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1. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

Votes: 4,470

2. 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: Helen Worth, William Roache, Simon Gregson, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 4,043

3. Carry on Cleo (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, History

6.8
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Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 3,354

4. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,277

5. Carry on Cowboy (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise...

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 2,215

6. See No Evil (1971)

GP | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A young blind woman is pursued by a maniac while staying with family in their country manor.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson

Votes: 2,147

7. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 2,106

8. Carry on Cruising (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser

Votes: 2,033

9. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff, and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

Votes: 1,985

10. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 1,824

11. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly ... See full summary »

Director: David Attwood | Stars: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 1,055

12. Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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While King Richard is away at the Crusades, some Nottingham nobles and their Sheriff plot to confiscate estates of fallen Crusaders but Robin Hood and Maid Marian foil their plan.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Richard Greene, Peter Cushing, Niall MacGinnis, Richard Pasco

Votes: 873

13. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 782

14. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.1
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After inadvertently stopping an Indian attack on his stagecoach while traveling in the American West, an English gentleman finds himself appointed sheriff of a nearby town.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire

Votes: 772

15. Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)

54 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Paloma Baeza, Jonathan Firth, Nigel Terry, Gwynn Beech

Votes: 764

16. 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: 674

17. 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: 559

18. Brush Strokes (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women, he sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love ? Will he settle down as he gets older ?

Stars: Karl Howman, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 432

19. The Big Job (1965)

85 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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An inept gang of bank robbers, led by George The Brain, are caught and sentenced to 15 years hard labour each. When they are released from prison they start out to collect the money they ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Sylvia Syms, Dick Emery, Joan Sims

Votes: 413

20. The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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Miep Gies struggles to keep Anne Frank and her family hidden and safe inside the secret annex, as the Nazis turn Amsterdam upside-down.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Paul Scofield, Huub Stapel, Eleanor Bron

Votes: 372

21. Crime Traveller (1997– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Detective Jeff Slade teams up with scientist Holly Turner, whose late father has created a time machine that can travel back several hours. Together they solve mysteries using the device.

Stars: Michael French, Chloë Annett, Sue Johnston, Paul Trussell

Votes: 315

22. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

Votes: 304

23. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 270

24. Ivanhoe (1958–1959)

30 min | Adventure

7.2
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The adventures of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a noble knight and champion of justice during the rule of the evil Prince John.

Stars: Roger Moore, Robert Brown, Andrew Keir, Martin Wyldeck

Votes: 226

25. 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: 212

26. Ladies Who Do (1963)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

7.0
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The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Peggy Mount, Robert Morley, Harry H. Corbett, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 206

27. The Swingin' Maiden (1963)

98 min | Comedy

6.5
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An American airline firm plan to buy a new British passenger plane, but the deal hits trouble when the plane's designer Jack Hopkins and Kathy Fisher the daughter of the Airline owner, take... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Anne Helm, Jeff Donnell, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 190

28. Dangerous Exile (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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During the French Revolution, a French nobleman saves the 10-year-old son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the guillotine with the help of an English woman.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Belinda Lee, Keith Michell, Richard O'Sullivan

Votes: 183

29. Nurse on Wheels (1963)

85 min | Comedy

6.0
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Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Juliet Mills, Ronald Lewis, Joan Sims, Noel Purcell

Votes: 183

30. The Baron (1966– )

TV-PG | 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: 177

31. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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: 160

32. Behind the Mask (1958)

99 min | Drama

7.1
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Newly qualified surgeon takes the blame for his drug addict colleague after the death of their patient through neglect.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tony Britton, Carl Möhner, Niall MacGinnis

Votes: 136

33. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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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: 124

34. William Tell (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.6
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Depicts the legend of William Tell, who, as the stories say, shot an apple off of his son's head and lead the rebellion to free Switzerland.

Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 121

35. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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: 112

36. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.4
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 108

37. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The Victorian era cases of Detective Sergeant Cribb of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department.

Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Alfie Curtis

Votes: 100

38. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 98

39. Paul Merton: The Series (1991–1993)

25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Paul Merton, John Irwin, Robert Harley, Neil Mullarkey

Votes: 82

40. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 79

41. Life in Danger (1959)

Not Rated | 63 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The inhabitants of a small village, led by a war veteran, try to catch a vagrant, who they suspect to be an escaped mental patient.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Derren Nesbitt, Julie Hopkins, Howard Marion-Crawford, Victor Brooks

Votes: 79

42. What's a Carry On? (1998 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 'Carry On' comedy film series. Archive clips and out-takes are mixed with interviews with the surviving 'Carry On' cast.

Director: John Highlander | Stars: Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Jim Dale, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 72

43. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 71

44. Beware of Children (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.1
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A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan, Julia Lockwood, Irene Handl

Votes: 69

45. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 65

46. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Death at the Bar (1993)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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During a display of dart throwing in a Cornish pub a man's hand is impaled by a dart, and he dies shortly afterward from cyanide although no one can explain how.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Alan Gilchrist, Paul Brooke, Paul Bigley, Kevin McNally

Votes: 58

47. The Army Game (1957–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The exploits of a bunch of army conscripts.

Stars: Harry Fowler, Frank Williams, Ted Lune, Alfie Bass

Votes: 57

48. 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

49. Forever Green (1989–1992)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Jack Boult, a former rally driver, and his second wife Harriet, who used to be a nurse, move from the bustle of London to start a new life in a cottage in the Somerset countryside, together... See full summary »

Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Paola Dionisotti, Wendy van der Plank

Votes: 43

50. 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: 43