With Central Independent Television (Sorted by Number of Votes Ascending)



1. Frankie's On... (1992– )

Comedy

8.4
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Star: Frankie Howerd

Votes: 5

2. The Famous Compere's Police Dog (1990 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy

7.2
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A live comedy benefit gig to raise funds for Amnesty International.

Director: Bob Cousins | Stars: Les Bubb, Jo Brand, Otis Cannelloni, Julian Clary

Votes: 5

3. Boon (1986–1992)
Episode: The Not So Lone Ranger (1989)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Ken and Margaret help a jockey whose wife has been kidnapped to force him to lose a race. Rocky tracks down a beautiful graffiti artist, and Harry faces the nightmare of the Birmingham Trivial Pursuit Championship at the Plaza Suite.

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Kenneth Farrington, Mark Kingston, Amanda Burton, Emma Davies

Votes: 5

4. Peak Practice (1993–2002)
Episode: Hope to Die (1993)

Drama

6.4
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Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Kevin Whately, Chris Walker, Sean Pertwee, Leonard Preston

Votes: 5

5. Peak Practice (1993–2002)
Episode: Sharp Practice (1993)

Drama

7.8
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Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Kevin Whately, Agatha Hurle, Walter Muparutsa, Amanda Burton

Votes: 5

6. Thief Takers (1995– )
Episode: Nasty Boys (1996)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Brendan Coyle, Charles De'Ath, Reece Dinsdale, Douglas Henshall

Votes: 5

7. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Living Stones: Part 2 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.6
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Jade is horrified to find her mother and most of the other villagers under the control of the alien meteorites. Meanwhile, Adam tries to stop the zombies from kidnapping a scientist who can accelerate plant growth.

Director: Crispin Reece | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Alexandra Milman, Jeff Harding

Votes: 5

8. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Living Stones: Part 3 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.8
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Adam and Megabyte team up with Jade to find out what the Nghara want. Meanwhile, the zombies recruit Lucifer to their cause and one of their spores gets loose in Worldex.

Director: Crispin Reece | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Alexandra Milman, Jeff Harding

Votes: 5

9. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Living Stones: Part 4 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.6
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Damon is under the control of the Nghara and although Megabyte frees him it leaves him hospitalized. Meanwhile, Jade and Beth discover the zombies using Beth's machine to breed the Nghara ... See full summary »

Director: Crispin Reece | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Alexandra Milman, Jeff Harding

Votes: 5

10. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Monsoon Man: Part 1 (1994)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.0
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Adam befriends a young reporter, Lucy, who then goes missing after witnessing a man frozen by a micro weather system. He and Megabyte investigate but soon run into trouble.

Director: Niall Leonard | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Laurence Bouvard

Votes: 5

11. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Monsoon Man: Part 2 (1994)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.4
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Ami manages to remote teleport Adam and Megabyte to safety and her mother agrees to let her help find Lucy. Adam tries to get hold of the evidence Lucy found before Wilkie gets it.

Director: Niall Leonard | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Laurence Bouvard

Votes: 5

12. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Monsoon Man: Part 3 (1994)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.2
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Ami realises that the Cobb Cereal Company were behind Lucy's kidnapping. Ami and Megabyte travel to America to investigate Cobb. Meanwhile, Adam and Lucy check out the warehouse where she was held prisoner.

Director: Niall Leonard | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Laurence Bouvard

Votes: 5

13. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Monsoon Man: Part 4 (1994)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.2
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Adam rescues Ami and Megabyte from Cobb's trap and the three of them check out Cobb's office to try and learn his plans. Meanwhile, Cobb sends Middlemass to sabotage a satellite launch.

Director: Niall Leonard | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Laurence Bouvard

Votes: 5

14. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Monsoon Man: Part 5 (1994)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.6
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The Tomorrow People realize that Cobb is planning to use the satellite and Middlemass' invention to gain control of the weather. Cobb intends to destroy his rivals' corn supply but if ... See full summary »

Director: Niall Leonard | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Laurence Bouvard

Votes: 5

15. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Growing Pains (1990)

Comedy

8.0
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Tomboy Jo and Charlie both feel confused and awkward when she is just about to turn 12 and suddenly feels differently about herself and unable to play football any more.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 5

16. Cuffy (1983– )
Episode: Cuffy and a Carpetbagger (1983)

Comedy

7.6
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Tom the smooth talking tinker comes to town and Cuffy befriends him. He takes Tom around to meet all his friends, but they are wary of him and think he is shifty. Cuffy doesn't realize it until they both get arrested.

Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Jack Douglas, Gareth Hunt, Linda Hayden

Votes: 5

17. The Bretts (1987–1989)
Episode: The King Shall Not Die (1987)

52 min | Drama

7.0
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To manage his out-of-control bills and correspondence, Charles hires an attractive society lady as a secretary. Lydia accepts a role in the play that lacks a role for Charles. When Lydia ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Norman Rodway, Barbara Murray, David Yelland, Belinda Lang

Votes: 5

18. The Bretts (1987–1989)
Episode: Vagabonds and Thieves (1987)

52 min | Drama

7.4
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Since Thomas' play has been a success, Brewster wants his next play to be produced in the Princess and Charles wants him to rewrite it with a suitable part for himself. Thomas faces a shocking discovery.

Director: David Reynolds | Stars: Norman Rodway, Barbara Murray, George Winter, David Yelland

Votes: 5

19. Slimer Won't Do That! The Making of 'The Real Ghostbusters' (1990 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Family

9.4
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Director: Mike Jackson | Stars: Rolf Harris, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Joe Medjuck

Votes: 5

20. The Bretts (1987–1989)
Episode: Driving Ambition (1987)

52 min | Drama

7.4
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Charles and Lydia purchase a motorcar. Thomas is thrilled when Jean likes his play, but Sutton thinks she doesn't know her place. Charles wants to purchase the Princess Theater so his son ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Norman Rodway, Barbara Murray, David Yelland, Belinda Lang

Votes: 5

21. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: A Friend in Need (1991)

Comedy

5.8
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An annoying neighbour turns up after being dumped by her husband, but she forgets all her troubles for a while when she gets so close to Charlie.

Director: Mike Holgate | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kelly Bright

Votes: 5

22. Father Charlie (1982– )

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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Stars: Lionel Jeffries, Anna Quayle, Denyse Alexander, Jean Bulk Morton

Votes: 6

23. Sky High (2001– )

30 min | Documentary

7.0
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Documentary which uses helicopter aerial footage to describe places of historical or tourist interest in the Central TV area (the Midlands of England), taking in everything from stately homes to steam trains, and national parks to national eyesores.

Stars: Mark Barry-Jackson, Marie Ashby, Ruth England, Richard Mervyn

Votes: 6

24. Playbox (1987– )

28 min | Family

6.5
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Stars: Pat Coombs, Keith Chegwin, Tracey Tainsh, David E. Woodley

Votes: 6

25. Girls on Top (1985–1986)
Episode: Mr. Yummy Brownie (1986)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Shelley's mother visits, and isn't impressed with her daughter's starring role as a tadpole. Amanda pursues a new career as a gynecologist.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 6

26. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )
Episode: Impasse (1996)

Comedy

7.8
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Two drivers meet in a small country lane. One of them needs to back up but both belligerently refuse and the situation escalates

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Sam Kelly, Phyllida Law, Denis Lill, Roger Lloyd Pack

Votes: 6

27. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )
Episode: Twelve Angry Men (1996)

Comedy

7.2
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When Paul is drafted into jury service, he comes into conflict with the others members when every thinks a petty criminal is guilty except him

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Dominic Brunt, Rob Brydon, Dennis Clinton

Votes: 6

28. Peak Practice (1993–2002)
Episode: Growing Pains (1993)

Drama

8.2
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Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Natalie Morse, Bill Nighy, Jacqueline Leonard, Tom Beard

Votes: 6

29. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Culex Experiment: Part 3 (1994)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.3
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Adam and Megabyte manage to teleport Ami to safety. Returning to Culex's house, they find Kevin in a comatose state and Culex moving her operation.

Directors: Viv Albertine, Alan Horrox | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Adam Pearce

Votes: 6

30. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Culex Experiment: Part 4 (1994)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.2
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The Tomorrow People learn that Culex's plan involves Doctor Connor, a scientist who has just invented a machine that can duplicate things. However, they are unable to warn Damon in time to stop Connor's son being kidnapped.

Directors: Viv Albertine, Alan Horrox | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Adam Pearce

Votes: 6

31. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
Episode: The Living Stones: Part 5 (1995)

TV-Y7 | Sci-Fi

7.7
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Jade manages to break out as a Tomorrow Person and teleport herself and Megabyte to safety. It is then up to Adam, Megabyte and Jade to defeat the Nghara while preventing Beaumont-Savage from turning things into a blood bath.

Director: Crispin Reece | Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Alexandra Milman, Jeff Harding

Votes: 6

32. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Wedding Bells II (1991)

Comedy

7.2
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Michael wants joint custody of Tom, which would mean him spending half his life in France, but there is still the boy's turn as best man to come yet.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

33. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Working Girls (1993)

Comedy

6.5
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Jo and her friend Julia are late for the school's Go To Work With a Parent planning evening so the only work experience left is with Caroline and Charlie. Fearing Caroline may be a hard ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Shardlow | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

34. Woof! (1989–1997)
Episode: A Boy Called Rex (1993)

Family

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It seems Eric may not turn canine any more. But will it happen to anyone else? A boy named Rex, perhaps?

Director: David Cobham | Stars: Adam Roper, Liza Goddard, Edward Fidoe, Sarah Smart

Votes: 6

35. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Come Dancing (1992)

Comedy

6.7
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Caroline and Charlie are at a loose end so go out dancing. But a simple night out becomes more than they bargained for.

Director: Martin Shardlow | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

36. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Common Entrance (1991)

Comedy

7.2
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Charlie and Caroline disagree on Jo's education, but only Jo truly knows what she wants.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

37. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: First Date (1991)

Comedy

7.0
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Caroline is still unlucky in love, so much so that she even resorts to an escort. Then Charlie states the obvious - they should go out on a date.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

38. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: First Kiss (1990)

Comedy

8.0
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The kids go away on a boat trip. Caroline gets drunk for her Birthday and Charlie gets drunk at his former employer's leaving do, which leads to a spontaneous moment.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

39. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Just Like Charlie (1990)

Comedy

7.2
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Tom's behaviour begins to cause concern, but could it be due to the influence of Charlie?

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

40. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Paint Your Wagon (1990)

Comedy

6.2
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Bodywork is the theme of the day, when Charlie admires the women at his aerobics class, and Caroline's Jaguar needs a new coat of paint. But the line between employer and employee is crossed when Charlie chooses the colour.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

41. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Playing to Win (1991)

Comedy

6.3
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He's a little too much like his mother, and all work and no play makes Tom a dull boy. So Charlie tries to come up with ways to involve him in team activities.

Director: Mike Holgate | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

42. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Requiem (1990)

Comedy

7.3
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It's Christmas, and Charlie is moonlighting to make extra money. But what for? Maybe budding new writer Laura can solve the mystery.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

43. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Summoned to the Head (1992)

Comedy

7.5
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Tom is growing up, but what is he growing up into?

Director: Martin Shardlow | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

44. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Surprise, Surprise (1992)

Comedy

6.8
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Jo's boyfriend has a grandfather who needs company, so thoughts turn to Laura. But that means that nothing is straight-forward.

Director: Martin Shardlow | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

45. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: The Proposal (1992)

Comedy

6.7
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Caroline is seeing her accountant Geoffrey, but gets nervous when he needs to see her about a life-changing question.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

46. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: The Whiz Kid (1992)

Comedy

6.2
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Charlie feels put out when Caroline brings her devilishly perfect new creative director home, and there is suddenly a new Mr. Popular about house.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

47. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)
Episode: Wedding Bells (1991)

Comedy

6.2
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When Michael reappears on the scene, Charlie and Laura worry that Caroline will be drawn back in again. But it turns out he is marrying someone else, in the South of France, so everyone goes there too for the wedding.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Joe McGann, Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Kellie Bright

Votes: 6

48. Love Me Tender: A Tribute to the Music of Elvis Presley (1987 TV Movie)

105 min | Music

7.5
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Director: Jon Scoffield | Stars: P.P. Arnold, Jeff Beck, Boy George, Elkie Brooks

Votes: 6

49. The Pondles (1987– )

11 min | Animation, Family

6.3
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Stars: Robin Bailey, Christopher Sandford, Jill Shilling

Votes: 6

50. The Zero Option (1988)

120 min | Action

5.5
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An ex-SAS officer and an ex member of the Special Boat Services, team up to search for £ 2 million worth of diamonds which go missing when an aircraft is hijacked. Ruthless terrorists seize... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Denyse Alexander, Miles Anderson, Judith Anthony, Aran Bell

Votes: 6


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