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1. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Isabella Parriss

Votes: 3,393

2. Sliding Doors (1998)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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59 Metascore

A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 55,052 | Gross: $11.88M

3. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,164

4. Golden Years (I) (2016)

96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. ... See full summary »

Director: John Miller | Stars: Alun Armstrong, Phil Davis, Bernard Hill, Simon Callow

Votes: 499

5. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 6,432

6. Swallows and Amazons (1974)

92 min | Adventure, Family

6.5
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On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise... See full summary »

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser, Simon West, Suzanna Hamilton

Votes: 667

7. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have long lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George's primary responsibilities is to ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hill, Tom McGowan | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye

Votes: 4,919

8. Loose Women (1999– )

45 min | Talk-Show

2.7
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Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Sherrie Hewson

Votes: 787

9. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 400

10. Ethel & Ernest (2016)

94 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.9
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This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

Director: Roger Mainwood | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris

Votes: 1,291

11. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 222

12. The Camomile Lawn (1992– )

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle, Richard Johnson

Votes: 624

13. Holocaust 2000 (1977)

R | 105 min | Horror

5.3
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An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets out to stop him from using the nuclear power at his fingertips to wipe out ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 824

14. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,217

15. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 290

16. This Morning (1988– )

120 min | Talk-Show

4.9
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Magazine show featuring lifestyle, cookery, fashion and news segments, along with celebrity interviews and gossip.

Stars: Phillip Schofield, Darren Kennedy, Ruth Langsford, Holly Willoughby

Votes: 339

17. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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

Votes: 126

18. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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

Votes: 73

19. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

5.7
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BBC One's flagship morning news programme covering current affairs, business, sports, plus guest interviews and weather reports.

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

Votes: 233

20. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 1,855

21. Ring of Bright Water (1969)

G | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that... See full summary »

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey, Jameson Clark

Votes: 1,192

22. Waters of the Moon (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

8.3
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Lonely people in a quiet hotel find their lives shaken up by the arrival of the glamorous, assertive Helen Lancaster.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Penelope Keith, Virginia McKenna, Ronald Pickup, Joan Sims

Votes: 17

23. Father's Doing Fine (1952)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Lady Buckering, an English widow, has four daughters; Doreen, married to Dougall and about to give birth at home, and Gerda, Bicky and Catherine. The story revolves around the impending ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Heather Thatcher, Noel Purcell, George Thorpe

Votes: 44

24. Big Time Operators (1957)

80 min | Comedy

7.1
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A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,236

25. A Town Like Alice (1956)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe

Votes: 1,030

26. 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: 53

27. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

119 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Votes: 1,299

28. This Is Your Life (II) (1955–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 47

29. Staggered (1994)

95 min | Comedy

5.9
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Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his... See full summary »

Director: Martin Clunes | Stars: Martin Clunes, Michael Praed, Michele Winstanley, Kate Byers

Votes: 609

30. Simba (1955)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Virginia McKenna, Basil Sydney, Donald Sinden

Votes: 294

31. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 28

32. Beauty and the Beast (1976 TV Movie)

74 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to save her father's life.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Virginia McKenna, Bernard Lee

Votes: 324

33. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page, David Attenborough

Votes: 428

34. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: Barry Paine, David Attenborough, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 374

35. The Disappearance (1977)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organisation to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Francine Racette, David Hemmings, John Hurt

Votes: 317

36. 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: 36

37. The Scold's Bridle (1998– )

74 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Detective Cooper investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder of Matilda who was found dead in her bath wearing the Scold's Bridle.

Stars: Bob Peck, Miranda Richardson, Douglas Hodge, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 191

38. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 40

39. Peter Pan (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Another live-action musical version of the play, with all-new songs rather than the ones used in the famous Mary Martin production.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye, Paula Kelly, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 136

40. September (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 171 min | Drama

6.2
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Verena Steynton is holding a party for her daughter. All the aristocratic families of Strathcroy in the Scottish Highlands are attending, with all their guilty secrets ... Lord Archie ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Edward Fox, Michael York, Mariel Hemingway

Votes: 133

41. Widow's Walk (2017)

Drama, Horror | Post-production

Eve has lost her husband in Afghanistan. She takes her young son to a house on the edge of the North Sea to grieve. But there's someone else in the house grieving her loss from another war.

Director: Alexandra Boyd | Stars: Miranda Raison, Anthony Howell, Virginia McKenna, David Caves

42. Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009– )

60 min | Biography, Talk-Show

3.6
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In-depth hour-long interviews devoted to just one guest and filmed in front of an audience, with video contributions from friends and family.

Stars: Piers Morgan, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Joan Collins

Votes: 134

43. Treasure Hunt (1982–1989)

60 min | Game-Show

8.2
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Helicopter skyrunner Anneka Rice races against the clock to find directions to treasure at locations worked out by studio guests from cryptic clues.

Stars: Kenneth Kendall, Anneka Rice, Wincey Willis, Annabel Croft

Votes: 72

44. The Gathering Storm (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy, Ian Bannen

Votes: 124

45. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984– )

237 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.6
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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Hunt Block, David Caruso, Alex Hyde-White

Votes: 337

46. Duel of Hearts (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent, and takes a... See full summary »

Director: John Hough | Stars: Alison Doody, Michael York, Geraldine Chaplin, Benedict Taylor

Votes: 255

47. Blood Link (1982)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror

5.7
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Haunted by psychic visions of murder, an American man travels to Europe where he learns that a rash of murders are being committed by someone who looks exactly like him.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Penelope Milford, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 226

48. Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History

7.3
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell, David Collings

Votes: 161

49. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 41

50. The Greatest Ever War Films (2014 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, War

8.1
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Directors: Chris Hill, Delyth Lloyd | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Laz Alonso, Paddy Ashdown, Douglas Bader

Votes: 8