Most Popular Titles With Lloyd Shirley


1. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

Votes: 1,952

2. 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.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,119

3. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,220

4. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 391

5. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

Votes: 778

6. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 3,402

7. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 394

8. The Quatermass Experiment (1953– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.4
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Professor Bernard Quatermass, Director General of the British Experimental Rocket Group, launches the first manned space flight from Australia. A malfunction sends the rocket and its three ... See full summary »

Stars: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 179

9. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 80

10. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

Votes: 111

11. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 145

12. Sweeney! (1977)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen

Votes: 706

13. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 30

14. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (1985)

Comedy, Family

7.8
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The misadventures of a nerdish teenage boy as recorded in his personal diary.

Stars: Gian Sammarco, Stephen Moore, Bill Fraser, Lindsey Stagg

Votes: 292

15. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 104

16. Sweeney 2 (1978)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 514

17. Lytton's Diary (1985–1986)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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Stars: Peter Bowles, Holly De Jong, Adam Norton, Harriet Keevil

Votes: 19

18. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.4
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 47

19. Hannay (1988–1989)

52 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Robert Powell, Christopher Scoular, Gavin Richards, Neville Phillips

Votes: 77

20. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987)

Comedy

8.0
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Continuation of the rites of passage comedy drama about spotty teenager Adrian Mole. Set in the early eighties, Adrian's Mum (now played by Lulu) and Dad are back together but while trying ... See full summary »

Stars: Natasha Bell, Su Elliot, Doris Hare, Joseph Howard

Votes: 71

21. Paradise Postponed (1986 TV Mini-Series)

569 min | Drama

8.4
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A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies - and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?

Stars: Paul Shelley, David Threlfall, Michael Hordern, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 89

22. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Votes: 59

23. The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.4
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Stars: Hugh Burden, Willoughby Goddard, Mona Bruce, Gillian Lewis

Votes: 34

24. Shadows of Fear (1970–1973)

60 min | Thriller

8.4
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Anthology series in which characters find themselves in weird and scary situations. Not evoked by the supernatural but by other people.

Stars: Ray Smith, Michael Craig, Ian Bannen, Peter Barkworth

Votes: 17

25. Armchair Cinema (1973– )

90 min | Drama

7.6
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British television drama anthology series of single plays.

Stars: Tom Bell, James Laurenson, John Thaw, Patrick Mower

Votes: 10

26. Man at the Top (1970– )

60 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Zena Walker, Paul Hardwick, Avice Landone

Votes: 24

27. Napoleon and Love (1974 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A dramatized account of Napoleon's love life and his many women; from first-love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine, liaisons with actresses, his love for the beautiful patriotic Marie ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles, Ronald Hines

Votes: 53

28. Ending Up (1989 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A traditional rural English Christmas, reluctantly spent with the predominantly geriatric family (who all have their quirks and eccentricities) ends in tragedy after a practical joke goes ...

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: John Mills, Wendy Hiller, Michael Hordern, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 30

29. Singles (1988–1991)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Judy Loe, Eamon Boland, Susie Blake, Roger Rees

Votes: 12

30. Storyboard (1983– )

Drama

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Series of one-off dramas intended to serve as possible pilots.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Carol Royle, Liz Crowther, Penny Brownjohn

31. Ladies in Charge (1986– )

52 min

6.8
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Stars: Carol Royle, Julia Hills, Julia Swift, Graham Chinn

Votes: 11

32. King & Castle (1986– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Tough ex-cop Ronald King sets up a debt collection agency with a naive young partner, David Castle, and find themselves embroiled in more than just unpaid bills.

Stars: Derek Martin, Nigel Planer, Mary Healey, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 10

33. Titmuss Regained (1991 TV Mini-Series)

60 min

7.2
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Stars: David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bill Oddie, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 53

34. Imaginary Friends (1987 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy

6.5
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The travails of a sociologist who sets out to debunk a spiritualist cult.

Stars: Fabia Drake, Patsy Rowlands, Billie Whitelaw, Liz Smith

Votes: 6

35. Frontier (1968– )

55 min | Adventure, Drama

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Stars: Gary Bond, Paul Eddington, James Maxwell, Patrick O'Connell

36. Tempo (1961–1968)

7.0
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Arts programme.

Stars: David Mahlowe, Alan Dell, Antony Hopkins, Derek Hart

Votes: 6

37. The Fourth Floor (1986 TV Mini-Series)

180 min

7.1
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Two super cop detectives operating from Scotland Yard's infamous 'fourth floor' follow a crooked accountant, leading to a trail of blackmail, heroin shipments,contract killers, extortion, ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Fulford, Richard Graham, Brian Cox, Dimitri Andreas

Votes: 31

38. Making News (1990– )

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Stars: Clive Arrindell, Charlotte Attenborough, Ian Bleasdale, Tom Cotcher

39. London Embassy (1987 TV Mini-Series)

300 min

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Spencer Savage, newly released from his Malaysian duties, takes a position with the American embassy in London. He runs into several unusual diplomatic situations both within the embassy (... See full summary »

Stars: Kristoffer Tabori, Manning Redwood, Lou Hirsch, Cass Allan

40. A Better Class of Person (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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An Extract of Autobiography for Television

Director: Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Spencer Banks, Daniel Beales, Gary Capelin

Votes: 6

41. The ITV Play (1968– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Lori Wells, Alan Dobie, Bill Kenwright, Albert Welling

42. Journey of a Lifetime (1961– )

15 min

8.6
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Stars: John Bonney, Anne Lawson, Yusef Saad

Votes: 7

43. Pretorius (1987)

4.0
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Director: Alex Clarke | Stars: Cyril Appleton, Christopher Farries, Liz Goulding, Stephen Greif

Votes: 5

44. Man at the Top (1970– )
Episode: ...A Bit of Spare, Nothing Else (1971)

Drama

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Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Katy Manning, Ray Smith, Christopher Benjamin

45. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: A Copper Called Craven (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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DCI Alan Craven is accused of taking bribes. Things go from bad to worse as an internal investigation uncovers a questionable deposit in his bank account. Suspended from duty, Craven must clear his name or face criminal charges.

Director: William Brayne | Stars: George Sewell, Roger Rowland, Peter Jeffrey, Sheila Scott-Wilkenson

Votes: 8

46. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: A Dangerous Breed (1984)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Litten is up for promotion and he is desperate to prove himself to Galloway.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: John Salthouse, Eric Richard, Gary Olsen, Mark Wingett

Votes: 6

47. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: A Dangerous Point of View (1973)

52 min | Action, Drama

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While working on a case, a private detective is stabbed to death in a seedy apartment. Who was he watching for two weeks in the building opposite? And how did it lead to his death?

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Lois Baxter

48. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: A Death by the Sea (1973)

52 min | Action, Drama

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A romantic midnight swim leaves a man unconscious and his wife missing, presumed drowned. Van der Valk suspects that more than amorous intentions were at play that night, and he sets out to prove it.

Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Patrick Allen

49. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: A Fixed Address (1969)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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Just when Marker and his new landlady's relationship starts to bloom, her ex-husband returns after 7 years, jeapordising his new attempt at a detective agency, and his new home, where he must stay until the end of his parole.

Director: Kim Mills | Stars: Philip Brack, Alfred Burke, Pauline Delaney, Deborah Grant

Votes: 10

50. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: A Fluid Arrangement (1972)

Drama

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Director: Peter Duguid | Stars: Fanny Carby, Pat Heywood, Victor Maddern, Richard Pearson

51. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: A Friend in Need (1984)

51 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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When a spate of bomb hoaxes begin to threaten peace and harmony in Sun Hill, Brownlow becomes eager to find the hoax callers and stop chaos from breaking out.

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Eric Richard, John Salthouse, Mark Wingett, Colin Blumenau

Votes: 11

52. Frontier (1968– )
Episode: A Little Before His Time (1968)

55 min | Adventure, Drama

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Stars: Peter Barkworth, Gary Bond, Paul Eddington, James Maxwell

53. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Lot of Bull and a Pat on the Back (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Arthur and Terry are hired by two farmers to transport a prize bull but when they find that it has been stolen Terry persuades Arthur to take a hated trip to the countryside to retrieve it ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Diana Malin, Gennie Nevinson

Votes: 20

54. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: A Man of No Importance (1973)

51 min | Action, Drama

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When a dead man turns up on the deck of a canal barge, everyone is ready to dismiss him as a nonentity. The commissaris disagrees. Before Van der Valk can find out what happened to the man, though, he first must discover his identity.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Sydney Tafler

55. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )
Episode: A Message from the Deep Sea (1971)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Dr. Thorndyke is asked by a former student to help on his first murder case. A prostitute is murdered and it seemed to be a woman has killed the lady. Dr. Thorndyke helps find the actual murderer with the evidence available.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Neville, James Cossins, Bernard Archard, Terence Rigby

Votes: 39

56. Man at the Top (1970– )
Episode: A Mug Like Me (1972)

Drama

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Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Zena Walker, Janet Key, George Sewell

57. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Nice Little Wine (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Arthur buys a consignment of cheap red wine from dodgy wine merchant Clive Stannard but Clive is robbed of his takings by a masseuse at his hotel and suspects Arthur, sending a heavy after ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Peter Jeffrey, Rachel Davies

Votes: 24

58. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Number of Old Wives Tales (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Arthur and Terry are initially surprised that the apparently confident and successful businessman Clive Cosgrove should be so apprehensive about getting married. Until, that is, the truth ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Patrick Mower, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 24

59. Hannay (1988–1989)
Episode: A Point of Honour (1988)

Drama

7.9
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Director: Guy Slater | Stars: Robert Powell, Geraldine Alexander, Terrence Hardiman, Ann Curthoys

Votes: 7

60. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )
Episode: A Present from Leipzig (1984)

51 min | Drama

8.4
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A stolen Russian icon leads Palfrey to the door of a wealthy industrialist who makes periodic trips to the Eastern Bloc. Why did the man not report the theft? And why is a young East German visiting his home?

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Votes: 10

61. Storyboard (1983– )
Episode: A Question of Commitment (1989)

Drama

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The trouble with being a spy, is sometimes you come to wonder who's doing the spying and who is the spied upon.

Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Clive Wood, Donald Burton, Amanda Elwes, Tim Wylton

62. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: A Room in Town (1970)

Drama

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Edwin's midlife crisis sees him keeping a room in town to entertain his girlfriend. Due to his carelessness his wife finds out and plans revenge.

Director: Guy Verney | Stars: Dawn Addams, Terence Alexander, Gabrielle Blunt, Mary Burleigh

63. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: A Rose for Mr Reinhart (1973)

49 min | Action, Drama

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Arlette's intuition proves truer than her husband's after a young woman is threatened in the park. Van der Valk tries to atone for his mistake by hounding the prominent Amsterdam ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Sydney Tafler

64. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Star Is Gorn (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Pressurized pop star Zack Zolar fakes his own death and Terry tries to protect him from his ruthless manager and producer, both of whom seek to exploit him by releasing his 'posthumous' ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Mel Smith, Primi Townsend

Votes: 19

65. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Tethered Goat (1979)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Terry starts work as the bodyguard for Bassam Sayin, a Lebanese businessman and diplomat, but the two men do not get on, and, when the safe house in which they are staying is raided by ... See full summary »

Director: James Gatward | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Lee Montague, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 28

66. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: A Touch of the Victorians (1972)

Drama

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Director: Peter Duguid | Stars: Hilda Barry, Frederick Bennett, June Brown, Leslie Dwyer

67. Man at the Top (1970– )
Episode: A Very Desirable Property (1972)

Drama

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Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Zena Walker, Paul Hardwick, Colin Welland

68. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Well Fashioned Fit-Up (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Terry is engaged to act as minder for the fashion collection of buyer Ronald Shyver, guarding his warehouse overnight but as he has another appointment Arthur agrees to take his place. Next... See full summary »

Director: Jim Hill | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Sara Sugarman, Stanley Meadows

Votes: 17

69. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: A Young Man in Trouble (1970)

Drama

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Director: James Gatward | Stars: Isobel Black, Jack Connell, Patricia Driscoll, Kitty Fitzgerald

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

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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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.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Janet Key

Votes: 41

71. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Accidental (1977)

Action, Drama

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A man is reported missing by his wife and van Der valk goes about finding him.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Barry Foster, Joanna Dunham, Nigel Stock, Freddie Jones

72. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: According to the Rules (1974)

Drama

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Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Liam Redmond, Oliver Maguire, James Berwick, Des Cave

73. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Aces High and Sometimes Very Low (1979)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Professional gambler Maurice Michaelson is barred from the casino where he has broken the bank and he is later robbed of his winnings. He sells Arthur his car for stake money and, minded by... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Anthony Valentine, Dimitri Andreas

Votes: 29

74. Hannay (1988–1989)
Episode: Act of riot (1988)

Drama

7.4
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Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Robert Powell, Phyllis Logan, Oliver Cotton, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 7

75. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Alien (1974)

Action, Crime

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Gunter Hellman, a student revolutionary, is allowed into Britain with his wife Gisela to continue his studies. The condition of his entry permit states that he must not engage in political ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: George Sewell, Patrick Mower, Frederick Jaeger, Damien Thomas

76. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: All About Scoring, Innit? (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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When footballer Danny Varrow wants to sell his story to the press Arthur is only too happy to act as broker and gets Terry to mind him. Unfortunately Danny is a hopeless gambler who is ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Karl Howman, Adrienne Posta

Votes: 17

77. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: All Mod Cons (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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A landlady named Kate asks Terry to provide the muscle to help her remove a young couple of squatters. However Terry comes to realize that Kate is in the wrong and is illegally evicting the... See full summary »

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Michael Robbins, Annette Lynton

Votes: 26

78. Man at the Top (1970– )
Episode: All Very Hush, Hush (1972)

Drama

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Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Zena Walker, Paul Hardwick, Avice Landone

79. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: All the King's Men (1973)

52 min | Action, Crime

8.5
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When a psychotic ex-CID officer barricades himself and a hostage in an office building, lacing it with multiple bombs, Craven and the Special Branch team are called in. Time ticks down as ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Vance | Stars: George Sewell, Roger Rowland, Geoffrey Bayldon, Ursula Howells

Votes: 6

80. London Embassy (1987– )
Episode: An Unofficial English Rose (1987)

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Director: David Giles | Stars: Kristoffer Tabori, Manning Redwood, Lou Hirsch, Jonathan Adams

81. Paradise Postponed (1986– )
Episode: And a Happy New Year to You, Too! (1986)

50 min | Drama

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The extended Simcox clan gathers at the rectory for Christmas, while the Titmusses join the Fanners. But the season's goodwill proves in short supply. Agnes learns disturbing news about ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Michael Hordern, Annette Crosbie, Peter Egan, Paul Shelley

82. Titmuss Regained (1991– )
Episode: And the Next Day (1991)

51 min

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Titmuss addresses the threat posed by his ambitious and scheming junior minister, but he's preoccupied by the man competing for his wife's affections. Titmuss goes to extraordinary lengths ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bill Oddie, Peter Capaldi

83. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Another Bride, Another Groom (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.7
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Arthur is organizing the limousine for his niece Trina's wedding with Terry as the chauffeur. To Terry's annoyance Arthur decides they must use the car to get rid of a load of pornographic ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Warren Clarke, Ian Hogg

Votes: 26

84. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: Anywhere But England, Old Boy (1972)

Drama

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Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Denise Buckley, Denholm Elliott, John Gabriel, Jean Harvey

85. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Around the Corner (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Arthur's get-rich-quick schemes are, as usual, going nowhere fast. He invests in a racing greyhound which he calls Daley's Deal but it is a non-starter. Furthermore his efforts to make a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Patrick Malahide, Peter Childs

Votes: 20

86. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Arthur Is Dead, Long Live Arthur (1985)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.7
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Faced with a huge tax bill, Arthur fakes his own death by drowning and hides out in a hotel but Chisholm is suspicious as there is no body, Arthur's creditors steal what he owes them, his ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 23

87. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Assault (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime

8.0
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Haggerty's father is beaten into a coma in the latest of a series of attacks on travelers. At first the case falls outside of Special Branch's jurisdiction, but when sensitive government ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: George Sewell, Patrick Mower, Roger Rowland, Richard Butler

Votes: 8

88. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Back in Good Old England (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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When Jack 'Oily' Wragg, a villain who has fled the country, returns to London, Terry is in two minds as to whether to welcome him or not. That is, until it transpires that Wragg has come ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Pete Postlethwaite, George Layton

Votes: 26

89. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Bad Apple (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Haskins is concerned that, in an adjacent manor, crooks seem to be getting nicked and then released without charge. Posing as an ex-con Regan follows a lead to the Blue Parrot club, haunt ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Norman Jones

Votes: 32

90. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Bait (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Regan is staking out vicious robber Vic Tolman and his girl-friend Lyn Hurst, who have stolen the wages from the firm where Lyn worked. A surveillance is in progress on the flat belonging ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Roberson | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, George Sewell, Barbara Ewing

Votes: 33

91. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Big Brother (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Suspect Andy Deacon collapses whilst Regan is interviewing him and a doctor claims that his injuries were caused by an assault. Whilst Regan never touched him, he is suspected of giving the... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Michael Robbins

Votes: 30

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

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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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.

Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 43

93. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: Blind Alleys, Clogged Roads (1987)

Crime, Drama

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PC Jim Carver is sent to the morgue to investigate a suspicious drowning. DI Roy Galloway and DC Mike Dashwood are reprimanded by a judge presiding over a fraud case.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: John Salthouse, Eric Richard, Tony Scannell, Jon Iles

94. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Blue Notes (1972)

52 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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When a world-famous Dutch violinist returns to Amsterdam for a rare performance, he receives a series of death threats. Someone even smashes his Stradivarius. Van der Valk can't fathom why ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Miller | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 8

95. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Blueprint for Murder (1973)

50 min | Action, Crime

7.4
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A South African diplomat visits London, and the men of Special Branch are assigned to protect him from an anticipated assassination attempt. But DCI Craven worries about Sgt. North's ... See full summary »

Director: William Brayne | Stars: George Sewell, Patrick Mower, Roger Rowland, Kenneth J. Warren

Votes: 5

96. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Broken Arrow (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Arthur encounters Dafydd, a young Welshman who is a superb darts player and enters him for a contest, where he gets nobbled. Undeterred Arthur decides to manage Dafydd and enter him for a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Sean Mathias, Edward Peel

Votes: 16

97. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: Brown Skin Gal, Stay Home and Mind Bay-Bee (1971)

Drama

7.5
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In this sad world where words unspoken do more damage than words spoken too much, a woman and her lodger are destined to stay on separate paths.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Billie Whitelaw, Donal McCann, Anna Cropper, Ann Firbank

Votes: 11

98. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: Brownie Points (1987)

Crime, Drama

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PC Reg Hollis has been nominated for the position of the station's police federation representative. Meanwhile the "Tom Squad" are out in force, cracking down on prostitution in Sun Hill.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: John Salthouse, Eric Richard, Tony Scannell, Jon Iles

99. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: Burning the Books (1985)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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CID are on the trail of a thug who has stolen an important briefcase.

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: John Salthouse, Eric Richard, Tony Scannell, Jon Iles

Votes: 6

100. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Bury My Half at Waltham Green (1979)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Terry is hired to look after George Wilson, who is fresh out of prison and anxious that the other members of his gang do not find out where he buried their ill-gotten loot. Rose Mellors, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher King | Stars: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Nicky Henson, Ann Lynn

Votes: 34