100 Great British TV Showsby glyntreharne-1 | created - 20 Dec 2010 | updated - 03 Dec 2016 | Public
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Play for Today (1970–1984)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
Beverly has invited her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also asked her divorced neighbour, Sue, because Sue's fifteen year-old daughter, Abigail, was holding a ... See full summary »
2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Robin of Loxley, otherwise known as Robin Hood, and his band of Merry Men protect England from the evil machinations of Prince John while King Richard the Lionheart is away fighting in the Crusades.
5. 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 later by Thames Television from mid 1968.
8. The Arthur Haynes Show (1956–1966)
30 min | Comedy
Hobo Haynes and a series of other working class characters fight back against the authorities and anybody else who might look down on them. Many musical acts of the time also appear to add a little variety to proceedings.
10. Big Brother (III) (2000– )
60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
Big brother is a television show made in the UK, where contestants take part in a challenge to see who will last the longest in the Big brother house, The winner will take home a large cash prize while the losers take home nothing.
12. Blockbusters (1980–1982)
TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show
Game show which sought to resolve the question, "Are two heads better than one?" A single contestant competed against a team of two (related in some way but not married) to answer general ... See full summary »
14. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
659 min | Drama, Romance
Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »
15. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
30 min | Adventure, Drama
Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »
19. Cranford (2007–2010)
TV-PG | 469 min | Drama
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
24. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)
45 min | Crime, Drama
Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.
26. 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.
27. Double Your Money (1955–1968)
30 min | Game-Show
Quiz show in which every time a contestant answers a question correctly on their chosen subject their prize money doubles, starting at £1 upto £32. If they get a question wrong however they... See full summary »
30. Patrol Car (1954–1956)
30 min | Crime, Drama
Dramatization of murder investigations and other criminal cases that Detective Superintendent Robert Fabian, a real-life Scotland Yard Inspector and the host of the show, worked on.
34. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )
50 min | Drama, Romance
The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »
35. 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 »
36. George & Mildred (1976–1979)
30 min | Comedy
George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »
40. Have I Got News for You (1990– )
29 min | Comedy, Game-Show, News
Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »
41. Hi-de-Hi! (1980–1988)
60 min | Comedy
Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »
42. The Human Jungle (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
This is a British television series in which Dr. Roger Corder (Herbert Lom) is a psychiatrist who is able to treat and cure any patients' mental disorders through Freudian and contemporary approaches.
43. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
British scientist Dr. Peter Brady (Tim Turner), while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns him invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while... See full summary »
44. 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.
46. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
778 min | Drama, History, Romance
The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »
47. Juke Box Jury (1959–1990)
30 min | Music