Vintage television, part II

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1.
West Point (1956 TV Series)
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Dramatic series of actual people and events at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. (30 mins.)
 
2.
The Big Story (1949 TV Series)
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Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States... (30 mins.)
 
3.
Climax! (1954 TV Series)
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name. (60 mins.)
Director: Don Medford
 
4.
The United States Steel Hour (1953 TV Series)
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown. (60 mins.)
 
5.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 TV Series)
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The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music (30 mins.)
 
6.
Hello, Larry (1979 TV Series)
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Larry Alder is a 44-year-old divorcee in Portland, Oregon, raising his two teenage daughters and hosting a call-in psychology radio show. (30 mins.)
 
7.
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971 TV Series)
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After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm... (60 mins.)
 
8.
The Jacksons (1976 TV Series)
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The animated series about The Jackson 5 that features the music of the band and the Jackson children playing themselves. (30 mins.)
 
9.
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977 TV Series)
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The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth. (60 mins.)
 
10.
The New Avengers (1976 TV Series)
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage... (60 mins.)
 
11.
In Search of... (1976 TV Series)
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Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Harry O (1973 TV Series)
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine... (60 mins.)
 
13.
240-Robert (1979 TV Series)
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The missions of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Logan's Run (1977 TV Series)
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In a futuristic society where reaching the age of 30 is a death sentence, a rebellious law enforcement agent goes on the run in search of Sanctuary. (60 mins.)
 
15.
Police Squad! (1982 TV Series)
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Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies. (24 mins.)
 
16.
Black Sheep Squadron (1976 TV Series)
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The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron. (60 mins.)
 
17.
Hooperman (1987 TV Series)
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Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean... (30 mins.)
 
18.
Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV Series)
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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Space: 1999 (1975 TV Series)
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space. (50 mins.)
 
20.
Adam-12 (1968 TV Series)
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Shaft (1973 TV Series)
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Based on the movies of the same name, John Shaft is a two-fisted black private eye along the lines of Mike Hammer and Phillip Marlowe... (73 mins.)
 
22.
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956 TV Series)
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Live dramas that were broadcast every other week. The show had covered both light and serious drama... (60 mins.)
 
23.
Crossroads (1955 TV Series)
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives. (30 mins.)
 
24.
Lux Video Theatre (1950 TV Series)
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954... (30 mins.)
 
25.
Danger (1950 TV Series)
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music. (30 mins.)
 
26.
General Electric Theater (1953 TV Series)
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations. (30 mins.)
 
27.
You Are There (1953 TV Series)
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee". (30 mins.)
 
28.
Tales of Tomorrow (1951 TV Series)
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes. (25 mins.)
 
29.
Omnibus (1952 TV Series)
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured... (55 mins.)
 
30.
Pursuit (1958 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
31.
The Lineup (1954 TV Series)
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Based on actual cases from the San Francisco Police files, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector Grebb work as a team to track down criminals... (60 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
32.
Kings Row (1955 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
33.
Petrocelli (1974 TV Series)
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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic... (60 mins.)
 
34.
Kung Fu (1972 TV Series)
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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Dan August (1970 TV Series)
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Detective August works the crime beat in his home town, Santa Luisa CA, working with (and against) people with whom he grew up. (60 mins.)
 
36.
The Family Holvak (1975 TV Series)
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Rev. Holvak and his brood struggle to get by in 1930s Tennessee. (60 mins.)
 
37.
Ironside (1967 TV Series)
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Coronet Blue (1967 TV Series)
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Michael Alden is an amnesiac, who must discover his real identity before the operatives of a mysterious group locate him and kill him. The key to his past might be "Coronet Blue" - a meaningless phrase he for some reason remembers. (60 mins.)
 
39.
The Name of the Game (1968 TV Series)
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme... (90 mins.)
 
40.
East Side/West Side (1963 TV Series)
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary... (60 mins.)
Director: Ron Winston
 
41.
Arrest and Trial (1963 TV Series)
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Los Angeles is where Sgt. Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense while the prosecution is lead by Jerry Miller. (90 mins.)
 
42.
Convoy (1965 TV Series)
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Civilian Captain Foster (the freighter "Flagship") and Commander Talbot (US Navy destroyer Escort "DD 181") are responsible for convoying ships across the Atlantic during World War II. (60 mins.)
 
43.
Espionage (1963 TV Series)
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods. (48 mins.)
 
44.
Surfside 6 (1960 TV Series)
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Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami... (60 mins.)
 
45.
The Investigators (1961 TV Series)
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Russ Andrews, Steve Banks and Bill Davis are investigators working for a very successful detective agency in New York City... (60 mins.)
 
46.
87th Precinct (1961 TV Series)
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain... (60 mins.)
 
47.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1963 TV Series)
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Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board. (60 mins.)
 
48.
The Man Behind the Badge (1953 TV Series)
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Stories taken from the files of various law-enforcement agencies, including city, county and state police, park rangers, military police, etc. (30 mins.)
 
49.
The Web (1950 TV Series)
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America (30 mins.)
 
50.
Judd for the Defense (1967 TV Series)
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the USA. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects. (60 mins.)
 
51.
It Takes a Thief (1968 TV Series)
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government. (51 mins.)
 
52.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964 TV Series)
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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.)
 
53.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
54.
Network (1976)
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
55.
The Conformist (1970)
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A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. (113 mins.)
 
56.
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971 TV Series)
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff. (60 mins.)
 
57.
Holocaust (1978 Mini-Series)
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The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. (475 mins.)
 
58.
A Town Like Alice (1981 Mini-Series)
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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity... (301 mins.)
Director: David Stevens
 
59.
Scorpio (1973)
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During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
60.
The Rat Patrol (1966 TV Series)
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The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group. (30 mins.)
 
61.
Jack Holborn (1982 Mini-Series)
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Jack Holborn is 13-year-old orphan in the 1800's that wants to get a job on a sailship to avoid foster homes... (60 mins.)
 
62.
Sandokan (1976 Mini-Series)
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Malaysia, the second half of 1800. The English Queen Victoria owns the domain of the eastern lands of Borneo... (126 mins.)
 
63.
Land of the Lost (1974 TV Series)
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A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land. (30 mins.)
 
64.
The Sonny and Cher Show (1976 TV Series)
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Cher and Sonny Bono starred in this quintessentially '70's TV comedy/variety show. Sonny and Cher's hit songs featured prominently on the show... (60 mins.)
 
65.
The Prisoner (1967 TV Series)
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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.)
 
66.
Suspicion (1957 TV Series)
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder... (60 mins.)
 
67.
The Stand (1994 Mini-Series)
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
 
68.
The Defenders (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day. (60 mins.)
 
69.
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968 TV Series)
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Lovely young widow Carolyn Muir, her two young children, and the maid discover that the New England... (30 mins.)
 
70.
Then Came Bronson (1969 TV Series)
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A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates. (60 mins.)
 
71.
Studio One in Hollywood (1948 TV Series)
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas... (60 mins.)
 
72.
The F.B.I. (1965 TV Series)
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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. (60 mins.)
 
73.
77 Sunset Strip (1958 TV Series)
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama... (60 mins.)
 
74.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (570 mins.)
 
75.
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955 TV Series)
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Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals. (30 mins.)
 
76.
Inner Sanctum (1954 TV Series)
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A hosted horror and mystery anthology series hosted by Paul McGrath and later by House Jameson as "Your Host". (27 mins.)
 
77.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988 TV Movie)
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When latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Brian Mills
 
78.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 Mini-Series)
Episode: The Red Headed League (1985)
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What seems at first to be a harmless prank played upon a red-headed man is soon revealed to be much more: a sinister scheme devised by the Napoleon of Crime. (60 mins.)
 
79.
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991 Mini-Series)
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Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Illustrious Client and The Creeping Man. (60 mins.)
 
80.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986 Mini-Series)
Episode: The Empty House (1986)
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Believed dead after his fatal encounter with Professor Moriarity three years earlier, Sherlock Holmes returns to England to foil a plot to murder him by a former Moriarity gang member. (60 mins.)
 
81.
Sherlock Holmes (1954 TV Series)
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The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson--and, somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade--battle criminals in London. (30 mins.)
 
82.
Sherlock Holmes (1964 TV Series)
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (50 mins.)
 
83.
Sherlock Holmes (1967 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
84.
Sherlock Holmes (1964 TV Series)
Episode: The Devil's Foot (1965)
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Whilst in Cornwall Holmes is approached by the local vicar to determine how Brenda Tregennis died whilst sitting in a room... (50 mins.)
 
85.
Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
86.
Danger UXB (1979 TV Series)
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Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II... (60 mins.)
 
87.
Alien Nation (1989 TV Series)
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A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong... (60 mins.)
 
88.
The Day of the Triffids (1981 Mini-Series)
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When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over. (50 mins.)