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51. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

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

Votes: 455

52. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 425

53. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 382

54. A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness

Votes: 368

55. To Paris with Love (1955)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A middle-aged widower takes his son on a trip to Paris, where they try to find wives for each other.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray, Elina Labourdette

Votes: 287

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

97 min | Comedy, War

6.1
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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 »

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Robert Redford, Anita Höfer

Votes: 275

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

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Frank Coda, Gemma Craven

Votes: 238

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

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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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 »

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Crowden

Votes: 161

59. Interview Day (1996 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 158

60. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Tinker Tailor (1979)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.7
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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".

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 152

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

TV-14 | 49 min | 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.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 151

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

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 140

63. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 124

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

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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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.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Richardson

Votes: 123

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

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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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.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Hywel Bennett

Votes: 123

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

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Nick Allder, Ann-Margret, Tamara Asseyev

Votes: 120

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

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.8
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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.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 119

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

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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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.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Warren Clarke, George Sewell

Votes: 117

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

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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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.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Ian Bannen, Joss Ackland, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 110

70. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.9
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 108

71. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 106

72. 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: 96

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Curd Jürgens, Eileen Atkins, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 92

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Smiley makes inquiries among many Russian exiles, and uncovers a photograph revealing an astonishing secret.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Curd Jürgens, Eileen Atkins, Maureen Lipman

Votes: 89

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mario Adorf, Eileen Atkins, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 77

76. 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.

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

Votes: 75

77. 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: 71

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The final confrontation between Smiley and Karla takes place. But in this game there are no victors, only losers.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Bernard Hepton, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 70

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mario Adorf, Vladek Sheybal, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 69

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Smiley is hot on the trail leading to Karla, but must make the ultimate sacrifice: cutting off his wife Ann.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Barry Foster, Bill Paterson

Votes: 69

81. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Twelfth Night (1970)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: John Sichel | Stars: Alec Guinness, Tommy Steele, Ralph Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 68

82. Pasternak (1965)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.7
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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: 67

83. Edwin (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 61

84. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 57

85. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

7.0
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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 54

86. Evensong (1934)

87 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Evelyn Laye, Fritz Kortner, Emlyn Williams, Carl Esmond

Votes: 53

87. Performance (1992– )

Drama

6.3
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 39

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

113 min | Drama

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 38

89. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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

Votes: 33

90. Caesar and Cleopatra (1976 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.6
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Julius Caesar's arrival in Egypt proves more than interesting to the beautiful Cleopatra, ambitious sister to the boy pharaoh.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Alec Guinness, Geneviève Bujold, Margaret Courtenay, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 28

91. The Stratford Adventure (1954)

45 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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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 »

Director: Morten Parker | Stars: John Drainie, Michael Bates, Timothy Findley, Jean Gascon

Votes: 27

92. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 25

93. Apostrophes (1975–1990)

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

Votes: 24

94. The Square Mile (1953)

19 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 20

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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

Votes: 16

96. The Gift of Friendship (1974 TV Movie)

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

Votes: 15

97. Baker's Dozen (1955 TV Movie)

30 min

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Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Robert Morley, Pamela Brown, Alec Guinness, Faith Brook

Votes: 14

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

Biography

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Director: James Cellan Jones | Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 13

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

30 min | Crime, Drama

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

Votes: 13

100. Rowlandson's England (1955)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Director: John Hawkesworth | Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 12