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1. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 489

2. Fall of Eagles (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 397

3. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 300

4. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 246

5. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: 165

6. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 140

7. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 132

8. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

Votes: 105

9. Thriller (1973–1976)
Episode: File It Under Fear (1973)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A strangler is on the loose and young women are being killed. There are several suspects and Liz Morris, the local librarian, is the only one who can provide clues.

Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Sue Bond, Colin Fisher, Jan Francis, James Grout

Votes: 90

10. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 69

11. The Stars Look Down (1974– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ian Hastings, Basil Dignam, Alun Armstrong, Avril Elgar

Votes: 28

12. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 27

13. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )
Episode: Eve (1968)

50 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A young man unlucky in love is attracted to a female mannequin that comes to life in his fantasies.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Carol Lynley, Dennis Waterman, Michael Gough, Angela Lovell

Votes: 25

14. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Murder? (1973)

Drama, History, War

7.8
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A German corporal is found dead in the camp's parcels room. The German soldiers insist that he committed suicide and want the matter to go no further, to avoid Gestapo intervention. However... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Jack Hedley, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 25

15. Bill Brand (1976– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Bill Brand is a new left-wing firebrand (sic) MP who gets involved with the political issues of the day (mid-1970s), while experiencing frustration with the remoteness of parliamentary politics and complications with his personal life.

Stars: Jack Shepherd, Lynn Farleigh, Rosemary Martin, Allan Surtees

Votes: 16

16. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The Last Tsar (1974)

Drama, History

8.2
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The young Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia finds the idea of succeeding his father an absolute nightmare and spends most of his time trying to forget the matter by amusing himself with his ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 16

17. If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (1974 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Bob Hoskins, Richard Beckinsale, Ken Wynne

Votes: 15

18. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Fish in Woolly Jumpers (1976)

53 min | Drama

7.5
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Times are hard as the miners strike over a pay claim and Tom, now with a son to keep as well as Mary, who has tuberculosis, borrows money from the seemingly flush Jack. Jack meets Matt's ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 10

19. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Anthology series with each episode a different story set in a village hall.

Stars: Reginald Barratt, Priscilla Morgan, Frank Crompton, Stella Moray

Votes: 9

20. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Land Fit for Heroes and Idiots (1976)

52 min | Drama

8.0
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In 1919 Jack Ford returns to Gallowshields on Tyneside after service in the great war and becomes friendly with the Seaton family, parents Bella and Bill and their children Jessie, a school... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 9

21. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Happy New Year, Some Say (1976)

53 min | Drama

7.8
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It is New year's Eve and Glaswegian socialist lecturer Sandy Lewis joins Jack, whom he tells that the Labour party is in the ascendancy, at the George Hotel, where Billy is a bar-man and ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Hays | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 8

22. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Say Hello...... Say Tirra (1976)

52 min | Drama

7.8
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Billy, Tom and Matt, Jack's old army pal, try to involve him in the Labour movement but he seems disinterested. Bella takes in Harry, a young boy whose mother has died, leaving him an ... See full summary »

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 8

23. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: King for a Day (1976)

52 min | Drama

8.3
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Dolly is pregnant and Jack jobless so he agrees to a proposition to make money, from Manners, who wants to buy a house from Lord Calderbeck. Jack, posing as a parvenu car parts tycoon, will... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 7

24. Pickersgill People (1978– )

55 min | Comedy

7.7
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Comedy series about the everyday events in a small town in Northern England.

Stars: Nick Stringer, Philip Jackson, Antony Sher, Bridget Ashburn

Votes: 6

25. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Please Say Goodbye Before You Go (1977)

Drama

8.7
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At a charity ball where he meets Lady Caroline's betrothed, guards captain Mostyn, Jack hits it off with Isobel, who confirms that Dixon is quite mad. Billy is angry to see Jack flirting ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 6

26. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Roubles for the Promised Land (1976)

Drama

7.5
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Billy is unable to get medical work due to his socialist principles and moves back to help his parents. Tom, who finds it hard to cope with shop work, moves into a hostel. Here he befriends... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 6

27. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Swords and Pick Handles (1976)

52 min | Drama

7.8
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Jack visits Sir Horatio Manners, father of his late commanding officer and gives him a present of a sword. Manners knows this is a ploy for Jack to ingratiate himself but is impressed by ... See full summary »

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 6

28. Looking for Clancy (1975– )

50 min | Drama

8.4
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Frank Clancy goes from penniless working-class idealist in the 1930s to superstar journalist and editor in the London of the swinging 60s - but at what cost to his integrity?

Stars: Robert Powell, Keith Drinkel, John Blythe, Eileen Helsby

Votes: 5

29. Coriolanus (1965 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History

5.8
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Directors: Michael Croft, Roger Jenkins | Stars: John Nightingale, Tim Meats, Timothy Block, David Stockton

Votes: 5

30. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A First Time for Everything (1976)

52 min | Drama

7.2
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Encouraged by French onion seller Pierre, Bella turns the front of the house into a shop, using some of Bill's compensation. Bill, still in a wheel-chair, is initially hostile but sees the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 5

31. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Pillowful of Buttercups (1976)

Drama

7.4
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Jack gets a visit from former army colleague Ted Chater, now a Regimental Sergeant Major, but on the run from his regiment. He had impregnated his girl-friend, Jenny, unaware that she was a... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 5

32. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Angel on Horseback (1976)

53 min | Drama

7.0
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Nurse Rosie Trotter returns to Gallowshields and is mutually attracted to Tom,though, out of respect for Mary, they agree to postpone their wedding for a year. Mick Murphy, Bella's uncle, ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 5

33. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Coal Comfort (1976)

52 min | Drama

7.4
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The strike continues and Bill approaches an old friend, Sep, regarding the location of a coal mine which was closed down fifty years earlier. Billy decides to quit his studies and, whilst ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 5

34. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Empire Day on the Slag Heap (1976)

53 min | Drama

7.4
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The strike ends with no concessions won by the colliers. Jack does well at the factory and Manners suggests that he could do better than marry Jessie. Jessie goes on a date with the older, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 5

35. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Heads You Win, Tails I Lose (1976)

53 min | Drama

7.0
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To the annoyance of her husband Arthur, Jessie has been nominated for the Labour Party executive and Jack antagonizes Dolly - who sees an ulterior motive - in backing her. Jessie's ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Lewis | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, John Nightingale, Malcolm Terris

Votes: 5

36. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Paddy Boyle's Discharge (1976)

52 min | Drama

7.4
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Mary dies. Jack is in a pub when he meets an old army colleague, Sid Hepburn, still a professional soldier who suggests that Jack reenlists and returns to Ireland as a soldier's pay is very... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Lewis | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

Votes: 5

37. The Regiment (1972– )

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Christopher Cazenove, Denis Lill, Bernard Brown, Wendy Allnutt

38. Kossoff and Company (1977– )

35 min

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Stars: David Kossoff, Robert Spencer, Jean Anderson, Brian Blessed

39. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A House Divided (1977)

Drama

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Matt and Tom rescue the injured Jack from the ruins of Mandrake Place but Arthur, considering the demolition an act of vandalism, contacts the Association for the Preservation of Great ... See full summary »

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

40. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Marriage & a Massacre (1977)

Drama

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Bill has his operation and returns home, able to walk with a stick but Tom is frustrated working in the shop, feeling inferior to Dolly's managerial skills, and regrets giving up work for ... See full summary »

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

41. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Ticket to Care for the Wounded (1977)

Drama

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With Jack taking his time in Scarborough Dolly fears that time is running out for the divorce and persuades Tom to leave the duke's estate so they can run Bill's new shop. Matt finds his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale, Madelaine Newton

42. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Tiger, a Lamb & a Basket... of Fruit (1977)

Drama

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Jessie calls a family meeting to ensure that Matt and Tom are not arrested for their part in the demolition of Mandrake place. It ends in disagreements though Bill offers Dolly a job ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

43. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: A Wreath with Our Names On (1977)

Drama

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Billy is shocked that Stan Mather, a cousin of Dolly's late husband, is still going to work at Manners' shipyard despite having pleurisy, but Stan cannot afford time off and keeps working. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

44. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Ackerman, Dougall and Harker (1972)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Thomas Ellice, James Grout, Peter Glaze, Keith Marsh

45. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: After the Bonfire (1977)

Drama

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Seeing the disastrous dinner party as the final proof that she should never have married him, Dolly leaves Jack to move in with Tom. Jack gets them both jobs on the duke's staff, rather ... See full summary »

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, Madelaine Newton

46. Bill Brand (1976– )
Episode: Anybody's (1976)

Drama

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Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Jack Shepherd, Alan Badel, Richard Butler, Stephanie Cole

47. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Ask for Twopence, Take a Penny (1976)

Drama

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Jack is now the union's district secretary, a paid position with Matt as his deputy and his own office and typist. Jack's late predecessor has left a note in which he instructs Jack to ask ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, Susan Jameson, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood

48. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Caucasian Chalk Circle (1973)

Drama

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Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Leo McKern, Patrick Magee, Sara Kestelman, Fanny Carby

49. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Common Sense: Part 1 (1978)

Drama

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Two schoolboys visited a funfair looking for a fifty pence piece that one of them had dropped. While there they met a man who offered them the same amount each if they would perform ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Paul Ambrose, Josephine Antosz, Gerry Cowan, Bert Gaunt

50. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
Episode: Debts Owed, Debts Paid (1977)

Drama

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Jack returns from Scarborough, his mission accomplished, and moves into a hotel, where Lady Caroline visits, asking him to a ball as her father's guest, which they know will annoy Manners. ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Williams | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale