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1. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Creators: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro, Jilly Cooper | Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 14

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

51 min | Comedy

9.4
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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

Votes: 5

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

Documentary, Biography

9.0
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Eamonn Andrews surprises the 51 year old Christopher Lee, joined by his wife, daughter, mother, sister, brother, and fellow actors Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Patrick Macnee, and Sammy Davis Jr.

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

Votes: 15

4. Great Mysteries (1973– )
Episode: La Grande Breteche (1973)

Drama, Mystery

8.8
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A Spanish officer, captured by the French during the Peninsular War, is imprisoned at the country house of an elderly aristocrat with a bored young wife - whose lover he becomes, with deadly consequences.

Writers: John Rosenberg, Martin Worth, Honoré de Balzac | Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Orson Welles, Peter Cushing, Susannah York, Morag Hood

Votes: 66

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

90 min | Drama

8.8
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A scientist searches for the Yeti in a Himalayan fastness, and is soon at odds with an adventurer who wants to find the Creature for less exalted reasons.

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

Votes: 12

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

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy 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

Votes: 906,649 | Gross: $460.94M

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

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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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 »

Director: David Thompson | Stars: Charles Gray, James Bernard, Veronica Carlson, James Carreras

Votes: 80

8. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.6
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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, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 94

9. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 19

10. Dieter & Andreas (1989)

Short, Comedy, Music

8.5
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Director: Christian Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Eva Zemlin

Votes: 68

11. 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

Votes: 4,355

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

Comedy

8.4
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

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

Votes: 342

13. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)
Episode: Peter Cushing (1990)

Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Legendary star of Hammer Films Peter Cushing is the delighted subject, hosted by Michael Aspel.

Directors: John Birkin, Brian Klein | Stars: Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Peter Gray, Freddie Jones

Votes: 7

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

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Frank Coda, Gemma Craven

Votes: 162

15. House of the Long Shadows... Revisited (2012)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

8.2
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Director: Derek Pykett | Stars: Michael Armstrong, Desi Arnaz Jr., Louise English, Jeanne Ferber

Votes: 5

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

75 min

8.2
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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

Votes: 12

17. Looks Familiar (1970– )

8.1
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

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

Votes: 9

18. The Browning Version (1955 TV Movie)

60 min

8.1
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A schoolteacher finds his life slowly coming apart.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Stars: Peter Cushing, Joyce Heron, Michael Gwynn, George Curzon

Votes: 19

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

62 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

Votes: 7

20. 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.

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

Votes: 374

21. 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

Votes: 148

22. Hammer House of Horror (1980)

51 min | Horror

7.9
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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

Votes: 854

23. Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 110

24. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

7.9
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Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Lionel Jeffries, Richard Fleischer

Votes: 21

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

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 321

26. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

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

Votes: 835

27. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 155 min | Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 11,703

28. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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

Votes: 269

29. Film 2016 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross, Barry Norman

Votes: 363

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

Drama

7.8
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Series of television plays performed live.

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

Votes: 44

31. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 22

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

100 min | Documentary, Horror

7.8
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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

Votes: 209

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

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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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

Votes: 36

34. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978–1983)
Episode: The First Thames Special (1978)

62 min | Comedy

7.8
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Morecambe and Wise get thrown out of a BBC van and start their first special at Thames television. Sketches include a Jungle Book skit in 'The Wonderful World of Ernie', 'I Remember it Well... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Cryer, John Junkin, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise | Director: Keith Beckett | Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Donald Sinden, Judi Dench

Votes: 5

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

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Writers: Nigel Kneale, Peter Ustinov | Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Ian Colin, Peter Cushing, Hugh Griffith, Noel Hood

Votes: 6

36. The Zoo Gang (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: Brian Keith, John Mills, Barry Morse, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 48

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

52 min | Horror

7.7
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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

Votes: 280

38. Cash on Demand (1961)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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

Votes: 567

39. Home at Seven (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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David Preston always returns home from work by seven o'clock, and tonight is no different from any other - except that it's a full day later than he thinks it is, and he can't account for the previous 24 hours.

Writer: R.C. Sherriff | Stars: Peter Cushing, Helen Shingler, Arnold Bell, Richard Caldicot

Votes: 8

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

49 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 62

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

50 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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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

Votes: 75

42. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Approved | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

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

Votes: 15,216

43. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.4
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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

Votes: 4,268

44. 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

Votes: 2,504

45. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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

Votes: 4,701

46. 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, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 46,045

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

Votes: 1,164

48. 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

Votes: 3,769

49. 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 it behaves not as he intended.

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

Votes: 6,271

50. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)

Passed | 113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

7.2
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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

Votes: 1,063