Most Voted Titles With Michael Troughton


1. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The further adventures of the time travelling alien adventurer known as the Doctor and his/her companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

Votes: 163,488

2. Enigma (2001)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 18,306 | Gross: $4.30M

3. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

7.6
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Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Votes: 7,333

4. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 5,216

5. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves

Votes: 3,536

6. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Last Christmas (2014)

TV-PG | 61 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.4
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The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Nick Frost, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 3,337

7. Cold Feet (1997– )

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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At times comedic and at other times heartbreaking, the series follows the intertwining lives of three Manchester couples at different stages in their relationships. At the start, Adam ... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris

Votes: 2,716

8. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 2,595

9. 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: 2,155

10. 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: 1,880

11. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

7.9
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In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,780

12. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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

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

Votes: 1,665

13. 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: 1,336

14. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 1,205

15. Breathless (2013– )

Drama

6.9
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A TV series set in early 1960s England and centered around the doctors and nurses in a gynecology ward.

Stars: Catherine Steadman, Zoe Boyle, Shaun Dingwall, Jack Davenport

Votes: 1,109

16. Birds of a Feather (1989–2017)

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: 1,055

17. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 994

18. Taggart (1983–2010)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

Stars: Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie, Alex Norton

Votes: 952

19. 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: 895

20. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)

TV-PG | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 888

21. The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998– )

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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Paired with her reliable and devoted chauffeur, Mrs Bradley's finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera, crimes of passion at a circus, poisoning and family secrets.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Diana Rigg, Peter Davison, John Alderton

Votes: 787

22. 2point4 Children (1991–1999)

40 min | Comedy

7.1
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2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porters; a seemingly average family whose world is frequently turned... See full summary »

Stars: Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Julia Hills, John Pickard

Votes: 547

23. 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

24. The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998– )
Episode: Speedy Death (1998)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The emancipated Mrs. Bradley attends her ex-husband's funeral and segues to the estate of her paralyzed goddaughter, who is hosting an engagement party.

Director: Audrey Cooke | Stars: John Alderton, Simeon Andrews, Lynda Baron, Tom Butcher

Votes: 236

25. Poldark (1996 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama, History

5.8
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Ross Poldark returns from war to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Bowe, Mel Martin, Michael Attwell, Ioan Gruffudd

Votes: 232

26. Woof! (1989–1997)

30 min | Family

7.1
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A young boy becomes a dog from time to time.

Stars: Liza Goddard, Adam Roper, Punch, Edward Fidoe

Votes: 182

27. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Sinner and the Sandman (2014)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A retired local psychic inadvertently makes the most amazing and impossible prediction of his career.

Director: David Sant | Stars: Alan Davies, Sarah Alexander, Marc Danbury, Tim Faraday

Votes: 163

28. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Have His Carcase: Episode One (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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While on a walking tour of the West Country, Harriet stumbles on the body of a bearded man with his throat cut on a rocky outcropping near the sea.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 159

29. 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: 157

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

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

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

Votes: 135

31. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 128

32. Bless Me Father (1978–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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"Bless Me Father" is a 21-episode British sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1981. A gentle and impish look at Catholic life in post-war suburban Britain, the series follows the adventures and ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri, Gabrielle Daye, Patrick McAlinney

Votes: 116

33. The Mill on the Floss (1978– )

240 min | Drama

6.8
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The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams.

Stars: Judy Cornwell, Barbara Hicks, Pippa Guard, Christopher Blake

Votes: 111

34. 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: 106

35. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: A Dip in the Pool (1979)

Horror, Thriller

6.8
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An American gambler on a trans-Atlantic liner goes into the pool that bets on how far ship sails each day. Expecting bad weather, he bets a low distance, but then the weather fines up. He must come up with a plan to slow the ship down.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Roald Dahl, Jack Weston, Gladys Spencer, Don Fellows

Votes: 100

36. Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (1999– )

Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Since moving out of her parents housing estate flat 24 year old Lucy Sullivan has landed an apartment in trendy West London, a job in the city and is on the lookout for love.

Stars: Cameron Jack, Sam Loggin, Niall Buggy, Debbie Chazen

Votes: 95

37. Testament of Youth (1979– )

275 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.7
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Vera Brittain's world falls to pieces around her as, one by one, the young men of her circle are caught up in the Great War.

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Emrys James, Jane Wenham, Peter Woodward

Votes: 92

38. Is It Legal? (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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A British comedy series following the misadventures of a small law firm. The staff includes such characters as the young and eager bumbler Colin, the old and timid bumbler Bob and the stern... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Barlow, Imelda Staunton, Richard Lumsden, Kate Isitt

Votes: 79

39. Silent Witness (1996– )
Episode: Darkness Visible: Part 1 (1996)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Sam investigates the death of a gay man while in police custody. He had been arrested while drunk and was sharing a cell with another drunk, in for the night. The victim died from a blow to... See full summary »

Director: Noella Smith | Stars: Amanda Burton, Brendan Coyle, William Armstrong, Rebecca Craig

Votes: 74

40. Sean's Show (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Sean Hughes, Michael Troughton, Victor McGuire, Jeff Shankley

Votes: 71

41. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: A Picture of a Place (1980)

Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Con artist Merv Pottinger travels the East Anglian countryside, telling unsuspecting elderly people that their valuable art treasure is fairly worthless and that he will do them a favour by... See full summary »

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Roald Dahl, Jessie Matthews, Bill Maynard, Michael Troughton

Votes: 71

42. Breathless (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2013)

45 min | Drama

7.1
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1961:-Suave Otto Powell is chief gynaecological surgeon at a London hospital, with his brash junior Richard Truscott about to marry former nurse Jean. Otto and his anaesthetist Charlie ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Unwin | Stars: Oliver Chris, Shaun Dingwall, Catherine Steadman, Holli Dempsey

Votes: 69

43. David Copperfield (1974– )

300 min | Drama

7.4
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Ian Hogg, David Troughton, Patience Collier, David Yelland

Votes: 67

44. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
Episode: Children of Auron (1980)

49 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Serverlan has unleashed a plague on Cally's home planet Auron. Avon and the Liberator crew travel to Auron to aid Cally's people to fight the plague, when Cally receives a telepathic ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Morgan | Stars: Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce

Votes: 67

45. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Dying Day: Part 1: Mr. Skipling is Sentenced to Death (1980)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A lonely man with punctilious habits listens to a tape cassette of ambient barroom sounds, which include the hushed tones of two men plotting to kill him; but when a policeman listens, all the sounds are there except those of the two men.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Maurice Kaufmann, Prentis Hancock, David Howey

Votes: 66

46. Micawber (2001– )

195 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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David Jason stars as Mr. Micawber in this gentle comedy set in Victorian England and inspired by a character from Charles Dickens' novel 'David Copperfield'.

Stars: David Jason, Annabelle Apsion, Lucinda Dryzek, Andrew Quigley

Votes: 63

47. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 62

48. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.8
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 62

49. Sorrell and Son (1984)

314 min

7.9
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Heartfelt story of a father making sacrifices to help his son over the years. Remake of one of films great "lost films"

Stars: Richard Pasco, John Shrapnel, Gwen Watford, Peter Chelsom

Votes: 60

50. Comedy Connections (2003–2008)

40 min | Documentary

7.5
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Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.

Stars: Doon Mackichan, Julia Sawalha, John Howard Davies, Gareth Gwenlan

Votes: 59

51. Breathless (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2013)

44 min | Drama

7.7
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Charlie loses out on his promotion to Mehta whilst Richard, returning from honeymoon, is angry that Jean, with Otto's collusion, has kept her miscarriage secret and gone ahead with the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Unwin | Stars: Zoe Boyle, Catherine Steadman, Oliver Chris, Michael Troughton

Votes: 54

52. Silent Witness (1996– )
Episode: Darkness Visible: Part 2 (1996)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Sam continues her investigation in the prisoner's death and believes the police are covering up. When a police constable whose wife reported was cracking up is found dead, the investigating... See full summary »

Director: Noella Smith | Stars: Amanda Burton, John McGlynn, Clare Higgins, Ken Stott

Votes: 52

53. Breathless (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2013)

44 min | Drama

8.0
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Charlie faces an enquiry over the death of his patient, Miss Fairfax, and is quizzed by Mehta over his and Otto's recent involvement with the police though the panel exonerates him of ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Losey | Stars: Ronny Jhutti, Shaun Dingwall, Catherine Steadman, Melanie Kilburn

Votes: 46

54. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Happiness Is a Warm Gun (1987)

26 min | Comedy

7.2
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In the first episode of this hilarious new political comedy ...

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Rowena Cooper, Marsha Fitzalan, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 46

55. Strangers and Brothers (1984– )

55 min | Drama

7.2
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As WWII looms in Europe, an ambitious young English lawyer embarks on his tempestuous career-and even stormier romantic life.

Stars: Shaughan Seymour, Paul Hastings, Edward Hardwicke, Sheila Ruskin

Votes: 44

56. Breathless (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2013)

45 min | Drama

7.8
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Disappointed over St Alban's Lily tells Charlie that she has met Mulligan and knows he has a hold over the Powells. Charlie explained that, back in Cyprus, Elizabeth was pregnant by fiancé ... See full summary »

Director: Philippa Langdale | Stars: Dystin Johnson, Tom Rosenthal, Catherine Steadman, Shaun Dingwall

Votes: 42

57. My Brother Jonathan (1985– )

50 min | Drama

7.5
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My Brother Jonathan is a 1985 BBC five part mini-series that relates the story of an idealistic doctor, Jonathan Dakkers, in the coal country of England during the period around WW1 and a love triangle.

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Benedict Taylor, Helen Ryan, Caroline Bliss

Votes: 40

58. The Death of the Heart (1987 TV Movie)

109 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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A young orphan girl, Portia, goes to live with her well-to-do aunt and uncle. As she is groomed to become a lady, she is confused by the young man who seems to be courting her. Surrounded ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Daniel Chatto, JoJo Cole, Judith Davis

Votes: 40

59. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: The Haltemprice Bunker (1989)

25 min | Comedy

7.8
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Thrusting his way through the lobby of anti-Nazi protesters....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Stephen Fry, William Merrow

Votes: 38

60. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Sex Is Wrong (1987)

24 min | Comedy

7.8
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Alan realises that joining a moral crusade....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Vivien Heilbron, John Nettleton, Michael Troughton

Votes: 37

61. Nancy Astor (1982– )

55 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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Virginia-born Lady Astor is the first woman to sit in Parliament. Her outspokenness in unpopular causes leaves her open to heartbreak, public and private.

Stars: Lisa Harrow, Lise Hilboldt, James Fox, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 36

62. My Family (2000–2011)
Episode: Ben Wants to Be a Millionaire (2001)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.6
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When Ben meets one of his old school-friends he considers the idea of investing some money, and asks him for advice. Meanwhile Nick tries to sell his body parts on eBay!

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Kris Marshall, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Votes: 36

63. Morgan's Boy (1984– )

55 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Gareth Thomas, Martyn Hesford, Maxine Audley, Alan Rowe

Votes: 35

64. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Passport to Freedom (1987)

24 min | Comedy

7.3
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Alan's wife, Sarah, inherits a million pounds....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Rowena Cooper, Marsha Fitzalan, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 35

65. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Three Line Whipping (1987)

25 min | Comedy

8.1
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Alan is booked to appear on TVAM to discuss an important by-election result....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, John Nettleton, Michael Troughton, Nick Stringer

Votes: 34

66. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Who Shot Alan B'Stard? (1990)

Comedy

8.6
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B'stard recovers in hospital in time to cast the deciding commons vote to bring back capital punishment and even gains the contract to have the new gallows built. Sarah rightly guesses that... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 34

67. Doctor Who Extra (2014– )

Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Botten, Steven Moffat

Votes: 33

68. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Friends of St. James (1987)

24 min | Comedy

7.3
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Alan organises a parliamentary fact-finding expedition....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Rowena Cooper, Michael Troughton, Trevor Laird

Votes: 33

69. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Have His Carcase: Episode Two (1987)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 33

70. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 32

71. The Heart Surgeon (1997 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

7.1
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Cardiac surgeon Alex Marsden has an affair with Marcella Duggan, but then finds himself having to operate on her husband Larry, who is also his friend.

Director: Audrey Cooke | Stars: Nigel Havers, Orla Brady, Lorcan Cranitch, John Castle

Votes: 32

72. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Dying Day: Part 2: Mr. Skipling Finds a Friend (1980)

Drama, Thriller

7.5
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The police disbelieve Skipling's story of the man bleeding from the eyes. Later, Skipling receives an unwanted visit from a doctor and a welcome visit from his "befriender".

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Maurice Kaufmann, Prentis Hancock, David Howey

Votes: 32

73. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Dying Day: Part 4: Mr. Skiplng's Day of Reckoning (1980)

Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Skipling braces himself as the fateful day of February 28 approaches.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Maurice Kaufmann, Prentis Hancock, Kate Coleridge

Votes: 32

74. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Have His Carcase: Episode Four (1987)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A Lord Peter Wimsey case. The case concludes... Suicide or murder?

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, Jeremy Sinden

Votes: 31

75. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Have His Carcase: Episode Three (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A Lord Peter Wimsey mystery. The tale continues...

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 31

76. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: The Wapping Conspiracy (1989)

24 min | Comedy

7.9
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Always eager to help improve the minds of the young ...

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Jerome Willis

Votes: 31

77. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: California Here I Come (1989)

25 min | Comedy

7.1
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When parliament's man of the moment, Alan B'Stard, flies to California....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Lou Hirsch, Julianne White

Votes: 29

78. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Piers of the Realm (1989)

25 min | Comedy

7.7
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It must be a blue moon because Alan B'Stard is holding....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 29

79. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Fatal Extraction (1989)

25 min | Comedy

7.8
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During a television debate Alan B'Stard MP, Member for Haltemprice, falls foul of fellow panelist Georgina Pitt, militant leader of Hackney Council....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Suzette Llewellyn, Bernard Gallagher

Votes: 28

80. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: It's a Sorry Lorry Morrie (1989)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Terry goes into panic mode when he finds himself facing the prospect of another stint in prison after the police stake-out a stolen van full of electrical items that he has collected for ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 28

81. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Keeping Mum (1991)

24 min | Comedy

8.0
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In the House of Commons conniving Tory Alan B'Stard faces a barrage of hostility from an Opposition outraged by his proposal for an amendment to the Social Security Bill.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Brenda Bruce

Votes: 28

82. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Live from Westminster (1989)

25 min | Comedy

7.6
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Parliament has gone prime time with the introduction of television cameras into the Commons....

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, John Nettleton

Votes: 28

83. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: May the Best Man Win (1989)

24 min | Comedy

7.8
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When Piers announces he is getting married to someone ...

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Celia Imrie

Votes: 28

84. We, the Accused (1980– )

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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In the London of the 1910s, a self-effacing, decent man of fifty confronts what appears to be the perfect opportunity to rid himself of his unloved, nagging wife and be free for a blissful life with his mistress.

Stars: Ian Holm, Angela Down, Iain Cuthbertson, Hugh Thomas

Votes: 27

85. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1982 TV Movie)

Drama

8.3
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While dealing with the trauma of watching his only son burn his touge on soup, that was much too hot. A man try's to piece back together his relationship with a talking banana named Clint.

Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Joss Ackland, Jeremy Brett, Nigel Stock

Votes: 27

86. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Second Hand Pose (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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After he has got himself stuck in an industrial meat freezer cabinet whilst working for Arthur, Terry decides to leave his services and help his friend Charlie in the second hand business. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Billy Murray, Stacy Dorning

Votes: 27

87. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Last Video Show (1989)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.6
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A video tape incriminating an officer in the Serious Crime division is mistakenly returned to Daley's Videos, which brings Arthur and Terry into contact with a local major crime boss as he ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Ian McShane

Votes: 27

88. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Natural Selection (1991)

25 min | Comedy

7.8
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During the annual cocktail party at his country residence B'Stard's scathing contempt for his Haltemprice constituents seriously backfires.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Maurice Roëves

Votes: 26

89. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: A Bigger Splash (1992)

24 min | Comedy

6.6
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Alan B'Stard doesn't balk at the Balkans.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, John Challis

Votes: 25

90. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Labour of Love (1991)

25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Alan B'Stard's reputation as the most right-wing Tory MP in the House is under threat: Working class fatso Victor Crosby has just won the Accrington by-election for the Conservatives and, ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, James Saxon

Votes: 25

91. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Let Them Sniff Cake (1991)

24 min | Comedy

7.9
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Following the riotous TV appearance in 'Balance', a serious discussion slot chaired by MENSA member Joan Bakewell, Alan B'Stard is branded an animal hater across the front pages of the tabloid press.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, John Sessions

Votes: 25

92. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: The Party's Over (1991)

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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Major is securely belted in the driving seat of the Tory machine but despite the new leadership, Conservative fortunes are flagging - a severe economic crisis looms; the opinion polls predict the Party's imminent downfall.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Terence Alexander, Marsha Fitzalan

Votes: 25

93. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Alan B'Stard Closes Down the BBC (1988)

Comedy

8.1
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In a special edition recorded for the Comic Relief charity telethon B'stard bullies prime minister Margaret Thatcher's secretary into granting him an audience with the Iron Lady. When he ... See full summary »

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Chris Barrie

Votes: 24

94. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Wrong Goodbye (1989)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.8
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With his bank refusing to honour his cheques and a Court Bailiff pursuing him for unpaid bills, Arthur is delighted when a mysterious businessman makes him a very attractive offer for the whole of his business empire.

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Paul Eddington

Votes: 24

95. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Star Is Gorn (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Pressurized pop star Zack Zolar fakes his own death and Terry tries to protect him from his ruthless manager and producer, both of whom seek to exploit him by releasing his 'posthumous' ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Mel Smith, Primi Townsend

Votes: 23

96. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Around the Corner (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Arthur's get-rich-quick schemes are, as usual, going nowhere fast. He invests in a racing greyhound which he calls Daley's Deal but it is a non-starter. Furthermore his efforts to make a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Patrick Malahide, Peter Childs

Votes: 23

97. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Back from the Mort (1992)

26 min | Comedy

7.3
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Alan is back and he is on the warpath.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 23

98. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Helping Hansi (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Hetty goes undercover in a posh retirement condo in order to find out who is harassing German immigrant Hansi Bauer into selling his share.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock, Frank Mills

Votes: 23

99. The New Statesman (1987–1992)
Episode: Profit of Boom (1991)

24 min | Comedy

7.8
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The purpose of Alan's USSR tour is to spread the gospel of Capitalism according to B'Stard, as well to acquire several thousand rubles by selling off video cassettes of his free-market sermons.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Kevin McNally

Votes: 23

100. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)
Episode: Don't Fence Me In (1995)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Phoebe's licence for the pub is due to be renewed and sleazy brewery rep Harrison says he will sanction it if she sleeps with him but Gary catches him out by using a pocket tape recorder ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Nash | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dervla Kirwan, Michelle Holmes, Victor McGuire

Votes: 22