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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 26,299

2. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 9,101

3. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 5,234

4. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 4,500 | Gross: $1.65M

5. 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.

Stars: Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie, Alex Norton

Votes: 841

6. Sweeney! (1977)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen

Votes: 699

7. Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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60 Metascore

Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof

Votes: 698

8. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

Votes: 656

9. Danger UXB (1979– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 487

10. Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Erik J. Anderson, George Anton, Michael Attwell

Votes: 369

11. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)
Episode: The Six Napoleons (1986)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Inspector Lastrade reveals to Holmes that someone has been inexplicably breaking into homes for the senseless purpose of breaking small busts of Napoleon.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Eric Sykes, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 322

12. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Noble | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Finbar Lynch

Votes: 309

13. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 280

14. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Bleak Midwinter (2007)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The death of a woman in a munitions factory becomes linked with the murder of Milner's estranged wife as he falls under suspicion and Foyle strives to clear his name.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Kate Ambler, Gavin Brocker, Ann Beach, Sian Brooke

Votes: 279

15. Daisies in December (1995 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A grumpy senior citizen dumped at a retirement home by his vacationing family finds love with a new acquaintance who hides a secret.

Director: Mark Haber | Stars: Joss Ackland, Jean Simmons, Pippa Guard, Judith Barker

Votes: 242

16. Terry and June (1979–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Terry Scott and June Whitfield star as Terry and June Medford. Both of them are middle-aged and finds the trials of life are more difficult as they try to succeed in their daily lives.

Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Reginald Marsh, Rosemary Frankau

Votes: 223

17. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 222

18. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 220

19. Never the Twain (1981–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Comedy about two rival antique dealers.

Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Derek Deadman, Teddy Turner

Votes: 198

20. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Planet of the Spiders: Part One (1974)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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While the Doctor carries out an investigation into ESP, Mike Yates asks Sarah to look into some strange goings on at a meditation centre he's attending.

Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin

Votes: 182

21. Best Actress (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Crime, Comedy

4.6
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A Hollywood writer becomes embroiled while investigating into the lives of five fictitious actresses all nominated for the Academy Award for best actress.

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: Thomas Calabro, Jaime Pressly, Rachel Hunter, Anthony Head

Votes: 177

22. 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: 170

23. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Planet of the Spiders: Part Six (1974)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.3
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K'Anpo persuades the Doctor he must face his fear and return the crystal to the Great One.But first they need to get past Barnes and his men.

Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin

Votes: 165

24. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Planet of the Spiders: Part Two (1974)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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Lupton forms an alliance with the spider to steal the Doctor's blue crystal, while Sarah and Mike attempt to alert people to what they've seen.

Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin

Votes: 156

25. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Planet of the Spiders: Part Five (1974)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.7
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The Doctor escapes from the spiders' larder only to encounter the Great One, while Sarah makes a deal with the Queen Spider.

Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Richard Franklin, John Dearth

Votes: 150

26. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Planet of the Spiders: Part Three (1974)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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The Doctor and Sarah head to the meditation centre to try and get the crystal back while Lupton prepares to return it to Metebelis Three.But all their plans are disrupted when it is stolen by Tommy.

Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Richard Franklin, John Dearth

Votes: 149

27. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Planet of the Spiders: Part Four (1974)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.6
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Sarah is captured by the spiders' guards while the Doctor tries to help Arak and the others strike back against the spiders.

Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Richard Franklin, John Dearth

Votes: 148

28. Cymbeline (1982 TV Movie)

175 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed ... See full summary »

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Richard Johnson, Hugh Thomas, Aimée Delamain, Claire Bloom

Votes: 113

29. The Gathering Storm (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy, Ian Bannen

Votes: 109

30. Paradise Postponed (1986 TV Mini-Series)

569 min | Drama

8.4
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A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies - and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?

Stars: Paul Shelley, David Threlfall, Michael Hordern, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 88

31. 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: 77

32. Love's Labour's Lost (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Jonathan Kent, Christopher Blake, Geoffrey Burridge, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 76

33. Me and My Girl (1984–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Sitcom based around widower Simon, his daughter Samantha and life at his advertising agency - Eyecatchers.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Joanne Ridley, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 71

34. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 64

35. May 33rd (2004 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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When Ella visits an osteopath to relieve physical trauma, the therapy triggers a devastating fragmentation of her already fragile personality.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: Lia Williams, Søren Byder, Mali Harries, Wesley Nelson

Votes: 58

36. Titmuss Regained (1991 TV Mini-Series)

60 min

7.2
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Stars: David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bill Oddie, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 53

37. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.8
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Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Gillian Martell, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 50

38. The Murder in China Basin (1999)

89 min | Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Accused of murder, a man enlists the help of his ex-wife to find the true killer.

Director: Norman Gerard | Stars: Chris Byrne, Jennifer Starr, Johnny Indovina, Elizabeth Rossa

Votes: 46

39. Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003– )
Episode: The Bell Rock Lighthouse (2003)

Drama, History

8.6
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Director: Christopher Spencer | Stars: Robert Lindsay, James Brown, Emma Busby, David Buyler

Votes: 40

40. Doctor on the Go (1975–1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Duncan (Robin Nedwell) and Dick (Geoffrey Davies) return from their escapades on the MS Begonia ('"Doctor at Sea" (1974)') and manage to wangle new jobs at St Swithin's Hospital. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark, Andrew Knox

Votes: 36

41. Smuggler (1981 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Adventure, History

8.3
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Set in 1802, this fast-paced swashbuckler chronicles the adventures of ex-British naval officer turned smuggler Jack Vincent as he eludes revenue officers along the coast of England. A ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Tobias, Lesley Dunlop, Hywel Williams-Ellis, Peter Capell

Votes: 33

42. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.3
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 30

43. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Black Pudding (1995)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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In addition to sorting out a feud between John and Steve, Henry answers a distress call from his culinary idol, the cantankerous Hilary Smallwood, who, in a moment of weakness, gave power ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Hiller | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Joe Duttine, Ashley Russell

Votes: 27

44. Happy Ever After (1974–1979)

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Beryl Cooke, Caroline Whitaker

Votes: 24

45. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Root of Evil (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During the Glasgow Garden Festival the severed head of loan shark Willie Lomax is found in a blocked drain. He is but the first victim in what appears to be a serial killer taking out ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Barber-Fleming | Stars: Mark McManus, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson, Iain Anders

Votes: 23

46. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

Votes: 20

47. Danger UXB (1979– )
Episode: With Love from Adolf (1979)

Action, Drama, Thriller

9.2
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Are Ash's injuries too much to overcome -- or is it depression over the many lives lost? After being talked out of the hospital to defuse an "antique" bomb, he discovers it was a ruse to restore his confidence.

Director: Henry Herbert | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson, Iain Cuthbertson, Moyra Fraser

Votes: 19

48. The Feathered Serpent (1976– )

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Patrick Troughton, Diane Keen, Brian Deacon, Richard Willis

Votes: 17

49. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 16

50. Bob Martin (2000–2001)

37 min | Comedy

5.1
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Michael Barrymore returns in his award-winning role as the troubled daytime game show host Bob Martin, a hopeless man who is willing to do anything he needs to to get what he wants. Still ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Barrymore, Tracy Ann Oberman, Dave Corpe, Eric Richard

Votes: 15