With Central Independent Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Chief Inspector Morse has an ear for Western classical music, a taste for beer, and a nose for crime. He and Detective Sergeant Robert Lewis solve intriguing cases in and around the Oxford area.
Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe
2. Thomas & Friends (1984–2021)
TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
This series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.
Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon, Kerry Shale
3. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Seven British construction workers escape Britain's ever-growing dole queues and travel to Germany to work on a site in Düsseldorf. Follow their trials and tribulations of working away from home and away from the women they left behind.
Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately
4. Crossroads (1964–1988)
30 min | Drama
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, Roger Tonge, Susan Hanson, Anthony Morton
5. Peak Practice (1993–2002)
TV-14 | 50 min | Drama
Beth Glover and Will Preston are doctors in partnership at a Derbyshire clinic when they hire Jack who's returned from Africa. The next several years deal with their personal and professional lives with Jack and Beth marrying.
Stars: Gary Mavers, Simon Shepherd, Esther Coles, Margery Mason
6. Boon (1986–1992)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »
Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling
7. Soldier Soldier (1991–1997)
TV-14 | 50 min | Drama
Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.
Stars: Ben Nealon, Robson Green, Jerome Flynn, Rosie Rowell
8. The Worst Witch (1986 TV Movie)
G | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Mildred Hubble (Fairuza Balk) is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of ... See full summary »
Director: Robert Young | Stars: Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae, Tim Curry, Fairuza Balk
9. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Mystery
A lawyer travels to a small seaside town to settle the estate of a recently deceased woman, but soon becomes ensnared in something much more sinister.
Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran
10. Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama
After being sent to a detention center, a teenage skinhead clashes with the social workers, who want to conform him to the status quo.
Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Tim Roth, Terry Richards, Bill Stewart, Eric Richard
11. Shine on Harvey Moon (1982–1995)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Upon being demobbed, RAF serviceman Harvey Moon returns home and finds his family involved in various troubles. His wife Rita is not interested in resuming their relationship, and works in ... See full summary »
Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Maggie Steed, Linda Robson, Lee Whitlock
12. Kennedy (1983)
282 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy. This Landmark miniseries covers the momentous presidential years and the lives, loves, and triumphs of one of the most controversial families of the twentieth-century.
Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Andrew Rayden
13. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
25 min | Comedy
An affluent divorced woman named Caroline Weatley, raising her son Tom with help from her mother Laura West, seeks a housekeeper, and a man named Charlie Burrows applies for the job.
Stars: Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Joe McGann, William Puttock
14. X Bomber (1980–1982)
30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Created by Go Nagai, this sci-fi/fantasy puppet series sees heroes Shiro Ginga, Bongo Heracles, and Bigman Lee protect a girl named Lamia from the evil Gelma Armada, with the supership X Bomber and its giant robot component, Big Dai-X.
Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker
15. The Shell Seekers (1989 TV Movie)
PG | 102 min | Drama
An Englishwoman (Angela Lansbury) reviews her life with her adult children in mind.
Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Sam Wanamaker, Christopher Bowen, Anna Carteret
16. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
TV-Y7 | 25 min | Sci-Fi
The Tomorrow People are the next stage of human evolution. They can teleport, communicate by telepathy, heal with the power of thought and they are unable to kill or harm any living ... See full summary »
Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Jeff Harding
17. Sky High (2001– )
30 min | Documentary
Documentary which uses helicopter aerial footage to describe places of historical or tourist interest in the Central TV area (the Midlands of England), taking in everything from stately homes to steam trains, and national parks to national eyesores.
Stars: Mark Barry-Jackson, Marie Ashby, Ruth England, Richard Mervyn
18. Outside Edge (1994–1996)
30 min | Comedy
A comedy based around the activities and problems that 2 very different couples experience whilst running the local cricket team.
Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Timothy Spall, Josie Lawrence
19. Bullseye (1981– )
30 min | Game-Show
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
20. Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (1984–1986)
44 min | Comedy, Family
A British children's comedy series featuring Emu, a puppet and Rod Hull.
Stars: Niki Matthews, Rod Hull, Carol Lee Scott, Susan Maughan
21. Rosie & Jim (1990–2000)
15 min | Adventure, Family
Rosie and Jim are two rag dolls that magically come to life when no-one is looking. They explore different aspects of Great Britain as they travel along the canal network aboard the narrow-boat "Ragdoll" with the boat's owner.
Stars: Robin Stevens, Rebecca Nagan, Neil Brewer, John Cunliffe
22. The Last Place on Earth (1985)
396 min | Drama
Based on the book 'Scott and Amundsen' by Roland Huntford, "The Last Place on Earth" is an exploration of the rivalry between Captain Robert F. Scott and Ronald Amundsen as they attempt to reach the South Pole.
Stars: Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Stephen Moore, Ståle Bjørnhaug
23. Girls on Top (1985–1986)
30 min | Comedy
Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England.
Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, Joan Greenwood
24. Family Fortunes (1980–2022)
30 min | Game-Show
Two families go head to head to answer everyday questions.
Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Gino D'Acampo, Penny Layden, Max Bygraves
25. December Bride (1990)
88 min | Drama
At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.
Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Donal McCann, Saskia Reeves, Ciarán Hinds, Patrick Malahide
Votes: 352 | Gross: $0.07M
26. Moomins (1977–1982)
9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
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
27. The Guilty (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 197 min | Crime, Thriller
This the original British version of the 2000 American remake starring Bill Pullman.
Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Sean Gallagher, Caroline Catz, Carol Starks
28. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything.
Directors: Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda | Stars: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Ernest Thesiger
29. Thief Takers (1995– )
60 min | Crime, Drama
The life and adventures of the members of The Armed Robbery Squad. Amid numerous security van robberies, bank robberies and gem heists with a lot of car chases, shouting and guns blazing, ... See full summary »
Stars: Robert Willox, Gary McDonald, Lynda Steadman, David Sterne
30. Woof! (1989–1997)
30 min | Family
A young boy becomes a dog from time to time.
Stars: Liza Goddard, Adam Roper, Punch, Edward Fidoe
31. Chicken Ranch (1982)
Unrated | 74 min | Documentary
Documentary on the "Chicken Ranch," a legal Nevada brothel.
Directors: Nick Broomfield, Sandi Sissel | Stars: Fran, Walter Plankinton, Connie, Claudia
32. Nightbreaker (1989 TV Movie)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama
Dr. Brown thinks back 30+ years, working as Army shrink in Nevada 1956, when US soldiers were exposed to A-bomb radiation.
Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Lea Thompson, Melinda Dillon
33. The Dreamstone (1990–1995)
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Somewhere in the universe is a planet only visible to those who believe in it. On the sunny side lives the Old Dreammaker, guardian of the most precious and powerful thing in the world - ... See full summary »
Stars: Melvyn Hayes, Gary Martin, Jacqueline Clarke, Richard Tate
34. Annika (1984)
159 min | Drama, Romance
Isle of Wight deck chair attendant meets Swedish exchange student and follows her back to Sweden.
Stars: Christina Rignér, Jesse Birdsall, Ann-Charlotte Stålhammar, Birger Österberg
35. Hardwicke House (1987)
30 min | Comedy
Sitcom set in a comprehensive school.
Stars: Roy Kinnear, Pam Ferris, Tony Haygarth, Duncan Preston
36. The Ink Thief (1994– )
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
The Ink Thief steals the power of children's imaginations by taking the ink from drawings and pulling two young children into his world inhabited by Oobs and other creatures of imagination.
Stars: Richard O'Brien, Joyce Springer, Richard Ridings, Toyah Willcox
37. The Legends of Treasure Island (1993–1995)
TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
The legend of a young boy Jim Hawkins who sets on a voyage to find a hidden treasure.
Stars: David Jason, Jimmy Hibbert, John Hasler, Corinna Powlesland
38. Crime Story (1992–1995)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama
This powerful series of programmes features dramatic reconstructions of some of Britian's most notorious crimes - a collection of cases which are exciting, moving and surprising, each demonstrating how truth can be stranger than fiction.
Stars: Anne Reid, Bernard Hill, Edita Brychta, Janet Henfrey
39. When the Whales Came (1989)
PG | 100 min | Drama
A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and ... See full summary »
Director: Clive Rees | Stars: Paul Scofield, David Threlfall, Helen Mirren, Helen Pearce
40. Walter (1982 TV Movie)
70 min | Drama
A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.
Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Ian McKellen, Barbara Jefford, Arthur Whybrow, Tony Melody
41. The Bretts (1987–1989)
60 min | Drama
1920s family of actors deals with the day to day of the theater business.
Stars: Norman Rodway, Barbara Murray, Belinda Lang, George Winter
42. Red King, White Knight (1989 TV Movie)
R | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
The C.I.A. hears of a K.G.B. scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner (Tom Skerritt), an agent retired for ten years, to go to Russia to investigate. He ... See full summary »
Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Max von Sydow, Helen Mirren, Tom Bell
43. Tots TV (1993– )
11 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Three rag doll puppets live together in a countryside cottage: Tilly, a French girl, with red hair, who speaks in basic French; Tom, a blue haired boy with glasses; and Tiny, the green-haired youngest Tot.
Stars: Robin Stevens, Andrew Davenport, Véronique Déroulède, Jane Pardoe
44. Coming Through (1988 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Celebrated actor and actress Sir Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) and Dame Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect) star in this movie by award-winning playwright Alan Plater about one of the great love ... See full summary »
Director: Peter Barber-Fleming | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Helen Mirren, Alison Steadman, Philip Martin Brown
45. Grim Tales (1989–1991)
11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Comedian and actor Rik Mayall energetically narrates a series of stories adapted from the tales written by the Brothers Grimm
Star: Rik Mayall
46. Celebrity Squares (I) (1975–1997)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show
British version of "Hollywood Squares" with nine celebrities of varying stature arranged in a grid and answering questions from host Bob Monkhouse to win prizes for one of two contestants. ... See full summary »
Stars: Bob Monkhouse, William Rushton, Arthur Mullard, John Inman
47. Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )
660 min | Documentary, History, War
An in-depth look at the Vietnam War.
Stars: Will Lyman, Henry Kissinger, William C. Westmoreland, Nguyen Giap Vo
48. Blockbusters (1983–2012)
30 min | Game-Show
General knowledge quiz for 16-18-year-olds.
Stars: Bob Holness, Liza Tarbuck, Daniel Strauss, Peter Tomlinson
49. Faith (1994)
240 min | Drama
A high-ranking government official's career is placed in jeopardy when his daughter reveals his extramarital affair to her boyfriend, a reporter.
Stars: Keith Allen, Connie Booth, Michael Gambon, Jeremy Bulloch
50. Walter & June (1983 TV Movie)
63 min | Drama
The plight of Walter, a moderately intellectually disabled man, after the deaths of his parents. No concrete provisions have been made for Walter's upkeep, so he is thrown into an ... See full summary »
Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Ian McKellen, Sarah Miles, John Gordon Sinclair, Tony Doyle