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1. MI-5 (2002–2011)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 11,923

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.8
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,540

3. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 4,447

4. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

Votes: 4,751

5. Doctors (2000– )

30 min | Drama

5.2
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The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Diane Keen, Adrian Lewis Morgan, Jan Pearson, Stirling Gallacher

Votes: 715

6. I, Claudius (1976 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.0
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 11,037

7. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 6,986

8. Blakes 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 2,405

9. Killing Jesus (2015 TV Movie)

132 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.5
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A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Vernon Dobtcheff, Eoin Macken, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 1,465

10. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

Votes: 12,961

11. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.2
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The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Christopher Lee, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 1,889

12. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 144

13. Yes, Prime Minister (2013– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

5.6
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The modern version of British comedy 'Yes, Prime Minister'.

Stars: David Haig, Henry Goodman, Chris Larkin, Zoe Telford

Votes: 307

14. Fortunes of War (1987 TV Mini-Series)

407 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

Votes: 534

15. Shoestring (1979–1980)

50 min | Drama

7.5
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 183

16. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 128

17. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 29

18. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

Votes: 19

19. Love Hurts (1992–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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When Tessa Piggott goes through a messier breakup than most (her married ex-lover and ex-boss left her for a younger mistress), she looks for a new job. Deciding to leave the rat-race, she ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Zoë Wanamaker, Tony Selby, Jane Lapotaire

Votes: 82

20. Wings (1977–1978)

50 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Stars: Michael Cochrane, Tim Woodward, Nicholas Jones, David Troughton

Votes: 84

21. Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (1986 TV Mini-Series)

R | 306 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The Story of the last viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten

Stars: Nicol Williamson, Janet Suzman, Ian Richardson, Sam Dastor

Votes: 149

22. The Borgias (1981 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.

Stars: Oliver Cotton, Maurice O'Connell, Louis Selwyn, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 121

23. The Comedy of Errors (1983 TV Movie)

109 min | Comedy

7.0
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Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Too bad that Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will ... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Charles Gray, Nicolas Chagrin, Nick Burnell

Votes: 129

24. Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell, David Collings

Votes: 145

25. The Alchemists (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 150 min | Thriller

5.2
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Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Edward Hardwicke, Ruth Gemmell, Aneirin Hughes, Grant Show

Votes: 71

26. Hazell (1978–1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Nicholas Ball, Roddy McMillan, Desmond McNamara, Peter Bourke

Votes: 72

27. Such a Long Journey (1998)

113 min

7.3
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Circa 1971, Gustad Noble lives in a one bedroom hall rented apartment in Byculla, Bombay. He travels to work everyday by Central Railway to Victoria Terminus and walks to Flora Fountain to ... See full summary »

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Roshan Seth, Soni Razdan, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.09M

28. Banglatown Banquet (2006 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

7.5
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Viewers can immerse themselves in the lives of a group of mature Muslim women in this thought provoking drama. Dressed in their hijabs, they leave the familiarity of their Bangladeshi community and set out on a voyage of discovery.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Riz Ahmed, Sam Dastor, Gerard Horan

Votes: 20

29. Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

7.4
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When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bill Maynard, Joss Ackland, Bernard Lee

Votes: 105

30. Made (1972)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.0
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The story of the relationship between a young single mother and an insecure rock star.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Carol White, Roy Harper, John Castle, Margery Mason

Votes: 63

31. Take Three Girls (1969–1971)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Liza Goddard, Barra Grant, Angela Down, Susan Jameson

Votes: 9

32. Pope John Paul II (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Bio-drama tracing the life and career of Polish cardinal Karol Wojtyla from his days as a young activist in Poland to his rise and installation in 1978 as Pope of the Catholic world.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Albert Finney, Michael Crompton, Robert Austin, Caroline Bliss

Votes: 139

33. The Edwardians (1972 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

Votes: 40

34. Merlin of the Crystal Cave (1991– )

164 min | Drama

6.7
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A star-studded TV production of the classic tale by Mary Stewart which follows Merlin down through history to the days of King Arthur.

Stars: George Winter, Trevor Peacock, Roger Alborough, Robert Powell

Votes: 60

35. Rooms (1974– )

7.0
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Two part weekly dramas concerning the various drifters who rent rooms in a lodging house.

Stars: Jenny Twigge, Ian Redford, Anne Dyson, William Marlowe

Votes: 6

36. Bible Mysteries (2003– )

60 min | History

6.2
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Stars: Mohamed Quatib, M'Barek El Mamoudi, Richard Horsley, Tal Ilan

Votes: 27

37. Honey Lane (1967–1969)

Drama

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Soap drama set in an east end market place following the lives of the Cockney vendors.

Stars: Vicki Woolf, Ray Lonnen, Ivor Salter, Iain Gregory

Votes: 6

38. The Mixer (1992– )

52 min

7.4
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Stars: Simon Williams, Jeremy Clyde, Catherine Alric, Peter Jones

Votes: 12

39. Storyboard (1983– )

Drama

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Series of one-off dramas intended to serve as possible pilots.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Carol Royle, Liz Crowther, Penny Brownjohn

40. Six Days of Justice (1972–1975)

Drama

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Stars: George Waring, Meadows White, Rex Robinson, Ishaq Bux

Votes: 6

41. 2nd House (1973–1976)

7.3
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BBC Arts programme derived from Full House (1972).

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Edwin Mullins, Roger McGough, Struan Rodger

Votes: 6

42. Jury (1983– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.0
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Stars: Richard Piper, Charles Shaughnessy, David Simeon, Angela Morant

Votes: 6

43. The Heart Surgeon (1997 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

7.1
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Cardiac surgeon Alex Marsden has an affair with Marcella Duggan, but then finds himself having to operate on her husband Larry, who is also his friend.

Director: Audrey Cooke | Stars: Nigel Havers, Orla Brady, Lorcan Cranitch, John Castle

Votes: 31

44. Man of Straw (1972 TV Mini-Series)

270 min | Drama

8.3
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A politically ambitious man rises to power in a German provincial town at the end of the 19th century.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Phillips, Denis Carey, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 15

45. World's End (1981– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Pam Scotcher, Neville Smith, Helen Bush, Tom Marshall

46. Chopratown (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Vic Chopra (Sanjeev Bhaskar) investigates Ali Ergun (Omid Djalili) a shady Turkish bakery owner. During his investigation he falls foul of Asian wide boy Ash Desai (Manish Patel) and added to this is the mystery of a missing cow!

Director: Sean Grundy | Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Natalie Casey, Neil Stuke, Omid Djalili

Votes: 29

47. Fly Into Danger (1972– )

30 min | Family, Adventure

7.6
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Stars: Sue Holderness, Paul Haley, Don McKillop, Peter Miles

Votes: 5

48. The Greeks: A Journey in Space and Time (1980– )

60 min | History

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Series of programmes looking at the significance of the Ancient Greek civilisation for the cultures which grew up in its wake. The series uses documentary footage shot in the Adriatic and and reconstruction of Greek drama.

Stars: Christopher Burstall, Kenneth Dover, Freddie Jones, Brewster Mason

49. Them and Us (1985– )

Drama

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Stars: Barry Jackson, David Collings, Wendy Gifford, John Horsley

50. The Grievance (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Zena Walker, Sam Dastor, George Tovey, Margery Withers