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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.

Use this factual list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.
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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

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36 13
Faulty Towers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
TracyLemaster added Faulty Towers

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42 21
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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20 5
Luther is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
bigcraig added Luther Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

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19 7
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
BenNicholson added Blackadder Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray

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28 16
Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Top Gear Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May

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22 12
Shaun the Sheep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Shaun the Sheep John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Richard Webber

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34 24
Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
HenriqueCésarMadeira added Torchwood John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen

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11 4
New Tricks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added New Tricks James Bolam, Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman

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15 8
'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added 'Allo 'Allo! Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle

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20 13
The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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14 8
QI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added QI Alan Davies

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17 11
Doctor Who Confidential is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Doctor Who Confidential Russell T. Davies, David Tennant, Steven Moffat

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17 12
Spooks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Spooks Richard Armitage, David Oyelowo, Lara Pulver

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22 17
The Sarah Jane Adventures is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Sarah Jane Adventures Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Alexander Armstrong

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15 10
Antiques Roadshow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Antiques Roadshow Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon, Arthur Negus

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7 2
Being Human is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
bigcraig added Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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11 7
Sarah Jane's Alien Files is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Sarah Jane's Alien Files Elisabeth Sladen, Alexander Armstrong, John Leeson

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12 9
My Family is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
TracyLemaster added My Family Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson

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8 5
Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Dad's Army Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

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7 4
Horrible Histories with Stephe... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry Stephen Fry

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5 2
Pointless is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Pointless Alexander Armstrong

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4 1
Hustle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
bigcraig added Hustle Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis

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12 10
Who Do You Think You Are? is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Who Do You Think You Are?

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11 9
Smiley's People is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Smiley's People Alec Guinness^! Eileen Atkins^! Bill Paterson

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6 4
Escape to the Country is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Escape to the Country Tim Vincent, Aled Jones, Nicki Chapman

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4 2
Gavin & Stacey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
bigcraig added Gavin & Stacey Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Alison Steadman

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4 2
Bargain Hunt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Bargain Hunt Tim Wonnacott, David Dickinson

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3 1
Silent Witness is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
bigcraig added Silent Witness Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward

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8 7
Crimewatch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Crimewatch Fiona Bruce, Jill Dando, Rav Wilding

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7 6
Masterchef (UK) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Masterchef (UK) Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Gregg Wallace

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7 6
James May's Toy Stories is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added James May's Toy Stories

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7 6
Horrible Histories is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Horrible Histories Meera Syal, Jess Harnell, Cree Summer

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6 5
Match of the Day is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Match of the Day Alan Hansen, Gary Lineker

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5 4
Natural World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Natural World David Attenborough

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5 4
Death in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Death in Paradise Kris Marshall, Danny John-Jules, Ben Miller

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4 3
Top of the Pops is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
BenNicholson added Top of the Pops Lisa Snowdon, Fearne Cotton, Alan Freeman

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4 3
Panorama is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Panorama Jeremy Vine

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4 3
Waking the Dead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
bigcraig added Waking the Dead Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson

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4 3
Only Fools and Horses is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
bigcraig added Only Fools and Horses David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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3 2
Time Team is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
BenNicholson added Time Team Tony Robinson^! Phil Harding^! John Gater

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10 10
Totally Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Totally Doctor Who Barney Harwood, Kirsten O'Brien, Liz Barker

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5 5
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Mastermind Magnus Magnusson, Peter Snow

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5 5
Frozen Planet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Frozen Planet

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4 4
Penguin Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
Penguin Island

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3 3
The Hour is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Hour Peter Capaldi, Dominic West, Oona Chaplin

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3 3
Question Time is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Question Time Carol Vorderman, Jeremy Clarkson

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2 2
Earthflight is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Earthflight David Tennant

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2 2
Outnumbered is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
bigcraig added Outnumbered Samantha Bond, Hugh Dennis, Anna Skellern

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2 2
Eggheads is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best BBC Television TV Shows
BenNicholson added Eggheads Kevin Ashman, Christopher Hughes, Judith Keppel