Most Popular Titles With Frances Barber
1. Doctor Who (2005– )
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender by regenerating when near death, and his/her human companions.
2. Death in Paradise (2011– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.
5. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
8. Medici: Masters of Florence (2016– )
60 min | Biography, Drama, History
A political family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
16. Holby City (1999– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama
The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.
19. The Bookshop (2017)
113 min | Drama
Set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
22. Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.
Votes: 55,040 | Gross: $4.28M
23. Law & Order: UK (2009–2014)
46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.
25. Mr. Holmes (2015)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Mystery
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.
Votes: 54,390 | Gross: $17.74M
28. Vicious (2013–2016)
23 min | Comedy
Freddie and Stuart are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly fifty years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.
33. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)
Not Rated | 50 min | Drama
The ultimate story of families, love, and growth within a small British community. Sisters-in-law Peggy Snow and Ruth Goddard deal with life's trials and tribulations realistically, very ... See full summary »
34. Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999–2001)
34 min | Comedy
A sitcom about two dreamy London roommate: gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere; and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a centenary nun, yet has ... See full summary »
35. Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Sport
When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances.
37. Castaway (1986)
R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama
Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,755 | Gross: $0.48M
38. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.
39. Blue Iguana (2018)
108 min | Comedy | Post-production
Ex-jailbirds Eddie and Paul are on parole and working in a New York diner. Their lives are a dead end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood walks into the diner with an offer they can't refuse.
41. Still Crazy (1998)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,847 | Gross: $0.48M
42. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,005 | Gross: $1.65M
43. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »
44. Great Performances (1971– )
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »
47. Space Precinct (1994–1995)
60 min | Sci-Fi
The extraterrestrial adventures of former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor. Brogan and his partner Jack Haldane must ... See full summary »
49. The Ice House (1997– )
TV-MA | 172 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice... See full summary »
50. Love in a Cold Climate (2001– )
150 min | Drama
A delightful reflection of the era as seen on the background of the story of three priviledged girls growing up in between wars. The main character leads us kindheartedly through their ... See full summary »
51. Mauvaise passe (1999)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.
52. Photographing Fairies (1997)
R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »
53. King Lear (2008 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 156 min | Drama
Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic monarch, in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.
54. El elegido (2016)
125 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A man named Jacques Mornard arrives in Mexico in 1940, claiming to be a Belgian who is fleeing the war in Europe to join his girlfriend, one of refugee Leon Trotsky's secretaries. But ... See full summary »
56. Funland (2005– )
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to investigate who killed his mother. He gets a job in the local strip club. He soon realizes that the town has many dark secrets and that the killer may even be his boss - the club's owner.
58. The Missionary (1982)
R | 90 min | Comedy
In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »
Votes: 1,785 | Gross: $7.24M
60. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
TV-PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.
68. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,246 | Gross: $1.20M
69. A Passionate Woman (2010– )
90 min | Drama
Leeds, 1950s, Betty (Billie Piper) is a married mother whose life is changed forever after falling hopelessly in love with her charismatic neighbour, "Craze" (Theo James). Feeling trapped ... See full synopsis »
72. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
74. Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2011– )
As in the normal Antiques Roadtrip. Only this time two teams consisting of an expert and a celebrity buy antiques to sell at auction hoping to make a profit and give it to charity.
75. Evilenko (2004)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to ... See full summary »
84. The Red Siren (2002)
R | 118 min | Crime, Thriller, Action
Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, ... See full summary »
86. Young Soul Rebels (1991)
R | 105 min | Drama, Music
Set in London in 1977, the plot takes place against the background of the Silver Jubilee. This is a buddy movie between two friends Chris and Caz who run a pirate radio station from a tower... See full synopsis »
87. Giorgino (1994)
177 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
October 1918: After returning to the civil life, the young Doctor Giorgio Volli searches for a group of children, which he had been the care-taker of before the first world war began. ... See full summary »
88. We Think the World of You (1988)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face ... See full summary »
89. The Fattest Man in Britain (2009 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
Georgie Godwin, housebound for 23 years,is the fattest man in Britain, a tourist attraction, thanks to greedy 'agent', cabbie Morris who brings visitors to Rochdale to hear Georgie sing and... See full summary »
90. The Leaving of Liverpool (1992 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, History
Two English children are uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two.
91. Manchild (2002–2003)
30 min | Comedy
This English sitcom is about Terry, Gary, James and Patrick, four Londoners who remained best friends and confidants past their sexual prime, married or even divorced, some with children, ... See full summary »
92. Behaving Badly (1989– )
60 min | Drama
Judi Dench is jilted by her husband. He goes off to marry a younger woman. His mother, however still keeps pestering the old wife,who, fed-up with the state of affairs, becomes decidedly misbehaved.
93. Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1988 TV Movie)
155 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A noblewoman disguises herself as a young man and falls for her employer, a lovesick count. Unfortunately, the count's beloved falls for the disguised noblewoman and a comedy of unrequited love and mistaken identities ensues.
95. Real Women (1998– )
109 min | Comedy
Born and brought in London, five friends are reunited for three days, until one of them gets married. Sitting at their hen night, the friends recollect their thoughts and look towards the ... See full summary »
97. Superstition (2001)
93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
19 year old babysitter aupair Julie is accused of murder when the bed of the sheltered baby inflames. Is seems as if Julie possesses rare telepathic skills, that she cannot control. Her ... See full summary »
98. 24 heures de la vie d'une femme (2002)
107 min | Drama
Set in 1913, 1936 and 2001. When he returns to the casino and sea-side resort of his early adolescence, Louis, a seventy-eight-year-old man encounters Olivia, a nineteen-year-old girl madly... See full summary »
100. May I Kill U? (2012)
Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Baz is one of Britain's new bicycle police, a figure of fun.Â But soon he will turn from cycle cop to psycho-path.Â As riots break out in London, a head injury skews Baz into a vigilante, ... See full summary »