Category Archives: vintage TV

Remembering the good old stuff

The Arthur Haynes Show (1956-66)

During the show’s run Haynes was considered by many to be Britain’s top comedian. Almost all the major music and comedy stars of the era appeared on the show. This early 1960’s episode featured musical guest Aileen Cochrane.  It opens … Continue reading

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Swingin’ Together (1963) Failed TV Pilot

Bobby Rydell stars as the leader of Bobby Day and The Four Knights. The band travels around in an an old bus named Lucinda driven by James Dunn as father figure P.J.Cunningham. The pilot features Stephanie Powers, Lloyd Corrigan and … Continue reading

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Bank On The Stars (1953-54)

Bill Cullen hosts this game show from New York where contestants are shown film clips and then asked three questions about what they’ve just seen. June 19,1954 episode –  The show starts with a clip from “Apache” with Burt Lancaster. … Continue reading

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The World Of Wooster (1965-67)

Funny show based on the stories of P.G.Wodehouse. Ian Carmichael plays the rich and wacky Bertie Wooster and Dennis Price is Jeeves the butler. January 4,1966 episode: “Jeeves And The Delayed Exit Of Claude And Eustace” – Bertie’s irresponsible cousins … Continue reading

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Nothing But The Truth (1956 Pilot For To Tell The Truth)

The host is Mike Wallace. Two girls and a man claim to be Tony Costello. Mike is introduced and explains the game. The panel is called the truth detectives. They are Polly Bergen, John Cameron Swayze, Hildy Parks and Dick … Continue reading

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Arrest And Trial (1963-64)

Ninety minute show where the first half covered a crime and arrest and the second half presented the trial.  The L.A. cops were Ben Gazzara as Sgt.Nick Anderson and Roger Perry as Sgt.Dan Kirby. The trial portion of the show … Continue reading

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The Jack Benny Program-New Year’s Eve-December 31,1961

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The Buick Circus Hour (1952-53)

One hour variety show with a circus theme. It tells a story throughout the show. It didn’t really work and soon disappeared. October 7,1952 episode: John Raitt opens with a song about the circus. A number of circus acts perform. … Continue reading

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The Honeymooners-‘Twas The Night Before Christmas-December 24,1955

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Adventures Of The Falcon (1954-55)

Charles McGraw is Michael Waring aka/The Falcon. He’s working for the U.S.Government. The show has zero in common with the film series that starred brothers Tom Conway and George Sanders. McGraw is always fun to watch and this is no … Continue reading

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