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1. The Wind in the Willows (1984–1988)
Episode: The Grand Annual Show (1984)

Animation, Adventure, Family

9.2
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The residents of the riverbank and wild wood prepare their entries to the Grand Annual Show, but will the Weasel's pumpkin or Mr Toad's wine win the grand prize?

Director: Chris Taylor | Stars: Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Michael Hordern, David Jason

Votes: 5

2. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

3. Arena (1975– )

Documentary, Music

8.9
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 103

4. The Little Match Girl (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

8.9
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Director: Michael Custance | Stars: Michael Hordern, Twiggy, Roger Daltrey, Paul Daneman

Votes: 37

5. Macbeth (III) (1960 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

8.8
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Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, Michael Hordern, Ian Bannen

Votes: 30

6. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,039

7. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 703

8. The Story of English (1986 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

8.7
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A PBS documentary detailing the development of the English language. Initially arising as a mix of Gaelic, Norse and Saxon, the language gradually developed its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: John Barton, Richard Bebb, Penny Downie, Peter Hall

Votes: 113

9. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

8.7
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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 62

10. The Talking Parcel (1978 TV Movie)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

8.6
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The Talking Parcel (This review refers to the animated cartoon, which differs from the original book by Gerald Durrell... See full synopsis »

Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: Lisa Norris, Freddie Jones, Mollie Sugden, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 36

11. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Under pressure from King George III to capture The Scarecrow or lose his command, General Pugh plans to use two prisoners, an escapee from the Royal Navy and an American colonist, to trap The Scarecrow.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 107

12. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 187

13. Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra (1983)

170 min

8.5
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This film is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.

Director: Mohamed Shukri Jameel | Stars: Oliver Reed, Ghari al-Takriti, James Bolam, Yousef al-Any

Votes: 239

14. 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

Votes: 309

15. Court Martial (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.

Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren, Angela Browne

Votes: 31

16. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 19

17. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 8

18. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The Appointment (1974)

Drama, History

8.5
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The Grand Duke Serge is assassinated by terrorist in Moscow in 1905 and the Tsar sees the need to dismiss his Police Chief and appoint a new one in order to heighten security in St ... See full summary »

Director: David Cunliffe | Stars: Michael Bryant, Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Freddie Jones

Votes: 14

19. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Dr. Syn, alias The Scarecrow, must find a way to protect his smuggling band not only from the King's forces but also from a would-be traitor within his own gang.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 104

20. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The Secret War (1974)

Drama, History

8.5
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In 1917, the Russian Revolution breaks out in earnest and Lenin and Krupskaya - now living in exile in Zurich - are both thrilled as the news finally reach them in Switzerland. They long to... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Barry Foster, Marius Goring, Michael Bates, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 12

21. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 98

22. Paradise Postponed (1986 TV Mini-Series)

569 min | Drama

8.4
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A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies - and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?

Stars: Paul Shelley, David Threlfall, Michael Hordern, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 87

23. The History Man (1981 TV Mini-Series)

206 min | Drama

8.4
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Ardently left-wing, or so it seems, Howard Kirk subtly extends his power over students and colleagues alike at a redbrick university.

Stars: Antony Sher, Geraldine James, Isla Blair, Laura Davenport

Votes: 67

24. Now Voyager (1985 Video)

79 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

8.4
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Director: Storm Thorgerson | Stars: Michael Hordern, Maryam d'Abo, Scott Earick, Barry Gibb

Votes: 38

25. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Oliver Twist (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.4
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Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Tom Clancy, John Colicos, Beulah Garrick, William Hickey

Votes: 7

26. The Tale of Beatrix Potter (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Penelope Wilton, Holly Aird, Sharon Airey, Sophie Ashton

Votes: 66

27. Oh! Mr. Toad (1989– )

8.3
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Stars: David Jason, Michael Hordern, Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis

Votes: 15

28. Paddington Goes to School (1986 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.3
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Disaster strikes the Brown household when Paddington is told he must attend school.

Director: Martin Pullen | Star: Michael Hordern

Votes: 12

29. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Anjin-san's assimilation of Japanese ways is evident in his exemplary conduct. Toranaga decides to return the Erasmus to Anjin-san. Mariko tells Father Alvito of a plot to murder a Christian lord on the Council of Regents.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 69

30. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Treachery, tragedy and turns of events occur. Toronaga becomes SHOGUN after the defeat of Lord Ishido. Mariko is killed in the final battle at Osaka Castle. Heartbroken, but resolute, Blackthorne begins construction of another ship.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 68

31. Shogun (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 9,058

32. Fall of Eagles (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 379

33. The Wind in the Willows (1984–1988)
Episode: Buried Treasure (1984)

Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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The Weasels buy the wild wood and go to court to get Badger evicted. Mole goes searching in the tunnels at Badger's home and finds a curious old chest.

Director: Chris Taylor | Stars: Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Michael Hordern, David Jason

Votes: 5

34. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: Dearest Nicky (1974)

Drama, History

8.2
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The opposition against Tsarism is spreading throughout Russia, but Tsar Nicholas II prefers to disregard and stay blind to the rising discontent. The Tsar's mind is instead mainly consumed by the ill health of his firstborn son, Alexis.

Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Bruce Purchase

Votes: 14

35. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1980)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Set in early 17th-century Japan, shipwrecked English navigator John Blackthorne finds intrigue and culture shock in a feudal society that puts a premium on honor. A rival Lord sentences Blackthorne to death.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 89

36. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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After Lord Toronaga rescues Blackthorn from prison, he enlists him as his aide and names him, 'Anjin-san'. Mariko is directed to tutor Anjin-san in the language and customs of Japan.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 79

37. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Blackthorne and Mariko begin a romance; Toronaga continues to build his army for a battle with Ishido. Anjin-san proves his mettle during an earthquake and is honored by Toranaga for bravery. Mariko's husband Buntaro, arrives in Anjiro.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 71

38. Oh! Mr. Toad (1989– )
Episode: Special: A Tale of Two Toads (1989)

60 min

8.2
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The weasels kidnap Mr Toad and try to install doppelganger in Toad hall.

Director: Jackie Cockle | Stars: David Jason, Michael Hordern, Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis

Votes: 6

39. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The English Princess (1974)

Drama, History

8.2
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On a cold Winter's day in London in 1858, the Princess Victoria of England, the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, marries Prince Frederick William, the heir to the Prussian ... See full summary »

Director: David Cunliffe | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Gemma Jones, Maurice Denham, Denis Lill

Votes: 17

40. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The Honest Broker (1974)

Drama, History

8.2
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In 1887, under the iron fist of Bismarck, the Prussian empire thrives. In Willy, the young son of the heir to the Prussian throne Prince Frederick William, Bismarck sees a leader more fit ... See full summary »

Director: David Cunliffe | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Barry Foster, Maurice Denham, Gemma Jones

Votes: 15

41. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: The Last Tsar (1974)

Drama, History

8.2
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The young Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia finds the idea of succeeding his father an absolute nightmare and spends most of his time trying to forget the matter by amusing himself with his ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Hays | Stars: Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 16

42. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963)

Unrated | 129 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment) roam the country side beating young men into submission or unconsciousness, ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 547

43. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 6,392

44. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 101,095

45. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 171,134

46. A Christmas Carol (1951)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 14,855

47. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 76

48. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

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

Votes: 29

49. Group Madness (1983)

48 min | Documentary

8.1
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Directors: Michael Mileham, Phillip Schuman | Stars: David Bowie, Peter Boyle, Peter Bull, Graham Chapman

Votes: 26

50. The Wind in the Willows (1984–1988)

22 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.0
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Based on the characters created by Kenneth Grahame, this award winning animated series follows the adventures of Mole as he leaves home to discover the world. Mole finds friendship with Rat... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Michael Hordern, David Jason

Votes: 541