Category Archives: vintage TV

Remembering the good old stuff

The Rosemary Clooney Show (1956-57)

Half hour variety show with The Hi-Los as regulars. She had a lot of good guest stars along the way. This episode featured singer-songwriter-actor Matt Dennis along with Frances Bergen.  She’s the wife of Edgar Bergen. Rosemary opens with a … Continue reading

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The Jonathan Winters Show (1956-57)

February 26,1957 episode: Betty Johnson is the guest. Jonathan opens and says they only have fifteen minutes and mentions what you won’t be seeing. He introduces people in the audience that lost to Charles Van Doren on “Twenty-One.” Then he … Continue reading

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The Marriage Lines (1961-66)

Robert Briers is George Starling and Prunella Scales is his wife Kate. The show follows them from the time they return from their honeymoon. There were five series in all as the couple went through various changes. It’s a mildly … Continue reading

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Dial 999 (1958-59)

Robert Beatty stars as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a Canadian assigned to Scotland Yard. The show isn’t anything special and it’s no surprise it only lasted one season. From 1959: “50,000 Hands” w/William “Dr.Who” Hartnell – Jeff Richards (William Hartnell) … Continue reading

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The Man Called X (1956-57)

Good series with Barry Sullivan as Ken Thurston, a U.S. intelligence agent posing as a photographer. He travels the world taking care of the bad guys. Februray 17,1956 episode: “Assassination” w/Richard Loo and Sammee Tong – Thurston is sent to … Continue reading

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Counterspy (Failed TV Pilot 1958)

Don Megowan stars as American counterespionage agent David Harding. A huge Russian battleship is able to negotiate Oslo harbor without a pilot. Harding thinks there’s some kind of super secret navigational gizmo at work and he has to know what … Continue reading

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The Likely Lads (1964-66)

Fun show about a couple working class guys in their early twenties. They both work in the same factory. James Bolan is Terry Collier. He has a cynical view of life. Rodney Bewes is the straight man of the duo … Continue reading

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