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1. 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

2. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )

44 min

7.2
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From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy

3. Prophets of Science Fiction (2011– )

Documentary

7.8
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The science-fiction imaginings of the writers of the past are now becoming the science realities of our day.

Stars: Ridley Scott, Jonathan Adams, Michio Kaku, David Brin

4. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

6.5
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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Santiago Nocte

5. 5 Second Movies (2007– )

Comedy

7.1
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Movies edited into 5 seconds in a comedic fashion.

Creator: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Benjamin Daniel, Rob Walker, Johnny Depp

6. On the Lot (2007– )

Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.1
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16 aspiring filmmakers compete to become the next big Hollywood director and sign a development deal with DreamWorks.

Stars: Adrianna Costa, Erin Cahill, Janet Varney, Patrick Kerr

7. British Film Forever (2007 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

8. 20 to 1 (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

6.4
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Stars: Bert Newton, Sami Lukis, Richard Wilkins, Scott Cam

9. Legends (2000–2002)

Documentary

5.7
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Stars: Jane Birkin, Dirk Bogarde, Michael Caine, John Coldstream

10. Interview Day (1996 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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

11. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Eric Sykes, John Cleese, Spike Milligan

12. Mute Witness (1994)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Billy Hughes, a mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must first escape ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Waller | Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Marina Zudina, Fay Ripley, Evan Richards, Oleg Yankovskiy

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

Documentary

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Star: Alec Guinness

14. 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

15. Performance (1992– )

Drama

5.8
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

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

113 min | Drama

7.3
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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

17. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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46 Metascore

Writer Franz Kafka works during the day at an insurance company where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Writer: Lem Dobbs | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

18. Little Dorrit (1988)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Christine Edzard | Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

19. A Handful of Dust (1988)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.

Writers: Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge, Tim Sullivan, Evelyn Waugh | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Anjelica Huston

20. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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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

21. 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

22. 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

23. The London Standard Film Awards (1986 TV Movie)

55 min

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Director: Bruce Thompson | Stars: Barry Norman, Anthony Andrews, Joanna Lumley, David Puttnam

25. 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

26. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

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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, Geraldine James, Timothy West, Sean Bean

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

Documentary

8.2
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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: Alec Guinness, Maurice Jarre, David Lean, Steven Spielberg

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

Documentary

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Star: Alec Guinness

29. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Santha Rama Rau, David Lean | Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

30. 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.

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

31. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

32. Lovesick (1983)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

4.9
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A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

Writer: Marshall Brickman | Director: Marshall Brickman | Stars: Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, Christine Baranski

33. Omnibus (1967–2002)
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

34. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

35. Smiley's People (1982 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec Guinness, Beryl Reid, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson

36. Living Proof (II) (1982–1999)

Documentary

6.3
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Stars: Anthony Clare, Maggie Philbin, Eleanor Bron, Steve Davis

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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

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

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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

42. 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.

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

43. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

44. Raise the Titanic (1980)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Writers: Adam Kennedy, Eric Hughes, Clive Cussler | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer

45. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Blanche Hanalis | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

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

5.7
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Writers: Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Nick Allder, Ann-Margret, Tamara Asseyev

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

51 min | Comedy

7.3
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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

48. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 TV Mini-Series)

290 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

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

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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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

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

50 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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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