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Cultural highlights of 1961

Television: UK
New shows
A for Andromeda (BBC, from 3 October). Six-part science-fiction series written by Fred Hoyle and John Elliott and produced as a telerecording rather than being transmitted live. A second series, The Andromeda Breakthrough begins on 28 June 1962.
The Avengers (ABC for the ITV Network, from 18 March). Crime thriller. Runs until 1969.
Songs of Praise (BBC, from 1 October). Sunday evening hymns. Still running in 2008.

Television: US
Hit shows
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (Disney for NBC). Documentaries.
Doctor Kildare (MGM/Arena for NBC). Medical soap.


Chronomedia 1961

Page updated 15 October 2008
David Fisher