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1. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

2. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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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

Votes: 8

3. Boyd Q.C. (1956–1964)

30 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Michael Denison, Charles Leno, Owen Berry, Weyman Mackay

Votes: 8

4. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony Marriott, Roger Marshall | Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 104

5. Turtle's Progress (1979–1980)

60 min | Comedy

8.7
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Stars: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Votes: 35

6. R3 (1964– )

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The adventures of the staff of Research Centre Number Three (R3), headed by director Sir Michael Gerrard, and its trouble-shooting department the Consultancy Service, run by Philip Boult. ... See full summary »

Stars: John Robinson, Brenda Saunders, Elizabeth Sellars, Richard Wordsworth

Votes: 43

7. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

50 min | Drama

8.5
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 734

8. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 56

9. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 8

10. Plays of Today (1969– )
Episode: A Voyage Round My Father (1969)

80 min | Drama

8.5
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A son recalls his eccentric father, who pursued an active career as a barrister despite being blind.

Writers: John Mortimer, Nesta Pain | Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Mark Dignam, Ian Richardson, Arthur Lowe, Trevor Bannister

Votes: 6

11. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 385

12. A Family at War (1970–1972)

60 min | Drama, War

8.3
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How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.

Creator: John Finch | Stars: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Lesley Nunnerley, Coral Atkins

Votes: 178

13. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 41

14. Inheritance (1967– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: John Thaw, James Bolam, Michael Goodliffe, Thelma Whiteley

Votes: 5

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 76

16. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The Victorian era cases of Detective Sergeant Cribb of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department.

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

Votes: 89

17. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)
Episode: Plain Sailing (1976)

52 min | Drama

8.0
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Louisa turns the air blue, but hardly a sedate navy, when she buys a summer resort adjacent to a posh private club at Cowes.

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Gemma Jones, Christopher Cazenove, Jan Francis, Peter Graves

Votes: 21

18. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 34

19. London Belongs to Me (1977– )

50 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Derek Farr, Madge Ryan, Fiona Gray, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 14

20. Mr. Rose (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Creator: Philip Mackie | Stars: William Mervyn, Donald Webster, Gillian Lewis, Graham Armitage

Votes: 27

21. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
Episode: Undercurrent (1976)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Elizabeth takes over as head of the Frazer Line. Several other owners aim to take advantage of her sex and try and persuade her to join them in a cartel but, putting into effect her ... See full summary »

Writers: Cyril Abraham, Martin Worth | Director: Lennie Mayne | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Brian Rawlinson

Votes: 7

22. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

Votes: 270

23. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 36

24. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.8
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 44

25. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)
Episode: Trouble and Strife (1976)

52 min | Drama

7.8
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A woman from Starr's past, down on her luck, begs him to use his influence to obtain a job for her at the Bentinck.

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Gemma Jones, John Cater, Maureen O'Brien, Richard Vernon

Votes: 16

26. Cribb (1980–1981)
Episode: Waxwork (1980)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Cribb is called in when doubt emerges over the guilt of a murderess who is due to hang shortly

Writers: Peter Lovesey, Pauline Macaulay | Director: June Wyndham-Davies | Stars: Carol Royle, David Ashford, Gerald Sim, Elizabeth Burger

Votes: 11

27. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Creator: Cyril Abraham | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 543

28. A for Andromeda (1961– )

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Set in 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes ... See full summary »

Stars: Esmond Knight, Patricia Kneale, Peter Halliday, Noel Johnson

Votes: 67

29. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Breakout (1970)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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By surrendering to the police, wily KGB operative Nikolai Lubin seeks safety in a British prison, out of reach of Hunter and the section's interrogators. Hunter, however, has other plans--... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Reginald Collin | Stars: Edward Woodward, William Squire, Patrick Mower, Russell Hunter

Votes: 11

30. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his yellow Volvo.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 2,770

31. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)
Episode: The Blue Carbuncle (1968)

49 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.5
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After Holmes turns down the imperious Lady Morcar's demand that he help her locate a stolen priceless blue carbuncle, the gem turns up in a Christmas goose.

Writers: Stanley Miller, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, Madge Ryan, James Beck

Votes: 62

32. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 4,456

33. The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1963– )

Drama

7.3
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Stars: Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue, Patrick Westwood, Barry Letts

Votes: 17

34. 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

35. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 29

36. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but 2 of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Writers: Richard H. Landau, Val Guest, Nigel Kneale | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird

Votes: 3,777

37. Together (1980–1981)

30 min | Drama

6.6
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Centred around puerile living in what appears to be a middle class sheltered accommodation. Low key drama follows some pretty dull lives.

Stars: John Burgess, Kathleen Byron, Sheila Fay, Paul Hastings

Votes: 5

38. Persuasion (1971 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | History, Romance

6.6
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Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer, Richard Vernon

Votes: 345

39. Undermind (1965– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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Personnel Officer Drew Heriot returns to England after working in Australia to discover his brother behaving oddly, to the distress of his sister-in-law Anne. Investigating together they ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Wilkin, Rosemary Nicols, Denis Quilley, John Barron

Votes: 15

40. Sykes and A... (1960–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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Sykes and A - follows the life and times of an immature, often clumsy twin brother and sister as they deal with their eccentric life's.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Richard Wattis, Deryck Guyler

Votes: 14

41. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Rhine Maiden (1965)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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In Germany the Saint saves a young girl, Julia, from what appears to be an accident but is an attempt on her life by Charles Voyson, a man who swindled her father out of £250,000 and is ... See full summary »

Writers: Leslie Charteris, Brian Degas | Director: James Hill | Stars: Roger Moore, Nigel Davenport, Victor Beaumont, Stephanie Randall

Votes: 14

42. The Forbidden Street (1949)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History

6.4
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A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot.

Writers: Margery Sharp, Ring Lardner Jr. | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara, Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton

Votes: 301

43. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)
Episode: Curse of the Mummy (1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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An archaeologist unearths the mummy of an Egyptian queen. He doesn't realize that his daughter has a strong resemblance to the dead queen, and soon the mummy awakens. Complications ensue.

Writers: John Russell Taylor, Bram Stoker | Director: Guy Verney | Stars: Isobel Black, Patrick Mower, Donald Churchill, Frances Alger

Votes: 21

44. International Velvet (1978)

G | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.8
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Velvet's orphaned niece, Sarah, follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.

Writers: Enid Bagnold, Bryan Forbes | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins, Nanette Newman

Votes: 1,099

45. All the Way Up (1970)

97 min | Comedy

5.4
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Fred Midway may be a bit short on brains but he's got plenty of ambition. However, before he can gain promotion as a salesman he must make his family more socially acceptable.

Writers: Philip Mackie, David Turner | Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Warren Mitchell, Pat Heywood, Elaine Taylor, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 32

46. Story Parade (1964–1965)

5.2
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Stars: Norman Rodway, Noel Hood, John Saunders, Paul Dawkins

Votes: 5

47. Playbox (1955–1964)

45 min | Family

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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Tony Hart, Ivan Owen, Johnny Morris

48. Murder Bag (1957–1959)

30 min

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Creator: Glyn Davies | Stars: Raymond Francis, Ian Hendry, Peter Assinder, Arnold Bell

49. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Elvi Hale, Madoline Thomas, George A. Cooper, Emrys Jones

50. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

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First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray