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1. Quiz Ball (1966–1972)

30 min | Game-Show

9.4
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Stars: David Vine, John Witty, John Barnwell, Johnny Carey

Votes: 5

2. The Odd Man (1960– )

60 min | Drama

9.2
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Stars: Edwin Richfield, Keith Barron, Sarah Lawson, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 9

3. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: No Hiding Place (1973)

Comedy

9.1
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England are playing Bulgaria at football and Flint, whom the lads meet in the hairdressers, bets the pair they cannot get through the day without learning the result. Despite Flint's ... See full summary »

Director: James Gilbert | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Sheila Fearn, Brian Glover

Votes: 38

4. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Action! (1981)

Drama

8.9
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Lady Caroline invites Jack to visit her and her family back in Gallowshield. He finds Sarah about to marry Geordie Watson's agent Stan Liddell, who is involved in anti-Fascist politics as ... See full summary »

Director: David Reynolds | Stars: James Bolam, Rosalind Bailey, Lois Baxter, Roy Alon

Votes: 8

5. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: Conduct Unbecoming (1974)

Comedy

8.9
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Terry is up in court for fighting in the pub with local lad Dougie Scaithe and is found guilty and is fined. Unaware that Terry and Dougie have patched it up, Bob confronts Dougie and also ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth, James Cossins

Votes: 26

6. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Congratulations (2006)

59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Luke Hanson has recently been released from jail after serving 8 years for setting a fire at his local school in which the caretaker had been severely injured. He was across the country ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Evans | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 108

7. 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: 416

8. 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: 113

9. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Bank Robbery (2006)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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When one of Gerry's informants returns to England and provides him with new evidence, the team re-open the case of a 1987 bank robbery where one of the bank employees was killed. The prime ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Bangura | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 94

10. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Diamond Geezers (2006)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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The vicious criminal Chopper Hadley, who has been back in the country for a week, is searched for by the team. However, Halford is viciously intimidated and the squad start to realise the ... See full summary »

Director: Juliet May | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 98

11. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: The Great Race (1974)

Comedy

8.8
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After Terry is winded playing football Bob accuses him of being out of shape and challenges him to a cycle race to Berwick. Needless to say both cheat, hitching lifts and sabotaging each ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Sheila Fearn, Bert Palmer

Votes: 26

12. 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: 223

13. 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

14. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: 17 Years of Nothing (2005)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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The team investigates the murder of an unidentified young woman who was found in the woods some 18 years previously. The original pathologist on the case, Professor Mears, has kept all of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 100

15. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: A Death in the Family (2012)

59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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The team is less than pleased when arrogant civil servant Stephen Fisher coerces them into investigating the murder - in 1851 - of Abigail Padua, a mathematical expert whose death led to ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Simpson | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 102

16. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: Affairs and Relations (1974)

Comedy

8.7
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Terry and Bob are staying at a country hotel for a fishing weekend, Bob feeling guilty about not bringing Thelma, when they meet Thelma's father, accompanied by his secretary Beryl for an ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Bill Owen

Votes: 24

17. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Buried Treasure (2007)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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When Brian's dog finds a body on a common, it prompts two people to confess to murder. But when the body turns out to be over 600 years old, Sandra, Jack, Brian and Gerry must discover why ... See full summary »

Director: Minkie Spiro | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 91

18. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Casualty (2007)

59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Jack's finally discovered the identity of the hit-and-run driver who murdered his wife and he is now prepared to risk everything to kill the man responsible: crook Ricky Hanson. Determined ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Evans | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 113

19. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: God's Waiting Room (2007)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Sandra's private and professional worlds become intertwined when her mother has a fall that means she needs to go into a care home and her first choice is revealed to be the scene of a ... See full summary »

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 111

20. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1973)

Comedy

8.7
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Bob invites Terry to a trendy dinner party.

Director: James Gilbert | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 23

21. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Ice Cream Wars (2006)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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The team are on the case of the ice cream bandit, an armed robber whose targets were the ice cream vans of two feuding ice cream manufacturers in the mid 1990s. The battle between the two ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Evans | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 97

22. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: One for the Road (1974)

Comedy

8.7
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Bob is arrested for being over the limit whilst driving home and taken to the police station, where he meets Terry, who has been arrested for fighting at a football match. As Bob is scared ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Robert Gillespie

Votes: 18

23. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Please Say Goodbye Before You Go (1977)

Drama

8.7
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At a charity ball where he meets Lady Caroline's betrothed, guards captain Mostyn, Jack hits it off with Isobel, who confirms that Dixon is quite mad. Billy is angry to see Jack flirting ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 6

24. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: The Likely Lads: A Special Christmas Edition (1974)

Comedy

8.7
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Terry has passed his driving test and is working as a mini-cab driver. It's Christmas and Bob and Thelma are off to a dance and have Terry as their cab driver. However Bob and Thelma row ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Lilian Grassom

Votes: 33

25. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Trust Me (2005)

59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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In 1992, 18-year-old Hannah Taylor was kidnapped, and now a body, once believed to be hers, is proven to be another girl's. Hannah's mother, Madeline, an ex-alcoholic G.P., is prickly but ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 98

26. 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: 248

27. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 21

28. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: A Delicate Touch (2005)

59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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New boss Robert Strickland asks the team to reopen the case of David Barrie, a barrister found dead, bound and gagged, in his car in the 1980s. The case was a rare instance of ... See full summary »

Director: Jon East | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 112

29. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Ducking and Diving (2007)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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When an armoured security van is discovered at the bottom of a lake, the team makes a link with the murder of a woman 17 years previously. The husband of the deceased, who owned the company... See full summary »

Director: Rob Evans | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 99

30. Cold Feet (1997– )
Episode: Episode #6.2 (2016)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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The happy couple tie the knot and agree to spend the next few months in Manchester, allowing Adam to build bridges with Matthew, though their friends are less than happy with David facing ... See full summary »

Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson

Votes: 55

31. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: I Always Wanted a Swimming Pool (1971)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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Framed. Marker, hired to watch the antics of a wayward husband, finds himself hooked up in a very unusual affair of the heart.

Director: Dennis Vance | Stars: James Bolam, Alfred Burke, Brenda Cavendish, Anthony Dawes

Votes: 14

32. The Beiderbecke Connection (1988– )
Episode: Oh Look, It's Average-Sized Trevor Chaplin (1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Jill & Trevor have produced Firstborn. They need a babysitter and get a refugee. Head for the border.

Director: Alan Bell | Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Terence Rigby, Danny Schiller

Votes: 8

33. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Powerhouse (2007)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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The team investigate when the family of Richard Dunne, one of the last men to be hanged in Britain, say he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice due to police corruption.

Director: Nicholas Laughland | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 103

34. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: The One That Got Away (2013)

59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Seventeen years earlier Sandra's first case involved the disappearance, never resolved, of music student Lesley Hewitt and now Lesley's sister Emma has been sent a photo of Lesley walking ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Hay | Stars: James Bolam, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Amanda Redman

Votes: 73

35. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: The Shape of Things to Come (1974)

Comedy

8.6
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Terry hears that his great uncle Jacob has died in the rest home where he lived and where he made life difficult for everybody with his selfishness. Terry sees this as individualism but, ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Sheila Fearn, Olive Milbourne

Votes: 21

36. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Big Topped (2007)

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Pullman's mother has a stroke, and this event leads Sandra to start asking questions about her father, but she ends up losing her trust in the team when she discovers they have withheld ... See full summary »

Director: Minkie Spiro | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 92

37. Cold Feet (1997– )
Episode: Episode #6.3

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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David is arrested for fraud following suspect dealings between his firm and a Chinese consortium though for Karen, despite catching Ellie and Matthew in bed together, things are looking up ... See full summary »

Director: Juliet May | Stars: James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson

Votes: 49

38. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Eyes Down for a Full House (2005)

59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The team is supposed to be investigating the conviction of Stanley Ackerman, whose wife is continually protesting in front of the station. The man was convicted of setting his factory on ... See full summary »

Director: Juliet May | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 96

39. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Family Business (2005)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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UCOS reopens the case of a woman who has been left comatose for eight years.

Director: Juliet May | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 109

40. 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: 236

41. 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: 617

42. Shades of Darkness (1983–1986)

60 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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An anthology of short mysterious dramas, each with a supernatural twist.

Stars: Norma West, Annette Wilkie-Miller, Francesca Annis, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 92

43. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: I'll Never Forget Whatshername (1973)

Comedy

8.4
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Bemoaning the fact that all the girls in his little black book seem to have moved or married Terry comes across one who really turned him on on an outing to Blackpool but when he rings her ... See full summary »

Director: James Gilbert | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Margaret Nolan

Votes: 19

44. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: Some Day We'll Laugh About This (1974)

Comedy

8.4
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Whilst he and Thelma are on holiday Bob lets Terry stay at their house in exchange for doing some work on the house. However, Terry is side-tracked by Sandra, an attractive neighbour, who ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 19

45. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: Storm in a Tea Chest (1973)

Comedy

8.4
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Bob plans to move some of his old belongings into his new house but Thelma, regarding them as junk, gives them to the vicar for the church jumble sale. Unaware of this Bob reports them ... See full summary »

Director: James Gilbert | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Robert Gillespie

Votes: 21

46. The Likely Lads (1964–1966)
Episode: The Suitor (1965)

Comedy

8.4
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Terry's sister Audrey is dating an 'Italian' hair-dresser called Mario (real name Ernie) and Terry is disapproving. Knowing that Audrey dislikes drunken men he takes Mario to the pub to get... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Sheila Fearn, George Layton

Votes: 8

47. The Beiderbecke Connection (1988– )
Episode: What Do We Have on Hockey Sticks? (1988)

Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Rocking the world on its axis. But life goes on for those that hear the music.

Director: Alan Bell | Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Terence Rigby, Danny Schiller

Votes: 7

48. 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: 292

49. Only When I Laugh (1979–1982)
Episode: Conduct Unbecoming (1982)

Comedy

8.3
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Dr Thorpe becomes an unlikely sex object when nymphomaniac patient Fiona demands they run off together and has written a complaint letter to the hospital board, whose chairman is her father... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Lawrence | Stars: James Bolam, Peter Bowles, Christopher Strauli, Richard Wilson

Votes: 7

50. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Dockers (2006)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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With the recent release of Cabinet papers under the 30-year rule, Jack pushes to reopen the investigation into the death of Joe Walsh, a left-wing union leader. His body was fished out of ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Evans | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 105