Glen Larson was the chief culprit with this genre, bringing us the likes of ‘Knight Rider’, though this was swiftly copied by other producers, giving us ‘Streethawk’, among others. It remained a popular theme throughout the Eighties, though seems to have died a death now.
Top of them all was, of course, Donald Bellisario’s ‘Airwolf’, with its memorable theme music by Sylvester Levay.
Amazingly, this conceptproved so popular that it ran for a lengthy (at the time) four series, which is longer than my memory suggested. It’s still available on DVD, and pretty much any moddable flight sim game soon has an option to take the controls of ‘The Lady’.
People have even built working radio-controlled models!
Next month's theme: Will They, Won't They?