Most Voted Titles With Lloyd Shirley


1. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 3,606

2. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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

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

Votes: 2,173

3. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,342

4. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British Police television series, which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s, starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

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

Votes: 1,249

5. 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: 836

6. Sweeney! (1977)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 774

7. Sweeney 2 (1978)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

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

Votes: 554

8. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 438

9. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

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

Votes: 421

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

Comedy, Family

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

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

Votes: 309

11. The Quatermass Experiment (1953– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

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

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

Votes: 202

12. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Monsignor Quixote (1987)

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Crowden

Votes: 167

13. 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: 160

14. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Minder on the Orient Express (1985)

106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Feature-length special from the popular TV series "Minder". Saving deceased gangster Jack South's daughter Nikki from an attack by hired thugs earns "minder" Terry McCann a trip for two ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Peter Childs

Votes: 158

15. Armchair Cinema (1973– )
Episode: Regan (1974)

77 min | Drama

8.1
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A flying squad officer is led a merry dance by gangsters from a London pub and, although he survives a brutal beating 'get rid off this filth,' he subsequently dies. Enter John Thaw's vengeful and unconventional copper 'Regan'.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Lee Montague, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 136

16. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 126

17. 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: 116

18. 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

19. 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: 89

20. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Ringer (1975)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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After Regan's car is stolen with invaluable surveillance photos from a stakeout, the thief gives a heads-up to Sweeney's target.

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Ian Hendry

Votes: 89

21. Hannay (1988–1989)

52 min | Drama

7.6
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Richard Hannay is a man of his times: an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer, a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, upholding a ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Powell, Christopher Scoular, Gavin Richards, Jill Meager

Votes: 82

22. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987)

Comedy

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

Stars: Gian Sammarco, Natasha Bell, Su Elliot, Doris Hare

Votes: 82

23. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 62

24. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Jackpot (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Regan's flying squad falls under suspicion after they apprehend a gang of hijackers, but a bag with 35,000 pounds in it has somehow disappeared.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Ed Devereaux

Votes: 60

25. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Thin Ice (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Regan clashes with an arrogant police superintendent when a crime kingpin is allowed to leave the country and go to France.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Alfred Marks

Votes: 60

26. Titmuss Regained (1991– )

60 min

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

Votes: 55

27. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Queen's Pawn (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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After a high-powered lawyer gets three petty thugs off on a murder charge, Regan is authorized to use whatever means necessary to bring the hoodlums in.

Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Tony Selby

Votes: 55

28. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

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

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

Votes: 54

29. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Stoppo Driver (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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After their own getaway driver is killed fleeing police, a gang blackmails a young policeman into being their driver by kidnapping his bride.

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 54

30. Napoleon and Love (1974– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

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

Votes: 53

31. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Jigsaw (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Regan is convinced that Eddie Boyse, a recently released career criminal, is responsible for a robbery, but Boyse was with Regan when the crime occurred.

Director: William Brayne | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Del Henney

Votes: 53

32. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Night Out (1975)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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When the Superintendent finds out that there is a bank robbery in progress on a Saturday afternoon, he assigns Regan to visit an old girlfriend whose apartment is adjacent.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Mitzi Rogers

Votes: 52

33. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Cover Story (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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It's unclear whether a beautiful crime reporter is involved with a criminal gang or just a catspaw.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Prunella Gee

Votes: 51

34. 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

35. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Contact Breaker (1975)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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After Danny Keever, a convict on weekend release and due for parole, is framed in a bank robbery, Regan works to clear him.

Director: William Brayne | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Warren Clarke

Votes: 49

36. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Messenger of the Gods (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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A hung-over Regan pulls local Lothario Lukey Sparrow for his part in the theft of thirty thousand pounds worth of mercury. The boy has an alibi - he was in bed with a married woman, but ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Diana Dors, Malcolm McFee

Votes: 49

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

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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After Regan gets a tip about an upcoming robbery from a trusted informant, the gang kidnaps his daughter to blackmail him into inaction.

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

Votes: 48

38. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Golden Boy (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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When seedy informant Harry Fuller is spotted by Regan in a pub flush with money, he knows something is up and interrogates Harry.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 48

39. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Tomorrow Man (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Technophobe Regan is initially all at sea when he comes up against the clever computer expert Tony Gray. Gray is bent on revenge against Dennis Longfield, intending to steal his gold ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Hurt

Votes: 48

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

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The Smith Brothers, a vicious group of mobsters, abandon their usual strong-arm tactics to run a parking ticket scam at a car park.

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

Votes: 47

41. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: The Placer (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Regan adopts a new identity as an ex-con and goes undercover as a truck driver to expose a hijacking ring.

Director: Ted Childs | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Stanley Meadows

Votes: 47

42. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Thou Shalt Not Kill (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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The day before the start of a new term, the university branch of the National Mercian bank is robbed. Regan and his squad arrive and catch or shoot most of the gang but known killer Wands ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 47

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

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Dr. Thorndyke is asked by a former student to help on his first murder case. A prostitute is murdered and it seemed to be a woman has killed the lady. Dr. Thorndyke helps find the actual murderer with the evidence available.

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

Votes: 46

44. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Taste of Fear (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Robert Hargreaves, who has an apparently distinguished military background, joins Regan's team. However, at a raid on a caravan site to capture a gang of ex-soldiers who have carried out a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Norman Eshley

Votes: 46

45. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Gunfight at the O.K. Laundrette (1979)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Terry McCann, an ex-boxer who has served a prison term is working for dodgy car salesman Arthur Daley. Alfie Cavallo, a friend of Arthur's, asks for the loan of Terry's services when he ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Dave King, Trevor Thomas

Votes: 45

46. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Trojan Bus (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Australian villains Colin MacGruder and Ray Stackpole return to London and steal a bus, posing as its crew. They rob an art dealer travelling on the bus of a Goya painting, which they plan ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Childs | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Patrick Mower

Votes: 45

47. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Stay Lucky Eh? (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Two young villains, Tyson and Jenner, working for gang boss Tony Kirby, are relieved of the spoils of their robbery by a mysterious gun-man, who shoots Jenner in the leg. Nobody knows who ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 44

48. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Supersnout (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Joey Stickley, Regan's informant, is greedy but generally reliable. With Haskins in Toronto, his stand-in, Quirk, is obsessed with catching the 'Post Office Gang' and his grass tells him ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Bill Maynard

Votes: 44

49. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Chalk and Cheese (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Giles Nunn and Carrie Selhurst are an upper crust couple who, partly for kicks and for the profits, commit highway robbery in lonely country lanes, along with the lower class boy Tommy ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Shane Briant

Votes: 43

50. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Faces (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A masked gang robs a security van and Carter's informant names ex-soldier Tober as its leader. Regan trails the gang to their junk shop hide-out where they plot their next heist for their ... See full summary »

Director: William Brayne | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Colin Welland

Votes: 43

51. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Hard Men (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Dour Scots sergeant Davy Freeth arrives from Glasgow in pursuit of three villains who, he claims, have come to kidnap somebody, but he will say no more, even when one of them is found dead.... See full summary »

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, James Cosmo, James Warrior

Votes: 43

52. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Hearts and Minds (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A burglar is found dead of the home of Professor Busby, though nothing appears to have been stolen. Government official Bellcourt tells Regan and Carter that Busby was working on pills to ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Eric Morecambe

Votes: 43

53. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: On the Run (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Violent psychopath Tim Cook, dubbed 'The Leopard' by the press, escapes from custody on a hospital visit, having vowed to get Regan, who put him away. He is sheltered by ex-cellmate Ian ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, George Sweeney

Votes: 43

54. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Poppy (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Vic Labbett, a violent robber who fled England following a robbery, has now returned from exile but only temporarily. His aim is to pick up the cash from the heist and convert it into ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, James Booth

Votes: 43

55. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Golden Fleece (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Colin MacGruder and Ray Stackpole, two Australians with the theme "Nice 'n' easy does it", commit eleven armed robberies, in each case stealing Kruger Rands purchased from the same firm, ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Patrick Mower

Votes: 42

56. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Hit and Run (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Carter's school-teacher wife Alison is deliberately killed by a hit and run driver whilst posting his football pools. Alison had actually borrowed a coat from Judy, the French mistress, who... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 42

57. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: In from the Cold (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Some years earlier Billy Medhurst shot and crippled police sergeant Eddie Jackson before escaping to Spain. Now he is back and Regan is determined to nail him. Haskins advises against ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Anthony Heaton

Votes: 42

58. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Bengal Tiger (1979)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Mr.Mukerjee, who runs a newsagent shop frequented by Arthur, has received death threats and had a brick thrown through his window. When Terry goes along to act as his minder, he discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Saeed Jaffrey, Graham Stark

Votes: 42

59. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Jack or Knave (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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A security guard is murdered during a payroll snatch. The local police force under Chief Superintendent Canning have no luck in catching the robbers and Canning is reluctant to work with ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 41

60. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Loving Arms (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Retired engineer Fred Booth has a very religious but very sick wife and is in need of money. He meets wide boy Artie Ward who pays him to make guns, which Fred genuinely believes to be ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Roy Sone

Votes: 41

61. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Selected Target (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Cell-mates Titus Oates and Colly Kibber plan a robbery together whilst they are in prison. However, when they are released, they stage a dramatic fight to give Regan the impression that ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Lee Montague, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 41

62. Jack the Ripper (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1988)

TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 40

63. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Latin Lady (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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As Doctor Delacroix, an apparently respectable gynaecologist, is leaving his clinic on his way to the airport, he is jumped on by a gang of thugs in a car and robbed of his suit-case. He is... See full summary »

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Meg Davies, Stuart Wilson

Votes: 40

64. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: May (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Young Davey Holmes is arrested after an elderly money-lender whom he has visited is attacked and robbed, and May, his mother, asks her old friend Jack Regan to intervene. Although it is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 40

65. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Trap (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Five years earlier Regan got promotion following the Golden Maid dairy robbery, thanks to a tip-off from Noah Riley. Now a reporter, Thomas, has got Noah and offers him money for his ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Sydney Tafler

Votes: 40

66. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Trust Red (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A burglar falls to his death from a roof and another gang member, 'Red' Redgrave, feels he should have saved him but his sight is failing. Furthermore his estranged wife is about to marry ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 40

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

Action, Comedy, Crime

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

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

Votes: 39

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

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Regan is staking out vicious robber Vic Tolman and his girl-friend Lyn Hurst, who have stolen the wages from the firm where Lyn worked. A surveillance is in progress on the flat belonging ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 39

69. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Nightmare (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A lorry containing cigars is hi-jacked, and the driver and one of the robbers are killed. The gang is, in turn, attacked and wiped out by another, Irish gang, led by Farrell and Flynn, ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Paul Antrim

Votes: 39

70. 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

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

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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

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

Votes: 38

72. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Balance of Power (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Arthur stands as an independent candidate at the local bye-election but the seat holds the balance of power for the whole borough and his rivals use dirty tricks, landing him in custody. ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Caroline Langrishe, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 38

73. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: The Bigger They Are (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Tycoon Leonard Gold is being blackmailed by Harold Collins, who has a photo of him present at a massacre of civilians in Malaya when he was in the Army twenty-five years earlier. He appeals... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Colin Jeavons, Jenny Runacre

Votes: 38

74. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Bounty Hunter (1979)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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When Jo, a young widow and old friend of Arthur's, is swindled out of her late husband's insurance money by con artist Freddy Fenton, Terry demands that he return it to her, and when Freddy... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Derek Jacobi, June Ritchie

Votes: 38

75. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Country Boy (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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An armed gang kidnap telephone engineer Ronald Peters and hold him in an empty house, using his expertise to trigger off false alarms in some banks, diverting the police whilst the gang rob... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Robert Swann

Votes: 37

76. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Drag Act (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A daring gang of cold-blooded thieves make off with lorries carrying brandy on two separate occasions, killing a driver and injuring a policeman. The Sweeney are made to look a laughing ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Kate Fahy, Albert Welling

Votes: 37

77. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Money, Money, Money (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Eddie Monk has been straight for some years and he and his wife are good friends to Regan. He wins the pools but is blackmailed over a robbery for which he was never caught eleven years ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Roberson | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Edward Judd

Votes: 37

78. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: One of Your Own (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Jimmy Fleet cons two businessmen out of a cache of diamonds, which he hides before being arrested and remanded in Wormwood Scrubs. Carter goes undercover as his cell-mate and gains his ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Michael Elphick

Votes: 37

79. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Pay Off (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Carter is asked by an old flame, Shirley Glass, to try and help her locate her partner Eddie, who has gone missing. Eventually Eddie, a small time crook, is discovered but he is well and ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Dave King

Votes: 37

80. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Visiting Fireman (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Turkish policeman Captain Shebbeq arrives in England for his old friend Regan to help him track down a gold-smuggling ring, possibly connected to an insurance firm which is fire-bombed. ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Nadim Sawalha

Votes: 37

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

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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

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

Votes: 36

82. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away (1979)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Arthur is running a mini-cab business with a partner but when their drivers are attacked and the cars vandalized, Kevin, the partner, is reluctant, for tax purposes, to involve the police. ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Alfred Burke, George Layton

Votes: 36

83. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Feet of Clay (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Regan absents himself from the stakeout of a gang who rob wealthy tourists to come to the aid of Alan Ember, who, years earlier, had been a helpful informant. Now a rich businessman he has ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Burt | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Joss Ackland, Thelma Whiteley

Votes: 36

84. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )
Episode: The Horse of the Invisible (1971)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A ghost detective named Carnacki investigates the haunting of a country house that threatens the wedding of the homeowner's daughter and her fiance. Carnacki does not suspect supernatural ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Tony Steedman, Michele Dotrice, Michael Johnson

Votes: 36

85. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )
Episode: The Missing Witness Sensation (1971)

53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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After amateur detective Max Carrados ruins the alibi of an Irish militant accused of murder, the man's colleagues plot their revenge. To save his life, a trapped Carrados must find a way to... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Alwyn | Stars: Robert Stephens, George A. Cooper, John Wentworth, Patrick O'Connell

Votes: 36

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

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Suspect Andy Deacon collapses whilst Regan is interviewing him and a doctor claims that his injuries were caused by an assault. Whilst Regan never touched him, he is suspected of giving the... See full summary »

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

Votes: 35

87. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Down to You, Brother (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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At a stag party Regan re-encounters well-to-do Raymond Meadows, an ex-criminal who drunkenly admits that his wealth is due to a robbery he once pulled, for which Regan let him go for lack ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Derek Francis

Votes: 35

88. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Lady Luck (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Middle-class housewife Marcia Edmunds approaches Regan in a pub and, in exchange for sex, supplies the names of the gang who recently robbed a bookies - including that of her husband Martin... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Moira Redmond

Votes: 35

89. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Blind Tasting (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rumpole defends career criminal Hugh Timson for receiving a garageful full of stolen wine.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 35

90. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Sweet Smell of Succession (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Gang boss Joe Castle dies, leaving his ill-gotten gains to long-lost son Steven, who has no criminal connections but seems willing to learn. Regan warns Castle's warring minions not to ... See full summary »

Director: William Brayne | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Hywel Bennett

Votes: 35

91. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Beer Hunter (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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An old Army pal of Arthur's, known as Yorkie, comes down to London to chat about old times and have a night on the ale. After a drinking session he goes missing and when Arthur catches up ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Brian Glover, Georgina Hale

Votes: 35

92. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Car Lot Baggers (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A group of gypsies are suspected of intimidating a car-dealer friend of Arthur's but they come to Terry's rescue when the real villains turn out to be supposedly respectable businessmen. ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, June Whitfield, Jimmy Nail

Votes: 35

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

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Terry starts work as the bodyguard for Bassam Sayin, a Lebanese businessman and diplomat, but the two men do not get on, and, when the safe house in which they are staying is raided by ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 34

94. Jack the Ripper (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1988)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 34

95. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Official Secret (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rumpole defends an eccentric spinster accused of being a government whistle-blower.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 34

96. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Smaller They Are... (1979)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Small-time crook Scotch Harry steals a suit-case from an airport, which contains a lot of money. The police are after him and Arthur agrees to broker a deal for its return, minus his ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Phil McCall, Hans Meyer

Votes: 34

97. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Whose Wife Is It Anyway? (1980)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Arthur goes to the hospital to visit his friend Alex, who has been the victim of a hit-and-run incident. Whether or not it was an accident is a moot point as Terry discovers when he agrees ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Janet Key, David Daker

Votes: 34

98. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 33

99. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Victims (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Detective Sergeant Taylor is shot and wounded, and names his informant, Jimmy Park, as pulling the trigger. Regan visits Park's girl-friend Eve, who says that Taylor was corrupt, and gives ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Sheila Reid

Votes: 33

100. Ending Up (1989 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 32