TV Shows - 1950s

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Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet, The

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) 435 x 25 minute episodes This show originated on CBS Radio between 1944 and 1954, where it...

Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin, The

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) 164 x 26 minute episodes In 1954, former silent screen canine character Rin-Tin-Tin was resurrected and became...

Adventures of Robin Hood, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 8 (UK) 143 x 26 minute episodes The Adventures Of Robin Hood was made for the American market and was...

Adventures of Sir Lancelot, The

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 7 (UK) 30 x 30 minute episodes This costume action series related the glorious exploits of King Arthur's bravest...

Adventures of Superman, The

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 104 x 30 minute episodes Originally invented as an Action comic character by Ohio duo Jerry Siegel and Joe...

Adventures of The Scarlet Pimpernel, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 6  (UK) 18 x 30 minute episodes "They seek him here, they seek him there . . ." Marius Goring starred...

Adventures of Twizzle, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 2 (UK) 52 x 15 minute episodes Twizzle, a toy boy with a Wee Willy Winkie hat and extendable legs...

Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, The

 1 9 5 1 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 113 x 30 minute episodes "James Butler Hickok, mister" our hero would announce to all and sundry...

Adventures of William Tell, The

1 9 5 8 (UK) 39 x 25 minute episodes The Adventures of William Tell was another of ITV's all-action productions which, although aimed primarily at young audiences,...

African Patrol

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) British Patrol Inspector Paul Derek worked in the African bush as a jungle policeman, using his...

After Hours

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) 28 x 25 minute episodes After Hours reunited the co-star (Michael Bentine) and director (Dick Lester) of Yes, It's The...

Alan Young Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) In 1950, when network television was still in its infancy in the US and radio ruled...

Alaskans, The

1 9 5 9 (USA) 37 x 60 minute episodes When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for...

Alcoa Hour, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) One of the finest dramatic shows on US television at the time, this hour-long live series...

Alcoa Theatre

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 0 (USA)

Aldrich Family, The

1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) Before it became a successful sitcom on television, The Aldrich Family had been a long-running and popular radio...

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) Although only 20 of the 300 episodes of this anthology of murder mysteries were directed by...

All Star Revue

1 9 5 1 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) Comedy variety shows were popular in America during television's first decade of prominence in the late...

All Your Own

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) Introduced by Huw Wheldon (later to become BBC Director of Television) and frequently produced by a...

American Bandstand

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) American Bandstand became a powerful symbol of American teenage culture with its nearly four-decade look at the...

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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...