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1. The Secret Life of the Motorway (2007– )

Documentary

8.3
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Stars: Philip Glenister, Peter Hall, Alan Whitfield, Jonathan Glancey

Votes: 11

2. Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies (2012– )

Documentary

8.3
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Stars: Barbara Flynn, James Hamilton-Paterson, Nigel Fountain, Al McLean

Votes: 9

3. History of Now: The Story of the Noughties (2010– )

59 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Danny Dorling, Larry Elliott, Andrew Marr, Will Self

Votes: 9

4. Reel History of Britain (2011– )

30 min | Documentary

7.8
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Melvyn Bragg takes a restored 1967 Bedford mobile cinema around the country, showing excerpts from historical documentary films that record British life. It includes interviews with people ... See full summary »

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Sue Baker, Bernie Batchelor, Tony Benson

Votes: 8

5. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

6.7
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 39

6. Watchdog (1985– )

30 min | Documentary

6.4
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Consumer series investigating problems, dangers and ripoffs experienced by customers.

Stars: Anne Robinson, Nicky Campbell, Matt Allwright, Chris Hollins

Votes: 100

7. Newsnight (1980– )

45 min | News

6.3
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Serious news reports, analysis and no-holds-barred interviews with leading politicians and public figures.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Jeremy Paxman, Emily Maitlis, Gavin Esler

Votes: 146

8. Mastermind (1972– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.2
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A long-running series in which members of the public sit in a black chair to answer questions on a specialist subject and general knowledge.

Stars: John Humphrys, Magnus Magnusson, Gareth Kingston, Michael McPartland

Votes: 511

9. South Today (1961– )

News

6.2
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Stars: Sally Taylor, Tony Husband, Alexis Green, Steve Humphrey

Votes: 15

10. Holiday (1969–2007)

30 min | Documentary

5.8
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British travelogue series featuring location reports on holiday destinations from all over the world.

Stars: Cliff Michelmore, Jill Dando, Kathy Tayler, Eamonn Holmes

Votes: 13

11. Celebrity Eggheads (2008– )

30 min | Game-Show

5.6
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Stars: Dermot Murnaghan, Jeremy Vine, Judith Keppel, Kevin Ashman

Votes: 12

12. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )

45 min | Reality-TV

5.1
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Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville return to investigate viewers' holiday disasters, with invaluable advice to avoid being caught out the same way.

Stars: Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, Julia Somerville, Simon Calder

Votes: 7

13. This Morning (1988– )

120 min | Talk-Show

5.0
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Magazine show featuring lifestyle, cookery, fashion and news segments, along with celebrity interviews and gossip.

Stars: Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Ruth Langsford, Eamonn Holmes

Votes: 462

14. Sky News: Sunrise (1989–2019)

News, Sport

4.6
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Sky News' daily early morning show.

Stars: Sarah-Jane Mee, Jacqui Beltrao, Charlotte Hawkins, Nazaneen Ghaffer

Votes: 19

15. The Wright Stuff (2000–2018)

50 min | Talk-Show

4.5
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Topical discussions, a daily newspaper review and a weekly television review on Fridays.

Stars: Matthew Wright, Eric Johnson, Kirsty Duffy, Anne Diamond

Votes: 275

16. Heaven and Earth with Gloria Hunniford (1998–2007)

60 min | Talk-Show

4.5
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Religious magazine looking at topical spiritual issues and religious beliefs.

Stars: Jon Monie, Catrina Skepper, Gloria Hunniford, Kate Sanderson

Votes: 31

17. The One Show (2006– )

30 min | News

3.8
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A live magazine programme featuring topical stories and big name studio guests.

Stars: Alex Jones, Matt Baker, Christine Lampard, Adrian Chiles

Votes: 398

18. Midlands Today (1964– )

News

3.2
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The British Broadcasting Corporation's regional news bulletin for the English region of the West Midlands. Featuring news reports, weather forecasts, arts and culture, sport and politics.

Stars: Shefali Oza, Rebecca Wood, Bob Hockenhull, Amy Cole

Votes: 6

19. Daybreak (2010–2014)

PG | 150 min | News, Talk-Show

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Morning Breakfast Show - Featuring News, guests, gossip, news every half hour. The final hour of the show is with Lorraine Kelly with guests and looks at fashion, paper reviews and cooking ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Garraway, Lorraine Kelly, Dan Lobb, Steve Hargrave

Votes: 166

20. Central Tonight (2006– )

News

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Local news covering areas in Central England previously known as "Central News West" (1982-2006) and "Central News East" (1983-2006).

Stars: Des Coleman, Bob Warman, Sameena Ali-Khan, Mark Gough

21. Mousetrapped (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Mystery

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Actor Chris Ellison celebrates the 55th anniversary of the world's longest running theatrical play, and prepares for his one-off role as Major Metcalfe in the special 22,601st performance of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

Director: Dan Clapton | Stars: Christopher Ellison, Lysette Anthony, Richard Attenborough, Glynis Barber

22. Beeching's Tracks (2008– )

30 min | Documentary

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Forty years after the notorious Beeching Cuts closed many railway lines, the modern-day legacy is examined. Each episode looks at a different part of the UK.

Stars: Nicholas Crane, Edwina Currie, Adam Hart-Davis, Stuart Maconie

23. 50 Places to See Before You Die (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Directors: Duncan Coates, Tracey Edwards, Rhian Grigg | Stars: Craig Doyle, Nicholas R. Bailey, Eric Blair, Joyce Blair

24. The Tenpin Bowling Show (2007– )

60 min | Sport

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Stars: Simon Calder, Brenton Davy, Michael Tran

25. Language Fix (1999–2000)

30 min | Documentary

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Learn French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Stars: Jenny Eclair, Sally Gray, Wilf Hammer, Ana Ambles

26. 48 Hours in Boston (2012)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Discover the best restaurants and secret places with Simon Calder as he roams around the famed city of Boston.

Director: Douglas Bolton | Star: Simon Calder

27. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 13 June 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017)

26 min | News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Lucy Meacock, Gemma Nuttall, Helen Sproates

28. Central Tonight (2006– )
Episode: 13th February 2019 Evening News (2019)

News

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Stars: Hannah Bechelet, Howard Beckett, Yasmin Bodalbhai, Phil Brewster

29. Central Tonight (2006– )
Episode: 15th January 2020 Evening News (2020)

News

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Stars: Sameena Ali-Khan, Lucy Allan, Guy Anker, Saffron Barker

30. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 24 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018)

30 min | News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Mel Barham, Kelly Ormerod, Simon Calder

31. Midlands Today (1964– )
Episode: 5th June 2018 Evening News (2018)

News

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Stars: Steve Banyard, Simon Calder, Joan Cummins, Andy Howard

32. Midlands Today (1964– )
Episode: 5th June 2018 Late News (2018)

News

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Stars: Simon Calder, Shefali Oza, Michele Paduano, Peter Plisner

33. Midlands Today (1964– )
Episode: 9th November 2018 Evening News (2018)

News

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Stars: Nicola Beckford, Sarah Bishop, Patrick Burns, Simon Calder

34. Good Morning Britain (2014– )
Episode: Best of 2019 (2019)

News, Talk-Show

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Ben and Kate present a special highlights show looking back at some of the best GMB moments of the year with Laura, Andi and Dickie. Plus, Simon Calder's top travel deals for 2020; how long... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Shephard, Kate Garraway, Emily Thornberry, Jess Phillips

35. Mastermind (1972– )
Episode: Celebrity Mastermind 2011/2012: Episode 1 (2011)

28 min | Game-Show

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Stars: John Humphrys, O.J. Borg, Simon Calder, Antony Costa

36. The Wright Stuff (2000–2018)
Episode: Episode #10.66 (2009)

Talk-Show

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Director: John MacKenzie | Stars: Matthew Wright, Janet Ellis, David Ian, Deepak Verma

37. The Wright Stuff (2000–2018)
Episode: Episode #10.8 (2009)

Talk-Show

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Director: Nick Pinn | Stars: Matthew Wright, Anne Diamond, David Bull, Mike Gayle

38. The Wright Stuff (2000–2018)
Episode: Episode #20.87 (2015)

150 min | Talk-Show

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Director: Nick Pinn | Stars: Matthew Wright, Zoe Lyons, Alexis Conran, Mark Grist

39. Celebrity Eggheads (2008– )
Episode: Episode #5.7 (2012)

Game-Show

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Stars: Dermot Murnaghan, Kevin Ashman, Simon Calder, Nicki Chapman

40. The One Show (2006– )
Episode: Episode #6.97 (2011)

30 min | News

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Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by Beverley Knight.

Director: Ashley S. Gorman | Stars: Matt Baker, Alex Jones, Beverley Knight, Simon Calder

41. The One Show (2006– )
Episode: Episode #7.118 (2012)

30 min | News

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Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax. Gyles Brandreth learns about British war artists past and present, and Simon Calder's on a mission to find you the best rates for your holiday money.

Stars: Matt Baker, Alex Jones, Ruby Wax, Gyles Brandreth

42. Celebrity Eggheads (2008– )
Episode: Episode #7.5 (2017)

Game-Show

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Stars: Jeremy Vine, Jasmine Birtles, Simon Calder, Chris Hollins

43. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )
Episode: Episode #8.1 (2020)

44 min | Reality-TV

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The series returns with an investigation into cases where sickness or injury on holiday has had devastating consequences for British holidaymakers - even when they have taken out insurance policies.

Directors: Kirk Barber, Peter Gowing, Nick Oakley, Steve Shanahan, Ryan Woolmington | Stars: Julia Somerville, Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, Simon Calder

44. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )
Episode: Episode #8.10 (2020)

44 min | Reality-TV

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The team hear from drivers stranded abroad despite having paid for what they thought was comprehensive insurance. And is carbon offsetting just a load of greenwashing?

Directors: Kirk Barber, Peter Gowing, Nick Oakley, Steve Shanahan, Ryan Woolmington | Stars: Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon, Julia Somerville, Simon Calder

45. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )
Episode: Episode #8.2 (2020)

44 min | Reality-TV

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The team hear from people who were grounded and left out of pocket when they were let down by airlines. Travel expert Simon Calder gives advice on tipping when abroad.

Directors: Kirk Barber, Peter Gowing, Nick Oakley, Steve Shanahan, Ryan Woolmington | Stars: Julia Somerville, Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon, Simon Calder

46. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )
Episode: Episode #8.3 (2020)

44 min | Reality-TV

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The team examine cases of people whose holiday plans were wrecked when almost imperceptible damage to their passports meant they weren't allowed to fly. Also, the man denied a refund after cancelling a holiday on Foreign Office advice.

Directors: Kirk Barber, Peter Gowing, Nick Oakley, Steve Shanahan, Ryan Woolmington | Stars: Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, Julia Somerville, Simon Calder

47. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )
Episode: Episode #8.4 (2020)

44 min | Reality-TV

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Cases of pregnant women being turned away from cruises. The couple who returned from their dream Caribbean wedding still legally single. Bereaved families who have received little sympathy from travel companies.

Directors: Kirk Barber, Peter Gowing, Nick Oakley, Steve Shanahan, Ryan Woolmington | Stars: Julia Somerville, Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, Simon Calder

48. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )
Episode: Episode #8.5 (2020)

44 min | Reality-TV

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Today's edition looks at some of the perils of flying and why it is still so challenging for disabled travellers. Plus, why is the cost of taking your pet abroad so much higher in Britain than elsewhere?

Directors: Kirk Barber, Peter Gowing, Nick Oakley, Steve Shanahan, Ryan Woolmington | Stars: Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon, Julia Somerville, Simon Calder

49. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )
Episode: Episode #8.6 (2020)

44 min | Reality-TV

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The team hear about a villa rental fraud so sophisticated that even a former police detective fell for it. The experts in the pop-up shop help victims of a fake flights website.

Directors: Kirk Barber, Peter Gowing, Nick Oakley, Steve Shanahan, Ryan Woolmington | Stars: Angela Rippon, Julia Somerville, Gloria Hunniford, Simon Calder

50. Rip Off Britain: Holidays (2013– )
Episode: Episode #8.7 (2020)

44 min | Reality-TV

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Are travel companies doing enough to ensure travellers with allergies are safe? Amar Latif shows how new technologies and old-fashioned manners are helping blind travellers.

Directors: Kirk Barber, Peter Gowing, Nick Oakley, Steve Shanahan, Ryan Woolmington | Stars: Angela Rippon, Julia Somerville, Gloria Hunniford, Simon Calder



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