Most Voted Titles With Walter Sparrow


1. 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.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Votes: 154,439 | Gross: $165.50M

2. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

Votes: 61,110 | Gross: $65.71M

3. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.9
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Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 35,330

4. The Secret Garden (1993)

G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott

Votes: 30,975 | Gross: $31.18M

5. Now and Then (1995)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch

Votes: 22,748 | Gross: $27.40M

6. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 15,964 | Gross: $19.74M

7. Shadowlands (1993)

PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer, and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes, Roddy Maude-Roxby

Votes: 14,262 | Gross: $25.84M

8. The Accidental Tourist (1988)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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53 Metascore

An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Amy Wright

Votes: 13,068 | Gross: $32.63M

9. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin, Nic Knight

Votes: 8,000 | Gross: $5.20M

10. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)

41 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus, Serena Evans

Votes: 4,829

11. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, T.R. Bowen

Votes: 4,422

12. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman

Votes: 4,216

13. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

6.8
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Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Max Adrian, Ann Bell

Votes: 3,756

14. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 3,208

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: 3,183

16. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 2,920

17. Emmerdale Farm (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

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

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

Votes: 2,154

18. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.9
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 2,001

19. 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: 1,922

20. 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: 1,793

21. 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: 1,764

22. City in the Sea (1965)

Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson, Susan Hart

Votes: 1,453

23. Birds of a Feather (1989–2018)

75 min | Comedy

6.5
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Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Alun Lewis

Votes: 1,070

24. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 1,001

25. 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: 840

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: Adrian Lewis Morgan, Diane Keen, Jan Pearson, Matthew Chambers

Votes: 792

27. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 767

28. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 730

29. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 629

30. The Love Factor (1969)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

4.0
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A race of topless, large-breasted women from the planet Angvia, in another dimension, come to earth to kidnap women to repopulate their planet.

Director: Michael Cort | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Charles Hawtrey, Robin Hawdon, Anna Gaël

Votes: 591

31. Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner

Votes: 568

32. The Woodlanders (1997)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Agland | Stars: Emily Woof, Rufus Sewell, Cal MacAninch, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 557

33. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 493

34. Simon Magus (1999)

101 min | Mystery, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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47 Metascore

Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community, because he claims that the devil talks to him, and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the "Squire" to sell him some ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hopkins | Stars: Noah Taylor, Stuart Townsend, Sean McGinley, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 479 | Gross: $0.04M

35. 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: 417

36. Treasure Island (II) (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Family

5.6
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An adaptation of the Robert Lewis Stevenson adventure classic, in which a young boy sets off on a voyage armed with a map to buried treasure.

Director: Peter Rowe | Stars: Sarah Holland, Pax Lohan, Anthony Booth, Christopher Benjamin

Votes: 386

37. Hale and Pace (1988–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Hale and Pace is a sketch-based British comedy show. The terms "Good Taste" and "Politically Correct" are obviously totally unknown to the writers.

Stars: Gareth Hale, Norman Pace, Melanie Kilburn, Paula Tinker

Votes: 383

38. The Famous Five (1995– )

Family

7.5
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Based on the best selling books by popular children's author Enid Blyton; when Julian, Dick and Anne are sent to live with their Aunt and uncle in the English countryside they clash with ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Marco Williamson, Paul Child, Laura Petela

Votes: 322

39. The Famous Five (1978–1979)

25 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

7.5
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Modern adaptation of Enid Blyton's adventure stories about Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog.

Stars: Marcus Harris, Gary Russell, Jennifer Thanisch, Michele Galagher

Votes: 320

40. Private Schulz (1981– )

300 min | Comedy

7.8
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Cyril Shaps, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 317

41. 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, Susannah Harker, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 294

42. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)
Episode: Danger UXD (1989)

TV-PG | 50 min | Comedy

9.3
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Del buys a consignment of blow-up sex dolls to sell on to elderly Dirty Barry,who has a sex shop. Unfortunately the dolls are filled with propane gas and will explode if they are exposed to... See full summary »

Director: Tony Dow | Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Gwyneth Strong

Votes: 267

43. The Jim Henson Hour (1989– )

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.

Stars: Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill

Votes: 261

44. U.F.O. (1993)

79 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.7
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The infamous stand-up comic Roy 'Chubby' Brown stars in this anti-PC, sci-fi spoof. Performing one night at the end of Blackpool Pier, Chubby is beamed up to a spaceship populated by ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Dow | Stars: Roy 'Chubby' Brown, Sara Stockbridge, Mandi Symonds, Roger Lloyd Pack

Votes: 249

45. The Dirtiest Girl I Ever Met (1970)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A naive couple leave their small town for success in London's adult entertainment culture.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Robin Askwith, Janet Lynn, Jess Conrad, Derek Aylward

Votes: 240

46. Never the Twain (1981–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Comedy about two rival antique dealers.

Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Derek Deadman, Teddy Turner

Votes: 229

47. Shoestring (1979–1980)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 206

48. 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: 200

49. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Soldier and Death (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

9.0
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An honest soldier receives a ruby whistle, a comparable dance, an unbeatable deck of cards and a magic sack for being kind to three beggars. He defeats a bunch of devils by playing cards ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: John Hurt, Bob Peck, Stuart Richman, Walter Sparrow

Votes: 197

50. 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: 186

51. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 174

52. The Great British Train Robbery (1966– )

104 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.6
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It is the story of the famous British train robbery from the 1960s, told in almost documentary style from the view of the robbers.

Stars: Horst Tappert, Hans Cossy, Günther Neutze, Karl-Heinz Hess

Votes: 149

53. Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967)

50 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant is frozen alive in a block of ice by his arch-nemesis The Face in 1902 ; in 1966 workmen discover him and he is revived, perfectly preserved... but ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Jack May, Peter Ducrow

Votes: 145

54. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 136

55. Cream in My Coffee (1980 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Musical

7.4
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Past and present intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they were young and flashbacks to the earlier visit reveal the origins of both their ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Lionel Jeffries, Shelagh McLeod, Peter Chelsom

Votes: 126

56. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Memento Mori (1992)

Drama

7.8
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A group of old people is being frightened by mysterious phone calls.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Stephanie Cole, Jacqueline Leonard, Renée Asherson, Michael Hordern

Votes: 122

57. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 118

58. 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

59. Big Deal (1984–1986)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

Stars: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Votes: 116

60. Great Expectations (1981– )

30 min | Drama

6.8
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Charles Dickens' classic story about an orphan who becomes a gentleman.

Stars: Gerry Sundquist, Tim Munro, Derek Francis, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 115

61. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 114

62. Love on a Branch Line (1994– )

198 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Jasper is the perfect English Civil Servant - polite and refined. But to his girl friend, and even to himself, he is a bore. So he decides to become a painter in Paris. Not so fast. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Maloney, Leslie Phillips, Maria Aitken, Graham Crowden

Votes: 113

63. Howards' Way (1985–1990)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his ... See full summary »

Stars: Jan Harvey, Stephen Yardley, Glyn Owen, Susan Gilmore

Votes: 112

64. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington, Tracy-Louise Ward

Votes: 107

65. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )
Episode: The British Grenadier (1999)

85 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel goes to The British Grenadier to console the pub's owner Stella, who has just had a serious fight with her husband. Suspecting her of infidelity, ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Elliot Walton-Frew, Dennis Waterman, Patricia Kerrigan, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 106

66. Into the Labyrinth (1981–1982)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

7.8
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Three children stumble upon the imprisoned sorcerer Rothgo and are drawn into a mysterious search through time for the magical Nidus which has been stolen by the evil witch Belor.

Stars: Pamela Salem, Charlie Caine, Ron Moody, Lisa Turner

Votes: 104

67. 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: 101

68. We'll Meet Again (1982– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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It's 1943 and the American Air Force has come to Market Weatherby, a small East Anglian town. The war weary British and the brash American GIs sometimes clash, but friendships are also forged.

Stars: Susannah York, Michael Shannon, Patrick O'Connell, Lynne Pearson

Votes: 100

69. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.7
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 97

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

90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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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.

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

Votes: 94

71. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
Episode: Rag Week (1995)

29 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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When Rag Week begins, the Gasforth police deals with students' pranks and bank robbers.

Director: John Birkin | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kevin Allen, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus

Votes: 92

72. 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

73. The Magician (1993 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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Scotland Yard is confronted with increasing IRA terror and lots of counterfeit money.

Director: Terry Winsor | Stars: Jay Acovone, Clive Owen, Jeremy Kemp, Peter Howitt

Votes: 88

74. Follyfoot (1971–1973)

30 min | Family, Drama

8.4
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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit ... See full summary »

Stars: Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson, Arthur English, Christian Rodska

Votes: 85

75. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
Episode: Fly on the Wall (1996)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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The Gasforth PD are to be in a fly-on-the-wall documentary. Naturally, everyone wants to look good for the camera.

Director: John Birkin | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mark Addy, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus

Votes: 78

76. KYTV (1989–1993)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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KYTV is the BBC comedy show which parodied Sky satellite television, which when it first started on Britain was pilloried for its cheapness and lack of content.

Stars: Helen Atkinson Wood, Angus Deayton, Michael Fenton Stevens, Geoffrey Perkins

Votes: 77

77. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 74

78. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

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

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

Votes: 73

79. Anna Lee (1994– )

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Stars: Imogen Stubbs, Brian Glover, John Rowe, Peter Wight

Votes: 72

80. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

8.2
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Telepathic stage magician, Tarot, and his two assistants solve mysteries and crimes of a bizarre or magical nature, and battle against villains with various powers.

Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Fred Owl

Votes: 71

81. Count of Monte Cristo (1964– )

25 min | Adventure

8.6
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A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Badel, Natasha Parry, Morris Perry, Philip Madoc

Votes: 71

82. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 68

83. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Episode: The Valley of Fear (1990)

29 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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While photographing a sunset in Blue Bell Wood, Victor is mugged and graffiti is sprayed on the Meldrews' house, so he decides it's time to call a Neighbourhood Watch meeting.

Director: Susan Belbin | Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Gabrielle Blunt

Votes: 68

84. 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

85. The Paradise Club (1989–1990)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Two brothers, Frank & Danny Kane are the sons of "Ma Kane" who ran the South Side with a rod of iron. Frank has become a priest but leaves the church after a misunderstanding with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Leslie Grantham, Leon Herbert, Barbara Wilshere

Votes: 64

86. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 62

87. Sunburn (1999–2000)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Stars: Michelle Collins, Rebecca Callard, Sharon Small, James Buller

Votes: 59

88. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Dirtysomething (1994)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The story of a couple who are new age travellers but get sucked into suburban life.

Director: Carl Prechezer | Stars: Paul Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Bernard Hill, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 55

89. 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

90. Prometheus (1998)

130 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Tony Harrison | Stars: Michael Feast, Walter Sparrow, Fern Smith, Jonathan Waistnidge

Votes: 49

91. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.5
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Edward Woodward

Votes: 49

92. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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

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

Votes: 44

93. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 39

94. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Learned Friends (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Rumpole accuses a dishonest policeman of framing his safecracker client and finds himself in legal trouble when he can't back up his claim.

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Joanna Van Gyseghem, Peter Bowles

Votes: 38

95. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Well Meaning Mayor (1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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When a candidate for the Mayoral elections is conveniently out of the way, the Saint will try to expose the corruption by offering an irresistible bait.

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Roger Moore, Leslie Sands, Mary Kenton, Norman Bird

Votes: 38

96. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 37

97. The Pall Bearer's Revue (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Flaminia Cinque, Logan Murray, Alistair McGowan, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 37

98. Court Martial (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.

Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren, Angela Browne

Votes: 36

99. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )

Comedy

6.3
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Stars: Paul Merton, Sam Kelly, Geoffrey Whitehead, Michael Fenton Stevens

Votes: 35

100. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

8.3
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Stars: Madge Ryan, Anthony Bate, James Maxwell, Michael Caine

Votes: 35