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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. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

3. 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

4. David Copperfield (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

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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

5. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

60 min | Comedy

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James Hacker is the British Minister for Administrative Affairs. He tries to do something and cut government waste, but he is continually held back by the smart and wily Permanent Secretary... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

6. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

7. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

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

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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

8. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

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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

9. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

30 min | Comedy

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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

10. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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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

11. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

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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

12. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

13. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

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

14. 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

15. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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

16. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

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Creator: Paula Milne | Stars: Carol Holmes, Kathryn Apanowicz, Julia Williams, Pauline Quirke

17. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

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

18. Performance (1992– )

Drama

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

19. BBC2 Playhouse (1974–1983)

Drama

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

20. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

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

21. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

22. Mother Love (1989 TV Mini-Series)

55 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, David McCallum, James Wilby, Holly Aird

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

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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

27. Covington Cross (1992– )

60 min | Adventure, History

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

28. Loophole (1981)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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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

29. The Box of Delights (1984– )

30 min | Family, Fantasy

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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

30. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992–1994)

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

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

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

50 min | Drama

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

32. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

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

33. 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

34. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

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. Stay Lucky (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

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

40. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

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Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, John Shrapnel

41. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

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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

42. Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (1979– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

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

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

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

44. Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

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

45. Born and Bred (1978–1980)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Kate Williams, James Grout, Gillian Raine, Constance Chapman

46. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

47. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

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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

48. The Return of Shelley (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

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

49. Comedy Playhouse (1961–1975)

30 min | Comedy

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

50. Titmuss Regained (1991 TV Mini-Series)

60 min

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Stars: David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bill Oddie, Peter Capaldi