Most Voted Titles With James Grout


1. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 11,141

2. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 8,815

3. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 7,446

4. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 5,024

5. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,537

6. 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: 1,771

7. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 1,744

8. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

8.1
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Political satire about a television news company.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 967

9. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

Votes: 845

10. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does he is driving his long ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 634

11. The Box of Delights (1984– )

30 min | Family, Fantasy

8.4
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Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger when he ... See full summary »

Stars: Devin Stanfield, Robert Stephens, Geoffrey Larder, Jonathan Stephens

Votes: 531

12. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Dead of Jericho (1987)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Anne Stavely, a friend of Morse's, ostensibly commits suicide at her home in Jericho, though Morse isn't convinced.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gemma Jones, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 515

13. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Warwick

Votes: 498

14. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Remorseful Day (2000)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An ailing Morse involves himself in a year old cold murder case of a nymphomaniac is when persons of interest connected with it turn up dead.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Meg Davies, Eddie Webber

Votes: 463

15. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Masonic Mysteries (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Morse finds himself framed for murder by an unknown mastermind and suspended as Lewis is seconded to DCI Bottomley, who is in charge of the case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Madelaine Newton, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 462

16. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985– )

320 min | Drama

8.8
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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. Trevor tries to buy some jazz records but this leads to ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Dominic Jephcott, Terence Rigby

Votes: 426

17. Loophole (1981)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.9
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When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

Director: John Quested | Stars: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Colin Blakely

Votes: 417

18. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Dead on Time (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A respected, dying Oxford don, husband of Morse's former fiancée, apparently shoots himself, but his doctor asserts that he was not capable of firing a gun.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Brendan O'Hea, David Haig

Votes: 405

19. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Last Seen Wearing (1988)

TV-MA | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When Morse is assigned a cold case of a runaway teenager from school, he suspects that the girl's been murdered.

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Peter McEnery, Suzanne Bertish

Votes: 405

20. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Second Time Around (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Morse links the killing of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner on the night of his retirement to the 18 year old cold case murder of an 8 year old girl.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Jenny Laird, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 402

21. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Death of the Self (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Morse looks to mix a little pleasure with business when he and Lewis are sent to Italy to look into the suspicious death of an English woman near Vicenza.

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Michael Kitchen, Christopher Hunter

Votes: 395

22. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: David Attenborough, Barry Paine, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 393

23. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Driven to Distraction (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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After two beautiful women are stabbed to death a month apart by the same killer, the only connection between the pair is their car dealership.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Julia Lane, Tariq Yunus

Votes: 387

24. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Wench Is Dead (1998)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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While Morse is in hospital for a bleeding ulcer, he takes an interest in an 1859 murder and becomes convinced its resolution was a miscarriage of justice.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: John Thaw, Lisa Eichhorn, James Grout, Louisa Lawrenson

Votes: 378

25. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deadly Slumber (1993)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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When the head of a medical clinic is found asphyxiated in his garage, the father of a one of his brain-dead patients becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Carol Starks, Jason Durr

Votes: 370

26. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Way Through the Woods (1995)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When a serial killer is murdered in prison, his deathbed confession disavows one of the murders he had previously confessed to. Morse wants to reopen the case.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gary Powell, Vivienne Ritchie

Votes: 366

27. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Promised Land (1991)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Morse and Lewis go to Australia to find a witness who has been in witness protection for ten years, but this is one witness who doesn't want to be found.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Con O'Neill

Votes: 363

28. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Cherubim & Seraphim (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A new drug developed to combat senility is ironically being distributed to teens at all-night parties and driving some to suicide.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Liza Walker, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 355

29. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Last Enemy (1989)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A headless, armless, footless body of a murdered academic is found in Oxford Canal and his investigation leads to petty hatred and jealousy among the local academia.

Director: James Scott | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Barry Foster

Votes: 348

30. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Twilight of the Gods (1993)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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When Gwladys Probert, a world renowned mezzo-soprano, is shot by a sniper at Oxford, Morse, one of her biggest fans, sees a link with an earlier murder of a freelance journalist.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sheila Gish, Elaine English

Votes: 342

31. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Death Is Now My Neighbour (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When the next-door neighbor of a murdered woman is also killed, Morse suspects the first shooting may have been an error.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Mark McGann, Julia Dalkin

Votes: 340

32. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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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: 336

33. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Daughters of Cain (1996)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An Oxford professor and fund raiser is stabbed to death at home with a weapon that is yet to be stolen from a university museum.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gabrielle Lloyd, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 336

34. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A surreal comedy series tracking the career of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 331

35. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Who Killed Harry Field? (1991)

TV-14 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Struggling artist Harry Field is found murdered and thrown off an overpass but recent rains and a dry body lead Morse to conclude he was killed over a week earlier.

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Trevor Byfield, John Castle

Votes: 331

36. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Day of the Devil (1993)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A sociopathic but clever murderer who believes in the occult escapes from prison and returns to Oxford, and it is up to Morse to stop him.

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Keith Allen, Harriet Walter

Votes: 330

37. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Absolute Conviction (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A convicted fraudster, one of three former business partners at an open prison, dies following an assault. Morse has to investigate the death while dealing with a brash subordinate and trying to avoid offending the prison authorities.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sean Bean, Diana Quick

Votes: 329

38. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Fat Chance (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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After a young woman aspiring to the priesthood dies while taking her exams, possibly from poison, Morse connects the death to a weight loss company.

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Maurice Denham, David Gant

Votes: 328

39. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Greeks Bearing Gifts (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Among the suspects in the murder of a Greek chef and his sister are a Ancient Greek scholar, a dodgy British entrepreneur, and a Greek shipping magnate.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Hazeldine, Mike Kremastoules

Votes: 316

40. Mother Love (1989– )

220 min

8.6
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A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is ... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Rigg, James Wilby, David McCallum, Fiona Gillies

Votes: 291

41. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 268

42. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 259

43. Covington Cross (1992– )

60 min | Adventure, History

7.8
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A drama series set in fourteenth century England, about the Grey family, Sir Thomas Grey and his children, dealing with issues of the day.

Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 221

44. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992–1994)

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Michael Kitchen, Suzanne Burden, Gerald James

Votes: 206

45. 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

46. Jason King (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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This spin-off from the earlier "Department S" continued the adventures of hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King. After leaving Department S, Jason settled down to a full-time career of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Anne Sharp, Ronald Lacey, Lee Patterson

Votes: 198

47. 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: 175

48. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Party Games (1984)

TV-Y | 61 min | Comedy

9.1
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Sir Humphrey Appleby receives his just reward when he's told by Sir Arnold Robinson that he is to be his successor as Cabinet Secretary. Jim Hacker has mixed feelings about the whole thing ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 171

49. 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: 162

50. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 152

51. 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: 138

52. 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

53. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 133

54. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

Votes: 130

55. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook "Budgie" Bird is the main character in this British television series of the early 1970s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 119

56. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 119

57. Thriller (1973–1976)
Episode: File It Under Fear (1973)

Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

7.5
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A strangler is on the loose and young women are being killed. There are several suspects and Liz Morris, the local librarian, is the only one who can provide clues.

Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Maureen Lipman, Richard O'Callaghan, James Grout, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 92

58. Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (1979– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

8.3
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Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is a man who is very careful and very determined. And he is especially determined to not get caught committing the perfect murder of his wife. In the end he succeeds but then finds circumstances are "agin him".

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Cheryl Campbell, Belinda Carroll, David Ashford

Votes: 89

59. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.8
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 77

60. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 75

61. 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

62. The Tale of Beatrix Potter (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Penelope Wilton, Holly Aird, Sharon Airey, Sophie Ashton

Votes: 69

63. Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (1977– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Flaxborough, near the sea, near the countryside, seems such a nice town, so quiet, so charming. But underneath its placid surface, all kinds of scandalous things go on.

Stars: Anton Rodgers, Christopher Timothy, John Comer, Moray Watson

Votes: 67

64. 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

65. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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This series was about six nursing students doing the then 3 year nursing course to. Exome state registered nurses . They are from all walks of life but all have to cope with the trials and ... See full summary »

Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 62

66. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 62

67. No Place Like Home (1983–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Arthur and Beryl Crabtree are set to begin a quiet life at last, their four grown-up children return home one by one. With a son-in-law and neighbours always popping in as well, the quiet life never gets started.

Stars: William Gaunt, Patricia Garwood, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Beverley Adams

Votes: 58

68. Julie and the Cadillacs (1999)

102 min | Music, Romance

5.6
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Set in the 1960s, Julie and The Cadillacs, a struggling young pop group, are enticed to London and signed up by London PR men Adam Schneider and partner Phil Green, but things aren't plain sailing for Julie.

Director: Bryan Izzard | Stars: Tina Hall, Ben Richards, Peter Polycarpou, Victor Spinetti

Votes: 57

69. Titmuss Regained (1991– )

60 min

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

Votes: 55

70. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )
Episode: The Girl in the Train (1982)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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George Rowland hides a young girl on a train. She's escaping from her "uncle", an hulking brute who is very possibly a foreign spy. The girl gives to George an odd parcel and she disappears.

Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Osmund Bullock, Sarah Berger, Ernest Clark, James Grout

Votes: 55

71. Stay Lucky (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Dennis Waterman, Emma Wray, Niall Toibin, Jan Francis

Votes: 52

72. Stage 2 (1971–1972)
Episode: Mrs. Warren's Profession (1972)

Drama

7.6
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A very proper young woman is horrified to discover not only that her mother once worked as a prostitute in order to support her, but that she later became a whorehouse madam rather than give up the business.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Coral Browne, Derek Godfrey, James Grout, Richard Pearson

Votes: 52

73. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole on Trial (1992)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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When Rumpole is charged by Judge Oliphant with contempt of court and faces disbarment, Hilda persuades Sam Ballard to defend him.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Robin Bailey, James Grout

Votes: 50

74. Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000 Video)

96 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Clip show that represents a biography of sorts of the now late great Inspector Morse. Chief Superintendent Strange fills in the blanks in between the clips with his first hand testimony about the man.

Director: Jamie McCoan | Stars: James Grout, John Thaw, Kevin Whately

Votes: 49

75. The Guardians (1971– )

60 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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In a declining England of the 1980s, the UK has broken up, and England is ruled by a fascist military force called "The Guardians".

Stars: Gwyneth Powell, Cyril Luckham, Derek Smith, David Burke

Votes: 48

76. Wonderful You (1999– )

51 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Lives of a group of people in their early thirties. The principal plot line revolves around the relationship between Marshall, his girlfriend Clare and her old friend Henry, who remains madly in love with her.

Stars: Greg Wise, Richard Lumsden, Lucy Akhurst, Dorian Healy

Votes: 46

77. The Bounder (1982–1983)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Stars: Peter Bowles, George Cole, Isla Blair, Rosalind Ayres

Votes: 45

78. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: Tricks of the Trade (1978)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Helen is away caring for a sick aunt. Siegfried is on the warpath because of the number of unpaid farmers' bills. He is particularly annoyed with Dennis Pratt who has not settled his ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Ives | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Mary Hignett

Votes: 42

79. Performance (1992– )

Drama

6.3
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 41

80. The John Thaw Story (2002 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.3
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Tribute to the much-missed actor John Thaw, featuring reminiscences from his family, friends and colleagues about both his private life and his public work.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Sally Alexander, Richard Attenborough, Richard Bates, Richard Briers

Votes: 39

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

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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Stars: Hugh Burden, Willoughby Goddard, Mona Bruce, Gillian Lewis

Votes: 38

82. Mr. Wakefield's Crusade (1992– )

50 min

8.4
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Stars: Peter Capaldi, Richard Griffiths, Pam Ferris, Mossie Smith

Votes: 38

83. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

Votes: 37

84. Turtle's Progress (1979–1980)

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Votes: 37

85. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: The Name of the Game (1978)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Siegfried and Tristan go out of their way to make themselves unavailable so Mr. Blenkinsopp recruits James to play for the local cricket team, with amusing results. James treats the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Carol Drinkwater

Votes: 36

86. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: Hair of the Dog (1980)

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Tristan and Siegfried meet Roddy, a hobo and his dog who are passing through the area. Mrs. Hall needs to visit sick relatives for a few days and Tristan is assigned chief cook and bottle ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Carol Drinkwater

Votes: 34

87. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle (1992)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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After becoming enamored of a beautiful violinist, Rumpole finds himself defending her husband on a charge of murdering her lover.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 29

88. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Right to Silence (1991)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A radical college professor accused of murder refuses to disclose his alibi while Ballard and Erskine Brown learn domestic lessons about the right to silence.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Patricia Hodge, Julian Curry

Votes: 29

89. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

Votes: 28

90. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 28

91. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, Bob Monkhouse, Barry Cryer

Votes: 28

92. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole for the Prosecution (1991)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Rumpole agrees to prosecute for the first time in a private complaint brought by the rich father of a murdered girl.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 28

93. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: ...The Healing Touch (1988)

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Siegfried takes Calum to task for wasting medical supplies. Of course, he doesn't quite live by his own rules. He also treats a flock of sick turkeys whose owner is convinced the vets are ... See full summary »

Director: Roderick Graham | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 27

94. Saracen (1989– )

60 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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Stars: Christian Burgess, Patrick James Clarke, Michael Byrne, John Bennett

Votes: 26

95. The Return of Shelley (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Hywel Bennett, Andrew Castell, Caroline Langrishe, David Ryall

Votes: 26

96. After the War (1989– )

60 min | Drama

6.3
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Two boys Michael and Joe become friends when Joe arrives at St. George's school in England as a refugee student. Both are Jewish but one has grown up in a middle class English home, while ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Lukis, Ingrid Hafner, Clare Higgins, Robert Reynolds

Votes: 26

97. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: A New Chapter (1988)

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Helen is packing for the move to their new house and expresses concern when James and Calum must visit Granville Bennett with a sick dog requiring an urgent operation. James confidently ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, John McGlynn, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 23

98. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2017)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Comedic anthology series.

Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Graham Stark

Votes: 22

99. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

100. 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