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

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

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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

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Vera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon Vera is a British detective television series based on the works of crime author Ann Cleeves. It stars Brenda Blethyn and is broadcast on ITV and in the United States on public television

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Scott & Bailey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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Agatha Christie's Poirot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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Inspector Morse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Rachel Weisz Inspector Endeavour Morse is a fictional character in the eponymous series of detective novels by British author Colin Dexter. On television, he appears in the 33-episode 1987–2000 drama series ...more

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Foyle's War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell This series is a British detective drama television series set during and shortly after WWII, created by screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV after the long-running ...more

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Doc Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Doc Martin is a British television medical comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr Martin Bamford in the 2000 ...more

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Benidorm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Jeremy Brett, Charles Gray, Edward Hardwicke Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, with the first two series ...more

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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler Mr. Bean is an animated television series by Varga Studio based on the British live-action series of the same name. Characters from the original live action series included Mr. Bean, Irma Gobb, ...more

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Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Got Talent is a talent show television format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCOtv company. A pilot was made in the United Kingdom in 2005, hosted by Paul O'Grady, but after O'Grady's ...more

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Coronation Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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This Morning is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Lorraine Kelly, Anthea Turner, Fern Britton This Morning is a British daytime television programme that has been broadcast on ITV since 1988. The show was devised by Granada Television and was first broadcast from studios at the Albert ...more

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Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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Mr Selfridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Ron Cook, Jeremy Piven, Tom Goodman-Hill Mr Selfridge is a British period television drama series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his department store, Selfridge & Co, in London, set in the 1910s. It is co-produced by ITV Studios ...more

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You've Been Framed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
You've Been Framed Harry Hill, Jeremy Beadle, Lisa Riley You've Been Framed! is a British television series where viewers can contribute to the programme with their humorous home videos for the entertainment of others. It is produced by Granada ...more

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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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The Darling Buds of May is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Jason, Pam Ferris The Darling Buds of May is a British comedy drama first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of H. E. Bates' novel The Darling Buds of May, published in 1958, and ...more

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Agatha Christie's Marple is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett Agatha Christie's Marple is a British ITV television series based on the books and short stories by British crime novelist Agatha Christie. The title character was played by Geraldine McEwan ...more

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The Bill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart The Bill is a British police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled ...more

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Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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Chasing Shadows is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Chasing Shadows

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It'll be Alright on the Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
It'll be Alright on the Night Griff Rhys Jones, Denis Norden It'll Be Alright on the Night is a British television bloopers show screened on ITV and produced by ITV Studios. It was one of the first shows created with the specific purpose of showing behind ...more

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The Chase is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Bradley Walsh The Chase is a British television quiz show, broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh. Contestants play against an opponent, known as the "Chaser", who plays for the bank. The ...more

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Endeavour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw Endeavour is a British television detective drama series. It is a prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse and—like that series—is set primarily in Oxford. Shaun Evans portrays a young ...more

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DCI Banks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe DCI Banks is a British crime drama series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the ITV network. The series is based on Peter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks novels and stars Stephen Tompkinson as ...more

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Dinner Date is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Dinner Date Vincent Lopez Dinner Date is a British cooking dating game show, which first aired on ITV from 9 August 2010 to 28 December 2012 and then aired on ITVBe since 8 October 2014. The show involves a man or woman ...more

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Good Morning Britain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Good Morning Britain

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Rising Damp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
RogerRamos added Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV. ITV originally broadcast the programme from 1974 until 1978. It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his ...more

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Soldier Soldier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Daniel Francis Gardecki added Ben Nealon, Robson Green, Jerome Flynn Soldier Soldier is a British television drama series. The title comes from a traditional song of the same name - "Soldier, soldier will you marry me, with your musket, fife and drum?" ...more

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On the Buses is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Reg Varney, Stephen Lewis, Cicely Courtneidge On the Buses is a British sitcom created by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1973. It spawned three feature spin off films and a stage version based ...more

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Through the Keyhole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Lisa Snowdon, Loyd Grossman, Catherine Gee Through the Keyhole is a British comedy panel game show created by Sir David Frost. It features the host going around celebrities' houses and then getting a panel of other celebrities to try to ...more

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Emmerdale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Daniel Francis Gardecki added Jenna Coleman, Patsy Kensit, Sammy Winward Emmerdale, known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989, is a long-running British soap opera set in Emmerdale, a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales. Created by Kevin Laffan, Emmerdale Farm was ...more

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The Professionals is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
JackHandy added Gordon Jackson, Lewis Collins, Martin Shaw The Professionals is a British crime-action television drama series produced by Avengers Mk1 Productions and London Weekend Television that aired on the ITV network from 1977 to 1983. In all, 57 ...more

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The Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
John Thaw, Warren Mitchell, Marc Zuber The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime ...more

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The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in 2004 and ...more

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

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The Fall and Rise of Reginald ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
RogerRamos added Leonard Rossiter, Geoffrey Palmer, Sue Nicholls The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin is a series of novels that developed into a British sitcom starring Leonard Rossiter in the title role. Both the books and television series were written by ...more

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Stars in Their Eyes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Stars in Their Eyes Carol Vorderman Stars in Their Eyes is a British television talent show that originally ran on Saturday nights from 21 July 1990 until 23 December 2006 in which contestants impersonate showbiz stars. It was ...more

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Children's Ward is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Nikki Sanderson, Tina O'Brien, Tim Vincent Children's Ward is a British children's television drama series produced by Granada Television and broadcast on the ITV network as part of its Children's ITV strand on weekday afternoons. The ...more

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At Home with the Braithwaites is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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The Jeremy Kyle Show is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Jeremy Kyle The Jeremy Kyle Show is a British tabloid talk show presented by Jeremy Kyle. It has been broadcast on ITV since 4 July 2005. The show is produced by ITV Studios and is broadcast each weekday. ...more

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Dancing on Ice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Dancing on Ice is a British television show presented by Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, in which celebrities and their professional partners figure skate in front of a panel of ...more

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The Ruth Rendell Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay The Ruth Rendell Mysteries is a British television series made by Television South and Meridian Television for ITV between 2 August 1987 and 11 October 2000. and will return in 2015.

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The Vice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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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Bouquet of Barbed Wire is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Bouquet of Barbed Wire Roger Rees, Trevor Eve, Frank Finlay Bouquet of Barbed Wire was a British television series based on a 1969 novel by Andrea Newman of the same name. It was created by London Weekend Television for ITV in 1976, though another ...more

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Loose Women is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Keith David, Kate Garraway, Claire Sweeney Loose Women is a British panel show that has been broadcast on ITV since 6 September 1999. The programme focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities and discuss ...more

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ITV Nightscreen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
ITV Nightscreen ITV Nightscreen is a scheduled programme on the United Kingdom's ITV television network, consisting of a sequence of animated pages of information about ITV's upcoming programmes, features and ...more

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Daybreak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
Daybreak is a national British morning television programme broadcast on ITV from 6 September 2010 - 25 April 2014. Daybreak replaced GMTV which aired its last weekday edition on 3 September ...more