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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 14,513

2. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy

7.9
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81 Metascore

Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

Writers: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 337,935

3. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Writers: Brett Halliday, Shane Black | Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 168,474

4. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Writers: Frank Pierson, P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 174,661

5. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear.

Creator: William Blinn | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 4,374

6. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Writer: David Michôd | Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 44,076

7. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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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.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,048

8. Taggart (1983–2010)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

Creator: Glenn Chandler | Stars: Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie, Alex Norton

Votes: 776

9. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Creator: Robert Banks Stewart | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 712

10. Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross, Clark Howat

Votes: 1,382

11. Dirty Deeds (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.

Writer: David Caesar | Director: David Caesar | Stars: Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, John Goodman, Sam Neill

Votes: 2,826

12. Blue Murder (1995 TV Movie)

198 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Detective Sergeant Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson got fame because he knew how to take care of most dangerous and violent criminals. His success was, however, also due to the sinister alliance... See full summary »

Writer: Ian David | Director: Michael Jenkins | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Tony Martin, Steve Bastoni, Gary Day

Votes: 562

13. Man in the Attic (1953)

Unrated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Writers: Robert Presnell Jr., Barré Lyndon, Marie Belloc Lowndes | Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer, Frances Bavier

Votes: 870

14. Harrigan (2013)

97 min | Action, Crime

4.8
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Amongst the Desperation and fear growing in a crime ridden sink estate in northern England, one man becomes involved into saving what little decency and community life exists. It's the ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur McKenzie | Director: Vince Woods | Stars: Amy Manson, Ian Whyte, Gillian Kearney, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 370

15. Gorilla at Large (1954)

83 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

5.3
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At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.

Writers: Leonard Praskins, Barney Slater | Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr

Votes: 421

16. Carry on Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Hudis, Brock Williams | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,464

17. Blood of Dracula (1957)

Approved | 69 min | Horror

3.8
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Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.

Writer: Aben Kandel | Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis, Gail Ganley, Jerry Blaine

Votes: 661

18. The Third Key (1956)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Writers: Robert Barr, Janet Green, Dorothy Christie, Campbell Christie | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 389

19. Cash on Demand (1961)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Writers: David T. Chantler, Lewis Greifer, Jacques Gillies | Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird

Votes: 562

20. Horror Island (1941)

Passed | 60 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A down-on-his luck businessman organizes an excursion to Sir Henry Morgan's Island for a treasure hunt only to encounter a mysterious phantom and murder.

Writers: Maurice Tombragel, Victor McLeod, Alex Gottlieb | Director: George Waggner | Stars: Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Peggy Moran, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 331

21. The Frightened Lady (1940)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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"Mark's Priory". the family seat of the Lebanons, is a house of terror to Ilsa Crane, secretary and niece of Lady Lebanon. The strange behavior of two sinister butlers, Gilder and Brooks, ... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Wallace, Edward Dryhurst | Director: George King | Stars: Marius Goring, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Helen Haye, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 119

22. The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.9
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An agitated and desperate man spares no expense in insisting that Mason represent him against a neighbor's howling dog and act as executor of his will.

Writers: Ben Markson, Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Warren William, Mary Astor, Allen Jenkins, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 370

23. We're Only Human (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Writers: Thomas Walsh, Rian James | Director: James Flood | Stars: Preston Foster, Jane Wyatt, James Gleason, Arthur Hohl

Votes: 86

24. Calling Homicide (1956)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Two homicide detectives search for a connection between the car-bombing murder of a fellow investigator and the mutilation murder of a much-hated owner of a modeling school.

Writer: Edward Bernds | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Bill Elliott, Don Haggerty, Kathleen Case, Myron Healey

Votes: 34

25. Red the Half Breed (1970)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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A half-cast used cars salesman wants anything from the white society and is ready to do anything to get it. But when he is accused of murdering his half-sister who was killed with his rifle... See full summary »

Writer: Gilles Carle | Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Daniel Pilon, Geneviève Robert, Gratien Gélinas, Fernande Giroux

Votes: 66

26. Der Andere (1959 TV Mini-Series)

35 min | Adventure, Crime, Action

6.5
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Stars: Wolf Frees, Heinz Klingenberg, Albert Lieven, Ingeborg Körner

Votes: 13

27. The Case of the Smiling Widow (1957)

31 min | Crime, Short

6.0
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A Scotland Yard detective investigates the murder of an artist who dabbled in blackmail.

Writer: Gil Saunders | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Carl Jaffe, Sylvia Marriott

Votes: 8

28. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: A Case of Coincidence: Part Two (1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The investigation leads to Eddie Brannel, a mentally challenged childhood friend of Sara's, and although he admits to the other killings he denies killing her.

Writers: Geoffrey Case, Ruth Rendell | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Keith Barron, Caroline Bliss, Don Henderson, Michael Fitzgerald

Votes: 15

29. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: A Cry for Justice (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Havers is reinstated as Dc and immediately volunteers to go undercover in a case involving a murder made to look like suicide.

Writers: Elizabeth George, Ann-Marie di Mambro | Director: Alrick Riley | Stars: Catherine McDonough, Steven Webb, Sharon Small, Al Weaver

Votes: 178

30. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: A Lesson in Murder (2002)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Foyle investigates the suicide of a pacifist and death threats to the judge who ruled against his conscientious objector status.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: David Thacker | Stars: Nicholas Audsley, Madeleine Worrall, Oliver Ford Davies, Ian Peck

Votes: 328

31. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: A Man Lay Dead (1993)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Alleyn cancels his holiday with Troy to investigate a murder connected to a stolen chalice, but he's called when a second murder occurs at uncle's estate.

Writers: Barbara Machin, Ngaio Marsh | Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, William Simons, Martin Carroll

Votes: 55

32. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: A Simple Sacrifice: Part 1 (2001)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After serving half her sentence for the murder of her husband and neighbor's son, new evidence suggests that Annie Keel could be innocent.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Robert Del Maestro | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 88

33. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: A Simple Sacrifice: Part 2 (2001)

57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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An anonymous letter writer demonstrates to the Boyd that Annie Keel was not the only person present during the murders, but his motivation remains a mystery.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Robert Del Maestro | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 70

34. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: A Suitable Vengeance (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Tommy and Helen go to his family estate for their engagement party, but long-hidden family secrets and a murder in the extended family disrupt the celebration.

Writers: Elizabeth George, Valerie Windsor | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Peter Egan, Karl Picton, Gail Kemp, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 197

35. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: A Traitor to Memory (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Lynley and Havers (who plans to resign from the force in a month) are assigned to the hit and run (and hit and run again) of a woman.

Writers: Kevin Clarke, Elizabeth George | Director: Brian Stirner | Stars: Patrick Kennedy, David Calder, Rosalind Jones, Mandy More

Votes: 182

36. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: A Very Private Party (1985)

TV-PG | 29 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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DS Rich continues with his investigation. Dr Legg is on the warpath. Den is stressed about entertaining Mr Chumley. Sharon and Angie both overdo the flirting.

Writer: Bill Lyons | Director: Matthew Robinson | Stars: Leslie Grantham, Anita Dobson, Letitia Dean, Anna Wing

Votes: 6

37. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Abduction (1975)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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After Regan gets a tip about an upcoming robbery from a trusted informant, the gang kidnaps his daughter to blackmail him into inaction.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Janet Key

Votes: 35

38. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: All Clear (2008)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Foyle joins a municipal committee that's preparing for the now imminent V-E Day celebration but soon finds himself investigating the deaths of two of its members.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Jay Benedict, Joe Montana, Caroline Lintott, Honeysuckle Weeks

Votes: 246

39. Inspector Lewis (2006– )
Episode: Allegory of Love (2009)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The fabulously successful Oxford-based fantasy novelist seems to Lewis to be the key to solving the bizarre murder of a beautiful woman with a mirror.

Writers: Colin Dexter, David Pirie, Stephen Churchett | Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Katia Winter, Tom Mison, Louise Dylan, Olly Alexander

Votes: 272

40. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Among the Few (2003)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Sam volunteers to go undercover to discover how rationed gasoline is being stolen from a fuel depot, and Andrew becomes a suspect in a murder case.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: Mark Umbers, Julian Ovenden, Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks

Votes: 292

41. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Anger Management: Part 1 (2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A probation officer is murdered in a halfway house, but it is made to look like a suicide.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 74

42. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Anger Management: Part 2 (2004)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The Team effectively proves that dead man was a murder victim, not a suicide and narrows their prime suspects to three inmates at the halfway house where the crime was committed. Two of ... See full summary »

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 59

43. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Another Life (2003)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A recently reinstated Frost re-teams with D.S. Lawson to investigate a corpse floating in the canal and a mutilated body in a discarded refrigerator.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, David Gilman | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Sally Dexter, John Lyons

Votes: 98

44. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Bad Blood (2006)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Foyle investigates a mysterious disease affecting local farm animals and looks into the stabbing of a war hero.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: Peter Sandys-Clarke, Ben Meyjes, Philip Franks, Honeysuckle Weeks

Votes: 249

45. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Benefit of the Doubt: Part 1 (2001)

74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Working with a problematic new partner, Frost investigates a homicide and a disappearance and has to prove that he is not the man harassing women in Denton.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, David Gilman | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Robert Glenister, John Lyons

Votes: 107

46. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Benefit of the Doubt: Part 2 (2001)

74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Frosts turns his energies to solving the murder of a doctor found with medical waste and stand by his problematic new partner despite pressure from Mullet.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, David Gilman | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Robert Glenister, John Lyons

Votes: 98

47. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Bent Gear (1985)

TV-PG | 29 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Angie and Kathy let their feelings known. Pauline gets some test results and Mary is looking for work. DS Rich has more things to investigate. Ethel does Mary a good turn.

Writer: Rosemary Mason | Director: Sue Butterworth | Stars: Anita Dobson, Leslie Grantham, Letitia Dean, Andrew Johnson

Votes: 5

48. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Big Spender (1975)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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The Smith Brothers, a vicious group of mobsters, abandon their usual strong-arm tactics to run a parking ticket scam at a car park.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 37

49. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Black Run: Part 1 (2005)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The team revisits the murder conviction for a dirty cop obtained eight years earlier by Boyd when he discovers the inmate is dying of cancer.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 60

50. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Black Run: Part 2 (2005)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Despite his suspension for a hit-and-run charge, Boyd and the team continues to pursue the Vine case.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 51