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1. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 8,816

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, William Roache, Simon Gregson, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,893

3. On the Buses (1969–1973)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Jack-the-lad bus driver and conductor Stan and Jack enjoy the female employees more than their work and Inspector Blake is relentless in his attempts to make their lives a misery.

Stars: Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Reg Varney

Votes: 1,525

4. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)

30 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose task is to protect the universe from evil forces trying to gain a foothold by disrupting ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, David Collings, Gerald James

Votes: 970

5. The Likely Lads (1964–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Don McKillop, Bartlett Mullins

Votes: 560

6. War & Peace (1972–1974)

890 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion, serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families.

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

Votes: 494

7. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 370

8. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark. The lads basically mean well, but their habits of ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton

Votes: 235

9. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 201

10. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Economy Drive (1980)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Minister decides there is far too much waste in government and decides the time has come to launch an economy drive. Sir Humphrey suggests to the Minister that he should lead by example... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Savident

Votes: 161

11. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 152

12. The Liver Birds (1969–1996)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Ground-breaking British sitcom created by two housewives from Liverpool. The series follows the lives and loves of two young, single women sharing a flat in Liverpool. With a realistic feel and catchy theme song by 'The Scaffold'.

Stars: Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Mollie Sugden, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 151

13. 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 »

Stars: Jan Harvey, Stephen Yardley, Glyn Owen, Susan Gilmore

Votes: 113

14. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: Casting the Runes (1979)

Not Rated | 47 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Like NIGHT OF THE DEMON, this adaptation is based only very loosely based on the original ghost story by M.R. James. However, it does feature eerie scenic views and is directed by Lawrence "Ghost Story For Christmas" Gordon Clark

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Iain Cuthbertson, Jan Francis, Bernard Gallagher, Joanna Dunham

Votes: 101

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 90

16. He Who Rides a Tiger (1965)

103 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Peter Rayston, has been in and out of prison most of his life. At 30, he is released for the eighth time, after serving a sentence for housebreaking. Immediately, he goes back to his old ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Tom Bell, Judi Dench, Paul Rogers, Kay Walsh

Votes: 64

17. The Fenn Street Gang (1971–1973)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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The lives and adventures of the pupils of class 5C from 'Please Sir', after they have left Fenn Street School .

Stars: Peter Cleall, Carol Hawkins, David Barry, Peter Denyer

Votes: 46

18. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 44

19. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 38

20. The Devil Inside (1961)

71 min | Crime

7.5
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Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: William Sylvester, Mai Zetterling, John Meillon, Anthony Dawson

Votes: 33

21. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 32

22. On the Buses (1969–1973)
Episode: The Injury (1971)

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stan has an accident, sustaining an injury to his foot. Unfortunately for him, since it happened at home and not at work, he is told that he is not entitled to any form of compensation. ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Allen | Stars: Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen

Votes: 31

23. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.2
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

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

Votes: 27

24. She Knows Y' Know (1962)

72 min | Comedy

6.5
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A young man is accused of getting a girl pregnant. Two sets of parents tussle and then they find out who really got her pregnant.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Hylda Baker, Cyril Smith, Joe Gibbons, Peter Myers

Votes: 27

25. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1960)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Florrie Lindley settles into the Corner Shop. Elsie Tanner finds out that her daughter Linda has left her husband. Kenneth Barlow clashes with his father Frank over a date with a college friend.

Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Patricia Phoenix, Philip Lowrie, Anne Cunningham, Frank Pemberton

Votes: 26

26. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)
Episode: Doctor McDee Must Die: Part 1 (1981)

26 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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A wealthy business man holds a party in a 1930's period reconstruction for his guests, but all is not what it seems. Sapphire and Steel invite themselves to investigate.

Director: Shaun O'Riordan | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, Patience Collier, Davy Kaye

Votes: 22

27. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)
Episode: Doctor McDee Must Die: Part 6 (1981)

26 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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Sapphire and Steel allow things to unfold to find the point in time when things will be changed. Only then can they ensure that time is put back on track and reset the correct future.

Director: Shaun O'Riordan | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, Patience Collier, Davy Kaye

Votes: 19

28. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)
Episode: Doctor McDee Must Die: Part 2 (1981)

25 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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A game of hide and seek is played before dinner but one of the guests will be murdered, there is something evil hiding in one of the guests but which one?

Director: Shaun O'Riordan | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, Patience Collier, Davy Kaye

Votes: 18

29. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)
Episode: Doctor McDee Must Die: Part 3 (1981)

24 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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The party guests begin to realize that they are trapped, but their memories are beginning to fail and confusion is taking over. Then there is another death. But is there really?

Director: Shaun O'Riordan | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, Patience Collier, Davy Kaye

Votes: 17

30. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)
Episode: Doctor McDee Must Die: Part 4 (1981)

26 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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Two of the party guests are dead. Who will be next? This is no traditional murder mystery, and Sapphire and Steel cannot agree on who would have a motive to commit this crime.

Director: Shaun O'Riordan | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, Patience Collier, Davy Kaye

Votes: 17

31. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)
Episode: Doctor McDee Must Die: Part 5 (1981)

25 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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Sapphire and Steel realize that things must play out exactly as before in 1930 or the human race is doomed, but something is trying to interfere with time. Dr McDee has to die.

Director: Shaun O'Riordan | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, Patience Collier, Davy Kaye

Votes: 17

32. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)
Episode: The Big Night (1959)

Comedy

7.9
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Tony and Sid plan a big night out in East Cheam with two ladies which doesn't pan out as planned after Mrs Cravatte doesn't do her duties as expected, leaving the boys to their own devices.

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Sam Kydd, Michael Balfour

Votes: 14

33. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)
Episode: Casting the Runes (1968)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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Mr. Karswell is very easily angered and never forgets a slight. As he is also a man capable of summoning demons from Hell to do his bidding, his quarrel with Dunning may have unfortunate consequences.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Robert Eddison, Neal Arden, John Barrett, John Fraser

Votes: 13

34. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)
Episode: The Cruise (1959)

Comedy

8.5
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Hancock and Sid decide to go on a cruise. Through multiple misunderstandings Hancock becomes conviced the Captain is incompetant and the ship is sinking.

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 13

35. 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

36. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)
Episode: A Stitch in Time (1970)

Comedy

7.7
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Though no good at first aid Upton and Waring spend a fortnight in casualty. A shop-keeper who was injured in a robbery is brought in by a policeman. Later another man, with an injured ear, ... See full summary »

Director: David Askey | Stars: Ernest Clark, Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Royce Mills

Votes: 12

37. War & Peace (1972–1974)
Episode: Part One: Name Day (1972)

Drama, War

7.4
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The year is 1805. The Rostov's celebrate the name days of Natasha and Countess Rostova, while there is much discussion about the possible inheritance by an illegitimate son, Pierre Bezuhov,... See full summary »

Director: John Davies | Stars: Rupert Davies, Faith Brook, Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood

Votes: 12

38. Drama 61-67 (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards, Neil Wilson

Votes: 11

39. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1960)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Florrie gets herself into trouble with the police on her first day. Ivan Cheveski arrives at the Rovers in search of Linda. Christine Hardman berates Ena for spreading gossip about her ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Patricia Phoenix, Anne Cunningham, Ernst Walder, Frank Pemberton

Votes: 11

40. Sat'day While Sunday (1967– )

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Sarah-Jane Gwillim, Roger McGough, Malcolm McDowell, Gordon Reid

Votes: 10

41. The Likely Lads (1964–1966)
Episode: Older Women Are More Experienced (1964)

Comedy

7.0
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Freda Windsor,the new canteen manageress,is turning heads despite being older than the likely lads and Terry bets Bob he can pull her. When she asks him home he thinks he has scored but is ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Bartlett Mullins, Don McKillop

Votes: 10

42. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 9

43. Late Starter (1985– )

50 min

7.8
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When his wife walks out leaving him penniless, a retired university professor finds himself having to start again and having to live in a run down bedsit in North London.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, Rowena Cooper, Simon Cowell-Parker

Votes: 9

44. War & Peace (1972–1974)
Episode: A Beautiful Tale (1972)

Drama, War

8.1
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Andre Bolkonsky visits the Rostov's on business. There is a ball in which the Czar himself is in attendance, and from this springs a budding romance.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Joanna David

Votes: 8

45. War & Peace (1972–1974)
Episode: Reunions (1972)

Drama, War

7.6
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A death on the front has yet to be confirmed, while Nikolai Rostov returns home from war and faces a difficult personal sacrifice. Pierre Bezukhov, meanwhile, struggles in his marriage.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Angela Down

Votes: 8

46. A Game of Murder (1966– )

30 min | Thriller

8.3
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The once famous athlete Bob Kerry dies mysteriously on a golf course. His son Jack, a detective, suspects murder and decides to investigate the case. He gets caught up in a web of intrigue ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald Harper, David Burke, June Barry, John Harvey

Votes: 7

47. War & Peace (1972–1974)
Episode: Part Four: A Letter and Two Proposals (1972)

Drama, War

7.6
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The Rostov family receive some news of the war from their son, Nikolai. Meanwhile matchmaking instigated by Vasili Kuragin is viewed from the perspectives of his two targets.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Angela Down, Joanna David

Votes: 7

48. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.2
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First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

49. The Inside Man (1969– )

60 min

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Stars: Frederick Jaeger, Basil Henson, Robin Ellis, Petra Davies

50. This Man Craig (1966–1967)

50 min | Drama

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Ian Craig is an upbeat science teacher at a secondary school in fictional Straithard, Scotland. He deals with the troubles of his students and colleagues in an optimistic fashion and shares their triumphs.

Stars: John Cairney, Ellen McIntosh, Leonard Maguire, Joan Alcorn