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

Votes: 92,366

2. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

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: 18,431

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Votes: 449,540

4. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Writers: George Orwell, Michael Radford | Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 43,645

5. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama | Active

5.2
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The everyday lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the East-End of London.

Creators: Tony Holland, Julia Smith | Stars: Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

Votes: 5,172

6. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama | Active

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Creators: Jeremy Brock, Paul Unwin | Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Jane Hazlegrove

Votes: 1,334

7. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Episodes follow uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station as they enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Creator: Geoff McQueen | Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

Votes: 1,625

8. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Writers: Andrew Birkin, Luc Besson | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 52,600

9. Doctors (2000– )

30 min | Drama

5.2
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The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Diane Keen, Adrian Lewis Morgan, Stirling Gallacher, Jan Pearson

Votes: 615

10. 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken ... See full summary »

Writers: Coline Serreau, Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon, Charlie Peters | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 15,859

11. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 1,640

12. Hogfather (2006 TV Movie)

189 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

7.6
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It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Writers: Sarah Conroy, Vadim Jean, Terry Pratchett | Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: David Jason, Marc Warren, Michelle Dockery, David Warner

Votes: 7,063

13. Poldark (1996 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama, History

5.9
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Writer: Winston Graham | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Bowe, Mel Martin, Michael Attwell, Ioan Gruffudd

Votes: 139

14. The Statement (2003)

R | 120 min | Thriller, Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Brian Moore | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Alan Bates, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 4,023

15. Ladies in Lavender (2004)

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

7.1
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61 Metascore

Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.

Writers: William J. Locke, Charles Dance | Director: Charles Dance | Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Freddie Jones

Votes: 7,593

16. The Ten Commandments (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

5.3
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A telling of the biblical tale, where Moses returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.

Writer: Ron Hutchinson | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Dougray Scott, Linus Roache, Naveen Andrews, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,006

17. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

8.2
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Political satire about a TV news company.

Creators: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin | Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 668

18. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

Writers: Terry Jones, Kenneth Grahame | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Antony Sher

Votes: 2,266

19. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Robert Powell, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 235

20. Screen Two (1985–2002)

7.3
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 64

21. The Return of the Native (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 101 min | Drama

6.4
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Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Robert W. Lenski | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Owen, Ray Stevenson, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 481

22. 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 »

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

Votes: 441

23. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)

30 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose task is to protect the universe from evil forces trying to gain a foothold by disrupting ... See full summary »

Creator: Peter Hammond | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, David Collings, Gerald James

Votes: 705

24. Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)

60 min | War, Drama

7.8
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The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

Creators: Jill Hyem, Lavinia Warner | Stars: Jane Asher, Michael J. Jackson, Kate Buffery, Jane Snowden

Votes: 229

25. Rose and Maloney (2002– )

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Cases of a woman and her male assistant who work for the fictional CJRA (Criminal Justice Review Agency), an organization which seeks out miscarriages of justice.

Creator: Bryan Elsley | Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Philip Davis, Nisha Nayar, Susan Brown

Votes: 120

26. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.

Creator: Paul Smith | Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

Votes: 267

27. Love in a Cold Climate (1980 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama

8.7
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Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Michael Williams, Lucy Gutteridge

Votes: 99

28. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

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

Votes: 31

29. A Hazard of Hearts (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena. In a final game, ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Cartland, Terence Feely | Director: John Hough | Stars: Diana Rigg, Edward Fox, Helena Bonham Carter, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 809

30. Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.4
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Aunt Agnes vainly tries to force Emily to marry boring Cedric by taking them to Italy and India hoping that Emily will forget about the handsome George.

Writers: Paul Simpkin, Gary Sinyor, Stephen Deitch, Richard Sparks | Director: Gary Sinyor | Stars: David Artus, Kevin Furlong, Nicholas Selby, John Boswall

Votes: 835

31. Covington Cross (1992– )

60 min | Adventure, History

7.8
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Creator: Gil Grant | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 195

32. No Place Like Home (1983–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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When Arthur and Beryl Crabtree are set to begin a quiet life at last, their four grown-up children return home one by one. With a son-in-law and neighbours always popping in as well, the quiet life never gets started.

Stars: William Gaunt, Patricia Garwood, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Beverley Adams

Votes: 46

33. Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Ser Lev Arris wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and where he is coming from. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen 10 or more years ago because ... See full summary »

Writers: Diane Duane, Nick Elms, Phillip Meller, Peter Milligan, Erin Roberts | Directors: Steve Hilliker, Erin Roberts | Stars: John Rowe, Clive Owen, John Hurt, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 225

34. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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Tom Baker stars for the BBC as Sherlock Holmes in this faithful classic serial adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated story. Holmes investigates the suspicious death of Sir ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Baker, Terence Rigby, Will Knightley, Nicholas Woodeson

Votes: 106

35. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Votes: 272

36. Christabel (1988 TV Mini-Series)

149 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Stephen Dillane, Nigel Le Vaillant, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 110

37. Selling Hitler (1991 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The true story of the biggest fraud in publishing history - the Hitler diaries.

Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Alexei Sayle, Alison Doody, Julie T. Wallace

Votes: 85

38. Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Stars: Richard Johnson, Douglas Hodge, Elizabeth Spriggs, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 103

39. Sunburn (1999–2000)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Michelle Collins, Rebecca Callard, Sharon Small, James Buller

Votes: 53

40. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Creator: Francis Durbridge | Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

Votes: 30

41. Morris: A Life with Bells On (2009)

100 min | Comedy

6.7
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The film follows the fortunes of an avant garde Morris team in their struggle to evolve Morris Dancing.

Writer: Tom Oldham | Director: Lucy Akhurst | Stars: Lucy Akhurst, Brodie Bass, Andy Black, John Boswall

Votes: 150

42. The Secret World of Michael Fry (2000 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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Council Planner Michael Fry uncovers a sinister plot in his Welsh seaside home town and finds himself caught in a growing tide of corruption and sleazy internet sex.

Stars: Ewen Bremner, Martin Glyn Murray, Rachel Scorgie, Rosie Marcel

Votes: 54

43. The Good Guys (1992– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Nigel Havers, Keith Barron, Hilary Gish, Godfrey James

Votes: 12

44. Paul Merton: The Series (1991–1993)

25 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Paul Merton, John Irwin, Robert Harley, Neil Mullarkey

Votes: 62

45. The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Evelyn Duah, Alistair McGowan

Votes: 26

46. This Is David Lander (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Stephen Fry, Mark Arden, Frances Barber, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 39

47. Wessex Tales (1973 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

6.9
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Stars: Nick Brimble, John Hurt, Billie Whitelaw, Yvonne Antrobus

Votes: 19

48. Sakharov (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Biography of Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov focuses on his first acts in his civil rights movement to his receiving the Nobel Peace prize. Sakharov's actions first caused him... See full summary »

Writer: David W. Rintels | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Jason Robards, Glenda Jackson, Nicol Williamson, Frank Finlay

Votes: 91

49. Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (1989– )

160 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.3
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A film about the early life of the great comedy film maker.

Stars: Joe Geary, Lee Whitlock, Twiggy, Ian McShane

Votes: 38

50. Mitch (1984– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Mitch is a newspaper reporter with a difference, he cares about the people he reports.

Creators: Roger Marshall, Donald Zec | Stars: John Thaw, David Calder, Clare Higgins, Gawn Grainger

Votes: 13