TV Shows - 1950s

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Barbie

1 9 5 5 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes This short black & white series starred Marcia Manolescue as Barbie, the daughter of a famous conductor...

Bat Masterson

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 1 (USA)108 x 30 minute episodes A black and white Western drama series from NBC. The exploits of lawman...

BBC Programme Announcers

The best-known faces of the early 50s on British television belonged to the BBC programme announcers:McDonald Hobley, Mary Malcolm and Sylvia Peters. The trio first appeared in...

Beat The Clock

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) The very active game show Beat The Clock began on radio and transferred to television in 1950 with...

Before Your Very Eyes

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 8 (UK) The first three series' of Arthur Askey's Before Your Very Eyes were broadcast on BBC between 1952 and 1955,...

Bengo

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) Narrator Sylvia Peters

Benny Hill Show, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 7 (UK) 1 9 6 1 - 1 9 8 9 (UK) British TV's saucy comedian with a flair for...

Beulah

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) "Somebody bawl fo' Beulah?" While the premise of Beulah - about a black maid serving a white suburban family...

Bill Dana Show

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 42 x 30 minute episodes Writer-comedian Bill Dana had a very successful career on records and in nightclubs...

Billy Bean & His Funny Machine

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 6 (UK) Billy Bean  Peter Hawkins Yoo-Hoo  Ivan Owen

Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) 120 x 30 minute episodes At a time when young children were enthralled by Andy Pandy, their older...

Billy Cotton Bandshow

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) The leading showman of the mid-fifties in Britain was chirpy cockney chappie Billy Cotton, and the lively Billy...

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...

Blondie

1 9 5 7 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) 14 x 30 minute episodes Even though Chic Young's comic...

Blue Peter

1 9 5 8 - Current (UK) On 16 October 1958, a former beauty queen and a former Army officer sat down to introduce the first...

Bob Cummings Show, The/Love That Bob

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) 1 9 6 1 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 173 x 30 minute episodes The romantic misadventures...

Bob Hope Show, The

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) The Bob Hope Show debuted on 9 April 1950. During the 1952-1953 season, NBC rotated the show...

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...

Bourbon Street Beat

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) 39 x 60 minute episodes Bourbon Street Beat was the least successful of the many cloned 77 Sunset Strip detective...

Boy Meets Girls

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 0 (UK) ITV dropped Oh Boy! to launch Boy Meets Girls featuring Marty Wilde and a young guitarist called Joe Brown -...

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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...