TV Shows - 1970s

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$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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

240-Robert

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 1 (USA) 16 x 60 minute episodes 240-Robert followed the exploits of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail (ESD) - the official search and rescue force for...

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 the front) appeared in this bizarre game show from Yorkshire Television,...

4 Idle Hands

1 9 7 6 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes “Maybe we’re not ready for the outside world.” “Is the outside world ready for us?” Life has never been easy for school-leavers, and workshy 16-year-old Mike Dudds (Phil Daniels) and...

45 (Rock On With 45)

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 40 x 30 minute episodes Following the demise of children's TV pop show Lift Off With Ayshea, Granada producer Muriel Young returned with 45, aimed at a slightly older audience...

60 Minutes

1 9 6 8 - Current (USA) 1 9 7 9 - Current (Australia) In 1967 Don Hewitt conceived of his new programme, 60 Minutes, as a strategy for addressing issues given insufficient time for analysis in two minutes of...

A Current Affair

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) 1 9 8 8 - current (Australia) An Australian magazine programme that started life as a bona fide current affairs news show (hence the name) but degenerated...

A Horseman Riding By

1 9 7 7 (UK) The BBC's lack of cash showed in this thirteen-part drama series based on the R F Delderfield novels. Luckily there was just the one horseman most of the time - played by...

A Little Bit Of Wisdom

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 20 x 30 minute episodes Norman Wisdom starred (again) as the little man who could never get things right. This time he was causing havoc in a city hospital, helping...

A Present for Dickie

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Returning from a cabaret tour of the Far East, Dickie (Dickie Henderson) rushes home to greet his wife, only to be met by...

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 1970 with captains Henry Cooper (the boxer) and Cliff Morgan (from...

A Sharp Intake Of Breath

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) 22 x 30 minute episodes Following his success as support to Ronnie Barker in the BBC's Open All Hours, and just before taking off as Del Boy in Only Fools and...

A.E.S. Hudson Street

1 9 7 8 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived ABC tryout series centred around Dr Antonio ''Tony'' Menzies (Gregory Sierra, who played Detective Chano Amenguale on Barney Miller), the busy chief resident of an overcrowded and...

ABC After School Specials

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 9 7 (USA) ABC After School Specials were sixty-minute specials for young people, both dramatic and documentary, and were broadcast on occasional weekday afternoons between 1972 to 1997. The specials began in...

ABC Afternoon Playbreak

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) 17 x 90 minute episodes Irregularly scheduled 90-minute drama specials for the afternoon viewing audience. Usually recorded on videotape, the dramas were generally broadcast in the 3:00 to 4:30...

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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...