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1. The Glass Virgin (1995– )

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually ... See full summary »

Stars: Jan Graveson, Christine Kavanagh, Brendan Coyle, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 613

2. The Moth (1997 TV Movie)

152 min | Drama

7.3
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Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died. At the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: Jack Davenport, David Howey, Janet Dale, Sally Grey

Votes: 580

3. Rag Nymph (1997– )

180 min | Drama

7.4
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Separated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th Century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag ... See full summary »

Stars: Val McLane, Alec Newman, Christine Anderson, Tracey Wilkinson

Votes: 443

4. The Black Velvet Gown (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Bob Peck, Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, Brendan P. Healy

Votes: 429

5. The Fifteen Streets (1989 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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In northern England around 1900, the worker John O'Brien lives near poverty in a small house in the worker's district. He falls in love with Mary, the teacher of his highly intelligent ... See full summary »

Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Owen Teale, Sean Bean, Anny Tobin, Leslie Schofield

Votes: 428

6. The Wingless Bird (1997– )

180 min | Drama

7.5
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On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Skinner, Edward Atterton, Anne Reid, Michelle Charles

Votes: 423

7. The Girl (1996 TV Movie)

156 min | Drama

7.3
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In mid-19th century Northumberland, Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her. Ill-treated by Thornton's bitter and vindictive ... See full summary »

Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Siobhan Flynn, Jonathan Cake, Mark Benton, Susan Jameson

Votes: 405

8. The Cinder Path (1994– )

145 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.

Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lloyd Owen, Polly Adams, Antony Byrne

Votes: 386

9. Tilly Trotter (1999– )

216 min | Romance, Drama

6.9
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Tilly Trotter is a down to earth young woman who is full of integrity and impassioned with innocent affection for the local farmer. Resilience and self belief carry her through some very ... See full summary »

Stars: Carli Norris, Simon Shepherd, Gavin Abbott, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 381

10. The Tide of Life (1996– )

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby ... See full summary »

Stars: Gillian Kearney, John Bowler, Susie Burton, Gez Casey

Votes: 344

11. The Dwelling Place (1994– )

180 min | Drama

7.1
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Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracy Whitwell, Lucy Cohu, Ray Stevenson, Philip Voss

Votes: 314

12. Colour Blind (1998– )

180 min | Drama

7.4
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In industrial Tyneside during World War I, life for the McQueen family is turned upside down when daughter Bridget comes home with a black husband.

Stars: Joe Caffrey, Dearbhla Molloy, Ian Embleton, Walter McMonagle

Votes: 278

13. A Dinner of Herbs (2000)

286 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A man gets killed and his woman friend agrees to take on his surviving children. But as the decades started passing by, the children soon become aware of some painful secrets from the past.

Stars: Tom Goodman-Hill, Jonathan Kerrigan, Melanie Clark Pullen, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 273

14. The Black Candle (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

6.3
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Yorkshire in the 1880's: Joe Skinner marries Lily Whitmore, the woman he has long admired, to give a name to her illegitimate child by Lionel Fillmore, the opportunistic son of an ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: Cathy Sandford, Nathaniel Parker, James Gaddas, Bob Smeaton

Votes: 246

15. The Round Tower (1998– )

150 min | Romance

7.4
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Set in mid-1950's England, this story tells of the wealthy, socially upwardly-progressive Ratcliffe family. Their youngest daughter, seventeen year old Vanessa, feels alienated from her ... See full summary »

Stars: Emilia Fox, Ben Miles, Jan Harvey, Keith Barron

Votes: 244

16. The Secret (2000– )

180 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Period thriller serial. In the late 1880's reformed smuggler Freddie Musgrave has worked hard to turn a legitimate trade, but then a face from his past turns up threatening to ruin things for him.

Stars: Joanna Rowden, Adam Ironside, Milton Johns, Malcolm Terris

Votes: 241

17. The Man Who Cried (1993 TV Movie)

157 min | Drama

6.7
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Abel Mason is a man caught in a loveless marriage with a harridan wife who constantly berates him and beats their son Dick. When the one woman he loves dies at the hands of her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Whyte | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Kate Buffery, Amanda Root, Daniel Massey

Votes: 231

18. The Gambling Man (1995– )

149 min | Drama

7.2
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A rent collector in Victorian Tyneside tries to better himself. He finds navigating class prejudices and family obstacles difficult. Sometimes criminals oppose him. It seems he'll never ... See full summary »

Stars: Robson Green, Ian Cullen, Bernard Hill, Sammy Johnson

Votes: 205

19. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, William Roache, Elizabeth Dawn

Votes: 160

20. Jacqueline (1956)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.8
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Captivating drama of a lovable little Irish girl and how she helps her tippler father find work.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Gregson, Kathleen Ryan, Jacqueline Ryan, Noel Purcell

Votes: 137

21. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

6.8
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Lenny Henry, Alan Bennett

Votes: 118

22. Rooney (1958)

88 min | Comedy

6.5
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The life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Dublin rubbish collector during the week and a Gaelic sportsman at the weekends.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn

Votes: 104

23. The Mallens (1979– )

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The series follows a ruthless 19th century Northumberland Squire, Thomas Mallen, and the tumultuous lives of his multiple illegitimate children distinguishable by a white streak in their hair.

Stars: Caroline Blakiston, Mary Healey, Gillian Lewis, Matthew Long

Votes: 72

24. A Dinner of Herbs (2000)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2000)

Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Roddy Greenbank is brought by his father to Northumberland in 1807, and orphaned shortly after their arrival when his father meets a brutal death. Adopted by Kate Makepiece, Roddy forges friendships with Hal Roystan and Mary Ellen Lee.

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Tom Goodman-Hill, Jonathan Kerrigan, Melanie Clark Pullen, Bill Fellows

Votes: 11

25. The Glass Virgin (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1995)

Drama, Romance

6.8
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Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Nigel Havers, Christine Kavanagh, Brendan Coyle, Sylvia Syms

Votes: 11

26. The Cinder Path (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1994)

Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lloyd Owen, Polly Adams, Lucy Akhurst

Votes: 11

27. The Dwelling Place (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1994)

Drama

6.3
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Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Tracy Whitwell, Edward Rawle-Hicks, Lucy Cohu, Ray Stevenson

Votes: 10

28. A Dinner of Herbs (2000)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2000)

Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Roddy falls for and paints the portrait of a beautiful mystery woman, which helps him win a scholarship to art school.

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Tom Goodman-Hill, Jonathan Kerrigan, Melanie Clark Pullen, Bill Fellows

Votes: 10

29. The Cinder Path (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1994)

Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lloyd Owen, Polly Adams, Lucy Akhurst

Votes: 10

30. A Dinner of Herbs (2000)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2000)

Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Roddy befriends Alfred Cottle during his first day at art school in Newcastle; Hal's obsessed with seeking revenge for his father's death.

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Tom Goodman-Hill, Jonathan Kerrigan, Melanie Clark Pullen, John Castle

Votes: 10

31. The Dwelling Place (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1994)

Drama

6.7
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Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Tracy Whitwell, Lucy Cohu, Ray Stevenson, Philip Voss

Votes: 9

32. The Glass Virgin (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1995)

Drama, Romance

7.0
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Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Venetia Barrett, Brendan Coyle, Chrisy Edge, Jan Graveson

Votes: 9

33. The Cinder Path (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1994)

Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lloyd Owen, Polly Adams, Alison Ambler

Votes: 9

34. The Dwelling Place (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1994)

Drama

6.2
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Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Tracy Whitwell, Edward Rawle-Hicks, Lucy Cohu, Ray Stevenson

Votes: 8

35. Rag Nymph (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1997)

Drama

8.4
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Stars: Honeysuckle Weeks, Alec Newman, Val McLane, William Gaminara

Votes: 7

36. The Glass Virgin (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1995)

Drama, Romance

7.1
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Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Brendan Coyle, Avril Elgar, Su Elliot, Jan Graveson

Votes: 7

37. A Dinner of Herbs (2000)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2000)

Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Mary Ellen gets a taste of the herbalist trade after moving in with Kate; Roddy's affair with Madeleine becomes steamier than he imagines; Hal purchases a farm.

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Tom Goodman-Hill, Jonathan Kerrigan, Melanie Clark Pullen, Donna Air

Votes: 7

38. A Dinner of Herbs (2000)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2000)

Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Kate takes the initiative and decides to introduce Ben to her family. Meanwhile, a jealous Maggie divulges every last detail about Ben's secret, and Hal finds himself struggling to accept the situation.

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: David Threlfall, Debra Stephenson, Jane Arden, Joseph May

Votes: 7

39. Romance (1977– )
Episode: House of Men (1977)

60 min | Romance

8.3
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Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Mary Larkin, Michael Kitchen, James Laurenson, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 7

40. Rag Nymph (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1997)

Drama

8.2
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Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Val McLane, Dave Johns, Fleur Bennett, Perdita Weeks

Votes: 6

41. Rag Nymph (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1997)

Drama

8.5
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Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Malcolm Freeman, Honeysuckle Weeks, Alec Newman, Val McLane

Votes: 6

42. The Gambling Man (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1995)

Drama

7.0
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Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Robson Green, T.R. Bowen, Ian Cullen, Joe Ging

Votes: 6

43. The Gambling Man (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1995)

Drama

6.0
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Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Robson Green, Margery Bone, Johnny Ceasar, Ian Cullen

Votes: 5

44. A Dinner of Herbs (2000)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2000)

Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Hal and Mary-Ellen's marriage remains strong after 25 years; Roddy returns from Paris to hold an exhibition of his work in Newcastle.

Stars: Donna Air, Jane Arden, Heather Chapman, Paul Dodds

Votes: 5

45. Our John Willie (1980– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: David Burke, Madeleine Cannon, Antony Manuel, Ian Cullen

46. The Book Programme (1973–1980)

25 min | Documentary

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Stars: Robert Robinson, Michael Billington, Germaine Greer, Margaret Powell

47. Romance (1977– )

50 min | Romance

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Stars: George Pravda, Gemma Craven, Lynn Farleigh, Edward Fox

48. Joe and the Gladiator (1971– )

75 min | Drama

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Stars: Dennis Lingard, Ken Purvis, Ursula Smith, Philip Brack

49. Read All About It (1974–1979)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Christopher Booker, Antonia Fraser, Jacky Gillott

50. Home on Sunday (1979–1988)

35 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Cliff Michelmore, Sue MacGregor, Richard Baker, Carla Lane



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