The best British television series of all time

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1.
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971 TV Series)
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff. (60 mins.)
 
2.
Yes Minister (1980 TV Series)
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks. (60 mins.)
 
3.
Yes, Prime Minister (1986 TV Series)
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Whitmore
 
4.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions. (100 mins.)
 
5.
George & Mildred (1976 TV Series)
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George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House)... (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother. (195 mins.)
 
7.
Cranford (2007 TV Series)
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. (60 mins.)
 
8.
As Time Goes By (1992 TV Series)
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The Korean War and a long lost letter separate the lives of young lovers Jean and Lionel, whose paths cross again by happenstance. (60 mins.)
 
9.
Man About the House (1973 TV Series)
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Finally the house that Robin, Chris and Jo share a flat in is demolished an two spin offs are made - Robin's Nest and George & Minded (Mr & Mrs Roper). (30 mins.)
 
10.
To the Manor Born (1979 TV Series)
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Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to... (30 mins.)
 
11.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973 TV Series)
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby. (30 mins.)
 
12.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
13.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
14.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
15.
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976 TV Series)
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel... (50 mins.)
 
16.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem. (60 mins.)
 
17.
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991 TV Series)
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Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client and a creeping man. (60 mins.)
 
18.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994 TV Series)
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Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of three gables, the dying detective... (60 mins.)
 
19.
'Allo 'Allo! (1982 TV Series)
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In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene. (45 mins.)
 
20.
Mr. Bean (1990 TV Series)
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem. (350 mins.)
 
21.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
 
22.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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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. (58 mins.)
 
23.
The Benny Hill Show (1969 TV Series)
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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour. (30 mins.)
 
24.
The Agatha Christie Hour (1982 TV Series)
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie. (52 mins.)
 
25.
Space: 1999 (1975 TV Series)
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space. (50 mins.)
 
26.
Brideshead Revisited (1981 Mini-Series)
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian... (659 mins.)
 
27.
The Avengers (1961 TV Series)
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners. (60 mins.)
 
28.
The Onedin Line (1971 TV Series)
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love... (50 mins.)
 
29.
Poldark (1975 TV Series)
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life. (60 mins.)
 
30.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)