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1. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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BBC Sunday-Night Play is the anthology drama series which replaced Sunday Night Theatre in 1960.

Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 51

2. If Looks Could Kill: The Power of Behaviour (1986 Video)

Short, Mystery

8.8
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People who deal professionally with the public - in government departments, airports, railway stations, offices, shops - often don't realise what effects their own behaviour can have on the... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Tom Bell, Michael Deeks, Diane Fletcher, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 12

3. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 954

4. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.7
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 15

5. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Hedda Gabler (1972)

Drama

8.6
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Hedda Gabler is a beautiful woman married to the solid and respectable academic George Tesman. Then an old flame, the dreamer Eilert Lovborg, turns up on the scene with tragic results.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Janet Suzman, Ian McKellen, Tom Bell, Jane Asher

Votes: 34

6. Prime Suspect (1991)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 6,647

7. No Bananas (1996– )

500 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Michael Elwyn, Rachel Power, Tim Matthews

Votes: 34

8. Out (1978)
Episode: The Moment He Opened His Envelope (1978)

51 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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McGrath hires a contract killer to eliminate Ross. The ex-con has other plans, including the shakedown of a money launderer and reconciliation with his son. An explosive turnabout brings Frank closer to the truth behind his arrest.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Tom Bell, Brian Croucher, Lynn Farleigh, Brian Cox

Votes: 10

9. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)

182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best

Votes: 2,773

10. Prime Suspect (1991)
Episode: Price to Pay: Part 2 (1991)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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In the opening series, D.C.I. Tennison seizes the opportunity to head a murder investigation--something she should have done long ago, had she not been passed over by her male superiors ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, Gary Whelan

Votes: 238

11. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Episode: Shutdown (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Stali presses a reluctant Dzerzhinsky to execute Reilly as the Cheka chief resists Stalin's efforts to dismantle 'The Trust.'

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Laura Davenport

Votes: 40

12. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Episode: The Last Journey (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Dzerzhinsky's organization "The Trust" needs Western funding, so he guarantees Sidney's safety in Russia in return for his help in raising funds.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Laura Davenport

Votes: 38

13. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)
Episode: Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom (1993)

TV-G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

8.3
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November, 1916. Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin have managed to get a transfer from the European trenches to the plains of Africa. On arrival they both receive a promotion to the rank of ... See full summary »

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, Paul Freeman, Freddie Jones

Votes: 122

14. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison (Dame Helen Mirren) investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 3,072

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 121

16. Masterpiece Theatre: Sons and Lovers (1981– )

Drama

8.2
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Stars: Eileen Atkins, Tom Bell, Karl Johnson, Amanda Parfitt

Votes: 21

17. Out (1978)
Episode: I Wouldn't Take Your Hand If I Was Drowning (1978)

51 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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As the police tighten their net around McGrath, Frank and a friend brutally beat corrupt ex-cop Hallam for vital information about Detective Inspector Bryce's secret dealings. After a shootout with Ross, McGrath makes a desperate move.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Tom Bell, Norman Rodway, John Junkin, Brian Cox

Votes: 9

18. Prime Suspect (1991)
Episode: Price to Pay: Part 1 (1991)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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DCI Jane Tennison has paid her dues; she has risen through the ranks of the various branches of London Metropolitan Police, attaining the heretofore unheard rank (for women) of Detective ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe

Votes: 283

19. Spender (1991–1993)
Episode: Puck (1993)

Action, Drama

8.2
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Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Jimmy Nail, Sammy Johnson, Berwick Kaler, Peter Guinness

Votes: 5

20. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)

720 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,346

21. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Richard O. Sullivan as a child genius in the play "Honour Bright".

Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Richard Caldicot, June Brown

Votes: 34

22. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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: 7

23. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Doctor Hoffmann's Children (1991)

Action, Drama

8.1
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Van Der Valk investigates several murders. A fall, a burning, a drowning, a dog attack, and a shooting. His daughter helps him get his clue to solve them.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Barry Foster, Meg Davies, Ronald Hines, Richard Huw

Votes: 23

24. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)
Episode: Part 2 (1993)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The investigation into a youth's death leads to a larger pedophile ring, possibly involving the police themselves.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Helen Mirren, Karen Tomlin, Andrew Woodall, Tom Bell

Votes: 146

25. Holocaust (1978)
Episode: Part 4: 1944-1945 (1978)

Not Rated | Drama, History, Romance

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Erik Dorf complains to the other S.S. leaders that the executions of the Jews are not being efficiently done. An order is placed by Erik for Zyklon B (a lethal gas) for use at Auschwitz and... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Tom Bell, Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris

Votes: 146

26. Holocaust (1978)

Not Rated | 475 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 4,532

27. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.0
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee, Michael Sheen

Votes: 1,677

28. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Episode: After Moscow (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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After the failure of the promised Btitish troops at Archangel and the failed assassination of Lenin as well as the assassinations of the Romanoffs, Sidney's hope for political control of ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 38

29. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Angels Are So Few (1970)

63 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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For the BBC's WEDNESDAY PLAY series, Dennis Potter offered one of his "visitation dramas": Housewife Cynthia Nicholls is married to prudish Richard Nicholls. One day, her mundane household ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Tom Bell, Christine Hargreaves, Susan Richards, Erik Chitty

Votes: 21

30. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Episode: Gambit (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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In the early days of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Reilly works on behalf of the British to topple the Bolsheviks and get Russia back in the war.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Brian Protheroe

Votes: 41

31. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)
Episode: Part 1 (1993)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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After being passed over for Detective Superintendant and giving notice, Jane briefly reunites with a very old flame who is now a famous crime writer. But, again, Jane breaks off the ... See full summary »

Director: David Drury | Stars: Helen Mirren, Peter Capaldi, Michael Shannon, Greg Saunders

Votes: 149

32. Holocaust (1978)
Episode: Part 1: 1935-1940 (1978)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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In 1935 Berlin, the Weisses celebrate son Karl's marriage to Inga Helms. When Erik Dorf is unable to find work as a lawyer, wife Marta urges him to apply for a Nazi government job. Erik ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Tom Bell, Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Marius Goring

Votes: 170

33. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Episode: Part 2 (2006)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Tennison's dad has died. She is faced with making a very tough decision.

Director: Philip Martin | Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best

Votes: 88

34. Hope It Rains (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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When her mother dies, independent but unemployed Jace goes to live with her cantankerous godfather who runs a dilapidated wax museum in a seedy English seaside resort.

Stars: Tom Bell, Holly Aird, Eamon Boland, Jenny Lee

Votes: 22

35. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: A Night Out (1960)

53 min | Drama

7.9
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Mother's boy Albert finally rebels, and goes to a works party. But things start to go wrong when he is accused of molesting a female colleague.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Madge Ryan, Tom Bell, Vivien Merchant, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 18

36. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Breaking Glass: Part 2 (2003)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The team are racing against the clock as they try to establish the identity of the care-home pedophilic murderer. Meanwhile, he is being hunted down by two of his victims: Tanner, the dead ... See full summary »

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 85

37. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Episode: Part 1 (2006)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Tennison is thrust into the world of teenage girls after a 14 year old girl is missing. Tennison is nearing retirement.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best

Votes: 93

38. Holocaust (1978)
Episode: Part 2: 1941-1942 (1978)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Inga is desperate to reunite with Karl, but her parents don't want to risk hiding her Jewish in-laws. Rudi runs away from their hiding place. Erik Dorf helps Heydrich plan and execute his ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Tom Bell, Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris

Votes: 157

39. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a Police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 4,963

40. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

Votes: 24

41. Out (1978)
Episode: A Little Heart to Heart with Miss Bangor (1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Recovering from a suicide attempt, Eve tells Frank of her twisted feelings towards their son, Paul. Ross follows a new lead to an ex-call girl in hiding and learns a dark secret about crime... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Tom Bell, Victoria Fairbrother, Brian Croucher, Katherine Schofield

Votes: 12

42. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Episode: Endgame (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Reilly's plan to overthrow the Bolshevik government and install himself as head of state hits a bump in the road when Lenin's intelligence chief Dzerzhinsky convinces him to postpone a ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Tom Bell, Brian Protheroe, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 40

43. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Episode: The Trust (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Sidney auctions off his collection of Napoleana to finance a Russian counterrevolutionary group and convinces Henry Ford to finance an invading German army.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Clive Merrison

Votes: 41

44. Out (1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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After an eight-year stint for a failed bank heist, Frank Ross (Tom Bell, Prime Suspect) returns to his old gangland haunts to find the snitch who sent him to jail. The smooth, streetwise ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Bell, Brian Croucher, John Junkin, Norman Rodway

Votes: 212

45. Four Fathers (1999)

200 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Ruth Gemmell, Kate Lonergan, Eva Pope, Gavin Abbott

Votes: 22

46. Dial 999 (1958– )

30 min | Crime

7.7
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Stars: Robert Beatty, John Howlett, Richard Bebb, Michael Collins

Votes: 22

47. 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: 71

48. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Breaking Glass: Part 1 (2003)

TV-14 | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The CCS is alerted to sexual abuse of young boys in care homes. The team race to identify the murderer before his vengeful victims reach him.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 104

49. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.6
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Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,881

50. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 230



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