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Early 21st century, 20th century

 

Australia, Canada, UK, USA

 

 

 

 

 Jane Campions highly acclaimed drama

starring Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.

Top of the Lake, only on BBC Two.

Video        Trailer    BBC        27 June  2013

 

YouTube

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr & Mrs Smith    USA

 

premiered on February 2, 2024,

on Amazon Prime Video

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Mr._&_Mrs._Smith_(2024_TV_series)

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2024/feb/01/
mr-mrs-smith-review-
donald-glover-and-maya-erskine-romance-
feels-like-it-makes-the-universe-better

 

https://www.npr.org/2024/02/01/
1228129090/mr-mrs-smith-review-donald-glover-maya-erskine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masters of the Air    USA

 

set to premiere on January 26, 2024.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Masters_of_the_Air

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/28/
masters-of-the-air-
if-you-werent-scared-something-was-wrong-
the-real-heroes-of-spielbergs-new-war-drama

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/26/
arts/television/masters-of-the-air-spielberg-hanks.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2024/jan/24/
masters-of-the-air-review-
spielberg-and-hankss-band-of-brothers-follow-up-is-absolutely-classic-tv

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2024/jan/23/
nazis-spielberg-hanks-masters-of-the-air-
band-of-brothers-the-pacific-east-anglia-bombing-raids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expats    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American drama television miniseries

created by Lulu Wang

based on the 2016 novel The Expatriates

by Janice Y. K. Lee

- premiered on Amazon Prime Video

on January 26, 2024

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Expats_(miniseries)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Expats_(miniseries)

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2024/01/25/
1226666037/expats-review-nicole-kidman

 

https://www.npr.org/2024/01/26/
1227247579/how-lulu-wangs-own-experience-as-an-immigrant-
influenced-her-new-show-expats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Ops: Lioness    USA

 

premiered on July 23, 2023

on Paramount+

 

 

Lioness is inspired

by a real-life CIA programme

that used female military personnel,

first simply to search local women

during operations

in Iraq and Afghanistan,

and then to distribute

information among them

and gather information.

 

Creator Taylor Sheridan

(Mayor of Kingstown,

Yellowstone and its prequels,

Tulsa King, among much else)

takes that premise,

adds a starry cast

led by Zoe Saldana,

including Nicole Kidman

and Morgan Freeman,

and runs with it.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jul/23/
special-ops-lioness-review-like-a-female-mission-impossible

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jul/23/
special-ops-lioness-review-like-a-female-mission-impossible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bear    USA

 

premiered on Hulu on June 23, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jul/19/
the-bear-season-two-review-
somehow-even-more-delicious-than-before

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/06/23/
1184000989/the-bear-season-2-review

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/06/15/
1182423425/the-bear-has-beef-and-heart

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/03/09/
1162363587/joseph-zucchero-obit-
italian-beef-mr-beef-the-bear-season-2-chicago-allen-white

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/25/
1113450332/jeremy-allen-white-the-bear-hulu-chefs

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/20/
1112483713/the-bear-dishes-up-a-sneaky-smart-show-
thats-just-as-manic-as-restaurant-life

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/20/
1105979840/review-fx-the-bear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Idol    USA

 

The Idol's first two episodes

premiered on May 22, 2023

at 76th Cannes Film Festival

where it was panned by critics

for its graphic sexual content

and themes.

 

It is scheduled to begin airing

on HBO on June 4, 2023.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/03/
arts/television/the-idol-the-weeknd-sam-levinson-lily-rose-depp.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/03/
arts/television/the-idol-the-weeknd-sam-levinson-lily-rose-depp.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White House Plumbers    USA

 

premiere on HBO on May 1, 2023

 

HBO's new five-part miniseries,

White House Plumbers,

revisits the infamous

Watergate burglary

that brought down

President Richard Nixon

from the perspective of the men

who orchestrated it:

G. Gordon Liddy

and E. Howard Hunt,

played by Justin Theroux

and Woody Harrelson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/05/01/
1172978160/a-tragedy-that-makes-you-laugh-
hbos-white-house-plumbers-revisits-watergate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint X    USA

 

Saint X is an American

psychological drama

television series

developed by Leila Gerstein

that premiered on Hulu

on April 26, 2023.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_X

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Saint_X

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/04/26/
1171757311/saint-x-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Extrapolations'    Apple TV+

- premiered on March 17, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Apple TV+ series

depicts a planet on the brink

of environmental crisis,

where ordinary human beings

battle increasingly hostile elements,

and a villainous tech tycoon seeks

to take over the world.

 

Yet in contrast to apocalyptic

climate change dramas,

like The Day After Tomorrow

and Snowpiercer,

Extrapolations doesn't dwell

on the End of Days.

 

"We wanted to focus

on what we call the 'messy middle,' "

series creator Scott Burns

told NPR in an interview.

"Because before we get to the end,

there's a lot of life

that we're all gonna have

to go through."

 

Despite the barrage

of daily news headlines

devoted to climate change,

there still aren't

many fictional TV shows

and movies that deal

with the topic.

 

And those

that do tend towards disaster,

picturing the end of life on Earth

as we know it.

 

But Extrapolations attempts

to walk the line

between fiction and scientific fact

to tell the story of what's at stake

for our planet

over the next few decades.

https://www.npr.org/2023/04/04/
1166078098/extrapolations-apple-tv-climate-change

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/04/04/
1166078098/extrapolations-apple-tv-climate-change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartstopper    UK

 

released on 22 April 2022

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/aug/03/
heartstopper-season-two-review-
this-lgbtq-teen-drama-is-even-sweeter-and-lovelier-than-before

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/29/
arts/television/they-put-the-heart-in-heartstopper.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jul/22/
heartstoppers-kit-connor-
i-wasnt-used-
to-the-idea-of-millions-of-people-being-interested-in-my-private-life

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/02/
heartstopper-tv-younger-self-sexuality

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/apr/22/
heartstopper-review-alice-oseman-netflix-tv-drama

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/mar/18/
no-drugs-booze-sex-or-swearing-
will-heartstopper-rewrite-the-young-love-rulebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reacher    USA

 

 

 

 

REACHER - Official Trailer | Prime Video

Video    Trailer    Prime Video    2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSycMV-_Csw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reacher

is an American action crime

streaming television series

developed by Nick Santora

for Amazon Prime Video.

 

Based on

the Jack Reacher book series

by Lee Child,

it stars Alan Ritchson

as the title character,

a self-proclaimed hobo

and former military policeman

with formidable abilities.

 

Reacher always encounters

and is forced

to battle dangerous criminals

throughout his travels.

 

The first season,

based on Killing Floor,

Child's 1997 debut novel,

was released

on February 4, 2022.

 

The second season,

based on Bad Luck and Trouble,

was released

on December 14, 2023.

 

Ahead of the second premiere,

the series was renewed

for a third season.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reacher_(TV_series)

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Reacher_(TV_series)

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/04/
arts/television/reacher-women-dad-tv.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/dec/15/
reacher-season-two-review-addictively-watchable-f-bomb-packed-fun

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/12/15/
1219423256/reacher-review-season-2-amazon-prime-dad-tv

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/02/
1077288802/reacher-review-amazon-series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbott Elementary

 

premiered as a midseason entry

in the 2021–22 television season

on December 7, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/04/07/
1156532261/philadelphia-teachers-abbott-elementary-school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tales From the Loop    2020

 

 

 

 

Tales From the Loop

Video    Official Trailer    Prime video    2020

 

Inspired by the wondrous paintings of Simon Stålenhag,

Tales from the Loop explores the mind-bending adventures

of the people who live above the Loop,

a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe

– making things previously relegated to science fiction, possible.

Music by Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1htuNZp82Ck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American science fiction

drama television series

developed and written

by Nathaniel Halpern

based on the art book of the same name

by Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag.

 

The eight-episode first season

was released in its entirety

on Amazon Prime Video on April 3, 2020.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Tales_from_the_Loop

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Tales_from_the_Loop

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/mar/28/
tales-from-the-loop-a-beautiful-nostalgic-series-in-which-nothing-happens

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/11/25/
456821778/tales-from-the-loop-doesnt-forget-the-robots-or-the-dinosaurs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Succession    USA

 

premiered on June 3, 2018, on HBO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/tags/1063563742/
succession

https://www.npr.org/series/1045640636/
succession-recaps

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
succession

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Succession_(TV_series)

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/dec/19/
the-50-best-tv-shows-of-2023-no-2-succession

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/06/05/
1179595456/jesse-armstrong-succession-interview

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/may/28/
absurdity-meets-gravitas-how-nicholas-britell-scored-succession

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/05/29/
1178715007/succession-recap-finale-shiv-roy-kendall-roman-greg-tom

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/05/25/
1178008172/nicholas-britell-succession

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/09/
arts/television/brian-cox-succession.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/03/25/
1166097286/encore-
hbos-hit-dark-comedy-succession-returns-for-its-final-season

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/03/24/
1165824579/fresh-air-marks-the-final-season-of-succession-
with-cox-culkin-and-macfadyen

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/06/
1061232763/succession-actor-kieran-culkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euphoria    USA    2019-2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/22/
1082288241/unlocking-the-sensory-overload-of-euphoria

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/06/
1078634127/euphoria-actress-storm-reid-talks-
about-the-shows-popularity-and-power

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/10/
1071852125/hbo-euphoria-zendaya-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The White Lotus    HBO    USA

 

The White Lotus premiered

on July 11, 2021

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/05/
arts/television/f-murray-abraham-white-lotus.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mythic Quest    Apple TV+    USA

 

Mythic Quest premiered

on February 7, 2020

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/05/
arts/television/f-murray-abraham-white-lotus.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moon Knight    USA     Disney+

 

Moon Knight debuted

on March 30, 2022

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/05/
arts/television/f-murray-abraham-white-lotus.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Midnight Club    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/10/09/
1127683752/mike-flanagan-the-midnight-club-netflix-horror-jump-scare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industry    HBO    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/02/
1115146342/in-industry-myhala-herrold-makes-herself-undeniable

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/03/
941425173/hbos-industry-features-the-most-fascinating-character-on-tv-right-now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reservation Dogs    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/08/
1115613218/reservation-dogs-indian-native-american-hulu

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/17/
1028578146/native-voices-tell-the-story-of-reservation-dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Therapy    HBO

 

The original “In Treatment,”

set in Brooklyn,

began on HBO in 2008,

itself an adaptation

of a popular Israeli series,

“Be’ Tipul,” set in Tel Aviv.

 

It had an unusual structure.

 

A therapist

— Assi Dayan in “Be’ Tipul,”

Gabriel Byrne in “In Treatment” —

saw a different patient each night.

 

And then,

on the fourth or fifth

or sixth night of the week,

he saw his own supervisor.

 

Episodes consisted entirely

of two or sometimes three

people talking,

mostly about feelings.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/19/
arts/television/in-treatment-uzo-aduba.html


 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/19/
arts/television/in-treatment-uzo-aduba.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Days at Memorial    USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/13/
1117156676/five-days-at-memorial-
showcases-john-ridleys-skill-at-tough-stories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEM    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Scandal'    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/
603248724/scandal-will-keep-on-giving-long-after-olivia-pope-handles-her-last-crisis

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/11/20/
365457210/4-reasons-why-scandal-is-a-telenovela-and-a-good-one

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/11/09/
362401259/is-america-ready-to-fall-in-love-with-the-telenovela

 

https://www.npr.org/2014/04/18/
304530711/so-scandal-writers-how-did-you-write-t

 

https://www.npr.org/2013/11/07/
243515839/shonda-rhimes-knows-where-this-scandal-will-end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superman & Lois    CW    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/23/
969068962/in-superman-
lois-the-man-of-steel-faces-his-biggest-challenge-yet-fatherhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a Sin    UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Survivor    CBS    USA

 

CBS reality show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/01/
885750685/do-right-by-us-black-survivor-alums-say-
the-reality-was-harmful-stereotypes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Crown    Netflix    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
the-crown

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/12/14/
1219012455/the-crown-ends-
as-pensive-meditation-on-the-most-private-public-family-on-earth

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/11/16/
1213397238/the-crown-final-season-review-princess-diana

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/nov/16/
the-crown-season-6-review-so-bad-its-like-an-out-of-body-experience-netflix

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/11/03/
1133970060/on-the-crown-you-cant-spell-divorce-without-di

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/audio/2020/dec/02/
the-crown-netflix-drama-fact-or-fiction

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/16/
578281741/crown-creator-sees-britai

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/08/
569156368/season-2-of-the-crown-exposes-the-royal-familys-fitful-evolution

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/08/10/
542646798/lets-rush-to-judgment-the-crown-season-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watchmen    HBO    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/10/
901073481/why-you-should-stream-watchmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City on a Hill    Showtime    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/14/
732440006/aldis-hodge-
a-30-year-acting-veteran-at-age-32-on-city-on-a-hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Mirror    UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When They See Us    USA

 

When They See Us

is director/writer/producer

Ava DuVernay's searing,

four-part drama

about five black and Latino boys

who were railroaded

into falsely confessing

to the most notorious gang rape

in New York City history.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/01/
728237648/horrors-and-humanity-in-ava-duvernays-gripping-when-they-see-us

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/01/
728237648/horrors-and-humanity-in-ava-duvernays-gripping-
when-they-see-us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim's Convenience    premiered in 2016    Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/09/
682888290/kim-s-convenience-is-a-sitcom-about-asian-immigrants-
with-depth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014-2024    USA    True Detective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andi Mack    Disney Channel    USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/10/27/
560453926/a-boy-with-a-crush-on-a-boy-and-for-the-disney-channel-a-first

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindhunter    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/31/
561086996/mindhunter-actor-jonathan-groff-on-his-most-life-altering-roles

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/12/
557328890/fbi-profilers-pursue-serial-killers-and-their-motives-in-mindhunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale    UK    2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/sep/18/
haunting-chillingly-plausible-peerless-how-the-handmaids-tale-changed-tv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm    HBO    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/29/
554262873/curb-your-enthusiasm-returns-and-larry-david-is-back-to-playing-himself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will & Grace    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/09/28/
553996659/-will-grace-is-back-but-will-its-viewers-be

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/08/31/
432294253/how-shows-like-will-grace-and-black-ish-can-change-your-brain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Trek: Discovery    CBS    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/25/
553532524/cbs-star-trek-discovery-goes-boldly-where-no-trek-show-has-gone-before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Deuce    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/27/
553867653/deuce-creators-capture-the-birth-of-americas-billion-dollar-porn-industry

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/08/
549474980/in-the-deuce-sex-isn-t-titillating-it-s-business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disjointed    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/25/
546044880/-disjointed-is-like-any-workplace-sitcom-think-cheers-with-more-pot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bachelorette    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/23/
529705257/the-bachelorette-may-have-a-black-star-but-its-still-set-in-a-white-world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Americans    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/25/
521289363/we-are-all-martha-alison-wright-on-how-her-americans-character-became-a-hit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shots Fired    Fox    USA    2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/22/
521006704/seeking-empathy-shots-fired-creators-flip-the-script-on-police-shootings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You're the Worst    USA

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/29/
495931508/in-youre-the-worst-even-the-most-flawed-characters-find-love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer    USA

 

The series premiered

on March 10, 1997, on The WB

and concluded

on May 20, 2003, on UPN.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/buffy-the-vampire-slayer

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/mar/10/
buffy-the-vampire-slayer-at-20-the-thrilling-brilliant-birth-of-tv-as-art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine    USA    2013-2021

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

is an American police procedural comedy

television series

that aired on Fox, and later on NBC.

 

The show aired

from September 17, 2013,

to September 16, 2021,

for a total of eight seasons

and 153 episodes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Nine-Nine

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Brooklyn_Nine-Nine

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/sep/13/
10-years-of-brooklyn-nine-nine-
the-most-relentlessly-funny-show-of-the-last-decade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misfits    UK    2009-2013

 

Misfits

is a British science fiction

comedy-drama television show, on E4,

about a group of young offenders

sentenced to work

in a community service programme,

where they obtain

supernatural powers

after a strange electrical storm.

 

The show premiered

on 12 November 2009

and concluded

on 11 December 2013

in its fifth series.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misfits_(TV_series)

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
misfits

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/
arts/television/misfits-from-britain-on-logo.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speechless    USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/
arts/television/speechless-abc-comedy-nonverbal-child.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stranger Things    Netflix    USA

 

American science fiction

horror drama television series

created by the Duffer Brothers

for Netflix.

 

Produced

by Monkey Massacre Productions

and 21 Laps Entertainment,

the first season was released on Netflix

on July 15, 2016.

 

The second and third season followed

in October 2017 and July 2019 respectively,

and the fourth season aired in two parts

in May and July 2022.

 

In February 2022,

Stranger Things was renewed

for a fifth and final season.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_Things

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Stranger_Things

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/08/19/
490671346/stranger-things-creators-on-barb-eleven-and-how-glitter-delayed-production 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born this way    USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/22/
486796812/a-cast-with-down-syndrome-brings-fresh-reality-to-reality-tv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenleaf        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/06/21/
482829462/oprahs-new-show-greenleaf-is-megachurch-melodrama 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silicon Valley        HBO        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/09/
481377115/in-hbos-silicon-valley-the-comedy-is-inspired-by-real-life-tech-culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line of duty        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/line-of-duty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/09/
469670174/new-tv-drama-recounts-heroic-escapes-on-the-underground-railroad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/04/
469191201/crazy-ex-girlfriend-challenges-stereotypes-one-song-at-a-time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Scorsese's 'Vinyl'

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/30/
472385235/ray-romano-gets-deep-dark-and-angsty-for-martin-scorsese-s-vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘black-ish’        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/05/
562233999/jennifer-lewis-of-blackish-looks-back-at-her-decades-long-career-in-new-autobiog

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/28/
468446215/-black-ish-opens-conversation-about-race-and-police-brutality

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/
arts/television/blackish-police-brutality.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/08/31/
432294253/how-shows-like-will-grace-and-black-ish-can-change-your-brain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fall        UK / IR

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/the-fall

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/oct/28/
the-fall-why-were-we-ever-excited-about-this-dead-dog-of-a-show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuller House        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/
business/media/netflix-aims-for-family-friendly-nostalgia-with-new-slate.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-Files        Fox        USA        2000s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/08/
arts/television/the-x-files-season-10-episode-4-back-in-the-day.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/23/
463726029/mulder-and-scully-on-why-the-world-is-ready-for-an-x-files-reboot

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/22/
463971641/as-x-files-returns-meet-the-man-behind-the-theme-song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurse Jackie        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/04/10/
398713112/nurse-jackie-ends-as-tvs-most-honest-depiction-of-addiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veep        HBO        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/
magazine/julia-louis-dreyfus-and-tony-hales-demented-double-act-on-veep.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power        Starz        USA

 

http://www.starz.com/originals/power/

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/07/
arts/television/50-cents-power-about-a-drug-dealer-debuts-on-starz.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Detective        HBO        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/
arts/television/true-detective-finds-philosophical-answers-by-seasons-end.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orphan Black        BBC3

 

television drama

that plunges into the moral minefield

of human cloning

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/mar/08/
bbc-three-orphan-black-a-worldwide-hit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Cards

 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/arts/television/100000002710158/
house-of-cards-power-nearly-undone.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top of the Lake

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/top-of-the-lake

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/dec/16/
best-tv-2013-top-of-the-lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DCI Banks

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2011/sep/17/
dci-banks-tv-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mill

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/jul/27/
the-mill-relentless-misery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game of Thrones    HBO        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/10/
536052787/game-of-thrones-finds-fans-among-disability-rights-activists-too

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/
arts/television/for-game-of-thrones-rising-unease-over-rapes-recurring-role.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game of Thrones:

season three, episode six – The Climb        HBO        USA

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/may/06/
game-of-thrones-season-three-episode-six-the-climb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nashville        ABC        USA

 

http://tv.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/
arts/television/nashville-starring-connie-britton-on-abc.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mystery drama > Awake    NBC        USA

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/apr/28/
awake-rubicon-new-lost

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/apr/13/
us-drama-awake-sky-atlantic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homeland        USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/homeland

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/homeland

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/series/homeland-episode-by-episode

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/
arts/television/homeland-review.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2012/09/29/
161969152/damian-lewis-on-the-conflicts-and-complexities-of-homeland

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/apr/12/
homeland-have-you-been-watching

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2011/10/05/
140947830/in-homeland-its-hard-to-know-whom-to-trust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls        HBO        USA

 

released in 2012

 

Lena Dunham’s series

about four white women lurching through their 20s

in New York City.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/16/
style/girls-show-hbo-lena-dunham.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/
arts/television/girls-finale-a-season-of-frayed-friendships-and-poignant-arcs.html

 

http://tv.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/
arts/television/lena-dunhams-girls-begins-on-hbo.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK > Downton Abbey        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/06/
469345607/as-downton-draws-to-a-close-a-look-back-on-what-made-the-show-great

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2016/03/04/
468973612/pop-culture-happy-hour-a-fond-farewell-to-downton-abbey

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/
arts/television/julian-fellowes-on-twists-in-the-downton-abbey-season-finale.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK > British costume drama Downton Abbey > Season Two        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
downton-abbey

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/oct/14/
downton-abbey-series-three-episode-five

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/feb/20/
downton-abbey-series-two-pbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sex and the City        HBO        USA

 

American romantic comedy-drama

television series

created by Darren Star for HBO.

 

It is an adaptation of Candace Bushnell's

1997 book of the same name.

 

The series premiered in the United States

on June 6, 1998,

and concluded on February 22, 2004,

with 94 episodes broadcast over six seasons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Sex_and_the_City - 21 January 2021

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/
1039545276/beloved-sex-and-the-city-actor-willie-garson-dies-at-57

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2021/aug/27/
revisited-why-is-sex-and-the-city-coming-back-to-our-screens

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2021/jan/21/
why-is-sex-and-the-city-coming-back-to-our-screens-podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur    USA    1996-2021

 

much beloved animated kids show

 

Arthur

followed its titular character,

an eight-year-old aardvark,

as he navigated life among family,

friends and school.

 

The show had a knack

for featuring characters

from different cultures,

classes and family backgrounds.

 

At times it was boundary pushing

— an episode of the show's spin-off,

Postcards from Buster,

received criticism

from then-Education Secretary

Margaret Spelling

for a 2005 episode

that featured lesbian parents,

and Alabama Public Televisio

 refused to air a 2019 episode

that showed a same-sex wedding.

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/28/
1021687616/pbs-kids-show-arthur-ending

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/28/
1021687616/pbs-kids-show-arthur-ending

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Simpsons        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/
the-simpsons

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/
arts/television/sam-simon-who-helped-shape-the-simpsons-dies-at-59.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > The Simpsons 500th episode        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/feb/18/
simpsons-tv-500th-episode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The US television hits of 2011,

from Community to Revenge

 

The new season was weak

– but there was plenty of good stuff

worth watching in 2011.

Here's a pick of the 10 best

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/dec/28/us-
television-2011-top-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best US TV shows

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/dec/04/us-
tv-shows-hidden-gems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Walking Dead

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/10/23/
559035940/the-walking-dead-returns-to-form-in-season-8-premiere

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/oct/21/
the-walking-dead-season-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC2's 50s newsroom thriller > The Hour

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/the-hour
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/aug/23/the-hour-bbc-finale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taggart axed by ITV after 27 years

Broadcaster decides not to commission

28th series of Scottish detective drama,

but it could continue in some form on STV

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/12/
taggart-axed-by-itv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sitcom > Not Going Out?

 

Not Going Out

is a British television sitcom

that has aired on BBC One since 2006

and is the second-longest-running

British sitcom

(number of series),

behind Last of the Summer Wine.

 

It stars Lee Mack and Sally Bretton

with Geoffrey Whitehead, Deborah Grant,

Hugh Dennis, and Abigail Cruttenden.

 

The series has previously

starred Megan Dodds,

Miranda Hart, Tim Vine,

Katy Wix and Bobby Ball.

- Wikipedia, July 23, 2023

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Not_Going_Out

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Not_Going_Out

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/feb/03/
not-going-out 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Slap

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2011/oct/27/
tv-review-the-slap-panorama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Blood

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
true-blood 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/jan/13/
true-blood-season-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freaks and Geeks        USA

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/dec/31/
box-set-freaks-and-geeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agatha Christie's Poirot        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/dec/24/
poirot-murder-on-the-orient-express

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peep Show

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
peep-show

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/dec/23/
miranda-peep-show-tv-matters

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/dec/14/
andradioblog/2010/dec/14/peep-show-series-7"> peep-show-series-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Burn

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/series/
screenburn 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/oct/16/
charlie-brooker-leaving-screen-burn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cartoon series > The Flintstones

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/sep/29/
the-flintstones-google-doodle-50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heroes        USA

 

NBC series about young people

who use their superpowers to save the planet

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/
arts/television/28family.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mentalist        USA

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Mentalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Ordinary Family        USA

 

http://tv.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/
arts/television/28family.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bedsit-set sitcom > Him & Her        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/sep/27/
him-her-bbc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

interactive reality TV show > Seven Days

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/sep/23/
seven-days-tv-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spooks

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
spooks 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/sep/20/
spooks-series-nine-episode-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Inbetweeners

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/
is-the-inbetweeners-all-its-cracked-up-to-be-2083304.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Friends In The North

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/sep/18/
our-friends-flannery-eccleston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Deep

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/aug/31/
the-deep-have-you-been-watching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The OC        USA

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_O.C. .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Good Wife    USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/06/
arts/television/the-good-wife-a-broadcast-gem-fades-away.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/04/30/
476154723/good-wife-creators-say-they-wanted-to-end-the-show-while-it-was-still-good

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/aug/30/
emmy-awards-2010-archie-panjabi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Family        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/31/
arts/television/31emmy.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/
arts/television/30emmys.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hung        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/06/
arts/television/06hung.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Feet Under

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
six-feet-under 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/aug/16/box-set-club-six-feet-under

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/01/next-box-set-six-feet-under

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronation Street        UK

 

Coronation Street is a British television soap opera

created by Granada Television and shown on ITV

since 9 December 1960.

 

The programme centres

on a cobbled, terraced street

in the fictional Weatherfield,

a town based on inner-city Salford, England.

 

Originally broadcast twice weekly,

the series began airing six times a week in 2017.

 

The programme was conceived

by scriptwriter Tony Warren.

 

Warren's initial proposal was rejected

by the station's founder Sidney Bernstein,

but he was persuaded by producer Harry Elton

to produce the programme for 13 pilot episodes.

 

The show has since become

a significant part of British culture.

 

Coronation Street is made

by Granada's successor, ITV Studios,

at MediaCityUK and shown in all ITV regions,

as well as internationally.

 

In 2010, upon its 50th anniversary,

the series was recognised by Guinness World Records

as the world's longest-running television soap opera.

 

Initially influenced

by the conventions of kitchen-sink realism,

Coronation Street is noted for its depiction

of a down-to-earth, working-class community,

combined with light-hearted humour

and strong characters.

 

The show currently averages

around five million viewers per episode.

 

The show premiered its 10,000th episode

on 7 February 2020,

and celebrated its 60th anniversary later that year.

 

Source: Wkipedia, July 23, 2023.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
coronation-street

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Coronation_Street

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/dec/09/
every-character-was-eccentric-it-was-beautiful-the-inside-story-of-coronation-street

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/oct/15/betty-driver

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/gallery/2011/jan/19/coronation-street-photography

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2010/aug/28/tony-warren-corrie-video

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/jul/08/coronation-street-birthday-disaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronation Street creator Tony Warren        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2010/aug/28/
tony-warren-corrie-video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hollyoaks        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
hollyoaks

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/01/hollyoaks-transgender-teenagers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cougar Town

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/jun/14/
cougar-town-renaming-tv-shows 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashes to Ashes

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/ashes-to-ashes
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/may/21/ashes-to-ashes-final-episode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost        USA

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/lost

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/apr/17/jj-abrams-novel-rumours

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/arts/television/25lost.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/22/technology/22lost.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/may/21/lost-season-six-episode-sixteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luther

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
luther 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/jun/14/luther-second-series

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/apr/26/luther-idris-elba-bbc1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Park

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
south-park 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/mediamonkeyblog/2010/apr/08/south-park-season-4-episode-14-facebook

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/apr/16/south-park-200th-episode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

political dramas        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/apr/29/six-to-watch-political-dramas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

war dramas        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/mar/30/best-tv-war-dramas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pacific

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/arts/television/07pacific.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast Offs

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/video/2009/nov/18/cast-offs-channel-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thick Of It

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qgrd 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2009/nov/17/chris-addison-interview

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2009/oct/26/thick-of-it-casualty-emma

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2009/oct/17/peter-capaldi-malcolm-tucker-tv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casualty

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m8wd 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2009/oct/26/thick-of-it-casualty-emma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soap opera > Guiding Light        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/19/opinion/19collins.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/sep/18/guiding-light-final-episode

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/deadlineusa/2009/sep/18/television-usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychoville

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
psychoville

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/tvandradioblog/2009/jul/30/
psychoville-final-episode 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight of the Conchords

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
flight-of-the-conchords

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/oct/16/kristen-schaal-interview

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/aug/29/jemaine-clement-flight-of-conchords

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/tvandradioblog/video/2009/jul/27/flight-of-the-conchords-deleted-scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ruby & the Rockits” > pilot episode        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/21/arts/television/21ruby.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Feet

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/jan/12/cold-feet-itv
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/28/cold-feet-might-return-harries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desperate Romantics

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/tvandradioblog/2009/aug/26/desperate-romantics-episode-six

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/jul/22/desperate-romantics-coast

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/jul/21/desperate-romantics-bbc-drama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubicon

 

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/06/24/arts/AP-US-TV-Rubicon.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupation

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/garethmcleanblog/2009/jun/16/occupation-peter-bowker-iraq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dollhouse

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/tvandradioblog/2009/jun/02/joss-whedon-dollhouse-stage-fright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battlestar Galactica

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/mar/19/battlestar-galactica-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being Human

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/feb/26/being-human-return-for-second-series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Law & Order: UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/organgrinder/2009/feb/24/television-television

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely Fabulous

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/apr/21/absolutely-fabulous-edina-patsy

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/20/absolutely-fabulous-bbc-1-sitcom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sitcom > Everybody Loves Raymond        USA        1996-2005

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/
arts/television/doris-roberts-the-mother-on-everybody-loves-raymond-dies-at-90.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor Who        UK

 

Doctor Who

is a British science fiction television series

broadcast by the BBC since 1963.

 

The series depicts

the adventures of a Time Lord called the Doctor,

an extraterrestrial being who appears to be human.

 

The Doctor explores the universe

in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS.

 

The TARDIS exterior appears as a blue British police box,

which was a common sight in Britain in 1963

when the series first aired.

 

With various companions, the Doctor combats foes,

works to save civilisations, and helps people in need.

July 23, 2023

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
doctor-who

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/25/
573415852/doctor-who-says-goodbye-to-peter-capaldi-as-show-prepares-for-first-female-docto

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/video/2014/aug/23/doctor-who-telly-addict-special-video

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/aug/23/doctor-who-capaldi-hype-plot-beyond-daft

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2013/mar/29/doctor-who-50-year-history-visualised

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/feb/24/raymond-cusick

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/mar/24/doctor-who-time-lord-cardiff-conventio

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/from-the-archive-blog/2011/nov/23/
doctor-who-anniverary-first-episode

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/09/the-debate-doctor-who

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/sep/30/doctor-who-tribute-brigadier-actor

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/19/the-coversation-doctor-who

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/22/doctor-who-tardis-in-us

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/20/doctor-who-fantasy

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/19/elisabeth-sladen-doctor-who-star-dies

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/05/doctor-who-new-series

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/dec/25/doctor-who-christmas-special-2010

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/dec/16/doctor-who-christmas-special

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/jun/19/doctor-who-the-pandorica-opens

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jul/22/dr-who-matt-smith-fashion

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/may/29/doctor-who-karen-gillan

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jan/03/doctor-who-matt-smith

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jun/26/bbc.doctorwho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roots remake    USA    2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This new Roots works its way

through stories along several generations.

 

It still leaves room,

as did the original, for a sequel

— but the central Roots story

remains potent enough,

and even more so in this new telling.

Characters are given more time,

and the actors do wonders

with their scenes —

especially Kirby as Kunta Kinte,

Rose as Kizzy,

and Page as Chicken George.

 

You'll feel for them and their journeys.

 

This new Roots is a TV miniseries

that not only should be seen but,

like the original,

definitely deserves to be talked about.

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/05/26/
479494123/in-its-retelling-roots-is-powerful-must-see-television

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starsky & Hutch    USA    1975-1979

 

American action television series,

which consisted

of a 72-minute pilot movie

(originally aired

as a Movie of the Week entry)

and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each.

 

The show was created

by William Blinn

(inspired by the success

of the then recent movie Busting),

produced by

Spelling-Goldberg Productions

and starred Paul Michael Glaser

and David Soul

in the title roles,

Starsky and Hutch.

 

It was broadcast

from April 1975 (pilot movie)

to August 1979 on the ABC network.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Starsky_&_Hutch

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Starsky_&_Hutch

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2024/jan/05/
david-soul-starsky-hutch-a-life-in-pictures

 

https://www.npr.org/2024/01/05/
1223082514/david-soul-starsky-and-hutch-dies-obit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roots    ABC    USA    1977

 

The original Roots miniseries,

based on the 1976 Alex Haley novel

tracing his own family tree

from African tribal life

to American slavery and freedom,

was a phenomenon.

 

ABC showed it

over consecutive nights

in January 1977,

not because it was expected

to earn huge ratings

but because network executives

were afraid it wouldn't.

 

So they crammed the entire miniseries

into an eight-day prime-time marathon,

which aired, by coincidence,

during a massive winter storm

that snowed in much of the Northeast.

 

Roots was TV's

original binge-viewing experience,

and it kept drawing more viewers

every night.

 

Its finale,

still one of the most-viewed scripted

programs in TV history, was seen

by more than 100 million people.

 

It started a new national dialogue

about race and racism,

and slavery and genealogy,

and launched or heightened

the careers of several black actors,

including LeVar Burton, John Amos,

Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr.

and Ben Vereen.

https://www.npr.org/2016/05/26/
479494123/in-its-retelling-roots-is-powerful-must-see-television

 

 

 

“Roots” transfixed Americans

— first as an overnight best seller

by Alex Haley,

then as an ABC mini-series,

which drew 100 million viewers

(...).

 

It made the slave trade and black history

inescapable parts of national popular culture

and produced a unique moment

when ordinary Americans

talked about slavery in workplaces,

bars, churches and schools.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/
opinion/why-america-forgot-about-roots.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/17/
books/review/alex-haley-hamilton-college-autobiography-of-malcolm-x-roots.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/
opinion/why-america-forgot-about-roots.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strictly Come Dancing

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/nov/23/strictlycomedancing-bbc

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/
the-end-of-the-affair-last-waltz-for-john-sergeant-1031212.html  - 23 November 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm a Celebrity

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/organgrinder/2008/nov/18/
imacelebrity 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice        2008

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2008/jun/26/
television.television

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generation Kill

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/14/generation-kill-the-wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wire    HBO    USA    2002-2008

 

The Wire

is an American crime drama television series

created and primarily written

by author and former police reporter

David Simon.

 

The series was broadcast

by the cable network HBO

in the United States.

 

The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002,

and ended on March 9, 2008,

comprising 60 episodes over five seasons.

 

The idea for the show started out

as a police drama loosely based

on the experiences of his writing partner

Ed Burns,

a former homicide detective

and public school teacher.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Wire

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Wire

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/
david-simon

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/
arts/television/the-wire-baltimore.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/06/
1034655290/michael-williams-omar-the-wire-hbo-dies-at-age-54

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/feb/21/david-simon-interview-wire-treme

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/organgrinder/2008/oct/13/wire-television

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jul/20/television.irvinewelsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > David Simon        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/david-simon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gossip Girl        USA       2007

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/08/fashion/08gossip.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skins        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
skins

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/mar/08/skins-tv-sorely-missed

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/dec/19/teenagers-under-their-skins

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/gallery/2010/dec/16/skins-series-5-cast 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/mar/18/skins-season-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skins series 5        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/jan/28/
skins-series-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK > Skins        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/20/business/media/20mtv.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddi-Rue McClanahan    1934-2010

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/arts/04mcclanahan.html

 

http://movies.nytimes.com/person/47011/Rue-McClanahan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last of the Summer Wine, Porridge > actors > Brian Wilde    1927-2008

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/mar/21/television1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prison Break        USA

 

http://www.fox.com/prisonbreak/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desperate housewives        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2004/10/01/
4056963/-unhappily-ever-after-desperate-housewives

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=4057281 - October 1, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Office        UK

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jd68z 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/jul/10/
the-office-20-years-ricky-gervais-stephen-merchant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

four-part television series > The Passion        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2009/sep/20/
frank-deasy-obituary 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Suspect 7        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2009/sep/20/
frank-deasy-obituary 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sopranos    HBO    USA

 

broadcast on HBO

from January 10, 1999, to June 10, 2007,

spanning six seasons and 86 episodes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Sopranos

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Sopranos

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/24/
arts/television/sofia-vergara-netflix-griselda-blanco.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/10/
realestate/sopranos-house-bada-bing-new-jersey.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/09/
1110670719/sopranos-tony-sirico-dies-paulie-walnuts-obit

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2007/mar/24/
usnews.broadcasting

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/aug/30/
broadcasting.g2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends reunion        HBO Max        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/27/
1000519295/the-friends-reunion-that-lost-its-nerve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends        NBC sitcom        USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/17/
788760850/in-2019-tvs-friends-remains-successful-and-divisive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Creatures Great and Small        BCC        UK        1978-1990

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/aug/03/
robert-hardy-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spitting Image - in pictures        3 August 2014

 

We take a look at Spitting image puppets

created by Roger Law for the famous TV satire

 

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/gallery/2014/aug/03/
comedy-puppetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Persuaders!        1970s

 

Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz)    1925-2010

 

a classically handsome movie star

who came out of the Hollywood studio system

in the 1950s

to find both wide popularity and critical acclaim

in dramatic and comic roles alike,

from “The Defiant Ones” to “Some Like It Hot”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/tony-curtis

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/movies/01curtis.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/sep/30/tony-curtis-tributes-film-world

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/sep/30/tony-curtis-obituary

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/sep/30/tony-curtis-true-hollywood-star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

family sitcom > The Cosby Show    USA    1984-1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/30/
1011859393/bill-cosbys-release-could-have-a-silencing-effect-on-victims-advocates-say

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/25/
651065803/bill-cosby-sentenced-to-at-least-3-years-in-state-prison

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/26/
606005482/bill-cosby-convicted-on-3-counts-of-aggravated-indecent-assault

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/
arts/television/how-to-think-about-bill-cosby-and-the-cosby-show.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/06/12/
532242734/when-what-was-good-for-bill-cosby-was-good-for-black-america

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/09/19/
349847465/examining-bill-cosbys-legacy-as-the-cosby-show-turns-30

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/
arts/television/bill-cosby-appreciation-and-screenings-at-paley-center-for-media.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sitcom > The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air        USA        1990s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/
arts/television/james-avery-fresh-prince-actor-dies-at-68.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Law & Order        USA        1990s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/
arts/television/doris-belack-judge-on-tvs-law-order-dies-at-85.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sesame Street        USA        PBS

 

For generations,

Sesame Street has been a mainstay

of American children's television.

 

But when the show premiered

(...) on Nov. 10, 1969,

it was considered controversial,

even radical.

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/08/
994738544/the-story-of-sesame-street-from-radical-experiment-to-beloved-tv-mainstay

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/26/
business/media/lloyd-morrisett-dead.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/15/
1055733980/sesame-street-makes-history-with-the-debut-of-its-first-asian-american-muppet

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/08/
994738544/the-story-of-sesame-street-from-radical-experiment-to-beloved-tv-mainstay

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/26/
arts/television/david-smyrl-dies-at-80-played-mr-handford-on-sesame-street.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.A. Law        NBC        1986-1994

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/19/
arts/television/larry-drake-lovable-clerk-on-la-law-dies-at-67.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/
arts/television/richard-dysart-emmy-winning-actor-on-la-law-dies-at-86.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diff’rent Strokes        USA

 

on NBC from 1978 to 1985

and on ABC from 1985 to 1986

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/
arts/television/conrad-bain-actor-on-diffrent-strokes-dies-at-89.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/
arts/television/29coleman.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prime-time soap opera “Dynasty”        USA        1980s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/
arts/television/kate-omara-played-caress-on-dynasty-dies-at-74.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nuclear thriller > Edge of Darkness        UK        1980s

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Edge_of_Darkness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABC’s glamour soap “Dynasty”        USA        1981-1989

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/
arts/television/03forsythe.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/02/
john-forsythe-dynasty-actor-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designing Women       USA        1980s-1990s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/
arts/television/12carter.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Ties        USA        1980s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/
arts/television/gary-david-goldberg-creator-of-family-ties-dies-at-68.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Girls        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/arts/04mcclanahan.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band of Brothers        USA

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Band_of_Brothers_(miniseries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighbours    Australia    1985-2022

 

Australian television

soap opera

that was first broadcast

on the Seven Network

on 18 March 1985.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighbours

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/
neighbours

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/jul/29/
the-guide-neighbours-finale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas    USA

 

American prime time

television soap opera

that aired on CBS from April 2, 1978,

to May 3, 1991.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Dallas_(1978_TV_series)

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/sep/03/
gayle-hunnicutt-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennies from Heaven

 

Dennis Potter’s

groundbreaking 1978 television series

about a travelling sheet music-seller

of the 1930s,

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/may/21/
ken-westbury-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Love Boat    USA

 

aired on ABC from 1977 to 1986

 

in addition,

four three-hour specials aired

in 1986, 1987, and 1990.

 

 

The show,

which ran from 1977 to 1986,

revolved around Mr. MacLeod’s

affable white-suited captain

and a crew of regulars

as it ventured into

new television territory,

offering simultaneous plot lines

in each episode, all having to do

with the humorous, and amorous,

adventures of the cruise ship’s

passengers, played by guest stars.

(Mr. MacLeod later

became a pitchman

for Princess Cruises.)

 

But unlike

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,”

which was acclaimed for its writing

and its willingness to defy

the sanitized conventions

of situation comedy,

“The Love Boat,”

produced by Aaron Spelling,

was vilified by critics

as just another example of safe,

formulaic TV comedy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/
arts/television/gavin-macleod-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/
arts/television/gavin-macleod-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cartoon series > Voltron: Defender of the Universe        USA        1980s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/arts/design/11keefe.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spitting Image

 

It was on 26 February 1984

that the caricatures of Peter Fluck and Law

were brought to life in puppet form

for Spitting Image.

 

The show ran on ITV for 18 series,

bringing to the world

a jive-talking banjo-strumming Pope John Paul II,

a CND supporting Queen,

a leather-clad Norman Tebbit

and many more.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/25/
spitting-image-exhibition-margaret-thatcher-reputation

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/15/
how-we-made-spitting-image

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/25/
spitting-image-exhibition-margaret-thatcher-reputation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Being Served?        UK        1972-1985

 

department store comedy

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/16/
trevor-bannister-served-lucas-dies

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2007/mar/08/
broadcasting.uknews1 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2007/mar/09/
guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diff'rent Strokes    USA    NBC sitcom        1978

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/06/
636024363/remembering-charlotte-rae-her-voice-quavered-her-comic-timing-didnt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Professionals    UK    1977-1983

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2013/nov/28/
lewis-collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of Eagles    UK    1974

 

13-part British television drama

aired by the BBC in 1974.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Fall_of_Eagles

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/sep/03/
gayle-hunnicutt-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Bowl    UK    1972

 

British television series

which originally aired on BBC 2

in six episodes.

 

It is an adaptation

of the 1904 novel The Golden Bowl

by Henry James.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Golden_Bowl_(TV_series)

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Golden_Bowl_(TV_series)

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/sep/03/
gayle-hunnicutt-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“All in the Family”    USA    1970s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comedy / groundbreaking series

 

 

 

adaptation of the British series

“Till Death Us Do Part,”

starring Carroll O’Connor

as the bigoted,

malaprop-prone Archie Bunker;

Jean Stapleton as his wife, Edith;

and Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner

as their bleeding-heart daughter

and son-in-law.

(...)

“All in the Family,”

which had been rejected by ABC,

had its premiere on CBS in 1971

as a midseason replacement

in the unenviable Tuesday night slot

following “Hee Haw,”

the variety show

built around country music

and cornpone humor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/
arts/television/bud-yorkin-writer-and-producer-of-all-in-the-family-dies-at-89.html

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Norman_Lear

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/06/
arts/television/norman-lear-rob-reiner.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/06/
arts/television/norman-lear-tv-shows-streaming.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/06/
arts/television/norman-lear-all-in-the-family.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/06/
arts/television/norman-lear-dead.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/12/06/
334890639/norman-lear-who-made-funny-sitcoms-about-serious-topics-
dies-at-101

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/02/
1051363358/all-in-the-family-
the-show-that-began-in-1971-changed-television-history

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/
arts/norman-lear-archie-bunker-trump.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/07/07/
484940550/a-television-giant-comes-into-focus

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/07/02/
484009777/not-my-job-
how-much-does-producer-norman-lear-know-about-learjets

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/arts/television/
bud-yorkin-writer-and-producer-of-all-in-the-family-dies-at-89.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2014/10/11/
354650309/tv-giant-norman-lear-shares-gems-from-92-years-of-experience

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/
arts/norman-lears-memoir-even-this-i-get-to-experience.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/arts/television/
jean-stapleton-who-played-archies-better-angel-dies-at-90.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Waltons”    1970s

 

enormously popular

1970s television series

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/26/
arts/television/earl-hamner-jr-who-created-the-waltons-dies-at-92.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/
arts/television/ralph-waite-patriarch-in-tv-series-the-waltons-dies-at-85.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Partridge Family”    USA    1970s

 

sitcom

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/17/
arts/television/dave-madden-of-the-partridge-family-dies-at-82.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice    USA    1970s and ’80s

 

sitcom

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/25/
arts/television/beth-howland-accident-prone-waitress-
from-the-sitcom-alice-dies-at-74.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Day at a Time    USA    1970s and ’80s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/
arts/television/bonnie-franklin-actress-dies-at-69.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morecambe and Wise    UK    1960s-1970s

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/gallery/2018/sep/01/
bring-me-sunshine-morecambe-and-wise-anniversary-
in-pictures

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/feb/15/
john-ammonds

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/17/
eric-morecambe-son-gary

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2009/oct/12/
eric-morecambe-ernie-wise-letter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“M*A*S*H” > Larry Gelbart, comedy writer    USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/arts/12gelbart.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbo    USA    1971-1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/14/
956821460/remembering-michael-apted-william-link-and-neil-sheehan

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2011/06/24/
137398923/peter-falk-tvs-legendary-columbo-dies-at-83

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/
arts/television/peter-falk-columbo-actor-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An American Family    USA    1973

 

first reality television show

 

 

Mr. Gilbert

(...)

in the early 1970s

(...)

was the envy

of many documentarians,

having produced

well-received films

about the anthropologist

Margaret Mead

and the disabled Irish writer

Christy Brown.

 

He was a producer at WNET,

the New York public

 television outlet,

when he came up

with an even more

ambitious idea, at a time

when narrative journalism

was on the rise: to follow

a real American family

for months,

capturing moments

mundane and emotional

in an unvarnished,

unrehearsed style

known as cinéma vérité.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/
arts/television/craig-gilbert-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/
arts/television/pat-loud-dead.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/
arts/television/craig-gilbert-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mod Squad    1968-1973

 

one of the first prime-time series

to acknowledge the existence

of the hippie counterculture

and an early example

of multiracial casting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/
obituaries/peggy-lipton-mod-squad-dead.html

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/07/
1003885526/clarence-williams-iii-the-mod-squad-and-purple-rain-actor-dies-at-81

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/
obituaries/clarence-williams-iii-dead.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/12/
722590154/peggy-lipton-star-of-the-mod-squad-and-twin-peaks-dies-at-72

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/
obituaries/peggy-lipton-mod-squad-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man About the House    UK

 

sex in peak-time television

did not start

– and, then,

only fumblingly and furtively –

until 1973.

 

On 15 August that year,

ITV premiered the sitcom

Man About the House.

 

Its writer Brian Cooke

had seen a few adverts

in the flat shares section

of the Evening Standard

specifying “a male or female”

flatmate.

 

The phrasing was striking,

as the convention at the time

was for rentals

being single-sex and,

by heterosexual assumption,

therefore no sex.

 

Carla Lane’s The Liver Birds,

which debuted on BBC One in 1969,

featured two young women sharing.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/aug/15/
naughty-rather-than-dirty-50-years-of-man-about-the-house-
the-sitcom-that-introduced-sex-to-british-tv

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/aug/15/
naughty-rather-than-dirty-50-years-of-man-about-the-house-
the-sitcom-that-introduced-sex-to-british-tv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laugh-In    USA

 

Broadcast on NBC

from 1968 to 1973,

“Laugh-In”

was a sketch-comedy series

hosted by the comedians

Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

It featured Ruth Buzzi,

Judy Carne, Henry Gibson,

Arte Johnson and Lily Tomlin

as regular performers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/14/
arts/television/gary-owens-announcer-on-laugh-in-dies-at-80.html 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/14/
arts/television/gary-owens-announcer-on-laugh-in-dies-at-80.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=vZpsVsrlUd8&index=2&list=PL2RzsTTHhhwWjnc-tpG5zivYXwCSTq9f3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission: Impossible    USA

 

1966-1973 on CBS

 

1988-1990 on ABC

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/mar/15/peter-graves-obituary

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/15/arts/television/15graves.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/15/arts/television/15graves.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Days    USA    1974-1984

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/
arts/television/20bosley.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sitcom > Benson    1980s        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/29/
arts/television/james-noble-absent-minded-governor-on-benson-dies-at-94.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV host Don Cornelius    USA    1936-2011

 

“Soul Train”

 

one of the longest-running

syndicated shows in television history,

it played a critical role

in spreading the music of black America

to the world,

offering wide exposure to musicians

like James Brown, Aretha Franklin,

Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson

in the 1970s and ’80s.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/arts/music/don-cornelius-soul-train-creator-is-dead-at-75.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/
arts/music/don-cornelius-soul-train-creator-is-dead-at-75.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SUEyf_2fbo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970s sitcom > “Welcome Back, Kotter”

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/
arts/television/robert-hegyes-60-of-welcome-back-kotter-is-dead.html

 

 

 

 

1970s soap-opera parody > “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/
arts/television/phil-bruns-dad-on-mary-hartman-mary-hartman-dies-at-80.html

 

 

 

 

The Rockford Files        1970s

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/19/
arts/television/joe-santos-a-mainstay-of-the-rockford-files-dies-at-84.html

 

 

 

 

“The Odd Couple”        1970s

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/
arts/television/jack-klugman-stage-and-screen-actor-is-dead-at-90.html

 

 

 

 

“Quincy, M.E.”        1970s

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/
arts/television/jack-klugman-stage-and-screen-actor-is-dead-at-90.html

 

 

 

 

NBC series > “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams”        USA        1970s

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/04/
arts/television/04seiller.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M*A*S*H    USA    1970s-1980s

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/
obituaries/david-ogden-stiers-mash-dies.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/01/nyregion/
wayne-rogers-82-actor-in-tv-show-mash.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/
arts/television/harry-morgan-mash-and-dragnet-actor-dies-at-96.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Allen Ogden Stiers    USA    1942-2018

 

tall, balding,

baritone-voiced actor

who brought articulate,

somewhat snobbish comic dignity

to six seasons

of the acclaimed television series

“M*A*S*H”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/
obituaries/david-ogden-stiers-mash-dies.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/
obituaries/david-ogden-stiers-mash-dies.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Morgan    1915-2011

 

 (born Harry Bratsburg)

 

Harry Morgan,

the prolific character actor

best known for playing

the acerbic but kindly Colonel Potter

in the long-running television series

“M*A*S*H”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/
arts/television/harry-morgan-mash-and-dragnet-actor-dies-at-96.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/
arts/television/harry-morgan-mash-and-dragnet-actor-dies-at-96.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”

and its spinoff “Rhoda”

USA    1970s

 

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,”

running from 1970 to 1977,

became one of the most acclaimed

comedies in television history,

winning Emmys

and a devoted audience,

not least because

it centered on a young,

single professional woman

— still an adventurous premise

at the time —

and offered quick-witted comedy

with generous doses

of the real world,

addressing serious topics

like drug use,

homosexuality, women’s rights

and premarital sex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/
arts/television/gavin-macleod-dead.html

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/29/
1032229523/ed-asner-award-winning-actor-who-played-lou-grant-dies-at-91

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/
arts/television/gavin-macleod-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Two Ronnies    BBC    1971-1987

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/mar/31/
ronnie-corbett-obituary

 

 

 

 

mime-and-dance comedy team Shields and Yarnell    USA    1970s

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/
arts/dance/07yarnell.html

 

 

 

 

ABC sitcom > The Brady Bunch    USA    1969-1974

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/02/
arts/television/ann-b-davis-the-maid-on-the-brady-bunch-dies-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

The Persuaders!    1971-1972

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Persuaders!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xckIh7C4LYg - pilot opening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mary Tyler Moore Show    USA

 

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

(also known simply

as Mary Tyler Moore)

is an American sitcom

television series

created by James L. Brooks

and Allan Burns

and starring actress

Mary Tyler Moore.

 

The show originally aired

on CBS from 1970 to 1977.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Mary_Tyler_Moore_Show

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/05/22/
1177058025/being-mary-tyler-moore-review-documentary

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/25/
461947952/she-turned-the-world-on-with-her-smile-mary-tyler-moore-dies-at-80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Laugh-In”    USA    NBC    1968 to 1973

ensemble comedy show

composed of brief bits of slapstick antics

and verbal nonsense tumbling over one another

in furious succession.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/arts/
judy-carne-sock-it-to-me-girl-on-laugh-in-dies-at-76.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NBC series > Julia    USA    from 1968 to 1971

first television series

to center on the life

of a black professional woman

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/
arts/television/hal-kanter-a-creator-of-julia-series-on-tv-dies-at-92.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawaii Five-O    USA    1968-1980

One of television’s

longest-running crime shows.

 

It was seen in more than 80 countries.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/
arts/television/29mccarthur.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

- first show on Feb. 19, 1968

USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/19/
586180373/its-a-beautiful-50th-birthday-for-mister-rogers-neighborhood

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/18/
584669284/mister-rogers-still-lives-in-your-neighborhood

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/18/
586216858/50-years-later-mister-rogers-remains-our-favorite-neighbor

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/07/
583970831/mister-rogers-will-appear-forever-on-a-stamp

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/03/11/
469846519/walking-the-beat-in-mr-rogers-neighborhood-
where-a-new-day-began-together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dick Van Dyke Show    USA

 

The Dick Van Dyke Show

is an American television sitcom

created by Carl Reiner

that initially aired on CBS

from October 3, 1961,

to June 1, 1966,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Dick_Van_Dyke_Show

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/05/22/
1177058025/being-mary-tyler-moore-review-documentary

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/25/
461947952/she-turned-the-world-on-with-her-smile-mary-tyler-moore-dies-at-80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC television play > Cathy Come Home    UK    1966

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/31/
shelter-cathy-come-home-homelessness-anniversary

 

 

 

 

I Spy    USA    NBC    1965-1968

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/arts/television/29gillis.html

 

 

 

 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.     USA    NBC    1964-1968

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Man_from_U.N.C.L.E.

 

 

 

 

Car 54, Where Are You?    USA    NBC    1961-1963

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/06/
636024363/remembering-charlotte-rae-her-voice-quavered-
her-comic-timing-didnt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Beverly Hillbillies”

burst upon the scene

on the evening of Sept. 26, 1962.

 

“In tonight’s fun-filled premiere,

Buddy Ebsen stars

as the head of a proud hillbilly clan

that discovers an oil well at home

that leads to a new home

in Hollywood!”

a CBS print advertisement

proclaimed.

 

Other cast members included

Irene Ryan

as the flinty matriarch Granny

and Max Baer Jr.,

as the bumpkin cousin

Jethro Bodine.

 

At its height, in the ’60s,

“The Beverly Hillbillies”

was a family favorite

watched by millions.

 

But by the end of a decade

marked by assassinations,

urban riots and the Vietnam War,

American tastes were moving away

from such innocent,

cornpone fare,

and the series ended in 1971.

 

An effort to revive it

in the fall of 1981,

through a two-hour

movie pilot titled

“The Return

of the Beverly Hillbillies,”

fell flat.

 

But the show’s fans,

many of them children

who grew up watching it,

remained fond of the series

(it was later broadcast

in reruns) (...)

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/03/
arts/television/donna-douglas-the-fairest-beverly-hillbilly-dies-at-82.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/03/
arts/television/donna-douglas-the-fairest-beverly-hillbilly-
dies-at-82.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tall Man    USA    1960-1962

 

 

 

 

Clu Gulager, right, as Billy the Kid

and Barry Sullivan as Pat Garrett

in the television series “The Tall Man.”

 

Mr. Gulager’s

rough-hewed good looks and Southwestern upbringing

made him a natural for the TV westerns

that proliferated in the 1950s and ’60s.

 

Photograph: NBC, via Everett Collection

 

NYT

August 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/07/
movies/clu-gulager-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a half-hour American

western television series

about Sheriff Pat Garrett

and gunfighter Billy the Kid

that aired on NBC

from September 10, 1960,

to September 1, 1962,

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/07/
movies/clu-gulager-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/07/
movies/clu-gulager-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Staccato    NBC    USA    1959-1960

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Johnny_Staccato 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
John_Cassavetes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”        USA

 

one of the top-rated

shows on television

in the late 1960s

(...)

The show, which first appeared

as a special in 1967

and ran until 1973,

satirized the counterculture

and featured show business guests

like Diana Ross

as well as public figures

like the Rev. Billy Graham

and Richard M. Nixon,

who, appearing

while running for president

and trying to shed a stiff image,

drew laughs and a few gasps

when he asked, “Sock it to me?”

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/
arts/television/digby-wolfe-actor-and-laugh-in-writer-dies-at-82.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/
arts/television/alan-sues-a-laugh-in-cast-mainstay-dies-at-85.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam-12    USA    from 1968 to May 20, 1975

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Adam-12

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/09/07/
438353111/martin-milner-star-of-adam-12-and-route-66-dies-at-83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mister Ed    USA    from 1961 to 1966 on CBS

 

sitcom

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/
arts/television/alan-young-the-affable-owner-on-mister-ed-
dies-at-96.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Untouchables    1960s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/
arts/television/21picerni.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F Troop    USA    1960s

 

1960s spoof of Western frontier TV shows

(...)

 

Although "F Troop" lasted

only two seasons on ABC,

from 1965 to 1967,

it became a cult favorite in reruns.

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/09/
1110677088/larry-storch-f-troop-obit

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/09/
1110677088/larry-storch-f-troop-obit

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/
arts/television/melody-patterson-66-wrangler-jane-on-f-troop.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Roaring ’20s    USA    1960s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/30/arts/
30provine.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batman    1960s

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/19/
432862575/yvonne-craig-best-known-as-batgirl-dies-at-78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danger Man    1960s        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2009/jan/14/
television2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Gilligan’s Island'    1960s        USA

 

Though “Gilligan’s Island”

lasted only three seasons,

canceled in 1967,

it hardly slipped from the horizon.

 

Endless reruns ensued,

and the cast members

had a series of encore performances.

 

Ms. Wells, for one,

reprised her role as Mary Ann

in three reunion TV movies:

“Rescue From Gilligan’s Island”

(1978),

“The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island”

(1979)

and “The Harlem Globetrotters

on Gilligan’s Island”

(1981).

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/
arts/television/dawn-wells-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronco    late 1950s and early ’60s        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/06/
arts/television/ty-hardin-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Route 66    1960-1964    USA

 

“Route 66” began in 1960,

and Mr. Maharis left the show in 1963.

 

His co-star, Martin Milner,

got a new partner,

played by Glenn Corbett,

and the series continued

for one more season.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/28/
arts/television/george-maharis-dead.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Route_66_(TV_series)

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/05/29/
1178696361/george-maharis-route-66-dies

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/28/
arts/television/george-maharis-dead.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/09/07/
438353111/martin-milner-star-of-adam-12-and-route-66-dies-at-83

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2012/05/29/
153937350/letters-george-maharis-and-route-66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Loves Mary    1960        USA

 

sitcom about married show-business celebrities

struggling to adjust to life in the suburbs

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/arts/television/
mary-healy-actress-and-singer-dies-at-96.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Avengers        UK

 

The Avengers

is a British espionage television series,

created in 1961,

that ran for 161 episodes until 1969.

 

It initially focused on David Keel (Ian Hendry),

aided by John Steed (Patrick Macnee).

Hendry left after the first series;

Steed then became the main character,

partnered with a succession of assistants.

 

His most famous assistants

were intelligent, stylish, and assertive women:

Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman),

Emma Peel (Diana Rigg),

and Tara King (Linda Thorson).

 

Dresses and suits for the series

were made by Pierre Cardin.

 

The series screened

as one-hour episodes for its entire run.

 

The first episode, "Hot Snow",

aired on 7 January 1961.

 

The final episode, "Bizarre",

aired on 21 April 1969 in the United States,

and on 17 May 1969 in the United Kingdom.

 

The Avengers was produced by ABC Weekend TV,

a contractor within the ITV network.

 

After a merger with Rediffusion London

in July 1968,

ABC Weekend became Thames Television,

which continued production of the series,

subcontracted to ABC Television Films.

 

By 1969, The Avengers

was shown in more than 90 countries.

 

ITV produced a sequel series,

 

The New Avengers (1976–1977),

with Patrick Macnee returning as John Steed,

and two new partners.

 

In 2004 and 2007,

The Avengers was ranked No. 17 and No. 20

on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.

 

Wikipedia - July 23, 2023

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avengers_(TV_series)

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2011/sep/22/
your-next-box-set-avengers

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/feb/07/
sir-john-dankworth-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Prisoner        UK

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/09/29/
554067095/number-six-at-50-the-fiftieth-anniversary-of-the-prisoner

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/jan/14/
television2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Saint    1960s        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2009/oct/02/
robert-s-baker-obituary

 

 

 

 

Roger Moore    1927-2017        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/23/
sir-roger-moore-obituary-james-bond

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/23/
roger-moore-james-bond-film

 

 

 

 

Robert Sidney Baker    1916-2009

producer, director and screenwriter

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2009/oct/02/
robert-s-baker-obituary

 

 

 

 

police drama > Z Cars    BBC    first broadcast 1962

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/mar/09/
james-ellis

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/16/
trevor-bannister-served-lucas-dies 

 

 

 

 

Z-Car    early 1960s

 

 

 

 

The Invaders        USA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Nimoy,

Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

NYT    27 February 2015

 

 

 

 

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Video    The New York Times    27 February 2015

 

Leonard Nimoy,

best known for playing the character Spock

in the Star Trek television shows and films, died at 83.

 

Produced by: Robin Lindsay

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/17DJ6iw

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3msMUM9gig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Simon Nimoy    USA    1931-2015

 

sonorous, gaunt-faced actor

who won a worshipful

global following as Mr. Spock,

the resolutely logical human-alien

first officer of the Starship Enterprise

in the television and movie juggernaut

“Star Trek”

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/
arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/leonard-nimoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3msMUM9gig

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/02/28/
389706306/nimoy-is-gone-but-mr-spock-will-live-forever

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/
arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/feb/27/
leonard-nimoy-mr-spock-star-trek-dies-ages-83

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/feb/27/leonard-nimoy

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/feb/27/leonard-nimoy-a-life-in-clips

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/02/27/
389516793/leonard-nimoy-mr-spock-on-star-trek-dies-at-83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Trek        USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/
star-trek

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/08/
492880770/much-more-than-a-five-year-mission-star-trek-turns-50

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/
arts/television/sarah-marshall-actress-in-twilight-zone-and-star-trek-dies-at-80.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/tvandradioblog/2012/apr/19/
star-trek-captain-who-best

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2009/may/21/
starship-enterprise-jonathan-glancey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wild Wild West        USA

 

The Wild Wild West is an American Western,

espionage, and science fiction television series

that ran on the CBS television network

for four seasons from September 17, 1965,

to April 11, 1969.

 

Two satirical comedy television film sequels

were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980

and the series was adapted for a theatrical film

in 1999.

 

Developed at a time

when the television Western

was losing ground to the spy genre,

this show was conceived by its creator,

Michael Garrison,

as "James Bond on horseback."

 

Set during the administration

of President Ulysses Grant (1869–1877),

the series followed Secret Service agents

James West (Robert Conrad)

and Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin)

as they solved crimes,

protected the President,

and foiled the plans of megalomaniacal villains

to take over part or all of the United States.

 

The show featured

a number of fantasy elements,

such as the technologically advanced devices

used by the agents and their adversaries.

 

The combination

of the Victorian era time-frame

and the use of Vernean technology

has led several steampunk web sites

to cite the show as a pioneering influence

on the genre.

 

This aspect was accentuated

even more in the 1999 film adaptation.

 

Despite high ratings,

the series was cancelled

near the end of its fourth season

as a concession to Congress

over television violence.

- Wikipedia, July 23, 2023

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Wild_Wild_West

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/08/
arts/robert-conrad-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Twilight Zone        USA

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Twilight_Zone

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/
arts/television/sarah-marshall-actress-in-twilight-zone-and-star-trek-dies-at-80.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Restless Gun        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/arts/television/09dortort.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perry Mason        USA

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Perry_Mason#Television_series 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/arts/television/09dortort.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonanza        USA

 

appeared for the first time

at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 1959,

opposite “Perry Mason” on CBS.

 

Two years later

it moved to 9 p.m. on Sunday

and became a dominant hit,

running for 14 seasons

— including three years, from 1964 to 1967,

when it was the most-watched television show

in the country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/arts/television/09dortort.html

 

 

 

 

David Solomon Katz    USA    1916-2010

Bonanza creator

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/arts/television/09dortort.html

 

 

 

 

As the World Turns    USA    1950s-2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/arts/04wagner.html

 

 

 

 

Lassie    1954-1970s

 

In 1954, Lassie made her television debut

in a series which removed her from Britain

and placed her on the American family farm,

where once again, she was asked to help

hold a struggling family together.

http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=lassie - broken link

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Lassie_(1954_TV_series)

 

 

 

 

“Honey West”

lasted only one season, 1965-66, on ABC

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/
arts/04francis.html

 

 

 

 

Leave It to Beaver    USA    1957-1963

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/
arts/television/17billingsley.html

 

 

 

 

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet > David Nelson    1936-2011

 

Nelson was the last remaining

member of the Nelsons TV family,

which included actor/bandleader Ozzie,

his singer wife, Harriet Hilliard

and his teen idol brother Rick.

 

The show originated on radio in 1952

as "Here Come the Nelsons,"

then ran for 320 episodes on TV

from 1952 to 1966

as "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"

with some of the story lines

taken from the stars' own lives.

http://movies.nytimes.com/person/104237/
David-Nelson - broken link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wagon Train

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/
arts/television/robert-horton-handsome-scout-on-wagon-train-dies-at-91.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Honeymooners    USA    1955-1956

 

American television sitcom

which originally aired from 1955 to 1956,

created by and starring Jackie Gleason,

and based on a recurring comedy sketch

of the same name

that had been part of Gleason's

variety show.

 

It follows the lives

of New York City bus driver

Ralph Kramden

(Gleason),

his wife Alice

(Audrey Meadows),

Ralph's best friend Ed Norton

(Art Carney)

and Ed's wife Trixie

(Joyce Randolph)

as they get involved

with various schemes

in their day-to-day living.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Honeymooners

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Honeymooners

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/14/
obituaries/joyce-randolph-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topper    USA    CBS    1953 to 1955

 

based on the 1937 film

of the same name

starring Cary Grant

and Constance Bennett

as a young couple,

George and Marion Kerby,

who die in an accident

and come back

to haunt their old house,

now occupied

by a stodgy banker,

just for fun.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/
obituaries/anne-jeffreys-glamorous-ghost-of-50s-tv-is-dead-at-94.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/
obituaries/anne-jeffreys-glamorous-ghost-of-50s-tv-is-dead-at-94.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“All in the Family” and “The Defenders”    USA    1950s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/
arts/television/paul-bogart-tv-director-dies-at-92.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

children’s television series > Sky King    USA    1950s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/28/
arts/television/28winters.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davy Crockett    USA    1950s

a great success for Walt Disney

in the mid-1950s

on both television and in the cinema

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/mar/18/
fess-parker-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dragnet    USA    1950s

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Dragnet_(franchise)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

variety shows

“The Peter Lind Hayes Show” on NBC

and “Star of the Family”    CBS        early 1950s

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/
arts/television/mary-healy-actress-and-singer-dies-at-96.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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series/watchthis

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.npr.org/sections/
television/

 

 

 

 

 

USA > The New York Times > Television

 

https://www.nytimes.com/section/arts/
television

 

 

 

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