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1. Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001–2003)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two Thousand Acres of Sky tells the story of single mum Abby Wallace, who escapes her inner city lifestyle with her two children to a small Scottish village.

Stars: Michelle Collins, Paul Kaye, Michael Carter, George Anton

Votes: 216

S1 TV2 113-114 S2 TV2 115-116

2. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven British construction workers escape Britain's ever growing dole queues and travel to Germany to work on a site in Düsseldorf. We follow their trials and tribulations of working away from home and away from the women they left behind.

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 2,959

S2 TV1 109-112 S3 TV2 053-054 S4 TV2 055-056 S5 TV5 093

3. Casanova (2005)

TV-MA | 174 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.

Stars: Rose Byrne, David Tennant, Peter O'Toole, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 4,765

TV1 076

4. City of Vice (2008)

50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the eighteenth century, London is a city filled with prostitutes, pimps, gamblers and villains. In a time before the invention of modern policing procedures, the novelist Henry Fielding ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Francis Magee, Steve Speirs, Alice O'Connell

Votes: 438

S1 DVD-R TV4 077-078

5. Cold Feet (1997– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The show follows the lives of 30-something couples Adam and Rachel, Pete and Jenny, David and Karen as they navigate love and life in Manchester.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, John Thomson, Hermione Norris

Votes: 3,953

S1 TV2 019-020 S2 TV2 021-022 S3 TV2 023-024 S4 TV2 025-026 S5 TV2 027-028 all currently at JANE1 001-010

6. 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.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 5,622

TV1 030-039 TV1 098

7. Fanny Hill (2007– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Night, Alison Steadman, Hugo Speer, Emma Stansfield

Votes: 1,050

TV4 035

8. The Final Cut (1995)

206 min | Drama

Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 3,371

TV2 079

9. Funland (2005)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to investigate who killed his mother. He gets a job in the local strip club. He soon realizes that the town has many dark secrets and that the killer may even be his boss - the club's owner.

Stars: Daniel Mays, Ian Puleston-Davies, Sarah Smart, Kris Marshall

Votes: 513

TV3 106-107

10. G.B.H. (1991)

567 min | Comedy, Drama

Michael Murray (Robert Lindsay) is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson (Sir Michael Palin) is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy, Alan Igbon

Votes: 652

TV1 071-074

11. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

The schemes of a ruthlessly ambitious British politician who will stop at nothing to get to the top.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

Votes: 13,289

TV2 077

12. Hustle (2004–2012)

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

A motley group of London con artists pulls off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 21,513

SERIES 1 TV3 048-049 SERIES 2 TV3 089-090 SERIES 3 TV3 127-128 SERIES 4 TV1 127-128 SERIES 5 TV4 088-089 SERIES 6 TV7 006-007 & HD1 SERIES 7 TV9 124-125 SERIES 8 TVB 174-175

13. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 15,822

TV1 040-044

14. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 6,602

SERIES 1 TV2 049-050 SERIES 2 TV2 051-052 SERIES 3 TV2 103-104 SERIES 4 TV2 105-106 The Grinning Man TV4 087 THE JUDAS TREE TV5 075 SERIES 5 TVC 201 XMAS16 TVE 072

15. 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 »

Stars: John Simm, Elizabeth Bennett, Charles Dale, Mary Jo Randle

Votes: 850

SERIES 1 TV5 125-126 SERIES 2 TV5 127-128

16. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

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

After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 28,959

SERIES 1 TV6 115-118 SERIES 2 TV9 017-019

17. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,892

SERIES 1 TV2 085-087 SERIES 2 TV2 110-112 SERIES 3 TV2 117-120 SERIES 4 TV3 037-040 SERIES 5 TV3 041-044 SERIES 6 TV3 045-047

18. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005)
Episode: The Taming of the Shrew (2005)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young harridan MP marries a title in order to advance towards her goal of becoming party leader.

Director: David Richards | Stars: Shirley Henderson, David Mitchell, Simon Chandler, Jaime Murray

Votes: 1,444

TV1 085-086

19. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005)
Episode: Much Ado About Nothing (2005)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tensions mount in the TV studio when a take-charge anchor is reunited with a man she has a "history" with.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sarah Parish, Damian Lewis, Andrew Barclay, George Couyas

Votes: 839

TV1 085-086

20. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005)
Episode: Macbeth (2005)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

Director: Mark Brozel | Stars: James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes, Joseph Millson, Vincent Regan

Votes: 1,004

TV1 085-086

21. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005)
Episode: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Mis-directed love potions complicate an already complicated set of relationships.

Director: Ed Fraiman | Stars: Bill Paterson, Imelda Staunton, Lennie James, Sharon Small

Votes: 366

TV1 085-086

22. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996– )

Unrated | 195 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Story of a woman who merely wished to be a loving wife, but always had to live the life of crime.

Stars: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 1,191

TV1 099

23. The Monocled Mutineer (1986)

310 min | Drama, History, War

During World War I, Percy Toplis, a deserter from the British Army, plays a major role in the Étaples Mutiny in September 1917.

Stars: Paul McGann, Bill Fellows, Matthew Marsh, Anthony Calf

Votes: 268

TV5 101-2

24. Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance

While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 76,466

JANE1 015-6

25. Prime Suspect (1991)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 6,718

TV1 051-057 TV1 097

26. Wire in the Blood (2002–2009)

TV-MA | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold

Votes: 7,293

SERIES 1 TV6 125-127 SERIES 2 TV6 128-129

27. Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000–2001)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Randall and Hopkirk are detective partners with a difference, one of them is a ghost.

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Emilia Fox, Charlie Higson

Votes: 594

SERIES 1 TV2 039-040 SERIES 2 TV2 041-042

28. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

Votes: 1,143

SERIES 1 TV2 079-080 SERIES 2 TV2 081-082 SERIES 3 TV2 083-084

29. Shameless (2004–2013)

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

The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 15,107

SERIES 1 TV1 061-062 SERIES 2 TV1 058-060 SERIES 3 TV3 124-126 SERIES 4 TV1 124-126 SERIES 5 TV4 058-062

30. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Company (1994)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure

Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,592

TV2 061

31. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Rifles (1993)

TV-MA | 102 min | Adventure

In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,945

TV2 059

32. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Enemy (1994)

TV-14 | 90 min | Adventure

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,533

TV2 62

33. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Honour (1994)

TV-14 | 101 min | Adventure

1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Michael Byrne

Votes: 2,211

TV2 063

34. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Sword (1995)

TV-14 | 101 min | Adventure

Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey

Votes: 2,137

TV2 066

35. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Eagle (1993)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure

Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,003

TV2 060

36. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Battle (1995)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure

When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Hugh Ross

Votes: 2,123

TV2 065

37. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Gold (1995)

TV-14 | 101 min | Adventure

Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, John Tams

Votes: 2,174

TV2 064

38. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Mission (1996)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure

Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, James Laurenson

Votes: 1,927

TV2 069

39. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Regiment (1996)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure

Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 2,035

TV2 067

40. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Siege (1996)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure

Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 1,978

TV2 068

41. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)

TV-14 | 101 min | Adventure

Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Alexis Denisof

Votes: 2,223

TV2 072

42. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Challenge (2006)

TV-14 | 138 min | Adventure

Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Toby Stephens, Padma Lakshmi

Votes: 2,583

TV1 113-114

43. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Revenge (1997)

TV-14 | 101 min | Adventure

Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napoleon's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile, Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Philip Whitchurch

Votes: 1,877

TV2 070

44. Sharpe (1993–2008)
Episode: Sharpe's Justice (1997)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure

Returning to Yorkshire, Sharpe finds himself on the wrong side between corrupt employers and exploited workers.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 1,786

TV2 071

45. Skins (2007–2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama

The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie, Hannah Murray

Votes: 75,129

TV6 101-103

46. This Life (1996–1997)

45 min | Drama