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1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 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

Votes: 6,391

2. 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

Votes: 4,361

3. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.

Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 42,833 | Gross: $9.49M

4. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

9.0
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 522

5. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko.

Writers: John Briley, Donald Woods | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Votes: 9,890 | Gross: $5.90M

6. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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

Votes: 78

7. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,096

8. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 154

9. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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The vengeful doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

Writers: Robert Fuest, Robert Blees, James Whiton, William Goldstein | Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Peter Cushing, Beryl Reid

Votes: 4,056

10. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 40

11. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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: 169

12. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Creator: Cyril Abraham | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 544

13. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

Writers: Brian Finch, Michelle Magorian | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

Votes: 2,706

14. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Creators: Ted Childs, Susan Rogers | Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 371

15. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

104 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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A juvenile offender impresses the reform school Governor with running abilities. He is in turn given special privileges to encourage him to win a race against the local public school, but he is therefore teased his fellow rebellious peers.

Writer: Alan Sillitoe | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Votes: 5,596

16. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)

103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, John Hawkesworth | Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Hunter, Alf Joint

Votes: 1,883

17. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 214

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

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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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 »

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 220

19. A Year in Provence (1993 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Drama

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Stars: John Thaw, Lindsay Duncan, Jean-Pierre Delage, Jo Doumerg

Votes: 327

20. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 76

21. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 64

22. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

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

Votes: 109

23. Sweeney! (1977)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »

Writers: Ranald Graham, Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen

Votes: 691

24. Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000 Video)

96 min | Crime

8.4
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Writers: Colin Dexter, Geoff Lindsey | Director: Jamie McCoan | Stars: James Grout, John Thaw, Kevin Whately

Votes: 42

25. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 34

26. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook 'Budgie' Bird is the main character in this British TV series of the early 70s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his ... See full summary »

Creators: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse | Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 110

27. The Bofors Gun (1968)

105 min | Drama

6.6
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A national service NCO (David Warner) who comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner (Nicol Williamson) who is determined to humiliate him.

Writer: John McGrath | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Nicol Williamson, Ian Holm, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 206

28. Sweeney 2 (1978)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 503

29. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

8.4
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 342

30. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)

Drama, Mystery

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

Votes: 51

31. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.3
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 30

32. Home to Roost (1985–1990)

50 min | Comedy

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John Thaw is Henry Willows, a middle-aged man in middle-management who has been divorced from his wife for seven years and is perfectly happy with the arrangement. Apart from his prudish ... See full summary »

Stars: John Thaw, Reece Dinsdale, Elizabeth Bennett, Joan Blackham

Votes: 162

33. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 82

34. Strange Report (1968– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Votes: 86

35. The Glass (2001 TV Mini-Series)

300 min

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Stars: John Thaw, Sarah Lancashire, Joe McFadden, Paul Jesson

Votes: 43

36. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 29

37. Monsignor Renard (2000 TV Mini-Series)

295 min | Drama, War

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The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest.

Creator: Russell Lewis | Stars: John Thaw, Joachim Paul Assböck, John Axon, Teresa Banham

Votes: 150

38. The Last Grenade (1970)

M | 94 min | Drama, War

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Two soldiers of fortune, Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson, used to be the best of friends when they fought side by side in the Congo. But now Kip has changed sides and Grigsby does not ... See full summary »

Writers: Kenneth Ware, James Mitchell, John Sherlock | Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Stanley Baker, Alex Cord, Honor Blackman, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 114

39. Killing Heat (1981)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

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A city-woman moves to a foreign country with her future husband, giving up all the comforts of cosmopolitan life. Life in the countryside finally takes its toll on her, and she finds ... See full summary »

Writers: Doris Lessing, Michael Raeburn | Director: Michael Raeburn | Stars: Karen Black, John Thaw, John Kani, Patrick Mynhardt

Votes: 93

40. The Second World War in Colour (1999 TV Mini-Series)

180 min

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Stars: John Thaw, Winston Churchill, Hirohito, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 343

41. Buried Treasure (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Harry Jenkins is a self-made business man, who one day receives a message that his only daughter has died in a car crash. Last time he saw his daughter was at his wife's funeral. When ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Bowker | Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Dominique Jackson, Wil Johnson, Rachel Davies

Votes: 95

42. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 25

43. Into the Blue (I) (1997 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Harry Barnett is a failed businessman who used to run a garage until he went bankrupt. He is now living on the island of Rhodes, looking after the villa of a friend, Alan Dysart, a former ... See full summary »

Writers: Simon Burke, Robert Goddard | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Tom Towndrow, Vida Garman, Abigail Cruttenden

Votes: 97

44. Big Brother (1970 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

9.7
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A series of plays which examine if 1970s society is heading towards the dystopian world predicted in the book '1984'.

Creator: Wilfred Greatorex | Stars: Alfred Burke, Michael Gwynn, Robert Hardy, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 6

45. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

46. Thick as Thieves (1974– )

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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House burglar George Dobbs returns home from three years in prison to find his best friend has moved into his house with his wife. But loving them both in different ways, he doesn't have the heart to turn either of them out.

Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Thaw, Pat Ashton, Johnny Briggs

Votes: 28

47. King John (1984 TV Movie)

155 min

7.3
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King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: David Giles | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, William Whymper, Mary Morris, Robert Brown

Votes: 70

48. Business as Usual (1988)

PG | 89 min | Drama

5.8
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After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts ... See full summary »

Writer: Lezli-An Barrett | Director: Lezli-An Barrett | Stars: Buki Armstrong, Simon Barratt, Eamon Boland, Eithne Browne

Votes: 44

49. Armchair Cinema (1973– )

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Tom Bell, James Laurenson, John Thaw, Patrick Mower

Votes: 9

50. Mitch (1984– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Mitch is a newspaper reporter with a difference, he cares about the people he reports.

Creators: Roger Marshall, Donald Zec | Stars: John Thaw, David Calder, Clare Higgins, Gawn Grainger

Votes: 14