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1. Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001–2003)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Two Thousand Acres of Sky tells the story of single mum Abby Wallace, who escapes her inner city lifestyle with her two children to a small Scottish village.

Stars: Michelle Collins, Paul Kaye, Michael Carter, George Anton

Votes: 180

S1 TV2 113-114 S2 TV2 115-116

2. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 2,226

S2 TV1 109-112 S3 TV2 053-054 S4 TV2 055-056 S5 TV5 093

3. Casanova (2005– )

TV-MA | 174 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.

Stars: Rose Byrne, David Tennant, Peter O'Toole, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 4,177

TV1 076

4. City of Vice (2008– )

Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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Welcome to eighteenth century London - a world filled with prostitutes, pimps, gamblers and villains. In a time before the invention of modern policing procedures, Henry Fielding (Star Wars... See full summary »

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Francis Magee, Steve Speirs, Alice O'Connell

Votes: 384

S1 DVD-R TV4 077-078

5. Cold Feet (1997– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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The show follows the lives of 30-something couples Adam and Rachel, Pete and Jenny, David and Karen as they navigate love and life in Manchester.

Stars: James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris

Votes: 2,907

S1 TV2 019-020 S2 TV2 021-022 S3 TV2 023-024 S4 TV2 025-026 S5 TV2 027-028 all currently at JANE1 001-010

6. Cracker (1993–1996)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 4,603

TV1 030-039 TV1 098

7. Fanny Hill (2007– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Night, Alison Steadman, Hugo Speer, Emma Stansfield

Votes: 946

TV4 035

8. The Final Cut (1995)

206 min | Drama

8.2
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 2,764

TV2 079

9. Funland (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to investigate who killed his mother. He gets a job in the local strip club. He soon realizes that the town has many dark secrets and that the killer may even be his boss - the club's owner.

Stars: Daniel Mays, Ian Puleston-Davies, Sarah Smart, Kris Marshall

Votes: 445

TV3 106-107

10. G.B.H. (1991– )

567 min | Drama

8.7
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Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy, Alan Igbon

Votes: 548

TV1 071-074

11. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

8.6
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The schemes of a ruthlessly ambitious British politician who will stop at nothing to get to the top.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

Votes: 10,402

TV2 077

12. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pull off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 20,042

SERIES 1 TV3 048-049 SERIES 2 TV3 089-090 SERIES 3 TV3 127-128 SERIES 4 TV1 127-128 SERIES 5 TV4 088-089 SERIES 6 TV7 006-007 & HD1 SERIES 7 TV9 124-125 SERIES 8 TVB 174-175

13. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 12,826

TV1 040-044

14. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 5,387

SERIES 1 TV2 049-050 SERIES 2 TV2 051-052 SERIES 3 TV2 103-104 SERIES 4 TV2 105-106 The Grinning Man TV4 087 THE JUDAS TREE TV5 075 SERIES 5 TVC 201 XMAS16 TVE 072

15. The Lakes (1997–1999)

374 min | Drama

8.1
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Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through ... See full summary »

Stars: John Simm, Elizabeth Bennett, Charles Dale, Mary Jo Randle

Votes: 752

SERIES 1 TV5 125-126 SERIES 2 TV5 127-128

16. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 25,875

SERIES 1 TV6 115-118 SERIES 2 TV9 017-019

17. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,240

SERIES 1 TV2 085-087 SERIES 2 TV2 110-112 SERIES 3 TV2 117-120 SERIES 4 TV3 037-040 SERIES 5 TV3 041-044 SERIES 6 TV3 045-047

18. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: The Taming of the Shrew (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A young harridan MP marries a title in order to advance towards her goal of becoming party leader.

Director: David Richards | Stars: Shirley Henderson, David Mitchell, Simon Chandler, Jaime Murray

Votes: 1,349

TV1 085-086

19. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: Much Ado About Nothing (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Tensions mount in the TV studio when a take-charge anchor is reunited with a man she has a "history" with.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sarah Parish, Damian Lewis, Andrew Barclay, George Couyas

Votes: 793

TV1 085-086

20. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: Macbeth (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

Director: Mark Brozel | Stars: James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes, Joseph Millson, Vincent Regan

Votes: 920

TV1 085-086

21. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Mis-directed love potions complicate an already complicated set of relationships.

Director: Ed Fraiman | Stars: Bill Paterson, Imelda Staunton, Lennie James, Sharon Small

Votes: 344

TV1 085-086

22. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly ... See full summary »

Director: David Attwood | Stars: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 1,040

TV1 099

23. The Monocled Mutineer (1986)

310 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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During the First World War, Percy Toplis, a deserter from the British Army, plays a major role in the Étaples Mutiny in September 1917.

Stars: Paul McGann, Bill Fellows, Matthew Marsh, Anthony Calf

Votes: 237

TV5 101-2

24. Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 61,373

JANE1 015-6

25. Prime Suspect (1991)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 4,974

TV1 051-057 TV1 097

26. Wire in the Blood (2002– )

69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold

Votes: 5,960

SERIES 1 TV6 125-127 SERIES 2 TV6 128-129

27. Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000–2001)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.7
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Randall and Hopkirk are detective partners with a difference - one of them is a ghost!

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Emilia Fox, Charlie Higson

Votes: 484

SERIES 1 TV2 039-040 SERIES 2 TV2 041-042

28. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 860

SERIES 1 TV2 079-080 SERIES 2 TV2 081-082 SERIES 3 TV2 083-084

29. Shameless (2004–2013)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 12,343

SERIES 1 TV1 061-062 SERIES 2 TV1 058-060 SERIES 3 TV3 124-126 SERIES 4 TV1 124-126 SERIES 5 TV4 058-062

30. Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,163

TV2 061

31. Sharpe's Rifles (1993 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.8
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In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,254

TV2 059

32. Sharpe's Enemy (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,103

TV2 62

33. Sharpe's Honour (1994 TV Movie)

101 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.8
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1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Michael Byrne

Votes: 1,817

TV2 063

34. Sharpe's Sword (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey

Votes: 1,782

TV2 066

35. Sharpe's Eagle (1993 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 2,500

TV2 060

36. Sharpe's Battle (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Hugh Ross

Votes: 1,763

TV2 065

37. Sharpe's Gold (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.5
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Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, John Tams

Votes: 1,797

TV2 064

38. Sharpe's Mission (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, James Laurenson

Votes: 1,597

TV2 069

39. Sharpe's Regiment (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 1,671

TV2 067

40. Sharpe's Siege (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 1,634

TV2 068

41. Sharpe's Waterloo (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.1
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Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Alexis Denisof

Votes: 1,834

TV2 072

42. Sharpe's Challenge (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.6
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Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Toby Stephens, Padma Lakshmi

Votes: 2,278

TV1 113-114

43. Sharpe's Revenge (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napoleon's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile, Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Philip Whitchurch

Votes: 1,553

TV2 070

44. Sharpe's Justice (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Returning to Yorkshire, Sharpe finds himself on the wrong side between corrupt employers and exploited workers.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 1,469

TV2 071

45. Skins (2007–2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama

8.2
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The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah Murray, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

Votes: 65,082

TV6 101-103

46. This Life (1996–1997)

45 min | Drama

8.5
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A series following the lives of Miles, Milly, Warren, Egg and Anna, five young professionals.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Votes: 1,599

TV1 102-107 TV4 065

47. To Play the King (1993)

218 min | Drama

8.5
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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 3,296

TV2 078

48. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 57,548

SERIES 1 TV4 055-057 SERIES 2 TV5 019-020 SERIES 3 TV5 019-020 SERIES 4 TV9 120-122

49. The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Meneka Das, Anton Lesser

Votes: 7,766

FILM4-123

50. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 129,964

SERIES 1 TV5 049-053 SERIES 2 TV5 054-058

51. Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007–2011)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.

Stars: Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg, Cherie Lunghi, Ashley Madekwe

Votes: 11,270

SERIES 1 TV5 069-070 SERIES 2 TV5 071-2 SERIES 3 TV5 063 SERIES 4 TV9 076

52. Tutti Frutti (1987)

69 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Trouble ensues for the Majestics, Scotland's "Kings of Rock", when a good-looking redhead joins the band on tour.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Maurice Roëves, Emma Thompson, Stuart McGugan

Votes: 227

TV5 103-4

53. Desperate Romantics (2009– )

Drama

7.6
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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Stars: Samuel Barnett, Sam Crane, Josie Farmiloe, Tom Hollander

Votes: 1,372

SERIES 1 TV5 008-009

54. Emma (2009– )

240 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her... See full summary »

Stars: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Jodhi May

Votes: 12,193

JANE1 018

55. Small Island (2009 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and... See full summary »

Director: John Alexander | Stars: Naomie Harris, Hugh Quarshie, Terence Frisch, Ruth Wilson

Votes: 1,036

JANE1 017

56. Mile High (2003–2005)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

7.3
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Drama series following the cabin crew of "Fresh!", an airline that runs from Stansted.

Stars: Naomi Ryan, Adam Sinclair, Jo-Anne Knowles, Stacey Cadman

Votes: 759

SERIES 1 TV6 033-036 SERIES 2 TV6 038-044

57. The Wind in the Willows (2006 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Rat, Mole and Badger try to curb Mr. Toad's wild ways before he ruins himself and the other animals of the forest.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 614

EMMA1 049

58. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

Votes: 169,278

SERIES 1 EMMA1 099-103 SERIES 2 EMMA1 104-109 SERIES 3 EMMA1 110-115 SERIES 4 EMMA1 116-121 SPECIALS EMMA1 122-125 SERIES 5 EMMA1 126-128 SERIES 6 EMMA1 096-098 SERIES 7 EMMA1 159, 164-165 TVC 154 SERIES 8 EMMA1 185-188 2014 XMAS SPECIAL TVD 106 SERIES 9 & XMAS15 TVE 014-017 XMAS16. TVE 073

59. Hotel Babylon (2006–2009)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Martin Marquez, Michael Obiora, Raymond Coulthard

Votes: 3,743

SERIES 1 HD1 / TV7 064-6 SERIES 2 HD1 / TV7 066-9 SERIES 3 HD1 / TV7 069-071 SERIES 4 TV7 051-3

60. Rock & Chips (2010–2011)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Tells the story of Del Boy's youth, growing up in Peckham in the 1960's.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Kellie Bright, Phil Daniels, Shaun Dingwall

Votes: 967

HD1 / TV7 081

61. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 3,922

SERIES 1 TV7 054-6 SERIES 2 TV7 057-9 SERIES 3 TV7 072-4 SERIES 4 TV7 075-7 SERIES 5 TV7 078-080 SERIES 6 TVB 073 -075 & HD SERIES 7 TVB 078 -081 & HD SERIES 8 TVB 111-114 & HD SERIES 9 TVB 182-184 SERIES 10 TVC 108-110 SERIES 11 TVD 086-089 SERIES 12 TVE 010-012

62. Canterbury Tales (2003)

52 min | Drama

7.4
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An adaptation of six of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in a modern setting.

Stars: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rob Brown, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Nesbitt

Votes: 327

TV7 094-5 & HD1

63. The Vice (1999–2003)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The veteran Inspector Chappel heads up the Metropolitan vice squad as he and his team investigate prostitution and pornography in the London sex trade.

Stars: Caroline Catz, David Harewood, Ken Stott, Rosie Marcel

Votes: 303

SERIES 1 TV7 179-180 SERIES 2 TV7 181-182 SERIES 3 TV7 183-184 SERIES 4 TV7 185-186 SERIES 5 TV7 187-188

64. Party Animals (2007– )

Drama

7.7
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Follows the lives of several young adults whose lives intertwine with their jobs in the Parliment of the United Kingdom.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Shelley Conn, Andrea Riseborough, Matt Smith

Votes: 453

TV7 199-201

65. Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum.

Stars: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster

Votes: 7,374

SERIES 1 TV8 093-6 SERIES 2 TV8 097-100 SERIES 3 TV8 101-4

66. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.

Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Alexander Armstrong, Tommy Knight

Votes: 4,075

SERIES 1 EMMA SERIES 2 EMMA SERIES 3 EMMA1 076-077 & HD2 SERIES 4 EMMA1 074-075 & HD2

67. The Borrowers (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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The Borrowers are four-inch high "little people" who live under the floorboards.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Sharon Horgan, Aisling Loftus, Robert Sheehan

Votes: 1,258

EMMA1 091

68. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 628,194

SERIES 1 TVB 129-130 & HD SERIES 2 TVB 179-180 & HD SERIES 3 TVC 154-155 XMAS15. TVE 017 SERIES 4. TVE 072

69. Birdsong (2012– )

165 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Clémence Poésy, Matthew Goode, Rory Keenan

Votes: 4,833

TVB 064

70. Dirk Gently (2010–2012)
Episode: Pilot (2010)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Eccentric private eye Dirk Gently uses 'holistic' methods, believing everything in the universe to be connected. When hired to trace elderly Ruth's missing cat, Dirk, with down-trodden ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Stephen Mangan, Helen Baxendale, Darren Boyd, Doreen Mantle

Votes: 603

PILOT TVB 078 & HD

71. Death in Paradise (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.

Stars: Danny John-Jules, Elizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington, Joséphine Jobert

Votes: 9,095

SERIES 1 TVC 149-150 SERIES 2 TVC 151-153 SERIES 3 TVC 197-198 SERIES 4 TVD 139-141 SERIES 5 TVE 031-032

72. Strike Back (2010–2018)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Robson Green

Votes: 24,426

SERIES 1 TVD 070-071 SERIES 2 TVD 072-074 SERIES 3 TVD 074-076

73. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 35,330

ALL SERIES EMMA1

74. Turks & Caicos (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Worricker is a retired spy living in the Caribbean. He realizes he is in trouble when four "businessmen" show up. They look like mob bosses, but one actually works for the CIA. He gets help from two former MI5 colleagues back in London.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy, Hansel Piper

Votes: 4,515

DVD-R3 113 & HD

75. Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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56 Metascore

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Director: Jeremy Brock | Stars: Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Fay Cohen

Votes: 10,031 | Gross: $0.24M

TV4 065

76. Private Peaceful (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, War

6.2
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51 Metascore

Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Jack O'Connell, John Lynch, Maxine Peake, Eline Powell

Votes: 1,104

EMMA

77. Private Schulz (1981– )

300 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Cyril Shaps, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 325

TV5 067-068

78. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 35,330

SERIES 1 EMMA SERIES 2 EMMA SERIES 3 EMMA SERIES 4 EMMA