TOP 40 BEST T.V PROGRAMMES

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1. 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.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

Votes: 7,081

This classic soap opera is a brilliant T.V programme and it is enjoyable and entertaining to watch. The programme features excellent acting by some very talented actors and actresses.

2. Miami Vice (1984–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 21,184

This absolutely brilliant U.S Cop show is an amazing, enjoyable and entertaining to watch T.V programme and features excellent acting by Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas etc.

3. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,565

This absolutely brilliant british police drama is an excellent T.V programme and is enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

4. Waterloo Road (2006–2015)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, Romance

A contemporary drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school.

Stars: Philip Martin Brown, Jason Done, Chelsee Healey, Denise Welch

Votes: 2,500

Waterloo Road is an excellent T.V programme which features excellent acting by british actor Alex Walkinshaw who used to act in The Bill as Sgt Dale Smith aka Smithy.

5. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 110,777

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is an absolutely hilarious, enjoyable and entertaining to watch sitcom and features excellent acting by Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Riberio etc.

6. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 68,219

Frasier is another absolutely hilarious, enjoyable and entertaining to watch sitcom and features excellent acting by Kelsey Grammer etc.

7. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 78,070

Fawlty Towers is again another absolutely hilarious, enjoyable and entertaining to watch sitcom which features excellent acting by John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Prunella Scales etc.

8. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 29,470

The Cosby Show is a classic, hilarious U.S T.V sitcom which is hilarious, enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

9. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 12,705

Keeping Up Appearances is a classic, hilarious, british sitcom which is enjoyable and entertaining to watch and which also features excellent acting by actress Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket.

10. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 2,825

Some Mothers Do Ave Em is also a class, hilarious, british sitcom which is enjoyable and entertaing to watch.

11. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals and search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 42,143

Only Fools and Horses is a hilarious british sitcom which features excellent acting by David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Buster Merryfield.

12. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The comical everyday life of sports columnist Ray Barone and his dysfunctional family.

Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts

Votes: 59,219

Everybody Loves Raymond is a classic hilarious U.S sitcom which is enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

13. You've Been Framed! (1990– )

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

Surreal comedy from the mind of Harry Hill, featuring his unique observations on the world's funniest accidents as captured on smartphones, video cameras, webcams & CCTV. If you've filmed a... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Hill, Jeremy Beadle, Lisa Riley, Jonathan Wilkes

Votes: 954

You've Been Framed is a very funny T.V programme and features the hilarious speaking of Harry Hill.

14. TV Burp (2001– )

23 min | Comedy

Harry Hill stars in this surreal comedy show, revolving around the previous week's shows on British television.

Stars: Harry Hill, Steve Benham, Brian Belo, Peter Dickson

Votes: 1,997

Harry Hills T.V Burp is a hilarious T.V show presented by comedian Harry Hill.

15. Family Fortunes (1980–2002)

30 min | Game-Show

Two families go head to head to answer everyday questions.

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves, Les Dennis, Windsor Davies

Votes: 184

Family Fortunes is and will always be an excellent game show and when Les Dennis presented it, the programme was hilarious.

16. Casualty (1986– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Tony Marshall, Ian Bleasdale

Votes: 2,312

Casualty is an absolutely brilliant medical drama and is enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

17. Airwolf (1984–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott

Votes: 8,913

An absolutely brilliant 80's T.V programme which features excellent acting by Jan Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott and Alex Cord.

18. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 31,569

An absolutely brilliant 80's T.V programme which features excellent acting by George Peppard, Mr.T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz.

19. The Incredible Hulk (1977–2024)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier

Votes: 10,904

An absolutely brilliant 80's T.V programme which features excellent acting by Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno

20. Street Hawk (1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.

Stars: Rex Smith, Richard Venture, Joe Regalbuto, Jeannie Wilson

Votes: 2,607

An absolutely brilliant 80's T.V programme which features excellent acting by Rex Smith and Joe Regalbuto.

21. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart, Patricia McPherson

Votes: 27,350

An absolutely brilliant 80's T.V programme which features excellent acting by actor David Hasselhoff.

22. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy

The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 9,714

An absolutely brilliant 80's T.V programme which is enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

23. CHiPs (1977–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

Votes: 7,028

An absolutely brilliant 80's T.V programme which features excellent acting by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox.

24. The Transformers (1984–1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 19,133

An absolutely brilliant T.V programme.

25. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent, Rachel Riley

Votes: 1,016

Countdown is an excellent general knowledge game show and is enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

26. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 384

Panorama is an excellent programme which is enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

27. Happy Days (1974–1984)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley

Votes: 14,590

Happy Days is an excellent T.V comedy which features excellent acting by Henry Winkler.

28. 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.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 102,632

Top Gear is an excellent T.V programme presented by Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. Even though I don't watch the T.V programme on a regular basis, I do watch it sometimes.

29. The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (1984–1985)
Episode: The 'Dooby Dooby Doo' Ado/Showboat Scooby (1984)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

The 'Dooby Dooby Doo' Ado: The gang heads to Las Vegas's, Circus A Go-Go, to see cousin Dooby Dooby Doo in concert. It then seems that someone is out to steal kidnap Dooby and steal his ... See full summary »

Directors: Oscar Dufau, Rudy Zamora, Ray Patterson | Stars: Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

Votes: 23

The Scooby Doo Mysteries was an excellent and fun and interesting programme to watch.

30. Pointless (2009– )

45 min | Game-Show

A game show where contestants aim to score the fewest points possible by guessing the least popular answers given by people in polls on various subjects.

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman, Lisa Jay Jenkins, Caroline Ambrose

Votes: 2,011

Pointless is an excellent T.V programme. This game show is entertaining, interesting and fun to watch.

31. The Chase (I) (2009– )

Game-Show

A Game Show where contestants must compete against 'The Chasers,' a cast of the show's eccentric and pompous know-it-all characters, in a variety of questions in order to win money by answering more of them correctly than the Chasers.

Stars: Bradley Walsh, Shaun Wallace, Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty

Votes: 1,354

The Chase is an excellent T.V programme starring Bradley Walsh. This game show is an entertaining, interesting, challenging and fun programme to watch.

32. Dallas (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

The next generation of the Ewing family, cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing, clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo

Votes: 9,759

Dallas, the 2012 T.V Series is an excellent T.V programme with excellent acting by Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Jesse Metcalfe etc and is enjoyable and entertaining to wtach.

33. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure

The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

Votes: 5,652

The Fall Guy is and was an excellent T.V programme and its great that it's being shown on T.V again

34. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (I) (1999–2009)

TV-G | 60 min | Game-Show

Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 ... See full summary »

Stars: Regis Philbin, Rick Rosner, Danny Bonaduce, Sherman Hemsley

Votes: 2,300

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is an excellent T.V Programme. This game show hosted by Chris Tarrant is a funny, interesting, challenging and fun programme to watch.

35. Top of the Pops (1964–2018)

30 min | Music

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile, Lulu Cartwright

Votes: 713

Top of The Pops which I also watched in the 80's was a brilliant programme which had performances by excellent music acts such as The Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depeche Mode etc.

The ITV Chart show was a brilliant programme which I used to watch which showed the videos of songs by all music acts.

37. Catch Phrase (1998–2002)

30 min | Game-Show

The Australian version of the game show where contestants have to solve picture puzzles to win cash and prizes.

Star: John Burgess

Votes: 24

Catchphrase is an excellent T.V programme hosted by Roy Walker and is an excellent game show where you can win lots of money.

38. This Morning (1988– )

120 min | Talk-Show

Magazine show featuring lifestyle, cookery, fashion and news segments, along with celebrity interviews and gossip.

Stars: Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Ruth Langsford, Eamonn Holmes

Votes: 434

This Morning is a T.V programme which is hosted by Philip Schofield and sometimes by Eamon Holmes and is a brilliant programme.

39. Ross Kemp on Gangs (2006– )

Documentary, Crime

A look at the street gangs of El Salvador. The Documentary Film follows Ross as he meets gang members, accompanies the police on raids and experiences the everyday tragedies of gang-life.

Stars: Ross Kemp, Nikolaj Kurianovic, Chris Malgas, Sergey Maluta

Votes: 950

Ross Kemp on Gangs is an excellent T.V Programme which is very interesting to watch.



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