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Mystery/Crime Shows

(1952) Jerry (Richard Denning) and Pamela North (Barbara Britton) live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.
(1954-’55) The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes (Ronald Howard) as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson (H. Marion-Crawford) and, somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade (Archie Duncan) battle criminals in London.
(1959) Follows Barney Ruditsky (played by James Gregory), a plainclothes police detective in New York City during the 1920’s. The show was loosely based on the real life Ruditsky who was a New York police officer during the period.
(1957) Beverly Garland plays an undercover police woman in this syndicated cop series that was filmed in New York City. Casey Jones’ assignment to fight crime often entails her going undercover in some of the seediest and most dangerous parts of the city.
This police drama that exposes confidence rackets debuted on June 7, 1951, and ran until Sep. 28, 1953. Actual police cases describe how shady characters fleece unsuspecting people of their money. Reed Hadley stars as Capt. John Braddock, who both introduces each story and plays a part.
(1951-59) “The story you are about to see is true…” “Just the facts, ma’am…” “We were working the day watch…” Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles. The show emphasized careful police work and the interweaving of policemen’s professional and personal lives.

Adventure/History Shows

(1956-’57) Made in England. Robin of Locksley and his group of Sherwood Forest protect England from the evil machinations of Prince John, while good King Richard was away at the Crusades. Cast: Richard Greene, Archie Duncan, Patricia Driscoll, John Arnatt, Alan Wheatley, Alex Gauge.
(1956-’57. Made in England) All 30 episodes of the single season. Stars William Russell as Sir Lancelot. In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by Oxford University, re-creates some of the notable exploits of the famous knight, as well as the deeds of the other members of King Arthur’s court.
(1956) Made in England. Robert Shaw stars in this well-made, rousing British adventure series of the mid-50s. Taking place in the early 18th century, in the British Caribbean colony of New Providence (The Bahamas), episodes revolved around ex-pirate raider Dan Tempest (Shaw), who has accepted a pardon from King George, and the job of defending the islands, in his trusty ship ‘The Sultana’, along with a rag-tag crew.
(1953-1954) A missionaries’ son, Tom Reynolds (Jon Hall), returns to the jungle as a doctor where he treats natives and takes care of badguys, aided by Prof. Ogden (Ray Montgomery). “Ramar” means “White Medicine Man.”
Serials: The New Adventures of Tarzan, Tarzan the Tiger
Historical Documetaries: War In The Pacific, Victory At Sea

Comedy/Sitcoms Shows

(1952-1955) The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge, starring Joan Davis and Jim Backus.
(1950-1965) Jack Benny brought the radio program he had since 1932, with his underplayed humor, to TV along with his radio regulars — Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Rochester, Mary Livingstone and Mel Blanc. Jack, who remained 39-years-old, kept his money in his basement and drove his old Maxwell car just as he had done on the radio.
(1962-1968) The Lucy Show was Ms. Ball’s follow-up series to her classic I Love Lucy and subsequent Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour series of specials. To insure its success, she brought along many crew members from her previous series, including the writing staff. With Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance and famous guest stars.
(1954) Pert blond teenager Corliss Archer (Ann Baker) must balance her life at school, her lovable but goofy boyfriend Dexter and her well-meaning but clueless parents.
(1962-1971) A nouveau riche family of hillbillies moves to Beverly Hills, refuses to conform and shakes up privileged society. Cast: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.
(1952-66) Starring Ozzie, Harriet, David and the irrepressible Ricky Nelson. Very long running family saga, based largely on the actual actors involved. As the sons age we go through their teenage dating problems, college life, marriages and careers. Ricky became a (real life) rock and roll star while David joined a law firm.

Western Shows

(1951-1957) The Double R Ranch featured “The King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers, his “Smartest Horse in the Movies” Trigger, “The Queen of the West,” Dale Evans, her horse Buttermilk, their wonder dog Bullet, and Pat Brady and his jeep Nellybelle.
(1950-1956) The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho travel the old west in the grand tradition of the Lone Ranger, righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they find it. Starring Duncan Renaldo as Cisco and Leo Carillo as Pancho.
(1959-1972) Cast: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon. Ben Cartwright and his three sons (by three wives) ride herd over the sprawling Ponderosa spread in 1860s Nevada in one of the most handsomely mounted and beloved series of all time.
(1954-1957) A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who moseyed into town kept on going. Often at her side was friend, suitor and deputy sheriff Lofty Craig with whom she often showed off her shooting prowess.
(1951-1955) Kit Carson and El Toro, his Mexican sidekick, roamed the Wild West, traveling from Wyoming to Texas during the 1880s, chasing desperadoes, tracking wild game, drinking coffee by their campfire, and delighting youthful audiences. Starring Bill Williams at Kit Carson and Don Diamond as El Toro.

Sci-Fi Shows

(1954) Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joe Nash. Flash, Dale and Zarkov adventure through time and space in a television series produced in West Berlin.
(1954) Richard Crane stars as legendary space captain “Rocky Jones, Space Ranger” in the syndicated 1954 television series. Most stories were told in 3 parts, which have been put together into mini-features running about 75 minutes eac. The series was cancelled after a single season because the costly special effects made it unprofitable. Rocky’s scantily clad assistant Vena Ray is played by Sally Mansfield. With Scotty Beckett.
(1951-1953) Tales of Tomorrow is a half-hour American anthology science-fiction series that was performed and broadcast live and then syndicated on 16mm kinescope prints.
(1955-56) CAPTAIN Z-RO and his associates experiment in Time and Space via their Time Refractor apparatus and space ship. They become involved with notables of the past and events of history, such as Ghengis Kahn, The Battle of Chalon, Christopher Columbus, Leonardo DaVinci, etc.
Serials: Undersea Kingdom, Radar Men of the Moon, SOS Coast Guard, Phantom Creeps