Most Popular Titles With James Cossins


1. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams

Votes: 80,308 | Gross: $20.97M

2. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 7,295

3. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, William Roache, Simon Gregson, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,913

4. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,954

5. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 189,566 | Gross: $52.77M

6. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 67,723

7. Emmerdale Farm (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Elizabeth Estensen, Antony Audenshaw

Votes: 2,188

8. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British Police television 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: 1,269

9. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.

Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 1,787

10. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Votes: 12,833 | Gross: $13.03M

11. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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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: 1,355

12. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).

Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 2,050

13. Melody (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie

Votes: 2,079

14. Raw Meat (1972)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.0
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There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney

Votes: 2,866

15. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, José Luis de Vilallonga

Votes: 4,697

16. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 904

17. 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.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 923

18. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 2,310

19. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 342

20. Love Thy Neighbour (1972–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A white working-class socialist has his world turned upside down when an educated black man moves in next door.

Stars: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams

Votes: 374

21. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror

5.8
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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

Directors: Seth Holt, Michael Carreras | Stars: Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, James Villiers, Hugh Burden

Votes: 2,170

22. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 176

23. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 137

24. The Lost Continent (1968)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Porter's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Carreras, Leslie Norman | Stars: Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley

Votes: 1,322

25. How I Won the War (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague

Votes: 1,953

26. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 201

27. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,113

28. Young Winston (1972)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier, Ronald Hines

Votes: 1,601

29. Wuthering Heights (1970)

G | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Doomed lovers Catherine and Heathcliff are torn apart by their own selfishness and hate.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Anna Calder-Marshall, Timothy Dalton, Harry Andrews, Pamela Brown

Votes: 1,413

30. Citizen Smith (1977–1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting London, a self proclaimed Urban Guerilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. Leading a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid, Tony Millan

Votes: 539

31. Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Joan Hickson, Caroline Blakiston, Helena Michell, James Cossins

Votes: 1,170

32. The Likely Lads (1964–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Don McKillop, Bartlett Mullins

Votes: 562

33. Villain (1971)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport, Donald Sinden

Votes: 854

34. Bless This House (1971–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Bless This House centres on life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (... See full summary »

Stars: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson, Robin Stewart

Votes: 534

35. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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: 427

36. 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: 163

37. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

Votes: 329

38. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter

Votes: 520

39. Fall of Eagles (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties, the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 419

40. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Long-running British sitcom about James Shelley - an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed 'professional freelance layabout'. Following his battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady and his girlfriend Fran.

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 139

41. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.

Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

Votes: 365

42. Sphinx (1981)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs: murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Frank Langella, Maurice Ronet, John Gielgud

Votes: 972 | Gross: $2.02M

43. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 218

44. 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: 90

45. The Anniversary (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins

Votes: 1,800

46. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Clifford Parrish, Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer

Votes: 127

47. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Joey Davidson

Votes: 44

48. The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.

Director: Jimmy Sangster | Stars: Ralph Bates, Kate O'Mara, Veronica Carlson, Dennis Price

Votes: 1,643

49. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 64

50. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 44

51. Woof! (1989–1997)

30 min | Family

7.1
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A young boy becomes a dog from time to time.

Stars: Liza Goddard, Adam Roper, Punch, Edward Fidoe

Votes: 185

52. Fear in the Night (1972)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys' school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man, but nobody believes her.

Director: Jimmy Sangster | Stars: Judy Geeson, Joan Collins, Ralph Bates, Peter Cushing

Votes: 1,113

53. Just William (1976– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and -worse- the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Dannatt, Diana Fairfax, Michael McVey, Hugh Cross

Votes: 41

54. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.1
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Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Peter Cook, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Fraser, Vanessa Howard

Votes: 494

55. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 40

56. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.6
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 73

57. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 57

58. The Pickwick Papers (1985– )

360 min | Drama

7.3
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A twelve-part BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens first novel. The story follows Samuel Pickwick and three other members of The Pickwick Club as they travel throughout the English countryside... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Stock, Clive Swift, Alan Parnaby, Jeremy Nicholas

Votes: 145

59. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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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: 56

60. A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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During the Cold War, the British and Soviet intelligence services attempt to out-fox one another using the homesick double-agent Krasnevin as pawn in the complex spy-game.

Directors: Anthony Mann, Laurence Harvey | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Tom Courtenay, Mia Farrow, Harry Andrews

Votes: 551

61. Privilege (1967)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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Steven Shorter is the ultimate British music star. His music is listened to by everyone from pre-teens to grandparents. He has no trace of public bad habits or drug involvement. Everyone in... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, William Job

Votes: 876

62. Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984 TV Movie)

72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Sherlock Holmes has retired. But when MacDonald asks him to take on another case, he says yes. There have been some mysterious murders, and there are no visible causes for the deaths. At ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Mills, Anne Baxter, Ray Milland

Votes: 313

63. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

Votes: 41

64. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

65. Unnatural Causes (1993 TV Movie)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Commander Dalgleish of Scotland Yard investigates the apparent murder of a well-known author who is found floating in a dinghy with his hands chopped off. The man, Maurice Seton, had ... See full summary »

Director: John Davies | Stars: Roy Marsden, Simon Chandler, Kenneth Colley, Mel Martin

Votes: 195

66. Dombey & Son (1983– )

30 min

7.2
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The dream of Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company, is to have a son to continue his business. Tragically, Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth to their son.

Stars: Julian Glover, Shirley Cain, Zelah Clarke, Kenton Moore

Votes: 90

67. The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.5
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Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn

Votes: 1,479

68. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes, Jane Booker

Votes: 57

69. Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (1974–1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Selwyn Froggitt, a well read clumsy buffoon smashes his way through his sleepy Yorkshire village of Scarsdale in these 30 minute 1970's comedies. Starring Bill Maynard in the title role, he... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Maynard, Megs Jenkins, Robert Keegan, Richard Davies

Votes: 81

70. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Votes: 38

71. Strange Report (1968– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Votes: 102

72. Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1983–1985)

30 min | Comedy

5.1
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James 'Jim' London becomes a man of property when a relative dies, leaving him the run-down Victorian abode of 17 Railway Terrace, in Elephant and Castle (south London). He's troubled by ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Davidson, John Bardon, Brian Hall, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 57

73. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 44

74. Compact (1962–1965)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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This series was set in the offices of a glossy women's magazine. It was one of several attempts by the BBC to invent a soap opera to rival Coronation Street. Until Eastenders, none really took off.

Stars: Frances Bennett, Robert Desmond, Ronald Allen, Louise Dunn

Votes: 5

75. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Henry Plantagenet (later King Henry II), sees his opportunity to seize the crown of England and create a kingdom of law and order.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox

Votes: 55

76. Otley (1969)

M | 91 min | Comedy

6.2
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Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Romy Schneider, Alan Badel, James Villiers

Votes: 275

77. Immaculate Conception (1992)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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A childless Western couple visit a fertility shrine in Karachi run by eunuchs and set off a huge culture clash.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: James Wilby, Melissa Leo, Shabana Azmi, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 80

78. The Public Eye (1972)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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When a straight-laced British accountant marries a free-spirited American, he starts trying to change her. His wife doesn't keep regular hours, so he suspects an affair and hires a ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mia Farrow, Topol, Michael Jayston, Margaret Rawlings

Votes: 432

79. Shadows (1975–1978)

Family, Horror

8.1
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Anthology series of scary stories for children.

Stars: Neville Barber, Gwyneth Strong, George Waring, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 49

80. Dear Mother... ...Love Albert (1969– )

25 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Rodney Bewes, Garfield Morgan, Sheila White, Geraldine Newman

Votes: 6

81. My Brother Jonathan (1985– )

50 min | Drama

7.5
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My Brother Jonathan is a 1985 BBC five part mini-series that relates the story of an idealistic doctor, Jonathan Dakkers, in the coal country of England during the period around WW1 and a love triangle.

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Benedict Taylor, Helen Ryan, Caroline Bliss

Votes: 40

82. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 23

83. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 26

84. Under the Hammer (1993– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Life at a London art-auction house.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

Votes: 28

85. The Man in Room 17 (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

8.1
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Crime series about a secret government department, "Room 17", set up to deal with crimes that baffle police and government agencies. Headed by veteran World War II Agent Oldenshaw, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Vernon, Michael Aldridge, Denholm Elliott, Willoughby Goddard

Votes: 18

86. Say Hello to Yesterday (1971)

GP | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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An affluent, middle-aged housewife in a failing marriage is romantically pursued by a young man while running errands in London.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Jean Simmons, Leonard Whiting, Evelyn Laye, Derek Francis

Votes: 108

87. Churchill's People (1974– )

50 min | Drama

6.4
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An historical anthology series based on "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", Winston Churchill's four volume history of Britain and its former colonies.

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bernard Hepton, Geoffrey Matthews, Daniel Brian

Votes: 14

88. Strangers and Brothers (1984– )

55 min | Drama

7.2
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As World War II looms in Europe, an ambitious young English lawyer embarks on his tempestuous career, and even stormier romantic life.

Stars: Shaughan Seymour, Paul Hastings, Edward Hardwicke, Sheila Ruskin

Votes: 43

89. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 16

90. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 17

91. Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull (1982– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: John Moulder-Brown, Magali Noël, Hans Heinz Moser, Pierre Doris

Votes: 91

92. Man at the Top (1970– )

60 min | Drama

6.9
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Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Zena Walker, Paul Hardwick, Avice Landone

Votes: 25

93. Number 10 (1983– )

52 min | Drama

8.4
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Drama series about the private lives of seven British prime ministers who lived in Number 10 Downing Street between the 1780s and the 1920s: William Pitt the Younger, the Duke of Wellington... See full summary »

Stars: Neville Barber, Bernard Archard, Jeremy Brett, Denis Quilley

Votes: 22

94. Pretenders (1972– )

13 min | Adventure

7.3
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In England in 1685, two children are caught up in the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion against King James II. The series followed their various adventures, leading up to the climatic battle of Sedgemoor.

Stars: Frederick Jaeger, Curtis Arden, Elizabeth Robillard, James Cossins

Votes: 10

95. Prince Regent (1979– )

50 min

8.2
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The life and times of George (1762-1830), Prince of Wales, from his early days of debauchery to his ascent to the throne as George IV. His two marriages (one legal, one not), his mistresses... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Egan, Bosco Hogan, Nigel Davenport, Frances White

Votes: 19

96. Call Me Mister (1986– )

50 min | Crime

7.6
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Australian ex-cop Bartholomew (Bisley) goes to Britain when he discovers he is heir to a family title, not really getting on with his newly discovered family he starts working as a private Detective.

Stars: Steve Bisley, David Bamber, Dulice Liecier, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 20

97. Timon of Athens (1981 TV Movie)

128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Fortune, John Bird, Tony Jay, David Kinsey

Votes: 80

98. Marked Personal (1973– )

30 min

8.0
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Afternoon show about the dramas that enfold around the human resources department of a large organization.

Stars: Heather Chasen, Stephanie Beacham, Frankie Jordan, Carl Rigg

Votes: 6

99. A Day Out (1972 TV Movie)

49 min

7.6
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A Day Out - Alan Bennett's debut play for television follows the members of a Halifax cycling club, on an outing from Halifax to the ruins of Fountains Abbey. Set in the summer of 1911 and projects an idyllic vision of Edwardian England .

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: David Waller, James Cossins, John Normington, Philip Locke

Votes: 76

100. Menace (1970–1973)

75 min | Thriller

8.8
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This is a series of thrillers designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Stars: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 13