The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel
“The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel” is a thrilling TV show that takes us back to 1955. Set in England, it follows the courageous Scarlet Pimpernel and his League as they embark on daring missions to save the day. With Marius Goring leading the cast, get ready for a captivating series filled with heroic exploits and suspenseful short stories.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
“Alfred Hitchcock Presents” is a captivating TV anthology series from 1955 that you won’t want to miss. Hosted by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock himself, this show brings you a mix of thrilling dramas, mysteries, and suspenseful tales. With its release on October 2nd, 1955, it’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of that year.
The Johnny Carson Show
“The Johnny Carson Show” is a classic TV variety program that aired in 1955. It was created after Johnny Carson’s impressive performance as a fill-in host on “The Red Skelton Show”. The show featured a mix of comedy, music, dance, skits, and monologues, setting the stage for Carson’s future success on “The Tonight Show”.
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
“The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” is a classic television western series that aired from 1955 to 1961. Based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp, the show follows his adventures in a half-hour black-and-white format. Starring Hugh O’Brian in the title role, this iconic series takes you back to the Wild West with its 229 thrilling episodes.
“Gunsmoke” is a captivating Western drama series set in Dodge City, Kansas, during the American West settlement. It follows the adventures of Marshal Matt Dillon, portrayed by James Arness, as he upholds the law in a wild and untamed frontier. With a talented cast including Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Milburn Stone, and Woody Chambliss, this TV show, which premiered on September 10, 1955, is a must-watch for fans of thrilling Western tales.
The Phil Silvers Show
“The Phil Silvers Show, also known as Sergeant Bilko, is a hilarious sitcom that aired from 1955 to 1959. Starring Phil Silvers as the mischievous Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko, the show follows the comedic adventures of Bilko and his fellow army buddies. With its witty writing and talented cast, this Emmy-winning series quickly became a fan favorite, propelling Silvers and the show’s creator, Nat Hiken, into the spotlight.”
Screen Director’s Playhouse
“Screen Director’s Playhouse” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1955. Presented by Eastman Kodak, it featured a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and starred well-known performers. From musicals to comedies and dramas, this show offered a diverse range of stories that kept viewers entertained throughout the season.
The Bob Cummings Show
“The Bob Cummings Show” is a classic American sitcom that aired from 1955 to 1959. Starring Robert Cummings, Rosemary DeCamp, Dwayne Hickman, and Ann B. Davis, it was the first-ever series to debut as a midseason replacement. The show initially ran on NBC for a half-season, then moved to CBS for two full seasons before returning to NBC for its final two seasons. It later aired in daytime on ABC and was syndicated as “Love That Bob.” If you’re a fan of vintage sitcoms, this is definitely one to check out!
Science Fiction Theatre
“Science Fiction Theatre” is an intriguing American science fiction anthology series that aired from April 1955 to April 1957. Produced by Ivan Tors and Maurice Ziv, this captivating show features a collection of thrilling and imaginative stories. With Truman Bradley as the lead actor, get ready to embark on a journey through the wonders of science fiction as you dive into this classic TV series from 1955.
The Sooty Show
“The Sooty Show” is a beloved British children’s Puppet series that aired from 1955 to 1992. It follows the hilarious adventures of Sooty, Sweep, and Soo, three adorable puppets, along with their owner Harry Corbett and later his son Matthew. With its charming characters and comedic day-to-day life, this show has been entertaining kids for decades.
“Fury” is a heartwarming American western TV series that aired from 1955 to 1960. Set in California, it revolves around Jim Newton, played by Peter Graves, who runs the Broken Wheel Ranch. Alongside him are his adopted son Joey, portrayed by Bobby Diamond, and ranch hand Pete Wilkey, played by William Fawcett. The show follows the beautiful bond between a horse named Fury and Joey, showcasing their adventures and the deep friendship they share. With its captivating storyline and memorable characters, “Fury” quickly became a beloved favorite among viewers when it first premiered in 1955.
Dixon of Dock Green
“Dixon of Dock Green” is a classic BBC television series that aired from 1955 to 1976, following the lives of police officers at a fictional Metropolitan Police station in London’s East End. Starring Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Arthur Rigby, and more, this long-running show captivated audiences with its engaging stories of law enforcement. It even had some episodes remade as a radio series in the early 2000s.
“Quatermass II” is a thrilling sci-fi TV show from 1955 that follows Professor Bernard Quatermass as he investigates mysterious meteorite showers. Little does he know, his findings lead him to uncover a shocking conspiracy involving alien infiltration within the highest levels of the British Government. With even his closest colleagues falling victim to the alien influence, Quatermass must risk everything, including his own unsafe rocket prototype, to save mankind from being taken over by these extraterrestrial beings. Starring Hugh Griffith, John Robinson, John Stone, and Monica Grey, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Mickey Mouse Club
“The Mickey Mouse Club” is a delightful variety show that premiered on October 3, 1955. With a talented cast of child performers including Bonnie Lynn Fields, Eileen Diamond, Patricia Morrow, J. Pat O’Malley, Judy Nugent, Mickey Rooney Jr., Roberta Shore, Doreen Tracey, Bobby Burgess, and Alvy Moore, this show offers a fun and entertaining experience. Get ready to be entertained by these young stars as they showcase their talents in a variety of performances.
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
“Sergeant Preston of the Yukon” is a thrilling TV show set in the rugged wilderness of the Yukon in 1955. Follow the adventures of Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston as he fearlessly patrols the untamed territory alongside his trusty horse Rex and loyal dog Yukon King. Together, they face off against both the harsh elements and dangerous criminals, making for an action-packed and captivating viewing experience.
My Friend Flicka
“My Friend Flicka” is a heartwarming western TV show set in the beautiful Goose Bar Ranch in Wyoming during the early 20th century. It follows the adventures of young Ken McLaughlin, played by Johnny Washbrook, and his beloved horse Flicka. With a talented cast including Anita Louise, Gene Evans, and Pamela Baird, this series captures the special bond between a boy and his horse. Originally aired in black and white in 1956, it later transitioned to color and continued to captivate audiences for years to come.
Spin and Marty
“Spin and Marty” is a heartwarming TV show that aired in 1955 and quickly became one of the best voted shows of the year. Set at a summer camp on a dude ranch, it follows the story of Marty Markham, a wealthy orphan who forms an incredible bond with his new best friend, Spin Evans. With a talented cast including Tim Considine and David Stollery, this show is sure to bring a smile to your face as you join Marty and Spin on their unforgettable adventures.
“Cheyenne” is an iconic American western TV show that aired from 1955 to 1963. Starring Clint Walker, it was the first hour-long dramatic series of its kind and the first to last more than one season. Produced by Warner Brothers, this groundbreaking show paved the way for a long line of original series from the studio.
“Highway Patrol” is a thrilling police action series that aired from 1955 to 1959. Set in an unidentified state, the show follows the adventures of Dan Matthews, the leader of the highway patrol. Starring Broderick Crawford and narrated by Art Gilmore, this gripping series takes you on a wild ride through the dangerous world of law enforcement on the open road.
“Navy Log” is an American drama anthology series that aired from 1955 to 1958. It tells captivating stories of survival during wartime, specifically focusing on the remarkable tales from the United States Navy. Starring Clint Eastwood, this show takes you on an emotional journey through history, showcasing the bravery and resilience of naval heroes.
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