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In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire ... The A-Team.

This was the introduction to one of the great TV series of the eighties. The purpose of this blog is to build up the definitive episode guide to the show across its five seasons which ran from 1983 to 1987. So this isn't too much of a burden, I'm intending to watch a couple of episodes a week and given that there were around 100 episodes made during its run, this will turn into a year-long project!

Monday, 14 June 2010


Created by Stephen J Cannell, the A-Team starred George Peppard as John "Hannibal" Smith, Mr T as B.A. Baracus, Dirk Benedict as Templeton "Faceman" Peck and Dwight Schultz as "Howlin' Mad" Murdock. During season one and part of season two, the team were assisted by Melinda Culea as reporter Amy Allen. She was replaced by Marla Heasley who appeared as reporter Tawnia Baker during the later stages of season two but she too was written out during a two-part episode at the beginning of season three.

During the run of the show, the team were pursued by the military police, initially by William Lucking as Colonel Lynch and then more famously by Lance LeGault as Colonel Decker. Jack Ging took over the pursuit as General Fulbright towards the end of season four.

For its fifth and final season, the show underwent a radical overhaul in which the team went to work undercover for General Stockwell, played by Robert Vaughan. They were assisted by a new addition to the team, special effects man Frankie Santana played by Eddie Velez.

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