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1. As Time Goes By (1992–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

The Korean War, and a long lost letter, separate the lives of young lovers Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle, whose paths cross again by happenstance.

Stars: Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton

Votes: 3,637

2. Doc Martin (2004– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The trials and tribulations of Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), a socially challenged doctor who moves from London to the picturesque village of Port Wenn in Cornwall.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom

Votes: 11,411

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

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

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: 19,026

4. Bless This House (1971–1976)

30 min | Comedy

Bless This House centres on life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (... See full summary »

Stars: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Robin Stewart, Sally Geeson

Votes: 741

6. Neverwhere (1996– )

180 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Bakewell, Laura Fraser, Hywel Bennett, Clive Russell

Votes: 2,594

7. The Shadow Line (2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing, Richard Lintern

Votes: 3,932

8. Borgen (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama

A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen, Freja Riemann

Votes: 15,782

9. Unit 1 (2000–2004)

75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A mobile task force is dispatched across Denmark to help local police solve tough cases.

Stars: Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Brygmann, Waage Sandø

Votes: 2,990

10. Odysseus (2013– )

45 min | Adventure, Drama

The sovereign Greek island of Ithaca, 8th century B.C. The Trojan War has been over for ten years, and the Greeks have come home victorious. Only one man is missing: the king of Ithaca, ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Caterina Murino, Niels Schneider, Karina Testa, Carlo Brandt

Votes: 233

11. After You've Gone (2007–2008)

45 min | Comedy

The daily lives of Jimmy, his two kids and his mother in law whilst his wife is in Africa.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Ryan Sampson, Dani Harmer

Votes: 777

12. Elisa di Rivombrosa (2003– )

50 min | Drama, History, Romance

The series follows the lives of star-crossed lovers Elisa Scalzi, an honest but poor woman, and Count Fabrizio Ristori. Their love is hindered by a conspiracy led by Lucrezia, a noblewoman who also fell in love with Fabrizio.

Stars: Vittoria Puccini, Jane Alexander, Alessandro Preziosi, Luca Ward

Votes: 731

13. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Chief Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 9,459

14. Wallander (2008–2016)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A television show centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark, Sarah Smart

Votes: 11,911

15. A Year in Provence (1993)

360 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the 1989 best-selling memoir of the same name by Peter Mayle about his first year in Provence, and the local events and customs.

Stars: John Thaw, Lindsay Duncan, Jean-Pierre Delage, Jo Doumerg

Votes: 381

17. Wild at Heart (2006–2013)

47 min | Drama

This show was about a veterinarian and his family who travel to South Africa from England to a game reserve. The trip was to initially release a wild animal back into the wild, but then the... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Deon Stewardson, Nomsa Xaba, Thapelo Mokoena

Votes: 1,145

19. Forbrydelsen (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

Votes: 23,171

20. Bron/Broen (2011–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Stars: Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Sarah Boberg, Dag Malmberg

Votes: 54,517

21. Call My Agent (2015– )

52 min | Comedy

French serial about the lives and jobs of people working at a talent agency.

Stars: Camille Cottin, Thibault de Montalembert, Grégory Montel, Fanny Sidney

Votes: 4,577

22. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 31,650

23. In the Dark (2017)

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

As she deals with an unexpected pregnancy, D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls.

Stars: Ben Batt, MyAnna Buring, Matt King, David Leon

Votes: 2,124

24. River (2015)

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

John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Nicola Walker, Lesley Manville, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 18,953

25. Jack Holborn (1982)

60 min | Adventure

Jack Holborn is 13-year-old orphan in the 1800's that wants to get a job on a sailship to avoid foster homes. He is hired by Captain Sharingham, and they set sail. Jack was found on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Bach, Matthias Habich, Andreas Mannkopff, Monte Markham

Votes: 352

26. I Know Who You Are (2017)

70 min | Thriller

A man ends up in hospital after a car accident. He does not remember his name, but it is soon discovered he is a famous attorney. To make things worse, the police start to suspect him of having murdered his missing niece.

Stars: Francesc Garrido, Blanca Portillo, Aida Folch, Carles Francino

Votes: 1,160

27. Money Heist (2017– )

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

An unusual group of robbers attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history - stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain.

Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 247,318

28. Spin (2012–2016)

Not Rated | 52 min | Drama

After the french president is killed by an assassin, a political intrigue about the following campaign begins. The best friend of the dead president and his spindoctor installs the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruno Wolkowitch, Grégory Fitoussi, Philippe Magnan, Yves Pignot

Votes: 636

29. Gran Hotel (2011–2013)

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

The story of a family-owned hotel set in the fictional coastal Spanish town of Cantaloa in 1905 which is scene to love, blackmail, jealousies, crime, comedy, plots and counter-plots all involving the hotel's owners, guests, detectives and residential employees.

Stars: Adriana Ozores, Amaia Salamanca, Yon González, Eloy Azorín

Votes: 8,397

30. Cathedral of the Sea (2018)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History

Based upon Ildefonso Falcones novel.

Stars: Jordi Aguilar, Aitor Luna, Pablo Derqui, Ginés García Millán

Votes: 2,637

31. Braquo (2009–2016)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Thriller

Four police officers of the SDPJ Hauts-de-Seine, Eddie Caplan, Walter Morlighem, Theo Wachevski and Roxane Delgado have their lives turned upside down when their colleague, Max, committed ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Joseph Malerba, Karole Rocher, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 3,391

32. Carlo & Malik (2018– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

Inspector Carlo Guerrieri, a veteran police officer from Rome, finds himself partnered with a rookie who was born in Ivory Coast but raised in the capital.

Stars: Claudio Amendola, Miguel Gobbo Diaz, Fortunato Cerlino, Rosa Diletta Rossi

Votes: 518

33. The Bonfire of Destiny (2019– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama, History

After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayal, deception, and romantic turmoil. Inspired by real events.

Stars: Audrey Fleurot, Julie De Bona, Camille Lou, Gilbert Melki

Votes: 2,027

34. Un village français (2009–2017)

52 min | Drama

A French village and its inhabitants go through the ups and (mainly) downs of the occupation by the German army from 1940 to 1945. The village doctor is assigned as mayor, and confronted ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Renucci, Audrey Fleurot, Thierry Godard, Marie Kremer

Votes: 940



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