Adventurous, humourous and ground-breaking, these are some of the words that could be used to describe TV series in the 60′s. An a la carte selection was available for everyone and many had their favourites.
Batman took a very different line to the traditional portrayal of the caped-crusader, camp and funny, it was everything Christopher Nolan’s Batman is not.
The humour and self-knowing aspect of the series made it a true gem and it is still fondly watched to this day.
The Brady Bunch (1969-74)
The Brady Bunch was a series about two families making the transition into one unit. Fun and innocent it was more of a truthful reflection of American society than previous shows, even if the children seemed like saints.
Its unique charm and good natured-fun were the chief reasons for its huge success.
Star Trek (1966-69)
Perhaps the Sci-Fi series that changed them all. Star Trek was a futuristic Space adventure set in the 23rd century. It featured two of the most famous characters in television history in Captain Kirk and Commander Spock.
The key to its success was the quality of the script and the radically new ideas that it introduced. Some of the things that were in Star Trek have now become commonplace such as automatic doors and communications devices.
Mission Impossible (1966-73)
Mission Impossible provided action junkies with their weekly fix. No mission was too difficult for the team of crackpot agents.
The secret nature of many of the missions and the high degree of difficulty managed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats in anticipation. Solid acting and great scripts helped to accomplish this no end.
Flipper was one of the best loved television programmes. The chef protagonist in the series was a dolphin called Flipper. The programme was almost guaranteed success as it tapped into our fascination with dolphins.