My favourite TV showsby louiseculmer | created - 23 Jan 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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2. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.
the classic years only for me, don't care for the new ones at all.
4. 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.
My all time favourite sitcom
5. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
uneven but often hilarious sketches. some misses, but many hits.
6. Up Pompeii! (1969–1970)
30 min | Comedy
Lurcio is a much-put-upon slave in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. More often than not, Lurcio finds himself keeping his owner's family members apart, in order to keep them together.
7. Catweazle (1970–1971)
30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time.
Enchanting timeslip comedy, with a wizard from norman england finding himself in the modern day, with great confusion caused all round. geoffrey Bayldon superb in the lead.
8. Columbo (1971–2003)
TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.
Columbo is a great character, and watching him track down his suspects is a joy.
9. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy
The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.
hilarious preposterous sitcom
11. Porridge (1974–1977)
TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Crime
The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.
wonderful prison comedy, with strong performances from all the cAst.
12. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)
28 min | Comedy
The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).
the long suffering leadbetters next door to the crazy Goods were the real stars of this sitcom About self sufficiency in Surbiton.
13. The Ghosts of Motley Hall (1976–1978)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Motley Hall was built in 1577 and was home to the Uproar family. Empty of living inhabitants, it is home to Five Ghosts from different periods of the Halls history who are compelled to get ... See full summary »
14. The Professionals (1977–1983)
50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »
Suspence, action, comedy, and very strong performances from all three leads. they made a great team.
15. Minder (1979–1994)
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »
great comedy and action, with a wonderful relationship between the two stars
16. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.
17. Bergerac (1981–1991)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.
18. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher (Dame Angela Lansbury) uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.
joyously improbable mystery series with a crime novelist stumbling on bodies wherever she goes, and always with unruffled calm as she outsmarts the police every time.
20. The Children of Green Knowe (1986– )
30 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
A young boy goes to live with his great-grandmother. While she tells him stories of his ancestors, he begins to see the spirits of children who lived in the house during the reign of Charles II.
22. My Family and Other Animals (1987)
30 min | Drama
Young Gerald explored his passion for the animal kingdom with his inspirational tutor, Dr Theodore Stephanides. The backdrop was sunshine, happiness and the love and laughter of a doting, slightly eccentric family,
23. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The cases of eccentric but sharp Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
the earlier episodes especially were delightful, some of the later ones not so good. but there's enough good episodes to keep me happy.
24. The Piglet Files (1990–1992)
30 min | Comedy
While taking a walk, Peter Chapman and his wife, Sarah, are followed by two bungling spies, Dexter and Lewis, who find it difficult to take photos of their quarry. Peter, an Electronics ... See full summary »
delightfully silly series about incompetent MI5 agents.
27. The Detectives (1993–1997)
50 min | Comedy, Crime
In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary »
more incompetent bungling, in the police force this time. how did Briggs And louis ever get to be detectives? Who knows.
28. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
45 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.
the first two series in particular i enjoyed, in this hosptial where you're more likely to be murdered than die of natural causes.
29. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.
glroiously improbable mystery series, where bodies pile up in idyllic rural settings. wonderful.
30. Top Gear (2002– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show
The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.
i know nothing about cars, and care less, but this show is just so funny it doesn't matter.
31. Tales from the Green Valley (2005– )
29 min | Documentary, History
Engrossing non fiction series in which a group of historians and archeologists recreate a year on a 17th century farm in Wales. fascinAting. Wonderful to see how ingenious people were in past times, managing without technology.