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‘Allo ‘Allo

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 55 x 30 minute episodes 26 x 25 minute episodes 3 x 45 minute episodes 1 x 35 minute episode "Listen very carefully, I shall say zees only once" "Good Moaning" -...

$1.98 Beauty Show, The

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) This spoof of beauty pageants (created by the production company of Chuck Barris and aired on NBC) saw six female contestants compete in categories of poise and...

$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 celebrity and one contestant step into this circle with a chance...

$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 show phenomenon. Sponsored by the Revlon lipstick company it was the first...

100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, The

1 9 9 1 (USA) 7 x 60 minute episodes On the Caribbean island of San Pietro in the 1790s, a pirate named Black Jack Savage (Steven Williams) is hanged. The ghost of Black Jack remains on the...

12 O’clock High

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 78 x 60 minute episodes 12 O'clock High chronicled the adventures of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the US Eighth Air Force. First commanded by...

13 East

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 16 x 30 minute episodes 13 East was a hectic ward in a large unnamed hospital where Maggie Poole (Diana Bellamy) - a former army nurse who had...

13 Queens Boulevard

1 9 7 9 (USA) 9 x 30 minute episodes Originally to have been titled Five Women, this short-lived spring replacement comedy series from ABC starring Eileen Brennan as Felicia Winters was originally meant to be about five women...

1915

1 9 8 2 (Australia) 7 x 50 minute episodes On the eve of World War I in the small country town of Bindogundra (in the wheat belt of New South Wales), childhood friends Walter Gilchrist (Scott McGregor)...

1950s Television – Introduction

Television mesmerised us from the moment it entered our households, and - in less than a decade - became a staple of our way of life. The rapid growth of the popularity of television surpassed even...

1960s Television – Introduction

If the Fifties were the innocent childhood of television, the Sixties were definitely the period of rebellious adolescence. Just as the world underwent dramatic social and cultural change, so television led the way in reflecting...

1970s Television – Introduction

In the 1970s, TV Producers turned from the excess of violence seen in drama series' of the 60s, to seek other ways of stimulating the audience. British TV comedy was king during the Seventies, serving up...

1980s Television – Introduction

If the TV show you are watching features a swag of characters in infeasibly large shoulder pads and an excess of hair gel, do not adjust your set - you are watching television as seen in the...

199 Park Lane

1 9 6 5 (UK) 18 x 30 minute episodes This twice-weekly serial from BBC1 was based around the residents of an exclusive block of apartments in London (at 199 Park Lane, natch). The series did not do well....

1990

1 9 7 7 (UK) 16 x 60 minute episodes Great Britain, 1990. A dystopian future (at the time) in which Britain is under the grip of the Home Office's Department of Public Control (PCD), a tyrannically oppressive...

1990s Television – Introduction

Fox scored big with The Simpsons, the animated brainchild of comic artist Matt Groening. Bart Simpson, the show's young troublemaking fourth-grader, immediately became an icon for underachievers of all ages, leading to a rapid proliferation of...

2 Point 4 Children

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 9 (UK) 56 x 40 minute episodes When Andrew Marshall's 2 Point 4 Children first hit British screens it was compared to Roseanne (1988), primarily because of Gary Olsen's burly build as lumberjack-shirted Ben...

20/20

1 9 7 8 - Current (USA) This hour-long current affairs show from ABC has always featured award-winning journalists covering social issues and current events. The show set out to emulate the success of CBS' 60 Minutes but...

21 Jump Street

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 9 0 (USA/Canada) 34 x 60 minute episodes 21 Jump Street was about undercover cops who were assigned to high schools, colleges and wherever their youthful looks would help them...

227

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 116 x 30 minute episodes 227 first aired in September 1985 and ran for five seasons on NBC before its final episode in July 1990. Based on a play of...

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‘Allo ‘Allo

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 55 x 30 minute episodes 26 x 25 minute episodes 3 x 45 minute episodes 1 x 35 minute episode "Listen very carefully, I shall say zees only once" "Good Moaning" -...

$1.98 Beauty Show, The

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) This spoof of beauty pageants (created by the production company of Chuck Barris and aired on NBC) saw six female contestants compete in categories of poise and...

$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 celebrity and one contestant step into this circle with a chance...

$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 show phenomenon. Sponsored by the Revlon lipstick company it was the first...

100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, The

1 9 9 1 (USA) 7 x 60 minute episodes On the Caribbean island of San Pietro in the 1790s, a pirate named Black Jack Savage (Steven Williams) is hanged. The ghost of Black Jack remains on the...