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The Very The Best ITV Shows  

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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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Doc Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Endeavour is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Vera is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Agatha Christie's Poirot is listed (or ranked) 7 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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DCI Banks is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Scott & Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Foyle's War is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Chase is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very The Best ITV 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
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Coronation Street is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Benidorm is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Mr Selfridge is listed (or ranked) 18 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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This Morning is listed (or ranked) 19 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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You've Been Framed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very The Best ITV Shows
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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Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Darling Buds of May is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 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) 24 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) 25 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