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Retro TV

Retro TV

Classic shows we used to love.
By Ian Collis.

What did we do before the age of television? For children of the Baby Boom age, life changed almost overnight with the introduction of TV.

Now, with the arrival of DVD and pay television, new generations are discovering the magic and art of classic television shows.

In his new book, Retro TV, Ian Collis provides a pictorial showcase of the best shows from the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. Variety shows, quiz shows, dramas, sitcoms, western ‘horse operas’ and cop classics are featured along with essential information and little-­‐ known facts on more than 200 shows.

Take a trip back in time to the ‘Golden Years’ of television with retro TV.

“I trust this book brings back many fond memories of television shows from the ‘golden years’ of the medium, and goes some small way to introducing these great programmes to a new generation of TV fans.” – Ian Collis, June 2014


Ian Collis is a leading authority on sporting history and statistics and is the Head of Fox Sports Statistics, which delivers statistics solutions across all the major sporting codes. Ian also has one of the largest and most diverse collections of memorabilia and associated ephemera, covering sport, and the history of television. He is also the author of 22 books, including: Retro Sydney, The Way We Used to Live (2013), St George: Eleven Golden Years of the Dragons (2013), Cricket Through the Decades (2012), Rugby League Through the Decades (2011).

Retro TV is available now.

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