"A GOLDEN EAGLE Production for London Weekend Television" Ah dear.
LIKE CAIN and Able, Aaron Spelling and Glen Larson engaged in a battle royal throughout the 80s as to who could rustle...
"THE SHIRTS to watch," boasted the endless ITV trailers.
"I LIKE IT!"
THE gentle swish of a watercolour paintbrush, the chiming tinkle of an endlessly hummable signature tune
SWAGGERING BRINY proto-soap
TEA-AND-SLIPPERS SLEUTHERY, best taken over doilies and Darjeeling, if not Lucozade and egg soldiers.
DITZY WOMAN names detective agency after a bloke that doesn't exist
BLOODY SLOW geezerama
"ONCE UPON a time, there were three beautiful girls who went to the Police Academy"
GEORGE "HANNIBAL" PEPPARD strolls around Boston
SEMINAL KIDS pursuit caper from pen of N.J. "DIXON" CRISP
UNHINGED OZ half-hourathon boasting your usual chisel-featured bloke and shapely woman assistant in fitted leather suit.
MEAN-STREETS SAAAAHF LANDAN PI
FORTIES CRIME capers, kind of spun off from the The Sting, with Harold Gould (white-haired chap from the film) as a reformed...
ONCE MORE unto the Grade.
FRIDAY EVENING serial soaper set in the high-ranking executive world - a sort of BROTHERS shifted up half a class.
WELCOME TO the Florida swamps where ambitious politician Fielding Carlyle (MARK HARMON) jousts with his scheming political wife Constance (MORGAN FAIRCHILD in...
FLIMSY FAMOUS FIVERY on a London bus
Yes, it's the bog standard (the operative word there being "yes") Tough Dirty Harry Cop Partners Female Cop routine.
FOLLOWING PHIL "BUSTER" COLLINS's example, entire world criminal fraternity emigrates to island paradise.
"JUST SOME GOOD OL' BOYS."
SOUTHFORK MAY have been Wogan's favourite Wednesday night residence, but this was his Friday evening fancy and no mistake.
CRIME FIGHTING jet setter rich git ROBERT WAGNER is Jonathan Hart ("He's quite a guy!") while STEPHANIE POWERS is his missus Jennifer
PISTOL-PACKING MASKED MARAUDER who demanded "your money or your life" decision-making from coach-bound rich folk.
YANKCENTRIC DETECTIVE yarns in REMINGTON STEELE vein
RARE CHARACTER study for EDWARD "THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR" MULHARE.
A REDUNDANT entry, really. What's to say?
KNIGHT RIDER on two wheels.
PAUL MICHAEL "RUNNING MAN" GLAZER and DAVID "SIX FIFTY FIVE SPECIAL" SOUL
YET MORE glossy glamour-heavy gluttony cooked up by LEW GRADE to sell to the Americans when they weren't looking.
GENTLEMEN, WE have the technology. We can rebuild him.
OLD/YOUNG DETECTIVE schtick on the mean, uber-clean highways of California.