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1. House of Cards (1990)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1990)

TV-Y | 57 min | Drama

8.9
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Francis Urquhart announces his intention to seek the leadership of the Conservative Party and become Prime Minister. It's six days until the first ballot and Urquhart plots against his ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Diane Fletcher

Votes: 295

2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

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

8.7
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 18,410

3. Holding On (1997– )

55 min | Drama

8.6
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A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts ... See full summary »

Stars: David Morrissey, Saira Todd, Phil Daniels, Ace Bhatti

Votes: 143

4. Christabel (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1988)

Biography, Drama

8.6
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Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Stephen Dillane, Simon Adams, Eric Allan

Votes: 5

5. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

8.5
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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: 12,777

6. Bad Company (1993 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

8.5
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Director: David Drury | Stars: Susan Wooldridge, Jonny Lee Miller, Ken Stott, Brian McGrath

Votes: 14

7. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Votes: 299

8. The Knock (1994–2000)

Crime, Action, Drama

8.4
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The Knock follows Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers' lives and their efforts to hunt down the criminals trying to smuggle all sorts of contraband to the UK.

Stars: Steve Toussaint, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Enzo Squillino Jr., Andrew Dunn

Votes: 89

9. No Bananas (1996– )

500 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Michael Elwyn, Rachel Power, Tim Matthews

Votes: 33

10. London's Burning (1988–2002)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (1989)

Drama

8.2
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The racism trial goes to a disciplinary tribunal. Hallam is called to give evidence and despite Scouser's claim that it was just a prank that went wrong, Scouser and his co-defendants are ... See full summary »

Director: John Reardon | Stars: Sean Blowers, Gerard Horan, Richard Walsh, Glen Murphy

Votes: 9

11. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.1
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 157

12. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)
Episode: Things Fall Apart (1997)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

8.1
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Peggy sets about to investigate a small boys behavioral problems.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Pam Ferris, Sarah Lancashire, Tony Haygarth, Thomas Craig

Votes: 7

13. The Governor (1995–1996)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1995)

Crime, Drama

8.0
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Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, Paul Kynman

Votes: 7

14. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Nuts in May (1976)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Roger Sloman, Alison Steadman, Anthony O'Donnell, Sheila Kelley

Votes: 1,591

15. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)
Episode: The Blue Carbuncle (1984)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When the Countess of Morcar's priceless blue carbuncle is stolen, a reformed thief is charged with the crime.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalind Knight, Ros Simmons

Votes: 685

16. Mosley (1998– )
Episode: Rules of the Game (1998)

Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Oswald Mosley doesn't care which political party he's in as long as he can become powerful in it.

Stars: Jonathan Cake, Jemma Redgrave, Hugh Bonneville, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 8

17. Hold the Back Page (1985–1986)

Drama

7.8
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Stars: David Warner, Eric Allan, Gil Brailey, Lee Whitlock

Votes: 18

18. Goodbye Cruel World (1992– )

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A woman discovers she has motor neurone disease.

Stars: Sue Johnston, Alun Armstrong, Brenda Bruce, Julian Wadham

Votes: 17

19. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)
Episode: Skelthwaite (1997)

Not Rated | 51 min | Drama

7.8
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Peggy is a district nurse in West Yorkshire. When she decides to help a patient in severe pain, she ends up being accused of murder. In the meantime, Peggy's assistant and her husband's boss are having a baby.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Pam Ferris, Sarah Lancashire, Tony Haygarth, Thomas Craig

Votes: 14

20. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)
Episode: Summoned by Bells (1997)

Not Rated | 51 min | Drama

7.8
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A seemingly trivial incident in a nursing home turns into a nightmare for Ruth.

Director: Anthony Garner | Stars: Pam Ferris, Sarah Lancashire, Tony Haygarth, Thomas Craig

Votes: 5

21. Mosley (1998– )
Episode: Breaking the Mould (1998)

Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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Having made himself unacceptable to all three major political parties in Britain, Mosley seeks to establish a fascist party in Britain in imitation of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe.

Stars: Jonathan Cake, Jemma Redgrave, Hugh Bonneville, Ralph Riach

Votes: 7

22. Eh Brian! It's a Whopper (1984– )

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Edward Burnham, Edward Clayton, Brenda Fricker, Kenneth Hadley

Votes: 16

23. The Governor (1995–1996)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1995)

Crime, Drama

7.6
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Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, Paul Kynman

Votes: 8

24. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)
Episode: King Walter (1997)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama

7.6
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A crisis arises when Walters flat catches fire.

Director: Jan Sargent | Stars: Pam Ferris, Sarah Lancashire, Tony Haygarth, Thomas Craig

Votes: 5

25. 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

26. Bleak Moments (1971)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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71 Metascore

Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan, Joolia Cappleman

Votes: 1,171

27. Births, Marriages and Deaths (1999– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy

7.5
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The lives of long-time friends Alan, Terry and Graham are turned around after they play a drunken prank on their old headmaster.

Stars: Ray Winstone, Mark Strong, Phil Davis, Maggie O'Neill

Votes: 269

28. The Governor (1995–1996)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1995)

Crime, Drama

7.5
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Director: Alan Dossor | Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Nicholas Ball, Ron Donachie

Votes: 6

29. I.D. (1995)

107 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time... See full summary »

Director: Phil Davis | Stars: Reece Dinsdale, Richard Graham, Perry Fenwick, Philip Glenister

Votes: 5,800

30. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 73

31. Heartbeat (1992–2010)
Episode: A Long Shot (1996)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Harry Schofield's great ambition is that his son Len becomes a professional cricket player, but when Len is not accepted at cricket training, he runs away from home. Joss Harrop has a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Dowd | Stars: Nick Berry, Bill Maynard, Derek Fowlds, William Simons

Votes: 9

32. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)
Episode: A Place in the World (1997)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama

7.4
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A trip to Scarborough brings back memories for Ruth as age bumps into an old flame.

Director: Anthony Garner | Stars: Pam Ferris, Sarah Lancashire, Tony Haygarth, Thomas Craig

Votes: 7

33. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Happy Feet (1991)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The pupils of the Dora Jackson School of Dancing compete in the 1960 Classical Dance Festival in Scarborough. Fifties rock 'n' roll meets classical ballet with the arrival of Dora's ex-boyfriend Clifford and a mysterious ghost.

Director: Michael Bradwell | Stars: Eric Allan, Jim Broadbent, Stephanie Burton, Heather Chasen

Votes: 7

34. Dramarama (1983–1989)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins, Bill Wallis

Votes: 85

35. The Governor (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »

Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, David J. Nicholls

Votes: 101

36. Scene (1968– )

24 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.3
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Mixture of fictional and non-fictional thought-provoking short films aimed at students of school and college.

Stars: Paddy Feeny, Jane Carr, Ken Jones, Jenny Jay

Votes: 15

37. Heartbeat (1992–2010)
Episode: Nice Girls Don't (1994)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Gina is on her way home from celebrating a rugby match victory. Somebody attacks her and tries to rape her when her car breaks down. Luckily the attacker is frightened off by Greengrass, ... See full summary »

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: Nick Berry, Niamh Cusack, Derek Fowlds, Bill Maynard

Votes: 12

38. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 1,835

39. Mosley (1998– )

Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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An account of the colourful life of the infamous British fascist Oswald Mosley, concentrating on the period between the end of WW1 and his imprisonment at the beginning of WW2.

Stars: Jonathan Cake, Jemma Redgrave, Hugh Bonneville, Flora Montgomery

Votes: 107

40. Barlow (1971–1975)

50 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Stratford Johns, Neil Stacy, Derek Newark, Norman Comer

Votes: 13

41. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Stars: Robin Chadwick, Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 30

42. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood

Votes: 571

43. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the Police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 242

44. Theatre Night (1985– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Robert Lang, Timothy West, John Hudson

Votes: 30

45. New Scotland Yard (1972–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Detectives at New Scotland Yard solve extraordinary, mysterious crimes.

Stars: John Woodvine, John Carlisle, Michael Turner, Clive Francis

Votes: 34

46. Tell Me Lies (1968)

118 min | Documentary, Drama

7.0
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A variety of British views on the Vietnam War.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Mark Jones, Pauline Munro, Eric Allan, Robert Langdon Lloyd

Votes: 68

47. Bergerac (1981–1991)
Episode: Private Fight (1988)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Blackmailer Peter Retford phones Susan's client Harry Johnson and Charlie to 'remind' them of past financial discrepancies and, after Charlie is forced off the road and one of Retford's ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Dossor | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Louise Jameson, Eric Allan

Votes: 16

48. The New Avengers (1976–1977)
Episode: K Is for Kill: Part 2: Tiger by the Tail (1977)

50 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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250 of the Russian sleeping commandos have been defeated and accounted for. Only the two most dangerous K-agents remain. Colonel Stanislav orders them to assassinate General Gaspard and the... See full summary »

Director: Yvon Marie Coulais | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Pierre Vernier

Votes: 47

49. Heartbeat (1992–2010)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff, and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

Votes: 2,268

50. The Knock (1994–2000)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1994)

50 min | Crime, Action, Drama

6.8
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George Webster (the first and second seasons main villain) gets a hold on Gerry and the rest of the team discover heroin-smuggling group linked to a Chinese restaurant in London's Chinatown, run by a Triad syndicate.

Director: Keith Washington | Stars: Malcolm Storry, Suzan Crowley, David Morrissey, Steve Toussaint

Votes: 5



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