Looking back on great telly and everyone always remembers the classics like Knight Rider and the A-Team but what about these forgotten heroes of the small screen.

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1. Mind Your Language

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Back to school with Mind Your Language, this sitcom was like a meeting of the UN as teacher Mr Brown taught English to a group of students from all around the world…and nothing ever quite went to plan!

 

2. Home Sweet Home

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Ah, Home Sweet Home, just as Arthur and Beryl Crabtree are set to get their life and their home back, their 4 kids end up living back at home again!  And check out Martin Clunes, so young!

 

3. Bring ‘Em Back Alive

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Bring ‘Em Back Alive with Bruce Boxleitner as Frank Buck, a big time game trapper who spent more time chasing the bad guys of Singapore than chasing animals!  Is that a rifle in your pocket Frank?!

 

4. Matt Houston

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Ah yes, a poor man’s Magnum, Matt Houston, was a wealthy oil tycoon who moved to California, drove a fancy car and dabbled as a private investigator.  Check out that ‘tache!

 

5. Arthur Hailey’s Hotel

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St Gregory’s Hotel in San Francisco was the setting for Arthur Hailey’s Hotel, a series that followed the adventures and misadventures of staff and guests alike and who can forget Bette Davis in that first episode as hotel owner Laura Trent.  Fasten your seatbelts folks!

 

6. Perfect Strangers

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Good natured but naive sheepherder, Balki Bartokomous travels to America looking for relatives and finds Larry Appleton, his panicky and hypersensitive cousin.  They end up living together as Perfect Strangers.

 

7. Automan

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Who can forget this tea-time treat?  Automan was a computer generated superhero who fought crime with his computer whizz creator,Walter Nebicher.  Drove a pretty cool car too!

 

8. Scarecrow and Mrs King

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Scarecrow and Mrs King followed the adventures of housewife Amanda King who was drawn into the dangerous world of espionage thanks to secret agent, Lee Stetson aka Scarecrow.  Thought she’d be used to it after Charlie’s Angels!

 

9. Only When I Laugh

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Three men shared a hospital ward and cause the staff no end of headaches in Only When I Laugh!  Remember the theme tune…I’m H-A-P-P-Y, I’m H-A-P-P-Y, I know I am, I’m sure I am, I’m H-A-P-P-Y!

 

10. Manimal

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British college professor, Jonathan Chase is a professor at New York University and fights crime in his spare time by using his special powers to transform into any animal or should that be Manimal.  How did this one ever get made!

 

11. Sapphire and Steel

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Joanna Lumley and David McCallum were Sapphire and Steel, time-travelling operatives who were tasked with protecting the universe from evil forces.

 

11. Midnight Caller

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Ex-cop, Jack Killian accepts the job of radio host, ‘The Nighthawk’ on a late night talk show on station, KJCM.  He routinely gets involved in the lives of his callers and there was always that simmering sexual tension between him and wealthy station owner, Devon King.  Who can forget, ‘Goodnight America, wherever you are’.