my early 1990s television 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: 7,384

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Anne Kirkbride

Votes: 4,678

3. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 32,070

4. Spitting Image (1984–1996)

25 min | Comedy

A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

Stars: Steve Nallon, Kate Robbins, Chris Barrie, Jon Glover

Votes: 1,951

5. That's Life! (1973–1994)

Documentary, Talk-Show

Esther Rantzen and the team present a variety of subjects, including consumer advice, rights and investigations, topical news-related vox pops, and lighthearted items such as clever pets and hilarious misspelt signs.

Stars: Esther Rantzen, Cyril Fletcher, Kieran Prendiville, Glyn Worsnip

Votes: 47

6. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood

Votes: 626

7. 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: 2,471

8. Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 2,520

9. Antiques Roadshow (1979– )

TV-G | 45 min | Reality-TV

A team of experts from auction houses tours towns throughout the UK to value treasures brought in by members of the public.

Stars: Michael Aspel, Fiona Bruce, Hugh Scully, Hilary Kay

Votes: 653

10. Bullseye (1981– )

30 min | Game-Show

Contestants test their darts skills and general knowledge and battle it out to get to Bully's Prize Board.

Stars: Jim Bowen, Tony Green, Nick Owen, Eric Bristow

Votes: 275

11. 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: 189

12. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 23,107

13. Telly Addicts (1985–1998)

30 min | Game-Show

Quiz show where two teams battle over TV trivia.

Stars: Noel Edmonds, Michael Grade, Dennis Hewitt, Larry Grayson

Votes: 83

14. Alexei Sayle's Stuff (1988–1991)

30 min | Comedy

Comedy sketch show which ran on BBC2 for a total of 18 episodes over 3 series from 1988 to 1991.

Stars: Alexei Sayle, Tony Millan, Angus Deayton, Owen Brenman

Votes: 122

15. Colin's Sandwich (1988–1989)

30 min | Comedy

Struggling writer Colin has the unenviable daytime job of listening to the complaints of the public using British Railways.

Stars: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Votes: 106

16. Hale and Pace (1986–1998)

30 min | Comedy

Hale and Pace is a sketch-based British comedy show. The terms "Good Taste" and "Politically Correct" are obviously totally unknown to the writers.

Stars: Gareth Hale, Norman Pace, Melanie Kilburn, Regina Freedman

Votes: 460

17. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 5,183

18. Paul Merton: The Series (1991–1993)

25 min | Comedy

Fresh from his appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Paul starred in his own comedy series on Channel 4, featuring a mix of surreal sketches, links and stand-up routines

Stars: Paul Merton, John Irwin, Robert Harley, Neil Mullarkey

Votes: 104

19. You Rang, M'Lord? (1988–1993)

50 min | Comedy

Adventures and misadventures of Lord Meldrum, his family and their servants. Set in 1920's.

Stars: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Votes: 2,938

20. KYTV (1989–1993)

30 min | Comedy

KYTV is the BBC comedy show which parodied Sky satellite television, which when it first started on Britain was pilloried for its cheapness and lack of content.

Stars: Helen Atkinson Wood, Angus Deayton, Michael Fenton Stevens, Geoffrey Perkins

Votes: 94

22. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

Sarah France is the 42-year-old widow of a GP, Henry. She lives in an often volatile family situation with her mother, Eleanor Prescott, and her daughter, eighteen-year-old Clare France, ... See full summary »

Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 118

23. Birds of a Feather (1989–2019)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Alun Lewis

Votes: 1,702

24. In Sickness and in Health (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy

Alf and Else are getting old, Rita's left home, Else's confined to a wheelchair. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Carmel McSharry, Arthur English, Ken Campbell

Votes: 561

25. Top of the Pops (1964–2019)

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: 759

28. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 8,832

29. May to December (1989–1994)

30 min | Comedy

Alec Callendar, a Pinner solicitor who likes talking to Perry Mason, meets and falls in love with Zoe Angel, a woman half his age. The series follows their relationship, as well as the ups ... See full summary »

Stars: Anton Rodgers, Frances White, Paul Venables, Rebecca Lacey

Votes: 275

31. The Paradise Club (1989–1990)

50 min | Crime, Drama

Two brothers, Frank and Danny Kane, are the sons of Ma Kane who ran the South Side with a rod of iron. Frank has become a priest but leaves the church after a misunderstanding with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Leslie Grantham, Leon Herbert, Barbara Wilshere

Votes: 85

33. Surgical Spirit (1989–1995)

30 min | Comedy

Sheila Sabatini is a brilliant surgeon, but her sharp tongue gets her into trouble with fellow consultant surgeons George Hope-Wynne and Neil Copeland. They think she's a "ghastly woman", ... See full summary »

Stars: Nichola McAuliffe, Duncan Preston, Marji Campi, David Conville

Votes: 97

35. Joint Account (1989–1991)

30 min | Comedy

Bank manager (Hannah Gordon) wants to retire, but her house husband (Peter Egan) likes things the way they are, and doesn't want to go back to work.

Stars: Hannah Gordon, Peter Egan, John Bird, Lill Roughley

Votes: 22

36. The Mary Whitehouse Experience (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

The Mary Whitehouse Experience was an rapid-fire observational sketch comedy show, which first aired on radio, and then moved to television, where it ran on the BBC (BBC 2), between 1990-... See full summary »

Stars: David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis, Rob Newman, Steve Punt

Votes: 190

37. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 98,141

39. No Job for a Lady (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

Jean Price is the idealistic, newly-elected Labour Party Member of Parliament for a deprived inner-city constituency. She must try to balance her work with her family life, learn the ways of the House and try to keep her principles.

Stars: Penelope Keith, Mark Kingston, Garfield Morgan, Paul Young

Votes: 72

40. Canned Carrott (1990– )

30 min | Comedy

Jasper Carrott presents half an hour of stand-up (or rather, sit-down) comedy, interspersed with sketches from Punt and Dennis, comedy sketch serial The Detectives, and Wiggy's guide to life - plus the adverts.

Stars: Jasper Carrott, Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Nosher Powell

Votes: 49

41. On the Up (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

Self-made millionaire Tony Carpenter struggles his way through life, dealing with a snooty wife, troublesome daughter, opinionated mother and quirky domestic staff.

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly, Joan Sims, Jenna Russell

Votes: 142

42. 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 neighbors.

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

Votes: 5,410

43. The Crystal Maze (1990–2019)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A team of 6 contestants play a series of physical, mental, skill and mystery games across 4 themed zones gaining as many crystals as possible which determine how many seconds they get as they attempt to win a prize inside the Crystal Dome.

Stars: Richard O'Brien, Richard Ayoade, Edward Tudor-Pole, Sandra Caron

Votes: 1,569

44. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

Political satire about television news company Globe Link and its team of workers such as anchors Henry and Sally, reporter Damien, editor Dave, execs George and Helen, assistant Joy and manager Gus Hedges.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 1,215

45. The Trials of Life (1990– )

Documentary

Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,559

46. Haggard (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

Squire Haggard, the womanising, destitute former friend of the Prince of Wales, optimistically searches for rich men "willing" to part with their money, and rich, beautiful women willing to... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Barron, Reece Dinsdale, Sam Kelly, William Simons

Votes: 48

47. Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.3