With ABC Weekend Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 5,887

2. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 187

3. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 515

4. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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This show was 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.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 109

5. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 56

6. Opportunity Knocks (1956–1990)

Game-Show

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Stars: Hughie Green, Bob Monkhouse, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Les Dawson

Votes: 39

7. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, James Bolam, Zena Walker

Votes: 147

8. Redcap (1964–1966)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, James Grout, David Battley

Votes: 29

9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1967– )

30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Four children travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.

Stars: Zuleika Robson, Liz Crowther, Jack Woolgar, Paul Waller

Votes: 45

10. Out of This World (1962– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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A British science fiction anthology television series.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Piers Keelan, Raymond Adamson, Bill Mills

Votes: 25

11. Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1967–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Sitcom about two tailors, one Catholic and the other Jewish.

Stars: John Bluthal, Joe Lynch, Bernard Spear, Cyril Shaps

Votes: 29

12. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961–1966)

40 min | Music

8.0
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This was a vehicle for new record releases in the early sixties. A panel would rate the songs between 1-5 with the panel was mass up of stars of the day.

Stars: Brian Matthew, Janice Nicholls, Jim Dale, Pete Murray

Votes: 25

13. Lucy in London (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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Lucy goes to hip London to experience all the current fads

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Lucille Ball, Joby Blanshard, Jenny Counsell, The Dave Clark Five

Votes: 50

14. Undermind (1965– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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Personnel Officer Drew Heriot returns to England after working in Australia to discover his brother behaving oddly, to the distress of his sister-in-law Anne. Investigating together they ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Wilkin, Rosemary Nicols, Denis Quilley, John Barron

Votes: 17

15. Torchy, the Battery Boy (1960–1961)

15 min | Family

6.9
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Stars: Kenneth Connor, Olwen Griffiths, Jill Freud, Patricia Somerset

Votes: 32

16. Sat'day While Sunday (1967– )

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Sarah-Jane Gwillim, Roger McGough, Malcolm McDowell, Gordon Reid

Votes: 10

17. Candid Camera (II) (1960–1976)

Comedy, Reality-TV

7.3
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Stars: Peter Dulay, Arthur Atkins, Sheila Bernette, Bill Lynton

Votes: 47

18. The Blackpool Show (1966–1967)

Comedy

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A variety show originating from the ABC Theatre in the British seaside city of Blackpool.

Stars: Robert Sharples, Dickie Henderson, Peter Gordeno, John Junkin

19. Time to Remember (1959– )

30 min

8.1
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Narrators recall their personal observations and memories with the help of the Pathe Archive.

Stars: Michael Redgrave, Stanley Holloway, Anthony Quayle, John Ireland

Votes: 14

20. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Cilla Black, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Votes: 26

21. The Protectors (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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Ex-insurance investigator Ian Souter sets up his own security agency - the SIS (Specialists in Security) - along with ex-cop Robert Shoesmith & secretary Heather Keys - and fight crime.

Stars: Andrew Faulds, Ann Morrish, Michael Atkinson, Barry Linehan

Votes: 6

22. Pathfinders in Space (1960– )

30 min | Family, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Professor Norman Wedgewood and his team are planning another rocket mission to the Moon. Once again, Geoff, Valerie and Jimmy are on hand to witness the launch of a new rocket MR1 (Moon ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Williams, Harold Goldblatt, Gerald Flood, Gillian Ferguson

Votes: 20

23. Pathfinders to Mars (1960– )

30 min | Family, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A secondary mission in a new rocket, MR4 (Moon Rocket 4), to the Moon takes off from Buchan Island. This time Henderson takes the lead role as pilot accompanied by Professor Wedgewood's ... See full summary »

Stars: George Coulouris, Gerald Flood, Pamela Barney, Stewart Guidotti

Votes: 10

24. Our House (1960–1962)

55 min | Comedy

6.1
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The story centred around nine incompatible people chip together to purchase and inhabit a run-down house. Librarian Georgina Ruddy (Hayyie Jacques) who had to keep quiet at work all day and... See full summary »

Stars: Frederick Peisley, Leigh Madison, Hattie Jacques, Eugenie Cavanagh

Votes: 9

25. Just Jimmy (1964–1968)

30 min | Family, Comedy

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TV adaptation of the long running BBC radio show (on the old Light program from 1959 - 1972, 280 episodes) with 'Jimmy Clitheroe' as the naughty schoolboy Jimmy.

Stars: Jimmy Clitheroe, Mollie Sugden, Danny Ross, Tony Melody

Votes: 7

26. Police Surgeon (1960)

30 min | Drama

9.2
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Stars: Ian Hendry, John Warwick, Howard Daley, Blaise Wyndham

Votes: 6

27. City Beneath the Sea (1962– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Science Journalist Mark Bannerman and his photographer assistant Peter Blake meet the Professor Westfield at a London gala who is kidnapped. Blake identifies a man who was with the ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Gerald Flood, Stewart Guidotti, Denis Goacher, Caroline Blakiston

Votes: 9

28. Life with Cooper (1966–1969)

25 min | Comedy

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Tommy Cooper, the UK's bumbling comedian with the fez, does sketches and magic tricks. "Just like that!"

Stars: Tommy Cooper, Harry Davis, Neil Wilson, Claire Davenport

29. Oh Boy! (1958–1959)

25 min | Family, Music

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Stars: The Vernons Girls, Cherry Wainer, Red Price, The Dallas Boys

Votes: 8

30. Intrigue (1966– )

60 min

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An industrial espionage drama in which an agent investigated the world of big business

Stars: Edward Judd, Caroline Mortimer, Philip Anthony, Sean Arnold

31. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

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Stars: André Morell, Cherry Morris, Michael Kitchen, Terry Scully

Votes: 9

32. Snip and Snap (1960– )

6 min | Animation, Family

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33. Hancock's (1967– )

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Tony's nightclub in Swinging London is aptly called 'Hancocks', but the only things he can rely on is his faithful hat check/waitress and Bunny girl Esmeralda and Toulouse his waiter/chef/cook/dish washer.

Stars: Tony Hancock, June Whitfield, Joe Ritchie, Harry Davis

Votes: 9

34. Wham!! (1960– )

Music

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Stars: Joe Brown, Jess Conrad, Billy Fury, Jack Good's Fat Noise

35. Film Fanfare (1956)

Talk-Show

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The goings on within the film industry.

Stars: Peter Noble, Paul Carpenter, John Fitzgerald, John Parsons

36. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1956– )

30 min | Drama, Horror

4.3
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Stars: Dennis Price, Renee Goddard, Oliver Johnston, Philip Ray

Votes: 6

37. The Forgotten Door (1966– )

20 min | Family

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The story of a boy called Jon who falls through a mysterious Door, lands on Earth and loses his memory. He is treated with kindness by some, but fear and hatred by others.

Star: Betty McDowall

38. Journey of a Lifetime (1961– )

15 min

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Stars: John Bonney, Anne Lawson, Yusef Saad

Votes: 7

39. Haunted (1967– )

60 min | Drama

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A British university professor of philosophy travels around the United Kingdom investigating tales of the supernatural.

Stars: Patrick Mower, John Nettleton, Michael Barrington, Denis Goacher

40. Time Out for Peggy (1958– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Billie Whitelaw, Diana King, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Grace Arnold

41. Mad Movies (1965–1967)

30 min | Family

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Bob introduces silent films from the early twentieth century and uses them to explain filming and comedy techniques.

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Joyce Blair, Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon

Votes: 8

42. Best of Friends (1963– )

30 min | Comedy

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The story about a clerk in an insurance office situated next door to a cafe.

Stars: Charles Hawtrey, Hylda Baker, Sheena Marshe, Henry B. Longhurst

43. David Nixon's Comedy Bandbox (1966– )

Comedy

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Stars: David Nixon, Ray Alan, Quackers, Titch

44. Miss Adventure (1964– )

45 min | Comedy, Mystery

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Comedy series where Stacey Smith (Hattie Jacques) as private investigator Stacey Smith, who works in London for the Stanton Detective Agency, run by Harry Stanton (Jameson Clark). She is ... See full summary »

Stars: Hattie Jacques, Jameson Clark, Alan Browning, John Stone

45. Inside Story (1960– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Robert Brown, Mary Peach, Brian Phelan, Billy Milton

46. Target Luna (1960– )

30 min | Family, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Geoffrey Wedgwood secretly replaces an astronaut and Professor Wedgwood launches Geoffrey into space.

Stars: David Markham, John Cairney, Frank Finlay, Michael Craze

47. All Aboard (1958–1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Terence Alexander, Georgina Cookson, Julian Somers, Igor Tamarin

Votes: 7

48. Room at the Bottom (1964– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Lionel Jeffries, Reg Owen, Wendy Craig, John Wood

49. Boy Meets Girls (1959– )

30 min | Music

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Stars: The Vernons Girls, Marty Wilde, Jack Good's Firing Squad, Little Tony

50. Pathfinders to Venus (1961– )

30 min | Family, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Returning from their unexpected trip to Mars the crew of MR4 intercept a distress signal from Captain Wilson, a U.S astronaut, and must change course for Venus to attempt a rescue in space.... See full summary »

Stars: George Coulouris, Gerald Flood, Graydon Gould, Pamela Barney

Votes: 15


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