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The Best STV TV Shows  

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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
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
Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 3 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
Coronation Street is listed (or ranked) 4 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
Taggart is listed (or ranked) 5 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
Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden
Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 2007), often abbreviated to BGT, is a televised British talent show competition, and part of the global Got Talent franchise created by Simon Cowell. Contestants ...more
Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best STV TV Shows
Suzi Quatro, John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon
This 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 Anthony ...more
The Vice is listed (or ranked) 8 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
Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 9 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
Headcases is listed (or ranked) 10 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
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
Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 12 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
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 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 psychologist, Dr ...more
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
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
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
Making Waves is listed (or ranked) 17 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
At Home with the Braithwaites is listed (or ranked) 18 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
Night and Day is listed (or ranked) 19 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
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
Echo Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 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
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
Island at War is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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
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