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1. Playing Shakespeare (1982 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.

Stars: John Barton, David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard

2. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )
Episode: Horses for Courses (1979)

Mystery

9.0
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A long shot comes home first, and a bookie loses big. Sid and Chico discover a complex scheme for fixing bets, a web of shady outside interests, and a thug who kills to guarantee silence. Soon Sid's own life hangs in the balance.

Writers: Leon Griffiths, Dick Francis | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, Jan Francis, Maurice O'Connell

3. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )
Episode: Horsenap (1979)

52 min | Mystery

8.6
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When a famous retired racehorse is kidnapped, no ransom demands are made. Sid and Chico are called on to find the horse and bring him home. Meanwhile, a reporter learns that the crime could... See full summary »

Writers: Trevor Preston, Dick Francis | Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, Iain Cuthbertson, Susan Penhaligon

4. Playing Shakespeare (1982– )
Episode: Irony and Ambiguity (1982)

Documentary

8.6
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John Barton and the RSC actors consider the subtle shadings produced by irony, ambiguity and sarcasm, and how best to express them.

Writer: John Barton | Director: John Carlaw | Stars: John Barton, Tony Church, Susan Fleetwood, Mike Gwilym

5. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

6. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )
Episode: Gambling Lady (1979)

Mystery

8.3
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When a valuable horse dies in a suspicious road accident, Sid and Chico are hired to investigate a possible insurance scam. They unearth an international swindle, meet a beautiful woman who... See full summary »

Writers: Evan Jones, Dick Francis | Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, Caroline Blakiston, Anthony Steel

7. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn, Humphrey Burton

8. How Green Was My Valley (1975 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Stanley Baker, Siân Phillips, Nerys Hughes, Keith Drinkel

9. Peter the Great (1986 TV Mini-Series)

371 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard

10. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 5 (1985)

180 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Writers: Anthony Burgess, Vincenzo Labella | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

11. Edward the King (1975– )
Episode: The Invisible Queen (1975)

Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Bertie' family continues to grow but Princess Alix is not strong and suffers from general ill health. Politics continues to cause a rift in the family with Princess Alix refusing to see or ... See full summary »

Writer: David Butler | Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Jane Lapotaire

12. The Comedy of Errors (1978 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.

Writers: Trevor Nunn, Titus Maccius Plautus, William Shakespeare | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Brian Coburn, Griffith Jones, Roger Rees, Mike Gwilym

13. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

7.6
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Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, John Shrapnel

14. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: The Devil's Disciple (1987)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Writer: George Bernard Shaw | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Cheryl Maiker, Graham Turner, Patrick Stewart

15. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )
Episode: Trackdown (1979)

Mystery

7.6
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In the high-stakes sport of horse racing, the rich only want to get richer. As Sid learns to use his new prosthetic hand, he and Chico investigate why a winning horse keeps losing to long ... See full summary »

Writers: Terence Feely, Dick Francis | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, Leslie Sands, Jeremy Clyde

16. The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Paul Jesson, Ray Roberts, Leon Lissek, Jon Rumney

17. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )
Episode: Needle (1980)

Mystery

7.5
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Horses favored to win are running poorly, but why? When Sid discovers an empty syringe outside the stable of a promising colt, he asks a brilliant and beautiful friend at Cambridge to help ... See full summary »

Writers: Terence Feely, Dick Francis | Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Mike Gwilym, Meg Davies, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Donnelly

18. A.D. (1985 TV Mini-Series)

600 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

19. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: George Grosz: Enemy of the State (1987)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Dramatized documentary about the life of the painter George Grosz.

Writer: Andrew Piddington | Director: Andrew Piddington | Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Mike Gwilym, Tessa Wojtczak, Trevor Peacock

20. On the Black Hill (1988)

117 min | Drama

7.3
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The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes.

Writers: Bruce Chatwin, Andrew Grieve | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Aled Baker, Rhys Baker, Iona Banks, Nicola Beddoe

21. Love's Labour's Lost (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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When the King of Navarre and three of his cronies swear to spend all their days in study and not to look at any girls, they've forgotten that the daughter of the King of France is coming on... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Jonathan Kent, Christopher Blake, Geoffrey Burridge, Mike Gwilym

22. Hopscotch (1980)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.

Writers: Brian Garfield, Bryan Forbes | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

23. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

24. Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984 TV Movie)

177 min

7.2
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When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter,... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, John Woodvine, Edita Brychta, Mike Gwilym

25. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )

309 min | Mystery

7.1
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The cases of a disabled jockey turned private detective specializing in investigations involving horse racing.

Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, James Maxwell, Susan Wooldridge

26. Theatre Night (1985– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Robert Lang, Timothy West, John Hudson

27. The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986– )
Episode: Theban Plays: Antigone (1986)

111 min | Drama

6.9
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In a final battle for the control of Thebes, Oedipus's two sons kill each other. Creon issues an order that no one is to bury Polynices upon pain of death. But Antigone is determined that ... See full summary »

Writers: Sophocles, Don Taylor | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Gwen Taylor, Patrick Barr, Paul Daneman

28. Priest of Love (1981)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry T. Moore, Alan Plater | Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner, Penelope Keith

29. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )
Episode: Odds Against (1979)

Mystery

6.7
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After being hurt in a fall during a race, champion steeplechase jockey Sid Halley decides to investigate a number of strange accidents of Seabury race course. Sid's former father-in-law ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Francis, Terence Feely | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, James Maxwell, Susan Wooldridge

30. The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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"The Plot to Kill Hitler" is a historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government. Lead ... See full summary »

Writer: Steven Elkins | Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Brad Davis, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Ian Richardson, Kenneth Colley

31. Harem (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 190 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ... See full summary »

Writer: Karol Ann Hoeffner | Director: William Hale | Stars: Nancy Travis, Art Malik, Sarah Miles, Yaphet Kotto

32. The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986– )

Drama

6.1
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Stars: John Shrapnel, Juliet Stevenson, Donald Eccles, Robert Eddison

33. Venom (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child. Their plan comes unstuck when, a deadly Black Mamba sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes, and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Carrington, Alan Scholefield | Directors: Piers Haggard, Tobe Hooper | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles

34. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Ice Age (1978)

5.3
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Writer: Tankred Dorst | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Charles Bentley, Anne Blake, Janet Brandes, George Cormack

35. The Ghost Downstairs (1982 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Leon Garfield | Director: Andrew Gosling | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Mike Gwilym, Jonathan Byatt, William Squire

36. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Burnt Futures: Part 1 (1984)

Drama

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Sixth former Sam Tait signed a confession to police admitting that he set fire to his school. He has now retracted that statement and asserts that he was pressurised by police into ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Wilcox | Director: Ric Mellis | Stars: Michael Donelan, Liam Flannery, William Gaunt, Mike Gwilym

37. How Green Was My Valley (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1975)

Drama

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Writers: Richard Llewellyn, Elaine Morgan | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Stanley Baker, Siân Phillips, Nerys Hughes, Norman Comer

38. How Green Was My Valley (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1976)

Drama

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Writers: Richard Llewellyn, Elaine Morgan | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Stanley Baker, Siân Phillips, Nerys Hughes, Norman Comer

39. How Green Was My Valley (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1976)

Drama

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Writers: Richard Llewellyn, Elaine Morgan | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Stanley Baker, Siân Phillips, Nerys Hughes, Norman Comer

40. How Green Was My Valley (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1976)

Drama

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Writers: Richard Llewellyn, Elaine Morgan | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Stanley Baker, Siân Phillips, Nerys Hughes, Norman Comer

41. How Green Was My Valley (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1976)

Drama

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Writers: Richard Llewellyn, Elaine Morgan | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Stanley Baker, Siân Phillips, Nerys Hughes, Norman Comer

42. How Green Was My Valley (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1976)

Drama

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Writers: Richard Llewellyn, Elaine Morgan | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Stanley Baker, Siân Phillips, Nerys Hughes, Sue Jones-Davies

43. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 1 (1985)

180 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Anthony Burgess, Vincenzo Labella | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

44. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 2 (1985)

120 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Anthony Burgess, Vincenzo Labella | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

45. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 3 (1985)

120 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Anthony Burgess, Vincenzo Labella | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

46. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 4 (1985)

120 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Anthony Burgess, Vincenzo Labella | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

47. Playing Shakespeare (1982– )
Episode: Passion and Coolness (1982)

Documentary

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Hamlet's advice to the players is the best-known acting instruction in theatrical history. John Barton and the RSC actors explore this essential mandate to be both natural and intellectual.

Writer: John Barton | Director: John Carlaw | Stars: John Barton, Tony Church, Susan Fleetwood, Mike Gwilym

48. Playing Shakespeare (1982– )
Episode: The Two Traditions (1982)

Documentary

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Contrasting Shakespeare's elevated language with modern naturalistic speech.

Writer: John Barton | Director: Peter Walker | Stars: John Barton, Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow