Highest Rated Titles With Norman Bird


1. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: A Fishy Tale (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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When Worzel learns about fishing, he dusts off his "wangling" head and tries his luck catching the goldfish in Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's pond. Trouble comes when the maid mistakes him for the handyman come to fix the dishwasher.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 5

2. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Fire Drill (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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The village is planning a big bonfire celebration and Mr. Braithwaite offers his old scarecrow to be burned - Worzel Gummidge. John and Sue help Worzel build another scarecrow to be burned ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 5

3. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Return of Dolly Clothes-Peg (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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Dolly Clothes-Peg, the dressmaker's dummy turned scarecrow Worzel met last year, comes to town to visit her old friend. The jealous Aunt Sally tricks Dolly into the back of a moving van, ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 5

4. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Scarecrow Wedding (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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When she gets stuck in a washing machine at a junk shop, Aunt Sally promises to marry Worzel if he will rescue her. The deed done, he holds her to the promise and the Crowman reluctantly ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Charlotte Coleman, Jeremy Austin

Votes: 5

5. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Trial of Worzel Gummidge (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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After his latest foolish antic, Worzel is taken away by the Crowman and put on trial for failure to do his duty as a scarecrow as well as all his other mischief. The jury consists of all ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 5

6. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Worzel Pays a Visit (1979)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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When Worzel is told that the runaway Aunt Sally is working as a housemaid at Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's home, he decides to pay her a call. But the mistress is away, and Sally pretends to be ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 5

7. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Scarecrow Hop (1979)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.5
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Aunt Sally is in a despondent mood after being sacked from her position as lady's maid to Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton. To cheer her up, Worzel asks her to the charity ball. Problem is, the only ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Geoffrey Bayldon, Mike Berry

Votes: 6

8. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Worzel's Birthday (1981)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

9.5
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It's Worzel's Bestest Birthday and the poor scarecrow is sulking because snooty Aunty Sally refuses to attend his party. John and Sue put together a surprise party for him but Worzel still ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 6

9. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: A Little Learning (1979)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.4
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Worzel turns the farm upside down looking for his Clever Head. When he finds it at the nearby school and puts it on, he encounters a teacher who takes him for a genius.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 5

10. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Very Good, Worzel (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.4
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Worzel and Aunt Sally go looking for employment, he to get married, she to save up for a trip to "Hegypt." By a mix-up the agency sends them as butler and maid to the home of Lady ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hill, David Pick | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Norman Bird

Votes: 5

11. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: A Home Fit for Scarecrows (1979)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.2
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John and Sue offer Worzel a proper chair for his home in the barn if he will teach them Worzelese; the sly scarecrow also gets the idea to filch a full set of furniture from the villagers.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 8

12. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Worzel in the Limelight (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.2
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Worzel and Aunt Sally decide to enter the local talent contest but their failed attempts at a ventriloquist act make any cooperation impossible. They enter separately, she dancing to "Swan ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 5

13. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 40

14. Boyd Q.C. (1956–1964)

30 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Michael Denison, Charles Leno, Owen Berry, Weyman Mackay

Votes: 8

15. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Graham Stark

Votes: 18

16. The Adventure Game (1980– )

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.9
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Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to power their spacecraft. But (and this is where the whole... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood, Sarah Lam

Votes: 98

17. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

8.9
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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Joey Davidson

Votes: 41

18. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: A Fair Old Pullover (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Worzel hitches a ride to town to shop for a new sweater to attract the attention of Aunt Sally. Once at the department store, he causes a commotion in the menswear department then is ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 8

19. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Moving On (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.9
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The Braithwaites and the Peters return from holiday to find Scatterbrook Farm a shambles, courtesy of Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally. It is up to the Crowman to find a way out of trouble for the two foolish artifacts.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 7

20. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Jumbly Sale (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.9
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At the Village Jumble Sale, Worzel Gummidge tries to free Aunt Sally from a box she is stuck in and accidentally breaks off her leg. He is so filled with guilt and despair that he pleads ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Barbara Ashcroft

Votes: 7

21. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 64,262

22. 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: 113

23. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 206

24. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Choir Practice (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Worzel discovers that Aunt Sally has joined the church choir so she can partake of the luncheon served after choir practice. Thinking this a brilliant idea, he puts on his singing head and ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 6

25. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Return of Dafthead (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Dafthead, the scarecrow created by Worzel (in the episode "Fire Drill"), comes back and usurps Worzel's place as the scarecrow of Scatterbrook Farm. Worzel's attempts to regain his rightful... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Geoffrey Bayldon, Norman Bird

Votes: 9

26. Thomas and Sarah (1979– )
Episode: The Vanishing Lady (1979)

50 min | Drama

8.8
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After Madge's friend, an ex-policeman, locates Sarah performing in a music hall, she and Thomas decide to sell the garage and collaborate on a magic act.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, Maria Charles, Norman Bird

Votes: 5

27. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 8,164

28. Blackmail (1965– )

8.7
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Blackmail, in all its meanings and forms, was the central theme of the episodes comprising this series.

Stars: Ray Marioni, Derrick Sherwin, Aubrey Richards, Ian Hendry

Votes: 7

29. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Crossing the Floor (1996)

70 min | Drama

8.7
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Political satire closely mirroring real-life British politics of the time - a self-serving Conservative minister "crosses the floor" to join the opposition Labour Party, at a time when the ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Jenkin | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Neil Pearson, Clive Russell, James Fleet

Votes: 61

30. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: Lifer (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.7
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An anonymous rip-off sets Marker on the trail of a man seeking vengeance for a crime committed ten years earlier.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Alfred Burke, Norman Bird, Tony Calvin, Ingrid Hafner

Votes: 6

31. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Episode: Waldorf Salad (1979)

TV-PG | 32 min | Comedy

8.7
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Customer dissatisfaction with the Fawlty Towers dining experience comes to a head when an insistent American comes for a stay.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 925

32. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Worzel's Nephew (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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With the Peters family away on holiday and Mike laid up with a sore ankle, Mr. Braithwaite hires a new farmhand: a Cockney lad who speaks in rhyming slang. The boy turns out to be Worzel's ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 6

33. To Serve Them All My Days (1980–1981)

673 min | Drama

8.6
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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »

Stars: John Duttine, Frank Middlemass, Alan MacNaughtan, Patricia Lawrence

Votes: 458

34. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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: 99

35. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 21

36. The Guardians (1971– )

60 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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A drama set in a declining England of the future - the UK has broken up, and England is ruled by a fascist military force called 'The Guardians'.

Stars: Gwyneth Powell, Cyril Luckham, Derek Smith, David Burke

Votes: 44

37. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Aunt Sally (1979)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Worzel takes the afternoon off to go to the village fête to see his intended, Aunt Sally, even though the ladylike wooden figure considers associating with a scarecrow to be beneath her ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 6

38. Bookmark (1983– )
Episode: Miss Pym's Day Out (1992)

Biography

8.5
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After a 14 year dry spell, novelist, Barbara Pym (Patricia Routledge) is nominated for a Booker Award in 1977 for her novel "Quartet in Autumn". This short biography follows her the day of ... See full summary »

Director: James Runcie | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Marcia Warren, John Bott, Susan Wooldridge

Votes: 8

39. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,701

40. Arthur of the Britons (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure

8.4
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This series strips away the elaborate medieval view of Camelot, and presents Arthur as the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome. ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Tobias, Michael Gothard, Jack Watson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 98

41. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Compassionate Society (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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When the opposition challenges the Minister's claims in the House that administrative personnel in the health sector have been reduced by 11%, he too quickly agrees to an independent ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Barron

Votes: 132

42. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Golden Hind (1981)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A fish and chips shop opens in town and Worzel becomes good friends with Jolly Jack, the ship's figurehead that stands out front. The friendship runs aground when the rakish seaman meets ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 7

43. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

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: 1,682

44. Mrs Thursday (1966–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Elderly cleaning lady inherits her boss's house, fortune - and butler.

Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Hugh Manning, Richard Caldicot, George Waring

Votes: 15

45. Rising Damp (1974–1978)
Episode: Things That Go Bump in the Night (1975)

25 min | Comedy

8.3
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After scaring the gullible Alan with a joke werewolf hand, Rigsby tries to spook him even more by telling him about the house ghost, the Grey Lady. Philip persuades Alan to put on a long ... See full summary »

Director: Len Lurcuck | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale, Don Warrington, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 40

46. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Worzel's Wager (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Following the example of all the humans he knows, Worzel takes an interest in gambling. After several failed attempts he decides to enter the Crowman's terrier Ratter in the local whippet race, because he has a trick up his sleeve to win.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 6

47. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Worzel's Washing Day (1979)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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When the Peters family moves into the caravan on Scatterbrook Farm, young John and Sue make the acquaintance of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow come to life and full of mischief.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Geoffrey Bayldon, Mike Berry

Votes: 10

48. 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: 86

49. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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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: 41

50. The Organization (1971– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Peter Egan, Anton Rodgers, Donald Sinden, Elaine Taylor

Votes: 15

51. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: Attendant Problems (1978)

49 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Siegfried and Tristan treat Mr. Benson's flock of sheep, most of whom are suffering from a severe calcium deficiency but several have been killed by a dog. Siegfried also has to make a ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Carol Drinkwater

Votes: 32

52. Jason King (1971–1972)
Episode: It's Too Bad About Auntie (1972)

Action, Adventure

8.2
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Andrew Bishop is a nasty piece of work who lives with,and makes life unpleasant for,his elderly,housebound Aunt Claire. One day,in the process of robbing a house,he commits a murder,for ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Sarah Lawson, Jack Watling, Allen Bickford

Votes: 5

53. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )
Episode: To Catch a Tiger (1964)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The victim of a car accident gives a death bed statement that says a man murdered his first wife with an overdose of morphine. Gideon is determined to prove the man is a killer but the court case doesn't quite go as planned.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Walter Brown

Votes: 9

54. Take the High Road (1980–2003)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Twice-weekly Scottish Soap Opera.

Stars: Eileen McCallum, Alec Monteath, Caroline Ashley, Gwyneth Guthrie

Votes: 62

55. One by One (1984–1987)

50 min

8.1
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Stories about real-life international zoo vet David Taylor (in the TV programmes, he was called Donald Turner) from his early days as a newly-qualified vet in the 1950s to his international... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Heyland, James Ellis, Sonia Graham, Heather James

Votes: 19

56. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min

8.1
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Stars: Kim Kee Lim, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Nazarin, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8

57. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Double-length musical holiday special: it's Christmas Eve, a most important day for scarecrows as they must stand in position to guide Santa Claus back to the North Pole. Worzel Gummidge, ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Geoffrey Bayldon, Mike Berry

Votes: 22

58. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)
Episode: Without Prejudice (1970)

Comedy

8.1
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Harold wants to move up in the world so he and a reluctant Albert go to view a suburban semi-detached house. When the local Residents' Association gets to hear that two rag and bone men are... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Gerald Flood, Norman Bird

Votes: 18

59. 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 TV series of the early 70s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 115

60. Raffles (1975– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, History

8.0
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Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli, Victor Brooks, Victor Carin

Votes: 99

61. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )

25 min | Mystery

8.0
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Shot in Polish-British co-production series of short stories based on themes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "father" of the world's most famous detective: Sherlock Holmes. Each episode is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Whitehead, Donald Pickering, Patrick Newell, Tommy Godfrey

Votes: 77

62. Two's Company (1975–1979)

30 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 114

63. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

64. Marked Personal (1973– )

30 min

8.0
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Afternoon show about the dramas that enfold around the human resources department of a large organization.

Stars: Heather Chasen, Stephanie Beacham, Frankie Jordan, Carl Rigg

Votes: 6

65. Thirty Minutes Worth (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Harry Worth, Tim Wylton, Trevor Bannister, Bruce Carstairs

Votes: 7

66. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )
Episode: A Motive for Murder (1979)

Mystery

8.0
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Sherlock Holmes receives notice of the commission of the crime; murder of a rich businessman George Markham. The perpetrator is likely to be among his heirs. The game consists of two people... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Geoffrey Whitehead, Donald Pickering, Patrick Newell, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 7

67. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: Alarms & Excursions (1980)

Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The Darrowby Bell Ringing Society is suspending its operations for the duration of the war and they have one, final "meeting" at the local pub. James and Tristan go to the bell tower with ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bramall | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Mary Hignett

Votes: 27

68. Thomas and Sarah (1979– )
Episode: Putting on the Ritz (1979)

50 min | Drama

8.0
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Hoping to pull profitable con, Thomas and Sarah impersonate an inventor and a French countess but get taken in by another pair of con artists.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Sheila Gish, Norman Bird

Votes: 7

69. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981– )
Episode: The Long Tide of Surrender (1981)

Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Churchill is completely marginalized following the election of Nevill Chamberlain as P.M. Chamberlain pursues a policy of appeasement and orders ministers to cut defense spending. He also ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Katharine Levy

Votes: 5

70. The Hill (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

Votes: 9,880

71. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)

45 min | Comedy

7.9
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

Votes: 1,920

72. 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 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 36

73. Stay Lucky (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Dennis Waterman, Emma Wray, Niall Toibin, Jan Francis

Votes: 48

74. A Voyage Round My Father (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between father ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Jane Asher, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 161

75. Run a Crooked Mile (1969 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.9
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A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder, or that anyone was there. He finds a key on the floor and goes to his boss to get help... See full summary »

Director: Gene Levitt | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Mary Tyler Moore, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Stanley Holloway

Votes: 142

76. Owen, M.D. (1971– )

50 min | Drama

7.9
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As far as I remember Dr Owen played by Nigel Stock ran a country GP surgery. I also think the external scenes were filmed in Kendal, Gloucestershire.

Stars: Nigel Stock, Joan Newell, Alan Moore, Maggie Hanley

Votes: 7

77. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The Footpath (1987)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Howard & Hilda can't use a local footpath. Martin defends the ancient pathways - but the plan backfires.

Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 15

78. 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: 736

79. Hammer House of Horror (1980)

51 min | Horror

7.8
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove, Peter Cushing

Votes: 955

80. Rising Damp (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 1,577

81. Victim (1961)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself...

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 3,713

82. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare

Votes: 2,400

83. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

Votes: 39

84. The Fourth Arm (1983– )

50 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Another atmospheric series by the creators of "Secret Army", also inspired by real events during The Second World War, The Fourth Arm tells the tale of an OSS mission to destroy the V2 ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Shelley, Philip Latham, Rob Edwards, Dean Harris

Votes: 26

85. Whack-O! (1956–1972)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Edwin Apps, John Stirling

Votes: 12

86. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)
Episode: Chimpmates (1978)

Family

7.8
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Director: Harold Orton | Stars: Norman Bird, Alice the Chimp, George A. Cooper, Philip DaCosta

Votes: 5

87. Fox Mystery Theater (1984)

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.

Stars: Dirk Benedict, Barbi Benton, David Carradine, Mary Crosby

Votes: 174

88. Father Dear Father (1968–1973)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Patrick Cargill, Natasha Pyne, Ann Holloway, Noel Dyson

Votes: 90

89. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 26

90. The Gaffer (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Bill Maynard, Pat Ashton, Russell Hunter, David Gillies

Votes: 47

91. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Alastair Hunter

Votes: 35

92. Half Hour Story (1967– )

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Geraldine Moffat, George Cole, Angela Baddeley, Gwen Cherrell

Votes: 16

93. Department S (1969–1970)
Episode: The Ghost of Mary Burnham (1970)

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Economist John Burnham is due to become the next head of the International Monetary Fund and he has progressive ideas which certain Communist agents do not want to see put into play so they... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Joel Fabiani, Rosemary Nicols, Dennis Alaba Peters

Votes: 16

94. The Baron (1966– )

49 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.

Stars: Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd, Paul Ferris, Colin Gordon

Votes: 159

95. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

Votes: 25

96. The Angry Silence (1960)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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A young factory worker decides to stand up against his work-mates and fellow union members when they want to hold a wildcat strike.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig, Bernard Lee

Votes: 864

97. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 87

98. Graham's Gang (1977–1979)

25 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The adventures of Graham and his friends - William, Lux, Robert and Keith. Oh, and Mildred who is determined to be part of the gang.

Stars: Mark Francis, Melanie Gibson, Neill Lilywhite, Alan Corbett

Votes: 5

99. Here's Harry (1960–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Harry Worth, Jack Woolgar, Joe Gladwin, Doris Gambell

Votes: 8

100. Raffles (1975– )
Episode: A Bad Night (1977)

53 min | Comedy, Crime, History

7.6
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Plans to rob a Dutch millionaire's home hit a snag when Raffles has to travel to play cricket for England. Bunny sets out to do the job himself, keen to prove his own abilities. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli, Norman Bird, Jan Francis

Votes: 5