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1. First Night (1963–1964)
Episode: Maggie (1964)

Drama

9.0
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Writer: Leonard Webb | Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Joss Ackland, Jonathan Cecil, Scott Forbes, Joan Hickson

2. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, Colin Douglas, Joby Blanshard, Richard Pasco

3. Medic (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and... See full summary »

Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Richard Boone, Mary Stewart, Jean Engstrom, Robert Bray

4. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Western

8.5
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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

5. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

6. Arthur of the Britons (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure

8.4
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This series strips away the elaborate medieval view of Camelot, and presents Arthur as the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome. ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Tobias, Michael Gothard, Jack Watson, Brian Blessed

7. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Norbert Schiller

8. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

9. Freitag muß es sein (1967 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime

8.3
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Writers: Scott Forbes, Ulf von Mechow | Director: Korbinian Köberle | Stars: Hans Caninenberg, Günther Ungeheuer, Brigitte Grothum, Karl Bockx

10. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: One Way Out (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Diana finally leaves her playboy husband and moves to an apartment in New York. Soon after arriving at her new place, she finds herself locked in with no electricity and very little food. ... See full summary »

Writers: Joyce Selznick, Richard Carr | Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Scott Forbes, Frances Robinson, Gayle Kellogg

11. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Arts documentary series.

Stars: David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud, Terry Gilliam

12. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

13. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

14. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

15. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

16. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

17. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk, Jesse White

18. The Gold Robbers (1969– )

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Tough cop Detective Chief Superintendent Cradock is assigned to track down & bring to justice the criminals behind the daring theft of five and half million pounds worth of gold bullion ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Vaughan, Artro Morris, Richard Leech, Frederick Bartman

19. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

20. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Creator: Francis Durbridge | Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

21. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Yorkshire Television's hugely successful legal drama, The Main Chance, was so fast-paced that even the opening credits were played over images of a speeding train... See full synopsis »

Creators: Edmund Ward, John Malcolm | Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

22. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

23. Crane (1963–1965)

60 min | Adventure

8.0
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The adventures of Richard Crane, cafe owner & part-time smuggler, around the coast of Morocco, aided (and sometimes abetted) by his ex-Foreign Legion sidekick Orlando, waitress Halina, and ... See full summary »

Creators: Patrick Alexander, Jordan Lawrence | Stars: Patrick Allen, Sam Kydd, Gerald Flood, Laya Raki

24. The Man in Room 17 (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

8.0
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Crime series about a secret government department, "Room 17", set up to deal with crimes that baffle police & government agencies. Headed by veteran WW2 agent Oldenshaw and partnered, ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Vernon, Michael Aldridge, Denholm Elliott, Willoughby Goddard

25. Stage 7 (1955– )
Episode: To Kill a Man (1955)

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Writers: Jack London, Hagar Wilde | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Alexis Smith, Scott Forbes, Dan Barton, Ross Elliott

26. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

27. The Best of the Post (1960– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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A syndicated anthology series adapted from stories published in the Saturday Evening Post magazine.

Stars: John Conte, Karl Swenson, Alan Lee, Burt Douglas

28. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Robert Powell, Pamela Franklin

29. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Hayden Rorke, John Doucette

30. Black Saddle (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

7.8
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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

Creators: Hal Hudson, John McGreevey | Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, Keenan Wynn

31. Passport to Danger (1954–1958)

30 min | Adventure

7.8
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The adventures of a U.S. diplomatic courier, as he travels to distant countries with important communiques to America's allies and dodges enemy agents.

Creator: Robert C. Dennis | Stars: Cesar Romero, Steven Geray, Mel Welles, Charles Horvath

32. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)
Episode: Country Girl (1957)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.8
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Bowie and Rachel are asked separately to lend bribe money to brother and sister aristocrats.

Writers: Monte Barrett, Everett DeBaum | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Scott Forbes, June Carter Cash, Margo, Miguel Ángel Landa

33. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.7
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

34. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

35. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

36. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

37. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

7.7
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Stars: James Maxwell, Madge Ryan, Anthony Bate, Michael Ripper

38. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)
Episode: Man on the Street (1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.7
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A Creole aristocrat, with substantial land holdings in New Orleans, loses heavily at the crap tables. When he refuses to honor his IOU, Bowie offers him a partnership to develop the land in exchange for canceling the debt.

Writers: Monte Barrett, Gil Orlovitz | Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Scott Forbes, Romney Brent, Iphigenie Castiglioni, Oliver McGowan

39. The Saint (1962–1969)

48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

40. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

41. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

42. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

43. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Edith Evanson, Anthony Eustrel

44. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)
Episode: Natchez Trace (1956)

26 min | Western, Adventure

7.6
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A group on their way to Natchez ask Jim to protect them against a bandit who preys on travelers headed there.

Writers: Monte Barrett, Lewis R. Foster, Daniel B. Ullman | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Scott Forbes, Will Wright, Brad Morrow, Havis Davenport

45. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

7.5
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

46. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

47. George and the Dragon (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Sidney James, Peggy Mount, John Le Mesurier, Keith Marsh

48. Frontier (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Creators: Morton S. Fine, David Friedkin | Stars: Walter Coy, Scott Forbes, Dabbs Greer, Barry Atwater

49. Arthur of the Britons (1972–1973)
Episode: Enemies and Lovers (1973)

Adventure

7.5
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Arthur and Kai arrive at a village, whereupon Kai finds an old flame, Athel. The two then decided to get married. However, several of the villagers are plotting against Arthur.

Writer: Scott Forbes | Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Oliver Tobias, Michael Gothard, Jack Watson, Esmond Knight

50. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva