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Brilliant Old TV Shows That Almost No One Knows or Cares About Anymore

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 04:28 pm
@snood,
I knew about it but didn't watch.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 04:52 pm
Inner Sanctum - 30-minute American television anthology series based upon Inner Sanctum Mystery, the radio series of the same name.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 04:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
You asked for it? I forget when that was but I was quite a tyke.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 07:41 pm
I was going to add Tate, a western that aired just as the craze for westerns was ending. Then I found it airing on Roku. He has one operable arm as a result of the Civil War. Not a bad show, but it didn't make a whole season. He's played by David McClean, better known for his commercials as the Marlboro Man.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 08:45 pm
@edgarblythe,
Now I have the theme song to "Inner Sanctum" running through my head!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 09:15 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Once you've seen a few episodes you never forget Inner Sanctum.
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2021 09:38 pm
For the Brits out there (mainly), do you remember 'The Sandbaggers"?

"The Sandbaggers is a British spy drama television series about men and women on the front lines of the Cold War. Set contemporaneously with its original broadcast on ITV in 1978 and 1980, The Sandbaggers examines the effect of espionage on the personal and professional lives of British and American intelligence specialists. The series was produced by Yorkshire Television, based in Leeds."

I loved that show.

It looked like they had NO budget, lol...sort of like the original Star Trek where they would shake the stage.

It was mainly set in an office, with someone behind the desk and someone perched on it - they did go out into the field once in a while, but it was primarily the drama that got me.

As I said, loved that show. My ex and I watched that whole thing (in the 2000's) - it was rebroadcast on BBC Canada and I bought him the entire series on VCR, lol.

And my dad snuck us into drive-ins in the late 60s to watch the Carry On movies... not a tv show, I know.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 01:11 am
@Mame,
I remember the name but that’s about it.

At that time I was going out a lot and didn’t watch that much telly.

I don’t suppose Auf Weidersein Pet made it over there, the Geordie accent being a bit too impenetrable.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 05:43 am
I loved "The Avengers" starring Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg. But now, when you mention "The Avengers," people think you're referring to the immensely inferior movie series.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 05:56 am
My brother loved Moonlighting with Bruce Willis. One look at his smirking face turned me off and I never did watch it once. I only learned to like Willis in the movies.
snood
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 06:56 am
@Brandon9000,
Brandon9000 wrote:

I loved "The Avengers" starring Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg. But now, when you mention "The Avengers," people think you're referring to the immensely inferior movie series.


I remember Emma Peel being dazzling. I was very young, but even then I knew that was not just an ordinary lady.
hightor
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 06:59 am
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 08:17 am
@snood,
Emma Peel was just one of Steed’s companions there were two others. Honor Blackman played one.

In the 70s it was rebooted as The New Avengers with Gareth Hunt and Joanna Lumley joining Patrick McNee’s character.

As far as immensely inferior movies go there is a 1998 movie out with Ralph Fiennes and Una Thurman as Steed and Peel.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 08:19 am
@Brandon9000,
Diana Rigg is chilling in the drama Mother Love.

It’s well worth a view.
snood
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 09:01 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Diana Rigg is chilling in the drama Mother Love.

It’s well worth a view.


She did a marvelous turn as Oleanna Tyrell in Game of Thrones.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 09:02 am
@izzythepush,
No, never heard of it.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 09:36 am
@Mame,
It’s very popular over here.

Made during Thatcher’s first stint it’s about three unemployed builders from Newcastle Upon Tyne who flee the recession to work on a building site in Germany.

They meet other British lads, one from Liverpool, one from Birmingham and a Londoner.

The Geordie accent is very hard if you’re not used to it which is probably why you’ve not heard of it.

There were about four or five series in all, one was in Spain, one in Cuba and another in Middlesbrough.

That one had a wonderful line. A Liverpudlian villain goes missing and his mother contacts the police. She says the last she heard was when he called from Middlesbrough, he said that he’d always considered himself working class until he went to Middlesbrough, after being there he realised he was Middle Class.

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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 12:50 pm
@snood,
snood wrote:

izzythepush wrote:

Diana Rigg is chilling in the drama Mother Love.

It’s well worth a view.


She did a marvelous turn as Oleanna Tyrell in Game of Thrones.


She was incredible in GoT. Nobody wanted to tangle ass with her character. She is a bit long in the tooth...but you can still tell that she was a knockout when a young woman.
snood
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 12:56 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Yup still has those high cheekbones and sparkly eyes
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2021 02:16 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
My brother loved Moonlighting with Bruce Willis. One look at his smirking face turned me off and I never did watch it once. I only learned to like Willis in the movies.

Same, exactly.
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