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APPENDIX 7: SIX DECADES OF BRITISH TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS


1950s:

Panorama; Dixon of Dock Green; Quatermass; What's My Line?; The Coronation; Muffin The Mule; The Potter's Wheel; Emergency Ward 10; This is Your Life; The Benny Hill Show; The Army Game; Zoo Quest; Sunday Night at the London Palladium; Hancock's Half Hour; Watch with Mother; Crackerjack; Juke Box Jury; Blue Peter; The Adventures of Robin Hood; Take Your Pick.

1960s:

Maigret; Cathy Come Home; World in Action: 7-Up; Civilisation; The Prisoner; Doctor Who; Coronation Street; Monty Python; That Was The Week That Was; The Forsythe Saga; Man Alive; Culloden; Z-Cars; The Morecambe and Wise Show; Steptoe and Son—(NB also ran 1970-74); Dad's Army; Top of The Pops; Ready Steady Go!; The Likely Lads; Till Death Us Do Part; The Avengers; Danger Man; The Saint; The Magic Roundabout; Thunderbirds; University Challenge; Juke Box Jury (started 1959); Thank Your Lucky Stars; Double Your Money.

1970s:

Fawlty Towers; The Ascent of Man; The Sweeney; Play for Today: Abigail's Party; Law and Order; Not The Nine O'Clock News; Life on Earth; Tiswas; Pennies From Heaven; The Naked Civil Servant; I, Claudius; The World At War; The Family; Monty Python (started 1969, finished 1974); Dad's Army (1968-77); Porridge; Bar Mitzvah Boy; The Knowledge; Grange Hill; Yesterdays Men; Rock Follies; The Old Grey Whistle Test; The Generation Game; Call My Bluff.

1980s:

Brideshead Revisited; Jewel in the Crown; The Young Ones; Screen Two: Caught on A Train; Boys From The Black Stuff; Auf Wiedersehen Pet; Live Aid; Spitting Image; The Edge of Darkness; The Singing Detective; Blackadder; Only Fools and Horses; Arena: The Life and Times of the Ford Cortina; Inspector Morse; EastEnders; Brookside; Yes Minister/Prime Minister; Tumbledown; Real Lives—At the Edge of the Union; Death on the Rock (This Week); A Very British Coup; The South Bank Show; Blind Date; GBH.

1990s:

Absolutely Fabulous; Have I Got News For You; Driving School; Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?; The Royle Family; Video Diaries; The Wrong Trousers; Our Friends in the North; I'm Alan Partridge; Walking With Dinosaurs; Grand Designs; Father Ted; One Foot in the Grave; Hillsborough; Scum; Cracker; Prime Suspect; The Death of Yugoslavia; The Borrowers; Teletubbies; The Word.

2000s:

A History of Britain; The Blue Planet; The Office; State of Play; The Secret Policeman's Ball; Big Brother; I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!; Hustle; Spooks; Operatunity; Wife Swap; Milkshake; Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway; Faking it; Mock the Week; X Factor; Britain's Got Talent; The Making of Modern Britain; Top Gear; The Thick of It; Shameless; Life on Mars; Strictly Come Dancing; Footballers' Wives; My Family; Gavin and Stacey; Extras; Skins; Outnumbered; QI; Springwatch; Peep Show; The Weakest Link; Cranford; Little Britain; The Apprentice; Doctor Who; Planet Earth.


 
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