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1. The Odd Man (1960– )

60 min | Drama

9.2
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This suspenseful crime series from Granada starred Edwin Richfield, Sarah Lawson, Christopher Guinee, Moultrie Kelsall, and Keith Barron. part-time Private Investigator Steve Gardiner Edwin... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Richfield, Keith Barron, Sarah Lawson, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 9

2. 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: 33,640

3. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The day-to-day story of a multi-million pound aerospace company, its new jet plane, its test-pilot, its workers and its ruthless and hard-nosed managing director John Wilder, the embodiment of modern, unflinching capitalism.

Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 19

4. The Gamblers (1967– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Anthology drama series of people who take a gamble (sometimes with their lives) in order to prove a point or better their position.

Stars: Leslie Anderson, Richard Shaw, Ken Butler, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 7

5. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Golden Vision (1968)

74 min | Drama

8.4
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The problems of a group of football fans.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ken Jones, Bill Dean, Neville Smith, Joey Kaye

Votes: 60

6. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Lump (1967)

75 min | Drama

8.4
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The story of a bricklayer, who moonlights as a revolutionary.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Leslie Sands, Colin Farrell, Joby Blanshard, James Caffrey

Votes: 9

7. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )
Episode: Bad News Tour (1983)

31 min | Comedy

8.3
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A documentary crew films heavy metal band Bad News as they have trouble starting their van, pick up a schoolgirl groupie, and meet up with rock journalist Sally at a motorway service ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall, Peter Richardson

Votes: 318

8. The Manageress (1989–1990)

60 min | Drama, Sport

8.2
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A woman takes over as the manager of a football team

Stars: Warren Clarke, Cherie Lunghi, Tom Georgeson, Glyn Grimstead

Votes: 73

9. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Long Distance Information (1979)

Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Life at a local radio station on the night of Elvis Presley's death.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Neville Smith, Pauline Collins, Malcolm Terris, Ann Zelda

Votes: 6

10. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Coast to Coast (1987)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

8.1
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Two guys meet, one American, a deserter from the US army, one Brit, and they are drawn together by their mutual love of Soul music. Neither being gainfully employed they decide to start a ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Lenny Henry, John Shea, Peter Vaughan, George Baker

Votes: 194

11. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This show was 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: 113

12. The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (1982 TV Movie)

150 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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The true story of the First world footballing competition, won by a bunch of miners from Durham. Won it three times and beat the likes of Juventus to retain the cup in perpetuity.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Ken Hutchison, Rod Culbertson, Tim Healy, Struan Rodger

Votes: 88

13. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )

Comedy

7.9
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A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.

Stars: Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Nigel Planer

Votes: 1,098

14. Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1978 TV Movie)

64 min | Drama

7.9
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A repressed night-school teacher, secretly homosexual, struggles to cope with his demanding, eccentric mother.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Neville Smith, Julie Walters, Frank Middlemass, Robert Longden

Votes: 25

15. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 88

16. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Arthur Hewlett, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

17. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Big Flame (1969)

85 min | Drama

7.6
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Dock workers under the threat of redundancy, work day and night in an attempt to keep employed by running the workforce themselves.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Norman Rossington, Godfrey Quigley, Peter Kerrigan, Ken Jones

Votes: 52

18. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 203

19. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 5,283 | Gross: $0.04M

20. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 72

21. Afternoon Off (1979 TV Movie)

63 min | Drama

7.4
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Lee, a Chinese man, works as a waiter in a hotel in England, despite speaking very little English. Told that a girl called Iris might be interested in him, on his afternoon off work he buys a box of chocolates and sets off to find her.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Henry Man, Benjamin Whitrow, Angela Morant, Pasquale Perrino

Votes: 32

22. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: In Two Minds (1967)

85 min | Drama

7.4
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In a series of small vignettes, we follow the course of a manic-depressive girl through high and low instances, slowly following her disintegration as she deals with her doctors and family,... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Anna Cropper, Brian Phelan, George A. Cooper, Helen Booth

Votes: 37

23. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

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 »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 5,322 | Gross: $1.65M

24. Apaches (1977)

27 min | Short, Drama, Western

7.3
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A group of children play at being "Apaches" on an English farm, ignoring all safety precautions. One by one they die a variety of gruesome deaths.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Louise O'Hara, Robbie Oubridge, Ian Scrace, Sharon Smart

Votes: 208

25. Film 2017 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 406

26. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 55

27. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 81

28. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Stars: Robin Chadwick, Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 30

29. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the Police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

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

Votes: 241

30. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Land of Fear (1964)

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

7.0
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The TARDIS lands during the French Revolution, where Ian, Barbara, and Susan become caught up in the politics of the day. When they are arrested and set to be executed, the Doctor must take... See full summary »

Director: Henric Hirsch | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 288

31. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Anthology series of dramatic works.

Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 38

32. Wish You Were Here (1987)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age.... See full summary »

Director: David Leland | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford, Barbara Durkin

Votes: 2,420 | Gross: $3.28M

33. Hurricanes (1993–1997)

30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

6.8
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Traveling soccer team that encounters new Teams and hurdles at each stop!

Stars: Chris Humphreys, Andrew Airlie, Michael Benyaer, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 157

34. Jackanory Playhouse (1972–1985)

30 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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Stars: Peter Settelen, Maurice Denham, Patsy Smart, George Innes

Votes: 6

35. Cluff (1964–1965)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Set in Gunnershaw, fictional town in North Yorkshire and based on novels by Gil North. Leslie Sands was perfect as the gruff Cluff.

Stars: Leslie Sands, John Rolfe, John McKelvey, Clive

Votes: 6

36. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Rank and File (1971)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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When a pay discrepancy continues without any resolution, glass factory workers turn to their union for support. But when it is not forthcoming, they take things into their own hands.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Kerrigan, Bill Dean, Tommy Summers, Joan Flood

Votes: 40

37. Gumshoe (1971)

GP | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Inspired by his love for Dashiell Hammett novels, nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley puts an ad in the paper as a private eye. The case he gets turns out to be a strange setup and as he digs to the bottom of it his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule

Votes: 1,297

38. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.5
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 47

39. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.4
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Set in Oxbridge General Hospital, this soap opera focused equally on the lives and loves of its medical staff and the pressure of their work.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 33

40. 2nd House (1973–1976)

Talk-Show

6.4
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BBC Arts program derived from Full House (1972).

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Edwin Mullins, Roger McGough, Struan Rodger

Votes: 8

41. Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition (1970)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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Dom, a member of a small trotskyist group, lives in a flat overlooking the British Museum in London. He goes to meetings and sleeps with as many attractive women as possible. The May '68 ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Hatton | Stars: John Thaw, Edina Ronay, Louis Mahoney, Anthony Villaroel

Votes: 14

42. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The End of Arthur's Marriage (1965)

70 min | Drama

6.3
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A simple minded man on the outs with his wife and her family must take a large amount of his father-in-law's hard earned money to buy a house, in the belief that home ownership will make ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ken Jones, Maureen Ampleford, Charles Lamb, Winifred Dennis

Votes: 31

43. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.1
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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: 127

44. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: Friends in Space (1980)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Professor Rex Thornton summons a meeting of fellow UFO-nuts, "The Friends in Space Society", to unveil a wonderful surprise...

Director: Robert Chetwyn | Stars: Eleanor Bron, Pat Heywood, John Ratzenberger, Terence Rigby

Votes: 7

45. Second City Firsts (1973– )

30 min | Drama

6.0
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Second City Firsts was a BBC drama anthology series of short plays, written largely by first time writers, which were transmitted between 1973 and 1978.

Stars: Ken Kitson, Jean Heywood, Ivor Roberts, Alison Steadman

Votes: 10

46. Long Shot (1978)

85 min | Drama

5.9
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Filmed around the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival, Long Shot is a deadpan satire about the trials and tribulations of British independent filmmaking.

Director: Maurice Hatton | Stars: Charles Gormley, Neville Smith, Ann Zelda, David Stone

Votes: 43

47. Parkin's Patch (1969–1970)

30 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Shown at Saturday tea time,this series was centred around a village policeman and the drama that his every day duties brought him into contact with.a sort of forerunner to "heartbeat",it was also set in Yorkshire.

Stars: John Flanagan, Heather Page, Gareth Thomas, Malcolm Rogers

Votes: 12

48. 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: 4,476

49. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: After a Lifetime (1971)

80 min | Drama

4.0
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Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Len Annett, Jimmy Coleman, Laidlaw Dalling, Bill Dean

Votes: 8

50. Red Letter Day (1976– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Frank Crompton, Pat Wallis, Joe Black, Alan Dobie



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