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1. Agatha Christie's 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: 26,630

2. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

Votes: 10,291

3. Cranford (2007– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.4
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 7,014

4. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

G | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.8
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Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: John Phillip Law, Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Douglas Wilmer

Votes: 6,457

5. Inspector George Gently (2007– )

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard, Lisa McGrillis

Votes: 3,827

6. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

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

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

Votes: 3,759

7. Robin Hood (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.5
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A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed.

Stars: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Votes: 3,110

8. 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 »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,836

9. Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG | 118 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 1,371

10. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 1,301

11. Apparitions (2008– )

Action, Drama, Horror

8.1
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Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Rick Warden, Siobhan Finneran, John Shrapnel

Votes: 1,222

12. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Three Act Tragedy (2010)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.7
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When a vicar chokes to death on a cocktail while attending a party held by actor Sir Charles Cartwright, Poirot initially dismisses the idea of murder but reconsiders when another guest dies in the same manner.

Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: David Suchet, Martin Shaw, Kimberley Nixon, Art Malik

Votes: 1,040

13. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999– )

540 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Stars: Richard E. Grant, Ronan Vibert, Gerard Murphy, Jonathan Coy

Votes: 977

14. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill, Denholm Elliott, Glynis Barber

Votes: 787

15. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

50 min | Drama

8.4
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 786

16. Judge John Deed (2001– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sir John Deed, a High Court judge, tries to seek real justice in the cases before him.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Thorn, Simon Chandler

Votes: 784

17. Loose Women (1999– )

45 min | Talk-Show

2.7
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Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Coleen Nolan, Andrea McLean, Sherrie Hewson

Votes: 777

18. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.8
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 770

19. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history. An interesting and intelligent programme for ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Strong, Cherie Lunghi, Nick Barratt, Adrian Chiles

Votes: 604

20. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

9.0
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 583

21. Death in Holy Orders (2003– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Detective Adam Dalgliesh looks into the death of a young ordinand who died under mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Alan Howard, Martin Shaw, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 382

22. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently Go Man (2007)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Following the murder of his wife by notorious gangster Webster, Inspector George Gently is pondering retirement. When he hears about Webster attending a funeral of a murder victim, he delays his retirement to take on this case.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Martin Shaw, Maria Tecce, Mark Lambert, Phil Davis

Votes: 372

23. The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel, Andrie Reid

Votes: 348

24. The Murder Room (2004– )

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Janie Dee, Samantha Bond, Kerry Fox

Votes: 340

25. Richard & Judy (2001–2008)

48 min | Talk-Show

4.2
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Magazine programme featuring news items, expert advice and celebrity interviews.

Stars: Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, Raj Persaud, Mike McClean

Votes: 328

26. Dancing on Ice (I) (2006– )

60 min | Family, Reality-TV

5.1
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Two past Olympic winners pair up random celebrities with professional skaters. The professionals - with some help from the Olympic winners - create dances on the ice as they go head to head for the chance to win.

Stars: Phillip Schofield, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Karen Barber

Votes: 318

27. The Last Place on Earth (1985– )

396 min | Drama

8.4
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Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Stephen Moore, Ståle Bjørnhaug

Votes: 312

28. The One Show (2006– )

30 min | News

4.2
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A live magazine programme featuring topical stories and big name studio guests.

Stars: Alex Jones, Christine Lampard, Adrian Chiles, Matt Baker

Votes: 289

29. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

5.8
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BBC One's flagship morning news programme covering current affairs, business, sports, plus guest interviews and weather reports.

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

Votes: 228

30. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: The Burning Man (2008)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After an unidentified badly burnt body is found near an RAF base in 1964, Gently works alongside Special Branch officers who suspect the victim was involved with the IRA.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Tony Rohr, Simon Hubbard

Votes: 228

31. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently in the Cathedral (2012)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The seismic forces that displaced Gently in 1964 are once more active - and have followed him to Durham.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Angelica Penn, Lee Armstrong, Michael Hodgson, Kemal Sylvester

Votes: 221

32. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Bomber's Moon (2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When the beaten body of wealthy German businessman is discovered in the harbour, Gently and Bacchus are forced to consider whether a barman's anti-German sentiments are a motive for murder.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Tony Rohr, Simon Hubbard

Votes: 217

33. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently with the Innocents (2009)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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When an old man is killed in his dilapidated mansion, Gently and Bacchus dig deeper into the history of the former children's home and soon have their prime suspect.

Director: Daniel O'Hara | Stars: Jill Halfpenny, Lee Ingleby, Dean Logan, Thomas Kelly

Votes: 216

34. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 213

35. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently with Class (2012)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Gently and Bacchus experience the inflated authority of their "social betters" firsthand when a beautiful young girl is found dead in the passenger seat of an upturned car registered to local aristocrats.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Ebony Buckle, Nicholas Lumley, Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 206

36. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently Northern Soul (2012)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After a young black girl is murdered, Gently uncovers a disturbing and malevolent racist undercurrent lurking both within the local community and his own police force.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lenora Crichlow, Craig Conway, Philip Correia

Votes: 195

37. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Goodbye China (2011)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Gently and Bacchus look into the suspicious death of Gently's old friend and ex-snout, China.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: James Acton, Jay Miller, Niek Versteeg, Martin Shaw

Votes: 193

38. 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: 190

39. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently in the Blood (2009)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Gently and Bacchus investigate a consignment of stolen passports, but the case takes an unexpected turn when a woman linked to the crime is found dead on the seashore with her mixed-race baby lying next to her.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Andrew Lee Potts, Joe Simpson

Votes: 182

40. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently Evil (2010)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A young woman's body is found in a coastal village, and the investigation leads Gently and Bacchus to suspect the victim's estranged husband is responsible for the killing.

Director: Daniel O'Hara | Stars: Dave Johns, Vin Welch, Lee Ingleby, Christopher Connel

Votes: 180

41. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently in the Night (2009)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Gently and Bacchus hunt for the murderer of a woman whose body is discovered in a local church.

Director: Daniel O'Hara | Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Sian Breckin, Margaret Jackman

Votes: 176

42. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Eleven stand-alone dramas.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Ellis, Rebecca Front

Votes: 169

43. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999– )
Episode: A King's Ransom/The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King (1999)

93 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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In 1794, Percy learns that the Dauphin has been kidnapped from an orphanage by a masked swordsman. Later, Robespierre receives a ransom note and directs Chauvelin to find and secure the boy.

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Stuart Fox, Sarah Berger, Dalibor Sipek, Suzanne Bertish

Votes: 169

44. 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: 166

45. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently Upside Down (2011)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When the body of a missing schoolgirl is discovered in a wood, Gently and Bacchus are thrown into the new world of pop and media celebrity.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Vincent Regan, Kate Bracken, Jade Byrne, Kieran Bew

Votes: 164

46. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999– )
Episode: Valentin Gautier/The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine (1999)

91 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Sir Percy learns that Helene de Rochambeau remained in hiding in the Vendee of France after an attack. Robespierre sends Chauvelin to find her. The town of Cholet, however, is controlled by Gabrielle Damiens aka Mlle. Guillotine.

Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: Peter Jeffrey, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Julie Cox, Denise Black

Votes: 163

47. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: The Lost Child (2012)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Gently and Bacchus are given an insight into the complexities of the emotionally wrought world when the adopted child of a middle-class couple is kidnapped.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 157

48. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently Through the Mill (2009)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Gently and Bacchus arrive in a small town to investigate when a mill manager is found hanged in what seems to be a suicide case.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Tom Goodman-Hill, Nicholas Jones, Joe Duttine, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 154

49. Doctor at Large (1971– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Richard O'Sullivan

Votes: 152

50. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently Between the Lines (2014)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The Newcastle police have arrested rioters as they tried to clear a slum due for demolition. The next morning, one of the protesters is discovered dead in the cells by WPC Rachel Coles.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Steve Evets, Charlie Richmond, Matt Stokoe, Alan Renwick

Votes: 152