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1. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

8.8
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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Brett Way

Votes: 53

2. Boy Dominic (1974–1976)

30 min | Family

8.6
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The adventures of a 12-year-old boy's struggles in 19th Century Yorkshire, after his father, Captain Charles Bulman, is lost, presumed drowned, off the coast of Africa.

Stars: Richard Todd, Hildegard Neil, Brian Blessed, Murray Dale

Votes: 11

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: 34,144

4. Super Gran (1985–1987)
Episode: Supergran and the Skimmer (1985)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.3
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Inventor Black is warmly invited to exhibit his latest invention, the Skimmer, at the prestigious Modern Times exhibition in Chisleton. So, Supergran takes it for a test run. Once The ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Mill | Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Holly English

Votes: 6

5. 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: 70

6. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)
Episode: Furniture (1982)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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In the process of furnishing their new shared flat, Mike learns how little faith Laura has in their future together. As Mike and Laura reach a new low in their relationship, Phil and Helen arrive with good news.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Job Stewart, Susan Penhaligon

Votes: 15

7. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Hunter, Alf Joint

Votes: 3,232

8. Big Deal (1984–1986)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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: 147

9. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)
Episode: Remarried and Back at Sunshine Desserts (1977)

Comedy

8.1
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Married - again - to Elizabeth and working,as Martin, at Sunshine Desserts - where he runs the Reginald Perrin Memorial Trust - Reggie is now getting dissatisfied with his new identity and ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 25

10. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 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: 1,639

11. 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

12. Amy (1984 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography

8.0
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The story of Amy Johnson who disappeared while piloting a RAF Wellington bomber on January 5 1941.

Director: Nat Crosby | Stars: Harriet Walter, Clive Francis, George A. Cooper, Stephanie Cole

Votes: 21

13. Super Gran (1985–1987)
Episode: Supergran and the Racing Cert (1987)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.0
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Poly Roofless, Rollie's younger brother, tells the Scunner to look after Newcastle Brown's prize winning racing pigeon, Fast Flo, in preparation of the great Chisleton pigeon race.

Director: Tony Kysh | Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Samantha Duffy

Votes: 5

14. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 180,679 | Gross: $9.93M

15. Chance in a Million (1984–1986)

25 min | Comedy

7.9
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Tom Chance's life is plagued by coincidences. Even his initial meeting with his beloved Alison happened by pure chance - when he went to a local pub to meet another girl (also called Alison... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Callow, Brenda Blethyn, Deddie Davies, Bill Pertwee

Votes: 184

16. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 1,534

17. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #5.4 (1976)

Comedy

7.9
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Sketches include a scene in a pub where a man he repeats everything he hears, Arnold Splint gives an appeal for women there is the next instalment in "The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Barbara Dickson, Derek Deadman

Votes: 13

18. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)
Episode: Tales of The Unexpected (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Highlights of Benny's final show for Thames include his last rendition of "Pepys' Diary"; a cop show, "The Good Guys"; Hill's Angels performing variations on title sequences of various TV ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Kirkland | Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Bob Todd, Anna Dawson

Votes: 32

19. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.8
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 2,701

20. 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: 253

21. Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The continuing misadventures of Duncan Waring (Robin Nedwell), Dick Stuart-Clark (Geoffrey Davies) and Paul Collier (George Layton) see them move further up the promotion ladder, but no ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark

Votes: 112

22. Q.E.D. (I) (1982– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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In 1912, Quentin E. Deverill, an eccentric expatriate American professor, uses his unique skills to solve mysteries in London.

Stars: Sam Waterston, A.C. Weary, George Innes, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 121

23. Never the Twain (1981–1991)
Episode: Words and Music (1984)

Comedy

7.8
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Oliver's vet Caroline wants him to sing at her upcoming charity event. Not to be outdone Simon plans to give a dramatic recitation, but when each threatens to withdraw if the other goes on ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Reed | Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Gabrielle Drake, Derek Deadman

Votes: 8

24. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.7
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers

Votes: 4,126

25. 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, Anthony Jackson

Votes: 21

26. Cowboys (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Geyser (Colin Welland), Wobbly Ron (David Kelly) and Eric (James Wardroper) are a useless shower of handymen who worked for Joe Jones Limited because no-one else would employ them The ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Welland, Roy Kinnear, David Kelly, James Wardroper

Votes: 27

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

Adventure, History

7.7
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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

28. Never the Twain (1981–1991)
Episode: If You Knew Susan (1982)

Comedy

7.7
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Simon's unpretentious younger sister Susan comes to stay and Simon is perturbed that she likes Oliver and starts going out with him. He offers Oliver a bribe to stop the relationship, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Frazer-Jones | Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Julia Watson, Robin Kermode

Votes: 9

29. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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64 Metascore

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 598,858 | Gross: $317.58M

30. The Knowledge (1979 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Four men attempt "The Knowledge" examination to qualify as London taxi drivers.

Director: Bob Brooks | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Mick Ford, Kim Taylforth, Jonathan Lynn

Votes: 199

31. Let There Be Love (1982–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Paul Eddington, Nanette Newman, Henry McGee, Stephen Nolan

Votes: 7

32. The Upchat Connection (1978– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A new man wins the locker, life and lascivious lust of lovable Lothario Mike Upchat.

Stars: Robin Nedwell, Susan Jameson, Bernadette Milnes, Ray Marioni

Votes: 9

33. Robin's Nest (1977–1981)
Episode: A Little Competition (1977)

Comedy

7.6
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Robin feels threatened when an old flame of Vicky's begins to make plans for a steak house next door to their restaurant. To make matters worse they are all invited to the grand opening ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Frazer-Jones | Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton, Geoffrey Whitehead

Votes: 12

34. Never the Twain (1981–1991)
Episode: A Matched Pair (1981)

Comedy

7.6
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Not only is Oliver's golf club membership refused but his shop is burgled. However the duelling pistols that he reports as stolen were only borrowed by his dim assistant Rocky so, to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Frazer-Jones | Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Julia Watson, Robin Kermode

Votes: 10

35. Never the Twain (1981–1991)
Episode: Definitely Not Cricket (1986)

Comedy

7.6
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Lady Devereaux offers Simon some sporting memorabilia at knock-down prices provided he captains her staff cricket team against the rival side led by parvenu bookie Bernie Miller. Simon is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Reed | Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Teddy Turner, Derek Deadman

Votes: 9

36. Grange Hill (1978–2008)
Episode: Episode #8.12 (1985)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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Banskie launches a mission to go back to the derelict Brookdale School building

Director: Roger Singleton-Turner | Stars: Tony Armatrading, Joanne Bell, Alison Bettles, Paula Ann Bland

Votes: 5

37. George & Mildred (1976–1979)
Episode: No Business Like Show Business (1977)

24 min | Comedy

7.6
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Jeffrey is directing the neighbourhood's Christmas pantomime - 'Cinderella' - and Mildred is only too happy to be playing one of the Ugly Sisters. Unfortunately on the opening night she ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Frazer-Jones | Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 29

38. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.

Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd

Votes: 4,227

39. In Loving Memory (1969–1986)

25 min | Comedy

7.5
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1920s set sitcom following the misadventures of the accident-prone Billy Henshaw and his auntie Ivy as they try to run the family firm of undertakers.

Stars: Christopher Beeny, Thora Hird, Colin Farrell, Avis Bunnage

Votes: 98

40. The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Alexei Sayle, John Sparkes, Peter Capaldi, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 62

41. What Next? (1974 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.5
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A boy's uncanny ability to foretell the future leads him into trouble.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Peter Robinson, Perry Benson, Lynne White, James Cossins

Votes: 8

42. Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)
Episode: In Place of Strife (1973)

Comedy

7.5
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Painters arrive to decorate the ward and, as they are in white coats, Duncan mistakes them for new students. The painters do their work but go home at five, leaving a bare patch, which ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Zulema Dene, Roy Holder

Votes: 6

43. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)
Episode: The Halitosis Kid (1988)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.5
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For the open, 'Brooklyn Benny' comes to a party thrown in his honor after his release from jail, as the focal point for a musical number, "It's a Hard Life"; the exploits of 'The Halitosis ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Kirkland | Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Bob Todd, Anna Dawson

Votes: 28

44. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Invasion of Time: Part Four (1978)

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

7.5
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The Doctor convinces Andred to trust him as he works to expel the Vardans, while Leela gathers the Outsiders for an attack on the Capitol.

Director: Gerald Blake | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Chris Tranchell, Milton Johns

Votes: 232

45. Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! (1991 TV Special)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

7.4
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Mr. Hill's last TV work, taped and aired before his death, with outdoor scenes taped in New York City. Highlights of this show include "A Streetcar Named Desirée" (a Tennessee Williams ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Kirkland | Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Anna Dawson, Bob Todd

Votes: 297

46. The Sweeney (1974–1978)
Episode: Drag Act (1978)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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A daring gang of cold-blooded thieves make off with lorries carrying brandy on two separate occasions, killing a driver and injuring a policeman. The Sweeney are made to look a laughing ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Kate Fahy, Albert Welling

Votes: 57

47. Never the Twain (1981–1991)
Episode: Not on the Same Wavelength (1983)

Comedy

7.4
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Both dealers are invited onto local radio to talk about antiques but, since the producer is a member of his golf club, only Simon is asked. With Lyn knitting baby clothes for a friend the ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Julia Watson, Robin Kermode

Votes: 7

48. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Invasion of Time: Part Five (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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The Doctor and his friends flee from the Sontarans and the Doctor tries to convince Borusa to abandon his sacred office in order to help defeat them.

Director: Gerald Blake | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Derek Deadman, John Arnatt

Votes: 230

49. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour

Votes: 1,318

50. Not on Your Nellie (1974–1975)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Nellie Pickergill moves to London to take the reins of her Ailing fathers Chelsea pub.

Stars: Hylda Baker, Leo Dolan, Roger Howlett, David Rayner

Votes: 57



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