View Full Version : OT - TV series from late 60's on Oil exploration

John W
29-10-2004, 09:15 PM
Can anyone remember the name of a TV series shown in the late 60's early 70's about a Oil Exploration/Production company. I think it was something like MARAC.

The series portrayed executive management problems regarding exploration of Oil throughout the world.

Cant remember the name, hope you can help.

Thanks - John in Mosgiel

Terry Porritt
29-10-2004, 09:43 PM
Mogul, BBC1, 1965.


Eric Richards
30-10-2004, 06:27 AM
Did you win the game or the argument John

John W
30-10-2004, 10:49 AM
Thanks Terry, Mogul it was, impressed me as an, oh 13yr old back then.

What Game or Arguement are you refering to .... Eric?

Eric Richards
30-10-2004, 01:14 PM
I thought you needed to know so you could win some kind of game or argument, or a crossword. a bit of a out of place question not that it is any of my business.

Graham L
30-10-2004, 03:17 PM
Don't you mean ... dyNASTY? ;-)

Terry Porritt
30-10-2004, 03:37 PM
The Plane Makers was one of my favourites of that era, starring Patrick Wymark, and the later follow on, The Power Game.

Patrick Wymark's character in both series was a dead ringer for my father-in-law, in looks and manner, and dad in law being a powerful Fleet Street Advertising Excecutive thought Wymark was the bees knees.

There was one episode of Plane Makers where their test pilot nearly bought it in a fighter because the cold air unit (CAU) bearings seized up and he nearly cooked.
During the same week of the programme, about 2 days later, exactly the same thing happened to a test pilot attempting an air speed record in Libya.

Talk about realism!


Eric Richards
30-10-2004, 06:12 PM
What a pity they don't show some of those program at the following web site on free to air TV all of those Quinn Martin made programs were excellent.


John W
30-10-2004, 06:29 PM
OK Eric, If got it now, Q came about for my own interest, couldnt for the life of me remember the programs name. I can distinctly recall one episode, would like to see it run again, however dated it might be...

the highlander
30-10-2004, 07:10 PM

For tv nostalgia fans

30-10-2004, 07:50 PM
A much appreciated blast from the past. Mum and Dad used to really enjoy Mogul, the Power Game, and The Planemakers.

Personally I wanted to watch Peyton Place :D

But no - off to bed, so I'd hide and try to listen through the living room door.