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1. Eh, Joe? (1966 TV Movie)

8.6
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A lonely man is taunted by the voice of a woman he once knew.

Writer: Samuel Beckett | Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Siân Phillips

2. 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.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

4. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Creator: John Creasey | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

5. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

6. Zero One (1962– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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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

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

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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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 »

Creator: Dennis Spooner | Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Alan MacNaughton

8. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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

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

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

Drama

8.2
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Keith Michell, Jonathan Dennis, Ronald Pickup

10. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: I Captured the King of the Leprechauns (1959)

Unrated | 49 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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At the urging of Pat O'Brien, Walt Disney takes a trip to Ireland in search of actual leprechauns to appear in his "Irish picture", the result being Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959).

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

11. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

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

12. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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

8.0
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Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution.

Writers: Boris Pasternak, Robert Bolt | Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

13. The Quiet Man (1952)

Approved | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

14. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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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

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

16. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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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 »

Creator: Dennis Spooner | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

17. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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

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

52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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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.

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

19. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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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 »

Creator: Monty Berman | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

20. Banacek (1972–1974)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

Creator: Anthony Wilson | Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson, Christine Belford

21. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

22. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

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

23. Half Hour Story (1967– )

30 min | Drama

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

24. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

25. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

26. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

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

27. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

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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

28. The Boy and the Bridge (1959)

91 min | Drama

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Writers: Kevin McClory, Desmond O'Donovan, Geoffrey Orme, Leon Ware | Director: Kevin McClory | Stars: Ian Maclaine, Liam Redmond, James Hayter, Norman Macowan

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

97 min | Comedy

7.5
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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 »

Writers: T.J. Morrison, Una Troy | Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Eileen Herlie, Perlita Neilson, Wilfred Downing, Anne Dickins

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

72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A golden cross, on its way from a Mexican church to an American gangster anxious to reform his image, turns into worthless junk without ever leaving the possession of the couriers sent to ... See full summary »

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

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

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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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 »

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

32. The Fearless Vampire Killers (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.

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

33. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

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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

34. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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

35. Cul-de-sac (1966)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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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 »

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

36. King Lear (1971)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama

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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 »

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

37. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

84 min | Comedy

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

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

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

30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Ralph Smart, Brian Clemens | Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Eileen Moore, Jack MacGowran, Eric Pohlmann

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

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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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.

Writers: Lawrence Edward Watkin, H.T. Kavanagh | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

40. Rooney (1958)

88 min | Comedy

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Writers: Catherine Cookson, Patrick Kirwan | Director: George Pollock | Stars: John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn

41. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Hinds, Barbara S. Harper | Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

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

Drama

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Writer: Sean O'Casey | Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Frank Converse, Richard Dreyfuss, Jack MacGowran, Sandra Morgan

43. Lord Jim (1965)

154 min | Adventure, Drama

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.

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

44. The Rising of the Moon (1957)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault... See full summary »

Writers: Lady Augusta Gregory, Michael J. McHugh, Frank S. Nugent, Frank O'Connor | Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Noel Purcell, Cyril Cusack, Jack MacGowran

45. Chance Meeting (1959)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime

6.9
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Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Leigh Howard, Millard Lampell | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle, John Van Eyssen

46. Stowaway Girl (1957)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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A middle-aged steamboat captain who believes in a rigorous self-control when it comes to needs, desires and emotions slowly falls for a pretty female stowaway.

Writers: Ivan Foxwell, Guy Hamilton, William Woods | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Trevor Howard, Leslie Weston, Donald Pleasence, Jack MacGowran

47. Tom Jones (1963)

Unrated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Osborne, Henry Fielding | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

48. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

6.8
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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Santiago Nocte

49. Espionage (1963–1964)
Episode: He Rises on Sunday and We on Monday (1963)

60 min | Drama, War

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During the First World War, Sir Roger Casement returns to Ireland to lead the Easter Rising.

Writer: Alvin Sapinsley | Director: David Greene | Stars: Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Jack MacGowran, Andrew Keir

50. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: There's a Hole in Your Dustbin, Delilah (1968)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Jack Rosenthal | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Frank Windsor, Jack MacGowran, Harold Innocent, Graham Haberfield