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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.6
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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: 21,115

2. 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: 3,794

3. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

6.0
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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.

Creators: Tony Warren, Liam Swann | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 3,191

4. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

79 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

Writer: George Baxt | Director: John Gilling | Stars: André Morell, Barbara Shelley, William Lucas, Freda Jackson

Votes: 368

5. The Saint (1962–1969)

48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 2,399

6. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Creator: Roy Clarke | Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 1,571

7. Doctors (2000– )

30 min | Drama

5.1
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The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Diane Keen, Adrian Lewis Morgan, Stirling Gallacher, Jan Pearson

Votes: 638

8. Doctor at Large (1971– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Gordon | Stars: Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Richard O'Sullivan

Votes: 105

9. The Plague Dogs (1982)

PG-13 | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

Writers: Richard Adams, Martin Rosen | Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 3,960

10. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 629

11. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 453

12. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 524

13. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 158

14. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.8
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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: 1,359

15. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 180

16. Sons and Lovers (1960)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »

Writers: Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, D.H. Lawrence | Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

Votes: 900

17. I Promised to Pay (1961)

94 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

Writers: George Baxt, Derek Bickerton | Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw, William Lucas

Votes: 202

18. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 120

19. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Carpenter, Paul Knight, Sidney Cole | Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 246

20. Horror on Snape Island (1972)

R | 89 min | Horror

5.4
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A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...

Writers: George Baxt, Jim O'Connolly | Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Bryant Haliday, Jill Haworth, Anna Palk, William Lucas

Votes: 890

21. Eldorado (1992–1993)

30 min

5.1
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A soap opera about the ex-pats who lived in Los Barcos. The series focused mainly on the British and their lives, loves and attempts to make a new life for themselves.

Creator: Tony Holland | Stars: Jesse Birdsall, Sandra Sandri, Josh Nathan, Leslee Udwin

Votes: 110

22. X: The Unknown (1956)

Approved | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror

6.3
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Radioactive mud-like creature terrorizes a Scottish village during the 1950's.

Writer: Jimmy Sangster | Directors: Leslie Norman, Joseph Losey | Stars: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern, Anthony Newley

Votes: 1,628

23. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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

Votes: 48

24. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 114

25. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

Votes: 33

26. On the Up (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Self-made millionaire Tony Carpenter struggles his way through life, dealing with a snooty wife, troublesome daughter, opinionated mother and quirky domestic staff.

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly, Joan Sims, Jenna Russell

Votes: 84

27. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 47

28. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

Votes: 219

29. William Tell (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.8
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Creator: Friedrich Schiller | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 99

30. Island of the Burning Damned (1967)

GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Baker, Pip Baker, Ronald Liles, John Lymington | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Allen, Peter Cushing, Jane Merrow

Votes: 905

31. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony Marriott, Roger Marshall | Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 101

32. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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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: 78

33. Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG | 118 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Burgess, Ronald Harwood | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 1,051

34. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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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: 37

35. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

5.9
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 35

36. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Features adaptations of stories by famous sci-fi authors such as Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Fredrik Pohl, John Wyndham and others.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 52

37. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his ... See full summary »

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 199

38. H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 200

39. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 40

40. The New Adventures of Black Beauty (1990– )

25 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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Jenny Denning, the girl who experienced numerous adventures with the stallion Black Beauty in the first series, has grown up in the meantime. She has married Nigel, who boarded a ship bound... See full summary »

Stars: Stacy Dorning, Gedeon Burkhard, William Lucas, Amber McWilliams

Votes: 37

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Robert Brown, Brian Rix, Jane Barrett

Votes: 51

42. Doomwatch (1970–1972)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.4
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

Votes: 81

43. 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.

Creator: Francis Durbridge | Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

Votes: 32

44. Postmark for Danger (1955)

84 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A car plunging over a cliff kills its two occupants identified as newspaperman Lewis Forrester and actress Alison Ford (Terry Moore). Surviving Lewis are his two brothers, Tim (Robert ... See full summary »

Writers: Francis Durbridge, Guy Green, Ken Hughes | Director: Guy Green | Stars: Terry Moore, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 161

45. Calculated Risk (1963)

72 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Writer: Edwin Richfield | Director: Norman Harrison | Stars: William Lucas, John Rutland, Dilys Watling, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 30

46. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

Votes: 38

47. Bitter Harvest (1963)

91 min | Drama

6.2
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A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?

Writers: Patrick Hamilton, Ted Willis | Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Janet Munro, John Stride, Anne Cunningham, Alan Badel

Votes: 152

48. New Scotland Yard (1972–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Stars: John Woodvine, John Carlisle, Michael Turner, Clive Francis

Votes: 20

49. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.6
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 58

50. High Flight (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, War

5.3
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The Commanding Officer of an RAF Training School must deal with a difficult cadet, but the cadet reminds the C.O. of himself when young.

Writers: Jack Davies, Ken Hughes, Joseph Landon | Director: John Gilling | Stars: Ray Milland, Bernard Lee, Kenneth Haigh, Anthony Newley

Votes: 126