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1. Desmond's (1989–1994)
Episode: O Little Town of Peckham (1994)

50 min | Comedy

9.6
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Director: Ian McLean | Stars: Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante

Votes: 5

2. Endgame by Samuel Beckett (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.9
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Director: Tony Coe | Stars: Norman Beaton, Stephen Rea, Charlie Drake, Kate Binchy

Votes: 16

3. Empire Road (1978–1979)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Stars: Norman Beaton, Corinne Skinner-Carter, Joseph Marcell, Trevor Butler

Votes: 7

4. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

8.3
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Stars: André Morell, Cherry Morris, Michael Kitchen, Terry Scully

Votes: 7

5. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Back in Good Old England (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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When Jack 'Oily' Wragg, a villain who has fled the country, returns to London, Terry is in two minds as to whether to welcome him or not. That is, until it transpires that Wragg has come ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Pete Postlethwaite, George Layton

Votes: 26

6. The Fosters (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Samuel Foster, a hard-working man trying to support his family in a South London multi-storey council flat. The Samuel character was based on the fictional character James Evans Sr. in Good... See full summary »

Stars: Norman Beaton, Isabelle Lucas, Lenny Henry, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 17

7. Dead Head (1986– )

50 min | Drama

8.0
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4-part drama series. A dark tale about a small-time crook, Eddie Cass, who finds himself threatened by the state's shadowy security agencies.

Stars: Denis Lawson, Lindsay Duncan, George Baker, Simon Callow

Votes: 72

8. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #5.5 (1976)

Comedy

8.0
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Sketches include rhythm on a train journey, trying to order drinks when you're tipsy, there is another episode of "The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town", we see the news thirty ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Barbara Dickson, Norman Beaton

Votes: 6

9. 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: 1,202

10. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.9
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 1,773

11. Hammer House of Horror (1980)

51 min | Horror

7.9
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove, Peter Cushing

Votes: 864

12. Desmond's (1989–1994)

50 min | Comedy

7.8
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Desmond, his non-confirming family and the regulars of his hairdressers in Peckham, London.

Stars: Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante

Votes: 423

13. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 648

14. 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: 157

15. Armchair Cinema (1973– )

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Tom Bell, James Laurenson, John Thaw, Patrick Mower

Votes: 10

16. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 25,154

17. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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: 170

18. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 54

19. Sykes (1972–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler, Richard Wattis

Votes: 150

20. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.2
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 30

21. Barlow (1971–1975)

50 min

7.2
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Stars: Stratford Johns, Neil Stacy, Derek Newark, Norman Comer

Votes: 10

22. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
Episode: Money to Burn (1970)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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A dubious old friend of Jeff, Kevin O'Malley, suggests to the cash-strapped detective that they steal old bank notes being taken on a lorry to be incinerated. The money is stolen but ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 21

23. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 219

24. Rockliffe's Babies (1987– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Series featuring the tough and experienced Det. Sgt. Alan Rockcliffe, and his squad of young and enthusiastic plain-clothes PCs.

Stars: Ian Hogg, Bill Champion, John Blakely, Joe McGann

Votes: 48

25. Black Joy (1977)

97 min | Comedy

7.0
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An innocent and unsophisticated Guyanan immigrant is exposed to the hustlin' way of life of the Brixton ghetto.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Norman Beaton, Trevor Thomas, Floella Benjamin, Dawn Hope

Votes: 53

26. Pressure (1976)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.

Director: Horace Ové | Stars: Herbert Norville, Oscar James, Frank Singuineau, Lucita Lijertwood

Votes: 106

27. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.8
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 52

28. Give Us a Clue (1979– )

25 min | Game-Show

6.8
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A British TV show where every week a team of celebrities would play Charades

Stars: Una Stubbs, Lionel Blair, Michael Aspel, Michael Parkinson

Votes: 19

29. Playing Away (1987)

100 min | Comedy

6.8
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To mark the conclusion of their "Third World Week" celebration, a cricket team in a small English village invites a black cricket team from South London to a charity game with comical results.

Director: Horace Ové | Stars: Norman Beaton, Robert Urquhart, Helen Lindsay, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 55

30. Black Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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A black family, and their white neighbour, celebrate Christmas. But things do not go as well as they hope.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Janet Bartley, Norman Beaton, Linda Goddard, Stefan Kalipha

Votes: 10

31. The Lenny Henry Show (1984–1985)

Comedy

6.6
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A sketch show featuring many different characters and spoofs.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Debby Bishop, Dawn French

Votes: 72

32. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: The Drugs Raid (1984)

49 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A well-planned drugs raid goes amiss when an informer of DI Galloway's is stabbed and the supplier manages to get away in a car which bears diplomatic plates.

Director: John Woods | Stars: Eric Richard, John Salthouse, Peter Ellis, Tony Scannell

Votes: 7

33. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

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

Votes: 1,929

34. Telly Addicts (1985–1998)

30 min | Game-Show

6.5
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Stars: Noel Edmonds, Michael Grade, Dennis Hewitt, Larry Grayson

Votes: 55

35. Tarzán (1991–1994)

30 min | Adventure

6.3
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In this program, Tarzan had no formal education and spoke in broken English. Jane was a French environmental scientist working on ways to save endangered species. Roger Taft was the son of ... See full summary »

Stars: Wolf Larson, Lydie Denier, Sean Roberge, William S. Taylor

Votes: 240

36. Summer Season (1985– )

55 min | Drama

6.3
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Stars: Tim Wylton, Marion Bailey, Charles Dale, Alan Bates

Votes: 19

37. Real Life (1984)

92 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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A comedy about a dreamer whose Walter Mitty-like fantasies turn his world of make-believe into a world of trouble. Tim gets his thrills by escaping reality. Having little success with the ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Rupert Everett, Cristina Raines, Catherine Rabett, James Faulkner

Votes: 20

38. The Late Show (1989–1995)

Documentary

6.2
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Television programme on arts, the media and culture.

Stars: Jeremy Isaacs, Sarah Dunant, Kirsty Wark, Peter Hall

Votes: 14

39. The Mighty Quinn (1989)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 3,449 | Gross: $4.56M

40. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: There's Still No Joy in Mudville (1991)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.1
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Cliff goes bowling with his father, Elvin, and friends. After the game, with Cliff having a very low score, they go to a bar and make fun of him. The older men reminiscence about the old Negro League. Rudy & Olivia play a joke on Clair.

Director: Carl Lauten | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Geoffrey Owens, Keshia Knight Pulliam

Votes: 43

41. Eureka (1983)

R | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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In 1925, Arctic prospector Jack McCann becomes a rich man when he strikes gold but 20 years later he faces major personal and family problems.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Jane Lapotaire

Votes: 2,023

42. The Play on One (1988–1991)

Drama

5.4
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Various plays from each of the home nations.

Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Tom Watson, Susan Wooldridge, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 11

43. The Protectors (1972–1973)
Episode: Route 27 (1974)

25 min | Adventure, Crime

5.4
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Harry is on the trail of one of the largest heroin smuggling operations, a trail which leads him from London to Denmark where he comes to on a landfill site to discover that the gang ... See full summary »

Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Michael Coles

Votes: 10

44. Hammer House of Horror (1980)
Episode: Growing Pains (1980)

53 min | Horror

5.2
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After the death of their son William Morton, the diplomat Laurie Morton and her husband, the scientist Terence Morton adopt a boy, James. From the moment James moves to Morton's house in the country on, weird things happen with the family.

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Barbara Kellerman, Gary Bond, Norman Beaton, Tariq Yunus

Votes: 187

45. The Chastity Belt (1972)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

5.1
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The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, David Kernan, Nora Swinburne, Godfrey Winn

Votes: 305

46. The Best of 'The Lenny Henry Show' (1990 Video)

100 min | Comedy

4.2
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Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Lenny Henry, Frank Bruno, Robbie Coltrane, Dawn French

Votes: 5

47. 4 Play (1989–1991)

Drama

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Stars: Anton Rodgers, Kenny Ireland, Claire Hackett, Ian McElhinney

48. Black and White in Colour (1992 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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Stars: Stuart Hall, Pearl Connor, Carmen Munroe, Michael Abbensetts

50. Little Napoleons (1994 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Norman Beaton, Saeed Jaffrey, Lesley Manville, Simon Callow