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1. Breakfast (2000– )
Episode: Episode dated 6 December 2005 (2005)

Family, News, Talk-Show

9.6
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Stars: Linda Barker, Iain Duncan Smith, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen

Votes: 5

2. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)
Episode: Episode #11.51 (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

9.5
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Director: Allan Kartun | Stars: Ian McKellen, Petra Nemcova, Joel Godard, Conan O'Brien

Votes: 6

3. Playing Shakespeare (1982 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

9.4
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John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.

Stars: John Barton, David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard

Votes: 135

4. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: Sir Ian McKellen (2004)

Documentary

9.4
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Star: Ian McKellen

Votes: 5

5. Playing Shakespeare (1982– )
Episode: The Two Traditions (1982)

50 min | Documentary

9.4
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Contrasting Shakespeare's elevated language with modern naturalistic speech.

Director: Peter Walker | Stars: John Barton, Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow

Votes: 5

6. Churchill (2003– )
Episode: The Lion's Roar (2004)

Documentary

9.2
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Director: Lucy Carter | Stars: John Baddeley, Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain, Clementine Churchill

Votes: 8

7. Playing Shakespeare (1982– )
Episode: Using the Verse (1982)

49 min | Documentary

9.2
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John Barton and company examine blank verse. Its strengths and particularities are discussed in great detail. Members of the cast try out various readings.

Director: John Carlaw | Stars: John Barton, Sinéad Cusack, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow

Votes: 5

8. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Wedding (2015)

22 min | Comedy

9.2
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The wedding day brings the whole group together but as always, it doesn't go to plan.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 113

9. Premio Donostia a Ian McKellen (2009 TV Special)

25 min

9.1
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Premio Donostia translates to The Donostia Award. It is an honorific award given every year to either one, two or several actors and occasionally to directors. It is awarded during the San ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Rodríguez | Stars: Saffron Burrows, Pilar López de Ayala, Samira Makhmalbaf, Ian McKellen

Votes: 28

10. The London Programme (1975– )

60 min | Documentary

9.1
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Stars: Trevor Phillips, Godfrey Hodgson, John Taylor, Andrew Phillips

Votes: 15

11. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: Episode #9.5 (2002)

Talk-Show

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Interviewee: Ian McKellen

Stars: James Lipton, Ian McKellen

Votes: 15

12. BBC Show of the Week (1965–1975)

60 min | Music

9.0
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Stars: Keith Michell, Tony Bennett, The Irving Davies Dancers, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 6

13. Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982 TV Movie)

90 min

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Ian McKellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from Shakespeare and discusses some of his plays.

Director: Kirk Browning | Star: Ian McKellen

Votes: 53

14. Churchill (2003– )
Episode: The Last Prize (2003)

Documentary

9.0
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Director: Lucy Carter | Stars: John Baddeley, Anthony Montague Browne, Arabella Churchill, Clementine Churchill

Votes: 5

15. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,211,620 | Gross: $377.02M

16. Arena (1975– )

Documentary, Music

8.9
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 104

17. Troldspejlet (1989– )

25 min

8.9
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Jakob Stegelmann reviews upcoming movies, video and dvd releases, video games, comic books, and role playing games.

Stars: Jakob Stegelmann, Christopher Hedegaard Andersen, Jens Olesen, Sonny Lahey

Votes: 247

18. Great Canal Journeys (2014– )

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Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel across canals in both Britain and Europe.

Stars: Timothy West, Prunella Scales, Samuel West, Juliet West

Votes: 70

19. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

Votes: 148,044

20. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 265,152

21. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,234,682 | Gross: $313.84M

22. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.8
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America's top fake news show.

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 33,468

23. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,137

24. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.8
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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 1,885

25. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth (2004 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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You play the events of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, both with the Fellowship of the Ring and the larger War of the Ring.

Director: Richard Taylor | Stars: Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen

Votes: 1,268

26. Süleyman the Magnificent (1988)

57 min | Documentary

8.8
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In the 16th Century an Ottoman Sultan known as the second Solomon ruled half the civilized world. The Turks called him Kanuni, the Lawgiver. To the Europeans, he was known as Süleyman the ... See full summary »

Director: Suzanne Bauman | Star: Ian McKellen

Votes: 10

27. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Anniversary (2013)

22 min | Comedy

8.8
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Freddie and Stuart are having a party to celebrate their 49th anniversary. Ash accidentally invites Stuart's mother Mildred, who doesn't know her son is gay.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 146

28. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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88 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,096,651 | Gross: $340.48M

29. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king (2006 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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After the death of Isildur and with the missing of the ring. The Witch King plans to attack to dunedain kingdom of Arnor and take control of the north.

Director: Jill Eckhart | Stars: Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen

Votes: 1,108

30. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II (2006 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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You play the Elf and the Dwarf nations as they fight their own battles against the forces of Sauron.

Director: Richard Taylor | Stars: Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,153

31. Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2007 Video)

114 min | Music

8.7
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Director: David Barnard | Stars: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Sylvia Mason-James, Nick Clow

Votes: 49

32. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Flatmates (2015)

22 min | Comedy

8.7
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After Freddie and Stuart have a falling out, Stuart moves in with Ash and Violet moves in with Freddie.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 109

33. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Hedda Gabler (1972)

Drama

8.7
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Hedda Gabler is a beautiful woman married to the solid and respectable academic George Tesman. Then an old flame, the dreamer Eilert Lovborg, turns up on the scene with tragic results.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Janet Suzman, Ian McKellen, Tom Bell, Jane Asher

Votes: 33

34. Extras (2005–2007)
Episode: Sir Ian McKellen (2006)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Andy's school mate Steve Sherwood visits him on set and inspires Darren to ask Maggie out on a date. Wanting to be recognized more for his acting abilities, Andy auditions for a new play directed by Sir Ian McKellen.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 500

35. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Sister (2015)

23 min | Comedy

8.7
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Worried that her wealthy sister Lillian will discover the truth about a few white lies she's told, Violet and her friends begin a plan to save her from humiliation.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 141

36. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 30,534

37. The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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When the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who approaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy (the 5th, 6th and 7th Doctors) try to sneak on set and be in the anniversary special no matter what.

Director: Peter Davison | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Olivia Colman, Peter Davison, Louis Davison

Votes: 1,063

38. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Documentary

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Stars: Harriet Walter, Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 109

39. The Hobart Shakespeareans (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.6
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Rafe Esquith, 1992 American Teacher of the Year and National Medal of Arts recipient, teaches 5th-grade children whose parents don't speak English at a school in a dangerous, poor, drug-infested 100% Latino/Asian neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Rafe Esquith, Ian McKellen, Michael York

Votes: 109

40. Great West End Theatres (2012)

65 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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Directed by Marc Sinden and produced by Jo Gilbert, Great West End Theatres is an enjoyable, informed and informative stroll around London's famed Theatreland in the company of the ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Sinden | Stars: Donald Sinden, Anthony Andrews, Michael Ball, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 9

41. Peter Tatchell: Just Who Does He Think He Is? (2004)

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Profile of the gay UK activist Peter Tatchell with interviews by Sir Ian McKellen, Ivan Massow and Michael Cashman.

Director: Max Barber | Stars: Stephen Bourne, Michael Cashman, Ivan Massow, Ian McKellen

Votes: 7

42. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Dinner Party (2013)

22 min | Comedy

8.6
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Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his vegan girlfriend Chloe for dinner. But things take an unexpected turn.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 140

43. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Down the Loo... The Making of 'Flushed Away' (2006)

Documentary

8.6
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Stars: David Bowers, Sam Fell, Hugh Jackman, David James

Votes: 7

44. The Academy: Special (2012 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.5
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Director: Peter Hinton | Stars: Ian McKellen, Jonathan Hyde, Sylvester McCoy, Frances Barber

Votes: 13

45. The Academy Part 2: First Impressions (2009 Video)

Comedy

8.5
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Director: Peter Hinton | Stars: Rebecca Alexander, Anoushka Arden, Frances Barber, Tori Butler Hart

Votes: 8

46. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Ballroom (2015)

22 min | Comedy

8.5
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The gang decides to join Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class while Ash decides to take his relationship with Jess to the next level.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 99

47. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (2008)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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King Lear decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom between his three daughters.

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Ian McKellen, William Gaunt, Philip Winchester, Ben Meyjes

Votes: 230

48. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: Othello (1990)

204 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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A slightly updated version of Othello set in the 19th century Cyprus, where all characters wear uniforms and dresses from the American Civil War era. Othello, a heroic aging Moroccan ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Michael Grandage, Ian McKellen, Clive Swift, Willard White

Votes: 132

49. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Pavarotti: The Last Tenor (2004)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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Director: Francis Hanly | Stars: Ian McKellen, Andrea Bocelli, Bono, Michael Caine

Votes: 27

50. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Snowmen (2012)

TV-PG | 62 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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London, 1892. Snow is trying to evolve, feeding off of the nightmares of a little girl. But the Doctor has given up on saving the world. It is up to a young governess named Clara to convince him, with just one word, to save the day.

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Tom Ward, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 3,620