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1. Black-Adder II (1986)

176 min | Comedy, History

8.8
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

2. 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

3. Drummonds (1985– )
Episode: Once Again Assembled Here (1985)

8.8
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Writer: Reg Gadney | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Richard Pasco, Ciaran Madden, Anthony Calf, Martin Baxter

4. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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As the title suggests, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" is less of a specific format than a 'coat-hanger' for short sketches, starring the comical duo in various, recurring or unique roles: ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

5. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

6. A Little Princess (1986 TV Mini-Series)

163 min

8.6
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Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in ... See full summary »

Stars: Maureen Lipman, Amelia Shankley, Miriam Margolyes, Annette Badland

7. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1988)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A notorious tabloid hires Rumpole to defend it in a libel suit being brought by a puritanical novelist it has accused of sexual promiscuity.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Julian Curry, Peter Blythe

8. Foyle's War (2002– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective navigating the world of Cold War espionage.

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

9. Cracker (1993–1996)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Creator: Jimmy McGovern | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Lorcan Cranitch

10. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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A surreal comedy series tracking the career of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

11. Big Deal (1984–1986)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

Creator: Geoff McQueen | Stars: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

12. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: A Blow Upon a Bruise (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Charles is invited to Brideshead for Christmas and learns that Mr. Samgrass and Sebastian will be there as well. Sebastian is as morose as he was before he left, if not more so. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Grillo, Anthony Andrews, Jeremy Irons, Al Gillyon

13. Black-Adder II (1986)
Episode: Bells (1986)

Comedy, History

8.5
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Blackadder develops feelings for a woman posing as his male servant.

Writers: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton | Director: Mandie Fletcher | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

14. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Sebastian Against the World (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Sebastian's decline continues and there is little anyone seems able to do about it. He is terribly unhappy about his family situation and seems bent on destroying any relationships he may ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Phoebe Nicholls, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick

15. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: The Bleak Light of Day (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Charles and Sebastian return to Oxford but feel old and out of place. Sebastian feels that his mother is constantly watching him through her friends. In particular, both young men have to ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Directors: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, John Grillo, Brian Hayes

16. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
Episode: When the Green Woods Laugh: Part 2 (1991)

Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Pop duly appears in court charged with sexual harassment but Mrs. Perigo is discredited when Pop's brother Uncle Perce, a hotel porter in London, testifies that she is well-known in the big... See full summary »

Writers: H.E. Bates, Bob Larbey | Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks, Catherine Zeta-Jones

17. Mother Love (1989 TV Mini-Series)

220 min

8.4
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A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is ... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Rigg, James Wilby, David McCallum, Fiona Gillies

18. 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

19. Paradise Postponed (1986 TV Mini-Series)

569 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Paul Shelley, David Threlfall, Michael Hordern, Annette Crosbie

20. Mr Don & Mr George (1993– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Moray Hunter, Jack Docherty, Roger Blake, Jack Hedley

21. Ladykillers (1980–1981)
Episode: The Darlingest Boy (1981)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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The true tale of Edith Thompson, a love triangle that ended in death for all three people involved.

Writer: Michael Baker | Director: Brian Mills | Stars: Robert Morley, Gayle Hunnicutt, Christopher Villiers, Margaret Tyzack

22. 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

23. Play for Today (1970–1987)
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

24. Bramwell (1995 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama

8.2
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In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Creators: Lucy Gannon, Harriet Davison, Tim Whitby | Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder, Kevin McMonagle

25. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

26. Capital City (1989–1990)

60 min

8.2
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Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew MacLear | Stars: William Armstrong, Douglas Hodge, Jason Isaacs, Joanna Kanska

27. Foyle's War (2002– )
Episode: The French Drop (2004)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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February 1941: Foyle again pursues a position that would allow him to contribute more to the war effort. But a local murder investigation sidetracks this endeavor as Foyle finds himself caught between rival spy organizations.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jake Harders, Mark Berry, Michael Kitchen, Amanda Pointer

28. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.1
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The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

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

29. The Bretts (1987–1989)

60 min

8.1
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Creators: Rosemary Anne Sisson, Frank Marshall | Stars: Norman Rodway, Barbara Murray, Belinda Lang, George Winter

30. Under the Hammer (1993– )

Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Life at a London art-auction house.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

31. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Drama series about police work in Victorian London, featuring Detective Sergeant Cribb, a member of Scotland Yard's newly formed CID unit.

Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Alfie Curtis

32. Cribb (1980–1981)
Episode: Swing, Swing Together (1980)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When Harriet Smith and two other lady students from the Elfrida Teacher Training College go for a midnight dip in the river they do not expect to see a woman's corpse being dumped over the ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Lovesey, Brian Thompson | Director: June Wyndham-Davies | Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, Heather James, Albert Welling

33. Cracker (1993–1996)
Episode: The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 1 (1993)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The second of two beautiful women is murdered on a train, and the primary suspect is an amnesiac man. A psychologist, Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald, an old friend of the second victim, is brought in to help.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Rob Palmer, Jeffrey Robert, Andy Devine

34. Cracker (1993–1996)
Episode: The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 2 (1993)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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As Fitz takes the amnesiac, Thomas Kelly, into his care to regain him his memory, doubts begin to sour about Kelly's guilt after an anonymous man claiming to be a priest commits the greatest sin ever: repeating a confession to the police.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Christopher Eccleston, Seamus O'Neill, Lorcan Cranitch

35. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Sci-Fi

8.0
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A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

36. 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

37. Mike & Angelo (1989–2000)

20 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A series about an alien living with an American boy in Britain.

Stars: Tim Whitnall, Shelley Thompson, Michael Benz, Katy Murphy

38. Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (1988 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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This documentary series uses drama and commentary to shed light on the lives and works of Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, T. S. Eliot, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann... See full summary »

Stars: Eileen Atkins, Anthony Burgess, Douglas Hodge, Hermione Lee

39. The Lady of the Camellias (1976– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Doomed love story between Marguerite Gautier, a French courtesan frequented by high-class gentlemen, who's suffering from tuberculosis and a young gentleman Armand Duval who's new in town.

Stars: Kate Nelligan, Peter Firth, Alfred Burke, Garrick Hagon

40. Amy (1984 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography

8.0
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The story of Amy Johnson who disappeared while piloting a RAF Wellington bomber on January 5 1941.

Writer: Roger Milner | Director: Nat Crosby | Stars: Harriet Walter, Clive Francis, George A. Cooper, Stephanie Cole

41. Oliver Twist (1999 TV Mini-Series)

386 min | Drama

7.9
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Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s. Little Oliver Twist, already ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Smith, David Ross, Julie Walters, Annette Crosbie

42. Watt on Earth (1991– )

15 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An alien named Watt is on the run from his uncle. He is helped by his human friend Sean and hunted by fellow alien Jemadah. Both Watt and Jemadah can alter their looks, a process Watt calls... See full summary »

Stars: Garth Napier Jones, Tom Brodie, Jessica Simpson, Simon Cook

43. Drummonds (1985– )

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Stars: Richard Pasco, Ciaran Madden, Anthony Calf, Shaughan Seymour

44. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)
Episode: Catastrophe Theory (1986)

Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Writer: Andrew Davies | Director: David Tucker | Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

45. Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Episode: Lest Ye Be Judged (1992)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Diane Adderley

46. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: The Kakiemon Tiger (1993)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy's IOU to a former client is inherited by a notoriously lethal loan shark who gives him three days to pay... or else.

Writers: Ian La Frenais, Jonathan Gash, Roger Marshall | Director: Nicholas Laughland | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Caroline Langrishe

47. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Stephanie Ralph, Philip Franks

48. A Perfect Spy (1987 TV Mini-Series)

374 min | Thriller

7.8
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This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Rüdiger Weigang, Alan Howard, Peter Egan

49. Chocky (1984– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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The strange friendship between a young boy of Earth and an extraterrestrial from outer space.

Creator: John Wyndham | Stars: James Hazeldine, Carol Drinkwater, Andrew Ellams, Glynis Brooks

50. Collision Course (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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Dramatisation of the events leading to the Zagreb air disaster and the subsequent trial of the air-traffic controllers.

Writer: Martin Thompson | Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Antony Sher, David de Keyser, Nick Brimble, David Beames