With Thames Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Bill (1984–2010)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 3,448

2. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 110,275

3. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.

Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd

Votes: 4,787

4. The World at War (1973–1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Albert Speer, Averell Harriman, Anthony Eden

Votes: 24,057

5. 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

6. British Men Behaving Badly (1992–2014)

45 min | Comedy

7.7
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Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash, Neil Morrissey

Votes: 7,829

7. The BFG (1989)

91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.

Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley

Votes: 6,963

8. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

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

8.0
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Jack Regan and George Carter are hard-edged detectives in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. They pursue villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent and - more often than not - successful.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 2,096

9. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 1,305

10. Quatermass (1979)

204 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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In the distant future, a now-elderly Bernard Quatermass investigates the disappearance of his granddaughter and a mysterious cult.

Stars: John Mills, Simon MacCorkindale, Ralph Arliss, Paul Rosebury

Votes: 769

11. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

A recently orphaned young woman goes to live with eccentric relatives in Sussex, where she sets about improving their gloomy lives.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry

Votes: 6,949 | Gross: $5.60M

12. Man About the House (1973–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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The morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live and they need a flatmate who can cook, so they decide to ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce

Votes: 1,321

13. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 366

14. Love Thy Neighbour (1972–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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A white working-class socialist has his world turned upside down when an educated black man moves in next door.

Stars: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams

Votes: 617

15. Jack the Ripper (1988)

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 4,936

16. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A group of teens with psychic and other paranormal abilities use their special gifts to battle evil.

Stars: Nicholas Young, Philip Gilbert, Elizabeth Adare, Peter Vaughan-Clarke

Votes: 696

17. Mixed Doubles (1985–1986)

30 min | Comedy

5.7
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Two couples go halves on a house purchase.

Stars: Christopher Strauli, Sabina Franklyn, Brian Capron, Natalie Forbes

Votes: 51

18. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Ralph Edwards, Elizabeth Dawn

Votes: 251

19. Rooms (1974– )

Drama

7.7
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Two-part weekly dramas concerning the various drifters who rent rooms in a lodging-house.

Stars: Jenny Twigge, Ian Redford, Anne Dyson, William Marlowe

Votes: 68

20. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971–1973)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

Votes: 239

21. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

8.1
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 9,640 | Gross: $0.16M

22. The Kenny Everett Video Cassette (1978–1981)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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This show featured music set to imagery, just prior to MTV. Most of it was concert footage though some had effects and a theme. It had a choreography segment featuring dancers known as "Hot Gossip".

Stars: Kenny Everett, Hot Gossip, Anna Dawson, Cliff Richard

Votes: 213

23. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 7,533 | Gross: $12.45M

24. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 697

25. Keep It in the Family (1980–1983)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Dudley Rush is an artist with a difference. Eccentric and childlike, he insists of wearing his large lion ventriloquist glove-puppet on his hand whenever he draws the "Barney, the Bionic ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Gillespie, Stacy Dorning, Glyn Houston, Pauline Yates

Votes: 92

26. Chance in a Million (1984–1986)

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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Tom Chance's life is plagued by coincidences. Even his initial meeting with his beloved Alison happened by pure chance - when he went to a local pub to meet another girl (also called Alison... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Callow, Brenda Blethyn, Deddie Davies, Bill Pertwee

Votes: 239

27. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Victor Knight

Votes: 3,398

28. Rainbow (1972–1992)

22 min | Animation, Family, Talk-Show

7.0
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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

Stars: Geoffrey Hayes, Roy Skelton, Stanley Bates, Rod Burton

Votes: 892

29. Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, widowed father William Smith (Jeremy Irons) and his son Danny (Samuel Irons) live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 1,312

30. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 272

31. Danger UXB (1979)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 883

32. 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

33. George & Mildred (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 1,427

34. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)

720 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,472

35. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 211

36. The Howerd Confessions (1976)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Six self-contained comedies, each derived from a reputedly autobiographical 'confession' of Howerd.

Stars: Frankie Howerd, Joan Sims, Alfie Bass, Margaret Courtenay

Votes: 28

37. Bless This House (1971–1976)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Bless This House presents life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (... See full summary »

Stars: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Robin Stewart, Sally Geeson

Votes: 933

38. Widows (1983–1985)

301 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Three armed robbers--Harry Rawlins, Terry Miller, and Joe Pirelli--die when the security van that they are robbing catches fire in the Kingsway Tunnel in London. Their widows--Dolly Rawlins... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Kate Williams, Maurice O'Connell

Votes: 450

39. M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (2003–2005)

TV-PG | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A London MIT investigates a number of gruesome murders.

Stars: Lindsey Coulson, Richard Hope, Michael McKell, Samantha Spiro

Votes: 235

40. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Groundbreaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists, and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 159

41. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 311

42. Des O'Connor Tonight (1977–2003)

50 min | Talk-Show

5.7
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Music, comedy and celebrity interviews with singer and host Des O'Connor.

Stars: Des O'Connor, Jim Davidson, Freddie Starr, Jethro

Votes: 38

43. Robin's Nest (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton, David Kelly

Votes: 743

44. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981– )

Not Rated | 50 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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Elspeth (Holly Aird) and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible ... See full summary »

Stars: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird, Mick Chege

Votes: 398

45. The Wind (1928)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.1
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A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming

Votes: 6,482

46. Count Duckula (1988–1993)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

Stars: Barry Clayton, Jack May, Brian Trueman, David Jason

Votes: 3,767

47. Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

7.6
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Macbeth (Sir Ian McKellen) is a daring member of the Scottish military, who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This ... See full summary »

Directors: Philip Casson, Trevor Nunn | Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown, Susan Dury

Votes: 819

48. The Wind in the Willows (I) (1983 TV Movie)

TV-G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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Toad (David Jason), Rat (Ian Carmichael), Mole (Richard Pearson), and Badger (Sir Michael Hordern) follow animal etiquette in this version of Kenneth Grahame's classic, in stop-motion model animation.

Director: Mark Hall | Stars: Richard Pearson, Ian Carmichael, David Jason, Michael Hordern

Votes: 1,451

49. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell

Votes: 6,612 | Gross: $11.00M

50. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Sarah France is the 42-year-old widow of Henry, who was a GP. She lives with her 18-year-old daughter Clare France and her mother Eleanor Prescott in an often-volatile environment. Now ... See full summary »

Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 166


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