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

Comedy

9.2
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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

2. 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

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

Comedy

8.9
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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

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

Comedy

8.9
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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

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

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

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

Comedy

8.9
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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

7. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

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

8. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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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

9. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.8
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Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

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

Comedy

8.8
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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

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

Comedy

8.8
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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

12. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

13. Moll Flanders (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.7
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Writers: Daniel Defoe, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Julia Foster, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Ogilvy, Diana Fairfax

14. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, William Russell, Joby Blanshard, Peter Sallis

15. 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 ... See full summary »

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

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

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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

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

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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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

18. Foyle's War (2002– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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As WWII rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crime on the south coast of England. Later series find the retired detective navigating the world of Cold War espionage.

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

19. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

600 min | Comedy

8.5
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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

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

50 min | Comedy

8.5
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Writers: Harry Enfield, Geoffrey Perkins | Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Harry Enfield, Melvyn Bragg, Charles Simon, Stewart Harwood

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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, Roger Delgado

26. 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

27. The Upchat Line (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

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

28. Icebound in the Antarctic (1982– )

55 min

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

29. 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

30. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

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

31. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

32. 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

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

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

79 min | Drama

8.3
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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

35. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Imitation Game (1980)

Drama

8.3
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Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Harriet Walter, Lorna Yabsley, Bernard Gallagher, Gillian Martell

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

Comedy

8.3
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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

37. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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During WW2,in a fictional British seaside town,a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepares for an imminent German invasion.

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

38. 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

39. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

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

Comedy

8.2
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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

41. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Under Wraps (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Disaffected lab assistants Julie and Richard steal nerve gas from a research facility in Wiltshire and bring it to terminally ill Dr. Whittaker on Jersey. He threatens to release it unless ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Ward, Robert Banks Stewart | Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Alfred Lynch

42. 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

43. 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

44. The House of Eliott (1991–1994)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Two sisters Beatrice(Bee) and Evangeline hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new guardian. ... See full summary »

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

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

50 min | Drama, History

8.1
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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

46. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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

47. 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

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

Comedy

8.1
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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

49. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000)

90 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

50. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Robert Powell, Pamela Franklin