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Initial post: May 8, 2012 1:04:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 9, 2012 12:52:21 AM PDT
Have you got a favourite programme? Please vote one up and one down, once a day.

If you can think of any more favourites to include, please mention them so we can put them in.

Alias Smith and Jones 55

The Big Valley 5

Bonanza 5

Casey Jones 5

Champion The Wonder Horse 5

Cimarron Strip

The Cowboys 5

Deadwood 5

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman 5

F-Troop 5

Gunsmoke 5

Have Gun Will Travel 5

Hawkeye 5

Hec Ramsey 5

High Chaparral 5

Iron Horse 5

Kung Fu 5

Laramie 5

Lancer 5

Laredo 5

Little House On The Prairie 5

The Lone Ranger 5

Maverick 5

The Monroes 5

North and South 5

The Oregon Trail 5

Paradise 5

The Quest 5

Rawhide 5

The Rifleman 5

The Virginian 5

Walker Texas Ranger 5

Wagon Train 5

The Wild Wild West 5

EDITED TO ADD 9th May 2012.
Please see posts 8 and 9 below. No voting, just wonderful memories etc. :)

Posted on May 8, 2012 2:00:21 AM PDT
Alias Smith and Jones 6

The Big Valley 5

Bonanza 5

Casey Jones 5

Champion The Wonder Horse 5

Cimarron Strip 5

The Cowboys 5

Deadwood 5

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman 5

F-Troop 5

Gunsmoke 5

Have Gun Will Travel 5

Hawkeye 5

Hec Ramsey 5

High Chaparral 5

Iron Horse 5

Kung Fu 5

Lancer 5

Laramie 5

Laredo 5

Little House On The Prairie 5

The Lone Ranger 4

Maverick 5

The Monroes 5

North and South 5

The Oregon Trail 5

Paradise 5

The Quest 5

Rawhide 5

The Rifleman 5

The Virginian 5

Walker Texas Ranger 5

Wagon Train 5

The Wild Wild West 5

Alias Smith and Jones +
The Lone Ranger -

I wonder if the new Johnny Depp film (as Tonto) will be good ?

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 6:59:25 AM PDT
Monroe: Series 1the monroes

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:44:39 AM PDT
Thanks Robert.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 3:51:16 PM PDT
George says:
Sugarfoot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarfoot

Posted on May 8, 2012 6:46:56 PM PDT
I wouldn't really call WALKER TEXAS RANGER a "Western" (Although there were a few "Flashback" Episodes that took place in the 1800s from time to time).

Posted on May 9, 2012 12:37:54 AM PDT
Alias Smith and Jones 6

The Big Valley 5

Bonanza 5

Casey Jones 5

Champion The Wonder Horse 5

Cimarron Strip 5

The Cowboys 5

Deadwood 5

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman 5

F-Troop 5

Gunsmoke 5

Have Gun Will Travel 5

Hawkeye 5

Hec Ramsey 5

High Chaparral 5

Iron Horse 5

Kung Fu 5

Lancer 5

Laramie 5

Laredo 5

Little House On The Prairie 5

The Lone Ranger 4

Maverick 5

The Monroes 5

North and South 5

The Oregon Trail 5

Paradise 5

The Quest 5

Rawhide 5

The Rifleman 5

Sugarfoot 5

The Virginian 5

Wagon Train 5

The Wild Wild West 6

The Wild Wild West +

Thank you to George and Sugarfoot has been included.
Thank you to William, Walker Texas Ranger has been outcluded :)

Posted on May 9, 2012 12:43:05 AM PDT
I wonder if the lack of interest is because these could all be favourites and it's very difficult to downvote any?

Looking at the list this morning, I can choose every one of them to upvote and can't choose any to downvote.
We can scrap the voting side of this and just talk about why we love the programmes? OK!!!
I will amend the list and please join in to include more of your favourites. :)

Posted on May 9, 2012 12:48:51 AM PDT
With regard to my above post, this is no longer a voting game and just a lovely cosy chat about these wonderful Westerns that we grew up with whether it was when they were first screened or you grew up with repeats.

Alias Smith and Jones

The Big Valley

Bonanza

Casey Jones

Champion The Wonder Horse

Cimarron Strip

The Cowboys

Deadwood

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

F-Troop

Gunsmoke

Have Gun Will Travel

Hawkeye

Hec Ramsey

High Chaparral

Iron Horse

Kung Fu

Lancer

Laramie

Laredo

Little House On The Prairie

The Lone Ranger

Maverick

The Monroes

North and South

The Oregon Trail

Paradise

The Quest

Rawhide

The Rifleman

Sugarfoot

The Virginian

Wagon Train

The Wild Wild West

Posted on May 17, 2012 12:24:56 AM PDT
I thought there might have been a little bit of interest, but this has taken off like a lead balloon :)

Maybe we can dust off the cobwebs next year.

Posted on May 25, 2012 12:32:21 PM PDT
L. Housley says:
I'm 29. I grew up with Bonanza and The Wild Wild West, so I love both of those. I haven't seen most of the others. I know my dad watches a few of them every day on tv. (the rifleman, gunsmoke, rawhide)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012 2:42:06 AM PDT
C. Mathieu says:
You forgot "Yancy Derringer", "A Man called Shenandoah" and "Lawman".

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 3:38:46 AM PDT
Thank you C, I'll add those to the list.

Alias Smith and Jones

The Big Valley

Bonanza

Casey Jones

Champion The Wonder Horse

Cimarron Strip

The Cowboys

Deadwood

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

F-Troop

Gunsmoke

Have Gun Will Travel

Hawkeye

Hec Ramsey

High Chaparral

Iron Horse

Kung Fu

Lancer

Laramie

Laredo

Lawman

Little House On The Prairie

The Lone Ranger

A Man Called Shenandoah

Maverick

The Monroes

North and South

The Oregon Trail

Paradise

The Quest

Rawhide

The Rifleman

Sugarfoot

The Virginian

Wagon Train

The Wild Wild West

Yancy Derringer

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 3:56:33 AM PDT
C. Mathieu says:
Tell me if you enjoyed them, please.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 4:17:07 AM PDT
C,
I think I watched AMCS back in the sixties, Lawman is familiar too, but I don't remember Yancy Derringer. I will take a look.
I will get back to you asap, I'm a bit slow on catching up with lots of things lately. I apologise for the delay to reply to your post - I admit I had forgotten to keep updated with this thread :/

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 4:27:21 AM PDT
C. Mathieu says:
"Yancy Derringer" was suspenseful and witty, good acting. Yancy's native American sidekick Pahoo is still unforgotten. He could throw the knive like nobody else!
It's a Desilu Production from ca. 1958.
Due to the inexplicable greed of the screen writers it had no 2nd season even though it was considered excellent (as good as "Have Gun, Will Travel"). Another channel wanted to buy it, but the screen writers said no. That was the end of "Yancy Derringer" after only 34 episodes. A rare gem!
It gets released on DVD in October:
Yancy Derringer - The Complete Series. All 34 Episodes!

Enjoy!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 4:37:41 AM PDT
Thanks C, for the recommendation. I also came across The Texan starring Rory Calhoun! It was made before I was born, but I am sure it was shown in the sixties here in the UK. It looks very familiar.
And Yancy Derringer looks familiar now as well. I remember a riverboat with a man in a white suit.

I wish they would make a really good Western tv series like these ones.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 4:51:59 AM PDT
C. Mathieu says:
"The Texan" was very good, but "Bronco" (a spin off from "Cheyenne") was even better.

Yancy Derringer was a charming womanizer, gambler and Southern gentleman with many skills who returned from the Civil War and got hired by New Orleans' Yankee town administrator (played by Kevin Hagen from "Little House on the Prairie").

Candice Bergen's mom in real life played Francine, the night club owner, Yancy's second home away from home.
Beverly Garland played a very cute river pirate in 2 episodes, Coco LaSalle.
Charles Bronson, Claude Akins and even Tuesday Weld were guest stars.
Yes, Yancy did wear a white suit.
You are right about the river boat, Yancy owned the Sultana, a stern wheeler (or was it a side wheeler?) and he still had the family mansion Waverly. There's one particularly nice episode called "Dixie" which takes place at Christmas time in Yancy's home.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 9:48:34 AM PDT
C, I've had a read through the first 16 pages of your reviews. There are lots of books and programmes you have reviewed that I love as well.
I was a huge fan of Flipper, Daktari, Bewitched and Lost In Space in the sixties (I was born in 1960). I love reading and was so pleased to read that you like Susan Howatch particularly the short stories and her first novels, Penmarric and Cashelmara. I gave up reading her books when she started writing the clergy books too. Mary Stewart is my most favourite author, and have read The Moonspinners and Nine Coaches Waiting at least ten or more times each.

Daphne Du Maurier is another favourite of mine too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 10:24:12 AM PDT
C. Mathieu says:
Kaycee,

I've been to Cornwall, UK, twice because I like DuMaurier's novels so very much and have seen Menabilly aka Manderley from outside. I've stayed in Fowey and was in Tywardreath (The King's General + House on the Strand) in that same church.

I still need to read "The Moonspinners" (we have the DVD) and "Nine Coaches waiting" by Mary Stewart. I didn't care for her Artus books though.

I agree, we seem to have a lot in common.
Why don't you e-mail me at waldenpond88 at hotmail dot com?

Chrissie

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 1:55:17 PM PDT
Hi Chrissie,

That would be really nice, thanks :)

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 7:26:57 AM PST
I'm glad to see the unjustly neglected Cimarron Strip here, but does anyone remember the short-lived spin off series of Shane? It ran for 17 episodes in 1966 and starred David Carradine.
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