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1. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1977)

Drama, Romance

9.2
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Writers: H.E. Bates, Julian Bond | Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Mel Martin, Christopher Blake, Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 6

2. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.

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

Votes: 3,949

3. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of SIS, London Central. His wife Fiona defects to the East.

Stars: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Gail Harrison

Votes: 133

4. Wilfred and Eileen (1981– )

30 min

8.8
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Stars: Christopher Guard, Judi Bowker, Wendy Gifford, Ellis Jones

Votes: 8

5. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1977)

Drama, Romance

8.8
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Writers: H.E. Bates, Julian Bond | Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Mel Martin, Christopher Blake, Peter Davison, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 5

6. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 TV Mini-Series)

290 min | Drama, Thriller

8.7
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 4,471

7. Love in a Cold Climate (1980 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama

8.7
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Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Michael Williams, Lucy Gutteridge

Votes: 99

8. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: One of Us (1986)

Comedy

8.7
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It is revealed that a deceased Cabinet member was a spy, although an inquiry chaired by Sir Humphrey in the 1970's cleared him of suspicion. Humphrey arranges for P.M. Hacker to authorize ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 78

9. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, Cyril Luckham, Peter Sallis, Joby Blanshard

Votes: 36

10. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Gambit (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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In the early days of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Reilly works on behalf of the British to topple the Bolsheviks and get Russia back in the war.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Brian Protheroe

Votes: 22

11. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Return of the Warrior (1990)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.6
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Seymour leaves for a new teaching job and Foggy Dewhurst makes his return, he can't find Compo or Clegg but the little village soon learns he's back- and the ladies coffee group decide trouble comes in threes.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde

Votes: 16

12. Footlight Frenzy (1984)

110 min | Comedy

8.5
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Stars: Michael Aldridge, Rodger Bumpass, Ronald E. House, Anna Mathias

Votes: 34

13. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Flushing Out the Mole (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Smiley springs his trap and catches the spy. He later interrogates the spy and learns about how and why it happened, and the answers he gets robs him of any sense of victory.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 91

14. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: How It All Fits Together (1979)

50 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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While Guillam and Tarr come under pressure, Smiley recounts his one meeting with the Soviet master spy Karla, who is undoubtedly running the spy inside MI6.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Warren Clarke, George Sewell

Votes: 88

15. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Return to the Circus (1979)

Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Retired espionage veteran George Smiley is called out on a top secret mission: to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 113

16. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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The investigation begins, with Peter Guillam burgling the archives for information, while Smiley visits an old comrade whose past knowledge could prove vital to locating the spy.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Richardson

Votes: 93

17. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Three Men and a Mangle (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.5
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Nora Batty wants Compo, Norman and Seymour to take her mother's old mangle (wringer) to Sammy Peters. Howard attempts to become a master of disguise.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 17

18. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983 TV Mini-Series)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 916

19. Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (1979– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

8.4
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Stars: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Votes: 68

20. The December Rose (1986 TV Mini-Series)

25 min | Adventure

8.4
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Period children's drama about the adventures of a young chimney sweep in Victorian London.

Stars: Courtney Roper-Knight, Tony Haygarth, Ian Hogg, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 7

21. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Endgame (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Reilly's plan to overthrow the Bolshevik government and install himself as head of state hits a bump in the road when Lenin's intelligence chief Dzerzhinsky convinces him to postpone a ... See full summary »

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Tom Bell, Brian Protheroe, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 19

22. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Day of the Welsh Ferret (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.4
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Compo is given a very nice, but ill-fitting suit to attend the funeral of the suit's former occupant. On the way to the visitation, Compo searches for, and finds, his stray ferret.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 14

23. The Barchester Chronicles (1982 TV Mini-Series)

385 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne, Angela Pleasence

Votes: 773

24. Charters & Caldicott (1985 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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Stars: Robin Bailey, Michael Aldridge, Caroline Blakiston, Gerard Murphy

Votes: 44

25. The Biko Inquest (1984 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama, History

8.3
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Based on the official transcripts of the investigation that followed after the very suspicious notorious death in prison of one of the most important leading men of the South African anti-apartheid movement, Steven Biko.

Writers: Jon Blair, Norman Fenton, Joshua Sinclair | Directors: Graham Evans, Albert Finney | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Nigel Davenport, Mark Dignam, Alan Field

Votes: 23

26. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: What's Santa Brought for Nora Then? (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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Compo is going to give a show in the church hall with his "performing" ferrets. Seymour and Norman take Compo last minute Christmas shopping for a present for Nora Batty. Howard attempts to give Marina a present without Pearl finding out.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Peter Sallis, Bill Owen, Kathy Staff

Votes: 10

27. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Votes: 33

28. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Merry Christmas, Father Christmas (1986)

TV-PG | 36 min | Comedy

8.2
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The village is preparing for Christmas. Marina wants Norman to smuggle a present to Howard. Seymour wants to rent Compo out as a roof top Father Christmas.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 9

29. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Set the People Free (1986)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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Wally Batty and Howard are confined to their homes by their wives. Seymour, Norman and Compo attempt to liberate them for a few hours.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Joe Gladwin

Votes: 10

30. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Heavily Reinforced Bottom (1986)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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Inspired by Crusher's hobby, with Norman's help, Seymour tries to force Compo to take up canoeing to put him into some type of acceptable physical condition.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 14

31. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Really Masculine Purse (1986)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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Seymour has a new invention for men and volunteers Compo to test the product, which causes minor havoc through the village.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Joe Gladwin

Votes: 16

32. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Why Does Norman Clegg Buy Ladies' Elastic Stockings? (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 18

33. 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

Votes: 5,214

34. Fall of Eagles (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

8.1
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Creator: John Elliot | Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 355

35. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Crums (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Seymour, Compo and Norman dressed as Father Christmas go door to door collecting for church charity, but no one is interested. A fourth Father Christmas is acting suspiciously and runs away... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Jean Alexander

Votes: 12

36. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Oh Shut Up and Eat Your Choc-Ice (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Seymour, Compo and Norman accidentally dislodge a large round hay bale and attempt to move it back into place with the help of Barry and Wesley.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 11

37. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 20

38. Tales of Mystery (1961– )

30 min

8.0
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Stars: John Laurie, Michael Aldridge, Ann Castle, Dinsdale Landen

Votes: 6

39. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Dancing Feet (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Wesley tries to fix Edie's convertible. Compo is searching for relief from a skin condition.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 12

40. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Edie and the Automobile (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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The village pedestrians and motorists are in peril as Seymour's sister Edie tries to learn to drive after having failed several driver tests.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 12

41. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Jaws (1986)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Wally's war-buddy and fellow pigeon racer Eli makes an appearance, and clears the pub; Compo pretends to be Wally so Nora won't be upset that he stopped to chat with Eli; Seymour sets Edie up with his own version of a garbage-disposal.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 9

42. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Uncle of the Bride (1986)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy

8.0
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Wesley & Edie's daughter Glenda is getting married, and Clegg and Compo make a new friend in Edie's brother Seymour. Foggy has left to take over an egg decorating business he inherited.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Thora Hird, Joe Gladwin, Kathy Staff, Juliette Kaplan

Votes: 35

43. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: When You Take a Good Bite, Yorkshire Tastes Terrible (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Norman receives news from the United States that an old friend pasted away six months ago and the widow is about to remarry.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 11

44. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Wind Power (1987)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Seymour has Compo test his latest invention - wind powered roller skates.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 11

45. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.9
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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Raphael Holinshed, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Votes: 3,834

46. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 90

47. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Bob first meets Cork, and follows him on a poisoning case involving a doctor that pursued a vivacious young woman married to an elderly hero.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 23

48. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Downhill Racer (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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Seymour has Compo and Norman transplant a large fir tree, then invents grass skiing.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 14

49. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Happy Anniversary Gough and Jessie (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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The village gathers to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary. All goes well until the men decide to ditch the party and take the tee-totaling husband to a pub for a "marriage break".

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 12

50. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Kiss and Mavis Poskit (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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Compo announces that he is going to give Nora Batty a big kiss. Edie and Nora Batty intend to force Norman into a date with a childhood classmate.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 10