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Babble

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 30 minute episodes Beginning on 31 July 1983, Peter Purves (ex-Blue Peter) hosted this Sunday evening panel...

Bandstand (Australia)

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 7 2 (Australia) Bandstand was the longest running Australian pop television show of its time, and throughout its fifteen years,...

Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters

1 9 8 0 - 1 9 8 2 (USA) This NBC variety series hosted by Barbara Mandrell and her sisters Louise and Irene had a...

Baxters, The

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 1 (USA) 25 x 30 minute episodes Surely one of the most unusual programmes broadcast nationally in the US...

BBC Programme Announcers

The best-known faces of the early 50s on British television belonged to the BBC programme announcers:McDonald Hobley, Mary Malcolm and Sylvia Peters. The trio first appeared in...

Beat Club

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 7 2 (West Germany)  

Beat Room, The

1 9 6 4 (UK) BBC2's The Beat Room - billed as "thirty minutes of non-stop beat and shake" - delved more deeply into the R&B...

Beat The Clock

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) The very active game show Beat The Clock began on radio and transferred to television in 1950 with...

Beatbox

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 7 (Australia) Though ostensibly a music TV programme, this Saturday afternoon show from the Australian ABC network was...

Big Breakfast, The

1 9 9 2 - 2 0 0 2 (UK) Departing from the established news and magazine-based format of other breakfast TV shows, The Big Breakfast placed the...

Big Gig, The

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 2 (Australia) 66 x 60 minute episodes In the late 80s, Australian comedian Wendy Harmer (pictured) brought back from...

Big Match, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) Jimmy Hill was born in Balham in 1928. He began his professional footballing career with Brentford...

Big Night Out

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 6 4 (UK) Mike Weinstein was born in Islington (North London) on 15 November 1930. His younger brother arrived...

Big Time, The

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 7  (UK) 1 9 8 0 (UK) Esther Rantzen offered adults the chance to fulfil their dreams and make...

Bill Collins’ Golden Years Of Hollywood

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 9 5 (Australia) Bill Collins has been described as "Mr. Movies of Australia". He has presented films on...

Billy Cotton Bandshow

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) The leading showman of the mid-fifties in Britain was chirpy cockney chappie Billy Cotton, and the lively Billy...

Billy Dainty Esq

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 6 x 45 minute episodes Billy Dainty was given his own Thames TV show on the strength...

Bing Crosby Show, The

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 28 x 30 minute episodes This ABC sitcom featured ex-crooner Bing Crosby as (wait for it) an...

Black and White Minstrel Show, The

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) No doubt this BBC show would be condemned as terribly politically incorrect in this new and...

Blackpool Night Out

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (UK) A summer variety spectacular with hosts Mike and Bernie Winters (fresh from Big Night Out), Lionel Blair...

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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...