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Razzmatazz

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 7 (UK) 126 x 20 minute episodes This fast moving afternoon pop programme from Tyne Tees Television presented music, games...

Winner Takes All

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 8 7 (UK) Jimmy Tarbuck welcomed the guests and the unseen Geoffrey Wheeler asked the questions in this...

Marc

1 9 7 7 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Following his mammoth success throughout the 70s with T. Rex, Marc Bolan's very own television pop show...

Johnny Cash TV Show, The

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 1 (USA) 58 x 60 minute episodes This music variety show - hosted by Johnny Cash and recorded at the...

Nat King Cole Show, The

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) This NBC series (the first TV variety show hosted by an African-American) began as a modest...

Cookery Lesson

1 9 5 6 (UK) Introduced by the bearded, round-faced and exuberant Philip Harben, Cookery Lesson introduced viewers to the basic principles of cooking. Considering the UK was...

Joy Of Painting, The

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 9 4 (USA) This 30-minute instructional television show from PBS featured painter Bob Ross teaching techniques for landscape...

Whodunnit?

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) This highly popular, light-hearted panel game from Thames Television invited viewers to play detective every...

Torque/Marque

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 0 (Australia) 69 x 30 minute episodes Torque was a no holds barred examination of the automotive industry by Australian motor...

Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, The

1 9 9 3 - 1 9 9 5 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes Vic Reeves Bob Mortimer Charlie Chuck Patrick Allen Charlie Higson Paul Whitehouse Mark Williams Rupert Bates Mike Wattam Matt Lucas Bob Bryan John...

Penthouse Club

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) 180 minute episodes This variety show from Channel 7 Australia was compered by Michael Williamson and Mary...

That’s Incredible!

1 9 8 0 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) Derided by critics and hailed by its creators as innovative, That's Incredible took a look at the...

Gambit

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) The British version of this American game show started in 1975 as a programme shown in the...

Seaside Special

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) This popular Saturday night BBC variety show was broadcast from a big top tent which toured...

Star Turn Challenge

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) This 25-minute Sunday tea-time show from the BBC featured teams of kid-friendly television personalities competing against...

Inventors, The

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 8 1 (Australia) The Inventors was first produced by the Australian ABC network as a low-budget summer fill-in. It went...

You Say The Word

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 4 (Australia) This adult educational series was designed, funded and produced by the Australian Department of Immigration (with...

Swami Sarasvati

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Arriving in Australia from India in 1967, Swami Sarasvati became Australia's foremost Yoga expert when she presented...

Variety Italian Style

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 7 (Australia) Variety Italian Style was produced by Channel 10 in Melbourne and was hosted by Anne Luciano (pictured), who was...

Night Shift

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (Australia) Channel Ten's late night music show Night Shift was hosted by radio 2MMM DJ David White and...

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Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

1 9 5 8 (UK) Dave King, one of the most popular comedians in Britain, was a regular celebrity in Val Parnell's Saturday Spectacular.

Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos

1 9 9 2 (Australia) 1 x 34 minute episode (!) Aussie clip show Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos was hauled off the air midway through its...

Crystal Maze, The

1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 5 (UK)  

Who Do You Do?

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 3 (UK) 20 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 7 5 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 7...

Word, The

1 9 9 0 - 1 9 9 5 (UK) An edgy, youth-driven Channel 4 show, The Word encompassed live music, chat and all sorts...

Stars on Sunday

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) You cannot begin to imagine how I loathed this show as a child growing up in...

Galloping Gourmet, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 1 (Canada) English chef Graham Kerr became one of television's most popular cooking instructors of the late 60's....

Just for You (1966)

Known in the USA as Disk-O-Tek Holiday.