My Ultimate Television Library

This is a listing of the Television series (and mini-series) that I would like to have in my video library. Some are available on video, some are only partially available, and some not at all (for various reasons). Quality is not the criterion here, enjoyment (namely mine) is.
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1.
Adventures of Superman (1952 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet. (30 mins.)
 
2.
Mr. & Mrs. North (1952 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do. (30 mins.)
Director: Marc Daniels
 
3.
Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1956 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Colonel March of The Department of Queer Complaints investigates unusual cases, locked-room murders, and mysteries concerning the supernatural. (30 mins.)
Director: Cyril Endfield
 
4.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres. (120 mins.)
 
5.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters... (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Mickey Mouse Club (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Mickey Mouse hosts a youth oriented variety show. (60 mins.)
 
7.
The Buccaneers (1956 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after... (30 mins.)
 
8.
Peter Gunn (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The cases of a stylishly cool private detective. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Host Marlin Perkins explores various animals in their natural habitats. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers... (52 mins.)
 
11.
Thunderbirds (1960 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.)
 
12.
The Wild Wild West (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. (50 mins.)
 
13.
The Avengers (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A human member of a defense force is given the life and ability to change into a giant super-hero to battle the monsters that wrecks havoc on Earth. (30 mins.)
 
15.
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. (50 mins.)
 
16.
Spider-Man (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teenage boy with the powers of a spider fights crime as the Webslinging Wonder.
 
17.
Wacky Races (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The participants of an unusual car race compete around America. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Mod Squad (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police. (60 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
19.
Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett. (60 mins.)
 
20.
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Ant Hill Mob has to protect Penelope Pitstop from a murderous lawyer who is after her inheritance. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Music Scene (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"Music Scene" was presented by ABC TV in a 45 minute format, Monday evenings 7:30-8:15, a unique time... (45 mins.)
 
22.
The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters. (43 mins.)
 
23.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
 
24.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago. (51 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron
 
25.
The Nine Tailors (1974 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The title refers to the nine strokes of a church bell to announce the death of a man. In this adaptation of Dorothy L...
 
26.
The Four Just Men (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
27.
Clouds of Witness (1972 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up...
 
28.
Murder Must Advertise (1973 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When one of the copy writers of Pym's Advertising Agency meets his death by falling down a spiral staircase...
 
29.
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When one of the members of the Bellona Club passes away, Lord Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. (180 mins.)
 
30.
Five Red Herrings (1975 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Solve the mystery with Lord Peter Whimsey, based on the book by Dorothy L Sayers.
 
31.
Inspector Lewis (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. (90 mins.)
 
32.
Doctor in the House (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark... (30 mins.)
 
33.
The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (30 mins.)
 
34.
Charlie's Angels (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The adventures of three sexy female private eyes. (60 mins.)
 
35.
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth. (60 mins.)
 
36.
The New Adventures of Batman (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Batman, Robin and Batgirl fight crime in Gotham City with the "help" of Batmite. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Captain Future (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
This series documents the adventures of Captain Future and the crew of his ship, the Comet. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. (93 mins.)
 
39.
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Shaggy and Scooby and friends must return 13 ghosts to a magic chest which they inadvertently released. (30 mins.)
 
40.
She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free. (22 mins.)
 
41.
G.I. Joe (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra. (30 mins.)
 
42.
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness. (48 mins.)
 
43.
Inspector Morse (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case. (100 mins.)
 
44.
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A pre-teen version of Scooby Doo, with a pint-sized version of the title character. (30 mins.)
 
45.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions. (100 mins.)
 
46.
Batman: The Animated Series (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. (23 mins.)
 
47.
X-Men (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe. (23 mins.)
 
48.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength. (44 mins.)
 
49.
JAG (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The cases of Harmon Rabb, former Navy fighter pilot, and his fellow lawyers of the US Navy's Judge Advocate General's office. (60 mins.)
 
50.
Kindred: The Embraced (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Series based on the White Wolf role-playing game, Vampire: the Masquerade. Julian Luna, the undead Prince of the City, leads the Vampire Clans as he falls in love with Caitlin, a human reporter. (60 mins.)
 
51.
Stargate SG-1 (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates. (44 mins.)
 
52.
The Magnificent Seven (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When an Indian village is threatened by ex-Confederate soldiers, several villagers head out to seek help... (60 mins.)
 
53.
Batman Beyond (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham. (23 mins.)
 
54.
George Shrinks (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A ten year old boy instantly becomes as tiny as an insect realizing what life would be if he was not in normal size. (30 mins.)
 
55.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas. (60 mins.)
 
56.
Bob the Builder (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Bob the Builder is the animated adventures of Bob and his machines. Working together to overcome various challenges they get the job done. (10 mins.)
Director: Liz Whitaker
 
57.
Justice League (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever. (22 mins.)
 
58.
CSI: Miami (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit. (43 mins.)
 
59.
Tractor Tom (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The TV series of Tractor Tom follows the adventures of the livable red tractor and his friends-of which... (11 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Wheeler
 
60.
Stargate: Atlantis (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith. (44 mins.)
 
61.
The Batman (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This animated adventure series of Bruce Wayne -- billionaire by day, crime fighter by night -- starts... (30 mins.)
 
62.
CSI: NY (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City. (43 mins.)
 
63.
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Computer wiz Jonny Quest and his friends battle international criminals using the resources of the Quest Foundation... (21 mins.)
 
64.
Babar (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends. (30 mins.)
 
65.
Thomas & Friends (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor. (54 mins.)
 
66.
Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The various Hanna Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games.
 
67.
The Twentieth Century (1957 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
68.
Angel (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption. (44 mins.)
 
69.
New Tricks (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama (60 mins.)
 
70.
Space Angel (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
 
71.
The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dr. Fu Manchu, evil genius and possessor of seemingly unlimited financial resources, has pledged to... (30 mins.)
 
72.
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances. (60 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Whelan
 
73.
Ellery Queen (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes. (100 mins.)
 
74.
Alleyn Mysteries (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
 
75.
Midsomer Murders (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County. (90 mins.)
 
76.
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities. (120 mins.)
 
77.
Shazzan (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Nancy and Chuck find a ring in the desert in two pieces. When they are joined, Shazzan the genie appears... (30 mins.)
 
78.
Godzilla (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The crew of the research vessel, The Calico, investigate strange phenomena and often meet menaces that force them to summon Godzilla to help. (30 mins.)
 
79.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
 
80.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama. (44 mins.)
 
81.
Hogan's Heroes (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders. (25 mins.)
 
82.
Robotech (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars. (30 mins.)
 
83.
Schoolhouse Rock! (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism. (3 mins.)
Director: Tom Warburton
 
84.
The Secret Service (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The adventures of an elderly vicar and his gardener, secret agents for B.I.S.H.O.P, who combat criminals and terrorists from overseas. (30 mins.)
 
85.
Hullabaloo (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This was a Pop Rock weekly variety show seen on NBC As with ABC TVs "Shindig", which began 4 months earlier... (60 mins.)
Director: Steve Binder
 
86.
The Invaders (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town... (51 mins.)
 
87.
The Invisible Man (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible... (30 mins.)
 
88.
Jazz Casual (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
89.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH. (50 mins.)
 
90.
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang are launched into the 21st century, with new mysteries to solve. (30 mins.)
 
91.
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Scooby Doo and the gang solve mysteries; then Blue Falcon and Dynomutt fight crime in each two-part episode of this animated series. (24 mins.)
 
92.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function. (30 mins.)
 
93.
Mister Magoo (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(5 mins.)
 
94.
Stingray (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Gerry Anderson's third SF supermarionation saga told the adventures of the WASPs (the World Aquanaut... (30 mins.)
 
95.
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign. (25 mins.)
 
96.
To Tell the Truth (1956 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities... (30 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Gross
 
97.
My Three Sons (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons. (30 mins.)
 
98.
Blake et Mortimer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(52 mins.)
 
99.
The Friendly Giant (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In his castle, a giant and his friends tell stories and play music for the young viewers. (15 mins.)
Director: John Ryan
 
100.
Les exploits d'Arsène Lupin (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The adventures of the gentleman thief, Arsene Lupin. (24 mins.)