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1. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

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62 Metascore

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Writers: Ol Parker, Deborah Moggach | Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

3. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

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In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

Writers: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Peter Straughan, Assaf Bernstein, Ido Rosenblum | Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

4. Proof (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

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The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Writers: David Auburn, Rebecca Miller | Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal

5. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Writers: Shawn Slovo, Louis de Bernières | Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

6. Waking Ned Devine (1998)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

Writer: Kirk Jones | Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch

7. Killshot (2008)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Writers: Hossein Amini, Elmore Leonard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

8. Masters of Sex (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears

9. Mrs Brown (1997)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeremy Brock | Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher

10. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

11. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

12. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

13. Ethan Frome (1993)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance

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Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Nelson, Edith Wharton | Director: John Madden | Stars: Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Gil Rood, Tate Donovan

14. Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama, Mystery

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Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.

Writer: Paul Billing | Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Beatie Edney, Robert Glenister, Lesley Sharp

15. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990 TV Mini-Series)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.

Creator: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway, Frances Barber

16. Masters of Sex (2013– )
Episode: Pilot (2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama

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Dr. William Masters, a successful doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, begins his controversial study of human sexuality. Dr. Masters recruits Virginia Johnson to be his secretary, but she quickly advances to be a valuable associate.

Writers: Thomas Maier, Michelle Ashford | Director: John Madden | Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears

17. Golden Gate (1994)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama

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A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.

Writer: David Henry Hwang | Director: John Madden | Stars: Matt Dillon, Joan Chen, Elizabeth Morehead, Bruno Kirby

18. The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: Dave Boone, Jon Macks, Billy Martin | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Affleck, Debbie Allen, Gene Autry

19. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

20. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min

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

21. Truth or Dare (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

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When three university friends turn up unexpectedly, twenty-something lawyer Lorna Johnston is led into a dangerous world.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Baxendale, John Hannah, Susan Lynch, Ben Daniels

22. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986– )
Episode: The Priory School (1986)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The headmaster of a prestigious prep school calls on Holmes for help when the ten year old only son of powerful but publicity-shy duke disappears.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, John Hawkesworth, T.R. Bowen | Director: John Madden | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Alan Howard, Christopher Benjamin

23. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991– )
Episode: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1991)

Crime, Drama, Horror

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A headstrong but titled suffragette slips into the power of a murderous con artist.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, T.R. Bowen | Director: John Madden | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Cheryl Campbell, Julian Curry

24. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Infernal Serpent (1990)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An environmentalist professor is mugged and later dies of a heart attack after an attack on campus just prior to a controversial debate.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Alma Cullen | Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Geoffrey Palmer, David Neal

25. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Dead on Time (1992)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A respected, dying Oxford don, husband of Morse's former fiancée, apparently shoots himself, but his doctor asserts that he was not capable of firing a gun.

Writers: Daniel Boyle, Colin Dexter, Kenny McBain | Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Brendan O'Hea, David Haig

26. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Promised Land (1991)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Morse and Lewis go to Austrailia to find a witness who has been in witness protection for ten years, but this is one witness who doesn't want to be found.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Julian Mitchell | Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Con O'Neill

27. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Way Through the Woods (1995)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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When a serial killer is murdered in prison, his deathbed confession disavows one of the murders he had previously confessed to. Morse wants to reopen the case.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Russell Lewis | Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gary Powell, Vivienne Ritchie

28. Janela Indiscreta (2010– )

30 min | News

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Stars: Mário Augusto Pereira, Paulo Branco, Nicolau Breyner, José Afonso Pimentel

29. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )

Talk-Show | Active

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Creator: Kourosh Taj | Stars: Carrie Keagan, Shark Firestone, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper

30. Corazón de... (1997– )

30 min

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Stars: Anne Igartiburu, Alejandra Navas, Yolanda Vázquez, Gonzalo Miró

31. Meat (1994 TV Movie)

87 min

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Myra is a teen prostitute and Charlie a recently released young offender. Together they begin an affair "amid the sleaze of London street-life". Myras' jealous pimp, Frank is not amused.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Sarah-Jane Potts, Peter Wight, John Simm

32. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Bernard Hill, Pete Postlethwaite, Patrick Godfrey

33. The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

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The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards give out prestigious awards to some of America's favorite entertainers in film and television!

Stars: Ben Affleck, Gillian Anderson, Ann-Margret, Christina Applegate

34. The John Thaw Story (2002 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

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Tribute to the much-missed actor John Thaw, featuring reminiscences from his family, friends and colleagues about both his private life and his public work.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Sally Alexander, Richard Attenborough, Richard Bates, Richard Briers

35. BBC2 Playhouse (1974–1983)

Drama

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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

36. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
Episode: Theseus & the Minotaur (1991)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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An Athenian storyteller and his dog take shelter in the labyrinth of Knossos. There he recounts the story of the minotaur confined to the maze by King Minos ten centuries earlier. When the ... See full summary »

Creator: Anthony Minghella | Director: John Madden | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Morrissey, Maggie O'Neill

37. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Grown-Ups (1985)

Biography, Drama, Music

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Writer: Jules Feiffer | Director: John Madden | Stars: Martin Balsam, Paddy Campanaro, Charles Grodin, Marilu Henner

38. Shakespeare in Love and on Film (1999 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary

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Stars: Beau Weaver, Ben Affleck, Martin Childs, Judi Dench

39. The Big Picture (2011– )

10 min | Family

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The Big Picture promotes all the latest movies hitting the cinemas over the coming month, plus individual Specials looking at Red Carpet Premieres, Press Conferences or Junkets.

Stars: Johnny Fleming, Simon Thompson, Charlotte Mills, Daniel Craig

40. After the War (1989 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

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Two boys Michael and Joe become friends when Joe arrives at St. George's school in England as a refugee student. Both are Jewish but one has grown up in a middle class English home, while ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Lukis, Ingrid Hafner, Clare Higgins, Robert Reynolds

41. The Widowmaker (1990 TV Movie)

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Writer: Jeremy Brock | Director: John Madden | Stars: Annabelle Apsion, Alun Armstrong, David Morrissey, Kenneth Welsh

42. Spaghetti Requiem (2001)

56 min | Documentary

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Italian Soldiers (Spaghetti Requiem) is a portrait of a youthful and exceptional adventure which unfolds during an unforgettable summer. We are behind the scenes of CAPTAIN CORELLI'S ... See full summary »

Writer: Francesco Cabras | Director: Francesco Cabras | Stars: Sergio Albelli, Francesco Cabras, Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz

43. Movie Connections (2007–2009)

40 min | Documentary

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Series looking at the history of favourite films.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Bill Forsyth, Julie Walters, John Gordon Sinclair

44. The Many Faces of... (2010– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Sally Phillips, Matthew Sweet, James King, Karen Krizanovich

45. A Wreath of Roses (1987 TV Movie)

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Writer: Peter Prince | Director: John Madden | Stars: Jon Croft, Fabia Drake, Trevor Eve, Edmund Kente

46. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Poppyland (1985)

90 min

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Writer: William Humble | Director: John Madden | Stars: Alan Howard, Isla Blair, Jonathan Hyde, John McEnery

47. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 (2015)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

Two hopeful new arrivals at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful quickly learn that there is only a single room left to rent.

Writer: Ol Parker | Director: John Madden | Stars: Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Judi Dench

48. The Outcast

Drama | Announced

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Writer: Sadie Jones | Director: John Madden

49. The Music of Morse (2007 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Music

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A detailed examination of the use of music in Inspector Morse (1987).

Director: Grainne Jordan | Stars: Kevin Whately, Lesley Garrett, Sharon Maughan, Barrington Pheloung

50. Live Lunch (2001–2002)

25 min | Family

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A lunchtime magazine show combining live guests, filmed inserts, movie reviews and news bulletins. Film-related guests included Edward Burns, Bill Nighy, Paddy Breathnach, Sharon Maguire, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Earnshaw, Gaynor Barnes, Susan Brookes, Steve LeFevre