The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
“The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” is a thrilling TV show that premiered on September 20, 1962. Hosted by the master of suspense and mystery himself, Alfred Hitchcock, it serves as a continuation of the popular anthology series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”. Get ready to be captivated by a series of suspenseful and mysterious stories brought to life by the iconic filmmaker.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
“The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a legendary talk show that aired from 1962 to 1992. Hosted by the charismatic Johnny Carson, it started in New York City before permanently moving to Burbank, California in 1972. This iconic show, ranked #12 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, entertained audiences with Carson’s wit and charm for three decades.”
Steptoe and Son
“Steptoe and Son” is a classic British sitcom that aired from 1962 to 1965, with a second run from 1970 to 1974. The show revolves around the hilarious adventures of a father and son duo, played by Wilfred Brambell and Harry H. Corbett, who make a living by selling used items. Set in the fictional street of Oil Drum Lane in London, this beloved series was voted as the 15th best sitcom in a 2004 BBC poll. With its catchy theme tune “Old Ned” and a movie adaptation released in the early 70s, “Steptoe and Son” has become a timeless comedy favorite.
Release Date: 1962-02-23
“Benny Hill” is a hilarious TV show that premiered on February 23, 1962. Starring the talented Benny Hill, this comedy series was voted as one of the best in 1962. With its witty humor and entertaining sketches, it’s no wonder this show made it to the top 20 list!
“Combat!” is a gripping American TV show that aired from 1962 to 1967. Set during World War II, it follows the intense and challenging lives of a group of American soldiers fighting against the Germans in France. Led by the courageous Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley, played by Rick Jason, and the tough Sergeant “Chip” Saunders, portrayed by Vic Morrow, the show offers a realistic and gritty portrayal of the soldiers’ experiences on the battlefield. With a talented cast and its release in 1962, this series quickly became a favorite among viewers.
“Das Halstuch” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1962 and was voted as one of the best that year. Starring a talented cast including Heinz Drache, Albert Lieven, and Eckart Dux, this captivating series follows a gripping storyline centered around a mysterious murder and the investigation that unfolds. With its release on January 3rd, “Das Halstuch” is definitely a must-watch for fans of suspenseful dramas from the 60s.
Man of the World
“Man of the World” is a captivating TV drama series that aired in the United Kingdom in 1962 and 1963. Starring Craig Stevens as Michael Strait, a renowned photographer, the show takes us on thrilling adventures as he investigates mysterious events among the rich and glamorous in exotic locations like Iraq, Indo-China, and Algiers. With Tracy Reed co-starring in the first season, this monochrome series of 20 one-hour episodes is a must-watch for fans of intrigue and adventure.
The Lucy Show
“The Lucy Show is a beloved American sitcom that aired from 1962 to 1968, following Lucille Ball’s iconic role in I Love Lucy. With a change in cast and premise in its third season, the show was divided into two distinct eras. Lucille Ball, along with Gale Gordon, remained as the main stars throughout the series, while Vivian Vance joined as the co-star for the first three seasons. The show garnered critical acclaim, with Ball winning consecutive Emmy Awards for her outstanding lead performance in the final two seasons.”
“The Saint” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1962 and features the talented Roger Moore as Simon Templar. With his charm and sophistication, Simon plays a modern-day Robin Hood, recovering ill-gotten wealth and generously distributing it to those in need. It’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of 1962!
The Scales of Justice
“The Scales of Justice” is a unique TV show that aired in 1962. It was not your typical TV production, but rather a series of cinema second features produced by Anglo Amalgamated. Each episode, running for about 30 minutes, followed the “Scotland Yard” series of shorts and was based on real cases. With a talented cast of familiar British actors and high production standards, this show offers tightly plotted screenplays that will keep you hooked.
“McHale’s Navy” is a hilarious TV show set during World War II, following the adventures of Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale and his crew on Torpedo Patrol Boat #73. The show features a colorful cast of characters, including a con man, a womanizer, a dedicated family man, a talented magician, and even a former Japanese Navy deserter who happens to be an amazing cook. With a talented ensemble cast led by Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, and Tim Conway, this show is sure to keep you entertained with its mix of comedy and wartime shenanigans.
The Beverly Hillbillies
“The Beverly Hillbillies” is a hilarious TV show that aired in 1962. It follows the story of Jed Clampett, whose swamp turns out to be rich in oil. After selling his land to the O.K. Oil Company, Jed and his family move from their humble home to a luxurious 35-room mansion in Beverly Hills. With a talented cast including Buddy Ebsen, Raymond Bailey, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr., Nancy Kulp, Irene Ryan, and William ‘Shorty’ Young, this show is sure to keep you entertained with its comedic adventures.
I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster
Release Date: 1962-09-28
“I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster” is a hilarious American sitcom that aired during the 1962-63 season on ABC. Created and produced by Leonard Stern, the show revolves around the comedic misadventures of two friends, Dickens and Fenster, played by John Astin and Marty Ingels respectively. With its premiere on September 28, 1962, this sitcom quickly became a fan favorite and is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the mood for some classic comedy.
“Z-Cars” is a popular British TV drama series that aired from January 1962 to September 1978. Set in the fictional town of Newtown, which is based on Kirkby, Merseyside, the show revolves around the daily lives and work of mobile uniformed police officers. Starring Frank Windsor, James Ellis, and Douglas Fielding, “Z-Cars” offers an intriguing glimpse into the world of law enforcement in the early 1960s.
“The Virginian” is a classic TV show set in the 1890s, taking place at the Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory. It follows the ranch’s ownership by Judge Henry Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel Alan MacKenzie. With a focus on character development and relationships, this western series offers a variety of captivating stories. Starring Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee Majors, and Sara Lane, “The Virginian” premiered on September 19, 1962, and was among the best-voted TV shows of that year.
“Ensign O’Toole” is a hilarious military comedy that aired from September 1962 to May 1963. Starring the talented Dean Jones as the laid-back Ensign O’Toole, the show follows his adventures as a nonchalant Navy officer aboard the USS Appleby in the early 1960s. With a stellar cast including Jack Mullaney, Harvey Lembeck, Jay C. Flippen, and Jack Albertson, this show is sure to keep you entertained with its witty humor and lighthearted storyline.
“Halsduken” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1962 and was among the best voted that year. Starring Lars Ekborg, Gertrud Fridh, Frank Sundström, and a talented ensemble cast, this series follows the intriguing lives of a group of individuals. With its release on November 20th, “Halsduken” is a must-watch for anyone seeking a compelling and well-acted television experience from the early 60s.
“Zero One” is a captivating TV show that premiered on October 3, 1962. Starring Nigel Patrick, William Smith, and Katya Douglas, this thrilling series takes viewers on a journey into the world of espionage and technology. With its intriguing storyline and talented cast, it’s no wonder “Zero One” made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of 1962.
The Eleventh Hour
“The Eleventh Hour” is a captivating American medical drama set in the field of psychiatry. Starring Wendell Corey, Jack Ging, and Ralph Bellamy, the show aired from October 3, 1962, to September 9, 1964, on NBC. With sixty-two new episodes and selected rebroadcasts, it offers an intriguing exploration of the complexities of the human mind.
“Sam Benedict” is a captivating legal drama that aired on NBC from September 1962 to March 1963. Based on the real-life lawyer Jake Erlich, the show follows the intriguing cases and adventures of Sam Benedict, brilliantly portrayed by Edmond O’Brien. With a talented cast and the expertise of Erlich himself as a technical consultant, this series promises an engaging and authentic portrayal of the legal world in the early 1960s.
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