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1. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.9
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Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 35,113

2. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with his companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 29,204

3. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,855

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: 1,916

5. Benidorm (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Follow holidaymakers at the Solana Resort in Benidorm. Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros.

Stars: Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Elsie Kelly, Sheila Reid

Votes: 2,582

6. 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.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 2,008

7. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

7.6
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Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Votes: 7,370

8. Soldier Soldier (1991–1997)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.

Stars: Ben Nealon, Robson Green, Jerome Flynn, Rosie Rowell

Votes: 489

9. Open All Hours (1973–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 3,576

10. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman

Votes: 4,193

11. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British Police television series, which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s, starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,251

12. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.7
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Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Votes: 7,483

13. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 1,388

14. Citizen Smith (1977–1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting London, a self proclaimed Urban Guerilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. Leading a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid, Tony Millan

Votes: 514

15. The Green Green Grass (2005–2009)

50 min | Comedy

6.7
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Shifty car salesman Boycie and his wife Marlene leave their council estate in Peckham, London to start a new life in a rambling farmhouse in Shropshire.

Stars: John Challis, Sue Holderness, David Ross, Jack Doolan

Votes: 695

16. Loose Women (1999– )

45 min | Talk-Show

2.6
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Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Sherrie Hewson

Votes: 802

17. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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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, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 330

18. Are You Being Served? (2016 TV Movie)

31 min | Comedy

5.9
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A reboot of the classic sitcom Are You Being Served? (1972).

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Jason Watkins, Sherrie Hewson, John Challis, Roy Barraclough

Votes: 335

19. 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: 200

20. 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: 173

21. Howards' Way (1985–1990)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his ... See full summary »

Stars: Jan Harvey, Stephen Yardley, Glyn Owen, Susan Gilmore

Votes: 112

22. The Weakest Link (2000–2012)

45 min | Game-Show

5.6
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British general knowledge quiz show which spawned imitations around the world, notably in the USA.

Stars: Anne Robinson, Jon Briggs, Adam Woodyatt, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 1,167

23. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does he is driving his long ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 616

24. In Sickness and in Health (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Alf and Else are getting old, Rita's left home, Else's confined to a wheelchair. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Carmel McSharry, Arthur English, Ken Campbell

Votes: 425

25. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

7.9
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In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,792

26. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 150

27. This Morning (1988– )

120 min | Talk-Show

5.0
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Magazine show featuring lifestyle, cookery, fashion and news segments, along with celebrity interviews and gossip.

Stars: Phillip Schofield, Darren Kennedy, Ruth Langsford, Holly Willoughby

Votes: 348

28. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington, Tracy-Louise Ward

Votes: 106

29. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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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 »

Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

Votes: 129

30. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 991

31. Dracula (1974 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 98 min | Horror

6.4
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Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Pamela Brown

Votes: 1,227

32. Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)

60 min | War, Drama

7.9
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The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

Stars: Jane Asher, Michael J. Jackson, Kate Buffery, Jane Snowden

Votes: 267

33. Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2011– )

6.8
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Stars: Tim Wonnacott, David Harper, Honor Blackman, Britt Ekland

Votes: 26

34. Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish (2013– )

Comedy

8.5
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Dave Gorman points out things he finds strange about modern life.

Stars: Dave Gorman, The Billroth String Quartet, Andy Gilmore, Steve Swallow

Votes: 259

35. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 33

36. 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: 136

37. The Wright Stuff (2000– )

50 min | Talk-Show

4.6
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Topical discussions, a daily newspaper review and a weekly television review on Fridays.

Stars: Matthew Wright, Eric Johnson, Kirsty Duffy, Korin Nolan

Votes: 242

38. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 39

39. Chance in a Million (1984–1986)

Comedy

8.0
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Tom Chance's life is plagued by coincidences. Even his initial meeting with his beloved Alison happened by pure chance - when he went to a local pub to meet another girl (also called Alison... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Callow, Brenda Blethyn, Deddie Davies, Bill Pertwee

Votes: 158

40. Doctor Snuggles (1979– )

25 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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The fantastic adventures of a friendly doctor and his friends.

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Lambert Hamel, Walter Jokisch, Ulli Philipp

Votes: 807

41. Don't Wait Up (1983–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Tom Latimer is a young GP, his father Toby is a Harley Street consultant. Tom, in the process of divorcing his wife, sees his newly found bachelor life disrupted when his father leaves his wife, Tom's mother, and moves in with him.

Stars: Nigel Havers, Tony Britton, Dinah Sheridan, Susan Valentine

Votes: 74

42. The Newcomers (1965–1969)

30 min | Drama

6.8
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Ellis Cooper, wife Vivienne, grandmother and their three children are relocated from London to a rural town Angleton by his employer. Helping them adjust to country living are the Harkers whose father also works for Eden Brothers.

Stars: Gladys Henson, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Gerald Cross, Michael Collins

Votes: 24

43. The Paul O'Grady Show (2004–2015)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.6
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Paul O'Grady and star guests liven up teatime with comedy and chat.

Stars: Paul O'Grady, Charlotte Ellen Price, Melanie Sykes, Ramon Christian

Votes: 348

44. Daybreak (2010– )

PG | 150 min | News, Talk-Show

3.5
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Morning Breakfast Show - Featuring News, guests, gossip, news every half hour. The final hour of the show is with Lorraine Kelly with guests and looks at fashion, paper reviews and cooking ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Garraway, Steve Hargrave, Lorraine Kelly, Dan Lobb

Votes: 151

45. 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

46. The Cedar Tree (1976– )

30 min | Drama

7.6
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The trials & tribulations of a British Aristocratic Family as they pass through the 1930s.

Stars: Susan Valentine, Ruth Holden, Sally Osborne, Peter Hill

Votes: 27

47. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.5
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Edward Woodward

Votes: 49

48. The Story of 'Only Fools and Horses....' (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Ray Butt, John Challis, Tony Dow, James Gilbert

Votes: 22

49. The Middle Man

Biography, Crime, Drama | Pre-production

Based on the life story of MrH - MrH is the fixer and go between in the world of crime - See his life unfold through the years with all the ups and downs - Will he survive to tell the story?

Director: Philip Howard | Stars: Kara Tointon, Neil Stuke, Jan Anderson, John Challis

50. Strange Report (1968– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Votes: 100