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1. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.9
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,484

2. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

4.8
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Creator: Kevin Laffan | Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Elizabeth Estensen, Mark Charnock, Charley Webb

Votes: 1,801

3. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama

5.9
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The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Rosie Marcel, Paul Bradley

Votes: 993

4. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

Votes: 1,753

5. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Creator: Roy Clarke | Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 1,794

6. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)

50 min | Drama

5.9
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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 »

Creators: Ashley Pharoah, Vicky Featherstone | Stars: Lesley Dunlop, Christian Cooke, Philip Middlemiss, William Travis

Votes: 152

7. Cold Feet (1997–2003)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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At times comedic and at other times heartbreaking, the series follows the intertwining lives of three Manchester couples at different stages in their relationships. At the start, Adam ... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Bullen | Stars: James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris

Votes: 2,075

8. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Robinson | Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Votes: 30,470

9. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.6
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Votes: 12,681

10. The Cinder Path (1994 TV Mini-Series)

145 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.

Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lloyd Owen, Polly Adams, Antony Byrne

Votes: 313

11. Fat Friends (2000–2005)

48 min | Drama

7.6
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Drama series following eight women's struggle to lose weight at a weekly slimming club.

Creator: Kay Mellor | Stars: Ruth Jones, Janet Dibley, Alison Steadman, Gaynor Faye

Votes: 163

12. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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: 164

13. The Final Cut (1995 TV Mini-Series)

206 min | Drama

8.2
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 2,163

14. South Riding (2011 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissey, Penelope Wilton, Katherine McGolpin

Votes: 1,205

15. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama

8.7
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 237

16. No Angels (2004–2006)

47 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Nurses who work, but also enjoy the night life.

Stars: Kaye Wragg, Louise Delamere, Sunetra Sarker, Jo Joyner

Votes: 284

17. Cardiac Arrest (1994–1996)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Comedy set in and around a hospital, where the newly qualified Dr Andrew Collin is thrown into a world that is totally beyond him.

Creator: Jed Mercurio | Stars: Andrew Lancel, Helen Baxendale, Ace Bhatti, Jonathan Dow

Votes: 84

18. Reckless (1997 TV Mini-Series)

310 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Young doctor Owen Springer returns to Manchester to care for his ailing father and proceeds to fall in love with an older woman, who just happens to be married to his boss.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Michael Kitchen, Robson Green, Conor Mullen

Votes: 417

19. Falling (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Henry Kent meets writer Daisy Langrish and offers to take care of her overgrown garden. The relationship develops but Mr. Kent is fooling no one but Daisy!

Writers: Andrew Davies, Elizabeth Jane Howard | Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Penelope Wilton, Micaiah Dring, Philip McGinley

Votes: 122

20. Children's Ward (1989–2000)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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This British children's drama series, set in the children's ward of the fictitious South Park Hospital, tells the stories of the young patients and the staff present there.

Creators: Paul Abbott, Kay Mellor | Stars: Janette Beverley, Rita May, Carol Harvey, Jennifer Luckraft

Votes: 60

21. Chiller (1995– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

7.5
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Chiller is a 5-episode horror/fantasy anthology series originally shown erratically in the UK on ITV. The stories each involve, to some extent, the supernatural, and feature lead actors ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Havers, Phyllis Logan, Kevin McNally, John Simm

Votes: 71

22. Between Two Women (2004)

92 min | Drama

6.1
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Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten ... See full summary »

Writer: Steven Woodcock | Director: Steven Woodcock | Stars: Barbara Marten, Andrina Carroll, Andrew Dunn, Bruce Alexander

Votes: 321

23. A Dinner of Herbs (2000 TV Mini-Series)

286 min

7.5
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Stars: Tom Goodman-Hill, Jonathan Kerrigan, Melanie Clark Pullen, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 218

24. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily ... See full summary »

Creator: Murray Smith | Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

Votes: 51

25. First Among Equals (1986 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s.

Stars: David Robb, Jeremy Child, Tom Wilkinson, James Faulkner

Votes: 68

26. Travelling Man (1984– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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After finishing a 2 year prison sentence for a bribe he never took Ex detective inspector Alan Lomax wants answers. Lomax has at least one luxury left - a narrowboat. And it's on the canals... See full summary »

Creator: Roger Marshall | Stars: Leigh Lawson, Terence Taplin, Tony Doyle, Sue Robinson

Votes: 47

27. Always and Everyone (1999–2002)

51 min | Drama

6.8
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The hectic everyday lives of the doctors and nurses running the Accident and Emergency department of the large, busy city hospital, St. Victors.

Stars: Esther Hall, Jane Slavin, David Partridge, Martin Shaw

Votes: 33

28. In Suspicious Circumstances (1991– )

Drama

8.2
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A series of murders from all periods introduced by Edward Woodward

Stars: Edward Woodward, Martin Reeve, Saskia Downes, Helen Baxendale

Votes: 19

29. Harold Shipman: Doctor Death (2002 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

6.7
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Dramatisation of the true story of Harold Shipman, a GP (general practitioner, ie family doctor) from Hyde, Manchester, who was convicted in 2000 of murdering fifteen of his elderly ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Eaton | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Michael Stainton, Olive Pendleton, Veda Warwick, Tony Melody

Votes: 106

30. 55 Degrees North (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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A London detective moves to Newcastle after blowing the whistle on a corrupt colleague.

Stars: Don Gilet, Dervla Kirwan, Andrew Dunn, George Harris

Votes: 222

31. The Black Stuff (1980 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

8.2
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a gang of Liverpudlians goes to Middlesborough to lay a tarmac road.

Writer: Alan Bleasdale | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Michael Angelis, Tom Georgeson, Alan Igbon, Gary Bleasdale

Votes: 189

32. Drop Dead Gorgeous (2006– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Ashley, a 15-year-old Runcorn schoolgirl is 'discovered' by a model agency scout whilst in a café. As she shoots to fame her family is disrupted and her life, and that of her family, is turned upside down.

Creators: Carmel Morgan, Cheryl Taylor | Stars: Elizabeth Berrington, Liam Boyle, Kevin Doyle, Kathryn Hunt

Votes: 166

33. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )

309 min | Mystery

7.1
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The cases of a disabled jockey turned private detective specializing in investigations involving horse racing.

Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, James Maxwell, Susan Wooldridge

Votes: 45

34. Badger (1999–2000)

50 min | Drama, Crime

5.9
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Drama series about a police wildlife liaison officer and others who help him fight wildlife crime set in the rural county of Northumberland.

Stars: Jerome Flynn, Adrian Bower, Phillippa Wilson, Rebecca Lacey

Votes: 15

35. Seaforth (1994– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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An epic love story in nine parts, following the progress of handsome rogue Bob Longman , an ambitious working-class Yorkshire lad. The series begins with a feature-length episode by ... See full summary »

Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Raymond Pickard, Gary Lydon

Votes: 27

36. Kizzy (1976– )

25 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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A sheltered gypsy girl finds it hard to adapt to life at a mainstream British school.

Stars: Vanessa Furst, Anne Ridler, Melissa Docker, John Welsh

Votes: 38

37. Scene (1968– )

24 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.6
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Mixture of fictional and non-fictional thought-provoking short films aimed at students of school and college.

Stars: Jenny Jay, Ronald Hines, Nick Ross, James Morrison

Votes: 7

38. The Practice (1985– )

Drama

5.6
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British Medical ITV soap-opera in the fictional suburb of Castlehulme. This was to head off the BBC's new incoming soap EastEnders the following month.

Stars: John Fraser, Brigit Forsyth, Judith Barker, Michelle Holmes

Votes: 8

39. Steel River Blues (2004– )

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Exploring the lives and working challenges of Blue Watch, a team of fire fighters working in the heart of Middlesbrough, northeast England.

Creators: Jonathan Critchley, Patrick Harbinson | Stars: Stuart Graham, Daniel Ainsleigh, Satnam Bhogal, John Bowler

Votes: 23

40. Airline (1982– )

52 min | Drama

8.3
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Drama following the adventures of Jack Ruskin, a de-mobbed pilot attempting to make a living from his one-plane airline business in the post-war 1940s.

Creator: Wilfred Greatorex | Stars: Roy Marsden, Richard Heffer, Sean Scanlan, Polly Hemingway

Votes: 49

41. 4 Play (1989–1991)

Drama

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Stars: Anton Rodgers, Kenny Ireland, Claire Hackett, Ian McElhinney

42. The Return of the Antelope (1986–1988)

60 min | Family, Drama

7.8
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Stars: John Quentin, John Branwell, Fiona McArthur, Stephanie Cole

Votes: 18

43. Underbelly (1992– )

60 min

6.6
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Stars: David Hayman, Tom Wilkinson, John McArdle, Christine Kavanagh

Votes: 15

44. The Brothers McGregor (1985–1988)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Philip Whitchurch, Paul Barber, Jean Heywood, Jackie Downey

Votes: 8

45. The Doctors (1969–1972)

30 min | Drama

6.9
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Creator: Donald Bull | Stars: Justine Lord, Richard Leech, John Barrie, Nigel Stock

Votes: 14

46. 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: 9

47. The Alamut Ambush (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Thriller, War

5.9
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This British espionage thriller stars Terence Stamp as David Audley, former Oxford professor turned intelligence agent.

Writers: Anthony Price, Murray Smith | Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Terence Stamp, Michael Culver, Carmen Du Sautoy, Robin Sachs

Votes: 23

48. Man of Straw (1972 TV Mini-Series)

270 min | Drama

8.3
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A politically ambitious man rises to power in a German provincial town at the end of the 19th century.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Phillips, Denis Carey, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 15

49. The Paper Lads (1977–1979)

Drama

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Creator: J.G. Holland | Stars: Judith Pyle, Andrew Edwards, Gavin Kitchen, Peter Younger

Votes: 16

50. The Things You Do for Love: Sweet Dreams (1998 TV Movie)

60 min

8.2
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Writer: Kay Mellor | Director: Ken Horn | Stars: Gillian Kearney, Barney Craig, Anne Stallybrass, Geraldine Feeney

Votes: 5