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1. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Active

8.9
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan

2. Fingersmith (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2005)

Crime, Drama, Romance

8.8
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Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

3. The Singing Detective (1986– )

415 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

8.7
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Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, David Ryall

4. Fingersmith (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2005)

Crime, Drama, Romance

8.7
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Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

5. Fingersmith (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2005)

Crime, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

6. Cranford (2007– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Deborah Findlay

7. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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As the title suggests, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" is less of a specific format than a 'coat-hanger' for short sketches, starring the comical duo in various, recurring or unique roles: ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

8. The Laurence Olivier Awards 1997 (1997 TV Movie)

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Director: Geoff Miles | Stars: Clive Anderson, Eileen Atkins, Frances Barber, Stephen Boxer

9. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: June 1842 (2007)

58 min | Drama

8.5
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In June 1842, Mary Smith arrives in Cranford to stay with her mother's friends Miss Matty and Miss Deborah Jenkyns. Cranford is a small town, on the edge of modernization. The railway now ... See full summary »

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Lisa Dillon, Simon Woods

10. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Girl Who Waited (2011)

TV-PG | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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When Rory gets into the quarantine facility he faces Amy once again, but he faces her 36 years into her future. Old Amy is mad at the doctor for making her wait yet again and refuses to ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom MacRae | Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Josie Taylor

11. The Natural World (1983– )
Episode: Butterflies: A Very British Obsession (2010)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Wildlife documentary featuring the fascinating lives of Britain's beautiful butterflies filmed in exquisite detail and also a celebration of their enduring appeal to the British people. ... See full summary »

Star: Imelda Staunton

12. Psychoville (2009–2011)
Episode: Halloween Special (2010)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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Four tales of terror unfold at the abandoned ruins of Ravenhill Psychiactric hospital.

Writers: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Matt Lipsey | Stars: Matthew Fenton, Eileen Atkins, Steve Pemberton, Alex Waldmann

13. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: Part Two: October 1844 (2009)

90 min | Drama

8.4
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Everyone is overjoyed at the news that William Buxton and Peggy Bell are to be married - except it all comes as news to the elder Mr. Buxton who thinks his son is marrying beneath himself. ... See full summary »

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Lesley Sharp, Jodie Whittaker, Tom Hiddleston, Jonathan Pryce

14. Big and Small (2008– )

Family

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Stars: Todd Doldersum, Jason Hopley, Lenny Henry, Jamie Shannon

15. Psychoville (2009–2011)
Episode: Survivors (2011)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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The survivors of the explosion at Ravenhill Hospital reunite to bury one of their number.

Writers: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Matt Lipsey | Stars: Daniel Ings, Reece Shearsmith, Imelda Staunton, Daniel Kaluuya

16. 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

17. Mark Lawson Talks to... (2003– )

60 min | Talk-Show

8.2
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A series in which arts presenter Mark Lawson has a 60-minute in-depth conversation with a notable figure.

Stars: Mark Lawson, Peter Singer, David Attenborough, David Baddiel

18. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: Return to Cranford: Part 1 (2009)

90 min | Drama

8.2
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It's August 1844 and Miss Matty knows only too well that faces will always come and go in Cranford, but for now she is happy that her dear brother, Peter is home from India and that Martha,... See full summary »

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Judi Dench, Claudie Blakley, Julia McKenzie, Alex Jennings

19. The Singing Detective (1986– )
Episode: Skin (1986)

68 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

8.2
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Writer Philip Marlow is in hospital being treated for a severe skin affliction, something he has suffered from for 25 years but is now worse than it has ever been. He finds himself in a ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, David Ryall

20. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: August 1842 (2007)

58 min | Drama

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After a few months in the village, Dr. Harrison has caught the eye of several of the young ladies. He has focused his attention on the parson's daughter, Sophie Hutton, and hopes to spend ... See full summary »

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Simon Woods, Lesley Manville, Rosy Byrne, Julia McKenzie

21. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: May 1843 (2007)

59 min | Drama

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Martha and Jem are married and move into Miss Matty's home as lodgers. Dr. Harrison learns that Sophy has been sent away to stay with an aunt in Shropshire. When she returns home she ... See full summary »

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Claudie Blakley, Andrew Buchan, Judi Dench, Lisa Dillon

22. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

23. Fingersmith (2005 TV Mini-Series)

181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man... See full summary »

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

24. Psychoville (2009–2011)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did," it sends their lives into a downward spiral. They include a birthing coach nurse who ... See full summary »

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard

25. The Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: Barry Paine, David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Christian Rodska

26. Is It Legal? (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy

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A British comedy series following the misadventures of a small law firm. The staff includes such characters as the young and eager bumbler Colin, the old and timid bumbler Bob and the stern... See full summary »

Creator: Simon Nye | Stars: Patrick Barlow, Imelda Staunton, Richard Lumsden, Kate Isitt

27. If You See God, Tell Him (1993– )

43 min | Comedy

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Stars: Richard Briers, Adrian Edmondson, Imelda Staunton, Enn Reitel

28. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: April 1843 (2007)

58 min | Drama

8.0
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Railway construction begins. Dr. Harrison speaks to Sophy's father and he agrees that they can step out together. Harrison emphasizes that he cannot ask for her hand until he is better ... See full summary »

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Andrew Buchan, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon, Judi Dench

29. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Dead Man's Eleven (1999)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Fletchers Cross is preparing itself for their annual cricket match against neighboring village, Midsomer Worthy. Troy has also been selected to open the batting for the Midsomer team. However, tragedy strikes when the wife of local landowner and cricket captain, Robert Cavendish, is discovered murdered after taking their dog for a walk.

Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Caroline Graham | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

30. Psychoville (2009–2011)
Episode: Hancock (2011)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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Mr Lomax reveals more about his past and his hatred for Tony Hancock becomes clear.

Writers: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Matt Lipsey | Stars: Daniel Ings, Andy Lucas, Imelda Staunton, Steve Pemberton

31. Psychoville (2009–2011)
Episode: Sunnyvale (2011)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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Desperate measures are called for as Jeremy Goode searches for the missing library book.

Writers: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Matt Lipsey | Stars: Jason Watkins, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Imelda Staunton

32. Psychoville (2009–2011)
Episode: The Hunt (2011)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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With danger mounting, and few witnesses left, Tealeaf tries to solve the mystery.

Writers: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Matt Lipsey | Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Vilma Hollingbery, Steve Pemberton, Imelda Staunton

33. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A modern re-telling of four William Shakespeare stories.

Stars: Nick Malinowski, Shirley Henderson, James McAvoy, Sarah Parish

34. Coming Up (2003– )

Drama

7.9
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Coming Up is a British Channel 4 television series of films made for television by new directors and writers.

Stars: Johnny Harris, Anthony Flanagan, Ben Smith, Billy Seymour

35. Psychoville (2009–2011)
Episode: Dinner Party (2011)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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The search for the missing locket continues with the help of Christopher Biggins

Writers: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Matt Lipsey | Stars: Jason Tompkins, Lisa Hammond, Sheila Reid, Tom Andrews

36. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: November 1842 (2007)

58 min | Drama

7.9
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It's Christmas-time and Miss Matty isn't sure it would appropriate to celebrate with friends and neighbors given the death of her sister. Mary Smith convinces her otherwise. Matty renews ... See full summary »

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Kimberley Nixon, Rosy Byrne, Hester Odgers, Simon Woods

37. The Singing Detective (1986– )
Episode: Who Done It (1986)

76 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

7.9
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In the final episode of the series, memories of Marlow's childhood, his dreams and the events in his re-imagined novel collide with present day reality. Marlow continues his sessions with ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Michael Gambon, Janet Suzman, Patrick Malahide, Alison Steadman

38. David Copperfield (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Adrian Hodges | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Emilia Fox, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, John Normington

39. White Other (2010)

13 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.8
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In the dead of night a troubled youth from an East London estate, Ray Marsden (Tom Felton - Harry Potter) stalks into a hospital ward demanding to see the patient. The attendant Nurse, ... See full summary »

Writer: Dan Hartley | Director: Dan Hartley | Stars: Tom Felton, Luke Oliver, Imelda Staunton

40. Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Clive Anderson, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kenneth Branagh, Jo Brand

41. The Singing Detective (1986– )
Episode: Pitter Patter (1986)

58 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

7.8
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In the hospital, Marlow's ex-wife pays him another visit clearly intent on getting him to sign a contract to option his book The Singing Detective, the screenplay for which her friend Mark ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Michael Gambon, Janet Suzman, Patrick Malahide, Alison Steadman

42. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

43. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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65 Metascore

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

44. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

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84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Writers: Jane Austen, Emma Thompson | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

45. Little Britain (2003–2006)

29 min | Comedy

7.7
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

46. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed over 50 victims, mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a Communist state, the police investigations ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Cullen, Chris Gerolmo | Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

47. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Richard Graham

48. Cambridge Spies (2003 TV Mini-Series)

235 min | Drama, History

7.7
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In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to ...

Stars: Tom Hollander, Toby Stephens, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West

49. Mole's Christmas (1994 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.7
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Rat and Mole must get to Mole's home through a snowy Christmas Eve while eluding weasel pickpockets.

Writers: Marion Edwards, Sue Radley | Director: Martin Gates | Stars: Richard Briers, Peter Davison, Imelda Staunton, Ellie Beaven

50. The Singing Detective (1986– )
Episode: Heat (1986)

69 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

7.7
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After 10 or 11 weeks in the hospital, Marlow has a session with a psychiatrist, Dr. Gibbon, that does not go well. Gibbon believes that the root of Marlow's skin disorder is psychological ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Michael Gambon, Janet Suzman, Patrick Malahide, Alison Steadman