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BA BA BLACK SHEEP
Universal / 1x95m-e 35x60m-e / 1976-78

Creator/Executive Producer: Stephen J. Cannell

Period action adventure series. During the second world war ‘Pappy’ Boyington runs a crew of pilots in the pacific. During the second season the series was known as Black Sheep Squadron.

With:- ROBERT CONRAD / SIMON OAKLAND / DANA ELCAR / DIRK BLOCKER

 

BABY BOB

CBS / x30m-e / 2002 (First Episode: Monday 18 March)

Sitcom. Although Walter and Lizzy think their six-month old son Bob is an ordinary (but, of course, cute) child, they are shocked to learn he has the vocabulary of an adult.

With:- ADAM ARKIN as Walter / JOELY FISHER as Lizzy / ELLIOTT GOULD / HOLLAND TAYLOR

 

BABY, I’M BACK

CBS/Charles Fries / x30m-e / 1978

Sitcom. A happily married wife has her life turned upside down when her first husband re-enters her life.

With:- SUSAN CLARK / ALEX KARRAS / SLIM PICKENS / JEANETTE NOLAN / ELLEN GEER

 

BABYLON 5

Warner/Babylonian / x60m-e / 1993-98

Creator/Executive Producer: Michael J. Straczynski / Executive Producer: Douglas Netter / Music: Christopher Franke

SciFi drama series. Life on board a huge space station host to an uneasy alliance of alien races. The crew of the station find themselves the last defence in a war against an ancient race called the Shadows. See also the brief spin off Crusade.

With:- MICHAEL O’HARE as Capt Jeffrey Sinclair(Season 1) / BRUCE BOXLEITNER as Capt John Sheridan / CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN as Cmdr Susan Ivanova / JERRY DOYLE as Chief Michael Garibaldi / MIRA FURLAN as Ambassador Delenn / RICHARD BIGGS as Dr Stephen Franklin / STEPHEN FURST as Vir Cotto / BILL MUMY as Lennier / ANDREAS KATSULAS as Ambassador G’Kar / PETER JURASIK as Ambassador Londo Mollari / JASON CARTER as Marcus Cole / JEFF CONAWAY as Zack Allen / ARDWRIGHT CHAMBERLAIN as Ambassador Kosh / ROBERT RUSLER as Warren Keffer (Season 2)

 

THE BACHELOR

ABC / x60m-e / 2002 (First Episode Monday 25 March)

Reality series. A wealthy and, of course, attractive bachelor is given a chance to find his soul mate among 25 eligible women. Is anyone else thinking Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire meets Temptation Island here?

 

BACHELOR FATHER

CBS/Universal / 157x30m-e / 1957-61 black and white

Sitcom. A lawyer and confirmed bachelor, becomes guardian to his teenage neice.

With:- JOHN FORSYTHE / NOREEN CORCORAN / SAMMEE TONG

 

BACKSTAIRS AT THE WHITEHOUSE

NBC / 4x120m-e / 1979

Drama serial. Details about the lives of 8 presidents as seen through the eyes of servants working at The White House. Especially Chief Maid Maggie Rogers and her daughter Lillian.

With:- OLIVIA COLE as Maggie Rogers / TANIA JOHNSON as Lillian Rogers (child) / LESLIE UGGAMS as Lilian Rogers Parks (adult) / LUOIS GOSSETT JR as Levi Mercer / LESLIE NIELSEN as Ike Hoover / VICTOR BUONO as William Howard Taft / JULIE HARRIS as Helen “Nellie” Taft / ROBERT VAUGHAN as Woodrow Wilson / KIM HUNTER as Ellen Wilson / CLAIRE BLOOM as Edith Galt Wilson / GEORGE KENNEDY as Warren Harding / LARRY GATES as Herbert Hoover / JOHN ANDERSON as Franklin D. Roosevelt/ HARRY MORGAN as Harry S Truman / ANDREW DUGGAN as Dwight D Eisenhower

 

BAD CATS

ABC/Spelling-Cramer / 6x60m-e / 1980

Executive Producers: Aaron Spelling, Douglas S. Cramer / Producer: Everett Chambers

Crime drama series. Cases of a pair of cops working for the Burglary Auto Detail, Commercial Auto Thefts department.

With:- STEVEN HANKS as Ocee James / ASHER BRAUNER as Nik Donovan / MICHELLE PFEIFFER as Samantha Jensen / VIC MORROW as Captain Skip Nathan / JIMMIE WALKER as Rodney Washington

 

THE BAD NEWS BEARS

CBS / x30m-e / 1979-80

Sitcom. Spin off from the 1976 film of the same name and concerning itself with the life of one time baseball player Morris Buttermaker who has to take over the coaching of a little league baseball team after getting in trouble with the law.

With:- JACK WARDEN as Morris Buttermaker / CATHERINE HICKS as Dr Emily Rappant / PHILIP R. ALLEN as Roy Turner / SPARKY MARCUS as Leslie Olgilvie / MEENO PELUCE as Tanner Boyle / COREY FELDMAN as Rudi Stein / BILL LAZERUS as Frosty

 

BAGDAD CAFE

CBS/Zev Braun/ New World/Patchett / 15x30m-e / 1990-91

Creator: Percy Adlan / Producers: Micky Mount, Vicki S. Howits / Director: Paul Bogart

Sitcom. Abandoned by her husband, Jasmine Zweibel works in a bizarre truck stop cafe, based on the film of the same name.

With:- JEAN STAPLETON as Jasmine Zweibel / WHOOPI GOLDBERG as Brenda / JAMES GAMMON as Rudy Cox / MONICA CALHOUN as Debbie / SCOTT LAWRENCE as Junie / SAM WHIPPLE as Dewey Kunkle / CLEAVON LITTLE as Sal

 

THE BAILEYS OF BALBOA

CBS/Richelieu / 39x30m-e / 1964 black and white

Sitcom. The misadventures of a family of beachcombers.

With:- PAUL FORD / JUDY CARNE / STERLING HOLLOWAY / JOHN DEHNER

 

BAKER’S DOZEN

CBS / x30m-e / 1982

Sitcom. Life for a mismatched bunch of undercover cops working for the NYPD. Mike and Terry were romantically involved and Captain Florence Baker was in charge.

With:- RON SILVER as Mike Locasale / CINDY WEINTRAUB as Terry Munson / ALAN WEEKS as OK Otis Kelly / SAM McMURRAY as Harve Schoendorf / THOMAS QUINN as Desk Sgt Martin / JOHN DEL REGNO as Jeff Deggins / DORIS BELACK as Captain Florence Baker

 

BAKERSFIELD PD

Fox/Rock Island/ Touchstone / 17x30m-e / 1993-94

Creator/Executive Producer: Larry Levin / Producer: Paul Mazur / Director: Dean Parisot

Sitcom. Cases of the none too bright cops of the police precinct of the title.

With:- RON ELDARD as Det Wade Preston / GIANCARLO ESPOSITO as Det Paul Gigante / CHRIS MULKEY as Off Denny Boyer / TONY PLANA as Off Luke Ramirez / BRIAN DOYLE-MURRAY as Sgt Phil Hampton / JACK HALLETT as Capt Aldo Stiles

 

BALL FOUR

CBS / 5x30m-e / 1976

Creator: Jim Bouton, Vic Ziegel, Marvin Kitman / Producer: Don Segall

Sitcom. Exploits, mainly locker room, of the staff and players of a baseball club.

With:- JIM BOUTON / JACK SOMACK / DAVID JAMES CARROLL

 

BANACEK

NBC-Universal ‘Mystery Movie’ / 17x90m-e (including pilot) / 1972-74 (3 Sep 72 – 3 Sep 74)

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link / Music: Billy Goldenberg / Executive Producer: George Eckstein / Producer: Howie Horowitz

Crime drama series. Polish-American Thomas Banacek works for insurance companies specialising in tracking down stolen goods. Banacek lived in the upmarket Beacon Hill area of Boston.

With:- GEORGE PEPPARD as Thomas Banacek / RALPH MANZA as Jay Drury / MURRAY MATHESON as Felix Mulholland / CHRISTINE BELFORD as Carlie Kirkland (73-74) / LINDEN CHILES as Penniman

 

BAND OF BROTHERS

USA / HBO-Dreamworks-Playtone-BBC / 10x120m-e / 2001 (September)

Book: Stephen Ambrose / Writers: Erik Jendresen (Parts 1, 5, & 10), John Orloff (Parts 2 & 9), E. Max Frye (Part 3) Graham Yost (Part s 4 and 7), Erik Bork (Part 8), Bruce C. McKenna (parts 1,4,6 and 8) / Producers: Tom Hanks, Steven Speilberg / Directors include Tom Hanks (part Five), Richard Loncraine and David Nutter / Music: Michael Kamen

Wartime drama serial. The story of one platoons journey through the second world war starting with their training in Georgia and following them as they parachute into France behind enemy lines early on D-day morning and ending with their daring capture of Hitler’s fortified mountain chalet, the Eagle’s Nest retreat at Berchtesgaden, Bavaria.

With:- Damian Lewis as Winters / Richard Speight Jr as Warren Muck / Frank John Hughes as Guarnere / Ron Livingston as Nixon / David Schwimmer as Capt Sobel / Donnie Wahlberg as Lipton / Scott Grimes as Malarkey / George Calil as Alley / Peter McCabe as Hoobler / Rick Gomez as George Luz / Ross McCall as Leibgott / Phillip Barrantini as Sisk / James Madio as Perconte / Dexter Fletcher as Martin / Ben Peyton as Hill / Nicholas Aaron as Wynn / Matthew Leitch as Sgt. Floyd Talbert / James McAvoy as Miller / Mark Huberman as Hashey / Tom Hanks as British Officer / Colin Hanks as Lieutenant Jones / Marc Warren / Simon Pegg

 

BANYON

Warner / 1x96m-e / 13x60m-e / 1971-73

Executive Producer: Quinn Martin / Writers: Ed Adamson, William P. McGivern, Milton S. Gelman, Carey Wilber, James D. Buchanan, Ronald Austin, George F. Slavin, Mann Rubin, Mort Fine, N. Gidding, Robert C. Dennis / Directors: Ralph Senensky, Daniel Petrie, Lawrence Dobkin, Charles S. Dubin, Marvin Chomsky / Producer: Ed Adamson / Story Editor: Norman Katkov / Music: Johnny Mandel

Period crime drama series. The cases of a Los Angeles based private detective during the 1930’s.

With:- Robert Forster as Miles Banyon / Richard Jaeckel as Lt. Pete McNeil / Joan Blondell as Peggy Revere / Julie Gregg as Abby Graham

 

THE BARBARA McNAIR SHOW

Syndicated / 52x60m-e / 1969-71

Musical variety series starring black singer Barbara McNair. Guests included the likes of composer John Barry, Bob Hope and Rich Little.

 

BARBARA MANDRELL AND THE MANDRELL SISTERS

NBC / x60m-e / 1980-82

Producers: Sid and Marty Krofft

A variety series with a country and western flavour hosted by Barbara Mandrell and her sisters Louise and Irene. The girls were accomplished musicians and music of course featured heavily with guest appearances from the likes of Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Charley Pride. There were also plenty of comedy moments and also on hand were five life size Krofft puppets called Truck Shack and the Texas Critters.

 

THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW

NBC / x30m-e / 1960-61 b&w

An anthology series of filmed dramas with Stanwyck taking the lead in all of them apart from four.

 

BARBARA STREISAND: A Happening at Central Park

1x60m-e / 1969

A music special which saw Barbara Streisand play before 128,000 people in New York’s Central Park. Songs included Second Hand Rose, Love is Like a Newborn Child and Silent Night.

 

BARBARY COAST: See Cash and Cable

 

BARE ESSENCE

NBC/Paramount / x60m-e / 1983 (15 February – 29 April / Tuesdays 9.00pm then Friday 10.00pm)

Drama series. Shenanigans in the perfume industry especially Tyger Hayes who intended to rise to the top of the business after her husbands death, despite opposition from her father-in-law Hadden. Hayes later came up with a perfume called LaFemme.

With:- GENIE FRANCIS as Tyger Hayes / JENNIFER O’NEILL as Lady Bobbi Rowan / JESSICA WALTER as Ava Marhsall / JOHN DEHNER as Heddan Marshall / IAN McSHANE as Niko Theophilus / MICHAEL WOODS as Sean Benedict / JONATHAN FRAKES as Marcus Marshall / WENDY FULTON as Muffin Marshall / PENNY FULLER as Laura Parker / SUSAN FRENCH as Margaret Marshall / JAMIE LYN BAUER as Barbara Fisher / LAURA BRUNEAU as Cathy / MORGAN STEVENS as Larry De Vito

 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

ABC/Paramount / 12x30m-e / 1970-71 (24 September 70 – 14 January 71 / Thursdays 9.00pm)

Play:Neil Simon

Sitcom. A young couple try to make a go of it despite living in a tiny New York apartment, this version of the Neil Simon play featured a mostly black cast.

With:- SCOEY MITCHELL as Paul Bratter / TRACEY REED as Corie Bratter / THELMA CAPENTER as Mabel Bates / NIPSEY RUSSELL as Honey Robinson / HARRY HOLCOLMBE as Mr Kendricks / VITO SCOTTI as Mr Velasquez

 

BARETTA

ABC/Universal/ Roy Huggins/Public Arts / 80x60m-e / 1975-78 (17 January 75 – 1 June 78)

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell / Theme Music Keep Your Eyes on the Sparrow sung by Sammy Davis Jr / Executive Producer: Bernard L. Kowalski

Crime drama series and a semi spin off from Toma but mainly only because when Tony Musante quit Toma Robert Blake was going to take over but the execs decided it would be better to start afresh.
Tony Baretta was an Italian immigrant and streetwise cop, with a none too conventional lifestyle. Tony had a pet cockatoo called Fred and lived in a shabby hotel rather than a proper home, Tony often went undercover on his cases and always worked alone.He usually had a “uniform” of Jeans, T-Shirt and a cap pulled down on his head. Other regulars included Tony’s informant friend Rooster, Tony’s boss Inspector Shiller (later replaced by Lt Brubaker) and retired cop Billy Truman (who managed the hotel Tony lived at).

With:- ROBERT BLAKE as Detective Tony Baretta / EDWARD GROVER as Lt Hal Brubaker / MICHAEL D. ROBERTS as Rooster / DANA ELCAR as Inspector Schiller (1975) / TOM EWELL as Billy Truman / CHINO WILLIAMS as Fats

 

BARNABY JONES

CBS/Quinn Martin Prod. / 174x60m-e / 1973-80 (28 January 73 – 4 September 80)

Creator/Executive Producer: Quinn Martin / Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Crime drama series. A private detective themed show starring Buddy Ebsen as the ageing Barnaby Jones.
A typical Quinn Martin production, at the start of the series Los Angeles based Jones had retired leaving his business in the hands of his son Hal but when Hal is murdered during an investigation Barnaby once more takes an active role.
Hal’s wife Betty also became part of the business helping Jones on his cases. Barnaby was a bit of a forensics wiz and had his own special laboratory at home. Other regulars were Lt John Biddle and Barnaby’s young cousin J.R. (short for Jebediah Romano) Jones who ending up working with Barnaby after arriving to ask Barnaby to solve the murder of his father. There would be occasional crossover episodes with fellow Quinn Martin show Cannon whilst that production was on the air.

With:- BUDDY EDSON as Barnaby Jones / LEE MERIWEATHER as Betty Jones / MARK SHERA as Jebidiah Roman ‘JR’ Jones (1976-80) / VINCE HOWARD as Lt Joe Taylor (1973) / JOHN CARTER as Lt John Biddle (1974-80)

 

BARNEY BLAKE, POLICE REPORTER

NBC / x30m-e / 1948 b&w

Crime drama series. Reporter Barney Blake manages to find himself involved in the solving of murders. Broadcast live.

With:- GENE O’ DONNELL as Barney Blake / JUDY PARRISH as Jennifer Allen

 

BARNEY MILLER

ABC/Four D / 168x30m-e 1x60m-e / 1975-82 Pilot: 22 Aug 1974

Creators: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker / Executive Producers: Danny Arnold, Roland Kibbee

Sitcom. Stories of the workaday cops of Twelve Precinct in Greenwich Village, New York City, especially the problems faced by Captain Barney Miller.Pilot episode known as The Life and Times of Barney Miller. See also Spin Off Fish.

Capt Barney Miller……………………… HAL LINDEN

Det Stan ‘Wojo’ Wojciehowicz………. MAXWELL GAIL

D.S. Phillip Fish(75-77)………………. ABE VIGODA

D.S. Chano Amenguale(75-76)…….. GREGORY SIERRA

D.S. Nick Yemana(75-78)…………… JACK SOO

D.S. Ron Harris……………………….. RON GLASS

Insp Frank Luger……………………… JAMES GREGORY

D.S. Arthur Dietrich(76-82)…………. STEVE LANDESBERG

Off Carl Levitt(76-82)…………………. RON CAREY

Det Janice Wentworth(75-76)………. LINDA LAVIN

Elizabeth Miller(75-76)………………. BARBARA BARRIE

 

THE BASTARD

Universal/Operation Prime Time / 2x95m-e / 1978

Writer: Guerdon Trueblood / Novel: John Jakes / Music: John Addison / Producer: John Wilder / Director: Lee H. Katzin

Period drama serial. A young French man makes his way in 1780’s America.

With:- ANDREW STEVENS / PATRICIA NEAL / LORNE GREENE / TOM BOSLEY / BUDDY EBSEN / WILLIAM DANIELS / JAMES GREGORY / OLIVIA HUSSEY / HENRY MORGAN / ELEANOR PARKER / DONALD PLEASENCE / WILLIAM SHATNER / KEENAN WYNN

 

BATMAN

TCF/Greenaway / 120x30m-e / 1965-69

Creator: Bob Kane / Theme Music: Neal Hefti / Producer: Howie Horowitz / Executive Producer: William Dozier

Scifi comedy drama series. Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, in their superhero guises of Batman and Robin, determine to stamp out evil from the streets of Gotham City. The show was full of high camp fist fights where the punches that landed were accompanied by a ‘Bam’ or a ‘Pow’ popping up on screen pop art style. Major villains on the show included The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin, King Tut, Egghead and the feline Catwoman. Alongside Batman and Robin, Batgirl came on board in season three, Her secret identity name was Barbara Gordon (she was Commisioner Gordon’s Daughter). William Dozier (the Executive Producer) provided the famous linking narrations.

With:- ADAM WEST as Batman/Bruce Wayne / BURT WARD as Robin/Dick Grayson / ALAN NAPIER as Alfred / MADGE BLAKE as Aunt Harriet / NEIL HAMILTON as Commissioner Gordon / STAFFORD REPP as Chief O’Hara / YVONNE CRAIG as Batgirl / CESAR ROMERO as The Joker / BURGESS MEREDITH as The Penguin / GEORGE SANDERS as Mr Freeze / FRANK GORSHIN as Riddler (1) / JOHN ASTIN as Riddler (2) / JULIE NEWMAR as Catwoman (1) / Lee Ann Meriweather as Catwoman (2) / EARTHA KITT as Catwoman (3) / VICTOR BUONO as King Tut / VINCENT PRICE as Egghead

 

BAT MASTERSON

NBC-Ziv-United Artists / 108x30m-e / 1958-61 (8 September 58 – 21 September 61) black and white

Producers: Andy White, Frank Pitman

Western drama series. Exploits of lawman Bat Masterson in the days of the Old West. Based on a real character (though it’s unlikely he was anything like he was portrayed here). In the series Bat wore a Derby hat and carried a gold topped cane as did, apparently the real Bat.

With:- GENE BARRY as Bat Masterson

 

BATTERY PARK

NBC / x30m-e / 2000 First Episode: 23 March

Creators: Garry Goldberg, Chris Henchy / Executive Producer: Garry David Goldberg

Comedy crime drama series. Cases of a group of cops mainly targeting mobsters.

With:- ELIZABETH PERKINS as Captain Madeleine Dunlevy / JUSTIN LOUIS as Detective Ben Nolin / JACQUELINE OBRADORS as Detective Elena Vera / BOKEEM WOODBINE as Detective Derek Finley / FRANK GRILLO as Detective Anthony ‘Stig’ Stigliano / ROBERT MAILHOUSE as Detective Kevin Strain / JAY PAULSON as Detective Carl Zerrinal / SAM LLOYD as Ray Giddeon

 

BATTLE REPORT

NBC / x30m-e / 1950-52

Documentary series hosted by Robert McCormick and featuring reports from the Korean War. Featuring contributions from Dr John Steelman (Truman’s assistant).

 

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

ABC/Universal/ Glen Larson Prod. / 1x180m-e 1x120m-e 19x60m-e / 1978-79

Creator/Executive Producer: Glen A. Larson / Music: Stu Phillips, Glen A. Larson / Special Effects: John Dykstra

SciFi drama series. In the far future (the seventh millennium), the remnants of a human colony roam space searching for the lost world of Earth. They are pursued by a robotic race called the Cylons. Sole surviving battlestar Galactica was led by Commander Adama and his son Captain Apollo. See also brief sequel Galactica 1980.

With:- LORNE GREENE as Cmdr Adama / DIRK BENEDICT as Lt Starbuck / RICHARD HATCH as Captain Apollo / MAREN JENSEN as Athena / NOAH HATHAWAY as Boxey / LAURETTE SPANG as Cassiopea / HERB JEFFERSON JR as Lt Boomer / TONY SWARTZ as Flight Sergeant Jolly / TERRY CARTER as Colonel Tigh / JOHN COLICOS as Count Baltar / ANNE LOCKHART as Sheba

 

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Sci-Fi Channel / 2×120 minute episodes / 2003

Writers: Ronald D. Moore and Christopher Eric James / Director: Michael Rymer

Scifi drama serial. In a remake of the original story (see above) once again the Cylons set out to destroy human kind (having been created by them) with higher production values and better effects. This time round Starbuck is a woman. A series is due to go into production shortly. Available to buy from Memorable To Go.

With:- EDWARD JAMES OLMOS as Colonel Adama / KATEE SACKOFF as Starbuck / Michael Hogan as Col Tigh / Jamie Bamber as Apollo / James Callis as Gaius Baltar / Tricia Helfer / Mary McDonnell as Laura Roslin

 

THE BAXTERS

Syndicated / 25x30m-e / 1979-81

Producer: Norman Lear

A strange hybrid of sitcom and interactive gameshow that saw sitcom episodes in the lives of the everyday Baxter family. These segments lasted about 10 minutes and each one ended with a dilemma of some kind for the family with the studio audience and viewers at home (via a phone in) able to comment on how they would like the story to end. Interestingly the show had a completely different cast for season two.

SEASON ONE CAST:- LARRY KEITH as Fred Baxter / ANITA GILLETTE as Nancy Baxter / DERIN ALTAY as Naomi Baxter/ CHRIS PETERSEN as Jonah Baxter / TERRI LYNN WOOD as Rachael Baxter

SEASON TWO CAST:- SEAN McCANN as Jim Baxter / TERRY TWEED as Susan Baxter / MARIANNE McISAAC as Allison Baxter / SAMMY SNYDERS as Gregg Baxter / MEGAN FOLLOWS as Lucy Baxter

 

BAY CITY BLUES

NBC / 4x60m-e / 1983 25 October – 15 November Tuesdays 10.00pm

Drama series. Episodes in the lives of the players of a minor league baseball team in Bay City, California.

With:- MICHAEL NOURI as Joe Rohner / KELLY HARMON as Sunny Hayward / BERNIE CASEY as Thomas ‘Ozzie’ Peoples / PAT CORLEY as Ray Holtz / PERRY LANG as John Frenchy Nuckles / DENNIS FRANZ as Angela Carbone / PATRICK CASSIDY as Terry St Marie / MICHELE GREENE as Judy Nuckles / KEN OLIN as Rocky Padillo / PETER JURASIK as Mitch Klein / SHARON STONE as Cathy St Marie / SHEREE NORTH as Lynn Holtz / BERRY TUBB as Mickey Wagner / MARCO RODRIGUEZ as Bird / JEFF McCRACKEN as Vic Kresky / MYKEL T. WILLIAMSON as Dejay Cunningham / TONY SPIRIDAKIS as Lee Jacoby

 

BAYWATCH

NBC/Syndicated/ All American TV:The Baywatch Prod. Co. / 200+x60m-e / 1989-2001

Creator: Gregory Bonann / Executive Producer: Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Gregory Bonann, David Hasselhoff,

Action adventure series. Exploits of the tanned LA County Lifeguards, especially Lt Mitch Buchanan. The show, rumoured to be the worlds most watched TV programme was almost cancelled after the first season, only star David Hasselhoff managed to get the show put into syndication. There was also a brief spin off featuring some of the same cast, called Baywatch Nights.

The cast has included:-

With:- DAVID HASSELHOFF as Lt Mitch Buchanan / PAMELA ANDERSON as C.J. Parker (1992-97)/ ERIKA ELENIAK as Shauni McLain (1989-92) / BILLY WARLOCK as Eddie Kramer (1989-92) / ALEXANDRA PAUL as Lt Stephanie Holden (1992-97) / DAVID CHARVET as Matt Brody (1992-95) / YASMINE BLEETH as Caroline Holden (1994-97) / GREG ALAN-WILLIAMS as Police Sgt Garner Ellerbee / BRANDON CALL as Hobie Buchanan(1989-90)) / JEREMY JACKSON as Hobie(1991- ) / JASON SIMMONS as Logan Fowler / RICHARD JAECKEL as Capt Ben Edwards / SHAWN WEATHELY as Jill Riley (1989-90) / PARKER STEVENSON as Craig Pomeroy / NICOLE EGGERT as Roberta ‘Summer’ Quinn (1992-93) / JASON SIMMONS as Logan Fowler (1994-96) / GENA LEE NOLIN as Neely Kapshaw (1996-98) / DONNA D’ERRICO as Donna Marco (1996-98) / TRACI BINGHAM as Jordan Tate (1996-98) / CARMEN ELECTRA as Lani McKenzie (1997-98) / ANGELICA BRIDGES as Lt Taylor Walsh(1997-98)

 

BAYWATCH NIGHTS

Syndicated / 44x60m-e / 1995-97

Crime drama series. Spin off from the above that saw Mitch, on his off hours from the beach, working as a private detective with ex-cop Garner (in season one anyway) and fellow private eye Ryan McBride. Season two saw major changes, with the cast being bitten by the X-Files buig and tracking supernatural style beings and the like.

With:- DAVID HASSELHOFF as Mitch Bucannon / GREGORY ALAN-WILLIAMS as Garner Ellerbee (season one) / ANGIE HARMON as Ryan McBride / LISA STAHL as Destiny Desimone (1995) / LOU RAWLS as Lou Raymond (1995-98) / EDDIE CIBRIAN as Griff Walker (1996-97) / DONNA D’ERRICO as Donna Marco (1996-97) / DORIAN GREGORY as Diamont Teague

 

THE BEACHCOMBER

Filmaster / 39x30m-e / 1960 black and white

Drama series. A successful businessman throws up the rat race to have adventures in the South Seas.

With:- CAMERON MITCHELL

 

BEACON HILL

CBS-Robert Stigwood / 1x120m-e 13x60m-e / 1975 (25 August – 4 November / Tuesday 10.00pm)

Writer: Sidney Carroll / Producers: Jaqueline Babbin, Beryl Vertue / Music: Marvin Hamlisch

Period drama series. Episodes in the lives of the well to do Lassiter family in 1920’s Boston. A show heavily inspired by the UK’s Upstairs Downstairs.

With:- STEPHEN ELLIOTT as Benjamin Lassiter/ NANCY MARCHAND as Mary Lassiter/ GEORGE ROSE as Mr Hacker / BEATRICE STRAIGHT as Mrs Hacker / ROY COOPER as Trevor Bullock / DAVID DUKES as Robert Lassiter / EDWARD HERRMAN as Richard Palmer / MAEVE McGUIRE as Maude Palmer / DEANN MEARS as Emily Bullock / MICHAEL NOURI as Giorgio Bellonci / LINDA PURL as Betsy Bullock / DAVID ROUNDS as Terence O’Hara / PAUL RUDD as Brian Mallory / BARRY SNIDER as Harry Emmet / BEATRICE STRAIGHT as Mrs Hacker / SYDNEY SWIRE as Eleanor / HOLLAND TAYLOR as Marilyn Gardiner / KATHRYN WALKER as Fawn Lassiter / RICHARD WARD as William Piper / KITTY WINN as Rosamond Lassiter

 

BEANES OF BOSTON

CBS / 1x30m-e / 1979

Writer: Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft

Comedy. Exploits of the clothing department of a large store. An unsuccessful attempt to make a US version of Are You Being Served.

 

THE BEARCATS

CBS-Filmways / 13x60m-e 1x90m-e / 1971 (16 September – 30 December / Thursday 8.00pm)

Creator/Executive Producer: Douglas Heyes / Producers: David Friedkin, Morton Fine

Period action adventure series. The exploits of Hank Brackett and Johnny Reach who in 1914 travelled around the American Southwest in their Stutz Bearcat helping people with their problems. The twist in the show was that their fee was a blank check filled in by the pair (pretty honestly too) after they had completed the job in hand. The pilot was called Powder Keg.

With:- ROD TAYLOR as Hank Brackett / DENNIS COLE as Johnny Reach

 

BEASTMASTER:THE LEGEND CONTINUES

Syndication / x60m-e / 1999-2000

Fantasy action adventure series. Spin off from the film series in which telepathic Dar, the Beastmaster is caught between two warring worlds, that of man and the animal world.

With:- DANIEL GODDARD as Dar / JACKSON RAINE as Tao / NATALIE MENDOZA as Kyra / MONIKA SCHNARRE as Sorceress

 

THE BEAT

UPN / x60m-e / 2000

Creator: Tom Fonatna / Executive Producers: Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Jim Finnerty

Crime drama series. Episodes (on the beat and off it ) of two cops; Mike Dorigan and Zane Marinelli.

With:- DEREK CECIL as Mike Dorigan / MARK RUFFALO as Zane Marinelli / HEATHER BURNS as Beatrice Felsen / POPPY MONTGOMERY as Elizabeth Waclawek / TOM NOONAN as Captain Howard Schmidt / LEA DELARIA as Officer Kathy Speck / PAT McNAMARA as Uncle Connie Dorigan / DAVID ZAYAS as Officer Ray / LEE TERGESEN as Steve Dorigan / JEFFREY DONOVAN as Officer Brad Ulrich