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« Reply #75 on: February 26, 2012, 04:11:59 PM »

There was a British show based on The Canterbury Tales in 2003.  I don't have many details, but it might be worth a look.

Hey, I saw an episode of this, when I was in the U.K. It takes Chaucer's tales, which were set in medieval times, and updates them to a modern setting. I saw the adaptation of one of my favorite Chaucer's tales, "The Pardoner's Tale." Besides being considered more as a TV mini-series, than an anthology TV series, one probably needs to have read the particular tale being adapted, before seeing it on TV, if one truly wants to understnad what is going on.
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« Reply #76 on: February 27, 2012, 12:16:10 PM »

Do we have Tales From The Crypt, an HBO horror anthology from 1989-1996?
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« Reply #77 on: February 27, 2012, 08:20:07 PM »

Yes, it's already been listed.
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« Reply #78 on: March 02, 2012, 01:50:15 PM »

How about A Twist in the Tale staring William Shatner?

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« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2012, 08:29:14 PM »

Sounds like a plausible addition to me.

78) The Philco Television Playhouse (1948-1955): This was a live-action anthology series sponsored by Philco that became one of the most well-respected shows of its era. It adapted Broadway plays and musicals and eventually popular novels from the Book of the Month club. This series was frequently nominated for Emmy awards and won a Peabody award in 1954.

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« Reply #80 on: March 06, 2012, 01:00:04 PM »

Here's one I don't think has been mentioned:

79) Chrysler Shower of Stars (1954-1958)

This anthology of mostly musical and/or comedy productions alternated with the more dramatic Climax! on CBS. Shower of Stars was unusual for the time in that it was broadcast in color. Only B&W kinescopes remain of several of the shows.

The most famous was a musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Fredric March as Scrooge and Basil Rathbone as Marley's Ghost. It was rebroadcast at Christmastime on CBS for years.

Music and songs by that jolly old elf Bernard Herrmann!

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« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2012, 04:14:56 PM »

What about these:

Television Playhouse (NBC 1947-48)
DuMont Royal Theater (DuMont network 1951-52)
NET Playhouse (National Educational Television 1966-74)
CBS Schoolbreak Special/CBS Afternoon Playhouse (CBS 1980-96)
Theatre 625 (BBC2 1964-68)
Murder in Mind (BBC1 2001-2003)
Mystery and Imagination (ITV 1966-70)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents (Syndication 1953-57)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (NBC 1948-50)
Fireside Theater (NBC 1949-58)
Ford Star Jubilee (CBS 1955-56)
Once Upon a Classic (PBS 1976-80)
Play for Today (BBC1 1970-84)
The Big Story (NBC 1949-57, Syndication 1958)
Appointment with Adventure (CBS 1955-56)

Sorry if there are any repeats, or other errors.
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« Reply #82 on: March 20, 2012, 05:53:41 PM »

One more from the 50's:

Play of the Week, (NTA network 1959-61)
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« Reply #83 on: March 20, 2012, 09:39:13 PM »

We're now up to 94 thanks to all your additions Pacman. Thanks. Great work there  Thumbup "Fireside Theater" was already on the list but the rest have been added.

Actually stumbled across # 95 & # 96 while researching these:

95) ITV Play of the Week (1955-1968)

96) Armchair Theatre (1956-1974)

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« Reply #84 on: March 21, 2012, 10:08:34 AM »

Thank you, JaseSF.  I like anthology shows, and I figured there had to be more. 

Wikipedia actually has a category of over 200(!) anthology series, but some, like Fantasy Island, don't seem to be what your looking for.  Also, they might have repeats.  For example, they separate Disneyland, The Wonderful World of Disney, etc.

I've also used epguides.com.

Here's another suggestion:  Festival of Family Classics, An animated anthology made by Rankin Bass in the 70's.
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« Reply #85 on: March 21, 2012, 10:18:36 AM »

I have one which I think we don't have: The Goodyear Television Playhouse (NBC 1951-1957)

Maybe: Kraft Television Theatre (NBC 1947-58)

And: Teatro Popular Caracol (Caracol TV, 1972-78)
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« Reply #86 on: March 21, 2012, 06:01:56 PM »

Well thanks to Pacman000's additions, we've now reached 100.  Thumbup Who'd have thunk it?

Anyone has any more anthology series to add or wants to dispute any on the list, feel free to do so.
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« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2012, 09:49:14 AM »

Well thanks to Pacman000's additions, we've now reached 100.  Thumbup Who'd have thunk it?

Anyone has any more anthology series to add or wants to dispute any on the list, feel free to do so.

Well done, sir!
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