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1. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Leeds United (1974)

116 min | Drama

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The true story of a strike in 1970 by female textile-factory workers in Leeds who wanted to be paid the same as their male colleagues, but whose efforts were undermined by the trade union that they belonged to.

Writer: Colin Welland | Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: Lynne Perrie, Elizabeth Spriggs, Lori Wells, Josie Lane

2. Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)

55 min | Comedy

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Bertram Wooster, a well-intentioned, wealthy layabout, has a habit of getting himself into trouble and it's up to his brilliant valet, Jeeves, to get him out.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robert Daws, Richard Dixon

3. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

4. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

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

5. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

6. Fox (1980– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

7. Simon and the Witch (1987–1988)

15 min

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Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Hugh Pollard, Joan Sims, David Crane

8. Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)
Episode: The Ex's Are Nearly Married Off (or, the Ties That Bind) (1993)

51 min | Comedy

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Overjoyed that Madeleine Bassett is to marry Spode and stop pursuing him Bertie goes to Totleigh Towers for the wedding, meeting another Drone, drippy Ginger Winship, whose bullying fiancee... See full summary »

Writers: P.G. Wodehouse, Clive Exton | Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Elizabeth Spriggs, John Turner

9. Wives and Daughters (1999 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

10. Class Act (1994– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Kate Swift has always know her place in the world. "I was a rich bitch! I was good at it! I liked it!" Imagine her horror when both her husband and all her ill-gotten cash vanish, leaving ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanna Lumley, John Bowe, Nadine Garner, Richard Vernon

11. Spider's Web (1982 TV Movie)

105 min | Mystery

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Writer: Agatha Christie | Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Penelope Keith, Robert Flemyng, Thorley Walters, Elizabeth Spriggs

12. Wives and Daughters (1999– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1999)

TV-PG | Drama

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Roger returns from Africa after Osbourne's death to find his sister-in-law and his nephew living at their home as well. Cynthia has accepted the marriage offer of Mr. Henderson, a lawyer ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Davies, Elizabeth Gaskell | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Iain Glen, Justine Waddell, Keeley Hawes, Francesca Annis

13. Takin' Over the Asylum (1994– )
Episode: Let It Be (1994)

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Writer: Donna Franceschild | Director: David Blair | Stars: Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Ruth McCabe

14. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Rameses Connection: Part 5 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

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Rameses has trapped Adam and Millicient in a limbo dimension and it is up to Megabyte and Ami to rescue them and find a way to stop Rameses, before he uses his perfect pyramid to finally achieve his aim of becoming all-powerful.

Creator: Roger Damon Price | Director: Roger Gartland | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Christopher Lee

15. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

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Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

16. The Old Devils (1992 TV Mini-Series)

60 min

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Stars: John Stride, Sheila Allen, Ray Smith, Elizabeth Morgan

17. The Unforgettable Joan Sims (2002 TV Special)

24 min | Documentary

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Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Joan Sims, Ronald Cass, Pat Clayfield, Eleanor Fazan

18. Cribb (1980–1981)
Episode: The Choir That Wouldn't Sing (1981)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Cribb and Thackeray go to the country to investigate the death of unpopular Captain Allbright who died as he was about to change his will in favour of birds' egg collectors to the detriment... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Lovesey, Jacqueline Lovesey | Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Barry McGinn

19. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Rameses Connection: Part 1 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

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The Tomorrow People all have visions of an Egyptian boy at the same time as a robbery is committed at the British Museum. Investigating a lead at Cleopatra's Needle, they meet the ... See full summary »

Creator: Roger Damon Price | Director: Roger Gartland | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Christopher Lee

20. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Rameses Connection: Part 2 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

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Adam and Megabyte follow Tate and Scully to Egypt in order to retrieve the artifact. Meanwhile, Ami's new pendant causes her to begin behaving very strangely.

Creator: Roger Damon Price | Director: Roger Gartland | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Christopher Lee

21. The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (1973–1981)
Episode: The Secret of Charles Dickens (1978)

60 min | Family, Music

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Writer: Lee Kalcheim | Director: Sheldon Larry | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Alan Badel, Elizabeth Spriggs, Linda Polan

22. Frost in May (1982 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Drama

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Stars: Patsy Kensit, Imogen Boorman, Elizabeth Spriggs, Janet Maw

23. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Anthology series with each episode a different story set in a village hall.

Stars: Reginald Barratt, Priscilla Morgan, Frank Crompton, Stella Moray

24. Takin' Over the Asylum (1994– )
Episode: Fool on the Hill (1994)

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Writer: Donna Franceschild | Director: David Blair | Stars: Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Angus Macfadyen

25. Jericho (2005– )
Episode: The Hollow Men (2005)

94 min | Crime, Drama

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Jericho investigates the murders of couples who attended a showing of "Bridge on the River Kwai", while a fog has descended on the city. The press thinks that it's the work of "The Butcher"... See full summary »

Writer: Stewart Harcourt | Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Philip Rham, David Troughton, Ciarán McMenamin

26. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Killings at Badger's Drift (1997)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An elderly woman is found dead in her cottage and DCI Barnaby is convinced the death is not down to natural causes.

Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Caroline Graham | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

27. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

28. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Lovejoy is a loveable rogue and an antiques dealer with an amazing talent for spotting hidden treasures. When not looking for the odd collectible, Lovejoy spends most of his time using his ... See full summary »

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

29. Takin' Over the Asylum (1994– )

50 min

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A salesman starts to run a hospital radio station inside a facility for people with mental heath needs.

Stars: Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Ruth McCabe

30. Love Soup (2005– )

59 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Creator: David Renwick | Stars: Tamsin Greig, Montserrat Lombard, Sheridan Smith, Owen Brenman

31. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Drama series about police work in Victorian London, featuring Detective Sergeant Cribb, a member of Scotland Yard's newly formed CID unit.

Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Alfie Curtis

32. The Glittering Prizes (1976 TV Mini-Series)

75 min | Drama

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Stars: Tom Conti, Barbara Kellerman, Mark Wing-Davey, Malcolm Stoddard

33. Wives and Daughters (1999– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1999)

TV-PG | Drama

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Before going to Africa, Roger proposes to Cynthia and is accepted. Molly faces some problems with her stepmother and her views.

Writers: Andrew Davies, Elizabeth Gaskell | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Justine Waddell, Francesca Annis, Keeley Hawes, Bill Paterson

34. Wives and Daughters (1999– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1999)

TV-PG | Drama

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It is revealed that Cynthia is also secretly engaged to Mr. Preston ever since she was 15 years old. When she tries to break off that engagement, Preston is reluctant to let her go or give ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Davies, Elizabeth Gaskell | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Anthony Howell, Keeley Hawes, Justine Waddell, Francesca Annis

35. Takin' Over the Asylum (1994– )
Episode: Fly Like an Eagle (1994)

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Writer: Donna Franceschild | Director: David Blair | Stars: Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Angus Macfadyen

36. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Fly the Flag (1993)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Facing huge death duties Christian Shotley asks Lovejoy to sell his family's antiques,only for Lovejoy to find they are excellent forgeries made by Christian's father. However when local ... See full summary »

Writers: Ian La Frenais, Jonathan Gash, Douglas Watkinson | Director: Rob Walker | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury

37. Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)
Episode: Return to New York (1993)

51 min | Comedy

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Bertie is back in New York and enamoured of portrait painter Gwladys Pendlebury but Aunt Agatha is not enamoured of the painting of her Bertie commissioned and she is even more annoyed when... See full summary »

Writers: P.G. Wodehouse, Clive Exton | Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Elizabeth Spriggs, Robert Daws

38. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Rameses Connection: Part 3 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

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Adam and Megabyte investigate Rameses' tomb only to find it empty, then come under attack from Ami, who is under Rees' control.

Creator: Roger Damon Price | Director: Roger Gartland | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Christopher Lee

39. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Rameses Connection: Part 4 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

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Adam and Ami go to Amanda with the information they found in Rameses' tomb and learn there is no mention of his death. Meanwhile, Megabyte learns that Rees was responsible for bringing Cleopatra's Needle to England over a century earlier.

Creator: Roger Damon Price | Director: Roger Gartland | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Christopher Lee

40. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994 TV Mini-Series)

385 min | Drama

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Stars: Emma Chambers, Julia Sawalha, Keith Allen, Philip Franks

41. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

42. The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (1973–1981)

60 min | Family, Music

7.9
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Stars: Michael Tilson Thomas, Edward Villella, Leonard Bernstein, Beverly Sills

43. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer (1982– )

30 min | Family, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Stars: Helen Probyn, Elizabeth Spriggs, Ruth Adcock, Stephen Bint

44. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Return of the Ice Maiden (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Philippa Vale returns to the island to recover the stolen diamonds she hid underwater on her last visit, unaware that Jim had anticipated their hiding place and recovered them. Her presence... See full summary »

Writers: Rod Beacham, Robert Banks Stewart | Director: Michael Custance | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Liza Goddard, Elizabeth Spriggs

45. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

46. Middlemarch (1994 TV Mini-Series)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

47. The Barber of Siberia (1998)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant, ... See full summary »

Writers: Nikita Mikhalkov, Rustam Ibragimbekov, Rospo Pallenberg | Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Julia Ormond, Oleg Menshikov, Aleksey Petrenko, Richard Harris

48. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

49. Takin' Over the Asylum (1994– )
Episode: Hey Jude (1994)

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Writer: Donna Franceschild | Director: David Blair | Stars: Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Angus Macfadyen

50. Takin' Over the Asylum (1994– )
Episode: Rainy Night in Georgia (1994)

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Writer: Donna Franceschild | Director: David Blair | Stars: Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Ruth McCabe