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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...

Chelsea at Nine/Chelsea At Eight

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 0 (UK) Chelsea At Nine was Monday night's big variety offering presented by Granada TV from its Chelsea Palace...

Changing Rooms

1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 3 (UK) With a time-limit of two days and a budget of just £500, two sets of neighbours or...

Challenge Anneka

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 5 (UK) Piloted as part of Children In Need in 1988 when former Treasure Hunt star Anneka Rice battled against...

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...

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,...

George Gobel Show, The

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) Soft-spoken, mild-mannered comedian George Gobel (who became familiarly known as 'Lonesome George' to his many fans)...

Garry Moore Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 1 (USA) 1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 4 (USA) 1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6...

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...

Galloping Gourmet, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 1 (Canada) English chef Graham Kerr became one of television's most popular cooking instructors of the late 60's....

Frank Sinatra Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 2 (USA) 1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) Even though he had a very successful career...

Saturday Live/Friday Night Live

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 8 (UK) 32 x 60 minute episodes This revue-style series for up-and-coming comedians was based on the American model...

Merv Griffin Show, The

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) Born in San Mateo, California, Merv Griffin became a band singer shortly after graduating from school,...

Life Is Worth Living

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) The star of this early prime-time US television show from ABC was a bishop in the Catholic...

This Is Show Business

1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 4 (USA) Moderated by Clifton Fadiman, This Is Show Business featured guest performers who displayed their talent and talked...

David Nixon Show, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 50 x 50 minute episodes Chrome-headed mellow-voiced conjuror David Nixon was a small screen personality from the...

Crystal Maze, The

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Teen Scene

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (Australia) This ABC TV teenage music programme was hosted by singer Johnny Chester (pictured with Olivia Newton...

Saturday Date

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 7 (Australia) This hour-long Australian pop music show aired on TCN9 at 3.30 pm on Saturdays (hence the...

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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...

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...

Gong Show, The

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) For real 'scraping the bottom-of-the-barrel' entertainment, you couldn't go past The Gong Show. Debuting in 1976, Chuck Barris...

Living In The Past

1 9 7 8 (UK) Eight 50-minute films from BBC2 recorded how a group of volunteers made out living as Iron Age settlers with no...

Nationwide

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) This popular, long-running BBC current affairs programme took over the early evening slot from Tonight in...

Broaden Your Mind

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes Misleadingly described as a part-quiz, part educational programme, Broaden Your Mind was in fact...

Right On

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Music show Right On aired on Australia's Channel Ten at 4.00pm (sometimes 4.30) on weekdays, right after Bugs...

Gambit

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) The British version of this American game show started in 1975 as a programme shown in the...