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1. Top Gear (2002– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

9.0
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Jeremy, Richard and James talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

2. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 71 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

3. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.9
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Creator: David Milch | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

4. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

5. Addicted to Pleasure (2012– )

Documentary

8.8
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Brian Cox reveals the rich and controversial past of sugar, alcohol, tobacco and opium to uncover how the commercial exploitation of these products hooked the world

Star: Brian Cox

6. Kings (2009– )
Episode: The New King: Part One (2009)

43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.8
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As David awaits execution William Cross launches his coup attempt.

Creator: Michael Green | Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller

7. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: A Constant Throb (2006)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.7
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Swearengen is spurred to action when a prominent camp member is attacked, Langrishe makes arrangements for his theater, and Jane has an epiphany.

Writers: David Milch, W. Earl Brown | Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

8. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: A Two-Headed Beast (2006)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.7
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Tolliver looks for a representative, the Captain calls Dan out, Swearengen continues to be perplexed by Hearst's moves, and Alma and Ellsworth's relationship takes a turn.

Writers: David Milch, Regina Corrado | Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

9. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: The Catbird Seat (2006)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.7
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Another attack is made at Hearst's behest, Harry and Bullock travel to Sturgis for campaigning, and there's unrest in Langrishe's troupe.

Writers: David Milch, Bernadette McNamara | Director: Gregg Fienberg | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

10. Red Dwarf (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Creators: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

11. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Stoke Me a Clipper (1997)

29 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Daredevil pilot Ace Rimmer, seriously wounded, after rescuing Princess Bonjella from the Nazis, arrives on-board Starbug, to recruit Rimmer to take his place as the next Ace Rimmer. Will Rimmer continue the legacy of Ace Rimmer?

Creators: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

12. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.5
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A dramatization of the conception, birth and early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

Writer: Mark Gatiss | Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: David Bradley, Ross Gurney-Randall, Roger May, Sam Hoare

13. Mark Lawson Talks to... (2003– )

60 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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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

14. The Straits (2012– )
Episode: Dead Reckoning (2012)

Crime, Drama

8.5
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Writers: Louis Nowra, Nick Parsons | Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Brian Cox, Rena Owen, Aaron Fa'aoso, Jimi Bani

15. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Tell Him Something Pretty (2006)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.5
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Election day arrives, Hearst has his revenge, Sol and Trixie have it out, and Tolliver releases rage at his impotence.

Writers: David Milch, Ted Mann | Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, W. Earl Brown

16. A Touch of Cloth (2012– )
Episode: The First Case: Part Two (2012)

Action, Comedy

8.5
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Writers: Charlie Brooker, Daniel Maier | Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: John Hannah, Suranne Jones, Adrian Bower, Navin Chowdhry

17. Braveheart (1995)

R | 177 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

18. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Amateur Night (2006)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.4
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An Amateur Night is organized by the new theater troupe, Pinkertons hit town, the students move to their new school, and Hearst makes another move regarding the elections.

Writers: David Milch, Nick Towne, Zack Whedon | Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

19. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Full Faith and Credit (2006)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.4
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Alma opens the doors to the new Bank of Deadwood and business is brisk. Hostetler return to Deadwood with the horse that killed Bullock's son. The Sheriff accepts that his son's death was ... See full summary »

Writers: David Milch, Ted Mann, Regina Corrado | Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

20. Kings (2009– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.

Creator: Michael Green | Stars: Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller

21. 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, Richard Malmos

22. Manhunt (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Death-row inmate James Earl Cash awakens from his "execution" to discover that prison officials were bribed to fake his death and deliver him into the clutches of a snuff film ring that wants to use him as its newest star.

Writers: Alan Davidson, James Worrall, Christian Cantamessa | Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Sean R. Lynch, John Doman, Lenny Venito, Gregory Salata

23. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Drama, History

8.3
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Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox

24. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.3
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

25. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deadly Slumber (1993)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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When the head of a medical clinic is found asphyxiated in his garage, the father of a one of his brain-dead patients becomes the prime suspect.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Daniel Boyle | Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Carol Starks, Jason Durr

26. Kings (2009– )
Episode: Judgment Day (2009)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Each year on "Judgement Day" King Silas hears the appeals of 10 legal cases and his judgment is the final authority. But events are not so straight forward in Shiloh politics as young ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Green | Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller

27. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Leviathan Smiles (2006)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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The letter is published, Wyatt Earp hits town, delays continue with the theater, and Hearst makes a move.

Writers: David Milch, Kem Nunn | Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

28. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: True Colors (2006)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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A dandy arrives by stage coach and immediately begins exploring how to bring culture to the camp, Alma and Hearst negotiate business, and Hearst's Aunt Lou comes to camp.

Writers: David Milch, Regina Corrado, Ted Mann | Director: Gregg Fienberg | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

29. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Unauthorized Cinnamon (2006)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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A meeting of the elders occurs with surprising results, Doc's absence is noted by Swearengen, Alma battles her addiction, and Sol offers Trixie something she never expected.

Writers: David Milch, Regina Corrado | Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

30. Superman (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

Creators: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel | Stars: Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany, David Kaufman

31. Dinner for Five (2001– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.2
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Actor/Director Jon Favreau hosts an evening with four Hollywood friends (four different people or combinations of people each episode), who casually discuss the craft of acting and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kevin James, Peter Berg

32. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Arts documentary series.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, Kirsty Wark, Eric Morecambe

33. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

34. Scene (1968– )

8.2
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Stars: Jenny Jay, Nick Ross, James Morrison, Lyndon Davies

35. Shoot for the Sun (1986 TV Movie)

83 min

8.2
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Set in the bleak backdrop of Glasgow a low level drug dealer strives for making a living and surviving the natural elements of such an environment day to day.

Writer: Peter McDougall | Director: Ian Knox | Stars: Jimmy Nail, Brian Cox, Bill Barclay, Sara Clee

36. The Take (2009– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2009)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Stars: Margot Leicester, Shaun Evans, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley

37. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: In (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Whilst taking possession of a car imported from Europe Arthur is arrested by police looking for drugs. Whilst Arthur is in custody Terry seeks out the car's original driver.

Writer: Leon Griffiths | Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Brian Cox, Frederick Jaeger

38. Kings (2009– )
Episode: Prosperity (2009)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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The King of Garth and his entourage arrive in Shiloh to sign the peace treaty but conflicts immediately surface. David weighs his decision to remain in Shiloh while Silas considers his ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Green | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller

39. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The End of Time: Part One (2009)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.2
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The Ood have given a warning to The Doctor. The Master is returning yet that is not the biggest threat. A darkness is coming which brings with it The End of Time.

Writer: Russell T. Davies | Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: David Tennant, John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Timothy Dalton

40. The Straits (2012– )
Episode: Yawor My Lovely (2012)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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Writers: Blake Ayshford, Louis Nowra | Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Brian Cox, Rena Owen, Aaron Fa'aoso, Jimi Bani

41. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

Writer: Spike Jonze | Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

42. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

43. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Adolf Hitler, Simon Haslett, Bernard Hill

44. Killzone 2 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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You shoot stuff

Writers: Philip Lawrence, Jonathan Kray, Iain Howe, Dennis Zopfi | Directors: Mathijs de Jonge, Jonathan Kray | Stars: Demetri Goritsas, Charles Everett, Ryan McCluskey, Noah Lee Margetts

45. Japan's War in Colour (2005 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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The history of Imperial Japan's involvement in World War II with full color footage.

Director: David Batty | Star: Brian Cox

46. The Take (2009– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2009)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Stars: Tom Hardy, Mark Huberman, Brian Cox, Shaun Evans

47. Oz (1997–2003)
Episode: Gray Matter (2000)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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As Querns implements his new course of action, the dynamics of Em City start to change, causing friction with Officer Murphy. Beecher falls deeper into depression as he wonders about the fate of his children.

Writer: Tom Fontana | Director: Brian Cox | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno

48. Shetland (2013– )
Episode: Raven Black: Part 2 (2014)

Crime, Drama

8.1
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Following the discovery of Catriona's body holding his sister's doll Magnus is taken into custody though it is clear he did not murder Catherine whilst Catriona's death is shown to have ... See full summary »

Writers: Gaby Chiappe, Ann Cleeves | Director: John McKay | Stars: Erin Armstrong, Rebecca Benson, Mark Bonnar, Gowan Calder

49. The Straits (2012– )
Episode: The Big Mistake (2012)

Crime, Drama

8.1
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Writers: Louis Nowra, Nick Parsons | Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Brian Cox, Rena Owen, Aaron Fa'aoso, Jimi Bani

50. The Straits (2012– )
Episode: The Trouble with Raskols (2012)

Crime, Drama

8.1
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Writers: Jaime Browne, Louis Nowra, Nick Parsons | Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Brian Cox, Rena Owen, Aaron Fa'aoso, Jimi Bani