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NBC/Goodson-Todman / 48x30m-e / 1965-66

Creator: Larry Cohen / Producers: Andrew J. Fenady, Cecil Baker / Theme Music: A. Alch, Dominic Frontiere

Western drama series. In the 1880’s, after being wrongly accused of being a coward, Captain Jason McCord determines to clear his name.

With:- CHUCK CONNORS as Jason McCord / JOHN CARRADINE as Joshua McCord

 

BRAVE EAGLE

CBS / x30m-e / 1955-56 (28 September 55 – 6 June 56)

Executive Producer Michael North

Western drama series. Stories of an Indian tribe led by the young Brave Eagle, other characters included his ‘main squeeze’ Morning Star and his foster son Keena. The character “Keena” was thought up by the executive producer Michael North who got the idea from the 20th Century Production, Pony Soldier (1952) in which the part of the nine year old orphan was play by Anthony Earl Numkena.

With:- KEITH LARSEN as Brave Eagle / ANTHONY EARL NUMKENA as Keena / KIM WINONA as Morning Star / BERT WHEELER as Smoky Joe

 

BRAVE NEW WORLD

NBC/Universal/Milton Sperling / 2x95m-e / 1980

Writer: Robert E. Thompson / Novel: Aldous Huxley / Producer: Jaqueline Babbin / Director: Burt Brinckerhoff

SciFi drama serial. 600 years in the future there is no such thing as Love or free expression and all babies are born in test tubes, the son of the director of Central Hatcheries causes scandal when he falls in love.

Linda Lysenko…………………………… JULIE COBB

Bernard Marx……………………………. BUD CORT

Thomas Grahmbell…………………….. KEIR DULLEA

Mustapha Mond………………………… RON O’NEAL

Lenina Disney…………………………… MARCIA STRASSMAN

John Savage…………………………….. KRISTOFFER TABORI

Helmholtz Watson…………………….. DICK ANTHONY WILLIAMS

 

THE BREAKING POINT

ABC/Bing Crosby Prod. / 52x60m-e / 1963-64 black and white

Drama series. The heavy duty cases of a psychiatrist.

With:- RALPH BELLAMY / WENDELL COREY

 

BRENNER

CBS / x30m-e / 1959-64 black and white

Creator: Herb Brodkin

Crime drama series. Cases of a pair of police officers of differing generations. Completely filmed on location in New York.

With:- EDWARD BINNS as Det.Lt. Roy Brenner / JAMES BRODERICK as Officer Ernie Brenner

 

THE BRIAN KEITH SHOW

NBC/Warner / 48x30m-e / 1972-73

Sitcom. The cases of a pediatrician based in Hawaii. The series, in some regions, carried the alternate title of The Little People.

With:- BRIAN KEITH / SHELLEY FABARES / VICTORIA YOUNG / ROGER BOWEN / NANCY KULP

 

BRIDGET LOVES BERNIE

CBS/Screen Gems/ Douglas S. Cramer Co./ Thornhill / 24x30m-e / 1972-73

Creator: Anne Nichols / Executive Producer: Douglas S. Cramer / Producers: William Frye, Don Nelson, Arthur Alsberg

Sitcom. Catholic girl Bridget Fitzgerald marries hard working Jewish taxi driver Bernie Steinberg. The stars also became a married couple in real life.

With:- MEREDITH BAXTER as Bridget Fitzgerald / DAVID BIRNEY as Bernie Steinberg / DAVID DOYLE as Walt Fitzgerald / AUDRA LINDLEY as Amy Fitzgerald / ROBERT SAMPSON as Michael Fitzgerald / HAROLD J. STONE as Sam Steinberg / BIBI OSTERWALD as Sophie Steinberg / NED GLASS as Moe Plotnic

 

BRIMSTONE

Warner / 13x60m-e / 1998-99

Creators: Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris / Music: Christopher Lennertz / Theme Music: Peter Gabriel / Producers: Peter Horton, Phil Parslow

Fantasy drama series. After he dies Policeman Ezekial Stone finds himself in hell, the Devil agrees to let him return to Earth to track down 113 escapee souls who are creating havoc back on Earth.

With:- PETER HORTON as Ezekial Stone / JOHN GLOVER as Devil / TERI POLO as Detective Ash

 

BRINGING UP BUDDY

CBS/MCA/Kayro / 34x30m-e / 1960 black and white

Creators: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher

Sitcom. The exploits of bachelor Buddy who lives with his spinster Aunts.

With:- FRANK ALETTER as Buddy / DORO MERANDE / ENID MARKEY

 

BROADSIDE

ABC/Universal / 32x30m-e / bw 1964

Sitcom. The exploits of a quartet of Waves during the second world war.

With:- KATHY NOLAN

 

BROKEN ARROW

ABC/TCF / 72x30m-e / 1956-57 black and white

Western drama series. Stories of an Indian agent working with the Apaches in an attempt to bring peace. Based on the film of the same name.

With:- MICHAEL ANSARA as Cochise / JOHN LUPTON

 

BRONCO

ABC / 68x60m-e / 1958-62 black and white

Executive Producer: William T. Orr

Western drama series. Former Confederate Army Captain Bronco Lane wanders the old west having adventures. The character of Bronco was first seen in the show Cheyenne.

With:- TY HARDIN as Bronco Lane

 

BRONK

MGM / 1x90m-e / 24x60m-e / 1975-76

Producer: Bruce Geller

Crime drama series. Cases of the homicide cop of the title.

With:- JACK PALANCE as Bronk

 

BROTHERS

Showtime/Paramount/ Gary Nardino Prod. / 115x30m-e / 1984-89

Creator: David Lloyd / Producers: Greg Antonucci, Gary Nardino, Stan Silver

Sitcom. Stories of three New York brothers one of whom, Cliff, is homosexual.

Cliff Waters…………………………………. PAUL REGINA

Joe Waters…………………………………. ROBERT WALDEN

Lou Waters………………………………… BRANDON MAGGART

Donald Maltby…………………………….. PHILIP CHARLES MacKENZIE

Penny Waters…………………………….. HALLIE TODD

Kelly………………………………………… ROBIN RIKER

Samantha “Sam’ Waters………………. MARY ANN PASCAL

 

THE BROTHERS BRANNIGAN

CBS/Wilbur Stark-Brad Jacey / 39x30m-e / 1960 black and white

Produced by Wilbur Stark and Jerry Layton

Crime drama series. Cases of two Phoenix based private detectives.

With:- STEVE DUNNE as Mike Brannigan / MARK ROBERTS as Bob Brannigan

 

BRUTALLY NORMAL

Warner Bros / x30m-e / 2000

Executive Producers: Greer Shephard, Michael M. Robin, Tommy Swerdlow and Michael Goldberg

Sitcom about the idiosyncratic daily events in the lives of a group of “brutally normal” teenage friends with their unique point-of-view of adolescence at its most absurd.

With:- Mike Damus as Pooh Cutler / Lea Moreno Young as Anna Pricova / Eddie Thomas as Russell Wise / Tangie Ambrose as Dru / Bruce Dern as Dru

 

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY

ABC / 39x30m-e / 1950 (15 April 50 – 30 Jan 51) black and white

Writer: Gene Wyckoff / Producer: Babette Henry

SciFi adventure series.1919 Mining engineer Buck Rogers is left in suspended animation by some freak Mountain Gas, he wakes in the 25th Century(2430) and finds himself in an amazing new world the world capital of which was Niagra. See also the late 1970’s version.

With:- KEN DIBBS as Buck Rogers (1950) / ROBERT PASTENE as Buck Rogers (1950-51) / LOU PRENTIS as Wilma Deering / HARRY SOTHERN as Dr Huer / HARRY KINGSTON as Black Barney

 

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25th CENTURY

Universal/Glen A. Larson / 33x60m-e 1x105m-e 1x120m-e / 1979-80

Creator/Executive Producer: Glen A. Larson / Executive Producer: John Mantley(Season 2)

SciFi drama series. In 1987 astronaut Buck Rogers is thrust into suspended animation following an accident – he returns to Earth 500 years later in the middle of the 25th century. Twiki was a midget sized robot befriended by Buck. The series fortunately didn’t take itself too seriously.

With:- GIL GERARD as Capt Buck Rogers / ERIN GRAY as Col Wilma Deering / TIM O’CONNOR as Dr Huer / FELIX SILLA as Twiki / MEL BLANC as Voice of Twiki / THOM CHRISTOPHER as Hawk / WILFRED HYDE WHITE as Dr Goodfellow / PAMELA HENSLEY as Princess Ardala / MICHAEL ANSARA as Kane

 

BUCKSKIN

NBC/Betford/Revue / 39x30m-e / 1958 black and white

Western drama series. Frontier tales in a small Montana town.

With:- TOMMY NOLAN / SALLY BROPHY

 

BUDDY FARO

CBS – Spelling Television – McNamara Paper Product in association with Warner Bros. Television / 8x60m-e / 1998

Creator: Mark Frost / Writers: Mark Frost, E.M. Cosin, Kim Costello, Jon Hotchkiss, Barry Pullman / Executive Producer Charles Haid

Crime drama series with a twist in that hip 1960’s private detective Buddy Faro returns to practice again after two decades as a recluse. Buddy (in an Austin Powers kind of way) still acted as if it was the 1960’s.

With:- Dennis Farina as Buddy Faro / Frank Whaley as Bob Jones / Allison Smith as Julie Barber / Charlie Robinson as El Jefe

 

BUFFALO BILL

NBC/Stampede / 26x30m-e / 1983-84

Creator/Producer: Jay Tarses, Tom Patchett

Sitcom. Chat show host ‘Buffalo’ Bill Bittinger makes his colleagues lives and the lives of the people around him a misery with his arrogant and bullish ways.

Bill Bittinger……………………………….. DABNEY COLEMAN

Jo-Jo White……………………………….. JOANNA CASSIDY

Karl Stub…………………………………… MAX WRIGHT

Woody……………………………………… JOHN FIELDER

Wendy Killian…………………………….. GEEENA DAVIS

Newdell Spriggs…………………………. CHARLES ROBINSON

 

BUFFALO BILL JR

Flying A / 40x30m-e / 1955 black and white

Producer: Gene Autry

Western adventure series. Stories of a young Buffalo Bill.

With:- DICK JONES as Buffalo Bill Jr / NANCY GILBERT

 

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

WB-Fox-Kusuki- Mutant Enemy Inc./ 90x60m-e / 1997-2003

Creator/Executive Producer: Joss Whedon / Theme Music: Nerf Herder

Fantasy adventure series. Each generation a girl is born to become the world’s only Vampire slayer, young high school student Buffy Summers is born to that role, which she reluctantly assumes, especially as the town where she lives, Sunningdale, is choc full of vampires. Assigned to watch over Buffy was school librarian Giles and Buffy’s friends Willow, Xander and Cordelia were also roped into helping her. Not content with fighting Vampires Buffy also tangled with Witches, Demons and even on one occasion a giant praying mantis. Angel, Buffy’s love interest was a centuries old vampire turned good who after sleeping with Buffy reverted to his evil ways (having suffered a gypsy curse). Season two saw the evil Spike and Drusilla appear to try and torment Buffy and Co. By the start of season four Buffy and her friends were starting college. See also the spin off Angel. The show was based on a 1992 film of the same name that starred Kristy Swanson as Buffy.

With:- SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR as Buffy Summers / ANTHONY STEWART HEAD as Rupert Giles / NICHOLAS BRENDON as Xander Harris / ALYSON HANNIGAN as Willow Rosenberg / CHARISMA CARPENTER as Cordelia Chase / DAVID BOREANAZ as Angel (Seasons 1-3) / KRISTINE SUTHERLAND as Joyce Summers / ANDREW J. FERCHLAND as Colin, The Annointed(1997) / MARK METCALF as The Master(1997) / ROBIN LA MORTE as Jenny Kalender(1997-98) / ARMIN SHIMMERMAN as Principal Snyder(1997-98) / JAMES MARSTERS as Spike / JULIET LANDAU as Drusilla(1997-98) / SETH GREEN as Oz / K. TODD FREEMAN as Mr Trick (1998-99) / ELIZA DUSHKU as Faith(1998-99) / ALEXIS DENISOF as Wesley Wyndham Price(Season 4-) HARRY GROENER as Mayor Richard Wilkins III(1998-99) / MARC BLUCAS as Riley Finn (Season 4-) / MERCEDES McNAB as Harmony (Season 4-) / LINDSAY CROUSE as Prof Maggie Walsh (Season 4-)

 

THE BUICK CIRCUS HOUR

USA / NBC / x60m-e / 1952-53 (First Episode: Tuesday 7 October 52 / 8.00pm)

Drama series broadcast live from New York. Lead character was The Clown and singer Kim O’Neill who harboured a passion for circus owner Bill Sothern. There were regular musical interludes and the show was only seen once a month.

With:- JOE E. BROWN as The Clown / DOLORES GRAY as Kim O’Neill / JOHN RAITT as Bill Sothern / FRANK GALLOP as The Ringmaster

 

BULL

TNT / x60m-e / 2000

Executive Producers: Michael Chernuchin, Ken Horton, Eric Laneuville

Drama series (TNT’s first such original show in fact) concerned with the activities of a group of young traders off of Wall Street determined to strike out on their own.

With:- Alicia Coppola as Marissa Rufo / Ian Kahn as Marty Decker / Donald Moffat as Robert “The Kaiser” Roberts / George Newbern as Robert “Ditto” Roberts III / Elisabeth Rohm as Alison Jeffers / Stanley Tucci as Hunter Lasky / Christopher Wiehl as Carson Boyd / Malik Yoba as Corey Granville

 

BURKE’S LAW

ABC/Four Star / 94x60m-e / 1963-65 black and white

Creator: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Ernest Kinoy / Producer: Arnold Spelling

Crime drama series. Ultra slick Rolls Royce driving LA Police Chief Captain Amos Burke investigates various murders. Towards the end of the shows run Burke quit the force to go into the world of espionage. Each episode began with the words ‘Who Killed…?’

With:- GENE BARRY as Capt Amos Burke / GARY CONWAY as Det Tim Tilson / REGIS TOOMEY as DS Lester Hart / LEON LONTOL as Henry / CARL BENTON REID as ‘The Man ‘

 

THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW

McCadden Prod./ Screen Gems / 291x30m-e / 1950-58

Writer: Harvey Helm, Keith Fowler, Norman Paul, William Burns / Producer: Fred De Cordova

Sitcom. Episodes in the domestic life of real life comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen.

With:- GEORGE BURNS as George / GRACIE ALLEN as Gracie / RONNIE BURNS as Ronnie / HARRY VON ZELL as Harry / BEA BENADERET as Blanche Morton / LARRY KEATING as Harry Morton(53-58)

 

GEORGE BURNS

Beside his two sitcom shows(The Burns and Allen Show(see above) & The George Burns Show the cigar smoking comedian has starred in various specials including:-

1.THE GEORGE BURNS ONE MAN SHOW CBS/GBF 1977 1x60m-e
2.GEORGE BURNS IN NASHVILLE??? NBC/GBF 1981 1x60m-e
3.GEORGE BURNS’ EARLY, EARLY, EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOW NBC/GBF 1981 1x60m-e
4.GEORGE BURNS CELEBRATES 80 YEARS IN SHOWBUSINESS NBC/GBF 1983 1x90m-e
5.GEORGE BURNS AND OTHER SEX SYMBOLS NBC/GBF 1982 1x60m-e
6.GEORGE BURNS 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY NBC/GBF 1986 1x60m-e
7.GEORGE BURNS:AN HOUR OF JOKES AND SONGS HBO/Brightside 1984 1x60m-e

 

BUS STOP

ABC/TCF/Roy Huggins / 25x60m-e / 1961 black and white

Producer: Robert Blees / Story Consultant: William Inge

Drama series. A kind of anthology series focusing on the lives of the people stopping off in a bus stop cafe. Based on a 1956 Marilyn Monroe film.

With:- MARILYN MAXWELL / JOAN FREEMAN / RICHARD ANDERSON / RHODES REASON