My Favorite TV Series and Telemovies

by BadWebDiver | created - 17 Oct 2011 | updated - 14 Mar 2013 | Public

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1. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 70,510

2. People Like Us (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

Before there was The Office, there was People Like Us. A mockumentary in the style of the "docusoap" British reality television shows popular at the time about regular people and their ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Langham, Mark Hadfield, Mike Hayley, Emma Kennedy

Votes: 433

3. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 29,317

4. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 601,412

5. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 4,481

6. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 20,886

7. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

Votes: 41,615

8. You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy

Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water.

Stars: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Votes: 1,490

9. Secret Army (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama, History, War

During World War II, a Belgian resistance movement called Lifeline, based in Brussels, organises the return of Allied airmen who have been shot down by the Luftwaffe to the United Kingdom.

Stars: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Votes: 899

10. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 62,488

11. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Improvisational comedy competition show in which four members of the regular cast as comedians and often with guest appearances with other comedians and celebrities and members of the audience perform various comic games and sketches.

Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady

Votes: 35,352

12. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

Votes: 1,550

13. Hey Dad..! (1987–1994)

23 min | Comedy

Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon... See full summary »

Stars: Julie McGregor, Robert Hughes, Sarah Monahan, Christopher Truswell

Votes: 274

14. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

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

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

Votes: 18,868

15. The Comedy Company (1988–1990)

Comedy

A sketch comedy series set in suburban Australia, featuring one-off sketches and regular appearances by characters including schoolgirl Kylie Mole (Mary-Anne Fahey), greengrocer Con the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Mitchell, Mary-Anne Fahey, Ian McFadyen, Glenn Robbins

Votes: 98

16. Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends (1990–1993)

23 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

In celebration of Bugs Bunny's fiftieth birthday, this television series, broadcast on weekdays, consisted of classic cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny and other characters conceived by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, June Foray, Daws Butler

Votes: 1,165

17. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 2,421

18. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Votes: 9,113

19. BabaKiueria (1986 TV Short)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Role reversal study of the historically inaccurate "plight" of Australian Aborigines in modern Anglo-Saxon society. Indigenous "whities" [sic] are being persecuted by racist black people ... See full summary »

Director: Don Featherstone | Stars: Michelle Torres, Bob Maza, Kevin Smith, Cecily Polson

Votes: 134

20. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 9,802

21. The Goodies (1970–1982)

30 min | Comedy

The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Corbet Woodall

Votes: 1,029

22. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Western

The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote U.S. Army outpost in the Wild West.

Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

Votes: 1,972

23. Adventure Island (1967–1973)

30 min | Family

Children's pantomime-style series about the characters from the Kingdom of Diddley-Dum-Diddley.

Stars: Nancy Cato, Sue McIntosh, Liz Harris, Burt Cooper

Votes: 22

24. H.R. Pufnstuf (1969–1970)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The adventures of a boy trapped in a fantastic land with a dragon friend and a witch enemy.

Stars: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Lennie Weinrib, Joan Gerber

Votes: 1,210

25. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 52,092

26. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

The wild misadventures of Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a near-constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 15,818

27. Roger Ramjet (1965– )

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

Bumbling daredevil and American Eagle Squadron leader Roger Ramjet, aided by his crew of do-gooders Yank, Doodle, Dan, and Dee, fight crooks like Noodles Romanoff and Henry Cabbage Patch. ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Owens, Bob Arbogast, Joan Gerber, David Ketchum

Votes: 213

28. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 61,710

29. Soap (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

Stars: Katherine Helmond, Rod Roddy, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 4,973

30. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

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: 30,642

31. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 13,085

32. Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 5,924

33. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an ... See full summary »

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,445

34. It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–1981)

30 min | Comedy, War

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: 923

35. Breaking the Code (1996 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama

A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong, Blake Ritson, William Mannering

Votes: 588

36. Lost in Space (1965–1968)

Not Rated | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.

Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen

Votes: 5,019

37. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 2,709

38. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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: 5,568

39. Raffles (1975– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, History

Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli, Victor Brooks, Victor Carin

Votes: 109

40. The Bullwinkle Show (1960–1963)

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

Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures.

Stars: Bill Scott, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles, Julie Bennett

Votes: 2,201

41. Rush (1974–1976)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Stories of the lives of people living in and around the goldfields in the Australian bush during the 1850's.

Stars: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Votes: 45

42. Mr. Squiggle and Friends (1959–1999)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Mr. Squiggle is a marionette with a pencil for a nose, who visits his friends from his home at 93 Crater Crescent on the Moon, flying in his pet rocket (named Rocket).

Stars: Norman Hetherington, Jane Fennell, Terry Dowling, Ian McLean

Votes: 100

43. Green Acres (1965–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester, Pat Buttram

Votes: 4,466

44. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 10,317

45. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 5,484

46. Wombat (1983–1990)

Wombat was an Australian children's TV show produced at BTQ Channel 7 in Brisbane from 1979 to 1990. It was aired on weekday afternoons, and later Saturday and Sunday mornings, across Australia.

Stars: Gayle Blakeney, Gillian Blakeney, Jamie Dunn, Laurel Edwards

Votes: 14

47. Sealab 2020 (1972)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

Cartoon adventure series that focused on a group of Oceanauts in their experimental complex on the ocean floor.

Stars: Ross Martin, Josh Albee, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Stephenson

Votes: 135

48. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,302

49. Flower Pot Men (1952–1954)

12 min | Family

This programme was part of a BBC children's television series titled Watch with Mother, with a different programme each weekday, most of them involving string puppets. The Flower Pot Men ... See full summary »

Stars: Maria Bird, Peter Hawkins, Gladys Whitred, Julia Williams

Votes: 47

50. Danger UXB (1979)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 561