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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 29,648

2. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 50,554 | Gross: $22.95M

3. 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: 4,954

4. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 3,236

5. UFO (1970–1973)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Votes: 2,053

6. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British Police television 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.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,267

7. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 1,829

8. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 3,246

9. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.4
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,818

10. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 1,755

11. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,210

12. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 4,376

13. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)

50 min | Drama

6.3
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The ultimate story of families, love, and growth within a small British community. Sisters-in-law Peggy Snow and Ruth Goddard deal with life's trials and tribulations realistically, very ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, Christian Cooke, Philip Middlemiss, William Travis

Votes: 212

14. 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: 137

15. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 201

16. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 836

17. Our Friends in the North (1996– )

623 min | Drama

8.7
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A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends, Nicky, Geordie, Mary, and Tosker, from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Mark Strong, Gina McKee, Daniel Craig

Votes: 1,250

18. Lassie (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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84 Metascore

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Lynch, Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 3,557 | Gross: $0.65M

19. Virgin Witch (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.9
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Christine gets her big chance at modeling when she applies at Sybil Waite's agency. Together with Christine's sister Betty they go to a house in the country for the weekend for a photo ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle, Keith Buckley, Patricia Haines

Votes: 822

20. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 519

21. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 260

22. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 2,663

23. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter

Votes: 3,175

24. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Horror

6.9
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In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 2,109

25. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 547

26. The Tripods (1984–1985)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. cousins. When humans reach the age of sixteen, they must undergo a process known as capping which ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shackley, Ceri Seel, Jim Baker, Robin Hayter

Votes: 1,071

27. 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: 217

28. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

Votes: 130

29. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 55

30. Anybody's Nightmare (2001 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Based on the true story of Shelia Bowler, accused of murdering her elderly aunt.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Georgina Sutcliffe, Thomas Arnold, Jean Ainslie

Votes: 89

31. No 73 (1982–1988)

Family

7.2
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Saturday morning magazine show based around a busy house in Maidstone, Kent - No. 73 - featuring star guests, music, cartoons and fun. The twist to the show was that its presenters played ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 78

32. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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This series was about six nursing students doing the then 3 year nursing course to. Exome state registered nurses . They are from all walks of life but all have to cope with the trials and ... See full summary »

Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 62

33. Esther (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes | Stars: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Prochnow, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 699

34. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 56

35. 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: 146

36. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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

Votes: 75

37. 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: 57

38. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.4
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Liza Goddard

Votes: 52

39. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 40

40. Doomwatch (1970–1972)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.3
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

Votes: 96

41. 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: 90

42. A Kind of Loving (1982– )

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Following the story of Vic Brown, a West Riding miner's son. It starts in 1957 with a casual affair with Ingrid Rotherwell, which develops into an emotional crisis...

Stars: Clive Wood, Robert Keegan, Joanne Whalley, Neil Phillips

Votes: 56

43. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 68

44. With These Hands... (1971)

93 min | Drama

4.8
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Homosexual and heterosexual adventures in a so-called clinic.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Georgina Ward, Geoffrey Morris, Polly Adams, Basil Moss

Votes: 74

45. Micawber (2001– )

195 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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David Jason stars as Mr. Micawber in this gentle comedy set in Victorian England and inspired by a character from Charles Dickens' novel 'David Copperfield'.

Stars: David Jason, Annabelle Apsion, Lucinda Dryzek, Andrew Quigley

Votes: 65

46. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

Votes: 41

47. Hannay (1988–1989)

52 min | Drama

7.6
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Richard Hannay is a man of his times: an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer, a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, upholding a ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Powell, Christopher Scoular, Gavin Richards, Jill Meager

Votes: 82

48. Births, Marriages and Deaths (1999– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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The lives of long-time friends Alan, Terry and Graham are turned around after they play a drunken prank on their old headmaster.

Stars: Ray Winstone, Mark Strong, Phil Davis, Maggie O'Neill

Votes: 251

49. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 38

50. How Green Was My Valley (1975– )

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Stanley Baker, Siân Phillips, Nerys Hughes, Keith Drinkel

Votes: 59