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

TV-14 | Biography, Drama, War

9.3
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Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Tatjana Blacher, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 13

2. 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.

Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 3,088

3. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 118

4. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 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: 7,789

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

88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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.

Director: Marek Losey | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Cush Jumbo

Votes: 166

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

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

8.7
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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.

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

Votes: 282

7. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

Votes: 795

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

TV-14 | Biography, Drama, War

8.5
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Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Tatjana Blacher, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 18

9. Who Dares Wins (1983–1988)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 60

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

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

Votes: 19

11. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts his very own talk show.

Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Daniel Radcliffe, Miranda Hart

Votes: 6,251

12. 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: 8,869

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

6 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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Stars: Donald Sutherland, Talulah Riley, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Hollander

Votes: 13

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

TV-PG | 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 »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 110

15. Vera (2011– )
Episode: The Sea Glass (2016)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Vera investigates the mysterious death of a fisherman found tangled in the nets of a North Sea trawler.

Director: Paul Gay | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Noof McEwan

Votes: 78

16. Bedroom Farce (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 6

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

6 min | Documentary, Short

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

Votes: 12

18. 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 »

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

Votes: 101

19. 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.

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

Votes: 31

20. 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.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 55,499

21. 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.

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

Votes: 60

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

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.1
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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: 124

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

Documentary

8.1
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Series of screen biographies that chart the careers of Britain's best-loved film and television faces through their most significant roles and sometimes forgotten gems from the archives. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7

24. 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?

Director: Paul Whittington | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Jon Morrison

Votes: 146

25. Ethel & Ernest (2016)

94 min | Animation, Drama, History

8.0
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This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

Director: Roger Mainwood | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris

Votes: 918

26. 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 underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.

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

Votes: 29,621 | Gross: $13.42M

27. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001– )

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: 4,138

28. 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: 154

29. 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.

Director: Peter Hoar | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, Paul Ritter

Votes: 172

30. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Tuesday's Child (2016)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Vera investigates the death of a local lad whose body is found wrapped in plastic sheets at a rural teenage hang out.

Director: Jill Robertson | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Kingsley Ben-Adir

Votes: 102

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

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat hosted by fast-witted comic Jonathan Ross.

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

Votes: 2,056

32. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003– )

40 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Andrew Denton, Bryan Seymour, Mark Latham, Toni Collette

Votes: 88

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

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 34

34. 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 »

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

Votes: 326

35. 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.

Director: Paul Whittington | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, Paul Ritter

Votes: 167

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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.

Director: Daikin Marsh | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Cush Jumbo

Votes: 121

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A surgeon is murdered and his daughters abducted leaving Vera's team to trace the killer and rescue the daughters.

Director: Paul Cotter | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Jon Morrison

Votes: 117

38. 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.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Jon Morrison

Votes: 114

39. Vera (2011– )
Episode: Shadows in the Sky (2015)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Vera uncovers a life of secrets and lies when a well-loved family man plummets to his death from a multi-story car park.

Director: William Sinclair | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Cush Jumbo

Votes: 105

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Vera investigates the death of an extreme sports fanatic, who was seen by a group of campers jumping into the lake while on fire from head to toe.

Director: Dusan Lazarevic | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Jon Morrison

Votes: 126

41. 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?

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 201,689 | Gross: $38.37M

42. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 199,857 | Gross: $50.92M

43. Vera (2011– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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, Jon Morrison, David Leon, Riley Jones

Votes: 3,754

44. 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: 928

45. 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

Votes: 164

46. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

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

Votes: 652

47. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 375

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

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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.

Director: David Richards | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Jon Morrison, Clare Calbraith

Votes: 121

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

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 29

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

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 29