“Hot Wind” is a beloved Yugoslav TV series from 1980 that gained a cult following in neighboring countries, including Czechoslovakia. The show revolves around Shurda, a man in his 30s, who leaves his small town to seek wealth in Belgrade. When his attempts to find a good job fail, he tries his luck in Germany, only to face similar challenges. With a talented cast led by Miodrag Petrović ‘Čkalja’ and Ljubiša Samardžić, this show offers an entertaining and relatable story of ambition and the pursuit of success.
“Berlin Alexanderplatz” is a captivating TV show set in 1920s Berlin, following the story of Franz Biberkopf, a man determined to turn his life around after being released from prison. However, his plans take an unexpected turn as he becomes entangled in the city’s criminal underworld. With a talented cast including Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, and Barbara Sukowa, this show offers a thrilling glimpse into the dark side of Berlin during that era.
“Yes Minister” is a hilarious satirical sitcom that aired in 1980 and was voted as one of the best TV shows of that year. Set in the office of a UK Cabinet minister named Jim Hacker MP, the show follows his constant struggles with bureaucratic red tape and political maneuvering as he tries to navigate the world of government. With a talented cast including Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, and Derek Fowlds, this witty and clever series is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys political humor and sharp social commentary.
“Ultraman 80” is a thrilling sci-fi TV show that aired in 1980. It follows the story of Takeshi Yamato, a science teacher who becomes Ultraman 80, a member of the Ultra Space Garrison. After a five-year break, monsters start reappearing, and it’s up to Ultraman 80 to save the day. With a talented cast including Hatsunori Hasegawa, Eri Ishida, and Jin Nakayama, this action-packed series is a must-watch for fans of the Ultraman franchise.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1980. Starring Vasiliy Livanov as Sherlock Holmes and Vitali Solomin as Dr. Watson, this Soviet production became a huge hit in Russia. Directed by Igor Maslennikov, the series follows the thrilling investigations of the iconic detective duo, making it a must-watch for any fan of Sherlock Holmes.
“Hey, have you heard of this cool TV show called X-Bomber? It’s set in the year 3000 and follows a young crew aboard the experimental X Bomber spacecraft. They’re on a mission to find a powerful being called F-01 and use it against the Imperial Alliance who are invading the war-torn Solar System. It’s an action-packed sci-fi series with an awesome cast and it was released in 1980. Definitely worth checking out!”
“Shogun” is a captivating TV show set in feudal Japan, released in 1980. It follows the journey of an English navigator who finds himself caught up in the intricate political games of the time. With a star-studded cast including Richard Chamberlain, John Rhys-Davies, and Orson Welles, this historical drama promises an immersive experience filled with suspense and intrigue.
The Gentle Touch
“The Gentle Touch” is a groundbreaking British police drama that aired from 1980 to 1984. It holds the distinction of being the first British series to feature a female police detective as its lead character, beating the BBC’s “Juliet Bravo” by four months. Starring Jill Gascoine and supported by a talented cast, this show captivated audiences with its thrilling crime-solving and paved the way for more female-led detective series in the future.
Huckleberry Finn and His Friends
“Huckleberry Finn and His Friends” is a captivating TV series that aired in 1980, based on the beloved novels by Mark Twain. It follows the thrilling adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, played by Ian Tracey and Sammy Snyders respectively. This Canadian/German co-production beautifully brings together the stories of both characters, highlighting Huckleberry’s journey while still honoring Tom Sawyer’s presence. With a dedicated fan base and a 26-episode run, this series has become a cult classic, loved by viewers around the world.
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
“Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones” is a gripping TV show that delves into the chilling events surrounding the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones. Set in 1978, it explores the shocking mass suicide that took place in Jonestown. With a talented cast including Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, and Irene Cara, this 1980 release is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as it unravels the haunting tale of this tragic incident.
“Magnum, P.I.” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1980 and quickly became a fan favorite. Starring Tom Selleck as the charismatic private investigator, Thomas Magnum, the series takes us on a wild ride through the beautiful beaches of Hawaii. With his luxurious lifestyle, including a fancy Ferrari and a beachfront estate, Magnum solves cases, charms attractive women, and always manages to find himself in exciting and perilous situations. Joined by a talented cast, including John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, and Larry Manetti, this show is a must-watch for anyone seeking adventure and mystery.
Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy
“Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1980. Set in Poland, it follows the journey of Nikodem Dyzma, a destitute man who moves to the capital city in search of a better life. When an unexpected invitation comes his way, his life takes an exciting turn. With a compelling storyline and a talented cast, this show promises to keep you hooked from start to finish.
“Dom” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1980 and was one of the best-voted shows of that year. Starring a talented cast including Halina Rowicka, Tomasz Borkowy, and Jan Englert, this series follows the intriguing story of a house and its inhabitants. With a release date of November 9th, “Dom” is a must-watch for anyone seeking a compelling and engaging television experience.
Hammer House of Horror
“Hammer House of Horror” is a thrilling anthology series that aired in 1980. Each episode presents a different kind of horror, ranging from supernatural elements like witches, werewolves, and ghosts, to more realistic and chilling themes such as cannibalism, confinement, and serial killers. With its diverse and spine-tingling stories, this show is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!”
“Auf Achse” is a highly acclaimed TV show that aired in 1980. Starring talented actors like Manfred Krug, Monica Bleibtreu, Rüdiger Kirschstein, and Armin Rohde, this series takes you on a thrilling journey through the world of trucking. With its release date on October 28th, it’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of 1980.
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Release Date: 1980-01-27
“Tenspeed and Brown Shoe” is a hilarious detective/comedy series that aired on ABC in 1980. Created and executive produced by Stephen J. Cannell, it stars the talented actors Ben Vereen and Jeff Goldblum. Get ready for a wild ride as these two unlikely partners team up to solve crimes in their own unique and entertaining way.
The Martian Chronicles
“The Martian Chronicles” is a captivating TV show that takes us on an exciting journey to explore the mysterious planet of Mars and its intriguing inhabitants. With a star-studded cast including Rock Hudson, Darren McGavin, and Roddy McDowall, this 1980 release promises an enthralling adventure filled with suspense and discovery. Get ready to be transported to a whole new world as you delve into the wonders of Mars alongside this talented ensemble.
Pride and Prejudice
“Pride and Prejudice” is a captivating TV show that takes us back to the year 1980. Set in a time when marriage was of utmost importance, the story revolves around the Bennet household and their quest to find suitable husbands for their five daughters. With a stellar cast including Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul, this romantic drama is filled with social complexities and personal dilemmas that will keep you hooked until the very end.
“Thérèse Raquin” is a gripping TV show from 1980 that tells the intense story of Therese and Laurent, two lovers who conspire to murder Therese’s husband, Camille, in order to be together. However, their actions come back to haunt them as they face the silent judgment of Madame Raquin. With a talented cast including Kenneth Cranham, Deborah Reed, and Brian Cox, this show is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
“Shillingbury Tales” is a delightful British sitcom comedy-drama series that aired in 1980-81. Set in an idyllic fictional English village, the show follows the lives of its quirky residents, portrayed by a talented ensemble cast including Robin Nedwell, Bernard Cribbins, Diane Keen, and Trevor Howard. With its charming storyline and unique filming style, this series captured the hearts of viewers across Europe before sadly coming to an end due to a change in broadcasting.
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