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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Starring: Dakota Blue Richards, Alexander Aze, Michael Byrne, Lucy Cohu, Karla Crome, Michael Byrne

Lightfields tells the story of three different families living in the same house in Suffolk during three different time periods, in 1944, 1975 and 2012. The three families are linked by the spirit of a young girl who died in mysterious circumstances in 1944. The first episode has the appearance of a ghost story spanning three different time periods and generations in a single farmhouse in Suffolk.

Genre: Supernatural, Drama
Network: ITV
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Starring: Matthew Goode, Wunmi Mosaku, Chiwetel Ejiofor

A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
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Starring: Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson

Following a raft of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.

Genre: Crime, Drama
Network: Channel 4
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
Starring: Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Chaplin

Growing up in the quiet coastal town of Moonfleet in eighteenth century Dorset, fifteen year-old orphan, John Trenchard, dreams of the infamous Blackbeard's treasure - and of the wealth and happiness it will bring him.

Genre: Drama, Adventure
Network: Sky
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Starring: Olivia Colman, Vanessa Redgrave, Emily Beecham

Follows aging novelist Vida Winter, who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Starring: Sophie Okonedo, Aidan Gillen, Peter Firth, Lesley Manville

It's May Day and a small community waits excitedly for this year's pagan parade to begin. Local teenager and dark horse, Linus Newcombe, watches woefully as the love of his life, Caitlin Sutton, kisses a rival. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Caitlin's twin and the beautiful young May Queen, Hattie Sutton, travels on her journey to appear as the town's symbol of new life.

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Network: BBC
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Starring: Jodhi May, Lorraine Burroughs, Holli Dempsey

The story follows two vulnerable teenage girls, who in the summer of 1995 are accused of murdering a schoolteacher. For seventeen years, the two girls go their separate ways and lead very different lives. But now in 2013, they are forced to confront each other and their dark, shared history. Based on the novel by Dorothy Koomson.

Genre: Drama
Network: ITV
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Starring: Vicky McClure, Joseph Gilgun, Thomas Turgoose

This Is England '90 will look at rave culture and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. It follows Shaun, Kelly, Trev and Gadget who are involved in the rave scene. Woody and Milky have opened a scooter shop, while Combo is released from prison after serving his sentence for the manslaughter of Mick in the first series.

Genre: Drama
Network: Channel 4
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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Starring: Andrew Ellis, Andrew Shim, Chanel Cresswell

Set during Christmas 1988, Lol is haunted by the devastating events that took place two and a half years before. She and Woody both find themselves struggling to cope with their lives without each other after he leaves the gang. Lol is carrying the burden of her guilt, whilst Woody is trying to build a domestic life with a new girlfriend and a potential promotion at work. Shaun has started drama college and, although still in a relationship with Smell, he has grown close to a girl performing in his Christmas play.

Genre: Drama
Network: Channel 4
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Starring: Andrew Ellis, Andrew Shim, Chanel Cresswell

A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, and set three years later, it focuses on the mod revival scene rather than the skinhead subculture. The story takes place during the 1986 FIFA World Cup. As Shaun completes his last school exam, he realises he will have to find his way in the world. His friends, who include Woody, Lol, Smell, Gadget and Meggy, are still around, looking for love, entertainment and employment.

Genre: Drama
Network: Channel 4
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Starring: Sheridan Smith, Daniel Mays, Caroline Goodall

Based on the true story of the wife of the Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs. The series covers Mrs Charmian Biggs' journey from naïve young woman to Biggs' wife and the mother of three young sons. Money worries force her husband to ask for a loan from Bruce Reynolds, planner of the most famous crime in British history, the Great Train Robbery of August 1963. The aftermath of the train robbery and Biggs subsequent escape from prison leads to a life of flight for Charmian and her children as she tries to keep the family together.

Genre: Drama
Network: ITV
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Starring: Matthew McNulty, Tom Brooke, Julia Ford

Adaptation of John Braine's classic novel about a young man on the make in 1940s Yorkshire

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Starring: Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery

A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Espionage
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Starring: MyAnna Buring, Sam Claflin, Lindsay Duncan

A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Starring: Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissey, Penelope Wilton

In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.

Genre: Drama, Period
Network: BBC
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Starring: Trevor Eve, Hermione Norris, Imogen Poots

Bouquet Of Barbed Wire is a riveting psychological thriller based on Andrea Newman’s taboo busting 1969 novel. Peter Manson is a man who seems to have it all. But his life is turned upside down when his beloved daughter Prue reveals that she is pregnant by her teacher, Gavin Sorensen. The very heart of the family is threatened as Peter has an intuitive sense that Gavin is on a personal quest for revenge. With his marriage to Cassie at breaking point, the net begins to close around Peter. Adultery, financial ruin and violence all play their part as the Manson family is torn apart.

Genre: Drama
Network: ITV
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Starring: Douglas Henshall, Dean Lennox Kelly, Lucy Griffiths

The story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives.

Genre: Drama
Network: ITV
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Anamaria Marinca, Max Beesley

Researcher Dr. Stephen Ezard returns home to the UK after the reported death of his brother, Michael Ezard, only to find that his widow, Yasim Anwar, is harboring a wanted yet deathly ill illegal immigrant. Yasim, on the rebound from her husband's death, becomes very intimate with Stephen. But after the death of Yasim's immigrant friend, she disappears with the body, leaving more questions than answers. Stephen is then hired as a consultant and promoter of a new computer system, T.I.A. (Total Information Awareness). Using his expert computer skills, he secretly tracks down Yasim, unaware that he is a pawn in a government conspiracy.

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Starring: Suranne Jones, Emily Beecham, Matthew McNulty

Ruth Slater, a woman found guilty of murdering two police officers when she was a teenager, is released after serving 15 years of a life sentence. Ruth, attempting to rebuild her life, starts searching for her sister Katie, who was adopted.

Genre: Drama
Network: ITV
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Starring: Dan Stevens, Tim McInnerny, Hayley Atwell

A young man becomes attached to a family that's not his own, and casts himself into the life of plentiful riches and gay love affairs that he seems destined for.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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Starring: Lindsay Duncan, Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham

A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library employees will resort to anything to thwart him.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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Starring: Elizabeth Bennett, Charles Dale, Mary Jo Randle

Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through the machinations of fate, he finds himself implicated in a tragedy. As the series goes on, the secrets, lies, and crimes, of the seemingly tranquil community continue to be revealed.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Starring: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle

Based on the Mary Wesley novel, The Camomile Lawn presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of Richard and Helena and their nieces and nephews.

Genre: Drama, Family Saga
Network: Channel 4
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Starring: Charlotte Coleman, Mark Aspinall, Emily Aston

Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the discriminatory teachings of Pastor Finch and his understanding of Revelations. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. But when her friendship with Melanie develops into something a little more 'unnatural' she easily realizes the error of the Pastors teachings. The girls are subjected to terrible treatment to convince them to repent. An adaptation of Jeanette Winterson's semi-autobiographical novel of the same name.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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Starring: Michael Angelis, Bernard Hill, Alan Igbon

Boys from the Blackstuff follows the stories of the five now unemployed men who lost their jobs due to the events of the original play The Blackstuff. Set in Bleasdale's home city of Liverpool, and reflecting many of his own experiences of life in the city, each episode focuses on a different member of the group. The series was highly acclaimed for its powerful and emotional depiction of the desperation wrought by high unemployment and a subsequent lack of social support.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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Starring: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner

Based on a book by Evelyn Waugh, this Mini-Series is a lament for an aristocratic England which at the end of the 1939-45 War seemed to be vanishing for ever. Charles Ryder, a wartime British Army captain, is posted to Brideshead Castle and remembers his doomed pre-war love affairs there.

Genre: Drama
Network: ITV
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Starring: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief. George Smiley, the aging master spy of the Cold War and once heir apparent to Control, is brought back out of retirement to flush out a top level mole within the Circus. Smiley must travel back through his life and murky workings of the Circus to unravel the net spun by his nemesis Karla 'The Sandman' of the KGB and reveal the identity of the mole before he disappears.

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Network: BBC
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Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Nick Dunning, Aisling Franciosi

A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s. Based on the novels by Benjamin Black.

Genre: Crime, Thriller
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Starring: Hermione Norris, Martin Clunes, Paul McGann

A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him, or protect him and hide the act.

Genre: Crime Thriller
Network: ITV
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Starring: Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham

Set in 1952, four women who used to work at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Genre: Thriller, Serial Killer, Investigation
Network: ITV

Current Status: Awaiting Season 2
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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Starring: Emily Watson, Dominic West, Robert Glenister

Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.

Genre: Crime Drama
Network: ITV
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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing

A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten.

Genre: Crime, Thriller
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Starring: James Purefoy, Charlie Creed-Miles, Sasha Behar

On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal system.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Network: ITV
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Starring: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter

Vera revolves around Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism.

Genre: Crime Drama
Network: ITV
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Starring: Adam Kotz, Juliet Aubrey, Natalie Press

Based on the personal testimonies of many of those most closely involved, Five Daughters recounts the final weeks in the lives of the five young women murdered in Ipswich in 2006.

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Starring: Robbie Coltrane, Amanda Hale, Bel Powley

Haunted by her mother’s murder when she was a child, Carrie seeks to uncover the truth so that she can move on with her life. As the investigation unfolds, Carrie’s yearning to discover who murdered her mother grows more intense, bringing her closer to the detective working the case.

Genre: Mystery, Drama
Network: ITV
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People who added this item 205 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Starring: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, John Henshaw

Based on the novel Nineteen Seventy-Four, the first of author David Peace's Red Riding quartet. A rookie journalist looks to solve the increasingly vexing case of a serial killer on the loose.

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Serial Killer
Network: Channel 4
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Starring: Warren Clarke, Paddy Considine, James Fox

Based on author David Peace's novel Nineteen Eighty, the third installation in his Red Riding Quartet. Police corruption interferes with the search for a killer in Yorkshire, England.

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Serial Killer
Network: Channel 4
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Starring: David Morrissey, Lisa Howard, Chris Walker

Based on author David Peace's Red Riding Quartet, this last installation follows the final novel, Nineteen Eighty-Three. The seemingly untouchable, corrupt West Yorkshire police, and the true evil mastermind behind the child abductions and murders of the last 14 years, can't resist doing it again. Against them, a fat useless lawyer, and one remorseful copper.

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Serial Killer
Network: Channel 4
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Starring: Lee Ingleby, Emma Cunniffe, Philip Jackson

A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. Forty-five years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved.

Genre: Crime, Thriller
Network: ITV
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Starring: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Ruth Negga

Each five-episode series follows the journey of an individual through the justice system

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Legal
Network: BBC
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Starring: Hugh Bonneville, David Oyelowo, Sarah Smart, Edward Woodward

A five-part miniseries that revolves around the disappearance of a young mother in a quiet British suburb and the circumstances that leave her children abandoned far from home.

Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Starring: Pooky Quesnel, Lorraine Ashbourne, Paul Hilton

Four sisters return home for the funeral of their father. As they spend time together, long buried family secrets emerge with devastating consequences.

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.7
Starring: Charles Dance, Clare Holman, Barbara Wilshere

Based on the Roth Trilogy of novels by Andrew Taylor. It tells the story of Rosie Byfield, a clergyman's daughter, who grows up to be a psychopathic killer. It has a unique narrative that moves backwards in time as it uncovers the layers of Rosie's past.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Network: ITV
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Starring: David Morrissey, Sarah Parish, Thomas Morrison, David Tennant

Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime, Musical
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 0
Starring: David Morrissey, Annette Crosbie, Mark Williams

Ripley returns from Las Vegas with some big ideas in the form of a chain of wedding chapels and along the way gets roped into trying to steal the World Cup.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime, Musical
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.9
Starring: William Ash, Ian Puleston-Davies, Reece Dinsdale

The series is centred on the Fairburn family, all of whom live in an edgy Lancashire town with a growing tendency towards vigilante justice. All three of the Fairburn siblings are involved with law enforcement: brothers Chrissie and Ray are police officers, while their sister Beth works as a lawyer. Beth, Chrissie and Ray's widowed father Lenny is a retired police officer who berates the political correctness of his children's modern methods: he himself is fighting a losing battle with Alzheimer's disease and struggling to come to terms with the fact that he can no longer be the strong and authoritative head of the family.

Genre: Crime Drama
Network: BBC
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Starring: Trevor Eve, Freddie Annobil-Dodoo, Michael Byrne

Set in the 1930s, a former Scotland Yard detective is sent to colonial Kenya to head the new criminal investigation unit.

Genre: Police Drama
Network: ITV
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Starring: Helen Mirren, Ralph Fiennes, Bryan Pringle

A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Network: ITV
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