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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

2. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Destruction of Time (1966)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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With the Daleks poised to invade the solar system, the Doctor decides his only option is to activate the Time Destructor prematurely, threatening the entire planet.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, Kevin Stoney

3. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

4. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: An Unearthly Child (1963)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Two schoolteachers investigate the personal life of one of their brilliant students and her mysterious grandfather.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Directors: Waris Hussein, Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

5. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Flashpoint (1964)

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Daleks' plan to transform Earth into a giant spaceship and wipe out its inhabitants is nearing completion and the Doctor and his friends face a race against time to prevent them from destroying the planet's core.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

6. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Traitors (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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With Katarina being held hostage, the Doctor, Steven and Bret are in danger of having to given in to Kirksen's demands, while, on Earth, Chen has them listed as traitors.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Nicholas Courtney, Peter Purves, Adrienne Hill

7. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1962)

Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

8. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

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Stars: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Ronald Howard

9. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Checkmate (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor finally discovers what the Monk is up to and must move fast to prevent his opponent from altering the course of history.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Peter Butterworth

10. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Nightmare Begins (1965)

TV-PG | 22 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor runs afoul of the Daleks and Special Security Agent Bret Vyon on the planet Kembel.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Adrienne Hill, Peter Purves, Brian Cant

11. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Tenth Planet: Episode 4 (1966)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Cybermen take over the base again, apparently to stop the humans using the Z-Bomb, but then the Doctor realises they intend to use it themselves to destroy Earth.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Derek Martinus | Stars: William Hartnell, Anneke Wills, Michael Craze, Robert Beatty

12. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Day of Reckoning (1964)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor manages to escape from the Dalek saucer and meet up with Susan and David but Ian is left trapped onboard. Meanwhile, Barbara and her new friends face a dangerous journey across London.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

13. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Abandoned Planet (1966)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor, Steven and Sara reach Kembel where they find the Daleks have betrayed their allies and imprisoned them.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, Kevin Stoney

14. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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

15. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Coronas of the Sun (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor, Steven and Sara escape Mira in a Dalek pursuit ship but when they find the ship is returning to Kembel, they are forced to come up with a new plan to avoid the Daleks.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, Kevin Stoney

16. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Daleks (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor and Ian are taken to the Dalek saucer while Susan and Barbara join the rebels in planning an attack.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

17. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Three Doctors: Episode Four (1973)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Omega reveals the purpose behind bringing the Doctor to his antimatter world, but the Doctor(s) discover a startling fact about Omega that he didn't know himself and eventually strike a bargain.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Lennie Mayne | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell, Katy Manning

18. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Waking Ally (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor's party investigate the Daleks' central control in Bedfordshire while Barbara and Jenny's attempt to reach it are derailed when they are betrayed.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

19. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: World's End (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Ian and Barbara believe the TARDIS has finally returned to their contemporary London, but soon discover signs of plague and warfare. Their old enemies, the Daleks, have invaded the Earth of... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

20. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

21. Temptation Harbor (1947)

91 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Rodney Ackland, Frederick Gotfurt, Georges Simenon, Victor Skutezky | Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Simone Simon, William Hartnell, Marcel Dalio

22. Headline (1944)

75 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

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A crime reporter begins to investigate the disappearance of his bosses wife who had witnessed a murder.

Writers: Ken Attiwill, Ralph Gilbert Bettison, Maisie Sharman | Director: John Harlow | Stars: David Farrar, Anne Crawford, John Stuart, Antoinette Cellier

23. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Battle of Wits (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor manages to escape from his cell and get the upper hand on the Monk but his plans are derailed when Sven and Ulf arrive at the monastery.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Peter Butterworth

24. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Devil's Planet (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor and his friends escape Kembel in the Spar ship but the Daleks force them down on the planet Desperus, where they are threatened by a group of convicts.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Nicholas Courtney, Peter Purves, Adrienne Hill

25. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Golden Death (1966)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor, Steven and Sara travel to Ancient Egypt, pursued by both the Daleks and the Meddling Monk.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, Kevin Stoney

26. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Planet of Decision (1965)

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor and his friends are taken into the Mechanoid City but their troubles are far from over...especially when the Daleks launch an attack.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

27. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Tenth Planet: Episode 2 (1966)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor's warnings are ignored and the Cybermen take over the base, hampering the crew's efforts to help Zeus IV.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Derek Martinus | Stars: William Hartnell, David Dodimead, Dudley Jones, Robert Beatty

28. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Three Doctors: Episode One (1972)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The 10th Anniversary Serial has three incarnations of the Doctor meeting up to face the evil Omega in a universe of antimatter.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Lennie Mayne | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell, Katy Manning

29. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Three Doctors: Episode Three (1973)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Time Lord Omega reveals himself to the third Doctor along with plans for vengeance against his own kind.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Lennie Mayne | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell, Katy Manning

30. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Three Doctors: Episode Two (1973)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The third Doctor and Jo find themselves on an artificial world inside the black hole while the second Doctor tries to find a way to control the organism.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Lennie Mayne | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell, Katy Manning

31. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Watcher (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor, Vicki, and Steven Taylor, go to 1066 England, but something doesn't seem right including modern inventions like a Gramaphone and electricity. Could there be another Time Lord?

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Peter Butterworth

32. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Volcano (1966)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Daleks realise the Doctor has given them a fake Taranium Core while, on the planet Tigus, the Doctor encounters the Meddling Monk.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, Kevin Stoney

33. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: War of God (1966)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The TARDIS lands in sixteenth century Paris and Steven becomes involved with a group of Huguenots.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Paddy Russell | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, David Weston, Annette Robertson

34. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Bell of Doom (1966)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Steven rejoins the Doctor and they leave Paris just ahead of the massacre, leaving Anne behind.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Paddy Russell | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, André Morell, Leonard Sachs

35. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Day of Armageddon (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor infiltrates the Daleks' conference to try and discover their plans, leaving Steven, Katarina and Bret to find a way off the planet.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Kevin Stoney, Julian Sherrier, Adrienne Hill

36. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Inferno (1965)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Ian and Delos manage to escape from Sevcheria and Tavius agrees to help Barbara rejoin them.The Doctor's attempts to avoid being thrown to the lions inadvertently result in Nero deciding to burn down Rome.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

37. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Priest of Death (1966)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Steven has discovered the identity of the Sea Beggar, but can he warn the Huguenots in time?

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Paddy Russell | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, André Morell, Leonard Sachs

38. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Dead Planet (1963)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The TARDIS lands in a petrified forest on an alien planet. Determined to explore, the Doctor leads his companions into the metal city, where they discover the danger of what will become his... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

39. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Lion (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The TARDIS lands in the Holy Land during the Third Crusade and the crew help save Richard the Lionheart from an ambush, but Barbara is captured and brought before Saladin.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

40. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Roof of the World (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The TARDIS arrives on Earth in the 13th century, where it is claimed by famed explorer Marco Polo as a gift for his employer, Kublai Khan. Polo hopes to finally buy his way out of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

41. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Survivors (1963)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor, Susan and Ian search the city for Barbara and learn that the area is contaminated with radiation.Then they encounter the Daleks.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

42. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Tenth Planet: Episode 1 (1966)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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In 1986 a new planet appears in the Solar System which turns out to be a long-lost twin of Earth's named Mondas. Its inhabitants are the Cybermen.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Derek Martinus | Stars: William Hartnell, Robert Beatty, Dudley Jones, David Dodimead

43. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Wheel of Fortune (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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Barbara allies herself with a man whose were murdered by El Akir as the Doctor and Vicki are caught up in Richard's plan to offer his sister's hand in marriage to Saladin's brother.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

44. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

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In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges ... See full summary »

Writer: David Storey | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

45. Odd Man Out (1947)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Writers: F.L. Green, R.C. Sherriff | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

46. The Army Game (1957–1961)

30 min | Comedy

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The exploits of a bunch of army conscripts.

Stars: Frank Williams, Harry Fowler, Ted Lune, Alfie Bass

47. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Counter Plot (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor, Steven and Sara are accidentally transported to the planet Mira where Chen sends the Daleks after them.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, James Hall

48. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Death of a Spy (1965)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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With Steven and Vicki being held prisoner by the Trojans, the Doctor's only hope of seeing them again is to suggest the idea of the Trojan Horse.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Michael Leeston-Smith | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Ivor Salter

49. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Horse of Destruction (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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The Doctor waits inside the Trojan Horse for a chance to reach his companions but Steven's assumed identity as a Greek soldier and Vicki's growing feelings for Troilus endanger their escape.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Michael Leeston-Smith | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Max Adrian

50. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Small Prophet, Quick Return (1965)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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While Odysseus forces the Doctor to find a way to win the war, Steven decides to get himself taken prisoner in order to enter Troy and find Vicki and the TARDIS.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Michael Leeston-Smith | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Max Adrian