TV Shows – 1960s

Yogi Bear Show, The

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 4 (USA) Holidaying families were never safe when Yogi was around - The crafty bear with the healthy appetite was always likely to talk (or trick) them out of their lunch. For reasons that were never satisfactorily explained, Yogi (a bear, remember!) dressed in a tie and a(...)

You Bet Your Life

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) They called it a game show, but nobody really watched You Bet Your Life to see people win fabulous prizes. There were bigger quiz shows for that. No, the real reason people tuned in to NBC on Thursday nights was a glasses-wearing, cigar-smoking, sharp-tongued man(...)

Young Dr. Malone

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 3 (USA) Set in fictional Denison, Maryland, this daytime serial from NBC (adapted from a popular radio serial of the 1940s) focused on the father and (adopted) son team of doctors Jerry (the original "young" Dr Malone) and David Malone, who practiced at Valley Hospital. Young Dr Malone was(...)

Your Life In Their Hands

Your Life In Their Hands

1958 - 1964 (UK) 1980 - 1986 (UK) Before 1958, British television had confined its view of hospital to the romantic tales of Emergency - Ward 10 where the only gory red thing to be seen was when a nurse had overdone her lipstick. But in February 1958, the BBC took the revolutionary step of transporting their cameras into(...)

Z Cars

Z Cars

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) 667 x 25/50 minute episodes Writer Troy Kennedy Martin was confined to bed with a bout of mumps and passed his time listening to police radio. It was then he realised that Dixon of Dock Green was out of date. He set out to create a realistic, new police(...)

Zero One

  1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 5 (UK) 39 x 25 minute episodes "Zero One" was the call sign of the International Air Security Board, an organisation dedicated to the safety of air travel all around the world. Its chief London agent was airline detective Alan Garnett and he was called upon to(...)

Zoo Quest

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 6 3 (UK)

Zoo Time

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 6 8 (UK) 500+ x 25 minute episodes With videotape and film expensive, and technology limited in television until the early 1960s, the bulk of this animal information programme came in the form of live outside broadcasts. This approach overcame the problems inherent in introducing large and uncooperative animals(...)

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