TV Shows - 1990s

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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" -...

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...

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...

291 Club, The

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) 14 x 60 minute episodes This black talent contest - a clone of the talent shows held at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York - was produced...

3rd Rock From the Sun

1 9 9 6 - 2 0 0 1 (USA) A surprise hit of the 1996-1997 season, 3rd Rock From The Sun surprised most of the critics who had made sport of its improbable premise when it became an...

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...

8:15 from Manchester, The

1 9 9 0 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) Debuting on BBC1 on 21 April 1990, the Children's magazine programme The 8:15 from Manchester was presented by Ross King and professional northerner Charlotte Hindle from...

A Country Practice

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 9 3 (Australia) 1057 x 60 minute episodes This long-running Australian drama series revolved around the activities of a medical clinic, hospital and veterinary practice in Wandin Valley, a small (fictitious)...

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 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...

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...

About Face

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 1 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes This series of twelve unconnected sitcoms placed the spotlight on the many talents of Maureen Lipman, as she played twelve different and varied...

Absolutely

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) 28 x 30 minute episodes This anarchic and surreal sketch show - a sort of latter-day Monty Python in tartan in which criminals robbed security vans using toddlers as weapons...

Absolutely Fabulous

1 9 9 2 - 2 0 1 2 (UK) 39 x 45 minute episodes Developed from a sketch on French and Saunders, this tale of rich bitches Edina 'Eddy' Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) -...

Acapulco H.E.A.T.

1 9 9 3 - 1 9 9 4 (USA) 1 9 9 8 - 1 9 9 9 (USA) 48 x 60 minute episodes Former MI6 agent Ashley Hunter-Coddington (Catherine Oxenberg) and former CIA man Mike Savage (Brendan Kelly)...

Acropolis Now

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 2 (Australia) 63 x 30 minute episodes This Aussie sitcom from Crawford Productions was effectively a spin-off from the successful Wogs Out Of Work stage show which toured Australia in the...

Action Man

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 6 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes "Action Man" (voiced by Mark Griffin) is the leader of the elite multinational strike force known as 'Action Force' which was established to...

Adam’s Family Tree

1 9 9 7 - 1 9 9 9 (UK) 20 x 25 minute episodes 12-year-old Adam was able to call upon his ancestors from throughout history to help him solve everyday problems. The title character was played...

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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...