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1. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama

8.8
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

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

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

75 min | Drama

8.8
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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

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

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 mine ... See full summary »

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

4. Foyle's War (2002– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England.

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

5. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

6. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: The Village Fete (1985)

Comedy

8.5
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Recently widowed 'Lucia' Lucas is bored with her life in the Cotswold village of Riseholme and considers a move to the seaside town of Tilling with her fey male friend Georgie. On arrival ... See full summary »

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

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

Comedy

8.5
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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

8. 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

9. Brass (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Gritty, Northern mining drama meets Dallas. Bradley Hardacre runs the local mine and has to deal with his very strange family as well as the trouble caused by his workers, led by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy West, Caroline Blakiston, James Saxon, Gail Harrison

10. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

8.4
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Creator: Wendy Craig | Stars: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes, Jane Booker

11. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

12. The Upchat Line (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: John Alderton, Margaret Courtenay, Maurice Denham, Ruth Dunning

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

50 min | Comedy

8.4
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Writers: Harry Enfield, Geoffrey Perkins | Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Harry Enfield, Melvyn Bragg, Charles Simon, Stewart Harwood

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

Comedy

8.4
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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

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

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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

16. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: First Refusal (1972)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When a third-party broker offers to sell the names of British agents in Eastern Europe for £100,000, Callan suspects a leak in London and races to find it before the broker's proposal expires.

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Patrick Mower, Anthony Valentine

17. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

18. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Roger Delgado

19. Detective (1964–1969)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

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

Comedy

8.3
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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

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

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

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

Comedy

8.3
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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

23. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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Popular BBC comedy series set in the fictional south coast seaside town of Walmington-On-Sea during World War 2. Alternating moments of gentle character comedy with broad slapstick, it ... See full summary »

Creator: Jimmy Perry | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

24. Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)

45 min | Comedy

8.2
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

25. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Creator: Peter Tilbury | Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

26. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

600 min | Comedy

8.2
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Mrs Emmeline Lucas (Lucia) has just moved to the small English town of Tilling where she comes into conflict with the social ambitions of Miss Elizabeth Mapp. Until now, Miss Mapp has led (... See full summary »

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

27. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.2
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Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

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

Comedy

8.2
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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

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

Comedy

8.2
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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

30. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

31. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 184 min | Drama

8.1
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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, William Makepeace Thackeray | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

32. The House of Eliott (1991–1994)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Creators: Eileen Atkins, Jean Marsh | Stars: Stella Gonet, Louise Lombard, Aden Gillett, Cathy Murphy

33. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000)

90 min | Comedy

8.1
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Victor Meldrew is a retiree with an attitude who seems to attract bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with his ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman

34. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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

35. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

36. Moll Flanders (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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Writers: Daniel Defoe, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Julia Foster, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Ogilvy, Diana Fairfax

37. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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

38. Big Brother (1970 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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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

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

52 min | Drama

8.1
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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

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

Comedy

8.1
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Creators: Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran | Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

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

Comedy

8.1
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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

42. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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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

43. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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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

44. Icebound in the Antarctic (1982 TV Movie)

55 min

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Writer: Christopher Ralling | Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Raymond Adamson, Todd Armstrong, Anthony Bate, Howard Bell

45. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Call Me Sir! (1972)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Upon Callan's return, dire circumstances force him to accept a new position within the section--one that affords an entirely different perspective on his work, particularly regarding his relationship with Lonely.

Creator: James Mitchell | Directors: Bill Bain, Mike Vardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Patrick Mower, William Squire

46. Father Brown (1974– )
Episode: The Curse of the Golden Cross (1974)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When Professor Gerald Smaill, an American archaeologist, discovers a golden Byzantine cross in cave, a disembodied voice threatens him with death.

Writers: G.K. Chesterton, Hugh Leonard | Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Kenneth More, Geoffrey Chater, Peter Copley, Bella Emberg

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

Comedy

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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

48. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: The Same Trick Twice (1970)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Surtees, a British agent recently returned in a prisoner exchange, threatens to publish an explosive tell-all account of his activities, complete with scandalous details. Suspecting that ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Craig | Director: Peter Duguid | Stars: Edward Woodward, William Squire, Patrick Mower, Russell Hunter

49. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Frank Spencer is more than just a complete klutz. Everything he touches falls apart, and he can't keep a job for more than a day. The only thing that keeps him going is his long-suffering ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

50. The Detectives (1993–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime

7.9
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In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary »

Stars: Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, George Sewell, Frank Windsor