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1. John Adams (2008 TV Mini-Series)

501 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

2. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )
Episode: Zen: Ratking (2011)

Mystery

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Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Ben Miles, Stanley Townsend

3. The Brunchers (2013)

19 min | Short, Comedy

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A thirty something couple, concerned that they're out of touch and no longer fashionable, decide to rectify the situation by dragging themselves to the latest hip brunch eatery. As they ... See full summary »

Writers: James Handel, Matt Winn | Director: Matt Winn | Stars: Tom Burke, Natalie Dormer, Rufus Sewell

4. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

5. 9/11: Out of the Blue (2006 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Writer: Simon Armitage | Director: Ned Williams | Star: Rufus Sewell

6. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Dirtysomething (1994)

60 min

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Writers: Carl Prechezer, Peter Salmi | Director: Carl Prechezer | Stars: Paul Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Bernard Hill, Rufus Sewell

7. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Making of 'A Knight's Tale' (2001)

Documentary

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Writers: Jed Dannenbaum, Tjardus Greidanus | Director: Laura Davis | Stars: Mark Addy, Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell

8. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: The Taming of the Shrew (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A young harridan MP marries a title in order to advance towards her goal of becoming party leader.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Sally Wainwright | Director: David Richards | Stars: Shirley Henderson, David Mitchell, Simon Chandler, Jaime Murray

9. The Pillars of the Earth (2010 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

10. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Gene Shalit, Alan Cumming, Kevin Whately

11. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Unnecessary War (2008)

Biography, Drama, History

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After Adams becomes President continues Washington's policy of neutrality between England and France despite opposition inside his own cabinet.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Rufus Sewell

12. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Miracle (2009)

TV-14 | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Water purported to cure cancer puts Hood and Rachel searching for a scientific explanation, but the answer is more deadly than the diseases it's supposed to be curing.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Jo Anderson, Myndy Crist

13. Zen (2011– )
Episode: Ratking (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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With Moscati invalided out, Zen gets a new boss: icy, unsmiling Heuber, who regards Zen as a maverick and tells him so. Thus he is not pleased when Colonna again asks for Zen's intervention... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dibdin, Simon Burke, Peter Berry | Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Nathalie Rapti Gomez, Caterina Murino, Vincent Riotta

14. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Unite or Die (2008)

51 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Frustrated in his undefined role as Vice-President, Adams is at odds with Jefferson over his support of a strong central government.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, David Morse

15. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )
Episode: Zen: Cabal (2011)

Mystery

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Stars: Alan Cumming, Rufus Sewell

16. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Pinocchio (2009)

TV-14 | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Gepetto resurfaces with the discovery of identical quadruplets from different mothers, leaving Hood and Rachel scrambling for clues to identify her, and the hit man she's hired, before another murder occurs.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Kevin Alejandro, Tom Costello

17. The Pillars of the Earth (2010– )
Episode: Redemption (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

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Construction of the new church at Kingsbridge Priory is underway. They have too few men and Prior Philip hopes the sale of this year's wool will give them the money they need to hire more ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Follett, John Pielmeier | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

18. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Subway (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Hood is called in when people in Philadelphia begin falling victim to an unknown poison that affects the nervous system and causes one to become a fireball.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Omar Benson Miller, Juan Garcia

19. The Pillars of the Earth (2010– )
Episode: The Work of Angels (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

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Eight years later, Jack's fixation with the cathedral leaves him little time or energy for anything else, while Aliena's fixation with the distant Earldom of Shiring has married her to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Follett, John Pielmeier | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

20. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

21. Zen (2011 TV Mini-Series)

270 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Stanley Townsend, Ben Miles

22. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A modern re-telling of four William Shakespeare stories.

Stars: Nick Malinowski, Shirley Henderson, James McAvoy, Sarah Parish

23. The Making of 'Charles II' (2003 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

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Director: Sven Arnstein | Stars: Christian Coulson, Rupert Graves, Shirley Henderson, Helen McCrory

24. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: H2O (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Dr. Jacob investigates an epidemic of violent outbursts by usually law-abiding citizens in a small Texas community but then exhibits to the same erratic behavior.

Writers: Stephen Gallagher, Heather Mitchell, Kim Newton | Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Dave Florek, Paul Rae

25. The Pillars of the Earth (2010– )
Episode: Legacy (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

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Princess Maude seems to have gained the upper hand having defeated King Stephen on the battlefield and taken him prisoner. Her brother, Gloucester, has been taken prisoner by the other side... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Follett, John Pielmeier | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

26. The Pillars of the Earth (2010– )
Episode: Master Builder (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

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Tom Builder, his children, Ellen and her son Jack arrive at Kingsbridge Priory in the hope of finding work. The church is in need of repair but Prior Philip has no money and is unable to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Follett, John Pielmeier | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

27. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Minamata (2009)

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A case of mercury poisoning that could turn into an epidemic puts Hood, Young and an eager field agent to work tracing the source of the mercury, but as every lead becomes a dead end they must begin looking for an unnatural cause.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Dermott Downs | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Cari Champion, Michael Cudlitz

28. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Surge (2008)

TV-14 | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Hood is called in to clean up a mess at a secret government project, but when it turns out the study subjects are not what they're supposed to be, the race is on to prevent any more deaths.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Will Estes, Scoot McNairy

29. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Writers: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

30. Parade's End (2012 TV Mini-Series)

59 min | Action, Drama, Romance | Active

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Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens

31. Middlemarch (1994 TV Mini-Series)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

32. 100 höjdare (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Fredrik Wikingsson and Filip Hammar, with a guest or sometimes two, lists and discusses 10 funny clips in every episode (100 per season).

Stars: Filip Hammar, Fredrik Wikingsson, Bo Hansson, Martin Persson

33. Victoria Station (2003)

15 min | Short

7.8
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A controller in a London cab office looks for a driver to pick up a fare from Victoria Station. The driver who answers has never heard of Victoria Station. And he already has a "passenger on board", albeit a very unusual one.

Writer: Harold Pinter | Director: Douglas Hodge | Stars: Robert Glenister, Rufus Sewell

34. The Pillars of the Earth (2010– )
Episode: Battlefield (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

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William applies to have his father's title of Earl transferred to him, and discovers a mysterious knight is also a rival for the Earldom. King Stephen, frightened by Jack's appearance, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Follett, John Pielmeier | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

35. Zen (2011– )
Episode: Cabal (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Playboy Umberto Ruspanti falls from a bridge, an apparent suicide but minister Colonna asks Zen to investigate and he finds the dead man's flat was ransacked. His last diary entry read AOC ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dibdin, Simon Burke | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Ben Miles, Stanley Townsend

36. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Electro (2009)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Hood, along with agents Young and Lee, tries to locate the cause of an outsize number of electrocution injuries and deaths before another storm hits.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Omar Benson Miller, Mina Badie

37. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Eternal (2009)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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The autopsy of a middle-aged but youthful-looking man reveals that he had a second heart.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Nina Dobrev, Christopher John Fields

38. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Flesh (2008)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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When some young men appear to die. They later come back to life. Hood and Young investigate and suspect they're dealing with a bacteria.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: David Barrett | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Christina Chang, Scott Klace

39. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Medea (2009)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Hood goes up against an FBI deputy director when a psychotic woman accuses the man of stealing her son, and the stakes go much higher when Rachel is taken hostage and Jacob is accused of complicity in the crime.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Omar Benson Miller, Shondrella Avery

40. The Pillars of the Earth (2010– )
Episode: Witchcraft (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

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The war is over and Maude has returned to France leaving King Stephen once again unchallenged. Richard returns to Kingsbridge just after William Hamleigh's attack on the market. Aliena has ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Follett, John Pielmeier | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

41. Gone to Seed (1992– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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A domineering mother Mag Plant, who owns a nursery/garden centre in London, refuses to hand-over control to her children (despite indications that this may be the best course of action for ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Warren Clarke, Peter Cook, Hilda Fenemore

42. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Containment (2008)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Hood consults when a virus attacks a city worker, and its source may be closer to home than anyone expects.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, John Cassini, Scott Connors

43. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Last Romantics (1992)

90 min

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A semi-fictionalized account of the life of writer F.R. Leavis, his mentor Arthur Quiller Couch, and Leavis's own students at Cambridge University.

Writer: Nigel Williams | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ian Holm, Leo McKern, Sara Kestelman, Alan Cumming

44. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Episode: Titans (2008)

TV-14 | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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When students at a land-locked university begin dying of the bends, Hood must not only crack the science but devise a cure.

Creator: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Patrick Carroll, Meagen Fay

45. Zen (2011– )
Episode: Vendetta (2011)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Zen is sent to a remote village to re-investigate a murder, which may spark a political scandal.

Writers: Michael Dibdin, Simon Burke | Director: John Alexander | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Ben Miles, Stanley Townsend

46. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Writers: Neil Burger, Steven Millhauser | Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

47. The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (2008 TV Movie)

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Writer: Dave Boone | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Ables, David Alvarez, De'Adre Aziza

48. How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace (2007 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.6
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An overview of the making of Amazing Grace (2006) and a look at the historical facts behind the film.

Writer: William Christie | Stars: Michael Apted, David Arnold, Paul Bates, Jenny Beavan

49. A Night with a Woman, a Day with Charlie (1994 TV Short)

Drama, Short

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Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Richard Henders, Rufus Sewell

50. The Pillars of the Earth (2010– )
Episode: Anarchy (2010)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

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The succession to the crown of England is in doubt and causes King Henry's daughter and nephew to compete for the throne. Church politics see Philip, a monk, elected the new prior, which leaves him indebted to Deacon Waleran.

Writers: Ken Follett, John Pielmeier | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne