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1. T.Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom (1990)

20 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.8
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Tabatha Bag takes over where her sister left off, enlisting T.Shirt as her T. Caddy and usurping Captain Cockle's lighthouse. Only the Pearls of Wisdom can defeat her, so it's another quest for Sally Simkins to find them all in time.

Stars: Georgina Hale, John Hasler, Kellie Bright, Ivan Beavis

Votes: 32

2. Garry Halliday (1959–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.8
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Stars: Terence Longdon, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Terence Alexander, Frederick Treves

Votes: 29

3. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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82 Metascore

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,054,540 | Gross: $290.48M

4. Television Playwright (1958–1959)

Drama

8.7
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Stars: Brian Peck, Peter Copley, Jack Allen, Helen Shingler

Votes: 7

5. 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: 79

6. Diana (1984)

55 min | Drama

8.6
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Series follows the very different lives of Jan Leigh, a poor but studious young country lad and Diana Gayelorde-Sutton, the equally single minded daughter of a rich landowner, from the 1920s through to post-war Britain.

Stars: Kevin McNally, Jenny Seagrove, Gillian Raine, Fred Bryant

Votes: 80

7. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 293

8. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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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: 109

9. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Cybernauts (1965)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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The Avengers investigate a series of murders of Corporate men, who have all been bidding on a new circuit element. Each one of them seems to have been killed by a powerful Karate blow, so ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Michael Gough, Frederick Jaeger

Votes: 278

10. 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: 32,970

11. Crane (1963–1965)

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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The adventures of Richard Crane, cafe owner & part-time smuggler, around the coast of Morocco, aided (and sometimes abetted) by his ex-Foreign Legion sidekick Orlando, waitress Halina, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Allen, Sam Kydd, Gerald Flood, Laya Raki

Votes: 32

12. Turn on to T-Bag (1988)

20 min | Fantasy

8.4
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T.Bag has moved into the back of an old television set and intends to take over the airwaves with High-TV and put all the viewers under her spell. Professor 'Sparky' Sparkes and Children's ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Estensen, John Hasler, Diana Barrand, Ken Jones

Votes: 12

13. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 5,889

14. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.3
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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: 63

15. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
Episode: Powerplay (1980)

Not Rated | 51 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Avon and Dayna return to the Liberator only to find it has been taken over by a Federation death-squad led by Captain Del Tarrant. Vila is rescued from the jungle planet Chenga where he ... See full summary »

Director: David Maloney | Stars: Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce

Votes: 90

16. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Superlative Seven (1967)

TV-14 | 51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Steed is invited to a party on an aeroplane with six other people who include a matador, a cowboy and a circus strong man. As the pilotless , remote-controlled craft takes off, a voice ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rampling, Brian Blessed

Votes: 254

17. The Stars Look Down (1974– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Ian Hastings, Basil Dignam, Alun Armstrong, Avril Elgar

Votes: 28

18. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
Episode: 'Frisco Bound (1972)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Following the enquiry into the 'Pibroch''s scuttling, Baines is temporarily reduced to mate. The head of the board, Sir Walter Teal, asks Baines and Onedin to take his young son David as an... See full summary »

Director: David Cunliffe | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass, Philip Bond, Howard Lang

Votes: 11

19. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

8.1
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 40

20. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)

Not Rated | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 2,930

21. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.0
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 47

22. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Margery Mason

Votes: 23

23. The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962– )
Episode: Gale Warning (1962)

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Fleming and Andromeda are being hunted both by the British Government and by the Intel trading consortium, who are developing another supercomputer in the newly independent Middle Eastern country of Azaran.

Director: John Knight | Stars: Peter Halliday, Noel Johnson, Philip Latham, Susan Hampshire

Votes: 5

24. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: John Gabriel, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Erik Chitty, Peter Copley

Votes: 75

25. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 110

26. The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs (1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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David Jason plays the inept Edgar Briggs, personal assistant to the Commander of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Briggs is an agent who, in spite of his cluelessness, manages to solve case after case.

Stars: David Jason, Michael Stainton, Noel Coleman, Mark Eden

Votes: 55

27. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)
Episode: One Law: One Law for the Poor (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.9
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John, Liz, Stephen and Tyso return to Earth to see if any more Tomorrow People have broken out in their absence. They sense the presence of another telepath, Mike Bell, and decide to leave ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Thau | Stars: Elizabeth Adare, Nicholas Young, Peter Vaughan-Clarke, Dean Lawrence

Votes: 7

28. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.8
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73 Metascore

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

Votes: 61,852 | Gross: $45.30M

29. Brass (1983–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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This spoof of soap-operas was set around two feuding families, the wealthy Hardacres headed by the ruthless capitalist Bradley Hardacre and the poor, working-class Fairchilds headed by the stern socialist Jack Fairchild.

Stars: Timothy West, Caroline Blakiston, James Saxon, Gail Harrison

Votes: 126

30. Man of the World (1962– )

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

31. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)
Episode: One Law: Another for the Rich (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Lord Dunning takes Mike's family prisoner in order to force him to use his powers in his service. Meanwhile, John, Liz and Stephen attempt to discover his whereabouts by interrogating Slow and Two Tone.

Director: Leon Thau | Stars: Elizabeth Adare, Nicholas Young, Peter Vaughan-Clarke, Dean Lawrence

Votes: 8

32. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

TV-PG | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 755

33. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 83

34. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

35. Badger Girl (1984– )

Drama

7.7
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Three children are on holiday on a farm in Dartmoor. They discover two crooks who are pony-rustling, and are determined to stop them.

Stars: Margo Gunn, Ashiek Madhvani, Julia Millbank, Charles Collingwood

Votes: 13

36. The Great Kandinsky (1995 TV Movie)

82 min | Comedy

7.7
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The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home. His one regret in life is never mastering an underwater... See full summary »

Director: Terry Winsor | Stars: Richard Harris, Tom Bell, Dorothy Tutin, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 67

37. Screenplay (1979– )

90 min | Drama

7.7
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This was a series of summer plays, one of which ("Waxwork") led to the popular series "Cribb" (1980).

Stars: Julie Walters, Victoria Wood, Freddie Fletcher, John Shrapnel

Votes: 7

38. The Saint (1962–1969)

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

7.6
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Simon Templar (Sir Roger Moore), a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around tin his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 3,861

39. A for Andromeda (1961– )

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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In 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes ... See full summary »

Stars: Esmond Knight, Patricia Kneale, Peter Halliday, Noel Johnson

Votes: 85

40. Screenplay (1979– )
Episode: Gossip from the Forest (1979)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Drama about the signing of the Armistice at the end of the First World War.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Hugh Burden, Ronald Hines, Michael Mellinger, John McGregor

Votes: 9

41. On the Run (1971)

56 min | Adventure, Family

7.5
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On moving to a new flat in London Ben meets neighborhood kids Lil and Thomas. But when they uncover a plot to kidnap Thomas the three decide to run away instead.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Dennis Conoley, Robert Kennedy, Tracey Collins, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 6

42. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Saint Plays with Fire (1963)

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

7.5
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The Saint is after the leader of the British Nazi party, following the convenient death of a journalist who intended to publish highly classified information about its members.

Director: Robert S. Baker | Stars: Roger Moore, Joseph Fürst, Justine Lord, John Robinson

Votes: 66

43. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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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: 148,128 | Gross: $134.22M

44. 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: 70

45. 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: 31

46. The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962– )
Episode: Azaran Forecast (1962)

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The Intel trading organization have kidnapped biochemist Madeleine Dawnay and physicist John Fleming and want them to work for them. Something strange is happening to the world's weather, and Andromeda's health is failing.

Director: John Elliot | Stars: Peter Halliday, Susan Hampshire, Mary Morris, Noel Johnson

Votes: 5

47. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicholas Young, Philip Gilbert, Elizabeth Adare, Peter Vaughan-Clarke

Votes: 536

48. The Day of the Triffids (1981– )

50 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over.

Stars: John Duttine, Emma Relph, Maurice Colbourne, Jonathan Newth

Votes: 1,776

49. Valhalla (1986)

89 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Through Loki's treachery, two children in the Viking age find themselves spirited away into the world of Norse Mythology.

Directors: Peter Madsen, Jeffrey James Varab | Stars: Dick Kaysø, Preben Kristensen, Laura Bro, Marie Ingerslev

Votes: 1,843

50. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 78



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