Thirteen of my favourite old TV shows from the 60s and 70s 69



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Jacqui was a bit busy this week, so we’ve filled in on Thirteen for Thursday… with thirteen of our favourite TV shows from the old days… Which of these was your favourite?


bev hillThe Beverley Hillbillies

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…









draft_lens10327161module93650951photo_1307834585the_munstersThe Munsters

The Munsters were definitely a strange family, both in appearance and in how they acted, but they considered themselves to be very normal.








i dream of jeannieI dream of Jeannie

Barbara Eden was charming and wonderful as Jeannie. Yet 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.








brady bunch

The Brady Bunch

We can’t talk about TV shows of the 60s and 70s without talking about the Brady Bunch.  This show actually started in 1969 and ended in 1974.  It was wonderful to watch the kids grow up during and after the show.







charlies angels

Charlie’s Angels

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

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

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 the remaining couple of seasons.









copshopCop Shop

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.











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In 1964 Australia go their first Police Drama, Homicide.   Its popularity saw it through 10 award winning years.



yttYoung Talent Time

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.




young doctorsThe Young Doctors

The lives, loves and medical complaints of the doctors, nurses and patients at Sydney’s Albert Memorial Hospital.

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  1. You forgot, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, The Man from Uncle, Dr Who, and Aussie shows, The Box, Bandstand and Countdown and Rush (remember John Waters in his younger days!).

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