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

Comedy

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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

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

67 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

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

Biography, Drama, History

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

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

Biography, Drama, History

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

6. Omnibus (1967–2002)
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

7. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

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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 #1.1 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

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

9. 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

10. SCTV (1976–1981)

30 min | Comedy

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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

11. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

12. 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

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

Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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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

14. 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

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

1,620 min | Drama, War

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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

16. 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 Dulce 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

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

Drama, War

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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

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

Drama, War

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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

19. 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

20. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, Stephen Fry, Terry Gilliam

21. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

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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

22. Six Centuries of Verse (1984– )

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

23. 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

24. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

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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

25. 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

26. 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

27. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

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

348 min | Documentary, History

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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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

35. Becket (1964)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History

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An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, Edward Anhalt | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

36. 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

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

52 min | Drama, Romance

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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

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

Drama, War

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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 9 (1989)

Drama, War

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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

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. 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

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

52 min | Drama, Romance

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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

43. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: The Invisible Queen (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

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Bertie' family continues to grow but Princess Alix is not strong and suffers from general ill health. Politics continues to cause a rift in the family with Princess Alix refusing to see or ... See full summary »

Writer: David Butler | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Jane Lapotaire

44. Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight (1965)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.9
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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Raphael Holinshed, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

45. 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

46. A Walk Through Prospero's Library (1991 TV Movie)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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A short made for TV with director Peter Greenaway discussing the dazzling 3.5 minute opening sequence from his film, 'Prospero's Books (1991)'. As Prospero (John Gielgud) walks through his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Star: John Gielgud

47. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

48 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. 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

49. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: Dearest Prince (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

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The Queen continues to refuse all attempts at giving her eldest son any responsibility in matters of State. After a very successful visit to Coventry, the new Prime Minister, Mr. Disraeli, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Gorrie | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, John Gielgud

50. 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