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1. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 71 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Active

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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. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

3. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

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

4. The IT Crowd (2006– )

23 min | Comedy | Active

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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

5. Death in Paradise (2011– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A strait-laced British inspector is transferred to St. Marie Island's police department. Unfortunately, he hates the sun, sea, and sand. In later series, an accident-prone officer heads the Caribbean investigative team.

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

6. Law & Order: UK (2009– )

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

7. Silk (2011– )

60 min | Drama

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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, John Macmillan

8. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

9. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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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

10. Hustle (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

11. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama

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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

12. Red Dwarf (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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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

13. Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

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

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Santiago Munez is a footballer in a regional club. He gets scouted and transferred to Newcastle United.

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

14. Great Expectations (2011 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

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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

15. Bad Education (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

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

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

16. Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Sport

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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

17. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

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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

18. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

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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

19. Hotel Babylon (2006– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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

20. Vexed (2010– )

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

21. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

22. Warrior Queen (2003)

83 min | Action, Drama, History

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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

23. Still Crazy (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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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

24. Friday Night Dinner (2011– )

24 min | Comedy

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

25. A Passionate Woman (2010– )

90 min | Drama

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

26. Loose Women (1999– )

45 min | Talk-Show

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

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Jane McDonald, Sherrie Hewson, Andrea McLean

27. 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 Irving 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

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

90 min | Drama, Romance

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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

29. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

30. The Street (2006– )

60 min | Drama | Active

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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

31. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

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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

32. 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, Christian Cooke, Thomas Craig, William Travis

33. 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

34. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Bernard Hill, Pete Postlethwaite, Patrick Godfrey

35. Dead Fish (2005)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

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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

36. Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

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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

37. Chef! (1993–1996)

30 min | Comedy

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Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Roger Griffiths, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Claire Skinner

38. Space Precinct (1994–1995)

60 min | Sci-Fi

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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

39. Psychobitches (2013– )

Comedy

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

40. Treasure Hunt (1982–1989)

60 min | Game-Show

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Helicopter skyrunner Anneka Rice races against the clock to find directions to treasure at locations worked out by studio guests from cryptic clues.

Stars: Kenneth Kendall, Anneka Rice, Wincey Willis, Annabel Croft

41. Shiner (2000)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.

Writer: Scott Cherry | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber, Frank Harper

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

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

43. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: A Murder Is Announced (2005)

94 min | Crime, Drama

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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating an evening of murder games. But things become all too real when an intruder is shot dead.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Stewart Harcourt | Director: John Strickland | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Christian Coulson, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Pugh

44. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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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

45. Beautiful People (I) (2008– )

Comedy

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The story of the flamboyant and ambitious 14-year-old Simon Doonan, who has dreams that stretch beyond his hometown of Reading.

Stars: Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Aidan McArdle, Samuel Barnett, Layton Williams

46. Evilenko (2004)

111 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

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In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to ... See full summary »

Writer: David Grieco | Director: David Grieco | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Marton Csokas, Ronald Pickup, Frances Barber

47. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990 TV Mini-Series)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.

Creator: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway, Frances Barber

48. Mauvaise passe (1999)

100 min | Drama

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Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.

Writers: Michel Blanc, Hanif Kureishi, Nick Love | Director: Michel Blanc | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Liza Walker, Noah Taylor

49. Doctor Who Confidential (2005–2011)

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Russell T. Davies, David Tennant, Steven Moffat, Phil Collinson

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

150 min | Drama

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