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1. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
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22 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 33,437 | Gross: $15.68M

2. 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: 23,858

3. 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

4. Longitude (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.

Writers: Dava Sobel, Charles Sturridge | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jonathan Coy, Christopher Hodsol, Jeremy Irons, Peter Cartwright

Votes: 1,761

5. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,690

6. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De ... See full summary »

Creator: Peter Spence | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Daphne Heard

Votes: 1,118

7. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The ABC Murders (1992)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.5
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Poirot receives taunting letters from a serial killer who appears to choose his victims and crime scenes alphabetically.

Writer: Clive Exton | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Donald Sumpter

Votes: 961

8. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Creator: Robert Banks Stewart | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 767

9. 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: 468

10. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Creators: Ted Childs, Susan Rogers | Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 371

11. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Votes: 308

12. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Electric Vendetta (2001)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The body of a criminal is found in a crop circle, and the locals blame Extra Terrestrail activity for the death. But Barnaby is not convinced.

Writers: Terry Hodgkinson, Caroline Graham | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Patrick Baladi

Votes: 293

13. Father Brown (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

Votes: 203

14. 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

15. Born of Fire (1987)

R | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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A musician searches for the Master Flautist, a supernatural creature who is planning to blow up the world.

Writers: Rafiq Abdullah, Jamil Dehlavi | Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Peter Firth, Suzan Crowley, Stefan Kalipha, Oh-Tee

Votes: 168

16. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.

Creator: Nicolas Freeling | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 143

17. The Brief (2004– )

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Henry Farmer is a clever criminal law barrister whose every day is a juggling act between surviving his messy personal life and pleading cases only he can win.

Stars: Alan Davies, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford, Linda Bassett

Votes: 142

18. A Most Mysterious Murder: The Case of Charles Bravo (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Julian Fellowes examines the 1876 poisoning of barrister Charles Bravo, recently married to the widow and heiress Florence Ricardo.

Writers: Julian Fellowes, Tina Pepler | Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Julian Fellowes, Nadia Cameron-Blakey, Michael Fassbender, Elizabeth McKechnie

Votes: 121

19. Genghis Cohn (1993)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Writers: Romain Gary, Stanley Price | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Antony Sher, Robert Lindsay, Matthew Marsh, Diana Rigg

Votes: 109

20. Howards' Way (1985–1990)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his ... See full summary »

Creators: Gerard Glaister, Allan Prior | Stars: Jan Harvey, Stephen Yardley, Glyn Owen, Susan Gilmore

Votes: 107

21. Harold Shipman: Doctor Death (2002 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

6.7
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Dramatisation of the true story of Harold Shipman, a GP (general practitioner, ie family doctor) from Hyde, Manchester, who was convicted in 2000 of murdering fifteen of his elderly ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Eaton | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Michael Stainton, Olive Pendleton, Veda Warwick, Tony Melody

Votes: 107

22. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Remick, Barbara Parkins, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 94

23. 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

24. Dramarama (1983–1989)

Drama, Family

7.3
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A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins, Bill Wallis

Votes: 73

25. Solo (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Felicity Kendal, Elspet Gray, Stephen Moore, Michael Howe

Votes: 67

26. The Dance of Death (1969)

G | 149 min | Drama

7.3
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An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress of the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a ... See full summary »

Writers: C.D. Locock, August Strindberg | Director: David Giles | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Lang, Janina Faye

Votes: 61

27. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: Private Madness, Public Danger (1977)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Charles Nesbitt, an expert on chemical warfare, has a plan to flood the water supply of London with lethal hallucenogenic drugs. In order to show what he has in mind he intends to have a ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Keith Barron

Votes: 59

28. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 44

29. The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Geoffrey Palmer, Patricia Hodge, Pauline Yates, John Barron

Votes: 37

30. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Shake Hands Forever: Part One (1988)

142 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Writers: Clive Exton, Ruth Rendell | Director: Don Leaver | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Tom Wilkinson, Margery Mason

Votes: 31

31. Swallow (2001– )

210 min | Drama

6.3
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A single mother is prescribed a controversial anti-depressant called Distral and quickly becomes dependant, but discovers that giving up the drug causes terrible side-effects. Unable to ... See full summary »

Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Christine Tremarco, Bill Paterson, Anton Lesser

Votes: 27

32. The Fragile Heart (1996– )

50 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Dearbhla Molloy, Helen McCrory, Marian McLoughlin, Diana Payan

Votes: 25

33. Ian Fleming: Bondmaker (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

6.6
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A look at the life of Ian Fleming from when he was in Naval Intelligence as a Commander until his death in 1964. This docudrama gives an insight into what Fleming was really like and how he wrote the Bond novels.

Director: John Alexander | Stars: Ben Daniels, Emily Woof, Pip Torrens, Nickolas Grace

Votes: 25

34. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Put on by Cunning (1990)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When a world-famous flautist is murdered Wexford wonders if his recently returned daughter had anything to do with it. He becomes obsessed with proving that she is an imposter, even getting... See full summary »

Writers: John Davies, Trevor Preston, Ruth Rendell | Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Rossano Brazzi, Janet Maw

Votes: 25

35. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: The Spirit of Freedom (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.2
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Phil Carrington is put in with the British prisoners, who are resentful and suspicious of him, especially Simon Carter, as Carrington is supposedly writing a book, explaining the war from ... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, Marc Brandel, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 25

36. Happy Ever After (1974–1979)

30 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 23

37. Bliss (1995 TV Movie)

90 min

6.8
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Sam Bliss and his colleague stumble upon the Duboys family. Members of this family have been known to have lived for up to 150 years, due to their special gene combination. While tracking ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Stewart | Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Simon Shepherd, Jonathan Hyde, Reece Dinsdale, Sian Webber

Votes: 23

38. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Maximum Security (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.2
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New broom security officer Haupman Ullman comes to Colditz to replace the drafted Oberleutnant Lehr. He is appalled at the laxity of the regime, including the excessive drinking of the ... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, John Kruse, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: Michael Gwynn, Michael Gough, Robert Wagner, David McCallum

Votes: 23

39. Father Brown (1974– )
Episode: The Curse of the Golden Cross (1974)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When Professor Gerald Smaill, an American archaeologist, discovers a golden Byzantine cross in cave in Crete, a disembodied voice threatens him with death.

Writers: G.K. Chesterton, Hugh Leonard | Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Kenneth More, James Maxwell, Peter Copley, Sarah Lawson

Votes: 23

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

Drama, History, War

7.7
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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 »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, Ian Kennedy Martin, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Jack Hedley, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 22

41. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: The Traitor (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.2
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When several seemingly fool-proof escape attempts are thwarted by Ullmann it seems likely that there is a traitor amongst the prisoners tipping the Germans off. After the various ... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, John Brason, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: Patrick Troughton, Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 22

42. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Back to the Manor (1981)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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Whilst Richard's position at Cavendish Foods is saved he still needs money to keep going after buying the Argentinian plant and feels that his only alternative is to sell the manor. Audrey,... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Spence, Christopher Bond | Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, John Barron

Votes: 21

43. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Court Martial (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.1
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Martinet Dr. Starb arrives at the castle, a stickler for discipline who insists that the prisoners salute their captors. Aware that if he rebels against Starb he may be court-martialled in ... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, Marc Brandel, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: William Slater | Stars: Kenneth Griffith, Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 21

44. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Gone Away: Part 1 - Gone Away (1973)

Drama, History, War

8.0
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When Ullmann complains that the prisoners' possessions are cluttering up their living space, Carter tests an escape plan using the tea chests in which their belongings are to be moved out, ... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, John Brason, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: William Slater | Stars: Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Edward Hardwicke, Jack Hedley

Votes: 21

45. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Gone Away: Part 2 - With the Wild Geese (1973)

Drama, History, War

8.1
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With the prisoners' band playing to provide noise cover and warn of any danger, the four men begin their escape through the kitchen window and across the courtyard, into the sewers and then... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, John Brason, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jack Hedley, Edward Hardwicke, Christopher Neame

Votes: 21

46. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: The Way Out (1973)

Drama, History, War

7.8
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On hearing that his wife is leaving him for another man by whom she is pregnant, Lieutenant Ian Mcdonald is frantic to escape but there are no English escape plans in the pipeline. Grant ... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, Bryan Forbes, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: Michael Ferguson | Stars: Prentis Hancock, Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 21

47. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Welcome to Colditz (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.6
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American Phil Carrington arrives at Colditz as Lieutenant-Colonel Preston takes over from Major Donaldson as the senior British officer at the castle. Preston makes it his business to get ... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, N.J. Crisp, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: Michael Ferguson | Stars: Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Edward Hardwicke, Jack Hedley

Votes: 21

48. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Bribery and Corruption (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.1
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On a visit to the dentist in the town Player learns that one of the German guards, a young private named Heller, is in need of a thousand marks in order to pay for an abortion for his ... See full summary »

Writers: P.R. Reid, Ivan Foxwell, N.J. Crisp, Brian Degas, Gerard Glaister | Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Jack Hedley, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 18

49. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Connections in High Places (1981)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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When the stockholders of Richards company threaten to throw him off the board for being an upstart foreigner, Audrey calls upon her upper crust family connections to come to the rescue.

Writer: Peter Spence | Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, John Barron

Votes: 17

50. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: The End of Law (2001)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Kavanagh is considering being a justice, but government pressure tries to persuade him not to pursue an appeals case.

Writer: Stephen Churchett | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, David Allister, Daisy Bates, Samantha Bond

Votes: 15