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1. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV 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: 1,189

2. 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: 2,993

3. 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: 864

4. The Sweeney (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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48 Metascore

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Ray Winstone, Plan B, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 16,950 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Mitchell (1975)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

2.4
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A sleazy, incompetent detective tries to simultaneously take down heroin dealers and a socialite who murdered a burglar.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam, John Saxon, Linda Evans

Votes: 3,875

6. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 601

7. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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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: 491

8. Sweeney! (1977)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen

Votes: 738

9. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

Votes: 120

10. 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: 125

11. 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: 86

12. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, John Mills

Votes: 45

13. The Knock (1994–2000)

Crime, Action, Drama

8.4
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The Knock follows Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers' lives and their efforts to hunt down the criminals trying to smuggle all sorts of contraband to the UK.

Stars: Steve Toussaint, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Enzo Squillino Jr., Andrew Dunn

Votes: 74

14. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.9
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Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Stars: Gillian Martell, Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 56

15. Sweeney 2 (1978)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 537

16. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.4
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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: 52

17. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

Votes: 34

18. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.3
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 32

19. The Chinese Detective (1981–1982)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Stars: David Yip, Derek Martin, Arthur Kelly, Larrington Walker

Votes: 79

20. 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: 40

21. Armchair Cinema (1973– )

90 min | Drama

7.4
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British television drama anthology series of single plays.

Stars: Tom Bell, James Laurenson, John Thaw, Patrick Mower

Votes: 11

22. 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: 27

23. King & Castle (1986– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Tough ex-cop Ronald King sets up a debt collection agency with a naive young partner, David Castle, and find themselves embroiled in more than just unpaid bills.

Stars: Derek Martin, Nigel Planer, Mary Healey, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 10

24. Madson (1996– )

50 min | Drama

6.3
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After spending eight years in prison for a crime he did not commit, the murder of his wife, John Madson has been released and wants revenge on the policeman that framed him, Det. Insp. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian McShane, Joanna Kanska, Darren Brown, Andrew Burt

Votes: 12

25. Storyboard (1983– )

Drama

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Series of one-off dramas intended to serve as possible pilots.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Carol Royle, Liz Crowther, Penny Brownjohn

26. The Capone Investment (1974– )

30 min | Thriller

6.5
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Stars: Glyn Owen, Peter Sallis, Isobel Black, John Thaw

Votes: 22

27. The Revenue Men (1967–1968)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Ewen Solon, James Grant, Calum Mill, Luke Neilson

Votes: 5

28. This Man Craig (1966–1967)

50 min | Drama

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Ian Craig is an upbeat science teacher at a secondary school in fictional Straithard, Scotland. He deals with the troubles of his students and colleagues in an optimistic fashion and shares their triumphs.

Stars: John Cairney, Joan Alcorn, Leonard Maguire, Alex McCrindle

29. Parkin's Patch (1969–1970)

30 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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Shown at Saturday tea time,this series was centred around a village policeman and the drama that his every day duties brought him into contact with.a sort of forerunner to "heartbeat",it was also set in Yorkshire.

Stars: John Flanagan, Heather Page, Gareth Thomas, Malcolm Rogers

Votes: 10

30. Scorpion Tales (1978– )

60 min | Mystery

7.4
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Anthology series of stories "with a sting in the tail."

Stars: Heronimo Sehmi, Anthony Bate, Tony Britton, Lynn Farleigh

Votes: 8

31. The Fourth Floor (1986)

180 min

7.1
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Two super cop detectives operating from Scotland Yard's infamous 'fourth floor' follow a crooked accountant, leading to a trail of blackmail, heroin shipments,contract killers, extortion, ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Fulford, Richard Graham, Brian Cox, Dimitri Andreas

Votes: 31

32. Premiere (1977–1980)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Stars: David Parfitt, Johnny Allan, Brian Poyser, Phil Daniels

Votes: 6

33. Must See TV (2005– )

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Dennis Waterman, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Julian Clary, Joan Collins

34. The Protectors (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Ex-insurance investigator Ian Souter sets up his own security agency - the SIS (Specialists in Security) - along with ex-cop Robert Shoesmith & secretary Heather Keys - and fight crime.

Stars: Andrew Faulds, Ann Morrish, Michael Atkinson, Barry Linehan

35. The Real 'Life on Mars'! (2008 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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A look at pre-1980s British policing techniques, and whether the "old-style" policing techniques were as bad as their portrayal in Life on Mars (2006) or whether they may have proved more ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Bradshaw, Simon Brown | Stars: Steve Bradshaw, Jackie Malton, Dick Kirby, Eric Allison

36. Unforgettable: The Sweeney (2012 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Martin Glyn Murray, John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Nick Love

Votes: 5

37. London Embassy (1987– )

300 min

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Spencer Savage, newly released from his Malaysian duties, takes a position with the American embassy in London. He runs into several unusual diplomatic situations both within the embassy (... See full summary »

Stars: Kristoffer Tabori, Manning Redwood, Lou Hirsch, Cass Allan

38. Call the Cops (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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In-depth examination of police dramas through the history of television, and how they compare with their real-life counterparts.

Stars: Marc Warren, Ian Kennedy Martin, Troy Kennedy-Martin, Dick Fiddy

Votes: 7

39. Letters from the Dead (1968– )

180 min | Thriller

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Letters from a presumed dead young girl begin to unsettle the residents of a quiet rural village.

Stars: Norman Bowler, Richard Coleman, Michael Graham, Glyn Owen

40. Crime Writers (1978– )

25 min | Documentary

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Stars: Frederic Dannay, Colin Watson, Jeremy Clyde, Ed Bishop

41. 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

42. Letters from the Dead (1968– )
Episode: A Killer Calls (1968)

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Director: James Gatward | Stars: Norman Bowler, Richard Coleman, Michael Graham, Anthony Newlands

43. The Capone Investment (1974– )
Episode: A Murder Missing (1974)

Thriller

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Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Glyn Owen, Peter Sallis, Isobel Black, John Thaw

44. Letters from the Dead (1968– )
Episode: A Night for Violence (1968)

Thriller

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Until Reaygo and Maitland can sort out the factions in the village they will find no logic in the way the killer strikes. And they are sure the killer is poised to strike again.

Director: James Gatward | Stars: Norman Bowler, Anne Brooke, Richard Coleman, Leon Collins

45. Redcap (1964–1966)
Episode: A Place of Refuge (1965)

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In West Germany, an officer's suicide leads to a supposed refugee hospital, where almost twenty years after the war, there's few residents, but dangerous drugs in abundance.

Director: Laurence Bourne | Stars: Yvonne Antrobus, Christa Bergmann, Peter Birrel, Philip Bond

46. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)
Episode: A Private Place (1981)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Director: Jonathan Alwyn | Stars: Stephanie Turner, David Ellison, Noel Collins, Gwen Nelson

Votes: 5

47. Redcap (1964–1966)
Episode: A Question of Initiative (1965)

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When a German civilian is run down by a group of British soldiers in a stolen car, Mann finds out the pressures on the men that pushed them to do it, and those involving the base and it's personnel with local politics.

Director: Jonathan Alwyn | Stars: John Abineri, David Battley, Michael Blackham, Guy Deghy

48. Redcap (1964–1966)
Episode: A Regiment of the Line (1965)

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A Scots contingent serves duty in a west German town, but they fight and bully their way amongst the locals. When three of them murder the owner of a pub, Mann must discern who is responsible.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Gábor Baraker, Sean Barrett, Colin Blakely, Andrew Downie

49. Redcap (1964–1966)
Episode: A Town Called Love (1964)

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In West Berlin, a British solder has injured a call girl, and rather than face charges, defects to the East Germans. To spare the soldier's wife, Mann goes "Over The Wall" too in an attempt to bring him back.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Robert Arnold, Peter Copley, Malcolm Douglas, Glynn Edwards

50. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Abduction (1975)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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After Regan gets a tip about an upcoming robbery from a trusted informant, the gang kidnaps his daughter to blackmail him into inaction.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Janet Key

Votes: 45