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1. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: The Actors Changing Face: Acting Styles in the 20th Century (1969)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Edith Evans, John Gielgud, Sheridan Morley, Vanessa Redgrave

2. Wagner (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

9.2
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Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi, John Gielgud

3. No Man's Land (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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In this TV adaptation of the Harold Pinter classic, a seedy poet (Gielgud) shows up at the home of a rich writer (Richardson) and they start reminiscing about the "past."

Writer: Harold Pinter | Director: Julian Aymes | Stars: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Terence Rigby

4. SCTV (1976–1981)
Episode: Crosswords (1976)

Comedy

9.1
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Writers: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Sheldon Patinkin, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas | Director: Milad Bessada | Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

5. Wagner (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

9.0
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Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Osman Ragheb, Donald Arthur

6. War and Remembrance (1988– )
Episode: Part 11 (1989)

Drama, War

8.9
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Nathalie and Aaron spend four days traveling to Auschwitz; on arrival, one of them is sent directly to the gas chambers. In the Philippines Sea, Byron Henry, in command of a submarine, gets... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Curtis, Earl W. Wallace, Herman Wouk | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

7. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

8. Wagner (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (1983)

67 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Philipp Brammer, Richard Burton, Andrew Cruickshank, Christoph Dittrich

9. Wagner (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi

10. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997– )
Episode: The Twenties (1997)

100 min | Drama

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In flashback to 1920's Britain, Nicholas Jenkins reminisces about his school days, where he met Widmerpool and Jean.

Writers: Anthony Powell, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Robin Bailey, Gillian Barge, Alan Bennett, Jonathan Cake

11. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995 TV Mini-Series)

348 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Louise Brooks, Sidney Gilliat

12. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Richard Burton: In from the Cold (1988)

Biography, Drama, Music

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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Kate Burton, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Mike Nichols

13. SCTV (1976–1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Creator: Andrew Alexander | Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

14. Menace (1970–1973)

75 min | Thriller

8.6
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This is a series of thrillers designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Stars: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

15. Ages of Man (1966 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

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Performance of extracts from Shakespeare's plays.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Paul Bogart | Star: John Gielgud

16. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Et in Arcadia Ego (1981)

101 min | Drama, Romance

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In the spring of 1944, Capt. Charles Ryder finds that he and his men are relocated to the grounds of Brideshead Castle. Charles knows the place well and he recalls a time 20 years before ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Directors: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Kenneth Cranham, Richard Hope, John Nettleton

17. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Laurence Olivier: A Life (1983)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.6
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A multi-award winning biography covering the life and career of actor/director Laurence Olivier.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Melvyn Bragg, Peggy Ashcroft, Jill Esmond

18. War and Remembrance (1988– )
Episode: Part 10 (1989)

Drama, War

8.6
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In the so-called paradise ghetto of Theresienstadt, the Nazis prepare for a visit by neutral observers by cleaning up the village, distributing new clothes to the inhabitants and setting ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Curtis, Earl W. Wallace, Herman Wouk | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

19. War and Remembrance (1988– )
Episode: Part 8 (1989)

Drama, War

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Still in the camp at Theresienstadt, where prominent Jews have been interned, Natalie and Aaron have to deal with the fact that more and more of ghetto residents are being shipped to ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Curtis, Earl W. Wallace, Herman Wouk | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

20. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Quartermaine's Terms (1987)

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Writer: Simon Gray | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Eleanor Bron, Edward Fox, Clive Francis, John Gielgud

21. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: The Unseen Hook (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

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Charles returns to London in the Spring of 1926 during the General Strike and joins the Defense Corps which ensures the delivery of essential supplies. He meets up with Boy Mulcaster and ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Directors: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, John Gielgud, Raymond Mason, Jeremy Sinden

22. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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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

23. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

24. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

25. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.5
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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

26. Six Centuries of Verse (1984– )

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Stars: John Gielgud, Julian Glover, Ian Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft

27. War and Remembrance (1988– )
Episode: Part 9 (1989)

Drama, War

8.5
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It's 1944 and the Allies are preparing for D-day. Pug Henry is now a Rear Admiral and he again meets Pamela Tudsbury at her fiancé's residence, but their meeting is brief as he must return ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Curtis, Earl W. Wallace, Herman Wouk | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

28. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Sebastian Against the World (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Sebastian's decline continues and there is little anyone seems able to do about it. He is terribly unhappy about his family situation and seems bent on destroying any relationships he may ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Phoebe Nicholls, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick

29. War and Remembrance (1988 TV Mini-Series)

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

30. An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary, Music

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The famous soprano sings several arias, such as Mozart's "Dove Sono", from "The Marriage of Figaro", Charpentier's excerpts from "Louise", Gounod's "Faust", and in addition sings songs from... See full summary »

Stars: John Gielgud, Jeremy Irons, Warren Mitchell, Kiri Te Kanawa

31. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Home and Abroad (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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The aristocratic Sebastian invites his middle-class university friend Charles to spend a glorious summer at the amazing family home, Brideshead.

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Diana Quick, Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Roger Milner

32. Lion of the Desert (1981)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »

Writers: David Butler, H.A.L. Craig, Paul Thompson | Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

33. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn, Stephen Fry

34. The Harvest of Sorrow (1998 TV Movie)

102 min | Documentary, Biography

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Tony Palmer tells the life story of Sergei Rachmaninoff through the use of home movies, concert footage, and interviews. John Gielgud reads from Rachmaninoff's diaries in a voiceover.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Valery Gergiev, John Gielgud, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Valentina Igoshina

35. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

36. Hassan (1971 TV Movie)

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Director: Rex Tucker | Stars: Anthony Ainley, Edward de Souza, John Gielgud, Rick Lester

37. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: A Twitch Upon the Thread (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

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Two years have passed and Charles and Julia are still in love, spending as much time together as possible. They are astounded to learn from Bridey that he is engaged to be married. Bridey's... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Simon Jones

38. War and Remembrance (1988– )
Episode: Part 2 (1988)

Drama, War

8.2
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It's early 1942 and Pug Henry is still in command of the USS Northampton. Pamela Tudsbury and her father find themselves in Singapore. The local administration, both civil and military, ... See full summary »

Writers: Herman Wouk, Earl W. Wallace, Dan Curtis | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

39. War and Remembrance (1988– )
Episode: Part 7 (1988)

Drama, War

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Natalie, Louis and her uncle Aaron Jastrow find themselves in Paris having been transferred there from the prisoner exchange camp in Baden Baden courtesy of Aaron's former student, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Curtis, Earl W. Wallace, Herman Wouk | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

40. War and Remembrance (1988– )
Episode: Part I (1988)

Drama, War

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In the immediate aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Captain Victor 'Pug' Henry finds himself in command of a cruiser, the USS Northampton. His son Warren is a naval aviator on the USS... See full summary »

Writers: Herman Wouk, Earl W. Wallace, Dan Curtis | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

41. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

42. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

43. Swan Song (1992)

23 min | Short

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An aging actor remembers his past stage triumphs and contemplates a dim future on the stage of an empty theatre.

Writers: Anton Chekhov, Hugh Cruttwell | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: John Gielgud, Richard Briers

44. Under the Hammer (1993– )

Comedy, Drama

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Life at a London art-auction house.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

45. The Best of Friends (1991 TV Movie)

81 min | Biography

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Adapted from their letters and journals, this is a portrayal of the unique 25-year friendship shared by Dame Laurentia McLachlan (Benedictine nun), Sir Sydney Cockerell (museum curator), ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Cockerell, Felicitas Corrigan, Laurentia McLachlan, George Bernard Shaw, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Patrick McGoohan, Amma Asante

46. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

47. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

5 min | Documentary

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A five-part history of British cinema in the 1960s presented by American director Richard Lester.

Stars: Michael Caine, Lindsay Anderson, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie

48. Marco Polo (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1982)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Writers: David Butler, Vincenzo Labella, Giuliano Montaldo | Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Ken Marshall, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, John Houseman

49. War and Remembrance (1988– )
Episode: Part 5 (1988)

Drama, War

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Byron and Nathalie are reunited in Marseilles but the American Consul counsels them not to try and leave France without the proper documentation, so Byron returns to Gibraltar alone. Their ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Curtis, Earl W. Wallace, Herman Wouk | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

50. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan