With Central Independent Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

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

8.1
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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: 8,744

2. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,562

3. 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: 605

4. Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! (1984– )

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

6.7
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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

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

Votes: 3,027

5. The Worst Witch (1986 TV Movie)

G | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Mildred 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 the school, Miss ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,301

6. 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: 635

7. Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,491

8. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

3.8
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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, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 270

9. Sharpe's Honour (1994 TV Movie)

101 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.8
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1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Michael Byrne

Votes: 2,020

10. Peak Practice (1993–2002)

50 min | Drama

6.2
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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: Esther Coles, Gary Mavers, Simon Shepherd, Margery Mason

Votes: 215

11. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,216

12. Sharpe's Enemy (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,326

13. 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 the help of her mother Laura West, hires a housekeeper, only to have a man named Charlie Burrows apply for the job.

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

Votes: 373

14. Bullseye (1981– )

30 min | Game-Show

7.1
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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: 228

15. 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: 313

16. Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,387

17. 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: 133

18. The Shell Seekers (1989 TV Movie)

PG | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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Given an opportunity to trade her most cherished possession for comfort an security, Penelope must take a good look at her future. With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, she ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Irene Worth, Sam Wanamaker, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 245

19. Kennedy (1983)

282 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

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

Votes: 467

20. The Last Place on Earth (1985– )

396 min | Drama

8.4
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Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 343

21. Family Fortunes (1980–2002)

30 min | Game-Show

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

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves, Les Dennis, Windsor Davies

Votes: 182

22. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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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: 1,179

23. 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: 149

24. The Dreamstone (1990–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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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: 296

25. 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: 210

26. Dangerous Women (1991– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: Valerie Wildman, Susan Powell, Lynn Hamilton, Katherine Justice

Votes: 101

27. December Bride (1991)

88 min | Drama

6.5
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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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 294 | Gross: $0.07M

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

44 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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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: 35

29. When the Whales Came (1989)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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A pair of children befriend an accentric 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: 337

30. The Moomins (1977–1982)

9 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.5
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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: 431

31. Annika (1984– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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: 81

32. The Bretts (1987–1989)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 60

33. Grim Tales (1989–1991)

11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Comedian and actor Rik Mayall energetically narrates a series of stories adapted from the tales written by the Brothers Grimm

Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 177

34. 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: 236

35. Tiswas (1974–1982)

Family

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Anarchic Saturday morning children's fare which starred Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Lenny Henry and Sylvester McCoy.

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Sylvester McCoy, John Gorman

Votes: 142

36. Thief Takers (1995– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 75

37. 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: 277

38. Chicken Ranch (1983)

Unrated | 74 min | Documentary

6.5
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Documentary on the "Chicken Ranch," a legal Nevada brothel.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Sandi Sissel | Stars: Fran, Walter Plankinton, Connie, Claudia

Votes: 279

39. 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: 169

40. 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: 38

41. Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back (1994 TV Movie)

82 min | Documentary

8.2
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Apollo 13 was supposed to be the third human spacecraft to successfully land on the moon and return home safely, when, 250,000 miles from earth, these words pierced the vastness of space: "... See full summary »

Directors: Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey | Stars: John Aaron, Fred Haise, Mary Haise, Gene Kranz

Votes: 86

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

TV-Y7 | 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: Jimmy Hibbert, John Hasler, Corinna Powlesland, Rob Brydon

Votes: 127

43. Wolves, Witches and Giants (1995– )

15 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Classic fairy tales featuring wolves, witches or giants.

Star: Spike Milligan

Votes: 58

44. The Ink Thief (1994– )

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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The Ink Thief steals the power of children's imaginations by taking the ink from drawings and pulling two young children into his world inhabited by Oobs and other creatures of imagination.

Stars: Richard O'Brien, Joyce Springer, Richard Ridings, Toyah Willcox

Votes: 29

45. 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: Michael Gambon, John Hannah, Susannah Harker, Amelia Bullmore

Votes: 72

46. Celebrity Squares (I) (1975–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

5.6
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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: 42

47. Hardwicke House (1987)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Sitcom set in a comprehensive school.

Stars: Roy Kinnear, Pam Ferris, Tony Haygarth, Duncan Preston

Votes: 40

48. Blockbusters (1983– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.9
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General knowledge quiz for 16-18-year-olds.

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

Votes: 134

49. 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: 234

50. Gone to Seed (1992– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A domineering mother Mag Plant, who owns a nursery/garden centre in London, refuses to hand-over control to her children (despite indications that this may be the best course of action for ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Warren Clarke, Peter Cook, Hilda Fenemore

Votes: 30


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