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1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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The cases of the greatest of the detectives

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Eric Porter

2. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of three gables, the dying detective, a golden pince-nez, the red circle, a mazarin stone, and a cardboard box.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Charles Gray

3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)
Episode: The Norwood Builder (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When a notorious retired builder is found dead, his recently-named heir is the prime suspect.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, John Hawkesworth, Richard Harris | Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Crutchley, Colin Jeavons

4. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: The Peacemaker (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The King grows increasingly frustrated with his limited role as a constitutional monarch. His attempt at engineering a grand alliance with Germany is successful at one level but ultimately ... See full summary »

Writers: David Butler, Philip Magnus | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Neame

5. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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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

6. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

7. Hannah (1980– )

35 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Hannah, a middle aged housekeeper, arrives in Radstowe to make a fresh start. She finds employment, friendship and romance but two men who know her "sordid" past threaten her newly found happiness. Period drama.

Stars: Helen Ryan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Kathleen Helme, Judi Maynard

8. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)
Episode: Blossom Time (1977)

Drama

8.3
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Lottie returns to the Bentinck from finishing school in Switzerland for a bit of a holiday and has her art teacher, Miss Olive Bradford, in tow. Lottie has become quite the young lady, ... See full summary »

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Director: Gerry Mill | Stars: Gemma Jones, John Cater, Felicity Gibson, Richard Morant

9. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: Good Old Teddy! (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The King enters his final years in general ill health. He smokes too much and has put on too much weight. Britain concludes the triple alliance, concluding a pact with France and Russia but... See full summary »

Writer: David Butler | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Neame

10. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

11. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: King at Last (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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After a nearly 60 year wait, Bertie becomes King upon the death of his mother Queen Victoria. There is much speculation as to whether he is up to the job. The King's nephew, the German ... See full summary »

Writer: David Butler | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Richard Vernon, Moira Redmond

12. Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra (1983)

170 min

8.0
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This film is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.

Writers: Ramadan Gatea Mozan, Lateif Jorephani, Mohamed Shukri Jameel, Roger Smith | Director: Mohamed Shukri Jameel | Stars: Yousef al-Any, Ghari al-Takriti, Bernard Archard, John Barron

13. The Story of the Costume Drama (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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This documentary series looks at the enduring appeal of the British costume drama genre, and features clips and interviews with both the stars and those who worked behind the camera.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Kathryn Flett, Barbara Flynn, Michael Grade

14. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: The Invisible Queen (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Bertie' family continues to grow but Princess Alix is not strong and suffers from general ill health. Politics continues to cause a rift in the family with Princess Alix refusing to see or ... See full summary »

Writer: David Butler | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Jane Lapotaire

15. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: The Royal Quadrille (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Bertie visits Denmark along with the Russian Czar and the King of Greece. He also visits his sister Vicky and her husband Fritz, the Crown Prince of Prussia. Vicky is concerned about her ... See full summary »

Writer: John Gorrie | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Michael Hordern

16. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: The Years of Waiting (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Britain finds itself at war in South Africa when British colonists attack the Boer government. But Queen Victoria still refuses to let Bertie have any role in matters of State, so he spends... See full summary »

Writer: John Gorrie | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Michael Hordern

17. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: Dearest Prince (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The Queen continues to refuse all attempts at giving her eldest son any responsibility in matters of State. After a very successful visit to Coventry, the new Prime Minister, Mr. Disraeli, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Gorrie | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, John Gielgud

18. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: Scandal (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Bertie faces scandal on several fronts. He agrees to assist Lady Brooke to retrieve a letter she wrote to her one-time lover, Lord Charles Beresford. She is now terrified that Lady ... See full summary »

Writer: John Gorrie | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Michael Hordern

19. Hannay (1988–1989)
Episode: Voyage into fear (1988)

Drama

7.8
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Writers: John Buchan, Michael Robson | Director: Guy Slater | Stars: Robert Powell, Gavin Richards, Christopher Scoular, Jill Meager

20. 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

21. Hannay (1988–1989)

52 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Robert Powell, Christopher Scoular, Gavin Richards, Neville Phillips

22. Crime of Passion (1970–1973)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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British courtroom drama set in France, concerning the trials of murderers who commit crimes of passion.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Daniel Moynihan, Anthony Newlands, John Phillips, Peter Evans

23. Bella Block (1994– )
Episode: Hinter den Spiegeln (2004)

100 min | Crime

7.7
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Writer: Thorsten Näter | Director: Thorsten Näter | Stars: Hannelore Hoger, Rudolf Kowalski, Pit-Arne Pietz, Bettina Hauenschild

24. Heartbeat (1992– )
Episode: The Queen's Message (1997)

Drama, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Demand for TV sets is high due to Christmas and the upcoming message from her majesty the queen, and especially one customer, Jim Brody, is set on getting a new set - in colour. But only if... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Gibbs | Director: John Anderson | Stars: Nick Berry, Bill Maynard, Derek Fowlds, William Simons

25. My Brother Jonathan (1985 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: James Andrew Hall, Francis Brett Young | Director: Anthony Garner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Benedict Taylor, Barbara Kellerman, Mark Kingston

26. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.4
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Creators: Mark Goodson, Bill Todman | Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

27. Just William (1994–1995)

30 min

7.4
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In this remake, William Brown remains the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and -worse- the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Rokison, David Horovitch, Polly Adams, Rebecca Johnson

28. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Orchis Fatalis (2005)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Barnaby and Scott follow a trail of dead people involved in the collecting of rare orchids.

Writers: Terry Hodgkinson, Caroline Graham | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

29. Fallen Angel (2007– )
Episode: The Four Last Things (2007)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Stars: Charles Dance, Emilia Fox, Clare Holman, Mark Benton

30. Six Days of Justice (1972–1975)

Drama

7.3
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Stars: George Waring, Meadows White, Rex Robinson, Ishaq Bux

31. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994– )
Episode: The Mazarin Stone (1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Sherlock Holmes has disappeared into the Highlands, while Mycroft investigates the theft of the Mazarin diamond and Watson suspects a trap in an offer of $5 million to a former professor if he can find a third man surnamed Garrideb.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Gary Hopkins | Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Charles Gray, Rosalie Williams

32. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Creator: Nicolas Freeling | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Joanna Dunham

33. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife ... See full summary »

Writer: Nigel Williams | Director: Giles Foster | Stars: James Wilby, Alan Bates, Eileen Atkins, Dolly Wells

34. Bella Block (1994– )

Crime

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Stars: Hannelore Hoger, Rudolf Kowalski, Hansjürgen Hürrig, Devid Striesow

35. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

36. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

37. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Creator: Terence Feely | Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington, Tracy-Louise Ward

38. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

39. 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

40. The Brides in the Bath (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Dramatisation of the real-life case of George Joseph Smith who was hanged in 1915 for the murder of his three wives, each of whom he killed in turn by drowning them in the bath while trying to make the deaths look like accidents.

Writer: Glenn Chandler | Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Martin Kemp, Tracey Wilkinson, Charlotte Randle, Emma Ferguson

41. Fallen Angel (2007 TV Mini-Series)

205 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Stars: Charles Dance, Clare Holman, Barbara Wilshere, Richard Manlove

42. 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

43. Persuasion (1971 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | History, Romance

6.5
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Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer, Richard Vernon

44. Harry (1993–1995)

50 min

6.3
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Harry Salter is the ruthless owner of a news agency in Darlington who will resort to any under-hand means or exploit anyone in order to get a story that he can sell to a newspaper. He is ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Bartholomew, Julie Graham, Tom Hollander

45. Misunderstood (1984)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.1
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Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

Writers: Barra Grant, Florence Montgomery | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox

46. Crystalstone (1987)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Family

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Deserted by their father and with their mother dead, nine-year-old Pablo and his little sister Maria refuse to be separated from each other by their caretaker aunt. With a cross as their ... See full summary »

Writer: Antonio Peláez | Director: Antonio Peláez | Stars: Frank Grimes, Kamlesh Gupta, Laura Goodwin, Edward Kelsey

47. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama | Active

6.0
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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

48. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.0
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

49. Confetti (2006)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.8
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A mockumentary that follows three couples as they battle it out to win the coveted title of 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'.

Writer: Debbie Isitt | Director: Debbie Isitt | Stars: Martin Freeman, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Meredith MacNeill

50. The Hawk (1993)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: David Hayman | Stars: Daryl Webster, Thomas Taplin, Joshua Taplin, David Harewood