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1. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: A Foreign Field (1993)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Veterans return to Normandie on the 50th anniversary of D Day for their own special and poignant reasons, among them two looking for an old love who turns out to the same woman for both.

Writers: Roy Clarke, Roy Clarke | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Edward Herrmann, John Randolph

Votes: 564

2. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Monsignor Quixote (1987)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.1
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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene Quixote is an old spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Christopher Neame | Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Crowden

Votes: 142

3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Tinker Tailor (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others sheds new light on the "Testify" fiasco and source "Merlin".

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 105

4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Return to the Circus (1979)

Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Retired espionage veteran George Smiley is called out on a top secret mission: to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 103

5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The investigation begins, with Peter Guillam burgling the archives for information, while Smiley visits an old comrade whose past knowledge could prove vital to locating the spy.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Richardson

Votes: 85

6. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Flushing Out the Mole (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Smiley springs his trap and catches the spy. He later interrogates the spy and learns about how and why it happened, and the answers he gets robs him of any sense of victory.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 82

7. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Tarr Tells His Story (1979)

Drama, Thriller

8.4
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A British agent, who was thought to have defected, resurfaces with sensational information - confirmation of a Russian spy mole existing in the Service.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Hywel Bennett

Votes: 82

8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: How It All Fits Together (1979)

50 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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While Guillam and Tarr come under pressure, Smiley recounts his one meeting with the Soviet master spy Karla, who is undoubtedly running the spy inside MI6.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Warren Clarke, George Sewell

Votes: 80

9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979– )
Episode: Smiley Sets a Trap (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Smiley confronts one of his suspects and gives him the results of his investigations, which could prove a considerable embarrassment to those concerned.

Writers: John le Carré, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Ian Bannen, Joss Ackland, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 74

10. Smiley's People (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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What is the connection between a penniless Russian woman in Paris and the brutal murder of an old man in a London park? And so begins a new conundrum for George Smiley to sort out.

Writers: John le Carré, John Hopkins | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Curd Jürgens, Eileen Atkins, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 61

11. Smiley's People (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Smiley makes inquiries among many Russian exiles, and uncovers a photograph revealing an astonishing secret.

Writers: John Hopkins, John le Carré | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Curd Jürgens, Eileen Atkins, Maureen Lipman

Votes: 61

12. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Twelfth Night (1969)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: John Sichel | Stars: Tommy Steele, Ralph Richardson, Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright

Votes: 56

13. Smiley's People (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Smiley learns that his nemesis, the dreaded Soviet spymaster Karla, has a deep secret hidden involving his personal life. He now attempts to track down certain Russian individuals who could aid him, but they keep disappearing.

Writers: John Hopkins, John le Carré | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mario Adorf, Eileen Atkins, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 52

14. Smiley's People (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Smiley gets into trouble with his superiors, who want the investigation closed. But he finally encounters the woman and gets her account.

Writers: John Hopkins, John le Carré | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mario Adorf, Vladek Sheybal, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 49

15. Smiley's People (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Smiley is hot on the trail leading to Karla, but must make the ultimate sacrifice: cutting off his wife Ann.

Writers: John Hopkins, John le Carré | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Barry Foster, Bill Paterson

Votes: 49

16. Smiley's People (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The final confrontation between Smiley and Karla takes place. But in this game there are no victors, only losers.

Writers: John Hopkins, John le Carré | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Bernard Hepton, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 49

17. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Tales from Hollywood (1992)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime. A young playwriter (von Horvath) joins them and finds ... See full summary »

Writer: Christopher Hampton | Director: Howard Davies | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Carsten Norgaard, Charles Durning, Robin Bailey

Votes: 37

18. Startime (1959–1961)
Episode: The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (I) (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.1
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Writer: John D. Hess | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Patricia Barry, Charles Coburn, Alec Guinness, Arthur Hughes

Votes: 17

19. Solo (1970– )
Episode: A Selection from E.E. Cummings (1970)

Biography

7.3
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Writer: e.e. cummings | Director: James Cellan Jones | Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 13

20. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Episode: Conversation at Night (1969)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Friedrich Dürrenmatt | Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: John Gielgud, Alec Guinness

Votes: 13

21. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: David Lean: A Life in Film (1985)

Documentary

8.9
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Steven Spielberg, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif appear in this tribute to the great British filmmaker, David Lean. Clips from many of his films, such as "Brief Encounter," "Hobson's Choice,... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Wattis | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Victor Banerjee, John Box, Eddie Fowlie

Votes: 10

22. Parkinson (1971–2007)
Episode: Episode #7.16 (1977)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.5
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Stars: Michael Parkinson, Alec Guinness

Votes: 8

23. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #17.35 (1964)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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Stars: Ed Sullivan, Toni Baker, Leo Bassi, Alec Guinness

Votes: 6

24. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978–1983)
Episode: 1980 Christmas Show (1980)

51 min | Comedy

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Sketches include a number of Christmas carol jokes outside 10 Downing Street, which ends with Peter Cushing finally getting his money back, after 10 years, Eric gives Ernie a giant wallet, ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Braben, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise | Director: John Ammonds | Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Peter Barkworth, Gemma Craven

25. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)
Episode: Episode #3.7 (1957)

60 min | Comedy

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Writers: Stan Burns, Don Hinkley, Mike Marmer, Frank Peppiatt, Herbert Sargent | Stars: Steve Allen, Dennis Day, Joanne Gilbert, Alec Guinness

27. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )
Episode: Episodio 100: Especial Star Wars (2014)

23 min | Comedy, History

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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Director: David Díaz | Stars: David Díaz, Alec Guinness, Garrick Hagon, Mark Hamill

28. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )
Episode: Episodio 101: Especial Star Wars II (2014)

30 min | Comedy, History

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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Director: David Díaz | Stars: David Díaz, Elaine Baker, Hayden Christensen, Peter Cushing

29. Apostrophes (1975–1990)
Episode: Les livres du mois (Janvier 1986) (1986)

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Director: Jean Cazenave | Stars: Bernard Pivot, Jacques François, Alec Guinness, Claude-Jean Philippe

30. Solo (1970– )
Episode: Little Gidding (1970)

Biography

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Writer: T.S. Eliot | Director: James Cellan Jones | Star: Alec Guinness

31. Living Proof (1982–1999)
Episode: Plastic Fantastic (II) (1994)

Documentary

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Star: Alec Guinness

32. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: Sir Alec Guinness (1985)

Documentary

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Star: Alec Guinness

33. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: The Old Vic (1983)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

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The history of the Old Vic Theatre near London's Waterloo told by famous actors and actresses who have played there over the years since its founding by Lillian Baylis who, in effect, ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Ninette de Valois, John Gielgud, Alec Guinness