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1. National Theatre Live (2009– )

9.1
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Stars: Nick Sampson, Simon Russell Beale, Alex Jennings, Helen Mirren

2. Ffizz (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy

9.1
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British sitcom about what happens when hard-partying wine merchants Jack and Hugo lose all their money and are forced to work for a living.

Stars: Felicity Montagu, Adam Tomlinson, Richard Griffiths, Benjamin Whitrow

3. 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

4. Bleak House (2005– )

510 min | Drama

8.7
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Finn Morrell

5. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama

8.7
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

6. Mr. Wakefield's Crusade (1992– )

50 min

8.7
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Stars: Peter Capaldi, Richard Griffiths, Pam Ferris, Mossie Smith

7. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Black Pudding (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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In addition to sorting out a feud between John and Steve, Henry answers a distress call from his culinary idol, the cantankerous Hilary Smallwood, who, in a moment of weakness, gave power ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Payne | Director: Danny Hiller | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Joe Duttine, Ashley Russell

8. Bird of Prey 2 (1984– )

200 min | Thriller

8.6
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Stars: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jan Holden, Lee Montague

9. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Brown Bread (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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A customer is found dead in Pie in the Sky's toilet but when the emergency services arrive his corpse has gone. Henry traces his car and finds the boot full of paper money, after which the ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Payne | Director: Martin Hutchings | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Bella Enahoro, Joe Duttine

10. The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

8.5
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.

Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Georgeson, James Laurenson

11. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry V (2012)

Drama, History

8.5
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Hal is now a responsible monarch as Henry V,his rejection of Falstaff hastening the latter's death. Told by courtiers that,through Edward III,he has a claim to the French throne he makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Power, William Shakespeare, Thea Sharrock | Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Edward Akrout, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Brooke, Geraldine Chaplin

12. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Undesirable Elements (1994)

48 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Fisher's 'research' project sends Henry and Sophia Cambridge to the nearby village of Wychwold, allegedly to assess public opinion of the police. However, Henry guesses - rightly - that ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Payne | Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

13. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

14. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992– )

24 min | Animation, Family

8.4
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Stars: Niamh Cusack, Enn Reitel, Mary Jane Bowe, Jenny Moore

15. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Hard Cheese (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Henry and the newly-promoted Detective Sergeant Cambridge investigate a Peeping Tom who steals ladies' undies and makes detailed obscene phone calls - all to women involved with restaurants... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Payne | Director: Jim Hill | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

16. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Smelling of Roses (1997)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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As Henry mysteriously loses his sense of smell he is intrigued when Fisher seems obsessed with arresting tyre exporter Peter Watson and suspects that Fisher, about to divorce his wife, is ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew Payne | Director: Rob Evans | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nicholas Lamont

17. Archibald the Koala (1998–2000)

Animation

8.3
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Stars: Richard Griffiths, Adrienne Posta, Keith Wickham

18. Theater Talk (1996– )

Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Susan Haskins, Michael Riedel, Michael McKean, Mary Louise Wilson

19. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: A Matter of Taste (1994)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Henry investigates a ram-raid at Ernest Drummond's wine warehouse whilst Margaret acts as caretaker for another wine importer, George Porter, married to her old school friend Rosie, after ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Maher, Andrew Payne | Director: Martin Hutchings | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

20. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Doggett's Coat and Badge (1996)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Charles Rider, a wine-loving regular at Pie in the Sky, is being threatened. It turns out he is really Joseph Webb, an ex-burglar turned supergrass, and now in witness protection. His ... See full summary »

Writers: John Milne, Andrew Payne | Director: Danny Hiller | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro, Nick Raggett

21. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Gary's Cake (1996)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Armed robbers in crash helmets target the restaurant and customer Cherry Burdett's jewellery is stolen. Obnoxious D.S. Slater investigates, alienating everyone with his insistence that it ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Payne | Director: Bill Pryde | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

22. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Lemon Twist (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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After a rave review by a hard to please food critic Pie in the Sky does a roaring trade. Henry, however, is at a boring police seminar where Fisher admits he is disillusioned by the job and... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Payne | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

23. Village Hall (1974–1975)
Episode: Mr. Ellis Versus the People (1974)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Writer: Jack Rosenthal | Director: June Howson | Stars: Ron Moody, Marjorie Yates, Brian Miller, Veronica Roberts

24. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Swan in His Pride (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Fisher takes a reluctant Henry to Bath, where undercover officer Lorraine Foster has seemingly become the third victim of a serial killer. Henry learns that she was keen to pose as the ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew Payne | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Joe Duttine

25. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: The Mild Bunch (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The man who wounded constable Ian Lefebvre and put him in a wheel-chair is being paroled, so Fisher, to keep Ian otherwise occupied, teams him with Henry in pursuit of the elderly Coverly ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew Payne | Director: Danny Hiller | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

26. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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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.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

27. An Audience with Victoria Wood (1988 TV Special)

52 min | Comedy

8.2
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Director: David G. Hillier | Stars: Victoria Wood, Tony Adams, Dave Allen, Joan Bakewell

28. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Land Fit for Heroes and Idiots (1976)

Drama

8.2
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In 1919 Jack Ford returns to Gallowshields on Tyneside after service in the great war and becomes friendly with the Seaton family, parents Bella and Bill and their children Jessie, a school... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

29. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Chinese Whispers (1996)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The Chen family appear to be victims of racial harassment when their Chinese takeaway is set on fire, but widowed Mr. Chen will not go to the police so his daughter Mei asks Henry for help.... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Payne | Director: Bill Pryde | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Samantha Womack, Nicholas Lamont

30. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Dead Right (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Faith Revelle, a psychic medium who is appearing at the Middleton Theatre, has been receiving daily hate mail and, as she has helped the police in the past, Fisher asks Henry to investigate... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew Payne | Director: Jim Hill | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

31. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Dreamhouse (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Terry is hired to house-sit for the former sixties pop sensation Frankie Farrow whilst Frankie is appearing at a Las Vegas night-club. However after meeting Frankie's brother Derek he ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Payne, Leon Griffiths | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Richard Griffiths, Wanda Ventham

32. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Passion Fruit Fool (1994)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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With Fisher on a week's vacation Henry wants to use the time to perfect his passion-fruit sorbet. However his love-lorn dry cleaner Alec involves him in rescuing his fiancee from her crazed... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Hines, Andrew Payne | Director: George Case | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Joe Duttine, Alison McKenna

33. Whoops Apocalypse (1982– )
Episode: Road to Jerusalem (1982)

Comedy

8.2
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Writers: Andrew Marshall, David Renwick | Director: John Reardon | Stars: Barry Morse, John Barron, Alexei Sayle, Ed Bishop

34. National Theatre Live (2009– )
Episode: The Habit of Art (2010)

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Writer: Alan Bennett | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings, Adrian Scarborough, Stephen Wight

35. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: The One That Got Away (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Trout farmer Bill Pritchard's fiancee Jean goes missing after he has accepted a lucrative take-over by a chain fishery and pushy Inspector Browning accuses him of her murder, even before ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew Payne | Director: Martin Hutchings | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

36. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: The Policeman's Daughter (1995)

48 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Whilst Fisher's wife is abroad, his daughter Jane changes her name and her hair colour to Magenta and goes off with a group of travellers, squatting in a field owned by Henderson. Henry ... See full summary »

Writers: John Milne, Andrew Payne | Director: Jim Hill | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

37. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

38. 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

39. 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

40. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Irish Stew (1996)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The large family of much-married Irishwoman Kit Kelly book the restaurant for a wedding banquet for her and her new husband, American television writer Byron De Goris. Byron's briefcase is ... See full summary »

Writers: Christina Reid, Andrew Payne | Director: Keith Boak | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Bella Enahoro, Samantha Womack

41. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Jack or Knave (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A security guard is murdered during a payroll snatch. The local police force under Chief Superintendent Canning have no luck in catching the robbers and Canning is reluctant to work with ... See full summary »

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Barrie Ingham

42. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Once a Copper (1994)

48 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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With Fisher at a conference for a week, Henry is free to concentrate on planning a gourmet evening for a group of prospective Japanese investors in the town but gets side-tracked when he ... See full summary »

Writers: John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch, Andrew Payne | Director: George Case | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

43. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)
Episode: Spring (1999)

Comedy

8.1
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It's Spring and time for Alice and Hugo's baby to be christened. As Geraldine is one of the godparents the Bishop arrives to perform the ceremony. Somewhat surprisingly David proposes ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis | Director: Gareth Carrivick | Stars: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Emma Chambers

44. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: The Mystery of Pikey (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Whilst vulgar businessman Barry Wilkes and his family are eating at Pie in the Sky, his house is robbed. Barry and other worthies are convinced that this - and other crimes - are down to ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew Payne | Director: Danny Hiller | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Joe Duttine, Ashley Russell

45. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Who Only Stand and Wait (1994)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The dismembered body of Claudette Thierry, who went missing eighteen years previously, is dug up on farmland and French detective Marianne Dupont is brought in to help Henry re-open the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Milne, Andrew Payne | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

46. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)

Comedy

8.0
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock

47. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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.

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

48. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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 »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

49. In the Red (1998– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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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: Rachel Fielding, Siobhan Redmond, Sally Phillips, Rebecca Front

50. Bird of Prey (1982– )

50 min | Thriller

8.0
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Stars: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jeremy Child, Nigel Davenport