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1. Rome (2005–2007)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

9.0
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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.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

2. 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

3. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

4. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

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

Stars: Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Robert Powell, Pamela Franklin

15. Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)

60 min | War, Drama

7.5
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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

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

17. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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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

18. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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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

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

420 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Michael Williams, Lucy Gutteridge

20. 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

21. 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

22. A Hazard of Hearts (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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

23. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Creator: Paul Smith | Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

24. 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

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

PG | 101 min | Drama

6.4
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Writers: Thomas Hardy, Robert W. Lenski | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Owen, Ray Stevenson, Steven Mackintosh

26. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham, John Kavanagh

27. Rose and Maloney (2002– )

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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

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

Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.9
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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

29. Poldark (1996 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama, History

5.7
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Writer: Winston Graham | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Bowe, Mel Martin, Michael Attwell, Ioan Gruffudd

30. Covington Cross (1992– )

60 min | Adventure, History

7.6
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Creator: Gil Grant | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

31. 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

32. Virtual Murder (1992– )

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Stars: Nicholas Clay, Kim Thomson, Stephen Yardley, Carole Boyd

33. No Place Like Home (1983–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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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, Martin Clunes, Dee Sadler

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

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Richard Johnson, Douglas Hodge, Elizabeth Spriggs, Dorothy Tutin

35. Christabel (1988– )

149 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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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

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

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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Stars: Tom Baker, Terence Rigby, Will Knightley, Nicholas Woodeson

37. The Good Guys (1992– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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

38. Sunburn (1999–2000)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. The Life Story of Baal (1978)

58 min | Drama

7.9
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Writers: Bertolt Brecht, Edward Bennett, Ben Brewster | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Neil Johnston, Patti Love, Jeff Rawle, Nick Edmett

44. This Is David Lander (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

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

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

25 min | Comedy

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

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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

49. Wessex Tales (1973 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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

50. The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist (1980– )

30 min | Adventure

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Stars: John Fowler, Daniel Murray, Leonard Preston, June Watson