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1. 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: 14,513

2. Call the Midwife (2012– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Creator: Heidi Thomas | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main

Votes: 10,165

3. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Creators: Bruno Heller, William J. MacDonald, John Milius | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 106,656

4. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)

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: 22,175

5. Merlin (2008–2012)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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, Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson

Votes: 53,837

6. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy

7.9
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81 Metascore

Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

Writers: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 337,909

7. Dickensian (2015 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.

Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen, Joseph Quinn

Votes: 777

8. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Writers: Neil Burger, Steven Millhauser | Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 283,309

9. 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: 3,248

10. Atlantis (2013–2015)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Far from home, Jason washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.

Creators: Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, Howard Overman | Stars: Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart

Votes: 8,389

11. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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94 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

Votes: 16,418

12. Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)

53 min | Drama

8.1
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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Creator: Bill Gallagher | Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha, Fergus Drysdale

Votes: 4,311

13. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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82 Metascore

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Writers: Terence Davies, Terence Rattigan | Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy

Votes: 11,062

14. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Creator: Reginald Hill | Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,509

15. The Edge of Love (2008)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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39 Metascore

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

Writer: Sharman Macdonald | Director: John Maybury | Stars: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Simon Armstrong

Votes: 13,168

16. Plebs (2013– )

25 min | Comedy

7.9
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PLEBS follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - a city that happens to be Ancient Rome.

Stars: Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry, Ryan Sampson, Sophie Colquhoun

Votes: 2,455

17. Copying Beethoven (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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59 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

Writers: Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson | Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode, Ralph Riach

Votes: 10,908

18. David Copperfield (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Emilia Fox, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, John Normington

Votes: 3,232

19. Close My Eyes (1991)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Poliakoff | Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Karl Johnson

Votes: 2,271

20. Pure (I) (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.

Writer: Alison Hume | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Harry Eden, Vinnie Hunter, Molly Parker, David Wenham

Votes: 2,192

21. 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.

Creator: Robert Banks Stewart | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 713

22. Third Star (2010)

92 min | Drama

7.6
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James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

Writer: Vaughan Sivell | Director: Hattie Dalton | Stars: Tom Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild, Adam Robertson

Votes: 5,101

23. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)

217 min | Drama

8.7
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Norton, Leo Bill

Votes: 498

24. Is Anybody There? (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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54 Metascore

Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people's home run by his parents. Whilst his mother struggles to keep the family ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Harness | Director: John Crowley | Stars: Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, Ralph Riach

Votes: 4,015

25. The Sea (2013)

86 min | Drama

6.1
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60 Metascore

The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.

Writer: John Banville | Director: Stephen Brown | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack, Joe Gallagher, Karen Scully

Votes: 196

26. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Unrated | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Writer: John Maybury | Director: John Maybury | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

Votes: 2,444

27. A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a bus load of school children. He loses heart and quits the movement and goes to London trying to leave ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Higgins, Edmund Ward, Martin Lynch | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis

Votes: 3,342

28. Frozen (I) (2005)

90 min | Thriller

5.8
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It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, ... See full summary »

Writers: Juliet McKoen, Jayne Steel | Director: Juliet McKoen | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Roshan Seth, Ger Ryan, Richard Armitage

Votes: 509

29. Good Vibrations (2012)

103 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.

Writers: Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson | Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn | Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Liam Cunningham, Richard Dormer, Dylan Moran

Votes: 3,390

30. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Bennett, John Lahr | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 4,413

31. Small Island (2009 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and... See full summary »

Writers: Kathleen Cahill, Andrea Levy, Paula Milne, Sarah Williams | Director: John Alexander | Stars: Naomie Harris, Hugh Quarshie, Terence Frisch, Ruth Wilson

Votes: 873

32. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Creators: Jim Hill, William Stair | Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 434

33. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Writers: John Goldsmith, Frank Tudisco | Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 950

34. Wittgenstein (1993)

72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

Writers: Derek Jarman, Terry Eagleton, Ken Butler | Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin

Votes: 1,447

35. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 2,780

36. Born and Bred (2002–2005)

55 min | Drama

7.8
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A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Chris Chibnall | Stars: Jenna Russell, Maggie Steed, Clive Swift, Naomi Radcliffe

Votes: 196

37. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006 TV Mini-Series)

59 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee, Michael Sheen

Votes: 1,196

38. National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)

9.1
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Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

Writers: Nick Dear, Mary Shelley | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andreea Paduraru, Ella Smith

Votes: 1,091

39. Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

Writer: Derek Jarman | Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan

Votes: 1,928

40. Vanity Fair (1998 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,203

41. Under Milk Wood (2014 TV Movie)

59 min

8.1
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Writer: Dylan Thomas | Director: Pip Broughton | Stars: Michael Sheen, Tom Jones, Matthew Rhys, Aimee-Ffion Edwards

Votes: 106

42. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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

Votes: 66

43. The Carer (2016)

89 min | Comedy

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When the question is to be or not to be, there is only one answer.

Writers: Gilbert Adair, János Edelényi, Tom Kinninmont | Director: János Edelényi | Stars: Brian Cox, Anna Chancellor, Emilia Fox, Coco König

44. A Tale of Two Cities (1989 TV Mini-Series)

188 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

Stars: James Wilby, Xavier Deluc, Serena Gordon, John Mills

Votes: 272

45. The Chatterley Affair (2006 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Davies | Director: James Hawes | Stars: Rafe Spall, Louise Delamere, Mary Healey, Gerard Horan

Votes: 376

46. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

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Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 36

47. Rainbow (1972–1992)

22 min | Family

7.5
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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

Creator: Pamela Lonsdale | Stars: Geoffrey Hayes, Roy Skelton, Stanley Bates, Rod Burton

Votes: 268

48. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Creator: Paula Milne | Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 55

49. The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003 TV Movie)

196 min | Drama

7.9
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At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day,... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Ted Whitehead | Director: David Thacker | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Juliet Aubrey, Jodhi May, James Purefoy

Votes: 1,072

50. 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

Creators: Robert Banks Stewart, Richard Harris | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 183