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1. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)

TV-PG | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 1,218

2. Brief Encounter (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

5.3
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Two strangers, both married to others, meet in a railroad station and find themselves in a brief but intense affair.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jack Hedley, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 412

3. The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974 TV Short)

37 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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The Reverend Justin Somerton, a scholar of Medieval history, and his protégé Lord Peter Dattering are visiting an Abbey library. Studying a stained glass window they uncover clues leading to a treasure hidden by a disgraced Abbot.

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Sheila Dunn, Anne Blake, Frank Mills, Virginia Balfour

Votes: 370

4. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972–1973)

180 min | Crime, Mystery

8.1
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When one of the members of the Bellona Club passes away, Lord Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes.

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terence Alexander, Anna Cropper, Donald Pickering

Votes: 246

5. 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: 213

6. The Ice House (1978 TV Short)

35 min | Short, Drama, Horror

5.7
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Paul recently divorced seeks sanctuary at a country retreat run by a sinister brother and sister.

Director: Derek Lister | Stars: John Stride, David Beames, Elizabeth Romilly, Geoffrey Burridge

Votes: 205

7. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Robin Redbreast (1970)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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After the break-up of a long-term relationship, urban sophisticate Norah seeks refuge in a remote house in the country. The locals are friendly, if eccentric, and she toys with the idea of ... See full summary »

Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Anna Cropper, Amanda Walker, Julian Holloway, Freda Bamford

Votes: 176

8. Freedom to Love (1969)

90 min | Documentary

5.8
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Documentary, dramatized at times, on human sexual behaviour. Daring for its time for its approach to some of the most delicate aspects of this taboo subject.

Directors: Eberhard Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen | Stars: Marie Antoinette, Daniel D. Halleck, Monique Kraamwinkel, Sacha Kraamwinkel

Votes: 165 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.3
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, James Bolam, Zena Walker

Votes: 161

10. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.0
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making movies for television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 132

11. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: The Bearded Lady (1996)

TV-14 | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A spunky sextegeneration and her teenage runaway assistant join forces to form their own detective agency and investigate the death of an elderly pensioner.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 108

12. Dead of Night (1972)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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A horror anthology series of chilling tales.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, John Castle, Anna Cropper, Bernard Brown

Votes: 92

13. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Eye Witness (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A deaf-mute young man out bird-watching watches a couple necking in a car, but amusement turns to horror when he witnesses a murder.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 90

14. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Fingers (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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While vacationing in Tuscany Hetty is hired by a local restaurateur whose son has been kidnapped, possibly by Mafioso who have been mailing him the boy's fingers.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 81

15. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Widdershins (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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When Robert's uncle and childhood hero commits suicide by hanging himself in his home, Hetty investigates and finds witchcraft may be involved.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Gwenllian Davies

Votes: 77

16. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: A High Profile (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A desperate mother hires Hetty to locate her schizophrenic son who has disappeared and is off his medication.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Conor Ryan

Votes: 74

17. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Dying Day: Part 1: Mr. Skipling is Sentenced to Death (1980)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.4
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A lonely man with punctilious habits listens to a tape cassette of ambient barroom sounds, which include the hushed tones of two men plotting to kill him; but when a policeman listens, all the sounds are there except those of the two men.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Maurice Kaufmann, Prentis Hancock, David Howey

Votes: 73

18. Dead of Night (1972)
Episode: A Woman Sobbing (1972)

49 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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Jane is an discontented middle-class wife and mother. One night in her bedroom she hears a woman crying, though her husband hears nothing. Is it a symptom of her depression or is her home ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: Tommy Boyle, Nicky Cox, Jan Edwards, Elaine Elder

Votes: 68

19. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Safe as Houses (1996)

TV-14 | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The foster mother of a runaway teenage mother and her infant son hires Hetty to locate the girl and find out if she's the serial arsonist who's been plaguing the area.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 65

20. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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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, Mark Moss, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter

Votes: 62

21. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Poison Pen (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Whe a malicious poison pen writer targets both new and old residents of a small village, the prime suspect hires Hetty to find the real writer.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 61

22. The Guardians (1971– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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In a declining England of the 1980s, the UK has broken up, and England is ruled by a fascist military force called "The Guardians".

Stars: Gwyneth Powell, Cyril Luckham, Derek Smith, David Burke

Votes: 57

23. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Runaways (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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When the mentally challenged daughter of a local mayor runs away from the institution she lives in with her challenged boyfriend, they come across a dead body.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 56

24. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: The Astral Plane (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The daughter of an elderly, recently widowed woman feels that her mother is being bilked by a phony spiritualist and hires Hetty to expose her.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 55

25. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The McGuffin (1986)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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A penurious film critic begins to wonder if his increasingly complicated life isn't rather like the plot of a Hitchcock film.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Charles Dance, Ann Todd, Mark Rylance, Bill Shine

Votes: 55

26. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Lost Chords (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Blainthorp Village's Golden Voice competition is a tradition, but someone is systematically eliminating the contestants.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Matthew Scurfield

Votes: 54

27. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: A Rose by Any Other Name (1997)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The family of a recently widowed older woman suspect the man she's involved with is a fortune hunter, so they hire Hetty to expose him.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 50

28. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.5
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Anthology series of dramatic works.

Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 49

29. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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, Esther Lawrence

Votes: 48

30. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: A Dog's Ransom: Part 1 (1978)

Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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A quiet, middle-aged couple living in Chelsea start to receive threatening letters through the post - and then things take a sinister turn as their beloved poodle, Tina, is kidnapped. Should they comply and pay up the ransom?

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow, Brian Stirner, Paul Angelis

Votes: 47

31. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Childsplay (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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When her niece's son is framed for possession of an ecstasy tablet, Hety goes undercover in his school as a cafeteria worker to clear him.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 47

32. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: All Stitched Up (1997)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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DCI Adams recruits Hetty to pose as the Irish sister of a local woman who is being preyed upon by a teenage thief and vandal.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 46

33. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Daughter of the Regiment (1997)

TV-14 | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A well-to-do woman hires Hetty to find out why her soon-to-be-married daughter is being stalked and photographed by a stranger in the village.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Mel Martin

Votes: 46

34. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Woman of the Year (1997)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Hetty goes undercover as a battered wife in an isolated shelter after an abused woman is accidentally killed fleeing her husband under questionable circumstances.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 46

35. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Fisticuffs (1997)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A woman distracted by her cell phone inadvertently causes a fender bender, but the other driver is so overcome by road rage she assaults her.

Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 44

36. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Serving the Community (1997)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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After a series of muggings of Indian restaurant owners, Hetty is recruited by a community elder to solve the crimes.

Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 44

37. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Votes: 43

38. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Digging for Dirt (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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An elderly woman ignores eviction notices for the condemned apartment building she lives in as she hopes to prove that it was not built to code.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 42

39. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: For Love nor Money (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Hetty's brother-in-law Frank asks Hetty to search for his lady friend's daughter, who has disappeared.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 42

40. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: A Minor Operation (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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While in hospital for routine surgery, Hetty is able to help DCI Adams with a rash of home robberies of patients and a false rape allegation against the inspector.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Frank Mills, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 41

41. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Blood Relations (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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While visiting a cousin whom she hasn't seen in years, Hetty investigates an elderly woman's complaints of a ghostly dog while Robert works to expose a home repair fraud.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 41

42. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Family Values (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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After his invalid brother drowns in his remote garden pond, Tom Carter hires Hetty to investigate his housekeeper, whom he suspects of larceny.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 41

43. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Pursuit by Proxy (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A friend of Hetty's asks her to represent her and try to recover her money when a furniture shop goes bankrupt, but there's more here than meets the eye.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock, Frank Mills

Votes: 41

44. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Anthology series of dramatic works.

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

Votes: 40

45. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Helping Hansi (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Hetty goes undercover in a posh retirement condo in order to find out who is harassing German immigrant Hansi Bauer into selling his share.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock, Frank Mills

Votes: 40

46. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Dying Day: Part 3: Mr. Skipling Fights Back (1980)

Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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Skipling finds more fuel for his imagination in the new husband of his bigamous wife.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Cyril Shaps, Maurice Kaufmann, Prentis Hancock

Votes: 39

47. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Mind over Muscle (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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After the husband of Hetty's hairdresser is beaten badly in a pub bathroom by the owner of a fitness center, a total stranger, Hetty's hired to investigate.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 39

48. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Something to Treasure (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The widow of a miner hires Hetty to discover his treasure map showing where valuable gemstones he stole from the mine owners are hidden.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 39

49. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: How Time Flies (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A self-taught expert in antique clocks is being stalked because of a clock in his possession and calls on Hetty for help.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Frank Mills

Votes: 38

50. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: Dying Day: Part 2: Mr. Skipling Finds a Friend (1980)

Crime, Drama, Horror

7.4
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The police disbelieve Skipling's story of the man bleeding from the eyes. Later, Skipling receives an unwanted visit from a doctor and a welcome visit from his "befriender".

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Maurice Kaufmann, Prentis Hancock, David Howey

Votes: 37



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