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1. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 3,318

2. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.4
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Writer: Noel Coward | Directors: Noel Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone, Michael Wilding

Votes: 3,310

3. The Saint (1962–1969)

48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 2,119

4. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 1,328

5. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 928

6. War & Peace (1972 TV Mini-Series)

890 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Rupert Davies

Votes: 368

7. Jane Eyre (1973 TV Mini-Series)

275 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Stars: Sorcha Cusack, Michael Jayston, Hazel Clyne, Megs Jenkins

Votes: 350

8. Persuasion (1971 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | History, Romance

6.5
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Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer, Richard Vernon

Votes: 285

9. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 150

10. Play for Today (1970–1987)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 128

11. They Met in the Dark (1943)

95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court martial. He vows to track her and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Gilbert, Basil Bartlett, Anatole de Grunwald, Victor MacLure, Miles Malleson, James Seymour | Director: Carl Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 121

12. 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: 108

13. Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure

6.8
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In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

Writers: S.K. Kennedy, Samuel Marx, T.J. Morrison | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar, Patrick Barr

Votes: 95

14. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Creator: John Creasey | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 83

15. Doomwatch (1970–1972)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.4
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

Votes: 80

16. The Shakedown (1960)

92 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lemont, Leigh Vance | Director: John Lemont | Stars: Terence Morgan, Hazel Court, Donald Pleasence, Bill Owen

Votes: 79

17. The Shadow of the Tower (1972 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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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: 78

18. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.5
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Creator: A.J. Cronin | Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 65

19. The Black Glove (1954)

84 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Newly arrived in Britain, a jet-lagged musician impulsively goes to the apartment of a beautiful blues singer he's just met and hours later is accused of her murder.

Writer: Ernest Borneman | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Alex Nicol, Eleanor Summerfield, John Salew, Paul Carpenter

Votes: 64

20. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 60

21. Softly Softly (1966–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 55

22. 1990 (1977– )

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Drama set in an nightmarish "1984"-style future, where government bureaucracy has run riot.

Creator: Wilfred Greatorex | Stars: Edward Woodward, Robert Lang, Tony Doyle, Paul Hardwick

Votes: 53

23. Clochemerle (1972– )

230 min | Comedy

8.5
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A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal. Plays as a cross between 'Allo, 'Allo and Canterbury Tales.

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Roy Dotrice, Wendy Hiller, Michael Golden

Votes: 48

24. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1962)

Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Votes: 44

25. Napoleon and Love (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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A dramatized account of Napoleon's love life and his many women; from first-love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine, liaisons with actresses, his love for the beautiful patriotic Marie ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles, Ronald Hines

Votes: 43

26. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

Votes: 41

27. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.4
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 37

28. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde, Alfred Burke

Votes: 36

29. The Edwardians (1972 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

Votes: 35

30. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 34

31. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)
Episode: The R.A.F. Reunion (1973)

Comedy

8.4
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Frank's impending Royal Air Force reunion causes him to relive his brief and disastrous time in training for the RAF.

Writer: Raymond Allen | Director: Michael Mills | Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Stuart Fell, Marc Boyle

Votes: 34

32. Hour of Decision (1957)

81 min | Mystery

6.1
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An American journalist solves the mystery of an unpleasant columnist's murder and clears his own wife, one of the many suspects.

Writers: Norman Hudis, Frederic Goldsmith | Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Hazel Court, Anthony Dawson, Mary Laura Wood

Votes: 33

33. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

7.7
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Stars: James Maxwell, Madge Ryan, Anthony Bate, Michael Ripper

Votes: 32

34. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

Votes: 29

35. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Creator: Robert Barr | Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

Votes: 28

36. Play for Today (1970–1987)
Episode: The Lie (1970)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Writers: Ingmar Bergman, Paul Britten Austin | Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Frank Finlay, Gemma Jones, Adam Tandy, Lysandre De La Haye

Votes: 26

37. He Found a Star (1941)

Approved | 89 min | Musical

5.3
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Lucky Lyndon and his devoted secretary Ruth use their talent agency to find and help unknowns who need an opportunity.

Writers: Monica Ewer, Bridget Boland, Austin Melford | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Vic Oliver, Sarah Churchill, Evelyn Dall, Gabrielle Brune

Votes: 25

38. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 24

39. Elizabeth R (1971– )
Episode: The Enterprise of England (1971)

Biography, Drama

8.3
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Writer: John Prebble | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Robert Hardy, Ronald Hines, Stephen Murray

Votes: 23

40. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Wild Duck (1971)

Drama

8.1
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Writers: Max Faber, Henrik Ibsen | Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Derek Godfrey, Mark Dignam, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 22

41. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

5.9
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Desmond Carrington, Frederick Bartman

Votes: 21

42. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Well Meaning Mayor (1963)

Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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When George Hackett loses out to the well-connected Sam Purdell in the election of mayor of the town of Seatondean, Hackett is convinced that Purdell is corrupt, and, in the course of ... See full summary »

Writers: Leslie Charteris, Robert Stewart | Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Roger Moore, Leslie Sands, Mary Kenton, Norman Bird

Votes: 21

43. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 20

44. Shadow of Fear (1954)

76 min | Mystery

6.4
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A woman travels to England to attend her parents' funeral. She is told by officials that they died of natural causes together, but she doesn't buy it. She comes to suspect that the nurse ... See full summary »

Writers: Brett Halliday, Robert Westerby | Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Mona Freeman, Jean Kent, Maxwell Reed, Hugh Miller

Votes: 17

45. Studio 4 (1962– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Anthology series of plays filmed at the BBC TV centre's newly constructed Studio Four.

Stars: David Spenser, Marjorie Wilde, Frederick Farley, Dallas Cavell

Votes: 14

46. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1962)
Episode: Partners in Crime (1961)

54 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Writers: Robert Stewart, Edgar Wallace | Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Bernard Lee, Moira Redmond, John Van Eyssen, Stanley Morgan

Votes: 13

47. Scotland Yard Dragnet (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Thriller

5.2
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A test pilot is injured in a plane crash, following which his fiancee takes him to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist is unhappily married and has a crush on the fiancee. He attempts to ... See full summary »

Writers: Falkland L. Cary, Montgomery Tully | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Paul Carpenter, Patricia Roc, Roland Culver, William Hartnell

Votes: 12

48. Partners in Crime (1961)

54 min | Drama

5.8
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Writers: Robert Stewart, Edgar Wallace | Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Gordon Boyd, Ernest Clark, Deidre Day, Peter Johnson

Votes: 12

49. Aggie (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Adventures of a Fashion Designer on International Assignments.

Stars: Joan Shawlee, Michael Ward, Patrick McGoohan, Vernon Greeves

Votes: 11

50. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

7.1
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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

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

Votes: 11