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1. The John Thaw Story (2002 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.5
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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

Votes: 36

2. Jurassic Park: The Ride - Pre-Show Video (1996 Video)

48 min | Short

9.0
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The pre-show video was created to prepare guests for their journey (via the Jurassic Park River Adventure Boats)into "Jurassic Park" at Universal Studios. The pre-show featured John Hammond... See full summary »

Writer: Gary Goddard | Director: Gary Goddard | Star: Richard Attenborough

Votes: 11

3. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama

8.6
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

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

Votes: 236

4. 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

Votes: 86

5. Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014)

Documentary

8.5
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The life story of the film director, movie star and industry figure who furthered the cause of cinema: Lord Richard Attenborough.

Writer: Sally Norris | Director: Sally Norris | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Michael Douglas, Julian Fellowes

Votes: 11

6. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 95

7. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

Votes: 18

8. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 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

Votes: 143,097

9. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )

120 min | Documentary | Active

8.3
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Vecchio, Peter Coyote, Lisa Ling, Gerald Durrell

Votes: 170

10. Audrey Hepburn Remembered (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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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

Votes: 77

11. John Thaw: An Appreciation (2002 TV Special)

30 min | Short

8.3
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Short tribute film celebrating the life of much-loved British actor John Thaw, broadcast the day after his untimely death.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, David Jason, Kevin Whately

Votes: 18

12. 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

Votes: 5

13. 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

Votes: 8

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

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Director: Jeb Brien | Stars: John Barry, Richard Attenborough, Kevin Costner, Sydney Pollack

Votes: 17

15. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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The life of 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

Votes: 147,261

16. 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

Votes: 12,319

17. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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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

Votes: 65

18. 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

Votes: 482,376

19. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Votes: 368

20. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

115 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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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

Votes: 4,171

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

TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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

Votes: 1,119

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

7 min | Documentary, Short

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Votes: 11

23. 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

Votes: 18

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

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Richard Attenborough, David Attenborough, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 5

25. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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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

Votes: 881

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

PG | 122 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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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

Votes: 1,304

27. Mother Teresa (1986)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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

Votes: 75

28. HARDtalk (1997– )

25 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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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, Zeinab Badawi, Sarah Montague

Votes: 53

29. 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

Votes: 14

30. Breakfast with Frost (1993–2005)

60 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Iain Duncan Smith, Charles Kennedy, Tony Blair, Rory Bremner

Votes: 23

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

5 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Votes: 21

32. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 28,655

33. 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

Votes: 2,091

34. The Chess Players (1977)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.8
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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

Votes: 1,945

35. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

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

Votes: 346

36. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Ralph Edwards, Michael Aspel, John Mills

Votes: 81

37. 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

Votes: 6

38. The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1983 TV Special)

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Stars: Debbie Allen, Julie Andrews, Susan Anton, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 6

39. The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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

Votes: 9,545

40. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 518

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

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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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

Votes: 813

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Jane Barrett, Brian Rix, Michael Brennan

Votes: 41

43. 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

Votes: 34

44. 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 film-maker.

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

Votes: 38,903

45. 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

Votes: 14,590

46. 10 Rillington Place (1971)

GP | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbours Tim and Beryl Evans.

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

Votes: 4,702

47. Film 2015 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Barry Norman

Votes: 362

48. Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

7.6
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The life and times of actor Steve McQueen, on the 75th anniversary of his birth

Writer: Mimi Freedman | Director: Mimi Freedman | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Culp, Neile Adams, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 241

49. Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV (2005 TV Special)

180 min

7.6
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Stars: Chris Tarrant, Kate Thornton, Richard Attenborough, Shirley Bassey

Votes: 9

50. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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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

Votes: 70,254