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1. Fortitude (2015– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.

Creator: Simon Donald | Stars: Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Johnny Harris, Michael Gambon

2. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama | Active

5.2
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The everyday lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the East-End of London.

Creators: Tony Holland, Julia Smith | Stars: Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

3. Effie Gray (2014)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

5.7
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A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.

Writer: Emma Thompson | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge

4. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

5. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

6. Him & Her (2010– )

Comedy

7.9
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An acutely observed, forensically honest, warts-and-all look at a working-class couple in their mid-20s.

Stars: Sarah Solemani, Russell Tovey, Kerry Howard, Joe Wilkinson

7. Accused (2010– )

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Every episode examines a person who is accused of a crime (mostly murder) & what led them to end up in the Dock. Created by Jimmy McGovern.

Creator: Jimmy McGovern | Stars: Michael Maloney, Andrew Readman, Rosina Carbone, Chris Hall

8. Burton and Taylor (2013 TV Movie)

83 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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Legendary acting duo and husband and wife, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor prepare for a 1983 theatrical production of the play, "Private Lives".

Writers: William Ivory, Noel Coward, Alexander Walker | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks, Jeff Mash

9. Band of Gold (1995–1997)

290 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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In Bradford, England, several desperate streetwalkers team up to run the business for themselves. They must deal with competition, mobsters, moralists, psychos and cops, but at least now they have each other and a plan.

Stars: Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dickson, Samantha Morton

10. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

11. Poldark (1996 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama, History

5.8
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Writer: Winston Graham | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Bowe, Mel Martin, Michael Attwell, Ioan Gruffudd

12. The Night Watch (2011 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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In post-war London Viv Pearce, seeing married spiv Reggie, runs a dating bureau with Helen Giniver, who lives with her older lover, authoress Julia Standing. Viv's younger brother Duncan, a... See full summary »

Writers: Sarah Waters, Paula Milne | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Jenna Augen, Neal Barry, Claudie Blakley, Lucy Briers

13. The Job Lot (2013– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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The daily troubles of everyone who works at the job centre.

Stars: Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Angela Curran, Jo Enright

14. Bodies (2004– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Creator: Jed Mercurio | Stars: Tamzin Malleson, Max Beesley, Keith Allen, Patrick Baladi

15. Sea of Souls (2004– )

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A group of faculty and staff at a Glasgow university studies the paranormal.

Creator: David Kane | Stars: Bill Paterson, Dawn Steele, Iain Robertson, Louise Irwin

16. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989 TV Mini-Series)

165 min | Drama

7.8
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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to ... See full summary »

Stars: Cathryn Bradshaw, Emily Aston, Pam Ferris, Celia Imrie

17. River (2014– )

Crime | Active

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Stars: Stacha Hicks, Lesley Manville, Lasco Atkins, Paul Blackwell

18. Invasion: Earth (1998 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

Creator: Jed Mercurio | Stars: Vincent Regan, Fred Ward, Eric Jorrin, Maggie O'Neill

19. An Englishman in New York (2009)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York.

Writer: Brian Fillis | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Cynthia Nixon

20. McCallum (1995–1998)

120 min | Drama

7.9
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From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories.

Stars: Gerard Murphy, James Saxon, Richard O'Callaghan, Alex Walkinshaw

21. The Innocent (1985)

101 min | Drama

5.9
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Writers: Tom Hart, Ray Jenkins | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Andrew Hawley, Kika Markham, Kate Foster, Liam Neeson

22. Grow Your Own (2007)

101 min | Comedy

6.8
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An English community gets testy when a refuge family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.

Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Carl Hunter | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Benedict Wong, Eddie Marsan, Omid Djalili, Alan Williams

23. Life and Lyrics (2006)

99 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.5
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As a posse of South London DJs battle their rivals to the North, Danny (Walters)falls for a singer from the other crew.

Writer: Ken Williams | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Ashley Walters, Christopher Steward, Alexis Rodney, Beau Baptist

24. The Ghost Squad (2005– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Ghost Squad is an unofficial top secret Internal Affairs unit that recruits former police officers who've proved their honesty during their service and sends them undercover to investigate and root out corruption within the police.

Creator: Tom Grieves | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Emma Fielding, Jonas Armstrong, James Weber Brown

25. Out of the Blue (1995– )

50 min

7.4
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BBC police drama that follows the personal and professional lives of a group of detectives.

Stars: Orla Brady, Darrell D'Silva, Neil Dudgeon, John Duttine

26. The Hello Girls (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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"The Hello Girls" is a "dramedy" about a group of mostly young women working as telephone operators in the city of Derby UK... See full synopsis »

Stars: Stephanie Turner, Letitia Dean, Samantha Seager, Kate Lonergan

27. Outlaws (2004– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Phil Daniels, Ray Emmet Brown, Georgia Mackenzie, Annabelle Apsion

28. Hancock & Joan (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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In the mid-1960s, Joan, not long married to comic actor John Le Mesurier, meets and is mutually attracted to comedian Tony Hancock, married to the long-suffering Freddie. Hancock's most ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Cottan, Joan Le Mesurier, Edward Joffe | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Ken Stott, Maxine Peake, Alex Jennings, Don Gallagher

29. Hearts of Gold (2003 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Writers: Matthew Baylis, Catrin Collier | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Jeremy Sheffield, Kate Jarman, Geraldine James, David Troughton

30. Free Agents (2009 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Writer: Chris Niel | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan, Anthony Head, Frances Tomelty

31. Border Cafe (2000 TV Mini-Series)

45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Dreams meet reality at a meeting place on the borders of Lancashire, Cheshire and Wales.

Stars: Elizabeth Carling, Sean Gallagher, Georgia Mackenzie, Anthony Strachan

32. Wing and a Prayer (1997– )

Drama

4.7
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Stars: Sean Arnold, Rita Wolf, David Bark-Jones, Philip Martin Brown

33. Natural Lies (1992– )

159 min | Thriller

5.8
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Stars: Bob Peck, Denis Lawson, Sharon Duce, Brian Protheroe

34. Life Support (1999– )

50 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Aisling O'Sullivan, Art Malik, Richard Wilson, Gilbert Martin

35. I Bet It Will Rain (1992)

19 min | Short

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The bet, that it won't rain till midday could change Jenny's unhappy life.

Writer: Richard Laxton | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: David Adey, Dennis Cartwright, Barbara Hicks, Janet McTeer

36. Wing and a Prayer (1997– )
Episode: A Fair Exchange (1997)

Drama

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Writer: Matthew Hall | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Kate Buffery, George Irving, Sean Arnold, Mark Womack

37. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001– )
Episode: A Great Deliverance (2001)

TV-PG | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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After a farmer is found decapitated, aristocratic Detective Inspector Lynly is assigned to the case with a resentful new partner, D.S. Barbara Havers.

Writers: Elizabeth George, Lizzie Mickery | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Anthony Calf, Amanda Ryan

38. Wing and a Prayer (1997– )
Episode: A Sense of Belonging (1997)

Drama

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Writer: Matthew Hall | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Sean Arnold, Rita Wolf, David Bark-Jones, Philip Martin Brown

39. The Ghost Squad (2005– )
Episode: Colour Blind (2005)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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Creator: Tom Grieves | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Emma Fielding, Jonas Armstrong, Shane Attwooll

40. Band of Gold (1995–1997)
Episode: Damaged (1995)

49 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Writer: Kay Mellor | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dickson, Samantha Morton

41. McCallum (1995–1998)
Episode: Dead But Still Breathing (1997)

Drama

7.2
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Writer: Mike Cullen | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Hannah, Gerard Murphy, Suzanna Hamilton, Zara Turner

42. The Job Lot (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2013)

Comedy

7.3
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Brownall House Job Centre manager Trish aims to turn the unemployed into the fun employed but faces apathy from her staff,notably bored Angela and security guard Paul,who moonlights as a ... See full summary »

Writers: Claire Downes, Stuart Lane, Ian Jarvis | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Angela Curran, Jo Enright

43. Natural Lies (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1992)

Thriller

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Writer: David Pirie | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Bob Peck, Denis Lawson, Sharon Duce, Brian Protheroe

44. Natural Lies (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1992)

Thriller

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Writer: David Pirie | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Bob Peck, Denis Lawson, Sharon Duce, Brian Protheroe

45. Out of the Blue (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1995)

8.3
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Writers: Peter Bowker, Bill Gallagher | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Stephen Billington, Pauline Black, Orla Brady, Pankaj Buttoo

46. Bodies (2004– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2004)

Drama

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Creator: Jed Mercurio | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Alison Burrows, Tamzin Malleson, Karen Bryson, Max Beesley

47. Natural Lies (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1992)

Thriller

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Writer: David Pirie | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Bob Peck, Denis Lawson, Sharon Duce, Brian Protheroe

48. Out of the Blue (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1995)

8.3
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Writers: Peter Bowker, Bill Gallagher | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Annette Bentley, Stephen Billington, Pauline Black, Orla Brady

49. Fortitude (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2015)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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Following Dan's loss of control, Morton takes over the murder investigation. Elsewhere, Elena's mysterious past is about to catch up with her.

Creator: Simon Donald | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd, Verónica Echegui

50. Bodies (2004– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2004)

Drama

7.9
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Creator: Jed Mercurio | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Tamzin Malleson, Laura Hardy, Keith Allen, Marcus Heath