The Best of British Television

The best of British programs which have aired on BBC, Itv, or SkyTV, etc.

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1.
The Sweeney (1975 TV Series)
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. (60 mins.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
The Sandbaggers (1978 TV Series)
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The missions of an elite British Intelligence covert operations unit. (60 mins.)
 
4.
Life on Mars (2006 TV Series)
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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. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Ashes to Ashes (2008 TV Series)
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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. (60 mins.)
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986 TV Series)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans. (60 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Mad Dogs (2011 TV Series)
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Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Mallorca to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn. (60 mins.)
 
10.
Identity (2010 TV Series)
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A drama series following an elite police unit formed to combat the explosion of identity-related crime. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Upstairs Downstairs (2010 TV Series)
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A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936. (60 mins.)
 
12.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space. (45 mins.)
 
13.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
 
14.
MI-5 (2002 TV Series)
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization. (60 mins.)
 
15.
Blue Murder (2003 TV Series)
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Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders. (138 mins.)
 
16.
Torchwood (2006 TV Series)
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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. (50 mins.)
 
17.
Primeval (2007 TV Series)
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When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Hidden (2011 Mini-Series)
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When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client...
 
19.
Midsomer Murders (1997 TV Series)
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County. (90 mins.)
 
20.
Inspector Lewis (2006 TV Series)
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. (90 mins.)
 
21.
Demons (2009 Mini-Series)
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Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin turns... (60 mins.)
 
22.
Jekyll (2007 Mini-Series)
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London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share...
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
The New Avengers (1976 TV Series)
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage... (60 mins.)
 
25.
Absolutely Fabulous (1992 TV Series)
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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their... (45 mins.)
 
26.
The Catherine Tate Show (2004 TV Series)
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Skits by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe. (30 mins.)
 
27.
The Invisibles (2008 TV Series)
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Known as the inivibles, in the 1980s Maurice Riley and Syd Woolsey, were master burglars. But now they... (60 mins.)
 
28.
Law & Order: UK (2009 TV Series)
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. (46 mins.)
 
29.
State of Play (2003 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
30.
The Vice (1999 TV Series)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Samuels
 
31.
Rebus (2000 TV Series)
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Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters. (90 mins.)
 
32.
Taggart (1983 TV Series)
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.
 
33.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
 
34.
Bonekickers (2008 TV Series)
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English archaeology professor 'Dolly' Parton's team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present... (60 mins.)
 
35.
Survivors (1975 TV Series)
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When a genetically engineered virus kills 99.99 percent of the world's population, the survivors must... (50 mins.)
 
36.
Survivors (2008 TV Series)
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An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate. (60 mins.)