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1. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 96,248 | Gross: $8.18M

2. A Very English Scandal (2018)

TV-14 | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.

Stars: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 7,663

3. Law & Order: UK (2009–2014)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

Votes: 2,979

4. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 1,010

5. The MacKintosh Man (1973)

PG | 98 min | Thriller

6.3
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,920

6. The Naked Edge (1961)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Eric Portman, Diane Cilento

Votes: 896

7. Garrow's Law (2009–2011)

Biography, Drama

8.3
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Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 991

8. Dr. Crippen (1963)

98 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.4
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The real-life story of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, who was hanged in London in 1910 for poisoning his wife so he could be with his young lover. But was he truly guilty of murder?

Director: Robert Lynn | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Samantha Eggar, Coral Browne, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 328

9. Sherlock Holmes (1932)

68 min | Drama

5.7
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The famous detective is pulled away from retirement and his fiancée when the condemned Moriarty escapes from prison and swears vengeance.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Clive Brook, Miriam Jordan, Ernest Torrence, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 115

10. Hell to Pay (2005 Video)

93 min | Crime

3.0
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Larry Malone sets up his brother Dave to get rid of Murphy, a rival gang leader, and then informs on Dave to have him convicted of murder. In one simple act of double-dealing he, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Gomez Martin | Stars: Dave Courtney, Dave Legeno, Terry Stone, John Altman

Votes: 115

11. Eight O'Clock Walk (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Taxicab driver Tom Banning is led to an abandoned bomb-site by an eight-year-old girl as an April-fool prank. The girl is later found murdered and Manning is picked up by Scotland Yard for ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cathy O'Donnell, Derek Farr, Ian Hunter

Votes: 244

12. The Unguarded Hour (1955 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Walter Fitzgerald, Greta Gynt, Raymond Huntley, Graham Stuart

13. Ultus and the Three-Button Mystery (1917)

Crime

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Having made a daring escape from the Old Bailey, Ultus becomes involved in the case of the kidnapping of a Cabinet Minister by the agents of a Foreign Power, aided by faithful assistant ... See full summary »

Director: George Pearson | Stars: Aurelio Sidney, Manora Thew, Charles Rock, Alice De Winton

14. Diana's Legacy (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Documentary assessing the impact of the death of Princess Diana, on the Royal Family and the public. The programme examines how she changed the institution of the monarchy, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Coldstream | Stars: Mark Lockyer, Neil Salvage, Judy Norman, Gerry O'Toole

15. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Ancient History (1997)

TV-MA | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A new law suspending the statute of limitations on war atrocities has Kavanagh prosecuting a Polish doctor who stands accused of war crimes.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: John Thaw, Jonathan Adams, Robin Bailey, Gillian Bevan

Votes: 48

16. The Brief (2004–2005)
Episode: Children (2004)

71 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Farmer has doubts about his prosecution of a twelve year old gypsy girl for murder and takes custody of his son while his ex-wife vacations.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Rita Ora, Frankie Cosgrave, Barney Clark, Alan Davies

Votes: 20

17. A Tale of Two Cities (1989– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1989)

Drama, History, Romance

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Stars: James Wilby, Xavier Deluc, Serena Gordon, John Mills

18. The Devil's Whore (2008)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2008)

53 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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The people of the besieged city of Oxford are in a desperate situation. Devastated by the King's brutal betrayal, Angelica has been cast out of court, and finds herself destitute and ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Ryan, Tim McInnerny, Dominic West

Votes: 67

19. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (1964)

Comedy, Music

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Danny is joined by guest stars Jose Ferrer and Dorothy Collins. Danny and Jose are featured as adversaries in several sketches - the two men play rival job applicants for a position in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Kaye, Dorothy Collins, José Ferrer, Harvey Korman

20. A Tale of Two Cities (1980– )
Episode: Part 2 (1980)

42 min | Drama

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Beneath the surface of these cities, how do people live and work? What are the differences, what are the similarities, what are the stories? A worker at an iron-smelting factory in Beijing;... See full summary »

Director: Michael E. Briant | Stars: Paul Shelley, Nigel Stock, Ralph Michael, Sally Osborne

21. By the Sword Divided (1983– )
Episode: Restoration (1985)

Drama, History, War

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Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Lucy Aston, Tim Bentinck, Antony Carrick, Ronny Cush

22. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Rumpole of the Bailey (1975)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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An irreverent barrister chooses to defend a young Jamaican boy accused of stabbing on the same day his only son leaves for college in America.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Leo McKern, Joyce Heron, Noel Willman, David Yelland

Votes: 120

23. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole's Return (1980)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A bored Rumpole living in Florida retirement uses an inquiry from Phyllida as a pretext to re-establish himself back in chambers

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Albert Welling, Robin Halstead

Votes: 126

24. At Home with the Georgians (2010– )
Episode: Safe as Houses (2010)

Documentary

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Director: Phil Cairney | Stars: Amanda Vickery, Richard Dixon, Amy Marston, Hannah Boyde

Votes: 5

25. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: The Hide (2010)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Foyle battles to save a young man accused of high treason from the executioner's noose in a case that will shatter his personal world to the core.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Andrew Scott, Richard Goulding, Tim van Eyken, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 434

26. The Brief (2004–2005)
Episode: The Road to Hell (2004)

71 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Struggling under tons of gambling and alimony debt, criminal defense attorney Henry Farmer takes on a raft of cases all at the same time. Worse still, he's up against some tough judges--including his own estranged father.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Christopher Fulford, Linda Bassett, Robert Whitelock, Zara Turner

Votes: 26

27. The Bearstream (2018– )
Episode: Tommy Robinson (2019)

Comedy, News

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Stars: Owen Benjamin, Tommy Robinson



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