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List of popular STV shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled STV TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best STV TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on STV, 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 has a variety of shows in it, from Agatha Christie's Poirot to Coronation Street.

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

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Inspector Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman Lewis is a British television detective drama produced for ITV. A spin-off from Inspector Morse, like that series it is set in Oxford. Kevin Whately reprises his character Robert ...more

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Benidorm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Sheridan Smith, Leslie Jordan, Sherrie Hewson Benidorm is a British sitcom written by Derren Litten and produced by Tiger Aspect for ITV. The series features an ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff at the Solana all-inclusive hotel in ...more

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Taggart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie Taggart is a British detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who wrote many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolved around a ...more

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden {{Infobox television | show_name = Britain's Got Talent | image = | genre = Reality | creator = Simon Cowell | director = Jonathan Bullen | presenter = Ant & Dec | judges = Simon Cowell ...more

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Coronation Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Ian McKellen, Michelle Keegan, Helen Flanagan Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on ...more

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Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Sophie Ward, Peter Firth, Derek Fowlds Heartbeat is a British police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010. It was made by ITV Studios at the Leeds Studios and on ...more

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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Suzi Quatro, John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by ...more

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Headcases is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Tom Hollander, Omid Djalili, Katy Brand Headcases was an ITV satirical animation show based on current affairs. It employed the same satirical style as Spitting Image, 2DTV and Bo' Selecta! but using 3D animation created by UK Visual ...more

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The Vice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Caroline Catz, David Harewood, Ken Stott The Vice is an ITV police drama about the Metropolitan Police Vice Unit, which ran for five series of varying lengths between 1999 and 2003. The main cast included Ken Stott, Caroline Catz and ...more

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The Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Ian McKellen, Hayley Atwell, Jim Caviezel The Prisoner is a 2009 television miniseries based on the 1960s TV series The Prisoner. The series concerned a man who awakens in a mysterious, picturesque, but escape-proof village. It was ...more

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Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter Law & Order: UK is a British police procedural and legal television programme, adapted from the American series Law & Order. The programme is financed by the production companies Kudos ...more

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Cracker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien Cracker is a British crime drama series produced by Granada Television for ITV and created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. Set in Manchester, the series is centered on a criminal ...more

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The Fixer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
The Fixer is a British drama television series, produced by Kudos for ITV. Set in modern Britain, it follows the life of John Mercer, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, arrested by police for ...more

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Northern Lights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Northern Lights is a 2006 comedy-drama broadcast on ITV starring Mark Benton and Robson Green. It is a spin-off of the 2004 Christmas special Christmas Lights. A sequel, City Lights, was ...more

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ITV Evening News is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Tony Blair, Siân Lloyd, Mary Nightingale The ITV News at 6:30 is the evening news bulletin on the British television network ITV. It is produced by ITN. The 30-minute programme, presented by Mary Nightingale and Alastair Stewart covers ...more

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Night and Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Lysette Anthony, Bradley Walsh, Glynis Barber Night and Day was a British soap opera which was produced by Granada Television for LWT and ran on ITV from 2001 to 2003. Its theme-song, "Always & Forever", was sung by Kylie

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Making Waves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Angel Coulby, Joanna Page, Geoff Bell Making Waves is a British television drama series produced by Carlton Television for ITV. It was created by Ted Childs and chronicles the professional and personal lives of the crew of the Royal ...more

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At Home with the Braithwaites is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Amanda Redman, Peter Davison, Sarah Smart At Home with the Braithwaites is a British comedy-drama television series, created and written by Sally Wainwright. The storyline follows a suburban family from Leeds, whose life is turned ...more

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Britannia High is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Britannia High Adam Garcia, Mitch Hewer, Mark Benton Britannia High is a British musical drama television series co-produced by Granada Television and Globe Productions for the ITV network. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenagers ...more

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Island at War is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Saskia Reeves, Owen Teale, Julia Ford Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle ...more

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Crossroads is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Elizabeth Berkley, Freema Agyeman, Jane Asher Crossroads was a British television soap opera that ran from 1964-88 on ITV. It was created by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling and produced by ATV and then by ATV's successor, Central until 1988. The ...more

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Echo Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Martine McCutcheon, Jason Donovan, Ed Speleers Echo Beach is a British soap opera that aired on ITV in 2008. Set in the fictional Cornish coastal town of Polnarren, it ran for twelve weekly episodes from 10 January to 21 March 2008. The show ...more

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Wild at Heart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Amanda Holden, Hayley Mills, Cal MacAninch Wild at Heart is an ITV television drama series created by Ashley Pharoah about a veterinary surgeon and his family, who emigrate from Bristol, England to South Africa, where they attempt to ...more

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Above Suspicion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Jason Durr Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and ...more

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Murder City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Amanda Donohoe, Kris Marshall, Tim Woodward Murder City is a British police drama that centres on two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases. The series stars Amanda Donohoe as DI Susan Alembic and Kris Marshall as ...more

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Ultimate Force is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox Ultimate Force is a British television Action series that was shown on ITV, which deals with the activities of the fictional Red Troop of the SAS. The programme started on 16 September 2002 and ...more

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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more

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Rosemary & Thyme is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, Ryan Philpott Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The ...more

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The Sketch Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Ronni Ancona The Sketch Show is a British television sketch comedy programme, featuring many leading British comedians. It aired on ITV between 2001 and 2004. Despite the first series winning a BAFTA award, ...more

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Mobile is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Samantha Bond, Keith Allen, Sunetra Sarker Mobile is a 3-part British television drama series with an interweaving plot involving a fictional mobile phone operator and the adverse-effect of mobile phone radiation to health. The series ...more

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Scott & Bailey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Amelia Bullmore Scott & Bailey is a British detective drama series that debuted on ITV on 29 May 2011. The programme's main characters are Detective Constable Janet Scott and Detective Constable Rachel ...more

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Cold Feet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
James Nesbitt, Helen Baxendale, Kimberley Joseph Cold Feet is a British comedy-drama television series produced by Granada Television for the ITV network. The series was created and principally written by Mike Bullen as a follow-up to his ...more

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Distant Shores is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Peter Davison, Samantha Bond, Gareth Thomas Distant Shores is a dramedy first shown in the United Kingdom on ITV in January 2005. Like the similar fish out of water dramedies, Northern Exposure and Doc Martin, it focuses on the ...more

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Honest is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Laura Haddock, Sean Pertwee, Amanda Redman Honest is a British comedy-drama series that aired on ITV in 2008. The series is a remake of the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune, written by James Griffin and Rachel Lang, that first aired ...more

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Moving Wallpaper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Martine McCutcheon, Jason Donovan, Alan Dale Moving Wallpaper is a British satirical comedy-drama television series set in a TV production unit. It ran on ITV for two series in 2008–2009. The subject of the first series was the production ...more

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Fortysomething is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock Fortysomething is a 2003 British comedy-drama series, starring and directed by Hugh Laurie as Paul Slippery, a doctor facing a mid-life crisis. His wife Estelle is starting a new career as a ...more

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60 Minute Makeover is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Claire Sweeney, Craig Phillips, Terri Dwyer A web series on home improvement projects.

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Talk to Me is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Laura Fraser, Emma Pierson Talk to Me is a British television serial, written by writer Danny Brocklehurst, produced by Company Pictures for ITV. The four-part serial began on 10 June 2007 and stars Max Beesley as Mitch ...more

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This Is Your Life is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Michael Aspel, Eamonn Andrews This is Your Life is a British biographical television documentary, based on the 1952 American show of the same name. It was hosted by Eamonn Andrews from 1955 until 1964, and then from 1969 ...more

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Fallen Angel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Charles Dance, Emilia Fox, Mark Benton Fallen Angel is an ITV series broadcast on 11–13 March 2007 based on the Roth Trilogy of novels by Andrew Taylor. It tells the story of Rosie Byfield, a clergyman's daughter, who grows up to be ...more

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The Palace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Jane Asher, Sophie Winkleman, David Harewood The Palace was a British drama television series that aired on ITV in 2008. Produced by Company Pictures for the ITV network, it was created by Tom Grieves and follows a fictional British Royal ...more

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Monroe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish, Thomas Morrison Monroe is a British medical drama television series created and written by Peter Bowker and produced by Mammoth Screen for the ITV network. The series follows a neurosurgeon named Gabriel ...more

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Married Single Other is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Married Single Other Lucy Davis, Tom Kane, Amanda Abbington Married Single Other is a British television drama created and written by Peter Souter. The series is based on the lives of group of people who are either married, single or "other", ...more

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Marchlands is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Alex Kingston, Dean Andrews, Shelley Conn Marchlands is a five-part supernatural drama first shown on ITV in the United Kingdom on 3 February 2011, telling the story of three different families living in the same house at three ...more

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2DTV is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Dave Lamb, Jan Ravens, Jon Culshaw 2DTV is a British satirical animated television show that was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom from October 2001 to December 2004. Lasting a total of five series and thirty-three episodes, ...more

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Agatha Christie's Poirot is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional ...more

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Trial & Retribution is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Victoria Smurfit, David Hayman, David Kennedy Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful ...more

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Mike Bassett: Manager is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Mike Bassett: Manager Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, David Gyasi Mike Bassett: Manager is a British TV comedy series, which began transmitting from 29 September 2005 on ITV. It is a follow-up to the film Mike Bassett: England Manager, and stars Ricky ...more

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Instinct is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Tom Ward, Anthony Flanagan, Paul Ritter Instinct is a two-part drama serial which premièred on ITV on 26 February 2007. It was created and written by Lizzie Mickery, and produced by Tightrope Pictures for ITV. The serial ...more