Four tankman and a dog, 17 moments of spring, were soviet serials... Most Soviet TV was about detectives or war.
I was watching a 60's movie about hard work in construction. Outside of work everyone wore shirts, suits, formal trousers, shoes, and ties, except for the comical counter-productive alcoholic who wore a hat, shirt and coat... this is a typical character list for proletariat movies:
1 or 2 lazy, yet non-parasital workers
Drunkard for comic relief
Two lazy workers at a quarry/mechanic factory/construction site that are beginning to mix with the alkash are being re-educated by a union-worker woman that they like. After a failure at first, she talks to them seriously, and they agree to follow her terms. She succeeds at making them productive members of society, and gets an award, announced over the local radio. They laugh, and the drunkard says something stupid yet funny. One of the workers falls in love with her in the party club, but she leaves to another location. Footage of Soviet achievement is shown, as the people on the bus she is riding on sing socialist songs. Such movies are shown at least on two Russian channels at a time on Sunday both in color and black and white.
Also watch "Kin-Dza-Dza". It is an interesting movie about laissez-faire economics.