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1. Boyd Q.C. (1956–1964)

30 min | Drama

9.0
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A barrister named Richard Boyd Q.C. is involved in a variety of cases in London.

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

Votes: 7

2. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 13,084

3. 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: 231

4. The Little Match Girl (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

8.8
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Director: Michael Custance | Stars: Michael Hordern, Twiggy, Roger Daltrey, Paul Daneman

Votes: 47

5. Interpol Calling (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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When Interpol's Inspector Paul Duval is on the case, international criminals are on the run. Tracking his targets from searing sand dunes near the equator to icy peaks at the ends of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Korvin, Edwin Richfield, Roland Bartrop, George Pastell

Votes: 45

6. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 97

7. Lilli Palmer Theatre (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Lilli Palmer, Roddy Hughes, Ian Fleming, Brian Wilde

Votes: 7

8. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Some Justice (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Tiberius, aided by Sejanus, is proving to be a harsh ruler with only Germannicus able to keep him under control. However, whilst he is in Syria Germannicus is mysteriously poisoned. His ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 153

9. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.5
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Stars: Fred Smith, Mark Strotheide, Betty Hardy, Lorna Henderson

Votes: 8

10. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.4
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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 30,634

11. 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: 5,277

12. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.4
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Liza Goddard

Votes: 55

13. Jack the Ripper (1973– )

Crime

8.4
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The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Frank Duncan, Alan Cullen

Votes: 38

14. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 26

15. The Norman Gunston Show (1975–1979)

Comedy

8.3
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A subversive parody of the established variety "Tonight Show" format, centering on a weekly roster of celebrity guests who were 'interviewed' by Norman Gunston.

Stars: Garry McDonald, Max Rowley, Abigail, Candy Raymond

Votes: 62

16. 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: 92

17. Knight Errant Limited (1959–1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Adam Knight's agency is there to help people - in all kinds of ways.

Stars: John Turner, Wendy Williams, Kay Callard, Hugh David

Votes: 5

18. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)
Episode: Dying Live (1996)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Sacked abattoir worker Daisy Talwinning finds herself become the executioner of a foreign rebel leader.

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Dawn French, Jim Carter, Stratford Johns, Helen Lederer

Votes: 16

19. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

8.1
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A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.

Stars: Frank Gallop, Conrad Phillips, Lee Patterson, S. John Launer

Votes: 35

20. Juke Box Jury (1959–1990)

30 min | Music

8.1
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A panel of notable personalities rate the latest pop records.

Stars: David Jacobs, Pete Murray, Alan Freeman, Katie Boyle

Votes: 36

21. 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: 2,709

22. Rub-a-Dub-Tub (1983– )

Documentary, Animation, Family

8.0
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Stars: Downtown Julie Brown, Mark Caven, Ivor Cutler, Stratford Johns

Votes: 7

23. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
Episode: The Hermit (1970)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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A gang of thieves have chosen Thamesford as their hunting ground. Their prey are elderly people, their objects of desire are valuable antiques and silverware, their base of operation is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Joan Cooper, Frank Dunne, Anthony Jackson, Stratford Johns

Votes: 5

24. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 11,669

25. Brond (1987– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Stratford Johns, John Hannah, Louise Beattie, James Cosmo

Votes: 48

26. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)
Episode: Collision Course: The Brave Goose (1979)

Adventure, Crime

7.9
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Oscar West is killed when his power boat blows up during a race, where the Saint has seen a shifty character of his acquaintance. Oscar's widow Annabelle sets off for the French Riviera to ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Edward Brayshaw, John Hallam, Prentis Hancock, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 13

27. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #4.1 (1975)

44 min | Comedy

7.9
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In the first of the new run, sketches include 'The Watchmaker', Ronnie Barker is 'A Spokesman for the Ministry of Communication', Piggy Malone and Charley Farley return in part one of '... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Swingle II, Stratford Johns

Votes: 10

28. 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: 1,438

29. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 22,892

30. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.8
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,170

31. The Younger Generation (1961– )

Drama

7.8
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Eleven-part TV series featuring an ensemble cast of up-and-coming acting talent, in plays by young authors, each actor or actress taking the lead role in turn.

Stars: Mary Miller, Johnny Briggs, Ronald Lacey, Gillian Muir

Votes: 5

32. Shooting Stars (1990)

7.8
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Drama set in Manchester see's the star striker of the City's one & only football team, Manchester City, meets a fan & lucky radio phone in winner that results in a Kidnapping nightmare ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bernard | Stars: Helmut Griem, Sharon Duce, Gary McDonald, Stratford Johns

Votes: 10

33. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
Episode: Arrival (1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Things are about to change at Thamesford Constabulary when Detective Chief Superintendent Charles Barlow arrives to take over as new head of CID. Barlow's orders are to whip Thamesford ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Stratford Johns, Norman Bowler, Walter Gotell, David Lloyd Meredith

Votes: 5

34. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
Episode: Diversion (1969)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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While the task force officers are busy investigating a series of break-ins, an armed hold-up at a timber warehouse requires immediate attention and quick action. Will Thamesford CID be able... See full summary »

Stars: David Allister, Norman Atkyns, Norman Bowler, Brian Croucher

Votes: 5

35. Heartbeat (1992– )
Episode: Fall Out (1998)

Drama, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Alec Formby and his fiancée Sonia Harding are on route with a radioactive isotope to a laboratory in Leeds and make a stop at the Aidensfield Arms to get something to eat. When they have ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Poulson | Stars: Bill Maynard, Derek Fowlds, Jason Durr, William Simons

Votes: 5

36. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1961)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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In Victorian England a Puritan sergeant and his three men (who are all deserters and tired of fighting) return from a bloody colonial war, to their colliery hometown. They have with them ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Freda Jackson, Donal Donnelly, Jeanne Hepple

Votes: 8

37. 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: 42

38. The Flying Doctor (1959– )

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Richard Denning, Jill Adams, Alan White, James Copeland

Votes: 21

39. The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (1992– )

240 min | Drama, Comedy

7.7
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Growing up in the North of England in the 1930's and 1940's, Henry Pratt spends his life searching for a means of survival and learning how to deal with his eccentric relationships along the way.

Stars: Dinah Stabb, Maggie O'Neill, Brian McGrath, Jack Deam

Votes: 15

40. Clive James on Television (1982–1997)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Clive James, Gareth Hunt, Stratford Johns, Roger Moore

Votes: 14

41. Galton and Simpson Comedy (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Jimmy Edwards, Stratford Johns, Bob Monkhouse

Votes: 9

42. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)
Episode: Collision Course: The Sixth Man (1979)

Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The Saint saves Annabelle from the bull-ring but she is adamant that she knows nothing about the gold bullion robbery. Having survived an attempt to murder him - in which a policeman is ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Edward Brayshaw, John Hallam, Prentis Hancock, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 9

43. Scarlet and Black (1993– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1993)

77 min | Drama

7.7
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Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rachel Weisz, Christopher Fulford, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 12

44. Department S (1969–1970)
Episode: The Man in the Elegant Room (1969)

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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An estate agent shows a client a warehouse on a trading estate in which,to their shock,they discover that the entire ground floor of an elegant house has been constructed - furthermore ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 23

45. 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: 181

46. Hand in Hand (1961)

78 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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A little Roman Catholic boy and a little Jewish girl become best friends despite the prejudice that surrounds them.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Loretta Parry, Philip Needs, John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 358

47. 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: 35

48. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.6
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A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: George Dolenz, Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron, Henry Corden

Votes: 28

49. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
Episode: Exercise (1969)

Crime, Drama

7.6
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Detective Chief Superitendent Barlow is in for a surprise as Chief Constable Cullen has some considerable staff changes in mind for Thamesford CID. Cullen wants to provide Charlie Barlow ... See full summary »

Stars: David Allister, Norman Bowler, Denis Cleary, Geoffrey Denton

Votes: 5

50. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 1,102