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1. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

6.0
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sue Nicholls

3. Scott & Bailey (2011– )

45 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

Creators: Sally Wainwright, Diane Taylor | Stars: Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Amelia Bullmore, David Prosho

4. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

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

8.4
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler (Simm) wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Creators: Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan, Ashley Pharoah | Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

5. Boy A (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.7
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75 Metascore

The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.

Writers: Jonathan Trigell, Mark O'Rowe | Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

6. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

7. Lost Christmas (2011)

89 min | Drama

7.1
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Orphaned the previous Christmas young Goose looks after his demented grandma, selling stolen goods to soft-hearted fence Frank on his Manchester estate. One Christmas Eve Goose meets ... See full summary »

Writers: John Hay, David Logan | Director: John Hay | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Jason Flemyng, Geoffrey Palmer, Sorcha Cusack

8. State of Play (2003 TV Mini-Series)

57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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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.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

9. Looking for Eric (2009)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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66 Metascore

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

Writer: Paul Laverty | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns

10. Blue Murder (2003–2009)

138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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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.

Creator: Cath Staincliffe | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Paul Loughran, Nicholas Murchie

11. West Is West (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country.

Writer: Ayub Khan-Din | Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Robert Pugh

12. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

13. Longford (2006 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Lee Boardman, Jim Broadbent, Tam Dean Burn, Lindsay Duncan

14. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

15. Prime Suspect 3 (1993 TV Mini-Series)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

16. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, David O'Hara, Julia Lane, John Brobbey

17. Wittgenstein (1993)

72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

Writers: Derek Jarman, Terry Eagleton, Ken Butler | Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Clancy Chassay, Jill Balcon, Sally Dexter, Gina Marsh

18. Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Writer: Paul Laverty | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar

19. Bob & Rose (2001– )

47 min | Drama, Comedy

7.9
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A witty, touching comedy-drama about a thirtysomething gay man who is surprised to find himself falling in love with a woman.

Stars: Alan Davies, Lesley Sharp, Jessica Hynes, Katy Cavanagh

20. The Whisperers (1967)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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The title refers to the creatures a very poor addled old lady (Dame Edith Evans) imagines in her paranoid fantasies. They lurk behind every drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. They listen ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Nicolson, Bryan Forbes | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Edith Evans, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Jack Austin

21. A Kind of Loving (1962)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into ... See full summary »

Writers: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse, Stan Barstow | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

22. Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land (2000 Video)

81 min | Documentary, Sport

5.6
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Official feature-length film tracing the fortunes of the Manchester United football team during the 1999/2000 season, the season after winning the treble. Includes footage of the training ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Potter | Stars: Emma Adams, Steve Adams, Eammon Atkinson, Sue Atkinson

23. Territory (I) (2014)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Salford, Manchester - Ashley's been suspended from school. Stoney is looking for drugs. And Kieren and Sammy are bored. It's a typical Friday night - Until a new arrival changes everything.

Writer: Reuben Johnson | Director: Reuben Johnson | Stars: Reuben Johnson, Benedict Fogarty, Michael Parr, Iain McKee

24. Diary of a Bad Lad (2010)

92 min | Comedy, Crime

4.2
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Frustrated filmmaker, Barry Lick, and a crew of film school wannabees, attempt to make a documentary about a local businessman who he believes is involved in property rackets, prostitution, pornography and drugs.

Writer: Jonathan Williams | Director: Michael Booth | Stars: Joe O'Byrne, Paul Birtwistle, Donna Henry, Roxanne Gregory

25. Fame Is the Spur (1947)

Passed | 96 min | Drama

6.9
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A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Writers: Howard Spring, Nigel Balchin | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles, Carla Lehmann

26. A Mancunian Story (2012)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.9
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A new breed of Football Hooligans gear up for The Manchester Derby with Violence imminent.

Writers: Scott Perry, Craig Quinn | Director: Craig Quinn | Stars: Craig Quinn, Robert Chowdhry-John, Jarreau Benjamin, Faz Aoufi

27. Factory: Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: John Simm, Jellybean Benítez, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris

28. Atomic Kitten: Kitten Diaries (2002 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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Director: Mike Cockayne | Stars: Jenny Frost, Natasha Hamilton, Liz McClarnon

29. Child Chain Smoker (2007 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

7.0
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Joel is 13 years old, and has been smoking since he was 8. Filmmaker James Routh follows his progress as he tries to give up his habit.

Director: James Routh | Stars: Helen Nelson, Emma Parker, Joel Parker, Pam Parker

30. Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders (2009)

33 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

8.8
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Manchester. Present day. The supernatural crime hub of the twenty-first century, home of Detective Mark 'Mac' Macready. When Macready wakes from a coma he was brutally put into by an unseen... See full summary »

Writers: Sean Candon, Paul Feeney, Ryan McDermott | Director: Sean Candon | Stars: Ryan McDermott, Paul Feeney, Charlotte Fellows, Nathan Head

31. How to Say I Love You. (2009)

8 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Two strangers meet in a park and strike up an unlikely and intimate conversation.

Writer: Scout Stuart | Directors: Francesca Sophia, Scout Stuart | Stars: Sam Lucas Smith, Nicola Potts

32. Life as I Know It (2010– )

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A teen drama series about what life is really like at a British university. The people you meet, the arguments you have and the drama that happens when you first move away from home.

Stars: Shafiq Mirza, Jennifer Quinn, Brennan Reece, Leila Reid

33. SouthSide (2003)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The story's central character Billy Sheers, runs away from Manchester to hide out on the mean streets of south London. He's hiding from his ex girlfriends dad 'Brian Burns' a big time gangster from the north of England.

Writer: M.J. McMahon | Director: M.J. McMahon | Stars: Dan Ashton, Waleed Elgadi, Stephen Lockwood, Joanna Maw

34. 25Gs (2008)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Johnny has lost £25,000. It all happened so fast: he just put it down for a second and then it was gone. It wasn't his to lose. He turns to his brother Del for salvation from his criminal ... See full summary »

Writer: Andy Hall | Director: Baldwin Li | Stars: Joe Moan, Steve Garry, Helen Kennedy, Laura Danielle Sharp

35. Ice Lolly (2013 Video)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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When Matt chats up Lisa for a bet he sees himself as the winner when he prevails but there is more to Lisa than meets the eye. After Matt meets Lisa's father the crazed ''Ice Lolly Ian'' things take a turn for the weirder.

Writer: Craig Quinn | Director: Craig Quinn | Stars: Cheryl Emlay, Jack Kenna, Ryan Lever, Phillip Mulhern

36. Charlie the Splendid (2014)

29 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

The year is 1984. The city is Manchester. Margaret Thatcher is in power and unemployment is on the rise. Hard times are nigh. A foreign species is sending a soldier on a mission to Mother ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian McNulty, Callum Scott-Dyson | Directors: Brian McNulty, Callum Scott-Dyson | Stars: Harry Dyer, Matthew Stead, Josh Morter, Andre Burton-March

37. I Am Gordon Burns (2013)

3 min | Short, Comedy

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Gordon Burns interviews Andi Googleheim (Once Used #1 fan) about his his meteoric rise to fame. Comedy parody starring Gordon Burns and Ted Robbins from Extremely Strange Pictures.

Director: Jean-Paul Bankes-Mercer | Stars: Shireen Ashton, Gordon Burns, Ted Robbins

38. Untitled: The Last Day of the Premier League (2012)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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It's the final day of The Barclay's Premier League. Manchester City & Manchester United sit atop of the table separated only by goal difference. United are away at Sunderland, whilst City ... See full summary »

Writer: Ed Kear | Director: Kris Thompson | Stars: Charles Bennett, Ed Kear, Ollie Pearson, Eddie Webber

39. Mancattan (2009)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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Writers: Colin Warhurst, Phil Drinkwater | Directors: Phil Drinkwater, Colin Warhurst | Stars: Phil Drinkwater, Colin Warhurst, Hazel Earle, Vincent Heselwood

40. Imagining Love (2009)

20 min | Short

6.7
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An ambient story which works as a puzzle between 4 very different characters, by offering up ideas of imagination, false reality, escape from modern day pressures, and love.

Writer: Nick Gillespie | Director: Nick Gillespie | Stars: Lauren Pressdee, Dominic Woodward, Steve Garry, Ian The Fish

41. Your State of Emergency (2008)

30 min | Short, Drama

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Your state of Emergency explores what happens when the War on Terror reaches your doorstep.

Writer: Mark Ashmore | Director: Mark Ashmore | Stars: Audrey Ardington, Mark Ashmore, Catherine Hamill

42. Final Payment (2006)

3 min | Short, Action

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John has to pay his loan-shark, but today he has a plan to sort out all his problems and make one FINAL PAYMENT.

Writer: Ian Vernon | Director: Ian Vernon | Stars: Hylton Collins, Gary Johnson

43. Hotpots II: Second Helpings (2013)

15 min | Short, Comedy

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The return of Percy and Bernard. This time they are out for Bernard's birthday to the local pub but when they do not sell Kebabs its a downhill slope.

Writer: John Clarkson | Director: Lee Bolton | Stars: Lee Bolton, Graham Cheadle, John Clarkson, Ryan Lever

44. Coming Up (2003– )
Episode: Bed Bugs (2003)

25 min | Drama

7.5
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A young man runs away from his pregnant fiancée. He meets and falls in love Max. will he tell his girlfriend and come to terms with his homosexuality?

Writer: Jane Pugh | Directors: Andrea Arnold, Andrew Arnold | Stars: Amber Sealey, Dominic Carter, Ben Homewood, Tim Smith

45. Cracker (1993–1996)
Episode: Best Boys: Part 1 (1995)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Stuart Grady, a lonely factory foreman, befriends a young male employee and the disturbed runaway involves them both in murder.

Creator: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: John Simm, Suzy Yannis, Liam Cunningham, Geraldine Somerville

46. Blue Murder (2003–2009)
Episode: Desperate Measures (2007)

68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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DCI Jeanine Lewis and her team investigate the murder of Dr. Donald Haliwell who was shot as he was leaving his surgery. There are several possible suspects. He had just been exonerated at ... See full summary »

Creator: Cath Staincliffe | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Paul Loughran, Nicholas Murchie

47. StreetMate (1998– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1998)

25 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Davina McCall, Aaron Emerson

48. Destroyed in Seconds (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2009)

Documentary, Reality-TV

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Air collisions include a Mig 29 sliced in half by its wingman, a Boeing 720 test crash and fireball, a hot air balloon snared but a transmission tower and, incredibly, a speedboat colliding... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Bailey | Star: Ron Pitts

49. Football Focus (2001– )
Episode: Episode #13.34 (2014)

Sport, Talk-Show

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Director: Colm Harty | Stars: Dan Walker, Mark Lawrenson, Stuart Pearce, Steph Houghton

50. Blue Murder (2003–2009)
Episode: Hit and Run (2004)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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DCI Lewis finds that a hit-and-run she witnessed that killed a young girl and the mutilation murder of an illegal immigrant lap dancer may be linked.

Creator: Cath Staincliffe | Director: Pip Broughton | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Paul Loughran, Nicholas Murchie