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1. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward

Votes: 10,288

2. 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: 31,843

3. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 7,854

4. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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The U.K.'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: 4,213

5. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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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: 171

6. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 2,139

7. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal themselves, frequently violent and more often than not successful.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,404

8. 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: 405

9. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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John Drake is a special operative for M19, specialising in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 916

10. Jabberwocky (1977)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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61 Metascore

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 11,699

11. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 1,639

12. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1959–1965)

Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Mystery crime stories with sometimes different cops and many now famous faces.

Stars: George Hilsdon, Bernard Lee, Stanley Morgan, Tony Wall

Votes: 85

13. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.9
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An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,010

14. Carry on Camping (1969)

R | 88 min | Comedy

6.6
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Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,025

15. 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: 227

16. Rising Damp (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly and racist landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 1,855

17. Catweazle (1970–1971)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time.

Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Robin Davies, Gary Warren, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 654

18. The Wicked Lady (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

4.2
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Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 970 | Gross: $0.72M

19. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 168

20. Carry on Abroad (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

6.5
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A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful.... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,857

21. Carry on Doctor (1967)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.5
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The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,920

22. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 286

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: 150

24. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)

Not Rated | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.3
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The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery", Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate, and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews

Votes: 2,266

25. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Horror

6.8
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In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 2,300

26. Concrete Jungle (1960)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad

Votes: 997

27. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

Votes: 818

28. Fall of Eagles (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 451

29. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971–1973)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

Votes: 140

30. Carry on Matron (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,332

31. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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: 95

32. Jason King (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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After leaving Department S, the hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King settled down to a full-time career of writing (trashy) Mark Caine novels. He philandered his way around the world, ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Anne Sharp, Ronald Lacey, Lee Patterson

Votes: 219

33. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 38

34. 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: 46

35. No Love for Johnnie (1961)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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Johnnie Byrne is a member of the British Parliament. In his 40s, he's feeling frustrated with his life and his personal as well as professional problems tower up over him. His desires to ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Peter Finch, Stanley Holloway, Mary Peach, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 444

36. Crossplot (1969)

PG-13 | 96 min | Thriller

5.5
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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: 555

37. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis

Votes: 4,547

38. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

TV-MA | 50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

Votes: 364

39. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 70

40. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 31

41. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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James Shelley, an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed "professional freelance layabout," has many battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady and his girlfriend Fran.

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 153

42. Lisa (1962)

112 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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At the end of WW2, a compassionate Dutch policeman helps smuggle a Jewish woman into British Palestine.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Dolores Hart, Leo McKern, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 343

43. Just William (1976– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and worse, the insufferable "good girl" Violet Elizabeth Bott, who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Dannatt, Diana Fairfax, Michael McVey, Hugh Cross

Votes: 45

44. The Dick Emery Show (1963–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Comedy skits featuring the talents of Mr Dick Emery.

Stars: Dick Emery, Pat Coombs, Victor Maddern, Helen Fraser

Votes: 99

45. 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: 47

46. Carry on Henry VIII (1971)

GP | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,132

47. The Sooty Show (1968–1992)

30 min | Family

7.4
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Children's slapstick show with the little bear glove puppet and his friends.

Stars: Matthew Corbett, Marjorie Corbett, Harry Corbett, Brenda Longman

Votes: 342

48. Carry on Loving (1970)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,822

49. In Loving Memory (1969–1986)

25 min | Comedy

7.5
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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: 86

50. Sykes (1972–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler, Richard Wattis

Votes: 202



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