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1. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The School for Scandal (1975)

Drama

9.3
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Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Arthur Lowe, Edward Fox, Jeremy Brett, Bernard Lee

Votes: 7

2. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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Barry Evans plays a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Votes: 3,936

3. As You Like It (1963 TV Movie)

140 min

9.0
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After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Directors: Michael Elliott, Ronald Eyre | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Allen, Max Adrian, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 54

4. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

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

8.9
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 6,158

5. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Death of a Hunter (1969)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Captured by the KGB, Callan is drugged, brainwashed and released - with instructions to kill Hunter. He obeys - but who actually dies? Hunter? Meres? Or Callan? Who get shot in the process?

Director: Reginald Collin | Stars: Edward Woodward, Derek Bond, Anthony Valentine, Russell Hunter

Votes: 7

6. Rab C. Nesbitt (1988– )
Episode: Drink (1990)

Comedy

8.8
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Rab is informed by his GP that he must give up alcohol or he will only have less than a year to live.

Stars: Gregor Fisher, Elaine C. Smith, Tony Roper, Eric Cullen

Votes: 22

7. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: The Most Promising Girl of Her Year (1969)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Callan is ordered to investigate Joan Mather, a government laboratory scientist who has expressed concerns that her work might be used for biological warfare.

Director: Peter Duguid | Stars: Edward Woodward, Michael Goodliffe, Anthony Valentine, Russell Hunter

Votes: 8

8. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.7
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 70

9. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Nice People Die at Home (1969)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Actor Ronald Radd returns as the first Hunter of the Section, blood-thirsty Col. Leslie. Callan is then sent to nail two minor Russian agents working from a pet shop.

Director: Peter Duguid | Stars: Edward Woodward, Ronald Radd, Russell Hunter, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 6

10. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Robots of Death: Part Four (1977)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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With secrecy no longer necessary for the robot revolution, Controller Taren Capel shuts down all friendly robots and gives the remaining humans an ultimatum, or else their deaths will be ... See full summary »

Director: Michael E. Briant | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Russell Hunter, Pamela Salem

Votes: 235

11. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: The Worst Soldier I Ever Saw (1969)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Callan secures work with his former commanding officer in order to investigate his involvement with a rich but politically unstable region of the Middle East.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Edward Woodward, Derek Bond, Anthony Valentine, Russell Hunter

Votes: 10

12. The Vital Spark (1959–1974)

Comedy

8.6
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A tale of a Scottish tug And their travels up and down the Argyll coast.

Stars: John Grieve, Walter Carr, Alex McAvoy, Roddy McMillan

Votes: 44

13. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)
Episode: I Belong to Glasgow (1979)

25 min | Comedy

8.6
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Mr Brown takes in a new student, a feisty Scotsman who speaks in dialect - and is the bodyguard of a very rich Arabian emir. However, the Scot turns out to be more than anybody can handle.

Director: Stuart Allen | Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Tommy Godfrey, Jacki Harding

Votes: 29

14. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Let's Kill Everybody (1969)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The Section is put on high alert when it is discovered that it has been targeted by an unknown party and that everyone from Hunter down is at risk of assassination.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Edward Woodward, Michael Goodliffe, Anthony Valentine, Russell Hunter

Votes: 10

15. Rab C. Nesbitt (1988– )
Episode: Seasonal Greet (1988)

Comedy

8.6
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To Hard-drinking Govan resident Rab C. Nesbitt, there is no magic to Christmas when you have no money and he cannot share his long-suffering wife Mary or teenage sons Burney and Gash's ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Gilbert | Stars: Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper, Elaine C. Smith, Andrew Fairlie

Votes: 13

16. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Robots of Death: Part Three (1977)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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Hearing about a man who grew up only around robots and who has threatened to start a robot revolution, and who may be aboard the sandminer under an assumed name, the Doctor takes D.84 to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael E. Briant | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Russell Hunter, Pamela Salem

Votes: 229

17. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Robots of Death: Part Two (1977)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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As the strangulations continue and the humans aren't sure who to blame, Leela meets up with an anomaly among the robot crew - an inquisitive, supposedly mute single-function labor robot ... See full summary »

Director: Michael E. Briant | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Russell Hunter, Pamela Salem

Votes: 232

18. 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: 27,976

19. I, Lovett (1989– )

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Stars: Norman Lovett, Dicken Ashworth, Geoffrey Hughes, Leon Sinden

Votes: 40

20. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Red Knight, White Knight (1969)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Callan is brought officially back into the Section by a new Hunter, who accompanies him and Meres to the airport collect Russian defector Bunin when he arrives on British soil. Callan ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duguid | Stars: Edward Woodward, Michael Goodliffe, Anthony Valentine, Russell Hunter

Votes: 12

21. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Robots of Death: Part One (1977)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The TARDIS materialize aboard a sandminer, a mining ship on a desert planet run by a robot labor force headed by a fairly small but sniping human crew. As one crewman is discovered ... See full summary »

Director: Michael E. Briant | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Russell Hunter, Pamela Salem

Votes: 325

22. 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: 408

23. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.4
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Edward Woodward

Votes: 47

24. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: You Should Have Got Here Sooner (1967)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When Lonely is beaten up after robbing a supposedly empty flat, Callan investigates on his behalf and discovers a link to a man named Pollock (Jon Laurimore), an enemy operative with whom ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Edward Woodward, Ronald Radd, Anthony Valentine, Russell Hunter

Votes: 9

25. First Among Equals (1986)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s.

Stars: David Robb, Jeremy Child, Tom Wilkinson, James Faulkner

Votes: 70

26. Five Red Herrings (1975– )

Crime, Mystery

8.3
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Solve the mystery with Lord Peter Whimsey, based on the book by Dorothy L Sayers.

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Roy Boutcher, David Rintoul

Votes: 190

27. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: A Village Called 'G' (1970)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The entire section goes on red alert when Liz, Hunter's ever-punctual secretary, fails to show up for work. Trying to trace her, Callan begins to suspect that Liz's disappearance involves ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 18

28. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Death Comes Softly (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Taggart and Jardine are called to investigate the murders of elderly residents.

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Iain Anders

Votes: 30

29. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: In (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Arthur takes possession of a BMW imported from Germany but his car lot is raided and the car proved to be part of a drug importation racket. Whilst Arthur is interrogated by Inspector ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Brian Cox, Frederick Jaeger

Votes: 26

30. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: The Richmond File: A Man Like Me (1972)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Still on the loose, Richmond activates a sleeper agent and seeks refuge in the man's home. Meanwhile, Hunter has marshaled all of the section's resources to find the Russian and flush him out.

Director: Reginald Collin | Stars: Edward Woodward, T.P. McKenna, Russell Hunter, William Squire

Votes: 10

31. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 86

32. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)

30 min | Family

8.2
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Telepathic stage magician, Tarot, and his two assistants solve mysteries and crimes of a bizarre or magical nature, and battle against villains with various powers.

Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Fred Owl

Votes: 66

33. Shadows (1975–1978)

Family, Horror

8.2
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Anthology series of scary stories for children.

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

Votes: 46

34. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: A Magnum for Schneider (1967)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The first adventure of David Callan, top agent for the S.I.S. Forcibly "retired" several years earlier because he had lost his nerve, Callan is called back into service to handle the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Edward Woodward, Joseph Fürst, Ronald Radd, Peter Bowles

Votes: 26

35. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: The Little Bits and Pieces of Love (1969)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Callan is manipulated by Hunter #2 into shadowing and befriending Polish émigré Sophia Rule in order to lure her former husband Brezhevski, previously thought dead and now a figure of some influence in the East, over to their side.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Michael Goodliffe, Anthony Valentine, Russell Hunter

Votes: 10

36. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,177

37. 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: 301

38. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 27

39. Brond (1987– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Stratford Johns, John Hannah, Louise Beattie, James Cosmo

Votes: 44

40. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: The Good Ones Are All Dead (1967)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Both a retread of the Armchair Theatre play 'A Magnum for Schneider' and a direct follow-on, the very first episode of the series proper replays Callan's recall from forced retirement, but ... See full summary »

Director: Toby Robertson | Stars: Edward Woodward, Ronald Radd, Anthony Valentine, Powys Thomas

Votes: 10

41. The Detectives (1993–1997)
Episode: The Great Escape (1996)

Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Cottam refuses to assign new partners after an argument over a woman, a job escorting a prisoner leads to being stranded in the country, and a desperate search for a telephone leads to a farmhouse full of weird.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Russell Hunter, Ken Kitson, George Sewell, Jasper Carrott

Votes: 11

42. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Act of Kindness (1970)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When Heathcote Land receives incriminating photos of his company's sales manager in bed with a mistress, Callan tries to persuade him not to expose the man. But Land knows too well how such games are played.

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

Votes: 14

43. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: First Refusal (1972)

53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When a third-party broker offers to sell the names of British agents in Eastern Europe for £100,000, Callan suspects a leak in London and races to find it before the broker's proposal expires.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Patrick Mower, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 11

44. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: God Help Your Friends (1970)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Callan must break up the engagement between a lovely NATO interpreter with a grade-A security clearance and a man suspected of serving as a KGB informant. Does the woman's fiance really love her? Or does he love Moscow more?

Director: Peter Duguid | Stars: Edward Woodward, William Squire, Patrick Mower, Russell Hunter

Votes: 13

45. 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: 2,101

46. Born and Bred (2002–2005)

55 min | Drama

7.9
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A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.

Stars: Jenna Russell, Maggie Steed, Clive Swift, Naomi Radcliffe

Votes: 216

47. Animated Tales of the World (2000– )

26 min | Animation, Family

7.9
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Stars: Wayne Foskett, Shiv Grewal, Russell Hunter, Prunella Scales

Votes: 46

48. Charles Endell, Esq (1979– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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In this short lived series, Iain Cuthbertson returned to the role of Charlie Endell, the Glaswegian gangster in London, which he had made famous in "Budgie" (1970-72).

Stars: Iain Cuthbertson, Tony Osoba, Rohan McCullough, Annie Ross

Votes: 13

49. 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

50. Five Red Herrings (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1975)

49 min | Crime, Mystery

7.9
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Farren resurfaces and is questioned by Wimsey, who re-enacts the elaborate circumstances of Campbell's murder accompanied by the local police and one of the suspects in hopes of discovering the identity of the murderer.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Russell Hunter, Donald Douglas

Votes: 15