With Thames Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Bill (1984–2010)

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: 2,377

2. 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: 173

3. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.

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

Votes: 84,110

4. Widows (1983)

289 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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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, Maureen O'Farrell, Fiona Hendley, David Calder

Votes: 281

5. The World at War (1973–1976)

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, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 17,194

6. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 10,235

7. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal themselves, frequently violent and more often than not successful.

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

Votes: 1,406

8. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (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: 2,842

9. 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: 6,165

10. Jack the Ripper (1988)

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

7.7
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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: 3,902

11. French Fields (1989–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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The British family from "Fresh Fields" (1984) moves to France. Episodes centre's around their adjustment to and difficulties dealing with French culture. Much humor is also derived from ... See full summary »

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Pamela Salem, Valerie Lush

Votes: 126

12. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 519

13. Love Thy Neighbour (1972–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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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: 404

14. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.9
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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: 8,108 | Gross: $0.16M

15. Fresh Fields (1984–1986)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Popular British sitcom about a middle-aged, suburban couple, William and Hester Field. Hester is suffering 'empty-nest syndrome' after their two children have grown-up so she keeps trying to find new hobbies and interests.

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe

Votes: 215

16. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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: 3,862

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

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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: 6,726 | Gross: $12.45M

18. The BFG (1987)

87 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: 5,946

19. 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: 916

20. Widows 2 (1985)

301 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Having successfully robbed a security van [see _"Widows" (1983) (mini)_], Shirley Miller, Linda Pirelli and Bella O'Reilly have escaped to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Dolly Rawlins in London to... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Debby Bishop, Maurice O'Connell

Votes: 91

21. 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: 6,162 | Gross: $5.60M

22. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

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

7.5
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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, Brian Trueman

Votes: 2,709

23. Man About the House (1973–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let... See full summary »

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

Votes: 909

24. Danger UXB (1979)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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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: 593

25. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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: 1,179

26. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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: 168

27. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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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: 5,595 | Gross: $11.00M

28. Family Affairs (1997–2005)

30 min | Drama

5.5
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British soap opera focusing on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.

Stars: Ebony Thomas, Nicola Duffett, David Easter, Barbara Young

Votes: 122

29. 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: 1,017

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

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

7.8
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Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger 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: 1,140

31. Mr. Palfrey of Westminster (1984– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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He describes himself as "just a civil servant." But in the cloak-and-dagger world of the British security services, mild-mannered Mr. Palfrey (Golden Globe nominee Alec McCowen, Travels ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Votes: 77

32. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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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, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 145

33. Chance in a Million (1984–1986)

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: 177

34. 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: 469

35. 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, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local developer ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,143

36. 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: 304

37. The Wind (1928)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Western

8.3
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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: 5,414

38. Count Duckula (1988–1993)

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

7.5
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The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

Stars: Barry Clayton, Jack May, Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert

Votes: 3,038

39. 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: 525

40. Rainbow (1972–1992)

22 min | Animation, Family

7.0
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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

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

Votes: 593

41. 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. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.

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

Votes: 179

42. Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent

Votes: 3,619 | Gross: $0.60M

43. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 140

44. Bless This House (1971–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Bless This House centres on 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, Sally Geeson, Robin Stewart

Votes: 600

45. 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: 145

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

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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: 140

47. A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

7.6
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Macbeth 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 information gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown, Susan Dury

Votes: 708

48. Educating Marmalade (1981– )

15 min | Comedy

7.8
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Marmalade Atkins is the naughtiest girl in the world. In fact, she's so wicked that her parents and social worker decide that the only thing to do with her is to blast her into space. But, ... See full summary »

Stars: Charlotte Coleman, John Bird, Lynda La Plante, Gillian Raine

Votes: 39

49. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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"Armchair Theatre" is 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: 95

50. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Sarah France is the 42-year-old widow of a GP, Henry. She lives in an often volatile family situation with her mother, Eleanor Prescott, and her daughter, eighteen-year-old Clare France, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 104


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