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1. 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: 34,590

2. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

Votes: 7,391

3. Peak Practice (1993–2002)

50 min | Drama

6.3
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Beth Glover and Will Preston are doctors in partnership at a Derbyshire clinic when they hire Jack who's returned from Africa. The next several years deal with their personal and professional lives with Jack and Beth marrying.

Stars: Simon Shepherd, Esther Coles, Gary Mavers, Margery Mason

Votes: 266

4. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 318

5. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Votes: 28,093 | Gross: $0.39M

6. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 1,204

7. Criminal Justice (2008–2009)

Not Rated | 584 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Bill Paterson, Alice Sykes

Votes: 1,631

8. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 562

9. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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The emotional intricacies of a polyamorous relationship between young artist Bob and his two lovers: a lonely male doctor and a frustrated female office worker.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 5,385 | Gross: $0.54M

10. Cemetery Junction (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan

Votes: 19,614

11. Hotel Babylon (2006–2009)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Martin Marquez, Michael Obiora, Raymond Coulthard

Votes: 4,097

12. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional town of Newtown in the North of England.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 256

13. 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: 214

14. The Deadly Affair (1967)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 3,014

15. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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This series was about six nursing students doing the then 3 year nursing course. They are from all walks of life but all have to cope with the trials and tribulations of getting used to ... See full summary »

Stars: Carol Holmes, Shirley Cheriton, Joanna Monro, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 85

16. Follyfoot (1971–1973)

30 min | Family, Drama

7.8
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Young Dora is sent to stay with her uncle on his farm in rural England while her parents travel overseas for a year. Seeing as she has a love for horses, her uncle suggests she visit ... See full summary »

Stars: Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson, Arthur English, Christian Rodska

Votes: 105

17. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 117

18. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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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: 230

19. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

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

Votes: 91

20. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.2
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Set in Oxbridge General Hospital, this soap opera focused equally on the lives and loves of its medical staff and the pressure of their work.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 36

21. The Beast: When Eddie Met Arnie (2020)

Documentary, Biography, Drama | Filming

The World's strongest man, Eddie 'THE BEAST' Hall has reached the pinnacle of his career and finds himself at a crossroads in his life. Despite his immense achievements, Eddie suffered from... See full summary »

Directors: Matt Bell, Chris Fretwell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna, Eddie Hall, Alex Needham

22. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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This show is a collection of tales that make for "ripping good" television. Sir Michael Palin played a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 1,241

23. Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)

GP | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Bruce Pritchard is paralysed mysteriously after his Brothers wedding. Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home. Angry and depressed, he finds hope with a nurse. Can Bruce find a life outside the home?

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Nanette Newman, Georgia Brown, Bernard Lee

Votes: 421

24. Fragment of Fear (1970)

GP | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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Reformed drug addict Tim Brett (David Hemmings) is vacationing in Italy with his aunt. When she is murdered, he tries to investigate, and soon his whole life is out of control.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Flora Robson

Votes: 611

25. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.4
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Anthology series of dramatic works.

Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 50

26. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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This show 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 (1962).

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

Votes: 85

27. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

8.2
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Telepathic stage magician, Tarot, and his two assistants solve mysteries and crimes of a bizarre or magical nature, and battle against villains with various powers.

Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Tony Selby, Judy Loe, Roy Holder

Votes: 88

28. General Hospital (1972–1980)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Stars: Lewis Jones, David Garth, James Kerry, Ian White

Votes: 48

29. The Hireling (1973)

PG | 95 min | Drama

6.6
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A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Peter Egan, Caroline Mortimer

Votes: 607

30. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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It is an anthology drama series of short plays shown on BBC Television.

Stars: Robin Chadwick, Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 30

31. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Margery Mason

Votes: 24

32. Curry & Chips (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A Pakistani Irishman Kevin O'Grady arrives in England and joins the workforce at a novelty objects manufacturers. He also shares digs with his factory manager. He quickly becomes bemused ... See full summary »

Stars: Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Kenny Lynch, Norman Rossington

Votes: 110

33. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 76

34. The Newcomers (1965–1969)

30 min | Drama

6.7
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Ellis Cooper, wife Vivienne, grandmother and their three children are relocated from London to a rural town Angleton by his employer. Helping them adjust to country living are the Harkers whose father also works for Eden Brothers.

Stars: Gladys Henson, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Gerald Cross, Michael Collins

Votes: 26

35. Lady Godiva (2008)

89 min | Horror, Romance

3.8
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Proud and determined, astride a beautiful white horse, Lady Godiva rides through the medieval streets to protest against the high taxes her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, has levied ... See full summary »

Director: Vicky Jewson | Stars: Phoebe Thomas, Matthew Chambers, James Wilby, Isabelle Amyes

Votes: 118

36. Marty (1968–1969)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Marty Feldman, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Roland MacLeod

Votes: 119

37. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Professor John Hardy is a forensic scientist who works not only for the police but also for other interested parties.

Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 21

38. The Fool (1990)

140 min | Drama

5.6
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A costume drama and satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a Lord who is ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Cyril Cusack, Ruth Mitchell, Maria Aitken

Votes: 100

39. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, Barbara Couper, John DeVaut

Votes: 9

40. This Man Craig (1966–1967)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Ian Craig is an upbeat science teacher at a secondary school in fictional Straithard, Scotland. He deals with the troubles of his students and colleagues in an optimistic fashion and shares their triumphs.

Stars: John Cairney, Ellen McIntosh, Leonard Maguire, Joan Alcorn

Votes: 6

41. 2nd House (1973–1976)

Talk-Show

6.4
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BBC Arts program derived from Full House (1972).

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Edwin Mullins, Roger McGough, Struan Rodger

Votes: 7

42. Love's Labour's Lost (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Jonathan Kent, Christopher Blake, Geoffrey Burridge, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 93

43. Honey Lane (1967–1969)

Drama

5.6
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Soap drama set in an east end market place following the lives of the Cockney vendors.

Stars: Ivor Salter, John Bennett, Ray Lonnen, Brian Rawlinson

Votes: 8

44. 10x10 (1989–2000)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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An assortment of short quirky documentaries, comedies and dramas by directors fresh from film schools.

Stars: Frank McConnell, Gordon Ridout, Camilla Power, Siobhan Flynn

45. 20 Things to Do Before You're 30 (2002– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A group of friends who are approaching 30 make a list of unusual tasks to perform before they reach that age.

Stars: Amanda Abbington, Mathew Horne, Georgia Mackenzie, Chris Polick

Votes: 40

46. Aliens in the Family (1987– )

25 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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It is the summer holidays and teenager Jacqueline ("Jake") is visiting her newly remarried father and his family (including teenager Dora and her young brother Lewis) for the first time. ... See full summary »

Stars: Grant Thatcher, Sophie Bold, Clare Wilkie, Sebastian Knapp

Votes: 22

47. Out of Depth (2000)

100 min | Thriller

6.1
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When his mother is attacked by Ed, a small time crook, Paul Nixon wants revenge. Frightened of the possible repercussions to both his personal and emerging professional life, Paul enlists ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Marshall | Stars: Sean Maguire, Danny Midwinter, Nicholas Ball, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 58

48. Life at Stake (1978– )

Drama

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A series of eight dramatic reconstructions of stories which made the headlines.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Peter Banks, Anthony Bate, Tony Osoba

49. Back to the Garden (2013)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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It is a year since the death of an inspirational theatre director and teacher, and his widow is struggling to come to terms with her loss. A group of close friends, many of whom are or were... See full summary »

Director: Jon Sanders | Stars: Emma Garden, Bob Goody, Anna Mottram, Tanya Myers

Votes: 21

50. Marked Personal (1973– )

30 min

8.2
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Afternoon show about the dramas that enfold around the human resources department of a large organization.

Stars: Heather Chasen, Stephanie Beacham, Frankie Jordan, Carl Rigg

Votes: 8



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