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1. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

2. The Saint (1962–1969)

48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

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

3. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

4. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Frank Spencer is more than just a complete klutz. Everything he touches falls apart, and he can't keep a job for more than a day. The only thing that keeps him going is his long-suffering ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

5. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.4
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Writer: Noel Coward | Directors: Noel Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone, Michael Wilding

6. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

7. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

8. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

9. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

5.9
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Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Desmond Carrington, Frederick Bartman

10. Persuasion (1971 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | History, Romance

6.5
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Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer, Richard Vernon

11. 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

12. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1962)

Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

13. War & Peace (1972 TV Mini-Series)

890 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Rupert Davies

14. The Shadow of the Tower (1972 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty

Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Hugh Sullivan, Denis Carey

15. Jane Eyre (1973 TV Mini-Series)

275 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Stars: Sorcha Cusack, Michael Jayston, Hazel Clyne, Megs Jenkins

16. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.5
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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

17. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

18. Doomwatch (1970–1972)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.4
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

19. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

20. Softly Softly (1966–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

21. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Creator: John Creasey | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

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

Drama

7.6
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

23. Clochemerle (1972– )

230 min | Comedy

8.7
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A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal. Plays as a cross between 'Allo, 'Allo and Canterbury Tales.

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Roy Dotrice, Wendy Hiller, Michael Golden

24. The Edwardians (1972 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

25. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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

26. Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure

6.9
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An American insurance investigator is sent to Rhodesia to investigate the mysterious death of a diamond broker who drowned whilst diving off the coast. The broker was insured for $1 million... See full summary »

Writers: S.K. Kennedy, Samuel Marx, T.J. Morrison | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar, Patrick Barr

27. Napoleon and Love (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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A dramatized account of Napoleon's love life and his many women; from first-love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine, liaisons with actresses, his love for the beautiful patriotic Marie ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles, Ronald Hines

28. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

29. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Creator: Robert Barr | Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

30. 1990 (1977– )

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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Drama set in an nightmarish "1984"-style future, where government bureaucracy has run riot.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Robert Lang, Tony Doyle, Paul Hardwick

31. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

32. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.2
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

33. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

34. He Found a Star (1941)

Approved | 89 min | Musical

5.3
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Lucky Lyndon and his devoted secretary Ruth use their talent agency to find and help unknowns who need an opportunity.

Writers: Monica Ewer, Bridget Boland, Austin Melford | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Vic Oliver, Sarah Churchill, Evelyn Dall, Gabrielle Brune

35. Barlow (1971–1975)

50 min

7.0
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Stars: Stratford Johns, Neil Stacy, Derek Newark, Norman Comer

36. The Regiment (1972– )

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Creators: Jack Gerson, Nick McCarty, William Slater | Stars: Christopher Cazenove, Denis Lill, Bernard Brown, Wendy Allnutt

37. Scotland Yard (1960– )

Drama

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Stars: Geoffrey Matthews, Brian Vaughan, Roger Ostime, John Dunbar

38. Menace (1970–1973)

75 min | Thriller

7.6
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This is a series of thrillers designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Stars: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

39. The Liars (1966– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Peculiar stories mainly from the 19th century adapted for TV. Each episode would have three or four separate stories told by the same cast with additional guest appearances. The viewer ... See full summary »

Stars: William Mervyn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Isla Blair, Ian Ogilvy

40. They Met in the Dark (1943)

95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court martial. He vows to track her and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Gilbert, Basil Bartlett, Anatole de Grunwald, Victor MacLure, Miles Malleson, James Seymour | Director: Carl Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

41. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

7.1
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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: June Barrie, Alex Scott, Geoffrey Matthews, Michael Stainton

42. Lorna Doone (1963 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Stars: Bill Travers, Jean Anderson, Andrew Faulds, Janet Pate

43. The Adventures of Aggie (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Adventures of a Fashion Designer on International Assignments.

Stars: Joan Shawlee, Michael Ward, Patrick McGoohan, Vernon Greeves

44. The Black Glove (1954)

84 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Newly arrived in Britain, a jet-lagged musician impulsively goes to the apartment of a beautiful blues singer he's just met and hours later is accused of her murder.

Writer: Ernest Borneman | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Alex Nicol, Eleanor Summerfield, John Salew, Paul Carpenter

45. Top Secret (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

6.5
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Stars: William Franklyn, Patrick Cargill, Alan Rothwell, William Devlin

46. Scotland Yard Dragnet (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Thriller

4.9
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A test pilot is injured in a plane crash, following which his fiancee takes him to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist is unhappily married and has a crush on the fiancee. He attempts to ... See full summary »

Writers: Falkland L. Cary, Montgomery Tully | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Paul Carpenter, Patricia Roc, Roland Culver, William Hartnell

47. Centre Play (1973–1977)

Drama

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Stars: Virginia Balfour, John Barrett, David Daker, Lindsay Ingram

48. The Shakedown (1960)

92 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lemont, Leigh Vance | Director: John Lemont | Stars: Terence Morgan, Hazel Court, Donald Pleasence, Bill Owen

49. My Son, My Son (1979 TV Mini-Series)

440 min

7.4
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Stars: Kate Binchy, Frank Grimes, Michael Williams, Prue Clarke

50. The Ghost Train Murder (1959)

32 min | Crime, Short

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Scotland Yard detectives pursue the murderers of a Hungarian girl found dead on an amusement park ride. Their inquiries lead them to a rooming house full of shoplifters.

Writer: James Eastwood | Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Jill Ireland, Mary Laura Wood