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1. Doing Time (1979)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde

Votes: 2,400

2. 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: 2,228

3. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,675

4. 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: 656

5. The Royal (2003–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.2
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Set in the 1960s, this British medical drama follows the staff and patients of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital.

Stars: Robert Daws, Linda Armstrong, Amy Robbins, Denis Lill

Votes: 540

6. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 537

7. Silver Dream Racer (1980)

PG | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.5
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Nick Freeman is a talented motorcycle racer but lacks a decent bike. Then his brother dies and Nick is left the bike he spent the last three years developing. The bike is revolutionary and Nick sees a way to pursue his dream.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines, Clarke Peters

Votes: 471

8. Covington Cross (1992– )

60 min | Adventure, History

7.8
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In England in the 14th Century, the Grey family, the widowed Sir Thomas Grey and his children, deal with issues such as romance, political intrigue and war.

Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 246

9. Foreign Body (1986)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

6.1
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An unemployed Indian engineer emigrates to England to find work and through a series of circumstances, ends up impersonating a doctor to win the attention of an attractive young woman.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Victor Banerjee, Warren Mitchell, Denis Quilley, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 224

10. Fat Friends (2000–2005)

48 min | Drama

7.6
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Drama series following eight women's struggle to lose weight at a weekly slimming club.

Stars: Ruth Jones, Janet Dibley, Alison Steadman, Gaynor Faye

Votes: 217

11. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 204

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: 202

13. The Liver Birds (1969–1996)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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The lives and loves of Beryl Hennessey and Sandra Hutchinson, two young, single women sharing a flat in Liverpool.

Stars: Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Mollie Sugden, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 196

14. 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: 182

15. Star Cops (1987– )

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring, in 2027. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world: the British Colin Devis, the Australian... See full summary »

Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Trevor Cooper, Linda Newton

Votes: 160

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: 154

17. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

6.8
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Lenny Henry, Alan Bennett

Votes: 115

18. 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: 112

19. Countdown to War (1989 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between the UK, France, Poland, Nazi Germany, and the U.S.S.R. from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany, caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.

Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: Ian McKellen, Michael Aldridge, Tony Britton, John Woodvine

Votes: 75

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. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Mute of Malice (1997)

TV-MA | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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An army chaplain is accused of killing his brother after returning home from duty in Bosnia, but he will or cannot speak in his own defense.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Mac Andrews, Robert Ashby, Linda Bassett

Votes: 71

22. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Beer Hunter (1980)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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An old Army pal of Arthur's, known as Yorkie, comes down to London to chat about old times and have a night on the ale. After a drinking session he goes missing and when Arthur catches up ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Brian Glover, Georgina Hale

Votes: 54

23. Way Upstream (1987 TV Movie)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.9
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Two couples who go on a boating holiday together, and run into some strange people and events.

Director: Terry Johnson | Stars: Nick Dunning, Joanne Pearce, Barrie Rutter, Marion Bailey

Votes: 43

24. Queenie's Castle (1970–1972)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A popular North Country vehicle for Diana Dors, who starred as the indomitable and downright blunt Queenie Shepherd, drinker of light ale by the crate, owner of a stout Yorkshire accent and... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Dors, Tony Caunter, Barrie Rutter, Freddie Fletcher

Votes: 39

25. The Saint: The Brazilian Connection (1989 TV Movie)

92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Sleuth Simon Templar ties a London baby's kidnapping to a black-market baby ring based in Brazil.

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Simon Dutton, Gayle Hunnicutt, David Ryall, Simon Rouse

Votes: 32

26. Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (1988– )

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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This documentary series uses drama and commentary to shed light on the lives and works of Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, T. S. Eliot, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann... See full summary »

Stars: Eileen Atkins, Anthony Burgess, Douglas Hodge, Hermione Lee

Votes: 28

27. Heartbeat (1992–2010)
Episode: Fruits of the Earth (1992)

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

8.0
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Strange things are happening at Kirlby Moor. A car driver runs down a sheep when he tries to avoid a drunken hiker, Mr. Holroyd goes missing on a fishing trip to the moor and on the bus ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Dowd | Stars: Nick Berry, Niamh Cusack, Derek Fowlds, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 25

28. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: A Fixed Address (1969)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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Just when Marker and his new landlady's relationship starts to bloom, her ex-husband returns after 7 years, jeopardising his new attempt at a detective agency, and his new home, where he must stay until the end of his parole.

Director: Kim Mills | Stars: Alfred Burke, Pauline Delaney, Philip Brack, John Grieve

Votes: 24

29. Heartbeat (1992–2010)
Episode: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (1992)

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

8.0
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A series of burglaries puzzles the police. Apart from stealing the silverware of the houses he breaks into the thief also tidies up the place. Furthermore PC Rowan suspects that the local ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Dowd | Stars: Nick Berry, Niamh Cusack, Derek Fowlds, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 23

30. Heartbeat (1992–2010)
Episode: Keep on Running (1992)

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

8.1
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When Alan Maskell is charged with accessory to car theft although he helped the police to catch the thieves he makes a run for it to London. PC Rowan has been offered a position in a new ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Theoditis | Stars: Nick Berry, Niamh Cusack, Derek Fowlds, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 21

31. Coasting (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The dodgy business deals of an older brother finally catch up with him, forcing him and his blameless younger brother to seek refuge in the family theme park business in Blackpool. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Howitt, James Purefoy, Sandy Hendrickse, Barrie Rutter

Votes: 18

32. BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands (1968– )

News

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Stars: Christa Ackroyd, Harry Gration, Tony Earnshaw, Paul Hudson

Votes: 17

33. Astronauts (1981–1982)

25 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Mattocks, Fost and Ackroyd are Britain's first three astronauts. They must live in small, cramped space station orbiting the earth. Naturally, these conditions make coexistence difficult for them, but funny to us.

Stars: Christopher Godwin, Carmen Du Sautoy, Barrie Rutter, Bruce Boa

Votes: 17

34. Crown Prosecutor (1995– )

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Stars: Tom Chadbon, David Daker, Deborah Grant, Jessica Hynes

Votes: 10

35. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: Love Me Slender (2000)

Drama

6.9
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Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Josie Lawrence, Ruth Jones, Alison Steadman, Maggie Tagney

Votes: 10

36. Covington Cross (1992– )
Episode: Armus Returns (1992)

Adventure, History

7.8
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Armus, Sir Thomas' eldest son, returns home after eight years of fighting in the Crusades. He joins the family on their annual reluctant journey to pay the king's taxes to the Duke of ... See full summary »

Director: James Keach | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 9

37. The Royal (2003–2011)
Episode: For Those in Peril (2004)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

9.6
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Gordon is disturbed when he receives poison pen letters. The staff help Sally Bain, a girl whose parents' behaviour has caused her to run away from home. Jeff is shocked to find that a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Dowd | Stars: Linda Armstrong, Chloe Atkinson, John Axon, Ian Carmichael

Votes: 9

38. Star Cops (1987– )
Episode: Other People's Secrets (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Ever increasing glitches and equipment failures around the Moonbase coincide with a safety inspection and lead eventually to a decompression emergency for the base. During the emergency, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Baker | Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Linda Newton, Trevor Cooper

Votes: 9

39. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: Eat Your Heart Out (2004)

Drama

7.6
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Director: John Deery | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jacqueline Pilton, Ian Kershaw, Jonathan Ryland

Votes: 8

40. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: When the Fat Lady Sings (2000)

Drama

6.0
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Director: Audrey Cooke | Stars: Ruth Jones, Meera Syal, Kathryn Hunt, Gaynor Faye

Votes: 8

41. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: Afters (2004)

Drama

7.1
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Director: Lance Kneeshaw | Stars: Lisa Riley, Julian Kerridge, Lynda Baron, David Harewood

Votes: 7

42. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: Full Belly (2002)

Drama

6.4
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Director: Audrey Cooke | Stars: Adam Zane, Gaynor Faye, Ruth Jones, Alison Steadman

Votes: 7

43. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: Food of Love (2004)

46 min | Drama

6.7
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Will Jamie's talents as a trainee chef help his friends' chance of winning the prize for Slimming Group of the Year - or will it drive them all apart?

Director: Lance Kneeshaw | Stars: James Corden, Chris Donnelly, Kat Stockall, Lisa Riley

Votes: 6

44. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: Leggs Over Easy (2004)

Drama

6.7
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Director: John Anderson | Stars: Ruth Jones, Andrew Lee Potts, Jonathan Ryland, Alison Steadman

Votes: 6

45. Spooner's Patch (1979–1982)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Comedy series set in a small corrupt Police Station.

Stars: Peter Cleall, John Lyons, Patricia Hayes, Donald Churchill

Votes: 5

46. Verdict (1998– )

54 min

5.6
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A courtoom drama series where members of the public are the jury, who give their verdict on the cases.

Stars: Susan Duerden, Richard Baglow, Jonathan Barlow, Keith Barron

Votes: 5

47. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: Enough to go Around (2005)

69 min | Drama

7.4
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The group returns from the Spanish vacation they won as a result of their appearance on Trisha's show. Betty can't wait to get home to see her long-lost son Simon, and Kelly struggles ... See full summary »

Director: John Deery | Stars: Judith Barker, Lynda Baron, James Corden, Janet Dibley

Votes: 5

48. Fat Friends (2000–2005)
Episode: Hunger Pangs (2002)

Drama

5.4
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Director: Audrey Cooke | Stars: Janet Dibley, Ruth Jones, Alison Steadman, Lynda Baron

Votes: 5

49. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Apprentices (1969)

75 min | Drama

8.2
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A portrait of the life of some Northern apprentices.

Director: James Ferman | Stars: Barrie Rutter, Anthony Phipps, Allan Swift, Kathleen Lee

Votes: 5

50. Queenie's Castle (1970–1972)
Episode: The Breadwinner (1971)

Comedy

6.2
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Queenie's not happy when money problems leave the cupboards empty, Douglas is unlucky enough to be sent to the employment exchange, and the family are horrified when he walks into the pub wearing a uniform.

Director: Ian Davidson | Stars: Diana Dors, Tony Caunter, Barrie Rutter, Freddie Fletcher

Votes: 5



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