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

Drama

9.3
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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: 16

2. 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: 10,912

3. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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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: 2,935

4. Beryl's Lot (1973–1977)

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Carmel McSharry, Annie Leake, Tony Caunter, Norman Mitchell

Votes: 9

5. Microbes and Men (1974– )

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Stars: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Votes: 17

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

673 min | Drama

8.7
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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 MacNaughtan, Patricia Lawrence

Votes: 435

7. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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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: 702

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

Drama

8.7
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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, Donald Burton, Alan Tucker

Votes: 37

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

Not Rated | 52 min | Drama, History

8.7
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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: 115

10. 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: 764

11. 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: 2,826

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

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

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

Votes: 183

13. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 19

14. 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

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

53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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McCroon breaks into Craven's house intent on killing him. Craven demands McCroon tell him who he is working for but McCroon is shot by a police marksman before he can say anything. Through ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 56

16. The Shadow Line (2011)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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: 57

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

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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: 24

18. 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: 14

19. 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: 12

20. The Citadel (1983 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Drama

8.4
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Young idealistic doctor, Andrew Mason, does all he can to improve the abysmal health conditions in a small Welsh mining town in the 1930s, but his ambitions sidetrack him.

Stars: Ben Cross, Clare Higgins, Gareth Thomas, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 153

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

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Jedburgh heads to Scotland with the stolen plutonium while Craven awaits the inevitable end.

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

Votes: 56

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

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Craven and Jedburgh penetrate Northmoor and discover the hot cell which has been sealed off following an explosion - a consequence of GAIA's attempted break-in. Jedburgh, under orders from ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 57

23. 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

24. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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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: 269,503 | Gross: $51.60M

25. 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: 94

26. 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: 43

27. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

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: 4,765

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss. Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,045

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

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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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: 376

30. 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

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

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The police close in on their suspect, Lowe, who is severely injured in a fall while trying to escape. Dying, he tells Craven he was working with McCroon, a terrorist Craven had had ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 63

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

Drama, History

8.2
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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: 10

33. 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

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

Drama, History

8.2
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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: 16

35. Law and Disorder (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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A no-nonsense barrister continually but not continuously corrects the grammar and behaviour of others, whilst skating close to the edge of moral practise herself in order to win her cases.

Stars: Penelope Keith, Simon Williams, Charles Kay, Eamon Boland

Votes: 7

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

Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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: 21

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

54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Yorkshire police officer Ronald Craven is returning home with his daughter Emma having picked her up from a meeting of an environmental organization at her university campus. On the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 68

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

Drama, History

8.1
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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: 13

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

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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As he continues his investigations, Craven is visited by Emma's ghost. The fingerprints on the getaway car used by Emma's killer match that of Lowe, a man Craven arrested ten years ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 62

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

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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 »

Writers: Dick Wolf, Terry Cafolla, Nathan Cockerill, Joe Morgenstern, Michael S. Chernuchin, Michael Duggan | Director: Robert Del Maestro | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Jamie Bamber, Harriet Walter, Ben Daniels

Votes: 48

41. Fortunes of War (1987– )
Episode: The Balkans: September 1939 (1987)

56 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Writers: Olivia Manning, Alan Plater | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay

Votes: 8

42. 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: 530

43. Stage 2 (1971–1972)
Episode: The Duchess of Malfi (1972)

Drama

8.0
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The Duchess of Malfi is recently widowed and her greedy brothers are determined she will not marry again, so they employ Daniel De Bosola, a murderer in their pay to spy on her. He fails ... See full summary »

Writer: John Webster | Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Michael Bryant, Charles Kay, Gary Bond

Votes: 26

44. 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: 1,189

45. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

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

Votes: 2,700

46. 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

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

Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 18

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

Drama, History

7.9
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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: 18

49. 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: 270

50. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

TV-14 | 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: 2,610