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1. The Tudors (2007–2010)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

2. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

3. Inspector Lewis (2007– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

4. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Various pathologists spend as much time solving crimes as practising the post-mortal arts.

Stars: William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Emilia Fox, Amanda Burton

5. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Writer: Abi Morgan | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

6. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

7. The Escape Artist (2013 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Thriller

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Revolves around Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he ... See full summary »

Stars: David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Gus Barry, Brid Brennan

8. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Creator: Reginald Hill | Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

9. State of Play (2003 TV Mini-Series)

57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

10. Cracker (1993–1996)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Creator: Jimmy McGovern | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Lorcan Cranitch

11. Fragile (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Thriller, Horror

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At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Writers: Jaume Balagueró, Jordi Galceran | Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya, Gemma Jones

12. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

13. Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm, Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Writer: Hugh Whitemore | Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough, Jack Shepherd

14. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Creators: Ted Childs, Susan Rogers | Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

15. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

16. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

17. Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II (2013)

180 min

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Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: David Tennant, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Anthony Byrne, Sean Chapman

18. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

19. BBC2 Playhouse (1974–1983)

Drama

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

20. Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (2001– )

30 min | Comedy, Horror

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Stars: Steve Coogan, Graham Duff, Hayley Henderson, Sarah Henderson

21. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

22. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

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Stars: Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Anthony Smee, B.J. Hogg

23. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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

24. Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story (2004 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Action, History

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Verus, a slave captured in the Balkans, sees a gladiatorial career in the arena as a preferable alternative to life in a rock quarry.

Director: Tilman Remme | Stars: Robert Shannon, Derek Lea, Jamel Aroui, Lotfi Dziri

25. Hamlet (1969)

G | 117 min | Drama

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Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father's death and his mother's remarriage to Claudius... See full summary »

Writers: Tony Richardson, William Shakespeare | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Nicol Williamson, Judy Parfitt, Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull

26. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

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Series looking at changes in British society employing BBC archive footage.

Stars: Matthew Sweet, Andrew Collins, Kim Newman, Stuart Maconie

27. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

28. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary

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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Adolf Hitler, Simon Haslett, Bernard Hill

29. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

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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

30. Playing Shakespeare (1982 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.

Stars: John Barton, David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard

31. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

32. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

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Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, John Shrapnel

33. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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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

34. Cymbeline (1982 TV Movie)

175 min | Drama, Comedy

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Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Richard Johnson, Hugh Thomas, Aimée Delamain, Claire Bloom

35. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery

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Sherlock Holmes is brought back to life by Watson's female descendant after being cryogenically frozen for eighty years.

Writer: Bob Shayne | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Margaret Colin, Michael Pennington, Barry Morse, Olivier Pierre

36. The Last Bolshevik (1993)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Marker | Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Léonor Graser, Nikolai Izvolov, Kira Paramonova, Viktor Dyomin

37. Florence Nightingale (2008 TV Movie)

Drama

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Reflective drama of pioneering nurse, writer and noted statistician Florence Nightingale

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Keith Clifford, Tim Dann, Paul J. Dove, Laura Fraser

38. Summer's Lease (1989 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach

39. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

40. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

41. Freud (1984 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The life and times of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

Stars: David Suchet, David Swift, Helen Bourne, Alison Key

42. Building the Great Pyramid (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary

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Based on the latest archaeological discoveries and combining dramatic reconstruction, location shooting and state-of-the-art CGI computer effects, this film travels back in time to reveal ... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathan Stamp | Director: Jonathan Stamp | Stars: Hisham Abdullah, Mohamed Awad, Marc Bator, Christian Brückner

43. The Wars of the Roses (1965 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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A filmed theatre production of four of Shakespeare's historical plays condensed down into a trilogy.

Stars: David Warner, Peggy Ashcroft, Anthony Boden, Philip Brack

44. Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death (2003 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Tilman Remme | Stars: Robert Shannon, Jamel Aroui, Lotfi Dziri, Ross Kemp

45. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty, Donald Sinden

46. The Wars of the Roses (1989– )

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The entire cycle of Shakespeare's history plays performed by the English Shakespeare Company

Stars: Ben Bazell, Roger Booth, Philip Bowen, Paul Brennen

47. The Witches of Pendle (1977 TV Movie)

Horror

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A dramatisation of a real witch-trial that took place in Lancashire in 1612.

Writer: Barry Collins | Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson | Stars: David Boliver, Christine Buckley, Noel Cameron, Richard Colson

48. Oscar (1985– )

120 min | Biography, Drama

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Stars: Michael Gambon, Robin Lermitte, Tim Hardy, Karl Howman

49. The Dinosaur Hunters (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

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Writers: Steven Clarke, Andrew Piddington, J.C. Wilsher | Director: Andrew Piddington | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Paul Brightwell, Michelle Bunyan, Alan Cox

50. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min

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Stars: Kim Kee Lim, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Nazarin, Eileen Atkins