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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

2. Autómata (2014)

R | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

Writers: Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate | Director: Gabe Ibáñez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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65 Metascore

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

4. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

5. The Village (2013– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Follows the residents of one English village across the 20th century and their turbulent lives.

Stars: Maxine Peake, John Simm, Charlie Murphy, Juliet Stevenson

6. City of Ember (2008)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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58 Metascore

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.

Writers: Caroline Thompson, Jeanne Duprau | Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Bill Murray, David Ryall

7. 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

8. Inspector Lewis (2007– )

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

9. 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

10. Doc Martin (2004– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England

Creators: Dominic Minghella, Mark Crowdy, Craig Ferguson | Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom

11. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

12. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A British police constable and his doctor wife, weary of the turmoil in contemporary London, decide to move and work in a quiet village where life is livelier than they anticipated.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

13. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

14. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama | Active

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Creators: Jeremy Brock, Paul Unwin | Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Jane Hazlegrove

15. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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96 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

16. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Episodes follow uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station as they enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Creator: Geoff McQueen | Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

17. Hysteria (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Writers: Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer, Howard Gensler | Director: Tanya Wexler | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones

18. Outnumbered (2007– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children.

Stars: Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche

19. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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49 Metascore

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief, and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

Writers: Jules Verne, David N. Titcher, David Benullo, David Andrew Goldstein | Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates

20. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Creator: Roy Clarke | Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

21. Doctors (2000– )

30 min | Drama

5.3
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The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Diane Keen, Adrian Lewis Morgan, Stirling Gallacher, Christopher Timothy

22. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama | Active

5.9
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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, Rosie Marcel, Paul Bradley

23. Quartet (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Writer: Ronald Harwood | Director: Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay

24. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

25. Ultimate Force (2002–2006)

74 min | Action, War

7.7
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This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ... See full summary »

Creators: Rob Heyland, Chris Ryan | Stars: Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Jamie Draven, Christopher Fox

26. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

27. 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

28. Black Beauty (1994)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Writers: Anna Sewell, Caroline Thompson | Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Docs Keepin Time, Alan Cumming

29. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Gary Sparrow lives in the 1990s with his wife but has a route back to the 1940s where he has a mistress. Gary has a tough time keeping his double-life a secret from the two women as he ... See full summary »

Creators: Maurice Gran, Laurence Marks | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

30. 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

31. Blakes 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Creator: Terry Nation | Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

32. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of a spaniel dear to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the ... See full summary »

Writers: Rose Tremain, Rupert Walters | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

33. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Horror, Mystery

7.4
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When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go ... See full summary »

Writers: Susan Hill, Nigel Kneale | Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran

34. Trollied (2011– )

PG-13 | 26 min | Comedy

7.4
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Set in Valco, a fictional supermarket in the north-west of England, Trollied is an eight-part sitcom that puts a comic twist on one of our most familiar surroundings. Acting deputy manager ... See full summary »

Creators: Ash Atalla, Paul Doolan, Anne Marie O'Connor | Stars: Faye McKeever, Beverly Rudd, Jane Horrocks, Joel Fry

35. 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

36. Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.3
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72 Metascore

Once upon a time there were two people in love, their names were Nina and Jamie. They were even happy enough to be able to live happily ever after, (not often the case) and then Jamie died.... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Jenny Howe, Carolyn Choa

37. Blackball (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.5
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A rebellious young British bowls player teams with another older and more traditional player to take on the Australian bowls team.

Writer: Tim Firth | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Paul Kaye, James Cromwell, Alice Evans, Bernard Cribbins

38. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Writers: John le Carré, Tom Stoppard | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

39. To Play the King (1993 TV Mini-Series)

218 min | Drama

8.4
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Francis Urquhart, unscrupulous but cunning Conservative politician, managed to become the British prime minister and crush all significant opposition. But his survival on the top is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

40. Two's Company (1975–1979)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Creator: Bill MacIlwraith | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Donald Sinden, John Savident, Joyce Carey

41. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

42. The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

Writers: Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Steve Bendelack | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Sheen

43. Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War. Germany has corralled all European countries into a single state called Germania, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Harris, Stanley Weiser, Ron Hutchinson | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Kitchen

44. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

Creator: Andrew Payne | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

45. Peak Practice (1993–2002)

50 min | Drama

6.3
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Stars: Esther Coles, Simon Shepherd, Gary Mavers, Margery Mason

46. The Final Cut (1995 TV Mini-Series)

206 min | Drama

8.1
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

47. Clapham Junction (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.3
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36 hours in the lives of a number of gay men in Clapham, South London.

Writer: Kevin Elyot | Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Tom Beard, James Bellamy, Robin Berry, Rachael Blake

48. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Frank Spencer is more than just a complete klutz. Everything he touches falls apart, and he can't keep a job for more than a day. The only thing that keeps him going is his long-suffering ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

49. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.8
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Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Creator: Jeffrey Caine | Stars: Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Gillian Martell, Michael Cochrane

50. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983 TV Mini-Series)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell