My TV Favourites


This page contains a comprehensive list of shows that I own on DVD & Blu-ray, and others that I’ve enjoyed on TV and streaming services, with links to blog posts where I’ve reviewed or mentioned them.

Reviews

I’ve written dedicated review posts for the following shows:

I’ve also mentioned various other shows in my posts, where indicated below

DVD & Blu-ray

For the shows in this list, I own all of the series and specials that have been released to date, and have seen all other episodes broadcast on TV, unless otherwise stated. You can also see videos about my DVD and Blu-ray collection.

  • 2point4 Children (DVD) – Series 1-3 only. Series 4-8 have never been released due to rights issues, but I have watched the repeats on TV.
  • 24 – Seasons 1-6 & Redemption on DVD, Series 7-9 on Blu-ray. I’ve also seen 24: Legacy on TV, but wasn’t a big fan.
  • Al Murray’s Happy Hour (DVD) – Series 1 & 2 compilations. I saw all 3 series on TV.
  • ‘Allo ‘Allo! (DVD)
  • An Idiot Abroad (DVD)
  • Are You Being Served? (DVD)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Blu-ray) – See post mentioning season 11 and my season 12 finale review.
  • The Bill (DVD) – Series 1-3, then Volumes 1-8 for Series 4 onwards (up to mid July 1990). I also own the Burnside & M.I.T. spin-off series.
  • Blackadder (DVD) – Ultimate Edition box set
  • The Blue Planet (Blu-ray) – See post mentioning series 2
  • Bottom (DVD) – All series, live shows and Guest House Paradiso film
  • British Library – Harry Potter: A History Of Magic (DVD) – See post
  • British Museum – Hokusai (DVD) – See post
  • The Brittas Empire (DVD)
  • Burnside (DVD) – Spin-off series from The Bill
  • Chuck (DVD)
  • Citizen Smith (DVD)
  • Clarence (DVD)
  • Dad’s Army (DVD) – I also own the 1971 movie
  • Danger Mouse (DVD) – 30th Anniversary set with series 1-10 & pilot. I’ve also seen a few episodes from the 2005 reboot on TV, but it’s not as good as the originals.
  • 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
    • I’ve also seen his other specials on Channel 4 and Netflix. See my review of Sacrifice.
  • Doctor Who – New Era:
    • Blu-ray – Series 1-11 & specials (steelbooks for 1-4 & 9-11). See my reviews for Series 9 & 11.
    • DVD – Series 1-4 box sets (Tardis box for Series 1). Kept because I like the artwork.
    • Torchwood (Blu-ray)
    • Other – I enjoyed watching series 1 of The Sarah Jane Adventures on Netflix, but I wasn’t a fan of series 1 of Class on TV. I have also seen some episodes of ‘Classic’ Doctor Who on Netflix, noted later in this post.
  • Driver’s Eye View – East London & District Lines (DVD) – There are many other Driver’s Eye View DVDs, but I live by the District Line, so this is of most interest.
  • 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
  • Family Guy (DVD)
  • 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? I also own their live stage shows on DVD.
  • Father Ted (DVD)
  • Fawlty Towers (DVD)
  • Filthy, Rich & Catflap (DVD)
  • Frost On Sunday (DVD) – All 10 surviving shows
  • Going Straight (DVD) – Porridge spin-off
  • The Good Life (DVD)
  • Goodnight Sweetheart (DVD)
  • The Green Green Grass (DVD)
  • Harry Hill’s TV Burp Gold (DVD) – Volumes 1-3, The Best Bits & Cream Of TV Burp
  • Have I Got News For You (DVD):
    • The Very Best Of Have I Got News For You (Angus Deayton years)
    • The Best Of The Guest Presenters (Volumes 1 & 2)
    • Have I Got Unbroadcastable News For You (DVD created from my VHS copy)
    • The Official Pirate Video (DVD created from my VHS copy)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Blu-ray) – See post
  • The Human Body (DVD) – Presented by Robert Winston
  • Keeping Up Appearances (DVD)
  • Kenny Everett (DVD):
  • Knight Rider (DVD) – Original seasons 1-4, plus 2008 reboot season
  • Lois & Clark – The New Adventures Of Superman (DVD)
  • London 2012 Olympic / Paralympic Games (Blu-ray box sets)
  • The Magnificent Evans (DVD)
  • Men Behaving Badly (DVD) – 20th Anniversary box set
  • Minder (DVD) – All original series and specials, plus 2009 reboot series
  • The Moaning Of Life (DVD)
  • Mr Bean (DVD): Bean’s Brilliant Box Set. I also have the movies Bean & Mr Bean’s Holiday on DVD. I’m not interested in getting the animated episodes.
  • Murder Investigation Team (M.I.T.) (DVD) – Spin-off series from The Bill
  • Mock The Week – Too Hot For TV (DVD) – Volumes 1-3. Read about my studio audience experience for Series 16 Episode 4 in June 2017.
  • 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
  • The New Statesman (DVD)
  • Not Going Out (DVD) – Series 1-7. Later series have not yet been released, but see my post mentioning their live episode.
  • Not The Nine O’Clock News (DVD) – The Best Of (2 volumes)
  • Oh Doctor Beeching! (DVD)
  • One Foot In The Grave (DVD):
  • Only Fools & Horses:
    • DVD: Complete Collection box set plus Rock & Chips prequel series
    • iTunes: Comic Relief Special 2014
    • I’ve also seen the live stage musical, and the The Story Of Only Fools And Horses documentary on TV channel Gold.
  • Open All Hours (DVD) – I also own Still Open All Hours
  • Outnumbered (DVD)
  • The Paul Merton Collection (DVD) – Compilation from his various TV shows
  • The Piglet Files (DVD)
  • Police Squad! (DVD) – Prequel to the Naked Gun films
  • Porridge (DVD) – I also own the Going Straight sequel and the movie
  • The Professionals (Blu-ray) – Network Distributing remasters
  • QI (DVD) – Series A-C individual releases, plus 4 box sets covering series A-M (see posts here & here). See also posts mentioning the show in 2017 & 2018.
  • Red Dwarf (Blu-ray) – Series 1-8 box set & series 9-12 individual releases
  • The Ricky Gervais Show (DVD)
  • Rik Mayall Presents (DVD)
  • Rising Damp (DVD) – I also own the movie
  • Rock & Chips (DVD) – Only Fools And Horses prequel
  • Ronnie Barker Collections (DVD):
    • The Best Of Ronnie Barker
    • The Ronnie Barker Collection – Hark At Barker & Six Dates With Barker
    • Seven Of One – Collection of pilot episodes, including Open All Hours & Porridge
  • Ross Noble’s Australian Trip (DVD)
  • Russell Howard’s Good News (DVD) – BBC Series 1 & 2 compilations. I’ve also seen The Russell Howard Hour on Sky, but wasn’t as big a fan of that.
  • 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)
  • Seven Of One (DVD) – Ronnie Barker pilots
  • Sherlock (Blu-ray) – Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman series
  • Shooting Stars (DVD) – Series 6-7
  • Still Open All Hours (DVD) – Sequel to Open All Hours
  • The Simpsons (DVD) – I also own the movie
  • Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (DVD) – I also have the 2014 Comic Relief Special on iTunes.
  • Sorry! (DVD)
  • The Sweeney (DVD) – Network Distributing pilot & series remasters. I also own both films.
  • The Thin Blue Line (DVD)
  • Torchwood (Blu-ray)
  • The Two Ronnies (DVD): Series 1-12, Christmas Specials & The Best Of (2 volumes).  I’ve also seen The Two Ronnies Sketchbook on TV, and the 1972 variety show they hosted called Christmas With The Stars.
  • The Underground (DVD) – BBC documentary series about the London Underground
  • The Vicar Of Dibley (DVD)
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray) – All TV episodes. I also have the movie on DVD.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (DVD) – Series 1-2 (UK version)
  • Would I Lie To You? (DVD) – Series 4-6
  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister (DVD)
  • You Rang M’Lord? (DVD)
  • The Young Ones (DVD)

Streaming Services

These are notable shows that I’ve enjoyed on streaming services, some of which I’ve mentioned in this blog as indicated. I’ve seen all episodes to date unless otherwise stated.

  • All The Stations (Youtube) – See my reviews of:
  • Black Mirror (Netflix) – See posts mentioning Series 4Bandersnatch & Series 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
  • Good Omens (Amazon) – See post
  • Life On Mars (Netflix)
  • My Hero (Netflix)
  • The Office (Netflix) – UK version
  • Outlander (Amazon) – See posts mentioning seasons 1-3 & season 4.
  • Prison Break (Netflix) – See my post mentioning Season 5 when first shown on TV.
  • Sarah Jane Adventures (Netflix) – Series 1 of the Doctor Who spin-off.
  • So What Now? (Youtube) – Lee Evans sitcom (see post)
  • Spooks (Netflix)
  • The Walking Dead (Now TV) – Series 1-2, but stopped as I found it boring.

TV

These are some other shows that I’ve enjoyed on television, that I haven’t already mentioned above. I’ve seen all episodes to date unless otherwise stated.

I’ve written detailed reviews of my studio audience experiences for:

Various other shows have also been mentioned in my posts, where indicated below.

  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown – See post for 2017
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – See post for 2017
  • Cunk On Britain  – See post mentioning Series 1
  • Dara Ó Briain’s Go 8 Bit – See post for 2017
  • Dave Gorman’s Modern Life Is Goodish – See post for 2017
  • David Jason: My Life On Screen – See post
  • Duck Quacks Don’t Echo – See post for 2017
  • Fighting Cancer: My Online Diary – Featured Charlotte Eades, see post
  • The Flash – See post mentioning Season 4
  • Game Of Thrones – See post mentioning Series 1, borrowed on DVD from a friend. I haven’t yet seen any of the other series, but I’d like to try watching more of them.
  • Harry Enfield’s Television Programme / Harry Enfield & Chums – All series & specials
  • Humans – See post mentioning Series 3
  • The IT Crowd – Have seen all series of this, may buy them on DVD at some point.
  • Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier – See post mentioning Series 1
  • Knightmare – Loved this as a kid, saw a live version in London in 2018
  • The Last Leg – Read about my studio audience experience for Series 11 Episode 7 in June 2017
  • The League Of Gentlemen – See post mentioning 20th Anniversary specials
  • Live At The Apollo – See post for 2017
  • Matilda & Me – Documentary with Tim Minchin, creator of the musical (see post)
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show – See posts for 2017 and 2018. I also enjoyed watching his Comedy Roadshow and Chat Show in the past.
  • Morecambe & Wise – Christmas Specials
  • Pointless – I watch this sometimes. Richard Osman has nystagmus like me. He even donated to my abseil!
  • Room 101 – Nick Hancock, Paul Merton & Frank Skinner years
  • Taskmaster – See posts mentioning series 6 & series 7
  • Tim Vine Travels In Time – See post mentioning 2017 specials
  • Two Pints Of Lager & A Packet Of Crisps – Enjoyed series 1-6 when I was younger, but wasn’t a fan when the show changed from series 7 onwards
  • Young Sheldon – See posts mentioning Season 1 & Season 2

Christmas TV

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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