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1. Matlock (1986–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 4,618

2. Emmerdale Farm (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

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

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Elizabeth Estensen, Steve Halliwell

Votes: 2,040

3. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 2,991

4. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 5,593

5. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 187

6. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

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

Votes: 166

7. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 1,074

8. Howards' Way (1985–1990)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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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: 109

9. A.D. (1985– )

600 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 332

10. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,066

11. 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: 1,734

12. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 413

13. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 490

14. 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: 102

15. Flambards (1979– )

780 min | Drama

8.2
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In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Christine McKenna, Rosalie Williams, Steven Grives, Frank Mills

Votes: 345

16. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.2
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 26

17. The Sandbaggers (1978–1980)

60 min | Thriller

8.9
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The missions of an elite British Intelligence covert operations unit.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Votes: 469

18. 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

Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 194

19. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 125

20. 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: 132

21. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 31

22. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.4
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 52

23. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 53

24. Tucker's Luck (1983–1985)

30 min | Drama

6.9
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The further adventures of Tucker Jenkins and his former class mates from Grange Hill. Follow Tucker and friends, as they duck and dive their way through love and life during a time of high unemployment in the 1980's.

Stars: Todd Carty, George Armstrong, Paul McCarthy, Hilary Crane

Votes: 59

25. Raffles (1975– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, History

8.0
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Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli, Victor Brooks, Victor Carin

Votes: 98

26. 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

27. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 64

28. Compact (1962–1965)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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This series was set in the offices of a women's glossy magazine. It was one of several attempts by the B.B.C.toinvent a soap opera to rival Coronation Street. Until Eastenders none really took off.

Stars: Frances Bennett, Robert Desmond, Ronald Allen, Louise Dunn

Votes: 5

29. The Pathfinders (1972– )

60 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Stars: Robert Urquhart, Jack Watling, Julian Orchard, Jack May

Votes: 38

30. New Scotland Yard (1972–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Detectives made New Scotland Yard,and they solving extraordinary,mysterious crimes.

Stars: John Woodvine, John Carlisle, Michael Turner, Clive Francis

Votes: 25

31. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 41

32. The Play on One (1988–1991)

Drama

5.4
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Various plays from each of the home nations.

Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Tom Watson, Susan Wooldridge, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 11

33. Strangers and Brothers (1984– )

55 min | Drama

7.2
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As WWII looms in Europe, an ambitious young English lawyer embarks on his tempestuous career-and even stormier romantic life.

Stars: Shaughan Seymour, Paul Hastings, Edward Hardwicke, Sheila Ruskin

Votes: 44

34. The Good Soldier (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A romantic tragedy about two turn-of-the-century couples - one American, one British - who regularly vacation together at a spa in Germany.

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Robin Ellis, Vickery Turner, Jeremy Brett, Susan Fleetwood

Votes: 120

35. Romance on the Orient Express (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Lily, an American traveling on the famous Orient Express train from Venice to Paris, suddenly runs into her former lover, Alex, whom they met and had a tender romance 10 years earlier while... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Stuart Wilson, John Gielgud, Ruby Wax

Votes: 190

36. Crime and Punishment (1979– )

225 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Francesca Gerrard, Fiona Glassbrook, John Hurt, Anne Orwin

Votes: 131

37. The Adventurer (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure

6.5
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Basically an updating of Gene Barry's "Amos Burke, Secret Agent" character, Gene Bradley is a wealthy government agent, who, posing as an American movie star, travels the globe in search of... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Barry Morse, Catherine Schell, Garrick Hagon

Votes: 50

38. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Victorian era cases of Detective Sergeant Cribb of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department.

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

Votes: 92

39. Star Cops (1987– )

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world, including Aussie Pal Lenzy, Russian Alexander, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Trevor Cooper, Linda Newton

Votes: 134

40. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 25

41. Widows 2 (1985)

301 min

8.1
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Having successfully robbed a security van [see _"Widows" (1983) (mini)_], Shirley Miller, Linda Pirelli and Bella O'Reilly have escaped to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Dolly Rawlins in London to... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Debby Bishop, Maurice O'Connell

Votes: 66

42. Bluebell (1986– )

50 min | Drama

8.4
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The true story of Margaret Kelly, known as "Miss Bluebell", who formed and managed a legendary Parisian dance troupe.

Stars: Carolyn Pickles, Annie Lambert, Philip Sayer, Michael Harbour

Votes: 16

43. The Larkins (1958–1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: David Kossoff, Peggy Mount, Barbara Mitchell, Ronan O'Casey

Votes: 28

44. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 49

45. Airline (1982– )

52 min | Drama

8.2
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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.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Richard Heffer, Sean Scanlan, Polly Hemingway

Votes: 51

46. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.8
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 33

47. Worlds Beyond (1986– )

Horror

6.1
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A half-hour supernatural anthology series adapted from real cases of the Society for Psychical Research.

Stars: Paul Freeman, Darren McGavin, Karen Black, Judi Bowker

Votes: 14

48. Kate (1970–1972)

60 min | Drama

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Kate works on a popular magazine as agony column writer 'Dear Monica'. Sometimes (infact most times) she cannot help getting personally involved with the desperate who write to her.

Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Elizabeth Burger, Penelope Keith, Jack Hedley

49. The Exercise (1985 TV Movie)

4.2
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Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Adrian Monahan, John Llewellyn, Christopher Wild, Ian Hart

Votes: 5

50. The Baker Street Boys (1983– )

7.4
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The adventures of a gang of street urchins living in Victorian London, who assist the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in solving crimes and find themselves tackling cases of their own.

Stars: Jay Simpson, Damion Napier, Adam Woodyatt, David Garlick

Votes: 17