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1. 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: 4,922

2. 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: 3,230

3. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 2,282

4. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.3
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 4,183

5. 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: 175

6. 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

7. War & Peace (1972–1974)

890 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion, serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families.

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Rupert Davies

Votes: 493

8. Elizabeth R (1971– )

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,292

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. 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: 64

11. 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

12. Scotland Yard (1960– )

Drama

6.9
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Each episode is based on a true crime case with the names changed.

Stars: Geoffrey Matthews, Brian Vaughan, Ewan MacDuff, Humphrey Heathcote

Votes: 11

13. Persuasion (1971– )

300 min | History, Romance

6.6
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Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer, Richard Vernon

Votes: 385

14. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )

Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty

Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Hugh Sullivan, Denis Carey

Votes: 130

15. 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

16. 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

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: 73

18. 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

19. 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

20. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 32

21. 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

22. 1990 (1977– )

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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In a dystopian future, Britain is under the grip of the Home Office's Public Control Department (PCD), a tyrannically oppressive bureaucracy riding roughshod over the population's civil liberties.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Robert Lang, Tony Doyle, Paul Hardwick

Votes: 71

23. Jane Eyre (1973– )

275 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Stars: Sorcha Cusack, Michael Jayston, Hazel Clyne, Megs Jenkins

Votes: 391

24. 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: 95

25. Bullet from the Past (1957)

33 min | Crime, Short

7.2
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While investigating an attempted homicide, a Scotland Yard detective solves a murder that occurred 27 years earlier.

Director: Kenneth Hume | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Ballard Berkeley, Duncan McIntyre, Donovan Winter

Votes: 19

26. They Met in the Dark (1943)

95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court-martialed. He vows to track her and her ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 216

27. Clochemerle (1972– )

230 min | Comedy

8.6
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A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal. Plays as a cross between 'Allo, 'Allo and Canterbury Tales.

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Roy Dotrice, Wendy Hiller, Michael Golden

Votes: 58

28. The Grove Family (1954–1957)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Nancy Roberts, Edward Evans, Ruth Dunning, Christopher Beeny

29. Napoleon and Love (1974– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A dramatized account of Napoleon's love life and his many women. From first love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine, liaisons with actresses, his love for the beautiful patriotic Marie ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles, Ronald Hines

Votes: 54

30. 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

31. The Shakedown (1960)

92 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police ... See full summary »

Director: John Lemont | Stars: Terence Morgan, Hazel Court, Donald Pleasence, Bill Owen

Votes: 121

32. The Edwardians (1972– )

50 min | Drama, History

6.7
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This series covers the turning points in 9 different figures during the Edwardian era of the United Kingdom - Henry Royce and Charles Rolls - of Rolls Royce fame; Horatio Bottomly founder ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

Votes: 44

33. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 26

34. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

Votes: 37

35. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 23

36. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.7
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. narrated, produced and frequently starred in this anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 40

37. Cluff (1964–1965)

50 min | Drama

6.4
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Set in Gunnershaw, fictional town in North Yorkshire and based on novels by Gil North. Leslie Sands was perfect as the gruff Cluff.

Stars: Leslie Sands, John Rolfe, John McKelvey, Clive

Votes: 5

38. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 12

39. Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure

6.5
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In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar, Patrick Barr

Votes: 133

40. Jack the Ripper (1973– )

Crime

8.4
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The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Frank Duncan, Alan Cullen

Votes: 38

41. Probation Officer (1959–1962)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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Stars: John Paul, John Scott, David Davies, Jessica Spencer

Votes: 13

42. Menace (1970–1973)

75 min | Thriller

8.8
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This is a series of thrillers designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Stars: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 13

43. The Liars (1966– )

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Peculiar stories mainly from the 19th century adapted for TV. Each episode would have three or four separate stories told by the same cast with additional guest appearances. The viewer ... See full summary »

Stars: William Mervyn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Isla Blair, Ian Ogilvy

Votes: 10

44. The Regiment (1972– )

50 min | Drama

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

45. Shadow of Fear (1955)

76 min | Mystery

6.7
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A woman travels to England to attend her parents' funeral. She is told by officials that they died of natural causes together, but she doesn't buy it. She comes to suspect that the nurse ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Mona Freeman, Jean Kent, Maxwell Reed, Hugh Miller

Votes: 38

46. Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (1958– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Fredric March, Robert Arditti, Martin Stephens, John Salew

Votes: 10

47. My Son, My Son (1979– )

440 min

8.0
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A father that indulged his son too much and the unfortunate events that it lead to.

Stars: Kate Binchy, Frank Grimes, Michael Williams, Prue Clarke

Votes: 7

48. The Case of the River Morgue (1956)

34 min | Crime, Short

7.3
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Scotland Yard detectives investigate an insurance scam, where a "drowned" man proves to have been dead before he was thrown in the water.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Hugh Moxey, Gordon Needham, Jane Welsh

Votes: 18

49. Barlow at Large (1971–1975)

50 min

7.4
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Stars: Stratford Johns, Neil Stacy, Derek Newark, Norman Comer

Votes: 11

50. Hour of Decision (1957)

81 min | Mystery

5.7
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An American journalist solves the mystery of an unpleasant columnist's murder and clears his own wife, one of the many suspects.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Hazel Court, Anthony Dawson, Mary Laura Wood

Votes: 59