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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.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,430

2. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his yellow Volvo.

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

Votes: 2,819

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

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

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

Votes: 1,973

4. 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: 156

5. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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: 171

6. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 3,798

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

890 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Anthony Hopkins stars in this British adaption of Tolstoy's war and peace, an epic about Napoleon's invasion of Russia, as told through the eyes of five fictional Russian families.

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

Votes: 458

8. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)

Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Votes: 54

9. 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: 66

10. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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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

Votes: 1,186

11. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.1
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

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

Votes: 24

12. Persuasion (1971 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | History, Romance

6.6
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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

Votes: 350

13. 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

Votes: 86

14. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 91

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

Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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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

Votes: 105

16. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 30

17. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.8
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 69

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

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 49

19. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 35

20. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 41

21. 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

22. 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

Votes: 376

23. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 20

24. Clochemerle (1972– )

230 min | Comedy

8.5
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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

Votes: 53

25. 1990 (1977– )

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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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

Votes: 60

26. Softly Softly (1966–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Softly softly was a drama series about two detectives solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series Z Cars.

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

Votes: 62

27. 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 »

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

Votes: 106

28. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.8
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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

Votes: 37

29. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

Votes: 32

30. Hour of Decision (1957)

81 min | Mystery

5.7
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An American journalist solves the mystery of an unpleasant columnist's murder and clears his own wife, one of the many suspects.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Hazel Court, Anthony Dawson, Mary Laura Wood

Votes: 50

31. The Grove Family (1954–1957)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Nancy Roberts, Edward Evans, Ruth Dunning, Christopher Beeny

32. Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure

6.5
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In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar, Patrick Barr

Votes: 103

33. The Edwardians (1972 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

Votes: 40

34. Menace (1970–1973)

75 min | Thriller

8.6
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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

Votes: 11

35. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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

Votes: 23

36. Brett (1971– )

50 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Stars: Patrick Allen, Robin Bailey, Michael Hawkins, Peter Bowles

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

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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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

Votes: 53

38. 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 »

Director: Carl Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 133

39. The Liars (1966– )

60 min | Drama

8.8
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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

Votes: 8

40. 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.

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

Votes: 71

41. Cluff (1964–1965)

50 min | Drama

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Set in Gunnershaw, fictional town in North Yorkshire and based on novels by Gil North. Leslie Sands was perfect as the gruff Cluff.

Stars: Leslie Sands, Jack Howlett, John McKelvey, Olive Milbourne

42. Scotland Yard (1960– )

Drama

7.2
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Each episode is based on a true crime case with the names changed.

Stars: Geoffrey Matthews, Brian Vaughan, Ewan MacDuff, Humphrey Heathcote

Votes: 6

43. Jack the Ripper (1973 TV Mini-Series)

Crime

8.3
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The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Frank Duncan, Lewis Wilson

Votes: 35

44. Centre Play (1973–1977)

Drama

7.0
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Stars: Phil Daniels, Virginia Balfour, John Barrett, David Daker

Votes: 6

45. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 10

46. Aggie (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Adventures of a Fashion Designer on International Assignments.

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

Votes: 9

47. Barlow (1971–1975)

50 min

7.2
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Stars: Stratford Johns, Neil Stacy, Derek Newark, Norman Comer

Votes: 10

48. The First Lady (1968–1969)

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Stories of a local councillor and her various projects

Stars: Thora Hird, Henry Knowles, Robert Keegan, James Grout

Votes: 6

49. Shadow of Fear (1955)

76 min | Mystery

6.4
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A woman travels to England to attend her parents' funeral. She is told by officials that they died of natural causes together, but she doesn't buy it. She comes to suspect that the nurse ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Mona Freeman, Jean Kent, Maxwell Reed, Hugh Miller

Votes: 15

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

440 min

8.0
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Stars: Kate Binchy, Frank Grimes, Michael Williams, Prue Clarke

Votes: 7