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1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 7 (UK) BBC entertainment in which Alan Melville strung together sketches, songs, parodies and guest appearances to a...

A.E.S. Hudson Street

1 9 7 8 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived ABC tryout series centred around Dr Antonio ''Tony'' Menzies (Gregory Sierra, who played Detective Chano Amenguale...

a.k.a. Pablo

1 9 8 4 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes Short-lived ABC comedy about a struggling young Hispanic comedian and his large, noisy family, who rooted for...

Abbott and Costello Show, The

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 4 (USA) 52 x 30 minute episodes Stage and screen comedians Bud Abbott (born William Abbott) and Lou Costello...

ABC Comedy Hour, The

1 9 7 2 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes The ABC Comedy Hour screened between 12 January 1972 and 5 April 1972, and starred top impressionists of...

ABC Monday Night Comedy Special, The

1 9 7 7 (USA) The ABC Monday Night Comedy Special (broadcast between May and September 1977) was an umbrella title covering an assortment of films for...

Abigail and Roger

1 9 5 6 (UK) 9 x 20 minute episodes The comedy adventures of an engaged couple living separately (this was the 1950s) in London's bedsitter land,...

About Face

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 1 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes This series of twelve unconnected sitcoms placed the spotlight on the many...

Absolutely

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) 24 x 30 minute episodes This anarchic and surreal sketch show - a sort of latter day Monty...

Absolutely Fabulous

1 9 9 2 - 2 0 1 2 (UK) Developed from a sketch on French and Saunders, this tale of rich bitches Edina 'Eddy' Monsoon (Jennifer...

Accidental Family

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 8 (USA) 16 x 30 minute episodes This NBC sitcom told the tales of carefree Las Vegas nightclub entertainer...

According To Dora

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 15 x 30 minute episodes A themed-sketch show for funny-lady Dora Bryan who was a dab hand...

Ace Crawford, Private Eye

1 9 8 3 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived (5 episodes) CBS sitcom introduced Ace Crawford - probably the world's worst Private Detective. Ace (Tim...

Acropolis Now

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 2 (Australia) 63 x 30 minute episodes This sitcom from Crawford Productions was effectively a spin-off from the successful Wogs...

Adam’s Rib

1 9 7 3 (USA) 12 x 30 minute episodes 1 x 60 minute episode An attempt to generate a weekly sitcom based on the 1949 Oscar-nominated hit...

Addams Family, The

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) 64 x 30 minute episodes The adventures of the seriously spooky and altogether ooky Addams family who...

Adventures of Aggie, The

1 9 5 6 (UK) 26 x 30 minute episodes This early British made sitcom starred a US actress so it could be sold to America. The actress...

Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull, The

1 9 5 9 (UK) 5 x 30 minute episodes This British sitcom followed the adventures of retired Army Brigadier, Garnet Wellington-Bull, who was a widowed career...

Adventures of Don Quick, The

1 9 7 0 (USA) 6 x 30 minute episodes The Adventures of Don Quick was a space-age version of Cervantes' classic literary satire, Don Quixote, with the anti-hero...

Adventures Of Hiram Holliday, The

1 9 5 6 (USA) 26 x 25 minute episodes This modest and underrated comedy series from a Paul Gallico character revolved around Hiram Holliday - a meek...

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‘Allo ‘Allo

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 55 x 30 minute episodes 26 x 25 minute episodes 3 x 45 minute episodes 1 x 35 minute...

$10,000 Pyramid, The

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 4270 x 30 minute episodes "Keep your eye on this spot! You are about to see one...

$64,000 Question, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) Before the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s, The $64,000 Question was a high-stakes, nail-biting, ratings-topping game...

12 O’clock High

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 78 x 60 minute episodes 12 O'clock High chronicled the adventures of the men of the...

13 Queens Boulevard

1 9 7 9 (USA) 9 x 30 minute episodes Originally to have been titled Five Women, this short-lived comedy series starring Eileen Brennan was originally meant to...