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1. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.9
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Marius Goring plays a Forensic Scientist, working not only for the police, but also for other interested parties.

Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 11

2. 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 »

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 115

3. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)
Episode: Peacock Pie: Part 2 (1972)

Family, Fantasy

8.8
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As the plot above.

Director: John Russell | Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Brian Wilde

Votes: 6

4. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)
Episode: The Testing of Eric Olthwaite (1977)

29 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.8
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Eric Olthwaite is so boring that his family all leave home to escape him. Then one day he is accidentally caught up in a bank robbery and discovers that the robber shares his interests in ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Franklin | Stars: Michael Palin, Barbara New, John Barrett, Anita Carey

Votes: 166

5. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 9

6. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)
Episode: Peacock Pie: Part 1 (1972)

Family, Fantasy

8.6
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Tarot meets Mr Peacock, a man with the with the power of suggestion. In Peacock's hands, torn strips of newspaper become bank notes; people book holidays to places they don't want to visit - and Tarot's stage act becomes a shambles.

Director: John Russell | Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Brian Wilde

Votes: 7

7. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with his companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 28,798

8. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)
Episode: Peacock Pie: Part 3 (1972)

Family, Fantasy

8.5
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As the plot above.

Director: John Russell | Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Brian Wilde

Votes: 6

9. Follyfoot (1971–1973)

30 min | Family, Drama

8.3
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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 »

Stars: Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson, Arthur English, Christian Rodska

Votes: 84

10. 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: 87

11. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

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: 70

12. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: The Trouble with Jenny (1973)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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While spending the night at a dingy hotel, the strange activities of a young female guest come to Marker's attention.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Alfred Burke, Donald Houston, Petra Markham, Marjie Lawrence

Votes: 6

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.

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

Votes: 319

14. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 941

15. Marty (1968–1969)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Marty Feldman, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Roland MacLeod

Votes: 93

16. Marked Personal (1973– )

30 min

8.0
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Afternoon show about the dramas that enfold around the human resources department of a large organization.

Stars: Heather Chasen, Stephanie Beacham, Frankie Jordan, Carl Rigg

Votes: 6

17. Criminal Justice (2008–2009)

584 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Bill Paterson, Alice Sykes

Votes: 1,272

18. Plotlands (1997– )

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Rebecca Callard, Amanda Abbington, Saskia Reeves, Eve Schickle

Votes: 10

19. The Revenue Men (1967–1968)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Ewen Solon, James Grant, Calum Mill, Luke Neilson

Votes: 5

20. Hotel Babylon (2006–2009)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Martin Marquez, Michael Obiora, Raymond Coulthard

Votes: 3,659

21. 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

22. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 26

23. The First Lady (1968–1969)

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Stories of a local councillor and her various projects

Stars: Thora Hird, Henry Knowles, Robert Keegan, James Grout

Votes: 7

24. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Some Lie and Some Die: Part One (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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During a massive outdoor music festival, a girl is murdered. Could the enigmatic rock star Zeno be involved in any way?

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Diane Keen

Votes: 31

25. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 73

26. Criminal Justice (2008–2009)
Episode: Episode #2.3 (2009)

59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Juliet has a baby girl. Jack and colleague Alice tell her the outcome of the trial will determine whether she can keep her. Flo questions Ella with her Inspector husband Chris, whom Flo ... See full summary »

Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Alice Sykes, Rupert Procter, Madeleine Rakic-Platt, Maxine Peake

Votes: 31

27. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Sins of the Fathers (1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Piggish German actor Henry Hoffman antagonizes everybody on set whilst making a film about Jersey's occupation by the Nazis, a fact which adds to local hostility and to the list of suspects... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Warren Clarke, Sean Arnold

Votes: 14

28. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Votes: 23,414

29. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Wheel of Fortune (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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Barbara allies herself with a man whose were murdered by El Akir as the Doctor and Vicki are caught up in Richard's plan to offer his sister's hand in marriage to Saladin's brother.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 158

30. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 67

31. 2nd House (1973–1976)

7.3
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BBC Arts programme derived from Full House (1972).

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Edwin Mullins, Roger McGough, Struan Rodger

Votes: 7

32. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 4,280

33. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 194

34. 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 »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 64

35. Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)

GP | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Bruce Pritchard is paralysed mysteriously after his Brothers wedding. Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home. Angry and depressed, he finds hope with a nurse. Can Bruce find a life outside the home?

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Nanette Newman, Georgia Brown, Bernard Lee

Votes: 291

36. Love's Labour's Lost (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Jonathan Kent, Christopher Blake, Geoffrey Burridge, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 82

37. Aliens in the Family (1987– )

25 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.2
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It is the summer holidays and teenager Jacqueline ("Jake") is visiting her newly remarried father and his family (including teenager Dora and her young brother Lewis) for the first time. ... See full summary »

Stars: Grant Thatcher, Sophie Bold, Clare Wilkie, Sebastian Knapp

Votes: 19

38. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)
Episode: The Meddlers: Part 1 (1972)

Family, Fantasy

7.1
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With his new companions, Nikki and Chas, Tarot investigates a strange curse which has frightened the smallholders away from a London street market. Mr Dove, who watches from a nearby tower ... See full summary »

Director: John Russell | Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Petra Markham, Roy Holder, Michael Standing

Votes: 7

39. Back to the Garden (2013)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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It is a year since the death of an inspirational theatre director and teacher, and his widow is struggling to come to terms with her loss. A group of close friends, many of whom are or were... See full summary »

Director: Jon Sanders | Stars: Emma Garden, Bob Goody, Anna Mottram, Tanya Myers

Votes: 20

40. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)
Episode: Mama Doc: Part 1 (1972)

Family, Fantasy

7.0
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When one of Mr Sweet's university colleagues, Professor Dorian, disappears, Tarot and his companions follow a trail which leads to a bizarre doll's hospital run by the eccentric Mama Doc. ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ferguson | Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Pat Nye

Votes: 5

41. Cemetery Junction (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan

Votes: 18,236

42. 20 Things to Do Before You're 30 (2002– )

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A group of friends who are approaching 30 make a list of unusual tasks to perform before they reach that age.

Stars: Amanda Abbington, Mathew Horne, Georgia Mackenzie, Chris Polick

Votes: 36

43. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 888

44. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 222

45. The Deadly Affair (1966)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 1,919

46. 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

47. The Hireling (1973)

PG | 95 min | Drama

6.8
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A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Peter Egan, Caroline Mortimer

Votes: 400

48. Enemies of the State (1983 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

6.8
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Directors: Eva Kolouchova, Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Zoë Wanamaker, Paul Freeman, Nicholas Ellery, Matthew Blakstad

Votes: 10

49. Thriller (1973–1976)
Episode: A Killer in Every Corner (1974)

73 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A scientist invites two students to collaborate on his new study. What they don't know is that his new study is on how to control the human mind to make people commit murders for him, and ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Taylor | Stars: Joanna Pettet, Patrick Magee, Max Wall, Eric Flynn

Votes: 56

50. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Ape and Essence (1966)

75 min | Drama

6.8
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Eighty years after a nuclear war ravaged the British Isles, a team of scientists from New Zealand come to conduct a survey.

Director: David Benedictus | Stars: Alec McCowen, Robert Eddison, Derek Sydney, Petra Markham

Votes: 6