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1. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.6
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 102

2. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

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

Votes: 88

3. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,177

4. Hot Metal (1986– )

Comedy

8.4
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The 'Crucible' is a new muck-raking tabloid newspaper in London. Managing editor Russell Spam is always on the lookout for the latest dirt and gossip, while senior editor Harold Stringer ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Hardy, Richard Kane, Geoffrey Palmer, Richard Wilson

Votes: 69

5. The Upper Crusts (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Margaret Leighton, Charles Gray, Lalla Ward, Martin Neil

Votes: 5

6. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)

Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Votes: 53

7. The April 8th Show (Seven Days Early) (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Writers: John Antrobus, Ray Galton, Alan Simpson, Johnny Speight | Stars: Peter Sellers, John Vere, Graham Stark, Totti Truman Taylor

Votes: 7

8. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 3,035

9. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Creator: Wendy Craig | Stars: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes, Jane Booker

Votes: 52

10. 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: 40

11. Cup Fever (1965)

63 min | Family, Sport

8.2
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The children of Barton United are trying to win the cup in their local football (soccer) league. Nasty councillor Mr Bates doesn't like them and wants the team his son plays for to win ... See full summary »

Writer: David Bracknell | Director: David Bracknell | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Votes: 47

12. 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.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,047

13. 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.

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 264

14. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.1
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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: 46

15. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Yorkshire Television's hugely successful legal drama, The Main Chance, was so fast-paced that even the opening credits were played over images of a speeding train... See full synopsis »

Creators: Edmund Ward, John Malcolm | Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Votes: 26

16. Midnight Is a Place (1977–1978)

30 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.1
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This series is about two children who are the wards of a cantankerously un-loving uncle. That uncle owns a rug factory that has the typically brutal working conditions of the time that both... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Gipps-Kent, David Collings, Maxine Gordon, Erik Chitty

Votes: 12

17. Q9 (1969–1980)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, Alan Clare, David Lodge

Votes: 70

18. The Pathfinders (1972– )

60 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Creator: Gerry Brown | Stars: Robert Urquhart, Jack Watling, Julian Orchard, Jack May

Votes: 38

19. Murder at the Wedding (1979 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Mystery

8.0
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Stars: Barbara Ferris, Diane Fletcher, Liza Goddard, James Hazeldine

Votes: 5

20. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Chalk and Cheese (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Giles Nunn and Carrie Selhurst are an upper crust couple who, partly for kicks and for the profits, commit highway robbery in lonely country lanes, along with the lower class boy Tommy ... See full summary »

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Shane Briant

Votes: 32

21. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Rocky Eight and a Half (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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After watching a pirate boxing match Arthur suggests to Terry that he should get back into the ring and fight Jackie Wilson. This was the man whom Terry last fought several years earlier, ... See full summary »

Writer: Leon Griffiths | Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, George Innes, Christine Kavanagh

Votes: 21

22. 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.

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 1,844

23. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,119

24. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.

Writers: Christopher Landon, T.J. Morrison | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,547

25. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Creator: Dennis Spooner | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 601

26. QB VII (1974 TV Mini-Series)

390 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A physician sues a novelist for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 486

27. Norman Wisdom: His Story (2010)

59 min | Biography

7.9
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The life story of Sir Norman Wisdom, who went from street urchin to become one of the UK's most bankable and loved film stars of the 1950-60s. The documentary pays tribute to his life, featuring family, friends and colleagues.

Writer: Sally Norris | Director: Sally Norris | Stars: Terence Stamp, Norman Wisdom, Johnny Mans, Ricky Tomlinson

Votes: 18

28. Nobody Is Norman Wisdom (1973– )

Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Norman Wisdom, Priscilla Morgan, Natalie Kent, Mike Britton

Votes: 8

29. QB VII (1974– )
Episode: Part Three (1974)

160 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Ignoring the advice of his wife and son, Sir Adam Kelno insists on suing Abe Cady, who has accused him of castrating Jews in a best selling book, for libel.

Writers: Leon Uris, Edward Anhalt, Wilford Lloyd Baumes | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 8

30. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Peter Sellers Story - Southsea to Shepperton (1995)

69 min | Documentary

7.9
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The life and time of comedy genius Peter Sellers, told with the help of his extraordinary collections of home movies and featuring interviews with family, friends and colleagues.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Director: Peter Lydon | Stars: Roy Boulting, Max Bygraves, Ian Carmichael, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 16

31. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Creators: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 585

32. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 39

33. Benny Hill (1962–1963)

25 min | Comedy

7.8
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This timeless modern slapstick-format doesn't really have a plot, but is an irresistible rapid succession of independent short, comical scenes, mostly without any text, often using ... See full summary »

Stars: Benny Hill, Graham Stark, Patricia Hayes, Annabelle Lee

Votes: 700

34. You're Only Young Twice (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Comedy about the residents of Paradise Lodge, retirement home for Gentle folk.

Creators: Michael Ashton, Pam Valentine | Stars: Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King

Votes: 34

35. We, the Accused (1980 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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In the London of the 1910s, a self-effacing, decent man of fifty confronts what appears to be the perfect opportunity to rid himself of his unloved, nagging wife and be free for a blissful life with his mistress.

Stars: Ian Holm, Angela Down, Iain Cuthbertson, Hugh Thomas

Votes: 27

36. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Epic (1967)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Z.Z. von Schnerk, a mad Teutonic film director of the Erich von Stroheim variety, along with his has-been leading actor and actress, Stewart Kirby and Damita Syn, capture Mrs. Peel in an ... See full summary »

Writer: Brian Clemens | Director: James Hill | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Peter Wyngarde, Isa Miranda

Votes: 132

37. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
Episode: Who Killed Cock Robin? (1969)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Mr. Laverick, a solicitor, approaches Jeff with a bizarre assignment - to act as minder to an aviary of birds belonging to the late, eccentric Mrs. Wentworth Howe. Her will stipulates that ... See full summary »

Creator: Dennis Spooner | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Cyril Luckham

Votes: 20

38. Odd Man Out (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Neville Sutcliffe (John Inman) leaves the safety of his Blackpool fish and chip shop to take over his deceased father's seaside rock factory in Littlehampton with his step-sister Dorothy.

Stars: John Inman, Josephine Tewson, Peter Butterworth, Avril Angers

Votes: 23

39. The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000 TV Special)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Documentary about the career of Peter Sellers.

Writers: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Fred Applegate, David Frost, Richard Lester, David Lodge

Votes: 129

40. There's a Lot of It About (1982– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, Keith Smith, Suzanne Sinclair

Votes: 23

41. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)
Episode: The Job (1976)

Crime, Drama

7.7
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Writer: Derek Ingrey | Director: Joe Waters | Stars: Jack Warner, Glynis Brooks, Nicholas Donnelly, Stephen Greif

Votes: 10

42. Father Brown (1974– )
Episode: The Man with Two Beards (1974)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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After a rash of robberies, the evidence implicates a gentle beekeeper as the notorious jewel thief whom the press has dubbed Michael Moonshine. Father Brown keeps faith in his friend, however, and unmasks the real murderer.

Writers: G.K. Chesterton, Michael Voysey | Director: Peter Jeffries | Stars: Kenneth More, Bill Maynard, Anthony Allen, Megs Jenkins

Votes: 13

43. The Saint (1962–1969)

48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

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

Votes: 2,624

44. A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.6
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French police Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr.Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate.

Writers: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty, Harry Kurnitz, Marcel Achard | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom

Votes: 18,927

45. Target (1977–1978)

50 min | Action, Crime

7.6
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Creator: Graham Williams | Stars: Patrick Mower, Philip Madoc, Brendan Price, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 22

46. Norman (1970– )

Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Norman Wisdom, Sally Bazely, David Lodge

Votes: 11

47. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Fog (1969)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The Avengers must identify a modern day "Jack the Ripper," targeting members of an international disarmament conference.

Writer: Jeremy Burnham | Director: John Hough | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson, Nigel Green, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 72

48. The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Unrated | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Writers: John Boland, Bryan Forbes | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 2,573

49. Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970– )

30 min | Family, Comedy

7.5
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The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times.

Creator: Roy Simpson | Stars: Peter Firth, Brinsley Forde, Gillian Bailey, Michael Audreson

Votes: 127

50. Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1967–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Sitcom about two tailors, one Catholic and the other Jewish. Would never get made today as was totally UN PC.

Stars: John Bluthal, Joe Lynch, Bernard Spear, Cyril Shaps

Votes: 23