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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.5
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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: 24,396

2. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama

5.1
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

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

Votes: 5,657

3. Cemetery Junction (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan

Votes: 17,211

4. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Writers: Mike Hodges, Ted Lewis | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Votes: 21,368

5. Hotel Babylon (2006–2009)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

Creator: Tony Basgallop | Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Martin Marquez, Michael Obiora, Raymond Coulthard

Votes: 3,419

6. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Creator: Robert Banks Stewart | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 712

7. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

Writer: Penelope Gilliatt | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 3,799

8. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 190

9. Peak Practice (1993–2002)

50 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Esther Coles, Simon Shepherd, Gary Mavers, Margery Mason

Votes: 160

10. Criminal Justice (2008 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Bill Paterson, Alice Sykes

Votes: 984

11. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 264

12. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 154

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: 165

14. The Deadly Affair (1966)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Writers: John le Carré, Paul Dehn | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 1,690

15. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 66

16. Follyfoot (1971–1973)

30 min | Family, Drama

8.1
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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit ... See full summary »

Creator: Monica Dickens | Stars: Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson, Arthur English, Christian Rodska

Votes: 75

17. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.2
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, John Carlisle, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 26

18. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, David Griffin, Michael Stainton

Votes: 778

19. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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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: 102

20. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

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: 79

21. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Creator: Paula Milne | Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 54

22. Lady Godiva (2008)

89 min | Romance

3.8
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Proud and determined, astride a beautiful white horse, Lady Godiva rides through the medieval streets to protest against the high taxes her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, has levied ... See full summary »

Writer: Vicky Jewson | Director: Vicky Jewson | Stars: Phoebe Thomas, Matthew Chambers, James Wilby, Isabelle Amyes

Votes: 110

23. Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)

GP | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Bruce Pritchard is paralysed mysteriously after his Brothers wedding. Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home. Angry and depressed, he finds hope with a nurse. Can Bruce find a life outside the home?

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Peter Marshall | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Nanette Newman, Georgia Brown, Bernard Lee

Votes: 244

24. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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

Votes: 36

25. Fragment of Fear (1970)

GP | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.2
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Reformed drug addict travels to Italy to find out who murdered his aunt.

Writers: John Bingham, Paul Dehn | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Flora Robson

Votes: 221

26. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 55

27. The Hireling (1973)

PG | 95 min | Drama

6.9
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A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.

Writers: L.P. Hartley, Wolf Mankowitz | Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Peter Egan, Caroline Mortimer

Votes: 365

28. Softly Softly (1966–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Softly softly was a drama series about two detectives solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 60

29. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)

30 min | Family

8.3
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Telepathic stage magician, Tarot, and his two assistants solve mysteries and crimes of a bizarre or magical nature, and battle against villains with various powers.

Creator: Trevor Preston | Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Fred Owl

Votes: 62

30. Marty (1968–1969)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Marty Feldman, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Roland MacLeod

Votes: 85

31. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 23

32. Out of Depth (2000)

100 min | Thriller

6.1
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When his mother is attacked by Ed, a small time crook, Paul Nixon wants revenge. Frightened of the possible repercussions to both his personal and emerging professional life, Paul enlists ... See full summary »

Writer: Simon Marshall | Director: Simon Marshall | Stars: Sean Maguire, Danny Midwinter, Nicholas Ball, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 48

33. Curry & Chips (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Kenny Lynch, Norman Rossington

Votes: 53

34. 20 Things to Do Before You're 30 (2002– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A group of friends who are approaching 30 make a list of unusual tasks to perform before they reach that age.

Creators: Jane Fallon, Liz Lewin | Stars: Amanda Abbington, Mathew Horne, Georgia Mackenzie, Chris Polick

Votes: 34

35. Honey Lane (1967–1969)

Drama

5.9
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Soap drama set in an east end market place following the lives of the Cockney vendors.

Creator: Louis Marks | Stars: Vicki Woolf, Ray Lonnen, Ivor Salter, Iain Gregory

Votes: 7

36. Plotlands (1997 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Rebecca Callard, Amanda Abbington, Saskia Reeves, Eve Schickle

Votes: 10

37. This Man Craig (1966–1967)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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Ian Craig is an upbeat science teacher at a secondary school in fictional Straithard, Scotland. He deals with the troubles of his students and colleagues in an optimistic fashion and shares their triumphs.

Stars: John Cairney, Joan Alcorn, Leonard Maguire, Alex McCrindle

Votes: 5

38. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.9
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Marius Goring plays a Forensic Scientist, working not only for the police, but also for other interested parties.

Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 11

39. The Revenue Men (1967–1968)

50 min | Drama

6.8
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Stars: Ewen Solon, James Grant, Calum Mill, Luke Neilson

Votes: 5

40. Love's Labour's Lost (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Jonathan Kent, Christopher Blake, Geoffrey Burridge, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 74

41. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 8

42. Marked Personal (1973– )

30 min

7.6
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Afternoon show about the dramas that enfold around the human resources department of a large organization.

Creator: Charles Dennis | Stars: Heather Chasen, Stephanie Beacham, Frankie Jordan, Carl Rigg

Votes: 7

43. The First Lady (1968–1969)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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Stories of a local councillor and her various projects

Creators: Philip Levene, Alan Plater | Stars: Thora Hird, Henry Knowles, Robert Keegan, James Grout

Votes: 7

44. Back to the Garden (2013)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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It is a year since the death of an inspirational theatre director and teacher, and his widow is struggling to come to terms with her loss. A group of close friends, many of whom are or were... See full summary »

Writers: Anna Mottram, Jon Sanders | Director: Jon Sanders | Stars: Emma Garden, Bob Goody, Anna Mottram, Tanya Myers

Votes: 20

45. Thirteen Against Fate (1966– )

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Joss Ackland, Frank Finlay, Ronald Lewis, Stephen Murray

46. Five More (1966– )

50 min | Drama

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An anthology of five TV plays concerning love and marriage.

Stars: Jack Bond, John Collin, Nigel Davenport, Eileen Atkins

47. After Julius (1979– )

150 min | Drama

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Stars: Freda Bamford, Faith Brook, John Carson, Paul Copley

48. 2nd House (1973–1976)

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BBC Arts programme derived from Full House (1972).

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Edwin Mullins, Roger McGough, Struan Rodger

49. Enemies of the State (1983 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

6.8
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Writer: Zdena Tomin | Directors: Eva Kolouchova, Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Zoë Wanamaker, Paul Freeman, Nicholas Ellery, Matthew Blakstad

Votes: 10

50. Aliens in the Family (1987– )

25 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Stars: Grant Thatcher, Sophie Bold, Clare Wilkie, Sebastian Knapp

Votes: 16