Swiss ratings company The Wit compiled the list to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cannes Mip TV trade show.
However, because the BBC refused to make clips of its shows available - its shows were excluded from the rundown.
Virginia Mouseler of The Wit told the Daily Mail: "We included shows that had a huge impact around the world by being distributed to many different countries.
"Secondly, we picked shows that may be less well known internationally, but that had a big impact in their own country."
She added: "We really wanted to put Doctor Who top of the list. But as the BBC wouldn't give us the rights to show a clip on the website, we had to replace it with Astro Boy, which was created in the same year.
"It was a great shame. UK