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Bury Your Hatchet

1 9 5 7 (UK) A couple would air their grievances on camera and then compete to beat their partner, with the loser then having to...

Busman’s Holiday

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) Julian Pettifer presented the occupational quiz, Busman's Holiday, in which three teams of workers from various professions...

Café Continental

1 9 4 7 - 1 9 5 3 (UK) Broadcast live from the BBC's studios at Alexandra Palace, North London, Café Continental was the first televised variety...

Call My Bluff

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 8 8 (UK) 1 9 9 6 - 2 0 0 5 (UK) Originally a short-lived show (just six months) in...

Calling Dickie Valentine

1 9 6 1 (UK) Dickie Valentine (born Richard Maxwell) sang and introduced guests such as Petula Clark, Roy Castle, Cleo Laine and Dennis Lotis. The regular...

Candid Camera

1 9 4 8 - Current (USA) 1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) 1 9 7 4 (UK) Candid Camera was originally created in the USA by...

Casino 10

1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 7 (Australia) Australian game show from the Grundy Organisation which aired for 30 minutes in the early...

Catchphrase

1 9 8 6 - 2 0 0 2 (UK) This undemanding game show asked two contestants to solve a series of computer-generated visual puzzles representing...

Celebrity Game, The

1 9 6 9 (Australia) 1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 7 (Australia) This Australian Charades-based game show originally appeared in 1969 on Channel 9 with...

Celebrity Squares (Australia)

1 9 6 7 (Australia) 1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (Australia) This Australian version of Hollywood Squares originally aired in 1967 with John Bailey hosting on...

Celebrity Squares (UK)

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) 1 9 9 3 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) Celebrity Squares - a copy of the popular American...

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...

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...

Charlie Chester Show, The

1 9 4 9 - 1 9 6 0 (UK) 47 x 60 minute episodes Charlie Chester's most successful television series ran for 11 years on BBC...

Cheggers Plays Pop

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 2  (UK)          

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...

Cilla

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) Cilla Black got a surprise when she set out to film street interviews for her 1968 BBC...

Circus Of The Stars

1977 - 1994 (USA) 19 x 60 minute episodes Circus of the Stars was an annual television special broadcast by the CBS network in the United...

Civilisation

1 9 6 9 (UK) 13 x 50 minute episodes A 13-part documentary series created, written and presented by Sir Kenneth Clark, charting the events from the...

Cliff

1 9 6 1 (UK) 1 9 6 4 (UK) 1 9 6 5 (UK) 1 9 6 7 (UK) ATV. The 1965 season was broadcast as Cliff and The Shadows

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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...