TV Shows - 1950s

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Amos ‘n’ Andy

1 9 5 1 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) 78 x 30 minute episodes Amos 'n' Andy had been one of radio's biggest hits, but its creators...

Andy Pandy

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 7 (UK) 26 x black & white episodes 1 9 7 0 (UK) 13 x colour episodes Although Andy Pandy was actually produced in...

Andy Williams Show, The

1 9 5 8 (USA) 1 9 5 9 (USA) 1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 1 (USA) The first Andy...

Andy’s Gang

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) Andy Andy Devine Midnight, the cat June Foray Tige, the dog Bud Tollefson Old Grandie, the witch June Foray The Teacher Billy Gilbert The Maharajah Lou Krugman The...

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? presented distinguished specialists attempting to guess the nature of museum exhibits. It wasn't as dull...

Ann Sothern Show, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) Ann Sothern, an important film actress in the 1930s and 1940s, was one of the first...

Annie Oakley

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) 81 x 30 minute episodes A gun-toting, pigtailed Annie Oakley (an actual American Wild West character starring...

Appleyards, The

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 7 (UK) 160 x 20 minute episodes BBC television's first foray into soap opera was actually children's programme The Appleyards,...

Armchair Theatre/Armchair Cinema

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 7 3(UK) 1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 457 x 60 minute plays Armchair Theatre was a...

Armstrong Circle Theatre

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 6 3 (USA) Narrated by a succession of hosts (most famously Douglas Edwards), this CBS show specialised in dramas...

Army Game, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) 157 x 30 minute episodes Debuting on ITV in 1957, The Army Game was British comedy at its best,...

Arthur Godfrey And His Friends

1 9 4 9  - 1 9 5 9 (USA) One of the most popular stars on US radio throughout the 1940s, Arthur Godfrey's arrival on...

Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts

1 9 4 8  - 1 9 5 8 (USA) The first of four Arthur Godfrey series' to air on television, and memorably sponsored by Lipton...

Arthur Haynes Show, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 158 x 35 minute episodes After years in show business, Arthur Haynes achieved TV fame in 1956...

Arthur Murray (Dance) Party, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) For 10 years as it moved from time slot to time slot and station to station, The...

As The World Turns

1 9 5 6 - Current (USA) 11,000+ x 30/60 minute episodes Set in the town of Oakdale, As The World Turns is one of the longest running daytime...

Ask Pickles

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 6 (UK) Many modern TV shows owe a considerable debt to this show which began in May 1954...

Autumn Affair

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 5 9 (Australia) 156 x 15 minute episodes "I, Julia Parrish, am now 43, the early autumn time of life, the...

Bachelor Father

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 157 x 25 minute episodes Smooth John Forsythe starred as Bentley Gregg - a successful Hollywood lawyer...

Bandstand (Australia)

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 7 2 (Australia) Bandstand was the longest running Australian pop television show of its time, and throughout its fifteen years,...

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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...