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1. It's Dark Outside (1964–1965)
Episode: The Prevalence of Liars (1965)

Drama

9.5
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Stars: William Mervyn, John Stratton, Veronica Strong, Anthony Ainley

Votes: 91

2. The Odd Man (1960– )

60 min | Drama

9.2
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Stars: Edwin Richfield, Keith Barron, Sarah Lawson, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 9

3. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 42

4. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

8.8
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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Joey Davidson

Votes: 44

5. Garry Halliday (1959–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.8
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Stars: Terence Longdon, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Terence Alexander, Frederick Treves

Votes: 28

6. The Liars (1966– )

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Peculiar stories mainly from the 19th century adapted for TV. Each episode would have three or four separate stories told by the same cast with additional guest appearances. The viewer ... See full summary »

Stars: William Mervyn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Isla Blair, Ian Ogilvy

Votes: 10

7. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 91

8. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,239

9. BBC Show of the Week (1965–1975)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Stars: The Irving Davies Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers, Keith Michell, Tony Bennett

Votes: 7

10. Heiress of Garth (1965– )

25 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Bernard Archard, Roger Croucher, William Mervyn, June Ritchie

Votes: 5

11. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 2 (1966)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Director: James Neilson | Stars: David Weston, Bernard Lee, George Cole, Maurice Denham

Votes: 7

12. 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 companions.

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

Votes: 29,641

13. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 375

14. 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.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 102

15. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 23

16. The Four Just Men (1959– )
Episode: The Man Who Wasn't There (1960)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Manfred's investigates a possibly kidnapped scientist takes him to a reactivated, but top secret Royal Navy station on a small island off Scotland. Though an MP, he's refused entry. He sneaks in, locating the missing man, in an old shed.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Lionel Jeffries, Gerard Heinz, Sheila Allen

Votes: 6

17. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Four men - a British politician, an American journalist in Paris, a lawyer in the US and a Roman hotelier - band together to fight injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Jack Hawkins, Lisa Gastoni

Votes: 61

18. Court Martial (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.

Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren, Angela Browne

Votes: 36

19. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)
Episode: Lord Byron Lived Here (1959)

Comedy

8.4
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Hancock and Sid need renovations. In order to raise the funds to repair their crumbling home, they try to find the historical importance of the property, meaning the government would ... See full synopsis »

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, John Le Mesurier, Hugh Lloyd

Votes: 19

20. 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: 87

21. The Ghosts of Motley Hall (1976–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Motley Hall was built in 1577 and was home to the Uproar family. Empty of living inhabitants, it is home to Five Ghosts from different periods of the Halls history who are compelled to get ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

Votes: 70

22. Pardon My Genie (1972–1973)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Ellis Jones, Roy Barraclough, Lynnette Erving, Joe Dunlop

Votes: 15

23. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.

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

Votes: 3,673

24. 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: 90

25. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2017)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Comedic anthology series.

Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Graham Stark

Votes: 24

26. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
Episode: A Disturbing Case (1969)

Not Rated | 51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Hearing Jeff talk to Marty, Marty's wife Jeannie believes he has snapped and he is referred to a psychiatric unit run by Dr. Conrad. Marty goes to visit him and learns that Conrad is a ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Judith Arthy

Votes: 34

27. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: The Woman Least Likely: Part 1 (1974)

Drama

8.2
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Irene Rutland faces charges of theft, criminal damage and wounding a police officer. The officer was called to a restaurant after Mrs. Rutland was involved in an argument over what she ... See full summary »

Director: Voytek | Stars: David Ashford, Joseph Berry, Katharine Blake, Shirley Cheriton

Votes: 6

28. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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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: 44

29. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 55

30. Dick and the Duchess (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dick Starrett is insurance investigator in London and married to the upper class Jane. Her family disapproves of his being an American or background. Dick's co-worker is Peter Jamison and he collaborates with Inspector Starke on his cases.

Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Hazel Court, Richard Wattis, Roddy Hughes

Votes: 5

31. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Murder Most Foul (1973)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: John Alkin, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, Tony Doyle

Votes: 5

32. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)
Episode: Rodney Fails to Qualify (1975)

Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Love and golf share equal place in the hearts of a young couple - well... almost equal place! Golf, of course, takes precedence...

Director: David Askey | Stars: William Mervyn, Pauline Collins, Andrew Downie, Geoffrey Whitehead

Votes: 13

33. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: South Tower: Part 1 (1974)

Drama

8.0
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The south tower of a new shopping centre collapsed resulting in the deaths of eight people. Was this a tragic accident or the responsibility of site agent Joe Carney? The prosecution allege... See full summary »

Director: Peter Plummer | Stars: Joseph Berry, Cotchie D'Arcy, John Flanagan, John Franklyn-Robbins

Votes: 5

34. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 1 (1966)

Unrated | 145 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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When a rapacious new landlord threatens to evict him, seize his horse, and leave him penniless, the young farmer Dick Turpin flees to London and reluctantly establishes himself in the underworld with the help of a street-smart boy.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: David Weston, Bernard Lee, George Cole, Maurice Denham

Votes: 22

35. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 547

36. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A series of dramatisations of some of P.G. Wodehouse's comic short stories - in which P.G. Wodehouse, himself, introduced some of the early episodes.

Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, P.G. Wodehouse, Paul McDowell

Votes: 91

37. Mr. Rose (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: William Mervyn, Donald Webster, Gillian Lewis, Graham Armitage

Votes: 28

38. Patrol Car (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Dramatization of murder investigations and other criminal cases that Detective Superintendent Robert Fabian, a real-life Scotland Yard Inspector and the host of the show, worked on.

Stars: Bruce Seton, Robert Raglan, Philip Dale, Jack Melford

Votes: 12

39. Here's Harry (1960–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Harry Worth, Jack Woolgar, Joe Gladwin, Doris Gambell

Votes: 11

40. Saki (1962– )

480 min | Drama

7.9
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Anthology series of plays from the writings of Saki.

Stars: Martita Hunt, Fenella Fielding, William Mervyn, Richard Vernon

Votes: 13

41. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )
Episode: How to Retire Without Really Working (1967)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A middle-age couple commit a small time crime once a month and live off the swag, but after a threatening visit from Gideon, they plan one last grand heist to retire on.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Eric Barker

Votes: 9

42. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Episode: Read and Destroy (1972)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The Persuaders and every spy in the business are after a British Agent for his highly confidential memoirs, nevertheless, before retrieving the manuscripts, they must first find them.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Joss Ackland, Nigel Green

Votes: 116

43. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 783

44. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 40

45. Raffles (1975– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, History

7.8
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Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli, Victor Brooks, Victor Carin

Votes: 104

46. Whack-O! (1956–1972)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Edwin Apps, John Stirling

Votes: 12

47. All Gas and Gaiters (1966–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo, John Barron

Votes: 38

48. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)
Episode: Chimpmates (1978)

Family

7.8
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Director: Harold Orton | Stars: Norman Bird, Alice the Chimp, George A. Cooper, Philip DaCosta

Votes: 5

49. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 75

50. 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