The year 1965 in television involved some significant events.
Below is a list of television-related events in 1965.
For the American TV schedule, see: 1965-66 American network television schedule.
- February 22 - A new, videotaped production of the 1957 special Cinderella, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, airs on CBS with young Lesley Ann Warren in the title role. The production also starred Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, and Celeste Holm.
- March 24 - Live TV pictures from the US unmanned moon probe "Ranger 9" transmitted prior to impact.
- April 21 - The Beach Boys appear on Shindig! performing their most recent hit, "Do You Wanna Dance?".
- June 18 - Original scheduled launch date of the "station that never was", WDV-11 in Warrnambool, Victoria. The city government had decreed in November of 1963 that television could never be introduced in Warrnambool.
- August 1 - Cigarette adverts are banned from UK television. Pipe tobacco and cigar adverts continue until 1992.
- September 12 - The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing songs from their new album Help!.
- December 9 - A Charlie Brown Christmas airs on CBS for the first time.
- First television broadcasts in Paraguay.
- The War Game, a drama-documentary by director Peter Watkins depicting the events of a fictional nuclear attack on the United Kingdom, is controversially pulled from its planned transmission in BBC1's The Wednesday Play anthology strand. The BBC was pressured into this move by the British government, which did not want much of the play's content to become public. It was eventually released to cinemas, and won the 1966 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. The BBC finally screened the play in 1985.
- April 28 - My Name Is Barbra, Barbra Streisand's first TV special, airs on CBS.
- Coronation Street (UK) (1960-present).
- My Three Sons (1960-1972).
- The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968).
- The Flintstones (1960-1966) .
- Ben Casey (1961-1966).
- Four Corners (Australia) (1961-present).
- It's Academic (1961-present)
- Mister Ed (1961-1966).
- The Avengers (UK) (1961-1969).
- The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966).
- The Fulton Sheen Program (1961-1968).
- The Mike Douglas Show (1961-1981).
- Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1961-1969).
- Combat! (1962-1967).
- Match Game (1962-1969, 1973-1984, 1990-1991, 1998-1999).
- The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971).
- The Late Late Show (Ireland) (1962-present).
- The Lucy Show (1962-1968).
- The Saint (UK) (1962-1969).
- Z-Cars (UK) (1962-1978).
- Doctor Who (UK) (1963-1989, 1996, 2005-present).
- General Hospital (1963-present).
- Petticoat Junction (1963-1970).
- Ready Steady Go! (1963-1966).
- The Doctors (1963-1982).
- The Addams Family (1964-1966).
- Another World (1964-1999).
- Bewitched (1964-1972).
- Crossroads (UK) (1964-1988, 2001-2003).
- Danger Man (UK) (1960-1961, 1964-1966).
- Daniel Boone (1964-1970).
- Flipper (1964-1967)
- Gilligan's Island (1964-1967).
- Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-1970).
- Jeopardy! (1964-1975, 1984-present).
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968).
- The Mavis Brampston Show (Australia) (1964-1968).
- The Munsters (1964-1966).
- Peyton Place (1964-1969).
- Shindig! (1964-1966).
- The Wednesday Play (UK) (1964-1970).
- Top of the Pops (UK) (1964-2006).
- ''Days of Our Lives (soap opera) (1965-presnt)
- This Hour Has Seven Days (1964-1966).
- Tom and Jerry (1965-1972, 1975-1977, 1980-1982).
Ending this year
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