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1. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )
Episode: The Baited Trap (1985)

48 min | Drama

8.9
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A contact at the Soviet embassy informs the Coordinator that one of her agents is "playing a double game." Since she doesn't hold this agent in high regard, the Coordinator tells Palfrey to look into it--but he suspects a set up.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Votes: 13

2. 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: 181

3. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: I Always Wanted a Swimming Pool (1971)

Crime, Drama

8.5
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Framed. Marker, hired to watch the antics of a wayward husband, finds himself hooked up in a very unusual affair of the heart.

Director: Dennis Vance | Stars: Alfred Burke, Cyril Luckham, James Bolam, John Savident

Votes: 26

4. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )
Episode: Return to Sender (1985)

50 min | Drama

8.5
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A former British agent who defected to the Soviet Union makes an unannounced return, threatening to embarrass both countries. Under instructions to silence him, Palfrey decides to up the stakes.

Director: Gerald Blake | Stars: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Votes: 14

5. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )
Episode: The Defector (1984)

51 min | Drama

8.5
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The Coordinator decides to call a press conference announcing the defection of a celebrated Russian author, but Palfrey urges caution. He suspects a trap, especially after the KGB starts to pressure for the author's return.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Votes: 14

6. Tales of Mystery (1961– )

30 min | Fantasy

8.4
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Supernatural drama series adapted from the short stories of Algernon Blackwood.

Stars: John Laurie, Michael Aldridge, Edward Ogden, Ann Castle

Votes: 11

7. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Everybody Does It (1977)

Action, Drama

8.4
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When Arlette finds it difficult to resist the temptation to buy a cheap - dubious - bargain, her poor judgement lands her husband up to his neck in trouble with a crime syndicate.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Barry Foster, Joanna Dunham, Nigel Stock, John Standing

Votes: 7

8. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: Unlucky for Some (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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Case number 87. Marker bows out with a strange and intriguing case involving two villains who appear to have to have it made - until Marker arrives on the scene.

Director: Jonathan Alwyn | Stars: Alfred Burke, Jennifer Daniel, John Quayle, Joyce Heron

Votes: 16

9. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Wolf (1977)

Action, Drama

8.4
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When the body of a young German is discovered murdered in his bed and the apartment is littered with clues, Van der Valk must ask himself if there is one clue too many? Has the killer left a deliberate trail to his identity?

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Barry Foster, Joanna Dunham, Nigel Stock, James Grout

Votes: 8

10. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )

60 min | Drama

8.3
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He describes himself as "just a civil servant." But in the cloak-and-dagger world of the British security services, mild-mannered Mr. Palfrey (Golden Globe nominee Alec McCowen, Travels ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Votes: 81

11. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: A Death by the Sea (1973)

52 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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A romantic midnight swim leaves a man unconscious and his wife missing, presumed drowned. Van der Valk suspects that more than amorous intentions were at play that night, and he sets out to prove it.

Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Patrick Allen

Votes: 12

12. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Sting in the Tail (1965)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Noureddine assassinates the Shah of Assimi and Drake is brought in to get him to leave Beirut and travel to where he can be arrested. He does this by impersonating a struggling artist and befriending Noureddine's girlfriend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Ronald Radd, Derren Nesbitt, John Standing

Votes: 52

13. 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: 967

14. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: A Date with Doris (1964)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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A glamorous actress is murdered and an M9 agent, whose cover has been discovered, is framed for her murder. Drake task is to get him out of jail and off the island using a submarine code-named Doris.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Jane Merrow, Ronald Radd, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 51

15. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Sweet Sue (1967)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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McGill is hired by the wealthy father of headstrong young Sue Mandel. She has recently become friends with two young men,Colin and Charles,who are helping themselves to his money and who,he... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Richard Bradford, Judy Geeson, George A. Cooper, David Cole

Votes: 23

16. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: You're Not in Any Trouble, Are You? (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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An M9 agent investigating the death of another man is murdered in Rome. Drake is sent to investigate what the circumstances of his death are and who murdered him. He finds the agent's tape ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Andre Van Gyseghem, John Cazabon

Votes: 48

17. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: No Orchids for Marker (1975)

Crime, Drama

8.1
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A chance to make £1,000 for 'keeping an eye on things'. An offer too good to refuse finds Marker all at sea - without a life jacket.

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Alfred Burke, Sylvia Coleridge, Joan Scott, Lewis Fiander

Votes: 18

18. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 169

19. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Day of Execution (1967)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A car passes McGill and its driver,shouting out to him,addresses him as Mariocki and tells him he will be killed. McGill assumes it is a case of mistaken identity but more death threats ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Rosemary Nicols, Robert Urquhart, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 23

20. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Don't Nail Him Yet (1964)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An agent is selling secrets to a foreign government. How he is doing this is unclear so Drake is brought in to find out, which he does by befriending him as a bumbling teacher on stress leave.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, John Fraser, Sheila Allen, Anthony Dawson

Votes: 47

21. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )
Episode: Freedom from Longing (1985)

51 min | Drama

8.0
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Palfrey's assistant, Blair, gets recruited by another department to investigate a suspected Soviet agent--a Czech-born woman with whom Blair once had an affair. But Palfrey believes the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Votes: 13

22. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Someone Is Liable to Get Hurt (1966)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An M9 agent is murdered in the Caribbean while investigating illegal arms deals. The deals are supposed to be the precursor to an armed overthrow of the government. Drake is sent to take his place and investigate the dealings.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Maurice Denham, Zia Mohyeddin, Geraldine Moffat

Votes: 35

23. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: The Hunting Party (1966)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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Investigating several seemingly random leaks, all from the House of Lords, Drake finds they've one thing in common; the wealthy Jordan's - Claudia and Basil. Drake becomes manservant to the very disparate couple, at their chateau in the Loire Valley of France, in order to find our what's so fascinating about them.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Moira Lister, Denholm Elliott, Edward Underdown

Votes: 31

24. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: The Mirror's New (1965)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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Bierce is a British diplomat in France. He shoots a man, to whom he owes money, and hides the body. He then suddenly disappears. Drake is sent to try and find out what has happened to him.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Donald Houston, David Hutcheson, Wanda Ventham

Votes: 44

25. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: Well - There Was This Girl, You See... (1971)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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Things are looking up. Marker is invited to join an enquiry agency. But why should they wish to employ a man with a record?

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Michael Pennington, Paul Harper

Votes: 26

26. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 32

27. 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: 74

28. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Are You Going to Be More Permanent? (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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An M9 controller in Geneva vanishes and is replaced. The replacement also disappears so Drake is assigned to fill in and discover which of the controller's three contacts is a traitor.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Maxwell Shaw, Howard Goorney

Votes: 38

29. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode One (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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While Peter is on a governmental mission, Harriet attends a reunion at Oxford and is recruited to find the author of a rash of vicious poison pen letters there.

Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 175

30. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Strong Poison: Episode One (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Paul Hastings

Votes: 248

31. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: The Black Book (1965)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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A British general asks Drake to help his brother-in-law in Paris, who is being blackmailed. By placing a tracking device in the blackmail money, Drake gets to the first stage in the chain, a beautiful French girl.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Georgina Ward, Griffith Jones, Jack Gwillim

Votes: 44

32. 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: 288

33. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Strong Poison: Episode Three (1987)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Clive Francis

Votes: 47

34. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: The Golden Boy (1973)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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Vyvyan Reveldale has everything going for him. So what reason could he have for throwing everything up and disappearing? His father asks Marker to find out.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: Alfred Burke, Alan Webb, Richard Hurndall, David Gwillim

Votes: 16

35. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: The Rainbow Ends Here (1973)

51 min | Action, Drama

7.8
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Van der Valk searches for a teenage girl abducted on her way to a clandestine rendezvous with a married man. The man is ready to help in any way he can, but the commissaris finds her ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Donald Burton

Votes: 5

36. Jason King (1971–1972)
Episode: Toki (1972)

Action, Adventure

7.8
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In France Jason meets Toki,whose boyfriend Jean Le Grand and another gangster Olivier plan to steal a cache of emeralds,after which Le Grand plans to kill Olivier. Given that she knows all ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Kieron Moore, Felicity Kendal, Tony Beckley

Votes: 6

37. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 848

38. Thundercloud (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: James Cosmo, Derek Waring, Paul Aston, Sarah Douglas

Votes: 6

39. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Diane (1977)

Action, Drama

7.7
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When a woman tries to bury her past, but it overtakes her in Amsterdam, Van der Valk finds himself being drawn strange - and dangerous - incidents that neither he not the girl find beneficial to their health.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Barry Foster, Joanna Dunham, Nigel Stock, Jane Merrow

Votes: 7

40. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode Three (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 41

41. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Strong Poison: Episode Two (1987)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, David Quilter

Votes: 47

42. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: The Man on the Beach (1965)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Drake claims to be under orders to seek out a double-agent but the person who is meant to have given him the orders can't be found. Drake himself ends up under suspicion of having changed allegiances.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Barbara Steele, Glyn Houston, David Hutcheson

Votes: 41

43. The Saint (1962–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around tin his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 3,836

44. Department S (1969–1973)
Episode: Black Out (1969)

Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Three days after he disappeared on his way to see 'Don Giovanni' at Covent Garden, food critic Robin Skelton is found wandering in the Mexican desert. The Department is called in to ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Joel Fabiani, Rosemary Nicols, Dennis Alaba Peters

Votes: 23

45. The Champions (1968–1969)
Episode: Nutcracker (1969)

49 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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After a trip to the dentist government minister Lord Mauncey enters a secret vault and attempts to steal the F File, which contains the country's most important defence information. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 26

46. Wilde Alliance (1978– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Amy, an artist, and Rupert, a writer, are a middle-aged British couple who double as amateur detectives.

Stars: John Stride, Julia Foster, John Lee, Patrick Newell

Votes: 11

47. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode Two (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 40

48. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: It's Up to the Lady (1965)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Glover has defected to China and M9 wants him back. Drake is ordered to try and get him. He follows Glover's wife to a remote Greek island near Albania where he encounters an Albanian agent keen on getting Glover's wife over the border.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Sylvia Syms, Robert Urquhart, Maxwell Shaw

Votes: 48

49. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: Mrs. Podmore's Cat (1972)

Crime, Drama

7.5
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It's hardly the stuff of detective novels when Marker is hired to babysit Mrs Podmore's pet cat, Bertie. But things have a way of turning awkward.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Alfred Burke, Jean Kent, Ray Smith, Dudley Foster

Votes: 20

50. Jason King (1971–1972)
Episode: A Royal Flush (1972)

Action, Adventure

7.4
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A mysterious girl calling herself Karen invites Jason to meet her at the Capri hotel but when he gets there he finds a note requesting he catches up with her at a night-club. He meets up ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Elaine Taylor, Penelope Horner, Wolfe Morris

Votes: 7



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