Highest Rated TV Series Released 1980-01-01 to 1980-12-31


1. The Silk Road (1980–1981)

Documentary

9.2
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Since the first century to 1650, a whole network of trade routes crossed the Eurasian continent, from China to the shores of the Mediterranean, which was the main caravan route between East and West.

Stars: Lars Svedberg, Kôji Ishizaka

Votes: 102

2. Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet (1980–1984)

Documentary

9.2
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Stars: Peter von Zahn, 'Red' Adair, Henrik Kurt Carlsen, Lowell Thomas Jr.

Votes: 8

3. Gettin' to Know Me (1980– )

9.1
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A look at an African-American family, their lives, and their heritage.

Stars: Kimberly Brooks, Kimberly Brooks, Rosanna Carter, Malik Tate

Votes: 15

4. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

9.0
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 543

5. Vruc vetar (1980– )

55 min | Comedy

9.0
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The adventures of Surda, a man in his 30's who comes from small town to Belgrade to get rich. However, no job is good for him, so he tries his luck in Germany, but this venture proves to be... See full summary »

Stars: Ljubisa Samardzic, Miodrag Petrovic-Ckalja, Bora Todorovic, Radmila Savicevic

Votes: 1,178

6. The Bill Tush Show (1980– )

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Bill Tush, Jan Hooks, Terry Turner, Bonnie Turner

Votes: 35

7. Funny Man (1980– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Stars: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Votes: 6

8. Play the Percentages (1980– )

30 min | Game-Show

9.0
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Stars: Geoff Edwards, Bob Hilton, Jay Stewart

Votes: 7

9. Free to Choose (1980– )

Documentary

8.9
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This was originally a book, made into a ten part television series broadcast on PBS by economists Milton and Rose Friedman that advocates free market principles. The thrust of the series is... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Friedman, Robert McKenzie, Peter Jay, Thomas Sowell

Votes: 137

10. Velo misto (1980– )

50 min

8.9
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This series, mostly humorous, yet epic in proportions, chronicles the city of Split in turbulent times between 1910 and 1947. Although the story has numerous subplots and dozens of ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Dvornik, Zdravka Krstulovic, Mustafa Nadarevic, Spiro Guberina

Votes: 400

11. Shadow Warriors (1980– )

54 min

8.8
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Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun'ichi Haruta, Naomi Hase, Shôtarô Hayashi

Votes: 81

12. The Adventure Game (1980– )

Family, Game-Show

8.8
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Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to power their spacecraft. But (and this is where the whole... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood, Sarah Lam

Votes: 88

13. Wok with Yan (1980– )

8.8
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Stephen Yan demonstrates various Chinese food stir-fry recipes prepared on the wok.

Star: Stephen Yan

Votes: 64

14. Señorita Andrea (1980– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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Stars: Rodolfo Brindisi, Gustavo Rey, Nené Malbrán, Carlos Gross

Votes: 6

15. Poletarac (1980– )

30 min | Family

8.8
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The basic concepts about life, relationships and the world around them are explained to children through a song, joke or sketch.

Stars: Miodrag Petrovic-Ckalja, Nela Erzisnik, Dragan Zaric, Drazen Dalipagic

Votes: 33

16. The World's Strongest Man (1980–2013)

30 min | Sport

8.8
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Stars: Paul Dickenson, Colin Bryce, Bill Kazmeier, Philippa Forrester

Votes: 25

17. El hombre y la tierra: Serie canadiense (1980– )

Documentary

8.8
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Star: Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente

Votes: 8

18. The Wonderful Grand Band (1980–1983)

Comedy, Music

8.8
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Stars: Ron Hynes, Cathy Jones, Greg Malone, Sandy Morris

Votes: 8

19. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 7,132

20. Going Out (1980– )

30 min | Family, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Perry Benson, Peter-Hugo Daly, Marcus Francis, Andrew Paul

Votes: 42

21. Brendon Chase (1980– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.7
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TV adaptation of the classic children's novel by 'BB' - three young brothers run away from their aunt and live in the forest of Brendon Chase.

Stars: Paul Erangey, Craig McFarlane, Howard Taylor, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 94

22. Søndagsmagasinet (1980–2006)

News

8.7
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Stars: Morten Løkkegaard, Steffen Kretz, Franz Beckerlee, Abelone Glahn

Votes: 7

23. Priklyucheniyata na Avakum Zahov (1980– )

Crime

8.7
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Stars: Ivan Nalbantov, Nikolay Nikolaev, Nevena Kokanova, Vladimir Smirnov

Votes: 9

24. Strumpet City (1980– )

360 min

8.6
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The series follows the interwoven stories of a number of inhabitants of the Dublin of the 1910s, still under British rule. It is set in the years leading up to WW1 and the Irish Easter ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Grimes, David Kelly, Donal McCann, Angela Harding

Votes: 74

25. Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy (1980– )

50 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Barbara Burska, Hanna Balinska, Halina Golanko, Ewa Zietek

Votes: 169

26. Bric-A-Brac (1980– )

Family

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A children's TV series in which each episode is centred around a different letter of the alphabet.The old bloke who owns the shop rummages around to find things in the junk that start with that letter.

Star: Brian Cant

Votes: 12

27. Style with Elsa Klensch (1980– )

News

8.6
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Star: Elsa Klensch

Votes: 10

28. Fox (1980– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Votes: 61

29. Home Sweet Home (1980–1982)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Italian immigrant taxi driver Enzo Pacelli is determined to keep his old country's traditions alive, his children are, however, true blue Ozzies.

Stars: Christopher Bell, John Bluthal, Miles Buchanan, Maria Rosa Cerizza

Votes: 29

30. Great Railway Journeys of the World (1980– )

Documentary

8.5
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A series presenting various railway adventures from around the world.

Stars: Ludovic Kennedy, Michael Frayn, Miles Kington, Michael Palin

Votes: 43

31. Ireland: A Television History (1980– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Ireland's history from earliest times to 1980.

Star: Robert Kee

Votes: 8

32. One in a Million (1980– )

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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After her favorite client dies in her taxi, Shirley Simmons inherits his company, Grayson Industries. She decides to run it with the help of Grayson's secretary Nancy and nephew Barton, ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirley Hemphill, Richard Paul, Carl Ballantine, Dorothy Fielding

Votes: 8

33. Boomerang (1980–1984)

30 min

8.5
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Star: Marni Nixon

Votes: 12

34. Zig Zag (1980–1988)

30 min | Family

8.5
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Hosted by actress Mairlyn Smith (Agnes Thurston from Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House), this show is a comedy show for kids and features different acts and segments with each new episode.

Stars: Valri Bromfield, Rick Ducommun, Terry David Mulligan, Bill Reiter

Votes: 11

35. Livewire (1980– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Mark Cordray, Afrika Bambaataa, R.E.M.

Votes: 8

36. The Whisper of Glocken (1980– )

Animation, Short, Fantasy

8.5
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Star: Paul Honeyman

Votes: 47

37. Yes You Can (1980– )

30 min | Family

8.5
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Stars: Tammy Bourne, Trevor Bruneau, Patrick Ford, Kevin Gillis

Votes: 6

38. The Righteous Apples (1980– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Focuses on the activities of The Righteous Apples, five Boston-area high school musicians, who in a troubled world, seek to help people in distress.

Stars: George M. Chappell, René Le Vant, Rene Auberjonois, Fuddle Bagley

Votes: 29

39. Chespirito (1980–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Rubén Aguirre, Edgar Vivar, Florinda Meza

Votes: 194

40. Mysterious World (1980– )

25 min | Documentary

8.4
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An investigation of unexplained phenomena and mysteries around the world.

Stars: Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon Honeycombe, Alex Campbell, Remy Van Lierde

Votes: 128

41. CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982)

Mystery

8.4
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Stars: Dody Goodman, Dominique Dunne, Beth Ehlers, Adam Rich

Votes: 8

42. God's Wonderful Railway (1980– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown, Shirley Cain

Votes: 5

43. Chin wong chi wong (1980– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Ga Yee Chan, Hing Yue Chang, Wong Chun, Ping Do

Votes: 13

44. Estación terminal (1980– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Nora Massi, María Danelli, Alberto Bonez, Ricardo Pald

Votes: 7

45. Fortunata y Jacinta (1980)

600 min

8.3
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Stars: Ana Belén, Maribel Martín, Mario Pardo, François-Eric Gendron

Votes: 87

46. Nobody's Perfect (I) (1980– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A British detective is transferred to the San Francisco Police Department.

Stars: Ron Moody, Cassie Yates, Michael Durrell, Victor Brandt

Votes: 9

47. Oye Willie (1980–1981)

Drama

8.3
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Stars: Robert Earl Jones, Alfonso Ribeiro, Lisa Vidal

Votes: 9

48. El árabe (1980– )

60 min

8.3
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In this adaptation of the 1919 potboiler "The Sheik," an adventurous Englishwoman is kidnapped by an amorous sheik during a trip through the desert.

Stars: Alfredo Wally Barrón, Julieta Egurrola, Chela Nájera, Guillermo Aguilar

Votes: 9

49. Svetozar Markovic (1980– )

77 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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This movie describes the life and times of Svetozar Markovic, 19th century political writer from Serbia, who was one of the first to adopt Socialist ideology in that country.

Stars: Lazar Ristovski, Petar Bozovic, Bogdan Diklic, Dusan Janicijevic

Votes: 18

50. Heut' abend (1980–1991)

43 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Max Schmeling, Vicco von Bülow, Peter Fonda

Votes: 6