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1. The End of the Affair (1999)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Heather-Jay Jones

Votes: 18,179 | Gross: $10.66M

2. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 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.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 15,999

3. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 6,313

4. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

104 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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A juvenile offender impresses the reform school Governor with running abilities. He is in turn given special privileges to encourage him to win a race against the local public school, but he is therefore teased his fellow rebellious peers.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Votes: 5,927

5. The Plague Dogs (1982)

PG-13 | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 4,834

6. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 3,610

7. Murder Most Foul (1964)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 3,376

8. To Kill a King (2003)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam

Votes: 2,614

9. Cold Feet (1997– )

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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At times comedic and at other times heartbreaking, the series follows the intertwining lives of three Manchester couples at different stages in their relationships. At the start, Adam ... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris

Votes: 2,604

10. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary Wars, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lt. Scott-Paget whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

Votes: 1,793

11. 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.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,678

12. He Knew He Was Right (2004– )

240 min | Drama

7.0
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Louis Trevelyan's refusal to trust his wife, Emily, destroys their marriage.

Stars: Oliver Dimsdale, Christina Cole, Laura Fraser, Nathan Heath

Votes: 1,341

13. The Island on Bird Street (1997)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jordan Kiziuk, Jack Warden, James Bolam

Votes: 1,159

14. A Kind of Loving (1962)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

Votes: 1,066

15. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 818

16. The Likely Lads (1976)

90 min | Comedy

6.7
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Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth, Mary Tamm

Votes: 784

17. Straight on Till Morning (1972)

R | 96 min | Thriller

6.1
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A timid, withdrawn woman meets a man she believes is finally the love of her life, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam, Katya Wyeth

Votes: 686

18. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 597

19. Stella Does Tricks (1996)

99 min | Drama

6.5
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A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.

Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, James Bolam, Hans Matheson, Ewan Stewart

Votes: 529 | Gross: $0.00M

20. The Likely Lads (1964–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Don McKillop, Bartlett Mullins

Votes: 510

21. Unconditional (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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An unconventional romance about teenage twins Owen and Kristen who both fall under the sway of a charismatic young loan shark offering money - on one condition.

Director: Bryn Higgins | Stars: Christian Cooke, Harry McEntire, Madeleine Clark, Melanie Hill

Votes: 495

22. Only When I Laugh (1979–1982)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A rather naive, middle-class man is admitted to a hospital ward and finds that he is sharing it with a working-class layabout and an upper-class hypochondriac. All three of them cause headaches for the hospital staff.

Stars: James Bolam, Peter Bowles, Christopher Strauli, Richard Wilson

Votes: 454

23. Half a Sixpence (1967)

143 min | Musical

6.4
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Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner

Votes: 450

24. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985– )

320 min | Drama

8.8
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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. Trevor tries to buy some jazz records but this leads to ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Dominic Jephcott, Terence Rigby

Votes: 413

25. The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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The heads of Wall Street's biggest investment banks were summoned to an evening meeting by the US Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, to discuss the plight of another - Lehman Brothers. After... See full summary »

Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Corey Johnson, James Cromwell, David Annen, James Bolam

Votes: 360

26. Crucible of Terror (1971)

91 min | Drama, Horror

4.0
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An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

Director: Ted Hooker | Stars: Mike Raven, James Bolam, Mary Maude, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 353

27. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death of a Stranger (1999)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Fox hunting, taxidermy and Oscar Wilde are part of the backdrop as Barnaby and Troy investigate a series of murders, beginning with that of a tramp in the woods.

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 348

28. Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra (1983)

170 min

8.3
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This film is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.

Director: Mohamed Shukri Jameel | Stars: Oliver Reed, Ghazi Al-Takritee, James Bolam, Yousef al-Any

Votes: 291

29. Clockwork Mice (1995)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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A special needs education teacher is having a special relation with one of his pupils by their common hobby: running. Until fate strikes.

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Ian Hart, Catherine Russell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Art Malik

Votes: 260

30. Otley (1969)

M | 91 min | Comedy

6.3
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Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Romy Schneider, Alan Badel, James Villiers

Votes: 254

31. The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987– )

151 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

8.7
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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. They live together and just want a quiet life. Then they meet ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Storry

Votes: 254

32. Macbeth (1983 TV Movie)

148 min | Drama

6.8
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Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Brenda Bruce, Eileen Way, Anne Dyson, Mark Dignam

Votes: 250

33. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 244

34. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 236

35. As You Like It (1978 TV Movie)

151 min | Comedy

7.1
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After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco, Angharad Rees

Votes: 233

36. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: The Chinese Job (2003)

87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 229

37. In Celebration (1975)

PG | 131 min | Drama

7.2
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In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Alan Bates, Brian Cox, Gabrielle Daye, Bill Owen

Votes: 228

38. The Beiderbecke Connection (1988– )

201 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Chapman teaches English and wants to help save the planet. They live together and just want a quiet life. Since their last ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Terence Rigby, Danny Schiller

Votes: 221

39. Born and Bred (2002–2005)

55 min | Drama

7.9
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A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.

Stars: Jenna Russell, Maggie Steed, Clive Swift, Naomi Radcliffe

Votes: 214

40. 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

41. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

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

Votes: 164

42. Celebration (2007 TV Movie)

42 min | Drama

7.0
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Harold Pinter's play about a celebratory dinner at a top restaurant in town. Two couples meet for dinner to celebrate the wedding anniversary of one of the couples. Also joining into the ... See full summary »

Director: John Crowley | Stars: James Bolam, Janie Dee, Colin Firth, James Fox

Votes: 163

43. It Was an Accident (2000)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Director: Metin Hüseyin | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley, James Bolam, Nicola Stapleton

Votes: 144

44. Dirty Tricks (2000 TV Movie)

162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Dirty Tricks stars Martin Clunes, who plays an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Although Edward can be charming and thoughtful, this camouflages an underlying calculating liar ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Martin Clunes, James Bolam, George Potts, Julie Graham

Votes: 142

45. Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings (2000 TV Special)

50 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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The comedienne stars in this festive sketch show, alongside a host of celebrity guests.

Director: John Birkin | Stars: Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Susie Blake, James Bolam

Votes: 134

46. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 120

47. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

Votes: 115

48. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook 'Budgie' Bird is the main character in this British TV series of the early 70s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 113

49. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 110

50. Harold Shipman: Doctor Death (2002 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

6.6
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Dramatisation of the true story of Harold Shipman, a GP (general practitioner, ie family doctor) from Hyde, Manchester, who was convicted in 2000 of murdering fifteen of his elderly ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Michael Stainton, Olive Pendleton, Veda Warwick, Tony Melody

Votes: 109