There's a whole universe of sci-fi TV out there, but which series deserves the title of The Best Ever?


In Radio Times' new video and podcast series The Best Ever, guests from the worlds of TV, Film and Entertainment will be tackling some of pop culture's biggest conversation points.

From action movies to TV detectives, we'll be asking... which truly was the best ever?

In this latest episode, Merlin and Outlander star Alexander Vlahos joins the panel to debate the Best Ever Sci-Fi TV Show.

Hosted by Morgan Jeffery (Executive Editor,, The Best Ever will see a different line-up of guests go head-to-head each week – expect strong opinions, fiery debate and big laughs as the panel compete to pick up the coveted Best Ever trophy.

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Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson in Doctor Who, leaning on the TARDIS console with a jukebox in the background
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This week, Alexander Vlahos, Space Precinct actor Richard James, and Louise Griffin ('s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Editor) each make their case for why their favourite science-fiction series should be top of any list.

Plus, the panel debate the difference between science-fiction and science-fantasy, whether a relative newcomer like Black Mirror deserves a place among the greats, and if picking the entire Star Trek franchise is just cheating...

Did you agree with the verdict? Which sci-fi TV show is your favourite? Let us know on X @radiotimes.

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Join us again next Thursday (1st February) as we debate the Best Ever TV Twist, with special guest Wilfred Webster (The Traitors).

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