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1. Joe Maddison's War (2010 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Tyneside ship-builder Joe Maddison lost his faith in the trenches at the Somme in 1916. Now that World War Two has begun he is too old to enlist alongside his son and son-in-law and is also... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Collerton | Stars: Sammy T. Dobson, James Atherton, Angela Lonsdale, James Baxter

Votes: 150

2. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Your Sudden Death Question (2010)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Six couples gather at Chaucer College for a competitive weekend 5000 pound trivia contest but several of he participants are summarily murdered.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Adam James, Susannah Doyle, Ruth Gemmell, Sally Bretton

Votes: 275

3. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: The Quality of Mercy (2009)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Lewis investigates the murder of student Richard Scott. He was killed just before premiering The Merchant of Venice. During the investigation Lewis gets personally involved.

Director: Bille Eltringham | Stars: Jo Herbert, Bryan Dick, Ronan Vibert, Shaughan Seymour

Votes: 311

4. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (2008)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The murder of a maintenance worker at the Bodleian Library and the death of a popular Art student seem to be linked.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Darren Clarke, Haydn Gwynne, Sam Alexander, Emily Beecham

Votes: 362

5. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Old School Ties (2007)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A former criminal computer hacker turned best-selling celebrity and one of his student sponsors are murdered after being invited to lecture at Oxford.

Director: Sarah Harding | Stars: Owen Teale, Don Gallagher, James Russell, Frances Albery

Votes: 332

6. Legends (2006– )
Episode: The Dankworths (2007)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Roger Pomphrey | Stars: John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Russell Davies, Alec Dankworth

7. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

Votes: 7,429

8. Legends (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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The story of the big names that have shaped the musical genres, plus an occasional stopgap for the new rock 'n' roll - comedy.

Stars: Lynne Seymour, Sean Carlsen, Clare Teal, Kenny Clayton

Votes: 12

9. Jake on the Box (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: John Warburton | Stars: Elizabeth Allcock, Phillip Allcock, Alex Armitage, Phil Ault

Votes: 5

10. The Afternoon Play (2003– )
Episode: The Last Will and Testament of Billy Two-Sheds (2006)

Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Sam, an overworked young student, inherits her grandfather's allotment and finds herself taking on his ghost into the bargain. She finds herself strangely drawn to this peaceful new world, ... See full summary »

Director: Pip Broughton | Stars: James Bolam, Jodie Whittaker, Tom Chambers, Paul Copley

Votes: 19

11. Timeshift (2002– )
Episode: Alan Plater: Hearing the Music (2005)

Documentary

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A biographical documentary about the life and work of Alan Plater.

Director: Liz Baker | Stars: Barbara Flynn, Alan Plater, Chris Dunkley, John Glenister

12. Belonging (2004 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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Middle-aged Jess Copplestone is left to look after the elderly relatives of her husband Jacob and to make a new life for herself, after he leaves her for a younger woman.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Kevin Whately, Rosemary Harris, Anna Massey

Votes: 118

13. The Afternoon Play (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A series of individual Dramas each with a different story and cast.

Stars: Rob Swinton, Robert Stone, Tracie Bennett, Ray Burdis

Votes: 40

14. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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When heirs of the aristocratic Smythe-Webster family are killed, Barnaby's investigation uncovers long-hidden family secrets.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 322

15. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 28

16. Mike Neville: A Life in Television (2002 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

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Legendary TV personality MIKE NEVILLE looks back on his life in television with help from a host of stars. Over the past four decades he has interviewed all the famous faces of the day, ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Kysh | Stars: Robson Green, Mike Neville, Nicholas Owen, Alan Plater

17. The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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A woman tries to reunite the swing band she played with during WWII.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Leslie Caron, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 1,260

18. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )
Episode: Bones and Silence (1998)

95 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.8
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Dalziel almost witnesses a shooting which two witnesses claim was a beautiful woman trying to commit suicide by shooting herself in the face. He is convinced it is murder. Ironically, ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Carmel Howard, Duncan Holmes, Roger Heathcott, Colin Buchanan

Votes: 80

19. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 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.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 16,676

20. A Merry War (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter

Votes: 1,176 | Gross: $0.30M

21. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )
Episode: Deadheads (1997)

95 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.9
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The two detectives investigate a string of bizarre, seemingly accidental deaths occurring over three decades which somehow or other all involve the same man.

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Mel Martin, Veda Warwick, Steven Geller, Melissa Knatchbull

Votes: 70

22. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )
Episode: Les Dawson (1997)

Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Tom Atkinson | Stars: Les Dawson, Dave Allen, John Cleese, Mike Craig

23. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.4
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,755

24. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )
Episode: A Clubbable Woman (1996)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.6
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Two unorthodox police officers are called to investigate dodgy dealings at Wetherton rugby club after the body of their star player's wife is found dead at home.

Director: Ross Devenish | Stars: Colin Buchanan, Warren Clarke, Mark Lambert, Steve Speirs

Votes: 116

25. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )
Episode: An Advancement of Learning (1996)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.7
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When the body of a school principal, thought to be buried in Austria, is found under her own memorial in the school grounds, police detectives Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe are called in ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Howard Crossley, Catherine Wilkening, Kenneth Hadley, Zoë Hart

Votes: 103

26. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Simisola: Part One (1996)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The 22 year old daughter of Wexford's new Nigerian doctor reports his 22 year old daughter missing and the last person known to have seen her is found murdered.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Jane Lapotaire, George Harris

Votes: 76

27. Oliver's Travels (1995– )

250 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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After his job is terminated, a humanities professor and puzzle addict joins forces with a woman PC to travel the country while solving a cold case murder.

Stars: Alan Bates, Sinéad Cusack, Bill Paterson, Morgan Jones

Votes: 287

28. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, Bob Monkhouse, Barry Cryer

Votes: 28

29. Oliver's Travels (1995– )
Episode: Do We Look Like That? (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Alan Bates, Sinéad Cusack, Bill Paterson, Miles Anderson

30. Oliver's Travels (1995– )
Episode: Land of My Fathers (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Alan Bates, Sinéad Cusack, Bill Paterson, Peter Vaughan

31. Oliver's Travels (1995– )
Episode: Looking for Aristotle (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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An ex-humanities professor and a female cop on suspension set out on an odyssey to find a missing crossword puzzle compiler.

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Alan Bates, Sinéad Cusack, Michael Byrne, Sue Roderick

Votes: 5

32. Oliver's Travels (1995– )
Episode: The Farquhar Connection (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Alan Bates, Sinéad Cusack, Bill Paterson, Miles Anderson

33. Oliver's Travels (1995– )
Episode: Why Did We Eat the Frogs? (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Alan Bates, Sinéad Cusack, Bill Paterson, Peter Vaughan

34. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Doggin' Around (1994)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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An American jazz musician finds himself traveling around the North of England in distinctly eccentric company.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Elliott Gould, Geraldine James, Alun Armstrong, Ewan McGregor

Votes: 81

35. Frank Stubbs Promotes (1993–1994)

7.5
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Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Sharp, Danniella Westbrook, Choy-Ling Man

Votes: 18

36. Selected Exits (1993 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

7.5
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Dramatization of the memoirs of Gwyn Thomas, Welsh author, raconteur and British TV personality.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: James Arlon, Gavin Ashcroft, John Grillo, Abigail Hopkins

Votes: 38

37. Maigret (1992– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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From Montmartre to the remote French countryside, Maigret encounters the dark side of the human psyche. Yet, he manages to maintain both compassion and a sense of humor as he explores the complex motives that lie behind every crime.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway, James Larkin

Votes: 418

38. Maigret (1992– )
Episode: Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (1992)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Maigret is visited by Ernestine, the wife of a burglar known as 'Sad Freddie'. Whilst breaking into a house he discovered a body and is so alarmed he has fled the country. The trail leads ... See full summary »

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Michael Gambon, Ciaran Madden, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway

Votes: 45

39. Maigret (1992– )
Episode: The Patience of Maigret (1992)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Maigret's sneaking affection for a paralyzed criminal Manuel Palmari propels him to pursue his murderer despite the mastermind's involvement in a current jewel robbery.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Michael Gambon, Ciaran Madden, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway

Votes: 67

40. The Play on One (1988–1991)
Episode: Misterioso (1991)

Drama

8.2
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On the death of her mother, a young woman in northern England learns that her father is actually her step-father. She embarks on a search for her birth father, finds him running a jazz club... See full summary »

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Suzan Sylvester, Jack Shepherd, Hugh Ross, Eilidh Alexander

Votes: 5

41. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.7
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In 1930s England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.

Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Moray Watson

Votes: 541

42. A Day in Summer (1989 TV Movie)

105 min

8.3
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Boring bank manager Peplow arrives by the early-morning train in the small Yorkshire Dales town of Great Minden on the day of their annual Feast (fair). He chances to meet Herbert Ruskin, ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Mahoney | Stars: Peter Egan, Jack Shepherd, John Sessions, Jill Bennett

Votes: 24

43. The Media Show (1987–1991)
Episode: Episode #5.6 (1989)

Documentary

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Director: Denman Rooke | Stars: Emma Freud, Esta Charkham, David Croft, Maurice Gran

44. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Episode: Look to the Lady: Part 1 (1989)

55 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Campion and Lugg help protect a prominent family's name, fortune, and a priceless heirloom from thieves, cutthroats, and witchcraft.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Gordon Jackson, Barbara Jefford

Votes: 74

45. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Episode: Look to the Lady: Part 2 (1989)

54 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.7
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After capturing the neighborhood witch in the act of haunting a woodland glade, Campion learns the name of the gang leader who is trying to steal the Gyrth's chalice. Campion is captured ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 49

46. A Very British Coup (1988– )

148 min | Drama

8.5
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Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Marjorie Yates, Geoffrey Beevers, Hugh Martin

Votes: 648

47. The Play on One (1988–1991)

Drama

5.8
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Various plays from each of the home nations.

Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Tom Watson, Susan Wooldridge, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 12

48. The Beiderbecke Connection (1988– )

201 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Chapman teaches English and wants to help save the planet. They live together and just want a quiet life. Since their last ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Terence Rigby, Danny Schiller

Votes: 225

49. Speaking to Each Other (1988 TV Movie)

60 min | Family

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Stars: Ray Gosling, Philip Donnellan, Alan Plater, John Byrne

50. A Very British Coup (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1988)

Drama

7.9
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A fervent socialist and former trade-union leader becomes Britain's Prime Minister.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Ray McAnally, Marjorie Yates, Jim Carter, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 9