The Best Classic TV (pre 2000)

The best TV series debuting before 2000.

(Disclaimer: in my opinion!)
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1.
Mr. Bean (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem. (350 mins.)
 
2.
Only Fools and Horses.... (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires. (95 mins.)
 
3.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders. (120 mins.)
 
4.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford. (25 mins.)
 
5.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Thunderbirds (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service. (50 mins.)
 
7.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
8.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
9.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Dawson's Creek (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence. (60 mins.)
 
11.
The Tribe (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of young adults struggle to survive in a world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious virus. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Absolutely Fabulous (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their... (45 mins.)
 
13.
The Royle Family (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house. (45 mins.)
 
14.
One Foot in the Grave (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors. (90 mins.)
 
15.
The Vicar of Dibley (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church. (60 mins.)
 
16.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother. (195 mins.)
 
17.
British Men Behaving Badly (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds... (45 mins.)
 
18.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
 
19.
The Brittas Empire (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions... (30 mins.)
 
20.
Round the Twist (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and seven year old Bronson... (25 mins.)
 
21.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
 
22.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
 
23.
The Outer Limits (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A modern revival of the classic sci-fi horror anthology show The Outer Limits. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode. (44 mins.)
 
24.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space. (45 mins.)
 
25.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)