My TV Favourites


The following is a list of TV shows that I like, including everything I own on DVD & Blu-ray as indicated, plus a selection of other shows that I’ve enjoyed watching. The list includes a few links to blog posts where I’ve written about the shows in question, and you can also see videos about my DVD collection here.

Animation

  • Danger Mouse (DVD):
    • 30th Anniversary Edition box set including:
      • Series 1-10
      • Pilot episode
  • Family Guy (DVD):
    • Seasons 1-17
    • Stewie Griffin – The Untold Story
    • Blue Harvest (Star Wars Special)
    • Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (Star Wars Special)
    • It’s A Trap (Star Wars Special)
  • The Simpsons (DVD):
    • Seasons 1-18
    • The Simpsons Movie
  • Wallace & Gromit (DVD):
    • A Grand Day Out
    • The Wrong Trousers
    • A Close Shave
    • A Matter Of Loaf And Death
    • The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Chat Shows

  • Al Murray’s Happy Hour (DVD):
    • Series 1-2
  • The Last Leg (TV):
  • The Ricky Gervais Show (DVD):
    • Series 1-3

Christmas

Christmas programmes that aren’t part of the shows listed elsewhere on this page.

Documentaries

  • All The Stations (Youtube):
  • An Idiot Abroad (DVD):
    • Series 1-3
  • The Blue Planet:
  • Cunk On Britain (TV):
  • David Jason: My Life On Screen:
  • Driver’s Eye View (DVD):
    • East London & District Lines
  • Fighting Cancer: My Online Diary (TV):
  • Harry Potter: A History Of Magic (DVD):
  • Hokusai (DVD):
    • British Museum documentary
  • The Human Body (DVD):
    • Complete series
  • London 2012 Olympic Games (Blu-ray):
    • BBC box set with event highlights plus opening and closing ceremonies.
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games (Blu-ray):
    • Channel 4 box set with event highlights plus opening and closing ceremonies.
  • Matilda & Me (TV):
  • Ross Noble’s Australian Trip (DVD):
    • Complete series
  • The Underground (DVD):
    • Complete BBC2 documentary series

Drama

  • 24:
    • Seasons 1-6 (DVD)
    • Redemption (DVD)
    • Seasons 7-8 (Blu-ray)
    • Live Another Day (Blu-ray)
    • 24: Legacy (TV)
  • The Bill (DVD):
    • Series 1-3
    • Volumes 1-8 for Series 4 onwards (up to mid July 1990)
    • M.I.T. spin-off series.
  • Black Mirror (Netflix):
  • Chuck (DVD):
    • Seasons 1-5
  • 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:
    • Series 1-4 box sets (DVD), with Tardis shaped box for Series 1
    • Series 1-3 steelbooks (Blu-Ray)
    • Series 4 Specials (Blu-Ray)
    • Series 5-8 box sets (Blu-Ray)
    • Series 9-10 steelbooks (Blu-Ray)
    • 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition box set (Blu-Ray)
    • Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 1 (Netflix)
    • Torchwood: Series 1-4 (Blu-Ray)
  • The Flash (TV):
  • Game Of Thrones (DVD rental):
  • Humans (TV):
  • Knight Rider (DVD):
    • Original Seasons 1-4
    • 2008 reboot season
  • Life On Mars (Netflix):
    • Series 1-2
  • Lois & Clark – The New Adventures Of Superman (DVD):
    • Seasons 1-4
  • Minder (DVD):
    • Series 1-10
    • Specials – Volumes 1 & 2
    • Minder On The Orient Express
    • 2009 reboot series
  • M.I.T. – Murder Investigation Team (DVD):
    • Complete series (spin-off from The Bill)
  • Outlander (Amazon Video):
  • Prison Break:
  • The Professionals (Blu-ray):
    • Series 1-4 (Network Distributing remasters)
  • Rock & Chips (DVD):
    • Complete series (Only Fools And Horses prequel)
  • Sarah Jane Adventures (Netflix):
    • Series 1
  • Sherlock (Blu-ray):
    • Series 1-4
    • The Abominable Bride
  • Spooks (Netflix):
    • Series 1-10
  • The Sweeney (DVD):
    • Series 1-4 (Network Distributing remasters)
    • Regan (Network Distributing remaster)
    • Sweeney 1 & 2 films
  • Torchwood (Blu-ray):
    • Series 1-4 (Doctor Who spin-off)
  • The Walking Dead (Now TV):
    • Series 1-2

Game Shows

  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (TV):
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (TV):
  • Dara Ó Briain’s Go 8 Bit (TV):
  • 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 (see Live Comedy section below)
  • Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (TV):
  • Have I Got News For You:
    • The Very Best Of (DVD)
    • The Best Of The Guest Presenters – Volumes 1 & 2 (DVD)
    • Have I Got Unbroadcastable News For You (VHS converted to digital)
    • The Official Pirate Video (VHS converted to digital)
    • I continue to watch new episodes on TV.
  • Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier (TV):
  • Knightmare:
    • Loved this as a kid, saw a live version in London in 2018.
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (TV):
  • Mock The Week:
  • Pointless (TV):
  • QI:
    • Series A-C individual DVD releases
    • DVD box sets for Series A-D, E-G, H-J & K-M (with XL editions from F onwards)
    • I continue to watch new episodes on TV.
  • Room 101 (TV):
    • Have watched this regularly from the Nick Hancock and Paul Merton years to the current episodes hosted by Frank Skinner.
  • Shooting Stars (DVD):
    • Series 6-7 (2009 & 2010), earlier series are not out on DVD
  • Taskmaster (TV):
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (DVD):
    • Series 1-2 (UK version)
  • Would I Lie To You?:
    • Series 4-6 on DVD (no other series have been released)
    • I continue to watch new episodes on TV.

Sitcoms

  • 2point4 Children (DVD):
    • Series 1-3 (series 4-6 are unreleased due to rights issues)
  • ‘Allo ‘Allo! (DVD):
    • Series 1-9
  • Are You Being Served? (DVD):
    • Series 1-10
  • The Big Bang Theory (Blu-ray):
    • Seasons 1-10
    • I continue to watch new episodes on TV.
  • Blackadder (DVD):
    • Ultimate Edition box set including:
      • Series 1-4
      • Christmas Carol
      • Cavalier Years
      • Back & Forth
  • Bottom (DVD):
    • Series 1-3
    • Bottom Live 1-5
    • Guest House Paradiso
  • The Brittas Empire (DVD):
    • Series 1-7
  • Citizen Smith (DVD):
    • Series 1-4
  • Clarence (DVD):
    • Complete series
  • Dad’s Army (DVD):
    • Series 1-9
    • Christmas Specials
  • Ever Decreasing Circles (DVD):
    • Series 1-4
  • The Fall & Rise Of Reginald Perrin (DVD):
    • Complete Collection box set including:
      • Series 1-3
      • The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin
      • Christmas Sketch
  • Father Ted (DVD):
    • Definitive Collection box set of Series 1-3
  • Fawlty Towers (DVD):
    • Complete Collection box set of Series 1-2
  • Filthy, Rich & Catflap (DVD):
    • Complete series
  • Going Straight (DVD):
    • Complete series (Porridge spin-off)
  • The Good Life (DVD):
    • Series 1-4
    • The Classic Episodes (the 3 specials)
  • Goodnight Sweetheart (DVD):
    • Series 1-6
  • The Green Green Grass (DVD):
    • Series 1-4
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (DVD):
    • Complete series
  • The IT Crowd:
    • Series 1-4 (Netflix)
    • Series 5 (TV)
  • Keeping Up Appearances (DVD):
    • Series 1-5
  • The League Of Gentlemen (TV):
  • The Magnificent Evans (DVD):
    • Complete series
  • Men Behaving Badly (DVD):
    • 20th Anniversary Complete Collection including:
      • Series 1-6
      • Last Orders
      • Jingle Balls
      • Comic Relief sketches
  • Mr Bean (DVD):
    • Complete Collection box set including:
      • All 14 episodes
      • The Library
      • Comic Relief Sketch
      • Ssome animated episodes
    • Movies:
      • Bean – The Ultimate Disaster Movie
      • Mr Bean’s Holiday
  • The New Statesman (DVD):
    • Complete Series box set including:
      • Series 1-4
      • Who Shot Alan B’Stard?
  • Not Going Out:
    • Series 1-7 (DVD)
    • I continue to watch new episodes on TV.
  • The Office (Netflix):
    • Series 1-2
  • Oh Doctor Beeching! (DVD):
    • Series 1-2
  • One Foot In The Grave (DVD):
    • Series 1-6 including all Christmas Specials
  • Only Fools & Horses:
    • Complete Collection DVD box set including:
      • Series 1-7
      • All Christmas Specials
      • The Story Of Only Fools And Horses (BBC Documentary)
    • Rock & Chips (DVD)
    • The Story Of Only Fools And Horses (Gold Documentary, watched on TV only)
    • Comic Relief Special 2014 (iTunes)
  • Open All Hours:
    • Series 1-4 (DVD)
    • Still Open All Hours Series 1-4 (DVD)
    • I continue to watch Still Open All Hours on TV.
  • Outnumbered (DVD):
    • Series 1-5 including all Christmas Specials
  • The Piglet Files (DVD):
    • Series 1-3
  • Police Squad! (DVD):
    • Complete series (prequel to the Naked Gun films)
  • Porridge (DVD):
    • Series 1-3
    • Christmas Specials
    • Going Straight (sequel)
  • Red Dwarf:
    • Series 1-9 (DVD)
    • Series 10-12 (Blu-ray)
    • I continue to watch the new series on TV when they come out.
  • Rising Damp (DVD):
    • Series 1-4
    • Rising Damp – The 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 including:
      • 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)
  • Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em:
    • Series 1-3 & Christmas Specials (DVD)
    • Comic Relief Special 2014 (iTunes)
  • Sorry! (DVD):
    • Series 1-7
  • The Thin Blue Line (DVD):
    • Series 1-2
  • The Vicar Of Dibley (DVD):
    • Series 1-2 & all special episodes
  • Yes Minister (DVD):
    • Series 1-3
    • Yes Prime Minister Series 1-2
  • You Rang M’Lord? (DVD):
    • Series 1-4
  • The Young Ones (DVD):
    • Series 1-2
  • Young Sheldon (TV):

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 – Volumes 1-3
    • The Best Bits
    • Cream Of TV Burp
  • Kenny Everett (DVD):
    • The Complete Naughty Bits!
  • 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 – Volumes 1 & 2
  • Paul Merton (DVD):
    • The Paul Merton Collection (a best of compilation from his various TV shows)
  • Russell Howard’s Good News (DVD):
    • Best Of Series 1 & 2
  • The Russell Howard Hour (TV):
  • Saturday Live (DVD):
    • Best Of Series 1 & 2
    • Best Of Friday Night Live
    • Best OF Fry & Laurie, Harry Enfield & Ben Elton
    • Dangervision (The Dangerous Brothers)
  • Tim Vine Travels In Time (TV):
  • The Two Ronnies:
    • Series 1-12 (DVD)
    • Christmas Specials (DVD)
    • The Best Of – Volumes 1 & 2 (DVD)
    • Christmas With The Stars 1972 (TV)

Stand-Up Comedy

  • Dave Gorman’s Modern Life Is Goodish (TV):
  • Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (TV):
    • Series 1-2
  • Live At The Apollo (TV):