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1. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony Marriott, Roger Marshall | Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

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

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

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

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

3. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.5
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Creator: A.J. Cronin | Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

4. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

5. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)
Episode: Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court (1975)

Comedy, Romance

8.5
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The gentle nature of two poets is strangely affected by the dark atmosphere of a sinister house.

Writers: David Climie, P.G. Wodehouse | Director: David Askey | Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, Shelagh Fraser, David Allister

6. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Creator: John Creasey | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

7. A Family at War (1970–1972)

60 min | Drama, War

8.3
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How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.

Creator: John Finch | Stars: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Leslie Nunnerley, Coral Atkins

8. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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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 »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

9. Follyfoot (1971–1973)

30 min | Family, Drama

8.2
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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit ... See full summary »

Creator: Monica Dickens | Stars: Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson, Arthur English, Christian Rodska

10. Knight Errant Limited (1959–1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Wendy Williams, John Turner, Kay Callard, Hugh David

11. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Judgement Day (2000)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The residents of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances in the Perfect Village competition when a local thief and womanizer is brutally killed with a pitchfork.

Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Caroline Graham | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

12. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: House Calls (1997)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Jack is in charge of the case of a three month old corpse found in the coal bin of an abandoned farm house. The body is eventually identified as that of a well known thief, but Jack has ... See full summary »

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Malcolm Bradbury | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: David Jason, Susannah Doyle, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons

13. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

14. Shadows (1975–1978)

Family, Horror

8.0
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Anthology series of scary stories for children.

Stars: Neville Barber, Gwyneth Strong, George Waring, Jenny Agutter

15. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: A Stirring of Dust (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Years earlier spy Thomas Darby sold out and defected to the Russians. Now he has returned to England. Cowley is anxious to locate him and find out from him the names of other double agents.... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Robert Urquhart

16. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: When the Heat Cools Off (1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Six years previously Doyle was a policeman at London's Docklands and he was involved in a shoot-out in which there were fatalities. Bill Haydon was arrested and charged and sent to prison. ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Peter Hughes

17. A Family at War (1970–1972)
Episode: To Die for Spain (1970)

Drama, War

7.9
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Writer: John Finch | Director: Tim Jones | Stars: Colin Douglas, Shelagh Fraser, Tony Calvin, Carlos Douglas

18. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

19. Patrol Car (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Bruce Seton, Robert Raglan, Philip Dale, Jack Melford

20. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

21. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

22. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Richard Caldicot, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing

23. The Old Men at the Zoo (1983– )

275 min | Comedy

7.7
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Satirical piece set in a zoo, which is plunged into a crisis when a giraffe escapes.

Stars: Stuart Wilson, Marius Goring, Andrew Cruickshank, Barry Stanton

24. Heartbeat (1992– )
Episode: Local Knowledge (1998)

Drama, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Nathaniel Clegghorn believes his farm is haunted and has sent for paranormal investigators to authenticate it so that he can arrange guided tours for a fee. Greengrass thinks that is a ... See full summary »

Writer: Brian Finch | Director: Gerry Mill | Stars: Nick Berry, Bill Maynard, Derek Fowlds, William Simons

25. Work Experience (1989)

11 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Terence is caught in a vicious circle. he cannot get a job because he has no experience, but he cannot gain experience without getting a job!

Writer: James Hendrie | Director: James Hendrie | Stars: Lenny Henry, Kathy Burke, Neil Pearson, Shelagh Fraser

26. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

27. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A series of dramatisations of some of P.G. Wodehouse's comic short stories - in which P.G. Wodehouse, himself, introduced some of the early episodes.

Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, P.G. Wodehouse, Paul McDowell

28. George and the Dragon (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Sidney James, Peggy Mount, John Le Mesurier, Keith Marsh

29. Brighthaven Express (1952)

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The Toff solves the mystery of a missing employer.

Writer: John Creasey | Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: John Bentley, Carol Marsh, Valentine Dyall, Shelagh Fraser

30. Hope and Glory (1987)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more... See full summary »

Writer: John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir

31. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

32. Doomwatch (1970–1972)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.4
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

33. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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

34. Trio (1950)

91 min | Drama, Romance

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Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," are introduced by the author.

Writers: Noel Langley, W. Somerset Maugham, R.C. Sherriff | Directors: Ken Annakin, Harold French | Stars: James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer, Lana Morris

35. Beasts (1976– )

60 min | Horror

7.3
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A series of six effective and concise chillers commissioned by ATV from producer Nicholas Palmer and writer Nigel Kneale - who had just left as a staff writer for the BBC - transmitted on ... See full summary »

Stars: Pamela Moiseiwitsch, Bernard Horsfall, Patrick Magee, Pauline Quirke

36. Beasts (1976– )
Episode: Baby (1976)

Horror

7.3
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A young couple move to the countryside and discover a strange mummified animal in the wall of their cottage. The wife increasingly feels that she and her unborn child are in danger.

Writer: Nigel Kneale | Director: John Nelson-Burton | Stars: Jane Wymark, Simon MacCorkindale, T.P. McKenna, Mark Dignam

37. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

38. Master of Bankdam (1947)

105 min | Drama

7.2
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Two brothers struggle for control of the family business in 19th century Yorkshire.

Writers: Thomas Armstrong, Edward Dryhurst, Moie Charles | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Anne Crawford, Dennis Price, Tom Walls, Stephen Murray

39. And No One Could Save Her (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A woman searches for her husband, who boarded a plane for Ireland and disappeared.

Writer: Anthony Skene | Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Lee Remick, Milo O'Shea, Frank Grimes, Liam Redmond

40. Raising a Riot (1955)

90 min | Comedy

7.1
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Writers: Ian Dalrymple, James Matthews, Hugh Perceval, Alfred Toombs | Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: Kenneth More, Shelagh Fraser, Mandy Miller, Gary Billings

41. Armchair Cinema (1973– )

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Tom Bell, James Laurenson, John Thaw, Patrick Mower

42. The First Lady (1968–1969)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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Stories of a local councillor and her various projects

Creators: Philip Levene, Alan Plater | Stars: Thora Hird, Margaret John, Robert Keegan, Henry Knowles

43. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Last Train through Harecastle Tunnel (1969)

80 min | Drama

7.0
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Writer: Peter Terson | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Richard O'Callaghan, Paul Brooke, Ian Reid, Robert Hartley

44. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

45. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

6.8
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Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

46. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

47. The Last Man to Hang? (1956)

75 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Gerald Bullett, Maurice Elvey, Ivor Montagu, Max Trell | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Tom Conway, Elizabeth Sellars, Eunice Gayson, Freda Jackson

48. A Family at War (1970–1972)
Episode: The Facts of Life (1970)

Drama, War

6.8
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The adult children of the Ashton Family are preparing a surprise party for their parents, Edwin and Jean. The atmosphere is cheerful, but some underlying tensions within the family pop up ... See full summary »

Writer: John Finch | Director: June Howson | Stars: Colin Douglas, Shelagh Fraser, Colin Campbell, Coral Atkins

49. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

50. The History of Mr. Polly (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he ... See full summary »

Writers: H.G. Wells, Anthony Pelissier | Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins