There were so many great TV shows of the 60s and 70s. Here is a list of some of the favourites from around the Starts at 60 office. What was your favourite?
The Beverly Hillbillies was a huge success and had some of the highest ratings ever for a sitcom. Jethro was the lovable, silly guy, and Elle May was much the same. And who could forget Granny…
The Munsters were a strange family, both in appearance and in how they acted, but they considered themselves to be very normal.
Barbara Eden was charming and wonderful as Jeannie. She wasn’t the first choice of series creator Sidney Sheldon. He didn’t want a blonde because of the comparisons he thought would be made to Samantha on Bewitched. However, after testing other brunettes, he decided Barbara was right as the title character.
I loved Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, the secondary characters on this show were just as entertaining, especially Agnes Moorehead as Endora, and Bernard Fox as Dr Bombay.
We can’t talk about TV shows of the 60s and 70s without talking about the Brady Bunch. This show started in 1969 and ended in 1974. It was wonderful to watch the kids grow up during and after the show.
When Charlie’s Angels premiered in 1976, it made instant stars of Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson. The three women were police officers on the show, tired of doing menial jobs, so they were hired by a mysterious man named Charlie who never appeared on screen, and who hired them as private investigators.
The Waltons was wholesome TV drama about a family during the Great Depression. It was created by Earl Hammer and based on his book Spencer’s Mountain.
Laverne and Shirley
This great show was a successful spin-off from Happy Days. Laverne and Shirley were roommates who lived in Milwaukee for most of the series run but were in California for a remaining couple of seasons.
Cop Shop is a long-running Australian police drama television series produced by Crawford Productions that ran for eight seasons between 1977 and 1984. It comprised 582 one hour episodes.
Prisoner kicked off in 1979, the Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women’s prison.
In 1964 Australia go their first Police Drama, Homicide. Its popularity saw it through 10 award winning years.
Young Talent Time was produced in Australia by Television House and Johnny Young, for the 18 years. It was a show only intended for a 13-week run but ended up being a success.
The lives, loves and medical complaints of the doctors, nurses and patients at Sydney’s Albert Memorial Hospital.