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Telly Talkers are on a mission!

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That mission is to discover Telly Talk’s favourite fictional TV character of all time. To find out who that will be, we will go through a series of events. Each event will concentrate on one decade, apart from the first decade (the 50s) which will include any character created in that decade and before.

Each mission will last two weeks.

Once all missions have concluded, we will vote on the best characters of the 20th century and the best characters of the 21st century.

Our final mission will be the throw both centuries together and vote for the ultimate character.

If you wish to join this mission.

• Vote by listing your top 20 characters for that decade.
• Maximum of one character per show.
• 20 characters is the max, but any less than 20 is perfectly fine.
• Minimum requirement is to list your character and the TV programme they are from.
• You can include your reasons behind each character, but it is not compulsory.
• The character must be introduced on or after the 1st of January at the beginning of each decade.
• All characters are included, whether they are animated, computer-generated, alien, muppet, puppet, or animal.
• Any show, any genre, any country.
• Fictional characters only.



Mission Four
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Please vote your favourite characters from the ‘80s and before by listing up to 20 characters by name and the TV programme they are from. If you wish to include your reasons, feel free to do so.

Last day for voting
Saturday
8th May


EXTRA REMINDER:
Please start with the character's name followed by the show they come from.
 

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Homework done (which wasn't my strong suit in the actual Eighties).

  1. Mary Beth Lacey from Cagney & Lacey
  2. Patricia Hamilton from Sons and Daughters
  3. Edith “Edie” Pegden from Last Of The Summer Wine
  4. Abby Cunningham/Ewing from Knots Landing
  5. Joss Holbrook from Tenko
  6. Mrs Overall/Bo Beaumont from Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV
  7. Sheila Grant from Brookside
  8. Jane Marple from Miss Marple
  9. Blanche Devereaux from The Golden Girls
  10. Billy Rizley from One Summer
  11. Maggie Forbes from The Gentle Touch
  12. Morag Bellingham from Home and Away
  13. Eleanor Prescott from After Henry
  14. Simon Peel from Never The Twain
  15. Nancy Penrose from Fresh Fields
  16. Ann Bryce from Ever Decreasing Circles
  17. Arthur Fowler from EastEnders
  18. Kate Harvey from Howards’ Way
  19. Gladys Pugh from Hi-de-Hi!
  20. Caroline Fairchild from Executive Stress
 

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--Our favorite Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan (our friend Joan Collins, O-R ABC Dynasty)
--Cody Allen (Perry King, Riptide)
--Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson, O-R ABC MacGyver)
--John "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard, The A-Team)
 
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1. Heathcliff Huxtable- The Cosby Show
2. Alexis Carrington- Dynasty
3. Sam Malone- Cheers
4. Al Bundy- Married With Children
5. Alex P. Keaton- Family Ties
6. Kristin Shepard- Dallas
7. Victor Newman- Young & The Restless
8. Abby Fairgate- Knots Landing
9. Jonathan Smith- Highway To Heaven
10. Brooke Logan- Bold and The Beautiful
11. Fallon Carrington Colby- The Colbys
12. Reva Shayne- Guiding Light
13. Angela Channing- Falcon Crest
14. Dorothy Zbornak- Golden Girls
15. Michael Knight- Knight Rider
16. Sandra Clark- 227
17. Capt. Frank Furrillo- Hill Street Blues
18. Thelma Frye- Amen
19. Dee Dee McCall- Hunter
20. Steve Urkel- Family Matters
 

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  1. Homer Simpson, THE SIMPSONS
  2. Alex Keaton, FAMILY TIES
  3. Peg Bundy, MARRIED ... WITH CHILDREN
  4. Katherine Wentworth, DALLAS
  5. Diane Chambers, CHEERS
  6. Dorothy Zbornak, GOLDEN GIRLS
  7. Alf, ALF
  8. David Addison, MOONLIGHTING
  9. George Costanza, SEINFELD
  10. Stephanie Vanderkellen, NEWHART
  11. Roseanne Conner, ROSEANNE
  12. Suzanne Sugarbaker, DESIGNING WOMEN
  13. Diana, V
  14. Mona Robinson, WHO'S THE BOSS?
  15. Allie Lowell, KATE & ALLIE
  16. Sandra Clark, 227
  17. B.A. Baracus, THE A-TEAM
  18. KITT, NIGHT RIDER
  19. Blair Warner, THE FACTS OF LIFE
  20. Alexis, DYNASTY
 
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1980s

  • Jim Bergerac – Bergerac
  • Dr Beatrice Mason – Tenko
  • Sgt Guy Peron – The jewel in the crown
  • Poirot – Agatha Christies Poirot
  • Jack Lithgow, (Bill paterson) – Traffik
  • Kat Stanton – Nicole Kidman – Bangkok Hilton
  • Detective Inspector Ronald Craven (Bob Peck) edge of darkness
  • Miss marple – Joan Hickson –
  • Frank Furillo – Hill street blues
  • Barry – Auf Wiedersehen Pet
  • Del Boy – OFAH
  • Sir Humphrey – Yes Prime Minister
  • Lovejoy – Lovejoy
  • Sam Malone – Cheers
  • Lydia Grant – Fame
  • Taggart – Taggart
  • Danny McGlone / Big Jazza – Tutti fruitti
 

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1. Stephanie Forrester - The Bold and the Beautiful
2. Jessica Fletcher - Murder, She Wrote
3. Mason Capwell – Santa Barbara
4. Homer Simpson – The Simpsons
5. George Costanza - Seinfeld
6. Alf aka Gordon Shumway - ALF
7. Frasier Crane - Cheers
8. Herr Otto Flick – ‘Allo! ‘Allo!
9. Al Bundy – Married… with Children
10. Frank Drebin – Police Squad!
11. Dorothy Zbornak – The Golden Girls
12. Stephanie Tanner – Full House
13. Edmund Blackadder - Blackadder
14. Richard Channing – Falcon Crest
15. Dominique Devaraux - Dynasty
16. Greg Sumner – Knots Landing
17. Shauni McClain - Baywatch
18. Katherine Wentworth - Dallas
19. Sami Brady – Days of our Lives
20. Mallory Keaton – Family Ties
 

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1. Stephanie Harper/Tara Welles Return to Eden
2. Jill Taylor O’Donnell Sons and Daughters
3. Katherine Wentworth Dallas
4. Amanda Carrington #1 Dynasty
5. Sharon Gaskell Coronation Street
6. Dorothy Zbornak The Golden Girls
7. Will Adams Father Murphy
8. Molly Jones A Country Practice
9. Sable Colby The Colbys
10. Morag Bellingham Stewart Home and Away
11. Daphne Clark Neighbours
12. Melissa Horton Days of our Lives
13. Chip Craddock (Timothy Patrick Murphy) Glitter
14. Lance Cumson Falcon Crest
15. Laurie Caswell (Terry Farrell) Paper Dolls
16. Pixie Mason (Judy McBurney) Prisoner
17. Dolly Davis (Christine Harris) The Young Doctors
18. Samantha Micelli Who’s the Boss
19. Mum Foote (Gwen Plumb) Richmond Hill
20. Jane Marple (Joan Hickson) Miss Marple

Highly commended:
Peggy Hi di Hi
Paige Mathieson Knots Landing
Angie Watts Eastenders
 
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Timothy Lumsden - Sorry
Trigger - Only Fools & Horses
Abby - Knots Landing
Mickey Trotter - Dallas
Julia Cumson - Falcon Crest
Pat the Rat - Sons & Daughters
Tom Chance - Chance in a Million
John Lacey - Dear John
Norm - Cheers
Kathy Beale - Eastenders
Baldrick - Blackadder
Claudia - Dynasty
Ann Bryce - Ever Decreasing Circles
Lydia Grant - Fame
Jean Darblay - Juliet Bravo
Mrs Mangel - Neighbours
Ida Willis - That's My Boy
Peggy - Hi-De-Hi
Grotbags - Emu's World & Pink Windmill Show
KITT - Knight Rider
 

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01. Alexis Colby, Dynasty

02. Lance Cumson, Falcon Crest

03. Abby Cunningham, Knots Landing

04. Sable Colby, The Colbys

05. Harry Fox, Crazy Like a Fox

06. Sophia Petrillo, Golden Girls

07. Gina DeMott, Santa Barbara

08. Jack Killian, Midnight Caller

09. Magnum, Magnum P.I.

10. Paul Forester, Starman

11. Remington Steele, Remington Steele

12. Sunny Crocket, Miami Vice

13. Brooke Logan, The Bold & The Beautiful

14. Amanda King, Scarecrow & Mrs. King

15. Steve Urkel, Family matters

16. Peter Richards, Dallas

17. Christine Cagney, Cagney & Lacey

18. Kevin Arnold, The Wonder Years

19. Mike Seaver, Growing Pains

20. Jonathan Smith, Highway to Heaven
 

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  1. Angela Channing - Falcon Crest
  2. Jessica Fletcher - Murder She Wrote
  3. Katherine Wentworth - Dallas
  4. Lydia Grant - Fame
  5. Mary-Beth Lacey - Cagney & Lacey
  6. Sophia Petrillo - The Golden Girls
  7. Bellamy Powell - No Problem!
  8. Sir Humphrey Appleby - Yes Minister
  9. Harry Cross - Brookside
  10. Abby Cunningham - Knots Landing
  11. Gary Shepherd - Thirtysomething
  12. Constance Weldon Carlyle - Flamingo Road
  13. Diane Chambers - Cheers
  14. Patricia Hamilton - Sons & Daughters
  15. Amanda King - Scarecrow and Mrs King
  16. Iris Scott - Crossroads
  17. Ralph Gorse - The Charmer
  18. Stephanie Welles - Return To Eden
  19. Molly Jones - A Country Practice
  20. Blake Carrington - Dynasty
 

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My list

1.Vanessa Chamberlain -Guiding Light
2. Clayton Farlow-Dallas
3. Abby Cunningham-Knots Landing
4. Johathon Smith -Highway to Heaven
5. Alexis Colby -Dynasty
6. Sonny Crockett-Miami Vice
7. Lucinda Walsh -As The World Turns
8. Mary Beth Lacey -Cagney and Lacey
9. Stephanie Forrester-Bold And The Beautiful
10. Angela Channing-Falcon Crest
11. Thomas Magnum-Magnum P.I
12..Thelma Harper-Mama’s Family
13.Cosmo Kramer-Seinfeld
14. Rose Nyland -The Golden Girls
15.Lute-Mae Sanders-flamingo Road
16.Vincent terranova- WiseGuy
17.Peggy Bundy-Married with Children
18. Lydia Grant -Fame
19. Myrna Clegg -Capital
20. Jill Abbott- Young and Restless
 
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1. Sheila Grant – BROOKSIDE
2. Joan Ferguson – PRISONER CELL BLOCK H
3. Katherine Wentworth – DALLAS
4. Sable Colby – THE COLBYS
5. Soolin – BLAKE’S 7
6. Tegan Jovanka – DOCTOR WHO
7. Jennifer Marsh – GIRLS ON TOP
8. Icky – ONE SUMMER
9. Diana - ‘V’
10. Lilimae Clements – KNOTS LANDING
11. Dr Beatrice Mason – TENKO
12. Yosser Hughes – BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF
13. Kelvin Carpenter – EASTENDERS
14. Norman "Gripper" Stebson – GRANGE HILL
15. Morag Bellingham – HOME AND AWAY
16. Saucy Nancy – WORZEL GUMMIDGE
17. Jim Carver – THE BILL
18. Francis Scully – SCULLY
19. Lydia Grant – FAME
20. Charlene Robinson – NEIGHBOURS
 

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Not really my decade as I was too young back then, but let's see:

  1. Ashley Abbott – The Young and the Restless
  2. Sally Spectra – The Bold and the Beautiful
  3. Claire Huxtable – The Cosby Show
  4. Darlene Conner – Roseanne
  5. Rose Nylund – Golden Girls
  6. Skeeter – Muppet Babies
  7. Marge Simpson – The Simpsons
  8. Hefty Smurf – The Smurfs
  9. Mokey Fraggle – Fraggle Rock
  10. Murky Dismal – Rainbow Brite
  11. ALF – ALF
  12. Scrooge McDuck – DuckTales
  13. Gruffi Gummi – Adventures of the Gummi Bears
 

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8. Mary Beth Evans -Cagney and Lacey

Did Mary Beth remarry a Welsh guy? Harv will be livid.



7. Jennifer Marsh – GIRLS ON TOP
8. Icky – ONE SUMMER

Damn. More series I forgot to include.

Well, I had to edit my list to include one of them, didn't I?
 

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My 1980s list:

1. Alexis Carrington Colby Dexter from Dynasty (1981-1989)
2. Abby Cunningham Ewing Sumner from Knots Landing (1980-1993)
3. Jenna Wade from Dallas (1983-1988)
4. DJ Tanner from Full House (1987-1995)
5. Orry Main from North & South (1985-1986)
6. Carol Seaver from Growing Pains (1985-1992)
7. Sable Colby from The Colbys (1985-1987)
8. Zack Morris from Saved By The Bell (1989-1992)
9. Lydia Grant from Fame (1982-1987)
10. Lance Cumson from Falcon Crest (1981-1990)
11. Rudy Huxtable from The Cosby Show (1984-1992)
12. Meggie Cleary from The Thorn Birds (1983)
13. Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties (1982-1989)
14. Margareta Öhman from Swedish Tv-series Varuhuset (1987-1989)
15. Judy McCoy from The Love Boat (1982-1986)
16. Mitch Buchannon from Baywatch (1989-2000)
 

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Voilà my list:

  1. Baby Piggy (Muppet Babies, who else?)
  2. Katherine Wentworth (Dallas)
  3. Anne Matheson (Knots Landing)
  4. Melissa Agretti (Falcon Crest)
  5. Blanche Devereaux (The Golden Girls)
  6. Fallon Carrington (Dynasty- Pamela Sue version pleeease!) Note: These 6 seem to be different faces of the same character...I wonder why...
  7. Charles Ryder (Brideshead Revisited)
  8. Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
  9. Melissa Steadman (30something)
  10. Doris Schwartz (Fame)
  11. Data (Star Trek the Next Generation)
  12. Virgilia Hazard (North & South)
  13. Meggie Cleary (adult) (The Thorn Birds)
  14. Peg Bundy (Married With Children)
  15. Agnes Dipesto (Moonlighting)
  16. Hercule Poirot (David Suchet´s Poirot)
  17. Laura Holt (Remington Steele)
  18. Stuart Markowitz (LA Law)
  19. Kate Trask (East of Eden)
  20. Jennifer Parker (Rage of Angels)

"You didn´t think moi would be missing this list, did you?"​
 
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I honestly was not trying to formulate a list dominated by the ladies---it just sort of happened that way. And if you ever saw Dan Fielding (the lone male nominee on this list), you would know this is his dream come true to be surrounded by so many women.

Donna Love (Another World)
Amanda King (Scarecrow and Mrs. King)
Dorothy Zbornak (The Golden Girls)
Murphy Brown (Murphy Brown)
Suzanne Sugarbaker (Designing Women)
Peggy Bundy (Married With Children)
Traci Abbott (The Young and the Restless)
Maggie Gioberti (Falcon Crest)
Dan Fielding (Night Court)
Tegan Jovanka (Doctor Who)
Thelma Harper (Mama's Family)
Abby Cunningham (Knots Landing)
Sable Colby (The Colbys)
Carol Weston (Empty Nest)
Nancy Beebe (It's A Living)
Denise Downey (Benson)
Mona Robinson (Who's the Boss?)
Thelma Frye (Amen)
Sandra Clark (227)
Stephanie VanderKellen (Newhart)
 

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1. Tom Callaghan - THE FLYING DOCTORS
2. Terry Hansen - SONS AND DAUGHTERS
3. Mary Carson - THE THORN BIRDS
4. Joshua Rush - KNOTS LANDING
5. Miles Colby - THE COLBYS
6. Chase Gioberti - FALCON CREST
7. Bob Croft - THE GENTLE TOUCH
8. Nesta - CONNIE
9. Polly Urquhart - HOWARDS' WAY
10. Harvey Lacey - CAGNEY & LACEY
11. Roy Champion - THE YELLOW ROSE
12. Ann Kelsey - L.A. LAW
13. Elyse Keaton - FAMILY TIES
14. Angelica Nero - DALLAS
15. Peter De Vilbis - DYNASTY
16. Sandy Parris - PAPER DOLLS
17. André Hageman - DE FABRIEK
18. Mike Donovan - V
19. Nancy Oleson - LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE
20. Nude Guy - GIRLS ON TOP

 
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