TV Shows - 1950s

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Richard Diamond, Private Detective

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) 77 x 30 minute episodes Richard Diamond is a suave private eye who, at first, walks the...

Chelsea at Nine/Chelsea At Eight

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 0 (UK) Chelsea At Nine was Monday night's big variety offering presented by Granada TV from its Chelsea Palace...

Case Histories of Scotland Yard

1 9 5 5 (UK) This half-hour drama series based on actual Scotland Yard case files was introduced by noted journalist and criminologist Edgar Lustgarten, and...

Those Kids

1 9 5 6 (UK) 17 x 30 minute episodes This popular comedy series of 1956 starred the ubiquitous children's entertainer (and future Carry On star) Peter Butterworth as...

Boots and Saddles

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) 39 x 30 minute episodes Subtitled The Story of the Fifth Cavalry, this series told of brave uniformed...

Goodyear TV Playhouse

1 9 5 1 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) Goodyear tyres sponsored this hour-long, early US television anthology programme that remained on the air longer...

Gerald McBoing Boing Show, The

1 9 5 6 (USA) 1 9 5 8 (USA) The popular US cartoon series The Gerald McBoing Boing Show was first seen as a Sunday afternoon children's programme,...

George Gobel Show, The

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) Soft-spoken, mild-mannered comedian George Gobel (who became familiarly known as 'Lonesome George' to his many fans)...

General Electric Theater

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) When this long-running dramatic anthology series first went on the air in 1953, General Electric Theater was an...

Gene Autry Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) In 1950, singing cowboy film and radio performer Gene Autry brought his formidable talents to television...

Garry Moore Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 1 (USA) 1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 4 (USA) 1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6...

Thin Man, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 78 x 25 minute episodes A sophisticated New York husband and wife (plus dog, Asta) operated as...

From These Roots

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) 915 x episodes Daytime serial From These Roots centred on Ben Fraser, the elderly editor of The Record in the fictional New...

Frank Sinatra Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 2 (USA) 1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) Even though he had a very successful career...

Four Star Revue

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) This early American dramatic anthology series presented different half-hour TV plays, and originally starred four of...

First Hundred Years, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 2 (USA) The First Hundred Years was the first television soap opera series from CBS. The daytime soap dealt with...

Roy Rogers Show, The

1 9 5 1 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) 100 x 26 minute episodes The Roy Rogers Show was a modern Western for the kiddie crowd in which...

Ethel and Albert

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) Few shows captured the everyday, ordinary conversations of a married couple as accurately as Ethel and Albert. The...

Stu Erwin Show, The (The Trouble With Father)

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 5 (USA) Stu Erwin became one of television's first situation comedy stars, playing a bumbling husband and father...

Men Into Space

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) 38 x 25 minute episodes A little-known American space adventure serial featuring brave US Air Force astronaut...

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Flying Doctor, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) 39 x 30 minute episodes Nearly 30 years before The Flying Doctors took off from Cooper's Crossing, tall, handsome...

Black and White Minstrel Show, The

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) No doubt this BBC show would be condemned as terribly politically incorrect in this new and...

Railway Children, The

1 9 5 1 (UK) Peter Michael Croudson Phyllis Carole Lorimer Bobbie Marian Chapman Mrs Perks Marjorie Manning Master Perks Thomas Moore

Howdy Doody Show, The

1 9 4 7 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) 2,543 x episodes 1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 130 x episodes Howdy made his debut...

World of Giants

1 9 5 9 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes This early sci-fi series starred Marshall Thompson as mini-secret agent Mel Hunter. Shrunk to approximately 6 inches tall...

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...

Heckle & Jeckle

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 8 2 (USA) Heckle and Jeckle were two inseparable black magpies, identical in appearance but distinguishably different in personality. Though...

Kraft Television Theatre

1 9 4 7 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) The Kraft Foods Co. was the sole sponsor of this dramatic anthology series that was the...