DYNASTY (ABC – FOX 1981-1989)

USA / ABC – Fox – Aaron Spelling / 169×60 minute episodes / 1981-89

Creators: Richard & Esther Shapiro / Theme Music: Bill Conti / Executive Producers: Aaron Spelling, Douglas Kramer, Richard & Esther Shapiro

Drama series. The comlicated lives of the oil rich Carrington family in Denver, Colorado. Anything that could go wrong went wrong for the family, included head of the family Blake being put on trial for the suspected murder of his son’s gay lover. His wife Krystle’s regular battles with ‘soap bitch’ Alexis and people undergoing complete body changes etc.

George Peppard was originally hired for the role of Blake Carrington but the creators quickly realised he wouldn’t be right and Forsythe assumed the role. See also the spin off called The Colbys.

Cast: JOHN FORSYTHE as Blake Carrington / LINDA EVANS as Krystle Jennings Carrington / JOAN COLLINS as Alexis Carrington Colby / PAMELA SUE MARTIN as Fallon Carrington Colby / EMMA SAMMS as Fallon 2 / AL CORLEY as Steven Carrington / JACK COLEMAN as Steven Carrington 2 / GORDON THOMSON as Torrance / JOHN JAMES as Jeff Colby / PAMELA BELLWOOD as Claudia Blaisdel / HEATHER LOCKLEAR as Sammy Jo Dean / MICHAEL NADER as Farnsworth ‘Dex’ Dexter / CATHERINE OXENBERG as Amanda Carrington / KAREN CELLINI as Amanda 2 / DIAHANN CARROLL as Dominique Devereaux / MICHAEL PRAED as Prince Michael / CHRISTOPHER CAZENOVE as Ben Carrington / KATE O’MARA as Caress Morell / JESSICA PLAYER as Krystina Carrington / STEPHANIE BEACHAM as Sable Colby / TRACY SCOGGINS as Monica Colby / ROCK HUDSON as Daniel Reece / GEORGE HAMILTON as Joel Abrigore / ALI McGRAW as Lady Ashley Mitchell