Highest Rated Titles With James Cossins


1. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: Conduct Unbecoming (1974)

Comedy

8.9
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Terry is up in court for fighting in the pub with local lad Dougie Scaithe and is found guilty and is fined. Unaware that Terry and Dougie have patched it up, Bob confronts Dougie and also ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth, James Cossins

Votes: 28

2. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Episode: The Hotel Inspectors (1975)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.9
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Basil Fawlty goes on the alert when he hears there are hotel inspectors in the area.

Director: John Howard Davies | Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 1,102

3. 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: 67,136

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

Family

8.8
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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: 44

5. 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: 216

6. Menace (1970–1973)

75 min | Thriller

8.8
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This is a series of thrillers designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Stars: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 13

7. Notorious Woman (1974– )

350 min | Drama

8.8
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The incredible life of novelist George Sand is explored with a particular focus on her romance with the famed musician Frédéric Chopin.

Stars: Rosemary Harris, Marina McConnell, Lewis Fiander, Jonathan Newth

Votes: 64

8. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Poetic Justice, Innit? (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.8
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Terry's girlfriend Debbie is now working as a mobile hair-dresser but unfortunately the first house she visits gets robbed. Debbie is a witness to the robbery but the police suspect that ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Diana Malin

Votes: 28

9. 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

10. Strange Report (1968– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Votes: 101

11. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 23

12. 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: 4,923

13. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Henry Plantagenet (later King Henry II), sees his opportunity to seize the crown of England and create a kingdom of law and order.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox

Votes: 54

14. Number 10 (1983– )

52 min | Drama

8.4
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Drama series about the private lives of seven British prime ministers who lived in Number 10 Downing Street between the 1780s and the 1920s: William Pitt the Younger, the Duke of Wellington... See full summary »

Stars: Neville Barber, Bernard Archard, Jeremy Brett, Denis Quilley

Votes: 22

15. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.4
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 7

16. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)
Episode: The P.R. Course (1973)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Tired of disappointing Betty as breadwinner, Frank signs up for a PR training course. One introductory reception, a night in the dorm and a morning class with Frank being his bumbling, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mills | Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, James Cossins, Zulema Dene

Votes: 40

17. 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: 1,770

18. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

Votes: 327

19. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 426

20. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes, Jane Booker

Votes: 57

21. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Votes: 37

22. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 16

23. Fall of Eagles (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties, the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 416

24. 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: 90

25. Prince Regent (1979– )

50 min

8.2
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The life and times of George (1762-1830), Prince of Wales, from his early days of debauchery to his ascent to the throne as George IV. His two marriages (one legal, one not), his mistresses... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Egan, Bosco Hogan, Nigel Davenport, Frances White

Votes: 19

26. Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Diane Fletcher, Kate Fahy, Alice Berry

Votes: 5

27. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 188,773 | Gross: $52.77M

28. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

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

Votes: 1,262

29. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).

Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 2,027

30. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 336

31. 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

32. Shadows (1975–1978)

Family, Horror

8.1
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Anthology series of scary stories for children.

Stars: Neville Barber, Gwyneth Strong, George Waring, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 49

33. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 17

34. The Man in Room 17 (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

8.1
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Crime series about a secret government department, "Room 17", set up to deal with crimes that baffle police and government agencies. Headed by veteran World War II Agent Oldenshaw, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Vernon, Michael Aldridge, Denholm Elliott, Willoughby Goddard

Votes: 18

35. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Long-running British sitcom about James Shelley - an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed 'professional freelance layabout'. Following his battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady and his girlfriend Fran.

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 138

36. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

Votes: 22

37. 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

38. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: Every Dog His Day... (1980)

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Mr. Biggins tells James about his cowhand, Ned Finch, who goes drinking every night and is drawn to the bright lights of the big city. All James ever sees is an amiable fellow having a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 31

39. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: Requiem for a Crown Prince (1974)

Drama, History

8.0
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On the morning of the 30th January 1889, the 30-year-old Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria-Hungary is found dead at the imperial hunting lodge at Mayerling in what looks like a suicide pact ... See full summary »

Director: James Ferman | Stars: Rachel Gurney, Laurence Naismith, Emrys James, Anthony Newlands

Votes: 20

40. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 57

41. One-Upmanship (1976– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Richard Briers, Peter Jones, Frederick Jaeger, Donald Gee

Votes: 11

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

Action, Comedy, Crime

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

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

Votes: 36

43. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)
Episode: The Day Peace Broke Out (1976)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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A series of thefts of the Good's leek crop leads to Tom taking drastic measures to stop his livelihood being destroyed. His actions lead to a series of events that leave Tom in a very difficult situation.

Director: John Howard Davies | Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 38

44. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)
Episode: The Girl from Ipanema (1991)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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When housekeeper Maria arrives at the house of MP Howling and his wife Lydia, she doesn't quite find things the way she expected.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Dawn French, Martin Jarvis, Jane Asher, James Cossins

Votes: 27

45. 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: 1,352

46. Melody (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie

Votes: 2,074

47. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 40

48. 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: 40

49. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 44

50. The Incredible Robert Baldick: Never Come Night (1972 TV Movie)

50 min | Thriller

7.8
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Aristocratic Victorian investigator deals with a supernatural mystery, traveling from place to place in his personal railway train.

Director: Cyril Coke | Stars: Barry Andrews, James Cossins, Robert Hardy, Julian Holloway

Votes: 24

51. Chelworth (1989– )

50 min | Drama

7.8
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A new Earl, Michael Anstey, returns to England from Hong Kong to restore his family's estate.

Stars: Peter Jeffrey, Gemma Jones, Jon Croft, Angela Browne

Votes: 6

52. What Next? (1974 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.8
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A boy's uncanny ability to foretell the future leads him into trouble.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Peter Robinson, Perry Benson, Lynne White, James Cossins

Votes: 5

53. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)
Episode: The Body Snatcher (1966)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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In the early 19th century, an eminent professor seeks (illegally) to obtain dead bodies for his anatomical research.

Director: Toby Robertson | Stars: Trevor Baxter, David Buck, James Cossins, Ian Dewar

Votes: 5

54. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: When Dreams Come True (1988)

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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James and Helen make an offer on a house but it's now up to the bank to provide them with a mortgage. Will their less-than-friendly banker oblige? Siegfried starts to lose confidence in ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, John McGlynn, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 22

55. 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

56. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Burnt (1988)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Jim is appointed to liaise with a DTI team investigating crooked financier Sir Anthony Villiers, who has fled the London press to arrive at his Jersey home. Villiers clearly has something ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Ronald Pickup, Vivian Pickles

Votes: 13

57. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981– )
Episode: His Own Funeral (1981)

Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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George V dies. Churchill continues to rail against the government's failure to adequately prepare for war. Wigram grows increasingly despondent at the prospect of war when Hitler occupies ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 7

58. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Rules of the Game (1972)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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After Moscow expels a British cultural attache, Callan assigns Cross to harass a Russian embassy employee and force the man's withdrawal. This tit-for-tat arrangement turns complicated, though, when the Russian's family gets involved.

Director: Voytek | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Patrick Mower, Virginia Stride

Votes: 13

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

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 2,283

60. 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: 175

61. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 887

62. Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Joan Hickson, Caroline Blakiston, Helena Michell, James Cossins

Votes: 1,158

63. Call Me Mister (1986– )

50 min | Crime

7.6
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Australian ex-cop Bartholomew (Bisley) goes to Britain when he discovers he is heir to a family title, not really getting on with his newly discovered family he starts working as a private Detective.

Stars: Steve Bisley, David Bamber, Dulice Liecier, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 19

64. A Day Out (1972 TV Movie)

49 min

7.6
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A Day Out - Alan Bennett's debut play for television follows the members of a Halifax cycling club, on an outing from Halifax to the ruins of Fountains Abbey. Set in the summer of 1911 and projects an idyllic vision of Edwardian England .

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: David Waller, James Cossins, John Normington, Philip Locke

Votes: 76

65. Don't Forget to Write! (1977–1979)

50 min | Comedy

7.6
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The misadventures of an unsuccessful playwright, who is forced to make ends meet by writing screenplays which no-one ever seems to want to make into films (unless they're very bad).

Stars: George Cole, Gwen Watford, Francis Matthews, Claire Walker

Votes: 26

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

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 46

67. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 7,149

68. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 126

69. Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (1974–1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Selwyn Froggitt, a well read clumsy buffoon smashes his way through his sleepy Yorkshire village of Scarsdale in these 30 minute 1970's comedies. Starring Bill Maynard in the title role, he... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Maynard, Megs Jenkins, Robert Keegan, Richard Davies

Votes: 81

70. Under the Hammer (1993– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Life at a London art-auction house.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

Votes: 28

71. 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

72. Shadows (1975–1978)
Episode: Optical Illusion (1975)

Family, Horror

7.5
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Three teen-agers tour a spooky old Tudor mansion just before it's about to close for the night. They hide in a secret passageway and get locked in.

Director: Peter Webb | Stars: Richard Willis, Susan Parriss, Pauline Quirke, James Cossins

Votes: 13

73. The Pallisers (1974– )
Episode: Part Fourteen (1974)

Drama, Romance

7.5
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Lizzie Eustace faces charges of perjury when her maid turns state's evidence, and Finn returns from Ireland after his wife's death hoping to return to Parliament.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Sarah Badel, Anthony Ainley

Votes: 10

74. Strange Report (1968– )
Episode: Report 2475: Revenge - When a Man Hates (1969)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Hunting the men that put him in prison, his suffering wife slowly realizes his goal. Will she do the right thing, and will it be too late for Strange?

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Julian Glover

Votes: 6

75. 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

76. Compact (1962–1965)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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This series was set in the offices of a glossy women's magazine. It was one of several attempts by the BBC to invent a soap opera to rival Coronation Street. Until Eastenders, none really took off.

Stars: Frances Bennett, Robert Desmond, Ronald Allen, Louise Dunn

Votes: 5

77. L for Lester (1982– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Brian Murphy, Amanda Barrie, Hilda Braid, James Cossins

Votes: 10

78. The Pallisers (1974– )
Episode: Part Thirteen (1974)

Drama, Romance

7.4
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Lizzie Eustace must travel to London and surrender her diamonds to the courts that are going to adjudicate their ownership but they are stolen en route.

Directors: Hugh David, Ronald Wilson | Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Sarah Badel, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 9

79. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 162

80. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.

Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

Votes: 361

81. The Pickwick Papers (1985– )

360 min | Drama

7.3
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A twelve-part BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens first novel. The story follows Samuel Pickwick and three other members of The Pickwick Club as they travel throughout the English countryside... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Stock, Clive Swift, Alan Parnaby, Jeremy Nicholas

Votes: 144

82. Pretenders (1972– )

13 min | Adventure

7.3
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In England in 1685, two children are caught up in the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion against King James II. The series followed their various adventures, leading up to the climatic battle of Sedgemoor.

Stars: Frederick Jaeger, Curtis Arden, Elizabeth Robillard, James Cossins

Votes: 10

83. Timon of Athens (1981 TV Movie)

128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Fortune, John Bird, Tony Jay, David Kinsey

Votes: 80

84. Dear Mother... ...Love Albert (1969– )

25 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Rodney Bewes, Garfield Morgan, Sheila White, Geraldine Newman

Votes: 6

85. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, José Luis de Vilallonga

Votes: 4,676

86. 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: 201

87. Citizen Smith (1977–1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting London, a self proclaimed Urban Guerilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. Leading a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid, Tony Millan

Votes: 536

88. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter

Votes: 515

89. The Anniversary (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins

Votes: 1,793

90. 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

91. 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: 137

92. Dombey & Son (1983– )

30 min

7.2
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The dream of Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company, is to have a son to continue his business. Tragically, Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth to their son.

Stars: Julian Glover, Shirley Cain, Zelah Clarke, Kenton Moore

Votes: 89

93. Strangers and Brothers (1984– )

55 min | Drama

7.2
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As World War II 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: 43

94. Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull (1982– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: John Moulder-Brown, Magali Noël, Hans Heinz Moser, Pierre Doris

Votes: 90

95. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Late for a Funeral (1981)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Diver Terry Castleford is murdered after finding the skeleton of Luftwaffe pilot Karl Scheringer in his aircraft, which crashed into the sea in World War Two. Karl's parents arrive to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Herbert | Stars: John Nettles, Cécile Paoli, Terence Alexander, James Cossins

Votes: 26

96. Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (1974–1977)
Episode: Pilot: Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (1974)

Comedy

7.2
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Director: Ronnie Baxter | Stars: Bill Maynard, Daphne Heard, David Lodge, Liz Edmiston

Votes: 5

97. The Likely Lads (1964–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Don McKillop, Bartlett Mullins

Votes: 557

98. 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: 183

99. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.1
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Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Peter Cook, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Fraser, Vanessa Howard

Votes: 491

100. Privilege (1967)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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Steven Shorter is the ultimate British music star. His music is listened to by everyone from pre-teens to grandparents. He has no trace of public bad habits or drug involvement. Everyone in... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, William Job

Votes: 874