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1. 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: 6,330

2. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.7
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,361

3. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 493

4. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 59

5. Shelley (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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James Shelley, an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed "professional freelance layabout," has many battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady and his girlfriend Fran.

Stars: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 200

6. It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–1981)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.0
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The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

Stars: Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Donald Hewlett, Don Estelle

Votes: 1,120

7. Scarlett (1994)

PG-13 | 360 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Atlanta, 1873. It's another day (Melanie's funeral, in fact), and Scarlett is determined to win back Rhett (who's spending a lot of time with Belle Watling). First, she goes to Tara and ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanne Whalley, Timothy Dalton, Annabeth Gish, Julie Harris

Votes: 2,671

8. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Miss Marple comes to solve the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 6,301

9. Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom, Barry Newman, Norman Rodway

Votes: 1,311

10. 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, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 155

11. 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: 241

12. Executive Stress (1986–1988)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Caroline Fairchild returns to work as an Editorial Director for Oasis Publishing after spending the last 25 years raising her five children. Her husband, Donald Fairchild works for ... See full summary »

Stars: Penelope Keith, Harry Ditson, Elizabeth Counsell, Mark Caven

Votes: 107

13. Hot Millions (1968)

G | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Paroled London fraudster Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov) poses as a computer specialist in order to work for an insurance company that entirely relies on its corporate server.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, Bob Newhart

Votes: 1,740

14. Only When I Laugh (1979–1982)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A rather naive, middle-class man is admitted to a hospital ward and finds that he is sharing it with a working-class layabout and an upper-class hypochondriac. All three of them cause headaches for the hospital staff.

Stars: James Bolam, Peter Bowles, Christopher Strauli, Richard Wilson

Votes: 717

15. Fresh Fields (1984–1986)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Popular British sitcom about a middle-aged, suburban couple, William and Hester Field. Hester is suffering 'empty-nest syndrome' after their two children have grown-up so she keeps trying to find new hobbies and interests.

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe

Votes: 232

16. Never the Twain (1981–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Comedy about two rival antique dealers.

Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Derek Deadman, Teddy Turner

Votes: 315

17. Under Milk Wood (1971)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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This is a delightful, if peculiar, story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Sinclair | Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns

Votes: 638

18. Duet for One (1986)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.9
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Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from Multiple Sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces . Her career ends abruptly, her husband betrays her with another ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Julie Andrews, Alan Bates, Max von Sydow, Rupert Everett

Votes: 779 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 113

20. Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

5.4
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A murdered detective must avenge his murder after he is reincarnated as a dog.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Benji, Omar Sharif

Votes: 2,213 | Gross: $6.22M

21. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.0
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Wide-ranging arts program.

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

Votes: 156

22. Royal Flash (1975)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.5
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Ne'er-do-well Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) is coerced by Otto Von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) into impersonating a Prince.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,848

23. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

Votes: 2,018

24. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 143

25. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, Heller Halliday

Votes: 82

26. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Dr. Finlay is a member of a medical practice in the Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 80

27. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Anthology series of dramatic works.

Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 38

28. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Arthur Hewlett, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

29. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987)

178 min | Drama

7.6
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Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.

Stars: Ann-Margret, Claudette Colbert, Stephen Collins, John Rubinstein

Votes: 283

30. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

Votes: 42

31. Vanity Fair (1987– )

35 min | Drama

8.2
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In the time of Napoleon, Becky Sharp, a poor orphan girl, schemes for money and position. Her most-used stepladder is her old school friend, Amelia Sedley. Both women marry soldiers, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Eve Matheson, Rebecca Saire, Simon Dormandy, Jack Klaff

Votes: 58

32. 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

33. Billy Liar (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Billy is an idealistic young man who is trapped in a boring life. He works in a tedious job in an undertaker's office with a permanently uptight employer, dates a soppy girl who fails to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Rawle, George A. Cooper, Pamela Vezey, May Warden

Votes: 39

34. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 251

35. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Anthology of plays and novels adapted into feature length movies.

Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, David Quilter

Votes: 21

36. Out (1978– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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After an eight-year stint for a failed bank heist, Frank Ross (Tom Bell, Prime Suspect) returns to his old gangland haunts to find the snitch who sent him to jail. The smooth, streetwise ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Bell, Brian Croucher, John Junkin, Norman Rodway

Votes: 173

37. Kelly Monteith (1979–1984)

Comedy

6.9
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Stand up comedian Kelly Monteith's look at life - which is part sitcom and part sketch show.

Stars: Kelly Monteith, Gabrielle Drake, Barrie Gosney, Gary Martin

Votes: 40

38. Get Charlie Tully (1972)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

5.8
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Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Dick Emery, Derren Nesbitt, Ronald Fraser, Pat Coombs

Votes: 308

39. Paradise Postponed (1986)

569 min | Drama

8.3
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A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies, and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Paul Shelley, Peter Egan, David Threlfall

Votes: 98

40. An Age of Kings (1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the eighty-six years between Richard II and Richard III.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Julian Glover, Patrick Garland, John Ringham

Votes: 115

41. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Art Carney), a personable chap who drinks a little, and befriends a "pookah", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 40

42. The Incredible Sarah (1976)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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The life of the great actress, Sarah Bernhardt.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Daniel Massey, Yvonne Mitchell, Douglas Wilmer

Votes: 154

43. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 49

44. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 55

45. A Sharp Intake of Breath (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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British sitcom in which happy-go-lucky character Peter Barnes comically and haphazardly tries to deal with the daily frustrations his life throws at him.

Stars: David Jason, Jacqueline Clarke, Richard Wilson, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 74

46. Caesar and Cleopatra (1976 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.1
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Julius Caesar's arrival in Egypt proves to be more than interesting to the beautiful Cleopatra, ambitious sister to the boy pharaoh.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Alec Guinness, Geneviève Bujold, Margaret Courtenay, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 35

47. The Upchat Line (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Mike Upchat is an unsuccessful novelist who lives out of a railway station locker - he has the gift of the Gab and changes his life story every episode to impress different women -basically he reinvents himself to score

Stars: John Alderton, Margaret Courtenay, Maurice Denham, Ruth Dunning

Votes: 13

48. The Squirrels (1974–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Sitcom based in the accounts office of International Rentals, a television hire company.

Stars: Bernard Hepton, Ken Jones, Patsy Rowlands, Alan David

Votes: 38

49. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A series of dramatisations of some of P.G. Wodehouse's comic short stories - in which P.G. Wodehouse, himself, introduced some of the early episodes.

Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, P.G. Wodehouse, Paul McDowell

Votes: 105

50. Touch and Go (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston, June Thorburn, John Fraser

Votes: 129



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