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RAGS TO RICHES/NBC/1987-88
**(Douglas Seale) John Clapper, an aging but very hip English butler who worked for Nick Foley, a self-made millionaire living in Bel Air, California. Clapper became a guardian and friend to a group of five orphans that Nick adopted.

RELIC HUNTER/SYN/1999-2002
*(Christien Anholt) Nigel Bailey, a brainy twenty-something British teaching assistant raised in upper-middle class England, who now worked at Trinity College on the East Coast in the United States. He often accompanies an Indiana Jones type historian named Sydney Fox on her many globetrotting adventures. In the field, however, Nigel is often hopelessly out of his element and puts himself--and sometimes Sydney--in danger.

THE RETURN OF THE SAINT/CBS/SYN/1978
*(Ian Ogilvy) Simon Templar, suave, independently wealthy playboy who travelled the Continent in search of adventure. Roger Moore originally starred as Simon Templar in the earlier British syndicated series THE SAINT/SYN/NBC/1963-68.

RICHARD THE LION HEART/SYN/1962-63
*(Dermot Walsh) King Richard, the 12th century English king who ruled Britain and later traveled to the Crusades. Filmed in England.

THE ROGUES/NBC/1964-65
*(Gig Young, David Niven) Tony and Alec Fleming, two British descendants of a famous family of scoundrels who were well adept at con-games and jewelry thefts. Gladys Cooper starred as Aunt Margaret St. Clair, the coordinator of all the family heists.

THE ROWAN AND MARTIN SHOW/NBC/1968-73
*(Judy Carne/costar) Judy Carne, British comedienne who performed in comic skits, and blackouts; .danced in a tiny bikini with graffiti painted all over her body; and got pelted with buckets of water when she said the phrase "Sock it to me!" She was born in Northamptonshire, England on April 27, 1939. Her real name was Joyce Botterill.

RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY/SYN/1977-92
*(Leo McKern) Horace Rumpole, sloppy, overweight irreverent criminal defense lawyer (a Barrister) who defended a variety of low-class clients in the local London Bailey (British court) with the motto "Never Plead Guilty." Other cast included Peggy Thorpe Bates and Marion Mathie as Rumpole's wife, Hilda, aka "She Who Must Be Obeyed." (Hilda Rumpole was originally Hilda Wystan, the daughter of C. H. Wystan, the head of Rumpole's chambers when he first began practicing); Peter Boyles as Guthrie Featherstone; Moray Watson as George; Julian Curry as Claude Erskine-Brown; Bill Fraser as Judge Bullingham; Patricia Hodge as Phyllida Trent Erskine-Brown, aka "Portia"; Peter Blythe as Samuel Ballard; and Samantha Bond as Liz Probert.

SABER OF LONDON/NBC/1957-60
*(Donald Gray, a.k.a. "Eldred Tidbury") Mark Saber, a one-armed former chief Inspector of Scotland Yard turned private detective. The original Mark Saber (Tom Conway), a dapper police detective with a British accent, worked for a large American city homicide squad on MARK SABER/ABC/1951-54. When the character was resurrected, on a series variously called THE VISE, SABER OF LONDON and DETECTIVE'S DIARY run on ABC & NBC from 1955-60, our English copper was suddenly transformed into a one-armed private detective based in London who chased crooks throughout the streets of Europe. Donald Gray (who died in 1978) lost his left arm during the invasion of Normandy. He was proficient in Judo and reportedly once caused a riot in a BBC studio when he blew a kiss to his female fans

THE SAINT/NBC/1967-69/CBS/1978
*Roger Moore) Simon Templar, independently wealthy English playboy adventurer who traveled Britain and the Continent in search of intrigue. Ivor Dean played Claud Eustace Teal, the chief inspector of Scotland Yard. In the revival series THE RETURN OF THE SAINT/CBS/1979-80 Ian Ogilvy continued the global exploits of Simon Templar. And still another update THE SAINT/SYN/1989-90 starred Simon Dutton, in the role of Simon Templar. David Ryall played Inspector Claude Eustace Teal, the Saint's nemesis.

SAINT ELSEWHERE/NBC/1982-88
**(Christine Pickles) Helen Rosenthal, a veteran nurse employed at St. Eligius Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Nurse Rosenthal had emigrated to America from her native England in the 1960's.

SAVED BY THE BELL/DIS/NBC/1988-93
*(Hayley Mills) Miss Carrie Bliss, an British-accented eighth grade teacher at JFK High School in Indiana who gave advice to students facing adolescent problems. The Miss Bliss character was derived first from a NBC pilot (7/11/87) then from a 1988 Disney Channel series "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" which eventually evolved into SAVED BY THE BELL.

THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH/NBC/1964
*(Patrick McGoohan) Dr. Syn, a British minister who donned the shaggy costume of a scarecrow to battle the cruelty of the Crown along the southern coast of England. According to the program's rousing theme song "Scarecrow, Scarecrow, The soldiers of the King feared his name, Scarecrow." This multi-part story was part of THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY.

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL/SYN/1956
*(Marius Goring) Sir Percy Blakeney, English nobleman pretending to be a brainless fop, donned the guise of the mysterious "Scarlet Pimpernel" on the syndicated adventure to battle the injustice of the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel took his name from the small, red, star-shaped flower that bloomed in the English countryside. In the British movie version of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), actor Leslie Howard played Lord Blakeney who recited a small poem that described this dashing hero. It read: "They seek him here. They seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he from Heaven? Or is he from Hell? That damn'd elusive Pimpernel." The phrase "curs'd elusive Pimpernel" was used for the 1950s TV series. This classic tale later resurfaced in two made-for television movies including the 1982 remake starring Anthony Andrews and the 1999 A&E production starring Richard E. Grant. The Scarlet Pimpernel character is based on the 1905 novel The Scarlet Pimpernel written by English writer, Baroness Orczy.

SCOTLAND YARD/ABC/1957-58
*(Edgar Lustgarten) Police anthology hosted by Edgar Lustgarten with dramas based on actual files from the world famous Scotland Yard. Russel Napier portrayed Inspector Duggan. Filmed in England.

SECRET AGENT/SYN/CBS/1965-66
*(Patrick McGoohan) John Drake, a British espionage agent working on a variety of covert operations across the European theatre and the Free World. John Drake was originally introduced in the series DANGER MAN/SYN/CBS/1961 produced in England by ATV.

THE SECRET DIARY OF DESMOND PFEIFFER/UPN/1998-99
*(Chi McBride) Desmond Pfeiffer, an exiled black Englishman who becomes the trusted aide and confidant of president Abraham Lincoln during the chaos of the Civil War. The historical sitcom drew many negative reviews because of its light-hearted approach to such serious subjects as slavery.

SHERLOCK HOLMES (THE ADVENTURES OF)/GRA/PBS/1984-89
*(Jeremy Brett) Sherlock Holmes, the British criminologist who lived at 221B Baker Street in London, England. Holmes is a genius criminologist. He previously lived on Montague Street near the British Museum. Holmes moved to Baker Street in 1801. There were 17 steps to their second story flat (first door up). Mrs. Hudson was the housekeeper. Holmes shares his abode with retired army physician Dr. John Watson (played by David Burke), his friend and unofficial biographer who chronicles Holmes' investigations. Other cast included Rosalie Williams as Mrs. Hudson, their housekeeper; Eric Porter as Professor Moriarity, Holmes' nemesis; Charles Gray as Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother; and Colin Jeavons as Inspector Lestrade. Jeremy Brett's continued his role as Sherlock Holmes in the additional series THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES/GRA/1986-88; and THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES/ GRA/1991. An earlier TV version of this British sleuth appeared on SHERLOCK HOLMES/SYN/1954-55. It starred Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes; Howard Marion Crawford as Dr. John H. Watson; and Archie Duncan as Inspector Lestrade. Other adaptation included SHERLOCK HOLMES/BBC/1951 with Alan Wheatley as Holmes' and two other BBC-TV series including a 1965 version with Douglas Wilmer in the title role; and Peter Cushing in a 1968 adaptation.

THE SINGLE GUY/NBC/1995-98
**(Olivia D'Abo) Marie, an attractive English woman who moves into a Manhattan apartment building after a messy divorce. She worked as a voice-over artist at a recording studio and hung out at a Manhattan bagel shop with a group of twentysomething's that included novelist Jonathan Silverman a.k.a. "The Single Guy."

SIR LANCELOT (THE ADVENTURES OF)/NBC/ABC/1956-58
*(William Russell) Sir Lancelot du Lac, a French-born knight serving at the side of King Arthur and Round Table in the 12th century days of England. Other cast included Jane Huston as Queen Guinevere, Lancelot's paramour (She and Lancelot were like the Adam and Eve of the medieval world responsible for the downfall of Camelot); Cyril Smith as Merlin the Wizard; Ronald Leigh-Hunt as King Arthur; Robert Scroggins as Squire Brian; Andrew Crawford as Sir Gwayne; and Brian Worth as Sir Kay.

SISTER KATE/NBC/1989-90
*(Stephanie Beacham) Sister Katherine "Kate" Lambert, Catholic nun with a British accent who supervised the big-city orphanage called Redemption House. The children called Kate "Sister Mary Rambo" because she didn't take any of their shenanigans. Kate was reluctantly transferred to the orphanage from an archeological dig. She would rather be "sifting through the bones of ancient skeletons" than being in charge of a bunch of children but she took the assignment with grace and kept the mischievous kids in tow.

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, INC./(a.k.a. SOF - Special Ops Force)SYN/1997-99
*(Mark Sheppard/costar) Christopher "C.J." Yates, a former SAS Sergeant specializing in demolition and "working without a net" - (scaling, repelling, etc.), He was born in England (English on his father's side and Irish on his mother's). C.J. served in Belfast, the Middle East and Northern Africa. His brother Danny was in the Royal Marines and died in prison at the hands of the Lybians.

SMILEY'S PEOPLE/BBC/1982
*(Alec Guinness) George Smiley, former British spy for the group known as the Circus. Called out of retirement of investigate the murder of Russian émigré General Vladimir, Smiley reveals clues that lead to the highest offices of the Russian Secret Service and to Smiley's life-long nemesis Karla (played by Patrick Stewart). This six-episode drama is based on the novel by John Le Carre and is the sequel to his earlier book Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

STAR COPS/SYN/1991
*(David Calder/costar) Nathan Spring, Commander of a British law enforcement team stationed on near a moon colony in the twenty-first century as part of an E. S. L. (European Space Liaison) police force called Star Cops. Headquartered at Moonbase One, the team's members include Erick Ray Evans as Inspector David Thoreaux; Trevor Cooper as Inspector Colin Davis and Linda Newton as Inspector Pal Kenzey, the only Australian police inspector on the team. Americans on a nearby U.S. space station call the Star Cops "Brits"; the Brits in turn call them "Yanks."

SUDDENLY SUSAN/NBC/1996-99
**(Eric Idle) Ian Maxtone-Graham, an eccentric Englishman and former publishing whiz-kid who buys the San Francisco based magazine "The Gate" and becomes Susan's (Brooke Shields) new boss during the fall of the 1999 season. Ian is constantly snotty to the staff whom he refers to as "you Yanks." Eric Idle is perhaps best known for his work as part of the ensemble cast of the classic, award-winning British sketch comedy series, "Monty Python's Flying Circus" and the many feature films and specials created by that troupe, including "Monty Python's Life of Brian," "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," "Monty Python and The Holy Grail" and "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl." Idle was born in South Shields, Durham, England.

TALES OF THE 77TH BENGAL LANCERS/NBC/1956-57
*(Warren Stevens, Patrick Whyte/costars) Lt. William Storm and Colonel Standish, two British Cavalry officers stationed in India during the late 19th century. Philip Carey played Lt. Michael Rhodes, a Canadian officer.

TALK TO ME/ABC/2000
**(Max Baker) Marshall, endearingly clever British sounds-effects guy working at radio station WSJB in New York City for the "Janey Munro" talk show. He once said the advantage of being a "Brit" in America was being called the "European dude with the cute accent."

TARZAN/NBC/1966-68
*(Ron Ely) Tarzan, a white man of British ancestry who lived in the jungles of Africa. The Tarzan character is based on the classic jungle adventure Tarzan of the Apes (1914) written by American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), the television adaptation TARZAN/NBC/1966-68 told the story of Englishman, Lord Greystoke, who was orphaned in the jungles of Africa after his parents were killed. He was consequently raised by apes who named him Tarzan (meaning "White Skin" in ape language). Rescued as an adult, he returned to England where he was educated in the finest finishing schools. However, the lure of the jungle brought him home to the dark continent where he lived with his pet chimpanzee, Cheetah. Ron Ely who played the TV Tarzan was the 14th such actor to play the "King of the Jungle." Earlier Tarzan's included silent film star Elmo Lincoln (the first film Tarzan), Jimmy Durante, in a comic take-off; and Gordon Scott and Denny Miller who played Tarzan in a series of 1950s and 1960s film adaptations. The most memorable performance was given by former Olympic swimmer, Johnny Weissmuller, whose supposed screen delivery of "Me Tarzan, you Jane" has become a piece of Americana. Weissmuller premiered in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932) and finally hung up his loin cloth in his 12th film Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948). An animated cartoon TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE/CBS/1976 contained many stories about Tarzan's attempt to save the ecological balances of the Jungle. The Tarzan cartoons became a part of THE BATMAN-TARZAN ADVENTURE HOUR/CBS/1977-78 and later on TARZAN AND THE SUPER 7/CBS/1978-79; and TARZAN/LONE RANGER/ZORRO ADVENTURE HOUR/CBS/1981-82. In the fall of 1991, a new TV syndicated version called TARZAN starred Wolf Larsen as Tarzan, a vine-swinging righter-of-wrongs who prevented ecological terrorists from destroying his jungle. In this adaptation Tarzan's friend, Jane Porter (Lydie Denier) was a French environmental scientist running an African wildlife institute. Still another reincarnation TARZAN: THE EPIC ADVENTURES/SYN/1996-97 starred Joe Lara as John Clayton (a.k.a. Tarzan) with Aaron Seville as Themba, Tarzan's faithful friend. Disney's THE LEGEND OF TARZAN offered an animated retelling of the classic jungle character on UPN in 2001. TRIVIA NOTE: Tarzan was born 11/22/1888. The first Tarzan story appeared in the October, 1912 issue of All Story Magazine. The first Tarzan movie, Tarzan of the Apes (1917) starring Elmo Lincoln was shot at the Atchafalaya River delta near Morgan City, Louisiana. A tourist attraction at 725 Myrtle Street now commemorates the spot. [Opening narration from Tarzan: The Epic Adventures] "Tarzan! Orphaned at birth in darkest Africa. Raised by the great apes. He grew up in the primitive world of the jungle until fate brought him face to face with his past. Taking his rightful place as Earl of Greystoke, Tarzan soon became disenchanted with civilization. He returned home to Africa. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle!"

THEN CAME YOU/ABC/2000
**(Desmond Askew) Ed, a loathsome Limey bellhop working in a Chicago hotel. Ed offers advice to Aiden Wheeler, a 22-year-old room service waiter who fell in love with one of the Hotel guests, a 33-year old book editor. Ed lives precariously through Aiden's sexual escapades with an older woman.

THIS IS TOM JONES/ABC/1969-71
*(Tom Jones) Tom Jones, a Welsh singer/entertainer hosted this weekly musical variety which alternated between Hollywood and London. Each week Tom ended his show with the Welsh saying "Gwyn eich byd a dymunaf i chwi lawenydd bob amser" Translation: "May you always be well and be happy".

THROB/SYN/1986-87
**(Janet Leeves) Prudence Anne Bartlett, aka "Blue," a sexy, promiscuous redhead with a Cockney accent who was the talent handler for a small New York City rock n' roll recording company called Throb Records. Janet Leeves is originally from London.

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY/BBC/1979
*(Alec Guinness) George Smiley, ex-British spy for the intelligence agency know as The Circus. Called out of retirement Smiley is asked to help former boss a.k.a. Control (played by Alexander Knox) ferret out a double agent. The seven-part drama is based on the novel of the same name by John Le Carre. See also - SMILEY'S PEOPLE.

THE TRACY ULLMAN SHOW/FOX/1987
*(Tracy Ullman) Tracy Ullman, the multi-talented actress, singer, comedienne the who hosted this hip half-hour variety series Tracy Ullman first hit the Pop recording charts in 1985 with the hit song "They Don't Know". Her show was one of the vanguard programs to debut on the new fourth network, the Fox Broadcasting Company. Some of her characters included Janie Pillsworth, 35-year-old tough Manhattan magazine editor, originally from Britain; The Queen of England (Her Royal Highness) who insults everyone because she can; and Rayleen Gibson, a coarse 35-year-old Australian stuntwoman, married to a little person (Mitch);

UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS/LWT/1970-75
*(Jean Marsh) Rose, one of a group of English house servants working for the Bellamy family from the years 1903 through the depression. The series was a contrasting study of Edwardian life and its class structure dramatized through the upstairs lives of the aristocratic Bellamy family and the downstairs lives of their servants. The 55 episode series were shown as part of Masterpiece Theatre on the PBS Network. Upstairs residents were David Langton as Lord Richard Bellamy; Rachel Gurney as Lady Marjorie and Simon Williams as their son, James Bellamy. Downstairs staff included Gordon Jackson as Scottish butler, Angus Hudson; and Angela Baddeley as house cook, Kate Bridges.

THE VICAR OF DIBLEY/BBC/1994-2000
*(Dawn French) Reverend Geraldine Granger, clergywoman assigned to the rural English town of Dibley. Other cast included Gary Waldhorn as David Horton; James Fleet as Hugo Horton; Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker; Liz Smith as Letitia Crapley; John Bluthal as Frank Pickle; Trevor Peacock as Jim Trott ;and Roger Lloyd-Pack as Owen Navitt, The series was filmed in Turville, Buckinghamshire.

THE VIRGINIAN/THE MEN FROM SHILOH/NBC/1962-71
*(Stewart Granger) Colonel Alan MacKenzie, a retired English Colonel. He is the fourth owner of the Shiloh Ranch located in Medicine Bow Wyoming in the 1890s.

WAITING FOR GOD/BBC/1990-94
*(Stephanie Cole/costar) Diana, a pessimistic, former photojournalist living in the Bayview Retirement Home about thirty miles outside Brighton, England. According to Diana, she "hasn't t been cheerful since 1975 and then I had typhoid." She never had children because she couldn't bear to see one of them die as so many boys had died during World War II. Her accomplice in crime is a spaced-out accountant named Tom (Graham Crowden) who lives in an imaginary world where he cavorts with Hollywood movie stars. The job of corralling these sassy senior citizens fell to the facility's director, Harvey Bains (Daniel Hill) and his assistant who valiantly tried to keep Tom and Diana in tow but generally failed miserably in that regard. The series was broadcast nationally on PBS stations.

THE WRIGHT VERDICTS/CBS/1995
*(Tom Conti) Charles Wright, a British barrister who works as a criminal defense attorney in New York City.

YES, MINISTER (YES, PRIME MINISTER)/BBC/1980-88
*(Paul Eddington) Jim Hacker, newly appointed reform-minded British Parliament cabinet minister who tries to run his ministry while his veteran staff of bureaucratically entrenched civil servants try to manipulate him. Other cast included Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby ; Derek Fowlds as Bernard Wooley; with Diana Hoddinott as Annie Hacker; John Nettleton as Arnold as recurring characters. The series changed title to YES, PRIME MINISTER when Jim Hacker was promoted to Prime Minister in the final eight episodes.

YOU AGAIN?/NBC/1986-87
**(Elizabeth Bennett) Enid Tompkins, a sarcastic British housekeeper hired by a supermarket executive when his wife decided to leave him. Tompkins starred simultaneously in the British series HOME TO ROOST/SYN/1989 which was the basis for this American spin-off.

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