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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: 33,861

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: 33,442

3. The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Approved | 103 min | War, Drama

7.4
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True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 3,889

4. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 207,611 | Gross: $12.10M

5. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 149,584 | Gross: $134.22M

6. 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: 4,425

7. Casualty (1986– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Tony Marshall, Ian Bleasdale

Votes: 2,290

8. Heartbeat (1992–2010)

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

6.8
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff, and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

Votes: 2,209

9. Blackadder (1982–1983)

TV-PG | 195 min | Comedy

8.1
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 32,959

10. 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: 2,310

11. Boon (1986–1992)

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

6.3
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 651

12. Robin Hood (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

8.5
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A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed.

Stars: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Votes: 3,599

13. Above Us the Waves (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 1,113

14. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.5
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"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 »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 509

15. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006 Video)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.7
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Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Donner, Richard Lester | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty

Votes: 13,036

16. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 152

17. 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: 199

18. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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A dramatisation of the early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: David Bradley, Ross Gurney-Randall, Roger May, Sam Hoare

Votes: 6,034

19. Father Brown (1974)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

Votes: 275

20. 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: 216

21. Terror (1978)

R | 84 min | Horror

5.1
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The descendants of a witch hunting family and their close friends are stalked and killed by a mysterious entity.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: John Nolan, Carolyn Courage, James Aubrey, Sarah Keller

Votes: 1,031

22. Death Watch (1980)

R | 117 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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In a future where dying of illness is exceedingly rare, a terminally ill woman becomes a celebrity and a man with camera implants goes to secretly record her for a morbid TV show.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Thérèse Liotard

Votes: 2,321

23. 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

24. 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: 256

25. 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

26. 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

27. Malta Story (1953)

97 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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In World War II, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans, but staunchly defended by the British.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow

Votes: 1,294

28. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1959–1965)

Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Mystery crime stories with sometimes different cops and many now famous faces.

Stars: George Hilsdon, Bernard Lee, Stanley Morgan, Tony Wall

Votes: 105

29. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, James Bolam, Zena Walker

Votes: 148

30. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.2
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Liza Goddard

Votes: 68

31. The Affair (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A love story, set amongst the beginnings of the integration of Negro soldiers from America to England during World War II. A tragic tale of war, love, desire and injustice.

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Fox, Leland Gantt, Ned Beatty

Votes: 370

32. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 37

33. 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

34. 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, Charles Lloyd Pack, Laurence Hardy

Votes: 47

35. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 88

36. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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The eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman is reluctantly transferred to a station in the North of England.

Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

Votes: 70

37. Three Men in a Boat (1975 TV Movie)

64 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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One hot June day, three friends decide there is nothing they would like to do more than to get away from London. A boating holiday with lots of fresh air and exercise would be just the very... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Tim Curry, Michael Palin, Stephen Moore, Bill Stewart

Votes: 296

39. Glory at Sea (1952)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.3
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In 1940, the Captain of an old Royal Navy destroyer struggles with his crew, as well as the Nazis.

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough, Sonny Tufts, James Donald

Votes: 434

40. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 21

41. Deadly Manor (1990)

82 min | Horror

4.3
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A group of teenagers take refuge in an old, deserted mansion. Soon the members of the group start turning up dead, and the teenagers realize that they're not alone in the mansion.

Director: José Ramón Larraz | Stars: Clark Tufts, Greg Rhodes, Claudia Franjul, Mark Irish

Votes: 251

42. They Who Dare (1954)

107 min | Drama, History, War

5.6
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During World War II, British commandos are sent to destroy a Luftwaffe airfield on a Greek island.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott, Akim Tamiroff, Gérard Oury

Votes: 536

43. 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: 20

44. Testament of Youth (1979– )

275 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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Vera Brittain's world falls to pieces around her as, one by one, the young men of her circle are caught up in the Great War.

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Emrys James, Jane Wenham, Peter Woodward

Votes: 106

45. Raiders in the Sky (1953)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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War drama about the dangerous and stressful work of Lancaster bomber British crews during World War II.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 495

46. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Maverick lawyer David Main (John Stride) commutes between his twin bases in London and Leeds. His seemingly devil-may-care attitude is contrasted with the steady and cautious approach of ... See full summary »

Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Votes: 31

47. Harriet's Back in Town (1972– )

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Daytime drama series from Thames Television followed newly divorced Harriet Preston "Pauline Yates" and her big plans for her new life.

Stars: Pauline Yates, William Russell, Edwin Richfield, Miranda Bell

Votes: 5

48. The Biscuit Eater (1940)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. The favorite is Georgia Boy bred and trained by the boys' ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Billy Lee, Cordell Hickman, Richard Lane, Lester Matthews

Votes: 183

49. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 48

50. Scene (1968– )

24 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.3
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Mixture of fictional and non-fictional thought-provoking short films aimed at students of school and college.

Stars: Paddy Feeny, Jane Carr, Ken Jones, Jenny Jay

Votes: 15



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