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1. 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.

Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 11

2. T-Bag and the Rings of Olympus (1991)

20 min

8.9
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Stars: Georgina Hale, John Hasler, Natalie Wood, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 11

3. Making Out (1989–1991)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: Melanie Kilburn, Margi Clarke, Shirley Stelfox, Rachel Davies

Votes: 68

4. Beau Geste (1982– )

204 min | War, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Three brothers of a well-to-do English family join the French Foreign Legion.

Stars: Benedict Taylor, Anthony Calf, Jonathon Morris, John Forgeham

Votes: 74

5. Prime Suspect (1991– )

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 4,598

6. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)

Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, John Carson, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 59

7. Precious Bane (1989 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: John Bowe, Janet McTeer, Clive Owen, Jane Wood

Votes: 214

8. Pulaski: The TV Detective (1987– )

8.5
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Actor Larry Summers stars in the TV-series 'Pulaski', about a brave and honest private detective and former priest. Off-camera, Summers is a drunk and general bad-boy - his television ... See full summary »

Stars: David Andrews, Caroline Langrishe, Kate Harper, Rolf Saxon

Votes: 56

9. Cold Lazarus (1996– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1996)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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Professor Porlock and her team must decide whether to take Siltz's offer to finance her research; meanwhile Fyodor has killed Andrew Milton.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Joe Roberts, Frances de la Tour, Ganiat Kasumu

Votes: 6

10. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,664

11. The Knock (1994–2000)

Crime, Action, Drama

8.4
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The Knock follows Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers' lives and their efforts to hunt down the criminals trying to smuggle all sorts of contraband to the UK.

Stars: Steve Toussaint, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Enzo Squillino Jr., Andrew Dunn

Votes: 74

12. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Whose Wife Is It Anyway? (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Arthur goes to the hospital to visit his friend Alex, who has been the victim of a hit-and-run incident. Whether or not it was an accident is a moot point as Terry discovers when he agrees ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Janet Key, David Daker

Votes: 31

13. Big Deal (1984–1986)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

Stars: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Votes: 113

14. Prospects (1986– )

60 min

8.3
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Prospects is a comedy drama series originally shown on Channel 4. The 12 episodes followed two East End 'geezer' characters - Jimmy 'Pincy' Pince played by Gary Olsen and Billy 'Bill' ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Olsen, Brian Bovell, Peter Lovstrom, Chrissie Cotterill

Votes: 109

15. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Murder Being Once Done: Part One (1991)

142 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Wexford collapses from overwork so is put on a month's leave. Instead of resting though, he decides to go and visit Mike, who is seconded to London. Although he should be resting, Wexford's dreams have drawn him towards Mike's case of a young murdered girl left lying in a vault, and a strong connection to the baby adoption business.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Forgeham, Philip Glenister

Votes: 21

16. 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

17. Give us a Break (1983– )

Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Votes: 29

18. Nice Work (1989– )

55 min

8.2
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Dr Robyn Penrose is a lecturer in English at Rummidge University. Vic Wilcox is the Managing Director of Pringle's, an engineering firm in Rummidge. They meet when Robyn is told by her Head... See full summary »

Stars: Warren Clarke, Haydn Gwynne, Janet Dale, David Calder

Votes: 36

19. Prime Suspect (1991– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1991)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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DCI Jane Tennison has paid her dues; she has risen through the ranks of the various branches of London Metropolitan Police, attaining the heretofore unheard rank (for women) of Detective ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe

Votes: 113

20. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: To Sleep No More (1986)

54 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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After a skilled antiques forger dies and a thief steals a forged snuff box, his only legacy to his widow, Lovejoy vows to retrieve it.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 43

21. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,190

22. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,818

23. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Murder Market (1965)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate a murder-for-hire organization fronting as a matchmaking bureau.

Directors: Peter Graham Scott, Wolf Rilla | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Patrick Cargill, Suzanne Lloyd

Votes: 170

24. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: The Placer (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Regan adopts a new identity as an ex-con and goes undercover as a truck driver to expose a hijacking ring.

Director: Ted Childs | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Stanley Meadows

Votes: 46

25. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )

Comedy

8.0
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A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.

Stars: Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Nigel Planer

Votes: 828

26. Homicide (1964–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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The show was about crimes and cases actioned by the Victorian (Australia) homicide squad, with many cases based of real cases.

Stars: Leonard Teale, George Mallaby, John Fegan, Alwyn Kurts

Votes: 62

27. 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 »

Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

Votes: 55

28. Bulman (1985–1987)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Having left the police force in disgust, the eccentric and bad-tempered detective George Kitchener Bulman (Don Henderson) set himself up as a private investigator in this third appearance ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Siobhan Redmond, Thorley Walters, John Benfield

Votes: 47

29. Footballers' Wives (2002– )
Episode: Episode #3.9 (2004)

TV-14 | Drama

8.0
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Director: Julie Edwards | Stars: Jesse Birdsall, Gary Lucy, Laila Rouass, Ben Price

Votes: 9

30. Footballers' Wives (2002– )
Episode: Fall from Grace (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

8.0
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Freddie gets entangled with Archie, after it's clear that the wedding with Sal is a figment of her imagination. Frank hires a private detective to track down Nurse Dunkley. Tanya and Jason renew their wedding vows.

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Daniel Schutzmann, Cristian Solimeno, Jessica Brooks, Susie Amy

Votes: 8

31. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,115

32. The Last Detective (2003– )

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove, Charles De'Ath

Votes: 858

33. The Brothers (1972–1976)

50 min | Drama

7.9
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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.

Stars: Jean Anderson, Robin Chadwick, Jennifer Wilson, Derek Benfield

Votes: 45

34. Born and Bred (2002–2005)

55 min | Drama

7.9
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A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.

Stars: Jenna Russell, Maggie Steed, Clive Swift, Naomi Radcliffe

Votes: 216

35. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 36

36. Dynasty (1969–1971)

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Kevin Miles, Ron Graham, Nick Tate, Anne Haddy

Votes: 7

37. Footballers' Wives (2002– )
Episode: Episode #3.1 (2004)

TV-14 | Drama

7.9
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Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Zöe Lucker, John Forgeham, Alison Newman, Gillian Taylforth

Votes: 8

38. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The New Neighbour (1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The Close is well organised by Martin with various committees and campaigns. Paul moves in and threatens to upset the apple cart. Ann welcomes their new neighbour, Martin isn't so sure.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Gabrielle Daye

Votes: 21

39. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 949

40. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,283

41. Cold Lazarus (1996– )

300 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Frances de la Tour, Grant Masters

Votes: 548

42. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )
Episode: Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (1993)

32 min | Comedy

7.8
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When the lead star of 'The Gourmet Detective' mystery show is mysteriously bumped off. A bunch of various detectives from television shows from the seventies are teamed up with a television detective of the nineties to solve the crime.

Directors: Keith Allen, Peter Richardson | Stars: Keith Allen, Peter Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 53

43. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

Votes: 689

44. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 166

45. The Governor (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »

Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, David Nicholls

Votes: 62

46. The Road to Ithaca (1999)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Director: Kostas Dimitriou | Stars: Berna Raif, Frances Ruffelle, Kate O'Mara, Alexis Conran

Votes: 19

47. Footballers' Wives (2002– )
Episode: Bitter Medicine (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

7.7
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Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Zöe Lucker, Gary Lucy, Cristian Solimeno, Alison Newman

Votes: 6

48. Dream Team (1997–2007)

45 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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Series following the ups and down of fictional English Premiership club 'Harchester United' known more commonly as 'The Dragons'.

Stars: Lisa Burstow, Terry Kiely, Alison King, Danny Husbands

Votes: 613

49. Journey's End (1988 TV Movie)

Drama, War

7.6
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A British Company in the WWI trenches await an inevitable German attack

Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: George Baker, Gary Cady, Paul David-Gough, John Forgeham

Votes: 46

50. Footballers' Wives (2002– )
Episode: .... and in with the New (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

7.6
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Director: David Holroyd | Stars: Gillian Taylforth, Cristian Solimeno, Susie Amy, Zöe Lucker

Votes: 9