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1. The Odd Man (1960– )

60 min | Drama

9.2
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Stars: Edwin Richfield, Keith Barron, Sarah Lawson, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 9

2. The Sandbaggers (1978–1980)

60 min | Thriller

8.9
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The missions of an elite British Intelligence covert operations unit.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Votes: 469

3. The Sandbaggers (1978–1980)
Episode: Special Relationship (1978)

Thriller

8.8
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When an East German spy in the employ of SIS offers them photographs of a new missile site, Burnside finds that the only person qualified for the job is Laura Dickens. For personal reasons ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ferguson | Stars: Roy Marsden, Richard Vernon, Ray Lonnen, Alan MacNaughtan

Votes: 20

4. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 5,600

5. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Diplomatic Incident (1987)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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When the French hold out for primacy over a sub-Channel tunnel, P.M. Hacker uses the info that they planted a bomb in their own embassy to obtain more favorable terms.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 114

6. To Have and to Hold (1986– )

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Tough times are ahead for one family when the liberated Viv agrees to bear a surrogate baby for her childless sister Ann, and promptly falls in love with her brother-in-law Ken after they ... See full summary »

Stars: Amanda Redman, Marion Bailey, Brian Protheroe, Eamon Boland

Votes: 7

7. R3 (1964– )

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The adventures of the staff of Research Centre Number Three (R3), headed by director Sir Michael Gerrard, and its trouble-shooting department the Consultancy Service, run by Philip Boult. ... See full summary »

Stars: John Robinson, Oliver Reed, Michael Hawkins, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 43

8. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 5 (1985)

180 min | Drama, History

8.6
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Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 5

9. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: The Little Black Bag (1969)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.6
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When a down-at-heel, alcoholic physician discovers a medical kit, based on future technology, accidentally left in the wake of a time-travel expedition, he becomes a dispenser of miracle ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Hills | Stars: Emrys Jones, Geraldine Moffat, Elizabeth Weaver, John Woodnutt

Votes: 9

10. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 491

11. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 413

12. Bluebell (1986– )

50 min | Drama

8.4
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The true story of Margaret Kelly, known as "Miss Bluebell", who formed and managed a legendary Parisian dance troupe.

Stars: Carolyn Pickles, Annie Lambert, Philip Sayer, Michael Harbour

Votes: 16

13. Jack the Ripper (1973– )

Crime

8.4
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The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Frank Duncan, Alan Cullen

Votes: 38

14. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,066

15. Flambards (1979– )

780 min | Drama

8.2
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In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Christine McKenna, Rosalie Williams, Steven Grives, Frank Mills

Votes: 345

16. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 41

17. Airline (1982– )

52 min | Drama

8.2
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Drama following the adventures of Jack Ruskin, a de-mobbed pilot attempting to make a living from his one-plane airline business in the post-war 1940s.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Richard Heffer, Sean Scanlan, Polly Hemingway

Votes: 51

18. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Lord, Didn't It Rain (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.2
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When a lorry drives into the courtyard at Colditz, Player is chosen to be smuggled on board to make an escape bid. However once outside of Colditz he is hampered by torrential rain, causing... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ferguson | Stars: Neil Stacy, David McCallum, Edward Hardwicke, Christopher Neame

Votes: 26

19. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)
Episode: Silver Dollar (1985)

47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A group calling themselves the African Liberation Army is terrorizing London. During the investigation, Dempsey and Makepeace get into an argument over a misplaced set of car-keys which ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 21

20. The Pathfinders (1972– )

60 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Stars: Robert Urquhart, Jack Watling, Julian Orchard, Jack May

Votes: 38

21. Widows 2 (1985)

301 min

8.1
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Having successfully robbed a security van [see _"Widows" (1983) (mini)_], Shirley Miller, Linda Pirelli and Bella O'Reilly have escaped to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Dolly Rawlins in London to... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Debby Bishop, Maurice O'Connell

Votes: 66

22. Star Cops (1987– )
Episode: Conversations with the Dead (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Nathan's girlfriend is murdered by an unknown attacker who breaks into his home. Grief-stricken he returns to Earth, leaving David to investigate a tragic accident out in space that has ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Baker | Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Trevor Cooper, Gennie Nevinson

Votes: 7

23. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Gambit (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In the early days of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Reilly works on behalf of the British to topple the Bolsheviks and get Russia back in the war.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Brian Protheroe

Votes: 28

24. Raffles (1975– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, History

8.0
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Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli, Victor Brooks, Victor Carin

Votes: 98

25. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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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: 92

26. The Larkins (1958–1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: David Kossoff, Peggy Mount, Barbara Mitchell, Ronan O'Casey

Votes: 28

27. Drake's Venture (1980 TV Movie)

History

8.0
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Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world in search of adventure and treasure.

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: John Thaw, Charlotte Cornwell, Paul Darrow, Terence Budd

Votes: 23

28. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Endgame (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Reilly's plan to overthrow the Bolshevik government and install himself as head of state hits a bump in the road when Lenin's intelligence chief Dzerzhinsky convinces him to postpone a ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Tom Bell, Brian Protheroe, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 25

29. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 1,734

30. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 53

31. Saki (1962– )

480 min | Drama

7.9
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Anthology series of plays from the writings of Saki.

Stars: Martita Hunt, Fenella Fielding, William Mervyn, Richard Vernon

Votes: 13

32. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Call Me Sir! (1972)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Upon Callan's return, dire circumstances force him to accept a new position within the section--one that affords an entirely different perspective on his work, particularly regarding his relationship with Lonely.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Patrick Mower, William Squire

Votes: 14

33. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.8
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 33

34. Cribb (1980–1981)
Episode: The Choir That Wouldn't Sing (1981)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Cribb and Thackeray go to the country to investigate the death of unpopular Captain Allbright who died as he was about to change his will in favour of birds' egg collectors to the detriment... See full summary »

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Barry McGinn

Votes: 6

35. 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: 166

36. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 25

37. The Franchise Affair (1988– )

155 min | Drama

7.7
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A schoolgirl who has been missing for weeks returns home covered in bruises. She says two women kidnapped her, held her captive in an isolated house and beat her. Taken by the police to the... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Malahide, Joanna McCallum, Rosalie Crutchley, Miranda Bell

Votes: 23

38. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

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

Votes: 125

39. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

7.6
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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: Ray Handy, Bill Meilen, John Carson, Alex Scott

Votes: 11

40. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Live from Westminster (1989)

25 min | Comedy

7.6
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Parliament has gone prime time with the introduction of television cameras into the Commons....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, John Nettleton

Votes: 28

41. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Billionaire (1987)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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An American businessman based in London is killed. His son would be charged, tried, and convicted for the crime. His sister believing in her brother's innocence decides to stage a mock ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hibler | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Kari Lizer, Kene Holiday

Votes: 83

42. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 2,992

43. 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: 1,074

44. A.D. (1985– )

600 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 332

45. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 64

46. It's Dark Outside (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: William Mervyn, Keith Barron, June Tobin, John Carson

Votes: 15

47. Shoestring (1979–1980)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 194

48. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.4
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 52

49. Compact (1962–1965)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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This series was set in the offices of a women's glossy magazine. It was one of several attempts by the B.B.C.toinvent a soap opera to rival Coronation Street. Until Eastenders none really took off.

Stars: Frances Bennett, Robert Desmond, Ronald Allen, Louise Dunn

Votes: 5

50. Star Cops (1987– )

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world, including Aussie Pal Lenzy, Russian Alexander, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Trevor Cooper, Linda Newton

Votes: 134