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1. Freitag muß es sein (1967 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime

8.9
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Writers: Scott Forbes, Ulf von Mechow | Director: Korbinian Köberle | Stars: Hans Caninenberg, Günther Ungeheuer, Brigitte Grothum, Karl Bockx

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

Drama

8.7
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Writer: Leonard Webb | Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Joss Ackland, Jonathan Cecil, Scott Forbes, Joan Hickson

3. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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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

4. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, William Russell, Joby Blanshard, Peter Sallis

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

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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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

6. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.5
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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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Passport to Danger (1954–1958)

30 min | Adventure

8.4
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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

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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

13. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn, Stephen Fry

14. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

15. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

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

16. 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

17. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

18. 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

19. 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

20. Stage 7 (1955– )

30 min

8.2
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A weekly half-hour anthology series, similar to "Four Star Playhouse".

Stars: Dan Barton, Gordon Mills, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

21. Crane (1963–1965)

60 min | Adventure

8.2
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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

22. 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: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

23. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

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

24. 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

25. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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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

26. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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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

27. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

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

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

60 min | Drama

8.0
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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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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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

35. 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

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

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Edith Evanson, Robert Osterloh

37. 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

38. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

39. 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

40. 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

41. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)
Episode: The Pearls of Talimeco (1957)

26 min | Western, Adventure

7.8
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Bowie and an Indian friend make up a wild story to trick a crooked storekeeper who is cheating Bowie's friend Sam McCullers but their plan backfires. Bowie then enlists Sam's daughter, Rachel, in an attempt to clean up the mess.

Writers: Monte Barrett, Everett DeBaum | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Scott Forbes, June Carter Cash, Regis Toomey, Ted de Corsia

42. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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

43. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

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

44. 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

45. 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

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

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.6
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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

47. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

48. 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

49. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde, Alfred Burke

50. 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