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1. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.5
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Creators: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro, Jilly Cooper | Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 15

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

TV-PG | 61 min | Comedy

9.2
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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: 130

3. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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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: 8

4. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.9
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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: 1,169

5. 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

6. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War, often at the crumbling family estate, Brideshead Manor, trying to deal with family ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,657

7. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 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: 4,726

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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When the Director General of MI5 informs the Prime Minister that his predecessor was a Soviet agent, Jim Hacker learns that he had been thoroughly investigated some years previously by none... See full summary »

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

Votes: 90

9. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.7
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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: 6,838

10. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

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

Votes: 80

11. 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: 765

12. Worlds Beyond (1986– )
Episode: The Haunted Garden (1987)

Horror

8.6
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Writer: Tony Williamson | Director: John Jacobs | Stars: Judi Bowker, Alex Hyde-White, Rosemary Leach, Moray Watson

Votes: 5

13. 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: 25,993

14. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 8

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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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: 89

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

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.5
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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: 107

17. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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: 8,973

18. 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: 4,360

19. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

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

Votes: 1,982

20. The Pallisers (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

8.4
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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: 296

21. The Citadel (1983 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Drama

8.4
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Young idealistic doctor, Andrew Mason, does all he can to improve the abysmal health conditions in a small Welsh mining town in the 1930s, but his ambitions sidetrack him.

Stars: Ben Cross, Clare Higgins, Gareth Thomas, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 153

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

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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: 274

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

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 105

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

101 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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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: 81

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 94

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

TV-PG | 31 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 86

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 94

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 99

29. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

30. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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: 25

31. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 16

32. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

8.3
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Stars: André Morell, Cherry Morris, Michael Kitchen, Terry Scully

Votes: 7

33. 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

34. Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1985)

Comedy

8.3
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Writer: Victoria Wood | Director: Marcus Mortimer | Stars: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston

Votes: 6

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

75 min | Drama

8.3
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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: 18

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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: 81

37. 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: 1,879

38. Shadows (1975–1978)

Family, Horror

8.2
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Anthology series of scary stories for children.

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

Votes: 43

39. The Organization (1971– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Peter Egan, Anton Rodgers, Donald Sinden, Elaine Taylor

Votes: 12

40. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 20

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

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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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: 64

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

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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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: 21

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

46 min | 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: 29

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

Biography, Drama

8.2
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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: 32

45. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Challenge (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Following a re-alignment of responsibilities, Jim Hacker now finds himself the Minister responsible for local government authorities in addition to his existing duties. As one can expect, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 99

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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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: 90

47. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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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: 1,690

48. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 76

49. 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: 258

50. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Open Government (1980)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.1
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With his party now ready to form the government, Jim Hacker anxiously awaits a call from the Prime Minister offering him a Cabinet post. When the call does come, he is named Minister of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 140