1 9 6 1 – 1 9 6 3 (USA)
60 x 60 minute episodes
Introduced by dancer and actor Fred Astaire, this ABC anthology series presented a new 60-minute stand-alone story each week, alternating between drama and comedy. Astaire also starred in several episodes of the series.
Many big names appeared in the stand-alone dramas, including John Wayne, Charlton Heston, James Stewart, James Caan, Robert Redford, Mickey Rooney, Lee Marvin, William Shatner, Ricardo Montalban, Telly Savalas and Ed Asner.
Debuting on Tuesday 10 October 1961, the series often featured powerful stories about painful or controversial subjects.
Stand-out episodes included “Blues for a Hanging”, “The Town Budget”, “The Boy Who Wasn’t Wanted” and “The Girl with a Glow”.
The series was produced at Revue Studios in Hollywood.