Browse - Most popular shows featuring: 1940sx






Tuntematon sotilasTuntematon sotilas
YLE, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Thriller, Military/War
Rating: 5/5

TV adaptation from Unknown Soldier (2017) film. The World War II series follows a machine gun company of the Finnish Army from a frog perspective during the Continuation War between Finland and the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944.


MatadorMatador
DR1, 1978 Cancelled/Ended | Drama
Rating: 5/5

The series follows life in a small danish town in the period 1929-1947 The main character Mads Andersen-Skjern arrives in 1929 as a traveling salesman, in the sleepy town of Korsbaek. He quickly realizes that the towns trade is stagnating and opens a garment store, which soon puts the towns only other business of its kind - Damernes Magasin - out of business.


The Great Escape (2021)The Great Escape (2021)
Channel 5, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary

The story of the audacious Second World War prison break immortalised in the classic 1963 film, when 76 men tunnelled out of a German prison camp in March 1944 on a mission to cause mayhem in the heart of the Third Reich.


The WarThe War
PBS, 2007 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. A seven-part series by Ken Burns which includes interviews and archive footage.


Operation MincemeatOperation Mincemeat
BBC Two, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Documentary

For more than 60 years, the real story behind Operation Mincemeat has been shrouded in secrecy. Now, Ben Macintyre reveals the extraordinary truth in a documentary based on his bestselling book. It's a TV Movie available in the movies section. In 1943, British intelligence hatched a daring plan. As the Allies prepared to invade Sicily, their purpose was to convince the Germans that Greece was the real target...


Oppenheimer (1980)Oppenheimer (1980)
BBC One, 1980 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History, Biography

Seven part series on the scientist Robert Oppenheimer, highlighting the years from 1938 to 1953 and his work developing the Atomic bomb.


The Jewel in the CrownThe Jewel in the Crown
ITV, 1984 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History
Rating: 4.5/5

Drama series set in India in the 1940s, during the period of the Indian Raj. The series aired on ITV in Great Britain and in the United States on PBS as an installment of Masterpiece Theatre.


Batman and Robin - The 1949 SerialBatman and Robin - The 1949 Serial
Other, 1949 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime

Join superheroes Batman (Robert Lowery) and Robin (John Duncan) as they help Commissioner Gordon (Lyle Talbot) battle The Wizard, a villainous madman who steals a top-secret remote device allowing him to control all the moving vehicles in Gotham. Between The Wizard trying to destroy them and Bruce Wayne's love interest Vicky Vale (Jane Adams) working to uncover their identities, The Dynamic Duo careen from one cliffhanger to the next as they set out to save Gotham and foil The Wizard's plan for world domination.


Superman: The 1948 SerialSuperman: The 1948 Serial
SyFy, 1948 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Mini-Series

Superman (1948) is a 15-part black-and-white Columbia film serial based on the comic book character Superman. It stars an uncredited Kirk Alyn (billed only by his character name, Superman; but credited on the promotional posters) and Noel Neill as Lois Lane. It is notable as the first live-action appearance of Superman on film and for the longevity of its distribution. The serial was directed by Thomas Carr, who later directed many early episodes of the Superman television show, and Spencer Gordon Bennet, produced by Sam Katzman and shot in and around Los Angeles, California. It was originally screened at movie matinées and after the first three scene-setting chapters, every episode ends in a cliffhanger. The Superman-in-flight scenes are animations, in part due to the small production budget.


Black Sheep SquadronBlack Sheep Squadron
NBC, 1976 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War
Rating: 2.7/5

In World War II Marine Corps Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep.


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