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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.4
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The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

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

Votes: 31,510

2. Poldark (1975– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

Votes: 841

3. Secret Army (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.7
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During World War II, a Belgian resistance movement called Lifeline, based in Brussels, organises the return of Allied airmen who have been shot down by the Luftwaffe to the United Kingdom.

Stars: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Votes: 935

4. 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: 226

5. The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

GP | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn, Nigel Davenport, Christian Roberts

Votes: 480

6. 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

7. 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: 190

8. The Brothers (1972–1976)

50 min | Drama

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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

9. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

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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: 69

10. 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

11. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

12. Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967)

50 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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In 1902, Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant is frozen alive in a block of ice by his arch-nemesis, the Face. In 1966, workmen discover him and he is revived, perfectly preserved but ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Jack May, Peter Ducrow

Votes: 151

13. The Newcomers (1965–1969)

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Ellis Cooper, wife Vivienne, grandmother and their three children are relocated from London to a rural town Angleton by his employer. Helping them adjust to country living are the Harkers whose father also works for Eden Brothers.

Stars: Gladys Henson, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Gerald Cross, Michael Collins

Votes: 23

14. Thomas and Sarah (1979)

60 min | Drama

6.5
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This spin-off of Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) follows Sarah (parlour-maid) and Thomas (chauffeur) some time after leaving service with the Bellamys.

Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Graham Cull, Maria Charles

Votes: 106

15. Heartland (1979–1980)

60 min | Drama

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A series of plays concerning the theme of love.

Stars: Judy Loe, Malcolm Stoddard, Judy Parfitt, Donald Churchill

16. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

Votes: 22

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. Brimstone and Treacle (1987 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

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The Bates sadly care for their severely disabled daughter Pattie. Martin arrives at their door claiming to be her college friend. He charms them into accepting him as a lodger and carer for Pattie. But Martin is not all he seems.

Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Michael Kitchen, Patricia Lawrence, Michelle Newell

Votes: 230

22. Ivanhoe (1970– )

250 min | Adventure

8.2
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Ivanhoe. The well trodden paths of sir walter scotts novel televised by the BBC in ten episodes.

Stars: Eric Flynn, Anthony Bate, Vivian Brooks, Clare Jenkins

Votes: 24

23. The Appleyards (1952–1957)

20 min | Family, Drama

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Children's soap opera about the ups and downs of a suburban family.

Stars: Constance Fraser, Derek Rowe, Douglas Muir, David Edwards

24. Scotland Yard (1960– )

Drama

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Each episode is based on a true crime case with the names changed.

Stars: Geoffrey Matthews, Brian Vaughan, Ewan MacDuff, Humphrey Heathcote

Votes: 19

25. Garry Halliday (1959–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.8
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Stars: Terence Longdon, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Terence Alexander, Frederick Treves

Votes: 28

26. Hilda Lessways (1959– )

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Judi Dench, Brian Smith, Violet Carson, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 16

27. The Jazz Age (1968– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Anthology series of plays set during the 1920's.

Stars: Kevin McHugh, David Garfield, Arthur Hewlett, Dick Bentley

28. Brensham People (1976– )

50 min | Drama, History

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Life in a Gloucestershire town.

Stars: Richard Warwick, Denis Carey, Dominic Long, Freddie Jones

29. Cover (1981– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Clive Arrindell, Sandra Dickinson, Alan Howard, Sarah Porter

Votes: 8

30. Woodstock (1973– )

45 min

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Stars: John Baddeley, Michael Beint, David Buck, James Garbutt

31. The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff (1959– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Roger Livesey, George Benson, Eric Thompson, Colin Jeavons

32. Kenilworth (1957– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Paul Eddington, Anthony Newlands, Ann Firbank, Robin Bailey

33. Broome Stages (1966– )

360 min | Drama

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Drama serial dealing with the lives of the Broomes, an English theatrical family, throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

Stars: Gwen Watford, Richard Pasco, Robin Phillips, Paul Daneman

34. Sentimental Education (1970– )

180 min | Drama

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Stars: Robert Powell, Pauline Yates, Glyn Owen, David Calder

35. Hit and Run (1965– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph O'Conor, Rosalie Crutchley, William Dexter, John Tillinger

36. Resurrection (1968– )

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Stars: Alan Dobie, Bridget Turner, Eithne Dunne, John Stratton

37. Private Investigator (1958–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Campbell Singer, Douglas Muir, Ian White, Ursula Camm

38. Headmaster (1977– )

50 min | Drama

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Drama series about the efforts of a traditional school headmaster to adapt to the changing education system.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Colin Douglas, Michael Byrne, Lucinda Curtis

39. Medico (1959 TV Movie)

45 min | Drama

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Director: David Rose | Stars: Meredith Edwards, Edward Cast, Trevor Martin, Geoffrey Matthews

40. A Man in the Zoo (1975 TV Movie)

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A man who feels trapped by his life volunteers to become an exhibit in a zoo.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: David Gwillim, Sam Avent, David Battley, Norman Beaton

41. Final at Furnell (1957 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Peter Billingsley, Peter Cartwright, Barrie Dobbins

42. Special Project Air (1969– )

45 min | Thriller

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Stars: Peter Barkworth, Elizabeth Bell, Tenniel Evans, Alex Scott

43. Thomas and Sarah (1979)
Episode: A Day at the Metropole (1979)

49 min | Drama

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Thomas' mechanical skills earn him a holiday as the seashore Metropole Hotel, where Sarah meets an old chorus girl friend now married to a rich sportsman.

Director: David Askey | Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Geoffrey Whitehead, Yvonne Antrobus

Votes: 8

44. The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff (1959– )
Episode: A New Reign (1959)

Drama

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Stars: Roger Livesey, Walter Hudd, Paul Daneman, Edgar Wreford

45. Private Investigator (1958–1959)
Episode: A Shield for Caroline (1959)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Campbell Singer, Douglas Muir, Ian White, Ursula Camm

46. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts (1978)

Comedy, Drama

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A man is hailed as a hero when he attacks a would-be burglar.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Eamonn Boyce, Ray Brooks, Brenda Bruce, Judy Cornwell

47. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)
Episode: Ada (1972)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Joe Waters | Stars: Derek Anders, Peter Byrne, Nicholas Donnelly, Terry Duggan

48. Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967)
Episode: Beauty Is an Ugly Word (1966)

50 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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A deadly virus has been discovered by accident and naturally it is almost immediately stolen. Adamants only clue requires him to witness the tail end of a beauty contest won by none other ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Jack May, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 12

49. Heartland (1979–1980)
Episode: Big Deal (1979)

Drama

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Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Malcolm Stoddard, Arwen Holm, John Bryans, Warren Clarke

50. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Buffet (1976)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Robin Bailey, Amanda Barrie, Tony Britton, Pauline Cunningham



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