Retro TV Shows: The A Team

Salieu Jallow | 06 August 2012 | 0 Comments   

One of the great classic shows, ‘The A-Team’ was centred around a group of crack commandos set up for a war crime, even though they were innocent. On the run, the episodes saw  the team evading the law that was after whilst working as soldiers of fortunes.

Howling Mad Murdock, B.A Baracus, Templeton Peck, and Hannibal Smith were the protagonists dubbed The A-Team, and brought to the screens explosions, fighting and all out chaos during its 5 season run during the mid 80s.

To summarise as the opening credits narrate:

“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.”

In 2010, The A-Team became a movie in a modern day take on the army fugitives, bringing just as much chaos to the big screen.