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1. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #2.13 (1977)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, History, Romance

9.4
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Warleggan tries to have Ross arrested after the duel and Elizabeth consults with a doctor to have her baby prematurely to allay George's suspicions.

Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Votes: 10

2. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #2.10 (1977)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

9.1
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Caroline goes to London after her child's death, Whitworth reestablishes relations with money, and Ross secretly visits Elizabeth during a Warleggan party.

Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Christopher Biggins, Michael Cadman

Votes: 14

3. The Impressionists (2006– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2006)

59 min | Drama

9.0
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Waldemar Januszczak continues his investigation of the Impressionists by taking us outdoors to their most famous locations. Although Impressionist pictures often look sunny and relaxed, achieving this peaceful air was hard work.

Director: Tim Dunn | Stars: Sebastian Armesto, Richard Armitage, John Challis, Charlie Condou

Votes: 30

4. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Time of Need (1999)

TV-14 | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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A new government minister is charged by a young felon with having molested him while she he was in her care over a decade before.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: John Thaw, Anne Carroll, Martin Chamberlain, Kenneth Cope

Votes: 30

5. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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Professor John Hardy is a forensic scientist who works not only for the police but also for other interested parties.

Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 15

6. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #2.5 (1977)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.9
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Ross and his men successfully bring Dwight back from Frace, but Drake is wounded severely, and Watleggan's son develops a serious case of the rickets.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Duncan Lamont, Kevin McNally

Votes: 14

7. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Pitchi Poi (1967)

135 min | Drama

8.9
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A French peasant struggles to reunite a young Jewish girl, whom he took in during the Second World War, with her mother when the war is over.

Directors: Roderick Graham, Franz Josef Wild | Stars: Georges Rouquier, Karine Levy, Marie Laure Benahim, Monique Demestre

Votes: 10

8. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
Episode: Star One (1979)

Not Rated | 48 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.9
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Blake leads the apprehensive crew of the Liberator out into intergalactic space to find and destroy Star One and cripple the Federation. What none of them realize is that Star One is ... See full summary »

Director: David Maloney | Stars: Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell

Votes: 118

9. Elizabeth R (1971– )

85 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,441

10. The Voyage of Charles Darwin (1978– )

60 min | Biography

8.8
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The series encompasses Darwin's university days to the 1859 publication of his book "On the Origin of Species" and his death and is based on Darwin's own letters, diaries, and journals, ... See full summary »

Stars: Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt, David Ashton, Peter Settelen

Votes: 96

11. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #2.6 (1977)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.8
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Whitworth becomes sexually frustrated when Behanna asks him to abstain for his wife's health, and Warleggan stands for Parliament after Ross declines the opportunity.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Votes: 17

12. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )
Episode: Trial for Murder (1974)

Drama, Mystery

8.7
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During a murder trial in 19th-century England, one of the jurors begins to have mysterious hallucinations - has he seen a ghost?

Directors: Peter Sykes, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Ian Holm, Jennie Linden, Keith Buckley

Votes: 11

13. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #2.1 (1977)

52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.6
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Ross is discharged for medical reasons and returns home to find Warleggan occupying the house of his elderly aunt and expecting his first child by Elizabeth.

Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jay Neill, Norma Streader

Votes: 18

14. Poldark (1975– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

Votes: 886

15. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

8.4
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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: 12,902

16. Shadow of the Noose (1989– )

Crime, Drama

8.4
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Drama centering on the cases of the celebrated London barrister of the Victorian era, Edward Marshall Hall.

Stars: Jonathan Hyde, Michael Feast, Terence Taplin, Leslee Udwin

Votes: 32

17. House of Cards (1990)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1990)

TV-Y | 56 min | Drama

8.4
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Francis Urqhart continues his surreptitious campaign to force Prime Minister Henry Collingridge's resignation. After the tabloids spend the summer excoriating the PM's brother Charles, it's... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, David Lyon

Votes: 315

18. House of Cards (1990)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1990)

TV-Y | 57 min | Drama

8.4
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The Prime Minister resigns and the race is to replace him. Environment Minister Michael Samuels and Foreign Minister Patrick Woolton are the apparent front-runners, though the Chronicle ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, David Lyon, Miles Anderson

Votes: 291

19. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #2.7 (1977)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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George, newly elected to Parliament, has become obsessed over Valentine's as Whitworth takes on his teenage sister-in-law as mistress.

Director: Roger Jenkins | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Votes: 14

20. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.3
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 12

21. 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: 35

22. Marie Curie (1977– )

50 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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It is the life story of the great Polish- French scientist Marie Curie.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Nigel Hawthorne, Richard Bebb, James Berwick

Votes: 35

23. Surviving Disaster (2006– )
Episode: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (2006)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Only a handful of men willing to sacrifice themselves can prevent an explosion and fire at a nuclear plant in the Ukraine from becoming a worldwide catastrophe due to design flaws and the Soviet obsession with secrecy and prestige.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Roger Alborough, Michael Colgan, Hugh Dickson, Vernon Dobtcheff

Votes: 117

24. Elizabeth R (1971– )
Episode: Sweet England's Pride (1971)

TV-14 | 78 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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It is 1600 and Elizabeth is now an old woman yet she is still a match for the young, handsome, and dashing Earl of Essex. The Irish troubles and crushing the rebellious Essex rob an aged and weary Queen of the will to live.

Director: Roderick Graham | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Robin Ellis, Hugh Dickson, John Nettleton

Votes: 45

25. The Impressionists (2006– )

Drama

8.1
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"Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Armitage, Charlie Condou, Aden Gillett, Julian Glover

Votes: 987

26. Warship (1973–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Life in the Royal Navy aboard the fictional HMS Hero.

Stars: David Savile, Andrew Burt, Donald Burton, James Cosmo

Votes: 50

27. Forever Green (1989–1992)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Jack Boult, a former rally driver, and his second wife Harriet, who used to be a nurse, move from the bustle of London to start a new life in a cottage in the Somerset countryside, together... See full summary »

Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Paola Dionisotti, Wendy van der Plank

Votes: 59

28. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999– )
Episode: A Good Name (2000)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The poet laureate is mistaken for the Pimpernel and sent to the guillotine.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Caroline Carver, Ronan Vibert, Danny Webb

Votes: 49

29. Bookmark (1983)
Episode: Miss Pym's Day Out (1992)

Biography

8.1
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After a 14 year dry spell, novelist, Barbara Pym (Patricia Routledge) is nominated for a Booker Award in 1977 for her novel "Quartet in Autumn". This short biography follows her the day of ... See full summary »

Director: James Runcie | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Marcia Warren, John Bott, Susan Wooldridge

Votes: 18

30. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)

Not Rated | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 3,036

31. Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2000–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Certain events which had an impact on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while he was still a medical student under the supervision of Dr. Bell, his teacher and mentor, on whom the character of Sherlock Holmes is partly drawn from.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Charles Edwards, Simon Chandler, Mossie Smith

Votes: 531

32. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 65

33. Bulman (1985–1987)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Having left the police force in disgust, the eccentric and bad-tempered detective George Kitchener Bulman set himself up as a private investigator. This leads him into trouble with the hard... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Siobhan Redmond, Thorley Walters, John Benfield

Votes: 61

34. God's Wonderful Railway (1980– )

30 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Three generations of the Grant family live and work on the Severn Valley branch of the Great Western Railway, from the Victorian era to the Second World War.

Stars: John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown, Shirley Cain

Votes: 10

35. Grantchester (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2014)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Sidney gives up alcohol and tries to renew his focus on clerical duties, but is dragged into another case when there are mysterious deaths in the village.

Director: Jill Robertson | Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Al Weaver

Votes: 321

36. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Murder Being Once Done: Part One (1991)

TV-14 | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Wexford collapses from overwork so is put on a month's leave. Instead of resting though, he decides to go and visit Mike, who is seconded to London. Although he should be resting, Wexford's dreams have drawn him towards Mike's case of a young murdered girl left lying in a vault, and a strong connection to the baby adoption business.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Forgeham, Philip Glenister

Votes: 28

37. Grantchester (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Kacey Ainsworth

Votes: 8,621

38. By the Sword Divided (1983– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell.

Stars: Sharon Maughan, Andrew MacLachlan, Lucy Aston, Tim Bentinck

Votes: 183

39. Chronicle (1966–1991)

50 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Series tracing new developments in historical research.

Stars: Magnus Magnusson, David Drew, John Julius Norwich, Andrew Faulds

Votes: 11

40. Silent Witness (1996– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves

Votes: 5,028

41. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Arthur Daley (George Cole), a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) to be his "minder", so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other small-time crooks. While ... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,723

42. Premiere (1977–1980)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Add a Plot

Stars: Johnny Allan, Phil Daniels, David Parfitt, Brian Poyser

Votes: 6

43. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #2.2 (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Survivor Marilyn Stark's identification of Morton as her attacker is given credence when the severed breasts of the dead victims are discovered on Morton's business premises and he is sent ... See full summary »

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, Dorian Lough, Daniel Ryan

Votes: 54

44. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Chris Wilson

Votes: 21,123

45. The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The true story of the British royal Prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Daniel Williams, Matthew James Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks

Votes: 1,797

46. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (2001– )

265 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. On a night in London in 1946, newspaper reporter Ellen McGillivray arrives at the home ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Ward, Barry Stanton, Raymond Coulthard, Mark Lewis Jones

Votes: 494

47. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A genre anthology series in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by Orson Welles.

Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 144

48. Six Days of Justice (1972–1975)

Drama

7.7
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Drama deals with a magistrates' court, which usually is their first encounter with the law in the U.K. The stories evolve around the types of crimes that are presented there from parking ... See full summary »

Stars: George Waring, Meadows White, Rex Robinson, Ishaq Bux

Votes: 7

49. The Brittas Empire (1991–1997)
Episode: Shall We Dance? (1994)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Gordon Brittas sees the annual official dance as a rare occasion for his staff to mix with society, but is gravely disappointed when many seem unable or unwilling to get a suitable partner.... See full summary »

Director: Mike Stephens | Stars: Chris Barrie, Tim Marriott, Russell Porter, Julia St John

Votes: 30

50. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Tod eines Mädchens (1997)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A drama of a child murder from the discovery of the crime to police investigation, then through the ensuing trial.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, John Abbott, Richard Addison

Votes: 208



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