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1. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 153

2. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 464

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

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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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

Votes: 372

4. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama

8.7
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 237

5. 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

6. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 63

7. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 128

8. 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: 266

9. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

Votes: 98

10. 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

11. If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (1974 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

6.6
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Writer: Johnny Speight | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Bob Hoskins, Richard Beckinsale, Ken Wynne

Votes: 14

12. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Anthology series with each episode a different story set in a village hall.

Stars: Reginald Barratt, Priscilla Morgan, Frank Crompton, Stella Moray

Votes: 8

13. The Regiment (1972– )

50 min | Drama

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Creators: Jack Gerson, Nick McCarty, William Slater | Stars: Christopher Cazenove, Denis Lill, Bernard Brown, Wendy Allnutt

14. Pickersgill People (1978– )

55 min | Comedy

7.7
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Comedy series about the everyday events in a small town in Northern England.

Stars: Nick Stringer, Philip Jackson, Antony Sher, Bridget Ashburn

Votes: 6

15. Bill Brand (1976– )

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Bill Brand is a new left-wing firebrand (sic) MP who gets involved with the political issues of the day (mid-1970s), while experiencing frustration with the remoteness of parliamentary politics and complications with his personal life.

Creator: Trevor Griffiths | Stars: Jack Shepherd, Lynn Farleigh, Rosemary Martin, Allan Surtees

Votes: 15

16. Coriolanus (1965 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Roger Jenkins | Stars: Timothy Block, Robert Davies, Mary Grimes, Elizabeth Holmes

17. Looking for Clancy (1975– )

50 min | Drama

8.4
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Frank Clancy goes from penniless working-class idealist in the 1930s to superstar journalist and editor in the London of the swinging 60s - but at what cost to his integrity?

Stars: Robert Powell, Keith Drinkel, John Blythe, Eileen Helsby

Votes: 5

18. The Stars Look Down (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ian Hastings, Basil Dignam, Alun Armstrong, Avril Elgar

Votes: 27

19. Kossoff and Company (1977– )

35 min

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Stars: David Kossoff, Robert Spencer, Jean Anderson, Brian Blessed

20. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A First Time for Everything (1976)

52 min | Drama

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Encouraged by French onion seller Pierre, Bella turns the front of the house into a shop, using some of Bill's compensation. Bill, still in a wheel-chair, is initially hostile but sees the ... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

21. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A House Divided (1977)

Drama

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Matt and Tom rescue the injured Jack from the ruins of Mandrake Place but Arthur, considering the demolition an act of vandalism, contacts the Association for the Preservation of Great ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

22. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Land Fit for Heroes and Idiots (1976)

52 min | Drama

8.3
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In 1919 Jack Ford returns to Gallowshields on Tyneside after service in the great war and becomes friendly with the Seaton family, parents Bella and Bill and their children Jessie, a school... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 7

23. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Marriage & a Massacre (1977)

Drama

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Bill has his operation and returns home, able to walk with a stick but Tom is frustrated working in the shop, feeling inferior to Dolly's managerial skills, and regrets giving up work for ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

24. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Pillowful of Buttercups (1976)

Drama

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Jack gets a visit from former army colleague Ted Chater, now a Regimental Sergeant Major, but on the run from his regiment. He had impregnated his girl-friend, Jenny, unaware that she was a... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

25. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Ticket to Care for the Wounded (1977)

Drama

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With Jack taking his time in Scarborough Dolly fears that time is running out for the divorce and persuades Tom to leave the duke's estate so they can run Bill's new shop. Matt finds his ... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale, Madelaine Newton

26. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Tiger, a Lamb & a Basket... of Fruit (1977)

Drama

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Jessie calls a family meeting to ensure that Matt and Tom are not arrested for their part in the demolition of Mandrake place. It ends in disagreements though Bill offers Dolly a job ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

27. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Wreath with Our Names On (1977)

Drama

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Billy is shocked that Stan Mather, a cousin of Dolly's late husband, is still going to work at Manners' shipyard despite having pleurisy, but Stan cannot afford time off and keeps working. ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

28. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Ackerman, Dougall and Harker (1972)

Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Don Shaw | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Thomas Ellice, James Grout, Peter Glaze, Keith Marsh

29. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: After the Bonfire (1977)

Drama

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Seeing the disastrous dinner party as the final proof that she should never have married him, Dolly leaves Jack to move in with Tom. Jack gets them both jobs on the duke's staff, rather ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, Madelaine Newton

30. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Angel on Horseback (1976)

53 min | Drama

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Nurse Rosie Trotter returns to Gallowshields and is mutually attracted to Tom,though, out of respect for Mary, they agree to postpone their wedding for a year. Mick Murphy, Bella's uncle, ... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

31. Bill Brand (1976– )
Episode: Anybody's (1976)

Drama

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Creator: Trevor Griffiths | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Jack Shepherd, Alan Badel, Richard Butler, Stephanie Cole

32. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Ask for Twopence, Take a Penny (1976)

Drama

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Jack is now the union's district secretary, a paid position with Matt as his deputy and his own office and typist. Jack's late predecessor has left a note in which he instructs Jack to ask ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

33. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Caucasian Chalk Circle (1973)

Drama

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Writers: Eric Bentley, Bertolt Brecht | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Leo McKern, Patrick Magee, Sara Kestelman, Fanny Carby

34. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Coal Comfort (1976)

52 min | Drama

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The strike continues and Bill approaches an old friend, Sep, regarding the location of a coal mine which was closed down fifty years earlier. Billy decides to quit his studies and, whilst ... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

35. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Common Sense: Part 1 (1978)

Drama

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Two schoolboys visited a funfair looking for a fifty pence piece that one of them had dropped. While there they met a man who offered them the same amount each if they would perform ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Parker | Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Paul Ambrose, Josephine Antosz, Gerry Cowan, Bert Gaunt

36. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Debts Owed, Debts Paid (1977)

Drama

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Jack returns from Scarborough, his mission accomplished, and moves into a hotel, where Lady Caroline visits, asking him to a ball as her father's guest, which they know will annoy Manners. ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

37. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Diamond Cut Diamond (1977)

Drama

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The divorce in the bag, Tom's name can finally go on the birth certificate and Matthew is christened. Regan calls a strike at Lewis Bishop. To assume total control of Ryders' shares Manners... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

38. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Empire Day on the Slag Heap (1976)

53 min | Drama

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The strike ends with no concessions won by the colliers. Jack does well at the factory and Manners suggests that he could do better than marry Jessie. Jessie goes on a date with the older, ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

39. Looking for Clancy (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1975)

Drama

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Famous London journalist Frank Clancy is appalled to learn that his best friend - with whom he had quarreled - has committed suicide, and their early life is recreated in a series of flashbacks.

Writers: Frederic Mullally, Jack Pulman | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Robert Powell, Keith Drinkel, John Blythe, Raymond Boal

40. Looking for Clancy (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1975)

Drama

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Writers: Frederic Mullally, Jack Pulman | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Robert Powell, Keith Drinkel, Paul Aston, John Blythe

41. Kossoff and Company (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1977)

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Writer: David Kossoff | Director: Peter Massey | Stars: David Kossoff, Ann Morrish, John Nightingale, Robert Spencer

42. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )
Episode: Eve (1968)

50 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A young man unlucky in love is attracted to a female mannequin that comes to life in his fantasies.

Writers: Michael Ashe, John Collier, Paul Wheeler | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Carol Lynley, Dennis Waterman, Michael Gough, Angela Lovell

Votes: 22

43. Thriller (1973–1976)
Episode: File It Under Fear (1973)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A strangler is on the loose and young women are being killed. There are several suspects and Liz Morris, the local librarian, is the only one who can provide clues.

Writer: Brian Clemens | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Sue Bond, Colin Fisher, Jan Francis, James Grout

Votes: 87

44. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Fish in Woolly Jumpers (1976)

53 min | Drama

8.6
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Times are hard as the miners strike over a pay claim and Tom, now with a son to keep as well as Mary, who has tuberculosis, borrows money from the seemingly flush Jack. Jack meets Matt's ... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 7

45. Village Hall (1974–1975)
Episode: Friendly Encounter (1974)

Comedy, Drama

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A departure for Londoner George Cole, as he plays an officious Northern football referee whose military precision threatens to take all the fun out of the game. But when the referee arrives, will he meet his match?

Writer: Willis Hall | Director: Alan Grint | Stars: George Cole, Norman Jones, Tom Watson, Alec Sabin

46. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: God & Love & Wellesley Street (1976)

Drama

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Billy gets a job with the altruistic Dr. Stoker, helping poor patients for precious little financial return. All his family disapprove, especially upon learning that he turned down Jack's ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

47. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Happy New Year, Some Say (1976)

53 min | Drama

8.0
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It is New year's Eve and Glaswegian socialist lecturer Sandy Lewis joins Jack, whom he tells that the Labour party is in the ascendancy, at the George Hotel, where Billy is a bar-man and ... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 7

48. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Heads You Win, Tails I Lose (1976)

53 min | Drama

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To the annoyance of her husband Arthur, Jessie has been nominated for the Labour Party executive and Jack antagonizes Dolly - who sees an ulterior motive - in backing her. Jessie's ... See full summary »

Creator: James Mitchell | Director: Leonard Lewis | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, John Nightingale, Malcolm Terris

49. The Regiment (1972– )
Episode: Heat (1973)

Drama

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Writer: Martin Worth | Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Christopher Cazenove, Paul Antrim, Bernard Brown, Agit Chauhan

50. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: High Life & Hunger (1977)

Drama

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Murcheson, Isobel's reactionary father, tries to ban her from working at the clinic. He is Bill's wholesaler and threatens to cut off his credit, causing a huge row between Billy and Bill, ... See full summary »

Writer: James Mitchell | Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale