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1. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 23,574

2. The Bourne Identity (1988 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 185 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A 1988 television adaptation of Robert Ludlum's thriller. An injured, unconscious man (Richard Chamberlain) washes ashore in a small French town. As he recovers, it becomes quite clear, someone is trying to kill him. Jaclyn Smith co-stars.

Stars: Peter Vaughan, Denholm Elliott, Michael Habeck, Wolf Kahler

Votes: 3,250

3. Around the World in 80 Days (I) (1989 TV Mini-Series)

PG | 266 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just 80 days.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Eric Idle, Julia Nickson, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 2,263

4. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

8.0
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In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.

Creators: Maurice Gran, Laurence Marks | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,614

5. Carry on England (1976)

89 min | Comedy, War

3.5
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Captain S. Melly takes over as the new Commanding Officer at an experimental mixed sex air defence base. It's 1940 and England is under heavy bombardment, but the crew seem more interested ... See full summary »

Writers: David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies, Judy Geeson, Patrick Mower

Votes: 1,349

6. Carry on Emmannuelle (1978)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

2.8
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The beautiful and sex-starved Emmannuelle Prevert just cannot inflame her husband's ardour. In frustration she seduces a string of VIPs, including the Prime Minister and the American ... See full summary »

Writer: Lance Peters | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Suzanne Danielle, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,305

7. 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: 1,173

8. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,084

9. 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

Votes: 1,037

10. 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: 819

11. 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

Votes: 760

12. 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: 757

13. Holocaust 2000 (1977)

R | 105 min | Horror

5.2
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An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets out to stop him from using the nuclear power at his fingertips to wipe out ... See full summary »

Writers: Sergio Donati, Alberto De Martino, Michael Robson | Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 745

14. George & Mildred (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 734

15. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1992)

103 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.8
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After Poirot pays a routine visit to his dentist, the doctor apparently shoots himself to death a short time later. Chief Inspector Japp appropriately recruits the detective as both witness and consultant.

Writer: Clive Exton | Director: Ross Devenish | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Joanna Phillips-Lane, Peter Blythe

Votes: 693

16. Man About the House (1973–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Finally the house that Robin, Chris and Jo share a flat in is demolished an two spin offs are made - Robin's Nest and George & Minded (Mr & Mrs Roper).

Creators: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer | Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce

Votes: 667

17. A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Weary of her very public life in Paris, an aging courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent home and relocates to Monte Carlo to begin a new life. Determined to bury the past, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Cartland, Terence Feely | Director: John Hough | Stars: Sarah Miles, Oliver Reed, Christopher Plummer, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 539

18. 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: 451

19. George and Mildred (1980)

93 min | Comedy

5.6
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Mildred decides that she and George will celebrate their anniversary at a posh London hotel - whatever the cost. However, a shady businessman mistakes George for a hit man.

Writers: Dick Sharples, Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer | Director: Peter Frazer-Jones | Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Stratford Johns, Norman Eshley

Votes: 410

20. Robin's Nest (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.

Creators: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer | Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton, David Kelly

Votes: 371

21. Love Thy Neighbour (1972–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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A white, working-class, socialist has his world turned upside down when a black, educated, Tory moves in next door.

Creators: Vince Powell, Harry Driver | Stars: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams

Votes: 345

22. Queenie (1987 TV Movie)

233 min | Drama

6.9
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A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.

Writers: James Goldman, Michael Korda, April Smith | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam, Claire Bloom, Gary Cady

Votes: 314

23. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Votes: 304

24. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 274

25. She-Wolf of London (1990–1991)

60 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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A female American graduate student in London is bitten by a werewolf, then teams up with an English professor to investigate supernatural occurrences.

Creators: Mick Garris, Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Neil Dickson, Kate Hodge, Scott Fults, Dorothea Phillips

Votes: 260

26. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)

25 min | Comedy

6.8
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British version of the US TV show 'Who's The Boss?'

Creators: Martin Cohan, Blake Hunter, Gavin Petrie | Stars: Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Joe McGann, William Puttock

Votes: 257

27. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987 TV Movie)

178 min | Drama

7.7
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Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.

Writers: Dominick Dunne, Derek Marlowe | Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Claudette Colbert, Stephen Collins, John Rubinstein

Votes: 242

28. Chelmsford 123 (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Sitcom set in the town of Chelmsford, but in the year AD 123. The show mainly revolves around the power struggle between the newly appointed Roman Governor of Britain, Aulus Paulinus, and the scheming local British chieftain Badvoc.

Stars: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 193

29. Never the Twain (1981–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Comedy about two rival antique dealers.

Creator: Johnnie Mortimer | Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Derek Deadman, Teddy Turner

Votes: 191

30. Shoestring (1979–1980)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

Creators: Robert Banks Stewart, Richard Harris | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 180

31. 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: 164

32. 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

33. Fresh Fields (1984–1986)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Popular British sitcom about a middle-aged, suburban couple, William and Hester Field. Hester is suffering 'empty-nest syndrome' after their two children have grown-up so she keeps trying to find new hobbies and interests.

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe

Votes: 151

34. The First Churchills (1969 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | History

8.5
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The television dramatization of the lives of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah.

Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, John Standing, Robert Robinson

Votes: 151

35. Carry on Laughing! (1975– )

24 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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Stars: Jack Douglas, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth

Votes: 124

36. 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

37. Big Deal (1984–1986)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

Creator: Geoff McQueen | Stars: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Votes: 108

38. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 82

39. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

7.0
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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: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 79

40. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 76

41. 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.

Creator: A.J. Cronin | Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 69

42. The Three Musketeers (1966 TV Mini-Series)

25 min | Drama

7.6
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3 boys who grew up together fight as vigilanties in their small village.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Brian Blessed, Jeremy Young, Gary Watson

Votes: 54

43. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 53

44. George and the Dragon (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Peggy Mount, Sidney James, John Le Mesurier, Keith Marsh

Votes: 51

45. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Creator: Wendy Craig | Stars: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes, Jane Booker

Votes: 51

46. Keep It in the Family (1980–1983)

Comedy, Family

7.5
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Dudley Rush is an artist with a difference! Eccentric and childlike, he insists, among other things, on wearing his large-sized lion ventriloquist glove puppet on his hand whenever he draws... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Gillespie, Stacy Dorning, Glyn Houston, Pauline Yates

Votes: 47

47. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.4
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 45

48. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: The Death of Adolf Hitler (1973)

107 min | Drama

6.7
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The final days in the Bunker, with Hitler becoming more and more paranoid, plumbing the depths of his madness and reaching his well deserved fate.

Writer: Vincent Tilsley | Director: Rex Firkin | Stars: Frank Finlay, Caroline Mortimer, Oscar Quitak, Marion Mathie

Votes: 45

49. The Gaffer (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Bill Maynard, Pat Ashton, Russell Hunter, David Gillies

Votes: 44

50. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 44