Category Archives: vintage TV

Remembering the good old stuff

No Hiding Place (1959-67)

Another good British cop show. They do have a knack for producing excellent police dramas. This one stars Raymond Francis as Det.Sup.Tom Lockhart and Eric Lander as Det.Inspector Harry Baxter. He left the show after several series. March 10,1961 episode: … Continue reading

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Blind Date (Your Big Moment) (1949-1953)

People wrote in hoping to meet someone that met their qualifications. It’s another adaption of a successful radio show which was hosted by Arlene Francis. After she left the TV show in 1953 Melvyn Douglas tried hosting for a few … Continue reading

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Sea Divers (1958) Unsold TV Pilot

If you’re going to try and jump on the “Sea Hunt” trend you should at least try to make it interesting. This thing is a bore from first second to last. No surprise it ended up in the junk pile. … Continue reading

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The Motorola TV Hour (1953-54)..May 18,1954 Episode: “Atomic Attack”

Short lived dramatic anthology series. This episode proves that the so-called Golden Age of TV had its tarnish. This is just awful from start to finish. The acting is over the top, especially by Patricia Bruder as fourteen year old … Continue reading

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Giant Step (1956-57)

Bert Parks is your congenial host. This episode opens as Bert says an eleven year old boy will try for his eighth giant step. The big prize is a four year scholarship to the college of his choice and a … Continue reading

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Camouflage (1961-62)

Don Morrow is the host and Johnny Gilbert is the announcer of this game show where contestants had to trace a figure from another drawing. Even if they knew the answer it didn’t matter if they slipped up while doing … Continue reading

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Z Cars (1962-78)

Opening episode:January 2,1962 – “Four Of A Kind” – Crime is getting out of hand in Newtown. Time to beef up law enforcement with a new division. Four men are being picked for the new crime patrol. The cars are … Continue reading

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