Most Voted Titles With Merelina Kendall


1. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Writers: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 189,367 | Gross: $34.18M

2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Writers: Pen Densham, John Watson | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Votes: 144,944 | Gross: $165.50M

3. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Writer: Lee Hall | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 98,123 | Gross: $21.99M

4. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Writers: George Orwell, Michael Radford | Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 48,728 | Gross: $8.40M

5. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)

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

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 23,881

6. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 15,212

7. Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)

TV-PG | 55 min | Comedy

8.5
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Bertram Wooster, a well-intentioned, wealthy layabout, has a habit of getting himself into trouble and it's up to his brilliant valet, Jeeves, to get him out.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robert Daws, Richard Dixon

Votes: 8,536

8. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 4,411

9. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

7.8
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson

Votes: 4,400

10. Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.

Writer: Robert Farrar | Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Julie Graham, Simon Callow, Con O'Neill

Votes: 2,887 | Gross: $0.02M

11. The Storyteller (1987– )

225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.9
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 2,881

12. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

Writers: Brian Finch, Michelle Magorian | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

Votes: 2,706

13. To Play the King (1993 TV Mini-Series)

218 min | Drama

8.5
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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 2,700

14. Jane Eyre (1983 TV Mini-Series)

239 min | Romance

8.2
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A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk.

Stars: Zelah Clarke, Timothy Dalton, Carol Gillies, James Marcus

Votes: 2,403

15. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Episodes follow uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station as they enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Creator: Geoff McQueen | Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

Votes: 1,910

16. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama

5.9
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Creators: Jeremy Brock, Paul Unwin | Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Jane Hazlegrove

Votes: 1,633

17. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Creator: Reginald Hill | Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,593

18. 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 »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,190

19. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985 TV Mini-Series)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Timothy West, Fabia Drake, Clive Merrison

Votes: 1,064

20. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Stephanie Ralph, Philip Franks

Votes: 1,044

21. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama

5.9
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The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Rosie Marcel, Paul Bradley

Votes: 1,005

22. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1990)

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

7.9
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Hastings renews his friendship with Poirot and involves him in the mysterious poisoning of the mistress of a manor house married to a man twenty years her junior.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton | Director: Ross Devenish | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Beatie Edney

Votes: 949

23. Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Kathy Burke, Jon Glover

Votes: 843

24. Berkeley Square (1998 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

8.0
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Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

Creators: Deborah Cook, Suzanne van de Velde | Stars: Victoria Smurfit, Clare Wilkie, Tabitha Wady, Hermione Norris

Votes: 796

25. The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

R | 93 min | Horror, Drama

6.2
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Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.

Writers: Dylan Thomas, Ronald Harwood | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce, Twiggy, Julian Sands

Votes: 750

26. Doctors (2000– )

30 min | Drama

5.2
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The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Diane Keen, Adrian Lewis Morgan, Jan Pearson, Stirling Gallacher

Votes: 708

27. Grange Hill (1978–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes, Sally Geoghegan

Votes: 666

28. Coming Home (1998– )

101 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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Drama series about the Dunbar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.

Stars: Joanna Lumley, Gruschenka Stevens, Katie Ryder Richardson, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 501

29. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Creators: Jim Hill, William Stair | Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 453

30. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

31. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992)

107 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Writer: Tim Rose Price | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Alexander Siddig, Denis Quilley, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 386

32. The Sign of Four (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Mystery

6.4
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to track down the Great Mogul, the second-largest diamond in the world.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Edward Pogue | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Ian Richardson, David Healy, Thorley Walters, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 368

33. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood

Votes: 336

34. Maigret (1992– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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From Montmartre to the remote French countryside, Maigret encounters the dark side of the human psyche. Yet, he manages to maintain both compassion and a sense of humor as he explores the complex motives that lie behind every crime.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway, James Larkin

Votes: 323

35. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 311

36. Bernard's Watch (1997– )

20 min | Comedy

7.6
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A young boy is given a watch that can stop time by "The Postman".

Stars: David Peachey, Liza Goddard, Ruth Hudson, Martin Neil

Votes: 311

37. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Electric Vendetta (2001)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The body of a criminal is found in a crop circle, and the locals blame Extra Terrestrail activity for the death. But Barnaby is not convinced.

Writers: Terry Hodgkinson, Caroline Graham | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Patrick Baladi

Votes: 294

38. Chancer (1990–1991)

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.

Stars: Clive Owen, Simon Shepherd, Leslie Phillips, Susannah Harker

Votes: 271

39. Clouds of Witness (1972 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.3
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Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up to Lord Peter and his faithful man Bunter to untangle all the clues and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 220

40. That Lucky Touch (1975)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

4.9
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A European arms dealer (Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a NATO war games... See full summary »

Writers: Moss Hart, John Briley, Monja Danischewsky | Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Shelley Winters, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 203

41. Peak Practice (1993–2002)

50 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Esther Coles, Gary Mavers, Simon Shepherd, Margery Mason

Votes: 172

42. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Not with Kindness (1992)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Frost investigates churchyard vandalism, a missing paper girl, and a harassed woman as copes with his sister-in-law's visit after his wife's death.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Richard Harris | Director: David Reynolds | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Tony Haygarth, Diane Bull

Votes: 167

43. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Murder by Magic (2015)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Pub landlady Hannah Altman is crushed to death by a giant Perspex box during a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer.

Writers: Rachel Cuperman, Sally Griffiths, Caroline Graham | Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Tamzin Malleson

Votes: 164

44. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode One (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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While Peter is on a governmental mission, Harriet attends a reunion at Oxford and is recruited to find the author of a rash of vicious poison pen letters there.

Writer: Philip Broadley | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 157

45. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 154

46. Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)
Episode: Chuffy (or, Jeeves in the Country) (1991)

TV-PG | 51 min | Comedy

8.7
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Jeeves gives notice when Bertie plans to continue his less-than-inspired horn playing during a country vacation. Chuffy rents Bertie a country cottage and hires Jeeves as his new ... See full summary »

Writers: P.G. Wodehouse, Clive Exton | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Matthew Solon, Sharon Holm

Votes: 124

47. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 119

48. The Invisible Man (1984 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Adapted from the classic novel by H.G. Wells, this six-part serial dramatizes the story of a mad scientist who makes himself invisible and terrorizes everyone.

Stars: Pip Donaghy, David Gwillim, Gerald James, Lila Kaye

Votes: 111

49. To Play the King (1993)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1993)

54 min | Drama

8.2
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Frances Urquhart is now Prime Minister and is somewhat haunted by what he has done in the past. A newly crowned King presents him with more of a challenge that he may have expected. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dobbs, Andrew Davies | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 108

50. To Play the King (1993)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1993)

55 min | Drama

8.3
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Despite his pleas to the King to avoid a constitutional crisis and not publicly express his personal views, the King refuses and Urquhart decides to destroy him. As planned, the King goes ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dobbs, Andrew Davies | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 101

51. Mystery!: Gallowglass (1993 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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The word "gallowglass" means servant, or one indebted to another. This is the story of a young man who feels such indebtedness to another young man after he is saved from committing suicide... See full summary »

Stars: John McArdle, Michael Sheen, Gary Waldhorn, Arkie Whiteley

Votes: 95

52. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Luck Child (1988)

24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.1
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When a cruel, cold hearted king hears about the birth of a luck child prophesied to one day rule in his stead, he seeks out the child and tries to get rid of him. But luck is with the baby ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Minghella | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: John Hurt, Steven Mackintosh, Philip Jackson, Anthony O'Donnell

Votes: 88

53. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Edna, the Inebriate Woman (1971)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Edna is a drunk, and a homeless one. The play follows her through the streets, the police station, the psychiatric ward and a hostel, which for a while looks like it may become somewhere she can stay.

Writer: Jeremy Sandford | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Patricia Hayes, Barbara Jefford, Geraldine Sherman, Cheryl Hall

Votes: 86

54. The Winter's Tale (1981 TV Movie)

173 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jane Howell | Stars: John Welsh, David Burke, Robert Stephens, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 83

55. Troilus & Cressida (1981 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama

6.7
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During the Trojan War, a Trojan warrior is distraught when his lover takes up with a Greek.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Charles Gray, Anton Lesser, Tony Steedman, Suzanne Burden

Votes: 83

56. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )
Episode: Recalled to Life (1999)

95 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.8
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Over 30 years into her sentence for the murder of her lover's wife, Cissy Kohler claims she was coerced into a false confession. When she is released, she is in protective custody while ... See full summary »

Writers: Reginald Hill, Timothy Prager | Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Alistair Petrie, Mali Harries, Clare Swinburne, Gideon Turner

Votes: 83

57. The Changes (1975 TV Mini-Series)

25 min | Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Children's drama set in modern-day England - but with a major difference: everyone has rebelled against modern technology (electricity, engines, trains etc) and gone back to a ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Williams, Keith Ashton, Rafiq Anwar, Marc Zuber

Votes: 81

58. The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (1982 TV Movie)

150 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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The true story of the First world footballing competition, won by a bunch of miners from Durham. Won it three times and beat the likes of Juventus to retain the cup in perpetuity.

Writer: Neville Smith | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Ken Hutchison, Rod Culbertson, Tim Healy, Struan Rodger

Votes: 76

59. Roman Road (2004 TV Movie)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Vince is a burglar who finds himself in a difficult spot after a job and talks his old college friend Matt (who knows more than a bit about map-reading) to join him on an expedition. They ... See full summary »

Writer: Kirkham Jackson | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Alan Davies, Anna Wing, John Gordon Sinclair, James Larkin

Votes: 70

60. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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

Votes: 64

61. Shades of Darkness (1983–1986)
Episode: Afterward (1983)

60 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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A skeptical family moves into their new home despite warnings of a resident ghost. They soon become believers.

Writers: Alfred Shaughnessy, Edith Wharton | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Kate Harper, Michael Shannon, Penelope Lee, John Grillo

Votes: 60

62. The Third Part of King Henry VI (1983 TV Movie)

211 min

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jane Howell | Stars: John Benfield, Peter Benson, Gerald Blackmore, Antony Brown

Votes: 58

63. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2008)

55 min | Drama

7.2
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Parson Tringham tells no one that John Durbeyfield's family is an impoverished branch of the noble, once mighty D'Urbervilles. However 'celebrating' in the pub, bad heart and bad luck end ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Hardy, David Nicholls | Director: David Blair | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Hans Matheson, Ruth Jones, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 55

64. Real Women II (1999– )

50 min | Drama

7.1
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A year after the excitement and fun of Susie's marriage to Jonathan, the five friends are re-united with new stories and gossip, that they have missed in their time apart. Susie, now eight ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Collins, Pauline Quirke, Gwyneth Strong, Frances Barber

Votes: 54

65. Freedom Fighter (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Gerald Di Pego, Pierre Galante | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Tony Danza, Sid Caesar, Colette Stevenson, Neil Dickson

Votes: 53

66. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

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

Votes: 51

67. A Pin for the Butterfly (1994)

113 min | Drama

7.4
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A British-Czech co-production from British director Hannah Kodicek which looks at the postwar Communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl. Maruska ... See full summary »

Writer: Susan Kodicek | Director: Susan Kodicek | Stars: Florence Hoath, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Ian Bannen

Votes: 51

68. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.7
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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 50

69. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.8
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Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Creator: Jeffrey Caine | Stars: Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Gillian Martell, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 48

70. A Sense of Guilt (1990– )

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Family tensions are unearthed when a middle-aged writer has an affair with his friend's teenage daughter.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Lisa Harrow, Jim Carter, Rudi Davies

Votes: 39

71. Maigret (1992– )
Episode: Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (1992)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Maigret is visited by Ernestine, the wife of a burglar known as 'Sad Freddie'. Whilst breaking into a house he discovered a body and is so alarmed he has fled the country. The trail leads ... See full summary »

Writers: Georges Simenon, Alan Plater | Director: John Glenister | Stars: Michael Gambon, Ciaran Madden, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway

Votes: 37

72. Shades of Darkness (1983–1986)

60 min | Drama, Horror

7.2
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An anthology of short mysterious dramas, each with a supernatural twist.

Stars: Norma West, Annette Wilkie-Miller, Francesca Annis, Joanna David

Votes: 32

73. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode Three (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Writer: Philip Broadley | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 28

74. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode Two (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Writer: Philip Broadley | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 27

75. Seaforth (1994– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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An epic love story in nine parts, following the progress of handsome rogue Bob Longman , an ambitious working-class Yorkshire lad. The series begins with a feature-length episode by ... See full summary »

Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Raymond Pickard, Gary Lydon

Votes: 26

76. The Weather in the Streets (1983 TV Movie)

133 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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Passion comes calling when a man suffering through an unhappy marriage in 1920s England runs into first love.

Writers: Rosamond Lehmann, Julian Mitchell | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Michael York, Lisa Eichhorn, Joanna Lumley, Rosalind Ayres

Votes: 26

77. Jane Eyre (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1983)

30 min | Romance

7.6
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Jane's open defiance of her unjust and tyrannical aunt has led to her dismissal from Gateshead Hall. She's to go instead to Lowood School, where strict discipline is in order.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Alexander Baron | Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Sian Pattenden, Robert James, Kate David, Merelina Kendall

Votes: 22

78. Marie Curie (1977 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Biography, Drama

8.6
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Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Nigel Hawthorne, Richard Bebb, James Berwick

Votes: 21

79. Terry on the Fence (1986)

70 min | Drama

6.3
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A mixed-up, teenage runaway becomes involved with a tough teenage street gang and its lawless activities while trying to find a way to redeem himself.

Writers: Bernard Ashley, Frank Godwin | Director: Frank Godwin | Stars: Jack McNicholl, Neville Watson, Tracey Ann-Morris, Jeff Ward

Votes: 21

80. Jane Eyre (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1983)

28 min | Romance

7.4
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This dramatization begins with Jane as a neglected orphan child, unjustly punished by her aunt.

Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Brontë | Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Sian Pattenden, Judy Cornwell, Alan Cox, Gemma Walker

Votes: 21

81. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
Episode: Stranger at the Gates: Part 1 (1992)

Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Whilst Pop buys the adjacent quarry to stock as a trout farm and Charley considers buying a hop farm to supply the local brewery the main news in the village is the arrival of Pieter, a ... See full summary »

Writers: H.E. Bates, Richard Harris | Director: Steve Goldie | Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 19

82. Wessex Tales (1973 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

7.2
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Stars: Nick Brimble, John Hurt, Billie Whitelaw, Yvonne Antrobus

Votes: 18

83. Wessex Tales (1973– )
Episode: The Withered Arm (1973)

50 min | Drama

6.4
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In the early 19th century, a young married woman is stricken with a mysterious malady and searching for a cure leads her in to mysteries and tragedy.

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Rhys Adrian | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Billie Whitelaw, Yvonne Antrobus, Edward Hardwicke, William Relton

Votes: 17

84. Clouds of Witness (1972– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1972)

44 min | Drama

8.1
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Winsey's search for his future brother-in-law;s murder leads him to a misanthropic farmer who's pathologically jealous of his younger wife.

Writers: Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Steven | Director: Hugh David | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 11

85. Roll Over Beethoven (1985–1986)

Comedy

5.2
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Stars: Liza Goddard, Richard Vernon, Desmond McNamara, Nigel Planer

Votes: 9

86. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Nina (1978)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Writer: Jehane Markham | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Eleanor Bron, Jack Shepherd, Jonathan David, Merelina Kendall

Votes: 9

87. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Great Depression of 1994 (1994)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

4.6
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When Ray's Uncle Brian appears to be suffering from depression, Arthur seeks the advice of Percy Vallins, a successful businessman but known manic depressive, who suggests that Brian is ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Ellis, Leon Griffiths | Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: George Cole, Gary Webster, Glynn Edwards, Robert Stephens

Votes: 9

88. Berkeley Square (1998– )
Episode: A Pocket Full of Posies (1998)

Drama

7.8
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Creators: Suzanne van de Velde, Deborah Cook | Stars: Tabitha Wady, Rosemary Leach, Merelina Kendall, Clare Wilkie

Votes: 8

89. Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Episode: The Fifth Estate (1993)

Crime, Drama

8.1
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Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Robin McCallum

Votes: 8

90. Valentine Park (1985– )

Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Ken Jones, Katy Newell, Daniel Peacock, Liz Smith

Votes: 7

91. The Funeral (2013)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Arnold Cowan is not a religious man. He does not believe in any of that nonsense. Which is a bit of a problem because his son wants a proper bar mitzvah, complete with Synagogue service and... See full summary »

Writer: Jez Freedman | Director: Nick Green | Stars: Paul Kaye, Tracy Ann Oberman, Allan Corduner, Ben Caplan

Votes: 7

92. Eustace and Hilda (1977– )

8.0
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Set in 1907, Part 1, The Shrimp and the Anemone, is a study of two youngsters whose fortunes change after their meeting with the formidable old invalid, Miss Fothergill.

Stars: Dorothy Alison, Gerry Cowper, Susan Fleetwood, Anne Kristen

Votes: 7

93. Wives and Daughters (1971 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Zhivila Roche, Alan MacNaughtan, Helen Christie, Sheila Fay

Votes: 6

94. Chancer (1990–1991)
Episode: Remembrance (1991)

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Writer: Simon Burke | Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Clive Owen, Leslie Phillips, Peter Vaughan, Simon Shepherd

Votes: 6

95. The Invisible Man (1984– )
Episode: Certain First Principles (1984)

Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Writers: James Andrew Hall, H.G. Wells | Director: Brian Lighthill | Stars: Pip Donaghy, Ruby Buchanan, Helen Gold, David Gwillim

Votes: 5

96. The Invisible Man (1984– )
Episode: Dr. Kemp's Visitor (1984)

Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Writers: James Andrew Hall, H.G. Wells | Director: Brian Lighthill | Stars: Pip Donaghy, Donald Bisset, David Gwillim, Merelina Kendall

Votes: 5

97. Boon (1986–1992)
Episode: The Fall and Rise of the Bowman Empire (1989)

Drama, Comedy

7.2
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While Harry has to contend with mice, Ken is hired to keep an ex - con out of trouble;the ex - con turns out to be more than capable of looking after himself.

Creators: Jim Hill, William Stair | Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: Berwick Kaler, Michael Attwell, Patricia Hayes, Michael Elphick

Votes: 5

98. Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge (1994–1997)

Drama

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A series of short films made by winners of the Lloyds Bank Film Challenge competition.

Stars: Kathy Burke, Michelle Butterly, Lorraine Ashbourne, Daniel Crowder

99. Russian Night... 1941 (1982 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama

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Adaptation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's story "Incident at Krechtovka Station." A railway station commander encounters a lost soldier during World War II.

Writer: Robert Muller | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Ian Richardson, Nicholas Clay, Emma Piper, Liz Smith

100. How High the Moon (1994 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Drama

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Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Heather Tobias, Mark Spalding