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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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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.

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

Votes: 5

2. Smiley's People (1982 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 2,310

3. Tenko (1981 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, War

8.7
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WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life.

Creator: Lavinia Warner | Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Votes: 353

4. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

Votes: 674

5. Smiley's People (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Smiley is hot on the trail leading to Karla, but must make the ultimate sacrifice: cutting off his wife Ann.

Writers: John le Carré, John Hopkins | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Barry Foster, Bill Paterson

Votes: 54

6. Smiley's People (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The final confrontation between Smiley and Karla takes place. But in this game there are no victors, only losers.

Writers: John le Carré, John Hopkins | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Bernard Hepton, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 56

7. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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 »

Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 310

8. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.5
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Creator: A.J. Cronin | Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 67

9. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Age for Retirement (1979)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Both Rumpole and his current client, Percy Timson, one of the patriarchs of the criminal clan, are under pressure by their families to retire.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Peter Bowles, Moray Watson

Votes: 29

10. Tenko (1981–1984)
Episode: Episode #3.6 (1984)

Drama, War

8.2
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Whilst everybody is pleased to see Sister Ulrica she makes it clear she is only convalescing locally and may return to Holland. Joss and Stephen recruit Dr. Mason into helping with their ... See full summary »

Creator: Lavinia Warner | Director: Michael Owen Morris | Stars: Ann Bell, Veronica Roberts, Stephanie Cole, Jean Anderson

Votes: 5

11. Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978– )
Episode: The New King (1978)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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The new King assembles his new staff and his mother, Queen Mary, sees it as a positive beginning. He also assures Wallis that his new position will not change anything but he does make it ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Donaldson, Simon Raven | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, Peggy Ashcroft, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 6

12. The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.1
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Stars: Hugh Burden, Willoughby Goddard, Mona Bruce, Gillian Lewis

Votes: 36

13. The Good Companions (1980– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.1
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Stars: John Stratton, Judy Cornwell, Jeremy Nicholas, Bryan Pringle

Votes: 20

14. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Georgina (1974)

Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Now first consul of France and on the brink of becoming emperor, Napoleon takes a series of mistresses. The greatest threat to Josephine is an ambitious young actress, Mademoiselle George, whom Napoleon calls Georgina.

Writer: Philip Mackie | Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles, Jeffrey Celebi

Votes: 7

15. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook 'Budgie' Bird is the main character in this British TV series of the early 70s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his ... See full summary »

Creators: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse | Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 104

16. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 93

17. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 38

18. 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

19. We'll Meet Again (1982– )
Episode: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (1982)

Drama, Romance

7.8
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Jack Blair is grateful to Mac for breaking up a pub fight started by British soldiers jealous that Rosie is being chatted up by Hymie and Elmer. Mac also comforts Sally,whose husband has ... See full summary »

Writer: David Butler | Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Susannah York, Michael Shannon, Ray Smith, June Barry

Votes: 5

20. Crime of Passion (1970–1973)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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British courtroom drama set in France, concerning the trials of murderers who commit crimes of passion.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Daniel Moynihan, Anthony Newlands, John Phillips, Peter Evans

Votes: 9

21. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )
Episode: Jane in Search of a Job (1982)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An unemployed girl is the spitting image of a Grand Duchess fearing to be assassinated by the anarchists. So, she accepts to impersonating her in a charity fête, risking her life for a very big sum of money.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Gerald Savory | Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, Andrew Bicknell, Amanda Redman, Stephanie Cole

Votes: 33

22. We'll Meet Again (1982– )
Episode: The Milk Run (1982)

Drama, Romance

7.7
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Vera Mundy's younger brother Sid,a spiv,comes to stay with the family,having been bombed out in London. Patricia returns after dropping out of university and cash-strapped army wife Sally ... See full summary »

Writer: David Butler | Director: John Reardon | Stars: Susannah York, Michael Shannon, Ray Smith, June Barry

Votes: 6

23. We'll Meet Again (1982 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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It's 1943 and the American Air Force has come to Market Weatherby, a small East Anglian town. The war weary British and the brash American GIs sometimes clash, but friendships are also forged.

Creator: David Butler | Stars: Susannah York, Michael Shannon, Patrick O'Connell, Lynne Pearson

Votes: 85

24. Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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7x50min episodes. While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, David Waller, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 260

25. Love for Lydia (1977– )

780 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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This thirteen-part series explores just how painful love can be for young people. Would-be writer Edward Richardson is in love with heiress Lydia Aspen and wants her all to himself. Lydia ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Martin, Christopher Blake, Sherrie Hewson, Beatrix Lehmann

Votes: 130

26. George and the Dragon (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Sidney James, Peggy Mount, John Le Mesurier, Keith Marsh

Votes: 46

27. Call Me Mister (1986– )

50 min | Crime

7.5
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Australian ex-cop Bartholomew (Bisley) goes to Britain when he discovers he is heir to a family title, not really getting on with his newly discovered family he starts working as a private Detective.

Creator: Robert Banks Stewart | Stars: Steve Bisley, David Bamber, Dulice Liecier, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 19

28. London Belongs to Me (1977– )

50 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Derek Farr, Madge Ryan, Fiona Gray, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 14

29. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series. It was produced by the BBC and it was transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984. During this period, more than 300 different ... See full summary »

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 146

30. Napoleon and Love (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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A dramatized account of Napoleon's love life and his many women; from first-love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine, liaisons with actresses, his love for the beautiful patriotic Marie ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles, Ronald Hines

Votes: 45

31. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 120

32. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.1
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 47

33. Venus Peter (1989)

94 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Christopher Rush, Ian Sellar | Director: Ian Sellar | Stars: George Anton, Louise Breslin, Juliet Cadzow, Peter Caffrey

Votes: 66

34. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Creator: Terence Feely | Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington, Tracy-Louise Ward

Votes: 92

35. New Scotland Yard (1972–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Stars: John Woodvine, John Carlisle, Michael Turner, Clive Francis

Votes: 20

36. Wolcott (1981 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Thriller

7.0
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A black policeman is promoted to the CID and battles the drug trade in London's East End.

Stars: George Harris, Warren Clarke, Martin Dempsey, Clive Merrison

Votes: 5

37. Rockliffe's Babies (1987– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Series featuring the tough and experienced Det. Sgt. Alan Rockcliffe, and his squad of young and enthusiastic plain-clothes PCs.

Stars: Ian Hogg, Bill Champion, John Blakely, Joe McGann

Votes: 47

38. Sexton Blake (1967–1971)

30 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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Creator: Harry Blyth | Stars: Laurence Payne, Roger Foss, Dorothea Phillips, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 9

39. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.7
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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 48

40. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

Votes: 33

41. The Confessional (1976)

R | 104 min | Horror

6.6
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A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,... See full summary »

Writers: David McGillivray, Pete Walker | Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham, Norman Eshley

Votes: 392

42. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Episodes follow uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station as they enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Creator: Geoff McQueen | Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

Votes: 1,688

43. A Wedding (1961 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

6.4
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Class distinctions, inferiority complexes, and social climbing abound as the bride, groom, and their families gather for a wedding banquet. There's a rumor that a general will be in ... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Bentley, Anton Chekhov | Stars: Dennis Handby, Roger Kemp, Roy Kinnear, Julia McCarthy

Votes: 5

44. The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1990)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Henry Wilt is a more or less failure of a teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party Wilt is stuck to an inflatable doll and makes a complete ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Sharpe, Andrew Marshall, David Renwick | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman, Diana Quick

Votes: 698

45. Erik the Viking (1989)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

Writer: Terry Jones | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 10,620

46. All I Want Is You... and You... and You... (1974)

92 min | Comedy

6.2
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Sex farce. An American advertising tycoon chooses a weekend therapy clinic as the ideal place in which to assess the various candidates for the vice-presidency of his firm.

Writer: Jonathan Freud | Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Freddie Earlle, David Griffin, Ian Trigger, Sheila Steafel

Votes: 8

47. Spyder's Web (1972– )

60 min | Thriller

5.9
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Stars: Patricia Cutts, Anthony Ainley, Veronica Carlson, Roger Lloyd Pack

Votes: 7

48. Year of the Comet (1992)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tim Daly, Louis Jourdan, Art Malik

Votes: 1,116

49. Cannon and Ball (1979–1988)

60 min | Comedy

5.8
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Stars: Tommy Cannon, Bobby Ball, Ritz, Luan Peters

Votes: 30

50. Kids (1979– )

60 min | Drama

5.8
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Series based around a fictional assessment centre for children who have been taken into care and their own individual stories. The stories themselves are based on real life cases.

Stars: Caroline Mortimer, James Hazeldine, Neil Nisbet, Sarah Neville

Votes: 6