Top Ten Worst British TV Shows of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Big Brother Big Brother is a reality game show franchise created by John de Mol, originally broadcast in the Netherlands and subsequently syndicated internationally.

To contrived not a reality show

What utter tripefull of stupid people doing stupid things more entertaining to watch paint dry

That should be number 1 anyway who has it

Another reality show. Pass. - RiverClanRocks

2 Eastenders EastEnders is a British soap opera; the first episode was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in the fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End of London.

Death, Drama, murder, crime, death, drama, murder, crime, more death, murder, crime and drama is basically what this show is about. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

The one thing that shows how bad the BBC can go with making T.V. shows.

All the characters do is; OH NO STACY DIED! - Harri666

I can't believe this crap is still on, I started watching it in 1992 and gave up in January 2010 it had gotten so terrible!

3 Jim'll Fix It

This has got to be the creepiest show ever also judging on what jimmy did but I always hated that sow

I just re watched an episode an he called a little five year old girl his girlfriend. GIRLFRIEND! He was under our nose the whole time.

For all those who don't know why it's on here, Jimmy Savile, the host, has had a series of sexual assaults link to him, that only came to the surface about three years ago. Do yourself a favour and do not watch this show, nor consider watching anything linked to this pedofile.

I don't get why everyone is hating on Jimmy Savile and this show, he arranged for me to milk a cow blindfolded when I was younger.

4 Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes. It is owned by Canadian Studio WildBrain, which is the largest independent Children's and Adolescent's Film Studio

This show is just insane. I can't imagine the amount of drugs the producers took in the making.

And yes, Teletubbies is British.

I hate this how! Good thing it got cancelled!

This is British. Oh and there is nothing wrong with the talent shows, and soaps.

Bad news everyone. Teletubbies is coming back in 2016.

5 Take Me Out Take Me Out is a dating game show presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness. Based on the Australian show Taken Out, it began airing on ITV in the United Kingdom and simulcast on TV3 in the Republic of Ireland on 2 January 2010. A pilot episode was for Channel 4 in 2009, but it was ITV who picked it up more.

And yet another crappy show from ITV! - ArpstaAmy333

Why isn't this higher? This show is terrible.

6 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Why is this here - lizard302

By far the worst show I've ever experienced.

Eww they eat cockroaches - Harri666

7 Mrs. Brown's Boys

It's so bad, how could this crap win over big bang theory, this is a ripoff of the three stooges and that isn't even good - Harri666

Slightly funnier than a Typhoid epidemic

As funny as a toothache

In watchable

8 Peppa Pig Peppa Pig is a British preschool animated television series directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies in association with Entertainment One, which originally aired on 31 May 2004. It went on a hiatus for just over two years before re-premiering on 14 February 2015.

Peppa pig has her nose, ears, eyes, and mouth all on one side of her face. Does that mean that when she turns her face around, it will just be completely flat and have nothing on the other side? What kind of drug were the artists on when they illustrated this show? Looks like we're having bacon for dinner tonight.

That show is so annoying just cancel it!

It's is REALLY annoying! For some reason I liked this show when I was four, but when I was 5 I didn't like it. - funnyuser

How can people like this crap I can draw better than that and I can sing better and that's coming from a 12 year old!

9 The Only Way Is Essex

The only good thing about this show is it could provide a bad taste joke at the expense of the Third Reich.

What reality show do the Nazis enjoy watching?
The Only Way is SS!

10 Celebrity Love Island


Just bad - DylanB5

The Contenders

11 Geordie Shore

It's just the British version of Jersey Shore. - ArpstaAmy333

It’s a British jersey shore. - AliciaMae

12 Bargain Hunt

Only sad people go on this show. They have given up on life.

Literally awful.

If there was ever a program that disserved to taken off the air, never shown again and destroyed, it would be this horrible mess of daytime T.V..

Worst show on T.V.

13 The Jeremy Kyle Show

It's been cancelled like Big Brother.
Oh and why did 2 people on Love Island kill themselves, you don't exactly say why? We know why on Jeremy Kyle show.
Oh and the Jeremy Kyle show was also cancelled because of the way it was yelling at people because of their relationships and the audience laughing. It needed to end and irony it started when short-lived Celebrity Love Island was aired 2005.

Axed for good. Good riddance to poisonous rubbish.

The show is awful

This should be number one

14 Would I Lie to You?

Given the great standard of british comedy panel shows, you'd be forgiven to think that a show like this would be a sure-fire winner? Well it isn't.. maybe it's the two desperately unfunny team captains or something else, but this just gets on my nerves.

15 Loose Women

Very opionated for non-smart group of women who have nothing to do with their lives just judging and critising others! I hope this rubbish toss will be cancelled any time soon.

Sexism made into a T.V. show. If it were men saying the same things about women there would be a bloody storm

Pure agony.

16 Chop Socky Chooks

What kind of name is "Chop Socky Chooks"?! That name is terrible.

To be honest this show was just terrible when I was a kid. It just had no meaning and the storylines were rubbish

17 Waterloo Road

Awful dialog, predictable stories and unbelievably unbelievable. Do I really have to say more?

18 Benefits Street

It's so racist and offensive, that's why it was cancelled - Harri666

19 Coronation Street Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford.

So overrated! Stop those unnecessary character deaths! Please cancel this! - ArpstaAmy333

Corrie has been on the air for over 50 Years, they won't be cancelled - RickyReeves

So old fashioned I'm surprised it's broadcast in colour.

20 Boohbah Boohbah is a British children's television programme created by Anne Wood. It premiered on 14 April 2003 on ITV in the United Kingdom, followed by its Nick Jr.

The brown boohbah looks like a turd.

What are these...things? They're ugly! - RiverClanRocks


21 Horrid Henry

The reason why I LOATHE, Horrid Henry is because of his voice that makes fun of British accents and make them look bad. If you think Horrid Henry's voice is worse, then listen to Perfect Peters! (his brother's! ) Horrid Henry in my opinion is selfish, a spoiled whiny brat, mean to his family, and teaches bad lessons! What is really disturbing in the show is that when Henry tells out, "NO! " His throat wiggles... So yeah, those are the reasons

I've never been a fan of Horrid Henry. - The Ultimate Daredevil, grossed out and bored by his memories of Horrid Henry

Horrid Henry is actually voiced by a female. I used to watch this a lot when I was younger, and I had all the books.

I remembered watching an episode of this. I hated it. - Jasmine21064

22 Love Island

It's just crap. Nothing more to say

What a load of wank!

I hate this show so much that it replaced family guy on ITV2 and family guy is one of my favourite T.V. shows of all time.

23 Chuggington

Yes it's a rip-off of Thomas and friends. Disney took all ideas of Thomas and friends. I watched chuggington and all episodes are just terrible even the seasons. Is it a rip-off? Yes! It is a rip-off of Thomas and friends tell their character.

Why chuggington sucks

1. Bad animation and humor

2. It is terrible and horrible because of bad plot

3. Their character creation is so damn worst than a cartoon Network cartoon

4. It is a rip-off of Thomas and friends

That's just random. It has One season and 10 episodes. (well 11 including bonus) - lizard302

I'm Neutral to this show. (Even though I prefer Thomas the Tank Engine)

24 Good Morning Britain


Awful presenters
Bad morning news show

€Cough’ Piers Morgan ‘Cough’

25 Top Gear UK

Needs putting out of it's misery

26 Downton Abby

My mum watches this show and cries every time. What's the point in watching a FAKE show if you're just gonna cry about it and sob like a 5 year old that didn't get a toy from k-mart.

I am just trolling.

27 IT Crowd

Get out I love this show

28 Captain Pugwash

Stuttering starfish, what a staggering storm!

29 Bob the Builder Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series, Bob appears in a stop motion animated programme as a building contractor, specialising in masonry, along with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised more.

If you're talking about the thumbnail (2015 reboot), then yes. If you're talking about the entire show in general, NO!

The new bob the builder has brainwashed me so much that I forgot what the last one looks like.

30 Stressed Eric
31 Granada Reports

Let's call it "Manchester Tonight", shall we?

32 Cuffs

How did this substandard dross get by the BBC? Truly appalling

33 Last of the Summer Wine
34 The Sparticle Mystery
35 Maya The Bee Maya the Bee is a German-Australian computer-animated comedy television series produced by Studio 100 Animation in association with ZDF and TF1. It is based on the character Maya the Bee introduced in 1912. This is the second animated adaptation focused on the character, after the anime Mitsubachi Māya more.

Read the description. Is this British?

36 64 Zoo Lane
37 The X Factor

Show is so fixed and pointless if you know you have talent don’t come on this show

Been going since 2004!, about flogging a dead horse.
You don't really need talent to get through, ill relative will normally do the trick.

38 Come Dine With Me
39 60 Minute Makeover
40 Emmerdale
41 Louie

I added this. If you haven't seen it then good. If you have seen it and like it well don't bother with this comment. If you have seen it and hate it as much as I do, please help me get it to number one. It's worse than crappy Peppa Pig. (UPDATE it's the little kids one not the FXX one. And I found out that it was made in France so this ancient comment is very irrelevant now). - Anonymousxcxc

42 Olivia
43 Strictly Come Dancing Strictly Come Dancing is a British television dance contest, featuring contestants, celebrities and other people, from all walks of life, with professional dance partners competing in a Ballroom and Latin dance competition.

Pure unadulterated crap. Same old same old every year with two muppets presenting. As for the judges - what bollocks they spout. Get rid. NOW

This is great

44 Gogs
45 Angry Kid
46 Charlie and Lola
47 Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom
48 Bob the Builder: Project Build It
49 Jigsaw

It's literally some creepy kids show with the main character being a horrifying smiling creature with a big nose. Look it up yourself and you'll see what I mean.

50 Tugs


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