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

60 min | Documentary

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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

2. 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 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

3. Dieter & Andreas (1989)

Short, Comedy, Music

8.7
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Director: Christian Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Eva Zemlin

4. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

8.5
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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

5. 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

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

Comedy

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

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

30 min | Comedy

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

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

62 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

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

90 min | Drama

8.2
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Writer: Nigel Kneale | Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, Stanley Baker, Eric Pohlmann, Simon Lack

10. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2014)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Creators: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro | Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

11. The Browning Version (1955 TV Movie)

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Writer: Terence Rattigan | Star: Peter Cushing

12. 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

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

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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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

14. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

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

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

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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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. Hammer House of Horror (1980– )

51 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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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

20. 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

21. 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

22. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

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

23. 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

24. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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

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

100 min | Documentary, Horror

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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

26. 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

27. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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

28. 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

29. Everyman (1977– )

50 min | Documentary

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Weekly religious affairs programme.

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

30. The Zoo Gang (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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

31. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

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

32. Looks Familiar (1970– )

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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

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

33. 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

34. 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

35. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Approved | 82 min | Horror

7.5
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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

36. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.5
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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

37. 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

38. 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

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

50 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

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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

40. 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.

Creators: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

41. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

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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

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

49 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

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

Horror, Thriller

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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

44. 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

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 Man in the Iron Mask (1939)

Passed | 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

48. A Touch of the Sun (1979)

85 min | Comedy

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

95 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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Director: Derek Pykett | Stars: Michael Armstrong, Desi Arnaz Jr., Louise English, Jeanne Ferber

50. Time Without Pity (1957)

85 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec's ... See full summary »

Writer: Ben Barzman | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman