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1. Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)

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: 2,200

2. 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: 2,361

3. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

8.1
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92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 9,220

4. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 1,026

5. 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: 192

6. Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Samantha Bond, Simon Shepherd

Votes: 1,489

7. Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)

156 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

Stars: Gwen Watford, Moray Watson, Valentine Dyall, Frederick Jaeger

Votes: 1,518

8. Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell, Deborah Appleby

Votes: 1,262

9. Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

Director: Guy Slater | Stars: Joan Hickson, Timothy West, Fabia Drake, Clive Merrison

Votes: 1,358

10. Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff, Barbara Franceschi

Votes: 1,603

11. Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Robert Lang

Votes: 1,364

12. Shoestring (1979–1980)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 239

13. Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Joan Hickson, Geraldine Alexander, John Moulder-Brown, Frederick Treves

Votes: 1,331

14. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.7
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In 1930s England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.

Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Moray Watson

Votes: 588

15. Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: Joan Hickson, Donald Pleasence, Adrian Lukis, Sophie Ward

Votes: 1,425

16. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 850

17. Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Joan Hickson, Caroline Blakiston, Helena Michell, James Cossins

Votes: 1,292

18. Tucker's Luck (1983–1985)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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The further adventures of Tucker Jenkins and his former class mates from Grange Hill. Follow Tucker and friends, as they duck and dive their way through love and life during a time of high unemployment in the 1980's.

Stars: Todd Carty, George Armstrong, Paul McCarthy, Hilary Crane

Votes: 67

19. Big Deal (1984–1986)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

Stars: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Votes: 135

20. Law & Order (1978– )

80 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Four-part drama series about the British juicidal system, dealing with an investigation presented from the perspectives of the police force, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.

Stars: Peter Dean, Derek Martin, Deirdre Costello, Billy Cornelius

Votes: 87

21. Around the World in 80 Days (II) (1989)

49 min | Documentary

8.7
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Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days.

Stars: Michael Palin, Basil Pao, Chris Collins, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,398

22. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 327

23. The Sky at Night (1957– )

20 min | Documentary

8.4
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Astronomy programme.

Stars: Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott, Garry Hunt, Pete Lawrence

Votes: 255

24. Uncle Silas (1989– )

148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Beatie Edney, Guy Rolfe, Barbara Shelley

Votes: 134

25. The Day the Universe Changed (1985)

52 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the way the modern Western world thinks.

Stars: James Burke, Roger Avon, Jeff Pirie, Peter Sproule

Votes: 432

26. Target (1977–1978)

50 min | Action, Crime

7.6
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A small team of detectives solve crimes of a varied nature in Southampton.

Stars: Patrick Mower, Philip Madoc, Brendan Price, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 28

27. Chronicle (1966–1991)

50 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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Series tracing new developments in historical research.

Stars: Magnus Magnusson, David Drew, John Julius Norwich, Andrew Faulds

Votes: 9

28. Past Caring (1985 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama

8.4
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67 year-old Victor is forced to move into an old people's home but he prefers to grow old disgracefully.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Emlyn Williams, Connie Booth, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 15

29. Driving Ambition (1984– )

60 min | Drama

7.0
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A bored and frustrated suburban housewife follows her dream of becoming a racing driver.

Stars: Rosemary Martin, Anne Carroll, Mark Kingston, Donald Gee

Votes: 10

30. In Search of the Trojan War (1985– )

360 min | Documentary

8.7
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Over six hour-long programs, Michael Wood marshals the disparate strands of evidence to present as fully rounded a portrait as possible of both the historical and the legendary city of Troy... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Wood, John Chadwick, Peter Connolly, Colin Renfrew

Votes: 221

31. Premiere (1977–1980)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: David Parfitt, Johnny Allan, Brian Poyser, Phil Daniels

Votes: 7

32. Clive James' Postcard from... (1989–1995)

Documentary

6.8
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Stars: Clive James, Kirstie Alley, Urbano Barberini, Dave Barry

Votes: 9

33. Rockliffe's Folly (1988– )

50 min

6.2
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Stars: Ian Hogg, Ian Brimble, Aaron Harris, Carole Nimmons

Votes: 8

34. America (1972–1973)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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An account of the birth and development of the United States.

Star: Alistair Cooke

Votes: 86

35. Steam Into Summer (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, History

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An affectionate look at the Dart Valley Railway, including interviews with some of the volunteers who re-opened this line in Devon that was closed in the Beeching cuts of the early 1960s.

Stars: Tom Salmon, Dave Knowling, Barry Cogar, Stan Fuller

36. Great Little Railways (1983– )

Documentary

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A series presenting various narrow gauge railway adventures from around the world.

Stars: Brian Blessed, Colin Garratt, Ray Gosling, Simon Hoggart

37. Beatlemania (1983 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Sandra Gregory | Star: Debbie Supnik

38. The Mysteries of Hieronymus Bosch (1983 TV Movie)

76 min | Documentary

7.9
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Nicholas Baum goes on a journey to Den Bosch, Hieronymus Bosch's town, and gives his explanation about what he thinks the painter's works originally meant.

Star: Nicholas Baum

Votes: 17

39. Secret Nature of Britain (1993– )

Documentary

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40. Law & Order (1978– )
Episode: A Brief's Tale (1978)

Crime, Drama

7.7
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Lynn engages solicitor Alex Gladwell to organise his defence, unaware that as well as being corrupt, he is a drinking friend of DI Pyle.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Ken Campbell, Peter Dean, Deirdre Costello, Derek Martin

Votes: 7

41. Driving Ambition (1984– )
Episode: A Class of Their Own (1984)

Drama

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Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Rosemary Martin, Anne Carroll, Mark Kingston, Donald Gee

42. Law & Order (1978– )
Episode: A Detective's Tale (1978)

Crime, Drama

7.5
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Bunch of bent coppers on the make...

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Derek Martin, Alan Ford, Roy Sone, Billy Cornelius

Votes: 11

43. Driving Ambition (1984– )
Episode: A Little Differential Problem (1984)

Drama

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Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Rosemary Martin, Anne Carroll, Mark Kingston, Donald Gee

44. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: A Message for the Rich (1983)

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Mrs. Honeyman and her son Eric, disgruntled ex-employees of Charlie, are caught stealing a necklace from his safe by Jim's young daughter Kim, whom they take with them onto their boat, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Dandy Nichols, Phil Davis

Votes: 26

45. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: A Newsday Revolution (1988)

Documentary

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Stars: Paul Vaughan, Barry Meadows, Mike Broadbent, John Fryer

46. Law & Order (1978– )
Episode: A Prisoner's Tale (1978)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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Jack Lynn finds the brutal system in prison as corrupt as that which sent him there.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Peter Dean, Deirdre Costello, Edward Cast, Roger Booth

Votes: 7

47. Law & Order (1978– )
Episode: A Villain's Tale (1978)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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While Lynn puts together a team for the proposed hold-up, DI Pyle blackmails others to ensure Lynn will be convicted of other unsolved robberies too.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Peter Dean, Derek Martin, Deirdre Costello, Alan Ford

Votes: 8

48. Tucker's Luck (1983–1985)
Episode: Absolutely No Selling (1984)

Drama

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Tucker and Tommy have each found jobs, while Passmore is given a sale's pitch. Alan's family life is in turmoil which prevents him from looking for a job. The boys help Creamy move into a new place.

Director: Margie Barbour | Stars: Todd Carty, George Armstrong, Paul McCarthy, Peter McNamara

49. Panorama (1953– )
Episode: Aids: The Race for a Cure (1985)

40 min | Documentary, News

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Star: Margaret Jay

50. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Almost Like a Holiday (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Whilst staying at Diamante Lil's hotel with his wife Eva, inveterate liar Vincent Parkin is mugged by a young crook called Mitch but refuses to finger him at the identity parade. Mitch is ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Celia Imrie, Norman Wisdom

Votes: 22



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