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Rock Around The World

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 4 (Australia) This offering from Australia's SBS television introduced Australian music viewers to sounds from continents other than...

Jack Jackson Show, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) Jack Jackson was a bandleader and trumpeter who gave up his musical career in the late...

Ted Ray Show, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) 28 x 60 minute episodes Comedian Ted Ray presented selections from his stand-up comedy routine and a...

Club Buggery

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 8 (Australia) 56 x episodes 10 x episodes A blend of variety, talk show and sketch comedy created and hosted by...

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',...

Gladiators

1 9 9 2 - 2 0 0 2 (UK) Based on the original American Gladiators show, this British series pitted members of the public against superfit...

Life on Earth

1 9 7 9 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes David Attenborough travelled the globe in order to trace the story of the evolution of life on the planet...

Family Fare

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) Delia Smith began her television career in 1973 as presenter of a new BBC1 series entitled Family Fare....

Ken Dodd’s Showbiz

1 9 8 2 (UK) 6 x 35 minute episodes

Dodd On His Todd

1 9 8 1 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes

Ken Dodd’s World Of Laughter

1 9 7 4 – 1 9 7 6 (UK) 19 x 45 minute episodes

Funny You Should Say That

1 9 7 2 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Ken Dodd

Doddy’s Music Box

1  9  6  7 – 1  9  6  8 (UK) 18 x 45 minute episodes

Have I Got News For You

1 9 9 0 - Current (UK) This political quiz show features two teams of two (captained by Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and comedian Paul Merton...

It’s Your Bet

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 3 (USA) It's Your Bet debuted in December 1969 with Hal March hosting. Unfortunately, March died in January the...

High Rollers

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) 1 9 8 7 - 1...

Go

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) A wordplay-based game show in which teams of contestants competed for an entire week for...

How We Used To Live

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 9 6 (UK) This British educational drama from Yorkshire Television traced the lives and fortunes of fictional Yorkshire families...

Top Town

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) Beginning as a radio series in 1950, Top Town was an inter-town competition, although unlike It's A Knockout (with...

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Gadzooks! It’s All Happening/Gadzooks! It’s The In Crowd

1 9 6 5 (UK) Gadzooks! It's All Happening changed name mid-season (May 1965) to Gadzooks! It's The In Crowd, and ultimately (from 12 July) simply to Gadzooks!. A sequel to The...

Continental, The

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) The Continental screened late at night (after 11pm) and was a particular favourite with early female television...

Colour Me Pop

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) The first BBC2 pop series, Colour Me Pop aired between 1968 and 1970 and was followed up by Disco...

Give Us A Clue

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) Michael Aspel presented this charades game for Thames Television with Lionel Blair and Una Stubbs as...

Dean Martin Show, The

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 7 4 (USA) Between 1965 and 1974 The Dean Martin Show was a weekly (Thursday night) fixture on NBC and his Dean...

Good Old Days, The

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 8 3 (UK) The Good Old Days ran for thirty years from 20 July 1953 and was introduced for the...

Six-Five Special

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 8 (UK) The BBC were determined to fill the 6pm - 7pm timeslot on Saturdays with a show...

Wogan

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 1985 saw Terry Wogan - the King of Television (and Radio) - graduate to an...