The Time

This is where the time is. So when someone asks you “Where has the time gone?”, point them here.

  • Two shows must be present for that week to be eligible for a podcast. Three shows are ideal, four are a tight squeeze, and more than four might mean that a “B” episode is warranted, especially if there’s a clear dividing line (i.e. three shows are prime time shows, three shows are Saturday morning kids’ shows, or three shows were made and shown for American audiences, while the other three were British shows).
  • “Orphans” can be bundled together by month/serial at a later date for “dead week” shows.
  • For a lost episode to be discussed rather than just getting a verbal acknowledgement, there must be something to review – audio recordings, scripts, etc. A lost episode with no reviewable material may drop a week back under the threshold to a single show.
  • How daily strip-syndication shows will be covered: All given episodes for a week will be summarized and discussed almost as if they’re a single episode. Shows this applies to: Battle Of The Planets, Star Blazers, He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, Robotech.
  • Not included: the mid-1980s revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (due to lack of availability) and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (though it began in 1988 on local TV in Minneapolis, and migrated to cable in 1989, this series was, let’s face it, more of a ’90s phenomenon).

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Retrogram Timeline

1980
November 8

Hammer House of Horror 109

The Carpathian Eagle
ITV

November 9

Week 46

Week of November 9, 1980
November 1980

November 9

Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected 305

A Girl Can’t Always Have Everything
ITV

November 14

Monkey 118

Land For The Locusts
BBC 2

November 14

Incredible Hulk 402

Prometheus Part 2
CBS

November 15

Doctor Who 1812

Full Circle Part 4
BBC 1

November 15
November 16

Week 47

Week of November 16, 1980
November 1980

November 21

Monkey 119

Vampire Master
BBC 2

November 21

Incredible Hulk 403

Free Fall
CBS

November 22

Doctor Who 1813

State Of Decay Part 1
BBC 1

November 22

Hammer House of Horror 111

Visitor From The Grave
ITV

November 23

Week 48

Week of November 23, 1980
November 1980

November 29

Doctor Who 1814

State Of Decay Part 2
BBC 1

November 29

Hammer House of Horror 112

Two Faces Of Evil
ITV

November 30

Week 49

Week of November 30, 1980
November 1980

November 30

Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected 306

Parson’s Pleasure
ITV

December 5

Doctor Who 1815

State Of Decay Part 3
BBC 1

December 5

Monkey 121

Pigsy, King And God
BBC 2

December 5

Incredible Hulk 404

Dark Side
CBS

December 6

Hammer House of Horror 113

The Mark of Satan
ITV

December 7

Week 50

Week of December 7, 1980
December 1980

December 7

Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected 307

The Stinker
ITV

December 9

The Flipside of Dominick Hide

TV movie / Play For Today
BBC1

December 12

Doctor Who 1816

State Of Decay Part 4
BBC 1

December 12

Monkey 122

Village Of The Undead
BBC 2

December 12

Incredible Hulk 405

Deep Shock
CBS

December 14

Week 51

Week of December 14, 1980
December 1980

December 14

Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected 308

I’ll Be Seeing You
ITV

December 19

Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected 309

The Party
ITV

December 19

Monkey 123

Two Little Blessings
BBC 2

December 21

Week 52

Week of December 21, 1980
December 1980

December 26

Monkey 124

The Fires Of Jealousy
BBC 2

December 28

Week 1

Week of December 28, 1980
December 1980

December 28

Monkey 120

Outrageous Coincidences
BBC 2

1981
January 2

Monkey 125

The Country Of Nightmares
BBC 2

January 3

Doctor Who 1817

Warriors’ Gate Part 1
BBC 1

January 4

Week 2

Week of January 4, 1981
January 1981

January 5

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy 101

Episode 1
BBC1

January 5

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (TV) 101

Episode 1
BBC 2

January 9

Monkey 126

The End Of The Way
BBC 2

January 9

Incredible Hulk 406

Bring Me The Head Of The Hulk
CBS

January 10

Doctor Who 1818

Warriors’ Gate Part 2
BBC 1

January 11

Week 3

Week of January 11, 1981
January 1981

January 12

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (TV) 102

Episode 2
BBC 2

January 15

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century 201

January 16

Incredible Hulk 407

Fast Lane
CBS

January 17

Doctor Who 1819

Warriors’ Gate Part 3
BBC 1

January 18

Week 4

Week of January 18, 1981
January 1981

January 19

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (TV) 103

Episode 3
BBC 2

January 22

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century 202

January 23

Monkey 202

The Dogs Of Death
BBC 2

January 23

Incredible Hulk 408

Goodbye, Eddie Cain
CBS

January 24

Doctor Who 1820

Warriors’ Gate Part 4
BBC 1

January 25

Week 5

Week of January 25, 1981
January 1981

January 26

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (TV) 104

Episode 4
BBC 2

January 29

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century 203

January 30

Monkey 203

The Foolish Philosopher
BBC 2

January 31

Doctor Who 1821

The Keeper Of Traken Part 1
BBC 1

February 1

Week 6

Week of February 1, 1981
February 1981

February 2

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy 105

Episode 5
BBC1

February 2

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (TV) 105

Episode 5
BBC 2

February 5

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century 204

February 6

Monkey 204

Who Am I?
BBC 2

February 6

Incredible Hulk 409

King Of The Beach
CBS

February 7

Doctor Who 1822

The Keeper Of Traken Part 2
BBC 1

February 8

Week 7

Week of February 8, 1981
February 1981

February 9

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy 106

Episode 6
(series finale)
BBC1

February 9

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (TV) 106

Episode 6
BBC 2

February 13

Monkey 205

What Is Wisdom?
BBC 2

February 13

Incredible Hulk 410

Wax Museum
CBS

February 14

Doctor Who 1823

The Keeper Of Traken Part 3
BBC 1

February 15

Week 8

Week of February 15, 1981
February 1981

February 19

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century 205

February 20

Monkey 206

The Fountain Of Youth
BBC 2

February 20

Incredible Hulk 411

East Winds
CBS

February 21

Doctor Who 1824

The Keeper Of Traken Part 4
BBC 1

February 22

Week 9

Week of February 22, 1981
February 1981

February 27

Monkey 207

A Shadow So Huge
BBC 2

February 28

Doctor Who 1825

Logopolis Part 1
BBC 1

March 1

Week 10

Week of March 1, 1981
March 1981

March 5

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century 206

March 6

Monkey 208

Keep On Dancing
BBC 2

March 6

Incredible Hulk 412

The First Part 1
CBS

March 7

Doctor Who 1826

Logopolis Part 2
BBC 1

March 8

Week 11

Week of March 8, 1981
March 1981

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