Highest Rated TV Series Released 1979-01-01 to 1979-12-31


1. Thinkabout (1979–1981)

15 min | Family

9.3
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An anthology of various topics for young viewers to ponder.

Star: David Collard

Votes: 6

2. The Candy Apple News Company (1979–1981)

60 min | Family

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Stars: Mary Margaret Myers, Matt Robinson

Votes: 6

3. Másfélmillió lépés Magyarországon (1979– )

Documentary

9.2
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More than 1000 kilometers through the hiking paths of Hungary.

Star: László Sinkó

Votes: 14

4. Estefanía (1979– )

60 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

9.1
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This story of love, persecution and intrigue in the underground struggle against a dictatorship.

Stars: Pierina España, José Luis 'El Puma' Rodríguez, Carlos Olivier, Gustavo Rodríguez

Votes: 15

5. Odisea burbujas (1979– )

30 min | Family

8.9
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Stars: Aurora Alvarado, Rodrigo de la Mora, Humberto Espinoza, Arturo Laphan

Votes: 34

6. Telford's Change (1979– )

50 min

8.8
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Telford had worked for many years in a bank, and had progressed to a senior role which involved him travelling overseas. He decided that he wanted a change, so he applied for the job of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Hannah Gordon, Albert Welling, Veronica Sowerby

Votes: 30

7. Kocka, kocka, kockica (1979– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.8
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Branko Milicevic, known as "Kockica" (Little Cube) teaches and talks with young children on various life topics in an educational and interesting way.

Star: Branko Milicevic

Votes: 266

8. Danger UXB (1979– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 545

9. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1979– )

67 min | Crime

8.7
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Doctor Watson moves in with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes and they get a case to solve. A young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather after her sister dies under mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Mariya Solomina

Votes: 2,600

10. Ride on Stranger (1979– )

50 min | Drama

8.7
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Stars: Liddy Clark, Noni Hazlehurst, Barbara Wyndon, Henri Szeps

Votes: 12

11. Arabela (1979– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.6
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Nowadays an almost legendary Czech TV series very successfully mixing two worlds: the world of ours and the world of fairy tales. Princess Arabela, the daughter of the Fairy King escapes ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimír Mensík, Stella Zázvorková, Jirí Lábus, Alena Karesová

Votes: 967

12. The Woodwright's Shop (1979– )

TV-G | 27 min

8.6
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As Roy Underhill initiated his 37th season on PBS. This craftsman-historian has been teaching the practical methods of woodworking, using methods from the Roman Empire to the industrial ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Underhill, Steve Latta, Curtis Buchanan, Gail Haley

Votes: 66

13. Read All About It! (1979– )

15 min | Family, Sci-Fi

8.6
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A group of kids investigate and oppose an extra-terrestrial conspiracy against their town as a community newspaper staff.

Stars: Lydia Zajc, Stacey Arnold, David Collard, Angela Fusco

Votes: 99

14. Waris (1979– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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An epic story of a brutal landlord's decision to fight the government to preserve his elite status that he inherited from his ancestors.

Stars: Samina Ahmad, Ghayyur Akhtar, Mehboob Alam, Abid Ali

Votes: 34

15. The Innes Book of Records (1979– )

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Stars: Neil Innes, Bryan Payne, Gillian Gregory, John Betjeman

Votes: 35

16. St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken (1979– )

25 min | Family, Drama

8.6
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Stars: Inge Meysel, Eva Maria Bauer, Gerda-Maria Jürgens, Hubert Mittendorf

Votes: 31

17. Svjetionik (1979– )

Adventure, Family

8.6
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Stars: Boris Krstulovic, Renata Plavsa, Zvonko Lepetic, Boris Dvornik

Votes: 13

18. Carol Burnett & Company (1979– )

60 min | Comedy

8.5
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A brief 4-episode summer comedy-variety series which brought back some cast members of Burnett's previous series a year after it went off the air, in a similar format but on a different ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd, Carol Burnett

Votes: 93

19. Patrol Boat (1979–1983)

60 min | Action, Drama

8.5
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Patrol Boat was about the activities of the crew of a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat which patrolled Australia's coastline.

Stars: Robert Baxter, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic, Andrew McFarlane

Votes: 28

20. Up and Coming (1979– )

30 min

8.5
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This story is about a successful black family who move out of Oakland into a middle-class San Francisco neighborhood.

Stars: Yule Caise, Robert DoQui, Gift Harris, Cindy Herron

Votes: 31

21. Spaceketeers (1979– )

30 min | Animation

8.5
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Princess Aurora and 3 androids must travel across the universe to reach the Great Planet and restore its cosmic energy. Based on the ancient book Saiyuki, also known as Journey to the West.

Votes: 257

22. Kick Start (1979–1991)

8.5
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Classic rally-cross assault course show for motorbikes. Kick-start was a staple of school holiday morning TV schedules in the UK throughout the 1980's. Was probably best known for the sight... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Lee Travis, John Lampkin, Peter Purves

Votes: 26

23. The Enchanted Castle (1979– )

30 min | Family, Fantasy

8.5
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Gerald, James and Kathleen discover a garden in which is hidden a Princess and a magic ring. Although the Princess is not quite who she says she is the ring is truly magic and so are other parts of the castle's grounds.

Stars: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Votes: 37

24. America Held Hostage (1979–1980)

30 min | News

8.5
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Nightly update of the Iran hostage crisis. The series later evolved into "Nightline."

Star: Ted Koppel

Votes: 6

25. Star Blazers (1979– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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In the year 2199, a starship must make a dangerous voyage to the distant planet Iscandar and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.

Stars: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Votes: 937

26. SportsCenter (1979– )

60 min | News, Sport, Talk-Show

8.4
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Daily sports news, results, and features.

Stars: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown, Antonietta Collins

Votes: 1,916

27. Berusaiyu no bara (1979–1980)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

8.4
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The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Stars: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Votes: 1,217

28. Eat Bulaga (1979– )

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Tito Sotto, Allan K.

Votes: 78

29. Children of Fire Mountain (1979– )

26 min | Adventure, Drama

8.4
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Tom and his friends befriend Sir Charles Pemberton and his granddaughter Sarah Jane, then have to try and stop Sir Charles building a spa on sacred Maori land. Can they do it in time and ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Airey, Rachel Weston, Ian Narev, Ross Duzevich

Votes: 26

30. O symvolaiografos (1979–1980)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Giorgos Danis, Babis Alatzas, Soula Athanasiadou, Hristos Biros

Votes: 34

31. Fast wia im richtigen Leben (1979– )

43 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Helmut Brasch, Erhard Kölsch

Votes: 127

32. Slom (1979– )

82 min | Drama

8.4
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In March 1941 former Yugoslav government joined Axis powers by signing the Tripple Pact. The people on the street, as well as some generals, were outraged. This docudrama depicts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Vasa Pantelic, Stevo Zigon, Peter Carsten, Slavko Simic

Votes: 28

33. Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (1979– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

8.3
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Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is a man who is very careful and very determined. And he is especially determined to not get caught committing the perfect murder of his wife. In the end he succeeds but then finds circumstances are "agin him".

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Votes: 89

34. Make Me Laugh (1979–1980)

30 min | Game-Show

8.3
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A comedy game show in which the object was not to laugh at the comedians. Various comedians would have one minute each to make the contestant laugh. If the contestant were able to keep a ... See full summary »

Stars: Bobby Van, Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 49

35. Turtle's Progress (1979–1980)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Votes: 40

36. The Legend of King Arthur (1979– )

110 min | Adventure

8.3
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The classic story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.

Stars: Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean, Maureen O'Brien, David Robb

Votes: 27

37. Big Jim and the Figaro Club (1979–1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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1950's set sitcom about Big Jim and his gang of builders, the Figaro Club, who are looking to enjoy life in their seaside town while avoiding work at all costs.

Stars: Bob Hoskins, Norman Rossington, David Beckett, Sylvester McCoy

Votes: 20

38. Nihon Gankutsuou (1979– )

740 min | Adventure, History

8.3
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Inspired by the famous Novel "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas Pére, a Samurai seeks revenge on his traitors in Japan of the 17th century.

Stars: Hiroshi Arikawa, Yoichi Hayashi, Masao Kusakari, Norihei Miki

Votes: 9

39. The Big Chuck and Lil' John Show (1979–2007)

Horror

8.3
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This was a sketch comedy production that took place during the commercial breaks generally played on Friday nights on Channel 8 in Cleveland Ohio.

Stars: Terry Giancaterino, Rae Sunshine Lee, Lisa Parish, John Rinaldi

Votes: 17

40. The Ravelled Thread (1979– )

30 min

8.3
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Warehouse clerk, Silas, is jailed for a crime he did not commit. His daughter Abigail fights to prove his innocence and enlists the help of street urchins led by Gegor, and William Sedgwick, a mysterious journalist with a strange secret.

Stars: Debby Cumming, Steven Grives, Austin Kent, Julia Lewis

Votes: 13

41. Der ganz normale Wahnsinn (1979– )

45 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Towje Kleiner, Monika Schwarz, Helmut Fischer, Barbara Valentin

Votes: 53

42. Osma ofanziva (1979– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Based on novel by Branko Copic. Immediately after WWII, the Yugoslav government launches massive colonization of the rich villages of Vojvodina, abandoned by German farmers. Germans were being replaced with poor Bosnian peasants.

Stars: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

Votes: 38

43. The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris (1979– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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A young boy's experiment to see if a wolf will adopt a newborn baby leads to strange adventures.

Stars: Jim Harris, Matthew Beamish, Timothy Davies, Derek Francis

Votes: 7

44. Good Morning Houston (1979–1992)

60 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Roxy Rebel, Ed Brandon, Jan Glenn, Don Nelson

Votes: 7

45. Major League Baseball: An Inside Look (1979–1989)

15 min | Sport

8.3
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The pre-game show for the NBC's Major League Baseball "Game of the Week."

Stars: Bob Costas, Bryant Gumbel

Votes: 6

46. Kümo Henriette (1979–1982)

25 min

8.3
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Stars: Elke Twiesselmann, Uta Stammer, Uwe Dallmeier, Dieter Ohlendiek

Votes: 6

47. Prisoner (1979–1986)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Votes: 1,395

48. You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy

8.2
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Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

Stars: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Votes: 1,420

49. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)

30 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose task is to protect the universe from evil forces trying to gain a foothold by disrupting ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, David Collings, Gerald James

Votes: 976

50. Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama

8.2
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The exploits of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, based on the classic tales by Mark Twain.

Stars: Ian Tracey, Sammy Snyders, Brigitte Horney, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 351