With London Weekend Television (LWT) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Poirot (1989–2013)

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

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 31,300

2. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

8.6
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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 45,218

3. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 2,116

4. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Jeremy Brown is a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do not... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Votes: 5,099

5. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood

Votes: 491

6. I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Reality-TV

5.8
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British reality series presented by Ant and Dec in which 12 celebrities are abandoned in the Australian jungle. In order to earn food, they must perform Bushtucker Trials which challenge them physically and mentally.

Stars: Declan Donnelly, Anthony McPartlin, Joel Dommett, Scarlett Moffatt

Votes: 2,102

7. The Gentle Touch (1980–1984)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Stars: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty, Brian Gwaspari

Votes: 128

8. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 2,317

9. The Tall Guy (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

Votes: 4,053 | Gross: $0.51M

10. On the Buses (1969–1973)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Jack-the-lad bus driver and conductor Stan and Jack enjoy the female employees more than their work and Inspector Blake is relentless in his attempts to make their lives a misery.

Stars: Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Reg Varney

Votes: 1,632

11. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 333

12. Gladiators (1992–2000)

60 min | Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.6
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Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.

Stars: Ulrika Jonsson, John Anderson, John Sachs, Kim Betts

Votes: 721

13. Jane Eyre (1997 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Deborah Findlay, Laura Harling, Joanna Scanlan, Ben Sowden

Votes: 2,414

14. Under Suspicion (1991)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In Brighton in 1959, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Moore | Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura San Giacomo, Kenneth Cranham, Maggie O'Neill

Votes: 2,994 | Gross: $0.22M

15. Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly (1985 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Billy Connolly delivers his special brand of stand-up comedy and abrasive humour in front of a celebrity audience.

Director: Alasdair Macmillan | Stars: Billy Connolly, Barry McGuigan, Chris Quentin, Chris Quinten

Votes: 358

16. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Dempsey, a tough NYPD cop, is sent to a London undercover police unit teamed up with the sophisticated, sexy, blonde Makepeace. They hunt down the top of London's underworld - when not quarreling.

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 1,214

17. The Goodies (1970–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Corbet Woodall

Votes: 1,120

18. Please Sir! (1968–1972)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A hapless but caring teacher tries to control his class of unruly kids. The teacher sees much good and potential in his pupils, much to the dismay of his fellow teachers who have lost hope ... See full summary »

Stars: Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Richard Davies

Votes: 228

19. Terrahawks (1983–1986)

23 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The missions of a planetary defense organization dedicated to protecting Earth from a Martian menace.

Stars: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler, Windsor Davies

Votes: 512

20. Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.

Director: David Skynner | Stars: Robert Cavanah, Peter Davison, Orla Brady, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 808

21. Catweazle (1970–1971)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time.

Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Robin Davies, Gary Warren, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 648

22. Partners in Crime (1983– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.

Stars: Francesca Annis, James Warwick, Reece Dinsdale, Arthur Cox

Votes: 478

23. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.6
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 362

24. A Handful of Dust (1988)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Beale, Jackson Kyle

Votes: 1,581 | Gross: $1.56M

25. Enemy at the Door (1978–1980)

650 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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During the Second World War, the inhabitants of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, try to cope with the German occupation.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton, Simon Cadell

Votes: 166

26. Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1983–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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Private detective Philip Marlowe solves many crimes in Los Angeles during the 1930s.

Stars: Powers Boothe, Billy Kearns, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Ken Pogue

Votes: 305

27. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Warwick

Votes: 539

28. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren

Votes: 1,777 | Gross: $1.40M

29. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.1
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Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Ann Beach, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Peter Cook, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 522

30. Lillie (1978– )

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesca Annis, Catherine Feller, Peggy Ann Wood, Anton Rodgers

Votes: 430

31. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark. The lads basically mean well, but their habits of ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton

Votes: 274

32. Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008)

45 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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The show that's takes a comedic look at the world of science and asks the really important questions as well as putting stuff in microwaves

Stars: Jon Tickle, Joe Rowntree, Tom Pringle, Neil DuCran

Votes: 3,855

33. Jekyll & Hyde (1990 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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Henry Jekyll is a troubled man. His wife died of pneumonia. He wants his sister-in-law, but her father forbids any contact. And his experiments into the dual nature of man have yielded a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 885

34. Within These Walls (1974–1978)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Drama inside a women's prison.

Stars: Jerome Willis, Mona Bruce, Denys Hawthorne, Beth Harris

Votes: 62

35. Love for Lydia (1977– )

Not Rated | 780 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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This thirteen-part series explores just how painful love can be for young people. Would-be writer Edward Richardson is in love with heiress Lydia Aspen and wants her all to himself. Lydia ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Martin, Christopher Blake, Sherrie Hewson, Peter Davison

Votes: 161

36. Me and My Girl (1984–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Sitcom based around widower Simon, his daughter Samantha and life at his advertising agency - Eyecatchers.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Joanne Ridley, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 110

37. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

6.8
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Lenny Henry, Alan Bennett

Votes: 109

38. A Little Princess (1986– )

163 min | Drama

8.6
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A young girl accustomed to living luxuriously is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her rich father is suddenly broke and dies in far-off India.

Stars: Maureen Lipman, Amelia Shankley, Miriam Margolyes, Annette Badland

Votes: 525

39. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter

Votes: 565

40. The Fenn Street Gang (1971–1973)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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The lives and adventures of the pupils of class 5C from 'Please Sir', after they have left Fenn Street School .

Stars: Peter Cleall, David Barry, Carol Hawkins, Peter Denyer

Votes: 52

41. Bouquet of Barbed Wire (1976– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Drama about a troubled middle-class family.

Stars: Frank Finlay, Sheila Allen, Susan Penhaligon, James Aubrey

Votes: 118

42. Piece of Cake (1988)

312 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 652

43. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery

Votes: 1,770

44. Queenie (1987– )

233 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.

Stars: Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam, Claire Bloom, Gary Cady

Votes: 357

45. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook "Budgie" Bird is the main character in this British television series of the early 1970s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 129

46. Just William (1976– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and worse, the insufferable "good girl" Violet Elizabeth Bott, who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Dannatt, Diana Fairfax, Michael McVey, Hugh Cross

Votes: 45

47. Othello (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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Shakespeare's Othello retold in modern London; racial tension in the police force collides with jealousy and revenge. An officer suspects his new bride of infidelity.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Eamonn Walker, Christopher Eccleston, Keeley Hawes, Richard Coyle

Votes: 554

48. Hale and Pace (1986–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Hale and Pace is a sketch-based British comedy show. The terms "Good Taste" and "Politically Correct" are obviously totally unknown to the writers.

Stars: Gareth Hale, Norman Pace, Melanie Kilburn, Regina Freedman

Votes: 416

49. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,999

50. Seven Dials Mystery (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent is a pert, aggressive young aristocrat that insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Cheryl Campbell, James Warwick

Votes: 493


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