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1. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

2. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 124 min | Drama, History, Sport

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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Writer: Colin Welland | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

3. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

4. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Towne, Michael Austin | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

5. Opera (1987)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

Writers: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

6. My Life So Far (1999)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his ... See full summary »

Writers: Denis Forman, Simon Donald | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

7. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min

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

8. Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Music

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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

Writer: Derek Jarman | Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan

9. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983 TV Mini-Series)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

10. Songs of Praise (1961– )

35 min | Music

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Stars: Aled Jones, Pam Rhodes, Libera, Joshua Madine

11. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980 TV Movie)

210 min | Drama

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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter

12. 20 to 1 (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Bert Newton, Sami Lukis, Richard Wilkins, Scott Cam

13. Master of the Game (1984 TV Mini-Series)

413 min | Drama

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Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is ... See full summary »

Stars: Cherie Lunghi, Angharad Rees, Christopher Muncke, Diana Katis

14. Louisiana (1984 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Denuzière, Dominique Fabre, Charles E. Israel, Etienne Périer | Directors: Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy, Etienne Périer | Stars: Margot Kidder, Ian Charleson, Andréa Ferréol, Lloyd Bochner

15. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

16. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

17. Troubles (1988 TV Movie)

208 min | Drama

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A grand hotel fallen into decay, two women with secrets and a dangerous political situation about to boil over - these intriguing elements all combine in this gripping drama from the ... See full summary »

Writers: J.G. Farrell, Charles Sturridge | Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Sean Bean, Duncan Bell, Ian Charleson, Andrew Connolly

18. Pebble Mill (1973–1996)

45 min | News, Talk-Show

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Daily magazine show broadcast form the BBC's Pebble Mill studios. The show originally ran from 1973 to 1986 and was resurrected in 1991 (as "Pebble Mill") and ran until 1996.

Stars: Ross King, Alan Titchmarsh, Marian Foster, Judi Spiers

19. Wogan (1982–1993)

35 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Williams, Ben Elton

20. The Sun Also Rises (1984– )

240 min | Drama

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An ex-soldier suffered some sort of injury to his genitals during World War I. Instead of going back home to the USA, he stays in Paris with several other wounded souls; some have been ... See full summary »

Stars: Hart Bochner, Jane Seymour, Robert Carradine, Zeljko Ivanek

21. Newsnight (1980– )

45 min | News

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Serious news reports, analysis and no-holds-barred interviews with leading politicians and public figures.

Stars: Jeremy Paxman, Kirsty Wark, Gavin Esler, Emily Maitlis

22. Ladykillers (1980–1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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British drama about famous murder cases involving women.

Stars: Robert Morley, Andrew Johns, Charles Kay, Lewis Fiander

23. Antony & Cleopatra (1981 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Paul, Jonathan Adams, Jane Lapotaire, Colin Blakely

24. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

25. Car Trouble (1986)

R | 89 min | Comedy

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In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

Writers: A.J. Tipping, James Whaley | Director: David Green | Stars: Julie Walters, Ian Charleson, Vincent Riotta, Stratford Johns

26. Rock Follies of '77 (1977– )

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Stars: Julie Covington, Charlotte Cornwell, Rula Lenska, Beth Porter

27. Churchill's People (1974– )

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bernard Hepton, Geoffrey Matthews, Daniel Brian

28. All's Well That Ends Well (1981 TV Movie)

141 min | Comedy, Romance

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Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern, Angela Down

29. Good Morning Britain (1983–1992)

205 min | News

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Breakfast news and magazine programme.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Paul McCartney, Kenneth Clarke, Mike Morris

30. Codename: Kyril (1988 TV Mini-Series)

M | 208 min | Drama, Thriller

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A tense tale of Cold War espionage and betrayal. A Russian agent enters England to force a hidden British agent high in the KGB to reveal himself.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Ian Charleson, Joss Ackland, Richard E. Grant

31. Oxbridge Blues (1984– )

75 min | Drama

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Stars: Norman Rodway, Malcolm Stoddard, Kate Fahy, Christopher Good

32. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

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Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Lionel Jeffries, Richard Fleischer

33. The Search for Alexander the Great (1981 TV Mini-Series)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Friends, contemporaries and even enemies of Alexander the Great gather to tell his tale through their eyes.

Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Clay, Julian Glover

34. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1972 TV Movie)

45 min | Musical

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Writer: Tim Rice | Director: Peter Plummer | Stars: Gary Bond, Paul Brooke, Ian Charleson, Barbara Courtney

35. Breakfast Time (1983–1989)

News

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Stars: Frank Bough, Francis Wilson, Russell Grant, Selina Scott

36. Ascendancy (1983)

92 min | Drama

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Connie is a member of the British landowning "Ascendancy" in Ireland after WWI. Through a chance friendship with a British soldier, she learns how sheltered she has been, and chooses to ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Bennett, Nigel Gearing | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Julie Covington, Ian Charleson, John Phillips, Susan Engel

37. Plays for Britain (1976– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Bill Buffery, Sheila Gish, Kevin McNally, Deborah Norton

38. The Devil's Lieutenant (1984 TV Movie)

206 min

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In the pre-WWI Austro-Hungarian Empire, an older officer (Capt. Kunze) investigates a brilliant junior officer (Lt. Dorfrichter) suspected of complicity in a murder by poisoning.

Writers: Maria Fagyas, Jack Rosenthal | Director: John Goldschmidt | Stars: Helmut Griem, Ian Charleson, Barbara De Rossi, Claudine Auger

39. Intimate Strangers (1974– )

60 min | Drama

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Drama series about a man who suffers a heart attack, which creates many changes in his career and in his relationships with his family. His marriage in particular undergoes many transformations.

Stars: Anthony Bate, Patricia Lawrence, Isabelle Amyes, Tim Meats

40. A Month in the Country (1985 TV Movie)

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Writer: Ivan Turgenev | Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Richard Briers, Eleanor Bron, Phyllis Calvert, Ian Charleson

41. Scotland's Story (1984– )

History

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24-part history of Scotland.

Stars: David Hayman, Isobel Black, Robert Urquhart, Brian Cox

42. Sunday, Sunday (1982– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Gloria Hunniford, Brian Hayes, Nigel Rees, Lorraine Chase

43. Wings on Their Heels: The Making of 'Chariots of Fire' (2005 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: David Puttnam, Colin Welland, Hugh Hudson, Ben Cross

44. Grace Kennedy (1981–1983)

30 min | Music

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Music variety show hosted by singer Grace Kennedy.

Stars: Ian Charleson, Grace Kennedy

45. A Royal Night of One Hundred Stars (1985 TV Special)

135 min

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Gala benefit at the National Theatre, sponsored by Princess Anne, in aid of the Save the Children Fund. Hosted by Jimmy Tarbuck, it includes singing, stand-up comedy, dance, comedy skits, and drama.

Writers: Ian Brown, Garry Chambers, Colin Edmonds, James Hendrie, Wally Malston, Alan Wightman | Director: Alan Boyd | Stars: Russ Abbot, Joyce Blair, Ian Charleson, Tim Curry

46. Harty Goes To... (1985– )

30 min | Documentary

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A travelogue show hosted by Russell Harty, visiting venues within the UK and around the world.

Stars: Ian Charleson, Hugh Grant, Russell Harty

47. There Was a Lad (1986 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

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From the State Dining Room in Scone Palace, Scotland, a Burns Night, celebrating the birth of Robert Burns, complete with haggis and all of the accompanying traditional addresses and toasts and recitals and speeches and songs.

Stars: Ian Charleson, Norman MacCaig, Gerald Warner, Vivien Heilbron

48. Osprey Watch (1981 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Conservation film by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, showing a year in the life of the fish-eating osprey in Scotland.

Star: Ian Charleson

49. A Private Matter (1974 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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A Cambridge historian wants to write the biography of a distinguished deceased general. However, he finds the general's widow and two sons are cagey and conflicted about a secret scandal that led to the General's leaving the army.

Writer: Ronald Mavor | Director: Roger Tucker | Stars: Ian Charleson, Barry Justice, Rachel Kempson, Stephen Murray

50. The Variety Club Awards for 1981 (1982 TV Movie)

45 min

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Annual awards presentation honoring the best achievements in British entertainment - stage, film, television, and radio - of 1981.

Stars: Tommy Boyd, Ian Charleson, Paul Daniels, Les Dawson