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)
so successful they even released an LP
2. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)
30 min | Comedy
Jeremy Brown is 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 not... See full summary »
3. Rentaghost (1976–1984)
25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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 »
4. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.
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
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.
the soap that quite literally had the lot!
6. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
7. Metal Mickey (1980–1983)
30 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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 »
13. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977–1980)
TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family
The adventures of a superhero caveman and a trio of female amateur detectives.
Always said I would love to see the blokes face as he makes the Cavey sound!
15. Eurotrash (1993–2016)
30 min | Documentary, Comedy
A 30-minute magazine-format programme in English. Despite being a big-budget show, it was surreal and had a deliberate low-budget feel.
their 'overdubs' were legendary in them days...
18. Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (1981– )
24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
19. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)
30 min | Adventure
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 »
24. Dallas (1978–1991)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance
J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.
27. Make Me Laugh (1979–1980)
30 min | Game-Show
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 »
very short lived in the UK but very funny
28. 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. We follow their trials and tribulations of working away from home and away from the women they left behind.
29. Murphy's Mob (1982–1985)
Drama, Family, Sport
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 »
30. Tucker's Luck (1983–1985)
30 min | Drama
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.
34. V (1984–1985)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
38. Ivor the Engine (1976–1977)
5 min | Animation, Family
In the 'top, left hand corner of Wales' runs an archaic railway line staffed by such characters as Jones the Steam and Dai Station. Their pride is Ivor, the steam engine with a will of his ... See full summary »
39. Button Moon (1980– )
11 min | Family
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
41. Batman (1966)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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.
42. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
43. Jamie and the Magic Torch (1976–1979)
10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
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.
44. Larry Grayson's Generation Game (1971–2011)
60 min | Comedy, Game-Show
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 »
45. EastEnders (1985– )
TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
46. The Hit Man and Her (1988–1992)