1970s British television series

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  1. 1990

    1990 (1977)


    1990 is a British then-futuristic political drama television series produced by the BBC and shown in 1977 and 1978.

  2. 3-2-1

    3-2-1 (1978)


    3–2–1 was a popular British game show that was made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It ran for ten years, between 29 July 1978 and 24 December 1988, with former Butlins Redcoat Ted Rogers as the host. It was based on a Spanish gameshow called Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez and was three shows in one, a quiz show, a variety show and a game show.

  3. A Bunch of Fives

    A Bunch of Fives (1977)


    A Bunch of Fives is an English children’s television show broadcast in the 1970s on ITV. A precursor of Grange Hill, it starred Lesley Manville and Jamie Foreman as Fifth formers who start a school newspaper. The show spawned one paperback tie-in.

  4. A Class by Himself

    A Class by Himself (1971)


    A Class by Himself is a British sitcom that aired from 1971 to 1972. The half-hour series was made by Harlech Television and starred John Le Mesurier of Dad's Army fame as Lord Bleasham.

  5. A Family at War

    A Family at War (1970)


    A Family At War is a British drama series that aired on ITV from 1970 to 1972. It was created by John Finch and made by Granada Television for ITV. The director was David Giles.

  6. A Question of Sport

    A Question of Sport (1970)


    A Question of Sport is a long-running BBC quiz show which started on 2 December 1968 and continues to this day. It is currently recorded at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays. It has been recorded in Manchester since the programme's inception at various studios including Dickenson Road Studios, then New Broadcasting House and was more recently shared between Granada Studios and BBC Television Centre, until moving full-time to MediaCityUK.

  7. A Sharp Intake of Breath

    A Sharp Intake of Breath (1977)


    A Sharp Intake of Breath is a British sitcom starring David Jason, Jacqueline Clarke, Richard Wilson and Alun Armstrong which ran from 1977 to 1981. It was made for the ITV network by ATV. The opening titles featured cartoons by Mel Calman.

  8. Ace of Wands

    Ace of Wands (1970)


    Ace of Wands is a fantasy-based British children's television show broadcast on ITV between 1970 and 1972, created by Trevor Preston and Pamela Lonsdale and produced by Thames Television. The title, taken from the name of a Tarot card describes the principal character, called "Tarot" (played by Michael MacKenzie) who combined stage magic with supernatural powers. Tarot has a pet Owl named Ozymandias, played by Fred Owl. The series was later replaced by The Tomorrow People in 1973.

  9. Agony

    Agony (1979)


    Agony is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1979 to 1981. Made by London Weekend Television, it stars Maureen Lipman as Jane Lucas who has a successful career as an agony aunt but whose own personal life is a shambles. It was created by Len Richmond and real-life agony aunt Anna Raeburn, both of whom wrote all of the first series. The second and third series were written by Stan Hey and Andrew Nickolds.

  10. Albert and Victoria

    Albert and Victoria (1970)


    Albert and Victoria is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1970 to 1971. Starring Alfred Marks, it was written by Reuben Ship. It was made for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television.

  11. Alcock and Gander

    Alcock and Gander (1972)


    Alcock and Gander is a British sitcom that aired on ITV in 1972. Starring Beryl Reid and Richard O'Sullivan, it lasted for one series. It was written by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke, who later wrote Man About the House, where O'Sullivan was the lead male character. It was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.

  12. Alexander the Greatest

    Alexander the Greatest (1971)


    Alexander the Greatest was a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1971 to 1972. Starring Gary Warren, it was written by Bernard Kops and made for the ITV network by ATV.

  13. All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small (1978)


    All Creatures Great and Small is a British television series, based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. In 1977, the BBC tasked producer Bill Sellars with the creation of a television series from Herriot's first two novels, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, using the title of the 1975 film adaptation All Creatures Great and Small.

  14. All Gas and Gaiters

    All Gas and Gaiters (1966)


    All Gas and Gaiters is a British television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, a husband-and-wife team who used the pseudonym of "John Wraith" when writing the pilot. All Gas and Gaiters was also broadcast on BBC Radio from 1971 to 1972.

  15. All Our Saturdays

    All Our Saturdays (1973)


    All Our Saturdays is a British sitcom starring Diana Dors that aired in 1973. Stuart Harris wrote two episodes, while Oliver Free, Eric Geen, Anthony Crouch and Peter Robinson & David Rutherford all wrote one each. It was made for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television.

  16. And Mother Makes Three

    And Mother Makes Three (1971)


    ...And Mother Makes Three is a British sitcom shown on ITV from 1971 to 1973. Starring Wendy Craig, it was written by Peter Buchanan, Peter Robinson, Richard Waring and Carla Lane. ...And Mother Makes Three was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.

  17. And Mother Makes Five

    And Mother Makes Five (1974)


    ...And Mother Makes Five is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1974 to 1976. Starring Wendy Craig, it is the sequel of ...And Mother Makes Three and aired for four series. ...And Mother Makes Five was written by Richard Waring, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer. Wendy Craig also wrote some episodes under the pseudonym Jonathan Marr. It was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.

  18. Angels

    Angels (1975)


    Angels was originally a British television seasonal drama series dealing with the subject of student nurses and was broadcast by the BBC between 1975 and 1978 and was once described as the "Z-Cars of nursing". The show's format then switched to a twice weekly soap opera format (although still seasonal) from 1979 to 1983. The show's title derived from the name of the hospital where the series was originally set, St. Angela's, Battersea, although in the early 1980s the scenario changed to Heath Green Hospital, Birmingham.

  19. Animal Kwackers

    Animal Kwackers (1975)


    Animal Kwackers was a children's television series produced by Yorkshire Television and broadcast on Britain's ITV in the 1970s. The Animal Kwackers were a four piece pop band consisting of Rory, a lion; Twang, a monkey; Bongo, a dog; and Boots, a tiger. The characters were played by actors in costumes. The show was similar in many ways to the successful United States of America (US) series, Banana Splits. The music was a mixture of well-known pop songs and original songs - most of which (including the theme song) were written by Roy Apps and the producer Peter Eden.

  20. Anne of Avonlea

    Anne of Avonlea (1975)


    Anne of Avonlea is a film made for television 4-part mini-series, developed in the United Kingdom by the BBC. It is based on Anne of Avonlea, the sequel to Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

  21. Antiques Roadshow

    Antiques Roadshow (1979)


    Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom (and occasionally in other countries) to appraise antiques brought in by local people. It has been running since 1979. There are also international versions of the programme.

  22. Aquarius

    Aquarius (1970)


    Aquarius (1970–1977) was a British arts television series, produced by London Weekend Television for ITV. After the demise of Aquarius The South Bank Show (a similar arts programme) took its place in 1978, initially also in a magazine format, as ITV wanted a more accessible arts series.

  23. Are You Being Served?

    Are You Being Served? (1972)


    Are You Being Served? is a BBC television sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC. The series follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff, as well as various interludes with customers (portrayed by popular and well-known British actors in guest appearances, such as Joanna Lumley), of the retail ladies' and gentlemen's clothing floor departments of a fictional London department store called Grace Brothers.

  24. Armchair Theatre

    Armchair Theatre (1956)


    Armchair Theatre is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

  25. Armchair Thriller

    Armchair Thriller (1967)


    Armchair Thriller is a British television programme, broadcast on ITV in two series in 1978 and 1980. Owing something to some of the off-shoots of the earlier Armchair Theatre, the new series used scripts adapted from published novels and stories. Although not properly a horror series it included several supernatural elements. Armchair Thriller was produced by Thames Television, but it included serials made by Southern Television. The format was of a twice weekly 25 minute episodes, usually screened on a Tuesday or Thursday at 20:00-21:00.

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