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1. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Edna, the Inebriate Woman (1971)

90 min | Drama

9.0
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Edna is a drunk, and a homeless one. The play follows her through the streets, the police station, the psychiatric ward and a hostel, which for a while looks like it may become somewhere she can stay.

Writer: Jeremy Sandford | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Patricia Hayes, Barbara Jefford, Geraldine Sherman, Cheryl Hall

Votes: 80

2. Catastrophe (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2015)

Comedy

8.8
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Rob meets Sharon's parents, who are delighted about the engagement but less so about the pregnancy. Worse is to come when Sharon is told that, as an older mother, she runs the risk of ... See full summary »

Writers: Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan | Director: Ben Taylor | Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 28

3. Testament of Youth (1979 TV Mini-Series)

275 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.6
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Vera Brittain's world falls to pieces around her as, one by one, the young men of her circle are caught up in the Great War.

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Emrys James, Jane Wenham, Peter Woodward

Votes: 72

4. MI-5 (2002– )
Episode: Episode #3.1 (2004)

Drama, Thriller

8.6
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After shooting Harry, Tom disappears once again. Evidence clearly speaks against him. Oliver Mace, chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee, seizes the opportunity of the fiasco to take ... See full summary »

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Director: Jonny Campbell | Stars: Tomas Arana, Fiona Carew, Michael Culver, Megan Dodds

Votes: 139

5. Cracker (1993–1996)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Creator: Jimmy McGovern | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 3,736

6. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 299

7. Footlight Frenzy (1984)

110 min | Comedy

8.5
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Stars: Michael Aldridge, Rodger Bumpass, Ronald E. House, Anna Mathias

Votes: 34

8. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: A Stranger in the Family (1996)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An industrial accident at a Recycling plant leaves a young man mentally and physically impaired. Kavanagh goes to court to secure a fair settlement from the insurance company for the family.

Writer: Paul Hines | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: John Thaw, Janet Amsbury, Robert Ashby, Tim Barron

Votes: 23

9. Merlin (2008–2012)
Episode: The Disir (2012)

Adventure, Drama, Family

8.4
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Osgar, a sorcerer who has killed one of Arthur's knights and is in turn slain, gives the king a runemark from the Disir, a trio of priestesses for the gods of the Old Religion, urging ... See full summary »

Creators: Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy | Director: Ashley Way | Stars: John Hurt, Frances Tomelty, Sian Thomas, Helen Schlesinger

Votes: 240

10. MI-5 (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 10,771

11. Catastrophe (2015– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 704

12. Catastrophe (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2015)

Comedy

8.3
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Fergal is delighted to act as Rob's best man but he is also permanently drunk, his wife having left him, whilst Sharon's maid of honour Kate is annoyingly excitable and gets lost on the hen... See full summary »

Writers: Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan | Director: Ben Taylor | Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 22

13. Charlie (2014– )
Episode: GUBU 1982 (2015)

Drama

8.3
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Writer: Colin Teevan | Director: Kenneth Glenaan | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Lucy Cohu, Peter Gowen

Votes: 6

14. Cracker (1993–1996)
Episode: One Day a Lemming Will Fly: Part 2 (1993)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Fitz duels it out with the prime suspect while an angry mob builds outside the police station.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Christopher Fulford, John Vine

Votes: 87

15. Survivors (1975–1977)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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When a genetically engineered virus kills ninety-five percent of the world's population, the survivors must rebuild humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. "Survivors" is a study of man ... See full summary »

Creator: Terry Nation | Stars: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Votes: 693

16. Charlie (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.2
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The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Lucy Cohu, Risteard Cooper

Votes: 89

17. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992 TV Mini-Series)

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Michael Kitchen, Suzanne Burden, Gerald James

Votes: 176

18. 99-1 (1994– )

Crime, Drama

8.2
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Creator: Barbara Cox | Stars: Leslie Grantham, Adie Allen, Niall Buggy, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 79

19. The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2006)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Catherine struggles to cope with her secret abortion and ends up asking Ben to marry her. Ros finds out the truth about Ian, Miranda and Kitty. Will she keep her promise to never lie to the... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Morshead | Stars: Jane Horrocks, Rebekah Staton, Sally Phillips, Jonathan Aris

Votes: 10

20. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992–1994)
Episode: Julius Caesar (1994)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Leon Garfield | Director: Yuri Kulakov | Stars: Joss Ackland, Frances Tomelty, David Robb, Hugh Quarshie

Votes: 16

21. Cracker (1993–1996)
Episode: One Day a Lemming Will Fly: Part 1 (1993)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A young boy goes missing and is soon found dead in a wood, and Fitz is asked to join the investigation.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Barbara Flynn, Wesley Cook, Linda Henry

Votes: 180

22. 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

Votes: 5,309

23. Ballykissangel (1996–2001)
Episode: Pack up Your Troubles (1998)

Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Brian Quigley starts up a paint ball camp while Padraig and Kevin receive an unexpected family member. Assumpta returns to Ballykissangel as a single woman and Siobhan and Brendan learn of the baby's gender.

Creator: Kieran Prendiville | Director: Tom Cotter | Stars: Tony Doyle, Dervla Kirwan, Niall Toibin, Peter Hanly

Votes: 13

24. Free Agents (2009 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Writer: Chris Niel | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan, Anthony Head, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 97

25. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Solidarity: Part 2 (2011)

59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Murray's tape shows Piers and three others attacking a nuclear convoy,resulting in a policeman's death and the team believe initially that the government killed Piers in revenge. However ... See full summary »

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

Votes: 34

26. The White Queen (2013– )
Episode: The Price of Power (2013)

Drama | Post-production

8.0
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The pregnant Elizabeth is crowned queen and welcomed by Edward's brothers Richard and George though Warwick and his daughters do not disguise their disapproval and Cecily refuses to attend ... See full summary »

Writers: Emma Frost, Philippa Gregory | Director: James Kent | Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, James Frain

Votes: 152

27. The White Queen (2013– )
Episode: The Storm (2013)

Drama | Post-production

8.0
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Margaret Beaufort is pleased to learn that Warwick,whose daughter Isabel is George's reluctant bride,is holding a parliament in York to have George declared the rightful monarch. However ... See full summary »

Writers: Emma Frost, Philippa Gregory | Director: James Kent | Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, James Frain

Votes: 139

28. Merlin (2008–2012)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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The adventures of the legendary sorcerer as a young man.

Creators: Johnny Capps, Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy | Stars: John Hurt, Bradley James, Colin Morgan, Richard Wilson

Votes: 50,211

29. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 2,811

30. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 3,468

31. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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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: 78

32. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

7.9
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily ... See full summary »

Creator: Murray Smith | Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

Votes: 46

33. The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2006)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Angered at the lack of conviction by members of Parliament who seem to do nothing but squabble among themselves, Mrs. Ros Pritchard, a supermarket manageress in the Northen town of ... See full summary »

Creator: Sally Wainwright | Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Jane Horrocks, Stephanie Cannon, Anji Kreft, David Hartley

Votes: 11

34. A Perfect Spy (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1987)

Thriller

7.9
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Writer: John le Carré | Stars: Peter Egan, Ray McAnally, Rüdiger Weigang, Tim Healy

Votes: 15

35. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2004)

59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The team investigate the disappearance of an attractive young mum and her six-month old son in the 1970s. They also have to submit to a physical and psychological assessment.

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery | Director: Jon East | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 55

36. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Changeling (1974)

Drama

7.9
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Writers: Thomas Middleton, William Rowley | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Stanley Baker, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Alan Webb

Votes: 37

37. The White Queen (2013 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 11,228

38. 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

Votes: 698

39. Vanity Fair (1998 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Stars: Natasha Little, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister, David Ross

Votes: 1,136

40. A Perfect Spy (1987 TV Mini-Series)

374 min | Thriller

7.8
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This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Rüdiger Weigang, Alan Howard, Peter Egan

Votes: 486

41. Spender (1991–1993)

50 min | Action, Drama

7.8
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Creators: Jimmy Nail, Ian La Frenais | Stars: Jimmy Nail, Sammy Johnson, Denise Welch, Peter Guinness

Votes: 154

42. Holby City (1999– )
Episode: Coercion (2012)

Drama

7.8
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Greg's former teenage patient Lucy Haines's father is admitted with stab wounds and he later has a discussion with Lucy which alludes to her having stabbed him. But she refuses to talk to ... See full summary »

Writer: Martha Hillier | Director: Jamie Annett | Stars: Edward MacLiam, Hari Dhillon, Paul Bradley, Jimmy Akingbola

Votes: 5

43. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Last Seen Wearing (1988)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When Morse is assigned a cold case of a runaway teenager from school, he suspects that the girl's been murdered.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Thomas Ellice | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Peter McEnery, Suzanne Bertish

Votes: 242

44. The White Queen (2013– )
Episode: Love and Death (2013)

Drama | Post-production

7.8
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Having witnessed the murder of Henry VI the pregnant Elizabeth is again shocked when she discovers her husband having sex with courtier Jane Shore. Her isolation is increased as Jacquetta ... See full summary »

Writers: Emma Frost, Philippa Gregory, Nicole Taylor | Director: Jamie Payne | Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Leo Bill, Rebecca Ferguson, Rupert Graves

Votes: 118

45. Charlie (2014– )
Episode: Rise 1979-1981 (2015)

Drama

7.8
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Follows the rise of charles Haughey and his election as Taoiseach of Ireland.

Writer: Colin Teevan | Director: Kenneth Glenaan | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Lucy Cohu, Peter Gowen

Votes: 8

46. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Solidarity: Part 1 (2011)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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In a sewer below Westminster workmen discover the skeleton of murdered Falklands hero turned peace campaigner Piers Kennedy,missing since 1983 after making anti-nuclear speeches. He was ... See full summary »

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

Votes: 33

47. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 13,072

48. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: William Gaminara, Emilia Fox, Tom Ward, Amanda Burton

Votes: 2,572

49. Silent Witness (1996– )
Episode: Run: Part I (2010)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Ruth Gardiner falls to her death from a squat in a high-rise block and Leo - unlike D.I. Neill - realises that she was murdered though Neill seems reluctant to launch a public appeal. ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Holden, Nigel McCrery | Director: Susan Tully | Stars: William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Emilia Fox, Alice Bhandhukravi

Votes: 32

50. Ballykissangel (1996–2001)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An English priest is transferred to a small Irish village.

Creator: Kieran Prendiville | Stars: Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Deirdre Donnelly, Gary Whelan

Votes: 894