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List of popular BBC Television shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled BBC Television TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best BBC Television TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on BBC Television, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

This list below has a variety of shows in it, from Smiley's People to Beau Geste.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with BBC Television on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite BBC Television TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top BBC Television television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the BBC Television network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

The Best British Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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Faulty Towers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Faulty Towers

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Luther Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

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Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Top Gear Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May

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Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Blackadder Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray

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Shaun the Sheep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Shaun the Sheep John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Richard Webber

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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Torchwood John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen

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Antiques Roadshow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Antiques Roadshow Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon, Arthur Negus

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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The Sarah Jane Adventures is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
The Sarah Jane Adventures Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Alexander Armstrong

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Spooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Spooks Richard Armitage, David Oyelowo, Lara Pulver

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QI is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
QI Alan Davies

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'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
'Allo 'Allo! Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle

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New Tricks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
New Tricks James Bolam, Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman

The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Doctor Who Confidential is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Doctor Who Confidential Russell T. Davies, David Tennant, Steven Moffat

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Who Do You Think You Are? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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Crimewatch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Crimewatch Fiona Bruce, Jill Dando, Rav Wilding

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Masterchef (UK) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Masterchef (UK) Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Gregg Wallace

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James May's Toy Stories is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows

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Horrible Histories is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Horrible Histories Meera Syal, Jess Harnell, Cree Summer

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Match of the Day is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Match of the Day Alan Hansen, Gary Lineker

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Escape to the Country is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Escape to the Country Tim Vincent, Aled Jones, Nicki Chapman

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Horrible Histories with Stephe... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows

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Pointless is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Pointless Alexander Armstrong

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Panorama is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Panorama Jeremy Vine

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Top of the Pops is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Top of the Pops Lisa Snowdon, Fearne Cotton, Alan Freeman

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Gavin & Stacey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Gavin & Stacey Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Alison Steadman

The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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Only Fools and Horses is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Only Fools and Horses David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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Smiley's People is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Smiley's People Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson

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My Family is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
My Family Robert Lindsay, Zoƫ Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson

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Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Mastermind Magnus Magnusson, Peter Snow

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Question Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Question Time Carol Vorderman, Jeremy Clarkson

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Bargain Hunt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Bargain Hunt Tim Wonnacott, David Dickinson

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Eggheads is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Eggheads Kevin Ashman, Christopher Hughes, Judith Keppel

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Mock the Week is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Mock the Week Dara O'Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons

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Two Pints of Lager and a Packe... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Will Mellor, Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith

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Hustle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Hustle Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis

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Silent Witness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Silent Witness Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward

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Sarah Jane's Alien Files is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Sarah Jane's Alien Files Elisabeth Sladen, Alexander Armstrong, John Leeson

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Blue Peter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Blue Peter Peter Purves, Simon Groom, Mark Curry

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Dragons' Den is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Dragons' Den Duncan Bannatyne

The TV Shows with the Best Writing The Best Coffee Drink Brands

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James May's Man Lab is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows

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Richard Hammond's Blast Lab is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Richard Hammond's Blast Lab Richard Hammond

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Watchdog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Watchdog Anne Robinson, Lynn Faulds Wood, Matt Allwright

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Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Dad's Army Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

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Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inven... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows

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Natural World is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Natural World David Attenborough

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Countryfile is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Countryfile Julian Morris, Matt Baker, Clare Balding