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51. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 332

52. The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.3
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Ever wonder how they ever managed to make a movie like Star Wars? Well, bickering droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2 host this tour of the mind of creator George Lucas and what inspired him to make ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Anthony Daniels, George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Votes: 315

53. A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.9
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Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions.

Writers: Clifford Evans, Richard Hughes, Leslie Norman, Charles Frend, Diana Morgan | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness

Votes: 292

54. To Paris with Love (1955)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A middle-aged widower (Guinness) and his son go to Paris on vacation and try to find wives for each other in this charming romantic comedy. In HD.

Writers: Robert Buckner, Sterling Noel | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray, Elina Labourdette

Votes: 253

55. Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)

97 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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During World War II, two Americans are forced to bail out and parachute into a small German town. Herr Frick, being equal parts patriotic and lonely, keeps them as prisoners of war in his ... See full summary »

Writers: Jan Lustig, Silvia Reinhardt, Robert Shaw | Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Paul Dahlke, Frank Wolff

Votes: 232

56. Interview Day (1996 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that their children have grown up and reluctantly they have to let them enroll at Cambridge ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Rosenthal | Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Maureen Lipman, David Ross, Benedict Sandiford, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 155

57. 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

58. The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980 TV Special)

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Writers: Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Nick Allder, Ann-Margret, Tamara Asseyev

Votes: 122

59. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 120

60. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Frank Coda, Gemma Craven

Votes: 113

61. 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

62. 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

63. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.8
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Stars: Dean Martin, Marian Anderson, Alice Backes, Polly Bergen

Votes: 98

64. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

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

Votes: 87

65. 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

66. 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

67. 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

68. 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

69. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 75

70. 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

71. The Comedians in Africa (1967)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A behind the scenes short dealing with the making of The Comedians (1967). Although the story takes place in Haiti, it was actually filmed in Dahomey (now called Benin). Includes short ... See full summary »

Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, Richard Burton, Paul Ford

Votes: 65

72. Grace Kelly: The American Princess (1987 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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A biography of American actress Grace Kelly from her early days as an aspiring actress to her death as Princess of Monaco.

Writers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Grace Kelly, Richard Kiley, Jean Dalrymple, Rita Gam

Votes: 64

73. 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

74. 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

75. Pasternak (1965)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.9
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This short film, a mini-biography of of writer and Nobelist Boris Pasternakserves as something of a promotional film for the upcoming film version of his novel Doctor Zhivago (1965). ... See full summary »

Stars: David Lean, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 57

76. Edwin (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Touching comedy about a high court judge, now retired to his English countryside home, who resolves to end years of suspicion about his wife's fidelity and the true paternity of their son.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Alec Guinness, Renée Asherson, Paul Rogers

Votes: 56

77. 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

78. 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

79. 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

80. 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

81. 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

82. Evensong (1934)

87 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Writers: Dorothy Farnum, Edward Knoblock, Beverley Nichols | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Evelyn Laye, Fritz Kortner, Emlyn Williams, Carl Esmond

Votes: 48

83. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Geraldine James, Trevor Peacock

Votes: 47

84. 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

85. Performance (1992– )

Drama

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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 34

86. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

6.7
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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 34

87. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 32

88. Caesar and Cleopatra (1976 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Audrey Maas, George Bernard Shaw | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Alec Guinness, Geneviève Bujold, Margaret Courtenay, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 27

89. The Stratford Adventure (1954)

45 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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The story of the founding, by Stratford-born journalist Tom Patterson, of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada, which opened in July of 1953 with a performance of "Richard III" ... See full summary »

Writer: Gudrun Parker | Director: Morten Parker | Stars: Michael Bates, Timothy Findley, Alec Guinness, Tyrone Guthrie

Votes: 23

90. The Square Mile (1953)

19 min | Short

6.5
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Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 21

91. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

Votes: 20

92. Apostrophes (1975–1990)

6.4
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Stars: Bernard Pivot, Gilles Lapouge, Jean d'Ormesson, Claude-Jean Philippe

Votes: 18

93. 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

94. Baker's Dozen (1955 TV Movie)

30 min

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Writer: Hector Hugh Munro | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Robert Morley, Pamela Brown, Alec Guinness, Faith Brook

Votes: 16

95. The Gift of Friendship (1974 TV Movie)

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Writer: John Osborne | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Sarah Badel, Michael Gough, Alec Guinness, Leueen MacGrath

Votes: 14

96. Rowlandson's England (1955)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Writers: Robert Hamer, John Hawkesworth | Director: John Hawkesworth | Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 13

97. 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

98. 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

99. 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

100. 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