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1. 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

2. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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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

3. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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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

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

61 min | Comedy

8.7
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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

5. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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

6. 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

7. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

8. Foyle's War (2002– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England.

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

9. 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

10. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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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

11. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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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

12. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

13. 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

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

Comedy

8.4
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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

15. 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

16. Brass (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

17. Detective (1964–1969)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

18. 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

19. Kingdom (2007– )
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2008)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Beatrice returns to Market Shipborough with her baby daughter whom she has named Peta,though Peter himself is still a trifle hurt that Simon was chosen as Beatrice's birthing partner rather... See full summary »

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

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

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

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

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

22. The Professionals (1977–1983)

60 min | Action, 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

23. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.2
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Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

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

Comedy

8.2
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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

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The apparently accidental death of a young woman in a munitions factory becomes linked with the murder of Milner's estranged wife as he falls under suspicion,

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

26. 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

27. 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

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

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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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

29. 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

30. 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

31. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.1
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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

32. 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

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

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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

34. 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

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

29 min | Comedy

8.1
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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

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

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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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

37. 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

38. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

39. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

40. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

41. 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

42. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

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

43. 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

44. The Organization (1971– )

60 min | Drama

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

45. 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

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

75 min

8.0
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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

47. Kingdom (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Respected country solicitor Peter Kingdom, with the assistance of his apprentice Lyle and secretary Gloria, runs a small legal practice in Market Shipborough for the eccentric people of ... See full summary »

Creators: Simon Wheeler, Alan Whiting | Stars: Stephen Fry, Karl Davies, Celia Imrie, Tony Slattery

48. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

49. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama

7.9
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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

50. Longitude (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.

Writers: Dava Sobel, Charles Sturridge | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jonathan Coy, Christopher Hodsol, Jeremy Irons, Peter Cartwright