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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: 31,007

2. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.9
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Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 38,349

3. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 18,695 | Gross: $11.60M

4. 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: 4,175

5. 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: 137

6. Casualty (1986– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

6.1
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Tony Marshall

Votes: 2,113

7. 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: 1,497

8. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,351

9. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

Votes: 6,048

10. The Gentle Touch (1980–1984)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Stars: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty, Brian Gwaspari

Votes: 122

11. Hi-de-Hi! (1980–1988)

60 min | Comedy

6.7
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Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness

Votes: 954

12. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand author 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: 312

13. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.6
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 9,936

14. The Brittas Empire (1991–1997)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Barrie, Harriet Thorpe, Michael Burns, Tim Marriott

Votes: 2,099

15. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)

TV-PG | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 1,035

16. 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: 225

17. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 905

18. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

Votes: 163

19. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 4,321

20. Shine on Harvey Moon (1982–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Upon being demobbed, RAF serviceman Harvey Moon returns home and finds his family involved in various troubles. His wife Rita is not interested in resuming their relationship, and works in ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Maggie Steed, Linda Robson, Lee Whitlock

Votes: 126

21. 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: 67

22. Peak Practice (1993–2002)

50 min | Drama

6.2
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Beth Glover and Will Preston are doctors in partnership at a Derbyshire clinic when they hire Jack who's returned from Africa. The next several years deal with their personal and professional lives with Jack and Beth marrying.

Stars: Esther Coles, Gary Mavers, Simon Shepherd, Margery Mason

Votes: 206

23. 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: 147

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: 93

25. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 70

26. 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: 166

27. Fox Mystery Theater (1984)

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.

Stars: Dirk Benedict, Barbi Benton, David Carradine, Mary Crosby

Votes: 246

28. Sharon's Baby (1975)

R | 95 min | Horror

3.9
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A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Joan Collins, Eileen Atkins, Ralph Bates, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 850

29. The Brothers (1972–1976)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.

Stars: Jean Anderson, Robin Chadwick, Jennifer Wilson, Derek Benfield

Votes: 55

30. Doomwatch (1970–2016)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.3
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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: 106

31. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An anthology series from the U.K., 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

32. Hearts and Bones (2000– )

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

8.0
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A seven-part drama that explores the lives, loves, and careers of a group of friends from Coventry who all move to London. Emma is in a seven-year relationship with Mark Rose, with whom she... See full summary »

Stars: Dervla Kirwan, Amanda Holden, Andrew Scarborough, Rose Keegan

Votes: 143

33. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

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

Votes: 102

34. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 138

35. The Girl (1987)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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A middle-aged man becomes involved with a much younger girl, leading to a scandal.

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Franco Nero, Bernice Stegers, Clare Powney, Frank Brennan

Votes: 112

36. 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

37. After They Were Famous (1999– )

Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Matthew Kelly, Mark Lester, Heather Ripley, Jean-Jacques Burnel

Votes: 39

38. 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

39. 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

40. Mulberry (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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Mulberry, the cheerful Cockney son of Death and Springtime, starts his "career" as the Grim Reaper's apprentice when he is sent to collect the acerbic and reclusive Miss Farnaby. He instead... See full summary »

Stars: Karl Howman, Geraldine McEwan, Tony Selby, John Bennett

Votes: 322

41. The Baron (1966– )

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 182

42. First of the Summer Wine (1988–1989)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: David Fenwick, Paul Oldham, Paul Wyett, Peter Sallis

Votes: 99

43. Remembrance (1982)

117 min | Drama

5.4
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A group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise, go out on the town on their last night in port, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Roger Adamson, John Altman, Dawn Archibald, Sean Arnold

Votes: 127

44. Timeslip (1970–1971)

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Simon and Liz were teenage friends who fell into a time hole and found themselves trapped in various periods of the 20th century, where they encounter all sorts of adventures. Many of them ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Burfield, Spencer Banks, Denis Quilley, Iris Russell

Votes: 129

45. 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: 613

46. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

Votes: 22

47. Crossplot (1969)

PG-13 | 96 min | Thriller

5.4
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A successful London ad-exec hires a beautiful Hungarian girl to pose for some modeling shots, little realising that she has overheard an assassination plot and is now being hunted by some ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Roger Moore, Martha Hyer, Alexis Kanner, Claudie Lange

Votes: 550

48. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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: 75

49. In Loving Memory (1969–1986)

25 min | Comedy

7.4
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1920s set sitcom following the misadventures of the accident-prone Billy Henshaw and his auntie Ivy as they try to run the family firm of undertakers.

Stars: Christopher Beeny, Thora Hird, Colin Farrell, Avis Bunnage

Votes: 85

50. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Robin Chadwick, Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 27



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