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1. Seven Roses (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy

9.8
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kristin Chenoweth

2. Bedroom Farce (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

9.6
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Writer: Alan Ayckbourn | Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Michael Denison, Derek Newark, Maria Aitken, Stephen Moore

3. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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James Hacker is the British Minister for Administrative Affairs. He tries to do something and cut government waste, but he is continually held back by the smart and wily Permanent Secretary... See full summary »

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

4. The Storyteller (1988 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

5. Who Dares Wins (1983–1988)

60 min | Comedy

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

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.

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

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.4
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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

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 Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

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

8.3
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Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

10. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

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

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat.

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

12. 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

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

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

Crime

8.3
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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

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

Crime

8.2
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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

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

Comedy

8.2
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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

17. Mysterious Creatures (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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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

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

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

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

Crime

8.1
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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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

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

103 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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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

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

Crime

8.0
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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

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

Crime

8.0
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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

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

Crime

8.0
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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

27. 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

28. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003– )

40 min | Comedy

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

29. 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

30. 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

31. BBC2 Playhouse (1974–1983)
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

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

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Eleven stand-alone dramas.

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

37. Outside Edge (1994–1996)

30 min | Comedy

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

38. 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

39. The Bennets (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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

40. Vera (2011– )
Episode: A Certain Samaritan (2012)

Crime

7.8
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Vera investigates the murder of young Niall Coulter, whose body fell from a bridge onto a lorry which ended up in Portsmouth. Both his employer Marty and his mother Shirley attest to his ... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Paul Rutman | Director: Edward Bazalgette | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Jon Morrison

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

Crime

7.8
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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

42. Vera (2011– )

Crime

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The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with ... See full summary »

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Tom Hutch

43. Maigret (1992– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway, James Larkin

44. 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

45. Deadline (2007– )

46 min | Reality-TV

7.7
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Stars: Simon Allix, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, Sean Combs, Abigail Evelyn

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

Crime | Post-production

7.7
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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, Sonya Cassidy

47. A Taste of My Life (2006–2008)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

7.6
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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

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

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

49. The Labours of Erica (1989–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Clive Merrison, Geoffrey Davies, Paul Spurrier

50. Playhouse Presents (2012– )
Episode: King of the Teds (2012)

27 min | Drama

7.6
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Ron and Tina's lives are changed when long lost friend Nina calls, reawakening memories of when Ron was the charismatic 'King of the Teds' and both women loved him. A painful question carried for forty years will finally be answered.

Writer: Jim Cartwright | Director: Jim Cartwright | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Tom Jones, Alison Steadman