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1. Help! (1965)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

Writers: Marc Behm, Charles Wood | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

2. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Three years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and continued in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now a Special Security... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

3. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

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When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences.

Writer: Anthony Hinds | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza, Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel

4. The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

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Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Peter Bryan, Edward Percy | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur, Freda Jackson

5. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

6. Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Peter Carter meets official resistance when he finds his 9 year old daughter has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of the town's most powerful family.

Writers: John Hunter, Roger Garis | Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis

7. The Winslow Boy (1948)

117 min | Drama

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In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Writers: Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Margaret Leighton

8. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

79 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

Writer: George Baxt | Director: John Gilling | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Barbara Shelley, André Morell, Richard Warner

9. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

10. Cash on Demand (1962)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Writers: David T. Chantler, Lewis Greifer, Jacques Gillies | Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird

11. A Boy, a Girl and a Bike (1949)

92 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

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When a local cycle club, invite a couple of new members to join them, little do the club realise, that they will soon be involved in a couple of illegal bookmakers putting the squeeze on ... See full summary »

Writers: Ralph Keene, John Sommerfield, Ted Willis | Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: John McCallum, Honor Blackman, Patrick Holt, Diana Dors

12. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

13. The Flying Doctor (1959– )

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Stars: Richard Denning, Jill Adams, Alan White, James Copeland

14. International Detective (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Stories from the files of the William J. Burns Detective Agency, New York.

Stars: Art Fleming, Anthony Jacobs, Nigel Green, Jean Serret

15. The Gamblers (1967– )

60 min | Drama

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Anthology drama series of people who take a gamble (sometimes with their lives) in order to prove a point or better their position.

Stars: Leslie Anderson, Richard Shaw, Ken Butler, Ronald Lacey

16. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: Death of a Salesman (1957)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Stanley Mann, Arthur Miller | Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Albert Dekker, George Baker, Henry Oscar, Vera Cook

17. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)
Episode: Double Fugue (1960)

Crime

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Writer: Dudley Leslie | Directors: Jonathan Alwyn, Richard Sidwell | Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Catherine Feller, Robin Lloyd

18. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: Girl with a Difference (1963)

Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Leo Lehmann | Director: David Boisseau | Stars: Grace Arnold, Walter Brown, Diane Clare, Vera Cook

19. Secret Agent (1964–1966)
Episode: It's Up to the Lady (1965)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Grover has defected to China and M9 wants him back. Drake is ordered to try and get him. He follows Grover's wife to a remote Greek island near Albania where he encounters an Albanian agent keen on getting Grover's wife over the border.

Writers: Philip Broadley, John Roddick | Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Sylvia Syms, Robert Urquhart, Maxwell Shaw

20. International Detective (1959– )
Episode: The Barnaby Case (1960)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Lester Fuller | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Art Fleming, Ronan O'Casey, Robert O'Neil, Vera Cook

21. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
Episode: The Heat of the Evening (1958)

Drama

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Writer: Paul Jones | Director: David Boisseau | Stars: Diane Aubrey, John Barron, Norman Bowler, Yvonne Buckingham

22. The Gamblers (1967– )
Episode: The Man Beneath (1967)

Drama

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A miner gambles that him staying down a mine on his own, will bring in the press and bring attention to the amount of pits closing down around the country.

Writer: Jim Allen | Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Timothy Bateson, Derek Benfield, Vera Cook, Bernard Lee

23. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: The Myth Makers (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: William Bast | Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Julie Alexander, Julie Allan, Dawn Beret, Brandon Brady

24. The Flying Doctor (1959– )
Episode: The White Sickness (1959)

Drama

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Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Richard Denning, Jill Adams, Vera Cook, James Copeland

25. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)
Episode: With Suicidal Intent (1959)

Crime

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Writers: Peter Barnes, John Marriott | Directors: Ian Fordyce, Bill Morton | Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Vic Oliver, Sarah Lawson