With Central Independent Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

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

8.2
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Chief Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

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

Votes: 11,368

2. Sharpe (1993–2008)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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A series of stories starring Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, a fictional British soldier in the Napoleonic Wars.

Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey

Votes: 774

3. Thomas & Friends (1984–2021)

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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This series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon, Kerry Shale

Votes: 4,552

4. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Seven British construction workers escape Britain's ever-growing dole queues and travel to Germany to work on a site in Düsseldorf. Follow their trials and tribulations of working away from home and away from the women they left behind.

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 3,280

5. Peak Practice (1993–2002)

50 min | Drama

6.3
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Beth Glover and Will Preston are doctors in partnership at a Derbyshire clinic when they hire Jack who's returned from Africa. The next several years deal with their personal and professional lives with Jack and Beth marrying.

Stars: Gary Mavers, Simon Shepherd, Esther Coles, Margery Mason

Votes: 386

6. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

4.0
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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Stars: Noele Gordon, Roger Tonge, Anthony Morton, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 332

7. The Worst Witch (1986 TV Movie)

G | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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Mildred Hubble (Fairuza Balk) is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae, Tim Curry, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 2,743

8. Soldier Soldier (1991–1997)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.

Stars: Ben Nealon, Robson Green, Jerome Flynn, Rosie Rowell

Votes: 790

9. Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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After being sent to a detention center, a teenage skinhead clashes with the social workers, who want to conform him to the status quo.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Tim Roth, Terry Richards, Bill Stewart, Eric Richard

Votes: 6,728

10. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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A lawyer travels to a small seaside town to settle the estate of a recently deceased woman, but soon becomes ensnared in something much more sinister.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran

Votes: 5,277

11. Boon (1986–1992)

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

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 830

12. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)

25 min | Comedy

6.6
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An affluent divorced woman named Caroline Weatley, raising her son Tom with help from her mother Laura West, seeks a housekeeper, and a man named Charlie Burrows applies for the job.

Stars: Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Joe McGann, William Puttock

Votes: 493

13. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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The Tomorrow People are the next stage of human evolution. They can teleport, communicate by telepathy, heal with the power of thought and they are unable to kill or harm any living ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Jeff Harding

Votes: 361

14. Bullseye (1981– )

30 min | Game-Show

7.2
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Contestants test their darts skills and general knowledge and battle it out to get to Bully's Prize Board.

Stars: Jim Bowen, Tony Green, Nick Owen, Eric Bristow

Votes: 338

15. Kennedy (1983)

282 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy. This Landmark miniseries covers the momentous presidential years and the lives, loves, and triumphs of one of the most controversial families of the twentieth-century.

Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Andrew Rayden

Votes: 529

16. Shine on Harvey Moon (1982–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Upon being demobbed, RAF serviceman Harvey Moon returns home and finds his family involved in various troubles. His wife Rita is not interested in resuming their relationship, and works in ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Maggie Steed, Linda Robson, Lee Whitlock

Votes: 165

17. The Shell Seekers (1989 TV Movie)

PG | 102 min | Drama

6.6
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An Englishwoman (Angela Lansbury) reviews her life with her adult children in mind.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Sam Wanamaker, Christopher Bowen, Anna Carteret

Votes: 324

18. Annika (1984)

159 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Isle of Wight deck chair attendant meets Swedish exchange student and follows her back to Sweden.

Stars: Christina Rignér, Jesse Birdsall, Ann-Charlotte Stålhammar, Birger Österberg

Votes: 93

19. The Last Place on Earth (1985)

396 min | Drama

8.2
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Based on the book 'Scott and Amundsen' by Roland Huntford, "The Last Place on Earth" is an exploration of the rivalry between Captain Robert F. Scott and Ronald Amundsen as they attempt to reach the South Pole.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Stephen Moore, Ståle Bjørnhaug

Votes: 403

20. Woof! (1989–1997)

30 min | Family

7.1
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A young boy becomes a dog from time to time.

Stars: Liza Goddard, Adam Roper, Punch, Edward Fidoe

Votes: 258

21. Tots TV (1993– )

11 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.0
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Three rag doll puppets live together in a countryside cottage: Tilly, a French girl, with red hair, who speaks in basic French; Tom, a blue haired boy with glasses; and Tiny, the green-haired youngest Tot.

Stars: Robin Stevens, Andrew Davenport, Véronique Déroulède, Jane Pardoe

Votes: 235

22. Girls on Top (1985–1986)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England.

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 275

23. Moomins (1977–1982)

9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.4
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A stop-motion animated children's television series, often referred to as the Fuzzy Felt Moomins, based on the stories and illustrations by the Finnish author Tove Jansson.

Stars: Hans Clarin, Stanislaw Kwasniak, Stanislaw Wyszynski, Richard Murdoch

Votes: 529

24. Outside Edge (1994–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A comedy based around the activities and problems that 2 very different couples experience whilst running the local cricket team.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Timothy Spall, Josie Lawrence

Votes: 222

25. The Guilty (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 197 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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This the original British version of the 2000 American remake starring Bill Pullman.

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Sean Gallagher, Caroline Catz, Carol Starks

Votes: 196

26. Dangerous Women (1991– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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They are six women who have only one thing in common :They're all ex-cons. After her parole, Faith Cronin gets plastic surgery, a new identity, revenge on her brutal, mob-connected husband,... See full summary »

Stars: Mark McCoy, Lynn Hamilton, Katherine Justice, Valerie Wildman

Votes: 123

27. December Bride (1990)

88 min | Drama

6.3
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At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Donal McCann, Saskia Reeves, Ciarán Hinds, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 339 | Gross: $0.07M

28. Rosie & Jim (1990–2000)

15 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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Rosie and Jim are two rag dolls that magically come to life when no-one is looking. They explore different aspects of Great Britain as they travel along the canal network aboard the narrow-boat "Ragdoll" with the boat's owner.

Stars: Robin Stevens, Rebecca Nagan, Neil Brewer, John Cunliffe

Votes: 258

29. Family Fortunes (1980–2021)

30 min | Game-Show

6.5
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Two families go head to head to answer everyday questions.

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Gino D'Acampo, Penny Layden, Max Bygraves

Votes: 233

30. When the Whales Came (1989)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.2
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A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Rees | Stars: Paul Scofield, David Threlfall, Helen Mirren, Helen Pearce

Votes: 424

31. Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (1984–1986)

44 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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A British children's comedy series featuring Emu, a puppet and Rod Hull.

Stars: Rod Hull, Carol Lee Scott, Susan Maughan, Carl Wayne

Votes: 50

32. Blockbusters (1983– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.8
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General knowledge quiz for 16-18-year-olds.

Stars: Bob Holness, Peter Tomlinson, Simon Mayo, David Stuart

Votes: 173

33. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything.

Directors: Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda | Stars: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 1,404

34. New Faces (1973–1988)

60 min | Family

5.9
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Add a Plot

Stars: Derek Hobson, Mickie Most, Tony Hatch, Clifford Davis

Votes: 22

35. A Dangerous Life (1988)

Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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Husband-and-wife journalists watch events leading to the overthrow of the Marcos government in 1986 Philippines.

Stars: Gary Busey, Johnny Delgado, Roy Alvarez, Ray Ventura

Votes: 102

36. Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )

660 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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An in-depth look at the Vietnam War.

Stars: Will Lyman, Henry Kissinger, Tin Bui, Van Dong Pham

Votes: 310

37. The Dreamstone (1990–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.1
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Somewhere in the universe is a planet only visible to those who believe in it. On the sunny side lives the Old Dreammaker, guardian of the most precious and powerful thing in the world - ... See full summary »

Stars: Jacqueline Clarke, Melvyn Hayes, Nancy Hendry, Gary Martin

Votes: 364

38. Coming Through (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Celebrated actor and actress Sir Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) and Dame Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect) star in this movie by award-winning playwright Alan Plater about one of the great love ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Barber-Fleming | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Helen Mirren, Alison Steadman, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 172

39. Red King, White Knight (1989 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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The C.I.A. hears of a K.G.B. scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner (Tom Skerritt), an agent retired for ten years, to go to Russia to investigate. He ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Max von Sydow, Helen Mirren, Tom Bell

Votes: 202

40. Birth of a Nation (1983 TV Movie)

79 min | Drama

7.2
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A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Robert Stephens, Bruce Myers, Richard Butler

Votes: 61

41. Faith (1994)

240 min | Drama

6.9
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A high-ranking government official's career is placed in jeopardy when his daughter reveals his extramarital affair to her boyfriend, a reporter.

Stars: Keith Allen, Connie Booth, Michael Gambon, Jeremy Bulloch

Votes: 80

42. Thief Takers (1995– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The life and adventures of the members of The Armed Robbery Squad. Amid numerous security van robberies, bank robberies and gem heists with a lot of car chases, shouting and guns blazing, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Willox, Gary McDonald, Lynda Steadman, David Sterne

Votes: 94

43. Crime Story (1992–1995)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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This powerful series of programmes features dramatic reconstructions of some of Britian's most notorious crimes - a collection of cases which are exciting, moving and surprising, each demonstrating how truth can be stranger than fiction.

Stars: Peter O'Brien, Edita Brychta, Janet Henfrey, Bernard Hill

Votes: 31

44. Celebrity Squares (I) (1975–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

5.7
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British version of "Hollywood Squares" with nine celebrities of varying stature arranged in a grid and answering questions from host Bob Monkhouse to win prizes for one of two contestants. ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, William Rushton, Arthur Mullard, John Inman

Votes: 60

45. The Bretts (1987–1989)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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1920s family of actors deals with the day to day of the theater business.

Stars: Norman Rodway, Barbara Murray, Belinda Lang, George Winter

Votes: 71

46. Connie (1985)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Gritty series set in the fashion industry. Connie is the former owner of a fashion chain, who is now determined to return to a position of power within the business

Stars: Stephanie Beacham, Richard Morant, Paul Rogers, Pam Ferris

Votes: 52

47. Muck and Brass (1982)

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Property developer Tom Craig manipulates and negotiates his way through local politics in a midlands town.

Stars: Mel Smith, Darien Angadi, Raymond Mason, James Faulkner

Votes: 39

48. Walter (1982 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

7.6
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A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Ian McKellen, Barbara Jefford, Arthur Whybrow, Tony Melody

Votes: 296

49. Unnatural Causes (1986)

52 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Series of seven psychological dramas concerning death by unnatural causes.

Stars: Tom Bell, Alfred Burke, Prunella Scales, Brian Cox

Votes: 9

50. The Legends of Treasure Island (1993–1995)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.1
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The legend of a young boy Jim Hawkins who sets on a voyage to find a hidden treasure.

Stars: David Jason, Jimmy Hibbert, John Hasler, Corinna Powlesland

Votes: 159


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