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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 16,970

2. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 27,710

3. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves

Votes: 3,556

4. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 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: 7,316

5. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,855

6. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 4,866

7. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 3,186

8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 5,792

9. War and Remembrance (1988– )

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 2,021

10. Smiley's People (1982)

360 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 2,827

11. Rebecca (1997– )

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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A British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.

Stars: Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Geraldine James, Jonathan Cake

Votes: 991

12. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 725

13. I Promised to Pay (1961)

94 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw, William Lucas

Votes: 337

14. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

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

Votes: 173

15. Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo

Votes: 11,163 | Gross: $6.17M

16. Ivanhoe (1958–1959)

30 min | Adventure

7.2
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The adventures of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a noble knight and champion of justice during the rule of the evil Prince John.

Stars: Roger Moore, Robert Brown, Andrew Keir, Martin Wyldeck

Votes: 214

17. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 150

18. Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995 TV Movie)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Thomas Russell, James Laurenson, Helene Kvale

Votes: 1,536

19. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 136

20. A Woman Called Golda (1982 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover, Judy Davis

Votes: 645

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

Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Stanley Morgan, Tony Wall, Bernard Archard

Votes: 62

22. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 89

23. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 74

24. Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Music

5.2
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Paul McCartney's recording of his new album is complicated by the fact that the master tapes of his recordings are missing.

Director: Peter Webb | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bryan Brown, Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach

Votes: 1,211 | Gross: $1.39M

25. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 787

26. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 62

27. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 634

28. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Bernard Samson (Sir Ian Holm) is a spy in the employ of S.I.S., London Central.

Stars: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Michael Degen, Anthony Bate

Votes: 154

29. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 56

30. Happy Now (2001)

97 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.0
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A teenage girl whose eerie resemblance to a local Welsh beauty queen killed 14 years earlier disturbs one of the men responsibile for her accidental death.

Director: Philippa Cousins | Stars: Philip Howe, Emmy Rossum, Robert Pugh, Sioned Jones

Votes: 439

31. 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 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 37

32. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 44

33. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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

Votes: 39

34. Beasts (1976– )

60 min | Horror, Mystery

7.4
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A series of six effective and concise chillers commissioned by ATV from Producer Nicholas Palmer, and Writer Nigel Kneale, who had just left as a Staff Writer for the BBC, broadcast on ... See full summary »

Stars: Pamela Moiseiwitsch, Bernard Horsfall, Patrick Magee, Pauline Quirke

Votes: 144

35. Ghost Story (1974)

89 min | Horror

4.9
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Several old college friends converge at a mansion, ostensibly for a pleasant reunion. Larry Dann, the most easygoing of the bunch, comes to the conclusion that all is not well in the old ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Marianne Faithfull, Leigh Lawson, Anthony Bate, Larry Dann

Votes: 302

36. Crime and Punishment (1979– )

225 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Francesca Gerrard, Fiona Glassbrook, John Hurt, Anne Orwin

Votes: 131

37. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 101

38. A Prize of Arms (1962)

105 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A criminal gang sets out to pull off the heist of a large army payroll.

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Stanley Baker, Helmut Schmid, Tom Bell, John Phillips

Votes: 197

39. Out of This World (1962– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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Stars: Boris Karloff, Piers Keelan, Raymond Adamson, Bill Mills

Votes: 19

40. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

41. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.9
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Marius Goring plays a Forensic Scientist, working not only for the police, but also for other interested parties.

Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 11

42. Dentist on the Job (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy

5.1
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The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to find a dentist to endorse it's brand of toothpaste.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, Ronnie Stevens, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 186

43. Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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Recruited by the Russians during their days at Cambridge, three young Englishmen rise to become high-ranked MI5 agents until their exposure in 1949.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Anthony Bate, Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Bernard Archard

Votes: 49

44. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 42

45. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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 »

Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Votes: 27

46. Shadows of Fear (1970–1973)

60 min | Thriller

8.1
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Anthology series in which characters find themselves in weird and scary situations. Not evoked by the supernatural but by other people.

Stars: Ray Smith, Michael Craig, Ian Bannen, Peter Barkworth

Votes: 22

47. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 22

48. Ivanhoe (1970– )

250 min | Adventure

8.1
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Ivanhoe. The well trodden paths of sir walter scotts novel televised by the BBC in ten episodes.

Stars: Eric Flynn, Anthony Bate, Clare Jenkins, Clive Graham

Votes: 19

49. Eminent Domain (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.0
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A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Anne Archer, Paul Freeman, Anthony Bate

Votes: 286 | Gross: $0.15M

50. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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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: 28