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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

2. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Writer: John Landis | Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

3. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

4. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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The cases of the greatest of the detectives

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

5. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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British police series which revolutionised the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s. Jack Regan (see also 'Regan' (1974)) played by John Thaw is a hard edged detective in the Flying ... See full summary »

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

6. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A serial killer is murdering London women with a necktie. The police have a suspect... but he's the wrong man.

Writers: Arthur La Bern, Anthony Shaffer | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Alec McCowen, Billie Whitelaw

7. Outland (1981)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.

Writer: Peter Hyams | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James Sikking

8. Porridge (1974–1977)

45 min | Comedy

8.3
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

9. Blakes 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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.

Creator: Terry Nation | Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

10. The Professionals (1977–1983)

60 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

11. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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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 »

Creator: Cyril Abraham | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

12. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

13. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.6
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Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Gay, Victor Hugo | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist

14. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

15. Secret Army (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama, War

8.3
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In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian ... See full summary »

Creator: Gerard Glaister | Stars: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

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

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

17. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

18. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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 »

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

19. The Brothers (1972–1976)

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.

Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Jean Anderson, Richard Easton, Robin Chadwick, Jennifer Wilson

20. Enemy at the Door (1978–1980)

650 min | Drama, History, War

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Drama about the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands during the Second World War.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton, Simon Cadell

21. 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

22. Moonbase 3 (1973 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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The adventures of David Caulder and his crew stationed on Moonbase 3 on the moon's surface. In the 21st century, representatives of many of the world's governments live in bases on the moon... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Fiona Gaunt, Barry Lowe

23. The Gentle Touch (1980–1984)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Creator: Terence Feely | Stars: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty, Brian Gwaspari

24. Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973)

99 min | Comedy

6.7
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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. Always on the lookout for ways... See full summary »

Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson | Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Diana Dors, Milo O'Shea

25. Law & Order (1978 TV Mini-Series)

80 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Four-part drama series about the British juicidal system, dealing with an investigation presented from the perspectives of the police force, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.

Stars: Peter Dean, Derek Martin, Deirdre Costello, Billy Cornelius

26. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Drama series about police work in Victorian London, featuring Detective Sergeant Cribb, a member of Scotland Yard's newly formed CID unit.

Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Alfie Curtis

27. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

28. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Drama, History

8.3
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Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox

29. Beau Geste (1982 TV Mini-Series)

204 min | War, Action, Adventure

8.5
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Three brothers of a well-to-do English family join the French Foreign Legion.

Stars: Benedict Taylor, Anthony Calf, Jonathon Morris, John Forgeham

30. John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)

75 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of 14th century John Wycliffe, AKA "The Morning Star of the Reformation", who was the first to translate the Bible into English.

Writer: Douglas McIntosh | Director: Tony Tew | Stars: Michael Bertenshaw, James Downie, Peter Howell, Barrie Cookson

31. Barlow (1971–1975)

50 min

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

32. Burning an Illusion (1981)

101 min | Drama

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A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better.

Writer: Menelik Shabazz | Director: Menelik Shabazz | Stars: Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero Evans, Beverley Martin, Angela Wynter

33. Spyder's Web (1972– )

60 min | Thriller

5.9
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Stars: Patricia Cutts, Anthony Ainley, Veronica Carlson, Roger Lloyd Pack

34. Buccaneer (1980– )

50 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Creators: N.J. Crisp, Eric Paice | Stars: Bryan Marshall, Clifford Rose, Pamela Salem, Carolyn Courage

35. Everyday Maths (1978–1979)

20 min

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Stars: Arthur English, Jack Wild, Sam Kydd, Mike Mungarvan

36. Breakaway (1980– )

30 min | Mystery, Thriller

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Much as detective inspector Sam Harvey would like to retire to devote himself full-time to his hobby of writing children's books, he has to solve a couple of intricate and baffling murder cases first.

Stars: Martin Jarvis, Ed Bishop, Judy Geeson, David Collings

37. Out of Town (1988)

Short

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Writer: Neil Clarke | Director: Norman Hull | Stars: John Cannon, Samantha David, Nigel Horton, David Morrissey

38. The Dancing Princesses (I) (1978 TV Movie)

60 min

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Writers: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, John Tully | Director: Ben Rea | Stars: Joseph O'Conor, Rosalie Crutchley, Bosco Hogan, Christopher Biggins

39. Classic Ghost Stories (1986– )

Horror

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Stars: Robert Powell, Arthur Nightingale, Michael Richmond, Jeremy Roberts

40. West End Tales (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Toni Palmer, Susan Skipper, Peter Childs, Larry Martyn

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: Stephanie Turner, Iain Anders, Paul Angelis, John Cannon

42. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: A Night In (1974)

Comedy

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Supposedly as a temporary measure Lennie Godber is moved into Fletch's cell. As a first-timer the prison world is new to him and he misses his girl-friend. Fletch shows a kindly, ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Paul McDowell, Steve Ismay

43. Law & Order (1978– )
Episode: A Villain's Tale (1978)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: G.F. Newman | Director: Les Blair | Stars: Peter Dean, Derek Martin, Deirdre Costello, Alan Ford

44. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
Episode: And with What Measure? (1975)

Crime, Drama

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A young, inexperience policeman receives a tip-off from an informer; but with Task Force personnel at full stretch, decisions have to be as to the probable validity of the information.

Writer: Elwyn Jones | Director: Vere Lorrimer | Stars: Norman Bowler, Peter Clough, Barrie Cookson, Jay Denyer

45. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
Episode: Bank Rate (1972)

Crime, Drama

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Stars: Norman Bowler, Thomas Ellice, John Franklyn-Robbins, Jenny Hanley

46. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Beyond the Pale (1981)

Drama

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Writer: William Trevor | Director: Les Blair | Stars: Michael Maynard, Leon Silver, Stanley Lebor, Patricia Leventon

47. Barlow (1971–1975)
Episode: Big Deal (1974)

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Barlow's involvement in the security arrangements for a number of open-air pop festivals appears to be routine, but when things go adrift, at least one chief constable is glad he is there.

Writer: Brian Hayles | Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Stratford Johns, Norman Comer, Derek Newark, Ralph Ball

48. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
Episode: Blockade (1972)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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James is delivering a cargo to the Southern states of America but the Civil War is raging and the North are blockading ports. With him are Anne, who dislikes the idea of helping ... See full summary »

Writers: Cyril Abraham, Allan Prior | Director: Ben Rea | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass, Philip Bond, Brian Rawlinson

49. Moonbase 3 (1973– )
Episode: Castor and Pollux (1973)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Writer: John Lucarotti | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Fiona Gaunt, Barry Lowe

50. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
Episode: Cat Among the Pigeons (1974)

Crime, Drama

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Stars: John Cannon, Rio Fanning, Nicholas Field, Walter Gotell