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1. Crime of Passion (1970–1973)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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British courtroom drama set in France, concerning the trials of murderers who commit crimes of passion.

Stars: Daniel Moynihan, Anthony Newlands, John Phillips, Peter Evans

Votes: 10

2. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 7,386

3. Acting (1987– )
Episode: Michael Caine: On Acting in Film, Arts, and Entertainment (1987)

Documentary

8.4
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Michael Caine teaches the art of movie acting to five young actors, who perform scenes from Alfie (1966), Deathtrap (1982) and Educating Rita (1983).

Director: David G. Croft | Stars: Michael Caine, Simon Cutter, Celia Imrie, Mark Jefferies

Votes: 57

4. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
Episode: Port Out, Starboard Home (1974)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.4
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James goes to stay in London with Robert, who suggests he consider the Honorable Hugh Kernan's proposal to build the British-Mexican Railway. Captain Baines returns as a passenger from ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Jenkins | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Michael Billington, Howard Lang

Votes: 7

5. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 16

6. The Gold Robbers (1969 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime

8.3
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Tough cop Detective Chief Superintendent Cradock is assigned to track down and bring to justice the criminals behind the daring theft of five and half million pounds worth of gold bullion from an airfield in the South of England.

Stars: Peter Vaughan, Artro Morris, Richard Leech, Frederick Bartman

Votes: 22

7. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.2
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The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Christopher Lee, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 2,030

8. Bedroom Farce (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

8.2
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Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Michael Denison, Derek Newark, Maria Aitken, Stephen Moore

Votes: 6

9. Manhunt (1969– )

60 min | Drama, War

8.1
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'Manhunt' takes place in 1942, Nazi-occupied France. An idealistic young university student (code named Nina) volunteers to be a secretary for the French Resistance... See full synopsis »

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Cyd Hayman, Peter Barkworth, Philip Madoc

Votes: 55

10. Weekend in Wallop (1984 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Director: Stephen Pile | Stars: Maria Aitken, Rowan Atkinson, Billy Connolly, Peter Cook

Votes: 16

11. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 414

12. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 866

13. Love on a Branch Line (1994 TV Mini-Series)

198 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Jasper is the perfect English Civil Servant - polite and refined. But to his girl friend, and even to himself, he is a bore. So he decides to become a painter in Paris. Not so fast. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Maloney, Leslie Phillips, Maria Aitken, Graham Crowden

Votes: 107

14. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)
Episode: Episode #2.3 (1990)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stephen and Hugh cope with the knotty problem of offensive language. They have uncovered a series of obscure words like 'pempslider,' a 'cloff-prunker' and 'pim-hole' which are extremely ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Ordish | Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Maria Aitken, Ralph Michael

Votes: 54

15. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)
Episode: Whinfrey's Last Case (1979)

32 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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In 1913 the British government, hearing that the Germans are planning World War I, ask top agent Whinfrey to intervene, but instead he decides to go on holiday to Cornish fishing village ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Anthony Carrick, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 79

16. Counterstrike (1969– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

7.9
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Simon King, an alien agent from the Inter Galactic Council, is sent to Earth on a mission to stop unscrupulous refugees from a dying planet from wiping out Mankind and taking over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett, Katie Fitzroy, Fraser Kerr

Votes: 11

17. Acting (1987 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Michael Caine, Simon Callow, Jonathan Miller, Brian Cox

Votes: 22

18. Take Three Girls (1969–1971)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Liza Goddard, Barra Grant, Angela Down, Susan Jameson

Votes: 9

19. 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: 163

20. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 577

21. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 122

22. The Fool (1990)

140 min | Drama

7.7
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A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Cyril Cusack, Ruth Mitchell, Maria Aitken

Votes: 52

23. The Return of Shelley (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Hywel Bennett, Andrew Castell, Caroline Langrishe, David Ryall

Votes: 23

24. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 110,532 | Gross: $63.49M

25. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Quiet as a Nun: Part 2: The Chapel (1978)

27 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Shore learns that Sister Miriam had recently inherited a fortune. While one nun warns Shore to get out while she can, another is all too eager to confide her suspicions.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Maria Aitken, Renée Asherson, Susan Engel, David Burke

Votes: 21

26. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Quiet as a Nun: Part 3: The Black Nun (1978)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Shore hears of an apparition that haunts the hallways at night and seems to portend death. Flashlight in hand, she goes off in search of the "Black Nun."

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Maria Aitken, Renée Asherson, Brenda Bruce, Sylvia Coleridge

Votes: 21

27. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Quiet as a Nun: Part 4: Witness and Wills (1978)

26 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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The schoolgirls speculate that Sister Miriam wanted to leave the convent and had recently changed her will.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Maria Aitken, Renée Asherson, Brenda Bruce, Susan Engel

Votes: 21

28. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Historical drama detailing the political and religious conflict between Scotland's Catholic Queen Mary Stuart and England's Protestant Queen Elizabeth Tudor during the 16th century.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 3,205

29. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Melba (1988)

330 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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Director: Rodney Fisher | Stars: Linda Cropper, Hugo Weaving, Jon Ewing, Peter Carroll

Votes: 26

30. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Quiet as a Nun: Part 1: The Tower (1978)

180 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A reporter is asked to look into the mysterious death of a nun who died in a locked room at a convent.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Maria Aitken, Renée Asherson, Brenda Bruce, David Burke

Votes: 48

31. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Quiet as a Nun: Part 5: Powers of Darkness (1978)

24 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Shore finds an underground passageway from the crypt to the tower and discovers a link between the dead nun and a missing schoolgirl. Unfortunately, the Black Nun is also on the hunt.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Maria Aitken, Renée Asherson, Susan Engel, Sylvia Coleridge

Votes: 20

32. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Quiet as a Nun: Part 6: Death and Decision (1978)

26 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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With Shore's life in danger and the future of the convent at risk, help arrives from an unexpected source.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Maria Aitken, Renée Asherson, Brenda Bruce, Susan Engel

Votes: 22

33. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 38

34. Scotch on the Rocks (1973– )

215 min | Thriller

7.3
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Two undercover army operatives infiltrate an activist group working towards an independent Scotland by illegal means.

Stars: Maria Aitken, John Cairney, Madeleine Christie, Clinton Greyn

Votes: 11

35. 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: 130

36. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 30

37. Out of the Trees (1976 TV Movie)

Comedy

6.9
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Directors: Ian MacNaughton, Bernard Thompson | Stars: Graham Chapman, Roger Brierley, Simon Jones, Maria Aitken

Votes: 27

38. Spider (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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83 Metascore

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 30,744 | Gross: $1.64M

39. Poor Little Rich Girls (1984– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Jill Bennett, Maria Aitken, Lewis Fiander, Joan Hickson

Votes: 5

40. The Good Guys (1992– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Stars: Nigel Havers, Keith Barron, Hilary Gish, Godfrey James

Votes: 12

41. The Edwardians (1972 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

Votes: 42

42. Fierce Creatures (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.4
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62 Metascore

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

Directors: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 19,874 | Gross: $9.20M

43. Asylum (2005)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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51 Metascore

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Sean Harris, Marton Csokas, Ian McKellen

Votes: 4,262 | Gross: $0.37M

44. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 32

45. The Late Show (1989–1995)

Documentary

6.1
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Television programme on arts, the media and culture.

Stars: Jeremy Isaacs, Sarah Dunant, Tracey MacLeod, Kirsty Wark

Votes: 15

46. Some Girls Do (1969)

G | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner (SST1). A British agent is sent to investigate and with ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Richard Johnson, Daliah Lavi, Beba Loncar, James Villiers

Votes: 288

47. Doctor Faustus (1967)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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A man sells his soul to the devil in order to have the woman he loves.

Directors: Richard Burton, Nevill Coghill | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Andreas Teuber, Ram Chopra

Votes: 684

48. Friday Night, Saturday Morning (1979–1982)

Talk-Show

5.7
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Stars: John Wells, Ned Sherrin, Tim Rice, Jane Walmsley

Votes: 10

49. Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.5
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Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who ... See full summary »

Director: John-Paul Davidson | Stars: Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting, Lena Headey

Votes: 507

50. Half Moon Street (1986)

R | 90 min | Thriller, Drama

5.4
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Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.

Director: Bob Swaim | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Faith Kent

Votes: 2,095 | Gross: $1.13M