Favourite TV Shows... From When I Was A Kid

by djkynky1 | created - 04 Mar 2015 | updated - 10 Apr 2016 | Public

The best TV shows that were on CBBC, CITV or other kids programming from the 80's - 90's

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1. Dark Season (1991)

25 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Marcie, Reet and Thomas are three children who are stunned when for some unknown reason each kid at their school is given a really powerful computer and that the class swot is turned into a... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Chandler, Brigit Forsyth, Victoria Lambert, Kate Winslet

Votes: 175

2. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989–1994)

25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 1,252

3. The Worst Witch (1986 TV Movie)

G | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Mildred Hubble (Fairuza Balk) is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae, Tim Curry, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 2,546

4. Uncle Jack and Operation Green (1990– )

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Uncle Jack gets hold of a secret formula, and has to stop it from falling into the hands of the notorious criminal known as the Vixen.

Stars: Paul Jones, Helen Lambert, Tricia George, Giuseppe Peluso

Votes: 8

5. Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon (1992– )

60 min | Family, Comedy, Mystery

The evil Vixen has concocted a plan to control the world's weather. Will Uncle Jack and friends be able to stop her before it's too late?

Stars: Paul Jones, Elaine Tan, Roger Hammond, Fenella Fielding

Votes: 12

6. Uncle Jack and the Loch Noch Monster (1991– )

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Uncle Jack's cousin disappears near Loch Ness. A marine base is hiding something and the Vixen has a new evil scheme.

Stars: Paul Jones, Helen Lambert, Giuseppe Peluso, Laura Wilson

Votes: 11

7. Uncle Jack and Cleopatra's Mummy (1993– )

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Uncle Jack and Helen travels to Egypt on a quest to find Cleopatra's treasure.

Stars: Paul Jones, Catherine Bailey, Moyra Fraser, Tricia George

8. Ulysses 31 (1981–1982)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition.

Stars: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot

Votes: 1,917

9. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985–1986)

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

A young man leads a small band in search of his father while fighting the forces of Sawboss using the various vehicles they carry with them.

Stars: Ernie Anderson, Darrin Baker, Jean Chalopin, Gilles Guillot

Votes: 1,326

10. 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: 20,401

11. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

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

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 16,359

12. Simon and the Witch (1987–1988)

15 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Based on the books by Margaret Stuart Barry, Simon and the Witch tells the magical adventures of a little boy Simon who befriends a very mischievous witch!

Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Hugh Pollard, David Crane, Joan Sims

Votes: 140

13. Grange Hill (1978–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes, Sally Geoghegan

Votes: 1,218

14. Byker Grove (1989–2006)

30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Byker Grove follows the lives and relationships of a group of young people who are members of a youth club.

Stars: Daymon Britton, Billy Fane, Chris Beattie, Declan Donnelly

Votes: 764

15. Art Attack (1990–2007)

Family

An educational series presenting various art project suggestions and creations.

Stars: Neil Buchanan, Peter Corey, Mitchell Knight, Jim Sweeney

Votes: 2,340

17. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min | Family

Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

Stars: Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Peter Simon, Trevor Neal

Votes: 97

18. CD:UK (1998–2006)

60 min | Music

Chart show with live bands, videos and pop celebrity interviews.

Stars: Will Young, Natasha Hamilton, Liz McClarnon, Jenny Frost

Votes: 77

19. Five Children and It (1991– )

291 min | Family, Fantasy

A group of children discovers a mysterious creature in the local sand pit who agrees to grant them one wish each day.

Stars: Simon Godwin, Nicole Mowat, Charles Richards, Tamzen Audas

Votes: 303

20. Ewoks (1985–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of the Ewoks in Wicket W. Warrick's youth before the Battle of Endor.

Stars: Jim Henshaw, James Cranna, Cree Summer, Sue Murphy

Votes: 1,629

21. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 3,182

22. The Trap Door (1984–1986)

5 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house. Every time the trap door opens a new adventure begins for ... See full summary »

Stars: William Rushton, Nick Shipley

Votes: 1,478

23. 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: 35,411

24. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)

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

The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 6,002

25. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker, Arsenio Hall

Votes: 8,686

27. Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1988–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When an unusually intelligent dinosaur unexpectedly hatches from a fossilized egg in present-day California, a friendly group of human teenagers adopts him and teaches him how to hide from prying eyes and master skateboarding.

Stars: James Swodec, Loïc Baugin, Stéphane Bazin, Jean-Louis Faure

Votes: 2,250

28. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)

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

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker, Luc Durand

Votes: 18,904

29. Heathcliff (1980–1984)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Scruffy Alley cat rules his neighborhood. Rejected monsters drive about doing odd jobs. Clumsy, lovable great dane gets into mischief without meaning to.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, Don Messick, Marilyn Schreffler

Votes: 2,089

30. Garfield and Friends (1988–1995)

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

Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.

Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Howard Morris

Votes: 10,072

31. Top Cat (1961–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats, always trying to cheat someone.

Stars: Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 6,868

32. Toxic Crusaders (1991–1993)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A group of mutants fight against the pollution-loving alien Dr. Killemoff in the fictional city of Tromaville, led by Toxie, a nerd-turned-superhero.

Stars: Gregg Berger, Susan Blu, Rodger Bumpass, Paul Eiding

Votes: 449

33. Rude Dog and the Dweebs (1989)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Rude dog drove around in a pink Cadillac through Beverly Hills, trying to avoid a dogcatcher and getting into trouble with other dogs.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Dave Coulier, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

Votes: 168

34. Count Duckula (1988–1993)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

Stars: Barry Clayton, Jack May, Brian Trueman, David Jason

Votes: 3,555

35. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985–1991)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it.

Stars: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music, Katie Leigh

Votes: 9,709

36. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1988–1990)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are re-imagined as the leaders of a team of pint-sized crime-fighters.

Stars: Peter Cullen, Tress MacNeille, Corey Burton, Jim Cummings

Votes: 17,395

37. Muppet Babies (1984–2020)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery.

Stars: Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien, Russi Taylor

Votes: 4,374

38. Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)

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

A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh, Katie Leigh

Votes: 14,814

39. TaleSpin (1990–1991)

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

Baloo the Bear from The Jungle Book (1967) is cast as a 1930s Pacific Islands bush pilot.

Stars: Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers, Jim Cummings

Votes: 13,535

40. Thundercats (1985–1989)

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

A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 16,232

41. ReBoot (1994–2001)

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

In the inner computer world of Mainframe, a guardian program sprite and his friends defend the system from threats from viruses and the User.

Stars: Michael Donovan, Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk, Michael Benyaer

Votes: 5,057

42. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 30,835

43. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 28,264

44. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 29,509

45. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza

Votes: 37,801