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1. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

2. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

3. 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

4. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

5. Mrs Thursday (1966–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Elderly cleaning lady inherits her boss's house, fortune - and butler.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Hugh Manning, Richard Caldicot, George Waring

6. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

7. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

8. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972 TV Mini-Series)

180 min

8.4
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When one of the more venerable members of the Bellona Club passes away in the reading room, Lord Peter Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. But the... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terence Alexander, Anna Cropper, Donald Pickering

9. Three Men in a Boat (1975 TV Movie)

64 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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One hot June day, three friends decide there is nothing they would like to do more than to get away from London. A boating holiday with lots of fresh air and exercise would be just the very... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome K. Jerome, Tom Stoppard | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Tim Curry, Michael Palin, Stephen Moore, Bill Stewart

10. The Arthur Haynes Show (1956–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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This programme featured comedy sketches, as well as guest singers and bands.

Stars: Arthur Haynes, Nicholas Parsons, Jack Parnell, Leslie Noyes

11. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

12. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1971– )

225 min | Drama, Family

8.0
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Stars: Iain Cuthbertson, Simon Fisher-Turner, Richard Morant, Anthony Murphy

13. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

14. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Bob first meets Cork, and follows him on a poisoning case involving a doctor that pursued a vivacious young woman married to an elderly hero.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

15. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

16. Brass Monkey (1948)

90 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Radio personality Carroll Levis becomes involved in a case of theft and murder.

Writers: Robert Buckland, Alec Coppel, Thornton Freeland, Denis Freeman, William Freshman, Vernon Sylvaine | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Carroll Levis, Carole Landis, Herbert Lom, Avril Angers

17. The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.1
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Stars: Hugh Burden, Willoughby Goddard, Mona Bruce, Gillian Lewis

18. The Newcomers (1965–1969)

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Creator: Colin Morris | Stars: Alan Browning, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Wendy Richard, Judy Geeson

19. Crime of Passion (1970–1973)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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British courtroom drama set in France, concerning the trials of murderers who commit crimes of passion.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Daniel Moynihan, Anthony Newlands, John Phillips, Peter Evans

20. Mr. Smith (1976)

38 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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Writer: Adrian Lyne | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Graham Ashley, Victoria Burgoyne, Annette Crosbie

21. The First Lady (1968–1969)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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Stories of a local councillor and her various projects

Creators: Philip Levene, Alan Plater | Stars: Thora Hird, Margaret John, Pamela Craig, Donald Layne-Smith

22. Strangler's Morgue (1946)

100 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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Based on a "famous" play , Spring-Heeled Jack or The Terror of London by Maurice Sandoz. Opening credits explain: At the opening of the last century, this island of ours stood alone facing ... See full summary »

Writers: Owen George, Maurice Sandoz | Director: Victor M. Gover | Stars: Tod Slaughter, Bruce Seton, Henry Caine, Pearl Cameron

23. The Silence of the Sea (1946 TV Movie)

50 min

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Writers: Michael Barry, Vercors | Stars: J.H. Roberts, Antoinette Cellier, Kenneth More, Tamara Chahverdian

24. The Sullavan Brothers (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

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Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: David Sumner, Hugh Manning, Anthony Bate, Tenniel Evans

25. The Green Pack (1947 TV Movie)

90 min

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Writer: Edgar Wallace | Stars: Gabrielle Brune, Alan Lawrance, Philip Leaver, Gordon Littmann

26. The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (1965–1967)

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Stars: Roy Hudd, Doug Fisher, Marcia Ashton, Patrick Newell

27. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1964 TV Movie)

40 min | Drama

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Writers: George Meredith, Rosemary Anne Sisson | Director: Rex Tucker | Stars: Elizabeth Benzimra, Hugh Burden, David Cargill, Anna Carteret

28. The Power Game (1965–1969)
Episode: 'Confound Their Politics' (1966)

Drama

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Writer: Edmund Ward | Director: Rex Firkin | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray, Rosemary Leach

29. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Adventure Story (1950)

105 min | Drama

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Writer: Terence Rattigan | Stars: Andrew Osborn, Gladys Cooper, Patrick Troughton, Terence Longdon

30. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: Bon Voyage (1968)

Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Noel Coward, William Marchant | Stars: Stephanie Beacham, Shelley Burton, Constance Cummings, Mark Edwards

31. The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (1965–1967)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1966)

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Writers: Eric Davidson, Dick Vosburgh | Stars: Roy Hudd, Doug Fisher, Patrick Newell, Sheila Steafel

32. The Newcomers (1965–1969)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1965)

Drama

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Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Jacqueline Blackmore, June Bland, Robert Brown, Alan Browning

33. The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (1965–1967)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1966)

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Writers: Eric Davidson, Dick Vosburgh | Stars: Roy Hudd, Doug Fisher, Patrick Newell, Sheila Steafel

34. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1971– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1971)

Drama, Family

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Writers: Thomas Hughes, Anthony Steven | Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Michael Andrews, Jeremy Baker, Sean Bury, Lindsay Campbell

35. The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (1965–1967)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1966)

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Writers: Eric Davidson, Dick Vosburgh | Stars: Roy Hudd, Doug Fisher, Patrick Newell, Sheila Steafel

36. The Arthur Haynes Show (1956–1966)
Episode: Episode #13.15 (1966)

Comedy

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Stars: Arthur Haynes, Dermot Kelly, Tony Fayne, Leslie Noyes

37. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: I Can't See My Little Willie (1970)

75 min | Drama

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Writer: Douglas Livingstone | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Nigel Stock, George A. Cooper, Avril Elgar, Jo Rowbottom

38. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )
Episode: In the Public Gaze (1971)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Elwyn Jones | Stars: Patrick Brock, Thomas Ellice, Katie Evans, Michael Finbarr

39. The First Lady (1968–1969)
Episode: Love Thy Neighbour (1968)

Drama

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Creators: Philip Levene, Alan Plater | Director: Brian Parker | Stars: Thora Hird, David Charkham, Michael Farnsworth, Robert Hartley

40. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972– )
Episode: Mr. Oliver (1973)

45 min

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Fentiman believes he is being followed by the shadowy figure of Mr. Oliver, and Ann Doland seeks to settle the estate when plans are made for exhumation.

Writers: John T. Bone, Dorothy L. Sayers | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Derek Newark, Mark Eden, Terence Alexander

41. The First Lady (1968–1969)
Episode: Mrs. Whatever (1968)

Drama

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Creators: Philip Levene, Alan Plater | Director: Paul Ciappessoni | Stars: Thora Hird, Ralph Ball, Brenda Bruce, Barbara Keogh

42. Crime of Passion (1970–1973)
Episode: Nicole (1970)

Drama

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Creator: Ted Willis | Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Gillian Blake, David Cook, Desmond Cullum-Jones, Aimée Delamain

43. The Pallisers (1974– )
Episode: Part Twenty (1974)

Drama

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When the Liberal Party is returns to power with Plantagenet the presumptive Prime Minister, Glencora relishes her role as hostess for the nation.

Writers: Anthony Trollope, Simon Raven | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Stuart Wilson, Barbara Murray

44. The Sullavan Brothers (1964–1965)
Episode: Put Them Away for Keeps (1965)

Drama

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Writer: Alexander Baron | Stars: Tenniel Evans, Hugh Manning, David Sumner, Mary Kenton

45. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: Recount (1968)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

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A housewife finds herself pregnant again just as she is due to attend her daughter's marriage. She recalls her politician husband's reaction to the birth of her daughter over twenty years ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Burley | Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Jane Birkin, Honor Blackman, Richard Hurndall, Beatrice Kane

46. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Son of Man (1969)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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Dennis Potter's controversial reading of the life of Christ, with Jesus portrayed as a hearty, fiery, well-meaning carpenter who believes that people should try to love their enemies rather... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Colin Blakely, Robert Hardy, Bernard Hepton, Brian Blessed

47. Mrs Thursday (1966–1967)
Episode: The Answer's a Lemon (1967)

Comedy, Drama

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Creator: Ted Willis | Director: Bill Stewart | Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Hugh Manning, George Waring, Joan Newell

48. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)
Episode: The Case of the Monk's Hood Murder (1964)

Crime

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Creator: Ted Willis | Director: John Cooper | Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

49. Detective (1964–1969)
Episode: The Man Who Murdered in Public (1964)

Crime, Drama

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Writers: Anthony Read, Roy Vickers | Director: Max Varnel | Stars: Leslie Allen, Grace Arnold, Jacqueline Bacon, June Barry

50. The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969– )
Episode: The Stealer of Marble (1969)

Drama, Crime

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Stars: Hugh Burden, Willoughby Goddard, Virginia Stride, Alison McMurdo