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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

2. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

3. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

4. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama | Active

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Creators: Jeremy Brock, Paul Unwin | Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Jane Hazlegrove

5. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Episodes follow uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station as they enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Creator: Geoff McQueen | Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

6. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A shy and quiet WWII evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, but they soon develop a close friendship.

Writers: Brian Finch, Michelle Magorian | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

7. 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

8. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama | Active

5.9
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The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Rosie Marcel, Paul Bradley

9. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Writers: Oscar Wilde, Oliver Parker | Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

10. Jonathan Creek (1997–2014)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

11. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

12. I, Claudius (1976 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.1
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

13. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De ... See full summary »

Creator: Peter Spence | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Daphne Heard

14. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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

15. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Creator: Robert Banks Stewart | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

16. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Stephanie Ralph, Philip Franks

17. 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

18. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

19. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

20. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

21. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

22. Heart of Darkness (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.8
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A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Benedict Fitzgerald | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaach De Bankolé, James Fox

23. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.9
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Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client and a creeping man.

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

24. Edge of Darkness (1985 TV Mini-Series)

307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

25. Colditz (2005 TV Movie)

R | 240 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Four Brits tunnel out of a German POW camp. One is killed, two are recaptured and one escapes. Scottish Corporal Nicholas McBride, the lone escapee is a slacker and reluctant soldier, but ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Morgan, Richard Cottan | Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sophia Myles, Tom Hardy, Laurence Fox

26. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)

TV-PG | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.

Creators: John Bowen, David Cook | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield, John Graham-Davies

27. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

28. Beautiful People (1999)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.6
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79 Metascore

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. ... See full summary »

Writer: Jasmin Dizdar | Director: Jasmin Dizdar | Stars: Thomas Goodridge, Faruk Pruti, Tony Peters, Dado Jehan

29. To Serve Them All My Days (1980 TV Mini-Series)

673 min | Drama

8.6
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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »

Stars: John Duttine, Frank Middlemass, Alan MacNaughton, Patricia Lawrence

30. 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

31. Fortunes of War (1987 TV Mini-Series)

407 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

32. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.8
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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

33. Supernatural (1977 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Horror

7.7
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Chilling anthology series where membership to the secret society, The Club of the Damned, is granted through telling horror stories.

Stars: Andre Van Gyseghem, Billie Whitelaw, Sandor Elès, Ian Hendry

34. Fall of Eagles (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

8.1
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Creator: John Elliot | Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

35. Nijinsky (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant but headstrong premier... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Wheeler, Romola Nijinsky, Vaslav Nijinsky | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne, Alan Badel

36. The Deadly Affair (1966)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Writers: John le Carré, Paul Dehn | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

37. The Adventurer (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure

6.1
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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 »

Creators: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Gene Barry, Barry Morse, Catherine Schell, Garrick Hagon

38. By the Sword Divided (1983– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell.

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Sharon Maughan, Andrew MacLachlan, Lucy Aston, Tim Bentinck

39. The Merchant of Venice (1973 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: John Sichel | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston

40. The Borgias (1981 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.

Stars: Oliver Cotton, Maurice O'Connell, Louis Selwyn, Adolfo Celi

41. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

42. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Remick, Barbara Parkins, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson

43. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

44. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992 TV Mini-Series)

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Michael Kitchen, Suzanne Burden, Gerald James

45. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

46. Home to Roost (1985–1990)

50 min | Comedy

6.9
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Stars: John Thaw, Reece Dinsdale, Elizabeth Bennett, Joan Blackham

47. Hennessy (1975)

PG | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.

Writers: John Gay, Richard Johnson | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, Richard Johnson, Trevor Howard

48. The Citadel (1983 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ben Cross, Clare Higgins, Gareth Thomas, Niall Buggy

49. Whoops Apocalypse (1982– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Morse, John Barron, Ed Bishop, Alexei Sayle

50. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Drama, History

8.3
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BBC serial covering the rise of Henry ii.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox