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1. I, Claudius (1976– )

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 12,157

2. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

Votes: 6,352

3. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,808

4. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

PG-13 | 101 min | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward

Votes: 3,259

5. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,522 | Gross: $0.02M

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

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

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

Votes: 2,208

7. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

G | 144 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.2
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The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae

Votes: 2,160

8. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.

Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 1,709

9. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 1,107

10. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, William G. O'Gorman

Votes: 1,000

11. The Angry Silence (1960)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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A young factory worker decides to stand up against his work-mates and fellow union members when they want to hold a wildcat strike.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig, Bernard Lee

Votes: 887

12. To Serve Them All My Days (1980–1981)

673 min | Drama

8.6
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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »

Stars: John Duttine, Frank Middlemass, Alan MacNaughtan, Patricia Lawrence

Votes: 460

13. A Coming-Out Party (1961)

98 min | Comedy

6.7
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A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes

Votes: 404

14. Gulliver's Travels (1977)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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Part live-action and part-animated version of Gulliver's travels, especially his meeting with the tiny Lilliputians.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Richard Harris, Catherine Schell, Norman Shelley, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 383

15. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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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

Votes: 342

16. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

Votes: 321

17. Otley (1969)

M | 91 min | Comedy

6.2
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Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Romy Schneider, Alan Badel, James Villiers

Votes: 264

18. The Man Without a Body (1957)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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A wealthy business man discovers he has a brain tumor and seeks medical help. The business man finds a scientist experimenting with transplanting monkey heads on different monkey bodies. ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Saunders, W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Robert Hutton, George Coulouris, Julia Arnall, Nadja Regin

Votes: 219

19. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972– )

180 min

8.4
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When one of the members of the Bellona Club passes away, Lord Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes.

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terence Alexander, Anna Cropper, Donald Pickering

Votes: 200

20. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 195

21. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 170

22. The Great Adventure (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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A vixen mother invades a chicken coop to provide food for her cubs. She continues to raid the coop until she is shot by a farmer. The cubs are attacked by the farmer and only one survives. ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Sucksdorff | Stars: Anders Nohrborg, Kjell Sucksdorff, Arne Sucksdorff, Gunnar Sjöberg

Votes: 168

23. Daughter of Darkness (1948)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Anne Crawford, Maxwell Reed, George Thorpe, Barry Morse

Votes: 167

24. The Liver Birds (1969–1996)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Ground-breaking British sitcom created by two housewives from Liverpool. The series follows the lives and loves of two young, single women sharing a flat in Liverpool. With a realistic feel and catchy theme song by 'The Scaffold'.

Stars: Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Mollie Sugden, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 149

25. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: What Shall We Do About Claudius? (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Six years have passed. Germannicus has joined Tiberius in the Germanian campaign, to avenge the Roman legion slaughtered at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Claudius remains at home, ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 141

26. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 133

27. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 120

28. Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 114

29. The Monkey's Paw (1948)

64 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.

Director: Norman Lee | Stars: Milton Rosmer, Megs Jenkins, Michael Martin Harvey, Eric Micklewood

Votes: 113

30. A Place to Go (1963)

86 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Amidst the pub sing-songs and bombsites and with slums giving way to high-rise flats, life in Bethnal Green is changing for the Flints. Dad may decide to quit the docks and their daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Michael Sarne, Bernard Lee, Doris Hare

Votes: 107

31. Raffles (1975– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, History

8.0
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Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli, Victor Brooks, Victor Carin

Votes: 99

32. Vote for Huggett (1949)

84 min | Comedy

6.6
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A firm of solicitors do battle with the head of the local council over a parcel of river front land, owned by the Huggett family, in order to build a lido/community center.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Susan Shaw, Petula Clark

Votes: 94

33. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 87

34. Lucky Nick Cain (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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American gambler Nick Cain arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni. He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: George Raft, Coleen Gray, Enzo Staiola, Charles Goldner

Votes: 71

35. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.4
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 69

36. Dancing with Crime (1947)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A London cab driver gets mixed up with a criminal gang and sets out to expose the group and its leader for what they are.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Barry K. Barnes, Sheila Sim, Garry Marsh

Votes: 64

37. The Silver Darlings (1947)

84 min | Drama

5.9
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Set on the rugged north-east coast of Scotland in the 1800s, Catrine is the wife of a dispossessed farmer who hates his new life as a herring fisherman. When he is press-ganged by the Royal Navy, she must face life without him.

Director: Clarence Elder | Stars: Norman Williams, Christopher Capon, Murdo Morrison, Helen Shingler

Votes: 57

38. Wuthering Heights (1967– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Emily Bronte's classic story of destructive passion and immortal love.

Stars: Ian McShane, Angela Scoular, John Garrie, Anne Stallybrass

Votes: 51

39. The Iron Duke (1934)

88 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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Chronicling the life of Arthur Wellesley the first duke of Wellington, who faced down Napoleon's armies at Waterloo, and served as prime minister.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: George Arliss, Ellaline Terriss, Gladys Cooper, A.E. Matthews

Votes: 50

40. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 49

41. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)
Episode: The R.A.F. Reunion (1973)

31 min | Comedy

8.3
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Frank's impending Royal Air Force reunion causes him to relive his brief and disastrous time in training for the RAF.

Director: Michael Mills | Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Stuart Fell, Marc Boyle

Votes: 44

42. Jack the Ripper (1973– )

Crime

8.4
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The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Frank Duncan, Alan Cullen

Votes: 38

43. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

Votes: 28

44. The Stars Look Down (1974– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ian Hastings, Basil Dignam, Alun Armstrong, Avril Elgar

Votes: 28

45. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.2
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 27

46. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Yorkshire Television's hugely successful legal drama, The Main Chance, was so fast-paced that even the opening credits were played over images of a speeding train... See full synopsis »

Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Votes: 27

47. The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Live dramas that were broadcast every other week. The show had covered both light and serious drama and featured both well-known and not so well-known actors and actresses.

Stars: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Votes: 27

48. Ten Days That Shook the World (1967 TV Movie)

77 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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The story of the Russian Revolution.

Stars: Robert Stephens, Barbara Jefford, Hugh Burden, Janet Suzman

Votes: 27

49. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: A Dog's Life (1978)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Helen returns after the funeral of her Aunt Lucy, but every time she and James try to spend time alone, someone calls him for an animal: a cow having trouble calving, an Irish setter caught in a trap, or Siegfried wanting help with rounds.

Director: Kenneth Ives | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Carol Drinkwater

Votes: 27

50. The Taming of Dorothy (1950)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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While casing a bank he intends to rob, tough-gangster Leo discovers that Antonio, a meek, mild clerk in the bank is his exact double. Leo kidnaps Antonio and robs the bank. making certain ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Jean Kent, Robert Beatty, Gordon Harker, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 26