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1. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

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

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

2. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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

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. 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

5. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

8.3
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

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

6. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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British police series which revolutionised the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s. Jack Regan (see also 'Regan' (1974)) played by John Thaw is a hard edged detective in the Flying ... See full summary »

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

7. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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

8. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, War

7.9
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We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a... See full summary »

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

9. 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

10. 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

11. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.2
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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

12. 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

13. 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

14. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

15. 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

16. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)

103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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

17. 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

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

Comedy

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

19. The Glass (2001 TV Mini-Series)

300 min

7.2
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Stars: John Thaw, Sarah Lancashire, Joe McFadden, Paul Jesson

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

104 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs... See full summary »

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

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

Drama, Mystery

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

22. 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

23. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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

24. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Bobby Charlton

25. 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

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

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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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

27. Monsignor Renard (2000– )

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

28. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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

29. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

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

360 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: John Thaw, Lindsay Duncan, Jean-Pierre Delage, Jo Doumerg

31. Buried Treasure (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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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

32. Sweeney 2 (1978)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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

33. 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

34. Home to Roost (1985–1990)

50 min | Comedy

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

35. Strange Report (1968– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

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

180 min

7.7
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Stars: Winston Churchill, Hirohito, Adolf Hitler, Jay Simon

37. 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

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

96 min | Crime

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Writer: Geoff Lindsey | Director: Jamie McCoan | Stars: James Grout, John Thaw, Kevin Whately

39. Killing Heat (1981)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

5.2
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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

40. 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

41. 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

42. Bomber Harris (1989 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, War

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Biography of Arthur Harris (aka "Bomber Harris") of RAF Bomber Command, during WW2 - in particular his strategy of heavy bomber "Millenium Raids" on German cities.

Writer: Don Shaw | Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: John Thaw, Robert Hardy, Frederick Treves, Bernard Kay

43. Plastic Man (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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A seemingly happily married, successful plastic surgeon embarks on a torrid affair with tragic consequences for his marriage and those close to him.

Writer: Robin Mukherjee | Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: John Thaw, Sorcha Cusack, Frances Barber, Phillipa Peak

44. King John (1984 TV Movie)

155 min

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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

45. Business as Usual (1988)

PG | 89 min | Drama

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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

46. Big Brother (1970 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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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

47. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

48. 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

49. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

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Stars: André Morell, James Grout, Felicity Kendal, Patricia Garwood

50. Mitch (1984– )

60 min | Drama

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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