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1. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Paul Scofield (2008)

Documentary

9.5
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Director: David Thompson | Stars: Paul Scofield, Juliet Stevenson, Eileen Atkins, Michael Billington

Votes: 17

2. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Time of Need (1999)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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A new government minister is charged by a young felon with having molested him while she he was in her care over a decade before.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: John Thaw, Anne Carroll, Martin Chamberlain, Kenneth Cope

Votes: 15

3. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.9
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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

Votes: 107

4. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.9
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

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

Votes: 387

5. A Whole Scene Going (1966– )

35 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.9
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Stars: Barry Fantoni, Wendy Varnals, Paul Jones, Michael Crawford

Votes: 16

6. The Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: Barry Paine, David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Christian Rodska

Votes: 259

7. The Natural World (1983– )
Episode: Elsa: The Lioness That Changed the World (2011)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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In the 1960s, Born Free captured the world's imagination with the story of Elsa, an orphaned lioness who was taken in by George and Joy Adamson and returned to a life in the wild. The book ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Armitage, David Attenborough, Tony Fitzjohn, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 7

8. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Deep Blue Sea (1974)

Drama

8.4
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A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Egan, Stephen Murray, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 9

9. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story (2011)

TV-PG | Documentary, Family

8.3
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Director: Sacha Mirzoeff | Stars: George Adamson, Joy Adamson, David Allen, David Attenborough

Votes: 26

10. 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: 66

11. The Gathering Storm (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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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: 109

12. The Admirable Crichton (1968 TV Movie)

89 min

8.2
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A group of people are shipwrecked when their yacht runs around on a South Pacific island. The usable hierarchy in a upper-class British family breaks down quickly when it becomes apparent ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Norman Barrs, Pamela Brown, Edward Cicciarelli, Richard Easton

Votes: 38

13. Christian the Lion (1971)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.2
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The lion who thought he was people

Director: Bill Travers | Stars: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, George Adamson, Terence Adamson

Votes: 222

14. The Lion Cub from Harrods (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.2
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This documentary tells the heart warming story of Christian, a lion cub purchased from a London department store in the late 60's and successfully released into the African wild three years... See full summary »

Directors: Suemay Oram, Jackie Osei Tutu | Stars: George Adamson, Anthony Bourke, Boy, Christian

Votes: 101

15. The Lions Are Free (1969)

54 min | Documentary

8.2
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The true life sequel to the movie classic "Born Free". The actors from the film, Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, with the help of their friend, legendary conservationist George Adamson, ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hill, Bill Travers | Stars: George Adamson, Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers

Votes: 14

16. The Camomile Lawn (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1992)

Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Helena travels to London for Max's debut concert where both Polly and Calypso guess their secret. Calypso sleeps with Max herself and, after witnessing him turn down the chance to work in ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Felicity Kendal, Virginia McKenna, Rosemary Harris, Claire Bloom

Votes: 16

17. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 15

18. 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

19. The Camomile Lawn (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1992)

Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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As Max and Monika are interned as aliens and Sophy goes to boarding school Calypso marries the older, wealthy Hector. Oliver is displeased and the wedding is a joyless affair. Calypso ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Toby Stephens

Votes: 15

20. Waters of the Moon (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Penelope Keith, Virginia McKenna, Ronald Pickup, Joan Sims

Votes: 8

21. 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: 1,964

22. 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 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 34

23. 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, Greg Bennett

Votes: 2,676

24. 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: 37

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

Drama

7.8
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Series of television plays performed live.

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

Votes: 45

26. Two Living, One Dead (1961)

105 min | Drama

7.8
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Three Post Office employees are at work when the facility is held up. The robber kills the supervisor and knocks out another employee. The third one offers no resistance and survives ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Patrick McGoohan, Alf Kjellin

Votes: 34

27. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Passage to India (1965)

110 min | Drama

7.8
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Virginia McKenna, Cyril Cusack, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 12

28. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984 TV Mini-Series)

237 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.7
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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: 328

29. The Camomile Lawn (1992 TV Mini-Series)

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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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 funereal.

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

Votes: 587

30. 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: 3,039

31. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 64

32. The Whistle-Blower (2001 TV Movie)

160 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

7.7
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A bank employee, Laura Tracey, places herself and her family in mortal danger after reporting irregularities in the firm's overseas accounts to the National Criminal Intelligence Service. ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Nealson Barry, Robert Bowman, Amanda Burton, Emma Cunniffe

Votes: 145

33. The Case of the Frightened Lady (1983 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Warren Clarke, Tim Woodward, Elizabeth Garvie

Votes: 6

34. After They Were Famous (1999– )

Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Matthew Kelly, Mark Lester, Heather Ripley, Jean-Jacques Burnel

Votes: 31

35. Half Hour Story (1967– )

30 min | Drama

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

Votes: 14

36. The Camomile Lawn (1992– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1992)

Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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During the summer of 1939 Helena Cuthbertson and her staid second husband Richard, guardians to orphaned nine-year old niece Sophy, entertain their other nieces and nephews on the camomile ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Martin Benson, Richard Johnson, Richard Syms, Claire Bloom

Votes: 16

37. 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: 372

38. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Loveknots (1992)

55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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When Lady Jane puts a Berber rug into auction it is bought by elderly Harriet Fisher for her Irish wolfhound but young Moroccan Abdel is also after it and steals it from her house. Lovejoy ... See full summary »

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury

Votes: 24

39. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: The Speaker of Mandarin: Part One (1992)

140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Having attended a police conference in China Wexford joins a group of British tourists in Hong Kong including former barrister Adam Knighton and his wife Adela, not the most loving of ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Virginia McKenna, Patrick Drury

Votes: 15

40. Golden Years (I) (2016)

96 min | Comedy

7.4
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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: Bernard Hill, Phil Davis, Alun Armstrong, Simon Callow

Votes: 40

41. 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: 124

42. 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: 300

43. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: A Murder Is Announced (2005)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead.

Director: John Strickland | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Christian Coulson, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Pugh

Votes: 1,068

44. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have longed 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: 4,658

45. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Drama, History

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: 5,925

46. 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: 1,223

47. 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: 35

48. 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: 1,147

49. 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: 959

50. Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History

7.2
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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: 145