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1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

2. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Gary Sparrow lives in the 1990s with his wife but has a route back to the 1940s where he has a mistress. Gary has a tough time keeping his double-life a secret from the two women as he ... See full summary »

Creators: Maurice Gran, Laurence Marks | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

3. David Copperfield (1999 TV Movie)

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.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Adrian Hodges | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Emilia Fox, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, John Normington

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

5. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, 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.

Writers: James Whiton, William Goldstein | Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

6. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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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

7. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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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

8. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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 »

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

9. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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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

10. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

11. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

8.2
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Political satire about a TV news company.

Creators: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin | Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

12. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Respectable British sitcom from Independent Television about the middle-class in their middle-age. Short-lived (26 episodes) but much admired, the sitcom was all about the simple ... See full summary »

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

13. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

14. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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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, Robert Powell, Pamela Franklin

15. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Creator: Nicolas Freeling | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Joanna Dunham

16. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

17. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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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 »

Creators: Richard Harris, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

18. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

19. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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

20. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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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 ensues.

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

21. The Box of Delights (1984– )

30 min | Family, Fantasy

8.2
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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

22. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

23. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.5
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Creator: Paula Milne | Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

24. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

25. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

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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

26. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

27. Jason King (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure

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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 »

Creators: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Anne Sharp, Ronald Lacey, Lee Patterson

28. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

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

Creator: A.J. Cronin | Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

29. Performance (1992– )

Drama

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

30. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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 »

Creators: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse | Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

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

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

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

32. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Creator: Peter Tilbury | Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

33. Covington Cross (1992– )

60 min | Adventure, History

7.6
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Creator: Gil Grant | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

34. 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.

Writers: Jonathan Hales, Robert Pollock | Director: John Quested | Stars: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Colin Blakely

35. Mother Love (1989 TV Mini-Series)

220 min

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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

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

96 min | Crime

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Writer: Geoff Lindsey | Director: Jamie McCoan | Stars: James Grout, John Thaw, Kevin Whately

37. Stay Lucky (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

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

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

30 min | Adventure, Family

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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

39. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

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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 »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

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

320 min | Drama

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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

41. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Creator: Robert Barr | Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

42. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2014)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Creators: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro | Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Ronald Fraser, Bernard Cribbins

43. Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (1977– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Stars: Anton Rodgers, Christopher Timothy, John Comer, Moray Watson

44. The Return of Shelley (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Hywel Bennett, Andrew Castell, Caroline Langrishe, David Ryall

45. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

46. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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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

47. Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

48. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Eric Sykes, John Cleese, Spike Milligan

49. Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (1979– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

8.2
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Stars: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

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

60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Writer: John Hawkesworth | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Penelope Wilton, Holly Aird, Richard Aylen, Timothy Bateson