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Alright Now

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (UK) Running for two seasons between 1979 and 1980, Alright Now was an ITV music series featuring the very...

Amazing World Of Kreskin, The

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 5 (Canada) 90 x 30 minute episodes This syndicated magic variety show screened from 1971 to 1975 and was...

American Bandstand

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) American Bandstand became a powerful symbol of American teenage culture with its nearly four-decade look at the...

American Gladiators

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 7 (USA) Members of the public competed against modern-day 'gladiators' in such events as 'Power Ball', 'Assault',...

An American Family

1 9 7 3 (USA) 12 x 60 minute episodes Craig Gilbert's PBS documentary about the Loud family (yes, "Loud" was their surname) of Santa Barbara, California,...

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...

Animal Hospital

1 9 9 4 - 2 0 0 4 (UK) Animal Hospital began as Animal Hospital Live, a twice-daily report on events at Harmsworth Memorial Hospital in Holloway,...

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...

Antiques Roadshow

1 9 7 9 - Current (UK) Few would have predicted that Antiques Roadshow would draw bigger audiences in some regions than Coronation Street - but it did. The BBCs Sunday teatime...

Aquarius

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) ITV arts programme, Aquarius, was originally edited and presented by Humphrey Burton, a former editor of Monitor, though...

Arena

1 9 7 5 - Current (UK) This popular long-running arts programme from the BBC has encompassed documentary features on many subjects during its long run. Indeed,...

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 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...

Ascent of Man, The

1 9 7 3 (UK) 13 x 50 minute episodes The most praised British documentary series of the early 1970s was The Ascent of Man, a thirteen-part...

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...

Ask The Family

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) Open to families of four (quite often teachers and their egg-headed offspring), Ask The Family was a surprisingly...

Ask the Leyland Brothers

In Ask the Leyland Brothers, adventurers Mike and Mal Leyland travelled to different parts of Australia to make short documentary segments. Every story was...

Aspel & Company

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) 115 x 60 minute episodes Michael Aspel proved he was more than the bland charmer he sometimes appeared...

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...

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$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...

3-2-1

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 7 (UK) 180 x 60 minute episodes Ted Rogers and Dusty Bin (a robotic dustbin with a face on...

A Question Of Sport

1 9 7 0 - Current (UK) Fresh from the studio soccer game Quiz Ball, David Vine first introduced A Question Of Sport at 6:20 pm on Monday 5 January...

A Whole Scene Going

1 9 6 6 (UK) A Whole Scene Going was the first real teenage lifestyle programme with features on Carnaby Street fashions, the London club scene...

A-Z

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 7 (UK) BBC entertainment in which Alan Melville strung together sketches, songs, parodies and guest appearances to a...

ABC Rocks

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 5 (USA) One year after the debut of NBC's Friday Night Videos (network television's first attempt to respond to the...

About Britain

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 4 (UK) Following on the success of London Town, Richard Dimbleby presented About Britain - a similar series presenting "journeys to people...