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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...

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 9 8 (UK) 136 x 30 minute episodes Beginning as a radio show on BBC Radio 4 in 1987, this...

Wild Kingdom

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 8 8 (USA) Viewers of Wild Kingdom in its heydey remember insurance company Mutual of Omaha's sponsorship and its American...

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...

Wogan

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

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...

World About Us, The

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) This long-running British series featured the wonders of nature and assorted global explorations. Initially making...

World At War, The

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 4 (UK) 26 x 60 minute episodes, 5 x specials Produced by Jeremy Isaacs and narrated by Laurence Olivier, The...

World In Action

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 9 8 (UK) Granada TV's hard-hitting current affairs series World in Action was first transmitted in 1963 and has set a...

Yakity-Yak

1 9 5 6 (UK) McDonald "Mac" Hobley introduced ITV's Yakity-Yak - a panel game that would attract little support from the Women's Lib group. It...

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...

You Bet!

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 9 6 (UK) A light-hearted panel game (based on a Dutch format) in which celebrities and the studio...

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...

Young Talent Time

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 8 8 (Australia) "Close your eyes and I'll kiss you . . .". Sing this to Australians of...

Your Hit Parade

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) Your Hit Parade had an eight-year run on NBC and then another year on CBS. Opening with the...

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...

Your Show Of Shows

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 4 (USA) As television was coming of age in the 1950s, it was important for the networks...

Zoo Quest

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 6 3 (UK) Certainly the most important natural history programme of its time, Zoo Quest is arguably the father...

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...

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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...