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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.5
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 27,747

2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 32,060

3. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 2,934

4. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

Votes: 26,626 | Gross: $16.80M

5. Poldark (1975– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

Votes: 740

6. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 16,636

7. The Final Conflict (1981)

R | 108 min | Horror

5.6
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The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow

Votes: 14,576

8. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )

540 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

Stars: Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 1,001

9. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.9
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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, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 85

10. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

3.7
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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 206

11. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 183

12. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama

8.7
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

Votes: 723

13. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 131

14. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

Votes: 308

15. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 68

16. Dad's Army (1971)

G | 95 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 2,197

17. The Lady and the Highwayman (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Emma Samms, Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove

Votes: 881

18. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Features adaptations of stories by famous sci-fi authors such as Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Fredrik Pohl, John Wyndham and others.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 53

19. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 36

20. Zeppelin (1971)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.1
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In 1915, frustrated with the German air-raids on London, British Intelligence sends Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, who has German ancestry, to Germany, to find information about the latest German Zeppelin.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Michael York, Elke Sommer, Peter Carsten, Marius Goring

Votes: 873

21. The Dick Emery Show (1963–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Stars: Dick Emery, Pat Coombs, June Whitfield, Victor Maddern

Votes: 70

22. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 31

23. The Silver Sword (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.6
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WARSAW 1942 On a cold, dark night in Warsaw in 1942, the Balicki children watch in horror as Nazi Storm Troopers arrest their mother. Now they are lone. With the war raging around them, ... See full summary »

Stars: Melvyn Hayes, Pat Pleasance, Ingrid Sylvester, Frazer Hines

Votes: 22

24. My Wife Next Door (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Stars: John Alderton, Hannah Gordon, Tim Barrett, Paddy Frost

Votes: 28

25. I Want What I Want (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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A 20-something son of a military officer feels like a woman trapped in a man's body. When he can't hide it anymore he has a fallout with his ladies man father and leaves home. Now what?

Director: John Dexter | Stars: Anne Heywood, Harry Andrews, Jill Bennett, Paul Rogers

Votes: 83

26. Softly Softly (1966–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Softly softly was a drama series about two detectives solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 62

27. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 21

28. The Flaxton Boys (1969–1973)

30 min | Family, Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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Four generations of boys have various adventures at Flaxton Hall in Yorkshire, beginning with Jonathon and his friend Archie in 1854.

Stars: Gerry Cowan, Victor Winding, Richard Gale, David Smith

Votes: 30

29. Treasure Island (1977– )

190 min | Adventure

7.2
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A faithful adaptation of the classic novel that follows the attempt of young Jim Hawkins and his adult companions to find a legendary pirate treasure that's also coveted by their cook, who's actually an infamous pirate, Long John Silver.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ashley Knight, Anthony Bate, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 20

30. From a Bird's Eye View (1970– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The misadventures of a pair of wacky stewardesses.

Stars: Millicent Martin, Pat Finley, Peter Jones, Robert Cawdron

Votes: 13

31. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 16

32. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.8
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 33

33. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 9

34. Drama 61-67 (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards, Neil Wilson

Votes: 10

35. No Trees in the Street (1959)

96 min | Drama

6.4
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Surrounded by new 1950s East End high-rise flats, a London detective thinks back to how different things were in the late 1930s. Then it was an area of overcrowded tenements teeming with ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Sylvia Syms, Herbert Lom, Ronald Howard, Stanley Holloway

Votes: 73

36. Quiller (1975– )

50 min | Drama

6.9
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The exploits of British agent Quiller as he carries out his various assignments for the secret agency known only as "The Bureau."

Stars: Michael Jayston, Moray Watson, Sinéad Cusack, Prunella Gee

Votes: 16

37. The Protectors (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Ex-insurance investigator Ian Souter sets up his own security agency - the SIS (Specialists in Security) - along with ex-cop Robert Shoesmith & secretary Heather Keys - and fight crime.

Stars: Andrew Faulds, Ann Morrish, Michael Atkinson, Barry Linehan

38. Counterstrike (1969– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

7.9
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Simon King, an alien agent from the Inter Galactic Council, is sent to Earth on a mission to stop unscrupulous refugees from a dying planet from wiping out Mankind and taking over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett, Katie Fitzroy, Fraser Kerr

Votes: 11

39. The First Lady (1968–1969)

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Stories of a local councillor and her various projects

Stars: Thora Hird, Henry Knowles, Robert Keegan, James Grout

Votes: 7

40. Victorian Scandals (1976– )

55 min | Drama, History

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Dramatized versions of true stories that shocked mainstream Victorian society.

Stars: Ronald Adam, Ann Aris, Renée Asherson, Gillian Bailey

41. The Railway Children (1957– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Jean Anderson, Cavan Kendall, Sandra Michaels, Anneke Wills

42. The Stick Up (1977)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.5
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Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: David Soul, Pamela McMyler, Johnnie Wade, Michael Balfour

Votes: 13

43. The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1958– )

Drama

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Stars: Peter Sallis, Susan Maryott, Alan Rowe, Diana Fairfax

44. The Fight Against Slavery (1975– )

60 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Stars: David Collings, Ronald Pickup, Ronald Lacey, Julia Goodman

Votes: 14

45. Harry Worth (1966–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Harry Worth, Edwin Apps, Bryan Pringle, Norman Bird

Votes: 6

46. Maggie and Her (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Julia McKenzie, Irene Handl, Carol Gillies, Peter Hale

Votes: 9

47. The Darwin Adventure (1972)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Nicholas Clay, Susan Macready, Ian Richardson, Christopher Martin

Votes: 33

48. Nicholas Nickleby (1957– )

Drama

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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Stars: William Russell, Jennifer Wilson, Malcolm Keen, Richard Wordsworth

49. The Devil in the Fog (1968– )

25 min | Adventure

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Stars: Nicholas Evans, Milton Johns, Martin Dempsey, Stephanie Bidmead

50. The Flying Swan (1965– )

45 min

7.4
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Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Julia Lockwood, Molly Urquhart, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 7