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1. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 40

2. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985– )

320 min | Drama

8.8
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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. Trevor tries to buy some jazz records but this leads to ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Dominic Jephcott, Terence Rigby

Votes: 416

3. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.8
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 770

4. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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

Votes: 124

5. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 9

6. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,143

7. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 21

8. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: The Whisper (1968)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Bigoted plantation owner Marcus Spencer bullies and abuses his African work force,refusing to pay them an agreed sum. Their ally is Father Ignatius Loyola,a Jesuit priest and Spencer gets ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Patrick Allen, Colin Blakely, Sheila Brennan

Votes: 12

9. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,697

10. Paradise Postponed (1986)

569 min | Drama

8.4
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A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies - and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Paul Shelley, Peter Egan, David Threlfall

Votes: 90

11. Summer Season (1985– )
Episode: The Dumb Waiter (1985)

Drama

8.4
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In the kitchen, two assassins await the arrival of their victim. But someone keeps sending them messages via the dumb waiter.

Director: Kenneth Ives | Stars: Colin Blakely, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 11

12. The Champions (1968–1969)
Episode: The Interrogation (1969)

49 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.4
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On return from a mission to Hong Kong Craig is captured and subjected to a brutal cross-examination from a pitiless interrogator who keeps asking him about the 'Retford Case'. He finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 28

13. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Brainwash (1967)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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American McGill, a former intelligence officer back in the States, was forced to resign when he was made the scapegoat in the wake of a scientist's defection to Russia. Now he operates as a... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Colin Blakely, Howard Marion-Crawford, Suzan Farmer

Votes: 25

14. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Murdersville (1967)

TV-14 | 51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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When Mrs. Peel's friend Major Croft goes missing she traces him to the picture postcard village of Little Storping. Unfortunately the entire population are assassins for hire who lure their... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Colin Blakely, John Ronane

Votes: 144

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 86

16. Billy Wilder (1970 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.2
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A documentary about the making of Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes".

Director: Peter Gehrig | Stars: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Stephens, Clive Revill

Votes: 17

17. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Son of Man (1969)

90 min | Drama

8.2
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Dennis Potter's controversial reading of the life of Christ, with Jesus portrayed as a hearty, fiery, well-meaning carpenter who believes that people should try to love their enemies rather... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Colin Blakely, Robert Hardy, Bernard Hepton, Brian Blessed

Votes: 64

18. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985– )
Episode: We Are on the Brink of a New Era, If Only... (1985)

Drama

8.2
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The election comes, and goes. More clandestine meetings. Files are exchanged. Houses are raided. A Forest is cut down to size. A pool-side meeting with the brothers

Director: David Reynolds | Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Colin Blakely, Dominic Jephcott

Votes: 6

19. Love Among the Ruins (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

8.1
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An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Richard Pearson

Votes: 678

20. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 28

21. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

22. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 2 (1966)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Director: James Neilson | Stars: David Weston, Bernard Lee, George Cole, Maurice Denham

Votes: 5

23. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 24,935

24. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 245

25. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 36

26. The Plane Makers (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Jack Watling, Patrick Wymark, Norma Ronald, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 11

27. 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: 959

28. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 695

29. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

Votes: 4,746

30. King Lear (1983 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama

7.8
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Colin Blakely, Leo McKern, Robert Lindsay, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 641

31. Legend of the Champions (1983 TV Movie)

92 min | Thriller

7.8
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A secret agent is interrogated by his superiors on suspicion of being a double agent and being involved with a Tibetan guru who has supernatural powers.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Stuart Damon, Colin Blakely, Alexandra Bastedo, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 21

32. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Song at Twilight (1973)

Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The story of a defiant football manager in terminal decline.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Colin Blakely, Peter Sallis, David Waller, Ann Beach

Votes: 5

33. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 1 (1966)

Unrated | 145 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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When a rapacious new landlord threatens to evict him, seize his horse, and leave him penniless, the young farmer Dick Turpin flees to London and reluctantly establishes himself in the underworld with the help of a street-smart boy.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: David Weston, Bernard Lee, George Cole, Maurice Denham

Votes: 20

34. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Votes: 5,792

35. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 166

36. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

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

Votes: 382

37. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 26

38. Half Hour Story (1967– )

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Geraldine Moffat, George Cole, Angela Baddeley, Gwen Cherrell

Votes: 16

39. The Hanged Man (1975– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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Successful businessman Lew Burnett survives a series of attempts on his life, and decides to remain "dead" after the last one to go undercover and find out which of his close friends & ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Blakely, Michael Williams, Gary Watson, John F. Landry

Votes: 15

40. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: The Birthday Party (1987)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Stanley, a pianist, lives in a cheap boarding-house near the sea and never talks about himself. But the past catches up with him when Mr. Goldberg and Mr. McCann arrive - clearly, they don't wish him well.

Director: Kenneth Ives | Stars: Joan Plowright, Harold Pinter, Kenneth Cranham, Colin Blakely

Votes: 46

41. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 71

42. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

7.6
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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: Ray Handy, Bill Meilen, John Carson, Alex Scott

Votes: 11

43. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Psy-Warriors (1981)

73 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Soldiers are captured and interrogated by terrorists: but is it real or only a sadistic form of psychological training exercise?

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Rosalind Ayres, Anthony Bate, Colin Blakely, Warren Clarke

Votes: 31

44. Half Hour Story (1967– )
Episode: Shelter (1967)

27 min | Drama

7.5
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Two strangers sheltering from the rain, discover they are both sheltering from unhappiness.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Colin Blakely, Wendy Craig

Votes: 12

45. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 60

46. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

Votes: 2,976

47. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Bone Yard (1964)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Extraordinary things happen at an ordinary police station.

Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Colin Blakely, Neil McCarthy, Marjie Lawrence, Michael Robbins

Votes: 5

48. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 38,784

49. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Votes: 23,113

50. Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)

108 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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G.I. Gurdjieff is a spiritual teacher and mystic who, after a lifetime study, developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Dragan Maksimovic, Terence Stamp, Mikica Dimitrijevic, Athol Fugard

Votes: 736