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1. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 205

2. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Another Bride, Another Groom (1982)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Arthur is organizing the limousine for his niece Trina's wedding with Terry as the chauffeur. To Terry's annoyance Arthur decides they must use the car to get rid of a load of pornographic ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Warren Clarke, Ian Hogg

Votes: 44

3. The Sunday Drama (1977– )
Episode: City Sugar (1978)

Drama

8.6
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During the course of a live radio broadcast, a disc-jockey is made forcibly aware that he's getting old.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Roy Boutcher, Jimmy Chisholm, Elaine Collins, Tim Curry

Votes: 7

4. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Forbidden Fruit (1994)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Taggart and Jardine are confronted by a bizarre case which revolves around a fertility clinic.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Mark McManus, Harriet Buchan, Robert Robertson, Iain Anders

Votes: 35

5. Time and the Conways (1985 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

8.4
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1919: the World War is over. Kay Conway celebrates her 21st birthday and all the family look forward with hope and confidence. Then Time begins to conjure with them and offers a dark glimpse of what the future could really bring.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Claire Bloom, Geraldine James, Phyllis Logan, Nicholas Le Prevost

Votes: 8

6. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: Canley Fields (1990)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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The relief conduct a search after a child is reported abducted.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Eric Richard, Tony Scannell, Kevin Lloyd, Ben Roberts

Votes: 5

7. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1988)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A notorious tabloid hires Rumpole to defend it in a libel suit being brought by a puritanical novelist it has accused of sexual promiscuity.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Julian Curry, Peter Blythe

Votes: 38

8. Capital City (1989–1990)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ... See full summary »

Stars: William Armstrong, Douglas Hodge, Jason Isaacs, Joanna Kanska

Votes: 195

9. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Greg Callan's cousin David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 536

10. The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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Stars: Hugh Burden, Willoughby Goddard, Mona Bruce, Gillian Lewis

Votes: 43

11. The Citadel (1983)

500 min | Drama

8.3
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Young idealistic doctor, Andrew Mason, does all he can to improve the abysmal health conditions in a small Welsh mining town in the 1930s, but his ambitions sidetrack him.

Stars: Ben Cross, Clare Higgins, Gareth Thomas, John Welsh

Votes: 179

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

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

8.3
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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: 35

13. The Final Cut (1995)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1995)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama

8.3
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Not having secured enough votes on the first ballot to retain the party leadership, Francis Urquhart plots to not only keep him in place as Prime Minister but to win the next general ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 159

14. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (1988)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rumpole defends Hilda's nephew, a canon who has accused of adultery in an ecclesiastical court.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 44

15. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 1,013

16. Warship (1973–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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Life in the Royal Navy aboard the fictional HMS Hero.

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

Votes: 49

17. Spring & Autumn (1972–1976)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Jimmy is an older man in the Autumn of his years who takes Young boy Charlie under his wing.

Stars: Jimmy Jewel, Charlie Hawkins, Larry Martyn, June Barry

Votes: 18

18. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: A Village Called 'G' (1970)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The entire section goes on red alert when Liz, Hunter's ever-punctual secretary, fails to show up for work. Trying to trace her, Callan begins to suspect that Liz's disappearance involves ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, William Squire, Patrick Mower, Russell Hunter

Votes: 32

19. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Call Me Sir! (1972)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Upon Callan's return, dire circumstances force him to accept a new position within the section--one that affords an entirely different perspective on his work, particularly regarding his relationship with Lonely.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Patrick Mower, William Squire

Votes: 28

20. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: Forgive and Forget (1998)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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Sgt Boyden and PC Stamp attempt to contain a father who wants revenge for his murdered son.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Lisa Geoghan, Huw Higginson, Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart

Votes: 6

21. The Final Cut (1995)

206 min | Drama

8.1
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 3,174

22. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

8.1
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Stars: André Morell, Donald Houston, Cherry Morris, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 9

23. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: Act of Kindness (1970)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When Heathcote Land receives incriminating photos of his company's sales manager in bed with a mistress, Callan tries to persuade him not to expose the man. But Land knows too well how such games are played.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, William Squire, Patrick Mower, Russell Hunter

Votes: 30

24. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Wolf (1977)

Action, Drama

8.1
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When the body of a young German is discovered murdered in his bed and the apartment is littered with clues, Van der Valk must ask himself if there is one clue too many? Has the killer left a deliberate trail to his identity?

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Barry Foster, Joanna Dunham, Nigel Stock, James Grout

Votes: 11

25. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,571

26. 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

27. Enemy at the Door (1978–1980)
Episode: Committee Man (1980)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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John Ambrose asks Dr. Martel to rejoin the controlling committee as a health officer but he demurs,not wanting the pressure. The Germans' market garden is sabotaged when their fuel is run ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton, David Waller

Votes: 14

28. The Sweeney (1974–1978)
Episode: Hit and Run (1975)

44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Carter's school-teacher wife Alison is deliberately killed by a hit and run driver whilst posting his football pools. Alison had actually borrowed a coat from Judy, the French mistress, who... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 67

29. The Sweeney (1974–1978)
Episode: Lady Luck (1976)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Middle-class housewife Marcia Edmunds approaches Regan in a pub and, in exchange for sex, supplies the names of the gang who recently robbed a bookies - including that of her husband Martin... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Moira Redmond

Votes: 58

30. The Sweeney (1974–1978)
Episode: The Bigger They Are (1978)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Tycoon Leonard Gold is being blackmailed by Harold Collins, who has a photo of him present at a massacre of civilians in Malaya when he was in the Army twenty-five years earlier. He appeals... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Colin Jeavons, Jenny Runacre

Votes: 60

31. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Three Cons Make a Mountain (1991)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three victims of Arthur's past cons conspire, to trick him into buying an East German car, a retired greyhound and a piano. He strives to find buyers for them before business rival Ashley ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: George Cole, Gary Webster, Glynn Edwards, Nicholas Day

Votes: 20

32. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Troika (1969)

Action, Crime

8.0
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At 4 am in London John Morrisey gets into a taxi to Scotland Yard. He is rushing to join a meeting about a planned arrest of three people who have broken the official secrets act by selling... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Wensley Pithey, Derren Nesbitt, Jennifer Wilson, Keith Washington

Votes: 21

33. Moody and Pegg (1974– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Judy Cornwell, Derek Waring, Frances Bennett, Tony Selby

Votes: 17

34. The One Game (1988– )

50 min | Thriller

7.9
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Nick Thorne, a successful businessman whose company markets games, is pulled by his former partner Magnus into a game which appears far too real - The One Game.

Stars: Patrick Malahide, Stephen Dillane, Pippa Haywood, Kate McKenzie

Votes: 128

35. Sadie, It's Cold Outside (1974– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Rosemary Leach, Bernard Hepton, Yvonne Ball, Sheila Ballantine

Votes: 7

36. The Final Cut (1995)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1995)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama

7.9
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Having sacked his Parliamentary Private Secretary, Urquhart casts about for a replacement. At the suggestion of Geoffrey Booza Pitt he gives serious consideration to backbench MP Claire ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 156

37. The Final Cut (1995)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1995)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama

7.9
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Having resigned as Foreign Secretary, Tom Makepeace launches a blistering attack in the House of Commons directed not only at the government in general but at the Prime Minister in ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 153

38. 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: 36

39. Taggart (1983–2010)
Episode: Ring of Deceit Part One (1992)

TV-14 | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A research scientist is murdered by an unknown assailant but it soon becomes clear that she is another victim of a serial rapist - 'The Mechanic'.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Blythe Duff, Iain Anders

Votes: 37

40. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,697

41. 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

42. The Final Cut (1995)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1995)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

7.8
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Approaching his 65th birthday, Prime Minister Frances Urquhart begins to see the end of his career. Not that he has the intention of resigning anytime soon. He does however hope to ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 161

43. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: Fit of Conscience (1975)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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Is there more than the eye can see behind Marker's latest assignment - an enquiry into a bride of a public servant? Marker uncovers deeper issues - and finds himself without friends.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Alfred Burke, Paul Kermack, Margaret Whiting, Griffith Jones

Votes: 18

44. Callan (1967–1972)
Episode: That'll Be the Day (1972)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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With Callan captured, imprisoned, and interrogated by the Soviets, his superiors stage his funeral. But Callan's pal and sometime employee, Lonely, sees through the charade and makes a nuisance of himself, much to the section's chagrin.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Patrick Mower, William Squire

Votes: 29

45. 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

46. Stay Lucky (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Dennis Waterman, Emma Wray, Niall Toibin, Jan Francis

Votes: 62

47. Target (1977–1978)

50 min | Action, Crime

7.7
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A small team of detectives solve crimes of a varied nature in Southampton.

Stars: Patrick Mower, Philip Madoc, Brendan Price, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 32

48. 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

49. Star Quality: Bon Voyage (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The Videograss crew brings you their newest movie titled Bon Voyage. Things went really well this season, so expect some mind melting parts from Justin Bennee, Mikey Leblanc, Jed Anderson, ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Gay Baynes, Ed Devereaux, Michael Fitzpatrick

Votes: 26

50. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Diane (1977)

Action, Drama

7.7
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When a woman tries to bury her past, but it overtakes her in Amsterdam, Van der Valk finds himself being drawn strange - and dangerous - incidents that neither he not the girl find beneficial to their health.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Barry Foster, Joanna Dunham, Nigel Stock, Jane Merrow

Votes: 10



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