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Possibly the obscure Cyberkidz. From Youtube: TV series from 1996 featuring Zorak, the thousand-year-old evil wizard; Zeist, his henchman; and Kyle, Ian, Danica and Zak (K.I.D.Z. - get it?), who use the Power of the Glove to protect Cyberland and Earth. They have VR gloves projecting 4 different colors and are trained to fight evil by... a programmer's ...


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Sounds like The Scarlet Letter, and from the time period it's likely Wim Wenders' version from 1973: In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her ...


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You seem to be remembering the end of the British children's show The Gemini Factor from 1987. From an online synopsis (sadly, the show isn't even on Wikipedia): Lee and Leah are both fourteen years old, and share the same birthday. They were both found abandoned as babies - separately - and with each of them had been left a ring depicting half a ...


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I'm not sure you're looking for a TV show. This sounds very much like the B&W screwball comedy Murder, He Says from 1945 with Fred MacMurray. From Wiki: a slapstick comedy film about a murderous rural family and the hapless pollster who becomes entangled in their hunt for a cache of money. [...] Grandma Fleagle has hidden $70,000 stolen by Bonnie ...


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Well, I found it, but I'm not sure what it's from. It's possibly just a short educational cartoon. Anyway, here it is - it's called The Weird Number and you've described its plot well (only the sheriff is 763 and the stolen item is a piece of bread): ...


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Sounds like Automan from 1983-1984 about a glowing blue superhero fueled by electricity: Automan (the "Automatic Man") follows the adventures of a police officer and computer programmer named Walter Nebicher (Desi Arnaz, Jr.), who had created an artificially intelligent crime fighting program that generated a hologram (Chuck Wagner) able to leave the ...


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I think it's We Have Ways Of Making You Talk, which was broadcast on Tuesday, 5 April at 2100BST on BBC Two. Basic Summary: Filmed in France, Israel, USA, Algeria, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa and the UK, this disturbing and candid BBC documentary explores the history of modern interrogation techniques and the rise of modern torture using ...


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Seems like the Twilight Zone segment "To See the Invisible Man" from the 16th episode of the first season, which originally aired January 31, 1986 Forehead mark/implant: Plot Summary (from wikipedia): Mitchell Chaplin, a man living in a world parallel to ours, has been found guilty of the crime of "coldness" – of not being friendly or open enough ...


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Sounds like Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog from 1998. From Wiki: Queen Maeve of Temra, to conquer the peaceful kingdom of Kells, enlists the fairy Mider, who gives her the mystical Rune Stone allowing Maeve to use sorcery, most often to create ogres and evil giants, whom she sends to wreak havoc. When King Conchobar of Kells seeks a way to protect his ...


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You're probably after Pomysłowy Dobromir from the 70s, a dialogue-free Polish cartoon about a boy who lives with his grandfather and a pet bird and always comes up with inventions. I think the episode you're describing is this one, only it's a hand pump, not a faucet: ...


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Possibly the rather forgotten CP & Qwikstitch from 1985. From a site (that also has a clip): This animation series tells the story of two robots living on the planet Junkus Minor. This is where all the old and broken machines from throughout the galaxy end up. In the first episode 'Robots Come to Life' C-P describes to Qwikstitch his memory of ...


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If you're looking for an American show, there's UPN's gameshow(?) Getaway from the early 2000s. There isn't lot of info about this one either, but from a report: From Paul Stojanovich, the executive producer of 'Worlds Wildest Police Videos', 'Getaway' aims to bring the dramatic car-chase scenes back to TV by taking four of the boys in blue and put them ...


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Dungeons and Dragons (1983-1985) was the name of the cartoon. The show focused on a group of six friends who are transported into the titular realm and followed their adventures as they tried to find a way home with the help of their guide 'Dungeon Master'. A final un-produced episode would have served as a conclusion as well as a re-imagining ...


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It is Under the Mountain, a TV miniseries from New Zealand (1981). The show focuses on twins Rachel and Theo Matheson. While on school summer holidays in Auckland, they are contacted by a man named Mr. Jones, who had met them briefly eight years earlier. This time, Mr. Jones reveals his true identity and mission. He is an alien, sent from another world ...


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It wasn't just vampires, but I wonder if this is the program you are looking for. Kolchak: The Night Stalker While it was slightly earlier than the eighties it was repeated, so could well have been seen for the first time in the eighties.


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You're after Before I Disappear from 2014. A troubled young man and his straight-laced niece embark on a thrilling odyssey through New York City in this heartrending drama based on an Oscar-winning short. The short it's based on is Curfew. You can see the scene here: ...


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I am pretty sure you're talking about Hannah Barbara 'Timeless Tales' narrated by Olivia Newton-John. Google it. I used to watch these cartoons all the time in the 90s. Check out this youtube link of Rumplestiltskin: ...


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Are you sure she was blind? Because this sounds exactly like the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode Dip in the Pool from 1958, which was an adaptation of a short story by Roald Dahl: William Botibol is a compulsive gambler. While on a cruise he enters a betting pool to guess the number of miles the ship will travel in the course of twenty four hours. ...


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This could be The Alphabet Murders, a Hercule Poirot story based on a novel by Agatha Christie. A second version as part of a serial show "Agatha Christie's Poirot" exists. Four murders were committed. The names of the people killed had the initials A.A., B.B., C.C. and D.D. A suspect is found but in the process of the story it is revealed that three of the ...


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Maybe Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980, (2009). With a serial killer claiming victim 13 and rumors of corruption in their force, the West Yorkshire cops are told to cooperate with a team from outside - Peter Hunter and two hand-picked associates. Hunter gets little help but plunges ahead, discovering that one of the 13 victims may have a ...


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Sounds similar to Probe Was a 2-hour pilot and six episodes. The pilot and series starred Parker Stevenson as Austin James, a misanthropic genius who solved high tech crimes, and Ashley Crow as James' new secretary Mickey Castle. And the main character sounds like what you're describing: Austin James (played by Parker Stevenson): A genius-level ...



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