My Favourite 300 TV Shows

A list of my favourite shows of all time.
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1.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
 
2.
Monk (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way. (47 mins.)
 
3.
The Avengers (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners. (60 mins.)
 
4.
Only Fools and Horses.... (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires. (95 mins.)
 
5.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
6.
Ellery Queen (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes. (100 mins.)
 
7.
Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. (93 mins.)
 
8.
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the... (30 mins.)
 
9.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Starsky and Hutch (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear. (60 mins.)
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
13.
The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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.)
 
15.
Inspector Lewis (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. (90 mins.)
 
16.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders. (120 mins.)
 
17.
Whodunnit? (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.
 
18.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down. (43 mins.)
 
19.
Bones (2005 TV Series)
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Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and cocky FBI special agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders - and quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones. (40 mins.)
 
20.
Perry Mason (1957 TV Series)
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Steptoe and Son (1962 TV Series)
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful... (45 mins.)
 
22.
The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.
 
23.
The Saint (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his yellow Volvo. (50 mins.)
 
24.
Midsomer Murders (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County. (90 mins.)
 
25.
Going for Gold (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
European quiz show. (25 mins.)
Director: Tim Verrinder
 
26.
Crime Team (2002 TV Series)
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Director: Jeremy Jeffs
 
27.
Inspector Morse (1987 TV Series)
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case. (100 mins.)
 
28.
Mystery Woman (2003 TV Movie)
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A mystery is unfolded when young woman finds out that her adopted mother has been a criminal trying to hide her past. (88 mins.)
Director: Walter Klenhard
 
29.
Messiah (2001 Mini-Series)
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After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare. (152 mins.)
 
30.
24 (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster. (44 mins.)
 
31.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes. (100 mins.)
 
32.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
33.
The Vicar of Dibley (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church. (60 mins.)
 
34.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
35.
Soap (1977 TV Series)
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The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates. (30 mins.)
 
36.
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes. (46 mins.)
 
37.
Hustle (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings. (60 mins.)
 
38.
The Equalizer (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds. (60 mins.)
 
39.
Waking the Dead (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology. (100 mins.)
 
40.
The Fugitive (1963 TV Series)
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer. (51 mins.)
 
41.
The Champions (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva... (60 mins.)
Director: Ray Austin
 
42.
The Persuaders! (1971 TV Series)
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together... (60 mins.)
 
43.
Shooting Stars (1993 TV Series)
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A bunch of lads have a right good time
 
44.
New Tricks (2003 TV Series)
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama (60 mins.)
 
45.
Married with Children (1987 TV Series)
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Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous. (22 mins.)
 
46.
A Question of Sport (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Sporting celebrities are quizzed on their own and others' sports. (30 mins.)
 
47.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
 
48.
Match of the Day (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Highlights, interviews and analysis from expert pundits of Saturday's English Premier League football matches. (70 mins.)
 
49.
Little Britain (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain. (29 mins.)
 
50.
It's a Knockout (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
 
51.
Rosemary & Thyme (2003 TV Series)
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Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes. (60 mins.)
 
52.
Telly Addicts (1985 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
53.
Alleyn Mysteries (1990 TV Series)
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
 
54.
Mystery!: Campion (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1930's England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries. (50 mins.)
 
55.
Cannon (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Frank Cannon is an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures; he becomes a high-priced private investigator. (60 mins.)
 
56.
Moonlighting (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency. (60 mins.)
 
57.
Porridge (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system. (45 mins.)
 
58.
Have I Got News for You (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so... (29 mins.)
 
59.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
 
60.
The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Paired with her reliable and devoted chauffeur, Mrs Bradley's finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera, crimes of passion at a circus, poisoning and family secrets. (90 mins.)
 
61.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Body in the Library (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Dolly Bantry calls upon her old friend Miss Marple when the strangled corpse of an unknown blonde girl is found in the library of her home, Gossington Hall. (93 mins.)
 
62.
World Tour of Scotland (1994 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
(180 mins.)
Director: Willy Smax
 
63.
Call My Bluff (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words. (30 mins.)
 
64.
Harry O (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine... (60 mins.)
 
65.
Murder One (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully... (60 mins.)
 
66.
Law & Order (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. (45 mins.)
 
67.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
68.
Taxi (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. (30 mins.)
 
69.
The Last Detective (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans. (90 mins.)
 
70.
The Royle Family (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house. (45 mins.)
 
71.
Hot Metal (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The 'Crucible' is a new muck-raking tabloid newspaper in London. Managing editor Russell Spam is always on the lookout for the latest dirt and gossip...
 
72.
Fox (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
73.
Due South (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago. (46 mins.)
 
74.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas. (60 mins.)
 
75.
Hancock's Half Hour (1956 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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)... (30 mins.)
Director: Alan Tarrant
 
76.
Magnum, P.I. (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator. (48 mins.)
 
77.
One Foot in the Grave (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors. (90 mins.)
 
78.
The Invaders (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town... (51 mins.)
 
79.
Treasure Hunt (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Helicopter skyrunner Anneka Rice races against the clock to find directions to treasure at locations worked out by studio guests from cryptic clues. (60 mins.)
 
80.
Diagnosis Murder (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective. (45 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
81.
The Two Ronnies (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett...
 
82.
Whitechapel (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London. (180 mins.)
 
83.
Banacek (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek. (90 mins.)
 
84.
Ironside (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco. (60 mins.)
 
85.
Midnight Caller (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner... (60 mins.)
 
86.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
 
87.
Fifteen to One (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Quickfire elimination general knowledge quiz show. (30 mins.)
 
88.
Dear John (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
John Lacey comes home one evening to discover a letter from his wife (starting with "Dear John" - hence the title) telling him that she is leaving him... (45 mins.)
 
89.
Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films. (30 mins.)
 
90.
I Spy (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world. (51 mins.)
 
91.
Masterteam (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(25 mins.)
 
92.
Gamesmaster (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Computer game show. (30 mins.)
 
93.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles. (30 mins.)
 
94.
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities. (120 mins.)
 
95.
Petrocelli (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic... (60 mins.)
 
96.
Rhoda (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm... (30 mins.)
 
97.
The Likely Lads (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction... (30 mins.)
 
98.
The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (30 mins.)
 
99.
Brideshead Revisited (1981 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War... (659 mins.)
 
100.
Falcon Crest (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family... (60 mins.)
Director: Jeff Freilich