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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 26,014

2. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Horror, Mystery

7.4
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When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran

Votes: 3,678

3. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.9
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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: 3,511

4. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 1,952

5. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Episodes follow uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station as they enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

Votes: 1,911

6. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 1,897

7. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

4.8
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Elizabeth Estensen, Mark Charnock, Charley Webb

Votes: 1,828

8. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

Votes: 1,765

9. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama

5.9
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Jane Hazlegrove

Votes: 1,634

10. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

8.0
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In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,631

11. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,190

12. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,098

13. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Stephanie Ralph, Philip Franks

Votes: 1,044

14. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 984

15. Secret Army (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama, War

8.8
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In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian ... See full summary »

Stars: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Votes: 770

16. 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.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 768

17. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 765

18. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 454

19. The Royal (2003–2011)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Set in the 1960s, this British medical drama follows the staff and patients of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital.

Stars: Amy Robbins, Wendy Craig, Linda Armstrong, Michelle Hardwick

Votes: 377

20. Operation Snafu (1961)

89 min | Comedy, War

5.7
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When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery, Victor Maddern, Harry Locke

Votes: 332

21. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

Votes: 250

22. Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)

60 min | War, Drama

7.9
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The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

Stars: Jane Asher, Michael J. Jackson, Kate Buffery, Jane Snowden

Votes: 250

23. Blott on the Landscape (1985 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Comedy

7.8
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Bawdy adaption of Tom Sharpe's comic tale. A landowning MP attempts to have a motorway built through the grounds of his wife's ancestral home.

Stars: David Suchet, Geraldine James, George Cole, Julia McKenzie

Votes: 215

24. 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

25. A Family at War (1970–1972)

60 min | Drama, War

8.3
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How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.

Stars: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Lesley Nunnerley, Coral Atkins

Votes: 178

26. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 154

27. Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell, David Collings

Votes: 143

28. Pope John Paul II (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Bio-drama tracing the life and career of Polish cardinal Karol Wojtyla from his days as a young activist in Poland to his rise and installation in 1978 as Pope of the Catholic world.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Albert Finney, Michael Crompton, Robert Austin, Caroline Bliss

Votes: 138

29. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Sun Makers: Part One (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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The Tardis lands on Pluto in the far future. Instead of being a lifeless rock, there's scented air, massive buildings, six suns, a human population subjugated by crippling taxes from a ... See full summary »

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Richard Leech, Jonina Scott

Votes: 138

30. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 128

31. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Sun Makers: Part Four (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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Attempting to start a successful revolution, the Doctor uses Pluto's Public Address System to announce successful revolution, all the while trying to determine the Collector's true species ... See full summary »

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Richard Leech, Henry Woolf

Votes: 119

32. Enemy at the Door (1978–1980)

650 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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Drama about the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands during the Second World War.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton, Simon Cadell

Votes: 117

33. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

Votes: 116

34. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Sun Makers: Part Two (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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Captured by the authorities, the Doctor finds himself restrained in a Correction Centre where he's to be prepped for painful shock treatments, making him unable to return within a given ... See full summary »

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Richard Leech, Henry Woolf

Votes: 116

35. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Sun Makers: Part Three (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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The merciless Collector, who runs The Company, issues a bounty on the Doctor for his capture, while an already captured Leela is sentenced to public execution, via a steamer, for crimes against the company.

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Richard Leech, Henry Woolf

Votes: 115

36. Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009– )

Game-Show

5.1
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Stars: Chris Moyles, Peter Dickson, Peter Crouch, Ozzy Osbourne

Votes: 104

37. A Bit of a Do (1989 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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This series was set in a fictional Yorkshire town and based on the books by David Nobbs, the creator of Reginald Perrin and Henry Pratt. Each episode took place at a different social ... See full summary »

Stars: David Jason, Gwen Taylor, Nicola Pagett, Stephanie Cole

Votes: 94

38. The Legend of Robin Hood (1975 TV Mini-Series)

50 min

7.6
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Stars: Martin Potter, Diane Keen, William Marlowe, Paul Darrow

Votes: 91

39. Escape by Night (1964)

75 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A bus carrying prisoners on their way to jail, is hijacked by a gang, who want to free one of the passengers. The rest of the prisoners are locked in a petrol soaked barn, and warned not to... See full summary »

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Terence Longdon, Jennifer Jayne, Harry Fowler, Peter Sallis

Votes: 91

40. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The Victorian era cases of Detective Sergeant Cribb of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department.

Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Alfie Curtis

Votes: 89

41. Love Hurts (1992–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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When Tessa Piggott goes through a messier breakup than most (her married ex-lover and ex-boss left her for a younger mistress), she looks for a new job. Deciding to leave the rat-race, she ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Zoë Wanamaker, Tony Selby, Jane Lapotaire

Votes: 81

42. Ivory Hunter (1951)

107 min | Drama, Adventure

7.0
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A true story about an Englishman working as a game warden in Kenya who is disgusted by the ongoing destruction of African wildlife, and decides to create a national park to protect them. He... See full summary »

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Anthony Steel, Dinah Sheridan, Harold Warrender, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 76

43. West of Zanzibar (1954)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure

6.7
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The story of native tribesmen who move towards Mombasa, getting drawn info the world of ivory smuggling.

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Anthony Steel, Sheila Sim, William Simons, Orlando Martins

Votes: 69

44. Prelude to Fame (1950)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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While vacationing in Italy, Nick Morell, son of John Morell, a famous English philosopher and amateur musician and his wife Catherine, becomes friendly with young Guido, and Morell ... See full summary »

Director: Fergus McDonell | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Kathleen Byron, Kathleen Ryan, Jeremy Spenser

Votes: 69

45. The Tale of Beatrix Potter (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Penelope Wilton, Holly Aird, Sharon Airey, Sophie Ashton

Votes: 66

46. Notorious Woman (1974 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama

8.8
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The incredible life of novelist George Sand is explored with a particular focus on her romance with the famed musician Frédéric Chopin.

Stars: Rosemary Harris, Marina McConnell, Lewis Fiander, Jonathan Newth

Votes: 60

47. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: A Man Lay Dead (1993)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alleyn cancels his holiday with Troy to investigate a murder connected to a stolen chalice, but he's called when a second murder occurs at uncle's estate.

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, William Simons, Martin Carroll

Votes: 55

48. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Final Curtain (1993)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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An egotistical Shakespearean ham actor gathers his dysfunctional extended family in his mansion on his 75th birthday for the reading of his will.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, William Simons, Michael Elwyn

Votes: 50

49. Stay Lucky (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Dennis Waterman, Emma Wray, Niall Toibin, Jan Francis

Votes: 46

50. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Death at the Bar (1993)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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During a display of dart throwing in a Cornish pub a man's hand is impaled by a dart, and he dies shortly afterward from cyanide although no one can explain how.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Patrick Malahide, William Simons, Alan Gilchrist, Paul Brooke

Votes: 46