The Best Dramas from 1986

Below is our top ten list of the best Dramas which first started broadcasting in 1986.

10. Matlock

MatlockFirst Aired: 03 March, 1986

Matlock is a TV series starring Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, and Kene Holiday. Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he’s worth every penny, as…

9. Casualty

CasualtyFirst Aired: 06 September, 1986

Casualty is a TV series starring Derek Thompson, Tony Marshall, and Suzanne Packer. The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

8. L.A. Law

L.A.%20LawFirst Aired: 15 September, 1986

L.A. Law is a TV series starring Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, and Alan Rachins. The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

7. Seinto Seiya

Seinto%20SeiyaFirst Aired: 11 October, 1986

Seinto Seiya is a TV series starring Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, and Ryô Horikawa. A group a young warriors known as ‘Saints’, each in possession of a ‘cloth’ guarded by a different constellation, must protect the reincarnation of…

6. The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The%20Return%20of%20Sherlock%20HolmesFirst Aired: 09 July, 1986

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a TV series starring Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, and Rosalie Williams. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil’s foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington…

5. North and South, Book II

North%20and%20South%2C%20Book%20IIFirst Aired: 04 May, 1986

North and South, Book II is a TV mini-series starring Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, and Philip Casnoff. The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

4. Shaka Zulu

Shaka%20ZuluFirst Aired: 09 October, 1986

Shaka Zulu is a TV mini-series starring Edward Fox, Robert Powell, and Trevor Howard. A historical account on the life of the Zulu King Shaka.

3. Lovejoy

LovejoyFirst Aired: 10 January, 1986

Lovejoy is a TV series starring Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, and Chris Jury. Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of…

2. The Singing Detective

The%20Singing%20DetectiveFirst Aired: 16 November, 1986

The Singing Detective is a TV mini-series starring Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, and Joanne Whalley. Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and…

1. Crime Story

Crime%20StoryFirst Aired: 18 September, 1986

Crime Story is a TV series starring Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, and Steve Ryan. The saga of a Chicago police detective’s efforts to stop a young hood’s ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.