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1. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

2. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

3. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

4. The Great Escape (1963)

Unrated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Writers: Paul Brickhill, James Clavell, W.R. Burnett | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

5. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Arts documentary series.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, Kirsty Wark, Eric Morecambe

6. Audrey Hepburn Remembered (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Audrey Hepburn was one of movies best-loved stars, blessed with beauty, talent, an elegant sophistication, and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she... See full summary »

Writers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Richard Attenborough, Richard Brown, Sean Connery

7. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

8. Outbreak 1939 (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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In a programme broadcast 70 years to the day after the outbreak of WWII, people who were alive at the time speak of their memories.

Writer: Melvyn Bragg | Director: Martina Hall | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Richard Attenborough, Tony Benn, Peter Blake

9. Cup Glory (1972)

84 min | Documentary, News, Sport

8.2
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Writers: Peter Lawrence, Tony Maylam | Director: Tony Maylam | Star: Richard Attenborough

10. Chaplin Anniversary Edition: The Most Famous Man in the World! (2008 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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11. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: John Barry: Moviola (1993)

Biography, Drama, Music

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Director: Jeb Brien | Stars: John Barry, Richard Attenborough, Kevin Costner, Sydney Pollack

12. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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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

13. Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

14. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama

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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Laura Linney, David Bamber, JJ Feild

15. The John Thaw Story (2002 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

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Tribute to the much-missed actor John Thaw, featuring reminiscences from his family, friends and colleagues about both his private life and his public work.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Sally Alexander, Richard Attenborough, Richard Bates, Richard Briers

16. Election 97 (1997 TV Movie)

News

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BBC's coverage of the 1997 General Election in the UK, that saw Tony Blair's Labour party win a landslide victory.

Stars: David Dimbleby, Jeremy Paxman, Peter Snow, Robin Oakley

17. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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68 Metascore

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Writers: Michael Crichton, David Koepp | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

18. 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

19. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A psychic convinces her weak-willed husband to kidnap the child of a wealthy couple, so she can use her abilities to locate the child and thus achieve fame.

Writers: Mark McShane, Bryan Forbes | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey, Marie Burke

20. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, Biography

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80 Metascore

Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Sydney Pollack, Bill Irwin, Norman Lloyd

21. HARDtalk (1997– )

25 min | Talk-Show

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Politicians and other public figures are asked the tough questions about whether the way they do things is really the best way.

Stars: Tim Sebastian, Stephen Sackur, Sarah Montague, Zeinab Badawi

22. The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1988 TV Movie)

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Stars: Dyan Cannon, Patrick Duffy, Norma Aleandro, Richard Dean Anderson

23. Chaplin Anniversary Edition: Strolling Into the Sunset (2008 Video)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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24. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)
Episode: Frost at the London Palladium for the British Film and Television Awards (1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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A departure from the usual Wembley studio as Frost presents the star-studded awards with help from his usual mix of regulars and guest artistes.

Writers: Barry Cryer, John Esmonde, Bob Larbey, Paul McDowell, David McKellar, David Nobbs, Neil Shand, Peter Vincent, Dick Vosburgh | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

25. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)
Episode: Richard Attenborough (1962)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Richard Attenborough, David Attenborough, Bryan Forbes

26. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

7.9
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

27. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

7.8
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Writers: Mary Hayley Bell, Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare

28. Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)

PG | 122 min | Documentary, History, War

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79 Metascore

The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Writer: Mark Jonathan Harris | Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel, Eva Hayman

29. The Chess Players (1977)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »

Writers: Munshi Premchand, Satyajit Ray, Javed Siddiqui, Shama Zaidi | Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal

30. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Ralph Edwards, John Mills, Hattie Jacques

31. Private Screenings (1995– )

Talk-Show

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The host of this series is noted writer and film historian Robert Osborne. Each episode consists of Osborne conducting an interview with an actor or actress of Hollywood's "Golden" era of ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Osborne, Jane Powell, June Allyson, Eva Marie Saint

32. The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2003 (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: Rory Bremner | Director: Ian Hamilton | Stars: Roger Allam, Richard Attenborough, Helen Baxendale, Peter Bowles

33. Breakfast with Frost (1993–2005)

60 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Iain Duncan Smith, Charles Kennedy, Tony Blair, Rory Bremner

34. The Making of 'The Sand Pebbles' (2007 Video)

Drama

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Writer: Michael Kurcfeld | Director: Michael Kurcfeld | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard D. Zanuck

35. The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and... See full summary »

Writers: Richard McKenna, Robert Anderson | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna

36. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

37. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

38. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

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71 Metascore

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCall | Stars: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall

39. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Talk show with celebrity guests.

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

40. Mother Teresa (1986)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

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We follow the daily activities of Mother Teresa and her nuns, in service to the poor of India and the world. Mother Teresa attends to the basic needs of her nuns and the poor, while at the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ann Petrie, Jeanette Petrie | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Mother Teresa, Mohandas K. Gandhi

41. Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation (1988 TV Special)

117 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.

Stars: Bryan Adams, Joan Armatrading, Nick Ashford, Aswad

42. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

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75 Metascore

A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Writer: Michael Hirst | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes

43. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.

Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

44. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Approved | 142 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.

Writers: Lukas Heller, Trevor Dudley Smith | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger

45. The Angry Silence (1960)

95 min | Drama

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A young factory worker decides to stand up against his work-mates and fellow union members when they want to hold a wildcat strike.

Writers: Richard Gregson, Michael Craig, Bryan Forbes | Director: Guy Green | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig, Bernard Lee

46. The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Writers: John Boland, Bryan Forbes | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

47. 10 Rillington Place (1971)

GP | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, manages the apartment building at 10 Rillington Place. His unassuming demeanor masks the fact ... See full summary »

Writers: Clive Exton, Ludovic Kennedy | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

48. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

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Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

49. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

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South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko.

Writers: John Briley, Donald Woods | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

50. Brighton Rock (1947)

92 min | Crime, Drama

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Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred, the police believe it to be suicide. ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Terence Rattigan | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams