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

1983
November 21

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 141

The Search
Syndicated

November 22

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 142

Eternal Darkness
Syndicated

November 23

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 143

The Royal Cousin
Syndicated

November 24

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 144

Return of Evil
Syndicated

November 25

Doctor Who 2023

The Five Doctors
BBC1

November 25

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 145

Eye of the Beholder
Syndicated

November 26

Dungeons & Dragons 111

The Box
CBS

November 27

Week 48

Week of November 27, 1983
November 1983
#1 song – “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie

November 27

Terrahawks 108

Gunfight At Oaky’s Corral
London Weekend Television

November 27

Knight Rider 208

Soul Survivor
NBC

November 28

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 146

It’s Not My Fault
Syndicated

November 29

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 147

Trouble in Arcadia
Syndicated

November 30

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 148

Castle of Heroes
Syndicated

December 1

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 149

Temple of the Sun
Syndicated

December 2

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 150

Wizard of Stone Mountain
Syndicated

December 3

Dungeons & Dragons 112

The Lost Children
CBS

December 3

Manimal 106

Scrimshaw
NBC

December 4

Week 49

Week of December 4, 1983
December 1983
#1 song – “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie

December 4

Terrahawks 109

Thunder Path
London Weekend Television

December 4

Knight Rider 209

Ring of Fire
NBC

December 5

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 151

Dree Elle’s Return
Syndicated

December 6

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 152

The Sleepers Awaken
Syndicated

December 7

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 153

Return of the Gryphon
Syndicated

December 8

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 154

The Return of Granamyr
Syndicated

December 9

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 155

Pawns of the Game Master
Syndicated

December 10

Dungeons & Dragons 113

P-R-E-S-T-O Spells Desaster
CBS

December 10

Manimal 107

Breath Of The Dragon
NBC

December 10

Terrahawks 110

From Here To Infinity
London Weekend Television

December 11

Week 50

Week of December 11, 1983
December 1983
#1 song – “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

December 11

Knight Rider 210

Knightmares
NBC

December 12

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 156

The Huntsman
Syndicated

December 13

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 157

The Remedy
Syndicated

December 14

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 158

The House of Shokoti Episode I
Syndicated

December 15

Automan 101

Automan
ABC

December 15

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 159

The House of Shokoti Episode II
Syndicated

December 16

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 160

The Witch and the Warrior
Syndicated

December 17

Manimal 108

Night Of The Beast
NBC
(end of series)

December 17

Terrahawks 111

Mind Monster
London Weekend Television

December 18

Week 51

Week of December 18, 1983
December 1983
#1 song – “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

December 18

Knight Rider 211

Silent Knight
NBC

December 19

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 161

Evilseed
Syndicated

December 20

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 163

Search for the VHO
Syndicated

December 21

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 162

The Once and Future Duke
Syndicated

December 22
December 22

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 164

Golden Disks of Knowledge
Syndicated

December 23

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 165

The Heart of a Giant
Syndicated

December 24

Terrahawks 112

A Christmas Miracle
London Weekend Television

December 25

Week 52

Week of December 25, 1983
December 1983
#1 song – “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

December 29

Automan 103

December 31

Terrahawks 113

To Catch A Tiger
London Weekend Television

1984
January 1

Week 1

Week of January 1, 1984
January 1984
#1 song – “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

January 5

Automan 104

January 5

Doctor Who 2101

Warriors Of The Deep Part 1
BBC1

January 6

Doctor Who 2102

Warriors Of The Deep Part 2
BBC1

January 7

First untethered spacewalk

McCandless
…from space shuttle Challenger flight STS-41-B.

January 8

Week 2

Week of January 8, 1984
January 1984
#1 show – “Something About Amelia” (TV movie)
#1 song – “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

January 8

Knight Rider 212

A Knight in Shining Armor
NBC

January 9

Chocky 101

Chocky Part 1
Thames / ITV

January 12

Automan 105

Unreasonable Facsimile
ABC

January 12

Doctor Who 2103

Warriors Of The Deep Part 3
BBC1

January 13

Doctor Who 2104

Warriors Of The Deep Part 4
BBC1

January 15

Week 3

Week of January 15, 1984
January 1984
#1 show – Super Bowl XVIII (LA Raiders 38, Washington Redskins 9)
#1 song – “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

January 15

Knight Rider 213

Diamonds Aren’t a Girl’s Best Friend
NBC

January 16

Chocky 102

Chocky Part 2
Thames / ITV

January 19

Automan 106

Flashes And Ashes
ABC

January 19

Doctor Who 2105

The Awakening Part 1
BBC1

January 20

Doctor Who 2106

The Awakening Part 2
BBC1

January 22

Week 4

Week of January 22, 1984
January 1984
#1 show – “60 Minutes”
#1 song – “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” by Yes

January 23

Chocky 103

Chocky Part 3
Thames / ITV

January 24

Macintosh introduced

Mac

January 26

Automan 107

The Biggest Game In Town
ABC

January 26

Doctor Who 2107

Frontios Part 1
BBC1

January 27

Doctor Who 2108

Frontios Part 2
BBC1

January 29

Week 5

Week of January 29, 1984
January 1984
#1 show – “Dallas”
#1 song – “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” by Yes

January 29

Knight Rider 214

White-Line Warriors
NBC

January 30

Chocky 104

Chocky Part 4
Thames / ITV

February 2

Doctor Who 2109

Frontios Part 3
BBC1

February 3

Doctor Who 2110

Frontios Part 4
BBC1

February 5

Week 6

Week of February 5, 1984
February 1984
#1 show – “The A-Team”
#1 song – “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” by Yes

February 5

Knight Rider 215

Race for Life
NBC

February 6

Chocky 105

Chocky Part 5
Thames / ITV

February 8

Doctor Who 2111

Resurrection Of The Daleks Part 1+2
BBC1

February 12

Week 7

Week of February 12, 1984
February 1984
#1 show – “Dallas”
#1 song – “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club

February 12

Week 7

Week of February 12, 1984
February 1984
#1 show – tie: “Master of the Game” miniseries part 3 / “Lace” miniseries part 1
#1 song – “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club

February 12

Knight Rider 216

Speed Demons
NBC

February 13

Chocky 106

Chocky Part 6
Thames / ITV

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