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1. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

Writers: Colin Wilson, Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 15,236

2. 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 yellow Volvo.

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

Votes: 2,701

3. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies and the self-interest of the ruling class and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Writer: Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 3,443

4. The Vampire Lovers (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany.

Writers: Sheridan Le Fanu, Harry Fine, Tudor Gates, Michael Style | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel, Madeline Smith, Peter Cushing

Votes: 3,670

5. Poldark (1975– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

Votes: 674

6. Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–1987)

60 min | Adventure

7.2
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The adventures of a housewife and a spy whom she fell in with.

Creators: Brad Buckner, Eugenie Ross-Leming | Stars: Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland, Mel Stewart

Votes: 1,398

7. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

Writers: John Mortimer, Penelope Mortimer, Marryam Modell | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier, Martita Hunt

Votes: 5,147

8. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Writers: Robert K. Massie, Edward Bond, James Goldman | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 3,279

9. 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: 1,131

10. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | 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: 151

11. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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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, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 261

12. Venom (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Terrorists who kidnap a child from a wealthy family are pursued by a deadly snake.

Writers: Alan Scholefield, Robert Carrington | Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles

Votes: 1,463

13. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 122

14. First Men in the Moon (1964)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Kneale, Jan Read, H.G. Wells | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries, Miles Malleson

Votes: 3,569

15. The Vault of Horror (1973)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.

Writers: Al Feldstein, William M. Gaines, Milton Subotsky | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Tom Baker, Daniel Massey, Anna Massey

Votes: 3,068

16. The Far Pavilions (1984 TV Mini-Series)

315 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.

Stars: Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Christopher Lee, Robert Hardy

Votes: 547

17. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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BBC Television comedy detailing the fortunes of Reginald Iolanthe Perrin. Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 1,066

18. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim

Votes: 2,962

19. Samson and Delilah (1996 TV Movie)

172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.0
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Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have ... See full summary »

Writer: Allan Scott | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Eric Thal, Michael Gambon

Votes: 665

20. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

6.0
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While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves.

Writer: Don Houghton | Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Cheh Chang | Stars: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege, Han Chen Wang

Votes: 2,690

21. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.1
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, John Carlisle, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 24

22. Just William (1976– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and -worse- the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Dannatt, Bonnie Langford, Diana Fairfax, Michael McVey

Votes: 33

23. QB VII (1974 TV Mini-Series)

390 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A physician sues a novelist for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 489

24. Jason King (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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This spin-off from the earlier "Department S" continued the adventures of hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King. After leaving Department S, Jason settled down to a full-time career of ... See full summary »

Creators: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Anne Sharp, Ronald Lacey, Lee Patterson

Votes: 173

25. The Naked Civil Servant (1975 TV Movie)

77 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England.

Writers: Quentin Crisp, Philip Mackie | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Hurt, Liz Gebhardt, Patricia Hodge, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 1,071

26. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

Votes: 79

27. Jonny Briggs (1985–1987)

20 min | Family

7.8
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Stars: Richard Holian, Jane Lowe, Sue Devaney, Tommy Robinson

Votes: 70

28. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)

Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Votes: 51

29. Crime Traveller (1997– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Detective Jeff Slade teams up with scientist Holly Turner, who's late father has created a time machine that can travel back several hours. Together they solve mysteries using the device.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Michael French, Chloë Annett, Sue Johnston, Paul Trussell

Votes: 275

30. Paradise Postponed (1986 TV Mini-Series)

569 min | Drama

8.4
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A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies - and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?

Stars: Paul Shelley, David Threlfall, Michael Hordern, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 87

31. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

Votes: 18

32. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 44

33. 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: 40

34. Nicholas Nickleby (1977 TV Mini-Series)

330 min | Drama

7.6
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After the death of his father, Nicholas Nickleby along with his sister Kate and their mother find themselves in difficult conditions. They relocate to London in the hope that Uncle Ralph ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Havers, Peter Bourke, Derek Godfrey, Robert James

Votes: 87

35. The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)

110 min | Adventure, Biography, Family

6.3
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After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Connell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising.

Writers: Robert Westerby, Robert T. Reilley | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Peter McEnery, Susan Hampshire, Tom Adams, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 257

36. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.8
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Creator: A.J. Cronin | Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 68

37. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 10

38. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Cyril Luckham, Peter Sallis, William Russell

Votes: 34

39. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 25

40. Number 10 (1983 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Drama

8.1
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Drama series about the private lives of seven British prime ministers who lived in Number 10 Downing Street between the 1780s and the 1920s: William Pitt the Younger, the Duke of Wellington... See full summary »

Stars: Neville Barber, Bernard Archard, Jeremy Brett, Denis Quilley

Votes: 19

41. The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)

93 min | Comedy

6.2
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A dog with a spying device under its skin is sent to the Russian government as a present. When the Russians send the dog to a veterinary, British spy must get to the dog first and retrieve the spying device.

Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Daliah Lavi, Lionel Jeffries, Eric Sykes

Votes: 87

42. I Remember Nelson (1982– )

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Stars: Kenneth Colley, Geraldine James, Tim Pigott-Smith, John Clements

Votes: 42

43. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.9
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Marius Goring plays a Forensic Scientist, working not only for the police, but also for other interested parties.

Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 11

44. Garry Halliday (1959–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.9
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Creator: Justin Blake | Stars: Terence Longdon, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Terence Alexander, Frederick Treves

Votes: 24

45. The Man from Nowhere (1975)

59 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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In 1860, a young orphaned girl is sent to live with her uncle, but she is troubled by a shadowy figure that appears and disappears.

Writer: John Tully | Director: James Hill | Stars: Sarah Hollis Andrews, Ronald Adam, Anthony McCaffery, Shane Franklin

Votes: 34

46. The Island of Adventure (1982)

85 min | Adventure

8.3
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Four British teens on vacation visit an island and discover that a terrorist group is using it as their headquarters.

Writers: Enid Blyton, Ruth Miller | Director: Anthony Squire | Stars: Norman Bowler, Wilfrid Brambell, Eleanor Summerfield, Catherine Schell

Votes: 41

47. Barnaby Rudge (1960– )

30 min

7.7
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Stars: John Wood, Barbara Hicks, Newton Blick, Neil McCarthy

Votes: 9

48. The Baby and the Battleship (1956)

96 min | Comedy

5.3
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After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Thorne, Jay Lewis, Gilbert Hackforth-Jones, Bryan Forbes, Richard De Roy | Director: Jay Lewis | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, André Morell, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 192

49. Brighthaven Express (1952)

75 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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The Toff solves the mystery of a missing employer.

Writer: John Creasey | Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: John Bentley, Carol Marsh, Valentine Dyall, Shelagh Fraser

Votes: 16

50. The Model Murder Case (1963)

90 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

6.7
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When a beautiful girl is murdered, Inspector Birkett finds that she had some famous friends who don't want publicity.

Writers: Patrick Campbell, Vivienne Knight, Laurence Payne | Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Ian Hendry, Ronald Fraser, Margaret Johnston, Natasha Parry

Votes: 68