With Thames Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. The Bill (1984–2010)
TV-14 | Crime, Drama
Police drama series following officers and detectives from Sun Hill Police Station in East London.
Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse
2. The World at War (1973–1974)
TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War
A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer, Anthony Eden
3. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family
Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of day-to-day tasks, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Matilda Ziegler, Robin Driscoll, Matthew Ashforde
4. 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
5. The Sweeney (1974–1978)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jack Regan and George Carter are hard-edged detectives in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. They pursue villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent and - more often than not - successful.
Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin
6. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.
Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd
7. Man About the House (1973–1976)
30 min | Comedy
The morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live and they need a flatmate who can cook, so they decide to ... See full summary »
Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce
8. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
120 min | Crime, Drama
Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues ... See full summary »
Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers
9. British Men Behaving Badly (1992–2014)
TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy
Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.
Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash, Neil Morrissey
10. Jack the Ripper (1988)
TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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
11. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)
30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A group of teens with psychic and other paranormal abilities use their special gifts to battle evil.
Stars: Nicholas Young, Philip Gilbert, Elizabeth Adare, Peter Vaughan-Clarke
12. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.
Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson
Votes: 7,743 | Gross: $12.45M
13. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.
Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie
14. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
TV-MA | 720 min | Crime, Drama
A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell
15. Rainbow (1972–1992)
22 min | Animation, Family, Talk-Show
Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.
Stars: Geoffrey Hayes, Roy Skelton, Stanley Bates, Rod Burton
16. George & Mildred (1976–1979)
30 min | Comedy
George and Mildred Roper have just moved into a middle-class neighborhood.
Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn
17. Greed (1924)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.
Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller
Votes: 10,290 | Gross: $0.16M
18. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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, Victor Knight
19. Love Thy Neighbour (1972–1976)
30 min | Comedy
A white working-class socialist has his world turned upside down when an educated black man moves in next door.
Stars: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams
20. The BFG (1989)
91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.
Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley
21. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A recently orphaned young woman goes to live with eccentric relatives in Sussex, where she sets about improving their gloomy lives.
Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry
Votes: 7,198 | Gross: $5.60M
22. Bless This House (1971–1976)
30 min | Comedy
Bless This House presents life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (... See full summary »
Stars: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Robin Stewart, Sally Geeson
23. Robin's Nest (1977–1981)
30 min | Comedy
Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.
Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton, David Kelly
24. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)
30 min | Documentary, Biography
The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »
Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Ralph Edwards, Elizabeth Dawn
25. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982)
52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.
Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Cy Town
26. Widows (1983–1985)
301 min | Crime, Drama
Three armed robbers--Harry Rawlins, Terry Miller, and Joe Pirelli--die when the security van that they are robbing catches fire in the Kingsway Tunnel in London. Their widows--Dolly Rawlins... See full summary »
Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Kate Williams, Maurice O'Connell
27. Callan (1967–1972)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »
Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine
28. Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)
99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Somewhere in England in autumn 1955, widowed veteran William Smith and his son, Danny, live an idyllic life together. But their property happens to sit on a piece of land that a local ... See full summary »
Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack
29. Keep It in the Family (1980–1983)
30 min | Comedy, Family
Dudley Rush is an artist with a difference. Eccentric and childlike, he insists of wearing his large lion ventriloquist glove-puppet on his hand whenever he draws the "Barney, the Bionic ... See full summary »
Stars: Robert Gillespie, Stacy Dorning, Glyn Houston, Pauline Yates
30. The Big Parade (1925)
Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War
A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.
Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell
Votes: 6,960 | Gross: $11.00M
31. Flesh and the Devil (1926)
Passed | 112 min | Drama, Music
Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other fiercely loves.
Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent
Votes: 4,422 | Gross: $1.61M
32. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971–1973)
50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Adaptations of mystery stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.
Stars: Peter Vaughan, Peter Barkworth, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines
33. Chocky (1984)
151 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A story centered on a young schoolboy and his strange relationship with an extraterrestrial entity.
Stars: Carol Drinkwater, James Hazeldine, Andrew Ellams, Zoë Hart
34. 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
35. The Wind (1928)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A frail young woman from the East moves in with her cousin in the West, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.
Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming
36. The Wind in the Willows (I) (1983 TV Movie)
TV-G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger follow animal etiquette in this version of Kenneth Grahame's classic, in stop-motion model animation.
Director: Mark Hall | Stars: Richard Pearson, Ian Carmichael, David Jason, Michael Hordern
37. Count Duckula (1988–1993)
TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.
Stars: Barry Clayton, Jack May, Brian Trueman, David Jason
38. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)
45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery
British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.
Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Liza Goddard
39. M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (2003–2005)
TV-PG | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A London MIT investigates a number of gruesome murders.
Stars: Lindsey Coulson, Richard Hope, Michael McKell, Samantha Spiro
40. Capital City (1989–1990)
60 min | Drama
Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ... See full summary »
Stars: William Armstrong, Douglas Hodge, Jason Isaacs, Joanna Kanska
41. Mike & Angelo (1989–2000)
20 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
A series about an alien living with an American boy in Britain.
Stars: Tim Whitnall, Shelley Thompson, Michael Benz, Katy Murphy
42. Rooms (1974– )
49 min | Drama
Two-part weekly dramas concerning the various drifters who rent rooms in a lodging-house.
Stars: Ian Redford, Anne Dyson, William Marlowe, Jenny Twigge
43. The Kenny Everett Video Cassette (1978–1981)
30 min | Comedy, Music
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, Anna Dawson, Cliff Richard
44. The Wind in the Willows (1984–1988)
22 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Based on the characters created by Kenneth Grahame, this award winning animated series follows the adventures of Mole (Richard Pearson) as he leaves home to discover the world. Mole finds ... See full summary »
Stars: Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Michael Hordern, David Jason
45. Get Some In! (1975–1978)
30 min | Comedy
1955 called up into R.A.F. a group of young men find it hard to cope,especially with a corporal who is unhappy and takes it out on them.
Stars: Tony Selby, Gerard Ryder, David Janson, Brian Pettifer
46. Shelley (1979–1983)
30 min | Comedy
James Shelley, an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed "professional freelance layabout," has many battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady, and his girlfriend Fran.
Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan
47. Never the Twain (1981–1991)
30 min | Comedy
Comedy about two rival antique dealers.
Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Derek Deadman, Teddy Turner
48. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Drama
This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and from mid-1968 by Thames Television.
Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum
49. Special Branch (1969–1974)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Groundbreaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police: an elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists, and subversives.
Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay
50. Danger UXB (1979)
60 min | Action, Drama, History
The series chronicles the exploits of the fictional Royal Engineer Tunnelling Company 97, which has been made a bomb disposal unit to deal with the thousands of unexploded bombs ("UXBs") in London during the Battle of Britain.
Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane