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

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.1
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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: 8,724

2. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.9
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Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client and a creeping man.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 2,124

3. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 609

4. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

Votes: 643

5. Edge of Darkness (1985 TV Mini-Series)

307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

Votes: 2,632

6. To Serve Them All My Days (1980 TV Mini-Series)

673 min | Drama

8.6
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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »

Stars: John Duttine, Frank Middlemass, Alan MacNaughton, Patricia Lawrence

Votes: 405

7. The Shadow Line (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2011)

8.6
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Glickman meets Gabriel,telling him that Gatehouse will give him the answers he needs but to beware that Gatehouse will use his 'secrets' to hurt him. Gabriel assumes that this means his ... See full summary »

Writer: Hugo Blick | Director: Hugo Blick | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Simon Chandler, Clare Calbraith, Rachel Bavidge

Votes: 50

8. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1988)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A notorious tabloid hires Rumpole to defend it in a libel suit being brought by a puritanical novelist it has accused of sexual promiscuity.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Julian Curry, Peter Blythe

Votes: 23

9. Edge of Darkness (1985– )
Episode: Breakthrough (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Jack Watson, Charles Kay

Votes: 50

10. Edge of Darkness (1985– )
Episode: Northmoor (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Jack Watson, Charles Kay

Votes: 50

11. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Reign of Terror (1976)

Not Rated | Drama, History

8.5
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Sejanus divorces his wife in order to marry Livilla but Tiberius refuses permission and suggests that he marries Livilla's daughter Helen instead, which so enrages Livilla that she poisons ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Graves, Jack Pulman | Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 94

12. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The Appointment (1974)

Drama, History

8.5
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The Grand Duke Serge is assassinated by terrorist in Moscow in 1905 and the Tsar sees the need to dismiss his Police Chief and appoint a new one in order to heighten security in St ... See full summary »

Creator: John Elliot | Director: David Cunliffe | Stars: Michael Bryant, Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Freddie Jones

Votes: 13

13. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The Last Tsar (1974)

Drama, History

8.5
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The young Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia finds the idea of succeeding his father an absolute nightmare and spends most of his time trying to forget the matter by amusing himself with his ... See full summary »

Creator: John Elliot | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 14

14. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The Secret War (1974)

Drama, History

8.5
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In 1917, the Russian Revolution breaks out in earnest and Lenin and Krupskaya - now living in exile in Zurich - are both thrilled as the news finally reach them in Switzerland. They long to... See full summary »

Creator: John Elliot | Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Barry Foster, Marius Goring, Michael Bates, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 11

15. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 231,912

16. The Wars of the Roses (1965 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.4
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A filmed theatre production of four of Shakespeare's historical plays condensed down into a trilogy.

Stars: David Warner, Peggy Ashcroft, Anthony Boden, Philip Brack

Votes: 33

17. Microbes and Men (1974– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Votes: 14

18. Edge of Darkness (1985– )
Episode: Burden of Proof (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Ian McNeice, Charles Kay

Votes: 55

19. Edge of Darkness (1985– )
Episode: Compassionate Leave (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Bob Peck, Joanne Whalley, Jack Watson, Charles Kay

Votes: 59

20. Edge of Darkness (1985– )
Episode: Fusion (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Joanne Whalley, Ian McNeice

Votes: 50

21. Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge (1994–1997)
Episode: Never Mind (1994)

Drama

8.4
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Everyday drama of a teenager facing the terrors of a first date with the woman of his dreams. When they eventually meet, a male model Roberto also turns up.

Writer: Nathan Bumford | Director: Dan Zeff | Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Lennie James, Charles Kay, Norman Lovett

Votes: 19

22. Ladykillers (1980–1981)
Episode: The Darlingest Boy (1981)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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The true tale of Edith Thompson, a love triangle that ended in death for all three people involved.

Writer: Michael Baker | Director: Brian Mills | Stars: Robert Morley, Gayle Hunnicutt, Christopher Villiers, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 5

23. The Shadow Line (2011 TV Mini-Series)

8.3
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A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain... See full synopsis »

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing, Richard Lintern

Votes: 2,603

24. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Remick, Barbara Parkins, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 88

25. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Drama, History

8.3
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BBC serial covering the rise of Henry ii.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox

Votes: 35

26. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 9

27. Edge of Darkness (1985– )
Episode: Into the Shadows (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

Votes: 54

28. Jonathan Creek (1997–2014)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 4,337

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

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

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

Votes: 177

30. The Citadel (1983 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ben Cross, Clare Higgins, Gareth Thomas, Niall Buggy

Votes: 151

31. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: Dearest Nicky (1974)

Drama, History

8.2
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The opposition against Tsarism is spreading throughout Russia, but Tsar Nicholas II prefers to disregard and stay blind to the rising discontent. The Tsar's mind is instead mainly consumed by the ill health of his firstborn son, Alexis.

Creator: John Elliot | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Bruce Purchase

Votes: 12

32. Whoops Apocalypse (1982– )
Episode: Road to Jerusalem (1982)

Comedy

8.2
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Writers: Andrew Marshall, David Renwick | Director: John Reardon | Stars: Barry Morse, John Barron, Alexei Sayle, Ed Bishop

Votes: 6

33. Fall of Eagles (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

8.1
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Creator: John Elliot | Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 355

34. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 36

35. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: Dress Rehearsal (1974)

Drama, History

8.1
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In 1908, the Russian Foreign Minister Isvolsky has his mind set on conquering the Dardanelles from the Turks, as the Dardanelles is the only way for the Russian fleet to pass from the Black... See full summary »

Creator: John Elliot | Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Laurence Naismith, Barry Foster

Votes: 8

36. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A shy and quiet WWII evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, but they soon develop a close friendship.

Writers: Brian Finch, Michelle Magorian | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

Votes: 2,358

37. Fortunes of War (1987 TV Mini-Series)

407 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

Votes: 503

38. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
Episode: A Breath of French Air: Part 1 (1991)

Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The whole family go on holiday to France, a holiday which gets off to a bad start. However, when the family car is seen to have a crest on it, it is assumed that they are titled nobility. ... See full summary »

Writers: H.E. Bates, Robert Banks Stewart | Director: David Giles | Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 19

39. The Shadow Line (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2011)

8.0
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Khokar is forced to retire after Gabriel rumbles that he had Petra try and kill Gatehouse. Gabriel is summoned by the retired Commander Penney who tells him that Counterpoint was a scheme ... See full summary »

Writer: Hugo Blick | Director: Hugo Blick | Stars: Kierston Wareing, Eve Best, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ace Bhatti

Votes: 48

40. Law & Order: UK (2009– )
Episode: Sacrifice (2009)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When a man is found lying on the ground with a kidney surgically removed, Brooks and Devlin have a case that they believed fell more into the category of urban myth than real-life crime. ... See full summary »

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Robert Del Maestro | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Jamie Bamber, Harriet Walter, Ben Daniels

Votes: 42

41. 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: 936

42. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

Votes: 206

43. Beryl's Lot (1973–1977)

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Carmel McSharry, Annie Leake, Tony Caunter, Norman Mitchell

Votes: 10

44. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Vixen's Run (2006)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Sir Freddy Butler collapses during a speech. The PM suggests the death is due to natural causes, however Barnaby is not convinced. Sir Freddy's will is stolen and his lawyer's house is burned down in an arson attack.

Writers: Michael Aitkens, Caroline Graham | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 216

45. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

Votes: 1,399

46. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Votes: 21,670

47. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Stephanie Ralph, Philip Franks

Votes: 903

48. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
Episode: A Breath of French Air: Part 2 (1991)

Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A jealous Charley gets drunk when Mariette refuses to go on the local miniature railway, preferring to stay on the beach with the admiring local boys. Pop sobers him up and effects a ... See full summary »

Writers: H.E. Bates, Robert Banks Stewart | Director: David Giles | Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 15

49. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: Absolute Beginners (1974)

Drama, History

7.8
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In Russia in 1903, Nicholas II has been Tsar for nine years and nobody no longer doubts that revolution soon will come. The important questions at the moment are how, when, and led by whom.... See full summary »

Creator: John Elliot | Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Charles Kay, Bruce Purchase, Lynn Farleigh, Edward Wilson

Votes: 16

50. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Birds Vs. Bees (1981)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Audrey takes up bee-keeping and is starting to do well marketing and selling her own honey until a rare bird turns up at Grantleigh. It is a bee-eater, which initially does not go down well... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Spence | Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Anthony Sharp

Votes: 18