20 favourite television programmes

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1.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 Mini-Series)
Episode: Tinker Tailor (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others sheds new light on the "Testify" fiasco and source "Merlin". (290 mins.)
 
2.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
 
3.
The Thick of It (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants. (29 mins.)
 
4.
Smiley's People (1982 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus... (360 mins.)
 
5.
Green Wing (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show. (65 mins.)
 
6.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system. (510 mins.)
 
7.
MI-5 (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
 
9.
The Good Wife (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm. (43 mins.)
 
10.
The State Within (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After a plane explodes over Washington D.C. panic begins to envelop the British embassy, and its ambassador to the U.S. Mark Brydon finds himself caught up in a potentially damaging diplomatic incident. (360 mins.)
 
11.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
 
12.
Getting On (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Darkly comic drama series about life on an NHS geriatric ward. (30 mins.)
 
13.
The House of Eliott (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt... (50 mins.)
Director: Rodney Bennett
 
14.
The League of Gentlemen (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people. (60 mins.)
 
15.
State of Play (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead. (57 mins.)
 
16.
Love My Way (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A story about a group of thirty-somethings dealing with the ups and downs of life. (50 mins.)
 
17.
What the Dickens? (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A panel game focusing on culture and the arts. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Love Is a Four-Letter Word (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
19.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
 
20.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (235 mins.)