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What TV Drama Am I?
Best 1950s TV Dramas

These are all well known TV Shows.  I will give you some information and you pick the correct program.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) It is a long-running American dramatic radio-television anthology series, created in 1947 by the 26-year-old Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who comes to CBS from the CBC.  In 1948, Markle makes a quantum leap from radio to television.  Sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, the television series is seen on CBS, which Westinghouse acquired in 1995, from 1948 through 1958. Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. Right Time

  2. Bing Crosby Playhouse

  3. Sterling

  4. Studio One

2) A live television anthology series sponsored by Philco, it is telecast from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the NBC series is seen on Sundays from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. It is one of the most respected dramatic shows of the Golden Age of Television, winning a 1954 Peabody Award and receiving eight Emmy nominations between 1951 and 1956.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. Ragtime Theater

  2. Stagecoach Theater

  3. The FOX TV Stage

  4. The Philco Television Playhouse

3) It is a dramatic television series which is produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. The live show has several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title is altered to feature the sponsor, usually Lucky Strike cigarettes.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. Robert Montgomery Presents

  2. John Wayne Presents

  3. Bewitched

  4. Jimmy Stewart Playhouse

4) It is an American medical drama that airs on NBC beginning in 1954. It is TV�s first doctor drama to focus attention on medical procedures, establishing the style for later medical series. Created by its principal writer James E. Moser, it attempts realism and details medical accuracy in a way its predecessors have not, but which will typify medical shows from then on.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. The Doctor

  2. City Hospital

  3. Medic

  4. General Hospital

5) It is a television show that ran on the American network CBS from 1954 to 1958. An hour-long anthology suspense/mystery drama, the series is hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa (1956-1958). Many of the episodes are performed and broadcast live. In 1954, an episode features Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond in a television adaptation of Casino Royale. It stars American Barry Nelson as American secret agent 'Jimmy Bond' and Peter Lorre as the villain Le Chiffre.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. Climax!

  2. Lights, Camera, Action!

  3. Up-close

  4. The IBM Playhouse

6) It is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female rough collie named Lassie and her companions, human and animal. The show is the creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and is televised from Sunday September 12, 1954, to Sunday March 24, 1973. One of the longest running dramatic series on television, the show chalks up seventeen seasons on CBS before entering first-run syndication for its final two seasons. Initially filmed in black and white, the show transitions to color during the 1960s.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. Fury

  2. Lassie

  3. Rex

  4. Lady and the Champ

7) It is an American TV series produced by Paisano Productions that runs from September 1957 to May 1966.  The lead is played by actor Raymond Burr.  The title character is a fictional Los Angeles, California, defense attorney who originally appears in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. Robert Hood

  2. Bat Masterson

  3. Tom Hitman

  4. Perry Mason

8) It is a 90-minute dramatic TV anthology series, telecast on CBS from 1956 to 1961 for a total of 133 episodes. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s are hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual, a weekly series of hour-and-a-half dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. Theater 90

  2. Playhouse 90

  3. Stargaze 90

  4. Climax 90

9) It is an American private eye television series which airs on the NBC (produced by Revue Productions) and later ABC (produced by MGM Television) television networks from 1958 to 1961. The show's creator (and also writer and director on occasion) is Blake Edwards.  A total of 114 thirty-minute episodes are produced.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. John Jordon

  2. Peter Gunn

  3. New Orleans

  4. Jim Bowie

10) It is a police drama series which airs from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. It is inspired by the 1948 motion picture of the same name, and mimics its dramatic "semi-documentary" format.
What TV Drama Am I?

  1. Bakersfield, P.D.

  2. Naked City

  3. Ellery Queen

  4. L.A.P.D.

Best 1950s TV Dramas

1) D.  2) D.  3) A.  4) C.  5) A.  6) B.   7) D.  8) B.  9) B.  10) B.

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