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1. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.8
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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: 69

2. The Foundation (1977–1978)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Stars: Lynette Davies, John Barron, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 12

3. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 473

4. Shadows of Fear (1970–1973)

60 min | Thriller

8.4
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Anthology series in which characters find themselves in weird and scary situations. Not evoked by the supernatural but by other people.

Stars: Ray Smith, Michael Craig, Ian Bannen, Peter Barkworth

Votes: 17

5. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Nest of Vipers (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The discovery of two skulls at the site for a new by-pass road leads the team to a pharmaceutical company. Someone doesn't want the skulls identified and will go to any length including murder.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Ann Mitchell, Ken Drury

Votes: 30

6. Double Scotch & Wry (1987 Video)

90 min | Comedy

8.3
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"It is you; in't it?!!!" Carla & Pete Craig

Director: Gordon Menzies | Stars: Rikki Fulton, Gregor Fisher, Claire Nielson, Tony Roper

Votes: 34

7. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Gingerbread (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The murder of his father sets young Simon Barrow on a nightmare journey, and his dying words on Simon's answer-phone throw the police on a trail of confusion.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Iain Anders

Votes: 21

8. Skippy (1967– )
Episode: The Rustlers (1968)

Adventure, Family

8.3
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Sonny takes a job with a team of sheep shearers to earn money for a present for his father's birthday, unaware that the men are actually rustlers who intend to steal the wool.

Director: Eric Fullilove | Stars: Ed Devereaux, Tony Bonner, Ken James, Garry Pankhurst

Votes: 6

9. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: The Undefeated (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.3
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Following the British retreat at Dunkirk in 1940, Captain Pat Grant is one of many Allied soldiers captured by the Germans and sent to the prisoner of war camp at Laufen Castle. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ferguson | Stars: Edward Hardwicke, John Golightly, Michael Ensign, Julian Fox

Votes: 20

10. The Stars Look Down (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ian Hastings, Basil Dignam, Alun Armstrong, Avril Elgar

Votes: 27

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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: 29

12. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Knife Edge (1986)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Taggart and Livingston investigate after the discovery of a woman's severed leg.

Director: Haldane Duncan | Stars: Mark McManus, Alastair Duncan, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson

Votes: 32

13. Sam (1973–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Michael Goodliffe, Alethea Charlton, James Hazeldine, Dorothy White

Votes: 30

14. The Rovers (1969– )

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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Stars: Rowena Wallace, Noel Trevarthen, Edward Hepple, Grant Seiden

Votes: 15

15. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Flesh and Blood (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Jim Taggart attends the wedding of social worker Jane Ross and jailbird Charlie Forbes. Janie Ross is later found murdered and a chain of seemingly unrelated events begins.

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Tony Rohr, Gerard O'Hare

Votes: 21

16. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Forbidden Fruit (1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Taggart and Jardine are confronted by a bizarre case which revolves around a fertility clinic.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Mark McManus, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson, Iain Anders

Votes: 22

17. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Funeral Rites (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The discovery of a charred corpse in a disused railway tunnel sets Taggart on the gruesome hunt for a ruthless killer in an investigation with sinister undertones of black magic and voodoo.... See full summary »

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Annette Crosbie, Paul Young

Votes: 19

18. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: The Hit Man (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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An old friend from Taggart's past gets out of prison and the bodies start piling up. But is there some fishy business going on that muddies the waters for the Taggart Team.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Ian Hogg

Votes: 16

19. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: The Killing Philosophy (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Taggart investigates a failed rape attempt by a masked attacker. However, his job is complicated when the victim commits suicide and the criminal strikes again, and his attacks soon turn to murder.

Director: Haldane Duncan | Stars: Mark McManus, Alastair Duncan, Sheila Grier, Phillip Dupuy

Votes: 23

20. The Brothers (1972–1976)

50 min | Drama

8.0
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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.

Stars: Jean Anderson, Robin Chadwick, Jennifer Wilson, Derek Benfield

Votes: 40

21. Homicide (1964–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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The show was about crimes and cases actioned by the Victorian (Australia) homicide squad, with many cases based of real cases.

Stars: Leonard Teale, George Mallaby, John Fegan, Alwyn Kurts

Votes: 59

22. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

Votes: 52

23. Bulman (1985–1987)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Having left the police force in disgust, the eccentric and bad-tempered detective George Kitchener Bulman (Don Henderson) set himself up as a private investigator in this third appearance ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Siobhan Redmond, Thorley Walters, John Benfield

Votes: 47

24. The Pathfinders (1972– )

60 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Stars: Robert Urquhart, Jack Watling, Julian Orchard, Jack May

Votes: 37

25. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Fatal Inheritance (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When Dr Janet Napier walks free from court on a "Not Proven" verdict, Taggart begins a more personal investigation. However as more murders are commited Taggart must admit that even he might have been wrong about the good doctors guilt.

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Mark McManus, Hannah Gordon, Francis Matthews, Caroline Hunnisett

Votes: 40

26. 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 »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,202

27. Dynasty (1969–1971)

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Kevin Miles, Ron Graham, Nick Tate, Anne Haddy

Votes: 7

28. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 22

29. Wandjina! (1966– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Wandjina. was about three young people who come across a mysterious valley. They find a cave which has wall paintings of the Wandjina spirit people. From then on they start to see some strange things.

Stars: Jacki Weaver, Julianna Allan, Anne Haddy, Mark McManus

Votes: 6

30. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Evil Eye (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Taggart and Jardine investigate after a gypsy is found murdered in her caravan.

Director: Haldane Duncan | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Jill Gascoine, John Hannah

Votes: 25

31. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Instrument of Justice (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Taggart has a new boss and he must take his orders from her even though he has his doubts about the guilt of a gang member.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Iain Anders

Votes: 18

32. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Killer (1983)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A murderer is loose in Glasgow and a major police investigation is mounted to find the killer. But one by one the bodies of young women are found strangled in the city. The enquiry is ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Mark McManus, Alastair Duncan, Tom Watson, Anne Kidd

Votes: 53

33. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Prayer for the Dead (1995)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Taggart is promoted to Acting Superintendent so when two young girls are murdered and the wife of a leading suspect also, he starts to wonder if Jardine and Reid are up to the job.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: Mark McManus, Robert Robertson, Iain Anders, Blythe Duff

Votes: 20

34. Night Heat (1985–1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Hylands, Allan Royal, Jeff Wincott, Sean McCann

Votes: 229

35. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Dead Ringer (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The skeletal remains of a dismembered body are discovered beneath the floorboards of a house in Glasgow. The drama takes an unexpected twist when a nine-month-old toddler is kidnapped from ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Mark McManus, Alastair Duncan, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson

Votes: 29

36. Target (1977–1978)

50 min | Action, Crime

7.6
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Stars: Patrick Mower, Philip Madoc, Brendan Price, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 22

37. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Death Benefits (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Julia Fraser, wife of a police sergeant, is brutally murdered whilst he is on duty. During a search of the house a list of names is found. It appears that the names on the list are rapidly ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bell | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Iain Anders

Votes: 17

38. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Death Call (1986)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Taggart and his partner Peter Livingstone are called in to investigate the macabre killing of the wife of a wealthy landowner whose body is found strangled and weighed down with luggage in ... See full summary »

Director: Haldane Duncan | Stars: Mark McManus, Alastair Duncan, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson

Votes: 23

39. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Hellfire (1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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On Walpurgis Night, April 30th in German folklore, James Martin is murdered after selling his whisky distillery for five million pounds.

Director: Marcus D.F. White | Stars: Mark McManus, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson, James MacPherson

Votes: 25

40. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Hostile Witness (1990)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A by-election is taking place in Glasgow and one of the candidates represents the Referendum for the Return of Capital Punishment party. When the candidate and her agent are murdered, Taggart is pressed for a quick solution to the crime.

Director: Haldane Duncan | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Neil McKinven, Robert McIntosh

Votes: 25

41. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Murder in Season (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Glamorous opera singer, Eleanor Samson, returns to Glasgow, her home town, to sing with Scottish Opera. She hopes to bring about a reconciliation with her estranged husband, John, but she ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Barber-Fleming | Stars: Mark McManus, Alastair Duncan, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson

Votes: 26

42. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Root of Evil (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During the Glasgow Garden Festival the severed head of loan shark Willie Lomax is found in a blocked drain. He is but the first victim in what appears to be a serial killer taking out ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Barber-Fleming | Stars: Mark McManus, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson, Iain Anders

Votes: 23

43. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Violent Delights (1992)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sixth former, Philip Dempster, has a crush on his French teacher and sees what looks like a murder when he spies on her through a telescope.

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Florence Guérin, Tom Smith

Votes: 19

44. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Double Jeopardy (1988)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The body of Rowena Bain is discovered in a wood. The forensic evidence suggests suicide, but Taggart is suspicious. The victim's sister thinks that Rowena's husband, Maurice, killed her. ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McCann | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, James Laurenson, Sheila Ruskin

Votes: 19

45. Knots (1975)

69 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: David Munro | Stars: John Moreno, Paola Dionisotti, Edward Petherbridge, Sharon Duce

Votes: 8

46. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Death Without Dishonour (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The Taggart team are responsible for protecting witnesses involved in a "cab war" trial. It seems there may be a hidden agenda when the prosecuting barrister is found murdered.

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Iain Anders

Votes: 22

47. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Secrets (1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The Scottish literary world is abuzz with speculation as a major prize is due to be awarded. The Taggart Team are called in when one writer, recently returned to Glasgow, is threatened. ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus D.F. White | Stars: Mark McManus, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson, Iain Anders

Votes: 18

48. Dramarama (1983–1989)

Drama, Family

7.3
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A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins, Bill Wallis

Votes: 74

49. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: An Officer and a Car Salesman (1988)

75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Special feature length edition of the popular TV series. After "minder" Terry McCann does a stretch in prison for getting caught up in one of his boss Arthur Daley's shady deals, their long... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Patrick Malahide, Glynn Edwards

Votes: 32

50. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Rogues' Gallery (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Taggart and Jardine investigate a case linking the world of drug pushers with the world of art and artists.

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Edita Brychta, Jack Galloway

Votes: 18