THE best TV shows I have seen...in no preferential order!

by chilla-black | created - 14 Nov 2011 | updated - 22 Nov 2011 | Public

the 1970's-2000's were the golden years of TV!

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1. Tiswas (1974–1982)

Family

7.9
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Anarchic Saturday morning children's fare which starred Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Lenny Henry and Sylvester McCoy.

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Sally James, John Gorman, Lenny Henry

Votes: 129

so successful they even released an LP

2. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Barry Evans plays a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Votes: 4,525

velly funny

3. Rentaghost (1976–1984)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Staniforth, Edward Brayshaw, Ann Emery, William Perrie

Votes: 347

mental!

4. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 5,133

watching an episode on a 50p pay as you go B&W TV at Birmingham Airport in 1978 was quite a unusual experience.

5. Brookside (1982–2003)

30 min | Drama

6.6
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The everyday life and times of the residents, friends and enemies who live in a suburban street in the city of Liverpool in the north of England.

Stars: Alexandra Fletcher, Diane Burke, Steven Pinder, Vince Earl

Votes: 512

the soap that quite literally had the lot!

6. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Leo McKern

Votes: 9,993

7. Metal Mickey (1980–1983)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Stainton, Georgina Melville, Ashley Knight, Lucinda Bateson

Votes: 113

8. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979–1981)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero.

Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc

Votes: 5,687

9. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

Votes: 5,377

10. Picture Box (1966– )

Family

8.0
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Enduring ITV schools programme with Alan Rothwell introducing short films from around the world.

Stars: Dorothy Smith, Alan Rothwell

Votes: 15

11. The Pink Panther Show (1969–1976)

TV-G | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry, Mel Blanc

Votes: 11,948

12. The Road Runner Show (1966–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.0
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The desert in the U.S. southwest is the natural habitat of the Road Runner, a high-octane, cartoon bird who runs so fast on the desert's roadways that he leaves a trail of flame or causes ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Paul Julian, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 5,228

13. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977–1980)

TV-G | Animation, Family, Mystery

6.5
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The adventures of a superhero caveman and a trio of female amateur detectives.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Gary Owens, Laurel Page, Marilyn Schreffler

Votes: 2,112

Always said I would love to see the blokes face as he makes the Cavey sound!

14. Wide Awake Club (1984–1989)

Family

6.7
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Stars: Tommy Boyd, Timmy Mallett, Denise Pearson, Michaela Strachan

Votes: 36

15. Eurotrash (1993–2016)

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.3
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A 30-minute magazine-format programme in English. Despite being a big-budget show, it was surreal and had a deliberate low-budget feel.

Stars: Antoine de Caunes, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lolo Ferrari, Maria McErlane

Votes: 217

their 'overdubs' were legendary in them days...

16. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 137

17. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,035

18. D'Artacan y los tres mosqueperros (1981– )

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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In 17th century France, young Dogtanian travels to Paris to fulfill his ambition to become one of the King's Musketeers. He befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis and falls in love with Juliette. A doggy version of the tale.

Stars: Eduardo Jover, Gloria Cámara, Manuel Peiró, Jesús Nieto

Votes: 1,679

19. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 206

20. Automan (1983–1984)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A computer-generated superhero and his human creator fight crime in the city.

Stars: Desi Arnaz Jr., Chuck Wagner, Heather McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Votes: 1,132

21. Top of the Pops (1964–2016)

30 min | Music

7.0
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile, Lulu Cartwright

Votes: 523

22. Eat Bulaga (1979– )

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Stars: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Tito Sotto, Allan K.

Votes: 78

23. The Comedians (1971– )

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Duggie Brown, Frank Carson, Bernard Manning, Stan Boardman

Votes: 34

24. Dallas (1978–1991)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 9,378

25. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detectives from NYPD's 15th squad investigate homicides within their precinct. An Emmy award winning series.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

Votes: 9,686

26. Saiyûki (1978–1980)

Action, Family, Adventure

8.7
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An adaptation of a Chinese folktale about a pilgrimage to the West undertaken by a monk and his divine guardians.

Stars: Masaaki Sakai, Masako Natsume, Shunji Fujimura, Gareth Armstrong

Votes: 1,040

27. Make Me Laugh (1979–1980)

30 min | Game-Show

8.3
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A comedy game show in which the object was not to laugh at the comedians. Various comedians would have one minute each to make the contestant laugh. If the contestant were able to keep a ... See full summary »

Stars: Bobby Van, Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 49

very short lived in the UK but very funny

28. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 2,160

29. Murphy's Mob (1982–1985)

Drama, Family, Sport

7.4
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Murphy's Mob is a British children's television series aired on ITV for four series between 1982 and 1985. Mac Murphy takes charge as manager of a struggling fictional Third Division ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Beadle, Lynda Bellingham, Peter Blake, Derek Chafer

Votes: 31

30. Tucker's Luck (1983–1985)

30 min | Drama

6.9
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The further adventures of Tucker Jenkins and his former class mates from Grange Hill. Follow Tucker and friends, as they duck and dive their way through love and life during a time of high unemployment in the 1980's.

Stars: Todd Carty, George Armstrong, Paul McCarthy, Hilary Crane

Votes: 59

31. Grange Hill (1978–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes, Sally Geoghegan

Votes: 834

32. The Russ Abbot Show (1986–1991)

45 min | Comedy

6.9
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Comedy show starring Russ Abbot in his many guises including Basildon Bond, C.U. Jimmy and Cooperman.

Stars: Russ Abbot, Bella Emberg, Les Dennis, Tom Bright

Votes: 52

33. Bullseye (1981– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.8
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Contestants test their darts skills and general knowledge and battle it out to get to Bully's Prize Board.

Stars: Jim Bowen, Tony Green, Nick Owen, Eric Bristow

Votes: 193

34. V (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.

Stars: Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Michael Ironside, Jane Badler

Votes: 8,004

35. The Lenny Henry Show (1984–1985)

Comedy

6.5
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A sketch show featuring many different characters and spoofs.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Debby Bishop, Dawn French

Votes: 82

36. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 14,996

37. Play School (1964–1988)

20 min | Family

7.6
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Stories, fun, and things to make and do for pre-school children.

Stars: Elizabeth Millbank, Virginia Stride, Lionel Morton, Brian Cant

Votes: 69

38. Ivor the Engine (1975–1977)

5 min | Animation, Family

7.5
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Children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. In the 'top, left hand corner of Wales' runs an archaic railway line staffed by such characters as Jones the Steam ... See full summary »

Stars: Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson, Oliver Postgate, David Edwards

Votes: 248

39. Button Moon (1980– )

11 min | Family

7.1
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Mr Spoon and his family live on Junk Planet. He travels in his baked bean tin spaceship across blanket sky to Button Moon. There he meets many strange characters and watches stories unfold on other planets using his telescope.

Star: Robin Parkinson

Votes: 434

40. Wacky Races (1968–1970)

30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

7.6
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The participants of an unusual car race compete around America.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo

Votes: 4,399

41. Batman: The Movie (1966)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero

Votes: 25,633

42. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Mark Twain's 1851 story about two runaway friends, a fostered white boy and an escaped black slave, who sailed on a raft down the Mississippi River in search of freedom and adventure.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Tony Randall, Eddie Hodges, Archie Moore, Patty McCormack

Votes: 1,129

43. Jamie and the Magic Torch (1976–1979)

10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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When Jamie shines his Magic Torch on the floor of his bedroom a hole appears, leading Jamie and Wordsworth the sheepdog to the psychedelic fantasy world of Cuckooland.

Stars: Brian Trueman, Kate Murray-Henderson

Votes: 245

44. Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game (1971–2001)

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show

6.5
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Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Jim Davidson, Melanie Stace, Anthea Redfern

Votes: 117

45. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.0
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, Wendy Richard

Votes: 6,390

46. The Hit Man and Her (1988–1992)

Music

7.7
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At 4 am on a Sunday morning this wasn't the most taxing of programs as you debated whether it was good dancers who weren't attractive or nubile dancers who weren't good at dancing. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Michaela Strachan, Pete Waterman, Glenn Webster

Votes: 22

47. Guinness World Records (1999–2001)

50 min | Documentary

6.3
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Series featuring attempts at bizarre new world records.

Stars: Thomas Vincent, Kate Charman, Ian Wright

Votes: 23

48. Beadle's About (1986–1996)

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.3
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Elaborate tricks involving actors are played on members of the public who have been set up by friends or family.

Stars: Jeremy Beadle, John Leeson, Flavia Brilli, Tony McHale

Votes: 101

49. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier

Votes: 9,587

50. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross, Larry Musser

Votes: 9,468

51. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 3,674

52. WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975–2001)

60 min | Action, Sport

6.5
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This nationally syndicated pro wrestling series ran from 1975 to 2001. Launched by producer Jim Crockett Jr., the show was initially shot at the studios of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North ... See full summary »

Stars: David Crockett, Tony Schiavone, Ric Flair, Paul Jones

Votes: 66

53. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 11,235

54. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart, Patricia McPherson

Votes: 23,938

55. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 17,863

56. Flash Gordon (1936)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 1,736

57. It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–1981)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

Stars: Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Donald Hewlett, Don Estelle

Votes: 876

58. Watching (1987–1993)

60 min | Comedy

7.6
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A young couple from Merseyside and their off again/on again relationship.

Stars: Emma Wray, Paul Bown, Liza Tarbuck, Patsy Byrne

Votes: 193

59. Gamesmaster (1992–1998)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.9
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Computer game show.

Stars: Patrick Moore, Dominik Diamond, Dexter Fletcher, David Perry

Votes: 174

60. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 13,255

61. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 2,460

62. Robot Wars (1998–2018)

45 min | Action, Game-Show

7.4
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Knockout competition between deadly robots designed and controlled by contestants. There's chainsaws, spikes, and lots of flying metal.

Stars: Jonathan Pearce, Noel Sharkey, Craig Charles, Dara O'Briain

Votes: 805

63. Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1983–1985)

30 min | Comedy

5.1
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James 'Jim' London becomes a man of property when a relative dies, leaving him the run-down Victorian abode of 17 Railway Terrace, in Elephant and Castle (south London). He's troubled by ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Davidson, John Bardon, Brian Hall, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 57

64. Home to Roost (1985–1990)

50 min | Comedy

6.8
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John Thaw is Henry Willows, a middle-aged man in middle-management who has been divorced from his wife for seven years and is perfectly happy with the arrangement. Apart from his prudish ... See full summary »

Stars: John Thaw, Reece Dinsdale, Elizabeth Bennett, Joan Blackham

Votes: 172

65. No Place Like Home (1983–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Arthur and Beryl Crabtree are set to begin a quiet life at last, their four grown-up children return home one by one. With a son-in-law and neighbours always popping in as well, the quiet life never gets started.

Stars: William Gaunt, Patricia Garwood, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Beverley Adams

Votes: 58

66. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 315

at the beginning of the 1980's, a saturday night in Britain wasn't complete without watching an episode of 'Dick Turpin'

67. The Little and Large Show (1978–1991)

40 min | Comedy

5.5
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Weekly comedy sketch show starring the duo Little and Large.

Stars: Eddie Large, Syd Little, Maddi Cryer, Geoff Capes

Votes: 24

68. Match of the Day (1964– )

70 min | News, Sport

8.8
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Highlights, interviews and analysis from expert pundits of Saturday's English Premier League football matches.

Stars: Gary Lineker, John Motson, Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson

Votes: 1,706

69. Noel's House Party (1991–1999)

50 min | Comedy

6.3
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Set in Noel Edmonds' fictitious grand house in the equally fictitious town of Crinkley Bottom, the show centres around games involving the studio audience and special guest celebrities. ... See full summary »

Stars: Noel Edmonds, Ronnie Corbett, Barry Killerby, Tara Ward

Votes: 182

70. Airwolf (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott

Votes: 7,396

71. The Sky at Night (1957– )

20 min | Documentary

8.4
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Astronomy programme.

Stars: Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott, Garry Hunt, Pete Lawrence

Votes: 224

the most shifted around TV show in the history of the schedules

72. The Big Match (1968–1992)

60 min | Sport

7.4
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Stars: Brian Moore, Jimmy Hill, Barry Davies, Elton Welsby

Votes: 16

73. World of Sport (1964–1985)

Sport

7.1
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Weekly sports coverage extravaganza. Featuring previews and results of the weekend football. Famously including coverage of British professional wrestling.

Stars: Dickie Davies, Kent Walton, Neil Durden-Smith, Johnny England

Votes: 22

74. World Championship Snooker (1973– )

Sport

7.9
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BBC coverage of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Stars: Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, John Parrott, Ronnie O'Sullivan

Votes: 52

75. Stig of the Dump (1981– )

25 min

6.9
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Young boy discovers a teenaged caveman living in the local rubbish dump.

Stars: Keith Jayne, Grant Warnock, Janine Tidman, Bay White

Votes: 57

76. It's a Knockout (1985–1987)

Game-Show

8.7
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"It's a Knockout" was a loud, colourful and downright silly game show that was a hallmark of 1980s Australian television. Small town representatives from Victoria, New South Wales, South ... See full summary »

Stars: Billy J. Smith, Fiona MacDonald, Max Rowley, Jacki MacDonald

Votes: 32

77. The Waltons (1971–1981)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.6
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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

Votes: 4,302

the ultimate 'Sundays' TV show

78. Family Fortunes (1980–2002)

30 min | Game-Show

6.5
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Two families go head to head to answer everday questions .

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves, Les Dennis, Windsor Davies

Votes: 169

79. Cheggers Plays Pop (1978–1986)

25 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

5.8
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Teams of teenagers battle it out in a pop quiz and activity competitions.

Stars: Keith Chegwin, Gary Davies, Bernie Nolan, Cheryl Baker

Votes: 28

80. 3-2-1 (1978–1987)

60 min | Game-Show

5.6
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Three couples compete in a missing word game, with the winning couple going on to solve riddles left by guest performers to win prizes and avoid Dusty Bin's booby prize.

Stars: Ted Rogers, Chris Emmett, Caroline Munro, Mike Newman

Votes: 60

81. The Krypton Factor (1981– )

Game-Show

7.0
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With the aim of finding the 'perfect human', this show ran contestants through a wide variety of competitions, designed to test knowledge, memory, reflexes, strength, endurance and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Clark, John Harlan

Votes: 18

82. No 73 (1982–1988)

Family

7.2
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Saturday morning magazine show based around a busy house in Maidstone, Kent - No. 73 - featuring star guests, music, cartoons and fun. The twist to the show was that its presenters played ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 78

83. The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.6
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The Ant Hill Mob has to protect Penelope Pitstop from a murderous lawyer who is after her inheritance.

Stars: Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Don Messick, Paul Winchell

Votes: 1,138

84. Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969–1970)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Dick Dastardly leads a fighter plane group to try ineffectualy to stop a carrier pigeon.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Don Messick

Votes: 2,319

85. Suikoden (1973– )

45 min

8.2
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Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story.

Stars: Atsuo Nakamura, Takeshi Ôbayashi, Sanae Tsuchida, Kei Satô

Votes: 465

86. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,206

87. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

3.8
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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 223

88. Wish You Were Here...? (1974–2003)

30 min | Documentary

5.8
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Holiday travel series.

Stars: Judith Chalmers, Ruth England, Martin Roberts, Victoria Studd

Votes: 17

89. Good Morning Britain (1983–1992)

205 min | News

5.6
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Breakfast news and magazine programme.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Mike Morris, Paul McCartney, Anne Diamond

Votes: 25

90. Channel 4 News (I) (1982– )

55 min | News

7.0
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Britain's most in-depth and probing national evening news bulletin, with political reports, interviews with prominent public figures and arts features.

Stars: Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman, Harry Anscombe

Votes: 79

91. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 9,021

92. Newsnight (1980– )

45 min | News

6.4
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Serious news reports, analysis and no-holds-barred interviews with leading politicians and public figures.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Jeremy Paxman, Emily Maitlis, Gavin Esler

Votes: 110

93. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 175

94. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 29,633

95. The Grumbleweeds Show (1983–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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Stars: Maurice Lee, Albert Sutcliffe, Carl Sutcliffe, Graham Walker

Votes: 9

96. Ulysse 31 (1981–1982)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition.

Stars: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot

Votes: 1,380

epic cartoon series that went on for ever!

97. Opowiadania Muminków (1977–1982)

9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.7
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A stop-motion animated children's television series, often referred to as the Fuzzy Felt Moomins, based on the stories and illustrations by the Finnish author Tove Jansson.

Stars: Hans Clarin, Stanislaw Kwasniak, Stanislaw Wyszynski, Richard Murdoch

Votes: 346

98. The Kenny Everett Video Show (1978–1981)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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This show featured music set to imagery, just prior to MTV. Most of it was concert footage though some had effects and a theme. It had a choreography segment featuring dancers known as "Hot Gossip".

Stars: Kenny Everett, Hot Gossip, David Essex, Cliff Richard

Votes: 106

99. 100 Worst Pop Records (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.1
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Stars: Jimmy Carr, Ann Bryson, Sarah Adams, Jonathan Coleman

Votes: 11

100. Sons and Daughters (1982–1987)

30 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Dramatic incidents in the lives of the wealthy Hamilton family and working class Palmer family, linked by the long-ago secret affair of David Palmer and Patricia Hamilton and the offspring ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Blain, Pat McDonald, Leila Hayes, Ian Rawlings

Votes: 179

surely the most addictive, yet mind-numbing soap ever