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

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

9.8
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Stars: Edith Evans, John Gielgud, Sheridan Morley, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 15

2. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (1983)

67 min | Biography, Drama, History

9.6
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Construction on the opera house in Bayreuth begins and his epic Der Ring des Nibelungen can finally be premiered. The performance is attended by Ludwig who is slowly losing his mind, while ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Bill Fraser, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 41

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

Biography, Drama, Music

9.5
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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Kate Burton, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Mike Nichols

Votes: 13

4. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

9.4
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In the year 1849, Richard Wagner is a respected composer living in Dresden where he works as royal court conductor for the King of Saxony. Although his wife, Minna, enjoys their life and ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi, John Gielgud

Votes: 49

5. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

9.4
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After refusing to join her husband for quite some time, Minna eventually agrees to move to Zürich to be reunited with Wagner. She manages to persuade Wagner to start conducting and ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Osman Ragheb, Donald Arthur

Votes: 49

6. Ages of Man (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

9.3
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Performance of extracts from Shakespeare's plays.

Director: Paul Bogart | Star: John Gielgud

Votes: 14

7. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

9.3
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Wagner's health deteriorates and he suffers from various illnesses. Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of wealthy silk merchant Otto Wesendonck, becomes yet another one of his patrons and offers... See full summary »

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi

Votes: 49

8. ABC Stage 67 (1966– )
Episode: The Love Song of Barney Kempinski (1966)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

9.3
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Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Alan Arkin, Leonardo Cimino, Philip Coolidge, Rex Everhart

Votes: 7

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

110 min | Documentary, Music

9.1
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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

Votes: 10

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 120

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

90 min | Drama

9.0
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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."

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

Votes: 40

12. Summer's Lease (1989– )
Episode: A Battlefield (1989)

Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 63

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

Biography, Drama, Music

9.0
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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

Votes: 45

14. Summer's Lease (1989– )
Episode: The Urbino Trail (1989)

Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 63

15. Summer's Lease (1989– )
Episode: Villa to Let (1989)

Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 63

16. Summer's Lease (1989– )
Episode: Where the Water Goes (1989)

Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 63

17. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

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

Votes: 4,979

18. Menace (1970–1973)

75 min | Thriller

8.8
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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

Votes: 13

19. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )

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, Ulrich Tukur, Sidney Gilliat

Votes: 326

20. Treasure Island (1965)

Short, Drama

8.7
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Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, McIntosh Fergusin, Tony Beckley

Votes: 7

21. Six Centuries of Verse (1984– )

8.6
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Stars: John Gielgud, Julian Glover, Ian Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 10

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

Drama

8.6
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Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Eleanor Bron, Edward Fox, Clive Francis, John Gielgud

Votes: 36

23. SCTV (1976–1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Votes: 1,547

24. 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

Votes: 346

25. Summer's Lease (1989– )

220 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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From the DVD box: The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 258

26. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 109

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

Comedy

8.5
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Segment 1: The Sammy Mauldin Show: Lorna Minelli, Trish Nutly joined already in progress. Lorna sings her mother's signature song... See full synopsis »

Director: Milad Bessada | Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Votes: 14

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

Drama, War

8.5
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Natalie 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 »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 44

29. War and Remembrance (1988– )

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

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

Votes: 2,020

30. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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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 »

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 11,041

31. Stick with Me, Kid (1995– )

45 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Stars: John Gielgud, Leigh Lawson, Kristopher Milnes, Che Grant

Votes: 34

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

101 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 98

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

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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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 »

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Phoebe Nicholls, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick

Votes: 64

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

100 min | Drama

8.4
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In flashback to 1920's Britain, Nicholas Jenkins reminisces about his school days, where he met Widmerpool and Jean.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Robin Bailey, Gillian Barge, Alan Bennett, Jonathan Cake

Votes: 23

35. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Episode: The Unseen Hook (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 68

36. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Episode: Home and Abroad (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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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.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Diana Quick, Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Roger Milner

Votes: 72

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

Drama, War

8.3
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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 »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 43

38. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 177,723

39. Mourir à Madrid (1963)

85 min | Documentary

8.2
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To Die in Madrid (French: Mourir à Madrid) is a 1963 French documentary film about the Spanish Civil War, directed by Frédéric Rossif. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Director: Frédéric Rossif | Stars: Irene Worth, John Gielgud, Suzanne Flon, Germaine Montero

Votes: 243

40. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.2
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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 26

41. The Harvest of Sorrow (1998 TV Movie)

102 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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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

Votes: 57

42. Hassan (1971 TV Movie)

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

Votes: 6

43. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1981)

Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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After the failure in Paris, Wagner travels around Europe to Switzerland, Austria and Russia. He tries staging Tristan und Isolde in Vienna, but is unsuccessful. Meanwhile, Minna continues ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Gemma Craven, Miguel Herz-Kestranek, Richard Pasco

Votes: 11

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

Drama, War

8.2
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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 »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 39

45. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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

Votes: 7,308

46. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

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

Votes: 186,924

47. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 16

48. 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 »

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Patrick McGoohan, Amma Asante

Votes: 90

49. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

5 min | Documentary

8.1
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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

Votes: 35

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

146 min | Drama, War

8.1
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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 »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 47