Match of the Day

1 9 6 4 - Current (UK) BBC's seasonal weekly football magazine Match of the Day was first broadcast on 22 August 1964 at the start of...

Moon Landing (ITV)

1 9 6 9 (UK) The televised coverage of the Moon landing was ITV's longest-ever production - from 6:00 pm on 20 July to 9:00...

News At Ten

1 9 6 7 - Current (UK) TV broke new ground in July 1967 with the introduction of News At Ten - an extended (30 minute) late evening...

Newsday

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 8   (UK) This 40-minute programme from BBC2 presented news and opinions on events and issues of the...

Newsnight

1 9 8 0 - Current (UK)

Panorama

1 9 5 3 - Current (UK) Richard Dimbleby's previous career-high spot was quite possibly the coronation, but he was to become firmly associated with a...

Pot Black

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) The BBC began broadcasting in colour in 1967 and was looking for programmes that could exploit...

Question Time

1 9 7 9 - current (UK) Based on the BBC Radio 4 programme Any Questions?, Question Time was first broadcast on Tuesday 25 September 1979. The...

Sportsnight

 1 9 6 8 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) Sportsnight was a midweek BBC television successor to Sportsview that ran from 1968 until 1997. The...

Sportsview

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 6 8 (UK) British television's great scoop of 1954 was achieved by the new series Sportsview. On 6 May their cameras...

This Day Tonight

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Commonly abbreviated to TDT, This Day Tonight was Australia’s first nightly current affairs television show. It first...

This Hour Has Seven Days

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 6 (Canada) 50 x 60 minute episodes This Hour Has Seven Days has repeatedly been cited as the most exciting...

This Week (TV Eye)

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) 1 9 8 6 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) This Week was ITV's answer to Panorama. The first edition had...

Today

1 9 5 2 - Current (USA) Today debuted on 14 January 1952 and was the first of its genre on American television in the world....

Tonight

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 5 (UK) Tonight was broadcast every weekday, beginning in 1957 with an audience of just 1 million, but by...

Walter Cronkite

The commentary of former CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite defined issues and events in America for almost two decades. Cronkite, whom a major poll...

Weekend World

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 8 8 (UK) News and current affairs hit Sunday lunchtimes in 1972 as Peter Jay began presenting London Weekend's Weekend...

West 57th

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) West 57th premiered as a summer magazine series that was a fast-paced 'yuppie' version of 60...

World Championship Wrestling

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) The Australian Channel 9 show World Championship Wrestling featured unlikely looking (and oddly named) stars such as Killer...

World of Sport

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) World of Sport was created in January 1965 as a Saturday afternoon rival to Grandstand. The show - compiled...

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!!!! Beat, The

1 9 6 6 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes Hosted by the Nashville-based WLAC disc jockey Bill 'Hoss' Allen, The !!!! Beat featured a house band...

‘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...

$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...

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...