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1. The Search for the Nile (1971– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama

8.9
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The Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession.

Stars: Kenneth Haigh, James Mason, John Quentin, Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Votes: 81

2. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 91

3. Interpol Calling (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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When Interpol's Inspector Paul Duval is on the case, international criminals are on the run. Tracking his targets from searing sand dunes near the equator to icy peaks at the ends of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Korvin, Edwin Richfield, Roland Bartrop, George Pastell

Votes: 43

4. Television Playwright (1958–1959)

Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Peck, Peter Copley, Jack Allen, Helen Shingler

Votes: 5

5. The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs (1974– )

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Stars: David Jason, David Webb, Noel Coleman, Michael Stainton

Votes: 35

6. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,773

7. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Votes: 37

8. Festival (I) (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: David Garfield, Cyril Cusack, John Wood, John Welsh

Votes: 6

9. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Mr. Jersey (1978)

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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Lillie's affair with a rich jockey who enjoys shocking society worries Patsy, as Squire Abington has a history of abusing women. He wants to marry Lillie, but Edward still refuses to ... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Denis Lill, Peter Egan

Votes: 6

10. Lillie (1978– )

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesca Annis, Catherine Feller, Peggy Ann Wood, Anton Rodgers

Votes: 395

11. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 319

12. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 108

13. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 94

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

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 53

15. Nobody Is Norman Wisdom (1973– )

Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Norman Wisdom, Priscilla Morgan, Natalie Kent, Mike Britton

Votes: 6

16. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 537

17. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: An Apple for the Archer (1957)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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A young man stands to lose his true love's heart to a French suitor unless he can beat the foreigner in an archery contest.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Richard Greene, Archie Duncan, Ann Firbank, Kenneth Cope

Votes: 9

18. 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: 170

19. The Hanged Man (1975– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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Successful businessman Lew Burnett survives a series of attempts on his life, and decides to remain "dead" after the last one to go undercover and find out which of his close friends & ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Blakely, Michael Williams, Gary Watson, John F. Landry

Votes: 15

20. The Baron (1966– )
Episode: The Edge of Fear (1967)

Crime, Drama

7.7
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It would appear that the Mona Lisa has been stolen from the Louvre. But is it the actual Da Vinci painting or a forgery substituted to thwart the thieves? One of the robbers flies into ... See full summary »

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd, William Franklyn, Willoughby Goddard

Votes: 11

21. The Baron (1966– )

49 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.

Stars: Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd, Paul Ferris, Colin Gordon

Votes: 166

22. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Clifford Parrish, Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer

Votes: 121

23. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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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

Votes: 28

24. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Danger Makers (1966)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Someone is organizing a group of danger craving psychopaths. Steed and Mrs. Peel must stop them before their next caper - stealing the crown jewels.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Nigel Davenport, Douglas Wilmer

Votes: 116

25. Compact (1962–1965)

30 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 5

26. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )
Episode: The Ripening Rubies (1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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An ex-con makes a rookie mistake-trying to sell a stolen ruby necklace back to the craftsman who made it. The jeweler, Bernard Sutton, soon discovers that a string of high-society women are... See full summary »

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Robert Lang, Moira Redmond, Lally Bowers, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 22

27. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: The Youthful Menace (1958)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.4
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Edwin, Marian's cousin, is scornful of her claims about Robin's allegiance to King Richard. To confirm her knowledge, Marian takes him to the outlaw camp. A mistake Edwin's presence there there becomes a threat to the outlaw's freedom.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Richard Greene, Patricia Driscoll, Peter Kerr, Archie Duncan

Votes: 9

28. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page

Votes: 8,254

29. Ivanhoe (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

7.2
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The adventures of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a noble knight and champion of justice during the rule of the evil Prince John.

Stars: Roger Moore, Robert Brown, Andrew Keir, Martin Wyldeck

Votes: 212

30. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: Conquest of New Providence (1957)

24 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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While at sea, Tempest discovers that New Providence has been invaded by a Spanish force. Tempest heads back to port and begins putting together a plan to return the island to English control.

Directors: Leslie Arliss, Robert Day | Stars: Robert Shaw, Peter Hammond, Roger Delgado, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 5

31. 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: 259

32. Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967)

50 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant is frozen alive in a block of ice by his arch-nemesis The Face in 1902 ; in 1966 workmen discover him and he is revived, perfectly preserved... but ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Jack May, Peter Ducrow

Votes: 143

33. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )
Episode: The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst (1973)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The dangers of revolutionary Russia come to quiet Copenhagen when a countess from St. Petersburg flees to the Danish capital, claiming her anarchist brother-in-law is trying to kill her. ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Alwyn | Stars: John Thaw, Virginia Stride, Catherine Schell, Philip Madoc

Votes: 20

34. New Scotland Yard (1972–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Detectives made New Scotland Yard,and they solving extraordinary,mysterious crimes.

Stars: John Woodvine, John Carlisle, Michael Turner, Clive Francis

Votes: 26

35. The Newcomers (1965–1969)

30 min | Drama

6.8
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Ellis Cooper, wife Vivienne, grandmother and their three children are relocated from London to a rural town Angleton by his employer. Helping them adjust to country living are the Harkers whose father also works for Eden Brothers.

Stars: Gladys Henson, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Gerald Cross, Michael Collins

Votes: 24

36. Thriller (1973–1976)
Episode: Death in Deep Water (1975)

73 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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After working for years as a gangland thug, a man attempts a fresh start by moving to a small fishing village in Great Britain. He finds, however, that death can follow him anywhere

Director: James Ormerod | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Suzan Farmer, Ian Bannen, Philip Stone

Votes: 41

37. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: Gentleman Jack and the Lady (1956)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Tempest's ship clashes with another privateer over a prize. Capt Gentleman Jack issues a warning of revenge to Tempest and his crew. But Gentleman Jack is not the person people expected him to be.

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Robert Shaw, Hazel Court, Peter Hammond, Brian Rawlinson

Votes: 5

38. Dick Barton: Special Agent (1979– )

15 min | Adventure

6.7
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The adventures of World War 2 veteran turned crimefighter Dick Barton and his sidekicks Snowey & Jock.

Stars: Tony Vogel, Anthony Heaton, James Cosmo, Forbes Collins

Votes: 14

39. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 243

40. The Edwardians (1972– )

50 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

Votes: 42

41. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 147

42. The Edwardians (1972– )
Episode: Horatio Bottomley (1972)

Drama, History

6.6
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Over several decades, Horatio Bottomley was a figure that was simply larger than life. Frequently sued for fraud or slander, he always defended himself in court and usually won. He was ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Timothy West, Henry Woolf, Mitzi Rogers, John Normington

Votes: 9

43. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: Mother Doughty's Crew (1957)

24 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A series of pirate raids puts Dan Tempest under pressure to catch the perpetrator. Tempest has to also dampen down rumors his own crew may be behind the attacks.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Robert Shaw, Peter Hammond, Ena Burrill, Anna Walmsley

Votes: 5

44. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: Prize of Andalusia (1957)

24 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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After the crew rescues a stranded English sailor from being strapped to a bundle of cargo floating in the ocean, they swear to avenge the wrongdoing against him and rescue his stolen ship. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Robert Shaw, Jean Cadell, Conrad Phillips, Bruno Barnabe

Votes: 5

45. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)
Episode: Dangerous Cargo (1957)

25 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Tempest is tasked with transferring an important passenger from a passing British warship to Barbados all under the watchful eye of the Spanish.

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Robert Shaw, Sarah Lawson, Ivan Craig, Peter Hammond

Votes: 7

46. Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, War

6.3
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Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 1,759

47. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 38

48. The Protectors (1972–1973)
Episode: ... With a Little Help from My Friends (1973)

25 min | Adventure, Crime

6.0
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Harry is appointed as the bodyguard for a visiting Middle Eastern president but his ex-wife Laura turns up in a frantic state. The president's political opponent Kahan has had the Rule's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Hannah Gordon

Votes: 12

49. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)
Episode: The Last Charge (1974)

23 min | Adventure, Family

5.8
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Kevin and Albert enjoy listening to the tales of Corporal Donovan, who claims to have been in the Light Brigade but Albert has his doubts. When men claiming to be the squire's employees ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Michael Culver, Stacy Dorning

Votes: 6

50. Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967)
Episode: The Sweet Smell of Disaster (1966)

51 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Benjamin Kinthly steals a secret formula with the intention of making the entire UK addicted to the smell of his washing detergent 'Cloud 7'. Even Georgie and Simms become infatuated, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Jack May, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 13