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1. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Traitor (1971)

61 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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Dishillusioned by his rich, aristocratic upbringing in Britain, top foreign office diplomat Adrian Harris became a spy for the Russians. He escaped to Moscow after being found out and it is... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: John Le Mesurier, Jack Hedley, Vincent Ball, Neil McCallum

Votes: 40

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: 49

3. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: In Love and War (1980)

51 min | Drama

8.8
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In 1940, the Radletts are all doing their part for the war effort: Aunt Sadie stores crates for the Museum; Uncle Matt drills Defense Volunteers; and in London, Linda waits for Fabrice, ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Lucy Gutteridge, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 5

4. Moll Flanders (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.7
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All kinds of misfortune befall Moll Flanders in 18th-century England; but she's a great survivor.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Julia Foster, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Ogilvy, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 18

5. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Foreigners Are Fiends (1980)

51 min | Drama

8.7
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Lady Montdore throws a Venetian ball featuring more than one startling revelation. The success buoys her mood enough to reconcile with Polly, who is consoling the loss of Boy's baby with a ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Vivian Pickles, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 6

6. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: Lemon Twist (1995)

Not Rated | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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After a rave review by a hard to please food critic Pie in the Sky does a roaring trade. Henry, however, is at a boring police seminar where Fisher admits he is disillusioned by the job and... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

Votes: 42

7. Portrait of a Marriage (1990– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1990)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.4
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With the end of World War I in 1918, Vita returns to her family home to her husband and sons. However, she continues to write and correspond with Violet, who is still being courted by ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathryn Harrison, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 8

8. 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: 1,017

9. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Rings and Things (1980)

51 min | Drama

8.2
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Despite disapproval from both families, Linda and Tony are determined to marry. Sonia's patience is strained as her daughter and husband stand their ground. Meanwhile, Polly resists her ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Vivian Pickles, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 5

10. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Genuine Article (1983)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Rumpole defends an eccentric artist in a forgery case before the newly appointed Judge Featherstone.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Emlyn Williams, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 47

11. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 2,366

12. The House of Eliott (1991–1994)

50 min | Drama

8.0
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Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new ... See full summary »

Stars: Stella Gonet, Louise Lombard, Aden Gillett, Cathy Murphy

Votes: 982

13. 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: 114

14. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 65

15. Night & Day (2001–2003)

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama

8.0
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Devised by acclaimed TV drama writer Caleb Ranson (Forgotten, Daylight Robbery), Night and Day is a soap unlike any other. Set in Greenwich, and focusing on the lives of six very different ... See full summary »

Stars: Seb Castang, Stuart Manning, Lysette Anthony, Joe McGann

Votes: 92

16. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Coming Out (1980)

51 min | Drama

8.0
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Polly Montdore has grown into a haughty beauty, aloof to everyone, but dear to the Radlett girls. As her coming-out ball and the following year progress, Polly and her confidante Linda ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Michael Williams, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 5

17. Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)
Episode: Golden Oldies (2005)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Ash and Scribbs investigate the murder of a 1950's singing star affectionately known as JJ who, it seems, still has a following in the retirement home where he and his wife now reside. He'd... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Frank Barrie, Marcia Warren, Diana Fairfax, Rita Davies

Votes: 42

18. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: The Merry Widower (1980)

52 min | Drama

8.0
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Linda is trapped in a loveless marriage, and her in-laws refuse to let her to spend her pregnancy with her family. Polly's wedding to Boy Dougdale dissolves into disaster as Lady Montdore ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Vivian Pickles, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 5

19. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Richard O. Sullivan as a child genius in the play "Honour Bright".

Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, John Robinson, Dinsdale Landen

Votes: 32

20. Saki (1962– )

480 min | Drama

7.9
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Anthology series of plays from the writings of Saki.

Stars: Martita Hunt, Fenella Fielding, William Mervyn, Richard Vernon

Votes: 14

21. Portrait of a Marriage (1990– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1990)

TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.9
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In 1921, Violet is unhappy with her celibate marital life. Vita manages to get in touch with her to persuade her to leave her husband and run away with her, first to Paris and then to ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathryn Harrison, Peter Birch

Votes: 7

22. Life Begins (2004– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Maggie and Phil are a late-30s English couple on a standard summer holiday with their two teenage children. On their first morning on holiday, Phil announces he wants to move out. Maggie is... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Quentin, Alexander Armstrong, Elliot Henderson-Boyle, Ace Ryan

Votes: 211

23. 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

24. The Flying Doctor (1959– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Denning, Jill Adams, Alan White, James Copeland

Votes: 23

25. The Politician's Wife (1995– )
Episode: Body Politic (1995)

64 min | Drama

7.8
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As the architect of Duncan's destruction, Flora plays him against Tory grandees while stirring up resentment against him amongst his constituents. Can he fight back?

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Trevor Eve, Ian Bannen, Anton Lesser

Votes: 8

26. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Jumping Bean Bag (1976)

Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Robin Bailey, Richard Bentine, Stephen Bone, Kenny Brown

Votes: 6

27. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Winslow Boy (1977)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Simon Chandler, Ann Beach, Eric Porter

Votes: 23

28. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )

420 min | Drama

7.7
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Bestselling author Nancy Mitford's novels "The Pursuit of Love" and "Love in a Cold Climate" draw on her own experiences as a child of Britain's aristocracy between the two world wars. ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Michael Williams, Lucy Gutteridge

Votes: 133

29. How Do You Want Me? (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Ian has recently eloped with country girl Lisa. The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues.

Stars: Dylan Moran, Charlotte Coleman, Emma Chambers, Frank Finlay

Votes: 411

30. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 93

31. The Politician's Wife (1995– )

185 min | Drama

7.7
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A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.

Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Trevor Eve, Anton Lesser, Ian Bannen

Votes: 457

32. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Margery Mason

Votes: 24

33. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Anthology of plays and novels adapted into feature length movies.

Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, David Quilter

Votes: 21

34. Portrait of a Marriage (1990– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1990)

TV-MA | 54 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Vita and Violet's romance grows which leads to Vita dressing up as a man (an injured soldier on leave from the front) and meeting at hotels and boarding houses in London to continue their ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathryn Harrison, Peter Birch

Votes: 7

35. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #2.1 (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A serial killer has been viciously attacking women before murdering them. However one victim survives and names the arrogant Damon Morton as her assailant. The case is not helped by the ... See full summary »

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, Dorian Lough, Daniel Ryan

Votes: 134

36. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Tod eines Mädchens (1997)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A drama of a child murder from the discovery of the crime to police investigation, then through the ensuing trial.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, John Abbott, Richard Addison

Votes: 208

37. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.

Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

Votes: 651

38. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

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

Votes: 89

39. 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, Arthur Hewlett, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

40. Portrait of a Marriage (1990– )

219 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Melodrama detailing the real-life love affair between feminist writer Vita Sackville-West and novelist Violet Keppel against the backdrop of post-World War I England and opposition by ... See full summary »

Stars: Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathryn Harrison, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 408

41. Portrait of a Marriage (1990– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1990)

TV-MA | 54 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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In 1940 England, feminist poet Vita Sackville-West gets a phone call from Violet Keppel Trefusis which triggers a flashback to 1917 where Violet first came for a visit at Vita's country ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathryn Harrison, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 11

42. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1997)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Dunn's trial does not, initially, go well for the police due to tainted evidence - the washing line that supposedly strangled Julie as planted. Also an alibi turns up and a Not Guilty ... See full summary »

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, Dorian Lough, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 66

43. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

Votes: 929

44. 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: 204

45. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.5
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A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: George Dolenz, Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron, Henry Corden

Votes: 28

46. Re-inventing Eddie (2002)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Eddie is a "normal" dad, who loves life, his job and most of all family. He and his wife Jeanie are totally open when answering their children's questions, no matter how embrassing. This ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Doyle | Stars: John Lynch, Geraldine Somerville, Lauren Cook, Ben Thompson

Votes: 22

47. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Child Hunt (1980)

49 min | Drama

7.5
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The gaggle of Radlett girls and their friends are filled with excitement of the season and an unquenched curiosity about married life. Their eccentric childhood includes Lord Alconleigh "... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Vivian Pickles, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 6

48. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: Lady Windermere's Fan (1985)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Lord Windermere appears to all - including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Smith | Stars: Helena Little, Tim Woodward, Stephanie Turner, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 127

49. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: Look After Annie (1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Annie Irvine, charismatic evangelist and founder of the left-wing Workers-Christian Alliance, arrives back in England having survived an assassination attempt in Chicago and Cowley, an old ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 70

50. Dead of Night (1972)

50 min | Horror

7.4
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A horror anthology series of chilling tales.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, John Castle, Anna Cropper, Bernard Brown

Votes: 89



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