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1. Big Brother (1970 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

9.7
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A series of plays which examine if 1970s society is heading towards the dystopian world predicted in the book '1984'.

Creator: Wilfred Greatorex | Stars: Alfred Burke, Michael Gwynn, Robert Hardy, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 6

2. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

3. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Anthology series with each episode a different story set in a village hall.

Stars: Reginald Barratt, Priscilla Morgan, Frank Crompton, Stella Moray

Votes: 8

4. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Au Reservoir (1986)

52 min | Comedy

9.0
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Lucia accompanies Georgie to London to hear his friend,opera singer Olga Braceley,perform. At the opera house they meet Poppy,the Duchess of Sheffield but she is more interested in Georgie ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 13

5. Shoulder to Shoulder (1974 TV Mini-Series)

75 min | Drama

8.9
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This series dramatizes the lives of the Pankhurst women and their role in the Suffragette Movement.

Stars: Siân Phillips, Patricia Quinn, Angela Down, Georgia Brown

Votes: 76

6. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.9
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Marius Goring plays a Forensic Scientist, working not only for the police, but also for other interested parties.

Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 11

7. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Message for Posterity (1967)

79 min | Drama

8.9
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BBC TV play, from the 'Wednesday Play' series. An elderly painter, once radical and confrontational, is given a final commission - to paint the portrait of the elderly establishment figure ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Patrick Magee, Joseph O'Conor, Patricia Lawrence, Anna Calder-Marshall

Votes: 12

8. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: The Owl and the Pussycat (1985)

51 min | Comedy

8.9
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Some months have passed and the Tilling residents assume that Mapp and Lucia are dead. Major Benjy,Mapp's heir,moves into her house from where he holds social events. Georgie erects a ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 14

9. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War, often at the crumbling family estate, Brideshead Manor, trying to deal with family ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 4,658

10. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: The Italian Connection (1985)

51 min | Comedy

8.8
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Lucia and Georgie submits entries for the local art exhibition,which Mapp,a member of the judging committee,rejects,returning them to their owners. However Lucia hangs them in pride of ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 12

11. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Winner Takes All (1986)

52 min | Comedy

8.8
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Lucia discovers why Georgie is hiding himself away - he has shingles,so she lets him stay at Grebe,where he grows a beard to mask the marks on his neck but has to dye it as the hairs are ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 12

12. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 702

13. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Lady Bountiful (1986)

50 min | Comedy

8.7
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Due to her investments Lucia is now a very wealthy woman and donates money to restore the Tilling church organ,an occasion which gives her full press coverage and grateful thanks within the... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 11

14. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Lobster Pots (1985)

52 min | Comedy

8.7
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Lucia sells her house in Riseholme and,after making Georgie her sole beneficiary in her will,she buys Grebe,a house a little outside the town on the marshes. Now a leading hostess in ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 15

15. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 765

16. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 279

17. Moll Flanders (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.6
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All kinds of misfortune befall Moll Flanders in 18th-century England; but she's a great survivor.

Writers: Daniel Defoe, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Julia Foster, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Ogilvy, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 13

18. The Upchat Line (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Mike Upchat is an unsuccessful novelist who lives out of a railway station locker - he has the gift of the Gab and changes his life story every episode to impress different women -basically he reinvents himself to score

Stars: John Alderton, Margaret Courtenay, Maurice Denham, Ruth Dunning

Votes: 9

19. Sir Norbert Smith, a Life (1989 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy

8.6
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Writers: Harry Enfield, Geoffrey Perkins | Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Harry Enfield, Melvyn Bragg, Charles Simon, Stewart Harwood

Votes: 96

20. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Battle Stations (1985)

51 min | Comedy

8.6
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Lucia is renting 'Mallards' from Mapp whilst she finds a place of her own and instantly angers Mapp when she and Georgie inform Mapp that her priceless Blumenfeld piano is little more than ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 13

21. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Change and Change About (1986)

51 min | Comedy

8.6
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Neither Mapp nor Lucia win a seat at the local election and, for Mapp, who would appear to be pregnant, things are looking bad as she and Benjy have lost their investment in the Siriami ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 8

22. Harry's Game (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1982)

Thriller

8.6
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Writer: Gerald Seymour | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Ray Lonnen, Benjamin Whitrow, Nicholas Day, Denys Hawthorne

Votes: 5

23. Harry's Game (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1982)

Thriller

8.6
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Writer: Gerald Seymour | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Ray Lonnen, Benjamin Whitrow, Nicholas Day, Geoffrey Chater

Votes: 5

24. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Fifty Ships (2003)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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After Foyle is a guest at a friend's home at a dinner for an important American diplomat, a suicide victim and German agent both are discovered near the house.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Honeysuckle Weeks, Rebecca Johnson, Steven O'Donnell, Marlene Sidaway

Votes: 322

25. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Who Shot Alan B'Stard? (1990)

Comedy

8.6
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B'stard recovers in hospital in time to cast the deciding commons vote to bring back capital punishment and even gains the contract to have the new gallows built. Sarah rightly guesses that... See full summary »

Creators: Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran | Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 29

26. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Worship (1986)

51 min | Comedy

8.6
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Lucia marries Georgie and is made the mayor of Tilling,though Georgie is peeved to find that it gives him no standing and,on Lucia's orders,they must set an example by economizing. Lucia is... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 9

27. Vendetta (1966–1968)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Intrigue from the Mediterranean Islands as Danny Scipio dispenses his own brand of revenge against organized crime outfits around Europe.

Creators: Tudor Gates, Brian Degas | Stars: Neil McCallum, Stelio Candelli, Kieron Moore, Kenneth J. Warren

Votes: 8

28. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 19

29. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 8

30. Harry's Game (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1982)

Thriller

8.5
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Writer: Gerald Seymour | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Ray Lonnen, Benjamin Whitrow, Nicholas Day, Denys Hawthorne

Votes: 6

31. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole for the Prosecution (1991)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Rumpole agrees to prosecute for the first time in a private complaint brought by the rich father of a murdered girl.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 24

32. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 8,975

33. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,361

34. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 385

35. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 85

36. Icebound in the Antarctic (1982– )

55 min

8.4
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Stars: David Schofield, Michael Hayward, David Rodigan, Geoffrey Chater

Votes: 17

37. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)
Episode: Frank Is Introduced to Fatherhood (1973)

31 min | Comedy

8.4
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Because Frank passed out in the only fatherhood class he attended, after one minute of the 'dirty film', Betty takes him along to a cousin's daughters, who only enjoy his inadvertent ... See full summary »

Writer: Raymond Allen | Director: Michael Mills | Stars: Michael Crawford, Richard Pescud, Michele Dotrice, Lajla Lund

Votes: 31

38. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Votes: 35

39. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Yorkshire Television's hugely successful legal drama, The Main Chance, was so fast-paced that even the opening credits were played over images of a speeding train... See full synopsis »

Creators: Edmund Ward, John Malcolm | Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Votes: 25

40. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Creator: Wendy Craig | Stars: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes, Jane Booker

Votes: 51

41. Prince Regent (1979 TV Mini-Series)

50 min

8.3
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The life and times of George (1762-1830), Prince of Wales, from his early days of debauchery to his ascent to the throne as George IV. His two marriages (one legal, one not), his mistresses... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Egan, Bosco Hogan, Nigel Davenport, Frances White

Votes: 16

42. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 16

43. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)
Episode: Motorbike (1978)

Comedy

8.3
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Frank takes a course in motorbike riding for a courier job with dodgy Mr. Hunt, who only took him as too dumb to ask questions, but can't even find the route, and the examiner gets run over... See full summary »

Writers: Raymond Allen, Michael Crawford | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Derek Farr, Bernard Gallagher

Votes: 28

44. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Rendezvous (1974)

Action, Crime

8.3
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Writer: Tony Williamson | Director: Terry Green | Stars: George Sewell, Paul Eddington, Anthony Nicholls, Cyd Hayman

Votes: 6

45. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: The Richmond File: A Man Like Me (1972)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Still on the loose, Richmond activates a sleeper agent and seeks refuge in the man's home. Meanwhile, Hunter has marshaled all of the section's resources to find the Russian and flush him out.

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Reginald Collin | Stars: Edward Woodward, T.P. McKenna, Russell Hunter, William Squire

Votes: 10

46. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: The Unseen Hook (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Charles returns to London in the Spring of 1926 during the General Strike and joins the Defense Corps which ensures the delivery of essential supplies. He meets up with Boy Mulcaster and ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Directors: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, John Gielgud, Raymond Mason, Jeremy Sinden

Votes: 54

47. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 270

48. Fall of Eagles (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Creator: John Elliot | Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 377

49. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 41

50. In the Red (1998– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually ... See full summary »

Stars: Alun Armstrong, Victoria Carling, Richard Griffiths, Warren Clarke

Votes: 154