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1. 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 companions.

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

Votes: 29,526

2. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 10,250

3. Taggart (1983–2010)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

Stars: Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie, Alex Norton

Votes: 979

4. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

Votes: 742

5. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 4,839 | Gross: $1.65M

6. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 7,193

7. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 266

8. 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: 201

9. Danger UXB (1979– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 542

10. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 75

11. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 259

12. Terry and June (1979–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Terry Scott and June Whitfield star as Terry and June Medford. Both of them are middle-aged and finds the trials of life are more difficult as they try to succeed in their daily lives.

Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Reginald Marsh, Rosemary Frankau

Votes: 244

13. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 90

14. Sweeney! (1977)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen

Votes: 782

15. Never the Twain (1981–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Comedy about two rival antique dealers.

Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Derek Deadman, Teddy Turner

Votes: 231

16. Me and My Girl (1984–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Sitcom based around widower Simon, his daughter Samantha and life at his advertising agency - Eyecatchers.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Joanne Ridley, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 89

17. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 314

18. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.9
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Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Stars: Gillian Martell, Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Dean Lepley

Votes: 62

19. The Dick Emery Show (1963–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Dick Emery, Pat Coombs, Victor Maddern, Helen Fraser

Votes: 80

20. Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Erik J. Anderson, George Anton, Michael Attwell

Votes: 389

21. Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof

Votes: 737

22. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 28

23. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 16

24. Happy Ever After (1974–1979)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Beryl Cooke, Caroline Whitaker

Votes: 32

25. 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

26. Paradise Postponed (1986)

569 min | Drama

8.3
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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: Annette Crosbie, Paul Shelley, Peter Egan, David Threlfall

Votes: 92

27. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Noble | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Finbar Lynch

Votes: 317

28. The Gathering Storm (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy, Ian Bannen

Votes: 127

29. Villains (1972– )

60 min | Drama

8.0
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An anthology series of dramas looking at the criminal classes.

Stars: David Daker, William Marlowe, Tom Adams, Martin Shaw

Votes: 16

30. Cymbeline (1982 TV Movie)

175 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed ... See full summary »

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Richard Johnson, Michael Pennington, Claire Bloom, Robert Lindsay

Votes: 123

31. Daisies in December (1995 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A grumpy senior citizen dumped at a retirement home by his vacationing family finds love with a new acquaintance who hides a secret.

Director: Mark Haber | Stars: Joss Ackland, Jean Simmons, Pippa Guard, Judith Barker

Votes: 248

32. Doctor on the Go (1975–1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Duncan (Robin Nedwell) and Dick (Geoffrey Davies) return from their escapades on the MS Begonia ('"Doctor at Sea" (1974)') and manage to wangle new jobs at St Swithin's Hospital. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark, Andrew Knox

Votes: 47

33. Magic Adventures of Mumfie (1995– )

Animation

7.9
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The amazing, magical adventures of a special little elephant and his friends.

Stars: Patrick Breen, Britt Allcroft

Votes: 120

34. All in Good Faith (1985–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Stars: Richard Briers, Barbara Ferris, Frank Middlemass, Lydia Smith

Votes: 10

35. Smuggler (1981– )

30 min | Adventure, History

8.3
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Set in 1802, this fast-paced swashbuckler chronicles the adventures of ex-British naval officer turned smuggler Jack Vincent as he eludes revenue officers along the coast of England. A ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Tobias, Lesley Dunlop, Hywel Williams-Ellis, Peter Capell

Votes: 34

36. The Feathered Serpent (1976– )

30 min | Drama

7.6
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A young boy named Tozo must prevent Nasca, the bloodthirsty high priest of Teshcata, from seizing control of the Aztec civilisation.

Stars: Patrick Troughton, Diane Keen, Brian Deacon, Richard Willis

Votes: 19

37. Best Actress (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Crime, Comedy

4.5
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A Hollywood writer becomes embroiled while investigating into the lives of five fictitious actresses all nominated for the Academy Award for best actress.

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: Thomas Calabro, Jaime Pressly, Rachel Hunter, Anthony Head

Votes: 180

38. Rings on Their Fingers (1978–1980)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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Stars: Diane Keen, Martin Jarvis, Tim Barrett, Barbara Lott

Votes: 12

39. Bob Martin (2000–2001)

37 min | Comedy

4.9
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Michael Barrymore returns in his award-winning role as the troubled daytime game show host Bob Martin, a hopeless man who is willing to do anything he needs to to get what he wants. Still ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Barrymore, Tracy Ann Oberman, Dave Corpe, Eric Richard

Votes: 14

40. The Kids from 47A (1973–1975)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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After Mum has being taken into hospital,and Dad far away, the young Gathercoles are left parent less. Jess realizes that this could result in the family being split up, so taking the role ... See full summary »

Stars: Christine McKenna, Gaynor Hodgson, Russell Lewis, Nigel Greaves

Votes: 11

41. Titmuss Regained (1991– )

60 min

7.2
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Stars: David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bill Oddie, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 55

42. Love's Labour's Lost (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Jonathan Kent, Christopher Blake, Geoffrey Burridge, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 82

43. Scott On... (1964–1974)

45 min | Comedy

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Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Peter Butterworth, Frank Thornton

44. The Dick Emery Christmas Show: For Whom the Jingle Bells Toll (1980 TV Movie)

47 min | Comedy

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Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Dick Emery, Roy Kinnear, Harry H. Corbett, Iain Cuthbertson

45. Late Night Drama (1974– )

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Stars: Bernard Hepton, Ray Davies, Nicol Williamson, John Boxer

46. May 33rd (2004 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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When Ella visits an osteopath to relieve physical trauma, the therapy triggers a devastating fragmentation of her already fragile personality.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: Lia Williams, Søren Byder, Mali Harries, Wesley Nelson

Votes: 58

47. Cloppa Castle (1978–1979)

11 min | Family

7.3
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String-puppet series about the Byegones, who live in a medieval fort, and their enemies the Hasbeenes, who are determined to take control of Cloppa Castle.

Stars: Judy Bennett, Charles Collingwood

Votes: 15

48. Devenish (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Dinsdale Landen, Doran Godwin, Terence Alexander, Geoffrey Bayldon

49. 4 Idle Hands (1976– )

Drama

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Two teenagers try to secure gainful employment after leaving school.

Stars: Phil Daniels, Ray Burdis, George Innes, Royston Tickner

Votes: 7

50. Son of the Bride (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Terry Scott, Mollie Sugden, George A. Cooper, Josephine Tewson