The TV ‘ships’ that float your boats

From Silent Witness to NCIS, Farscape to Stargate, you told us which TV couples you've always wanted to see together so we've set sail with a selection of your favourites...

Tony and Ziva (NCIS)

Long-running US crime dramas often breed rather interesting on-screen romances and JAG spinoff NCIS was no exception.The sexual tension between very special agents ‘Tiva’ (as Tony and Ziva are collectively known) had fans on the edge of their seats for more than seven years.


That’s probably why Zoe Burt felt they definitely deserved a mention.

Gene Hunt and Alex Drake (Ashes to Ashes)

The crime-fighting pair burned many a crook during their time on BBC’s Ashes to Ashes.

However, it was the fire that raged between them that sparked many a fanfic and made them a top pick for Jennifer Ings. She took to Facebook to tell us that they deserved their moment in the sun.

John and Aeryn (Farscape)

Nothing says romance like repeated run-ins with aliens, right? Right. That’s why reader Kristin Galvin couldn’t help but ship Farscape’s John Crichton and Aeryn Sun (and also why you love the idea of the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler getting together).

The astronaut and the peacekeeper pilot did their best to protect the galaxy in the Aussie sci-fi drama, winning viewers’ hearts and minds while they were at it. They teased us with a kiss in The Flax but it took them long enough to turn that tension into an actual bond, and even a baby, in wrap up miniseries The Peacekeeper Wars.

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