With BBC Manchester (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012)

59 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A year after their son goes missing, a family moves to Crickley Hall. When supernatural events begin to take place, Eve feels the house is somehow connected to her lost son.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Tom Ellis, Douglas Henshall, David Warner

Votes: 2,409

2. Dragons' Den (II) (2005– )

60 min | Reality-TV

6.8
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Budding entrepreneurs, inventors and small businessmen (and women) pitch their ideas to the five "dragons" - real-life business leaders and millionaires, with real cash to invest in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Jones, Evan Davis, Deborah Meaden, Duncan Bannatyne

Votes: 1,683

3. The Black Stuff (1980 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

8.2
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A group of Liverpudlians goes to Middlesborough to lay a tarmac road.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Michael Angelis, Tom Georgeson, Alan Igbon, Gary Bleasdale

Votes: 346

4. Twisted Tales (2005– )

30 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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Darkly comic stories with a mysterious twist, the tales set out to spook the brain and tickle the funny bone. A follow-up to the earlier Spine Chillers series.

Stars: Yoel Goldenberg, Margaret Henshaw, Samantha Power, Marc Warren

Votes: 54

5. Britain's Best Sitcom (2004– )

60 min | Comedy

7.2
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The British public vote for their favourite 100 TV sitcoms

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Phill Jupitus

Votes: 19

6. 32 Brinkburn Street (2011)

45 min | Drama

7.6
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Drama about the lives of two generations of a family who lived in the same house in Manchester, one generation in 1931 and the other in 2011.

Stars: Rebecca Callard, Maggie Steed, Raffey Cassidy, Jack Deam

Votes: 91

7. Bible Mysteries (2004– )

60 min | History

5.9
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Historical, archaeological and anthropological evidence gives fresh insights into the historical realities of the times. Drama re-enactments offer a comprehensive exploration into some of the Bible's most compelling people and stories.

Stars: Mohamed Quatib, M'Barek El Mamoudi, Richard Horsley, Tal Ilan

Votes: 38

8. Massive (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Danny and Shay ditch their dead-end jobs to chase their dream - running a record label in Manchester.

Stars: Beverly Rudd, Faye McKeever, Christine Bottomley, Lorraine Cheshire

Votes: 90

9. Rageh Inside Iran (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary presented by Rageh Omaar which reveals the lives, hopes and fears of the young generation of Tehran, the most talked about but least understood city in the world today.

Director: Paul Sapin | Stars: Rageh Omaar, Alireza Mirasadollah, Newsha Tavakolian, Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

Votes: 56

10. Fred (1982– )

Documentary

8.2
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Stars: Fred Dibnah, Deryck Guyler, Ken Ford

Votes: 6

11. Brothers in Arms (2005 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Will Bryant | Stars: Nemone, Tim Abbot, Paul Arthurs, Clint Boon

12. Around the World in 80 Faiths (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Church of England vicar Peter Owen-Jones has been given a year's sabbatical to travel the world with a BBC crew to explore different faiths around the world at the beginning of the 21st century.

Stars: Peter Owen-Jones, Jared Sawyer Jr.

Votes: 59

13. The Story of Fairytale of New York (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

8.1
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A look at the creation of The Pogues' song "Fairytale of New York".

Director: Nick Mattingly | Stars: Linda Dowling Almeida, Casandra Ashe, Martin Burke, Bleddyn Butcher

Votes: 38

14. The King James Bible: The Book That Changed the World (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Gillian Bancroft | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, James Bryce, François Scarborough Clemmons, Paola Dionisotti

Votes: 44

15. The Spinners (1969–1980)

Music

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Stars: The Spinners, Tony Davis, Mick Groves, Cliff Hall

16. In Search of Athelstan (1981 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.6
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Impassioned documentary by Michael Wood, exploring the achievements of Athelstan, the first king of England, and grandson of Alfred the Great, enhanced by a late 70's - early 80's soundtrack.

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 15

17. When Snooker Ruled the World (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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Director: Carl Doran | Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Ann Brown, Julia Carling, Chas & Dave

Votes: 23

18. The Comedy Map of Britain (2007– )

Documentary

6.1
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Stars: Alan Whicker, John Hamp, Mark Lamarr, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 17

19. In Search of Alfred the Great (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 10

20. Go with Noakes (1976– )

Adventure

6.6
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John Noakes trains to take on a series of hazardous sporting challenges of the type that he became famous for on Blue Peter (1958).

Stars: John Noakes, Shep

Votes: 5

21. Roy Sings Orbison (1975 TV Special)

29 min | Music

9.3
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Roy Orbison performs a selection of his greatest hits.

Director: Tony Harrison | Star: Roy Orbison

Votes: 7

22. Ancient Voices (1998– )

50 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Learn about 11 different historical mysteries that so many are fascinated by. Learn the difference between Myth and what really happened.

Stars: David Bryan Jackson, Charles Foster, Mark Hamill

Votes: 22

23. Nairn's Journeys (1971– )

30 min | Documentary

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Star: Ian Nairn

24. Jordan: The Model Mum (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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Following his previous documentary on model Jordan, director Richard Macer returns to film her when she is nearing the birth of her son, Harvey, with footballer Dwight York. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Macer | Stars: Carl Goddard, Hugh Hefner, Katie Price

25. Manchester Passion (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.9
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The story of Jesus Christ's last few hours told through the meaning of music by Manchester musicians.

Director: Phil Chilvers | Stars: Keith Allen, Darren Morfitt, Denise Johnson, Tim Booth

Votes: 49

26. Reel History of Britain (2011– )

30 min | Documentary

7.8
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Melvyn Bragg takes a restored 1967 Bedford mobile cinema around the country, showing excerpts from historical documentary films that record British life. It includes interviews with people ... See full summary »

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Sue Baker, Bernie Batchelor, Tony Benson

Votes: 8

27. A Year with Fred (1987– )

Documentary

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Stars: Stephen Thorne, Fred Dibnah

Votes: 5

28. When Disco Ruled the World (2002 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Music

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Documentary exploring the music, films and fashions of the disco movement.

Director: Stephen Franklin | Stars: Mark Lamarr, Henri Belolo, Tina Charles, Susannah Constantine

29. Eric & Ernie: Behind the Scenes (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A history of the British television comedy double act Morecambe & Wise to coincide with the BBC drama about their early lives.

Director: Zoë Thorman | Stars: Victoria Wood, Bud Abbott, John Ammonds, Sadie Bartholomew

30. Ye Olde Dragon's Den (2013 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Director: Angie de Chastelai Smith | Stars: Kieran Buckeridge, Drew Cain, Phil Cornwell, Evan Davis

31. I Love Muppets (2002 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Director: Gerard Barry | Stars: Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Julie Andrews, Adam Bloom

Votes: 43

32. Johnny Cash: The Last Great American (2004 TV Movie)

59 min | Biography

8.5
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Director: Chris Rodley | Star: Johnny Cash

Votes: 96

33. Stopwatch (1978–1982)

25 min | Sport

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Stars: Peter Purves, Joanne Watson, Nigel Starmer-Smith, Simon Napper

34. East Lynne (1976 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Directors: Barney Colehan, Philip Grout | Stars: Polly James, Leonard Sachs, Christopher Cazenove, Philip Lowrie

35. Get the Drift (1971–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Henry Livings, Alex Glasgow, The Fivepenny Piece, Bernard Cribbins

36. Right Charlie (1972–1976)

25 min | Comedy, Family

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Stars: Charlie Cairoli, Norman Barrett, Jimmy Buchanan, Charlie Cairoli Jr.

37. Monty Panesar: Monty for England (2006 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Monty Panesar is the first Sikh ever to play for England at cricket. For him, there's no conflict between his religion, his roots and the three lions shirt. Monty For England is an intimate... See full summary »

Director: Kate Forshaw | Stars: Sonia Deol, Monty Panesar

38. Pure 24 (2003– )

Documentary

4.3
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Broadcast immediately after each new episode of "24" on BBC3, this live discussion programme allows fans and critics alike to air their reactions, predictions and views of the show to ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Wynter, Xander Berkeley, Natalie Casey, Michelle Forbes

Votes: 7

39. Kings of Glam (2006 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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The stories of six of the defining artists of glam rock: Marc Bolan, David Bowie, Noddy Holder, Bryan Ferry, Suzi Quatro and Elton John.

Director: Shirley Hunt | Stars: Liza Tarbuck, Marc Almond, Keith Altham, Marc Bolan

40. The Secret Life of the Shop (2005– )

56 min | Documentary

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A year in the life of a designer clothing store in the North East of England.

Stars: Steve Cochrane, Richard Macer, Dean Walker, Lee Foster

41. Life with Fred (1994– )

Documentary

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Stars: Stephen Thorne, Fred Dibnah

42. In Search of William the Conqueror (1981 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 15

43. Mother Nature's Bloomers (1979– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Jean Boht, Colin Edwynn, Meg Johnson, Roy Kinnear

44. Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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A detailed profile of the life and career of musician Phil Collins.

Director: Corinne Bishop | Stars: Mariella Frostrup, Emma B, Tony Banks, Steve Blacknell

Votes: 7

45. Adventures in Space and Time (1999 TV Special)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A documentary on the history of Doctor Who (1963) featuring new interviews with cast and crew, transmitted as part of "Doctor Who Night" on BBC2.

Director: Michael Wadding | Stars: Peter Jones, James Acheson, Colin Baker, Tom Baker

Votes: 38

46. Activ-8 (1991–1997)

Family, Sport

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47. Words from Jerusalem (1995– )

15 min | Drama

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Originally broadcast over the Easter Week. Sir John Gielgud narrates the story of Easter, as written in the King James Bible, in seven parts. Covering the trial, crucifixion, and ... See full summary »

Stars: John Gielgud, John Agar, Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy

48. Young, Foreign and Over Here (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Steph Atkinson | Stars: Scott Mills, Irina Korneva, Michaela Malina, Mario Manas

49. Dragons' Den Online (2009– )

Game-Show

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Stars: Dominic Byrne, Julie Meyer, Shaf Rasul

50. Inept (II) (2010)

4 min | Short, Drama

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A gritty representation of the lives of two individuals living in Manchester, who come from two very different worlds, thrust together by a chance meeting.

Director: Sinead Nunes | Stars: Elizabeth Capper, Oliver Wellington


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