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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 32,788

2. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 183,499

3. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 2,887

4. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, K Callan

Votes: 19,087

5. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 17,675

6. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 8,919

7. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Illustrious Client and The Creeping Man.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 4,160

8. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of The Three Gables, The Dying Detective, The Golden Pince-Nez, The Red Circle, The Mazarin Stone, and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Rosalie Williams, Edward Hardwicke, Charles Gray

Votes: 5,916

9. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 10,636

10. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 8,022

11. Porridge (1974–1977)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Crime

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 4,753

12. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

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: 4,901

13. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 2,465

14. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 2,717

15. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of eccentric but sharp Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 32,912

16. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Isabella Parriss

Votes: 4,675

17. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Peter Brace

Votes: 11,211

18. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer, and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 8,624

19. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 67,060

20. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Jen Spyra

Votes: 9,266

21. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 20,752

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

156 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 1,583

23. Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 1,329

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

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 1,575

25. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 1,433

26. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 1,442

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

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 1,397

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

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 1,362

29. Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 1,682

30. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Joan Hickson, Juliette Mole, David Beames, Mona Bruce

Votes: 1,524

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

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

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: 1,494

32. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (1991 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Miss Marple is invited to the manor house of an old friend, it is not long before a puzzling murder puts her mind to work.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Jean Simmons, Joss Ackland, Faith Brook

Votes: 1,178

33. Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom, Barry Newman, Norman Rodway

Votes: 1,258

34. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 9,853



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