Superb British Television Dramasby MarleneMcFly | created - 16 May 2011 | updated - 11 Mar 2012 | Public
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2. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.
Votes: 8,173 | Gross: $0.15M
3. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Plagued by guilt, a corrupt police official attempts to solve the case of a missing schoolgirl after seeing connections between her disappearance and a rash of prior abductions.
4. United (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History, Sport
Based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of their number.
5. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Mystery
A lawyer travels to a small seaside town to settle the estate of a recently deceased woman, but soon becomes ensnared in something much more sinister.
Currently being remade for the big screen, this production terrified me as a child but it's almost impossible to get hold of a copy these days.
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2011–2014)
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House
TV-14 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Based on true events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.
7. Boy A (2007)
R | 102 min | Drama
The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.
Votes: 36,448 | Gross: $0.11M
Dealing with a really interesting subject matter, very thought provoking and superbly played by Andrew Garfield.
8. This Is England '86 (2010)
TV-MA | 47 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid 80's England, and the gang are back, looking for a laugh, a job and something that resembles a future.
A follow on from Shane Meadows earlier film. Whilst having moments of absolute hillarity from it's stand out characters this is harrowing, as you'd expect. It's still fantastic though, a must see.
9. Exile (2011)
180 min | Drama, Thriller
A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation.
Although I rate and admire John Simm it's Jim Broadbent's performance that really makes this drama what it is. The story itself is a little disappointing but the overall themes are well handled and interesting enough to sustain it.
10. Murder (2002 TV Movie)
200 min | Crime, Drama
Christopher Maurer (Jason Done) is killed the day after his twenty-first birthday and his grieving mother, Angela Maurer (Dame Julie Walters), is unable to come to grips with that fact. She... See full summary »
12. Whitechapel (2009–2013)
TV-14 | 180 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.
The first series was very good. I didn't take to the second, however, and didn't really feel there was much call for it. This should have been left as a stand alone about a Jack the Ripper copy cat, all that Krays stuff was nonsense. Rupert Penry-Jones is fantastic though, and Steve Pemberton is as creepy as ever.
16. The Turn of the Screw (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion.
This most recent adaption is not the best I've come across but it holds it's own none the less. With such strong story you could hardly go wrong but the casting here is particularly good.
Whistle and I'll Come to You
Not Rated | 42 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Classic BBC adaptation of an equally classic ghost story about a skeptical professor on vacation in Norfolk who finds a cursed whistle. Unlike most other episodes of this documentary series about music, this one is live action folk horror.
20. Sex & Lies (2004 TV Movie)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A late night radio host receives a call from Kate, she reveals that she has been raped by a colleague. She tells the host what has happened, and how everybody around her, and Alex, the man ... See full summary »
23. Cracker (1993–1996)
TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.
24. The Sculptress (1996– )
180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to ... See full summary »
25. Afterlife (I) (2005–2006)
47 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
University lecturer Robert Bridge (Andrew Lincoln) becomes involved in a series of supernatural events surrounding medium Alison Mundy (Lesley Sharp) in this chilling TV series.
26. Recovery (2007 TV Movie)
87 min | Drama
Alan Hamilton was a perfectly normal husband. He danced with his wife, went out with his friends and was a great father to his two children. Then, came the accident. Alan wakes up to a ... See full summary »
David Tennant, at the time, showing that he could do something other than just play The Doctor. At times upsetting but equally having moments of light-heartedness. A well balanced, nicely concieved, believeable piece of drama.
27. The Lakes (1997–1999)
374 min | Drama
Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through ... See full summary »
29. The Ice House (1997– )
TV-MA | 172 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice... See full summary »
31. This Is England '88 (2011)
TV-MA | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Christmas 1988. Soulmates, woody and Lol find themselves in exile from each other and the gang. Trying to understand the definition 'growing up', Shaun begins a course at College, that quickly takes the wrong turn.