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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Genesis of the Daleks: Part Five (1975)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

9.0
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The Doctor is forced to give Davros full details of future Dalek victories but opposition to Davros' plans is growing among the Kaleds and soon there is open rebellion.

Director: David Maloney | Stars: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Michael Wisher

Votes: 307

2. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of SIS, London Central.

Stars: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Michael Degen, Anthony Bate

Votes: 149

3. Green Wing (2004–2007)
Episode: Christmas Special (2006)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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The staff are seen at a funeral, which would appear to be Mac's but is actually that of Angela, killed in a hunting accident with a moose. Rescued by Martin from falling over the cliff Alan... See full summary »

Directors: Dominic Brigstocke, Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman, Michelle Gomez

Votes: 108

4. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Genesis of the Daleks: Part Three (1975)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.9
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The Doctor and Harry head to the Kaled city to alert the authorities to Davros' plans while Sarah and Sevrin are forced to work on the completion of the Thals' rocket.

Director: David Maloney | Stars: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Michael Wisher

Votes: 305

5. Blakes 7 (1978–1981)
Episode: Star One (1979)

48 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.9
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Blake leads the apprehensive crew of the Liberator out into intergalactic space to find and destroy Star One and cripple the Federation. What none of them realize is that Star One is ... See full summary »

Director: David Maloney | Stars: Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell

Votes: 74

6. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 82,598

7. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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80 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 861,067 | Gross: $290.16M

8. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 14,120

9. Top Gear (2002– )
Episode: Episode #11.1 (2008)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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The boys are trying to solve the fuel crisis since fuel prices gone up. Jeremy reviews the new Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Top Gear Stuntman is introduced. The boys build their own police cars for less than a 1000 pounds.

Directors: Phil Churchward, Brian Klein, Southan Morris, Owen Trevor | Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 107

10. Hotel Babylon (2006–2009)
Episode: Episode #2.8 (2007)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Hotel Babylon is facing a takeover by Donovan Credo - infamous in the hotel trade for ousting the staff and bringing in his own 'drones'. Rebecca is to be kept on but Donovan allows her to ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Douglas | Stars: Tamzin Outhwaite, Max Beesley, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Pierson

Votes: 25

11. The Street (2006–2009)
Episode: Episode #3.3 (2009)

Drama

8.8
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Young Nick Calshaw returns from fighting the war in Afghanistan with half his face terribly scarred due to a female suicide bomber. His family and schoolteacher girlfriend Gemma are ... See full summary »

Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Siobhan Finneran, Ian Puleston-Davies, Emily Beecham

Votes: 23

12. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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92 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 933,868 | Gross: $460.94M

13. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: Assault on Sun Hill: Part 2 (2007)

Crime, Drama

8.7
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Director: Darcia Martin | Stars: Bruce Byron, Graham Cole, Gillian Taylforth, Ali Bastian

Votes: 7

14. Call the Midwife (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2012)

TV-PG | 55 min | Drama

8.7
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Jenny speaks to her ex-lover again, while Sister Monica Joan lands herself in trouble with the police. Chummy receives a visit from her snobbish, imperious mother which forces her to reconsider her relationship with Peter.

Director: Jamie Payne | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Raine, Judy Parfitt, Laura Main

Votes: 131

15. Top Gear (2002– )
Episode: Episode #12.1 (2008)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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Jeremy road tests the new Porsche 911 GT2 and compares it to the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. In an attempt to see how hard can it be to be a lorry driver, the presenters were given ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Churchward, James Bryce, Brian Klein, Owen Trevor | Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 101

16. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Action, Drama, War

8.6
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90 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 907,185 | Gross: $216.12M

17. 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: 25,089

18. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)
Episode: Love and Marriage (1998)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Hugo and Alice are finally married,with two bridesmaids dressed up as Teletubbies. There is a nasty moment when a woman bursts in and accuses the groom of being already married but,not to ... See full summary »

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Emma Chambers

Votes: 101

19. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 515,195 | Gross: $32.52M

20. 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: 27,058

21. Seaforth (1994– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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An epic love story in nine parts, following the progress of handsome rogue Bob Longman , an ambitious working-class Yorkshire lad. The series begins with a feature-length episode by ... See full summary »

Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Raymond Pickard, Gary Lydon

Votes: 26

22. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)
Episode: The Testing of Eric Olthwaite (1977)

29 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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Eric Olthwaite is so boring that his family all leave home to escape him. Then one day he is accidentally caught up in a bank robbery and discovers that the robber shares his interests in ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Franklin | Stars: Michael Palin, Barbara New, John Barrett, Anita Carey

Votes: 123

23. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 25,808

24. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main

Votes: 11,881

25. Green Wing (2004–2007)

65 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show.

Stars: Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman, Michelle Gomez

Votes: 8,878

26. The Street (2006–2009)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Series of one-off dramas, each focusing on a different house within the same street.

Stars: Timothy Spall, Ger Ryan, Lee Ingleby, Christine Bottomley

Votes: 793

27. Sleepers (1991– )

55 min | Comedy

8.4
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Amidst the thaw of glasnost, the Kremlin discovers that two Soviet agents, sent to England under deep cover in 1965, have been "lost." A beautiful and ambitious Russian agent, sent to ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Havers, Warren Clarke, David Calder, Michael Gough

Votes: 323

28. Forever Green (1989–1992)

60 min

8.4
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Jack Boult, a former rally driver, and his second wife Harriet, who used to be a nurse, move from the bustle of London to start a new life in a cottage in the Somerset countryside, together... See full summary »

Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Paola Dionisotti, Wendy van der Plank

Votes: 38

29. The Golden Hour (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2005)

Drama

8.4
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Director: Tim Leandro | Stars: Richard Armitage, Navin Chowdhry, Zoe Telford, Ciarán McMenamin

Votes: 21

30. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Coach That Came in from the Cold (1991)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Arthur buys a coach from the cash-strapped local police to use for sight-seeing tours but it breaks down, so he takes the tourists to the Winchester Club, where they are thrilled to see a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Standeven | Stars: George Cole, Gary Webster, Glynn Edwards, Nicholas Day

Votes: 10

31. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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65 Metascore

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 528,890 | Gross: $197.17M

32. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)
Episode: Engagement (1997)

39 min | Comedy

8.3
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Geraldine is at a loss for an interesting front page story for the parish newsletter. Alice and Hugo are a couple but Alice complains that Hugo has yet to kiss her so Geraldine urges her to... See full summary »

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Emma Chambers

Votes: 85

33. Green Wing (2004–2007)
Episode: Episode #2.8 (2006)

53 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Having disposed of the dead dwarf Joanna and Alan escape in a stolen camper van. A suspicious Martin sneaks on board and falls asleep but when he wakes up he finds the van is perched on the... See full summary »

Directors: Dominic Brigstocke, Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman, Michelle Gomez

Votes: 57

34. Murder in Mind (2001–2003)
Episode: Justice (2003)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A man is afraid that his wife's paramour is instigating a conspiracy against him.

Director: Alrick Riley | Stars: Adrian Dunbar, George Jackos, Joy Blakeman, Jacqueline Clarke

Votes: 17

35. Murder in Mind (2001–2003)
Episode: Regrets (2002)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After a bank error results in a struggling business owner losing his business, house and marriage, he decides to get revenge.

Director: Gerry Poulson | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Tony Haygarth, Matthew Marsh, Samantha Beckinsale

Votes: 15

36. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 315

37. Travelling Man (1984– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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After finishing a 2 year prison sentence for a bribe he never took Ex detective inspector Alan Lomax wants answers. Lomax has at least one luxury left - a narrowboat. And it's on the canals... See full summary »

Stars: Leigh Lawson, Terence Taplin, Tony Doyle, Sue Robinson

Votes: 48

38. Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds (2010 TV Mini-Series)

94 min | Documentary

8.2
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This documentary features state-of-the-art camera technology used to focus on what humans cannot see with the naked eye.

Stars: Richard Hammond, Tracy Albrecht, Alan Bradley, Jack Fox

Votes: 625

39. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: A Matter of Taste (1994)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Henry investigates a ram-raid at Ernest Drummond's wine warehouse whilst Margaret acts as caretaker for another wine importer, George Porter, married to her old school friend Rosie, after ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Hutchings | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

Votes: 24

40. Murder in Mind (2001–2003)
Episode: Passion (2002)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A call center employee becomes obsessed with her happily married boss - leading her to kill the woman she suspects he's having an affair with, and framing his wife in the process.

Director: Gerry Poulson | Stars: Pauline Quirke, Mark Womack, Angela Ridgeon, Lucy Davis

Votes: 20

41. Rock & Chips (2010–2011)
Episode: Pilot (2010)

Comedy, Drama

8.2
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In 1960 16-year old schoolboy Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter is living in Peckham with his grandparents, his idle father Reg and his hard-working mother Joan, who is employed as an usherette at ... See full summary »

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Kellie Bright, Phil Daniels, Shaun Dingwall

Votes: 37

42. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Terrorform (1992)

TV-14 | 28 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Lister, Kryten, Cat and Holly head for a artificial moon, where Rimmer has been kidnapped, only to find the artificial moon is Rimmer's mind.

Director: Juliet May | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 293

43. Messiah (2001– )
Episode: The Reckoning (2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Red is irate to find that Duncan Warren, desperate for money, has sold the story of the murder hunt to a journalist and has him removed from the case. Stephen Hedges tells Red that the five... See full summary »

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Ken Stott, Edward Woodward, Michelle Forbes, Frances Grey

Votes: 36

44. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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87 Metascore

Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 560,695 | Gross: $380.96M

45. Shameless (2004–2013)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they ... See full summary »

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 11,429

46. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 323,477 | Gross: $26.90M

47. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

Votes: 113,411 | Gross: $25.01M

48. 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: 1,742

49. Mindhorn (2016)

89 min | Comedy

8.1
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A former secret agent with a bionic eye lands a private detective job on the Isle of Man.

Director: Sean Foley | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davis, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow

Votes: 55

50. Messiah (2001 TV Mini-Series)

152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

Stars: Ken Stott, Frances Grey, Jamie Draven, Kieran O'Brien

Votes: 1,436