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1. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: West Coast Story (1995)

Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Hamish falls out with bank manager Cameron Dicks,who is not only seeking to bankrupt hard up farmer Duncan Soutar but bounces Hamish's cheques. In the red and unable to pay for his shopping... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Bryan Elsley | Director: Ian Knox | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Muireann Kelly, Ken Drury, Rab Christie

2. Braveheart (1995)

R | 177 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallce begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

3. City Lights (1984–1991)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Dave Anderson, Andy Gray, Gerard Kelly, Iain McColl

4. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Heartland (1995)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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In Sunderland a young former car thief is run over by a local vigilante, leaving him brain damaged. His mother asks Kavanagh to to take on the case despite lack of sufficient evidence.

Writer: Russell Lewis | Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Rod Arthur, Christopher Barr, Daisy Bates

5. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Glasgow UCOS (2012)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Gerry and Steve go to Glasgow,ostensibly to advise on establishing a UCOS office there but are asked to investigate the nineteen year old death of bookmaker James Soutar,given that the ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery | Director: Philip John | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson, Anthony Calf, Kate Dickie

6. First Among Equals (1986 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s.

Stars: David Robb, Jeremy Child, Tom Wilkinson, James Faulkner

7. The Cult of... (2006– )

30 min | Documentary

8.1
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A behind-the-scenes look at classic British cult TV series.

Stars: Meera Syal, Steve O'Brien, Robert Llewellyn, Pennant Roberts

8. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)
Episode: A Delicate Balance (1994)

Drama

8.1
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Life at Arden House proves ever more chaotic with Janet's marriage casting a shadow on the future. Dr. Neil begins to doubt his abilities and Dr. Finlay suspects a natural death could in fact be murder.

Writer: James Mavor | Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Jason Flemyng

9. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: Isobel Pulls It Off (1996)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Feeling dejected at apparent rejection by Hamish Isobel decides to change her image and go for a big scoop for the paper along with the dashing Gary Ross. However,whilst the rest of the ... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Dominic Minghella | Director: Mandie Fletcher | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Robert McIntosh, Alan Tall, Johnny Irving

10. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

11. Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2000)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Now that Archie's girlfriend Justine has arrived at Glenbogle she notices some chemistry between Archie and Katrina. Then, Glenbogle's neighbor, Killwillie, asks the family to host the ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Chaplin | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Alastair Mackenzie, Anna Wilson-Jones, Dawn Steele, Lorraine Pilkington

12. Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)
Episode: Episode #2.5 (2001)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Molly finds herself face to face with a hard-nosed gangster to whom she owes 4,000 pounds. In a risky game of poker, she risks everything to clear her debt, without letting Archie find out.... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Chaplin | Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Hamish Clark, Richard Briers, Alastair Mackenzie, Susan Hampshire

13. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: No Man Is an Island (1996)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Feeling gutted and guilty after the death of Alex, Hamish leaves the village and seeks solitude on a deserted island but ends up having to rescue Belle,an elderly woman making a sentimental... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Daniel Boyle | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Valerie Gogan, Edith MacArthur, Ralph Riach

14. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)
Episode: The Good Doctor (1993)

Drama

8.0
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With Janet off to Glasgow with Angus Livingstone, Dr. Neil attempts to do the cooking at Arden House. Dr. Finlay and Dr. Gilmore once again cross swords about the National Health Service. ... See full summary »

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Jason Flemyng

15. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer, Stuart Davids

16. Tutti Frutti (1987– )

69 min | Comedy

7.9
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Trouble ensues for the Majestics, Scotland's "Kings of Rock", when a good-looking redhead joins the band on tour.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Maurice Roëves, Emma Thompson, Stuart McGugan

17. Taggart (1983– )
Episode: Angel Eyes (1996)

270 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The murder of a musician sees Jardine's team mixing with the gay community. When a second murder with the same MO is committed Jardine is forced to face his deep seated prejudice's to get ... See full summary »

Creator: Glenn Chandler | Director: Marcus D.F. White | Stars: James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, Iain Anders

18. Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2000–2001)
Episode: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (2000)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Arthur Conan Doyle reveals the story behind Sherlock Holmes and his mysteries by telling about Dr. Joseph Bell.

Writer: David Pirie | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Sean Wightman, Robin Laing, Dolly Wells

19. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: The Honourable Policeman (1997)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Local laird Roddy MacLean returns to the village with his glamorous intended Serena St Claire,and asks Hamish to be the best man at their wedding. Hamish has his doubts as to whether the ... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Daniel Boyle, Dominic Minghella | Director: Jonas Grimås | Stars: David Ashton, Sally Dexter, Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach

20. 55 Degrees North (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A London detective moves to Newcastle after blowing the whistle on a corrupt colleague.

Stars: Don Gilet, Dervla Kirwan, Andrew Dunn, George Harris

21. Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2000–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Stars: Ian Richardson, Charles Edwards, Simon Chandler, Mossie Smith

22. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: A Bit of an Epic (1995)

Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A famous guide leads a company retreat up the steep Scottish hillsides, and Hamish comes along, suspecting trouble. Alex returns to Lochdubh but finds tragedy may have ended her chances with Hamish.

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Julian Spilsbury | Director: Sid Roberson | Stars: James Faulkner, Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Stuart McGugan

23. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: Wee Jock's Lament (1995)

Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Distraught over his dog's death, Hamish charges after the two men responsible. Sure that he means murder, the men of Lochdubh try to reach him first.

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Daniel Boyle | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Patricia Ross, Billy McColl, Ken Hutchison, Robert Carlyle

24. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)
Episode: Working Together (1993)

Drama

7.8
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With Dr. Finlay and Dr. Neil having reluctantly agreed to form a partnership, Dr. Cameron is free to move into his new home and formally retire. He's seems unable to do so however and still... See full summary »

Writer: Ann-Marie di Mambro | Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Jason Flemyng

25. Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.

Stars: Alexander Morton, Susan Hampshire, Hamish Clark, Dawn Steele

26. Chancer (1990–1991)

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.

Stars: Clive Owen, Simon Shepherd, Leslie Phillips, Susannah Harker

27. Lost Empires (1986 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama

7.7
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from Lost Empires novel re;eased in conjunction with original telecast "In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Firth, Gillian Bevan, John Castle, Mike Edmonds

28. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)
Episode: A Bitter Pill (1993)

Drama

7.7
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An urgent smallpox vaccination program is underway in Tannochbrae. Dr. Neil suspects that Mary Thomson's illness remains because she is not taking her medicine. To Brenda's discomfort, ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mavor | Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Jason Flemyng

29. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)
Episode: Burning Bridges (1994)

Drama

7.7
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The redecoration of Arden House turns out not to be nearly as lavish as Dr. Finlay had hoped.

Writer: Andy Smith | Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Jason Flemyng

30. Lost Empires (1986– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1986)

Drama

7.7
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New arrival Richard makes an immediate impact on the other members of the act, especially the women. Hired as a stage assistant, he soon begins performing roles. But just as Richard ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Firth, Carmen Du Sautoy, Brian Glover, Gillian Bevan

31. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: In Search of a Rose (1996)

49 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Barney Meldon seeks to provide a new,money-making visitor attraction for the village - a whale-watching trip, using fiberglass whales, but the whole enterprise ends in disaster and a ... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Stuart Hepburn | Director: Mandie Fletcher | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Alastair Mackenzie, Anne Kristen, Anne Lacey

32. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: Radio Lochdubh (1996)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Lachie,Jr. sets up a local radio station,which is very popular and has contributions from the villagers,a particular hit being a book review show by Alex,in which she reads from 'Far From ... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Daniel Boyle | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Brian Alexander, Stuart Davids, The Incredible Fling Band, Shirley Henderson

33. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: The Lochdubh Assassin (1997)

Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Isobel returns to the village from Glasgow with her friend Jean and jean's teen-aged tearaway nephew Frankie. They are soon followed by a trio of heavies led by Tam Flood,whom Frankie has ... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Daniel Boyle | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Stephen Henderson, Sandy McDade, Shirley Henderson, David McKay

34. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: The Lochdubh Deluxe (1996)

Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Lachie,Jr., is invited to become the new assistant to local undertaker Murray McMurray who is none too pleased with the grasping ways of his nephew and co-mortician Christie. A family feud ... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Daniel Boyle | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Andrew Keir, Jimmy Chisholm, Daniel Boyle, Ida Schuster

35. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Writers: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski | Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

36. Low Winter Sun (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Frank Agnew is a police detective who kills for revenge and naively believes he's engineered the perfect crime.

Writer: Simon Donald | Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Mark Strong, Brian McCardie, Irene Bagach, Fiona Bell

37. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: A Pillar of the Community (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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New resident Vicky Jeffreys takes over Lochdubh Day planning and bullies everyone into promoting Scottish culture.

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Stuart Hepburn | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: David Ryall, Robert Carlyle, John McLean, Kay McLean

38. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: Deferred Sentence (1997)

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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When Hamish takes a trip to the island of Lagga Laggas to stay with Father McPhail he has to pretend to be Jewish so as not to get caught up in the religious animosity between the father ... See full summary »

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Daniel Boyle | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Caroline Paterson, Colette O'Neil, Amanda Walker

39. Young James Herriot (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2011)

Drama

7.6
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Whirly faces a tribunal where she denies putting Ipecac in Gunnell's drink. Jenny Muirhead,the only other girl on the course,speaks up for her but naively lets her down though fortunately ... See full summary »

Writers: Johnny Byrne, Damian Wayling, James Herriot | Director: Michael Keillor | Stars: Iain De Caestecker, Amy Manson, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Gary Lewis

40. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)
Episode: Stolen Lives (1994)

Drama

7.6
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Rachel Gant has been committed to an asylum for the past 38 years. Upon her father's death, her mother sees to her release - only to discover the dark secrets that have been locked away.

Writer: Simon Donald | Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Jason Flemyng

41. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: The Big Freeze (1995)

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Maj. Maclean fakes a burglary for the insurance money, but DI Bruce is determined to catch the gang he thinks is responsible. Hamish and TV John both resist learning to use their new computer.

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Dominic Minghella | Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: Brian Pettifer, Ralph Riach, Anne Lacey, Alan Tall

42. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)
Episode: The Return (1993)

Drama

7.6
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In 1946, Dr. John Finlay is finally demobilized and he returns to life in private practice in his native Scotland. His partner, Dr. Alexander Cameron , has stayed on passed his retirement ... See full summary »

Writer: Carey Harrison | Directors: Patrick Lau, Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Jason Flemyng

43. 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

44. Watching (1987–1993)

60 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Emma Wray, Paul Bown, Liza Tarbuck, Patsy Byrne

45. Screen Two (1985–2002)

7.5
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

46. Taggart (1983– )
Episode: Death Call (1986)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Taggart and his partner Peter Livingstone are called in to investigate the macabre killing of the wife of a wealthy landowner whose body is found strangled and weighed down with luggage in ... See full summary »

Creator: Glenn Chandler | Director: Haldane Duncan | Stars: Mark McManus, Alastair Duncan, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson

47. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Episode: The Great Lochdubh Salt Robbery (1995)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Hamish investigates a salt theft from the grocery store, and a missing wife abuser.

Writers: M.C. Beaton, Daniel Boyle | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Jon Croft, Barbara Rafferty

48. Taggart (1983– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

Creator: Glenn Chandler | Stars: Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie, Alex Norton

49. Canterbury Tales (2003 TV Mini-Series)

349 min | Drama

7.4
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Clever adaptation of Chaucer's Canterbury to a modern setting. In Episode 1, The Miller's Tale, Nick Zakian attempts to seduce a landlord's wife with promises of a glittering singing career

Stars: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rob Brown, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Nesbitt

50. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Gordon Reid