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1. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.3
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Armchair Mystery Theatre is a 60-minute United Kingdom television anthology mystery series. Thirty-four episodes aired from 1960-65. It was hosted by Donald Pleasence and produced by Leonard White.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

2. 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

3. Zero One (1962– )

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Film series about International Air Security, whose call sign is "Zero One"

Stars: Nigel Patrick, William Smith, Katya Douglas, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 38

4. Little Red Monkey (1953 TV Movie)

30 min | Thriller

8.7
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Scientists are being killed and a red monkey is spotted at the scene of the crime.

Director: Bill Lyon-Shaw | Stars: Honor Blackman, Donald Houston, Henzie Raeburn, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 6

5. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (1975)

52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.7
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Francis' failed suicide attempt leaves him in deep melancholia and the Warleggan's parade of suborned witnesses darkens Ross' prospects for acquittal.

Director: Kenneth Ives | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Richard Morant, Clive Francis

Votes: 19

6. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.9 (1975)

52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.7
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After Ross is released on bail on charges of looting a wrecked ship, the Warleggans stubborn witnesses in order to have him legally executed.

Director: Kenneth Ives | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Tim Barlow, John White

Votes: 19

7. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.6
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. narrated, produced, and frequently starred in this anthology series, which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 45

8. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Voysey Inheritance (1979)

Drama

8.5
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Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Glynis Barber, Sheila Beckett, David Bird, Simon Chandler

Votes: 8

9. Poldark (1975– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

Votes: 877

10. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Henry Plantagenet (later King Henry II), sees his opportunity to seize the crown of England and create a kingdom of law and order.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox

Votes: 66

11. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The day-to-day story of a multi-million pound aerospace company, its new jet plane, its test-pilot, its workers and its ruthless and hard-nosed managing director John Wilder, the embodiment of modern, unflinching capitalism.

Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 19

12. Number 10 (1983– )

52 min | Drama

8.4
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Drama series about the private lives of seven British prime ministers who lived in Number 10 Downing Street between the 1780s and the 1920s: William Pitt the Younger, the Duke of Wellington... See full summary »

Stars: Neville Barber, Bernard Archard, Jeremy Brett, Denis Quilley

Votes: 25

13. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Greg Callan's cousin David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 530

14. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.3
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 82

15. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

8.3
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The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »

Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Votes: 65

16. Boyd Q.C. (1956–1964)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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A barrister named Richard Boyd Q.C. is involved in a variety of cases in London.

Stars: Michael Denison, Charles Leno, Owen Berry, Weyman Mackay

Votes: 10

17. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 160

18. Lipstick on Your Collar (1993– )

360 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »

Stars: Giles Thomas, Ewan McGregor, Louise Germaine, Douglas Henshall

Votes: 1,202

19. Mrs Thursday (1966–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Elderly cleaning lady inherits her boss's house, fortune - and butler.

Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Hugh Manning, Richard Caldicot, George Waring

Votes: 25

20. Blackmail (1965–1966)

Drama

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Blackmail, in all its meanings and forms, was the central theme of the episodes comprising this series.

Stars: Ray Marioni, Derrick Sherwin, Aubrey Richards, Ian Hendry

Votes: 10

21. Patrol Car (1954–1956)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Dramatization of murder investigations and other criminal cases that Detective Superintendent Robert Fabian, a real-life Scotland Yard Inspector and the host of the show, worked on.

Stars: Bruce Seton, Robert Raglan, Philip Dale, Jack Melford

Votes: 14

22. 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

23. 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: 48

24. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

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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

25. Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Episode: The New King (1978)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

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The new King assembles his new staff and his mother, Queen Mary, sees it as a positive beginning. He also assures Wallis that his new position will not change anything but he does make it ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, Peggy Ashcroft, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 11

26. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: You Don't Exist (1969)

Action, Crime

8.0
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A girl lands at Heathrow from Rhodesia, but owing to Britian's break of diplomatic relations, she has no valid passport. A young officer is supposed to mind her until she can be sent back, but takes her for a tour instead.

Director: Dennis Vance | Stars: Wensley Pithey, Derren Nesbitt, Jennifer Wilson, Keith Washington

Votes: 11

27. 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

28. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 32

29. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Troika (1969)

Action, Crime

7.9
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At 4 am in London John Morrisey gets into a taxi to Scotland Yard. He is rushing to join a meeting about a planned arrest of three people who have broken the official secrets act by selling... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Wensley Pithey, Derren Nesbitt, Jennifer Wilson, Keith Washington

Votes: 19

30. 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

31. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.8
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 44

32. 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

33. Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama

7.8
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A play-within-play of Moby Dick by Orson Welles.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Christopher Lee, Patrick McGoohan, Wensley Pithey

Votes: 50

34. Premiere (1977–1980)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: David Parfitt, Johnny Allan, Brian Poyser, Phil Daniels

Votes: 6

35. The Scales of Justice (1962–1967)

Crime

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Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Michael Hordern, Kenneth Benda, Bridget Armstrong

Votes: 52

36. Assignment Foreign Legion (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure

7.8
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Stars: Merle Oberon, Martin Benson, Lionel Jeffries, Peter Arne

Votes: 17

37. Suez 1956 (1979 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.8
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In 1956, the British Prime Minister Anthony Eden grapples with the Suez Crisis, which brought an end of his political career.

Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: Michael Gough, Robert Stephens, Richard Vernon, Wensley Pithey

Votes: 6

38. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)
Episode: Collision Course: The Brave Goose (1979)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Oscar West is killed when his power boat blows up during a race, where the Saint has seen a shifty character of his acquaintance. Oscar's widow Annabelle sets off for the French Riviera to ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Gayle Hunnicutt, Stratford Johns, Derren Nesbitt

Votes: 14

39. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Reliable Sources (1969)

Action, Crime

7.8
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Superintendent Eden is on the spot. The Security Commission has met to consider the leak that tipped a spy during the Troika affair. The detective is cleared - but told that he cannot continue his role as Special Branch controller.

Director: Dennis Vance | Stars: Wensley Pithey, Derren Nesbitt, Jennifer Wilson, Morris Perry

Votes: 8

40. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: The Kazmirov Affair (1969)

Action, Crime

7.8
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Informed that the manuscript of a Russian author's novel which has been smuggled into Britain is a forgery and could discredit the Goverment, Inspector Jordan goes against orders and investigates the claim.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Wensley Pithey, Derren Nesbitt, Keith Washington, John Bailey

Votes: 9

41. 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: 85

42. The Larkins (1958–1964)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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66 Sycamore Street is home to the Larkins. Alf refuses to believe that he's henpecked. Ada's determined to make sure that he is. Joyce still lives at home with her unsuccessful writer of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Peggy Mount, David Kossoff, Barbara Mitchell, Ronan O'Casey

Votes: 31

43. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)
Episode: Collision Course: The Sixth Man (1979)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The Saint saves Annabelle from the bull-ring but she is adamant that she knows nothing about the gold bullion robbery. Having survived an attempt to murder him - in which a policeman is ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Gayle Hunnicutt, Stratford Johns, Derren Nesbitt

Votes: 9

44. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.6
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 80

45. 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

46. Love and Marriage (1984– )

Drama

7.6
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Stars: Lynn Farleigh, Beverley Callard, William Gaunt, Hugh Lloyd

Votes: 12

47. Dial 999 (1958– )

30 min | Crime

7.6
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Stars: Robert Beatty, John Witty, Michael Collins, Hugh Moxey

Votes: 16

48. Blind Justice (1988– )

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Jack Shepherd, Julian Wadham, Caroline Hutchison, Eamonn Walker

Votes: 16

49. Here's Harry (1960–1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Accident-prone magnet of calamity Harry Worth comes up against various forms of authority, resulting in fallout and failure.

Stars: Harry Worth, Jack Woolgar, Joe Gladwin, Doris Gambell

Votes: 13

50. Blue Scar (1949)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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A Welsh villager (Gwyneth Vaughan) dreams of London and wants her miner boyfriend (Emrys Jones) to get another job.

Director: Jill Craigie | Stars: Emrys Jones, Gwyneth Vaughan, Rachel Thomas, Anthony Pendrell

Votes: 34



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