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Cultural highlights of 1964

Television: Australia
New shows
Homicide (Crawford Productions for Seven Network). Crime, runs until 1978.

Television: France
New shows
Le Manège enchanté (from 5 October). Children's, stop-motion puppet animation, created by Serge Danot in 1963. Runs until 1971. In English: The Magic Roundabout.

Television: UK
New shows
Crossroads (ATV for the ITV network, from 2 November at 16:30). Motel soap. Runs (limps?) until 1988.
The Likely Lads (BBC1, from 16 December). North-east England working-class sitcom.
Match of the Day (BBC1, from 22 August). Highlights from the day's football matches.
Play School (BBC2, from 21 April). Pre-school children's morning show.
Top of the Pops (BBC, from 1 January). Pop music, initially broadcast from the BBC's studios at Dickenson Road, Manchester, moving to London in 1966. Runs until 30 July 2006, although compilations of clips continue to be shown.
The Wednesday Play (BBC, from October). Series of one-off dramas. Runs until 1970.

Television: USA
New shows
Bewitched (ABC, from 17 September). Comedy.
Hit shows
That Was The Week That Was (NBC, from 10 January). Late-night satire, based on the UK original, moving for the second series (starting 29 September. from Friday to Tuesday to compete with
Petticoat Junction (CBS) and
Peyton Place (ABC).

Chronomedia 1964

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