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1. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.2
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First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 5

2. Eh, Joe? (1966 TV Movie)

8.9
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A lonely man is taunted by the voice of a woman he once knew.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Siân Phillips

Votes: 8

3. Zero One (1962– )

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Film series about International Air Security, whose call sign is "Zero One"

Stars: Nigel Patrick, William Smith, Katya Douglas, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 34

4. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 102

5. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

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

Votes: 1,084

6. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 92

7. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
Episode: The Ghost Talks (1970)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.6
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Jeff has fallen from a balcony in the line of duty and is in hospital with a broken leg. He is thus a captive audience when Marty comes to visit and regales him with the details of a big ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Alan MacNaughtan

Votes: 19

8. 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.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,488

9. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )
Episode: Big Fish, Little Fish (1964)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Gideon's car almost hits a young pick-pocket, who is being controlled by his mother. This leads him to investigate a fence who is controlling the petty crime but arrogantly believes he is above the law.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 5

10. Secret Agent (1964–1966)
Episode: Such Men Are Dangerous (1965)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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A prisoner is soon to be released and is offered a well-paid job that is obviously crooked. As he wants to go straight, he reports the approach. Drake takes his place in order to find out what the crime is to be, which is murder.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Lee Montague, Jack MacGowran, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 37

11. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 758

12. She Didn't Say No! (1958)

97 min | Comedy

8.2
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Bridget Monagahn, a dressmaker and mother of six illegitimate children, tries to maintain her current lifestyle while the fathers of her six children try to run her out of their small Irish... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Eileen Herlie, Perlita Neilson, Wilfred Downing, Anne Dickins

Votes: 5

13. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Maxwell, Madge Ryan, Anthony Bate, Michael Ripper

Votes: 33

14. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Tempest (1968)

Drama

8.2
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The magician Prospero, once Duke of Milan, now rules a small, enchanted island - but a storm brings visitors from the past.

Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Keith Michell, Jonathan Dennis, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 6

15. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 664

16. 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: 82

17. The Boy and the Bridge (1959)

91 min | Drama

8.1
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Director: Kevin McClory | Stars: Ian Maclaine, Liam Redmond, James Hayter, Norman Macowan

Votes: 13

18. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 290,608 | Gross: $204.57M

19. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 56,670 | Gross: $111.72M

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

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 50

21. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

8.0
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 33

22. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 21

23. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: I Captured the King of the Leprechauns (1959)

Unrated | 49 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Behind the scenes of Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

Directors: Harry Keller, Robert Stevenson | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Albert Sharpe, Sean Connery, Janet Munro

Votes: 72

24. The Quiet Man (1952)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 27,408

25. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 34

26. The Dustbinmen (1968–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Graham Haberfield, Bryan Pringle, Trevor Bannister, Tim Wylton

Votes: 33

27. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 23

28. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 32

29. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 649

30. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 682

31. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Hattie Jacques, Freddie Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 85

32. Banacek (1972–1974)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson, Christine Belford

Votes: 866

33. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 67

34. Half Hour Story (1967– )

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Geraldine Moffat, Angela Baddeley, Gwen Cherrell, Liz Gebhardt

Votes: 14

35. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: No Sign of the Cross (1972)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A miraculous mystery: a priceless gold crucifix seemingly transforms into worthless iron while en route from a retired gangster in Mexico to a church in LA.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: George Peppard, Broderick Crawford, Louise Sorel, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 68

36. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 178

37. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 55

38. The Shadow of a Gunman (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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Donal Davoren is a poet but the folks in his tenement building think he's an IRA gunman laying low. Donal is content to let them think so, especially sweet colleen Minnie Powell. Donal and ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Frank Converse, Richard Dreyfuss, Jack MacGowran, Sandra Morgan

Votes: 11

39. Danger Man (1960–1962)
Episode: The Nurse (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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It is believed that the entire royal family of a middle-eastern kingdom has been killed. However, Drake finds one lone survivor, the infant heir/king, in the care of a nurse. With the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Eileen Moore, Jack MacGowran, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 25

40. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Winged Avenger (1967)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Several businessmen have been killed, the murderer having apparently clawed them to death so that the initial suspect is an author who owns a bird of prey and had a grudge against a victim ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Duffell, Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Nigel Green, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 129

41. Dance of the Vampires (1967)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins

Votes: 23,513

42. King Lear (1971)

GP | 137 min | Drama

7.3
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The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Susan Engel

Votes: 593

43. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

Votes: 5,394

44. Cul-De-Sac (1966)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 8,760

45. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 1,917

46. Chance Meeting (1959)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime

7.0
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In 1950s London, Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer has an affair with a rich married Frenchwoman who is murdered, causing Van Rooyer to become prime-suspect for the Scotland Yard.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle, John Van Eyssen

Votes: 380

47. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 30

48. Rooney (1958)

88 min | Comedy

7.0
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Director: George Pollock | Stars: John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn

Votes: 56

49. Sailor of Fortune (1955– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Lorne Greene, Jack MacGowran, Rupert Davies, Paul Carpenter

Votes: 13

50. Lord Jim (1965)

154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

Votes: 2,799