Childhood TV

Hardly chronological, but a list of 100 TV shows I remember watching from being born in 1957 and growing up through the 60's and early 70's
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1.
Fireball XL5 (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System... (30 mins.)
 
2.
Stingray (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Gerry Anderson's third SF supermarionation saga told the adventures of the WASPs (the World Aquanaut... (30 mins.)
 
3.
Thunderbirds (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service. (50 mins.)
 
4.
Supercar (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Gerry Anderson's first science fiction Supermarionation series. Super Car was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air... (30 mins.)
 
5.
Lost in Space (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course. (60 mins.)
 
6.
My Favorite Martian (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Mister Ed (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The misadventures of a wisecracking talking horse and his human owner. (30 mins.)
 
8.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space. (45 mins.)
 
10.
Torchy, the Battery Boy (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(15 mins.)
Director: Vivian Milroy
 
11.
Four Feather Falls (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Sheriff Tex Tucker makes sure all is well in Four Feather Falls with the help of his dog Dusty and Rocky the horse. Done with puppets, even the animals talk and sing along with the humans as problems are quickly wrapped up. (15 mins.)
 
12.
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign. (25 mins.)
 
13.
Joe 90 (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The adventures of a preteen secret agent who can have any useful skills downloaded into his brain. (30 mins.)
 
14.
UFO (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts... (45 mins.)
 
15.
The Secret Service (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The adventures of an elderly vicar and his gardener, secret agents for B.I.S.H.O.P, who combat criminals and terrorists from overseas. (30 mins.)
 
16.
The Avengers (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners. (60 mins.)
 
17.
Man in a Suitcase (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do... (60 mins.)
 
18.
Secret Agent (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format... (49 mins.)
 
19.
The Prisoner (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape. (50 mins.)
 
20.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
 
21.
The Goodies (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything... (30 mins.)
 
22.
Department S (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve... (60 mins.)
 
23.
The Champions (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva... (60 mins.)
Director: Ray Austin
 
24.
Z Cars (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown. (50 mins.)
 
25.
Wagon Train (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains... (75 mins.)
 
26.
The Rifleman (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle. (30 mins.)
 
27.
Batman (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits. (25 mins.)
 
28.
Daktari (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula... (60 mins.)
 
29.
The Adventures of Champion (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's... (30 mins.)
 
30.
Skippy (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sonny and his kangaroo Skippy live in Waratah National Park in New South Wales. Matt Hammond, Sonny's father is the park ranger. Skippy saves the day in many adventures. (25 mins.)
 
31.
Flower Pot Men (1952 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
(12 mins.)
 
32.
Andy Pandy (1950 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Puppet series for young children.
 
33.
Tales of the Riverbank (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Real live animals such as Hammy the Hamster and Roderick the Rat are cleverly moved around off-camera in order to tell stories for children. (30 mins.)
 
34.
Blue Peter (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14... (25 mins.)
 
35.
Magpie (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Trendy kids magazine programme - ITV's answer to Blue Peter. (25 mins.)
 
36.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles. (30 mins.)
 
37.
The Jetsons (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a futuristic family. (25 mins.)
 
38.
How (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
 
39.
Marine Boy (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Cartoon series chronicles the adventures of marine boy, who can breathe for extended periods underwater with the use of oxygum... (30 mins.)
 
40.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers... (52 mins.)
 
41.
Planet Patrol (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Capt. Dart, Slim and Husky patrol the solar system in their Galasphere 347 as part of the peace-keeping force, the United Galactic Organization. (30 mins.)
 
42.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
43.
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways. (30 mins.)
 
44.
Candid Camera (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions... (30 mins.)
 
45.
The Fugitive (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer. (51 mins.)
 
46.
The Invaders (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town... (51 mins.)
 
47.
Gilligan's Island (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. (30 mins.)
 
48.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH. (50 mins.)
 
49.
Hogan's Heroes (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders. (25 mins.)
 
50.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
 
51.
William Tell (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(100 mins.)
 
52.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters... (30 mins.)
 
53.
Laramie (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to... (60 mins.)
 
54.
Pony Express (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it. (101 mins.)
Director: Jerry Hopper
 
55.
The Lone Ranger (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Kilgore to mine silver on Indian land. The mountain he wants is sacred to the Indians. (86 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
56.
H.R. Pufnstuf (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The adventures of a boy trapped in a fantastic land with a dragon friend and a witch enemy. (30 mins.)
 
57.
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. (50 mins.)
 
58.
The Monkees (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of a struggling rock band. (30 mins.)
 
59.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. (51 mins.)
 
60.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
61.
Tarzan (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys. (60 mins.)
Director: Alex Nicol
 
62.
The Time Tunnel (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history. (60 mins.)
 
63.
Land of the Giants (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth. (60 mins.)
 
64.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
65.
The Untouchables (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago. (50 mins.)
 
66.
Wacky Races (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The participants of an unusual car race compete around America. (30 mins.)
 
67.
All Our Yesterdays (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Series looking back at events in the same week 25 years earlier.
 
68.
The Onedin Line (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love... (50 mins.)
 
69.
The Munsters (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. (30 mins.)
 
70.
The Addams Family (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family. (30 mins.)
 
71.
Rawhide (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way. (50 mins.)
 
72.
The Phil Silvers Show (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall... (30 mins.)
 
73.
The Abbott and Costello Show (1952 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies. (25 mins.)
 
74.
Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett. (60 mins.)
 
75.
77 Sunset Strip (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama... (60 mins.)
 
76.
I Spy (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world. (51 mins.)
 
77.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
 
78.
The Big Valley (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Wild West adventures of the residents and staff of Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley. (60 mins.)
 
79.
The Forsyte Saga (1967 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England... (50 mins.)
 
80.
Branded (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice. (30 mins.)
 
81.
The F.B.I. (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. (60 mins.)
 
82.
My Partner the Ghost (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running... (60 mins.)
 
83.
Dad's Army (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During WW2,in a fictional British seaside town,a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepares for an imminent German invasion. (30 mins.)
 
84.
Dixon of Dock Green (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(45 mins.)
 
85.
Doctor in the House (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark... (30 mins.)
 
86.
Please Sir! (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Weekly situation comedy about a hapless but caring teacher and his class of unruly kids. The teacher... (30 mins.)
 
87.
On the Buses (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Jack-the-lad bus driver and conductor Stan and Jack enjoy the female employees more than their work and Inspector Blake is relentless in his attempts to make their lives a misery. (30 mins.)
 
88.
Jackanory (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children. (15 mins.)
 
89.
Redcap (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch. (60 mins.)
 
90.
Orlando (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
91.
Ferien in Lipizza (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
 
92.
The Tomorrow People (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy... (30 mins.)
 
93.
The Likely Lads (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction... (30 mins.)
 
94.
The Liver Birds (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Ground-breaking British sitcom created by two housewives from Liverpool. The series follows the lives and loves of two young, single women sharing a flat in Liverpool. With a realistic feel and catchy theme song by 'The Scaffold'. (30 mins.)
 
95.
The Saint (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S. (50 mins.)
 
96.
Sir Francis Drake (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas... (25 mins.)
 
97.
Top of the Pops (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists. (30 mins.)
 
98.
Tomorrow's World (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Long running BBC TV series looking at what's new in science and technology. (30 mins.)
 
99.
Up Pompeii! (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
100.
The Rat Catchers (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A highly secret British Intelligence Unit is set up to deal with enemy menaces, staffed by three tough & capable operatives... (60 mins.)