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1. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 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

Votes: 45,563

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

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.

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

Votes: 549,066

3. Inspector Lewis (2006– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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

Votes: 5,269

4. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

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

Votes: 2,609

5. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama

5.8
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The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Paul Bradley, Rosie Marcel

Votes: 856

6. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

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

Votes: 3,510

7. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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54 Metascore

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

Votes: 73,074

8. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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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

Votes: 1,344

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

180 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A junior barrister specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners.

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

Votes: 2,955

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

57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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

Votes: 6,025

11. Cracker (1993–1996)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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

Votes: 3,770

12. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 908

13. Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 99 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

Votes: 2,893

14. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.

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

Votes: 370

15. Fragile (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Thriller, Horror

6.2
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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

Votes: 11,970

16. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 286

17. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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

Votes: 330

18. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 63

19. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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

Votes: 308

20. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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: 78

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

30 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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Stars: Steve Coogan, Graham Duff, Hayley Henderson, Sarah Henderson

Votes: 361

22. 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

Votes: 583

23. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 37

24. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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

Votes: 48

25. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.4
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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

Votes: 87

26. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

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Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 32

27. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

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

Votes: 81

28. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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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: 100

29. Playing Shakespeare (1982 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

9.4
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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

Votes: 125

30. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

Votes: 32

31. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 56

32. Cymbeline (1982 TV Movie)

175 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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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

Votes: 101

33. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary

8.4
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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Winston Churchill

Votes: 81

34. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Series looking at changes in British society employing BBC archive footage.

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Andrew Collins, Matthew Sweet, Peter York

Votes: 16

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

56 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.9
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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

Votes: 188

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

220 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 144

37. Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II (2013)

180 min

8.3
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Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: David Tennant, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Antony Byrne, Sean Chapman

Votes: 160

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

100 min | Mystery

6.2
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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

Votes: 250

39. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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

Votes: 21

40. 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

Votes: 128

41. Freud (1984 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The life and times of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

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

Votes: 59

42. Florence Nightingale (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

5.6
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Reflective drama of pioneering nurse, writer and noted statistician Florence Nightingale

Writer: Norman Stone | Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Laura Fraser, Michael Pennington, Andrew Harrison, Barbara Marten

Votes: 79

43. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

7.4
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Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, John Shrapnel

Votes: 18

44. The Last Bolshevik (1993)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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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

Votes: 397

45. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

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

Drama

8.4
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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

Votes: 34

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

Drama

7.2
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Director: Tilman Remme | Stars: Robert Shannon, Jamel Aroui, Lotfi Dziri, Ross Kemp

Votes: 87

48. Oscar (1985– )

120 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Michael Gambon, Robin Lermitte, Tim Hardy, Karl Howman

Votes: 23

49. 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

Votes: 13

50. The Dinosaur Hunters (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 31