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1. 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

2. Around the World in 80 Days (1989)
Episode: The Challenge (II) (1989)

48 min | Documentary

8.8
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Learn how to get top-notch skin care products for under $20!

Director: Roger Mills | Stars: Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Max Votolato

Votes: 73

3. 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

4. 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: 1,397

5. 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

6. The Day the Universe Changed (1985)
Episode: Worlds Without End: Changing Knowledge, Changing Reality (1985)

Documentary, History

8.7
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James sums up his ideas about the effect of different worldviews on science by showing how different cultures approach it in their own way.

Director: Robin Bextor | Stars: James Burke, Elizabeth Valentine, John Gabriel, Harry Klein

Votes: 13

7. 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

8. 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

9. Around the World in 80 Days (1989)
Episode: Dateline to Deadline (II) (1989)

48 min | Documentary

8.6
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With 22 days to go, delays, misunderstandings and a bomb impede Michael Palin's journey.

Director: Roger Mills | Stars: Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 73

10. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Ice Maiden (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Philippa Vale is a lady with a reputation as a jewel thief so that, when she comes to Jersey on the eve of George Thomas's private auction of a diamond worth a quarter of a million pounds, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Liza Goddard

Votes: 21

11. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: Looking for Mr Wright (1980)

Drama

8.5
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Erica's secretary Lois meets the charming Clive Wright through a dating agency but he disappears whilst they are in a restaurant and the restaurant staff and dating agency workers are ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 8

12. 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

13. 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

14. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Ninety Per Cent Proof (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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During a court case in which he is trying to prove that Jerry LeFevre burnt down the Bishops Rock hotel for the insurance, Jim is approached by glamorous Irene Maybank, who says her husband... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Anthony Steel, Carol Royle

Votes: 21

15. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: Find the Lady (1979)

Drama

8.2
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Rock singer Toola asks Eddie to dissuade her sacked bass player Mole from his belief that his beauty queen girlfriend Chrissie was killed out of jealousy by the band's manager, Malcolm ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 12

16. The Day the Universe Changed (1985)
Episode: In the Light of the Above: Medieval Conflict - Faith and Reason (1985)

Documentary, History

8.2
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Introduction of the knowledge from captured Islamic Spanish libraries transforms the Europe's conception of knowledge and the fact that it can advance.

Director: Robin Bextor | Star: James Burke

Votes: 16

17. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Killer in the Village (1983)

Documentary

8.2
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Horizon's special investigation in this program is focused on the AIDS epidemic in its early years while the disease was making its first victims in UK. BBC's report the problem and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bobbi Campbell, James Curran, Sandy Ford, Alvin Friedman-Kien

Votes: 10

18. 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: 9,212

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. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Low Profile (1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Looking for sunken treasure, the Deep Gold diving expedition makes the mistake of trying to scam crooked property developer B. J. Farrell into financing their supposed finds and end up ... See full summary »

Director: David Reynolds | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Beryl Reid, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 13

22. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Too Late to Talk to Billy (1982)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: James Ellis, Kenneth Branagh, Brid Brennan, Maggie Shevlin

Votes: 50

23. 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

24. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: The Mayfly Dance (1980)

Drama

8.0
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Don asks Eddie to locate Jody Brent, a once popular singer whose big hit 'Lazy Daisy' is enjoying a revival on Radio West's easy listening show. Though Miriam, Jody's manager, claims he is ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Herbert | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 7

25. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: The Real Thing (1986)

51 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Jane partners with an entrepreneur named Palmer to convert a warehouse into an Art Nouveau antiques centre, but Lovejoy suspects he's a con man.

Director: Roger Tucker | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 40

26. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: The Teddy Bears' Nightmare (1980)

Drama

8.0
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Out fishing Don sees a thief rob a young couple of the woman's handbag but the couple themselves flee and fail to report the theft. Don retrieves the bag and Eddie traces it to Christine ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 6

27. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: There for the Picking (1990)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Jim is now at the vineyard and it is grape-picking time. One of the young casual workers is English boy Roderick. However, he is also a computer hacking genius who is able to transfer 90% ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, John Telfer

Votes: 7

28. Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
Episode: Walking Stiff Can Make You Famous (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Foggy becomes overly concerned that he is not respected in the community, so he sets out to transform the game of Polo.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Thora Hird

Votes: 22

29. 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: 2,360

30. 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: 1,488

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: Knock for Knock (1979)

Drama

7.9
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Eddie is now Radio West's 'Private Ear', accepting sleuthing work for listeners. His first client is Claire Stevens, whose husband was killed in a hit and run by drivers of a white van. A ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Tucker | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Shirley Anne Field

Votes: 17

35. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: Mocking Bird (1980)

Drama

7.9
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Young women are being mugged around the city and the perpetrator, a caller with an Ulster accent, keeps ringing Eddie and taunting him for his inability to catch him. The police are called ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 8

36. Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)
Episode: Part 1 (1985)

Not Rated | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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It's such a nice village - who would have thought it held so many dirty secrets?

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell, Deborah Appleby

Votes: 20

37. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: Room with a View (1980)

Drama

7.9
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Retired music hall singer Lettie Ross witnesses a murder in the empty house opposite her flat, but when the police and her daughter are dismissive, she calls in Eddie. His investigations ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Herbert | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 8

38. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Sins of the Fathers (1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Piggish German actor Henry Hoffman antagonizes everybody on set whilst making a film about Jersey's occupation by the Nazis, a fact which adds to local hostility and to the list of suspects... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Warren Clarke, Sean Arnold

Votes: 17

39. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: The Dangerous Game (1980)

Drama

7.9
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Pete Johnson, a market trader who deals in stolen goods, gives his little son Mike an early Christmas present, an electric racing game, Lunar Race 2000, but it is faulty and blows up, ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 10

40. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Tug of War (1984)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Ex-convict Jack Broughton snatches his little boy from ex-wife Pam and brings him to Jersey, where he collects his share of the loot from Julian West, who master-minded the bank job for ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Deborah Grant, Alan Lake

Votes: 15

41. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: Utmost Good Faith (1980)

Drama

7.9
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After her debt-ridden husband Tim has killed himself, Mary Reynolds asks Eddie's help in discovering why her credit facilities have been stopped when the debt concerned was twelve years ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 9

42. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: When Did You Last See Your Father? (1989)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Sylvia Gildred is attacked and robbed but is unable to identify her attacker, the two suspects being scrap dealer Tom St. Clements and Toby Lemaire, student son of Charlie's wealthy lawyer ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Kirby | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Louise Jameson, Tom Radcliffe

Votes: 14

43. 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: 1,602

44. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Picking It Up (1981)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Recovering alcoholic Jim Bergerac, a sergeant in the Jersey police force, returns to the island after a period of absence during which he has recovered from injuries sustained on the job. ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: John Nettles, Cécile Paoli, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold

Votes: 53

45. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: Private Ear (1979)

Drama

7.8
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Call-girl Sarah Marshall kills herself on a beach, after stealing the car belonging to a man she had tried to contact, David Carn, popular DJ with Bristol radio station Radio West. Station ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, William Russell

Votes: 18

46. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Roots of Evil (1990)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Seemingly respectable widower Nigel Carter is threatened by two armed bogus policemen but his evasive response leads Jim to believe he is holding something back. Years earlier his daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Geoffrey Palmer, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 16

47. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Episode: The Case of the Late Pig: Part 1 (1989)

Not Rated | 54 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Campion attends the funeral of an old schoolmate whom he disliked but months later finds himself investigating the murder of someone who may be the same man.

Director: Robert Chetwyn | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Moray Watson, Michael Gough

Votes: 60

48. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Episode: The Case of the Late Pig: Part 2 (1989)

TV-14 | 54 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Campion investigates the murder of 'Pig' Peters.

Director: Robert Chetwyn | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Moray Watson, Michael Gough

Votes: 49

49. Shoestring (1979–1980)
Episode: The Partnership (1979)

Drama

7.8
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Sonia, the Radio West receptionist, is concerned for her friend, travel agent Jenny Kelson, whom she sees apparently being threatened by a young man. Eddie photographs and follows him, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 11

50. 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



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