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1. Shades of Darkness (1983–1986)
Episode: Afterward (1983)

60 min | Drama, Horror

8.9
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A skeptical family moves into their new home despite warnings of a resident ghost. They soon become believers.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Kate Harper, Michael Shannon, Penelope Lee, John Grillo

Votes: 163

2. Shackleton (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2002)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.9
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Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, John Grillo, Paul Humpoletz, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 7

3. Shackleton (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2002)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.9
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Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, John Grillo, Paul Humpoletz, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 7

4. Shades of Darkness (1983–1986)

60 min | Drama, Horror

8.8
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An anthology of short mysterious dramas, each with a supernatural twist.

Stars: Norma West, Annette Wilkie-Miller, Francesca Annis, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 177

5. Drummonds (1985– )
Episode: Once Again Assembled Here (1985)

8.8
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Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Richard Pasco, Ciaran Madden, Anthony Calf, Martin Baxter

Votes: 17

6. Black-Adder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

8.7
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 34,614

7. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 5,223

8. A Little Princess (1986– )

163 min | Drama

8.7
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Stars: Maureen Lipman, Amelia Shankley, Miriam Margolyes, Annette Badland

Votes: 503

9. Mother Love (1989– )

220 min

8.6
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A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is ... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Rigg, James Wilby, David McCallum, Fiona Gillies

Votes: 291

10. Cracker (1993–1996)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 4,573

11. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 854

12. Black-Adder II (1986)
Episode: Bells (1986)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.5
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Blackadder develops feelings for a woman posing as his male servant.

Director: Mandie Fletcher | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 584

13. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1988)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A notorious tabloid hires Rumpole to defend it in a libel suit being brought by a puritanical novelist it has accused of sexual promiscuity.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Julian Curry, Peter Blythe

Votes: 29

14. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
Episode: When the Green Woods Laugh: Part 2 (1991)

Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Pop duly appears in court charged with sexual harassment but Mrs. Perigo is discredited when Pop's brother Uncle Perce, a hotel porter in London, testifies that she is well-known in the big... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 24

15. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 10,376

16. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 7,853

17. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A surreal comedy series tracking the career of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 345

18. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Episode: A Blow Upon a Bruise (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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Charles is invited to Brideshead for Christmas and learns that Mr. Samgrass and Sebastian will be there as well. Sebastian is as morose as he was before he left, if not more so. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Grillo, Anthony Andrews, Jeremy Irons, Al Gillyon

Votes: 65

19. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Episode: Sebastian Against the World (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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Sebastian's decline continues and there is little anyone seems able to do about it. He is terribly unhappy about his family situation and seems bent on destroying any relationships he may ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Phoebe Nicholls, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick

Votes: 64

20. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Episode: The Bleak Light of Day (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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Charles and Sebastian return to Oxford but feel old and out of place. Sebastian feels that his mother is constantly watching him through her friends. In particular, both young men have to ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, John Grillo, Brian Hayes

Votes: 67

21. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: The French Drop (2004)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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February 1941: A local murder investigation sidetracks Foyle's endeavor to pursue a position that would contribute more to the war effort as he finds himself caught between rival spy organizations.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jake Harders, Mark Berry, Michael Kitchen, Amanda Pointer

Votes: 351

22. Capital City (1989–1990)

60 min

8.3
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Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Armstrong, Douglas Hodge, Jason Isaacs, Joanna Kanska

Votes: 180

23. Paradise Postponed (1986)

569 min | Drama

8.3
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A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies - and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Paul Shelley, Peter Egan, David Threlfall

Votes: 92

24. Mr Don & Mr George (1993– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Moray Hunter, Jack Docherty, Roger Blake, Jack Hedley

Votes: 38

25. Lady Killers (1980–1981)
Episode: The Darlingest Boy (1981)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true tale of Edith Thompson, a love triangle that ended in death for all three people involved.

Director: Brian Mills | Stars: Robert Morley, Gayle Hunnicutt, Christopher Villiers, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 6

26. Big Deal (1984–1986)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

Stars: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Votes: 118

27. Drummonds (1985– )

8.2
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Stars: Richard Pasco, Ciaran Madden, Anthony Calf, Shaughan Seymour

Votes: 11

28. Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (1988– )

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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This documentary series uses drama and commentary to shed light on the lives and works of Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, T. S. Eliot, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann... See full summary »

Stars: Eileen Atkins, Anthony Burgess, Douglas Hodge, Hermione Lee

Votes: 23

29. Bramwell (1995– )

54 min | Drama

8.1
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In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder, Kevin McMonagle

Votes: 541

30. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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British police drama following the team at the Complaints Investigation Bureau - the unit that polices the police.

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

Votes: 339

31. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.1
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The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Christopher Lee, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 2,228

32. Brass (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Gritty, Northern mining drama meets Dallas. Bradley Hardacre runs the local mine and has to deal with his very strange family as well as the trouble caused by his workers, led by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy West, Caroline Blakiston, James Saxon, Gail Harrison

Votes: 109

33. The Bretts (1987–1989)

60 min

8.1
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1920s family of actors deals with the day to day of the theater business.

Stars: Norman Rodway, Barbara Murray, Belinda Lang, George Winter

Votes: 50

34. Prince Regent (1979– )

50 min

8.1
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The life and times of George (1762-1830), Prince of Wales, from his early days of debauchery to his ascent to the throne as George IV. His two marriages (one legal, one not), his mistresses... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Egan, Bosco Hogan, Nigel Davenport, Frances White

Votes: 20

35. Amy (1984 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography

8.1
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The story of Amy Johnson who disappeared while piloting a RAF Wellington bomber on January 5 1941.

Director: Nat Crosby | Stars: Harriet Walter, Clive Francis, George A. Cooper, Stephanie Cole

Votes: 20

36. The Broker's Man (1997– )
Episode: Kith and Kin (1998)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When Jimmy Griffin is sent out to exchange the ransom for some stolen military memorabilia, he enters the world of a Nazi sympathizer. Jimmy's office staff suffer a terrible beating at the hands of skin heads.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Kevin Whately, Annette Ekblom, Danny Worters, Holly Davidson

Votes: 9

37. Cribb (1980–1981)
Episode: Swing, Swing Together (1980)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When Harriet Smith and two other lady students from the Elfrida Teacher Training College go for a midnight dip in the river they do not expect to see a woman's corpse being dumped over the ... See full summary »

Director: June Wyndham-Davies | Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, Heather James, Albert Welling

Votes: 7

38. Cracker (1993–1996)
Episode: The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 1 (1993)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The second of two beautiful women is murdered on a train, and the primary suspect is an amnesiac man. A psychologist, Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald, an old friend of the second victim, is brought in to help.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Rob Palmer, Jeffrey Robert, Andy Devine

Votes: 295

39. Cracker (1993–1996)
Episode: The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 2 (1993)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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As Fitz takes the amnesiac, Thomas Kelly, into his care to regain him his memory, doubts begin to sour about Kelly's guilt after an anonymous man claiming to be a priest commits the greatest sin ever: repeating a confession to the police.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Christopher Eccleston, Seamus O'Neill, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 164

40. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 165,287 | Gross: $9.93M

41. 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: 98

42. The Lady of the Camellias (1976– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Doomed love story between Marguerite Gautier, a French courtesan frequented by high-class gentlemen, who's suffering from tuberculosis and a young gentleman Armand Duval who's new in town.

Stars: Kate Nelligan, Peter Firth, Alfred Burke, Garrick Hagon

Votes: 13

43. A Question of Guilt (1980– )

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Joss Ackland, Diana Beevers, Marianne Borgo, Prue Clarke

Votes: 5

44. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)
Episode: Catastrophe Theory (1986)

Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Director: David Tucker | Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 13

45. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: The Kakiemon Tiger (1993)

51 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Lovejoy's IOU to a former client is inherited by a notoriously lethal loan shark who gives him three days to pay... or else.

Director: Nicholas Laughland | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 26

46. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,225

47. Oliver Twist (1999– )

386 min | Drama

7.9
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Sam Smith, David Ross, Julie Walters, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 694

48. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
Episode: When the Green Woods Laugh: Part 1 (1991)

Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Pop decides to buy the west wing of the country seat of impoverished aristocrats, the Bluff-Gores, initially for scrap, but Lady Bluff-Gore persuades him to go into the property business. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 30

49. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Stephanie Ralph, Philip Franks

Votes: 1,223

50. Blott on the Landscape (1985)

300 min | Comedy

7.8
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Bawdy adaption of Tom Sharpe's comic tale. A landowning MP attempts to have a motorway built through the grounds of his wife's ancestral home.

Stars: David Suchet, Geraldine James, George Cole, Julia McKenzie

Votes: 238