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1. Downton Abbey (2010– )

65 min | Drama

8.8
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A chronicle of the lives of the Crawley family and their servants, beginning in the years leading up to World War I.

Creator: Julian Fellowes | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

2. Ripper Street (2012– )

59 min | Crime, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of London's East End are awash with blood. But this is not the 19th Century; this is not Jack the Ripper - this is a copycat killer and once again the police remain clueless.

Creator: Richard Warlow | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, David Wilmot

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. MI-5 (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

5. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Writers: Anthony Peckham, John Carlin | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

6. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

7. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

8. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Various pathologists spend as much time solving crimes as practising the post-mortal arts.

Stars: William Gaminara, Emilia Fox, Tom Ward, Amanda Burton

9. Silk (2011– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Stars: Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs

10. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Writers: Madonna, Alek Keshishian | Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

11. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

12. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

13. 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, Christopher Timothy

14. Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979–1986)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

15. Father Brown (2013– )

Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price

16. Law & Order: UK (2009– )

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

17. Vera (2011– )

30 min | Crime

7.7
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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Jon Morrison, Paul Ritter

18. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

19. Breathless (2013– )

Drama | Active

6.7
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A TV series set in early 1960s England and centered around the doctors and nurses in a gynecology ward.

Creators: Paul Unwin, Peter Grimsdale | Stars: Catherine Steadman, Zoe Boyle, Shaun Dingwall, Jack Davenport

20. Judge John Deed (2001– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sir John Deed, a High Court judge, tries to seek real justice in the cases before him.

Creator: G.F. Newman | Stars: Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Thorn, Simon Chandler

21. Hamlet (2009 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

8.2
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The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies

22. Girl on a Bicycle (2013)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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32 Metascore

Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when the young French beauty, Cécile (... See full summary »

Writer: Jeremy Leven | Director: Jeremy Leven | Stars: Louise Monot, Christine Citti, Vincenzo Amato, Roberta Danza

23. The Shadow Line (2011 TV Mini-Series)

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A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain... See full synopsis »

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing, Richard Lintern

24. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.

Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

25. Suspects (2014– )

48 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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An unscripted crime/drama series centered on a team of three detectives - each with their own distinctive style of working.

Creators: Darren Fairhurst, Steve Hughes, Paul Marquess | Stars: Damien Molony, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Fay Ripley, Arpit Chaudhary

26. The House of Mirth (2000)

PG | 135 min | Romance, Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.

Writers: Edith Wharton, Terence Davies | Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney

27. The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: David Yates | Stars: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Meneka Das, Anton Lesser

28. Threesome (I) (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Threesome is a comedy about three inseparable friends on the verge of 30. Alice (Amy Huberman) lives with her boyfriend Mitch (Stephen Wight) and their gay best friend Richie (Emun Elliot).... See full synopsis »

Stars: Emun Elliott, Amy Huberman, Stephen Wight, Shonn Gregory

29. The Sullivans (1976–1983)

30 min | Drama

6.4
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Stars: Lorraine Bayly, John Bowman, Marcella Burgoyne, Michael Caton

30. Siblings (I) (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy | Active

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Siblings living together and the various crazy situations that ensue when they interact with other people.

Creator: Keith Akushie | Stars: Charlotte Ritchie, Tom Stourton, Stella Gonet, Matthew Steer

31. Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

Creator: Nick Collins | Stars: Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield, Glen Davies

32. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004 TV Movie)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A serial killer stalking the teen-aged daughters of the aristocracy brings Sherlock Holmes out of his drug-filled semi-retirement.

Writer: Allan Cubitt | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Rupert Everett, Nicholas Palliser, Neil Dudgeon, Ian Hart

33. Byron (2003 TV Movie)

147 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London.

Writer: Nick Dear | Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Oliver Milburn, Michael Elwyn, Jonny Lee Miller

34. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Creators: Ted Childs, Susan Rogers | Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

35. Crime and Punishment (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

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Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Stevens | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Ben Kingsley, Julie Delpy, Eddie Marsan

36. Lionheart (1987)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama

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A young knight sets out to join King Richard's crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's ... See full summary »

Writers: Menno Meyjes, Richard Outten | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper, Dexter Fletcher

37. The Ice House (1997 TV Movie)

172 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice... See full summary »

Writers: Minette Walters, Lizzie Mickery | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Kitty Aldridge, Penny Downie, Frances Barber, Dave Hill

38. The Cazalets (2001– )

Drama, War

7.4
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Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Dillane, Lesley Manville, Joanna Page

39. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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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: Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Geraldine James, Trevor Peacock

40. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Writer: David Hare | Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

41. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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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 »

Creator: Terence Feely | Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington, Tracy-Louise Ward

42. A Certain Justice (1998– )

54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Stars: Oona Kirsch, Sarah Winman, Roy Marsden, Penny Downie

43. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary

8.5
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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Adolf Hitler, Simon Haslett, Ian Holm

44. A Taste for Death (1988 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Fiona Fullerton, Penny Downie

45. Trust (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Creator: Simon Block | Stars: Robson Green, Sarah Parish, Neil Stuke, Chiwetel Ejiofor

46. New Street Law (2006– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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New Street Law, set in Manchester's legal community, follows the exploits, competitiveness and legal cases of two rival law firms of barristers that both have very different attitudes to justice.

Creators: Matthew Hall, G.F. Newman | Stars: John Hannah, Paul Freeman, John Thomson, Lisa Faulkner

47. Bellbird (1967–1977)

60 min

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Creator: Barbara Vernon | Stars: Carmel Millhouse, Peter Aanensen, Moira Carleton, Penne Hackforth-Jones

48. The Box (1974–1977)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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Examines the day-to-day running of Melbourne television station UCV-12, the professional and personal lives of its staff, both in front of, and behind, the camera.

Stars: Barrie Barkla, Ken Snodgrass, Lois Ramsey, Judy Nunn

49. Lost for Words (1999 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

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Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the ... See full summary »

Writer: Deric Longden | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Thora Hird, Pete Postlethwaite, Penny Downie, Jennifer Luckraft

50. The Governor (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »

Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, David Nicholls