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1. 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

2. Stage 2 (1971–1973)

Drama

9.0
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Stars: Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins, Colin Blakely, Coral Browne

Votes: 5

3. Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Episode: Manoeuvre 11 (1993)

Crime, Drama

8.8
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Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Robin McCallum

Votes: 10

4. Cranford (2007–2010)
Episode: May 1843 (2007)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama

8.8
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Martha and Jem are married and move into Miss Matty's home as lodgers. Dr. Harrison learns that Sophy has been sent away to stay with an aunt in Shropshire. When she returns home she ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Claudie Blakley, Andrew Buchan, Judi Dench, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 125

5. Cranford (2007–2010)
Episode: August 1842 (2007)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama

8.7
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After a few months in the village, Dr. Harrison has caught the eye of several of the young ladies. He has focused his attention on the parson's daughter, Sophie Hutton, and hopes to spend ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Simon Woods, Lesley Manville, Rosy Byrne, Julia McKenzie

Votes: 144

6. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Fifty Cents a Dance (1978)

53 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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Lillie grieves over Bertie's death. Jeanne still holds the past against Lillie and refuses to see her. Prince Louis asks Jeanne to forgive him and Lillie. In New York, Lillie patronizes a ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesca Annis, John Castle, Ann Firbank, James Warwick

Votes: 11

7. 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

8. Cranford (2007–2010)
Episode: April 1843 (2007)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama

8.6
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Railway construction begins. Dr. Harrison speaks to Sophy's father and he agrees that they can step out together. Harrison emphasizes that he cannot ask for her hand until he is better ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Andrew Buchan, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon, Judi Dench

Votes: 122

9. Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Episode: Big Boys' Rules: Part II (1993)

Crime, Drama

8.6
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Director: Richard Standeven | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 7

10. Home Fires (2015–2016)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2016)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, War

8.6
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In the face of Marek's impending departure, Pat has a big decision to make, but Bob has one last trick up his sleeve to thwart her plans.

Director: John Hayes | Stars: Brian Fletcher, Clare Calbraith, Alexandre Willaume, Jodie Hamblet

Votes: 99

11. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Going on the Stage (1978)

53 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Lillie gives birth to a daughter. To support herself, she goes on stage and becomes an instant hit.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Denis Lill, Peter Egan

Votes: 12

12. Cranford (2007–2010)
Episode: June 1842 (2007)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama

8.6
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In June 1842, Mary Smith arrives in Cranford to stay with her mother's friends Miss Matty and Miss Deborah Jenkyns. Cranford is a small town, on the edge of modernization. The railway now ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Lisa Dillon, Simon Woods

Votes: 179

13. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Sunset and Evening Star (1978)

50 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Lillie's jewels are stolen from the bank, and Lillie goes back on stage to raise money. Lillie marries Hugo de Bathe, 20 years her junior, but can't keep him faithful. Lillie rebuilds an ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, Denis Lill, John Castle, John Justin

Votes: 9

14. Home Fires (2015–2016)
Episode: Episode #2.2 (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, War

8.5
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News of the Bowers' divorce hits the papers and Laura's disgrace becomes public, which has grave consequences for her friendship with Tom and the future of the surgery.

Director: Robert Quinn | Stars: Clare Calbraith, Alexandre Willaume, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Bazeley

Votes: 89

15. Home Fires (2015–2016)
Episode: Episode #2.5 (2016)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, War

8.5
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It's harvest time, and Steph struggles with the work required, but time is running out to meet the quota required, and she risks losing the farm.

Director: John Hayes | Stars: Brian Fletcher, Clare Calbraith, Mark Umbers, Leanne Best

Votes: 83

16. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Home on the Range (1978)

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Freddie gives Lillie an ultimatum, but she returns to London to work to recover from financial losses and makes a new conquest.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, Denis Lill, Peter Egan, Jennie Linden

Votes: 11

17. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Let Them Say (1978)

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Bertie remains smitten with Lillie and even builds her a seaside house. When visiting Crown Prince Rudolph is so smitten with Lillie that he ignores his social duties, Bertie arranges ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Denis Lill, Ann Firbank

Votes: 14

18. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: No Marks for Servility (1964)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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An international financier has come to the notice of M9, as he is believed to be an extortionist and murderer. When some important people are found dead, Drake goes undercover as a butler at the financier's rented villa in Rome.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Mervyn Johns, Francesca Annis, Howard Marion-Crawford

Votes: 73

19. Cranford (2007–2010)
Episode: November 1842 (2007)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama

8.5
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It's Christmas-time and Miss Matty isn't sure it would appropriate to celebrate with friends and neighbors given the death of her sister. Mary Smith convinces her otherwise. Matty renews ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Kimberley Nixon, Rosy Byrne, Hester Odgers, Simon Woods

Votes: 131

20. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,915

21. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

8.4
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The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »

Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Votes: 66

22. Deleted 'Dune' (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

8.4
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Stars: Raffaella De Laurentiis, Francesca Annis, José Ferrer, Linda Hunt

Votes: 17

23. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: America (1978)

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Lillie stages an American tour, marred by hostile American critics and newspaper accusations of an illicit romance with American millionaire Freddie Gebhard. Returning to England leads to ... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Francesca Annis, Denis Lill, Peter Egan, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 11

24. Jane Eyre (2006)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2006)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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After Mrs Reed's death Jane Eyre returns to Thornfield. Mr Rochester finally proposes to Jane Eyre. Will she accept him?

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Francesca Annis

Votes: 148

25. Jane Eyre (2006)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2006)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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The heartbroken Jane Eyre has left Thornfield. Exhausted, penniless and hopeless she lies down on the moors and is rescued by St John Rivers who, with his sisters, brings her back to life again.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Pam Ferris

Votes: 151

26. Home Fires (2015–2016)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, War

8.4
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Following the Dunkirk evacuation there are fears of an invasion and Frances proposes the Institute raises fifty pounds to buy an ambulance though for Alison her predicament drives her to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Quinn | Stars: Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher, Mike Noble, Daisy Badger

Votes: 98

27. Home Fires (2015–2016)
Episode: Episode #2.3 (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, War

8.4
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As the Battle of Britain intensifies, the women must do all they can to keep spirits high.

Director: Robert Quinn | Stars: Clare Calbraith, Chris Coghill, Brian Fletcher, Daniel Ryan

Votes: 87

28. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Mrs. Langtry (1978)

53 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Lillie discovers Edward is financially strapped, not the millionaire she thought. Lillie develops typhoid fever, and convinces the doctor to tell Edward she needs to go to London to recover... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Brian Deacon, Basil Hoskins

Votes: 18

29. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: The Jersey Lily (1978)

51 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Every artist and photographer in London wants to capture the newest PB (Professional Beauty), Lillie. Among Lillie's new admirers is poet Oscar Wilde.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Peter Egan, Jennie Linden

Votes: 16

30. Jane Eyre (2006)

TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 18,199

31. Cranford (2007–2010)

TV-PG | 469 min | Drama

8.3
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 8,007

32. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the King, he developed a reputation of a playboy, which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Votes: 391

33. Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Episode: Big Boys' Rules: Part I (1993)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Director: Richard Standeven | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 6

34. Jane Eyre (2006)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2006)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Thornfield receives a visitor. This visitor seems to unsettle Rochester in a way Jane cannot understand. When Mason, the mysterious visitor, is badly injured one night, Jane's fears and questions about the North Tower come up once again.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 155

35. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Mr. Jersey (1978)

52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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Lillie's affair with a rich jockey who enjoys shocking society worries Patsy, as Squire Abington has a history of abusing women. He wants to marry Lillie, but Edward still refuses to ... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Denis Lill, Peter Egan

Votes: 7

36. Cranford (2007–2010)
Episode: Return to Cranford: Part One - August 1844 (2009)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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It's August 1844 and Miss Matty knows only too well that faces will always come and go in Cranford, but for now she is happy that her dear brother, Peter is home from India and that Martha,... See full summary »

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Judi Dench, Claudie Blakley, Julia McKenzie, Alex Jennings

Votes: 309

37. Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Episode: Some Must Watch (1993)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Hugh Ross

Votes: 7

38. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: The Sailor Prince (1978)

51 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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A scandal sheet trumpets a rumored Langtry divorce, and Edward is unable to collect his Irish rents. Lillie makes a new friend: W.E. Gladstone. Edward files suit against the scandal sheet ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Denis Lill, Peter Egan

Votes: 13

39. Home Fires (2015–2016)

45 min | Drama, War

8.2
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A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.

Stars: Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher, Samantha Bond, Ruth Gemmell

Votes: 2,718

40. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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British police drama following the team at the Complaints Investigation Bureau - the unit that polices the police.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 389

41. Shades of Darkness (1983–1986)

60 min | Drama, Horror

8.2
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An anthology of short mysterious dramas, each with a supernatural twist.

Stars: Norma West, Annette Wilkie-Miller, Francesca Annis, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 215

42. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Deja Vu (1985)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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Magnum and Higgins go to England to prepare Robin Masters' latest purchase, a castle, for a party. While there, Magnum looks up an old friend only to learn he is dead.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 159

43. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Emilie (1978)

51 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Beautiful Emilie Le Breton, parson's daughter on the Isle of Jersey, is only 15 years old and a tomboy. Lillie's mother arranges a brief London visit to show Lillie a Season, but she is too... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Patrick Holt, Peggy Ann Wood

Votes: 16

44. Wives and Daughters (1999– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1999)

TV-PG | 77 min | Drama

8.2
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Roger returns from Africa after Osbourne's death to find his sister-in-law and his nephew living at their home as well. Cynthia has accepted the marriage offer of Mr. Henderson, a lawyer ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Iain Glen, Justine Waddell, Keeley Hawes, Francesca Annis

Votes: 44

45. Home Fires (2015–2016)
Episode: Episode #2.4 (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, War

8.2
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Alison worries that her involvement with the Lyons could have dangerous consequences beyond just damaging her relationship with Frances.

Director: John Hayes | Stars: Clare Calbraith, Chris Coghill, Brian Fletcher, Daniel Ryan

Votes: 79

46. Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Episode: The Great Detective (1993)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Robin McCallum

Votes: 8

47. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for M9, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 1,011

48. Wives and Daughters (1999– )

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

8.1
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 6,311

49. Lillie (1978– )
Episode: Bertie (1978)

51 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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As Lillie acquires more admirers, her old friends see less of her and her husband sinks deeper into alcohol. Lillie is resigned to her popularity vanishing when the Season ends. She plans ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Denis Lill, Peter Egan

Votes: 14

50. Jane Eyre (2006)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2006)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Jane Eyre, an orphaned girl, is sent to Lowood School by her uncaring aunt Mrs Reed, who no longer wants the child in her house where Jane was ill-treated by cousins and aunt. Jane remains ... See full summary »

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 166



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