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1. Doctor Who (2005– )

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

8.7
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The further adventures of the time travelling alien adventurer known as the Doctor and his/her companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

Votes: 163,342

2. 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 his companions.

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

Votes: 28,960

3. 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: 3,134

4. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.

Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Alexander Armstrong, Tommy Knight

Votes: 3,893

5. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 2,592

6. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 895

7. 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: 148

8. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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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

9. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.2
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 27

10. Shoestring (1979–1980)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 203

11. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 128

12. Warship (1973–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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Stars: David Savile, Andrew Burt, Donald Burton, James Cosmo

Votes: 37

13. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 115

14. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.8
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 62

15. 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: 93

16. 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: 42

17. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.6
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 72

18. The Boys in Blue (1984)

91 min | Comedy, Family

4.4
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Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 383

19. The Nightmare Man (1981– )

30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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A lonely Scottish island is stalked by a brutal killer who may be from another world...

Stars: James Warwick, Celia Imrie, Maurice Roëves, Jonathan Newth

Votes: 138

20. Dead of Night (1972– )

50 min | Horror

7.5
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A horror anthology series of chilling tales.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Anna Cropper, Bernard Brown, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 61

21. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

Votes: 38

22. Into the Labyrinth (1981–1982)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

7.8
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Three children stumble upon the imprisoned sorcerer Rothgo and are drawn into a mysterious search through time for the magical Nidus which has been stolen by the evil witch Belor.

Stars: Pamela Salem, Charlie Caine, Ron Moody, Lisa Turner

Votes: 102

23. Invasion (1966)

82 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the alien is taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Edward Judd, Yôko Tani, Valerie Gearon, Lyndon Brook

Votes: 219

24. Mr. Rose (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: William Mervyn, Donald Webster, Gillian Lewis, Graham Armitage

Votes: 28

25. Harpers West One (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

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The life and loves of a big department store in the West End of London.

Stars: Jan Holden, Vivian Pickles, Graham Crowden, Arthur Hewlett

26. Fraud Squad (1969–1970)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A well-remembered police procedural drama from the late 1960s, Fraud Squad showcases the exploits of Detective Inspector Gamble and his aide, Detective Sergeant Vicky Hicks, Metropolitan ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick O'Connell, Joanna Van Gyseghem, Ralph Nossek, Elizabeth Weaver

Votes: 15

27. Spy Trap (1972–1975)

45 min | Drama

8.4
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This was on early evening and was, as far as I remember, about a place where people who had defected were interrogated to see if they were genuine. There was other stuff about the regular characters.

Stars: Paul Daneman, Prentis Hancock, Julian Glover, Michael Gwynn

Votes: 5

28. Knight Errant Limited (1959–1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Adam Knight's agency is there to help people - in all kinds of ways.

Stars: John Turner, Wendy Williams, Kay Callard, Hugh David

Votes: 5

29. Auton (1997 Video)

57 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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In a top-secret UNIT warehouse Dr Sally Arnold is studying a Nestene energy unit with little success. Until she subjects it to cosmic signals that activate it and it awakens several dormant Autons stored in the facility.

Director: Nicholas Briggs | Stars: Michael Wade, Bryonie Pritchard, George Telfer, Reece Shearsmith

Votes: 89

30. The Regiment (1972– )

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Christopher Cazenove, Denis Lill, Bernard Brown, Wendy Allnutt

31. Market in Honey Lane (1967–1969)

Drama

6.2
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Soap drama set in an east end market place following the lives of the Cockney vendors.

Stars: Vicki Woolf, Ray Lonnen, Ivor Salter, Iain Gregory

Votes: 6

32. Undermind (1965– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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Personnel Officer Drew Heriot returns to England after working in Australia to discover his brother behaving oddly, to the distress of his sister-in-law Anne. Investigating together they ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Wilkin, Rosemary Nicols, Denis Quilley, John Barron

Votes: 15

33. The Inside Man (1969– )

60 min

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Stars: Frederick Jaeger, Basil Henson, Robin Ellis, Petra Davies

34. Timeslip (1985– )

30 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A computer hacker battles evil computers and other hackers electronically.

Stars: John Taylor, Jeff Harding, Liza Ross, Manning Redwood

Votes: 7

35. Spyder's Web (1972– )

60 min | Thriller

6.8
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Stars: Patricia Cutts, Anthony Ainley, Veronica Carlson, Roger Lloyd Pack

Votes: 8

36. Do You Have a License to Save This Planet? (2001 Video)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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The time traveling Foot Doctor discovers that the Cyberons and Autons are ineffectually trying to invade the Earth yet again. Can he and a helpful salesman save the day or will his arch enemy The Licensor defeat him for good?

Director: Bill Baggs | Stars: Sylvester McCoy, Mark Donovan, Nigel Fairs, Jo Castleton

Votes: 33

37. Deadline Midnight (1960–1961)

60 min | Drama

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A series about life on a London daily newspaper.

Stars: Armine Sandford, Glyn Houston, Jeremy Young, Bruce Beeby

38. Intrigue (1966– )

60 min

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An industrial espionage drama in which an agent investigated the world of big business

Stars: Edward Judd, Caroline Mortimer, Philip Anthony, Nina Baden-Semper

39. The Lively Arts (1975– )

Documentary

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Documentary series taking a serious and wide-ranging look at the arts, encompassing intellectual subject matter and popular culture.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, André Previn, Benjamin Luxon, Richard Baker

40. Auton 2: Sentinel (1998 Video)

57 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Two years after the incident at the UNIT warehouse a lorry transporting Autons from there to another UNIT facility is hijacked by it's cargo. Lockwood and another psychic, Natasha, trace the Autons to Sentinel Island.

Director: Nicholas Briggs | Stars: Michael Wade, George Telfer, Jo Castleton, Andrew Fettes

Votes: 65

41. Jukes of Piccadilly (1980– )

Adventure

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Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Manning Wilson, Darien Angadi, Peter Bland

42. Miracles Take Longer (1983– )

30 min | Drama

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Drama series set in a citizen's advice bureau.

Stars: Patsy Byrne, Rosemary Williams, Terence Harvey, Polly Hemingway

43. Family Solicitor (1961– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Robert Flemyng, A.J. Brown, Mary Kenton, Geoffrey Palmer

44. Frontier (1968– )

55 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Gary Bond, Paul Eddington, James Maxwell, Patrick O'Connell

Votes: 5

45. Auton 3 (1999 Video)

55 min

5.8
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Lockwood and Natasha have returned to the mainland from Sentinel Island but find that the population of the town of Millhampton have vanished. The pair discover that the nearby hospital is the Nestene base of operations.

Directors: Bill Baggs, Patricia Merrick | Stars: Jo Castleton, Bryonie Pritchard, George Telfer, Michael Wade

Votes: 41

46. Trial (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

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Drama series depicting a murder trial.

Stars: Godfrey James, Hector Ross, Barrie Cookson, Robert Harris

47. Doctor Who: Beneath the Sun (2004 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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A featurette detailing the location filming in Spain for "Doctor Who: The Two Doctors".

Stars: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Frazer Hines

Votes: 10

48. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: 'And a Very Fine Fiddle Has He' (1965)

Crime, Drama

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Hired to check into reports that a solicitor's client is being blackmailed. Marker finds himself earning his fee the hard way - nose down on the pavements.

Director: Laurence Bourne | Stars: Pauline Barker, Alfred Burke, John Carson, Martin Friend

49. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)
Episode: A Breach of the Peace (1982)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: Stephanie Turner, David Ellison, Noel Collins, David Gillies

50. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)
Episode: A Cry for Help (1965)

Crime

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Director: Richard Doubleday | Stars: Raymond Francis, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay, Peter Hughes