Television Shows and Series
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The Sixties, if they must be labelled, were
undoubtedly the decade of the sit-com. Many of the what are now
considered to be comedy classics started life humbly as one-off
features in the outstanding 'Comedy Playhouse' series and are still
the subject of extremely popular re-runs nearly forty years later.
A number of programmes originally produced in the Fifties were also
still enjoying regular broadcasting, particularly westerns and historical
action series which made a significant enough impression on my own
viewing memories of the Sixties to be included here.
The change in the quality and quantity of programmes produced was
quite pronounced with the introduction of colour television, higher
resolution transmission and the increasing tendency of the regional
independent television companies to produce their own programmes.
Technological advances and improvements in the speed and ease of
international travel brought the world into our living rooms as
never before, particularly in the field of current events reporting.
These pages will eventually contain some info on my own personal
favourites as well as many other Fifties and Sixties productions.There
will also be a growing general list of TV titles in order of year
first broadcast, which may be of interest.
Let me know your own favourites and also of any programmes which
may have slipped my memory.
As is my intention throughout Sixties City, I hope these bring back
some good memories for you.
Sixties Television Programme Listings by Year - Including
pages are now mainly completed with listings,
pictures, website links and information on hundreds of 60s television
programmes. I will revisit these pages and make additions from time to
time as there are already a long list of programmes which I have come
across which have brought back even more memories. Domestic UK-produced
programmes and series are listed by year first transmitted. Imported programmes
are a little more difficult to verify so, where I haven't got specific
information I have listed them as shown in the U.K. two years after first
transmission in the country of origin, which seems to be about right.
There is also a Pre-60s page on various programmes that were either made
or first shown in the Fifties which were still popular and widely televised
in the Sixties ( in many cases still being shown today ). I consider these
to be very much a part of the Sixties television scene as
they certainly form a significant part of my own Sixties memories, hence
their inclusion here. As always, I have tried to give accurate information
but this is often difficult to verify. If I get it wrong, I'm sure that
I can rely on you to let me know. This is such a broad subject that it
is difficult to know where to stop, especially as there are so many excellent
web sites which specialise on television programmes. If I have left out
any programmes which you feel are a 'must' inclusion, please drop me a
Sixties Television Dedicated Programme Pages
Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Sixties films, plus images and episode listings
from both 'The 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' and 'The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.'
and Music Television Programmes of the Sixties
Images and information on hundreds of the music-based
shows and series that appeared on your screens during the Sixties.
Trek - The Original Series
A complete Page by Page episode guide with storylines, pictures
and production / cast information. There is also an image gallery.
Anderson Film and Television Productions
Anything can happen in the next half hour.... A Gerry Anderson production
history including all the Sixties shows and films.
Images, cast information and an episode listing of the Dynamic Duo's
capers. Could this be the end for The Caped Crusaders?
Tune in tomorrow night, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!
1963 - 1969, Covering the first two Doctors' production and episode
details. General information, plus screen shots and images of Who
Of The Pops
It's January 1964 - It's No 1 - It's Top Of The Pops! How it started
and the Sixties years of the ultimate Pop TV music chart show - with
information and images.
Your Lucky Stars
1961 - 1966, Cult Pop Television programme featuring 'Oi'll give it
foive' girl, Janice Nicholls and the first major TV appearances by
The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
1959 - 1967, Cult Pop Television programme hosted by disc jockey David
Jacobs and featuring a panel jury voting on a HIT or MISS. General
information and images from the show.
1963 - 1966, Cult Pop Television programme hosted by Keith Fordyce
and the legendary mod queen, Cathy McGowan.
The weekend starts here........
Eurovision Song Contest
Like it or loathe it, it's still compulsive viewing.
All the Sixties results in full, plus other information and images.
Royal Command Performance
Pictures and information from the annual Royal 'knees-up' which, in
the Sixties, was still actually quite entertaining.....