TV Shows - 1950s

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Boyd QC

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 6 4 (UK) Michael Denison featured as suave, elegant Richard Boyd, a leading barrister, in ITV's first courtroom drama,...

Bozo the Clown

1 9 4 9 - 2 0 0 1 (USA) In 1946, creator Alan W. Livingston and Capitol Records introduced Bozo the Clown to the world...

Brains Trust, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) This completely unscripted discussion programme began on BBC Radio in 1941, at the height of the...

Break The Bank

1 9 4 8 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) Originally heard on radio in 1945, Break The Bank was one of American television's first popular quiz shows,...

Brenner

1 9 5 9 (USA) 26 x episodes Brenner was based on a one-shot January 1959 production from Playhouse 90 entitled 'The Blue Men'. Roy Brenner (Edward Binns) is...

Broken Arrow

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 1 9 6 0 (USA) Indian agent Tom Jefford (John Lupton) and Indian Chief Cochise (Michael Ansara) joined...

Broken Horseshoe, The

1 9 5 2 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This 30-minute British television series, broadcast over six Saturday nights, has the distinction of being the first...

Bronco

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 68 x 60 minute episodes This black and white Western drama from ABC starred Ty Hardin as former...

Buccaneers, The

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 7 (UK) 39 x 30 minute episodes This ITV pirate action-adventure series starring a young Robert Shaw as swashbuckling,...

Bullwinkle Show, The/Rocky & His Friends

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 4 (USA) “Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!” The Bullwinkle Show - a pun-filled satire...

Bumblies, The

1 9 5 4 (UK)13 x 10 minute episodes Michael Bentine's Bumblies came from the planet Bumble and resembled large pears. The series was filmed by Richard...

Bury Your Hatchet

1 9 5 7 (UK) A couple would air their grievances on camera and then compete to beat their partner, with the loser then having to...

Café Continental

1 9 4 7 - 1 9 5 3 (UK) Broadcast live from the BBC's studios at Alexandra Palace, North London, Café Continental was the first televised variety...

Candid Camera

1 9 4 8 - Current (USA) 1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) 1 9 7 4 (UK) Candid Camera was originally created in the USA by...

Cannonball

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 5 9 (Canada) 39 x 30 minute episodes This joint Canadian/UK production featured the adventures of two truckers - "Cannonball"...

Captain Gallant Of The Foreign Legion

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) 65 x 30 minute episodes A western with a face-lift, Captain Gallant of the Foregn Legion simply relocated the...

Captain Kangaroo

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) The longest-running network children’s show of all time, Captain Kangaroo left an indelible mark on the minds and...

Captain Midnight (Jet Jackson, Flying Commando)

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) 39 x episodes Captain Midnight is perhaps one of the best remembered US children's action adventure television shows...

Captain Video And His Video Rangers

1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 5 (USA) Fighting for law and order, Captain Video operated from a "private mountain hideaway, sometime in the...

Cartoonies

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) Originally titled Cartoonsville, Cartoonies was an assortment of animated movie shorts from the 1940's and 1950's, interspersed with live-action...

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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...