• 9572675-high_res-sherlock

    The shows that shaped Broadcast

    From Animal Kwackers to The Young Ones, the Broadcast team name the programmes that had the biggest impact on them

  • brideshead2

    Drama Masterclasses

    Prestige shows including Basi Akpabio on Brideshead Revisited; Jack Thorne on Boys from the Blackstuff; and Aysha Rafaele on The Singing Detective

  • red dwarf 1

    Cult Classics

    Mel Bezalel on Red Dwarf; Ross Bentley on Thunderbirds; Marnie Dickens on Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and other weird and wonderful favourites

  • Dallas_CBS_series_cast

    Gloss & Glamour

    TV’s sassiest and snappiest shows, including Nicola Shindler on Dallas; Sohail Shah on Dynasty; and Damien Timmer on Sons and Daughters

  • columbo

    Crime & Punishment

    Detective dramas and prison docs from Kieran Doherty on Columbo and Lisa McGee on Murder, She Wrote to Ed Coulthard on The Thin Blue Line

  • generation game bruce

    Studio Shows

    Shiny-floor successes, from Mark Wells on The Generation Game to Ana de Moreas on Big Brother and Alex Horne on The Krypton Factor

  • alan-partridge-baby-cow

    Make ’Em Laugh

    Comedy inspirations including Ash Atalla on Alan Partridge; Kirstie Swain on Smack the Pony; and Tania Alexander on Not the Nine O’Clock News

  • monitor huw weldon robert graves

    A Window on the World

    How TV broadened viewers’ horizons, including Melvyn Bragg on Monitor and David Glover and John Smithson on Horizon

  • auf wiedersehen pet gang

    Ordinary Lives

    How TV has reflected the UK, including: Danny Brocklehurst on Auf Wiedersehen, Pet; Kate Beal on That’s Life!; and Samira Ahmed on Newsround

corrie ogdens

A love letter to British television

These inspirational shows demonstrate the strength of the industry

Digital Edition

BCover 13_12_2019

The shows that shaped British television

Sixty leading industry figures pick the programmes that most inspired them