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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: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

2. Mr. Holmes (2015)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.

Writers: Mitch Cullin, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jeffrey Hatcher | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan

3. 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 County.

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

4. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

5. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

25 min | Comedy | Active

8.6
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The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

6. Death in Paradise (2011– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.

Creator: Robert Thorogood | Stars: Danny John-Jules, Sara Martins, Élisabeth Bourgine, Gary Carr

7. 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

8. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

9. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

10. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama | Active

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Creators: Jeremy Brock, Paul Unwin | Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Jane Hazlegrove

11. 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

12. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)

50 min | Drama

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The ultimate story of families, love, and growth within a small British community. Sisters-in-law Peggy Snow and Ruth Goddard deal with life's trials and tribulations realistically, very ... See full summary »

Creators: Ashley Pharoah, Vicky Featherstone | Stars: Lesley Dunlop, William Travis, Thomas Craig, Christian Cooke

13. Hustle (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

Creator: Tony Jordan | Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

14. Law & Order: UK (2009– )

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

15. Bad Education (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches.

Stars: Jack Binstead, Mathew Horne, Ethan Lawrence, Kae Alexander

16. Silk (2011– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Stars: Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs

17. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama | Active

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The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Rosie Marcel, Paul Bradley

18. Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.8
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The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.

Writers: Mike Jefferies, Adrian Butchart, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Leonardo Guerra

19. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

7.6
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Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Creator: Fred Barron | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe

20. Friday Night Dinner (2011– )

24 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal

21. Great Expectations (2011 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

Stars: Douglas Booth, Jack Roth, Ray Winstone, David Suchet

22. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Creator: Reginald Hill | Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

23. Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances.

Writers: Mike Jefferies, Adrian Butchart, Terry Loane | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane

24. Hotel Babylon (2006– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

Creator: Tony Basgallop | Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Martin Marquez, Michael Obiora, Raymond Coulthard

25. Warrior Queen (2003)

83 min | Action, Drama, History

5.4
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Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero.

Writer: Andrew Davies | Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington, Emily Blunt, Leanne Rowe

26. Vexed (2010 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Comedy, Crime | Active

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Two Detectives Jack and Georgina who share chemistry but have complicated personal lives.

Creator: Howard Overman | Stars: Toby Stephens, Ronny Jhutti, Roger Griffiths, Miranda Raison

27. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

28. Castaway (1986)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama

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Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and ... See full summary »

Writers: Lucy Irvine, Allan Scott | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Oliver Reed, Amanda Donohoe, Georgina Hale, Frances Barber

29. Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999–2001)

34 min | Comedy

7.5
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A sitcom about two dreamy roommates in London. Gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell has a vague ambition to become the British Tom Cruise, but his career is going nowhere, and his love life ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Beth Goddard, Rosalind Knight

30. Still Crazy (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall

31. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

32. Loose Women (1999– )

45 min | Talk-Show

2.8
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Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Andrea McLean, Sherrie Hewson, Coleen Nolan

33. The Street (2006– )

60 min | Drama | Active

8.3
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Series of one-off dramas, each focusing on a different house within the same street.

Creator: Jimmy McGovern | Stars: Timothy Spall, Ger Ryan, Lee Ingleby, Christine Bottomley

34. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.

Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

35. Mapp & Lucia (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy, Drama

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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia rents Mapp's house for the summer.

Stars: Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Poppy Miller, Felicity Montagu

36. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Bennett, John Lahr | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

37. Space Precinct (1994–1995)

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.8
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The extraterrestrial adventures of former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor. Brogan and his partner Jack Haldane must ... See full summary »

Creator: Gerry Anderson | Stars: Ted Shackelford, Rob Youngblood, Simone Bendix, Jerome Willis

38. King Lear (2008 TV Movie)

Drama

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Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic titular monarch in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Ian McKellen, Ben Addis, Frances Barber, Kieran Bew

39. A Passionate Woman (2010– )

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Theo James, Sue Johnston, Billie Piper, Kelly Harrison

40. We'll Take Manhattan (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A look at the love affair between 1960s supermodel Jean Shrimpton and photographer David Bailey.

Writer: John McKay | Director: John McKay | Stars: Sascha Bailey, Frances Barber, Aneurin Barnard, Fiona Button

41. Love in a Cold Climate (2001 TV Mini-Series)

150 min | Drama

7.3
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Stars: Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Javier Alcina, Rosamund Pike, Megan Dodds

42. A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving the car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Andréa Ferréol, Frances Barber

43. Psychobitches (2013– )

Comedy

8.0
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Psychobitches is a show that sees some of history's most famous women psychoanalyzed and talking about their thoughts, fears and flaws.

Stars: Rebecca Front, Sharon Horgan, Samantha Spiro, Julia Davis

44. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

45. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

46. The Missionary (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Palin | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott

47. 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

48. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Harrald, Steve Szilagyi, Nick Willing | Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber

49. Dead Fish (2005)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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Traitors, killers and lovers collide in London.

Writers: Thomas Geiger, Adam Kreutner, David Mitchell, Charley Stadler | Director: Charley Stadler | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Gary Oldman, Anouska Bolton Lee, Cassandra Bell

50. The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy

7.5
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Brian Pern is one of the most respected musicians of his generation. He first gained fame as the lead singer of the progressive rock group Thotch before launching a critically acclaimed ... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Day, Michael Kitchen, Nigel Havers, Paul Whitehouse