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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 25,962

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.9
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,505

3. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,353

4. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

Votes: 1,761

5. I, Claudius (1976 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.0
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 10,910

6. The Ladykillers (1955)

91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Writer: William Rose | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 20,694

7. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,187

8. Neverwhere (1996 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Bakewell, Laura Fraser, Hywel Bennett, Clive Russell

Votes: 2,235

9. Blakes 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Creator: Terry Nation | Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 2,385

10. Indiscreet (1958)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Anna Kalman is a London based actress. She has been unable to find love in her life. The reason why she came home early from a vacation to Majorca fits into that theme, as the man she met ... See full summary »

Writer: Norman Krasna | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 5,688

11. George and Mildred (1980)

93 min | Comedy

5.6
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Mildred decides that she and George will celebrate their anniversary at a posh London hotel - whatever the cost. However, a shady businessman mistakes George for a hit man.

Writers: Dick Sharples, Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer | Director: Peter Frazer-Jones | Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Stratford Johns, Norman Eshley

Votes: 413

12. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912.

Writers: Walter Lord, Eric Ambler | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 10,581

13. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating. Shortly thereafter, Lady Sylvia Marsh returns to Temple House, a nearby mansion,... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Russell, Bram Stoker | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 7,263 | Gross: $1.19M

14. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 40

15. 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: 153

16. 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: 168

17. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Creators: Jim Hill, William Stair | Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 454

18. Splitting Heirs (1993)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

5.5
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A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Idle | Director: Robert Young | Stars: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 3,349 | Gross: $3.25M

19. The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

4.9
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Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, ... See full summary »

Writers: Rudy Dochtermann, Jim Moloney, Sax Rohmer | Directors: Piers Haggard, Richard Quine, Peter Sellers | Stars: Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar

Votes: 1,572

20. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies and the self-interest of the ruling class and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Writer: Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 3,486

21. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.9
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 1,748

22. Department S (1969–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who ... See full summary »

Creators: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Joel Fabiani, Rosemary Nicols, Dennis Alaba Peters

Votes: 250

23. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Creators: Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Joy Whitby | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

Votes: 192

24. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)

60 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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This series chronicles the swashbuckling exploits of Simon Templar, a modern day Robin Hood of sorts.

Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Norman Eshley, Edward Brayshaw, John Hallam

Votes: 184

25. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

6.6
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Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 38

26. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

Writer: Shelagh Delaney | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

Votes: 1,915 | Gross: $0.14M

27. Wild Geese II (1985)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Thriller, Action

4.7
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Writers: Daniel Carney, Reginald Rose | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 859

28. 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

29. The One That Got Away (1957)

106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.2
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A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

Writers: Howard Clewes, Kendal Burt, James Leasor | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,369

30. The Plank (1967)

45 min | Comedy

6.9
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Classic short British comedy, full of stars, about two workmen delivering planks to a building site. This is done with music and a sort of "wordless dialogue" which consists of a few ... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Sykes | Director: Eric Sykes | Stars: Tommy Cooper, Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle

Votes: 888

31. Hand in Hand (1960)

78 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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A little Roman Catholic boy and a little Jewish girl become best friends despite the prejudice that surrounds them.

Writers: Sidney Harmon, Diana Morgan | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Kathleen Byron, Finlay Currie, Arnold Diamond, Eric Francis

Votes: 274

32. Salome's Last Dance (1988)

R | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Late on Guy Fawkes Day, 1892, Oscar Wilde arrives at a high-class brothel where a surprise awaits: a staging of his play "Salome," with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Wilde, Vivian Russell, Ken Russell | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.33M

33. The Scarlet and the Black (1993 TV Mini-Series)

238 min

7.3
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The story of an ambitious but impoverished young man who seduces women of social class in order to improve his own prospects.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Fulford, Alice Krige, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 354

34. The Third Key (1956)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Writers: Robert Barr, Janet Green, Dorothy Christie, Campbell Christie | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 408

35. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.7
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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 50

36. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.

Creator: Paul Smith | Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

Votes: 313

37. Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 851

38. Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

Writer: Lukas Heller | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner

Votes: 532

39. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 80

40. The Secret Agent (1992– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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The three-part BBC adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel tells of an attempt by a triple agent to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1894, a time of unrest and anarchist violence throughout Europe.

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Peter Capaldi, Janet Suzman, Richard Stirling

Votes: 36

41. The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.9
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The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Leslie Gilliat, Ivor Herbert, Ronald Searle | Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney

Votes: 708

42. 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

43. 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

44. Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.3
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Phineas T Barnum and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Alan Towers, Jules Verne, Dave Freeman | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Burl Ives, Jimmy Clitheroe, Terry-Thomas, Graham Stark

Votes: 496

45. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 193

46. Violent Playground (1958)

108 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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Struggle between a Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer and a young and dangerous pyromaniac.

Writer: James Kennaway | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum, Peter Cushing

Votes: 230

47. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.4
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Edward Woodward

Votes: 45

48. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.

Writers: Denys Roberts, T.E.B. Clarke, Patrick Campbell, Vivienne Knight | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 155

49. Softly Softly (1966–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Softly softly was a drama series about two detectives solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 62

50. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

94 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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On a routine flight from Hong-Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

Writers: Victor Goddard, R.C. Sherriff | Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 552