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1. You're Only Young Twice (1977–1981)
Episode: Who's Calling? (1979)

Comedy

9.8
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Cissie takes a nuisance call, but when Miss Milton doesn't believe her story, what can be done to convince her it had happened?

Writers: Michael Ashton, Pam Valentine | Director: Graeme Muir | Stars: Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King

Votes: 5

2. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)
Episode: Ain't We Got Fun (1977)

48 min | Drama

9.5
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Change is in the air at the hotel and in the lives of its many residents. An American writer, Sophie Applegate, would like to pen a book about Louisa's life, successes and failures. Louise ... See full summary »

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Gemma Jones, Peter Bale, Mark Blackwell Baker, Stephen Bone

Votes: 13

3. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)
Episode: Trying a Frenchman, Welshman, Scotsman and an Italian (1976)

Comedy

8.8
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Reggie tries out various new identities,including Lord Amherst,which attracts the attention of the comely Jean,and Donald Potts,which attracts the less comely Miss Pershore. However he ... See full summary »

Writer: David Nobbs | Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Bruce Bould

Votes: 24

4. You're Only Young Twice (1977–1981)
Episode: Twas the Night Before Christmas (1980)

Comedy

8.8
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It's Christmas Eve at Paradise Lodge. Cissie's drawn the straw to play Father Christmas, but when a burglar breaks in to Paradise Lodge and dresses as Santa causing lots of confusion.

Writers: Michael Ashton, Pam Valentine | Director: Graeme Muir | Stars: Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King

Votes: 5

5. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)
Episode: The Memorial Service (1976)

Comedy

8.7
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Calling himself Martin Wellbourne ,an alleged friend of the deceased newly arrived from Brazil,and sporting a curly beard, Reggie gate-crashes his own memorial service where a vague vicar ... See full summary »

Writer: David Nobbs | Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 22

6. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 22,184

7. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: The End of Law (2001)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Kavanagh is considering being a justice, but government pressure tries to persuade him not to pursue an appeals case.

Writer: Stephen Churchett | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, David Allister, Daisy Bates, Samantha Bond

Votes: 14

8. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

50 min | Drama

8.5
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 674

9. My Family and Other Animals (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1987)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Writers: Gerald Durrell, Charles Wood | Stars: Darren Redmayne, Hannah Gordon, Brian Blessed, Anthony Calf

Votes: 10

10. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
Episode: Le Grand Weekend (1992)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Pop and Ma's week-end in Paris is disrupted by a storm.

Writers: H.E. Bates, Stephen Bill | Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 23

11. My Family and Other Animals (1987– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Darren Redmayne, Hannah Gordon, Brian Blessed, Anthony Calf

Votes: 128

12. The Fortunes of Nigel (1974 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Anthony Andrews, Denise Buckley, Murray Head, Roger Hume

Votes: 5

13. You're Only Young Twice (1977–1981)
Episode: The Birthday Girl (1977)

Comedy

8.4
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It's Flora's birthday, and after the disappointment of her cards and presents it falls on Cissie to come up with a big surprise.

Writers: Michael Ashton, Pam Valentine | Director: Graeme Muir | Stars: Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King

Votes: 5

14. Prince Regent (1979 TV Mini-Series)

50 min

8.3
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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: 15

15. 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

16. Sean's Show (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Creator: Sean Hughes | Stars: Sean Hughes, Michael Troughton, Victor McGuire, Jeff Shankley

Votes: 58

17. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,616

18. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).

Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 1,672

19. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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BBC Television comedy detailing the fortunes of Reginald Iolanthe Perrin. Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 1,029

20. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode Three (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Writer: Philip Broadley | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 23

21. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)
Episode: Going to Pot? (1976)

31 min | Comedy

8.1
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It becomes evident to Barbara that Tom needs help with building maintenance around the home. She decides to enroll in a series of evening classes to teach her skills such as roofing, plumbing etc.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: John Howard Davies | Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 33

22. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
Episode: Richard's New Hobby (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Hyacinth decides to quench Richard's boredom by giving him a new hobby, filming. Set off to film, anything, Richard does not to how to film or what to film for that matter. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Josephine Tewson, Judy Cornwell, Geoffrey Hughes

Votes: 73

23. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 115

24. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

8.0
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In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.

Creators: Maurice Gran, Laurence Marks | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,560

25. The Politician's Wife (1995 TV Mini-Series)

185 min | Drama

8.0
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A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.

Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Trevor Eve, Ian Bannen, Anton Lesser

Votes: 400

26. Educating Marmalade (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Marmalade Atkins is the naughtiest girl in the world. In fact, she's so wicked that her parents and social worker decide that the only thing to do with her is to blast her into space. But, ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew Davies | Stars: Charlotte Coleman, John Bird, Lynda La Plante, Gillian Raine

Votes: 32

27. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
Episode: Episode Four (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Hyacinth is distracted from her community service at the charity shop when Daisy informs her that there is a strange woman in Daddy's bedroom claiming to be his fiancé.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Josephine Tewson, Judy Cornwell, Geoffrey Hughes

Votes: 115

28. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode One (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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While Peter is on a governmental mission, Harriet attends a reunion at Oxford and is recruited to find the author of a rash of vicious poison pen letters there.

Writer: Philip Broadley | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 152

29. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

7.8
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A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 9,336

30. 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: 1,002

31. 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

32. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode Two (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Writer: Philip Broadley | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 23

33. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
Episode: The Toy Store (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Hyacinth is torn away from her daily duties when she learns that Daddy has escaped from home to the toy store, where he has run up a bill that he cannot pay.

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Josephine Tewson, Judy Cornwell, Geoffrey Hughes

Votes: 88

34. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 14,514

35. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1978– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Lynsey Baxter, Amanda Kirby, Vivienne Ross

Votes: 53

36. Weirdsister College (2001– )

318 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Set a few years after The Worst Witch, Mildred Hubble now attends the prestigious Weirdsister College in London.

Stars: Georgina Sherrington, Sacha Dhawan, Abeille Gélinas, Felicity Jones

Votes: 129

37. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Can You Hear Me Thinking? (1990)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Judi Dench and her real-life husband, Michael Williams, play another married couple in this BAFTA-nominated tale of a family whose lives are shattered when their 16-year-old son develops ... See full summary »

Writers: Monty Haltrecht, Beverley Marcus | Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Richard Henders, Sally Bretton

Votes: 52

38. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)
Episode: Home Sweet Home (1976)

29 min | Comedy

7.7
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Tom and Barbara celebrate with mixed emotions the slaughter of their first pig. Margo announces she has met the new neighbors and approves of their class and breeding.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: John Howard Davies | Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 31

39. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

Creator: Andrew Payne | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

Votes: 610

40. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Creators: Ted Childs, Susan Rogers | Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 355

41. Mr. Rose (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Creator: Philip Mackie | Stars: William Mervyn, Donald Webster, Gillian Lewis, Graham Armitage

Votes: 26

42. You're Only Young Twice (1977–1981)
Episode: Stranger in Paradise (1977)

Comedy

7.6
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A stranger appears at Paradise lodge, Superior Residence for Gentle Retiredfolk, but will he fit in amongst its ladies?

Writers: Michael Ashton, Pam Valentine | Director: Graeme Muir | Stars: Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King

Votes: 5

43. Love Hurts (1992–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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When Tessa Piggott goes through a messier breakup than most (her married ex-lover and ex-boss left her for a younger mistress), she looks for a new job. Deciding to leave the rat-race, she ... See full summary »

Creators: Maurice Gran, Laurence Marks | Stars: Adam Faith, Zoë Wanamaker, Tony Selby, Jane Lapotaire

Votes: 84

44. The Fool (1990)

140 min | Drama

7.5
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A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is ... See full summary »

Writers: Christine Edzard, Olivier Stockman | Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Cyril Cusack, Ruth Mitchell, Maria Aitken

Votes: 54

45. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The Double Clue (1991)

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.5
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Poirot helps Chief Inspector Japp try to find a jewel thief, but is sidetracked when a bewitching Russian countess arrives on the scene.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Andrew Piddington | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 437

46. Within These Walls (1974–1978)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Drama inside a women's prison.

Creator: David Butler | Stars: Jerome Willis, Mona Bruce, Denys Hawthorne, Googie Withers

Votes: 48

47. Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Kathy Burke, Jon Glover

Votes: 754

48. You're Only Young Twice (1977–1981)
Episode: Flora's Big Mistake (1981)

Comedy

7.4
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Flora accompanies Cissie to the Doctor's, Flora goes in to retrieve Cissie's handbag and outside overhears the Doctor's conversation with a nurse, talking about it only being a matter of weeks. Flora assumes the Doctor meant Cissie.

Writers: Michael Ashton, Pam Valentine | Director: Graeme Muir | Stars: Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King

Votes: 5

49. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: It's Only a Beautiful Picture (1980)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Colonel Sangster and his gang are smuggling art treasures and industrial secrets out of the country and selling them on to foreign powers. Tibbs, Sangster's pilot, uses a complicated method... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Director: Dennis C. Lewiston | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Moray Watson

Votes: 34

50. You're Only Young Twice (1977–1981)
Episode: Raising the Roof (1977)

Comedy

7.4
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The Ladies of Paradise Lodge are required to help fund repairs to the Church roof, but can they put on a show and come up with the money?

Writers: Michael Ashton, Pam Valentine | Director: Graeme Muir | Stars: Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King

Votes: 5