Cultural highlights of 1964
• Homicide (Crawford Productions for Seven Network). Crime,
runs until 1978.
• 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.
• 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.
• Bewitched (ABC, from 17 September). Comedy.
• 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).