TV Shows - 1950s

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$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...

1950s Television – Introduction

Television mesmerised us from the moment it entered our households, and - in less than a decade - became a staple of our way...

A Rubovian Legend

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 3  (UK) Some of the earliest British children's TV programmes featuring puppets were ambitious. Gordon Murray, who...

A-Z

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...

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...

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 Britain

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 4 (UK) Following on the success of London Town, Richard Dimbleby presented About Britain - a similar series presenting "journeys to people...

About The Home

1 9 5 1 - 1 9 5 8 (UK) About The Home was an essential part of afternoon viewing for many British women in the 1950s. The...

Admags

A now forgotten alternative to the commercial break in the early days of British commercial television was the Advertising Magazine (or 'Admag') in which...

Adventures In Paradise

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 91 x 60 minute episodes Created by James Michener, this black & white action adventure series from...

Adventures of a Jungle Boy

1 9 5 7  (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes Producers of Jungle Boy were searching for some time for a youngster to play the title role in...

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 Dr. Fu Manchu, The

1 9 5 6 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Dr Fu Manchu, evil genius and possessor of seemingly unlimited financial resources, has pledged to bring...

Adventures of Garry Halliday, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 2 (UK) 50 x 25 minute episodes This children's Saturday serial from the BBC starred Terence Longdon as dashing pilot...

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...

Adventures of Jim Bowie, The

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 78 x 25 minute episodes A frontiersman journeys to Texas after the Louisiana Purchase, providing elementary western...

Adventures of Kit Carson, The

1 9 5 1 - 1 9 5 5 (USA) 104 x 30 minute episodes One of the more popular of the many Wild West adventure series...

Adventures of Long John Silver, The

1 9 5 5 (Australia) 26 x 30 minute episodes In this Australian-made series - based very loosely on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel Treasure Island -...

Adventures of Noddy, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 6 (UK) 33 x 15 minute episodes                                

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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...