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1. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 42

2. Holding On (1997– )

55 min | Drama

9.0
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A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts ... See full summary »

Stars: David Morrissey, Saira Todd, Phil Daniels, Ace Bhatti

Votes: 137

3. Menace (1970–1973)

75 min | Thriller

8.8
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This is a series of thrillers designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Stars: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 13

4. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 91

5. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 9

6. Blackmail (1965– )

8.7
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Blackmail, in all its meanings and forms, was the central theme of the episodes comprising this series.

Stars: Ray Marioni, Derrick Sherwin, Aubrey Richards, Ian Hendry

Votes: 7

7. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.6
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 72

8. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)

Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Stanley Morgan, Tony Wall, Bernard Archard

Votes: 62

9. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 421

10. The Informer (1966–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Disgraced (and now released from prison) ex lawyer, uses his accumulated knowledge to earn a living from both sides of the law.

Stars: Ian Hendry, Neil Hallett, Jean Marsh, Heather Sears

Votes: 24

11. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

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Stars: André Morell, Cherry Morris, Michael Kitchen, Terry Scully

Votes: 8

12. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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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: 44

13. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Lay Down Your Arms (1970)

78 min | Drama

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Dennis Potter used his own background as a Russian language clerk in the War Office when writing this play for ITV's SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE series. At the time of the 1956 Suez Crisis and ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Nikolas Simmonds, Leonard Trolley, Peter Cellier, John Warner

Votes: 22

14. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 55

15. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 12

16. 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 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 37

17. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 37

18. Studio 4 (1962– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Anthology series of plays filmed at the BBC TV centre's newly constructed Studio Four.

Stars: Marjorie Wilde, Frederick Farley, David Spenser, Dallas Cavell

Votes: 12

19. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 43

20. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

Votes: 40

21. The First Lady (1968–1969)

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Stories of a local councillor and her various projects

Stars: Thora Hird, Henry Knowles, Robert Keegan, James Grout

Votes: 7

22. Don't Forget to Write! (1977–1979)

50 min | Comedy

7.6
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The misadventures of an unsuccessful playwright, who is forced to make ends meet by writing screenplays which no-one ever seems to want to make into films (unless they're very bad).

Stars: George Cole, Gwen Watford, Francis Matthews, Claire Walker

Votes: 26

23. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 200

24. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 136

25. Drama 61-67 (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards, Neil Wilson

Votes: 11

26. Grange Hill (1978–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes, Sally Geoghegan

Votes: 810

27. Truckers (1987– )

50 min

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Comedy Drama about a Northern Haulage Firm struggling in the recession hit 1980's in the UK.

Stars: James Hazeldine, Julie Shipley, Caroline Ryder, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 21

28. The New Worst Witch (2005– )

25 min | Family, Fantasy

7.0
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The new worst witch carries on from the original series The Worst Witch based on books by Jill Murphy. This time at Cackles Academy, it's no longer Mildred 'Millie' Hubble but her cousin ... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline O'Neill, Stephanie Lane, Alice Connor, Francesca Isherwood

Votes: 101

29. Christabel (1988– )

149 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Stephen Dillane, Nigel Le Vaillant, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 121

30. The Doctors (1969–1972)

30 min | Drama

6.9
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Stars: Justine Lord, Richard Leech, John Barrie, Nigel Stock

Votes: 14

31. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved | 93 min | Horror

6.8
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In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller

Votes: 3,957

32. The Growing Pains of PC Penrose (1975– )

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Roy Clarke,the creator of 'Open All Hours' and 'The Last of The Summer Wine' brings another less seen comedy. New recruit PC Penrose has left his home town and joined the force in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryan Pringle, Paul Greenwood, Alan Foss, David Pinner

Votes: 12

33. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 150

34. Personal Services (1987)

R | 105 min | Comedy

6.4
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The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox, Danny Schiller

Votes: 1,030 | Gross: $1.74M

35. Cluff (1964–1965)

50 min | Drama

6.4
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Set in Gunnershaw, fictional town in North Yorkshire and based on novels by Gil North. Leslie Sands was perfect as the gruff Cluff.

Stars: Leslie Sands, John Rolfe, John McKelvey, Clive

Votes: 5

36. Bowler (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Stars: George Baker, Fred Beauman, Renny Lister, Gretchen Franklin

Votes: 6

37. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 39

38. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)
Episode: Dead Man's Chest (1965)

59 min | Drama, Mystery

6.2
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It all began as a hoax, a stunt, a trick on the part of two cynical young journalists to spite society and thwart the Establishment. The idea was to expose the frailty of circumstantial ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Dromgoole | Stars: John Thaw, Ann Firbank, John Meillon, John Collin

Votes: 24

39. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
Episode: Twentieth Century Theatre: Colombe (1960)

Drama

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Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Françoise Rosay, Dorothy Tutin, Freda Jackson, Sean Connery

Votes: 14

40. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,850

41. A Touch of the Other (1970)

92 min | Crime, Drama

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Delger, "the man who gets things done", finds himself involved in London's vice world, in between sleeping with his two neighbours Elaine and Wendy, a masseuse who "can't give a man a massage without turning him on".

Director: Arnold L. Miller | Stars: Kenneth Cope, Shirley Anne Field, Hélène Françoise, Timothy Craven

Votes: 7

42. Good Afternoon! (1971–1978)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Jasmine Bligh, Mary Berry, Judith Chalmers, Mary Parkinson

43. Taxi! (1963–1964)

45 min | Comedy, Drama

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Programme starred Sidney James as a cabbie who takes Ray Brooks under his wing & assists him to become a taxi driver. They become pals & share working a London black cab.

Stars: Sidney James, Ray Brooks, Bill Owen, Diane Aubrey

44. Kipps (1960– )

30 min | Drama

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A boy is stock clerk until a young man. After being fired, he learns of an inheritance. Uncomfortable with his wealth he makes poor decisions. He later meets his childhood sweetheart. In ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Wentworth, Diana Fairfax, Philip Locke, John Stratton

45. The Man Outside (1972– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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Stars: Rupert Davies, Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd

46. The Sullavan Brothers (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Hugh Manning, David Sumner, Anthony Bate, Tenniel Evans

47. Thirteen Against Fate (1966– )

50 min | Drama

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Thirteen is an emotional roller-coaster that explores how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived and how to survive as a family under the greatest pressure: how to feel again, chance ... See full summary »

Stars: Joss Ackland, Jonathan Burn, Frank Finlay, Marius Goring

48. Deadline Midnight (1960–1961)

60 min | Drama

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A series about life on a London daily newspaper.

Stars: Armine Sandford, Glyn Houston, Jeremy Young, Bruce Beeby

49. For Amusement Only (1968– )

60 min | Comedy

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Humorous situations on location with little or no dialogue.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Hamilton Dyce, June Jago, Alun Owen

50. The Massingham Affair (1964– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Lyndon Brook, Andrew Keir, Renny Lister, Eileen Atkins