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1. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

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

8.6
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The cases of eccentric but sharp Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

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

Votes: 33,706

2. Silent Witness (1996– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves

Votes: 4,747

3. 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: 33,357

4. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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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: 2,528

5. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

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: 1,532

6. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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: 2,300

7. Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996–2002)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A group of disparate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship.

Stars: Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Xenia Seeberg

Votes: 6,858

8. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,516

9. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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.

Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

Votes: 630

10. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 2,110

11. The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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Paired with her reliable and devoted chauffeur, Mrs Bradley's finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera, crimes of passion at a circus, poisoning and family secrets.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Diana Rigg, Peter Davison, John Alderton

Votes: 1,008

12. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

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

Votes: 214

13. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 198

14. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.6
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 76

15. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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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: 179

16. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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: 1,220

17. The Tripods (1984–1985)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. When humans reach the age of sixteen, they must undergo a process known as capping which places ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shackley, Ceri Seel, Jim Baker, Robin Hayter

Votes: 1,180

18. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.6
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 74

19. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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This series was about six nursing students doing the then 3 year nursing course. They are from all walks of life but all have to cope with the trials and tribulations of getting used to ... See full summary »

Stars: Carol Holmes, Shirley Cheriton, Joanna Monro, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 70

20. Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner

Votes: 613

21. The Governor (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »

Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, David J. Nicholls

Votes: 98

22. Tucker's Luck (1983–1985)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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The further adventures of Tucker Jenkins and his former class mates from Grange Hill. Follow Tucker and friends, as they duck and dive their way through love and life during a time of high unemployment in the 1980's.

Stars: Todd Carty, George Armstrong, Paul McCarthy, Hilary Crane

Votes: 74

23. Drummonds (1985– )

Drama

7.6
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Life in a 1950s boarding school for boys.

Stars: Richard Pasco, Ciaran Madden, Anthony Calf, Shaughan Seymour

Votes: 12

24. Big Deal (1984–1986)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

Stars: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Votes: 142

25. Without Motive (2000– )

Crime, Thriller

7.2
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A police detective is tasked to catch a cold-blooded killer who appears to have attacked several young women without motive.

Stars: Ross Kemp, Kenneth Cranham, Jamie Foreman, Hazel Ellerby

Votes: 131

26. Richard's Things (1980)

R | 104 min | Drama

5.6
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Following her husband's death, a wife discovers and confronts her husband's lover. Their mutual pain, love, envy and jealousy bring them together in an unexpected emotional and physical ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Amanda Redman, Tim Pigott-Smith, Elizabeth Spriggs

Votes: 119

27. Anna Karenina (1977)

500 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.

Stars: Nicola Pagett, Stuart Wilson, Eric Porter, Robert Swann

Votes: 216

28. Crime and Punishment (1979– )

225 min | Drama

6.8
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This mini-series is the ultimate psychological thriller with a powerful sense of guilt and retribution, set in St. Petersburg in the second half of the nineteenth century. Rashalnikov is a ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Anne Orwin, Siân Phillips, Fiona Glassbrook

Votes: 144

29. Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (1999– )

300 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Ellie and Arden Brooks seem to be destined to play out their lives behind a Manchester chip shop counter. Mercilessly put down by their strict grandmother, the swinging sixties have yet to ... See full summary »

Stars: Gillian Kearney, Joe McFadden, Emma Cooke, David Threlfall

Votes: 253

30. Bulman (1985–1987)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Having left the police force in disgust, the eccentric and bad-tempered detective George Kitchener Bulman set himself up as a private investigator. This leads him into trouble with the hard... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Siobhan Redmond, Thorley Walters, John Benfield

Votes: 60

31. Close & True (2000– )

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A well meaning but inexperienced solicitor takes over a run down Newcastle legal practice.

Stars: Robson Green, Louise Delamere, Kerry Rolfe, Pamela Ruddock

Votes: 15

32. South Kensington (2001)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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The movie's about some Italian men living in London and having their lives sweetened by having wealthy parents and meeting many attractive women and one whale of a woman.

Director: Carlo Vanzina | Stars: Rupert Everett, Elle Macpherson, Sienna Miller, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 560

33. Nicholas Nickleby (1977– )

330 min | Drama

7.3
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Stars: Nigel Havers, Peter Bourke, Derek Godfrey, Robert James

Votes: 103

34. Food of Love (1997)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

4.7
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A group of ex-university students reunite to perform a Shakespeare play in a quaint English village.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Nathalie Baye, Joe McGann, Sylvia Syms

Votes: 72

35. Jemima Shore Investigates (1983– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Jemima Shore is a TV presenter and journalist but also an amateur sleuth solving crimes beyond the TV studio.

Stars: Patricia Hodge, Sally Watts, Ian Hendry, Norman Jones

Votes: 32

36. Codename: Kyril (1988)

M | 208 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A tense tale of Cold War espionage and betrayal. A Russian agent enters England to force a hidden British agent high in the KGB to reveal himself.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Ian Charleson, Joss Ackland, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 59

37. Alternative 3 (1977 TV Movie)

56 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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World ecological collapse; the next ice-age has already begun! Lucky for us, governments know what to do. Unfortunately it's a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Vanishing scientists, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Tim Brinton, Gregory Munroe, Carol Hazell, Shane Rimmer

Votes: 195

38. Dick Barton: Special Agent (1979)

15 min | Adventure

6.4
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The adventures of World War 2 veteran turned crimefighter Dick Barton and his sidekicks Snowey & Jock.

Stars: Tony Vogel, Anthony Heaton, James Cosmo, Forbes Collins

Votes: 26

39. Bust (1987– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Unsuccessful businessman, Neil Walsh, tries to rebuild his life after being made bankrupt.

Stars: Paul Nicholas, Ron Emslie, Phyllis Logan, Belinda Lang

Votes: 15

40. Element of Doubt (1996)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A woman has doubts about the intentions of her husband, even to the point where she thinks he might kill her.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Nigel Havers, Polly Adams, Helen Anderson, Christopher Baines

Votes: 92

41. Call Me Mister (1986– )

50 min | Crime

7.2
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Australian ex-cop Bartholomew (Bisley) goes to Britain when he discovers he is heir to a family title, not really getting on with his newly discovered family he starts working as a private Detective.

Stars: Steve Bisley, David Bamber, Dulice Liecier, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 24

42. Relative Strangers (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Stars: Mark Farmer, Matthew Kelly, David Battley, Bernard Gallagher

Votes: 11

43. Frank Stubbs (1993–1994)

Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Sharp, Danniella Westbrook, Choy-Ling Man

Votes: 21

44. Never Come Back (1990– )

150 min | Thriller

7.7
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Shortly before World War II, a disillusioned journalist finds that the mystery woman he has been pursuing is a Nazi spy.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, James Fox, Jonathan Coy, Jo Ross

Votes: 82

45. Unnatural Pursuits (1992– )

60 min

6.7
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Stars: Alan Bates, Tom Hickey, Richard Wilson, Paul Zimet

Votes: 30

46. King of the Ghetto (1986– )

55 min | Drama

8.2
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BBC Drama about racial tensions in London's east end in the 1980s.

Stars: Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin, Gwyneth Strong, Ian Dury

Votes: 19

47. The Man Outside (1972– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.8
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Stars: Rupert Davies, George Baker, Michael Bates, Colin Blakely

Votes: 5

48. Love and Mr Lewisham (1972– )

45 min | Drama

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Stars: Brian Deacon, Carolyn Courage, Hilary Mason, Jane Lapotaire

49. Suez 1956 (1979 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.8
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In 1956, the British Prime Minister Anthony Eden grapples with the Suez Crisis, which brought an end of his political career.

Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: Michael Gough, Robert Stephens, Richard Vernon, Wensley Pithey

Votes: 6

50. McLibel! (1997– )

195 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary series about the so-called McLibel trial in which the fast food chain McDonalds sued two campaigners for libel over leaflets criticizing the company.

Stars: Julia Sawalha, Peter-Hugo Daly, Clive Merrison, Malcolm Sinclair

Votes: 37



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