List of longest-running UK television series

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This is a list of the longest-running television series in the United Kingdom by genre.

Category Show name Duration Length (years)
Automotive series Top Gear 1977–2001, 2002–present 36
Chart show Top of the Pops 1964–2006 42
Children's show The Sooty Show 1955–1992 37
Children's show Thomas & Friends 1984-present 31
Children's news Newsround 1972–present 42
Current affairs Panorama 1953–present 61
Deaf magazine programme See Hear 1981–present 33
Discussion series After Dark 1987–1997; 2003 11
Drama Heartbeat 1992–2010 18
Entertainment review The Film programme 1972–present 42
Finance show The Money Programme 1966–2010 44
Game show Countdown 1982–present 32
History series Timewatch 1981–2009 28
Medical drama Casualty 1986–present 28
News show BBC News 1954–present 60
Police drama Taggart 1983–2010 27
Reality television Big Brother 2000–2010; 2011–present 15
Quiz show University Challenge 1962–1987; 1994–present 51
Satire Have I Got News for You 1990–present 24
Science fiction series Doctor Who 1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present 50
Science show The Sky at Night 1957–present 56
Sitcom Last of the Summer Wine 1973–2010 37
Soap opera Coronation Street[1] 1960–present 53
Song contest Eurovision: Your Country Needs You 1957, 1959–2010 53
Sport Match of the Day 1964–present 49
Talent show Come Dancing 1949–1995
(though not a competition until 1953)
47
Travel documentary Holiday 1969–2007 38
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  1. ^ Bloxham, Andy (24 September 2010). "Coronation Street becomes world's longest-running soap". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 17 June 2014.