“Matador” is a Danish TV series that aired from 1978 to 1982. Set in the fictional Danish town of Korsbæk between 1929 and 1947, it follows the lives of various characters, with a focus on the rivalry between two businessmen and their families. Directed by Erik Balling and featuring a talented cast, the show combines melodrama and Danish humor to accurately portray a turbulent period in Denmark’s history, including the Great Depression and Nazi Germany’s occupation. It has become a beloved and popular example of Danish television.
“Monkey” is a beloved TV show from 1978 that follows the adventures of Buddhist priest Tripitaka and his three disciples Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy. Sent by Buddha, they embark on a journey from China to India to retrieve the sacred Buddhist scriptures, with the aim of bringing peace to the world. With a talented cast including Masaaki Sakai, Masako Natsume, and Shiro Kishibe, this show is a delightful blend of fantasy, adventure, and spirituality that captivated audiences during its release.
Message from Space: Galactic Wars
“Message from Space: Galactic Wars” is a thrilling sci-fi TV show that aired in 1978. Set in the 15th solar system, it follows the invasion of the Stressos and the brave resistance led by Ryû, Ayato, and Baru, a man-ape. Their fight against the invaders is aided by the enigmatic Eolia, who travels on a magnificent three-masted space ship. With a talented cast including Ryō Nishida, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Akira Oda, this show promises an exciting adventure through the depths of space.
Against the Wind
“Against the Wind” is a captivating Australian mini-series that takes us back to the historical events of 1978. Set against the backdrop of British rule in Ireland and the development of New South Wales and Australia, this gripping drama follows the lives of Jonathan Garrett, played by the talented Jon English, and his companions as they navigate through challenging times. With an impressive cast, including Mary Larkin, Kerry McGuire, and Bryan Brown, this award-winning series offers a fascinating glimpse into the past and is now available on DVD for viewers in Australia, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and North America.
Pennies from Heaven
“Pennies from Heaven” is a captivating 1978 BBC television drama serial written by Dennis Potter. Set in the 1930s, this unique show combines reality with a touch of dark fantasy as the characters burst into miming to popular songs from that era. With a talented cast including Bob Hoskins, Cheryl Campbell, and Gemma Craven, this series takes you on a mesmerizing journey through a world where dreams and reality intertwine.
All Creatures Great and Small
“All Creatures Great and Small” is a beloved British TV series that aired in 1978. Based on the books by veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the name James Herriot, the show follows the adventures of a young vet in the picturesque countryside. With a talented cast including Lynda Bellingham, Robert Hardy, Christopher Timothy, Peter Davison, and Jean Heywood, this heartwarming series is sure to captivate animal lovers and fans of British television.
“Centennial” is a captivating TV show that takes us on a journey through the growth of Centennial, Colorado, showcasing the lives of its courageous residents. Spanning two centuries, from the 1700s to the late 1970s, this series explores the economic and cultural development of the town. With an incredible cast including Robert Conrad, Richard Chamberlain, and Raymond Burr, “Centennial” offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and evolution of a community.
A.E.S. Hudson Street
Release Date: 1978-03-16
“A.E.S. Hudson Street” is a hilarious American comedy TV show that aired on ABC in 1978. Set to tickle your funny bone, this show follows the misadventures of a group of talented actors including Bob Dishy, F. Murray Abraham, and Susan Peretz. Tune in on Thursday nights at 9:30 pm to enjoy this laughter-filled half-hour sitcom.
The Kenny Everett Video Show
“The Kenny Everett Video Show, which aired from 1978 to 1981, was a popular British comedy and music program. Hosted by the talented Kenny Everett, it brought laughter and entertainment to viewers with its unique blend of humor and musical performances. With its catchy tunes and hilarious sketches, this show was definitely a must-watch during its time!”
“Going Straight” is a hilarious BBC sitcom that serves as a spin-off from the popular show “Porridge.” Starring Ronnie Barker as Norman Stanley Fletcher, the series follows his journey to become an honest member of society after being released from Slade Prison. With a talented cast including Nicholas Lyndhurst, Richard Beckinsale, and Patricia Brake, this six-episode series, released in 1978, attracted over 15 million viewers and even won a BAFTA award. Sadly, hopes for a further series were dashed due to Beckinsale’s untimely death.
WKRP in Cincinnati
“WKRP in Cincinnati” is a hilarious and quirky TV show that aired in 1978. Set in a Cincinnati radio station, the series follows the adventures of a group of eccentric characters as they navigate the switch from calm music to lively rock ‘n’ roll. With a new programming director, a burned-out veteran DJ, a neurotic newsman, an eager beaver, a sleazy salesman, a blonde bombshell receptionist, and a domineering station manager, this show promises a lot of laughs and unexpected moments. Starring Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Tim Reid, Loni Anderson, Frank Bonner, Gordon Jump, Richard Sanders, and Jan Smithers, “WKRP in Cincinnati” is a must-watch for fans of classic TV shows.
“Holocaust” is a gripping TV show set in 1935 Berlin, Germany, during the rise of the Nazi regime. It follows the intertwined lives of Karl Weiss, a Jewish painter, and Inga Helms, a Christian woman, as they navigate the horrors of World War II and the devastating impact of the Holocaust. With a stellar cast including Meryl Streep, this powerful drama sheds light on the tragic events of the time and the personal struggles faced by individuals caught in the maelstrom of history.
“Spider-Man” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1978 and follows the adventures of Takuya Yamashiro, a former motorcycle racer turned superhero. Join him as he battles the notorious Iron Cross Army, swinging and slinging his way through action-packed episodes. While it may not be the Spiderman we’re used to, this fun and frantic series is definitely worth a watch, and the best part is, it’s free!
“Taxi” is a hilarious and heartwarming TV show set in 1978 New York City. It revolves around Louie De Palma, a grumpy taxi dispatcher, and the quirky group of drivers who work for him. As they navigate the chaotic streets, they form an unlikely bond, supporting each other through life’s ups and downs. With a talented cast including Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza, Andy Kaufman, Christopher Lloyd, and Carol Kane, this show is a must-watch for its witty humor and endearing characters. Premiering on September 12, 1978, it quickly became one of the best-voted TV shows of the year.
“Vega$ is a thrilling detective drama series that aired from 1978 to 1981. Set in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, it follows the adventures of private detective Dan Tanna, played by the talented Robert Urich. With his iconic red 1957 Ford Thunderbird, Tanna solves crimes and brings justice to the bustling streets of Las Vegas, making it a safer place for both locals and tourists. Produced by Aaron Spelling, this show is believed to be the first ever to be entirely filmed in Las Vegas, adding an authentic touch to its captivating storyline.”
“Blake’s 7” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1978. Set in a futuristic world, it follows a group of convicts and outcasts who bravely rebel against the oppressive Terran Federation. With an advanced alien spaceship as their secret weapon, they engage in a guerrilla war, making for an action-packed and suspenseful series. The show features an incredible cast, including Josette Simon, Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Steven Pacey, and Glynis Barber.
“Battlestar Galactica” is an exciting sci-fi TV show that aired in 1978. It follows Commander Adama and his crew aboard the battlestar Galactica as they lead a group of human survivors in their quest to find Earth, a legendary planet. With a talented cast including Lorne Greene, Dirk Benedict, and Richard Hatch, this show is a must-watch for fans of thrilling space adventures.
Mork & Mindy
“Mork & Mindy” is a beloved American science fiction sitcom that aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. Starring the legendary Robin Williams as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork, and Pam Dawber as his human friend and roommate Mindy McConnell, this hilarious show follows Mork’s adventures on Earth after arriving in a small, egg-shaped spaceship. With its witty humor and unforgettable characters, it’s no wonder that one of its episodes even made it to TV Guide’s list of the 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
“Butterflies” is a delightful TV show from 1978 that revolves around Ria Parkinson, a housewife and mother who yearns for excitement in her life. She often escapes her mundane routine by meeting with a wealthy businessman named Leonard. With a clueless dentist husband, two unemployed sons, and a cast of charming characters, this show offers a humorous and relatable portrayal of family dynamics and the desire for something more. Starring Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer, Nicholas Lyndhurst, and a talented ensemble, “Butterflies” premiered on November 10, 1978, and is sure to keep you entertained with its witty storytelling.
The White Shadow
“The White Shadow” is an American drama TV show that aired from November 27, 1978, to March 16, 1981. Starring Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Byron Stewart, Timothy Van Patten, Stoney Jackson, Ed Bernard, Erik Kilpatrick, Nathan Cook, Ira Angustain, and Ken Michelman, this series follows the story of a former professional basketball player who becomes a high school basketball coach in a racially diverse inner-city school. With its engaging storyline and talented cast, it’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of 1978.
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