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1. Quiz Ball (1966–1972)

30 min | Game-Show

9.4
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Stars: David Vine, John Witty, John Barnwell, Johnny Carey

Votes: 5

2. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Deadly Attachment (1973)

29 min | Comedy, War

9.1
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After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 104

3. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.8
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. narrated, produced and frequently starred in this anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 41

4. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Never Too Old (1977)

35 min | Comedy, War

8.8
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At long last Corporal Jones is marrying Marcia Fox. He asks Mainwaring's permission as his commanding officer, which involves the captain being caught over the phone by his wife having ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 63

5. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, Barbara Couper, John DeVaut

Votes: 9

6. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Dr. Finlay is a member of a medical practice in the Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 73

7. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)
Episode: 1977 Christmas Show (1977)

67 min | Comedy

8.6
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The musical guests are Angharad Rees and Elton John. Elton John has trouble getting correct directions. Eric and Ernie move house. Ernie's play is called 'Cyrano de Bergerac' and stars Francis Matthews and Penelope Keith.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Penelope Keith, Elton John

Votes: 18

8. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Branded (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.6
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It is revealed that Private Godfrey was a Conscientious Objector in the First World war, leading Mainwaring and some of the platoon to brand him as a coward. However, during an exercise in ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 81

9. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Menace from the Deep (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.6
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Mainwaring and his platoon get into a pickle when they're put in charge manning an observation post on a derelict pier.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 72

10. Strange Report (1968– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Votes: 103

11. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 5,238

12. Men of Rochdale (1944)

42 min | Short, Drama, History

8.4
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Drama-documentary celebrating 100 years of Co-operative shops

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Brefni O'Rorke, Julian Somers, Margaret Withers, Scott Harrold

Votes: 5

13. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Asleep in the Deep (1972)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.4
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A bomb hits the gasworks where Godfrey and Walker are on duty and the platoon and Hodges go to rescue them from a small room in which Godfrey is asleep. Jones, who is in an outer chamber, ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 70

14. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Battle of the Giants! (1971)

60 min | Comedy, War

8.4
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Already peeved because Captain Square has drawn attention to the fact that he is the only member of the platoon not to have medals - except Pike, who has his scout's badges - Mainwaring is ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 56

15. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)
Episode: Episode #5.2 (1971)

45 min | Comedy

8.4
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Musical guests are Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, Robert Young and Susan Maughan. Janet Webb appears in the opening at the request of Arthur Lowe. Ernie's play is "Mutiny on the Bounty" with Arthur Lowe as Captain Bligh.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Arthur Lowe, Susan Maughan

Votes: 5

16. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Time on My Hands (1972)

28 min | Comedy, War

8.4
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The platoon is called to seize a German pilot, who got stuck parachute-jumped on the bomb-damaged church hall tower clock. Getting him down is hard enough, given the language barrier. Then ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 58

17. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

8.3
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 502

18. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 110

19. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 26

20. The Borderers (1968–1970)

50 min | Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Drama series dealing with life for a family living on the frontier between Scotland and England during the 16th century.

Stars: Ross Campbell, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Edith MacArthur

Votes: 13

21. The Citadel (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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The story of an idealistic doctor, his struggles, his successes, his compromises and his stand on a matter of principle.

Stars: Eric Lander, Zena Walker, Jack May, Noel Harrison

Votes: 23

22. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Come In, Your Time Is Up (1975)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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In preparation for a bivouac weekend, captain Mainwaring gives a lecture, in the vicar's garden as the indoor church premises are spoken for, so the gardener bothers the vicar, who prepares... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 47

23. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Ring Dem Bells (1975)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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The Walmington on Sea Home Guard is excited to be selected to 'act' in a army film, but when it becomes clear they'll play Nazis and how unkind the camera could be, captain Mainwaring ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 52

24. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Sons of the Sea (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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The platoon buys a canoe, and intends to create a river-based defense system, but get lost and drift into the ocean.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 63

25. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roland Culver

Votes: 11,047

26. Knock on Any Door (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology series with the premise that there is story behind every door.

Stars: Ted Willis, Brenda Bruce, Helen Fraser, Peter Copley

Votes: 5

27. Glencannon (1959– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Patrick Allen, Charles Carson, Barry Keegan

Votes: 17

28. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

Votes: 13

29. Lorna Doone (1963– )

30 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Stars: Bill Travers, Jean Anderson, Andrew Faulds, Janet Pate

Votes: 9

30. The Gnomes of Dulwich (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Hugh Lloyd, Terry Scott, John Clive, Leon Thau

Votes: 10

31. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Something Nasty in the Vault (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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Mainwaring and Wilson are trapped in the bank with an unexploded bomb.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 65

32. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: We Know Our Onions (1973)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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Vain Mainwaring is determined that his platoon should earn the full quota of 12 stars in a wacky test weekend. Captain Ramsey is in charge and increases the psychological pressure. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 65

33. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 4,444

34. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Brief for Murder (1963)

TV-14 | 53 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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The Avengers are tasked to investigate the Lakin brothers, two elderly lawyers with an amazing success record, having recently had an obvious traitor acquitted. In order to find out the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Honor Blackman, John Laurie, Harold Scott

Votes: 62

35. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Fallen Idol (1970)

34 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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The platoon gets its turn at weekend training, for a bomb course. Captain Square convinces Mainwaring that officers shouldn't sleep with the OR (other ranks) so he puts up blankets for him ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 56

36. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Is There Honey Still for Tea? (1975)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Three months after the bomb on the bank, Mr. George Mainwaring makes a terrible fuss about the 'undignified' standard government-issue new door for his office, even before it becomes clear ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 46

37. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: My Brother and I (1975)

39 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Captain George Mainwaring berates Frank for writing a humorous draft magazine article on the Home Guard, especially because it mentions drinking. Next he 'volunteers' the platoon to host a ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 56

38. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Put That Light Out! (1970)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Jones, Fraser, Godfrey and Pike are trapped in the lighthouse tower at night when they accidentally illuminate the entire town for enemy bombers.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 65

39. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Big Parade (1970)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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There is to be a parade through Walmington-on-Sea to commemorate Spitfire Week and, after watching a newsreel, the platoon decide it would be a splendid idea to have a mascot. Private ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 62

40. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Royal Train (1973)

27 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Captain Mainwaring gathers his troops for the secretive reading of top-secret orders, concerning the passage - no actual stop - of the royal train. The mood darkens when everybody else ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 58

41. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 56

42. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

Votes: 22

43. Tales of Mystery (1961– )

30 min | Fantasy

8.0
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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: 7

44. Murder Reported (1957)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Ace reporter Jeff Holly is assigned to investigate the murder of a politician whose body was found stashed in a trunk. Holly's enthusiasm soon wanes when his editor insists that he take his... See full summary »

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Paul Carpenter, Melissa Stribling, John Laurie, Peter Swanwick

Votes: 5

45. The Master (1966– )

30 min | Short, Family, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Two children are marooned on an island that is ruled by a 150-year old telepathic, Shakespeare-quoting maniac who has plans to take over the world.

Stars: Olaf Pooley, Paul Guess, Adrienne Posta, Thomas Baptiste

Votes: 9

46. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Mum's Army (1970)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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After Mainwaring announces that women are to join the Home Guard several lady friends of the platoon come forward, as does Fiona Gray, an elegant, quietly-spoken widow who has brought her ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 76

47. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Battle of Godfrey's Cottage (1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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The platoon have been told that at the invasion signal, the ringing of the church bells, they must meet up at one of two rallying posts, Godfrey's cottage or the Novelty Rock Emporium. When... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 72

48. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Bullet Is Not for Firing (1969)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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Mainwaring is extremely annoyed that all the platoon - except Godfrey, who was too slow - have used up all their ammunition firing in vain at a low-flying German aeroplane. An inquiry is ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 61

49. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Day the Balloon Went Up (1969)

27 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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After Mainwaring complains that the men's saluting is sloppy a runaway barrage balloon appears with the verger clinging onto it. He is rescued and various people, including Godfrey's sister... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 64

50. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Uninvited Guests (1970)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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Once more, the civic vicar's hospitality for both Home guard and ARP forces the rival corps' men to cohabit in the church. This time captain Mainwaring and chief warden Hodges even have to ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 53