From 'The Nanny' to 'The Fresh Prince' - 3 iconic TV shows to watch this Throwback Thursday

Will Smith. (Getty Images)
Will Smith. (Getty Images)

Cape Town – It's throwback Thursday and what better way to celebrate it with these iconic TV shows.

From hanging with Will Smith in Bel-Air, to Mr Sheffield and the kids, to Idris Elba as Stringer Bell - here are our top recommendations for nostalgic viewing.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air


A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

The Nanny

Amazon Prime

After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

The Wire


Step into the streets of Baltimore, where gritty cops and clever drug dealers square off in this brilliant crime thriller where right and wrong is never black or white.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.