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1. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 4,410

2. 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.

Creator: Glenn Chandler | Stars: Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie, Alex Norton

Votes: 830

3. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 1,949

4. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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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

Votes: 1,189

5. Soldier Soldier (1991–1997)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.

Creator: Lucy Gannon | Stars: Ben Nealon, Robson Green, Jerome Flynn, Rosie Rowell

Votes: 415

6. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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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

Votes: 766

7. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer, Stuart Davids

Votes: 968

8. Tai-Pan (1986)

R | 127 min | Adventure

5.5
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Tai-Pan is Chinese for "supreme leader". This is the man with real power to his hands. And such a Tai-Pan is Dirk Struan who is obsessed by his plan to make Hong Kong the "jewel in the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Briley, James Clavell, Stanley Mann | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, John Stanton, Tim Guinee

Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $4.01M

9. Detonator (1993 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.3
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A German Scientist has aided an ex Soviet general in constructing a nuclear weapon which is now in the possession of an American mercenary heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train. ... See full summary »

Writer: David Jackson | Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Paul, Ted Levine

Votes: 2,640

10. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 311

11. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 55

12. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Creators: Jim Hill, William Stair | Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 453

13. Bugs (1995–1999)

50 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Ed, Ros, Alex and Beckett form the high-tech crime fighting team who work for the mysterious, secretive Bureau 2 chief, Jan, and are only assigned the most difficult and dangerous cases.

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Jaye Griffiths, Jesse Birdsall, Craig McLachlan, Jan Harvey

Votes: 367

14. Lassiter (1984)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Lassiter is a handsome jewel thief operating in London in the late 1930s. One day he is arrested and told that if he wishes to avoid prison, he must break into the heavily guarded German ... See full summary »

Writer: David Taylor | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 1,571 | Gross: $17.50M

15. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Creator: Jeffrey Caine | Stars: Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Gillian Martell, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 48

16. The Last Place on Earth (1985 TV Mini-Series)

396 min | Drama

8.5
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Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Stephen Moore, Ståle Bjørnhaug

Votes: 295

17. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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80 Metascore

Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. ... See full summary »

Writers: Gilbert Adair, Richard Kwietniowski | Director: Richard Kwietniowski | Stars: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 3,405 | Gross: $2.54M

18. Class Act (1994– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Kate Swift has always know her place in the world. "I was a rich bitch! I was good at it! I liked it!" Imagine her horror when both her husband and all her ill-gotten cash vanish, leaving ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanna Lumley, John Bowe, Nadine Garner, Richard Vernon

Votes: 71

19. Summer's Lease (1989 TV Mini-Series)

220 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 142

20. 99-1 (1994– )

Crime, Drama

8.2
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Creator: Barbara Cox | Stars: Leslie Grantham, Adie Allen, Niall Buggy, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 85

21. Give us a Break (1983– )

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Stars: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Votes: 28

22. The Governor (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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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

Votes: 60

23. Kim (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.3
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A friendly street kid in India, during the last years of the 19th century, looks and considers himself Indian but is in fact a Brit. The Brits discover his true origin and train him as a spy.

Writers: James Brabazon, Rudyard Kipling | Director: John Davies | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Bryan Brown, John Rhys-Davies, Ravi Sheth

Votes: 155

24. The Chinese Detective (1981–1982)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: David Yip, Derek Martin, Arthur Kelly, Larrington Walker

Votes: 73

25. Animal Ark (1997– )

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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Animal Ark is based on the popular book series by Lucy Daniels starring vet's daughter Mandy Hope and her best friend James Hunter. They both love animals and together they go through many ... See full summary »

Stars: Karianne Henderson, James Simmons, Alison Sterling, Gwilym Lee

Votes: 15

26. Harbour Lights (1999–2000)

50 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Stars: Nick Berry, Tim Matthews, Gerard Horan, Freddie Davies

Votes: 21

27. Janice Beard (1999)

81 min | Comedy

6.1
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48 Metascore

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Writers: Ben Hopkins, Clare Kilner | Director: Clare Kilner | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Rhys Ifans, Patsy Kensit, Sandra Voe

Votes: 293

28. Seaforth (1994– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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An epic love story in nine parts, following the progress of handsome rogue Bob Longman , an ambitious working-class Yorkshire lad. The series begins with a feature-length episode by ... See full summary »

Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Raymond Pickard, Gary Lydon

Votes: 26

29. Raspberry Ripple (1986 TV Movie)

6.7
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A clever paraplegic man, haunted by visions of imaginary gangsters, becomes desperate to leave the "cripple" facility he's stuck in. To get out, he must outwit the facility's matron and the constant surveillance of one of his fellows.

Writers: Rupert Haselden, Gurmeet Kasba | Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Barbara Barnes, Edwin Craig, Faye Dunaway, Yvonne French

Votes: 19

30. Have Your Cake and Eat It (1997 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Romance

8.0
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Sam, a middle-aged executive in the roller-coaster industry embarks on an affair with Allie, a younger woman, jeopardizing his marriage

Stars: Holly Aird, Miles Anderson, Jay Barrymore, Kate Blackham

Votes: 29

31. TECX (1990– )

50 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Stars: Rob Spendlove, Urbano Barberini, Ulrike Schwarz, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 17

32. The Unknown Soldier (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

5.6
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Shell-shocked, unidentified English WW I soldier, unable to speak, tries to recover health, identity, and his memory with the help of a nurse. This leads to romance, mystery and suspense.

Writers: Peter Barwood, Patrick Harbinson | Director: David Drury | Stars: Paul Brooke, Olivia Caffrey, Tom Chadbon, Jonathan Cullen

Votes: 29

33. Underbelly (1992– )

60 min

6.6
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Stars: David Hayman, Tom Wilkinson, John McArdle, Christine Kavanagh

Votes: 15

34. Knights & Emeralds (1986)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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A white boy lives in a racially divided town. The only thing he cares about is playing his drums. A popular black band from school needs a drummer and he joins them, but being colorblind in this town makes life very difficult.

Writer: Ian Emes | Director: Ian Emes | Stars: Christopher Wild, Beverly Hills, Warren Mitchell, Bill Leadbitter

Votes: 41

35. Kinsey (1990–1991)

55 min | Drama

7.1
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Midlands lawyer Neil Kinsey, known for being a maverick, takes on a new partner, Tricia Mabbott, who has recently left a larger firm. He brings an unconventional approach to dealing with ... See full summary »

Stars: Leigh Lawson, Serena Gordon, David Savile, Meera Syal

Votes: 13

36. Chambre à part (1989)

93 min | Comedy

5.2
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Writers: Jacky Cukier, Serge Frydman | Director: Jacky Cukier | Stars: Michel Blanc, Jacques Dutronc, Lio, Frances Barber

Votes: 58

37. Sam Saturday (1992– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Ivan Kaye, Peter Armitage, Doreen Mantle, Dennis Victory

38. Taxi! (2001)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
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A taxi appears and Alistair assumes that his disaster of an evening is over; only to discover it is just beginning.

Writer: Neil Thompson | Director: Neil Thompson | Stars: Lawrence Crawford, Tom Hayes, Bill Leadbitter, Hazel White

Votes: 10

39. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: An Officer and a Car Salesman (1988)

75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Special feature length edition of the popular TV series. After "minder" Terry McCann does a stretch in prison for getting caught up in one of his boss Arthur Daley's shady deals, their long... See full summary »

Writers: Tony Hoare, Leon Griffiths | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Patrick Malahide, Glynn Edwards

Votes: 31

40. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: Balancing the Scales (1995)

Crime, Drama

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Writers: Geoff McQueen, Julian Perkins | Director: Chris Lovett | Stars: Charlie Condou, Ricci Harnett, Bill Leadbitter, Andrew Paul

41. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Black and Blue (1992)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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When a local black politician is murdered an undercover police officer unveils a web of police corruption which puts lives at risk and threatens the whole community.

Writer: G.F. Newman | Director: David Hayman | Stars: Christopher John Hall, Rowena King, Martin Shaw, Iain Glen

Votes: 20

42. The Chinese Detective (1981–1982)
Episode: Bounty Hunter (1982)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Edward Boyd | Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: David Yip, Michael Attwell, David Bannerman, Tony Calvert

43. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Dead Ringer (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The skeletal remains of a dismembered body are discovered beneath the floorboards of a house in Glasgow. The drama takes an unexpected twist when a nine-month-old toddler is kidnapped from ... See full summary »

Creator: Glenn Chandler | Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Mark McManus, Alastair Duncan, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson

Votes: 29

44. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Death Comes Softly (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Taggart and Jardine are called to investigate the murders of elderly residents.

Creator: Glenn Chandler | Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Iain Anders

Votes: 29

45. Underbelly (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1992)

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Writers: Frank Kippax, Peter Ransley | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: David Hayman, Tom Wilkinson, John McArdle, Christine Kavanagh

46. Have Your Cake and Eat It (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1997)

Drama, Romance

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Writer: Rob Heyland | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Holly Aird, Miles Anderson, Jay Barrymore, Kate Blackham

47. Underbelly (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1992)

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Writers: Frank Kippax, Peter Ransley | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: David Hayman, Tom Wilkinson, John McArdle, Christine Kavanagh

48. Have Your Cake and Eat It (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1997)

Drama, Romance

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Writer: Rob Heyland | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Holly Aird, Miles Anderson, Jay Barrymore, Kate Blackham

49. The Governor (1995–1996)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1995)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Lynda La Plante | Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, Paul Kynman

50. Underbelly (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1992)

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Writers: Frank Kippax, Peter Ransley | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: David Hayman, Tom Wilkinson, John McArdle, Christine Kavanagh