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1. Seven Roses (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kristin Chenoweth

2. The Storyteller (1987 TV Mini-Series)

225 min | Fantasy

8.8
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

3. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

4. Who Dares Wins (1983–1988)

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Julia Hills, Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope

5. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

6. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Persona (2008)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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While trying to stop a case of domestic abuse, Benson crosses paths with a woman who has been a fugitive for over 30 years and claims that she was also a domestic abuse victim.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Amanda Green | Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

7. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

8. The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996–2002)
Episode: Episode dated 6 March 1997 (1997)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Rosie O'Donnell, Laura San Giacomo, Marc Shaiman

9. The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010)
Episode: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner? (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Everyone spends Thanksgiving at Christine and Matthew's parents' house. However, their father is not around, and their mother won't come clean about why.

Creator: Kari Lizer | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater, Trevor Gagnon

10. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Greasy Pole (1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Sir Humphrey Appleby is approached the head of the British Chemical Corporation to secure the Minister's support for the production of proponol, also known as metadioxin. Although the ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Brenda Blethyn

11. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

8.2
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

12. Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001–2010)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Stephen de Martin, Ian Parkin, David Wickenden

13. Bedroom Farce (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

8.2
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Writer: Alan Ayckbourn | Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Michael Denison, Derek Newark, Maria Aitken, Stephen Moore

14. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Death of a Family Man (2014)

Crime

8.2
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Haulage contractor John Shearwood's body is dragged from a river and the bruises on his knuckles suggest that his death was not suicide. Estranged wife Stella and brother Luke thought that ... See full summary »

Writer: Martha Hillier | Director: David Richards | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Armstrong

15. Maigret (1992– )
Episode: Maigret and the Night Club Dancer (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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After a beautiful but alcoholic stripper reports overhearing a murder plot in the club where she works, she recants and is murdered shortly thereafter.

Writers: Georges Simenon, Douglas Livingstone | Director: John Strickland | Stars: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway, James Larkin

16. Vera (2011– )
Episode: On Harbour Street (2014)

Crime

8.2
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Joe and his little girl Jessie are on a train when Jessie notices that another passenger, elderly Margaret Kraszewski, has been killed with a single stab wound. Vera visits the coastal town... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Paul Rutman | Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Clare Calbraith

17. Vera (2011– )
Episode: The Ghost Position (2012)

Crime

8.2
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Vera's former colleague Stuart Macken kills himself after his house is fire-bombed, leaving his daughter Stella in a coma. Vera learns that Stuart never recovered from his wife Marianne ... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Paul Rutman | Director: Peter Hoar | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, Paul Ritter

18. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer

19. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Lee Mack, Dawn French

20. War and Peace (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2007)

103 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Writers: Lorenzo Favella, Enrico Medioli, Gavin Scott, Leo Tolstoy | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

21. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Silent Voices (2012)

Crime

8.1
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Social worker Jenny Lister is murdered whilst out swimming. Two years earlier she had been exonerated following the case of Mattie Jones, who drowned her baby son whilst her colleague ... See full summary »

Writers: Gaby Chiappe, Ann Cleeves | Director: Paul Whittington | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Jon Morrison

22. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

Successful black woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class white woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone's secrets are exposed.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

23. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Jean-Luc Julien, Brenda Blethyn

24. Mysterious Creatures (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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A middle age couple struggle to find a diagnosis for their adult daughters erratic behaviour with tragic consequences.

Writer: Gwyneth Hughes | Director: David Evans | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Rebekah Staton, Judy Flynn

25. Yes You Can (2001)

5 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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Slapstick comedy about a teenage lad trying in vain to get a job in a cruel city

Writer: Matt Bloom | Director: Matt Bloom | Stars: Simon Bates, Brenda Blethyn, Emma Bunton, Paul Hays-Marshall

26. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: A Story Short (1988)

24 min | Fantasy

8.0
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The Storyteller recounts a time in his life when he came upon a castle as a beggar and talked himself into a commission to tell the king a story each night for a year. On the last very day ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Minghella | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Hurt, Bryan Pringle, John Kavanagh, Brenda Blethyn

27. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Genuine Article (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Rumpole defends an eccentric artist in a forgery case before the newly appointed Judge Featherstone.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Emlyn Williams, Brenda Blethyn

28. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Eleven stand-alone dramas.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Ellis, Rebecca Front

29. Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

30. A Taste of My Life (2006–2008)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

7.9
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Nigel Slater interviews celebrities about their lives and the food that has affected them.

Stars: Nigel Slater, Jo Brand, Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall

31. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003– )

40 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Andrew Denton, Steve Irwin, Bryan Seymour, Mark Latham

32. War and Peace (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2007)

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Writers: Lorenzo Favella, Enrico Medioli, Gavin Scott, Leo Tolstoy | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

33. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: Grown-Ups (1980)

95 min | Drama

7.9
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Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Philip Davis, Lesley Manville, Brenda Blethyn, Janine Duvitski

34. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Little Lazarus (2011)

Crime

7.9
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Running from the killer of his single mother Margaret Wilde, eleven-year-old Adam is rescued by Vera though he can tell her nothing helpful except that he saw peacocks. Evidence suggests ... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Paul Rutman | Director: Paul Whittington | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, Paul Ritter

35. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Sandancers (2012)

Crime

7.9
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After Private Ollie Barton is blown up by a land-mine, his regiment, known as the Sandancers, returns home from Afghanistan and Vera and Joe are asked to investigate the suspicious death of... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Colin Teevan | Director: Julian Holmes | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Jon Morrison

36. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Young Gods (2013)

Crime

7.9
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Gideon Frane plunges to his death in a lake, a human torch though it transpires that he was poisoned which drove him mad, accidentally immolating himself. An anonymous letter 'You Will Burn... See full summary »

Writers: Gaby Chiappe, Ann Cleeves | Director: Dusan Lazarevic | Stars: Ben Addis, Simon Banks, Maureen Beattie, Pippa Bennett-Warner

37. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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82 Metascore

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Writers: Jane Austen, Deborah Moggach | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

38. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

Writers: Ian McEwan, Christopher Hampton | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

39. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

40. Outside Edge (1994–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Timothy Spall, Josie Lawrence

41. Chance in a Million (1984–1986)

Comedy

7.8
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Tom Chance's life is plagued by coincidences. Even his initial meeting with his beloved Alison happened by pure chance - when he went to a local pub to meet another girl (also called Alison... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Callow, Brenda Blethyn, Deddie Davies, Bill Pertwee

42. The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1997 TV Movie)

7.8
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Stars: Andre Agassi, Joan Allen, Gillian Anderson, Patricia Arquette

43. The Bennets (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

7.8
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Keira Knightley, Jena Malone, Deborah Moggach

44. War and Peace (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2007)

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Writers: Lorenzo Favella, Enrico Medioli, Gavin Scott, Leo Tolstoy | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

45. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Poster Child (2013)

Crime | Post-production

7.8
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On the eve of his retirement surgeon Dan Marsden is shot dead and his daughters Karen and Mira taken. His widow Laura tells Vera that Mira is an Iraqi war orphan on whom Dan operated before... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Paul Rutman | Director: Paul Cotter | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Saskia Reeves, David Leon, Paul Ritter

46. Vera (2011– )

Crime

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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Jon Morrison, Paul Ritter

47. Between the Sheets (2003 TV Mini-Series)

295 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Stars: Julie Graham, Olivia Lumley, James Thornton, Alun Armstrong

48. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

49. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Castles in the Air (2013)

Crime

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Physiotherapist Lizzie Faulkner is shot dead whilst on a spa weekend in the country. Local lad Robert Doran was shooting badgers in the area but his bullets do not match the murder weapon. ... See full summary »

Writers: Gaby Chiappe, Ann Cleeves, Paul Rutman | Director: William Sinclair | Stars: Alexander Arnold, Will Ashcroft, Cassie Atkinson, Brenda Blethyn

50. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Prodigal Son (2013)

Crime

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A man is stabbed to death outside a pub, his identity initially unknown though his unregistered car contains six thousand pounds in the boot. He was John Warnock, a former policeman ... See full summary »

Writer: Marston Bloom | Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Chris Beattie, Dan Armstrong, Christine Bottomley