With London Weekend Television (LWT) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Poirot (1989–2013)

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

8.6
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The cases of eccentric but sharp Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 34,273

2. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

8.6
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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 47,317

3. 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: 564

4. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 2,353

5. Catweazle (1970–1971)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time.

Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Robin Davies, Gary Warren, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 718

6. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Jeremy Brown is a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do not... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Votes: 6,323

7. On the Buses (1969–1973)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Jack-the-lad bus driver and conductor Stan and Jack enjoy the female employees more than their work and Inspector Blake is relentless in his attempts to make their lives a misery.

Stars: Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Reg Varney

Votes: 1,772

8. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 2,449

9. A Handful of Dust (1988)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Beale, Jackson Kyle

Votes: 1,681 | Gross: $1.56M

10. I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Reality-TV

5.8
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British reality series presented by Ant and Dec in which 12 celebrities are abandoned in the Australian jungle. In order to earn food, they must perform Bushtucker Trials which challenge them physically and mentally.

Stars: Declan Donnelly, Anthony McPartlin, Joel Dommett, Scarlett Moffatt

Votes: 2,388

11. The Tall Guy (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A nasty comedian's assistant has allergy induced sneezes, giving problems at work etc. He accepts weekly injections after seeing the cute nurse. After a dozen injections he finally asks her out.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

Votes: 4,222 | Gross: $0.51M

12. Under Suspicion (1991)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In Brighton in 1959, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Moore | Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura San Giacomo, Kenneth Cranham, Maggie O'Neill

Votes: 3,279 | Gross: $0.22M

13. Jane Eyre (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Deborah Findlay, Laura Harling, Joanna Scanlan, Ben Sowden

Votes: 2,517

14. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Dempsey, a tough NYPD cop, is sent to a London undercover police unit teamed up with the sophisticated, sexy, blonde Makepeace. They hunt down the top of London's underworld - when not quarreling.

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 1,305

15. Please Sir! (1968–1972)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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A hapless but caring teacher tries to control his class of unruly kids. The teacher sees much good and potential in his pupils, much to the dismay of his fellow teachers who have lost hope ... See full summary »

Stars: Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Richard Davies

Votes: 249

16. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren

Votes: 1,841 | Gross: $1.40M

17. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

Not Rated | 55 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 309

18. Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.

Director: David Skynner | Stars: Robert Cavanah, Peter Davison, Orla Brady, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 834

19. Partners in Crime (1983– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.

Stars: Francesca Annis, James Warwick, Reece Dinsdale, Arthur Cox

Votes: 523

20. The Goodies (1970–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Corbet Woodall

Votes: 1,257

21. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark. The lads basically mean well, but their habits of ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton

Votes: 294

22. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery

Votes: 1,820

23. Bouquet of Barbed Wire (1976– )

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Drama about a troubled middle-class family.

Stars: Frank Finlay, Sheila Allen, Susan Penhaligon, James Aubrey

Votes: 122

24. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Warwick

Votes: 557

25. Enemy at the Door (1978–1980)

650 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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During the Second World War, the inhabitants of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, try to cope with the German occupation.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton, Simon Cadell

Votes: 190

26. Jekyll & Hyde (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 952

27. Gladiators (1992–2000)

60 min | Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.4
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Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.

Stars: Ulrika Jonsson, John Anderson, John Sachs, Kim Betts

Votes: 857

28. Me and My Girl (1984–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Sitcom based around widower Simon, his daughter Samantha and life at his advertising agency - Eyecatchers.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Joanne Ridley, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 123

29. Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly (1985 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Billy Connolly delivers his special brand of stand-up comedy and abrasive humour in front of a celebrity audience.

Director: Alasdair Macmillan | Stars: Billy Connolly, Barbara Bach, Barry McGuigan, Chris Quentin

Votes: 393

30. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.0
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Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Ann Beach, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Peter Cook, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 554

31. Lillie (1978– )

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesca Annis, Catherine Feller, Peggy Ann Wood, Anton Rodgers

Votes: 456

32. Within These Walls (1974–1978)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Drama inside a women's prison.

Stars: Jerome Willis, Mona Bruce, Denys Hawthorne, Beth Harris

Votes: 66

33. We'll Meet Again (1982– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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It's 1943 and the American Air Force has come to Market Weatherby, a small East Anglian town. The war weary British and the brash American GIs sometimes clash, but friendships are also forged.

Stars: Susannah York, Michael Shannon, Patrick O'Connell, Lynne Pearson

Votes: 134

34. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.4
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 400

35. The Gentle Touch (1980–1984)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Stars: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty, Brian Gwaspari

Votes: 158

36. The Fenn Street Gang (1971–1973)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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The lives and adventures of the pupils of class 5C from 'Please Sir', after they have left Fenn Street School .

Stars: Peter Cleall, David Barry, Carol Hawkins, Peter Denyer

Votes: 62

37. Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008)

45 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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The show that's takes a comedic look at the world of science and asks the really important questions as well as putting stuff in microwaves

Stars: Jon Tickle, Joe Rowntree, Tom Pringle, Neil DuCran

Votes: 3,974

38. A Christmas Carol (2000 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Catherine Morshead | Stars: Ross Kemp, Warren Mitchell, Liz Smith, Michael Maloney

Votes: 337

39. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 348

40. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook Ronald "Budgie" Bird is the main character in this British television series. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 143

41. Terrahawks (1983–1986)

23 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The missions of a planetary defense organization dedicated to protecting Earth from a Martian menace.

Stars: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler, Windsor Davies

Votes: 568

42. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter

Votes: 621

43. Curry & Chips (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A Pakistani Irishman Kevin O'Grady arrives in England and joins the workforce at a novelty objects manufacturers. He also shares digs with his factory manager. He quickly becomes bemused ... See full summary »

Stars: Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Kenny Lynch, Norman Rossington

Votes: 97

44. Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1983–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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Private detective Philip Marlowe solves many crimes in Los Angeles during the 1930s.

Stars: Powers Boothe, Billy Kearns, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Ken Pogue

Votes: 330

45. Seven Dials Mystery (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent is a pert, aggressive young aristocrat that insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Cheryl Campbell, James Warwick

Votes: 534

46. Not on Your Nellie (1974–1975)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Nellie Pickergill moves to London to take the reins of her Ailing fathers Chelsea pub.

Stars: Hylda Baker, Leo Dolan, Roger Howlett, David Rayner

Votes: 56

47. Just William (1976– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and worse, the insufferable "good girl" Violet Elizabeth Bott, who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Dannatt, Diana Fairfax, Michael McVey, Hugh Cross

Votes: 47

48. Two's Company (1975–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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An American author hires a British butler and discovers that they are polar opposites.

Stars: Elaine Stritch, Donald Sinden, John Savident, Joyce Carey

Votes: 179

49. Piece of Cake (1988)

312 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 664

50. The Secret Adversary (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: James Warwick, Francesca Annis, Gavan O'Herlihy, Alec McCowen

Votes: 317


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