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1. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 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: 23,861

2. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 15,203

3. House of Cards (1990 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

8.7
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

Votes: 7,766

4. Greenfingers (2000)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

Writer: Joel Hershman | Director: Joel Hershman | Stars: Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly, Warren Clarke

Votes: 4,504 | Gross: $1.44M

5. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Amanda Burton

Votes: 3,106

6. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 2,880

7. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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: 1,946

8. Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.

Creator: Michael Chaplin | Stars: Alexander Morton, Susan Hampshire, Hamish Clark, Dawn Steele

Votes: 1,941

9. Defense of the Realm (1986)

PG | 96 min | Thriller

6.7
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After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.

Writer: Martin Stellman | Director: David Drury | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen

Votes: 1,523 | Gross: $0.75M

10. Our Friends in the North (1996 TV Mini-Series)

623 min | Drama

8.8
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A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends - Nicky, Geordie, Mary and Tosker - from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Mark Strong, Gina McKee, Daniel Craig

Votes: 1,147

11. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983 TV Mini-Series)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,014

12. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama

5.9
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The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Rosie Marcel, Paul Bradley

Votes: 1,004

13. Rebus (2000–2004)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters.

Stars: Ken Stott, Claire Price, Jennifer Black, Gregor Gillespie

Votes: 962

14. 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: 830

15. 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.

Creator: Andrew Payne | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

Votes: 647

16. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The Double Clue (1991)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.5
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Poirot helps Chief Inspector Japp try to find a jewel thief, but is sidetracked when a bewitching Russian countess arrives on the scene.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Andrew Piddington | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 476

17. Brookside (1982–2003)

30 min | Drama

6.6
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The everyday life and times of the residents, friends and enemies who live in a suburban street in the city of Liverpool in the north of England.

Creators: Phil Redmond, Colin McKeown | Stars: Alexandra Fletcher, Diane Burke, Steven Pinder, Vince Earl

Votes: 460

18. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.

Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

Votes: 430

19. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 311

20. Truth or Dare (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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When three university friends turn up unexpectedly, twenty-something lawyer Lorna Johnston is led into a dangerous world.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Baxendale, John Hannah, Susan Lynch, Ben Daniels

Votes: 309

21. The Famous Five (1995– )

Family

7.5
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Based on the best selling books by popular children's author Enid Blyton; when Julian, Dick and Anne are sent to live with their Aunt and uncle in the English countryside they clash with ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Marco Williamson, Paul Child, Laura Petela

Votes: 273

22. The High Life (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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A strangely, short-lived Scottish sitcom chronicling the eccentric passengers and crew of a fictional small airline operating out of Prestwick Airport. Notable for some very surreal comedy and the all singing, all dancing titles.

Stars: Siobhan Redmond, Alan Cumming, Forbes Masson, Patrick Ryecart

Votes: 270

23. The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.4
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James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.

Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, William Maxwell, Paul Jesson, Andy Rashleigh

Votes: 258

24. D-Day 6.6.1944 (2004 TV Movie)

120 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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Dramatised documentary, based on the experiences of the soldiers who invaded France in the D-Day Normandy Landings on 6 June 1944 which were instrumental in ending World War II.

Writer: Andrew Bampfield | Directors: Richard Dale, Kim Bour, Pamela Gordon, Sally Weale | Stars: Ian Holm, André Heintz, Raimund Steiner, Eddie McCann

Votes: 256

25. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Midsomer Rhapsody (2005)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Deaths follow the discovery of a valuable musical manuscript sold cheaply at an auction.

Writers: Richard Cameron, Caroline Graham | Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 245

26. Macbeth (1983 TV Movie)

148 min | Drama

6.9
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Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Brenda Bruce, Eileen Way, Anne Dyson, Mark Dignam

Votes: 229

27. Performance (1992– )
Episode: King Lear (1998)

150 min | Drama

7.9
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Eyre, William Shakespeare | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Paul Rhys, Finbar Lynch, Timothy West, David Burke

Votes: 224

28. The Killing Zone (1999)

92 min | Thriller, Action

6.3
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The taut, suspenseful - and sometimes darkly comic - story of Matthew Palmer; underworld assassin and Michael Caine fan. Floating in and out of each slaying, Palmer is quick, efficient...... See full summary »

Writer: Ian David Diaz | Director: Ian David Diaz | Stars: Julian Boote, Paul Vates, Mark Bowden, Padraig O'Loinsigh

Votes: 217

29. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: Missing Joseph (2002)

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

7.4
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Rev. Robin Sage dies after eating a meal prepared by Juliet Spence, an expert herbalist who should know the difference between wild parsnips and deadly hemlock.

Writers: Elizabeth George, Lizzie Mickery | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Pippa Haywood, Charlotte Salt, Tony Boncza, Joanna Dunn

Votes: 216

30. House of Cards (1990)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1990)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

8.5
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Francis Urquhart is the Conservative Party Chief Whip who keeps the party's Members of Parliament in line. The party has selected a new leader, Henry Collingridge, and at the general ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dobbs, Andrew Davies | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, David Lyon, Miles Anderson

Votes: 207

31. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 192

32. House of Cards (1990)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1990)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

8.6
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Francis Urqhart continues his surreptitious campaign to force Prime Minister Henry Collingridge's resignation. After the tabloids spend the summer excoriating the PM's brother Charles, it's... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dobbs, Andrew Davies | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, David Lyon

Votes: 176

33. House of Cards (1990)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1990)

TV-14 | 57 min | Drama

8.6
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The Prime Minister resigns and the race is to replace him. Environment Minister Michael Samuels and Foreign Minister Patrick Woolton are the apparent front-runners, though the Chronicle ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dobbs, Andrew Davies | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, David Lyon, Miles Anderson

Votes: 162

34. Rebus (2000–2004)
Episode: Black and Blue (2000)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The first of the REBUS programs introduces the Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus as he untangles the various strands of the interwoven web of criminal intrigues from Leith, Edinburgh ... See full summary »

Writers: Ian Rankin, Stuart Hepburn | Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: John Hannah, Jim Norton, Ewan Stewart, Sara Stewart

Votes: 160

35. Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (1986 TV Mini-Series)

R | 306 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The Story of the last viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten

Stars: Nicol Williamson, Janet Suzman, Ian Richardson, Sam Dastor

Votes: 148

36. Empire State (1987)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller

5.0
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Writers: Mark Ayres, Ron Peck | Director: Ron Peck | Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Jason Hoganson, Glen Murphy, Jamie Foreman

Votes: 138

37. Christabel (1988 TV Mini-Series)

149 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Stephen Dillane, Nigel Le Vaillant, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 117

38. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Following his service in World War II, Dr. Finlay returns to the practice at Arden House, at a time when the National Health Service is about to be instituted.

Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Gordon Reid

Votes: 115

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: 78

40. First Among Equals (1986 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s.

Stars: David Robb, Jeremy Child, Tom Wilkinson, James Faulkner

Votes: 68

41. Colin's Sandwich (1988–1989)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Struggling writer Colin has the unenviable daytime job of listening to the complaints of the public using British Railways.

Creators: Terry Kyan, Paul Smith | Stars: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Votes: 67

42. Knights of God (1987– )

30 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.9
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In the year 2020 Britain is divided into North & South. The Royal Family has been deposed and in its place rule the Knights of God, a harsh militaristic religious order headed by Prior ... See full summary »

Stars: George Winter, John Woodvine, Julian Fellowes, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 66

43. Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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Taut docudrama about a group of TV journalists who set out to prove that six Irish nationals were framed in the 1974 bombing of two Birmingham pubs. Based on same case as IN THE NAME OF THE...

Writer: Rob Ritchie | Director: Michael Beckham | Stars: Martin Shaw, John Hurt, Roger Allam, John Kavanagh

Votes: 62

44. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 55

45. Codename: Kyril (1988 TV Mini-Series)

M | 208 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A tense tale of Cold War espionage and betrayal. A Russian agent enters England to force a hidden British agent high in the KGB to reveal himself.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Ian Charleson, Joss Ackland, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 55

46. Richard II (1997 TV Movie)

Drama

8.3
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Deborah Warner | Stars: Fiona Shaw, Graham Crowden, Richard Bremmer, David Lyon

Votes: 55

47. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Closure: Part 1 (2007)

68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Teenager Madeline Fuller is raped and then killed and a couple of months later Walker still has no leads. He realises that the manner of Madeline's death follows the same pattern of similar... See full summary »

Writer: Lynda La Plante | Director: Edward Hall | Stars: David Hayman, Victoria Smurfit, Dorian Lough, Sarah Ozeke

Votes: 55

48. The Comedy of Errors (1978 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy, Musical

7.8
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The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.

Writers: Trevor Nunn, Titus Maccius Plautus, William Shakespeare | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Brian Coburn, Griffith Jones, Roger Rees, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 54

49. 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.

Creator: Jeffrey Caine | Stars: Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Gillian Martell, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 48

50. Romeo & Juliet (1994 TV Movie)

81 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Really? You don't know what this is about?

Writers: Grant Cathro, William Shakespeare | Director: Alan Horrox | Stars: Geraldine Somerville, Jenny Agutter, Jonathan Firth, Nicholas Barnes

Votes: 47