With Southern Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge (Jon Pertwee), a scarecrow who comes to life.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 670

2. The Famous Five (1978–1979)

25 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

7.3
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Modern adaptation of Enid Blyton's adventure stories about Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog.

Stars: Marcus Harris, Gary Russell, Jennifer Thanisch, Michele Galagher

Votes: 389

3. Going Out (1981)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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Stars: Marcus Francis, Andrew Paul, Perry Benson, Peter-Hugo Daly

Votes: 52

4. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 254

5. Freewheelers (1968–1973)

30 min | Family

7.5
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A group of teenager sleuths fight evil.

Stars: Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Tom Owen, Adrian Wright, Wendy Padbury

Votes: 40

6. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.2
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TV adaptation of the classic children's novel by 'BB' - three young brothers run away from their aunt and live in the forest of Brendon Chase.

Stars: Paul Erangey, Craig McFarlane, Howard Taylor, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 108

7. The Black Arrow (1972–1975)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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It was an anonymous figure who protected the weak and the poor against greedy land barons fighting for power and influence throughout the 15th-century Wars of the Roses in England.

Stars: Simon Cuff, Dorothea Phillips, Gordon Rollings, William Squire

Votes: 30

8. Spearhead (1978–1981)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Soldiers of the Royal Wessex Rangers face dangerous tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and difficult times back home with alienated families and uncomprehending friends.

Stars: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Votes: 38

9. Dick Barton: Special Agent (1979)

15 min | Adventure

6.3
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The adventures of World War 2 veteran turned crimefighter Dick Barton and his sidekicks Snowey & Jock.

Stars: Tony Vogel, Anthony Heaton, James Cosmo, Forbes Collins

Votes: 27

10. Bird on a Wire (1974)

95 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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The gravel-voiced songsmith moodily strolls through the byways of various European venues and is seen in concert performing.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Donna Washburn, Ron Cornelius, Peter Marshal

Votes: 346

11. Caesar and Cleopatra (1976 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.1
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Julius Caesar's arrival in Egypt proves to be more than interesting to the beautiful Cleopatra, ambitious sister to the boy pharaoh.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Alec Guinness, Geneviève Bujold, Margaret Courtenay, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 36

12. How (1977– )

Family

7.8
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Very entertaining series where the presenters asked the viewers, "How do you make or do whatever". The programme was very informative and presented in a light hearted way. Aimed at children the programme was watched by adults as well.

Stars: Fred Dinenage, Jack Hargreaves, Jon Miller, Marian Davies

Votes: 51

13. The Flockton Flyer (1977–1978)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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The stories center around the Carter family who own and maintain an antique train engine, and all the characters they meet and the adventures they have along the way.

Stars: David Neal, Peter Duncan, Gwyneth Strong, Geoffrey Russell

Votes: 36

14. Midnight Is a Place (1977–1978)

30 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.5
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This series is about two children who are the wards of a cantankerously un-loving uncle. That uncle owns a rug factory that has the typically brutal working conditions of the time that both... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Gipps-Kent, David Collings, Maxine Gordon, Erik Chitty

Votes: 21

15. Houseparty (1968–1995)

Talk-Show

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Many years before "Loose Women" there was this all-female chat show broadcast in the south of England.

Stars: Vida Adamoli, Judy Andreason, Maggie Baldari, Avril Bell

16. Out of Town (1960– )

Documentary

8.2
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Series about the countryside, rural life and traditions

Star: Jack Hargreaves

Votes: 43

17. Runaround (1975–1981)

Family, Game-Show

5.6
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Children's quiz show where the kids would run to the answer then 'runaround' if they changed their minds at the last minute.

Stars: Mike Reid, Barbara Dickson, Madness, Band of the Irish Guards

Votes: 18

18. Tell Me Another (1976–1979)

30 min | Talk-Show

6.3
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Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills.

Stars: Richard Hills, Alfred Marks, Arthur Askey, Jim Dale

Votes: 11

19. Take a Letter Mr. Jones (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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This series follows the misadventures of Joan Warner, a top business executive as she battles the sexual politics of big business and the general ineptness of her staff. She is aided in her... See full summary »

Stars: John Inman, Rula Lenska, Gina Maher, Joan Blackham

Votes: 62

20. Noah's Castle (1979– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.1
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The father, an ex-military man, sees the 'handwriting on the wall' as to where his country's economy is headed. In an effort to prepare for this, he moves his family of wife, two sons and ... See full summary »

Stars: Marcus Francis, Simon Gipps-Kent, David Neal, Annette Ekblom

Votes: 25

21. The Ravelled Thread (1979– )

30 min

8.3
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Warehouse clerk, Silas, is jailed for a crime he did not commit. His daughter Abigail fights to prove his innocence and enlists the help of street urchins led by Gegor, and William Sedgwick, a mysterious journalist with a strange secret.

Stars: Steven Grives, Mark Wingett, Debby Cumming, Jack Wild

Votes: 14

22. Danger Island (1967– )

25 min | Family

6.9
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Stars: Mervyn Joseph, Robert Gillespie, Garard Green, Pearl Hackney

Votes: 16

23. Day by Day (1961–1981)

News

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Stars: Lester Clark, Muriel Young, Dickie Davies, Barry Westwood

24. The Capone Investment (1974– )

30 min | Thriller

6.3
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A brutal murder triggers an investigation revealing that $4m of legendary Chicago gangster, Al Capone's, ill-gotten gains may be located on 1970's England.

Stars: Glyn Owen, Peter Sallis, Isobel Black, John Thaw

Votes: 39

25. Hogg's Back (1975– )

30 min | Family, Comedy

5.1
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A doctor is brought back from retirement but is so absent-minded he causes more problems than he cures.

Stars: Derek Royle, Robert Dorning, Jacki Piper, Wendy Richard

Votes: 12

26. Miss Nightingale (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Theatrical-style interpretation of the life of history's most well-known nurse.

Director: David Reid | Stars: Janet Suzman, Renée Asherson, Robert Flemyng, Frances Cuka

Votes: 5

27. First Edition (1980)

690 min | Family

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Stars: Tessa Blackstone, James Montgomery

28. Bright's Boffins (1970–1972)

30 min | Comedy

5.7
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Comedy series about a team of eccentric inventors working for the British government.

Stars: Alexander Doré, Gordon Rollings, Eddie Reindeer, Dominic Roche

Votes: 7

29. Late Night Theatre (1972–1974)

Drama

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Stars: Michael Ripper, Nicolette Roeg, Gordon Rollings, Aubrey Woods

30. The Marriage of Figaro (1974 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Knut Skram, Ileana Cotrubas, Benjamin Luxon, Kiri Te Kanawa

Votes: 28

31. Dangerous Knowledge (1976– )

30 min | Thriller

7.2
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Bill Kirby, an insurance salesman travels back from France by Ferry, where he's pursued by two armed agents. He befriends the innocent Laura, who helps him evade them. A series of murders follow, as Bill tries to unmask who's behind them.

Stars: John Gregson, Patrick Allen, Prunella Ransome, Ruth Trouncer

Votes: 42

32. Little Big Time (1968–1973)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Freddie Garrity lead singer from Freddie & The Dreamers) was the star of this show. It was A very madcap kids entertainment series featuring a mixture of music, variety acts and sketches. ... See full summary »

Stars: Freddie Garrity, Freddie & The Dreamers, Peter Birrell, Frankie Holmes

33. Get This (1976– )

Family

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Stars: Harry Fowler, Kenny Lynch

34. Mozart's The Magic Flute (1978 TV Movie)

165 min | Music, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Leo Goeke, Felicity Lott, Benjamin Luxon, Elisabeth Conquet

Votes: 13

35. That Beryl Marston...! (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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The owner of a novelty shop in Brighton begins to suspect that her husband is having an affair.

Stars: Jonathon Morris, Julia McKenzie, Gareth Hunt, Jayne Stevens

Votes: 14

36. Rogue's Rock (1974–1976)

30 min | Adventure, Family

6.5
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Rogue's Rock is a small island off the coast of Britain that has been governed by a member of the Rogue family for centuries.

Stars: Royston Tickner, Harold Goodwin, Graham Simpson, Donald Hewlett

Votes: 6

37. Scarf Jack (1981– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

6.9
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Dastardly deeds in 1798 Ireland.

Stars: Roy Boyd, Keith Jayne, Jo Kendall, Bernard Kay

Votes: 8

38. Going a Bundle (1974– )

25 min | Family

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Stars: Harry Fowler, Anne Aston, Spike Milligan, Eva Reuber-Staier

39. Together (1980–1981)

30 min | Drama

5.0
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Soap about the elderly, married, and other residents of a sheltered accommodation block run by an on-site warden.

Stars: John Burgess, Sheila Fay, Kathleen Byron, Paul Hastings

Votes: 6

40. Ladybirds (1964–1986)

30 min | Music

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Stars: Terence Carroll, Shaw Taylor, Annie Ross, Petula Clark

41. Park Ranger (1979– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

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Stars: Norman Bowler, Richard Gibson, Jane West Bakerink, Jenny Logan

42. Country Boy (1967–1970)

Family

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Stars: Jack Hargreaves, Dennis Golding, Oliver Kite

43. Lord Tramp (1977– )

30 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

4.6
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Stars: Hugh Lloyd, Joan Sims, George Moon, Jack Watling

Votes: 8

44. Old Herbaceous (1980 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Dave Heather | Star: Roger Hume

45. Star Treatment (1979– )

25 min | Comedy, Music

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Young, up-and-coming entertainers have a show of their own where they are given the full production treatment to showcase their talent.

Stars: Laurie Holloway, Peter Knight, Bobby Kingley, Greg Bonham

46. The Last Invasion (1966 TV Movie)

50 min | History

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Director: John Frankau | Stars: Douglas Wilmer, Eric Porter, Kenneth Haigh, Geoffrey Bayldon

47. Operation Patch (1976)

30 min | Adventure, Family

6.5
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England, 1805. During an impending major sea battle with France, two teenagers discover a plot to assassinate Nelson.

Stars: Michael Robbins, Barry Lowe, Anthony Pedley, Virginia Balfour

Votes: 6

48. The First Gentleman (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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The Prince Regent attempts to force his daughter into a marriage which would secure her popularity.

Director: Philip Dale | Stars: Charles Gray, Susannah York, Jack Gwillim, Michael Meacham

49. Time for Blackburn (1968– )

30 min | Music

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Stars: Tony Blackburn, Gene Pitney, Grapefruit, Honeybus

50. The Master (1966– )

30 min | Short, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Two children are marooned on an island that is ruled by a 150-year old telepathic, Shakespeare-quoting maniac who has plans to take over the world.

Stars: Olaf Pooley, Paul Guess, Adrienne Posta, Thomas Baptiste

Votes: 11


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