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Dynasty

SOUTHFORK MAY have been Wogan’s favourite Wednesday night residence, but this was his Friday evening fancy and no mistake. JOHN FORSYTHE and LINDA EVANS were Blake and Krystal Carrington, though the central character was of course JOAN COLLINS pouring champagne over her suspenders in the Dallas-esque titles. Also featured Carrington daughter Fallon played initially by PAMELA SUE MARTIN later replaced by EMMA SAMS. Drossometer readings went off the scale on several occasions, particularly at the wedding of the Prince of Moldova (MICHAEL “ROBIN OF SHERWOOD” PRAED, no less) at a European chateau, at which every cast member was massacred, only for them to all get up again and carry on drossing at the start of the next series. DYNASTY II: THE COLBYS continued the pain ending in desperate UFO abduction.

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  1. THX 1139

    March 31, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Not everyone survived that Moldovan massacre, sure, every one of the main cast returned next season, but the constant guest star Ali McGraw, whose contract negotiations must have been interesting, did not. Don’t forget the incredibly boring subplot when Krystle was kidnapped for weeks on end and nobody gave a toss, you just wanted Blake to send the bloke a postcard saying “Keep her”. You could tell this show was a devourer of ideas when they started ripping off Soap (the sitcom). Emma Samms made it all worth it, however.

  2. Joanne Gray

    February 11, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Prince Michael actually came from Moldavia – and the publicity people were at pains to state that any resemblance to the now former Soviet state (which renamed itself Moldova sometime in the 1990s) was in name only.

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