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1. 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 »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,201

2. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987 TV Mini-Series)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Caroline Blakiston, Helena Michell, James Cossins

Votes: 1,007

3. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 997

4. The Wicked Lady (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

4.0
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Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 805

5. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 548

6. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 391

7. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood

Votes: 339

8. The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama

8.4
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In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Maw, Jack Galloway, Anna Massey

Votes: 224

9. 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

10. 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: 157

11. 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: 152

12. Henry IV Part I (1979 TV Movie)

148 min | Drama

8.0
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Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Jon Finch, David Gwillim, Rob Edwards, Robert Brown

Votes: 139

13. 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

14. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The Victorian era cases of Detective Sergeant Cribb of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department.

Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Alfie Curtis

Votes: 91

15. The Gentle Touch (1980–1984)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Stars: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty, Brian Gwaspari

Votes: 79

16. 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

17. Freud (1984 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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The life and times of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

Stars: David Suchet, David Swift, Helen Bourne, Alison Key

Votes: 58

18. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 54

19. 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 »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 54

20. 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: 46

21. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.4
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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: 45

22. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Fantasy, Family

8.3
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Join Alice on her journey through the mirror in BBC's fanciful adaptation of Lewis Caroll's classic novel. In an alternate world, just on the other side of the mirror's reflection, Alice ... See full summary »

Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Sarah Sutton, Brenda Bruce, Richard Pearson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 40

23. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)
Episode: Armed and Extremely Dangerous (1985)

94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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New York Police Lieutenant James Dempsey kills his corrupt partner Joey and has to lay low until the case can be further investigated. His superior O'Grady sends Dempsey to London, England ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Ralph Michael

Votes: 40

24. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.2
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 30

25. Stage 2 (1971–1972)
Episode: The Duchess of Malfi (1972)

Drama

8.0
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The Duchess of Malfi is recently widowed and her greedy brothers are determined she will not marry again, so they employ Daniel De Bosola, a murderer in their pay to spy on her. He fails ... See full summary »

Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Michael Bryant, Charles Kay, Gary Bond

Votes: 26

26. 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, John Carlisle, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 24

27. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Waiting for Goddard (1985)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Private investigator Caroline Selby seeks Arthur's help in locating eccentric recluse and inventor Albert Goddard, who has come into an inheritance. Seeking a rake-off, Arthur acts as ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 17

28. Mitch (1984– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Mitch is a newspaper reporter with a difference, he cares about the people he reports.

Stars: John Thaw, David Calder, Clare Higgins, Gawn Grainger

Votes: 14

29. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Suddenly - At Home (1970)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Lady Janet Lewis--the beautiful widow of an ex-foreign secretary--accepts a TV producer's lucrative offer for an interview about her husband. Suspicious of the producer's intentions, Hunter... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Edward Woodward, William Squire, Patrick Mower, Russell Hunter

Votes: 13

30. Churchill's People (1974– )

50 min | Drama

6.5
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Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bernard Hepton, Geoffrey Matthews, Daniel Brian

Votes: 12

31. The Borderers (1968–1970)

50 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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Drama series dealing with life for a family living on the frontier between Scotland and England during the 16th century.

Stars: Ross Campbell, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Edith MacArthur

Votes: 12

32. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1974)

100 min | Drama

9.2
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Coral Browne, Michael Jayston, Julian Holloway, Gemma Jones

Votes: 12

33. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

7.6
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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: June Barrie, Alex Scott, Geoffrey Matthews, Michael Stainton

Votes: 11

34. The Black Tulip (1970 TV Mini-Series)

180 min

6.9
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Stars: John Cater, Wolfe Morris, John Stratton, Simon Ward

Votes: 10

35. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Candide (1973)

93 min | Drama

7.9
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"All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds" - young Candide's travels teach him just how dangerous his naive philosophy is.

Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Angela Richards, Frank Finlay, Emrys James

Votes: 10

36. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 8

37. Hereward the Wake (1965– )

25 min | Drama

9.1
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Hereward, son of Duke Leofric and Lady Godiva, fought a long and ultimately hopeless guerilla war against the invading forces of William the Conqueror in the fens of Lincolnshire, betrayed not only by his allies but by his own weaknesses.

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bryan Pringle, Yvonne Furneaux, John Carson

Votes: 7

38. A Month in the Country (1977 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

6.4
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In this Anglicized rendering of the Turgenev play, Susannah York toys with the affections of a young admirer while spending a month at a country estate.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Susannah York, Ian McShane, Michael Wells, Linda Thorson

Votes: 7

39. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
Episode: Cry of the Blackbird (1972)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.0
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James has taken emigrants to Australia where he hopes to make enough money to buy off the Pampero by bringing home a cargo of wool, but the sheep-farmers have all left to join the gold rush... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Blake | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Michael Billington, Susan Chaloner

Votes: 7

40. The Specialist (1966)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Lem Putt specializes in building outdoor lavatories.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Douglas Milvain, Golda Casimir, Jimmy Gardner, Sheila Shand Gibbs

Votes: 6

41. Cribb (1980–1981)
Episode: The Choir That Wouldn't Sing (1981)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Cribb and Thackeray go to the country to investigate the death of unpopular Captain Allbright who died as he was about to change his will in favour of birds' egg collectors to the detriment... See full summary »

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Barry McGinn

Votes: 6

42. William (1962–1963)

30 min | Family, Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Christopher Witty, Carlo Cura, Patricia Marmont, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 5

43. The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1978)

Drama

7.6
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Michael remarries Susan. He hires Donald Farfrae to manage his business but there is tension between them. Michael's standing goes down and, unable to take any more, Donald leaves him to set up a business in opposition to Michael.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Alan Bates, Anne Stallybrass, Janet Maw, Jack Galloway

Votes: 5

44. The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1978)

Drama

6.8
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Michael is declared bankrupt and he sinks back to where he was 21 years ago. Michael starts drinking again and threatens Donald physically, and also plans to expose Lucetta's past to the Donald.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Alan Bates, Anna Massey, Janet Maw, Jack Galloway

Votes: 5

45. The First Churchills (1969– )
Episode: The Protestant Wind (1969)

46 min | History

7.2
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Over time, King James II is not living up to his promise to protect the Protestant faith, at least in the eyes of may of his people. He has surrounded himself with Catholic advisers and has... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, Margaret Tyzack, John Standing

Votes: 5

46. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )
Episode: The White Hart (1972)

49 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The year is 1494 and King Henry is alarmed that the powerful and arrogant Sir William Stanley may be implicated in a plot against his crown .

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: James Maxwell, John Franklyn-Robbins, Denis Carey, Noel Johnson

Votes: 5

47. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Threat (1973)

49 min | Action, Crime

7.6
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An outspoken Hollywood actress born in the U.K. comes to star in a London play. Acting on a warning from the FBI, the Special Branch officers attempt to protect her from a highly credible murder threat by a group of right-wing extremists.

Director: William Brayne | Stars: George Sewell, Patrick Mower, Roger Rowland, Jack Hedley

Votes: 5

48. Rupert of Hentzau (1964– )

180 min | Adventure

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The sequel to 'the Prisoner of Zenda': Rudolf Rassendyll returns to Ruritania, to play the King once more...

Stars: George Baker, Barbara Shelley, Peter Wyngarde, John Phillips

49. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1967– )

50 min | Drama

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Conan Doyle's non-Sherlock Holmes stories embodying the author's interest in boxing, the supernatural and medical matters.

Stars: Keith Buckley, Michael Latimer, Michele Dotrice, Christopher Matthews

50. The Secret Agent (1967 TV Movie)

45 min | Mystery, Thriller

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A London shopkeeper is also a secret agent in the pay of an Eastern European power, and is ordered by them to arrange an "atrocity".

Director: Gerald Blake | Stars: Nigel Green, Mary Webster, Dennis Waterman, David Collings