List of BBC TV Shows series seasons from channels BBC1 , BBC2 , BBC3 BBC4

by clacton0 | created - 13 Oct 2016 | updated - 17 Apr 2020 | Public

List of BBC TV Shows series seasons from channels BBC1 , BBC2 , BBC3 BBC4 in UK

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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, Letitia Dean

Votes: 7,976

2. 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: 48,249

3. Pointless (2009– )

TV-PG | 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, Caroline Ambrose, Craig Carruthers

Votes: 2,524

4. Strictly Come Dancing (2004– )

TV-PG | 85 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

A dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Who is kicked out of the competition each week is decided by the judges scores and viewer votes.

Stars: Alan Dedicoat, Craig Revel Horwood, Tess Daly, Bruno Tonioli

Votes: 1,402

5. 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.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 36,309

6. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 206,470

7. Homes Under the Hammer (2003– )

60 min | Documentary

The show follows new and experienced buyers at auctions bidding on usually run-down properties. Subsequently, it follows them on their renovation project for either a rental or resale profit or loss.

Stars: Lucy Alexander, Martin Roberts, Martel Maxwell, Dion Dublin

Votes: 312

8. Bargain Hunt (2000– )

30 min | Game-Show

Two teams go head to head in a bid to sell their recently acquired items for a profit at auction

Stars: David Dickinson, Tim Wonnacott, Natasha Raskin, Mark Stacey

Votes: 441

9. Escape to the Country (2002– )

TV-G | 30 min | Reality-TV

The property show that helps prospective buyers find their dream home.

Stars: Jules Hudson, Melissa Porter, Alistair Appleton, Nick Page

Votes: 645

10. Countryfile (1988– )

30 min | News, Reality-TV

Series looking at people and stories with a rural theme.

Stars: Adam Henson, John Craven, Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison

Votes: 119

11. Coast (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

The story of the coastline of the UK and her near neighbours.

Stars: Nicholas Crane, Neil Oliver, Mark Horton, Miranda Krestovnikoff

Votes: 338

12. Top of the Pops (1964–2020)

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, Legs & Co

Votes: 935

13. BBC News (1997– )

1,440 min | News

The BBC's 24 hour news service, also seen overnight on BBC One.

Stars: Joanna Lumley, Sally Eden, Tanya Beckett, Naga Munchetty

Votes: 165

14. Holby City (1999–2021)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Rosie Marcel, Jaye Jacobs, Bob Barrett

Votes: 1,904

15. Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

A comedy centered on a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch whose favorite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children.

Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Eilish O'Carroll, Paddy Houlihan

Votes: 7,835

16. 2point4 Children (1991–1999)

40 min | Comedy

2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porters; a seemingly average family whose world is frequently turned... See full summary »

Stars: Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Julia Hills, John Pickard

Votes: 1,226

17. After You've Gone (2007–2008)

45 min | Comedy

The daily lives of Jimmy, his two kids and his mother in law whilst his wife is in Africa.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Ryan Sampson, Dani Harmer

Votes: 820

18. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 2,602

19. Alaska: Earth's Frozen Kingdom (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

Looks at a year in Alaska, revealing the stories of pioneering Alaskans, both animal and human, as they battle the elements and reap the benefits of nature's seasonal gold rush.

Star: Dougray Scott

Votes: 141

20. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Nikolay Drozdov, Thomas Anguti Johnston

Votes: 173,689

21. Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

After being shot in 2008 while investigating DCI Sam Tyler, DI Alex Drake wakes up in 1981.

Stars: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster

Votes: 9,666

22. Australia with Simon Reeve (2013)


Simon Reeve goes on a journey around Australia.

Star: Simon Reeve

Votes: 163

23. Back in Time for the Weekend (2016– )


For one summer, the Ashby Hawkins family give up their 21st-century technology and travel back in time to discover the radical transformation of our leisure time since 1950.

Stars: Giles Coren, Polly Russell, Mr. Motivator, Anne Savage

Votes: 63

24. Billionaire Boy (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend.

Director: Matt Lipsey | Stars: Tupele Dorgu, John Thomson, Patrick Kerins, Sean McKenzie

Votes: 620

25. Click (2000– )


Click. A comprehensive guide to all the latest gadgets, websites, games and computer industry news.

Stars: Spencer Kelly, Kate Russell, Marc Cieslak, Dan Simmons

Votes: 76

26. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 2,026

27. Forces of Nature with Brian Cox (2016)


Professor Brian Cox combines some of the most spectacular sights on Earth with our deepest understanding of the universe to reveal how the planet's beauty is created by just a handful of forces.

Stars: Brian Cox, Thomas M. Iliffe

Votes: 559

28. Frozen Planet (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 333 min | Documentary

Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 28,440

29. Great American Railroad Journeys (2016– )


Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's General Guide to the United States.

Stars: Michael Portillo, Elizabeth Welch, David Rambow

Votes: 199

30. Great British Railway Journeys (2010– )

30 min | Documentary

Michael Portillo travels along the railway networks of Great Britain and Ireland, referring to a Victorian guidebook written by George Bradshaw as he describes how the destinations have changed.

Stars: Michael Portillo, Alex Hutchinson, Paul Bennett, Jonathan Betts

Votes: 314

31. Greece with Simon Reeve (2016)


Simon Reeve travels across Greece, from the stunning islands to the mountainous north.

Star: Simon Reeve

Votes: 179

32. How the Earth Changed History (2010– )


In each episode, geologist Iain Stewart describes how a certain geological force played a determinant part in human history. Culture may render people less dependent on nature, it still ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Ali Haleyalur

Votes: 797

33. How to Build a Planet (2013– )


Join host Richard Hammond on the ultimate engineering project. How to Build a Planet uses stunning interactive CGI to reveal step-by-step how a world is put together. With a little help ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Hammond, Rydell Danzie, Julia Davis

Votes: 117

34. Human Universe (2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Brian travels the globe to discuss these topics with examples from our planet and others in the universe.

Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 1,346

35. Jools's Annual Hootenanny (1993– )


The pianist and singer presents his annual New Year's Eve party featuring musical guests performing in the studio and the traditional seeing in of the New Year.

Stars: Jools Holland, Ruby Turner, Seasick Steve, Dawn French

Votes: 54

36. Kate Humble: Into the Volcano (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

Kate Humble joins a team of geologists at the Vanuatu archipelago to investigate some of the most active volcanoes in the world - and to predict if another major eruption might be imminent.

Star: Kate Humble

Votes: 10

37. Life Story (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,100

38. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 29,813

39. Nature's Weirdest Events (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Chris Packham examines some of the weirdest natural events on the planet. With the help of footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, he unravels the facts behind each story.

Stars: Chris Packham, Brian Ladoon

Votes: 226

40. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbours.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman

Votes: 5,999

41. Outcasts (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

With Earth rapidly becoming uninhabitable, pioneers seek to colonize the harsh terrain of the planet Carpathia. 10 years later, the town of Forthaven faces danger as the planet's dark secrets are revealed.

Stars: Hermione Norris, Daniel Mays, Amy Manson, Ashley Walters

Votes: 5,692

42. People Just Do Nothing (2014–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Music

A mockumentary series about a group of failed MCs from West London and their passion for pirate radio.

Stars: Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry, Steve Stamp

Votes: 5,448

43. Professor Branestawm Returns (2015 TV Movie)

58 min | Family

Before passing away, Lady Pagwell (Dame Diana Rigg) leaves a legacy in memory of her late husband to fund local new inventions and, as the only inventor in town, Professor Branestawm (Harry... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Diana Rigg, Adrian Scarborough, Vicki Pepperdine, Harry Hill

Votes: 83

44. Richard Hammond's Journey to ... (2011– )


Using state of the art technology, Richard Hammond's Journey to the Centre of the Planet lifts the lid on planet Earth, peeling back its layers to reveal a hugely complex machine unique in ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Hammond, Roland Bürgmann, Mike Caplehorn, Tom Darrah

Votes: 91