Trying To Remember Name Of Old TV Series


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Oct 16, 2006
Can anyone help me identify this? It would've been shown in the US no later than 1981 or so, and I suppose would've firstbeen shown in Britain inthe late 1970s.

I retain an impression of having been fascinated also by this miniseries (two or three installments, I suppose) about Irish terrorists kidnapping a British politician’s or businessman’s daughter, I think. I think they perhaps send one of her fingers to prove that they have her. They probably demand ransom. At last their hiding place is tracked down and I recall one of the terrorists being shot dead while trying to get away. Possibly an element of the series was that the kidnapped young woman comes to identify with the terrorists, which would have recalled the Patty Hearst kidnapping. This is pretty vague, I know.
There was a 6 hour mini series in the mid 80's called "The Price" that had an IRA assassin kidnap the wife of a business man
May 28, 2018
Ursa, is there any chance the show was "Bliss" (hope I attach the link correctly. If not search for "Bliss + 1995 + Simon Shepard)?

Well, nevermind, I have not posted enough to be able to link to anything. Anyway, "Bliss" starred Simon Shepard as Dr. Sam Bliss and had him involved in various Doomwatch/Eleventh Hour/ReGenesis type storylines. The episode "A Far Cry" seems to fit one of your descriptions to a T.

Ursa major

Bearly Believable
Staff member
Aug 7, 2007
That episode does seem to fit the bill regarding the accident with the car and the boy -- so Thanks! :) -- and there's a possibility that "All Fall Down" could be the one about the storage of chemicals.

Only the TV movie seems to be on IMDB. I can't find the episodes of the series on there, but only on Wikipedia.


Is it Safe?
Jul 4, 2007
Birmingham, England
Another poser for some of the more "senior" members of this august forum ;)

Back in the early 70s I recall watching some short documentaries on either BBC1 or 2 at around tea-time viewing (5pm to 6:30pm) It was a different short every day, but I don't think there were more than 6 or 7 in the entire series before being recycled the following week.

The docs lasted about 10-15 minutes, and from memory they were about the following:-
  1. Set in a leafy suburb and there's a guy in his drive doing up a classic car, with a young girl neighbour watching him work over the fence, until eventually the car is done and they both go out for a drive.
  2. another one covered speed boat racing. Can't remember all the details but I remember quite vividly a backing track from the rock band Bachman Turner Overdrive and their "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet".
  3. Another short covered Australian sheep drivers - basically a couple of guys transporting sheep in articulated lorries through the harsh Australian Outback.
There were one or two more, but I really can't remember details.

I doubt any of this will ring any bells but here's to hoping (y)

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