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National Television Guides

This page contains sources of information about world television.

 

 

WORLD TV GUIDES

Online DatabasesTV Chronicles The Home of Television Information / EuroTV - Database / Television History / Memorable TV Guide to World Television / TV Tome / TV Times Project 1955-1985 (Password required) / TV Cream

AMERICAN TV

Online DatabasesMBC Archives / Memorable TV - The A- Z Guide to USA TV. / The Classic TV Database / TV.com: All Shows A - Z / CTVA - The Classic TV Archive

There are numerous books about American TV covering every genre and type.
I won't list them all but here are a few which are easily obtained:

tvbooks

THE COMPLETE DIRECTORY TO PRIME TIME NETWORK AND CABLE TV SHOWS, 1946-PRESENT
by Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh
Published by Ballantine Books. 2003 ISBN 0-345-45542-8

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DAYTIME TELEVISION by Wesley Hyatt
Published by Billboard Books. 1997 ISBN 0823083152

TOTAL TELEVISION: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the Present by Alex McNeil
Published by Penguin Books. 1996 ISBN 0140249168

TV GUIDE: TV ON DVD 2006: The Ultimate Resource to Television Programs on DVD from the editors of TV guide magazine.
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin 2005 ISBN: 0-312-35150-X
Over 2,700 DVDs.

VARIETY TELEVISION REVIEWS by Howard H. Prouty (Vols 1-15)
Published by Garland Publishing. 1990 ISBN 0824025881 (Vols 1-15)
Vols 1 & 2: Daily Variety Television Reviews, 1946-1960
Vol 3: 1923-1950 Vol 4: 1951-1953 Vol 5: 1954-1956 Vol 6: 1957-1959 Vol 7: 1960-1962 Vol 8: 1963-1965
Vol 9: 1966-1969 Vol 10: 1970-1973 Vol 11: 1974-1977 Vol 12: 1978-1982 Vol 13: 1983-1986 Vol 14: 1987-1988
Vol 15: Index Vol 16: 1989-1990 1992 ISBN 0824037952 Vol 17: 1991-1992 1994 ISBN 0824037960
Vol 18: 1993-1994 1996 ISBN 0824037979
Reproductions of the original reviews printed in Variety.

3 DECADES OF TELEVISION: A Catalog of Television Programs acquired by the Library of Congress, 1949-1979 by Sarah Rouse and Katharine Loughney
Published by Library Of Congress. 1989 ISBN 0844405442
Lists nearly 20,000 programmes.

ARGENTINIAN TV

Online DatabaseProgramas y telenovelas de la televisión Argentina

TELEVISIÓN ARGENTINA 1951/1975 by Jorge Nielsen
Published by Ediciones del Jilguero. 2001 ISBN 9879416031

AUSTRALIAN TV

Online DatabaseTV Eye - Classic Australian Television / Memorable TV Guide to Australian TV Shows / The Clasisic TV Archive

THE AUSTRALIAN FILM AND TELEVISION COMPANION: over 2400 alphabetical entries by Tony Harrison
Published by Simon & Schuster Australia. 1994 ISBN 0731804554

MORAN'S GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN TV SERIES by Albert Moran
Published by Australian Film Television and Radio School /Allen & Unwin. 1993 ISBN 0642184623

BRAZILIAN TV

DICIONÁRIO DA TV GLOBO: Programas de dramaturgia & entretenimento
by Projeto Memória das Organizaçőes Globo
Published by Jorge Zahar Editor, c2003 ISBN 857110722X

 

BRITISH TV

Online DatabaseBBC Programme Catalogue / Independent Television Programme Information Databases (password required) / The British Television Network / DigiGuide: The Best TV Guide - Library / Screenonline / Memorable TV Guide to UK Television / Kaleidoscope - The Classic Television Organisation / The Classic TV Archive

BRITISH TELEVISION:An Illustrated Guide by Tise Vahimagi
Published by Oxford University Press / British Film Institute. 1996 ISBN 0-19-815926-9

THE BRITISH TELEVISION CHILDREN'S RESEARCH GUIDE 1950-1999 by Richard Down, Richard Marson and Simon Coward
Published by Kaleidoscope Publishing. 1999 ISBN 1-900203-07-3

THE BRITISH TELEVISION COMEDY RESEARCH GUIDE 1950-1997 by Richard Down and Chris Perry
Published by Kaleidoscope Publishing. 1997 ISBN 1-900203-05-7

THE BRITISH TELEVISION MUSIC & VARIETY RESEARCH GUIDE 1950-1997 by Richard Down and Chris Perry
Published by Kaleidoscope Publishing. 1997 ISBN 1-900203-06-5

THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT TELEVISION DRAMA GUIDE 1955 to 2005
Published by Kaleidoscope Publishing. 2005
Vol.1: A to C ISBN 1-900203-15-4; Vol. 2: D to J ISBN 1-900203-16-2; Vol. 3: K to R ISBN 1-900203-17-0; Vol. 4 S to Z ISBN 1-900203-18-9; Vol. 5: Selected Soaps ISBN 1-900203-19-7

THE BRITISH DRAMA RESEARCH GUIDE 1950-1997 by Richard Down and Chris Perry
Published by Kaleidoscope Publishing. 1997

SERIALS ON BRITISH TELEVISION, 1950-1994 by Ellen Baskin
Published by Ashgate Publishing. 1996 ISBN 1-85928-015-3

BBC TELEVISION: Author and Title Catalogues of Transmitted Drama and Features: 1936-1975
Published by Chadwyck-Healey 1982

GRANADA TELEVISION PROGRAMME INDEX: Year Twenty-One: 3 May 1956 to 2 May 1977
Published by Granada Television. 1977

CANADIAN TV

Online DatabasesThe Great Canadian Guide to the Movies (and TV) / CBC Television Series 1952-1982 / Memorable TV Guide to Canadian TV / The Classic TV Archive

TV NORTH:Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Canadian Television by Peter Kenter & Martin Levin
Published by Whitecap Books. 2000 ISBN 1-55285-146-X

VINGT-CINQ ANS DE DRAMATIQUES Ŕ LA TÉLÉVISION DE RADIO-CANADA, 1952-1977
Published by Société Radio-Canada. 1978

RÉPERTOIRE DES DRAMATIQUES QUÉBÉCOISES Ŕ LA TÉLÉVISION, 1952-1977: Vingt-Cinq Ans de Télévision ŕ Radio-Canada, Téléthéâtres, Feuilletons, Dramatiques pour Enfants by Pierre Pagé et Renée Legris
Published by Fides. 1977 ISBN 0775506648

CHINESE TV

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE TV PROGRAMMES
Published by China Central Television. 1988

DANISH TV

Online DatabaseTv I Danmark

DUTCH TV

Online DatabaseBubblegum's Nederlandse TV series 1960 - 1979

GROOT LEXICON VAN DE T.V. SERIES UIT DE FABULEUZE JAREN 50-60 by Ronald Grossey
Published by Standaard/Van Reemst 1995 ISBN 90-408-0026-X

GROOT LEXICON VAN DE T.V. SERIES UIT DE SPETTERENDE JAREN 70+ UITGEBREID REGISTER by Ronald Grossey
Published by Standaard/Van Reemst 1997 ISBN 90-410-9039-8

IS ER NOG IETS LEUKS VANAVOND? : 40 jaar tv-favorieten in Nederland by Bert van der Veer
Published by Het Spectrum. 1991 ISBN 90-274-2884-0

ESTONIAN TV

EESTI TELEMAASTIK 1991-2001. The Landscape of Estonian Television 1991-2001 by Hagi Šein
Published by Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus. 2002 ISBN 9985566432

FRENCH TV

700 TITRES, 16 THČMES : LA TÉLÉVISION FRANÇAISE DE 1959 Ŕ 1981
Published by Institut National de l'Audiovisuel. 1981

LES FICTIONS FRANÇAISES Ŕ LA TÉLÉVISION by Jean-Marc Doniak
Published by Dixit 1998
Vol 1: 1945-1990 ISBN 2-906587-88-5
Vol 2: 1991-1996 Co-Author: Nicholas Schmidt ISBN 2-906587-89-3

GERMAN TV

Online DatabaseFernsehserien.de - TV-Serien der 70er und 80er Jahre / Serienlexikon

FERNSEHPRODUKTIONEN 1954-1986 herausgegeben vom Bayerischen Rundfunk
Published by TR-Verlagunion. c1987-c1991 ISBN 3805820380 (Bd. 1)
Vol 1: Kultur. Vol 2: Musische Programme. Vol 3: Information. Vol 4: Kursprogramme.

DER NEUE SERIEN-GUIDE: Das Lexikon aller Serien im deutschen Fernsehen von den Anfängen bis Heute
by Thomas Hruska & Jovan Evermann
Published by Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf. 2003 ISBN 3-89602-513-9
Features 3500 German & foreign series.

FERNSEHSPIELE IN DER ARD, 1952-1972 by Achim Klünder and Hans-Wilhelm Lavies
Published by Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv. 1978 Vol. 1: Titel A-Z;Vol 2: Register

LEXIKON DER FERNSEHSPIELE by Achim Klünder
Part 1: 1973-1977 Published by Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv. 1984 ISBN 3926072156 Vol. 1: Titel A-Z;Vol 2: Register

Part 2: 1978-1987 Published by K.G. Saur. 1991 ISBN 3598108362 (3 volumes)

Later Parts: 1988. 1989. 1990. 1991. 1992. Published by K. G Saur. 1991, 1992, 1992, 1993, 1994.

FERNSEHSPIELE 1993: Ein Verzeichnis. Mit TV-Spielfilmen, Serien, Kinderfilmen, Sprech- und Musiktheater im Fernsehen by Achim Klünder and Sigrid Röder. Published by Niemeyer. 1996.

LEXIKON DES MUSIKTHEATERS IM FERNSEHEN 1973–1987 by Achim Klünder and Christina Voigt. Published by K.G. Saur. 1991

MAGAZINBEITRÄGE IM DEUTSCHEN FERNSEHEN by Ernst Loewy and Achim Klünder
Published by Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv. 1973
Vol. 1: 1960-1965; Vol. 2: 1966-1969

The above volumes form the series titled Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv – Bild- und Tonträgerverzeichnisse.

VON "AHA" BIS "VISITE": Ein Lexikon der Magazinreihen im DDR-Fernsehen (1952-1990/91)
by Anja Kreutz, Uta Löcher and Doris Rosenstein
Published by Verlag für Berlin-Brandenburg. 1998 ISBN 3930850893

ITALIAN TV

STORIA DELLA TELEVISIONE ITALIANA by Aldo Grasso
Published by Garzanti libri. 2000 ISBN 881173883-0

IL REALE Č IMMAGINARIO: La Fiction Italiana, l’Italia Nella Fiction by Milly Buonanno
Published by Nuova ERI, 1991 ISBN 8839706488

CATALOGO DELLA FICTION ITALIANA 1988-2000
Published by Rai eri. 2001 ISBN 8839711694
There is an accompanying CD-ROM.

GIAN BURRASCA, PINOCCHIO & COMPANY: Il Racconto Televisivo per Ragazzi, 1954-1994
by Erica Pellegrini
Published by RAI-Nuova ERI. 1995 ISBN 8839708804

JAPANESE TV

Online DatabaseTV-Drama Database / The J!-Ent Japanese Drama Database

THE DORAMA ENCYCLOPEDIA : A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953 by Jonathan Clements & Motoko Tamamuro
Published by Stone Bridge Press. 2003 ISBN 1-880656-81-7

TEREBI DORAMA ZENSHI, 1953-1994 : TV gaido (The History Of TV Drama)
Published by Tokyo Nyusu Tsushinsha. 1994

KOREAN TV

Online DatabaseKorean TV Dramas / Listing of Korean TV Dramas / Soompi - TV Shows

 

NEW ZEALAND TV

Online DatabaseNew Zealand Television Archive

NEW ZEALAND TELEVISION: the first 25 years by Robert Boyd-Bell
Published by Reed Methuen. 1985 ISBN 0474000109

PAKISTANI TV

Online DatabaseHina Presents...Pakistan Television

RUSSIAN TV

Online DatabaseRussian Tv - videorecording!

TELEVIZIONNYE KHUDOZHESTVENNYE FIL'MY DLIA DETEI I FIL'MY-SKAZKI: Annotirovannyi Katalog by E.M. Karpushina and A.I. Vystorobtsa
Published by Sovremennye tetradi, 2002.

SINGAPOREAN TV

ON TELEVISION IN SINGAPORE by Loong May Lin
Published by Singapore Broadcasting Corporation. 1988

SPANISH TV

Online DatabaseMuchatv.com

LA TELEVISIÓN EN ESPAŃA, 1949-1995 by Lorenzo Díaz Sánchez
Published by Alianza Editorial. 1994 ISBN 84-206-9410-X

SWEDISH TV

Online DatabaseSveriges Television

TV-TEATERN TIO ĹR 1954-66: En krönika i ord och bild by Henrik Dyfverman and Lars Löfgren
Published by Swedish Radio. 1964

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