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1. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Dark Road (2016)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.4
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Vera investigates the murder of a 56-year-old grandmother discovered by a young girl on the wild and desolate Northumberland moors.

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Martha Hillier | Director: Marek Losey | Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Frank Bertorelli, Brenda Blethyn, Robert Blythe

Votes: 33

2. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2001)

TV-14 | Biography, Drama, War

9.4
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Writers: Kirk Ellis, Melissa Müller | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Tatjana Blacher, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 8

3. The Storyteller (1987– )

225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 2,798

4. Seven Roses (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kristin Chenoweth

Votes: 10

5. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

60 min | Comedy

8.7
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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: 6,071

6. 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: 730

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.6
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 102

8. 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: 57

9. 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

Votes: 254

10. Yes You Can (2001)

5 min | Comedy, Short

8.4
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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: 19

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

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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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: 25

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

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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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

13. 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

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 39

15. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

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

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: 8,348

16. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2001)

TV-14 | Biography, Drama, War

8.3
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Writers: Kirk Ellis, Melissa Müller | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Tatjana Blacher, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 13

17. 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: 96

18. 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, Dawn French, Lee Mack

Votes: 4,905

19. Pride & Prejudice: On Set Diaries (2006 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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Stars: Donald Sutherland, Talulah Riley, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Hollander

Votes: 15

20. 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

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

24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.2
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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: 86

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

103 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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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

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: 29

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

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

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: 49,742

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

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.1
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat.

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

Votes: 1,919

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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: 78

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A well-respected social worker has been drowned, and in her most famous case a child was drowned by his mother. What exactly is the connection?

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

Votes: 113

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: 27,577

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, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 3,931

30. Chance in a Million (1984–1986)

Comedy

8.0
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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: 148

31. 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

Votes: 60

32. The Many Faces of... (2010– )
Episode: Michael Caine (2011)

Documentary

8.0
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Director: Charlie Stuart | Stars: Michael Caine, Sally Phillips, Annette Badland, Daniel Barber

Votes: 6

33. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Old Wounds (2015)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When the remains of a teenage girl are found half-buried in a wood, Vera and her team find themselves investigating a 30-year-old mystery.

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Martha Hillier | Director: Daikin Marsh | Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Sudha Bhuchar, Brenda Blethyn, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 80

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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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: 130

35. 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: 83

36. 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: 120

37. Pride & Prejudice: The Bennets (2006 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Stars: Deborah Moggach, Joe Wright, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 15

38. 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: 318

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

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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: 32

40. 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: 184,760

41. 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: 185,489

42. 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: 792

43. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 148

44. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist, Charlie Rose, engages the world's newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and discussions.

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

Votes: 555

45. 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: 299

46. King Lear (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.8
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Shrapnel, Norman Rodway, Michael Kitchen, Michael Hordern

Votes: 182

47. A Taste of My Life (2006–2008)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

7.8
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Nigel Slater interviews celebrities about their lives and the food that has affected them.

Stars: Nigel Slater, Meera Syal, Jo Brand, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 29

48. 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

Votes: 22

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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: 131

50. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Muddy Waters (2015)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Filming

7.8
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Vera investigates the death of an unidentified man dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote Northumberland farm.

Writers: Ann Cleeves, Glen Laker | Director: Stewart Svaasand | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Cush Jumbo

Votes: 65