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1. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Party Games (1984)

61 min | Comedy

9.0
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Sir Humphrey Appleby receives his just reward when he's told by Sir Arnold Robinson that he is to be his successor as Cabinet Secretary. Jim Hacker has mixed feelings about the whole thing ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 106

2. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.9
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Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 11

3. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 4,377

4. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 4,838

5. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 4,054

6. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.7
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 982

7. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: One of Us (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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It is revealed that a deceased Cabinet member was a spy, although an inquiry chaired by Sir Humphrey in the 1970's cleared him of suspicion. Humphrey arranges for P.M. Hacker to authorize ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 81

8. 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: 20,802

9. 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: 663

10. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981– )
Episode: The Drums of War (1981)

49 min | Biography, Drama

8.6
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With Robin away, Tilly decides to go to Nairobi to do what she can for he war effort. As a result, Elspeth must go lives with the Robinsons, a wealthy merchant family who have a resident ... See full summary »

Writers: Elspeth Huxley, John Hawkesworth | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Sharon Maughan, Ben Cross

Votes: 5

11. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 7,074

12. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 1,770

13. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

Votes: 76

14. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Et in Arcadia Ego (1981)

101 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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In the spring of 1944, Capt. Charles Ryder finds that he and his men are relocated to the grounds of Brideshead Castle. Charles knows the place well and he recalls a time 20 years before ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Directors: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Kenneth Cranham, Richard Hope, John Nettleton

Votes: 76

15. 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: 3,738

16. Brass (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Gritty, Northern mining drama meets Dallas. Bradley Hardacre runs the local mine and has to deal with his very strange family as well as the trouble caused by his workers, led by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy West, Caroline Blakiston, James Saxon, Gail Harrison

Votes: 96

17. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Real Partnership (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Prime Minister must deal with a worsening financial crisis that requires all government Departments to cut their budgets. The belt-tightening coincides with a hoped-for civil service ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 79

18. Elizabeth R (1971– )
Episode: Sweet England's Pride (1971)

Biography, Drama

8.4
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It is 1600 and Elizabeth is now an old woman yet she is still a match for the young, handsome, and dashing Earl of Essex. The Irish troubles and crushing the rebellious Essex rob an aged and weary Queen of the will to live.

Writer: Ian Rodger | Director: Roderick Graham | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Robin Ellis, Hugh Dickson, John Nettleton

Votes: 28

19. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Lorelei (1990)

75 min

8.4
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A lonely schoolteacher has a strange experience on her walking holiday. It haunts her and threatens to wreck her growing romance with a colleague.

Writer: Nick Dunning | Director: Terry Johnson | Stars: Amanda Redman, Michael Maloney, Ellie Haddington, John Nettleton

Votes: 16

20. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 9

21. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Brideshead Revisited (1981)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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In the winter of 1939, Lord Marchmain decides to return to Brideshead from Venice in view of the deteriorating international situation. It soon becomes apparent that he is in declining ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Phoebe Nicholls, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 61

22. Only When I Laugh (1979–1982)
Episode: Conduct Unbecoming (1982)

Comedy

8.3
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Dr Thorpe becomes an unlikely sex object when nymphomaniac patient Fiona demands they run off together and has written a complaint letter to the hospital board, whose chairman is her father... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Chappell | Director: Vernon Lawrence | Stars: James Bolam, Peter Bowles, Christopher Strauli, Richard Wilson

Votes: 6

23. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Doing the Honours (1981)

29 min | Comedy

8.3
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The Minister is appalled when, on the advice of his civil servants, he can't make a modest 5% to his department's budget. To Sir Humphrey's great disbelief, the Minister decides to ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 93

24. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: Man Overboard (1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The Employment Secretary wants to move army regiments to north England to save money, so Sir Humphrey leads P.M. Hacker to believe the Employment Secretary is after the P.M.'s job.

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 84

25. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Bed of Nails (1982)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The Minister yet again finds himself in it when the Cabinet Secretary and the Prime Minister's senior advisor con him into taking responsibility for developing a national transportation ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 81

26. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,456

27. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.2
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The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Writers: Akbar Ahmed, Jamil Dehlavi | Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Christopher Lee, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 1,689

28. The Pallisers (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

Votes: 268

29. The Citadel (1983 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ben Cross, Clare Higgins, Gareth Thomas, Niall Buggy

Votes: 151

30. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Bleak Midwinter (2007)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The death of a woman in a munitions factory becomes linked with the murder of Milner's estranged wife as he falls under suspicion and Foyle strives to clear his name.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Kate Ambler, Gavin Brocker, Ann Beach, Sian Brooke

Votes: 237

31. Kingdom (2007–2009)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2008)

Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Beatrice returns to Market Shipborough with her baby daughter whom she has named Petra, though Peter himself is still a trifle hurt that Simon was chosen as Beatrice's birthing partner ... See full summary »

Creators: Simon Wheeler, Alan Whiting | Director: Edward Hall | Stars: Karl Davies, Stephen Fry, Dominic Mafham, Hermione Norris

Votes: 27

32. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Equal Opportunities (1982)

29 min | Comedy

8.2
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With his wife's encouragement, Minister Hacker decides he should focus on accomplishing 1 or 2 significant achievements while in office. He decides the time has come to promote more women ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Eleanor Bron

Votes: 94

33. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981– )
Episode: Hyenas Will Eat Anything (1981)

51 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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The Grants get new neighbors when Hereward and Lettice Palmer arrive. He was an officer in the British Indian Army and neither seem prepared for the hardship they must face. Lettice almost ... See full summary »

Writers: Elspeth Huxley, John Hawkesworth | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Nicholas Jones, Sharon Maughan

Votes: 5

34. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: Power to the People (1988)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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A local councilwoman is throwing her weight around, but P.M. Hacker's plan to make local government truly responsive to its constituency motivates her to cooperate with Sir Humphrey's opposition.

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Gwen Taylor

Votes: 76

35. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Devil You Know (1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Minister and Sir Humphrey debate the merits of UK membership in the European Community with Hacker definitely negative about interference from Brussels. He dislikes the constant steam ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 85

36. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The National Education Service (1988)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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On the advice of his political adviser, P.M. Hacker plans to eliminate the National Education Service and let parents choose the schools their children will attend. Horrified, Humphrey must... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Deborah Norton

Votes: 71

37. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981– )
Episode: The Promised Land (1981)

50 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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Young Elspeth arrives in Thika, Kenya, with her optimistic parents who have purchased an unpromising tract of land in hopes of establishing a coffee farm.

Writers: Elspeth Huxley, John Hawkesworth | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird, John Nettleton

Votes: 5

38. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and ... See full summary »

Stars: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird, Mick Chege

Votes: 242

39. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2014)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Creators: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro | Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 11

40. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Anthology series with each episode a different story set in a village hall.

Stars: Reginald Barratt, Priscilla Morgan, Frank Crompton, Stella Moray

Votes: 7

41. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Days of Fines and Closures (1989)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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When Dave's relief manager lets him down at short notice he asks Terry to step into the breach and run the Winchester Club for him. Dave's failure to show up the following day gets Terry ... See full summary »

Writers: David Yallop, Leon Griffiths | Director: William Brayne | Stars: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Glynn Edwards, Peter Childs

Votes: 17

42. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Middle-Class Rip-Off (1982)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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When the Minister is approached by a group of local constituents seeking government funding for their nearly bankrupt local football club, he suggests that they sell the local museum to ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 76

43. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Votes: 379

44. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

8.0
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In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.

Creators: Maurice Gran, Laurence Marks | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,447

45. Shadows (1975–1978)

Family, Horror

8.0
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Anthology series of scary stories for children.

Stars: Neville Barber, Gwyneth Strong, George Waring, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 35

46. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Yorkshire Television's hugely successful legal drama, The Main Chance, was so fast-paced that even the opening credits were played over images of a speeding train... See full synopsis »

Creators: Edmund Ward, John Malcolm | Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Votes: 26

47. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

8.0
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Stars: André Morell, James Grout, Felicity Kendal, Patricia Garwood

Votes: 6

48. The Organization (1971– )

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Peter Egan, Anton Rodgers, Donald Sinden, Elaine Taylor

Votes: 11

49. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Family Pride (1992)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The suspicious drowning of an anonymous old woman on an estate prompts the Lord to invite his cousins, the Rumpoles, for the weekend, and he asks Horace to represent him at the inquest.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Abigail McKern, Denis Lill

Votes: 22

50. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981– )
Episode: Safari (1981)

50 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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With Robin and Elspeth staying behind at the farm, Tilly joins the Palmers and Ian Crawford on safari. Lettice finally admits to Ian that she loves him. Things come to a boil between Ian ... See full summary »

Writers: Elspeth Huxley, John Hawkesworth | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Ben Cross, Sharon Maughan

Votes: 5