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ANGEL FALLS
CBS / x60m-e / 1993 (26 August – 30 September/ Thursday 10.00pm)

Drama. The lives of three families living in the quiet town of Angel Falls in Montana, the three families were The Larsons, The Snows and The Harrison.

With:- BRIAN KERWIN as Eli Harrison / KIM CATTRALL as Genna Harrison / CHELSEA FIELD as Rae Dawn Snow / JERMEMY LONDON as Sonny Snow / JAMES BROLIN as Luke Larson / PEGGY LIPTON as Hadley Larson / JEAN SIMMONS as Irene Larson / ROBERT RUSLER as Toby Riopelle / CASSIDY RAE as Molly Harrison / ASHLEE LAUREN as Sophie Harrison / MARLEE SHELTON as Brandi Dare / SHANNON WILCOX as Rowena Dare / SHIRLEY KNIGHT as Edie Wren Cox / WILLIAM FRANKFATHER as Sheirff Bailey / JIMMY BAKER as Robbie Larson

 

ANGEL STREET

CBS / 1x120m-e 8x60m-e / 1992

Crime drama series. The cases of two female detectives, the black Anita (who had been to college) and white rough and ready Dorothy. The show was cancelled after three of its episodes. The 120 minute episode is a pilot TV Movie.

With:- ROBIN GIVENS as Detective Anita King / PAMELA GIDLEY as Detective Dorothy Paretsky / JOE GUZALDO as Sgt Ciamaccio / RON DEAN as Detetcive Kenny Branigan / RICK SNYDER as Detective Kanaskie / DANNY GOLDRING as Detective Delaney / LURAY COOPER as Detective Llewellyn

 

ANGIE

ABC / x30m-e / 1979-80 (8 February – 2 October 80)

Theme Music: Different Worlds by Gimbel and Fox / Sung by Maureen McGovern

Sitcom. Waitress Angie Falco Benson has her life changed when she falls in love with and marries Brad Benson, one of the richest men in Philadelphia.

With:- DONNA PESCOW as Angie Falco Benson / ROBERT HAYS as Brad Benson / DORIS ROBERTS as Theresa Falco / DEBRALEE SCOTT as Marie Falco / SHARON SPELMAN as Joyce Benson / JOHN RANDOLPH as Randall Benson / DIANE ROBIN as Diedre ‘Di Di’ Malloy / TAMMY LAUREN as Hillary (1979) / EMORY BASS as Phipps / VALRI BRAMFIELD as Mary Mary / SUSAN DUVALL as Mary Grace / NANCY LANE as Mary Katherine / TIM THOMERSON as Gianni

 

ANNA AND THE KING

CBS/TCF / 13x30m-e / 1972

Executive Producer: Gene Reynolds / Producers: William Idelson, Harvey Miller

Period sitcom. In 1862 English governess Anna Owens goes to be teacher to the King of Siam’s 67 children. Based on the 1967 film The King and I(which also starred Yul Brynner in the title role).

With:- YUL BRYNNER as King Mongkut / SAMANTHA EGGER as Anna Owens / ERIC SHEA as Louis Owens / KEYE LUKE as Prince Kralahome / BRIAN TOCHI as Crown Prince Chulalongkorn / LISA LU as Lady Thiang / ROSALIND CHAO as Princess Serena

 

THE ANNA NICOLE SMITH SHOW

E! Network / x30m-e / 2002

A show jumping on the bandwagon created by the success of The Osbourne, this “reality” show followed former playboy model/actress Anna Nicole Smith about her daily dysfunctional life.

 

ANNIE McGUIRE

CBS / x30m-e / 1988 (26 October – 28 December)

Sitcom. Problems in the life of middle aged newlyweds Annie and Nick, both having been married before and both having children from those marriages.

With:- MARY TYLER MOORE as Annie McGuire / DENIS ARDNT as Nick McGuire / EILEEN HECKART as Emma Block / JOHN RANDOLPH as Red McGuire / ADRIEND BRODY as Lenny McGuire / CYNTHIA MARIE KING as Debbie McGuire / BRADLEY WARDEN as Lewis Block

 

ANNIE OAKLEY

Syndicated/Flying A. Prod. / 81x30m-e / 1953-57 black and white

Western drama series. Expoits of deadshot Annie Oakley in the town of Diablo during the days of the old west. There was a real life Annie Oakley (she died in 1926 after spending years working with Buffalo Bill and the like).

With:- GAIL DAVIS as Annie Oakley / BRAD JOHNSON as Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig / JIMMY HAWKINS as Tagg Oakley

 

ANN JILLIAN

NBC / x30m-e / 1989-90 (30 November 89 – 19 August 90)

Sitcom. Newly widowed Ann McNeil and her teenage daughter Lucy move to the small town of Marvel in California to try and start a new life.

With:- ANN JILLIAN as Ann McNeil / LISA RIEFFEL as Lucy McNeil / AMY LYNNE as Robin Winkle / ZACHARY ROSENCRANTZ as Kaz Sumner / NOBLE WILLINGHAM as Duke Howard / CHANTEL RIVERA-BATISSE as Melissa Santos / CYNTHIA HARRIS as Sheila Hufnagel

 

THE ANN SOTHERN SHOW

CBS-Anso Prod. / 93x30m-e / 1958-61 (6 October 58 – 25 September 61) black and white

Sitcom. Exploits of Katy O’Connor, assistant manageress of New York hotel Bartley House.

With:- ANN SOTHERN as Katy O’Connor/ ERNEST TRUEX as Jason Macauley (1958-59) / ANN TYRELL as Olive Smith / JACK MULLANEY as JOhnny Wallace (1958-59) / JACQUES SCOTT as Paul Martine (1958-59) / RETA SHAW as Flora Macauley (1958-59) / DON PORTER as James Devery (1959-61) / LOUIS NYE as Dr Delbert Gray (1960-61) / KEN BERRY as Woody (1960-61) / JESSE WHITE as Oscar Pudney (1960-61)

 

ANOTHER DAY

CBS / x30m-e / 1978 (8-29 April / Saturdays 9.00pm)

Short lived sitcom. Family man Don Gardner does his best to provide for his less than normal family even though events often conspire against him.

With:- DAVID GROH as Don Gardner / JOAN HACKETT as Ginny Gardner / HOPE SUMMERS as Olive Gardner / LISA LINDGREN as Kelly Gardner / AL EISENMANN as Mark Gardner

 

THE ANTAGONISTS

CBS / 9x60m-e / 1991

Drama series. Cases of two lawyers who although at odds in the courtroom were pretty close out of it. The two were Defence lawyer Jack Scarlett and Prosecuting Kate Ward.

With:- DAVID ANDREWS as Jack Scarlett / LAUREN HOLLY as Kate Ward / LISA JANE PERSKY as Joanie Rutledge / MATT ROTH as Clark Munsinger / BRENT JENNINGS as Assistant D.A. Marvin Thompson

 

ANY DAY NOW

Lifetime / x60m-e / 1998-continuing

Theme Music: Bob Hilliard, Burt Bacharach

Drama series. 30 years after growing up as best friends in 1960’s Birmingham, Alabama Mary Elizabeth O’Brien and Rene Jackson are brought together again after the death of Rene’s father. The pair’s friendship had originally ended after Rene fell pregnant and had to move away.

With:- ANNIE POTTS as Mary Elizabeth O’Brien Sims / LORRAINE TOUSSAINT as Rene Jackson / MAE MIDDLETON as Young Mary / SHARI DYON PERRY as Young Rene / DONZALEIGH ABERNATHY as Sara Jackson / CHRIS BABERS as Elston Jackson / CHRIS MULKEY as Colliar Sims / DAN BYRD as Young Collier / OLIVIA FRIEDMAN as Kelly Sims / CALVIN DEVAULT as Davis Sims / NANCY McLOUGHLIN as Catherine O’Brien / RICHARD BIGGS as Bill Moody

 

ANYTHING FOR LOVE

Fox / x60mins / 2003 First Episode: Monday 16 June / 9.00pm

Reality show hosted by Mark Walberg (Temptation Island) and Claudia DiFalco, Anything For Love, featured blind dates, emotional reunions, marriage proposals and what the network described as spectacular displays of love and affection.

 

APPLE PIE

ABC / x30m-e / 1978 (23 – 30 September / Saturday 8.30pm)

Play: Nourish the Beast by Steve Tesich

Period sitcom. In 1933 Kansas City, Missouri, Ginger-Nell Hollyhock, a hairdresser feeling all alone in the world decides to advertise for a group of lodgers to become her new family.

With:- RUE McCLANAHAN as Ginger-Nell Hollyhock / DABNEY COLEMAN as ‘Fast Eddie’ Murtagh / JACK GILFORD as Grandpa Hollyhock / CAITLIN O’HEANEY as Ann Marie Hollyhock / DERREL MAURY as Junior Hollyhock

 

APPLE’S WAY

CBS/Lorimar / 24x60m-e / 1974

Producer: Lee Rich

Drama series.An architect and his family move from suburban Los Angeles to a rural Iowa town.

With:- RONNY COX / LEE McCAIN / MALCOLM ATTERBURY

 

APPOINTMENT WITH DESTINY

David Wolper / 7x60m-e / 1971-73

Drama documentary. Re-enactments(in the style of the UK’s Culloden – see separate entry) of famous historical incidents. 1.THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS, 2.SHOWDOWN AT THE OK CORRAL, 3.SURRENDER AT APPOMATTOX 4.THE PLOT TO MURDER HITLER, 5.THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN DILLINGER, 6.PEARY’S RACE TO THE NORTH POLE, 7. THEY’VE KILLED PRESIDENT LINCOLN

 

THE AQUANAUTS

CBS-UA-/Ivan Tors / x60m-e / 1960-61 (14 September 60 – 27 September 61 / Wednesdays 7.30pm) black and white

Action adventure series. Stories of Hawaii based divers, Drake Andrews and Larry Lahr. Later Mike Madison replaced Drake.

With:- KEITH LARSEN as Drake Andrews / JEREMY SLATE as Larry Lahr / RON ELY as Mike Madison / CHARLES THOMPSON as The Captain (1961)

 

THE APPRENTICE

USA / x60minute episodes / 2004

Reality show in which billionaire Donald Trump passes on his business wisdom to would be apprentices, but Trump is also a grim reaper: One “apprentice” gets fired at the end of each show. In the end just one will be left standing to claim a $250,000-a-year job with Trump. It’s eat or be eaten or, as Trump puts it: “the suite or the street.”

 

ARABIAN NIGHTS

Hallmark-BBC-RTRL-Babelberg / 2x90m-e / 2000

Writer: Peter Barnes / Producer: Dyson Lovell / Director: Steve Barron

Period fantasy drama. Scheherazade, the wife of the Sultan of Baghdad, tell him a series of fantastic stories in order to save her life (including such delights as Aladdin and Ali Baba and the forty thieves). A US-UK Co-production featuring mainly UK talent, especially among the supporting cast.

With:- MILI AVITAL as Scheherazade / ALAN BATES as Storyteller / JAMES FRAIN as Schahzenan / TCHEKY KARYO as Black Coda / JASON SCOTT LEE as Aladdin / JOHN LEGUIZANO as The Genie / VANESSA MAE as Princess Zobeide / DOUGRAY SCOTT as Sultan Schariar / RUFUS SEWELL as Ali Baba / JIM CARTER as Ja’Far / PETER GUINESS as Chief Executioner / HUGH QUARSHIE as Mustappa / ANDY SERKIS as Kasim / ALEXEI SAYLE as Bac Pac / NADIM SAWALHA as Judge Zadic / STANLEY LEBOR as Faigal / JANE LAPOTAIRE as Miriam / INDAY BA as Heart’s Delight / BURT KWOUK as Caliph / HENRY GOODMAN as Sultan Billah / TONY OSOBA as Sultan Badr Al-Din / ROGER HAMMOND as Jerome / DAVID YIP as Assad / DON WARRINGTON as Hari

 

ARCHER

NBC/Paramount / 1x90m-e 7x60m-e / 1974-75

Crime drama series. Cases of private detective Lew Archer. TV Movie pilot called The Underground Man.

With:- Brian Keith as Lew Archer / John S. Ryan

 

ARE YOU HOT? The Search For America’s Sexiest People

ABC / 6x60m-e / 2003

Reality. In yet another hour of reality with a game show twist, this six-part contest from the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette features contestants across the country hoping to win the crown of sexiest man or woman. Judges were actor Lorenzo Lamas, actress/supermodel Rachel Hunter and fashion designer Randolph Duke.

 

ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE

CBS/Tandem/ Ugo / 96x30m-e 1x60m-e / 1979-83

Producers: Mort Lachman,Norman Lear, Bud Yorkin, Milt Josefberg

Sitcom. A continuation of All in the Family that saw Archie Bunker mortgaging his house so he could buy a half share in the bar of the title. Bigoted Bunker’s partner was hard working Jew Murray Klein.

With:- CARROLL O’CONNOR as Archie Bunker / JEAN STAPLETON as Edith Bunker(79-80) / SALLY STRUTHERS as Gloria Bunker Stivic(79) / ROB REINER as Michael Stivic(79) / DANIELLE BRISEBOIS as Stephanie Mills / MARTIN BALSAM as Murray Klein(79-81) / ALLAN MELVIN as Barney Hefner / ABRAHAM ALVAREZ as Jose / BARRY GORDON as Gary Rabinowitz(81-83) / ANNE MEARA as Veronica Rooney(79-82) / DENISE MILLER as Barbara ‘Billie’ Bunker(81-83)

 

THE ARMY SHOW

Warner Brothers / 13x30m-e / 1998 13 September – 20 December Sundays 9.30pm

Sitcom. Sergeant Bilkoesque misadventures of Sgt Dave Hopkins at Fort Bendix in Florida. The show was quickly cancelled.

With:- DAVID ANTHONY HIGGINS as Master Sergeant Dave Hopkins / CRAIG ANTON as Lt Branford Handy / JOHN SENCIO as Private John Caesar / HAROLD SYLVESTER as Colonel John Henchy / IVANA MILAVICH as Private Lana Povac / TOBY HUSS as Corporal Rusty Link / VALERIEDILLMAN as Private Charlene Clay / BRIAN POSEHN as Private ‘Smart Eddie’ Mitterand

 

ARNIE

CBS/TCF / 48x30m-e / 1970-72

Producers: E. Duke Vincent, Bruce Johnson, David Swift

Sitcom. Blue collar worker Arnie Nuvo is promoted to a white collar job, he is made Director of Product Improvement at the Continental Flange Factory.

With:- HERSCHAL BERNARDI as Arnie Nuvo / SUE ANNE LANGDON as Lilian Nuvo / STEPHANIE STEELE as Andrea Nuvo / DEL RUSSELL as Richard Nuvo / ROGER BOWEN as Hamilton Majors Jr / HERB VOLAND as Neil Olgilvie / TOM PEDI as Julius

 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

NBC / 3x100m-e / 1989

Writer: John Gay / Novel: Jules Verne / Producers: Renee Valente, Paul Baerwald / Director: Buzz Kulick

Period drama serial. Faithful recreation of Verne’s expansive novel set in Victorian times and concerning one Phileas Fogg’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days (assisted only by his servant Passepartout) after taking on a bet with his friends. This attracted a high number of well known guest stars in small roles (just like the 1956 film version).

With:- PIERCE BROSNAN as Phileas Fogg / ERIC IDLE as Passepartout / JULIA NICKSON as Princess / PETER USTINOV as Detective Fix / JACK KLUGMAN / RODDY McDOWELL / DARREN McGAVIN / ROBERT MORLEY / LEE REMICK / JILL ST JOHN / ROBERT WAGNER / JOHN HILLERMAN / CHRISTOPHER LEE / PATRICK MacNEE / JOHN MILLS

 

ARREST AND TRIAL

ABC/Universal/Revue / 30x90m-e / 1963-64

Producer: Frank P. Rosenberg

Crime drama series. A show in two parts that in the first section saw Detective Sergeant Nick Anderson capture a crook and, in the second half, lawyer John Egan attempted to get the ‘perp’ off the hook.

With:- BEN GAZZARA as Det Sgt Nick Anderson / CHUCK NORRIS as Attorney John Egan

 

ARRESTING BEHAVIOR

ABC / 5x30m-e / 1992 18 August – 9 September

Police sitcom. A pair of mismatched cops are followed on their tours of duty by a tv crew. An obvious pastiche of the numerous ‘reality’ shows (Cops etc) clogging up the airwaves.

With:- LEO BURMESTER as Officer Bill Ruskin / CHRIS MULKEY as Officer Pete Walsh / RON ELDARD as Officer Donny Walsh / JOEY SIMMRIN as Seth Ruskin / LEE GARLINGTON as Connie Ruskin / AMY HATHAWAY as Rhoada Ruskin / ERIC BALFOUR as Billy Ruskin

 

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Thrice performed Joseph Kesserling Play about two elderly ladies and their psychopathic brother.

1.CBS 1955 ‘Best of Broadway’ with Boris Karloff as Jonathan Brewster and also featuring Helen Hayes, Billie Burke and Peter Lorre.

2.NBC 1962 ‘Hallmark Hall of Fame’ again with Boris Karloff as Brewster and also featuring Tony Randall, Dorothy Stickney and Mildred Natwick.

3. ABC 1969 with Fred Gwynne as Jonathan Brewster, Helen Hayes as Martha, Lillian Gish as Martha. Also with Sue Lyon, Jack Gilford and David Wayne.

 

ARSENIO

ABC / 6x30m-e / 1997 5 March – 9 April Wednesdays 9.30pm

Sitcom. Episodes in the life of sports reporter Mike Atwood who had recently married the go-getting Vivian.

With:- ARSENIO HALL as Mike Atwood / VIVECA FOX as Vivien Atwood / SHAWNEE SMITH as Laura / KEVIN DUNN as Al / ALIMI BALLARD as Matthew

 

ARTHUR HAILEY’S STRONG MEDICINE

2x120m-e / 1986

Writers: Rita Lakin, Lisa McKenzie / Novel: Arthur Hailey / Design: Allan Cameron / Producer: Dickie Bamber / Director: Guy Green

Drama serial. Celia Gray determines to scale the heights in her male dominated world of business.

With:- PAMELA SUE MARTIN as Celia Gray / BEN CROSS / PARICK DUFFY / DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR / GAYLE HUNNICUTT / SAM NEILL / DICK VAN DYKE

 

AS IF

UPN / x30m-e / 2002 (First Episode: Tuesday 5 March)

Comedy drama series. In a quest for its own mass appealing youth oriented half-hour (think a more melodramatic Friends), the unique looking As If on UPN follows six young adults (all unknowns) in this new single-camera dramedy shot from the perspective of a different character each week. As If is based on a series that is now in its second season in Britain.

 

ASK HARRIET

Fox-Once A Frog Inc-Bris Ent- Proctor and Gamble Prod. / 5x30m-e / 1998 4-29 January Sundays (then Thursdays) 8.30pm

Creator/Executive Producers: Billy Riback, Jonathan Prince / Co-Executive Producers: David Cassidy, Melanie Green

Sitcom. Reporter Jack Cody loses his job he then decides to pose as a female (Sylvia Coco) after getting a job as an advice columnist.

With:- ANTHONY TYLER QUINN as Jack Cody alias Sylvia Coco / ED ASNER as Old Man Russell / WILLIE GARSON as Ronnie Rendall / LISA WALTZ as Melissa Peters / PATRICK Y MALONE as Trey Anderson / DAMIEN LEAKE as Marty / JAMIE RENEE SMITH as Blair Cody / JULIE BENZ as Joplin Russell

 

ASPEN

Universal/Roy Huggins ‘Best Sellers’ / 6x95m-e / 1977

Writer/Director: Douglas Heyes / Novels: Aspen by Bert Hirschfield, The Adversary by Bart Spicer / Music: Tom Scott, Mike Melvoir / Producer: Jo Swerling Jr

Crime drama serial. A lawyer finds himself investigating a murder amongst the jet set at an exclusive ski resort. For some reason the serial was based on two different novels.

With:- SAM ELLIOTT / PERRY KING / MICHELLE PHILLIPS / JOHN McINTYRE / GENE BARRY / BO HOPKINS / TONY FRANCIOSA / JOSEPH COTTON / JOHN HOUSEMAN

 

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE

ABC-MGM / 13x60m-e / 1961 2 April – 24 September Sundays 9.30pm black and white

Music: Duke Ellington

Crime drama series. Cases of a group of tough cops led by Deputy Commissioner Matthew Gower. Based on the 1950 film of the same name.

With:- JACK WARDEN as Matthew Gower / ARCH JOHNSON as Captain Gus Honochek / BILL SMITH as Sergeant Danny Keller

 

ASSIGNMENT FOREIGN LEGION

CBS/Anthony Bartley / 26x30m-e /1957 1 October -24 December Tuesdays 10.30pm black and white

Action adventure series. Stories of a female journalist working with the foreign legion.

With:- MERLE OBERON

 

ASSIGNMENT VIENNA

ABC-MGM / 1x96m-e 8x60m-e / 1972-73 28 September 72 – 9 June 73 Thursdays 9.00pm then Saturdays at 10.00pm

Crime drama series. Bar owner Jake Webster in Vienna finds himself helping the US army track down stuff looted by the Nazi’s during world war II as well as getting involved in other general spy type stuff. The TV Movie pilot (which starred Roy Schieder) was called Assignment Munich and the show rotated with two other series called The Delphi Bureau and Jigsaw. The Umbrella title for the series was ‘The Men’.

With:- ROBERT CONRAD as Jake Webster / CHARLES CIOFFI as Major Caldwell / ANTON DIFFRING as Inspector Hoffman

 

THE ASSOCIATES

ABC/Paramount/ 13x30m-e / 1979-80

Executive Producers: James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, Ed Weinberger, John Charles Walters / Producer: Michael Leeson

Sitcom. Cases of the staff of Brass and Marshall, a top Manhattan law firm. Only 9 of it’s 13 episodes aired on its original run.

Emerson Marshall……………………….. WILFRED HYDE WHITE

Tucker Kerwin…………………………….. MARTIN SHORT

Leslie Dunn………………………………… ALLEY MILLS

Eliot Streeter………………………………. JOE REGALBUTO

Sara James……………………………….. SHELLEY SMITH

Johnny Danko……………………………. TIM THOMERSON

 

ASTEROID

NBC/Davis / 2x120m-e / 1997

Writers: Robbyn Barger, Scott Sturgeon / Music: Shirley Walker / Producers: Sam Nicholson, Dan Schmidt, Donna Ebbs, Phil Margo, Christopher Morgan / Director: Bradford May

Scifi drama serial. A massive asteroid is heading for Kansas, which if it strikes could spell the end of things for the Earth.

With:- ANNABELLA SCIORRA / MICHAEL BIEHN / ZACHARY B. CHARLES / DON FRANKLIN / CARLOS GOMEZ / MICHAEL WEATHERLY / JENSEN DAGGETT / ANNE-MARIE JOHNSON / FRANK McCRAE

 

AS THE WORLD TURNS

USA / CBS / 11,000 episodes and counting / x30m-e and then from 1975 x60m-e / 2 April 1956-continuing / On 13 February 1967 the show began broadcasting in colour.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Ted Corday (1956-65), Joe Willmore (1970’s), Joe Rothenberger(1978-80), Fred Bartholomew (1980-81), Mary Ellis-Bunim (1981-84), Robert Calhoun (1984-88), Lawrence Caso (1988-95), John Valente (1995-96), Felicia Minei Behr (1996-99), Christopher Goutman (1999-)
THEME MUSIC
As The World Turns by Charles Paul (1956-81) / The World Turns On and On by Jack Cortner-Eliot Lawrence Productions (1981-93) (there was a remix of this title music around 1985) / Jelinda’s Theme (also known as As The World Turns Theme) by Barry Devorzon. Incidentally during the time of the infamous O.J. Simpson trial the midbreak theme was used over shortened visuals. Also the keys for the theme music were C Maj and D Maj. In 1973 the organ music that had been used for the theme was changed for an orchestral arrangement.

As The World Turns is one of the longest running soaps in the world beginning 2 April 1956 and shown weekdays at 2.00pm, the series details the lives of the Hughes family and that of the Lowells. Because of the shows longevity many of its characters have been played by several actors each. On 5 May 1968 a short lived 38 episode night time spin off called Our Private World started on CBC and focusing on the character of Lisa Hughes (played by Eileen Fulton). The show was initially 30 minutes duration but on 1 December 1975 it switched to 60 minute episodes.
A few well known actors had a leg up in their career by appearing pre-fame in As The World Turns, most famously Martin Sheen as Jack Davis (1960’s), Meg Ryan as Betsy Stewart (1982-84), Swoosie Kurtz as Ellie Bradley, Dana Delaney as Hayley Wilson Hollister (1981) and Marisa Tomei as Marcy Thompson (1983-85). There are not many surviving episodes of the Proctor and Gamble shows prior to 1978. ATWT was broadcast live until the spring of 1975. Another World, The Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow and others went to tape in the late 60’s. After the shows went to tape, the finished tapes were erased and reused due to the cost of videotape at the time.
Many of the surviving episodes are on kinescope. Some early color episodes survive as black and white copies. The others in various museums around the country are on video reels and haven’t been transferred yet. ABC erased the early years of All My Children and the other soaps. All My Children did air in color for its entire run, but the early episodes are BW kinescopes of color episodes. Dark Shadows is the only soap from the 60’s that is completely intact.
Announcers: Dan McCullough (1956-82), Dan Reigon (1982-99)

Important Cast Members Include:- HELEN WAGNER as Nancy Hughes / DON MACLAUGHLIN as Chris Hughes / WILLIAM LEE as Grandpa Hughes (1) / SANTOS ORTEGA as Grandpa Hughes (2) / WILLIAM JOHNSTONE as Judge James T. Lowell / LES DAMON as Jim Lowell / The character of Claire English Lowell has been played by ANNE BURR / GERTRUDE WARNER / NANCY WICKWIRE / JONE ALLISON / BARBARA BERJER / The character of Bob Hughes has been played by BOBBY ALFORD / RONNIE WELCH / DON HASTINGS / ROSEMARY PRINZ as Penny Hughes (In 1971 Phoebe Dorin also played Penny Hughes) / Donald Hughes has been played by HAL STUDER / RICHARD HOLLAND / JAMES NOBLE / PETER BRANDON / MARTIN WEST / CONRAD FOWKES / JOYCE VAN PATTEN as Janice Turner (1) / VIRGINIA DWYER as Janice Turner (2) / LEONA POWERS as Mrs Thelma Turner / ROD COLBIN as Carl Whipple / Grace Baker has been played by SELENA ROYLE / FRANCES REID / GRACE MATTHEWS / MURIAL WILLIAMS / Alma Miller has been played by JOANNA ROOS / ETHEL REMEY / DOROTHY BLACKBURN / Paul Stewart has been played by ALAN HOWARD / EDMUND GAYNES / STEVEN MINES / MICHAEL HAWKINS / GARSON DEBRAMENIO / DEAN SANTORO / MILLETTE ALEXANDER as Sylvia Hill / MICHAEL LIPTON as Neil Wade / ANNA MINOT as Martha Wilson / FRAN CARLSON as Julia Burke / LARRY BRYGGMAN as John Dixon / JERRY LACY as Simon Gilbey / KELLY WOOD as Mary Ellison Hughes / PETER BROUWER as Brad Hollister / MICHAEL FOREST as Nick Andropoulos / LISA LORING as Cricket Montgomery / KATHY ‘KATE’ McNEIL as Karen Haines / JUDITH BLAZER as Ariel Aldrin / DAVID BAILEY as Dr Ben Forest / BRIAN BLOOM as Dustin Donovan / BRECK JAMISON as Jay Connors / ELIZABETH HUBBARD as Lucinda Walsh / DAN FRAZER as Lt Dan McClosky / MARGARET REED as Shannon O’Hara McKechnie / SLOANE SHELTON as Harriet Corbman / STEVE BASSETT as Seth Snyder / RENEE PROPS as Ellie Snyder / SUSAN MARIE SNYDER as Julie Wendall Snyder / ALLYSON RICE-TAYLOR as Connor Walsh Kasnoff / DAMIAN LEAKE as Joel Higgins / MASON BOCCARDO as Aaron Snyder / YVONNE PERRY as Rosanna Cabot / PAUL HECHT as Alexander Cabot / TERRY LESTER as Royce Keller / MARK KEVIN LEWIS as Gregory Varner / CLAIRE BLOOM as Orlena Grimaldi (1) / LYNN MILGRIM as Orlena Grimaldi (2) / ROBERT VAUGHN as Rick Hamlin / DARNELL WILLIAMS as Jack Devere / PETER PARROS as Ben Harris / MICHAEL PARK as Jack Snyder / LESLI KAY STERLING as Molly Conlon / LAUREN MARTIN-HARKINS as Camille Bennett / ANNIE PARISSE as Julia Lindsay / JAMIE NICOLE DUDNEY as Georgia Tucker / PAUL TAYLOR as Isaac Jenkins / PAUL LEYDEN as Simon Frasier

 

THE A-TEAM

NBC/Universal/ Stephen J. Cannell Prod. / 4x120m-e 90x60m-e / 1983-87 23 January 83 – 14 June 87

Creators: Brandon Tartikoff, Frank Lupo, Stephen J. Cannell / Music: Mike Post, Pete Carpenter / Executive Producers: Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo, John Ashley

Action adventure series. A group of outlaw Vietnam veterans hire themselves out as mercenaries. (The team had supposedly committed a bank robbery in 1972 during the Vietnam War and were forced to go on the run). The Faceman was played in the pilot by Tim Dunigan, the BA in Bosco’s name stands for Bad attitude and he hated flying (having to be drugged before he would go up in a plane). For the final season having been captured by General Stockwell the team actually found themselves working for the government.

With:- GEORGE PEPPARD as Colonel John ‘Hannibal’ Smith / DIRK BENEDICT as Lt Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck / DWIGHT SHULTZ as Captain HM ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock / MR T. as Sergeantt Bosco ‘BA’ Baracus / MELINDA CULEA as Amy Amanda ‘Triple A’ Allen (1983) / ROBERT VAUGHAN as General Hunt Stockwell (1986-87) / EDDIE VELEZ as Frankie ‘Dishpan’ Sanchez (1986-87)/ WILLIAM LUCKING as Colonel Lynch (1983-84) / LANCE LE GAULT as Colonel Roderick Decker (1983-86) / MARLA HEASLEY as Tawnia Baker (1984) / JUDY LEDFORD as Carla (1986)

 

ATOM SQUAD

USA / NBC / x15m-e / 1953-54 black and white

Action adventure series. Exploits of a spy catching group of Secuirty Agents based in New York.

With:- BOB HASTINGS as Steve Elliott / BOB COURTLEIGH as Dave / BRAM NOSSEN

 

AUTOMAN

Glen A. Larson / 1x70m-e 12x60m-e / 1983-84 (15 December 83 – 2 April 84 / Thursday 8.00pm then Mondays 8.00pm)

Creator/Producer: Glen A. Larson / Music: J.A.C. Radford, Morton Stevens

Scifi crime drama series. A policeman computer genius creates a three dimensional super cop crime buster.

Automan…………………………………….. CHUCK WAGNER

Walter Nebicher…………………………… DESI ARNAZ JR

Lt Jack Curtis……………………………… ROBERT LANSING

Roxanne Caldwell………………………… HEATHER McNAIR

Capt E.G. Boyd…………………………… GERALD S. O’LOUGHLIN

 

AWAY WE GO

CBS / x60 minute episodes / 1967 (3 June – 2 September Saturdays @ 7.30pm)

A weekend variety show that was headlined by George Carlin, Buddy Greco and BUddy Rich. Also appearing were The Allyn Ferguson Orchestra and The Miriam Nelson Dancers.