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1. High Hopes (2002– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.7
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Richard "Fagin" Hepplewhite (Robert Blythe) is an agoraphobic ex-criminal who runs a business from his home in the Welsh valleys, after serving at Strangeways prison. He lives with his Mam,... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Blythe, Steve Meo, Margaret John, Keiron Self

2. Karaoke (1996– )
Episode: Thursday (1996)

Drama

8.7
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Kate O'Toole, Roy Hudd, Richard E. Grant

3. Karaoke (1996– )
Episode: Wednesday (1996)

Drama

8.7
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Roy Hudd, Liz Smith, Richard E. Grant

4. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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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.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

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

290 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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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

6. Robin Hood (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.4
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A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed.

Creator: Richard Carpenter | Stars: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

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

50 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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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

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

Drama, Thriller

8.4
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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

9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Smiley Sets a Trap (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Smiley confronts one of his suspects and gives him the results of his investigations, which could prove a considerable embarrassment to those concerned.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Ian Bannen, Joss Ackland, Bernard Hepton

10. 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

11. The Final Quest (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Writer: Douglas Livingstone | Director: David Jason | Stars: David Jason, Hywel Bennett, Roy Hudd, Greg Faulkner

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

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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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

13. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Tarr Tells His Story (1979)

Drama, Thriller

8.3
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A British agent, who was thought to have defected, resurfaces with sensational information - confirmation of a Russian spy mole existing in the Service.

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

14. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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British police series which revolutionised the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s. Jack Regan (see also 'Regan' (1974)) played by John Thaw is a hard edged detective in the Flying ... See full summary »

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

15. Pennies from Heaven (1978 TV Mini-Series)

75 min | Drama, Musical

8.2
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Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Bob Hoskins, Gemma Craven, Kenneth Colley

16. The Second Quest (2004 TV Movie)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Three old friends are re-united in hospital owing to an accident that happened to one of them. Whilst together they recall their ill-fated motorbike trip to the Isle of Man that they made ... See full summary »

Writer: Douglas Livingstone | Director: David Jason | Stars: David Jason, Hywel Bennett, Roy Hudd, Greg Faulkner

17. Karaoke (1996– )
Episode: Friday (1996)

Drama

8.2
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Roy Hudd, Liz Smith, Richard E. Grant

18. Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (1979– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

8.2
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Stars: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

19. Karaoke (1996 TV Mini-Series)

63 min | Drama

8.0
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Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Roy Hudd, Richard E. Grant, Keeley Hawes

20. Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (1988 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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This documentary series uses drama and commentary to shed light on the lives and works of Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, T. S. Eliot, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann... See full summary »

Stars: Eileen Atkins, Anthony Burgess, Douglas Hodge, Hermione Lee

21. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Trust Me (1992)

80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Writer: Tony Sarchet | Director: Tony Dow | Stars: Alfred Molina, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Hywel Bennett, Jill Gascoine

22. The Last Detective (2003– )

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove, Charles De'Ath

23. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

7.9
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily ... See full summary »

Creator: Murray Smith | Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

24. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

25. Robin Hood (1984–1986)
Episode: The Inheritance (1986)

51 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

7.9
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Friar Tuck saves a young woman from being attacked in the forest and brings her back to the outlaws' camp. In the middle of the night, the woman wakes Robert and identifies herself as the ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Carpenter | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Cathryn Harrison, Jeremy Sinden, Derrick O'Connor

26. Karaoke (1996– )
Episode: Tuesday (1996)

Drama

7.9
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Hywel Bennett, Niven Boyd, Saffron Burrows

27. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Where the Buffalo Roam (1966)

75 min | Drama

7.9
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BBC TV play from the 'Wednesday Play' series. Hywel Bennett plays a mentally disturbed Welsh teenager obsessed with Wild West films. His volatile temperament loses him the few people who ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Hywel Bennett, Megs Jenkins, Aubrey Richards, Glyn Houston

28. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

29. Cold Lazarus (1996 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Frances de la Tour, Grant Masters

30. The Consultant (1983– )

50 min | Thriller

7.8
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An ambitious computer consultant is hired to detect fraud in a major bank's computer system and finds himself involved in a complex scheme of lies, blackmail and murder.

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Donald Burton, Jane Hayward, Jonathon Morris

31. Pennies from Heaven (1978– )
Episode: Better Think Twice (1978)

Drama, Musical

7.8
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Tony Caunter, Cheryl Campbell, Tudor Davies, Kenneth Colley

32. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Creator: Peter Tilbury | Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

33. The Return of Shelley (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Hywel Bennett, Andrew Castell, Caroline Langrishe, David Ryall

34. Lock, Stock... (2000– )

60 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Ralph Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, Scott Maslen, Shaun Parkes

35. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

36. Screen Two (1985–2002)

7.5
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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

37. Clatterford (2006– )

60 min | Comedy

7.5
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The comical misadventures of friends involved with a women's club. Based on the BBC series "Jam and Jerusalem".

Stars: Sue Johnston, Dawn French, Maggie Steed, Jennifer Saunders

38. The Family Way (1966)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, who's marriage has yet to be consummated.

Writer: Bill Naughton | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, John Mills, Marjorie Rhodes

39. Time Gentlemen Please (2000–2002)

26 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Pub Landlord is a small-minded, bullet headed Little Englander whose prejudices mask a surprisingly sensitive, vulnerable and confused man. He is King of his own world but outside of ... See full summary »

Stars: Al Murray, Phil Daniels, Jason Freeman, Roy Heather

40. The Quest (2002 TV Movie)

75 min

7.5
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Three elderly men, Dave, Ronno and Charlie, meet at Charlie's retirement party and reminisce about their teenage "quest" in the 1950s to get laid. This had involved travelling on their ... See full summary »

Creator: David Jason | Director: David Jason | Stars: David Jason, Hywel Bennett, Roy Hudd, Greg Faulkner

41. Hospital! (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

7.5
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A "Naked Gun" type comedy from Britain, this one-off special was made specifically for the launch of Channel 5 in 1997, and was screened on the station's opening night. It deals with a ... See full summary »

Writer: Laurie Rowley | Director: John Henderson | Stars: Greg Wise, Bob Peck, Hywel Bennett, Mark Heap

42. Neverwhere (1996– )
Episode: Earl's Court to Islington (1996)

Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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Richard Mayhew joins Door, her new bodyguard Hunter and the Marquis de Carabas on their search for the only person who can tell Door who killed her family - The Angel Islington.

Writers: Neil Gaiman, Lenny Henry | Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Gary Bakewell, Laura Fraser, Hywel Bennett, Clive Russell

43. Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000–2001)
Episode: Whatever Possessed You? (2001)

Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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Hotelier Virginia Carpenter calls in Jeff and Jeannie to investigate the macabre, mysterious deaths of two of her guests, an event which has caused the hotel to be visited by other ... See full summary »

Writers: Charlie Higson, Gareth Roberts | Director: Metin Hüseyin | Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Tom Baker, Emilia Fox

44. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

45. The Idiot (1966 TV Mini-Series)

7.4
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Stars: David Buck, Anthony Bate, Shirley Cain, Derek Carpenter

46. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: Absent Friends (1985)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Writer: Alan Ayckbourn | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Hywel Bennett, Tom Courtenay, Dinsdale Landen, Maureen Lipman

47. The Last Detective (2003– )
Episode: Dangerous Liaisons (2007)

68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The key to the murder of a reclusive pornographer is an old 8mm snuff film.

Writers: Leslie Thomas, Richard Harris, Ed McCardie | Director: David Tucker | Stars: Peter Davison, Syan Blake, John Harding, Rob Spendlove

48. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Death of Time (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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While Ian and Vicki are threatened by a Mire Beast, the Doctor and Barbara meet up with the Aridians...who are then ordered to hand them over to the Daleks.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

49. Neverwhere (1996 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Bakewell, Laura Fraser, Hywel Bennett, Clive Russell

50. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Creator: Paul Smith | Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor