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1. The Trigger Effect (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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How tenuous is man's hold on civilization when survival becomes an issue? When the lights go out and stay out for several days, suburbanites Matthew and Annie learn the hard way that man is... See full summary »

Writers: James Burke, David Koepp | Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 4,576

2. Connections (1978 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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Follow James Burke through the history of science and technology. In this collection of 10 1-hour episodes, starting with "The Trigger Effect".

Stars: James Burke, Mark Wing-Davey

Votes: 656

3. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

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: 616

4. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )

52 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the way the modern Western world thinks.

Stars: James Burke, Roger Avon, Jeff Pirie, Peter Sproule

Votes: 339

5. Connections 2 (1994 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.2
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Sequel series to the 1979 "Connections" where historian James Burke walks the viewer through the tenuous threads of history that link seemingly obscure scientific breakthroughs and the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Burke, Steve Davis, Mandy Maxwell, Alan Gibbs

Votes: 153

6. Speed (1984)

30 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.0
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A documentary on the history on mankind's attempts to reach high speeds. Starting with the invention of the bicycle, going on to sports cars, cars with jet engines, rocket-powered cars, ... See full summary »

Writers: Greg MacGillivray, Steven Henschel, Jim Foster | Director: Greg MacGillivray | Stars: James Burke, Monty Cox, Shane McCamey, Linda Hoy

Votes: 111

7. Connections 3 (1997 TV Mini-Series)

History

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Stars: James Burke, John Carrigan

Votes: 109

8. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 106

9. Doomwatch (1970–1972)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.4
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

Votes: 81

10. Moonbase 3 (1973 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The adventures of David Caulder and his crew stationed on Moonbase 3 on the moon's surface. In the 21st century, representatives of many of the world's governments live in bases on the moon... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Fiona Gaunt, Barry Lowe

Votes: 77

11. The Adventure Game (1980– )

Family, Game-Show

8.8
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Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to power their spacecraft. But (and this is where the whole... See full summary »

Creator: Patrick Dowling | Stars: Chris Lever, Charmian Gradwell, Bill Homewood, Sarah Lam

Votes: 77

12. Tomorrow's World (1965–2003)

30 min | Documentary

7.4
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Long running BBC TV series looking at what's new in science and technology.

Stars: Judith Hann, Howard Stableford, Raymond Baxter, Michael Rodd

Votes: 44

13. After the Warming (1989– )

110 min | Documentary

7.8
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Using "virtual reality" computer simulations, social journalist James Burke traces the Earth's history of ice ages and warming trends, and presents several possible scenarios caused by the ... See full summary »

Star: James Burke

Votes: 36

14. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Creators: Mark Goodson, Bill Todman | Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 31

15. Connections (1978– )
Episode: The Trigger Effect (1978)

Documentary, History

8.4
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One thing leads to another and our dependence on technology. A New York City Blackout serves as example.

Star: James Burke

Votes: 27

16. Connections (1978– )
Episode: Death in the Morning (1978)

Documentary, History

8.3
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Star: James Burke

Votes: 24

17. Connections (1978– )
Episode: Distant Voices (1978)

Documentary, History

8.6
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Stars: James Burke, Mark Wing-Davey

Votes: 19

18. Connections (1978– )
Episode: Faith in Numbers (1978)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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Examines the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance from the perspective of how commercialism, climate change and the Black Death influenced cultural development.

Star: James Burke

Votes: 19

19. Connections (1978– )
Episode: The Wheel of Fortune (1978)

Documentary, History

8.7
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Star: James Burke

Votes: 18

20. Connections (1978– )
Episode: Yesterday, Tomorrow and You (1978)

Documentary, History

8.7
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Star: James Burke

Votes: 17

21. Connections (1978– )
Episode: Thunder in the Skies (1978)

Documentary, History

8.7
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Star: James Burke

Votes: 16

22. Connections (1978– )
Episode: The Long Chain (1978)

Documentary, History

8.7
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Star: James Burke

Votes: 15

23. The Real Thing (1979– )

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Star: James Burke

Votes: 14

24. Connections (1978– )
Episode: Countdown (1978)

Documentary, History

8.6
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Star: James Burke

Votes: 13

25. Connections (1978– )
Episode: Eat, Drink and Be Merry (1978)

Documentary, History

8.8
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Star: James Burke

Votes: 13

26. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: In the Light of the Above: Medieval Conflict - Faith and Reason (1985)

Documentary, History

8.2
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Introduction of the knowledge from captured Islamic Spanish libraries transforms the Europe's conception of knowledge and the fact that it can advance.

Writer: James Burke | Director: Robin Bextor | Star: James Burke

Votes: 13

27. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: The Way We Are: It Started with the Greeks (1985)

Documentary, History

8.2
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The Ancient Greece based origins of modern Western Civilization's primary value of individuality driven curiosity that drives it to question and explore reality.

Writer: James Burke | Director: Robin Bextor | Star: James Burke

Votes: 12

28. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: Worlds Without End: Changing Knowledge, Changing Reality (1985)

Documentary, History

8.5
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James sums up his ideas about the effect of different worldviews on science by showing how different cultures approach it in their own way.

Writer: James Burke | Director: Robin Bextor | Stars: James Burke, Elizabeth Valentine, John Gabriel, Harry Klein

Votes: 10

29. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: Infinitely Reasonable: Science Revises the Heavens (1985)

Documentary, History

8.4
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The publication of Copernicus' theory of a heliocentric universe profoundly challenged Europe's concept of the universe and the authority of the Church.

Writer: James Burke | Star: James Burke

Votes: 9

30. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: What the Doctor Ordered: Social Impacts of New Medical Knowledge (1985)

Documentary, History

9.2
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The advance of modern medicine and public health comes at the cost of the fields becoming depersonalized with their increasing use of statistics and microbiology.

Writer: James Burke | Star: James Burke

Votes: 9

31. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: A Matter of Fact: Printing Transforms Knowledge (1985)

Documentary, History

8.6
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The introduction of practical mass printing ends Europe's predominate reliance on memory and its related concepts of reality and authority.

Writer: James Burke | Stars: James Burke, Roger Avon, George Malpas, John Moore

Votes: 8

32. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: Fit to Rule: Darwin's Revolution (1985)

Documentary, History

9.1
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The introduction of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution undermines the concept of divine creation while providing a rationale for both capitalism and communism.

Writer: James Burke | Stars: James Burke, Jeff Pirie

Votes: 8

33. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: Point of View: Scientific Imagination in the Renaissance (1985)

Documentary, History

8.1
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The introduction of perspective techniques transforms Europe's use of art, architecture, geography and navigation among others with its revolutionary concept of remote positioning.

Writer: James Burke | Star: James Burke

Votes: 8

34. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: Credit Where It's Due: The Factory and Marketplace Revolution (1985)

Documentary, History

9.1
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The rise of land enclosure and advances in engineering help transform the West's major economic philosophies.

Writer: James Burke | Stars: James Burke, Peter Sproule

Votes: 7

35. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )
Episode: Making Waves: The New Physics - Newton Revised (1985)

Documentary, History

8.9
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As modern theoretical physics becomes more ambiguous in nature, the Western lay public increasingly confuses advances in engineering with pure science.

Writer: James Burke | Director: Robin Bextor | Star: James Burke

Votes: 7

36. Man Alive (1965–1982)

Documentary

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Looks at all aspects of society in the UK and abroad. Subjects include crime, sex, housing, politics and flower shows.

Stars: Jack Pizzey, John Pitman, Christopher Brasher, Michael De Bakey

Votes: 6

37. TV's Biggest Blockbusters (2012 TV Movie)

115 min | Documentary

6.4
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No votes, no judges, simply a countdown of the highest rated British shows of all time, genre by genre.

Director: Chris Walley | Stars: Fay Ripley, Michael Aspel, Jean Boht, Jennie Bond

Votes: 5

38. Saturday Night at the Mill (1976–1981)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Bob Langley, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, Tony Lewis, Jenny Hanley

39. Did You See..? (1980– )

30 min | Documentary

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A look back at the week's television.

Stars: Ludovic Kennedy, Sue Peacock, Michael Billington, Susan Howatch

40. Re-Connections (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Kaveh Nikpour | Star: James Burke

41. The Burke Special (1972–1976)

Documentary

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Star: James Burke

42. Connections (1996 Video Game)

History

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Writers: Jeff Cretcher, Joel Skidmore | Director: Jeff Cretcher | Stars: Melinda Bach, James Burke, Alan Collett, John David

43. Election 70 (1970 TV Movie)

News

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Stars: Cliff Michelmore, Robert McKenzie, David Butler, Alan Watson

44. According to Hoyle (1977 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: John Elliot | Director: John Elliot | Stars: Fred Hoyle, James Burke, Patrick Allen, Jane Asher

45. The Neuron Suite (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Science historian James Burke roams the Hotel del Coronado, using its services as a metaphor for the neuro-chemical activity of the human brain. With expert guests: Dr Eugene Roberts... See full synopsis »

Writer: James Burke | Director: Stuart Harris

46. At Last... It's the Traffic Management Show! (1980 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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A model of a mythical town is used to illustrate problems in traffic management, and ways of solving them, such as harsh commuter restrictions, improvement to bus services, and pedestrian zones.

Director: Ian Morrison | Stars: James Burke, John Clive, Tim Fearon, Bill Pertwee

47. Moonbase 3 (1973– )
Episode: Achilles Heel (1973)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Writer: John Lucarotti | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Fiona Gaunt, Barry Lowe

48. Moonbase 3 (1973– )
Episode: Behemoth (1973)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Writer: John Brason | Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Fiona Gaunt, Barry Lowe

49. Connections 2 (1994– )
Episode: Better Than the Real Thing

Documentary

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Writer: James Burke | Director: Mike Slee | Star: James Burke

50. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Beyond the Moon (1984)

Documentary, History

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Director: Max Whitby | Stars: James Burke, Riccardo Giacconi