen as Robert F. Kennedy, the TV show brings to life the events surrounding this historic moment. Based on Robert Kennedy’s book, “Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis,” this gripping teleplay sheds light on the missteps and missed opportunities that could have led to a different outcome.
“Krkonošská pohádka” is a delightful TV show that aired in 1974. Starring František Peterka, Ilja Prachař, Jaroslav Satoranský, Hana Maciuchová, Zdeněk Řehoř, and Martin Růžek, this enchanting series takes viewers on a magical journey through the Krkonoše Mountains. With its release date on April 30th, 1974, it’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of that year!
“Porridge” is a hilarious British sitcom that aired from 1974 to 1977, set in the fictional HMP Slade prison. Starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates, the show follows their misadventures and witty banter while serving their time. It became a fan favorite, ranking number seven in a BBC poll of the greatest British sitcoms, and even spawned a sequel called “Going Straight” in 1978.
“Good Times” is a beloved American sitcom that aired from 1974 to 1979. Set in Chicago, the show follows the lives of the Evans family and their hilarious and heartwarming adventures. With a talented cast including Jimmie Walker, Esther Rolle, and a young Janet Jackson, this spin-off of “Maude” and “All in the Family” is a must-watch for fans of classic TV shows.
More Than a Game
“More Than a Game” is a captivating TV show set in the fictional town of Gradina, Serbia, during the ten-year period leading up to World War II. It delves into the lives of the town’s residents, who navigate through challenging times such as the Great Depression and the rise of fascism. The heart of the story revolves around the intense rivalry between two local football clubs, Radnicki and Gradjanski. With a talented cast including Ljiljana Derk, Danica Mirković, and Heinz Neubacher, this show, released in 1974, offers a compelling blend of historical events and gripping sports drama.
“QB VII” is a gripping TV show from 1974 that follows the intense legal battle between a physician and a novelist. The doctor takes the novelist to court after he publishes statements accusing the physician of being involved in Nazi war crimes. With a star-studded cast including Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, and Lee Remick, this show promises to keep you on the edge of your seat as the truth unfolds.
Albert & Herbert
“Albert & Herbert” is a hilarious Swedish comedy series that aired from 1974 to 1982, with a spin-off in 1995. It revolves around the lives of a father and son who are scrap-dealers, living together in a rundown wooden house. Sten-Åke Cederhök and Tomas von Brömssen brilliantly portray the main characters, while Lennart Lundh joins in for the first six episodes. Set in Gothenburg, this adaptation of the popular BBC series “Steptoe and Son” is sure to keep you entertained with its witty humor and charming characters.
“Happy Days” is a beloved TV show that aired in 1974 and takes us back to the 1950s in Milwaukee. It follows the Cunningham family as they navigate life with the cool and charming Fonzie, who rides a motorcycle and has a way with the ladies. With a talented cast including Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Scott Baio, and Ted McGinley, this show is sure to bring back nostalgic vibes and plenty of laughs.
American Music Awards
“The American Music Awards is an exciting annual TV show that celebrates the best in music. Unlike the Grammys, which are decided by industry professionals, the AMAs are determined by a public poll and music buyers. With its first episode airing on February 19, 1974, this show has been a favorite among music enthusiasts for decades.”
“Ultraman Leo” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1974. It follows the story of Ultraman Leo, an Ultra from the fallen Planet L77, who comes to Earth after his planet is destroyed. Blending into human society as Gen Ohtori, he becomes a gym instructor for children but is forced to take action when the Alien Magma threatens Earth. With his incredible martial arts skills, Ultraman Leo fights to protect our planet alongside his close friend Ultraseven.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
“Kolchak: The Night Stalker” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1974. It follows the adventures of a determined newspaper reporter in Chicago who investigates mysterious crimes that the police won’t touch. With a mix of supernatural and science fiction elements, this show keeps you on the edge of your seat as the lead character, played by Darren McGavin, uncovers the truth behind these bizarre cases.
The Rockford Files
“The Rockford Files” is a highly acclaimed TV show from 1974 that made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of that year. It revolves around the life of Jim Rockford, a grumpy yet lovable private investigator based in Los Angeles. Wrongly convicted of a crime, Rockford now takes on cases that others refuse, with the help of his tough father, his lawyer girlfriend, and some questionable acquaintances from his past. Starring James Garner and Noah Beery Jr., this show is a must-watch for fans of thrilling detective stories.
“Rising Damp” is a hilarious TV show from 1974 that takes place in a run-down bedsit. The story revolves around Rigsby, a cowardly landlord whose delusions are constantly shattered by his enduring tenants. With a talented cast including Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, and Don Warrington, this show is sure to keep you entertained with its witty humor and relatable characters.
The Six Million Dollar Man
“The Six Million Dollar Man” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1974. It follows the exciting adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut who becomes a secret agent after being enhanced with cybernetic technology. With his bionic arm, legs, and artificial eye, Steve fights against enemy agents, aliens, and even mad scientists, all while working for the OSI under the command of Oscar Goldman and the supervision of scientist Rudy Wells. Starring Lee Majors, Martin E. Brooks, and Richard Anderson, this action-packed series is a must-watch for fans of sci-fi and espionage.
“Janosik” is a captivating Polish TV series that aired in 1974, telling the thrilling tale of a renowned outlaw from Polish folklore. Set in the highlands, this show follows Janosik as he fearlessly steals from the wealthy to aid the less fortunate. With an impressive cast and 13 exciting one-hour episodes, this series is a must-watch for fans of historical legends and action-packed adventures.
It Ain’t Half Hot Mum
“It Ain’t Half Hot Mum” is a hilarious TV show that aired in 1974. Set during World War II, it follows a group of misfits who form a terrible concert party and entertain the troops in the steamy jungles of Burma. With a talented cast including Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, and Don Estelle, get ready for a laughter-filled journey through the challenges and comedic adventures of this unique group.
The Hidden Force
“The Hidden Force” is a captivating TV show set in the Dutch East Indies during 1974. It follows the story of the Van Oudyck family, who find themselves entangled in a mysterious and powerful force that combines tropical magic, cultural differences, and a lack of understanding. With a talented cast including Bob de Lange, Pleuni Touw, and Willem Nijholt, this show promises to take you on a thrilling journey through the complexities of colonial life in the East Indies.
“Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1974 and features an incredible cast including Yevgeni Zharikov, Natalya Gvozdikova, Viktor Shulgin, Vadim Medvedev, Uldis Pūcītis, Sergei Ivanov, and Kostiantyn Artemenko. Set against the backdrop of a revolution, this show promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with its gripping storyline. Tune in to witness the magic unfold on November 10, 1974, and discover why it made it to the list of the 20 best voted TV shows of that year.
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