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1. The Storyteller (1987–1989)

225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.9
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 3,643

2. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )

TV-PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.2
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A storyteller (Sir Michael Gambon) in a labyrinth tells his dog (Brian Henson) the stories of Perseus (Jeremy Gilley) and Medusa (Frances Barber), Icarus (Ian Hawkes) and Daedalus (Sir ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway, Frances Barber

Votes: 1,292

3. Rupert (1991–1997)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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The adventures of a young bear named Rupert who unintentionally ends up in faraway/mystical places, but at the end manages to make it back safely to his home of Nutwood.

Stars: Julie Lemieux, Valerie Boyle, Guy Bannerman, Torquil Campbell

Votes: 1,344

4. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or "C.A.T.S." for short). ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington, Tracy-Louise Ward

Votes: 136

5. No 73 (1982–1988)

Family

7.2
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The team moved from the house "No 73" to a Wild West theme park for the last 2 series and welcomed a host of new presenters including Rob Debenham as the out of work actor turned builder. ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 95

6. The Dawning (1988)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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An I.R.A. gunman (Sir Anthony Hopkins) on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman (Rebecca Pidgeon) and attempts to win her support for his cause.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard

Votes: 312

7. Mr. Majeika (1988– )

G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Stars: Stanley Baxter, Claire Sawyer, Roland MacLeod, Simeon Pearl

Votes: 36

8. The Little Vampire (1986–1987)

25 min | Family, Horror

7.3
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13 part television series based on the books: "The Little Vampire" and "The Little Vampire Moves In" by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg.

Stars: Joel Dacks, Gert Fröbe, Marsha Moreau, Lynn Seymour

Votes: 336

9. Catch Phrase (1986–2017)

30 min | Game-Show

6.3
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Game show in which contestants try to guess well-known phrases or sayings from animated picture puzzles.

Stars: Roy Walker, Nick Weir, Stephen Mulhern, Ted Robbins

Votes: 632

10. Tugs (1989–1990)

20 min | Adventure, Family

8.2
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Tugs follows the adventures and mishaps of two rival tugboat fleets: the Star Tugs and the Z-Stacks.

Stars: Patrick Allen, Simon Nash, Shaun Prendergast, Nigel Anthony

Votes: 139

11. What's Up Doc? (1992–1995)

Family

6.7
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Anarchic and edgy Saturday morning entertainment show.

Stars: Andy Crane, Pat Sharp, Yvette Fielding, Don Austen

Votes: 10

12. Bejewelled (1991 TV Movie)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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An American's family jewels are stolen during her trip to London and she reluctantly teams up with a private investigator-in-training to try and recover them.

Director: Terry Marcel | Stars: Emma Samms, Paris Jefferson, Dirk Benedict, Bob Lee Dysinger

Votes: 168

13. Motormouth (1988–1992)

Family

6.2
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Stars: Neil Buchanan, Steve Johnson, Gaby Roslin, Tony Gregory

Votes: 26

14. Knights of God (1987)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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In the year 2020, Britain is divided into North and South. The Royal Family has been deposed and in its place rule the Knights of God, a harsh militaristic religious order headed by Prior ... See full summary »

Stars: George Winter, John Woodvine, Julian Fellowes, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 76

15. The Endless Game (1989– )

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A British Agent comes back from retirement, after several of his former colleagues, including his former lover, are murdered. He must examine events from his own past to determine who killed them, and why.

Stars: Albert Finney, George Segal, Monica Guerritore, Ian Holm

Votes: 130

16. Secret Weapon (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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The story of nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, an Israeli pacifist and government employee, who committed an act of treason in 1986 by informing the British press that his country is working on a nuclear bomb.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Griffin Dunne, Karen Allen, Jeroen Krabbé, Stuart Wilson

Votes: 46

17. Granpa (1989 TV Short)

35 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.3
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Granpa (Sir Peter Ustinov) tells stories to his granddaughter Emily (Emily Osborne), who imagines them as crayon drawings in motion.

Director: Dianne Jackson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Emily Osborne

Votes: 176

18. Streetwise (1989– )

30 min | Drama

6.4
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Drama about the lives of a team of bicycle couriers in London.

Stars: Andy Serkis, Sara Sugarman, Garry Roost, Stephen McGann

Votes: 9

19. Back Home (1989 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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During World War II, young Rusty was sent to America for safety. It's now five years later and the spunky redhead returns to her native England. From the family she hardly remembers to ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hayley Carr, Adam Stevenson, Brenda Bruce

Votes: 122

20. How 2 (1990– )

20 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Fred Dinenage, Gareth Jones, Carol Vorderman, Siân Lloyd

Votes: 107

21. Perfect Scoundrels (1990– )

60 min | Comedy

6.5
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Perfect Scoundrels first broadcast in 1990 on British television. A comedy-drama following two con-men doing there best To separate various people from their money/

Stars: Peter Bowles, Bryan Murray, Ian Bartholomew, G.B. Zoot Money

Votes: 32

22. Act of Betrayal (1988 TV Movie)

117 min | Thriller

7.8
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An IRA informer and his family are given new identities and new lives in Australia but the IRA are still determined to track them down.

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Lisa Harrow, Elliott Gould, Patrick Bergin, Bryan Marshall

Votes: 71

23. Purple Triangles (1991)

25 min | Short, Documentary

7.6
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A documentary about Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany and the persecutions they faced in the concentration camps because they would not renounce their faith and pledge allegiance to Hitler.

Director: Martin Smith | Stars: David Burke, Magdalene Kusserow Reuter, Annemarie Kusserow, Hans-Werner Kusserow

Votes: 126

24. Rules of Engagement (1989)

50 min | Thriller

6.9
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Political intrigue and murder occurs when the English town of Portsmouth is sealed off by the military during the eve of World War III.

Stars: Anna Calder-Marshall, Kenneth Cranham, Amanda Fawcett, Derek Fowlds

Votes: 13

25. The Weaver's Wife (1991)

30 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Set in rural Wiltshire in the late 16th century, the film tells the story of Miriam, a young peasant girl, whose parents have arranged her marriage to the older village weaver. Focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: David Yates | Stars: Josie Ayers, David Ericsson

Votes: 18

26. The Castle of Adventure (1990– )

118 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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Based on the children's adventure novel by Enid Blyton, five young children come to learn the secrets of a ruined castle.

Stars: Richard Heffer, Gareth Hunt, Colin Bruce, Susan George

Votes: 42

27. Get Fresh (1986–1988)

Family

7.0
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Get Fresh was a Saturday morning children's TV show in the UK. Set in a spaceship called the millennium dustbin each week the hosts would travel to different towns around the country and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gareth Jones, Charlotte Hindle, Phil Cornwell, Josie Lawrence

Votes: 25

28. The Diamond Brothers (1991– )

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Based on South By Southeast, the third book in The Diamond Brothers detective series, follows dimwitted Tim and his street smart kid brother Nick whose latest odd client is murdered by a mysterious assassin-spy who has 9 fingers.

Stars: Dursley McLinden, Colin Dale, Monique van de Ven, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 19

29. Behind Enemy Lines (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Larry | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ray Sharkey, Maryam d'Abo, Lucy Hornak

Votes: 64

30. The Boy Who Won the Pools (1983– )

25 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Rodney Baverstock wins the football pools and with the money buys a Ferrari, a tiger and a mansion for himself and his friends.

Stars: Michael Waterman, Roy Alexander, Lloyd Peters, Don Henderson

Votes: 14

31. The Witches and the Grinnygog (1983– )

Fantasy

8.0
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Stars: Paul Curtis, Giles Harper, Heidi Mayo, Robert Swann

Votes: 45

32. The Magistrate (1989)

313 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Italian magistrate Paolo Pizzi (Franco Nero) has devoted his life to justice. With an inflexible sense of honour and duty, he has stood up to the crime bosses, the corrupt judges and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Franco Nero, Catherine Wilkin, Dennis Miller, Steve Bastoni

Votes: 13

33. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Family

7.8
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Adapted from the Beatrix Potter story tells the story of the pignap of Little Pig Robinson by Captain Barnabus Butcher who fools Robinson into believing he is being taken on a trip to visit... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Timothy Spall, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Barry Jackson

Votes: 17

34. Five Alive (1986–1988)

Comedy

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Stars: Brian Conley, Graham Heywood, Joanna Brookes, Doon Mackichan

35. Dünya Fraggle (1988– )

7.8
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Stars: Hülya Avsar, Hakan Balamir, Oya Basar, Fatma Girik

Votes: 156

36. The Telebugs (1986–1987)

5 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.4
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Stars: Ron Moody, Susan Westerby

Votes: 36

37. Finders Keepers (II) (1991–1996)

25 min | Family, Game-Show

7.4
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A TV game show with the premise of contestants looking for items hidden in individual rooms of a pretend on stage house with a live audience.

Stars: Neil Buchanan, Diane Youdale Mayhew

Votes: 47

38. That's Love (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Diana Hardcastle, Jimmy Mulville, Lynne Pearson, Matthew Cole

Votes: 17

39. TV Weekly (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Bobby Davro, Jessica Martin, Ray Alan, Leslie Ash

40. Henry's Leg (1986)

25 min | Comedy

7.5
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The story of a young man, a prosthetic leg and treasures stored within it.

Stars: Courtney Roper-Knight, Peter Corey, Ian Congdon, Daniel James

Votes: 6

41. Sketch Pad (1989)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Bobby Davro, Joanna Brookes, Harry Fowler, Iain Rogerson

42. A Marriage of Inconvenience (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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In 1945, when such things were not even dreamt of, a white woman dares to marry a black African.

Director: Michael Dutfield | Stars: Michael Dutfield, Niamh Cusack, Raymond Johnson, Jabu Mbalo

Votes: 8

43. Ultra Quiz '85 (1983–1985)

Game-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Michael Aspel, Stu Francis, Sally James

44. The Brief (1984– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Barrister Lucas Hellier goes to Germany to defend a British officer accused of spying and disloyalty. Within a short time, he finds himself romantically linked to the Court Officer Annika ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Lonnen, Isobel Black, Sabine Postel, Richard Cottan

45. Davro (1990–1991)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Bobby Davro, Caroline Dennis, Ainsley Harriott, Phil Nice

46. Bobby Davro on the Box (1985– )

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Stars: Bobby Davro, Jessica Martin, Neil Crespin

47. Spin Off (1988–1989)

10 min | Comedy

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Stars: Joe Greco, Roger Sloman, Pippa Michaels, Richard Waites

48. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer (1982– )

30 min | Family, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Stars: Helen Probyn, Elizabeth Spriggs, Ruth Adcock, Stephen Bint

Votes: 17

49. Prove It (1986– )

Game-Show

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Stars: Chris Tarrant, Ricky Diamond, John Styles, Adam Wide

50. On Safari (1982–1984)

Family, Game-Show

7.5
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Children partnered with celebrities to compete against each other in a safari-themed game show.

Stars: Christopher Biggins, Gillian Taylforth, Sally James, Billy Dainty

Votes: 11


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