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1. The Price (1985 TV Mini-Series)

360 min

8.9
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Stars: Peter Barkworth, Harriet Walter, Aingeal Grehan, Nicholas Jones

2. Seaforth (1994– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Raymond Pickard, Gary Lydon

3. Fingersmith (2005 TV Mini-Series)

181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man... See full summary »

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

4. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Anthology series with each episode a different story set in a village hall.

Stars: Reginald Barratt, Priscilla Morgan, Frank Crompton, Stella Moray

5. The Cry (2002 TV Movie)

194 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Psychological thriller about a woman child-protection officer tramautized by her stillbirth who befriends a woman in hospital and then becomes convinced that the daughter is being abused.

Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: David Drury | Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Emma Cunniffe, Anthony Calf, Joe Duttine

6. Hazell (1978–1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Nicholas Ball, Roddy McMillan, Desmond McNamara, Peter Bourke

7. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

8. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

9. Rooms (1974– )

7.4
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Two part weekly dramas concerning the various drifters who rent rooms in a lodging house.

Stars: Jenny Twigge, Ian Redford, Anne Dyson, William Marlowe

10. The Story of Ruth (1981)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: John Purdie | Stars: Connie Booth, Colin Bruce, Peter Whitman, Robert Arden

11. Screen Two (1985–2002)

7.3
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

12. Bright Hair (1997 TV Movie)

125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A solitary schoolgirl, prone to sudden blackouts after she's stumbled into a murder scene, gets involved with her English teacher. Then, when his wife is also murdered, questions about ... See full summary »

Writers: John Donne, Peter Ransley | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Emilia Fox, James Purefoy, Oliver Milburn, John Bowe

13. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: A Dark Blue Perfume (1997)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A middle-aged man is still haunted by a love affair from his youth which almost ended in murder.

Writers: Peter Ransley, Ruth Rendell | Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Susannah York, John Castle, David Ryall, Peter Helmer

14. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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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

15. Full House (1972–1973)

7.2
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Stars: Joe Melia, John Bird, James Garbutt, Roddy Maude-Roxby

16. Fallen Angel (2007 TV Mini-Series)

205 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Stars: Charles Dance, Clare Holman, Barbara Wilshere, Richard Manlove

17. Couples (1975– )

Drama

6.8
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Creator: Tony Parker | Stars: David Swift, Marjorie Yates, Carol MacReady, Colette O'Neil

18. A Good Murder (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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An illegal immigrant on the run from a Russian mafia boss, falls for an artist. When he discovers her family home is worth millions, he hatches a plot to get hold of the deeds.

Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Miroslav Simunek, Mem Ferda, Anna Massey

19. Fallen Angel (2007– )
Episode: The Judgement of Strangers (2007)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Writers: Peter Ransley, Andrew Taylor | Director: David Drury | Stars: Charles Dance, Emilia Fox, Clare Holman, Niamh Cusack

20. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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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

21. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Creator: Paula Milne | Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

22. Bread or Blood (1981– )

40 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Carolyn Pickles, Ian Redford, Malcolm Storry, Sean Baker

23. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Clerical Error (1983)

Horror, Thriller

6.6
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Whilst winding up his late father's affairs for his invalid mother Paul Standing comes across an invoice from a London book-shop and goes to meet the owners, the Carey brothers, who claim ... See full summary »

Writers: James Gould Cozzens, Richard Huggett, Peter Ransley | Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Evelyn Laye, Richard Pearson, Hugh Fraser, David Webb

24. Underbelly (1992– )

60 min

6.4
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Stars: David Hayman, Tom Wilkinson, John McArdle, Christine Kavanagh

25. Inside Story (1986 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

6.4
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A six-part story of the staff and the owner, an unscrupulous media magnate, of Sunday Register, a fictional newspaper company located on London's Fleet Street where most British national newspaper companies where located until the 1980s.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Francesca Annis, Michael Graham Cox, Douglas Lambert

26. Centre Play (1973–1977)

Drama

6.2
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Stars: Phil Daniels, Virginia Balfour, John Barrett, David Daker

27. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

5.9
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

28. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Cormorant (1993)

88 min

5.6
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Writers: Stephen Gregory, Peter Ransley | Director: Peter Markham | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Helen Schlesinger, Thomas Williams, Buddug Morgan

29. The Hawk (1993)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: David Hayman | Stars: Daryl Webster, Thomas Taplin, Joshua Taplin, David Harewood

30. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Where's Your Sense of Humour? (1983)

Horror, Thriller

5.1
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George Forester is an annoying practical joker, who tries the patience of work colleague Frank Parker and his wife Laura. When the latest jape, involving the sabotaging of a business dinner... See full summary »

Writers: Patricia McGerr, Peter Ransley | Director: Leonard Lewis | Stars: Sheila Gish, Tom Chadbon, Penelope Nice, Philip Jackson

31. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Best Chess Player in the World (1984)

Horror, Thriller

4.9
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G.B. Shaw is certainly a gifted chess player. But as he tells his opponent over a game, he is in fact the greatest in the world. To prove it he explains how he planned the perfect murder, after discovering his wife was unfaithful.

Writers: Peter Ransley, Julian Symons | Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Michael Jayston, Andrew Ray, Lynette Davies, Clifford Parrish

32. The Sextet (1972– )

Drama

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An anthology series of BBC television dramas on sexual themes. The same cast was featured in each production.

Stars: Denholm Elliott, Billie Whitelaw, Richard Vernon, Dennis Waterman

33. How High the Moon (1994 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Drama

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Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Heather Tobias, Mark Spalding

34. Seaforth (1994– )
Episode: A Modest Hero (1994)

Drama, Romance

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Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Rosemary Martin, Heather Tobias

35. Seaforth (1994– )
Episode: An Ill Wind (1994)

Drama, Romance

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Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Rosemary Martin, Raymond Pickard

36. Inside Story (1986– )
Episode: Auld Lang Syne (1986)

Drama

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Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Roy Marsden, Francesca Annis, Harry Andrews, Roger Brierley

37. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Big Annie: Part 1 (1974)

Drama

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Annie Robertson, a socialist and benefits rights campaigner, is suing social security officer Stephen Ash for libel. She alleges that he falsely and maliciously stated in a report that she ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: Stephen Butcher | Stars: John Barron, Joseph Berry, Bernard Gallagher, John Graham

38. Bread or Blood (1981– )
Episode: Birth (1981)

Drama

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Writers: William Henry Hudson, Peter Ransley | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Sean Baker, Barbara Bermel, Milton Johns, Sandra Kneller

39. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Blinkers (1973)

Drama

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Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: James Ferman | Stars: Barbara Ferris, Stuart Henry, Betty Marsden, John Neville

40. Bread or Blood (1981– )
Episode: Blood (1981)

Drama

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Writers: William Henry Hudson, Peter Ransley | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Sean Baker, Barbara Bermel, David Calder, Jon Croft

41. Bread or Blood (1981– )
Episode: Bread (1981)

Drama

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Writers: William Henry Hudson, Peter Ransley | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Sean Baker, David Calder, Jon Croft, Philip Joseph

42. Bread or Blood (1981– )
Episode: Childhood (1981)

Drama

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Writers: William Henry Hudson, Peter Ransley | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Sean Baker, David Calder, Milton Johns, Philip Joseph

43. Underbelly (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1992)

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Writers: Frank Kippax, Peter Ransley | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: David Hayman, Tom Wilkinson, John McArdle, Christine Kavanagh

44. The Price (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1985)

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Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Harriet Walter, Hugh Fraser, Aingeal Grehan

45. Underbelly (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1992)

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Writers: Frank Kippax, Peter Ransley | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: David Hayman, Tom Wilkinson, John McArdle, Christine Kavanagh

46. The Price (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1985)

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Writer: Peter Ransley | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Harriet Walter, Aingeal Grehan, Ruth Hegarty

47. Couples (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.21 (1975)

Drama

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Creator: Tony Parker | Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Lois Daine, Maureen Lipman, Susan Littler, Carol MacReady

48. Couples (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.24 (1975)

Drama

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Creator: Tony Parker | Director: Michael Custance | Stars: Mark Burdis, Lois Daine, Jill Johnson, Maureen Lipman

49. Couples (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.25 (1975)

Drama

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Creator: Tony Parker | Director: Gerry Mill | Stars: Lois Daine, Maureen Lipman, Carol MacReady, David Markham

50. Couples (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.26 (1975)

Drama

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Creator: Tony Parker | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Lois Daine, Maureen Lipman, Carol MacReady, David Markham