Match of the Day

Match of the Day 1964

7.10

BBC's football highlights and analysis. "The longest-running football television programme in the world" as recognised by Guinness World Records in 2015.

1964

Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops 1964

6.60

The biggest stars, the most iconic performances, the most outrageous outfits – it’s Britain’s number one pop show.

1964

Bob the Builder

Bob the Builder 1999

5.65

Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The team always shows that “The Fun Is In Getting It Done!”

1999

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing 2004

5.83

A dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Who is kicked out of the competition each week is decided by the judges scores and viewer votes. Are today's celebrities fleet of foot or do they have two left feet?

2004

The One Show

The One Show 2006

4.67

A topical magazine-style daily television programme broadcast live on BBC One.

2006

The Heaven and Earth Show

The Heaven and Earth Show 1998

3.20

The Heaven and Earth Show was a BBC television programme that aired on Sunday mornings from 10am to 11am on BBC One. The show ran for nine years between 1998 and 2007, looking at spiritual and moral issues. Over the years it had numerous presenters, and its final presenter was Gloria Hunniford.

1998

The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show 2007

7.10

Each week celebrity guests join Irish comedian Graham Norton to discuss what's being going on around the world that week. The guests poke fun and share their opinions on the main news stories. Graham is often joined by a band or artist to play the show out.

2007

Doctor Who

Doctor Who 1963

7.85

The adventures of The Doctor, a time-traveling humanoid alien known as a Time Lord. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-traveling spaceship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, The Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilizations, help ordinary people, and right many wrongs.

1963

'Allo 'Allo!

'Allo 'Allo! 1984

7.70

The misadventures of hapless cafe owner René Artois and his escapades with the Resistance in occupied France.

1984

Play for Today

Play for Today 1970

5.90

Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1970 to 1984. During the run, more than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were transmitted. The individual episodes were between fifty and a hundred minutes in duration.

1970

Points of View

Points of View 1961

1

Points of View is a long-running British television series broadcast on BBC One. It started in 1961 and features the letters of viewers offering praise, criticism and purportedly witty observations on the television of recent weeks.

1961

The Finish Line

The Finish Line 2023

1

The more you know, the further you go. Knowledge equals speed as contestants battle it out to reach the finish line first. Action-packed quiz fun with Roman Kemp and Sarah Greene.

2023

Doctor Who

Doctor Who 2005

7.52

The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.

2005

Spooks

Spooks 2002

7.59

Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.

2002

Have I Got a Bit More News for You

Have I Got a Bit More News for You 1970

6.50

Based on the week’s news and fronted by guest hosts, this extended version of the satirical news quiz features more of the stuff that wouldn't fit into the regular programme.

1970

Dixon of Dock Green

Dixon of Dock Green 1955

5.33

Created by Ted Willis. Dixon of Dock Green was a BBC television series following the activities of police officers at a fictional Metropolitan Police station in the East End of London from 1955 to 1976. Some episodes were later remade as a BBC radio series in 2005 and 2006.

1955

Hustle

Hustle 2004

7.61

A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

2004

The Sooty Show

The Sooty Show 1955

6.10

The Sooty Show is a British children's Puppet series which aired on the BBC from 1955 to 1967 and ITV from 1968 to 1992. It follows the adventures and comedic day to day life of puppets Sooty, Sweep and Soo with their owner Harry Corbett, and in later years, his son Matthew.

1955

Newscast

Newscast 2020

5.00

In a televised version of the popular podcast, Adam Fleming, Chris Mason, and guests chat about the stories behind the news.

2020

The Wednesday Play

The Wednesday Play 1964

4.50

The Wednesday Play is an anthology series of British television plays which ran on BBC1 from October 1964 to May 1970. The plays were usually written for television, although adaptations from other sources also featured. The series gained a reputation for presenting contemporary social dramas, and for bringing issues to the attention of a mass audience that would not otherwise have been discussed on screen.

1964