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1. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1977)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

9.6
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Young reporter Edward Richardson despises his job at Evensford's small-town newspaper and longs to be a real writer. As he gazes out the window through a sudden fall of snow, he glimpses a ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 8

2. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1977)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, Romance

9.6
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Neglecting his job, Richardson sneaks away to go ice-skating with Lydia. Shy at first, she shows flashes of petulance as well as warmth. Richardson's friends Tom and Nancy Holland observe ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 7

3. 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

4. Danger UXB (1979)
Episode: Cast Iron Killer (1979)

Action, Drama, History

8.9
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Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Judy Geeson, Iain Cuthbertson, Maurice Roëves

Votes: 27

5. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: I Dies from Love (1972)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

8.8
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Upstairs, Lady Majorie and friends plan an outing for the servants. However, Downstairs there is romantic intrigue going on between Emily and the next door footman.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh, Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 76

6. 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

7. 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

8. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.7
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. narrated, produced and frequently starred in this anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 43

9. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Random Quest (1969)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Following an explosion in a laboratory accident, physicist Colin Trafford is sent to a parallel universe where he enters into the body of his counterpart, a popular writer married to an attractive woman who hates him.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Keith Barron, Tracy Reed, Noel Howlett, Bernard Brown

Votes: 5

10. Thomas and Sarah (1979)
Episode: The Poor Young Widow of Peckham (1979)

51 min | Drama

8.6
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While trying to win a photography contest run by a local tabloid, Thomas comes down with pneumonia, and the prognosis is grim.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Norman Jones, Rosemary Martin

Votes: 7

11. The Count of Monte Cristo (1964– )

25 min | Adventure

8.5
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A TV adaptation of 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 notorious ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Badel, Natasha Parry, Morris Perry, Philip Madoc

Votes: 81

12. 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

13. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)
Episode: Frank and Marvin (1973)

TV-Y | 31 min | Comedy

8.4
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Betty and gynecologist Dr. H.S. Smedley have reason to worry when she must give Frank her good news: they're expecting a baby, but Frank is unemployed again. His next job is as animator in ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mills | Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Anthony Woodruff, Sydney Tafler

Votes: 45

14. Hadleigh (1969–1976)
Episode: The Wrong Side of the Hill (1969)

Drama

8.4
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Director: Peter Moffatt | Stars: Gerald Harper, Gillian Wray, Cyril Luckham, Glyn Owen

Votes: 5

15. The Avengers (1961–1969)

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

8.3
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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: 5,469

16. Follyfoot (1971–1973)

30 min | Family, Drama

8.3
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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit ... See full summary »

Stars: Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson, Arthur English, Christian Rodska

Votes: 92

17. The Pursuers (1961– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Inspector Bollinger pursues criminals and scoundrels on the mean streets of London with the aid of his trusty German Shepherd dog.

Stars: Louis Hayward, Gaylord Cavallaro, Robert Gallico, Geoffrey Hibbert

Votes: 10

18. The Nine Tailors (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1974)

53 min | Mystery

8.3
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After a car accident in the snow, Wimsey and Bunter are put up by the local country vicar on New Year's Eve, Wimsey stands in for an ailing bell ringer.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Donald Eccles, Elizabeth Bradley

Votes: 22

19. The Nine Tailors (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1974)

52 min | Mystery

8.3
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Wimsey hears the confessions of several individuals involving the killing of Deacon and ultimately deduces how the thief met his death.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Donald Eccles

Votes: 20

20. 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

21. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The day-to-day story of a multi-million pound aerospace company, its new jet plane, its test-pilot, its workers and its ruthless and hard-nosed managing director John Wilder, the embodiment of modern, unflinching capitalism.

Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 14

22. The Nine Tailors (1974– )

Mystery

8.2
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The title refers to the nine strokes of a church bell to announce the death of a man. In this adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers's intricate, nostalgic, and atmospheric novel of the same name,... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Elizabeth Proud, Patrick Jordan

Votes: 266

23. 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: 382

24. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 29

25. Funny Man (1980– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Stars: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

Votes: 10

26. Department S (1969–1973)
Episode: A Small War of Nerves (1970)

Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Greg Halliday, disgruntled employee at a chemical works, leaves the plant with a phial of deadly nerve gas. He is captured by enemy agents out to obtain his lethal product but saved by the ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Joel Fabiani, Rosemary Nicols, Dennis Alaba Peters

Votes: 20

27. 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

28. 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

29. Mrs Thursday (1966–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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: 22

30. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Margery Mason

Votes: 22

31. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: An Apple for the Archer (1957)

TV-PG | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

8.0
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A young man stands to lose his true love's heart to a French suitor unless he can beat the foreigner in an archery contest.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Richard Greene, Archie Duncan, Ann Firbank, Kenneth Cope

Votes: 10

32. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Signal Received (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.0
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In 1941 two sailors from HMS Hood, Watson and Breed, hear a strange radio broadcast stating that the ship has been sunk with heavy loss of life. Their shipmate Robin Hughes, however, hears ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Mark Eden, Terry Palmer, Richard Gale, Viola Keats

Votes: 22

33. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 956

34. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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Robin of Loxley, otherwise known as Robin Hood, and his band of Merry Men protect England from the evil machinations of Prince John while King Richard the Lionheart is away fighting in the Crusades.

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 570

35. 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: John Gabriel, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Erik Chitty, Peter Copley

Votes: 66

36. Studio 4 (1962– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Anthology series of plays filmed at the BBC TV centre's newly constructed Studio Four.

Stars: Marjorie Wilde, Frederick Farley, David Spenser, Dallas Cavell

Votes: 13

37. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Gravediggers (1965)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Steed and Mrs Peel must find out why an early warning radar is failing. Emma joins the staff of The Sir Horace Winslip Hospital for Ailing Railwaymen - while Steed has lunch with Sir Horace himself aboard his private, indoor train.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Ronald Fraser, Paul Massie

Votes: 219

38. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.8
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 40

39. The Revenue Men (1967–1968)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Ewen Solon, Calum Mill, James Grant, Claire Nielson

Votes: 5

40. Objects of Affection (1982– )

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Thora Hird, Patricia Routledge, Elizabeth Spriggs, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 5

41. River Rivals (1967– )

110 min | Adventure, Family

7.8
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Stars: Darryl Read, Sally Thomsett, Cordel Leigh, Philip Meredith

Votes: 11

42. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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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: 899

43. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 10,939

44. 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

45. Love for Lydia (1977– )

Not Rated | 780 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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This thirteen-part series explores just how painful love can be for young people. Would-be writer Edward Richardson is in love with heiress Lydia Aspen and wants her all to himself. Lydia ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Martin, Christopher Blake, Sherrie Hewson, Peter Davison

Votes: 160

46. 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

47. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

61 min | Drama

7.7
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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent

Votes: 400

48. For the Love of Ada (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Irene Handl and Wilfred Pickles are two senior citizens who find that as romance blossoms, so too does emotional turmoil. The series gently charts the relationship between Yorkshireman ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfred Pickles, Irene Handl, Jack Smethurst, Barbara Mitchell

Votes: 25

49. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: The Bonegrinder (1968)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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This was Dennis Potter's first play for independent TV in Great Britain. It aired on ITV's PLAYHOUSE series. Potter contrasted the fading heritage of the British empire with new American ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Kemp-Welch | Stars: George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, Weston Gavin, Arthur Cox

Votes: 7

50. 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: 2,534



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