Most Popular Titles With John Thaw

1. Chaplin (1992)
143 min | Biography, Drama
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.

2. 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.

3. The Avengers (1961–1969)
60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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

4. Cry Freedom (1987)
157 min | Biography, Drama, History
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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.

5. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)
108 min | Drama, War
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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 »

6. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
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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 »

7. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )
Mystery
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

8. Z Cars (1962–1978)
50 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
9. Home to Roost (1985–1990)
50 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
10. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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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 »

11. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)
103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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.

12. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

13. Play for Today (1970–1984)
75 min | Drama
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15. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

16. 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 »

17. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
120 min | Drama
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18. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)
25 min | Documentary, Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
19. The Protectors (1972–1973)
30 min | Adventure, Crime
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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 »

20. A Year in Provence (1993 TV Mini-Series)
30 min | Drama
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21. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )
50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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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 »

22. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
104 min | Drama, Sport
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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 »

23. Budgie (1971–1972)
60 min | Drama
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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 »

24. Sweeney! (1977)
89 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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 »

25. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
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26. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1962)
Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
27. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
78 min | Drama
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28. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Comedy, Drama
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29. Sweeney 2 (1978)
104 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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.

30. 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
31. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
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32. Into the Blue (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 »

33. Monsignor Renard (2000– )
295 min | Drama, War
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34. Strange Report (1968– )
60 min | Drama, Mystery
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

35. The South Bank Show (1978– )
53 min | Documentary
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Long-running arts series.

36. The Bofors Gun (1968)
105 min | Drama
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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.

37. The Second World War in Colour (1999 TV Mini-Series)
180 min
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38. The Glass (2001 TV Mini-Series)
300 min
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39. Killing Heat (1981)
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 »

40. 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.

41. The Last Grenade (1970)
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 »

42. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
60 min | Drama
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43. 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.

44. Business as Usual (1988)
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 »

46. King John (1984 TV Movie)
155 min
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47. The Borderers (1968–1970)
50 min | Adventure, Drama
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Drama series dealing with life for a family living on the frontier between Scotland and England during the 16th century.

48. 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.

49. Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990–1993)
Comedy
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50. Stanley and the Women (1991 TV Mini-Series)
202 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X