The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed
“The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed” is a thrilling TV show set in post-WWII Moscow, following the story of young officer Volodya Sharapov as he joins the Moscow Criminal Police. Teaming up with the experienced chief Gleb Zheglov, they embark on a mission to track down the notorious gang “Chernaya Koshka” and solve the mysterious murder of Larisa Gruzdeva. With a talented cast including Vladimir Vysotsky and Vladimir Konkin, this captivating series, released on November 11, 1979, will keep you on the edge of your seat with its suspenseful plot and intriguing characters.
“The Sacketts” is a captivating TV show that takes us back to the post-Civil War era in New Mexico. Based on the novels by Louis L’Amour, it follows the adventures of the three Sackett brothers as they navigate the Wild West, seeking their fortunes, seeking justice for a family tragedy, herding cattle, and upholding law and order. With an incredible cast including Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, and Glenn Ford, this sagebrush saga is a must-watch for fans of thrilling Western tales.
D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers
“D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers” is a thrilling TV show set in 17th century France. It follows the courageous musketeers as they face off against the powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the deceitful Milady. With a star-studded cast and its release in 1979, this action-packed series is definitely one of the best voted TV shows of that year.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is a gripping TV show that takes us back to the Cold War era. It follows George Smiley, a retired master spy who is called back into action to uncover a mole within the Circus, a top-level intelligence agency. With an incredible cast led by Alec Guinness, this 1979 release keeps you on the edge of your seat as Smiley delves into his past and navigates the treacherous world of espionage to expose the mole before it’s too late.
Prisoner: Cell Block H
“Prisoner: Cell Block H” is a gripping Australian soap opera that takes place in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women’s prison. With a talented cast including Gerda Nicolson, Maggie Kirkpatrick, and Janet Andrewartha, this show delves into the lives of the inmates and the challenges they face behind bars. Released in 1979, it quickly became one of the best-voted TV shows of the year, captivating audiences with its compelling storyline and talented actors.
Roots: The Next Generations
“Roots: The Next Generations” is a captivating television miniseries that aired in 1979. It continues the fictionalized story of Alex Haley’s family, spanning from 1882 to the 1960s in Tennessee, USA. With a stellar cast including Georg Stanford Brown, Olivia de Havilland, and Henry Fonda, this sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on Haley’s novel and features additional material. It’s a must-watch for anyone interested in the compelling saga of an American family.
“Benson” is a classic TV show from 1979 that revolves around the life of a butler working at the governor’s mansion. With a talented cast including Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold, René Auberjonois, and Billie Bird, this series promises to deliver a delightful blend of comedy and drama. Tune in to witness the hilarious and sometimes chaotic adventures that unfold in this beloved show.
The Dukes of Hazzard
“The Dukes of Hazzard” is a beloved TV show from 1979 that follows the adventures of cousins Bo and Luke Duke, along with their trusty car “General Lee.” Together with their cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, they constantly find themselves in trouble with the authorities of Hazzard County, including the conniving Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane. With a mix of action, comedy, and a touch of country music from Waylon Jennings, this show is a must-watch for fans of classic TV.
Sapphire & Steel
“Sapphire & Steel is a captivating British TV series that aired from 1979 to 1982. Starring David McCallum as Steel and Joanna Lumley as Sapphire, the show combines science-fiction and fantasy elements to create an intriguing storyline. Created by Peter J. Hammond, the series follows the adventures of the time-traveling duo as they solve mysteries and confront supernatural phenomena. If you’re a fan of thrilling and imaginative television, this is definitely a show worth checking out!”
Not The Nine O’Clock News
“Not The Nine O’Clock News” is a hilarious sketch comedy show that aired in 1979. It cleverly satirizes the news and culture of the late 70s and early 80s, introducing us to talented actors like Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Pamela Stephenson, and Chris Langham. If you’re in the mood for some classic comedy that will transport you back in time, this is definitely a show worth checking out!
You Can’t Do That on Television
“You Can’t Do That on Television” is a Canadian sketch comedy TV show that first aired in 1979. It featured talented pre-teen and teenaged actors, including future stars like Alanis Morissette. The show had a unique format with each episode revolving around a different theme, and it became extremely popular, even launching the careers of many performers. It aired on Ottawa’s CTV station and later gained international recognition.
The Facts of Life
“The Facts of Life” is a beloved American sitcom that aired from 1979 to 1988, making it the longest-running sitcom of the 1980s. Set in an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York, the show follows Edna Garrett, played by Cloris Leachman, as she becomes a housemother at the school. With a talented cast including Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, Mackenzie Astin, and Sherrié Austin, this show is a must-watch for fans of heartwarming and hilarious sitcoms.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
“Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” is a thrilling sci-fi TV show that aired in 1979. It follows the story of Buck Rogers, an astronaut from the 20th century who wakes up 500 years later due to a mishap. As he returns to a post-nuclear war Earth, Buck teams up with starfighter pilot Colonel Wilma Deering and their trusty robot companion Twiki to protect our planet and battle evil across the galaxy. With a talented cast including Gil Gerard and Erin Gray, this show is a must-watch for fans of action-packed adventures set in the future.
Tales of the Unexpected
“Tales of the Unexpected” is a captivating British TV show that aired in 1979. With its anthology format, each episode tells a different story filled with suspense, dark humor, and a surprising twist at the end. The series, featuring renowned guest stars, was even written and presented by the famous author Roald Dahl in its early episodes.
“Salem’s Lot” is a thrilling TV show from 1979 that follows Ben Mears, a writer who returns to his hometown to investigate the haunted Marsten House. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he uncovers a shocking truth – the mansion’s owner is a vampire, transforming the townspeople into his undead minions. Starring David Soul, James Mason, and Bonnie Bedelia, this chilling series will keep you on the edge of your seat with its supernatural twists and turns.
Hart to Hart
“Hart to Hart” is a captivating TV show from 1979 that follows the thrilling adventures of Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who lead a double life as amateur detectives. With Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as the lead actors, and the witty Lionel Stander as their sidekick, this show promises a perfect blend of mystery, romance, and intrigue. Tune in to witness the Harts’ exciting escapades as they solve crimes while navigating their glamorous lifestyle.
Trapper John, M.D.
“Trapper John, M.D.” is a heartwarming American medical drama that aired from September 1979 to September 1986. It is a spin-off of the popular film MASH and follows the story of a beloved doctor who becomes a mentor and father figure in San Francisco, California. With a talented cast including Pernell Roberts, Gregory Harrison, and Madge Sinclair, this show is sure to captivate you with its touching storyline and memorable characters.
To the Manor Born
“To the Manor Born” is a delightful sitcom that aired in 1979 and quickly became one of the best-voted TV shows of the year. It revolves around the amusing love-hate dynamic between Audrey fforbes Hamilton, an upper-class woman who reluctantly sells her manor house to Richard DeVere, a nouveau rich businessman. With a stellar cast including Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles, this show promises plenty of laughs and entertaining moments as these two characters navigate their new circumstances.
“Knots Landing” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1979. Set in a small California community, it follows the daily lives and interactions of five families residing on a cul-de-sac. With a talented cast including Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Kevin Dobson, William Devane, Nicollette Sheridan, Michelle Phillips, Stacy Galina, and Kathleen Noone, this series promises to take you on a rollercoaster of domestic adventures and misdeeds.
“Minder” is a hilarious comedy drama series that aired in 1979. It follows the adventures of Terry McCann, a former boxer with a criminal record, and Arthur Daley, a shrewd second-hand car dealer. Together, they get involved in various business schemes, with Arthur often hiring Terry as a bodyguard. The show stars George Cole, Gary Webster, and Glynn Edwards, and it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the mood for some entertaining 70s TV!
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