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1. Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 30,835

2. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 658,643

3. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson

Votes: 4,158

4. Emmerdale Farm (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Elizabeth Estensen, Jeff Hordley

Votes: 2,370

5. Grange Hill (1978–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes, Sally Geoghegan

Votes: 923

6. Rollerball (1975)

R | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

6.6
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In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck

Votes: 19,766 | Gross: $30.00M

7. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

8.2
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 11,816

8. 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: 1,481

9. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 2,299

10. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 1,011

11. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 2,090

12. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal themselves, frequently violent and more often than not successful.

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

Votes: 1,373

13. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Dempsey, a tough NYPD cop, is sent to a London undercover police unit teamed up with the sophisticated, sexy, blonde Makepeace. They hunt down the top of London's underworld - when not quarreling.

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 1,204

14. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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

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

Votes: 699

15. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 185

16. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 131

17. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.

Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 164

18. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

8.3
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Louisa is an ordinary girl living in Victorian London. She is looking for a job and ends up talking her way into the kitchen of a Lords townhouse. The Lord has a rather snooty French Chef, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 896

19. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 93

20. Danger UXB (1979)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 578

21. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 59

22. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 68

23. Cluedo (1990–1993)

45 min | Drama, Game-Show, Mystery

6.8
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A unique game show in which celebrities try to deduce which of the classic characters commited a murder by watching a short film and interviewing the suspects.

Stars: Chuck Foster, Richard Madeley, James Bellini, Leslie Grantham

Votes: 79

24. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.6
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 70

25. Doomwatch (1970–2016)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.2
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

Votes: 104

26. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 146

27. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: 45

28. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.5
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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: 60

29. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.0
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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: 46

30. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 37

31. The Adventurer (1972–1974)

30 min | Adventure

6.6
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Basically an updating of Gene Barry's "Amos Burke, Secret Agent" character, Gene Bradley is a wealthy government agent, who, posing as an American movie star, travels the globe in search of adventure, intrigue and danger.

Stars: Gene Barry, Barry Morse, Catherine Schell, Garrick Hagon

Votes: 54

32. 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: 36

33. Warship (1973–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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Life in the Royal Navy aboard the fictional HMS Hero.

Stars: David Savile, Andrew Burt, Donald Burton, James Cosmo

Votes: 42

34. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.3
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 35

35. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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: 46

36. By the Sword Divided (1983– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell.

Stars: Sharon Maughan, Andrew MacLachlan, Lucy Aston, Tim Bentinck

Votes: 177

37. Target (1977–1978)

50 min | Action, Crime

7.6
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An action-orientated police drama set in 1970s Southampton, England, in which a small team of detectives solve crimes of a varied nature on their patch.

Stars: Patrick Mower, Philip Madoc, Brendan Price, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 28

38. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 53

39. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )

Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty

Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Hugh Sullivan, Denis Carey

Votes: 137

40. Hadleigh (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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James Hadleigh is the squire of the village in this series created by Robert Barr.

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

Votes: 40

41. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 44

42. Knights of God (1987)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.9
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In the year 2020, Britain is divided into North and South. The Royal Family has been deposed and in its place rule the Knights of God, a harsh militaristic religious order headed by Prior ... See full summary »

Stars: George Winter, John Woodvine, Julian Fellowes, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 72

43. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Maverick lawyer David Main commutes between his twin bases in London and Leeds. His seemingly devil-may-care attitude is contrasted with the steady and cautious approach of his crusty Leeds... See full summary »

Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Votes: 29

44. South Riding (1974)

50 min | Drama

8.7
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Stars: Dorothy Tutin, Hermione Baddeley, Nigel Davenport, Judi Bowker

Votes: 28

45. Out of This World (1962– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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A British science fiction anthology television series.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Piers Keelan, Raymond Adamson, Bill Mills

Votes: 22

46. Storyboard (1983– )

Drama

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Series of one-off dramas intended to serve as possible pilots.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Carol Royle, Liz Crowther, Penny Brownjohn

47. The Edwardians (1972–1973)

50 min | Drama, History

6.8
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This series covers the turning points in 9 different figures during the Edwardian era of the United Kingdom - Henry Royce and Charles Rolls - of Rolls Royce fame; Horatio Bottomly founder ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

Votes: 46

48. Heart of the Country (1987– )

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Christian Bale, Rosalind Bennett, David Buck

Votes: 58

49. Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic (1978– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Stars: Ian McShane, Rosemary Leach, Mary Peach, Brett Usher

Votes: 139

50. Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra (1983)

170 min

8.3
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This film is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.

Director: Mohamed Shukri Jameel | Stars: Oliver Reed, Ghazi Al-Takritee, James Bolam, Yousef al-Any

Votes: 363



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