Most Voted Titles With Bryan Pringle


1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 210,814 | Gross: $6.00M

2. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 161,815 | Gross: $9.93M

3. La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (1998)

R | 165 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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58 Metascore

A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Bill Nunn, Clarence Williams III

Votes: 44,725 | Gross: $0.26M

4. 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.3
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Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 18,701 | Gross: $71.61M

5. Jabberwocky (1977)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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61 Metascore

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 10,596

6. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)

R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her.

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Gil Bellows, Taryn Davis

Votes: 8,541

7. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

Votes: 7,876 | Gross: $4.10M

8. 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: 7,233

9. Drowning by Numbers (1988)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Tired of her husband's philandering ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner, the murder is covered up. Her daughters are having ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson

Votes: 6,604 | Gross: $0.42M

10. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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The adventures of the archaeological treasure hunter in his youth as related by an elderly Indiana Jones.

Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Ronny Coutteure

Votes: 5,980

11. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Votes: 5,880

12. Haunted Honeymoon (1986)

PG | 82 min | Comedy

5.6
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Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 5,489 | Gross: $8.03M

13. Prime Suspect (1991– )

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 4,768

14. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies and the self-interest of the ruling class and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 3,835

15. 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.

Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 3,166

16. The Sundowners (1960)

Unrated | 133 min | Drama, Adventure

7.2
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In Australia's Outback during the early 20th century the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon but the mom and son want to settle while the dad is against it.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

Votes: 3,075

17. B. Monkey (1998)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

A young woman attempts to end her criminal career. But she needs love to make it.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Asia Argento, Jared Harris, Rupert Everett, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $0.03M

18. The Boy Friend (1971)

G | 137 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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When the leading lady of a low-budget musical revue sprains her ankle, the assistant stage manager is forced to understudy and perform in her place, becoming a star and finding love in the process.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, Bryan Pringle

Votes: 2,302

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

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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: 2,219

20. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,178

21. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 2,124

22. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 2,001

23. 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: 1,927

24. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

Votes: 1,898

25. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,896

26. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Jane Hazlegrove

Votes: 1,878

27. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary Wars, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lt. Scott-Paget whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

Votes: 1,838

28. 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.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,765

29. 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: 1,740

30. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery

Votes: 1,697

31. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosts this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,461

32. Vanity Fair (1998– )

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the ... See full summary »

Stars: Natasha Little, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister, David Ross

Votes: 1,300

33. Berserk (1967)

96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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A scheming circus owner finds her authority challenged when the show is targeted by a vicious killer.

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, Diana Dors, Michael Gough

Votes: 1,260

34. The Goodies (1970–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Corbet Woodall

Votes: 931

35. The Detectives (1993–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary »

Stars: Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, George Sewell, Frank Windsor

Votes: 893

36. Survivors (1975–1977)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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When a genetically engineered virus kills 99.99 percent of the world's population, the survivors must rebuild humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. "Survivors" is a study of man vs. ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Votes: 833

37. 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: 828

38. Soul Music (1997– )

172 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Graham Crowden, Debra Gillett, Andy Hockley

Votes: 823

39. The Early Bird (1965)

98 min | Comedy

6.9
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Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jerry Desmonde, Paddie O'Neil

Votes: 812

40. Turtle Diary (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Richard Johnson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 640 | Gross: $2.16M

41. The Bulldog Breed (1960)

97 min | Comedy

6.6
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When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Ian Hunter, David Lodge, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 601

42. Lover's Prayer (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.2
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A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800's Russia.

Director: Reverge Anselmo | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Julie Walters, Geraldine James, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 591

43. Getting It Right (1989)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Gavin is 31 years old and still lives with his parents. He is awfully shy but before he knows it there are three women interested in him. Lady Minerva Munday has a casual way of life and ... See full summary »

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Jesse Birdsall, Helena Bonham Carter, Jane Horrocks, Pat Heywood

Votes: 576 | Gross: $0.96M

44. Bullshot Crummond (1983)

PG | 85 min | Action, Comedy

6.4
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The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 552

45. American Friends (1991)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years ... See full summary »

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Bryan Pringle, Fred Pearson, Michael Palin, Alfred Molina

Votes: 548

46. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 531

47. Darkness Falls (1999)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Lively | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Winstone, Tim Dutton, Anita Dobson

Votes: 450

48. Spring and Port Wine (1970)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: James Mason, Diana Coupland, Hannah Gordon, Susan George

Votes: 387

49. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997– )

416 min | Drama

7.5
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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.

Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale, Robin Bailey

Votes: 382

50. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

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

Votes: 378

51. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deceived by Flight (1989)

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

7.7
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Lewis goes undercover as a worker at the University so he can go undercover on the cricket team and discover the murderer of Morse's old college roommate.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Norman Rodway

Votes: 365

52. Consuming Passions (1988)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.1
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A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more!

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Vanessa Redgrave, Tyler Butterworth, Freddie Jones

Votes: 355 | Gross: $0.12M

53. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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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: 354

54. 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: 322

55. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 308

56. Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)

60 min | War, Drama

7.9
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The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

Stars: Jane Asher, Michael J. Jackson, Kate Buffery, Jane Snowden

Votes: 267

57. 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: 260

58. Monitor (1958– )
Episode: Always on Sunday (1965)

45 min | Documentary

8.6
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Always On Sunday is a bio-pic on Le (Henri) Douanier Rousseau, a French naive painter.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: James Lloyd, Annette Robertson, Bryan Pringle, Jacqui Cook

Votes: 259

59. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 225

60. Those Glory Glory Days (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Zoë Nathenson, Sara Sugarman, Cathy Murphy, Liz Campion

Votes: 212

61. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)

50 min | Drama

6.3
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The ultimate story of families, love, and growth within a small British community. Sisters-in-law Peggy Snow and Ruth Goddard deal with life's trials and tribulations realistically, very ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, Christian Cooke, Philip Middlemiss, William Travis

Votes: 204

62. 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: 196

63. The Brain (1962)

83 min | Crime, Horror, Drama

5.2
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A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Anne Heywood, Peter van Eyck, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee

Votes: 187

64. Peak Practice (1993–2002)

50 min | Drama

6.1
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Beth Glover and Will Preston are doctors in partnership at a Derbyshire clinic when they hire Jack who's returned from Africa. The next several years deal with their personal and professional lives with Jack and Beth marrying.

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

Votes: 182

65. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: 172

66. It Takes a Thief (1960)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A gang leader dumps her criminal boyfriend when he is convicted of robbery, but he recovers the stolen loot once he's released. In retaliation, the gang kidnaps his son and demands the money as ransom.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle, Carl Möhner, Peter Reynolds

Votes: 169

67. The Steal (1995)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.5
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A young American computer hackeress is hired by a liberal British lawyer to right the wrong done to a third world country by a London investment company. Even the expertise of her building ... See full summary »

Director: John Hay | Stars: Alfred Molina, Helen Slater, Peter Bowles, Dinsdale Landen

Votes: 164

68. French Dressing (1964)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A drab little English seaside town tries to improve its image - and increase its revenues - by holding a film festival. When a famous continental star agrees to attend, things get out of hand.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: James Booth, Roy Kinnear, Marisa Mell, Alita Naughton

Votes: 144

69. The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)

Comedy, Drama

8.0
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When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Bowles, Bryan Murray, Anna Manahan, Brendan Conroy

Votes: 142

70. Heavy Weather (1995 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy

7.2
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At Blandings Castle, the Earl of Emsworth only cares about his prize pig 'The Empress' and is wilfully ignorant of the fact that his brother is planning to publish a book which might ruin ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Judy Parfitt, Roy Hudd, Richard Briers, Peter O'Toole

Votes: 137

71. Prime Suspect (1991– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1991)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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DCI Jane Tennison has paid her dues; she has risen through the ranks of the various branches of London Metropolitan Police, attaining the heretofore unheard rank (for women) of Detective ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe

Votes: 136

72. Two's Company (1975–1979)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Elaine Stritch, Donald Sinden, John Savident, Joyce Carey

Votes: 118

73. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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

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

Votes: 115

74. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: A Story Short (1988)

24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.2
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The Storyteller recounts a time in his life when he came upon a castle as a beggar and talked himself into a commission to tell the king a story each night for a year. On the last very day ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Hurt, Bryan Pringle, John Kavanagh, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 108

75. Henry IV Part II (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

7.9
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Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Jon Finch, David Gwillim, Rob Edwards, Martin Neil

Votes: 103

76. Henry V (1979 TV Movie)

170 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.6
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: David Giles | Stars: John Abineri, Robert Ashby, Trevor Baxter, Rod Beacham

Votes: 101

77. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 100

78. Spare the Rod (1961)

93 min | Drama

6.6
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It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Max Bygraves, Donald Pleasence, Geoffrey Keen, Betty McDowall

Votes: 99

79. My Uncle Silas (2001– )

140 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.0
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Five stories by H.E. Bates about a roguish English countryman.

Stars: Albert Finney, Sue Johnston, Joe Prospero, Julian Holloway

Votes: 94

80. Barbara (1995–2003)

27 min | Comedy

7.1
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Whether she likes it or not the out-spoken, no-nonsense Yorkshire woman Barbara ('Gwen Taylor') has become the agony aunt, problem-solver for her extended family. Her husband, Ted ('Sam ... See full summary »

Stars: Gwen Taylor, Sam Kelly, Benedict Sandiford, Mark Benton

Votes: 93

81. Paradise Postponed (1986)

569 min | Drama

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

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Paul Shelley, Peter Egan, David Threlfall

Votes: 91

82. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1984)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.9
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A spirited young girl disobeys her parents and runs off to the wood for the afternoon. She visits a seemingly empty house, eats from three bowls of porridge, sits in three chairs, wrecking ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Hoyt Axton, Alex Karras, Brandis Kemp

Votes: 90

83. Wings (1977–1978)

50 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young Englishman born into a blacksmith's family wants to be a flier in one of the new fangled flying machines. He struggles to show a man of his class deserves a chance to be a pilot and... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Cochrane, Tim Woodward, Nicholas Jones, David Troughton

Votes: 89

84. 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: 88

85. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Sarah France is the 42-year-old widow of a GP, Henry. She lives in an often volatile family situation with her mother, Eleanor Prescott, and her daughter, eighteen-year-old Clare France, ... See full summary »

Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 88

86. 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

87. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Harm Done (2000)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Wexford copes with two abductions of teen-aged girls, the disappearance of a 3 year old from her bedroom, and the return of a paroled pedophile to the town.

Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Diane Keen

Votes: 75

88. Ring of Treason (1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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During the Cold War, a RN warrant officer stationed in the British Embassy in Warsaw leaks secrets to his Polish girlfriend who's a Soviet agent and after his transfer to a naval station in Britain he joins a Soviet spy ring.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack, David Kossoff

Votes: 67

89. So Haunt Me (1992–1994)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A suburban family find their new home is still occupied by the ghost of its previous owner, a middle-aged Jewish woman.

Stars: Miriam Karlin, George Costigan, Tessa Peake-Jones, Laura Howard

Votes: 66

90. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

8.6
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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 66

91. 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

92. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)
Episode: German East Africa, December 1916 (1992)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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In a the waiting room of a hospital, Professor Indiana Jones recounts a harrowing time he had in Africa, December 1916. Indy was promoted to Captain and then ordered to cross the jungle ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Wincer, Carl Schultz | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, George Hall, Bryan Pringle

Votes: 63

93. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)
Episode: Congo, January 1917 (1992)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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Being treated for a bee-sting to his toe, old man Indy recounts the time he spent in Albert Schweitzer's jungle hospital in Africa during the Great War. Schweitzer and his orderlies had ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Wincer, Carl Schultz | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, George Hall, Bryan Pringle

Votes: 60

94. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )
Episode: Child's Play (1998)

Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.9
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As Gwendoline Huby is being laid to rest her funeral is interrupted by Alessandro Pontelli, who claims to be her son Alexander, missing in action in Italy in 1944. The other heirs are not ... See full summary »

Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Eugene N. Walker, Marcus Romer, Bryan Pringle, Cathy Sara

Votes: 59

95. Sunburn (1999–2000)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Michelle Collins, Rebecca Callard, Sharon Small, James Buller

Votes: 58

96. Diamonds for Breakfast (1968)

M | 102 min | Comedy

5.5
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Four thieves try to steal the Imperial Jewels of Russia.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Rita Tushingham, Elaine Taylor, Margaret Blye

Votes: 57

97. Mr. Quilp (1975)

G | 118 min | Musical

6.6
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Anthony Newley, David Hemmings, Jill Bennett, Sarah-Jane Varley

Votes: 51

98. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 49

99. 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

100. Screenplay (1986–1993)

6.4
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Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 48