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.

For each series listed, I’ve seen all episodes on TV to date, and own all of the DVDs that have been released so far, unless otherwise indicated.

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 with series 1-10 & pilot episode
    • TV – I’ve seen and enjoyed some episodes from the 2015 reboot series
  • Family Guy (DVD)
  • 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)

Christmas

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

Documentaries

  • All The Stations (Youtube) – See my blog post and other mentions
  • An Idiot Abroad (DVD)
  • The Blue Planet (DVD & Blu-ray) – See blog post for Series 2
  • British Library – Harry Potter: A History Of Magic (DVD) – See blog post
  • British Museum – Hokusai (DVD) – See blog post
  • Cunk On Britain (TV) – See blog post for Series 1
  • David Jason: My Life On Screen (TV) – See blog post
  • Driver’s Eye View – East London & District Lines (DVD)
  • Fighting Cancer: My Online Diary (TV) – Featured Charlotte Eades, see blog 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
  • 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 blog post for 2017
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (TV) – See blog post for 2017
  • Dara Ó Briain’s Go 8 Bit (TV) – See blog 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 blog 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 blog post for Series 1
  • Knightmare (TV) – Loved this as a kid, saw a live version in London in 2018
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (TV) – See blog post for 2017
  • Mock The Week:
  • Pointless (TV) – I watch this sometimes. Richard Osman has nystagmus like me
  • QI:
    • DVD: Series A-C individual releases, plus box sets for A-D, E-G, H-J & K-M
    • TV: I continue to watch new QI XL episodes, see blog post for 2017
  • Room 101 (TV) – Nick Hancock, Paul Merton & Frank Skinner years.
  • Shooting Stars (DVD) – Series 6-7 (2009 & 2010)
  • Taskmaster (TV) – See blog posts for 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 episode, see blog post for 2017

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Black Mirror (Netflix) – See blog post for Series 4
  • 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 – All episodes from series 1 onwards, some in steelbooks (see blog post about series 9 & 11), plus all series of Torchwood
    • Netflix – Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 1
  • The Flash (TV) – See blog post for Season 4
  • Game Of Thrones (DVD rental) – See blog post for Series 1, borrowed from a friend
  • Humans (TV) – See blog post for 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 Video) – See blog post for seasons 1-3
  • 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 (DVD) – Series 1-3 (series 4-6 not released due to rights issues)
  • ‘Allo ‘Allo! (DVD)
  • Are You Being Served? (DVD)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Blu-ray) – All seasons (see blog post about 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 blog 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 blog post for 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
  • The New Statesman (DVD)
  • Not Going Out:
    • DVD: Series 1-7
    • TV: All series to date
  • 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 (DVD & Blu-ray)
  • 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 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) – See blog 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 blog post for Season 1

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) – “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 (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 blog post for 2017 specials
  • The Two Ronnies:
    • DVD: Series 1-12,Christmas Specials & The Best Of (2 volumes)
    • TV: Christmas With The Stars 1972

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