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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

2. Everyman (1977– )

50 min | Documentary

8.5
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Weekly religious affairs programme.

Stars: Peter France, Jenni Murray, Vanya Kewley, Joan Bakewell

3. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

4. Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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A retrospective of the films of Britain's Hammer Studios, renowned for making stylish horror films in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Included are clips from Hammer productions and interviews ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Jones, David Thompson | Stars: James Bernard, James Carreras, Michael Carreras, Peter Cushing

5. Dieter & Andreas (1989)

Short, Comedy, Music

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

6. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, E.G. Marshall, Todd Hunter

7. The Browning Version (1955 TV Movie)

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Writer: Terence Rattigan | Star: Peter Cushing

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

120 min | Drama

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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.

Writers: George Orwell, Nigel Kneale | Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

9. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

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Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

10. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

11. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Return of the Cybernauts (1967)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Paul Beresford, the brother of Clement Armstrong, the creator of the Cybernauts, blames Steed and Mrs. Peel for his brother's death at the cold hands of his own creations. Aided by ... See full summary »

Writer: Philip Levene | Director: Robert Day | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Peter Cushing, Frederick Jaeger

12. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)
Episode: The Sign of Four (1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

8.0
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When a woman receives a series of valuable pearls from an unknown party after the disappearance of her father, Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael Hardwick, Mollie Hardwick | Director: William Sterling | Stars: Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, Ann Bell, Paul Daneman

13. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 155 min | Drama

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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

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

30 min | Comedy

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

15. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Moment of Truth (1955)

Drama

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Writers: Nigel Kneale, Peter Ustinov | Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Ian Colin, Peter Cushing, Hugh Griffith, Noel Hood

16. Hammer House of Horror (1980– )
Episode: The Silent Scream (1980)

Drama, Horror, Thriller

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When Chuck Spillers is released from prison, he tells his wife Annie that he had been visited by an old man, Martin Blueck, along his sentence for robbing a safe, and Blueck had given some ... See full summary »

Writer: Francis Essex | Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Peter Cushing, Brian Cox, Elaine Donnelly, Anthony Carrick

17. Hammer House of Horror (1980– )

51 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove, Peter Cushing

18. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

19. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)
Episode: Christopher Lee (1974)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Peter Cushing

20. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

21. Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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An interview with Legendary Actor Peter Cushing and clips from some of his best films.

Director: Alan Bell | Stars: Peter Cushing, Dick Vosburgh, Francis De Wolff, Edward Evans

22. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)
Episode: The Blue Carbuncle (1968)

49 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

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After Holmes turns down the imperious Lady Morcar's demand that he help her locate a stolen priceless blue carbuncle, the gem turns up in a Christmas goose.

Writers: Stanley Miller, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, Madge Ryan, James Beck

23. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Creature (1955)

90 min | Drama

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Writer: Nigel Kneale | Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, Stanley Baker, Eric Pohlmann, Simon Lack

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

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

25. The Zoo Gang (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Four people who worked together during World War 2, were known as the Zoo Club because their code names were of animals. And 30 years later still work on various adventures.

Stars: Brian Keith, John Mills, Barry Morse, Lilli Palmer

26. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

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Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Lionel Jeffries, Richard Fleischer

27. Looks Familiar (1970– )

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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

28. Story Parade (1964–1965)
Episode: The Caves of Steel (1964)

75 min

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In the future New York City, the Deputy Commissioner of Police is assisted by a robot detective in solving the murder of a scientist.

Writers: Isaac Asimov, Terry Nation | Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Carson, Stanley Walsh, Ian Trigger

29. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Approved | 82 min | Horror

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After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one ... See full summary »

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Bram Stoker | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling

30. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

31. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

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A WW2 U-boat crew is stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Rodney Ackland | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

32. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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A man who works for 'The Party' (an all powerful empire led by a man known only as 'Big Brother') begins to have thoughts of rebellion and love for a fellow member. Together they look to help bring down the party.

Writers: Nigel Kneale, George Orwell | Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

33. A Chump at Oxford (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

7.4
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As a reward for capturing a bank robber, Stan and Ollie get scholarship to Oxford, but are met with resentment by other students.

Writers: Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, Harry Langdon | Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas

34. Cash on Demand (1961)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Writers: David T. Chantler, Lewis Greifer, Jacques Gillies | Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird

35. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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

36. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2014)

30 min | Comedy

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Creators: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro | Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Ronald Fraser, Bernard Cribbins

37. Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Horror

7.4
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The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Writer: Ted Newsom | Director: Ted Newsom | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roy Ward Baker, James Bernard

38. The New Avengers (1976–1977)
Episode: The Eagle's Nest (1976)

50 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Steed investigates the death of a colleague while Gambit witnesses the kidnapping of Professor Von Claus. Purdey scuba dives to the remote island of St. Dorca, where a monastery hides a secret and Germany's greatest treasure.

Writer: Brian Clemens | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing

39. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)

TV-G | 113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

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Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, George Bruce | Director: James Whale | Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William, Joseph Schildkraut

40. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)
Episode: 1970 Christmas Show (1970)

62 min | Comedy

7.3
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The musical guests are Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, Eric Porter, Nina van Pallandt, and Edward Woodward. Eric and Ernie exchange gifts, Peter Cushing wants his money. William Franklyn stars in Ernie's new play 'The Three Musketeers'.

Writer: Eddie Braben | Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Peter Cushing, William Franklyn

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

51 min | Comedy

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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

42. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)
Episode: The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1968)

49 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The much cantankerous and widely despised Bill McCarthy is found bludgeoned to death and his son, with whom he often quarreled, is the prime suspect.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Bruce Stewart | Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, John Tate, Nick Tate

43. Top Secret! (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Martyn Burke | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif, Jeremy Kemp, Warren Clarke

44. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

45. Moulin Rouge (1952)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Writers: Pierre La Mure, Anthony Veiller, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand, Suzanne Flon

46. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life. But his creature behaves not as he intended.

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Mary Shelley | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee

47. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

48. A Touch of the Sun (1979)

95 min | Comedy

7.2
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A bumbling US marine Captain is assigned to retrieve a space capsule from a despotic African ruler.

Writers: Peter Curran, George Fowler | Director: Peter Curran | Stars: Oliver Reed, Sylvaine Charlet, Peter Cushing, Keenan Wynn

49. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Vorpal Blade (1983)

Horror, Thriller

7.2
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Elderly - uniformed - Teuton Von Baden tells colleague Winterluck a tale from his youth when he was a student in Heidelberg over fifty years earlier. A fellow student Cassan was a bully but... See full summary »

Writers: Robin Chapman, Edward D. Hoch | Director: John Jacobs | Stars: Peter Cushing, Anthony Higgins, John Bailey, Andrew Bicknell

50. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

7.1
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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Writers: John Farrow, Jesse Lasky Jr., Clements Ripley | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien