1950s ITV series which survive intact

by Thor-Delta | created - 15 Mar 2014 | updated - 15 Mar 2014 | Public

The following is an incomplete list of 1950s ITV series which survive intact (according to lostshows.com)

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1. Around the World with Orson Welles (1955– )

26 min | Documentary

In 1955, Orson Welles directed and hosted a mini series for British television. He leads us through a few famous places of Europe with his inimitable touch. In Paris he introduces us to ... See full summary »

Stars: Orson Welles, Chris Wertenbaker, Art Buchwald, Kenneth Tynan

Votes: 114

3. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Robin of Loxley, otherwise known as Robin Hood, and his band of Merry Men protect England from the evil machinations of Prince John while King Richard the Lionheart is away fighting in the Crusades.

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 615

4. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1955– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

Sir Percy Blakeney, Baronet, is a notorious fop and hedonistic member of the Prince Regent's court, but he is secretly "the Scarlet Pimpernel", a mysterious figure who rescues innocents ... See full summary »

Stars: Marius Goring, Stanley Van Beers, Anthony Newlands, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 43

5. Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1954–1956)

30 min | Crime, Drama

Colonel March of The Department of Queer Complaints investigates unusual cases, locked-room murders, and mysteries concerning the supernatural.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts, Eric Pohlmann, Doris Nolan

Votes: 153

6. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 94

7. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 114

8. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956)

30 min | Adventure, Family

A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: George Dolenz, Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron, Henry Corden

Votes: 29

11. O.S.S. (1957–1958)

30 min | Drama, War

Frank Hawthorne is an agent in World War II's Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), the U.S.'s spy agency. He operates behind German lines in France with the assistance of the French ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Randell, Lionel Murton, Robert Gallico, Max Faulkner

Votes: 17

12. Sword of Freedom (1957– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

In Sixteenth Century Florence, Marco del Monte, a dashing Robin Hood-like figure, leads the Republicans against the tyrannical Duke of de Medici and his minions.

Stars: Edmund Purdom, Martin Benson, Adrienne Corri, Roland Bartrop

Votes: 18

14. Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

The series adapted for television some true tales from press correspondents from around the world.

Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Kieron Moore, Eric Pohlmann, Leonard Sachs

Votes: 6

17. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 82

22. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

British scientist Dr. Peter Brady (Tim Turner), while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns him invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 312

23. Make Me Laugh (1958– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Game show in which comedians tried to make contestants laugh. Based on the US series of the same name.

Stars: Robert Q. Lewis, Sid Gould, Joey Carter, Gene Baylos

Votes: 5

25. The Larkins (1958–1964)

30 min | Comedy

66 Sycamore Street is home to the Larkins. Alf refuses to believe that he's henpecked. Ada's determined to make sure that he is. Joyce still lives at home with her unsuccessful writer of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Peggy Mount, David Kossoff, Barbara Mitchell, Ronan O'Casey

Votes: 32

26. William Tell (1958–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family

Depicts the legend of William Tell, who, as the stories say, shot an apple off of his son's head and lead the rebellion to free Switzerland.

Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 131

28. Gert and Daisy (1959– )

30 min | Comedy

Gert and Daisy are two sisters who used to work in show business. Now they run a boarding house for theatrical visitors.

Stars: Elsie Waters, Doris Waters, Hugh Paddick, Patsy Rowlands

Votes: 5

30. International Detective (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

Stories from the files of the William J. Burns Detective Agency, New York.

Stars: Art Fleming, Anthony Jacobs, Nigel Green, Tony Thawnton

Votes: 12

31. Interpol Calling (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

When Interpol's Inspector Paul Duval is on the case, international criminals are on the run. Tracking his targets from searing sand dunes near the equator to icy peaks at the ends of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Korvin, Edwin Richfield, Roland Bartrop, George Pastell

Votes: 49

33. The Four Just Men (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama

Four men: a British politician, an American journalist in Paris, a lawyer in the U.S., and a Roman hotelier, band together to fight injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Jack Hawkins, Lisa Gastoni

Votes: 69

34. The Man Who Finally Died (1959– )

30 min | Drama

Joe Newman gets a call from his father in Germany. The problem is, his father died years ago.

Stars: Richard Pasco, Delphi Lawrence, Ruth Lodge, Edward Judd

35. The Voodoo Factor (1959– )

30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Hard-driven scientist David Whittaker finds himself battling for the survival of the world against a disease spreading from a tropical island caused by a legendary spider-goddess.

Stars: Maurice Kaufmann, Maxine Audley, Philip Bond, Charles Carson

Votes: 12



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