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1. The Storyteller (1987 TV Mini-Series)

225 min | Fantasy

8.8
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

2. Shoulder to Shoulder (1974 TV Mini-Series)

75 min | Drama

8.8
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This series dramatizes the lives of the Pankhurst women and their role in the Suffragette Movement.

Stars: Siân Phillips, Patricia Quinn, Angela Down, Georgia Brown

3. Robin Hood (1984–1986)
Episode: Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (1984)

100 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.7
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His family massacred by Norman soldiers, Robin takes on the mantle of the Hooded Man, a champion long prophesied. His first challenge is to free Maid Marion from the clutches of the evil, ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Carpenter | Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Wayne Michaels, Toby Lee, Geoffrey Greenhill, Betty Francis

4. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

5. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Buried Treasure (2007)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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When Brian's dog finds a body on a common, it prompts two people to confess to murder. But when the body turns out to be over 600 years old, Sandra, Jack, Brian and Gerry must discover why ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery | Director: Minkie Spiro | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

6. The Vice (1999–2003)
Episode: Dabbling: Part 1 (1999)

Crime, Drama

8.5
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Writer: J.C. Wilsher | Director: David Thacker | Stars: James Barriscale, Siobhan Burke, Caroline Catz, Susan Engel

7. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: The ABC Murders (1992)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.5
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Poirot receives clues and taunting letters from a serial killer who appears to choose his random victims and crime scenes alphabetically.

Writer: Clive Exton | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Donald Sumpter

8. Foyle's War (2002– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England.

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

9. Robin Hood (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.4
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A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed.

Creator: Richard Carpenter | Stars: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

10. Nova (1974– )

Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Science documentaries.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Liev Schreiber

11. Grass (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Simon Day, Philip Jackson, Robert Wilfort, Tristan Gemmill

12. Porridge (1974–1977)

45 min | Comedy

8.3
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

13. Robin Hood (1984–1986)
Episode: Herne's Son: Part 1 (1986)

47 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.3
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A year has passed since Robin of Loxley's death; the band of outlaws has scattered, and the people's enemies savor their triumph. Now, a Norman nobleman and Earl's son, Robert of Huntingdon... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Carpenter | Director: Robert Young | Stars: John Abineri, Nickolas Grace, Mark Ryan, Phil Rose

14. Robin Hood (1984–1986)
Episode: Herne's Son: Part 2 (1986)

52 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.3
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Robert of Huntingdon gathers the outlaws back together one by one to rescue Marion out of Owen of Clun' clutches. Tuck he finds in Sherwood forest, Little John and Much are shepherds near ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Carpenter | Director: Robert Young | Stars: Clive Mantle, Peter Llewellyn Williams, Phil Rose, Jason Connery

15. Robin Hood (1984–1986)
Episode: The King's Fool (1984)

52 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.3
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The outlaws save the life of Chevalier Deguise, who later turns out to be a disguised King Richard returning from imprisonment in the holy land. The King promises to pardon Robin and his ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Carpenter | Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Michael Praed, Ray Winstone, Martin West

16. Pennies from Heaven (1978 TV Mini-Series)

75 min | Drama, Musical

8.2
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Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Bob Hoskins, Gemma Craven, Kenneth Colley

17. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: The Chocolate Box (1993)

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.2
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While in Belgium, Poirot relates to Chief Inspector Japp a case from his early days in the Belgian police force that nearly eluded the brilliance of his 'little grey cells.'

Writers: Agatha Christie, Douglas Watkinson | Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Rosalie Crutchley, Anna Chancellor

18. Hustle (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

Creator: Tony Jordan | Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

19. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006 TV Mini-Series)

59 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee, Michael Sheen

20. The Brothers (1972–1976)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.

Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Jean Anderson, Richard Easton, Robin Chadwick, Jennifer Wilson

21. Funland (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Funland is a comedy / thriller serial, produced by the BBC that was first screened from 23 October 2005 to 7 November 2005... See full synopsis »

Stars: Daniel Mays, Ian Puleston-Davies, Sarah Smart, Kris Marshall

22. Our Boy (1997 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Sonia and Woody are forced to come to terms with the loss of their only son who was killed in a hit-and-run accident and the driver did not stop. Woody's grief knows no bounds and refuses ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Grounds | Director: David Evans | Stars: Ray Winstone, Pauline Quirke, Neil Dudgeon, Philip Jackson

23. Super Sleuths (2006– )
Episode: Agatha Christie's Poirot (2006)

Documentary

8.1
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Agatha Christie's most infamous character, Hercule Poirot, has seen a variety of incarnations on the screen, but none so perfectly portrayed as the Poirot of English actor, David Suchet. In... See full summary »

Director: Janette Clucas | Stars: Simon Brett, Brian Eastman, Hugh Fraser, Anthony Horowitz

24. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1994)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.1
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The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Vernon Dobtcheff, Simon Roberts

25. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Near Death Experience (2005)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A beautiful, media savvy forensic psychologist is recruited to assist Frost in profiling a serial murderer who targets women at home.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, David Gilman | Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Philip Jackson

26. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: Peril at End House (1990)

103 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.1
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While Poirot is staying at an exclusive Cornish resort, he meets a beautiful heiress whose life is in danger.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Polly Walker

27. Funland (2005– )
Episode: Pilot (2005)

Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Writers: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson | Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Sue Vincent, Kris Marshall, Sarah Smart, Daniel Mays

28. Hustle (2004– )
Episode: The Last Gamble (2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The mark is Anthony Reeves who has just received a controversial half-million pound payout on being fired from his most recent job. Reeves loves the horses so the team set him up for The ... See full summary »

Creator: Tony Jordan | Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Adrian Lester, Marc Warren, Robert Glenister, Jaime Murray

29. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Luck Child (1988)

24 min | Fantasy

8.1
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When a cruel, cold hearted king hears about the birth of a luck child prophesied to one day rule in his stead, he seeks out the child and tries to get rid of him. But luck is with the baby ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Minghella | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: John Hurt, Steven Mackintosh, Philip Jackson, Anthony O'Donnell

30. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

31. Shameless (2004– )

90 min | Comedy, Drama | Active

8.0
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The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Abbott | Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

32. Death in Paradise (2011– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A strait-laced British inspector is transferred to St. Marie Island's police department. Unfortunately, he hates the sun, sea, and sand. In later series, an accident-prone officer heads the Caribbean investigative team.

Creator: Robert Thorogood | Stars: Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Élisabeth Bourgine

33. Touching Evil (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county.

Creator: Paul Abbott | Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall, Michael Feast

34. Bramwell (1995 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama

8.0
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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

35. The Sins (2000 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Len Green is a bank robber. During his long career as a getaway driver, he has served many sentences and spent a fair proportion of his life behind bars. Now middle-aged, with a very ... See full summary »

Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Geraldine James, Caroline Hayes, Billie Cook

36. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: Death in the Clouds (1992)

103 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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While Poirot sleeps on an airplane flight from Paris to London, a notorious French moneylender is murdered with a poisoned dart.

Writer: William Humble | Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Sarah Woodward, Shaun Scott

37. Foyle's War (2002– )
Episode: Invasion (2006)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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American troops arrive in Britain and the Corps of Engineers building an airstrip on a Hastings farm is met with resentment.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Robert O'Sullivan, Jay Benedict, Zoë Tapper, Philip Jackson

38. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (1990)

52 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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Poirot wagers Chief Inspector Japp that he can solve the mystery of a missing banker without leaving his flat.

Writer: David Renwick | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

39. Robin Hood (1984–1986)
Episode: The Prophecy (1984)

53 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.0
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John has been taken prisoner at Nottingham and makes a friend in fellow prisoner Mark, who, after Robin has found an opportunity to free John and his new found friend, decides to join the ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Carpenter | Director: Robert Young | Stars: John Abineri, Michael Praed, Stuart Linden, Clive Mantle

40. Pennies from Heaven (1978– )
Episode: The Sweetest Thing (1978)

Drama, Musical

8.0
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Freddie Jones, Cheryl Campbell, Peter Cellier, Bob Hoskins

41. The Best Offer (2013)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A master auctioneer becomes obsessed with an extremely reclusive heiress who collects fine art.

Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

42. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

43. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Eleven stand-alone dramas.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Ellis, Rebecca Front

44. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer, Stuart Davids

45. The Chase (2006– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Creator: Kay Mellor | Stars: Nicholas Gleaves, Gaynor Faye, Nicola Stephenson, Michelle Holmes

46. The Ambassador (1998– )

50 min | Drama

7.9
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Harriet Smith (Pauline Collins), the new British ambassador to Ireland, desperately wants to make her mark in this historically difficult posting and try to put the tragic murder of her ... See full summary »

Creator: Russell Lewis | Stars: Pauline Collins, Denis Lawson, Owen Roe, Tom Connolly

47. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

7.9
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily ... See full summary »

Creator: Murray Smith | Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

48. 15: The Life and Death of Philip Knight (1993 TV Movie)

Drama

7.9
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Writer: Jeremy Brock | Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Daniel Newman, Holly Aird, Terence Beesley, Angus Macfadyen

49. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: A Day Out (1974)

Comedy

7.9
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Fletch and Godber are members of an outside works party digging a sewerage trench in the churchyard. When Ives is stung by a bee, Fletch persuades Barraclough to let him go to the pub for ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

50. DCI Banks (2010– )
Episode: Bad Boy: Part 2 (2014)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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Following the disastrous raid Helen is suspended but she tells Banks that her colleague Trethowan reentered the house after the event, leading them both to surmise, correctly, that he was ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Robinson, Catherine Tregenna | Director: Stephen Woolfenden | Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz, Jack Deam