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1. The Broker's Man (1997– )
Episode: Double Dutch: Part Two (1997)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Writers: Al Ashton, Tim O'Mara | Director: Bob Blagden | Stars: Kevin Whately, Annette Ekblom, Danny Worters, Holly Davidson

Votes: 6

2. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
Episode: Back to School Mr. Bean (1994)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Mr. Bean goes back to school for an orientation day while he sees the different projects and activities in which he gets into mischief.

Writers: Robin Driscoll, Rowan Atkinson | Director: John Birkin | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Suzanne Bertish, Lucy Fleming, Al Ashton

Votes: 524

3. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Drama, Romance

8.5
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64 Metascore

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 978,789 | Gross: $187.67M

4. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 61,858

5. Wire in the Blood (2002– )

69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold

Votes: 5,404

6. The 10th Kingdom (2000 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 417 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great queens Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins.

Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Cohen, Dianne Wiest, Daniel Lapaine

Votes: 14,303

7. Chef! (1993–1996)
Episode: The Big Cheese (1993)

Comedy

8.4
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Gareth prepares a lunch for renowned chef Albert Roux, but has trouble finding unpasteurized Stilton.

Writers: Peter Tilbury, Lenny Henry | Director: John Birkin | Stars: Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Roger Griffiths, Claire Skinner

Votes: 29

8. The 10th Kingdom (2000– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (2000)

Not Rated | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.3
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Virginia and Tony are in the dungeon of Prince Wendell Castle, and Virginia is devastated by her mother's actions. The Evil Queen plans to kill all the guests at the coronation ball and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dianne Wiest, Camryn Manheim, Ed O'Neill, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 15

9. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Mad Dogs (2008)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The UCOS team investigates the death of Eric Trimble, a soldier who was beaten to death in 1991. Their informant tells them that he and Eric, while still in the Army, were part of secret ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery | Director: Dermot Boyd | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

Votes: 62

10. Jekyll (2007 TV Mini-Series)

Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Denis Lawson, Michelle Ryan

Votes: 6,509

11. Chef! (1993–1996)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Roger Griffiths, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Claire Skinner

Votes: 879

12. The Marshal (1993 TV Movie)

8.2
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Writer: Magdalen Nabb | Director: Alan Clayton | Stars: Alfred Molina, Gemma Craven, Anna Cropper, Vincent Riotta

Votes: 17

13. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Driven to Distraction (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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After two beautiful women are stabbed to death a month apart by the same killer, the only connection between the pair is their car dealership.

Writers: Anthony Minghella, Colin Dexter, Kenny McBain | Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Julia Lane, Tariq Yunus

Votes: 249

14. Jekyll (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2007)

59 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. During the night Tom becomes Mr. Hyde, but Tom's fighting back. The only question is: are all the ... See full summary »

Writer: Steven Moffat | Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Paterson Joseph, Denis Lawson

Votes: 196

15. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 6,391

16. The Bretts (1987–1989)

60 min

8.1
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1920s family of actors deals with the day to day of the theater business.

Creators: Rosemary Anne Sisson, Frank Marshall | Stars: Norman Rodway, Barbara Murray, Belinda Lang, George Winter

Votes: 40

17. Seeing Things (1981–1987)

Comedy, Mystery

8.1
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A newspaper journalist has strange visions which help him in the solving of crimes.

Creators: David Barlow, Louis Del Grande | Stars: Louis Del Grande, Janet-Laine Green, Martha Gibson, Frank Adamson

Votes: 113

18. Jekyll (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2007)

59 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.1
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With Hyde emerging more and more unexpectedly, Jackman finds himself not knowing where he's been or what he's done. Jackman is also being deceived. His nurse Catherine is working for ... See full summary »

Writer: Steven Moffat | Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Virginia Emmery, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 177

19. Duck Patrol (1998– )
Episode: River Rage (1998)

Comedy

8.1
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Marilyn and Hero are called to a domestic disturbance where hysterical Mrs Calloway, tired of living on an island, is throwing her husband's belongings into the river. Hero uses brute force... See full summary »

Creators: Jan Etherington, Gavin Petrie | Director: Sylvie Boden | Stars: Richard Wilson, David Tennant, Samantha Beckinsale, Trevor Cooper

Votes: 8

20. The Broker's Man (1997– )
Episode: Siege: Part 1 (1997)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Things are improving with Sally so Jimmy joins his family on holiday. He also accepts a case involving the theft of some firearms. Hiding the assignment from the family becomes tricky as ... See full summary »

Writers: Al Ashton, Tim O'Mara | Director: Roger Gartland | Stars: Kevin Whately, Annette Ekblom, Danny Worters, Holly Davidson

Votes: 8

21. Oh Doctor Beeching! (1995–1997)
Episode: Sleeping Around (1996)

28 min | Comedy

8.1
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After Gloria is locked out of the house Cecil lets her stay the night on his couch, leading to a row with Jack over parenting. The two men fall out again when Cecil feels that Jack should ... See full summary »

Writers: David Croft, Richard Spendlove | Director: Roy Gould | Stars: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Julia Deakin

Votes: 7

22. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 15,245

23. Lost Empires (1986 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama

8.0
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from Lost Empires novel re;eased in conjunction with original telecast "In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Firth, Gillian Bevan, John Castle, Mike Edmonds

Votes: 247

24. Casualty (1986– )
Episode: Deny Thy Father: Part 1 (2005)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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Writers: Al Ashton, Pete Hambly, Jeremy Brock, Paul Unwin | Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Simon MacCorkindale, Michael French, Suzanne Packer

Votes: 12

25. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 3,439

26. 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 »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,189

27. Backup (1995– )

75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The lives and action packed adventures of the nine men and women aboard a police Operational Support Unit (OSU) van that is responsible for going anywhere and doing anything in support of ... See full summary »

Creator: Nigel McCrery | Stars: Martin Troakes, Christopher John Hall, Nick Miles, Katrina Levon

Votes: 16

28. The Broker's Man (1997– )
Episode: Double Dutch: Part One (1997)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A shipping container worth millions is stolen. Ex-cop Jimmy Griffin is put on the case to investigate possible insurance fraud. A ruthless Dutch crime ring demands payment and a string of murders follow. Jimmy risks all to uncover it.

Writers: Al Ashton, Tim O'Mara | Director: Bob Blagden | Stars: Kevin Whately, Annette Ekblom, Danny Worters, Holly Davidson

Votes: 12

29. The Broker's Man (1997– )
Episode: Siege: Part 2 (1997)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Writers: Al Ashton, Tim O'Mara | Director: Roger Gartland | Stars: Kevin Whately, Annette Ekblom, Danny Worters, Holly Davidson

Votes: 8

30. Rockliffe's Babies (1987– )
Episode: It's All Happening (1987)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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Writer: Charlie Humphreys | Director: Jeremy Ancock | Stars: Ian Hogg, Bill Champion, John Blakely, Joe McGann

Votes: 11

31. Murder in Mind (2001–2003)
Episode: Landlord (2003)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A landlord panics when he finds a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty boiler in one of his flats.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Director: David Thacker | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Amber Sainsbury, Al Ashton, Ruth Gemmell

Votes: 21

32. Wire in the Blood (2002– )
Episode: Time to Murder and Create (2006)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When a rapist who was convicted on Tony's evidence is released Tony appears to be discredited. To make matters worse Carol has left for South Africa without even saying goodbye to him. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrick Harbinson, Val McDermid | Director: Andy Goddard | Stars: Robson Green, Simone Lahbib, Jessica Harris, Andrea Mason

Votes: 151

33. Watching (1987–1993)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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A young couple from Merseyside and their off again/on again relationship.

Stars: Emma Wray, Paul Bown, Liza Tarbuck, Patsy Byrne

Votes: 162

34. Murder in Mind (2001–2003)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Each episode of this anthology drama has a murderous theme with twist being that the action is followed from the point of view of the killer.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Tim Healy, Jackie Fielding, Reece Dinsdale, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 185

35. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Diplomatic Incident (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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With less than a month's service before he quits the bureau, Jim is recalled from his French holiday to help protect Per Wemstrom, a political economist whose enemies wish to stop him from ... See full summary »

Writers: David Crane, Robert Banks Stewart | Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Julian Glover, Michael Feast

Votes: 9

36. 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.

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

Votes: 108,069 | Gross: $63.49M

37. Bernard's Watch (1997– )

20 min | Comedy

7.6
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A young boy is given a watch that can stop time by "The Postman".

Stars: David Peachey, Liza Goddard, Ruth Hudson, Martin Neil

Votes: 311

38. Scene (1968– )

24 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.6
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Mixture of fictional and non-fictional thought-provoking short films aimed at students of school and college.

Stars: Jenny Jay, Ronald Hines, Nick Ross, James Morrison

Votes: 7

39. The 10th Kingdom (2000– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2000)

Not Rated | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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The Troll kids are taking an unconscious Virginia to their kingdom to torture her, meanwhile Tony must find a way to escape the Snow White Memorial prison. News about the Evil Queen's ... See full summary »

Directors: David Carson, Herbert Wise | Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Cohen, John Larroquette, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 57

40. The Brittas Empire (1991–1997)
Episode: High Noon (1994)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Since the last disaster actually got Gordon fired, he took a new job, as attendant in a petrol station, where Laura isn't surprised to witness his obsession for rules causes endless lines ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Fegen, Andrew Norriss | Director: Mike Stephens | Stars: Julia St John, Al Ashton, Chris Barrie, Jill Greenacre

Votes: 26

41. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Safe (1993)

66 min | Comedy

7.6
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Writer: Al Ashton | Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Kate Hardie, Neil Smals, Robert Oates

Votes: 118

42. Lock, Stock... (2000– )

60 min | Drama, Comedy

7.5
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A man has a lot of money to spend and decides to spend it on a strip club.

Stars: Ralph Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, Scott Maslen, Shaun Parkes

Votes: 849

43. The Afternoon Play (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A series of individual Dramas each with a different story and cast.

Stars: Rob Swinton, Robert Stone, Tracie Bennett, Ray Burdis

Votes: 39

44. She-Wolf of London (1990–1991)

60 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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A female American graduate student in London is bitten by a werewolf, then teams up with an English professor to investigate supernatural occurrences.

Creators: Mick Garris, Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Neil Dickson, Kate Hodge, Scott Fults, Dorothea Phillips

Votes: 261

45. Devices and Desires (1991 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Stars: Roy Marsden, Susannah York, Gemma Jones, James Faulkner

Votes: 220

46. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: The Bullion Boys (1993)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Based on a true story. In 1940, Britain's gold reserves were transferred for safety to Liverpool because of the threat of a German invasion. The top-secret operation was known only to a ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Hitchmough | Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: David Jason, Tim Pigott-Smith, Gorden Kaye, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 46

47. The Brittas Empire (1991–1997)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Fegen, Andrew Norriss | Stars: Chris Barrie, Harriet Thorpe, Michael Burns, Tim Marriott

Votes: 1,534

48. Oh Doctor Beeching! (1995–1997)

29 min | Comedy

7.3
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The trials and tribulations of the staff at Hatley railway station, who are all wondering if Dr Beeching will close them down.

Stars: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Barbara New

Votes: 257

49. Bureau Kruislaan (1992–1995)

Action, Drama

7.3
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Stars: René Lobo, Peter Tuinman, Frederik de Groot, Frank Schaafsma

Votes: 43

50. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: An Officer and a Car Salesman (1988)

75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Special feature length edition of the popular TV series. After "minder" Terry McCann does a stretch in prison for getting caught up in one of his boss Arthur Daley's shady deals, their long... See full summary »

Writers: Tony Hoare, Leon Griffiths | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Patrick Malahide, Glynn Edwards

Votes: 31