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The Best BBC Two TV Shows

Updated June 5, 2020 5.6k votes 86 voters 4.8k views

List of popular BBC Two shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled BBC Two TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best BBC Two TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on BBC Two, 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.

List contains shows like Top Gear, Pingu.

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

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  • 1
    Top Gear
    61
    16

    Top Gear

    Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson

    Premiered1977

    Genres (Tv)Motorsport, Automotive

    Top Gear is a half-hour motoring show that started in 1977 on the BBC in the United Kingdom.... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Torchwood
    53
    11

    Torchwood

    John Barrowman, Eve Myles

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Crime, Drama, Adventure film, Action

    Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Catherine Tate Show
    40
    14

    The Catherine Tate Show

    Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Sketch comedy, Sitcom, Sketch, Comedy

    The Catherine Tate Show is a British television sketch comedy written by Catherine Tate and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Blue Peter
    33
    8

    Blue Peter

    Peter Purves, Simon Groom

    Premiered1958

    Genres (Tv)Entertainment, Children's television series

    Blue Peter is a British CBBC children's television programme. It first aired in 1958 and is... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Postman Pat
    28
    7

    Postman Pat

    Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd

    Premiered1981

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series, Stop motion

    Postman Pat is a British stop-motion animated children's television series first produced by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Rab C. Nesbitt
    28
    8

    Rab C. Nesbitt

    David Tennant, Barbara Rafferty

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Rab C. Nesbitt is a Scottish Comedy which began in 1988. Produced by BBC Scotland, it stars... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Brum
    23
    11

    Brum

    Toyah Willcox

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Children's television series

    Brum was a British children's superhero rescue television series about the adventures of a... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Red Dwarf
    21
    10

    Red Dwarf

    Chris Barrie, Craig Charles

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

    Red Dwarf is a British comedy franchise which primarily comprises ten series of a television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    How Not to Live Your Life
    16
    4

    How Not to Live Your Life

    Dan Clark, David Armand

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    How Not to Live Your Life is a British sitcom, written by and starring Dan Clark that aired... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Alas Smith and Jones
    23
    13

    Alas Smith and Jones

    Sarah Alexander, Griff Rhys Jones

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Sketch comedy, Sketch, Comedy

    Alas Smith and Jones is a British comedy sketch television series featuring Mel Smith and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Episodes
    22
    12

    Episodes

    Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Episodes (BBC Two/Showtime, 2011) is an American-British comedy television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Extras
    21
    11

    Extras

    Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

    Extras is a British sitcom about extras working in television and film sets and in theatre.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Top Gear
    21
    11

    Top Gear

    Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Entertainment, Special Interest, Television comedy, Talk show, Automotive

    Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is the most... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Harry Enfield's Television Programme
    23
    13

    Harry Enfield's Television Programme

    Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Sketch comedy, Sketch, Comedy

    Harry Enfield and Chums was a British sketch show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Top of the Pops
    22
    13

    Top of the Pops

    Lisa Snowdon, Fearne Cotton

    Premiered1964

    Genres (Tv)Special Interest

    Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a British music chart television programme, made by... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Dead Ringers
    19
    8

    Dead Ringers

    Phil Cornwell, Jon Culshaw

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Sketch comedy, Satire, Sketch, Comedy

    Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Have I Got News for You
    35
    30

    Have I Got News for You

    Ian Hislop, Paul Merton

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Satire, News, Game show, Panel game, Comedy

    Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Planets
    14
    4

    The Planets

    Samuel West

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    The Planets is an educational miniseries produced by the BBC and A&E and released in 1999. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Game On
    19
    11

    Game On

    Samantha Zoe Womack, Ben Chaplin

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Game On, also titled Game On! and Game-On was a British sitcom which ran for three series, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Tudors
    21
    15

    The Tudors

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    The Tudors (Showtime, 2007) is a historical fiction television series created by Michael... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Still Game
    20
    13

    Still Game

    Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

    Still Game is a Scottish sitcom, produced by The Comedy Unit with the BBC. It was created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The US Special is the second in a series of special episodes of BBC motoring magazine Top... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Pingu
    25
    20

    Pingu

    Carlo Bonomi, David Sant

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Stop motion

    Pingu is a British-Swiss stop-motion animated children's comedy television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    17
    10

    Lead Balloon

    Miranda Hart, Jack Dee

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Lead Balloon is a British television series produced by Open Mike Productions for BBC Four.... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The Goodies
    21
    15

    The Goodies

    Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor

    Premiered1970

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Goodies is a British television comedy series shown in the 1970s and early 1980s. The... more on Wikipedia