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1. The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978– )
Episode: Tithing Day, Sheaving Tide, Husking Bee, Corn Play, Kindling Night, Harvest Home (1978)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Bette Davis, David Ackroyd, Rosanna Arquette, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 11

2. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.2
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First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

4. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 42

5. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 50,812

6. The Scarf (1959– )

30 min | Thriller

9.0
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The police investigate the strangling of a young woman and find a small town filled with dark secrets.

Stars: Stephen Murray, Donald Pleasence, Bryan Coleman, Peter Halliday

Votes: 8

7. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 1 (1977)

TV-G | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 204

8. The 26th Annual Tony Awards (1972 TV Special)

8.8
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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Tom Aldredge, Jonelle Allen, Desi Arnaz

Votes: 5

9. Interpol Calling (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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When Interpol's Inspector Paul Duval is on the case, international criminals are on the run. Tracking his targets from searing sand dunes near the equator to icy peaks at the ends of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Korvin, Edwin Richfield, Roland Bartrop, George Pastell

Votes: 43

10. The Four Just Men (1959– )
Episode: The Survivor (1960)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Patricia Burke, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 6

11. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,195

12. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 14,667

13. Dieter & Andreas (1989)

Short, Comedy, Music

8.6
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Director: Christian Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Eva Zemlin

Votes: 70

14. Centennial (1978–1979)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,378

15. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 109

16. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 22

17. Hindle Wakes (1976 TV Movie)

78 min

8.5
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Directors: June Howson, Laurence Olivier | Stars: Rosalind Ayres, Judi Bowker, Roy Dotrice, Trevor Eve

Votes: 15

18. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Four men - a British politician, an American journalist in Paris, a lawyer in the US and a Roman hotelier - band together to fight injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Jack Hawkins, Lisa Gastoni

Votes: 60

19. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: Only the Rocks Live Forever (1978)

144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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In 1756, a young Arapahoe child learns his father has been killed in battle and is taught the lesson that 'only rocks live forever'. The child is called Lame Beaver. 1795, a French-Canadian... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: James A. Michener, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 59

20. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )

385 min | Drama

8.3
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When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne, Angela Pleasence

Votes: 892

21. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Changing of the Guard (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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After being forced to retire, Professor Fowler contemplates suicide when he doesn't feel he has made a difference in the world. That night he has an experience that shows him that he is wrong.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Liam Sullivan, Philippa Bevans, Tom Lowell

Votes: 1,024

22. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Massacre (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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As the Civil War is fought between the North and South, militia colonel Frank Skimmerhorn arrives in Colorado on a mission to wipe out the Indians. Major Mercy struggles to keep the peace ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 45

23. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 21,131

24. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 181,354

25. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 5,293

26. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 270

27. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 89

28. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A wine connisseur kills his half- brother to prevent him selling the family winery to a merchant company so he can pay off his gambling debts.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Peter Falk, Donald Pleasence, Joyce Jillson, Gary Conway

Votes: 1,691

29. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Confession (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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Standing on a soap-box, Harvey Lawrence proclaims that he killed a man. A flashback reveals that when he was an up-and-coming lawyer prosecuting a man for murder he deliberately allowed the... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Corri, Robert Raglan, Douglas Ives

Votes: 11

30. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Longhorns (1978)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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John Skimmerhorn hires R.J. Poteet to lead the difficult cattle drive from Texas to Colorado on behalf of Oliver Seccombe and the Venneford Ranch. Sixteen-year-old Jim Lloyd joins the drive... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 42

31. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Wagon and the Elephant (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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While Alexander McKeag and Clay Basket decide to make a life for themselves, following the death of Pasquinel, with McKeag taking the young daughter as his own, across the country in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 45

32. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 35,569

33. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,507

34. The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978– )

300 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.

Stars: Bette Davis, David Ackroyd, Rosanna Arquette, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 865

35. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 16

36. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

Votes: 18

37. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 738

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

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 55

39. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

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

Votes: 113

40. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

8.0
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 36

41. Russell Harty Plus (1972– )

Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Russell Harty, Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle

Votes: 18

42. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: For as Long as the Waters Flow (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Mercy is sent to negotiate a treaty with the Indians. Zendt goes in place of McKeag. Three men heading to the new mines to work, meet up with Hans Brumbaugh, a German farmer from Russia. As... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 47

43. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 410

44. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,187

45. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 847

46. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 542

47. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 37

48. Encounter (1952–1961)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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An anthology television series aired from Toronto, Canada, and carried by both CBC Television and ABC. In Canada the series was known as General Motors Presents. The one-hour dramas were ... See full summary »

Stars: Austin Willis, Barry Morse, Katharine Blake, James Doohan

Votes: 15

49. The French Atlantic Affair (1979– )

278 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A luxury liner is hijacked by terrorists.

Stars: José Ferrer, John Houseman, Carolyn Jones, Richard Jordan

Votes: 70

50. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: A Village Wooing (1956)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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Robin tries to help Wat Longfellow, who became an outlaw to escape a life of indentured servitude.

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Richard Greene, Alexander Gauge, Bernadette O'Farrell, Archie Duncan

Votes: 15