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1. The Storyteller (1987– )

225 min | Fantasy

8.9
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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

Votes: 2,615

2. Seven Roses (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kristin Chenoweth

Votes: 10

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

Votes: 4,714

4. War and Peace (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2007)

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.7
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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

Votes: 16

5. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

Votes: 640

6. Yes You Can (2001)

5 min | Comedy, Short

8.6
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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

Votes: 18

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

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.6
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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

Votes: 20

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

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

8.6
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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.

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

Votes: 214

9. 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

Votes: 84

10. Who Dares Wins (1983–1988)

60 min | Comedy

8.5
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Daring 1980s alternative comedy sketch show that helped launch the careers of a number of British comedians. Often parodies the channel it aired on. Recurring characters include Terry and Wang-Wang - a pair of swearing Pandas.

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

Votes: 50

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

103 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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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

Votes: 15

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

Comedy, Talk-Show

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

Votes: 8

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

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

8.3
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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, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 7,734

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Vera delves into the tangled life of a businessman who is found floating in the water under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

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

Votes: 44

15. 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

Votes: 37

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A well-respected social worker's drowned, in her most famous case a child was drowned by his own mother. What's the connection?

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

Votes: 72

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Vera's reunited with her first mentor and colleague after his home is firebombed and his teenage daughter badly injured.

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

Votes: 85

18. 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

Votes: 86

19. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.2
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Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts his very own talk show.

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

Votes: 4,113

20. 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

Votes: 1,858

21. 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

Votes: 6

22. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Changing Tides (2015)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Vera investigates a suspicious fire that rips through a holiday park on the Northumberland coast.

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Martha Hillier | Director: Marek Losey | Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Brenda Blethyn, Katie Brayben, Katie Clarkson-Hill

Votes: 17

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

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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

Votes: 28

24. 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.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 44,702

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

24 min | Fantasy

8.1
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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

Votes: 79

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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

Votes: 28

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Vera investigates the mysterious death of a pensioner on a busy commuter train.

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

Votes: 57

28. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a lower-class white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.

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

Votes: 25,603

29. 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, Tatjana Blacher, Jean-Luc Julien

Votes: 3,733

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

8.0
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A surgeon is murdered and his daughters abducted leaving Vera and her team to trace the killer and rescue the daughters.

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

Votes: 48

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Investigating the death of an extreme sports fanatic, Vera discovers he was stalking an ex-girlfriend.

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

Votes: 55

32. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Eleven stand-alone dramas.

Creators: Stanley Kutler, Harry Shearer, Kate Hardie, Grayson Perry | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Ellis, Rebecca Front

Votes: 130

33. Chance in a Million (1984–1986)

Comedy

7.9
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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

Votes: 136

34. Outside Edge (1994–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Timothy Spall, Josie Lawrence

Votes: 92

35. The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1997 TV Special)

7.9
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Stars: Andre Agassi, Joan Allen, Gillian Anderson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 14

36. Mysterious Creatures (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 57

37. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003– )

40 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 82

38. The Best of 'So Graham Norton' (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.9
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Graham Norton introduces highlights from the first three series of his Channel 4 chat show, including previously unseen footage.

Director: Steve Smith | Stars: Graham Norton, Pamela Anderson, Ursula Andress, Alexis Arquette

Votes: 119

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A young physiotherapist is brutally murdered and Vera leads the investigation into her death.

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

Votes: 60

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

Votes: 19

41. 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

Votes: 301

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Vera finds herself acting as caretaker for a boy whose mother was murdered in front of his eyes.

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

Votes: 93

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Vera's investigation into the murder of an ex-Met officer turns out to be far more complicated than initially imagined.

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

Votes: 43

44. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Protected (2014)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Vera unearths a thirty year mystery after a brutal murder on the sands of a seaside resort.

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Martha Hillier | Director: Daikin Marsh | Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Teresa Banham, Brenda Blethyn, Mark Anthony Bolton

Votes: 45

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The authorities at a local army base are in an ungodly hurry to declare the death of a decorated Afghanistan War veteran a suicide. But Vera doubts it.

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

Votes: 63

46. 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

Votes: 168,168

47. 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

Votes: 172,279

48. 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

Votes: 681

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

295 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Stars: Julie Graham, Olivia Lumley, James Thornton, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 149

50. Maigret (1992– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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From Montmartre to the remote French countryside, Maigret encounters the dark side of the human psyche. Yet, he manages to maintain both compassion and a sense of humor as he explores the complex motives that lie behind every crime.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway, James Larkin

Votes: 268