My TV Favourites


This page contains a list of TV shows that I like. You can also see videos about my DVD and Blu-ray collection here.

Reviews

I have written detailed review posts for the following programmes

My Favourite Shows

Below are comprehensive lists of TV shows that I own or have enjoyed, with links to blog posts where I’ve reviewed or mentioned them. If I own a show on DVD or Blu-ray, I have every series that has been released unless otherwise stated. For other shows, I’ve seen all the episodes on TV or online unless otherwise stated.

Animation

  • Danger Mouse:
    • DVD – 30th Anniversary Edition box set with series 1-10 & pilot episode
    • TV – I’ve seen and enjoyed some episodes from the 2015 reboot series
  • Family Guy (DVD) – All seasons and specials
  • The Simpsons (DVD) – All seasons and movie
  • Wallace & Gromit (DVD) – All episodes and movie

Chat Shows

  • Al Murray’s Happy Hour (DVD) – Series 1 & 2 compilations. I saw all 3 series on TV
  • The Last Leg (TV) – I’ve seen all episodes, and was in the audience for Series 11 Episode 7 in June 2017.
  • The Ricky Gervais Show (DVD)

Documentaries

  • All The Stations (Youtube) – See my post and other mentions
  • An Idiot Abroad (DVD)
  • The Blue Planet (DVD & Blu-ray) – See post mentioning Series 2
  • British Library – Harry Potter: A History Of Magic (DVD) – See post
  • British Museum – Hokusai (DVD) – See post
  • Cunk On Britain (TV) – See post mentioning Series 1
  • David Jason: My Life On Screen (TV) – See post
  • Driver’s Eye View – East London & District Lines (DVD)
  • Fighting Cancer: My Online Diary (TV) – Featured Charlotte Eades, see post
  • The Human Body (DVD) – Presented by Robert Winston
  • London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games (Blu-ray box sets)
  • Matilda & Me (TV) – Documentary with Tim Minchin, creator of the musical (see post)
  • Ross Noble’s Australian Trip (DVD)
  • The Underground (DVD) – BBC documentary series about London Underground

Drama

  • 24:
    • DVD & Blu-ray – All series up to Live Another Day
    • TV – 24: Legacy
  • The Bill (DVD):
    • Series 1-3, then Volumes 1-8 for Series 4 onwards (up to mid July 1990)
    • Burnside & M.I.T. spin-off series
  • Burnside (DVD) – Spin-off from The Bill
  • Minder (DVD) – All original series and specials, plus 2009 reboot series
  • M.I.T. – Murder Investigation Team (DVD) – Spin-off from The Bill
  • Prison Break (Netflix & TV) – Seasons 1-4 on Netflix & Season 5 on TV
  • The Professionals (Blu-ray) – Network Distributing remasters
  • Rock & Chips (DVD) – Only Fools And Horses prequel
  • Sherlock (Blu-ray)
  • Spooks (Netflix)
  • The Sweeney (DVD) – Network Distributing pilot & series remasters, plus both films

Game Shows

  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (TV) – See post for 2017
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (TV) – See post for 2017
  • Dara Ó Briain’s Go 8 Bit (TV) – See post for 2017
  • Derren Brown (DVD):
    • Trick Of The Mind 1 & 2
    • Inside Your Mind
    • The Specials (Russian Roulette, Seance, The Heist & The System)
    • The Experiments (The Assassin, The Gameshow, The Guilt Trip & The Secret Of Luck)
    • Live shows
  • Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (TV) – See post for 2017
  • Have I Got News For You:
    • DVD – Very Best Of (Angus Deayton years) & Best Of The Guest Presenters (2 volumes)
    • Digitised from VHS – Have I Got Unbroadcastable News For You & The Official Pirate Video
    • TV – I continue to watch the latest episodes
  • Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier (TV) – See post mentioning Series 1
  • Knightmare (TV) – Loved this as a kid, saw a live version in London in 2018
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (TV) – See posts for 2017 and 2018
  • Mock The Week:
  • Pointless (TV) – I watch this sometimes. Richard Osman has nystagmus like me
  • QI:
    • DVD: Series A-C individual releases, plus 4 box sets covering series A-M.
    • TV: I continue to watch new QI XL episodes. See posts for 2017 & 2018.
  • Room 101 (TV) – Nick Hancock, Paul Merton & Frank Skinner years.
  • Shooting Stars (DVD) – Series 6-7 (2009 & 2010)
  • Taskmaster (TV) – See posts mentioning series 6 & series 7
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (DVD) – Series 1-2 (UK version)
  • Would I Lie To You?:
    • DVD – Series 4-6
    • TV – I continue to watch the latest episodes. See post for 2017.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Black Mirror (Netflix) – See posts mentioning Series 4 & Series 5 (Bandersnatch).
  • Chuck (DVD)
  • Doctor Who – Classic (Netflix):
    • Genesis Of The Daleks
    • Remembrance Of The Daleks
    • Revelation Of The Daleks
    • Resurrection Of The Daleks
    • Infinite Quest
    • Doctor Who: The Movie
  • Doctor Who – New:
    • DVD – Series 1-4 box sets, with Tardis shaped box for Series 1
    • Blu-ray – Series 1-11, some in steelbooks. See review for series 9, plus TV reviews for season 11 & 2019 New Year special.
    • Torchwood (Blu-ray) – All series
    • Sarah Jane Adventures (Netflix) – Series 1 on Netflix
  • The Flash (TV) – See post mentioning Season 4
  • Game Of Thrones (DVD rental) – See post mentioning Series 1, borrowed from a friend
  • Humans (TV) – See post mentioning Series 3
  • Knight Rider (DVD) – Original Seasons 1-4, plus 2008 reboot season
  • Life On Mars (Netflix)
  • Lois & Clark – The New Adventures Of Superman (DVD)
  • Outlander (Amazon) – See posts mentioning seasons 1-3 & season 4.
  • Sarah Jane Adventures (Netflix) – Series 1
  • Torchwood (Blu-ray) – Doctor Who spin-off
  • The Walking Dead (Now TV) – Series 1-2, but stopped as I found it boring

Sitcoms

  • 2point4 Children – Series 1-3 on DVD, series 4-8 on TV only (as they’ve never been released)
  • ‘Allo ‘Allo! (DVD)
  • Are You Being Served? (DVD)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Blu-ray) – All seasons (see post mentioning season 11)
  • Blackadder (DVD) – Ultimate Edition box set with all series and specials
  • Bottom (DVD) – All series, live shows and Guest House Paradiso film
  • The Brittas Empire (DVD)
  • Citizen Smith (DVD)
  • Clarence (DVD)
  • Dad’s Army (DVD)
  • Ever Decreasing Circles (DVD)
  • The Fall & Rise Of Reginald Perrin (DVD) – Complete Collection box set with series 1-3, The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin, and Christmas Sketch
  • Father Ted (DVD)
  • Fawlty Towers (DVD)
  • Filthy, Rich & Catflap (DVD)
  • Going Straight (DVD) – Porridge spin-off
  • The Good Life (DVD)
  • Goodnight Sweetheart (DVD)
  • The Green Green Grass (DVD)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Blu-ray) – See post
  • The IT Crowd (Netflix & TV) – Series 1-4 on Netflix, Series 5 on TV
  • Keeping Up Appearances (DVD)
  • The League Of Gentlemen (TV) – See post mentioning 20th Anniversary Specials
  • The Magnificent Evans (DVD)
  • Men Behaving Badly (DVD) – 20th Anniversary box set with all series & specials
  • Mr Bean (DVD):
    • Complete Collection box set with all live action episodes and specials, plus some animated episodes.
    • Bean – The Ultimate Disaster Movie & Mr Bean’s Holiday
  • My Hero (Netflix)
  • The New Statesman (DVD)
  • Not Going Out:
    • DVD: Series 1-7
    • TV: All series to date. See post mentioning live episode.
  • The Office (Netflix) – UK version
  • Oh Doctor Beeching! (DVD)
  • One Foot In The Grave (DVD):
  • Only Fools & Horses:
    • DVD: Complete Collection box set with all series & specials, plus documentary
    • DVD: Rock & Chips – Prequel
    • TV: The Story Of Only Fools And Horses (Gold Documentary)
    • iTunes: Comic Relief Special 2014 (iTunes)
  • Open All Hours (DVD & TV) – All series of Open All Hours & Still Open All Hours
  • Outnumbered (DVD)
  • The Piglet Files (DVD)
  • Police Squad! (DVD) – Prequel to the Naked Gun films
  • Porridge (DVD) – All series and specials, including Going Straight sequel
  • Red Dwarf (Blu-ray) – Series 1-8 box set & series 9-12 individual releases
  • Rising Damp (DVD) – All series and movie
  • Ronnie Barker (DVD)
    • The Best Of Ronnie Barker
    • The Ronnie Barker Collection including Hark At Barker & Six Dates With Barker
  • Seven Of One (DVD) – Complete series of Ronnie Barker pilots – Open All Hours, Prisoner & Escort (pilot for Porridge), My Old Man, Spanner’s Eleven, Another Fine Mess, One Man’s Meat & I’ll Fly You For A Quid
  • So What Now? (Youtube) – See post
  • Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em:
    • DVD – Series 1-3 & Christmas Specials
    • iTunes – Comic Relief Special 2014 (iTunes)
  • Sorry! (DVD)
  • The Thin Blue Line (DVD)
  • The Vicar Of Dibley (DVD)
  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister (DVD)
  • You Rang M’Lord? (DVD)
  • The Young Ones (DVD)
  • Young Sheldon (TV) – See posts mentioning Season 1 & Season 2

Sketch Shows

  • Comic & Sport Relief (iTunes):
    • 2014 Only Fools & Horses Special
    • 2015 Red Nose Day Highlights
    • 2016 Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em Special
  • The Fast Show (DVD) – Ultimate Collection box set including Series 1-3, Christmas Special, The Last Fast Show Ever, Fast Show Night & You Ain’t Seen These, Right?
  • Frost On Sunday (DVD) – All 10 surviving shows
  • Harry Enfield & Chums (TV) – Series 1-2 & Christmas Specials
  • Harry Hill’s TV Burp (DVD) – TV Burp Gold (3 volumes, The Best Bits & Cream Of TV Burp
  • Kenny Everett (DVD):
  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus (DVD) – Series 1-4, The Best Of box set (including Live At Aspen) & Almost The Truth – The Lawyer’s Cut
  • Morecambe & Wise (TV) – Christmas Specials
  • Not The Nine O’Clock News (DVD) – The Best Of (2 volumes)
  • Paul Merton (DVD) – The Paul Merton Collection (best of compilation from his various TV shows)
  • Russell Howard’s Good News (DVD) – Best Of Series 1 & 2
  • Saturday Live (DVD) – Best Of Series 1 & 2, Best Of Friday Night Live, Best OF Fry & Laurie, Harry Enfield & Ben Elton, and Dangervision (The Dangerous Brothers)
  • Tim Vine Travels In Time (TV)  – See post mentioning 2017 specials
  • The Two Ronnies:
    • DVD: Series 1-12,Christmas Specials & The Best Of (2 volumes)
    • TV: Christmas With The Stars 1972

Stand-Up Comedy

  • Dave Gorman’s Modern Life Is Goodish (TV) – See post for 2017
  • Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (TV)
  • Live At The Apollo (TV) – See post for 2017

Xmas

Christmas programmes that I’ve mentioned in this blog, that aren’t part of the shows listed elsewhere on this page.

Equipment

 

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