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1. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Active

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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

2. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Writers: Washington Irving, Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

3. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

4. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Writers: Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis | Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

5. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

6. Lark Rise to Candleford (2008– )

Drama

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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha, Fergus Drysdale

7. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama

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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

8. Silk (2011– )

60 min | Drama

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A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Stars: Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs

9. Outnumbered (2007– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

10. Sense & Sensibility (2008 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Romance

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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, David Morrissey, Janet McTeer

11. Naked (1993)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama

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84 Metascore

Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell

12. Critical (2015– )

Drama | Filming

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Stars: Lennie James, Kimberley Nixon, Paul Bazely, Emma Fryer

13. I.D. (1995)

107 min | Crime, Drama

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Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Bannon, Vincent O'Connell | Director: Philip Davis | Stars: Reece Dinsdale, Richard Graham, Perry Fenwick, Philip Glenister

14. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

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Eleven stand-alone dramas.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Ellis, Rebecca Front

15. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

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88 Metascore

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

16. Kingdom (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Respected country solicitor Peter Kingdom, with the assistance of his apprentice Lyle and secretary Gloria, runs a small legal practice in Market Shipborough for the eccentric people of ... See full summary »

Creators: Simon Wheeler, Alan Whiting | Stars: Stephen Fry, Karl Davies, Celia Imrie, Tony Slattery

17. Moving On (2009– )

45 min | Drama

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Series of daytime plays set in contemporary Britain, all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life.

Creator: Jimmy McGovern | Stars: Jack Deam, Rob James-Collier, Neil Bell, Sushil Chudasama

18. When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama

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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Writers: David Nicholls, Blake Morrison | Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

19. Chef! (1993–1996)

30 min | Comedy

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Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Roger Griffiths, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Claire Skinner

20. The Rachel Papers (1989)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

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Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th form college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Damian Harris, Martin Amis | Director: Damian Harris | Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Ione Skye, Jonathan Pryce, James Spader

21. Life Begins (2004– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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Maggie and Phil are a late-30s English couple on a standard summer holiday with their two teenage children. On their first morning on holiday, Phil announces he wants to move out. Maggie is... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Bullen | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Alexander Armstrong, Elliot Henderson-Boyle, Ace Ryan

22. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

25 min | Comedy

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Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

23. Strings (2004)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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A prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father not aware his father wasn't murdered and in-reality committed suicide and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman.

Writers: Naja Marie Aidt, Anders Rønnow Klarlund | Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund | Stars: James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Julian Glover, Derek Jacobi

24. Trinity (2009– )

60 min

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Creators: Robin French, Kieron Quirke | Stars: Charles Dance, Claire Skinner, Antonia Bernath, Isabella Calthorpe

25. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997 TV Mini-Series)

416 min | Drama

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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.

Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale, Sean Baker

26. Homefront (2012 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

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A six-episode mini-series which follows the lives of four army wives in the UK.

Creator: Sue Teddern | Stars: Warren Brown, George Costigan, Rosie Day, Dean Fagan

27. Murphy's Law (2003– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.

Creator: Colin Bateman | Stars: James Nesbitt, Del Synnott, Sarah Berger, Michael Feast

28. Mauvaise passe (1999)

100 min | Drama

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Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.

Writers: Michel Blanc, Hanif Kureishi, Nick Love | Director: Michel Blanc | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Liza Walker, Noah Taylor

29. Perfect Strangers (2001– )

238 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan, Matthew Macfadyen, Claire Skinner

30. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

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Popular morning news programme that covers many news stories from both the UK and from around the world. Other features include a sports round-up, weather reports every thirty minutes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

31. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

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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: Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Geraldine James, Trevor Peacock

32. Second Sight (1999 TV Movie)

169 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A hard-working detective tries to disguise the fact that he's going blind, while working on a challenging murder case.

Writer: Paula Milne | Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Clive Owen, Claire Skinner, Stuart Wilson, Phoebe Nicholls

33. The Wingless Bird (1997 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama

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On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Skinner, Edward Atterton, Anne Reid, Michelle Charles

34. The Return of the Native (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 101 min | Drama

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Writers: Thomas Hardy, Robert W. Lenski | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Owen, Ray Stevenson, Steven Mackintosh

35. Woof! (1989–1997)

30 min | Family

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A young boy becomes a dog from time to time.

Stars: Liza Goddard, Adam Roper, Punch, Edward Fidoe

36. The Genius of Mozart (2004 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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The story begins with the composer's father Leopold with whom Mozart conducted a passionate and tortured correspondence. It is Leopold who knows Mozart's secrets. And there is another voice... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Pearce, Andrew Price, Jack Tarlton, Kenneth Cranham

37. Eroica (2003 TV Movie)

129 min | Drama, Music

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On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries assemble a group of musicians to give the first performance of his Third Symphony, 'Bonaparte', to his patron Prince Lobkowitz and ... See full summary »

Writer: Nick Dear | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Peter Hanson, Jack Davenport, Leo Bill, Ian Hart

38. Burn Up (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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An oil industrialist, an environmental activist and a politician are in conflict in this drama set around a summit on climate change.

Stars: Bradley Whitford, Neve Campbell, Rupert Penry-Jones, Marc Warren

39. Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001–2010)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Stephen de Martin, Ian Parkin, David Wickenden

40. The Booze Cruise (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Brian Leveson, Paul Minett | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Martin Clunes, Neil Pearson, Mark Benton, Brian Murphy

41. Clockwork Mice (1995)

100 min | Drama

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A special needs education teacher is having a special relation with one of his pupils by their common hobby: running. Until fate strikes.

Writer: Rod Woodruff | Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Ian Hart, Catherine Russell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Art Malik

42. Class of '76 (2005 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Cars swerve to avoid an agitated man wandering on a freeway until the man is hit by a truck and killed. Eyewitnesses said the man, Pat Fisher, was clearly disturbed, and some on the police ... See full summary »

Writer: John Ireland | Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Daniel Mays, Claire Skinner, Robert Glenister

43. Bedtime (2001–2003)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Sheila Hancock, Timothy West, Alun Armstrong, Adam Paul Harvey

44. The Family Man (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

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Dr. Patrick Stowe runs a private fertility clinic that has recently celebrated its 2000th live birth. His business is successful and he is passionate about helping his patients. His home ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Marchant | Director: John Strickland | Stars: Suzy Aitchison, Pal Aron, Joanna Bacon, Channei Bain

45. Second Sight: Hide and Seek (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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While hiding his own deteriorating eyesight, a detective investigates the case of a bludgeoned violinist where the key witness is her traumatized young son.

Writers: Antonia Hallem, Paula Milne | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Clive Owen, Rupert Holliday-Evans, Claire Skinner, Frank Harper

46. You're Dead... (1999)

98 min | Thriller

5.8
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A veteran bank robber and his sidekicks plan a heist that goes awry.

Writer: Andy Hurst | Director: Andy Hurst | Stars: John Hurt, Claire Skinner, Rhys Ifans, Barbara Flynn

47. Coogan's Run (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Malcolm Raeburn, Teresa Banham

48. Eliminate: Archie Cookson (2011)

91 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.5
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When stolen secret tapes land on his desk, a washed up British spy , Archie Cookson, becomes the target for a psychopathic hit-man sent to retrieve them.

Writer: Robin Holder | Director: Robin Holder | Stars: Paul Rhys, Claire Skinner, Georgia King, Paul Ritter

49. The Boss (1995–2000)

30 min | Comedy

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Comedy series about Peter, an incompetent bank manager; and his long-suffering staff and customers.

Stars: Jim Broadbent, David Schneider, Claire Skinner, Stephen Moore

50. The Trial of Tony Blair (2007 TV Movie)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Alastair Beaton | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Robert Bowman, Adrian Scarborough, Claire Skinner