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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) 20 minute episodes Open to families of four (quite often teachers and their egg-headed offspring), Ask The Family was...

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...