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1. Cul-de-sac (1966)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to ... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 7,117

2. Jonathan Creek (1997–2014)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 4,082

3. 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

Votes: 3,149

4. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.5
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In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Don Houghton | Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles, William Franklyn

Votes: 3,149

5. Splitting Heirs (1993)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

5.5
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A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Idle | Director: Robert Young | Stars: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 3,068

6. Enemy from Space (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

7.1
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Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.

Writers: Nigel Kneale, Val Guest | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sidney James, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 1,945

7. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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: 1,492

8. French and Saunders (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 1,439

9. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

Votes: 845

10. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 674

11. Above Us the Waves (1955)

92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

Writers: Charles Esme Thornton Warren, James D. Benson, Robin Estridge | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 667

12. Doctors (2000– )

30 min | Drama

5.3
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The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Diane Keen, Adrian Lewis Morgan, Stirling Gallacher, Christopher Timothy

Votes: 555

13. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 547

14. G.B.H. (1991 TV Mini-Series)

567 min | Drama

8.3
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Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy, Alan Igbon

Votes: 480

15. Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007– )

5 min | Documentary

8.3
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Every October, James Rolfe reviews horror movies, whether it be the old-school silent-era monster classics, the golden-age Universal horror films from the '30s, '40s and '50s, the grotesque... See full summary »

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 468

16. The Snorkel (1958)

Unrated | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

Writers: Peter Myers, Jimmy Sangster, Anthony Dawson | Director: Guy Green | Stars: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 416

17. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Creator: Monty Berman | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 373

18. Breakout (1959)

101 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst.

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Frank Harvey, Michael Gilbert | Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Richard Todd, Bernard Lee, Michael Wilding, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 321

19. The Runaway Bus (1954)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one among their number is the ... See full summary »

Writer: Val Guest | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Marianne Stone, Lionel Murton, Lisa Gastoni, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 261

20. The Intelligence Men (1965)

103 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London. With the help of his MI5 friend, he poses as the recently dead ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Green, Richard Hills, Peter Blackmore | Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, William Franklyn, April Olrich

Votes: 253

21. London Suite (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

5.0
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On one day at an English Hotel, four different stories are shown. Diana is in London to promote her Television Series and her ex-husband Sidney shows up to ask her for money for his gay ... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 249

22. Secret People (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed.

Writers: Thorold Dickinson, Joyce Cary, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Valentina Cortese, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 246

23. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

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Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 243

24. Get Charlie Tully (1972)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

5.7
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Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a... See full summary »

Writers: John Singer, John Warren | Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Dick Emery, Derren Nesbitt, Ronald Fraser, Pat Coombs

Votes: 227

25. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)

25 min | Comedy

7.0
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British version of the US TV show 'Who's The Boss?'

Creator: Blake Hunter | Stars: Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Joe McGann, William Puttock

Votes: 209

26. Diana: Her True Story (1993 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, Drama

5.1
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Writers: Andrew Morton, Stephen Zito | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Serena Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Elizabeth Garvie, Donald Douglas

Votes: 135

27. Jonathan Creek (1997–2014)
Episode: Jack in the Box (1997)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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After Maddy successfully campaigns to free a man she believes to have been wrongly imprisoned for murder, the elderly husband of the victim is found shot dead in his nuclear fall-out shelter.

Writer: David Renwick | Director: Marcus Mortimer | Stars: John Bluthal, Colin Stinton, Bernard Kay, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 131

28. The Baron (1966– )

49 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.

Stars: Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd, Paul Ferris, Colin Gordon

Votes: 128

29. Robert Rylands' Last Journey (1996)

102 min

6.5
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Writers: Javier Marías, Elías Querejeta, Gracia Querejeta | Director: Gracia Querejeta | Stars: Lalita Ahmed, Kenneth Colley, Karl Collins, Ben Cross

Votes: 120

30. Fury at Smugglers' Bay (1961)

82 min | Adventure

5.6
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Pirate wreckers ravage a small seaside community while the ineffectual local squire tries to discourage his son's romance with a smuggler's pretty daughter.

Writer: John Gilling | Director: John Gilling | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Fraser, Bernard Lee, Michèle Mercier

Votes: 108

31. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony Marriott, Roger Marshall | Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 89

32. Out of the Clouds (1955)

88 min | Drama

6.0
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A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.

Writers: John Fores, John Eldridge, Michael Relph, Rex Rienits | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Anthony Steel, Robert Beatty, David Knight, Margo Lorenz

Votes: 78

33. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

Votes: 73

34. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Silent Dust (1965)

52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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When birds begin to fall from branches in flocks, it seems someone is using the banned chemical Silent Dust in the countryside of Cornwall. Steed and Peel soon find out a that a small group... See full summary »

Writer: Roger Marshall | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, William Franklyn, Jack Watson

Votes: 73

35. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 72

36. The 100 Greatest TV Ads (2000 TV Special)

165 min

6.9
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The greatest advertisements ever shown in Britain.

Writer: Matt Brito | Stars: Graham Norton, Cliff Adams, Mark Arden, Leslie Ash

Votes: 70

37. The Love Match (1955)

85 min | Comedy

7.2
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Two football-loving railway workers get into trouble after racing their engine home to get to a match on time.

Writers: Glenn Melvyn, Geoffrey Orme | Director: David Paltenghi | Stars: Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Thora Hird, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 68

38. Nutcracker (1983)

R | 101 min | Drama

4.7
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A Russian ballet dancer defects from the USSR, emigrates to England, and joins a ballet company run by a powerful, wealthy lady (Joan Collins).

Writers: Raymond Christodoulou, Max Roman, Yvonne Roman | Director: Anwar Kawadri | Stars: Joan Collins, Carol White, Paul Nicholas, Finola Hughes

Votes: 67

39. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.1
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 59

40. Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The continuing misadventures of Duncan Waring (Robin Nedwell), Dick Stuart-Clark (Geoffrey Davies) and Paul Collier (George Layton) see them move further up the promotion ladder, but no ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Gordon | Stars: Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark

Votes: 58

41. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 55

42. City After Midnight (1957)

85 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A series of daring robberies has taken place on Rue des Anges, a quiet street in the town of La Bandelette. Standing by an open window in his study, Sir Maurice Lawes sees a gendarme beaten... See full summary »

Writers: Compton Bennett, John Dickson Carr | Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Phyllis Kirk, Dan O'Herlihy, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Petula Clark

Votes: 47

43. Shop Spoiled (1954)

82 min | Drama

6.4
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One day in the lives and loves of the staff in a large department store.

Writers: John Paddy Carstairs, Moie Charles, Talbot Rothwell | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: John Gregson, Joan Rice, Freda Jackson, Patricia Marmont

Votes: 45

44. 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

Votes: 42

45. Interpol Calling (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Stars: Charles Korvin, Edwin Richfield, Roland Bartrop, George Pastell

Votes: 41

46. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.2
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Edward Woodward

Votes: 39

47. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Killer (1968)

Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A succession of British agents have been killed in different ways but each one has been carefully wrapped in polythene before being dumped in a graveyard. With Miss King on her holidays ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Williamson | Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson, Jennifer Croxton, Grant Taylor

Votes: 39

48. 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

Votes: 37

49. 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

Votes: 36

50. Startopia (2001 Video Game)

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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Stars: William Franklyn, Tom Forsyth, Graeme Monk, Martin Oliver

Votes: 34