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1. The End of the Affair (1999)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

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On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Heather-Jay Jones

2. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

3. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, ... See full summary »

Writer: David Sherwin | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

4. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

104 min | Drama, Sport

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A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Sillitoe | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

5. The Plague Dogs (1982)

PG-13 | 103 min | Adventure, Animation, Drama

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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

Writers: Richard Adams, Martin Rosen | Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne

6. Murder Most Foul (1964)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Writers: David Pursall, Jack Seddon, Agatha Christie | Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

7. To Kill a King (2003)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Writer: Jenny Mayhew | Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam

8. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

9. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Kneale, Edmund H. North, Frank Tilsley | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

10. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Creator: Reginald Hill | Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

11. The Island on Bird Street (1997)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, War

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Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through ... See full summary »

Writers: Uri Orlev, John Goldsmith, Tony Grisoni | Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jordan Kiziuk, Jack Warden, James Bolam

12. He Knew He Was Right (2004 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

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Stars: Oliver Dimsdale, Christina Cole, Laura Fraser, Nathan Heath

13. A Kind of Loving (1962)

112 min | Drama, Romance

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A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into ... See full summary »

Writers: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse, Stan Barstow | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

14. Straight on Till Morning (1972)

R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

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A timid, withdrawn woman meets a man she believes is finally the love of her life, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.

Writer: John Peacock | Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam, Katya Wyeth

15. Stella Does Tricks (1996)

99 min | Drama

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A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.

Writer: A.L. Kennedy | Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, James Bolam, Hans Matheson, Ewan Stewart

16. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

17. The Likely Lads (1976)

90 min | Comedy

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Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth, Mary Tamm

18. Half a Sixpence (1967)

143 min | Musical

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Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money.

Writers: Beverley Cross, Dorothy Kingsley, H.G. Wells | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner

19. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985 TV Mini-Series)

320 min | Drama

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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

20. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

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Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

21. Crucible of Terror (1971)

91 min | Drama, Horror

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An obsessed sculptor kills a young women to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

Writers: Ted Hooker, Tom Parkinson | Director: Ted Hooker | Stars: Mike Raven, James Bolam, Mary Maude, Ronald Lacey

22. The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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The heads of Wall Street's biggest investment banks were summoned to an evening meeting by the US Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, to discuss the plight of another - Lehman Brothers. After... See full summary »

Writer: Craig Warner | Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Corey Johnson, James Cromwell, David Annen, James Bolam

23. Clockwork Mice (1995)

100 min | Drama

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A special needs education teacher is having a special relation with one of his pupils by their common hobby: running. Until fate strikes.

Writer: Rod Woodruff | Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Ian Hart, Catherine Russell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Art Malik

24. Only When I Laugh (1979–1982)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: James Bolam, Peter Bowles, Christopher Strauli, Richard Wilson

25. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death of a Stranger (1999)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Fox hunting, taxidermy and Oscar Wilde are part of the backdrop as Barnaby and Troy investigate a series of murders, beginning with that of a tramp in the woods.

Writers: Douglas Livingstone, Caroline Graham | Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

26. The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987 TV Mini-Series)

151 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

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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. They live together and just want a quiet life. Then they meet ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Storry

27. Otley (1968)

M | 91 min | Comedy

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Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Martin Waddell | Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Romy Schneider, Alan Badel, James Villiers

29. When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

50 min | Drama

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Creator: James Mitchell | Stars: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

30. As You Like It (1978 TV Movie)

151 min | Comedy

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Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco, Angharad Rees

31. In Celebration (1975)

PG | 131 min | Drama

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In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.

Writer: David Storey | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Alan Bates, Brian Cox, Gabrielle Daye, Bill Owen

32. The Beiderbecke Connection (1988 TV Mini-Series)

201 min | Comedy, Drama

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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Chapman teaches English and wants to help save the planet. They live together and just want a quiet life. Since their last ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Terence Rigby, Danny Schiller

33. Macbeth (1983 TV Movie)

148 min | Drama

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Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Brenda Bruce, Eileen Way, Anne Dyson, Mark Dignam

34. Unconditional Love (II) (2012)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

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A psycho-drama about teenage twins Owen and Kristen who fall under the sway of a charismatic young loan shark who offers love...on one condition.

Writer: Joe Fisher | Director: Bryn Higgins | Stars: Christine Anderson, James Bolam, Madeleine Clark, Christian Cooke

35. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Episode #1.0 (2003)

87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

36. The Likely Lads (1964–1966)

30 min | Comedy

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The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Don McKillop, Bartlett Mullins

37. Born and Bred (2002–2005)

55 min | Drama

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Creators: Nigel McCrery, Chris Chibnall | Stars: Jenna Russell, Maggie Steed, Clive Swift, Naomi Radcliffe

38. It Was an Accident (2000)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

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An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Writers: Ol Parker, Jeremy Cameron | Director: Metin Hüseyin | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley, James Bolam, Nicola Stapleton

39. Celebration (2007 TV Movie)

42 min | Drama

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Writer: Harold Pinter | Director: John Crowley | Stars: James Bolam, Janie Dee, Colin Firth, James Fox

40. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

41. Dirty Tricks (2000 TV Movie)

162 min | Comedy, Drama

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Dirty Tricks stars Martin Clunes, who plays an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Although Edward can be charming and thoughtful, this camouflages an underlying calculating liar ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Williams, Michael Dibdin | Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Martin Clunes, James Bolam, George Potts, Julie Graham

42. Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000 TV Special)

50 min | Comedy

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The comedienne stars in this festive sketch show, alongside a host of celebrity guests.

Writer: Victoria Wood | Director: John Birkin | Stars: Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Susie Blake, James Bolam

43. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

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Chirpy Cockney petty crook 'Budgie' Bird is the main character in this British TV series of the early 70s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his ... See full summary »

Creators: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse | Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

44. Shipman (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Dramatisation of the true story of Harold Shipman, a GP (general practitioner, ie family doctor) from Hyde, Manchester, who was convicted in 2000 of murdering fifteen of his elderly ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Eaton | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: James Bolam, James Hazeldine, Michael Stainton, Olive Pendleton

45. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony Marriott, Roger Marshall | Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

46. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

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Arts documentary series.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, Eric Morecambe, Henry Livings

47. The Missing Postman (1997 TV Movie)

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Clive Peacock is a postman in a small seaside town in Dorset. He's happy in his job and doesn't want it to change. But new technology is being introduced in his sorting office. Since he ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Wallington | Director: Alan Dossor | Stars: James Bolam, Alison Steadman, Jim Carter, Gwyneth Strong

48. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Casualty (2007)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Jack's finally discovered the identity of the hit-and-run driver who murdered his wife and he is now prepared to risk everything to kill the man responsible: crook Ricky Hanson. Determined ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery | Director: Rob Evans | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

49. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Episode #2.1 (2005)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

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New boss Robert Strickland asks the team to reopen the case of David Barrie, a barrister found dead, bound and gagged, in his car in the 1980s. The case was a rare instance of ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery | Director: Jon East | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman

50. New Tricks (2003– )
Episode: Congratulations (2006)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Luke Hanson has recently been released from jail after serving 8 years for setting a fire at his local school in which the caretaker had been severely injured. He was across the country ... See full summary »

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery | Director: Rob Evans | Stars: Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman