• 21
    World in Action

    World in Action

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1999)
    British current affairs show
  • 22
    Saki

    Saki

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1962)
    Saki (1870-1916) - pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro. Scottish-born writer whose stories satirize the Edwardian social scene, often in a macabre and cruel way. Munro's columns and short stories were published under the pen name 'Saki'.moreless
  • 23
    Thank Your Lucky Stars (UK)

    Thank Your Lucky Stars (UK)

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1966)
    Thank Your Lucky Stars was a weekly television show that ran in Great Britain from 1961 to 1966. The show centered around music, showcasing the latest hit records. A guest DJ presided over the show, and a panel of teens would vote upon the worthiness of the discs. Recording artists often appeared to promote their latest single, usually lip-syncing along with the record. The show featured well-known artists, local talents, and fresh up-and-comers such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Kinks. Television shows like Thank Your Lucky Stars proved to be the launching pad for "The British Invasion", and helped change the face of music and culture forever.moreless
  • 24
    Parkin's Patch

    Parkin's Patch

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1970)
    Welcome to the Parkin's Patch guide at TV.com.

    This police drama series recounted the cases of P.C. Moss Parkin as he patrolled his patch of the Yorkshire Moors.
  • 25
    The Rat Catchers

    The Rat Catchers

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1967)
    Welcome to The Rat Catchers guide at TV.com.

    The show related the activities of a top-secret organisation created to protect the security of Great Britain and the Western Alliance, and portrayed the seedy side of the world of espionage. Stories centred on Peregrine Pascale Smith, the Oxford-educated managing director, Brigadier Davidson, the analytical brains behind the group, and newly-recruited Richard Hurst, formerly a superintendent at Scotland Yard.

    The Rat Catchers was an Associated-Rediffusion production for the ITV network.moreless
  • 26
    You Can't Win (1966)

    You Can't Win (1966)

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1966)
    Welcome to the You Can't Win (1966) guide at TV.com.

    Based on the novels Scenes from Provincial Life (1950) and Scenes from Married Life (1961) by H.S. Hoff (writing as William Cooper), You Can't Win (1966) told the story of Joe Lunn, an aspirant young novelist in 1939, and picked up his story as he faced up to middle age. "I write about the real world and real people in it." The characters were so real, in fact, that a threatened libel action prevented the publication of the second novel, Scenes from Metropolitan Life (1982) until after the death of the woman who served as the template for Myrtle.moreless
  • 27
    The Prisoner (UK)

    The Prisoner (UK)

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1968)
    'The Prisoner' is about a man who is kidnapped from his London home, and wakes up in a strange Village, where he is known only by the name Number Six. Various Village Officers-in-Charge, always referred to as Number Two, set about trying to find out why Number Six resigned his job as a secret agent. Number Six is interrogated, brainwashed, and manipulated by the strange powers behind the mysterious Village. This intriguing series first went to air in 1968. It was ahead of its time then, and continues to intrigue today. It was very much the brain-child of Patrick McGoohan, who not only starred as Number Six, but was also instrumental in bringing the series to fruition.moreless
  • 28
    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1968)
    "The finger is on the trigger... about to unleash a force with terrible powers, beyond the comprehension of man. This force we shall know as, the Mysterons. This man will be our hero, for fate will make him indestructible. His name, Captain Scarlet." -- introduction by Captain Blue (Ed Bishop). Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons debuted on the U.K. terrestrial television network, ATV (the Midlands region only, at first), on Friday, 29 September 1967 at 5:25 p.m. After the "The Mysterons" was aired, the series immediately began to attract to-be addicted fans of all ages, and since then, it still has, with credit due to several re-runs on the likes of ITV (1985-1986), BBC 2 (1993-1994/2001-2002 - the channel which aired the digitally re-mastered prints for the first time, cleaned up and painstakingly restored by BBC Resources and Carlton), Sky One (2002-2003), and in the mid-90s, Bravo. The remaining 31 episodes were aired throughout the autumn and winter seasons of 1967, ending with ATV transmitting the series' final episode, "The Inquisition" on Tuesday 14th May 1968. Although only 32 episodes were produced, they all still consist of unique, though-provoking and original entertainment, in both adult-written and well-structured script-writing (with special thanks to script editor Tony Barwick, who wrote an amazing 18 scripts, and was shockingly not credited for this), expensive and truly-realistic miniature special effects and pyrotechnics (with a second thanks to the late Derek Meddings, who worked on various 1974-1995 James Bond 007 motion pictures, all 3 of the original Superman motion pictures and the original Batman movie) and the most advanced puppet techniques tested and tried to the limit and brought to our screens.moreless
  • 29
    The Morecambe & Wise Show

    The Morecambe & Wise Show

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1983)
    Welcome to The Morecambe & Wise Show guide.
    Network / Season / Series Title
    ATV years (1961-68)
    Season 1: The Morecambe & Wise Show
    Seasons 2 & 3: Two of a Kind
    Season 4 - 6: The Morecambe & Wise Show
    BBC years (1968-77)
    BBC-2 (1968-71, with specials airing on BBC-1)
    --Season 7: The Morecambe & Wise Show
    --Seasons 8 - 11: The Morecambe & Wise Show a.k.a. Show of the Week BBC-1 (1971-77)
    --Christmas specials 1971 & 1972
    --Seasons 12 - 15: The Morecambe & Wise Show
    Thames years (1978-84)
    Seasons 16 - 19: The Morecambe & Wise Show
    Thanks to everyone who's helped on this guide, including:
    Kevin Mulrennan
    Des Martinmoreless
  • 30
    Nearest and Dearest

    Nearest and Dearest

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1973)
    On the death of their father Joshua, siblings Eli and Nellie Pledge inherit the family business, Pledge's Purer Pickles, at Colne, Lancashire, in the north of England. Their faithful workers include the myopic Stan Hardman, Bert and Grenville. Never far away are cousin Lily and her husband Walter. While Nellie works hard to keep the business going, Eli prefers to indulge in the delights of beer, cigarettes, gambling and young women. Granada Television's most popular comedy series, "Nearest and Dearest" produced a feature film in 1972. Most of the regular cast are no longer with us, but their comic legacy remains.moreless
  • 31
    The Sooty Show

    The Sooty Show

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1992)
    The Sooty Show is about Sooty, Sweep, Soo, Little Cousin Scampi (when he joined in 1991) and Matthew. Matthew took over The Sooty Show in 1976 from his father Harry, after he wasn't keeping so well. At this time Matthew was given a choice whether to take a job as the temporary presenter at first, but then he bought the rights and he became Sooty's new right hand man. Here's some background information on the characters. Harry Corbett was the first person to 'invent' Sooty. Harry bought a bear from a shop on a wet family holiday to keep his children entertained, then he became good at it and went onto Talent Night. He then was a huge sucess with Sooty, and then got slots on the BBC for Sooty and him. After all that he got a television series The Sooty Show. Then he didn't keep so well, and on Christmas Day in 1976 he had a heart attack, it was then that his son Matthew was given the chance to take over The Sooty Show temporary until Harry recovered. Matthew then bought the rights to Sooty and Matthew owned him. Harry wasn't happy though because when Harry did recover he wanted to make a comeback with Sooty. Majorie (Harry's wife) and Matthew didn't think it would be good for his health if he returned, so it was agreed in the end he would to a small amount of shows. On the 17th of August 1989 Harry sadly died of a heart attack. Matthew Corbett was the second presenter of The Sooty Show, from 1976 to 1992, then they moved onto their new series Sooty & Co, that ran until 1998.Then sadly Matthew retired. Orginally, Matthew was part of Rod, Jane and Matthew, which today is known as Rod, Jane and Freddy. He left them to be the presenter of The Sooty Show. The Sooty Show was brilliant because of its humour for young or old people and also Matthew had a great way of educating children aswell, such as safety with matches. Matthew also wrote The Sooty Show and Sooty & Co. Matthew was great because of him telling of all his talents to Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Scampi and then they would ask him to do one of his talents and he would fail! Matthew did a great job of taking over from Harry, and one thing Matthew does have a talent for is being a great sucess. He certainly kept the standards up like Harry. One last thing, it was a sad day when he retired. Matthew is the oldest of the group, and looks after Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Little Cousin Scampi. Mostly poor Matthew would fall victim to Sooty's magic spells or anything that went wrong! Matthew would often boast aswell and Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Scampi would have to prove him wrong! Sooty the little magical yellow bear.Sooty is only five-years old. He was the first character that created the craze for himself (of course, Sooty) Sooty is always getting up to tricks and making magic spells with his magic wand. He is very clever, and can sometimes be cleverer than adults! Sweep is the youngest of the group at the age of four-years old. Sweep loves bones and sausages, and also Sweep is not very bright unless he is talking about bones or sausages. Soo is also five-years old, and is the most reliable out of Sooty, Sweep and Little Cousin Scampi. Soo is a panda, and is the only girl out of the programme who appears regularly. Little Cousin Scampi made a appearance in a 1990 episode called 'Little Cousin Scampi' this is when we found out that Scampi was Sooty's cousin and we also found out he was very naughty! Scampi actually started appearing regularly in the 1991 episode called 'Return of Scampi'.moreless
  • 32
    Callan

    Callan

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1972)
    Welcome to the Callan guide at TV.com.

    David Callan, only good at one thing, well maybe two, killing people and collecting toy soldiers. He worked for a secret government agency called the Section under Hunter, head of the Section. The Section's speciality was 'disposing' of people through bribery, frame-ups, blackmail and very often death.

    Callan was a solitary figure whose only, and sometimes reluctant, ally was a smelly snivelling small-time crook called Lonely. He defied his superiors on more than one occasion and became a liability to them because he cared too much. The Section itself had often tried to rid themselves of Callan, permanently, but ended up relying on his expertise or being out-maneuvered by it.

    After a successful pilot, a series was commissioned and ran to four seasons, the latter two in colour. There was also a feature film, Callan (1974) and a one-off TV film, Wet Job in 1981.moreless
  • 33
    The Secret Service

    The Secret Service

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1969)
    The Secret Service was Gerry Anderson's last puppet series made under the Supermarionation name. The series consisted of 13 episodes and featured actors such as Gary Files, Jeremy Wilkin and David Healy among others who all agreed to continue on from past puppet series such as Captain Scarlet and The Mysterions and Joe 90. The story is about Reverend Stanley Unwin, who was bequeathed an invention created by his scientist friend Professor Humbolt. Called the Minimiser, it fits inside of a book and is able to shrink a person down to two feet tall. An agency named B.I.S.H.O.P (British Intelligence Service Headquarters - Operation Priest) is formed and the Reverend and a fellow agent named Matthew Harding pair up to thwart the evil-doers. The Minimiser is mainly used on Matthew who is shrunk down and transported in a specially designed suitcase which then is left behind at a location where he can do some spying and report to Reverend Unwin.moreless
  • 34
    Public Eye

    Public Eye

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1975)
    Welcome to the Public Eye guide at TV.com.

    Public Eye tells the story of Frank Marker, a down-at-heel private investigator working out of a dingy little low-rent offices in London (and later in Birmingham and Brighton) and the shadowy, seedy, morally ambiguous world he inhabits.

    moreless
  • 35
    At Last the 1948 Show

    At Last the 1948 Show

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1968)
    This precursor to Monty Python's Flying Circus is a showcase of the Britain's young comedy talent of 1967. Fresh from their successful writing on The Frost Report were Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Marty Feldman, the latter of whom made At Last the 1948 Show his television debut. Each writer brought his own forte to the scripting of At Last the 1948 Show. Feldman introduced the internal logic of sketches. "You could have everyone sitting in dustbins or dressed as carrots," John Cleese explained, "but if someone walks in who isn't dressed as a carrot, or isn't wheeled in in a dustbin, you have to explain why not…There mustn't be any inconsistent bits or contradictions…I think that's how people's minds work." Graham Chapman's comedic mind worked in strange and wondrous ways. In his obituary for Graham in 1989, Cleese wrote: "As a writer, he had two rare gifts: the ability to get us unstuck with some inspired off-the-wall conceit whilst I was enmeshed in very on-the-wall musings, and the priceless talent of knowing whether something was funny or not. I noticed this early and relied upon it shamelessly." None of these men relied on the conventions of television comedy. At Last the 1948 Show began to fool with the shape of TV comedy, a direction that would bring forth Monty Python's Flying Circus. For many years, the tapes of At Last the 1948 Show were believed to have been wiped out or erased, but copies have shown up from Britain to Sweden. One network, BBC-4, highlighted At Last the 1948 Show for a night-long selection of 1960s comedies billed as "Missing, Believed Wiped." Cleese admitted the quality of the recovered shows isn't good, but "it is fascinating to see some of Marty's first screen stuff."moreless
  • 36
    The Baron

    The Baron

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1967)
    Welcome to The Baron guide at TV.com.

    John Mannering, The Baron, was an antiques dealer working in an informal capacity as an agent for British Diplomatic Intelligence.

    Based on the best-selling novels by John Creasey, The Baron was the first colour production by the Incorporated Television Company Ltd. (ITC). The first 14 episodes were broadcast on the ABC Network in the U.S. prior to their broadcast in the U.K: subsequent episodes were syndicated.moreless
  • 37
    Out of This World (1962)

    Out of This World (1962)

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1962)
    Welcome to the Out of This World guide at TV.com. Out of This World was an anthology series of plays with a science fiction theme presented by Boris Karloff. The show included many adaptations of original stories by leading S.F. writers. The show evolved from a pilot episode, , that was commissioned and produced for Armchair Theatre.moreless
  • 38
    Redcap (1964)

    Redcap (1964)

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1966)
    Welcome to the Redcap guide at TV.com.

    Redcap featured Sergeant John Mann, a special investigator with the Royal Military Police, the unit that investigates crimes comitted by members of the armed forces.

    See also Red Cap.moreless
  • 39
    Gideon's Way

    Gideon's Way

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1966)
    Welcome to the Gideon's Way guide at TV.com.

    Gideon's Way is a crime thriller series about Commander George Gideon, a Scotland Yard detective from the novels by John Creasey. The show was shot in documentary style and made extensive use of location work and is remembered for its intense suspenseful scripts.

    Gideon's Way was a New World production for ITC.moreless
  • 40
    The Human Jungle

    The Human Jungle

    Follow
    ITV (ended 1964)
    Welcome to The Human Jungle guide at TV.com. Harley Street psychiatrist Dr Roger Corder, M.D., D.P.M., examines the mysteries of the human experience. The complicated problems of his often irrational patients often saw him operating in the "real world", helping them to confront and understand their own fears. The Human Jungle was an Independent Artists Production with Associated-British Pictures Corporation Ltd. for ABC Weekend Television Ltd. The broadcast dates used in this guide are those on which the episodes were first broadcast on ITV by the ATV (London) (series 1) and ABC (North and Midlands) (series 2) franchises.moreless
  • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • 10:00 pm
    20/20
    NEW
    ABC