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1. 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

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

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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.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Anne Kirkbride

3. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

4. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

5. 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

6. UFO (1969–1973)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »

Creators: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson | Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

7. Abandon Ship (1957)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner.

Writer: Richard Sale | Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd

8. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

9. Father Brown (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

10. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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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: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

11. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Writers: Nicholas Monsarrat, Eric Ambler | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

12. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

13. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and ... See full summary »

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

14. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr.... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Hinds | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

16. Fall of Eagles (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

7.9
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Creator: John Elliot | Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

17. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

18. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

19. Quatermass and the Pit (1958 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

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A team of scientists search for the origin and purpose of a mysterious capsule found on a building site.

Stars: André Morell, Cec Linder, Anthony Bushell, John Stratton

20. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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This British TV series, shot almost entirely on videotape, dramatized short mystery fiction by authors who were contemporaries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Many of these authors were ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

21. Follyfoot (1971–1973)

30 min | Family, Drama

8.2
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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit ... See full summary »

Creator: Monica Dickens | Stars: Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson, Arthur English, Christian Rodska

22. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

55 min | Adventure, Family

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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

23. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1962)

Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

24. Hour of Glory (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on 1943 England, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.

Writers: Nigel Balchin, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Farrar, Jack Hawkins, Kathleen Byron, Leslie Banks

25. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony Marriott, Roger Marshall | Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

26. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama

7.9
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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

27. Raffles (1975– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, History

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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

28. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

29. The Third Key (1956)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Writers: Robert Barr, Janet Green, Dorothy Christie, Campbell Christie | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

30. Seven Days to Noon (1950)

94 min | Thriller, Drama

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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Harvey, Roy Boulting, Paul Dehn, James Bernard | Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Sheila Manahan

31. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Roger Delgado

32. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

33. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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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

34. Great Expectations (1981 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Gerry Sundquist, Tim Munro, Derek Francis, Colin Jeavons

35. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

36. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

37. It Takes a Thief (1960)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Billie and Kristy lead a gang of armed robbers who steal from banks, armoured cars, and the like. When Billie's lover, Jim, gets caught by the police after stashing a large amount of money,... See full summary »

Writer: John Gilling | Director: John Gilling | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle, Carl Möhner, Peter Reynolds

38. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.2
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

39. Just William (1976– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and -worse- the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Dannatt, Bonnie Langford, Diana Fairfax, Michael McVey

40. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

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

30 min | Mystery

8.1
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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

42. The Mill on the Floss (1978 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

7.0
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The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams.

Stars: Judy Cornwell, Barbara Hicks, Pippa Guard, Christopher Blake

43. Crime of Passion (1970–1973)

60 min | Drama

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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

44. Countdown to War (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History, War

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Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.

Writer: Ronald Harwood | Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: Ian McKellen, Michael Aldridge, Tony Britton, John Woodvine

45. Island Rescue (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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At the outbreak of WWII the British realise they can't prevent the invasion of the Channel Islands. However, someone realises that a prize cow is on the islands and the Nazis mustn't get ... See full summary »

Writers: Nicholas Phipps, Jerrard Tickell | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones

46. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Creator: Francis Durbridge | Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

47. The Man in Room 17 (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

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Crime series about a secret government department, "Room 17", set up to deal with crimes that baffle police & government agencies. Headed by veteran WW2 agent Oldenshaw and partnered, ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Vernon, Michael Aldridge, Denholm Elliott, Willoughby Goddard

48. 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

49. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

50. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

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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 »

Creators: Edmund Ward, John Malcolm | Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk