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1. Jackanory (1965–1996)
Episode: George's Marvellous Medicine: The Cook-Up (1986)

Family, Fantasy

9.8
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Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 5

2. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: Side Show (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

9.3
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Henpecked Harold Potter is smitten with Cassandra the Electric Woman at the side show, and she entices him to help her escape from the brutal barker.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Roald Dahl, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Margaret Phillips

Votes: 6

3. Jackanory (1965–1996)
Episode: George's Marvellous Medicine: Grandma Gets the Medicine (1986)

Family, Fantasy

9.2
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Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 10

4. Jackanory (1965–1996)
Episode: George's Marvellous Medicine: The Marvellous Plan (1986)

Family, Fantasy

9.2
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Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 20

5. Des Pfarrers Freude (1966 TV Movie)

42 min | Comedy

8.9
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Director: Hans-Georg Thiemt | Stars: Alfred Balthoff, Karl-Heinz von Hassel, Peter Nestler, Peter A. Stiege

Votes: 8

6. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 238

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man from the South (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Neile Adams

Votes: 417

8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 9,183

9. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: False Face (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A stage actor playing Quasimodo in a performance of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' pays an alcoholic homeless man with a severely deformed face to model for him. After a successful opening ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Alfred Ryder, Martin E. Brooks, Gerry Jedd, Lester Rawlins

Votes: 5

10. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Harold J. Stone, Allan Lane

Votes: 463

11. The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969 TV Special)

8.3
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Directors: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Albertson, Gordon Anderson, Alan Arkin, Senta Berger

Votes: 80

12. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 14

13. Bang-lure (2012)

14 min | Short, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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A woman after going through all the 'been there done that' phase in life, witnesses a day which is completely new.

Director: Abhishek Iyengar | Stars: Srikanth Bhatracharya, Radhika Chetan, Madhuvanthi Guruprasad, Nagashree Karkone

Votes: 6

14. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 114

15. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 86

16. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Flypaper (1980)

Horror, Thriller

8.2
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The police are dragging the marshes for a missing school-girl and a sinister man is approaching other young girls. When he tries to accost young Sylvia on a bus, Sylvia is relieved when a ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Roald Dahl, Alfred Burke, Pat Keen, Lorna Yabsley

Votes: 132

17. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

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

Votes: 16

18. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 41

19. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: Dissolve to Black (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.0
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An actress who has been hired to play a murder victim in a film finds herself fighting for her life after she's trapped in the studio with a bizarre night crew.

Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Roald Dahl, Leonardo Cimino, Michael Conrad, Frank Daly

Votes: 12

20. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Pilot (1985)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Four episodes are remakes of the original episodes from the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" series. In the first, "Incident in a Small Jail", a mild-mannered traveling businessman is ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve De Jarnatt, Randa Haines, Joel Oliansky, Fred Walton | Stars: Ned Beatty, Lee Ving, Tony Frank, John Shearin

Votes: 227

21. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.9
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 54

22. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 128,814

23. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 139,714 | Gross: $21.00M

24. 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: 855

25. 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

26. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min

7.8
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Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

Stars: Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Peter Simon, Trevor Neal

Votes: 62

27. The Bet (I) (2005)

8 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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About an old man who makes a bet with a young hotel valet involving a lighter, a hot convertible, and a finger. Based on the Roald Dahl short story, "Man from the South."

Director: Eric Swan | Stars: Irene DeBari, Walter Delmar, Hector Elias, Randy Tobin

Votes: 6

28. The Philip Morris Playhouse (1953–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Everett Sloane, John Beal, Donald Cook, Eddie Albert

Votes: 13

29. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Twice a month, Mrs. Bixby travels to Baltimore to visit an elderly aunt, her only living relative. Or so she tells her dentist husband. In fact, she visits the Colonel, her rich lover. ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Meadows, Les Tremayne, Stephen Chase

Votes: 149

30. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Landlady (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Billy Weaver has just relocated to a small English village to take up a new appointment. Strangers arouse suspicion in the village at the best of times but all the more so now due to a rash... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dean Stockwell, Patricia Collinge, Laurie Main

Votes: 83

31. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,157

32. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 65

33. Jackanory Junior (2007– )

Family

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Stars: Amanda Abbington, Holly Aird, Martin Clunes, Lee Cornes

Votes: 11

34. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: The Way Up to Heaven (1958)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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When a domineering husband is trapped in his apartment's elevator, his wife decides to go on a six-week vacation leaving him helpless between floors.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Marion Lorne, Sebastian Cabot, Patricia Smith, Kathryn Givney

Votes: 7

35. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: Death Wish (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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When an unhappy man decides to kill his annoying, television-obsessed wife, he discovers there's a funeral home that offers a special service for people like him.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Roald Dahl, Don Keefer, Charlotte Rae, Heywood Hale Broun

Votes: 12

36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Dip in the Pool (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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William Botibol is a compulsive gambler. While on a cruise he enters a betting pool to guess the number of miles the ship will travel in the course of twenty four hours. William gains some ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Keenan Wynn, Fay Wray, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 162

37. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Fantastic Mr Dahl (2005)

18 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Director: John Bridcut | Stars: Alan Yentob, Roald Dahl, Liz Attenborough, Sonia Austrian

Votes: 13

38. Lamb to the Slaughter (2002)

PG | 90 min | Mystery

7.5
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In 1940, when Mary Maloney's husband of 10 years (Patrick Maloney) decides to leave her. Mary takes matters into to her own hands...

Director: Nicole Barnette | Stars: Liz Mamana, Brien Varady, Ron Gilbert, Shane Kramer

Votes: 12

39. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Poison (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Harry Pope is lying in bed and discovers that there is a sleeping snake on his stomach.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Wendell Corey, James Donald, Arnold Moss

Votes: 181

40. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Taste (1980)

Horror, Thriller

7.5
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Richard Pratt, a pretentious wine expert, is one of several dinner party guests at the home of stockbroker Mike Schofield. Pratt claims to be able to identify any wine from its bouquet but ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Roald Dahl, Ron Moody, Anthony Carrick, Mercia Glossop

Votes: 80

41. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Way Up to Heaven (1979)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.5
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Mrs. Foster has a plane to catch in order to visit her daughter and first grand-child. Her husband is an inveterate and somewhat sadistic dawdler, who appears to do it on purpose in order ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Roald Dahl, Julie Harris, Roland Culver, Angus MacKay

Votes: 89

42. 36 Hours (1964)

Approved | 115 min | Thriller, War

7.4
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Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters

Votes: 2,680

43. Le coup du berger (1956)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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When an unfaithful wife receives a fur coat from her lover as a gift, they must figure out a way to keep the husband from discovering the coat's true origins.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Virginie Vitry, Anne Doat, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 539

44. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Back for Christmas (1980)

Horror, Thriller

7.4
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Orchid-loving doctor Carpenter is married to Hermione but in love with the younger Samantha. He and his wife are due to fly to America, so that when he kills Hermione and cuts her up and ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Johnson, Siân Phillips, Avril Elgar

Votes: 59

45. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: The Croaker (1961)

26 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A mischievous boy who allows pets to escape, then earns a reward for returning the animals, meets Mr. Rana, a strange new neighbor with an affinity for frogs - so much so that the man has ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: John McGiver, Madeleine Sherwood, Rex Everhart, Paul E. Richards

Votes: 14

46. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Landlady (1979)

Horror, Thriller

7.4
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Arriving in Bath to take up his first job away from home young Billy Weaver decides to take a room with a charmingly maternal if eccentric landlady. Her dog and cat are both stuffed and the... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Roald Dahl, Siobhan McKenna, Leonard Preston, Anthony Dawes

Votes: 133

47. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Man from the South (1979)

24 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A young American couple on holiday meet a mysterious old gentleman who makes them a macabre wager.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Roald Dahl, José Ferrer, Katy Jurado, Michael Ontkean

Votes: 168

48. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1979)

Horror, Thriller

7.3
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When her policeman husband Patrick callously announces that he is leaving her, Mary Marney hits and kills him with the frozen leg of lamb she has bought for their dinner. Thinking quickly, ... See full summary »

Director: John Davies | Stars: Roald Dahl, Susan George, Brian Blessed, Michael Byrne

Votes: 121

49. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Hitch-Hiker (1980)

Horror, Thriller

7.3
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Flash American Paul Duveen stops to give elderly Irish vagrant Michael Fish a lift in his new BMW. Michael is a pickpocket, which comes in very handy after his encouragement to Paul to ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Roald Dahl, Rod Taylor, Cyril Cusack, John Forgeham

Votes: 93

50. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: William and Mary (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A bullying husband allows his brain to be kept alive after his demise to irritate his wife, but she may have the last laugh.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Roald Dahl, Mildred Dunnock, Henry Jones, Fritz Weaver

Votes: 18