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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: 33,453

2. 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: 4,427

3. Doctors (2000– )

30 min | Drama

4.8
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The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Adrian Lewis Morgan, Diane Keen, Jan Pearson, Matthew Chambers

Votes: 965

4. 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: 1,546

5. 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: 2,317

6. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 2,426

7. Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.

Stars: Alexander Morton, Susan Hampshire, Hamish Clark, Dawn Steele

Votes: 2,355

8. Grange Hill (1978–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes, Sally Geoghegan

Votes: 1,011

9. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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Robin of Loxley, otherwise known as Robin Hood, and his band of Merry Men protect England from the evil machinations of Prince John while King Richard the Lionheart is away fighting in the Crusades.

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 600

10. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 2,805

11. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 893

12. 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: 200

13. Star! (1968)

G | 176 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A musical biography of Gertrude Lawrence, who led a hustling and bustling life on the stage.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey

Votes: 1,839 | Gross: $4.00M

14. High Road (1980–2003)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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The residents of the rural Scottish village of Glendarroch deal with issues ranging from crop failures and parish pump politics to infidelity, alcoholism and drug abuse.

Stars: Eileen McCallum, Alec Monteath, Caroline Ashley, Gwyneth Guthrie

Votes: 71

15. The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)

PG | 102 min | Crime, History, Mystery

6.6
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In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian Agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter, Karen Dotrice

Votes: 2,077

16. Tunes of Glory (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.5
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After World War II, a Highland Regiment's acting Commanding Officer, who rose from the ranks, is replaced by a peace-time Oxford-educated Commanding Officer, leading to a dramatic conflict between the two.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price

Votes: 3,160

17. 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: 110

18. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.9
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 64

19. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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

Votes: 74

20. Crown Court (1972–1984)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama

7.0
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Courtroom drama, each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode, a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 155

21. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 30

22. Two Way Stretch (1960)

TV-PG | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Peter Sellers, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 1,679

23. Sykes (1972–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler, Richard Wattis

Votes: 214

24. General Hospital (1972–1980)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Stars: Lewis Jones, David Garth, James Kerry, Ian White

Votes: 44

25. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Margery Mason

Votes: 23

26. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Dr. Finlay is a member of a medical practice in the Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 80

27. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Anthology of plays and novels adapted into feature length movies.

Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, David Quilter

Votes: 21

28. Sink or Swim (1980–1982)

Comedy

7.4
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Brian Webber lives on a leaky houseboat in London. He's trying hard to make his way in the world, thus far with limited success. His girlfriend, Sonia is a very serious minded young woman ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Davison, Robert Glenister, Sara Corper, Ron Pember

Votes: 23

29. High and Dry (1954)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

7.0
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An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker

Votes: 1,081

30. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2017)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Comedic anthology series.

Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 30

31. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A series of dramatisations of some of P.G. Wodehouse's comic short stories - in which P.G. Wodehouse, himself, introduced some of the early episodes.

Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, P.G. Wodehouse, Paul McDowell

Votes: 103

32. Bless Me Father (1978–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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"Bless Me Father" is a 21-episode British sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1981. A gentle and impish look at Catholic life in post-war suburban Britain, the series follows the adventures and ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri, Gabrielle Daye, Patrick McAlinney

Votes: 135

33. Redcap (1964–1966)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, James Grout, David Battley

Votes: 31

34. Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1992)

91 min | Drama

6.4
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Eight years ago, Gavin artistic son of an Scots/Italian ice-cream dynasty, turned his back on Glasgow and moved south to London to make his name illustrating children's books. Now, ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Frances Barber, Catherine Russell, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 163

35. Sutherland's Law (1973–1976)

50 min | Drama

7.5
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Follows the cases of John Sutherland, the procurator fiscal in a small Scottish town.

Stars: Iain Cuthbertson, Martin Cochrane, Edith MacArthur, Maev Alexander

Votes: 24

36. Spy Story (1976)

103 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A British spy is framed, so he must evade the KGB, the CIA and the British Intelligence to reach the the heart of the conspiracy in Arctic.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Michael Petrovitch, Philip Latham, Don Fellows, Michael Gwynn

Votes: 14

37. Man of the World (1962–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The adventures of globe trotting journalist and photographer Mike Strait.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed, Paul Maxwell, Graham Stark

Votes: 29

38. Break in the Sun (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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Patsy runs away from home and joins a theatre troupe who are traveling by boat to Margate.

Stars: Nicola Cowper, Steve Hodson, Bob Mason, Brian Hall

Votes: 23

39. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )

309 min | Mystery

7.2
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The cases of a disabled jockey turned private detective specializing in investigations involving horse racing.

Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, James Maxwell, Susan Wooldridge

Votes: 49

40. Orlando (1965–1968)

30 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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The adventures of a lighthouse keeper.

Stars: Sam Kydd, David Munro, Judy Robinson, Arthur White

Votes: 23

41. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, Barbara Couper, John DeVaut

Votes: 10

42. Churchill's People (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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An historical anthology series based on "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", Sir Winston Churchill's four volume history of Britain and its former colonies.

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bernard Hepton, Geoffrey Matthews, Mark Donaldson

Votes: 17

43. The Bridal Path (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.8
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 203

44. Drama 61-67 (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Brian Haines, Aubrey Morris, Peter Dyneley, John Ronane

Votes: 12

45. The Borderers (1968–1970)

50 min | Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Drama series dealing with life for a family living on the frontier between Scotland and England during the 16th century.

Stars: Ross Campbell, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Edith MacArthur

Votes: 14

46. Festival (1960– )

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Gillie Fenwick, Eric House, Gerard Parkes, Douglas Rain

Votes: 5

47. Harpers West One (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

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The life and loves of a big department store in the West End of London.

Stars: Jan Holden, Vivian Pickles, Graham Crowden, Arthur Hewlett

48. Probation Officer (1959–1962)

60 min | Drama

6.5
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Stars: John Paul, John Scott, David Davies, Jessica Spencer

Votes: 14

49. Campaign (1988– )

50 min | Drama

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A six-part drama series set in an advertising agency. It focuses on Sarah Copeland, a rising copywriter who is pitching for a prestigious account. This series is one of a number documenting... See full summary »

Stars: Penny Downie, Diana Blackburn, David Cardy, Alison Doody

50. Spaceflight IC-1: An Adventure in Space (1965)

Unrated | 65 min | Sci-Fi

3.9
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A spaceship crewman plots a mutiny against the stern leader taking a group of people to settle on a new planet from Earth.

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Bill Williams, Kathleen Breck, John Cairney, Donald Churchill

Votes: 225



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