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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.4
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The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 34,362

2. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

Votes: 7,323

3. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 6,304

4. Jack & Sarah (1995)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.

Director: Tim Sullivan | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 4,906 | Gross: $0.22M

5. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson

Votes: 4,632

6. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 4,484

7. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley ( Nathaniel Parker ) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers ( Sharon Small ).

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 3,990

8. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror

5.6
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British archaeologists and their American investor ship an Egyptian mummy's sarcophagus to London but someone has the amulet to revive the mummy that will then kill all those who disturbed its tomb.

Director: Michael Carreras | Stars: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland

Votes: 2,245

9. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

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

8.0
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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, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful.

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

Votes: 1,680

10. Mosquito Squadron (1969)

G | 90 min | War, Drama

5.7
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In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: David McCallum, Suzanne Neve, Charles Gray, David Buck

Votes: 1,198

11. Robbery (1967)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A group of British criminals plans the robbery of the Royal Mail train on the Glasgow-London route.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet, James Booth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 1,054

12. A Perfect Spy (1987)

374 min | Thriller

7.5
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This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Rüdiger Weigang, Alan Howard, Peter Egan

Votes: 743

13. Jigsaw (1962)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Jack Warner, Ronald Lewis, Yolande Donlan, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 703

14. Battle Beneath the Earth (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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A Chinese general goes berserk and has a system of tunnels dug all the way from China to USA, under the Pacific Ocean. The man who has discovered this is locked up because they think he is ... See full summary »

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Viviane Ventura, Robert Ayres, Peter Arne

Votes: 600

15. Fall of Eagles (1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 492

16. Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 187 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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1910. Mycroft Holmes asks his brother Sherlock and Dr. Watson to travel to Vienna and find the stolen plans and prototype for an electromagnetic bomb detonator. Once there, they are ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Morgan Fairchild, John Bennett

Votes: 428

17. Super Gran (1985–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.4
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The adventures of a super-powered granny who fights crime in her community.

Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Alan Snell

Votes: 416

18. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Seeds of Doom: Part One (1976)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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Members of the World Ecology Bureau discover a centuries-old seed pod buried deep in Antarctica's permafrost. It seems to be still alive, growing without soil. They transmit a photo to ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Tony Beckley, John Challis

Votes: 381

19. Psyche 59 (1964)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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In London, the pregnant wife of an industrialist falls down the stairs, loses her sight and has no recollection of the events but suspects that a mentally traumatic experience prior to the fall caused her accident.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Patricia Neal, Samantha Eggar, Ian Bannen

Votes: 364

20. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Seeds of Doom: Part Two (1976)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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With a killer Krynoid on the loose, the Doctor, Sarah and the last surviving member of the expedition concentrate on hunting it down, unmindful of Chase's men who, once they learn of the ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Tony Beckley, John Challis

Votes: 303

21. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

3.8
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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 276

22. Shoestring (1979–1980)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 275

23. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional town of Newtown in the North of England.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 253

24. Jason King (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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After leaving Department S, the hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King settled down to a full-time career of writing (trashy) Mark Caine novels. He philandered his way around the world, ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Anne Sharp, Ronald Lacey, Lee Patterson

Votes: 240

25. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Episode: The Gold Napoleon (1971)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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An attempt to assassinate an art student at the Côte d'Azur airport lead Brett and Danny to a syndicate smuggling gold in the form of counterfeit coins.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Susan George, Alfred Marks

Votes: 222

26. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and initially there ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ellison, Noel Collins, Stephanie Turner, Anna Carteret

Votes: 191

27. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.

Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 189

28. Invasion Quartet (1961)

87 min | Comedy, War

5.3
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Spike Milligan and his friends decide to go to occupied France to silence a large German gun that is firing across the channel. They bumble though encounters with Germans and the French ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Lewis | Stars: Bill Travers, Spike Milligan, Grégoire Aslan, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 189

29. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: One Guilty Deed (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The case against a mobster seems to fall apart with the killing of a potential informant.

Director: Jonathan Fox Bassett | Stars: David Hepple, Gabrielle Palmer, Sharon Small, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 188

30. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Blunt (1987)

86 min | Drama

6.1
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The story of Anthony Blunt, the "fourth man" in a notorious 1951 spy scandal.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Ian Richardson, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Williams, Rosie Kerslake

Votes: 155

31. French Fields (1989–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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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: 152

32. Dispatches (1987– )

Documentary, News

6.9
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Channel 4's long-running, award-winning investigative current affairs documentary series. Particularly noted for its undercover reporting.

Stars: Morland Sanders, Antony Barnett, Tazeen Ahmad, Deborah Davies

Votes: 149

33. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.0
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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 movies for television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 132

34. Ted and Alice (2002– )

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Ted is an alien, an outcast on his own planet where he is a rare single-sex being condemned to a life in search of a mate. Alice dreams of a fiction book romance, but the reality of ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Stephen Tompkinson, Owen Teale, David Walliams

Votes: 127

35. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Killer (1968)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A succession of British agents have been killed in different ways but each one has been carefully wrapped in polythene before being dumped in a graveyard. With Miss King on her holidays ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson, Jennifer Croxton, Grant Taylor

Votes: 123

36. Bread (1971)

79 min | Comedy

5.4
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On their way home from the Isle of Wight Pop Festival, Jeff, Trev, and Mick, with girlfriends Marty and Cathy, decide to pitch a tent on private land. In the morning the land's owner Rafe ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley A. Long | Stars: Anthony Nigel, Peter Marinker, Dick Haydon, Noelle Rimmington

Votes: 86

37. The Sweeney (1974–1978)
Episode: Cover Story (1975)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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It's unclear whether a beautiful crime reporter is involved with a criminal gang or just a catspaw.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Prunella Gee

Votes: 84

38. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: John Gabriel, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Erik Chitty, Peter Copley

Votes: 83

39. The Lotus Eaters (1972–1973)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Erik and Ann Sheppard run a bar on a Greek island, but all is not what it seems: both have murky pasts that they would prefer to forget. Erik is a reformed alcoholic and Korean war veteran ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Votes: 70

40. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Drama

6.1
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An anthology drama series.

Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 55

41. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 53

42. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

Votes: 49

43. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Starlings (1988)

Drama

8.6
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Gary Wilson loses his factory job, retrains as a butler and under the patronage of a wealthy young woman finds success in the City.

Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Michael Maloney, Lynsey Baxter, Frank Mills, Jane Downs

Votes: 43

44. My Wife Next Door (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A couple, George and Suzie Basset tries to start a fresh begining after their divorce. They move to the country, but they find out that they have moved into adjoining cottages. 1973 1 episode won a British Academy Tv Award.

Stars: John Alderton, Hannah Gordon, Tim Barrett, Paddy Frost

Votes: 42

45. Home James! (1987–1990)

45 min | Comedy

6.6
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Stars: Jim Davidson, George Sewell, Harry Towb, Vanessa Knox-Mawer

Votes: 37

46. The Fourth Floor (1986)

180 min

7.0
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Two super cop detectives operating from Scotland Yard's infamous 'fourth floor' follow a crooked accountant, leading to a trail of blackmail, heroin shipments,contract killers, extortion, ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Fulford, Richard Graham, Brian Cox, Dimitri Andreas

Votes: 31

47. The Black Arrow (1972–1975)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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It was an anonymous figure who protected the weak and the poor against greedy land barons fighting for power and influence throughout the 15th-century Wars of the Roses in England.

Stars: Simon Cuff, Dorothea Phillips, Gordon Rollings, William Squire

Votes: 30

48. Richard the Lionheart (1962– )

30 min | Adventure, Family, History

8.2
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Stars: Dermot Walsh, Robin Hunter, Alan Haywood, Trader Faulkner

Votes: 29

49. The Stick Up (1977)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.5
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In 1930s England, a shady American and an Irish lass try to improve their fortunes using less-than-honest methods.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: David Soul, Pamela McMyler, Johnnie Wade, Michael Balfour

Votes: 29

50. A Perfect Spy (1987)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1987)

53 min | Thriller

7.5
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A Perfect Spy traces the rise and fall of Magnus Pym and his career through intelligence. From chance meetings with people will be important to him in the future to a life in Czechoslovakia... See full summary »

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Peter Egan, Ray McAnally, Alan Howard, Rüdiger Weigang

Votes: 22



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