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1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 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

Votes: 6,392

2. 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: 6,843

3. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 1,436

4. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.

Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 1,562

5. David Copperfield (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,284

6. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.2
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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Dr. Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 10,135

7. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 154

8. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 169

9. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Warwick

Votes: 439

10. 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

Votes: 765

11. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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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, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 270

12. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 4,653

13. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

8.2
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Political satire about a TV news company.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 812

14. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does he is driving his long ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 515

15. 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: 143

16. 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.

Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 238

17. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 124

18. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 53

19. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 64

20. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.8
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 69

21. 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

22. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

Votes: 116

23. Jason King (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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This spin-off from the earlier "Department S" continued the adventures of hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King. After leaving Department S, Jason settled down to a full-time career of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Anne Sharp, Ronald Lacey, Lee Patterson

Votes: 178

24. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 18

25. No Place Like Home (1983–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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When Arthur and Beryl Crabtree are set to begin a quiet life at last, their four grown-up children return home one by one. With a son-in-law and neighbours always popping in as well, the quiet life never gets started.

Stars: William Gaunt, Patricia Garwood, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Beverley Adams

Votes: 48

26. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 50

27. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 219

28. Performance (1992– )

Drama

6.2
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 35

29. Mother Love (1989 TV Mini-Series)

220 min

8.6
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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

Votes: 280

30. The Box of Delights (1984– )

30 min | Family, Fantasy

8.5
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Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger when he ... See full summary »

Stars: Devin Stanfield, Robert Stephens, Geoffrey Larder, Jonathan Stephens

Votes: 481

31. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.5
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Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 15

32. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 118

33. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Long-running British sitcom about James Shelley - an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed 'professional freelance layabout'. Following his battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady and his girlfriend Fran.

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 121

34. Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000 Video)

96 min | Crime

8.4
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Director: Jamie McCoan | Stars: James Grout, John Thaw, Kevin Whately

Votes: 42

35. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook 'Budgie' Bird is the main character in this British TV series of the early 70s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 110

36. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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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

Votes: 304

37. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 53

38. Stay Lucky (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Dennis Waterman, Emma Wray, Niall Toibin, Jan Francis

Votes: 46

39. Covington Cross (1992– )

60 min | Adventure, History

7.9
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A drama series set in 14th century England about the Grey family, Sir Thomas Grey and his children, dealing with issues of the day.

Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 209

40. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985 TV Mini-Series)

320 min | Drama

8.8
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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. Trevor tries to buy some jazz records but this leads to ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Dominic Jephcott, Terence Rigby

Votes: 400

41. Loophole (1981)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.9
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When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

Director: John Quested | Stars: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Colin Blakely

Votes: 278

42. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992 TV Mini-Series)

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Michael Kitchen, Suzanne Burden, Gerald James

Votes: 184

43. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 67

44. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

Votes: 32

45. Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (1979– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

8.3
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Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is a man who is very careful and very determined. And he is especially determined to not get caught committing the perfect murder of his wife. In the end he succeeds but then finds circumstances are "agin him".

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Votes: 76

46. The Organization (1971– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Peter Egan, Anton Rodgers, Donald Sinden, Elaine Taylor

Votes: 12

47. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 20

48. Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 110

49. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 25

50. The Tale of Beatrix Potter (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Penelope Wilton, Holly Aird, Sharon Airey, Sophie Ashton

Votes: 66