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1. The ITV Play (1968– )
Episode: Chekhov in Yalta (1988)

Comedy, Drama

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A visit by the Moscow Arts Theatre company to Chekhov's country villa at Yalta in 1900. Based on the stage play by John Driver and Jeffrey Haddow.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Katy Behean, Tom Courtenay, Angela Down, Ronald Pickup

2. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Rumpole defends the smarmy owner of a string of massage parlors on the charge of running "disorderly houses" (i.e. bordellos).

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Peter Bowles

3. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Au Reservoir (1986)

Comedy

8.4
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Lucia accompanies Georgie to London to hear his friend,opera singer Olga Braceley,perform. At the opera house they meet Poppy,the Duchess of Sheffield but she is more interested in Georgie ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

4. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Change and Change About (1986)

Comedy

8.6
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Neither Mapp nor Lucia win a seat at the local election and,for Mapp,who would appear to be pregnant,things are looking bad as she and Benjy have lost their investment in the Siriami mine ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

5. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Lady Bountiful (1986)

Comedy

7.9
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Due to her investments Lucia is now a very wealthy woman and donates money to restore the Tilling church organ,an occasion which gives her full press coverage and grateful thanks within the... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

6. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Winner Takes All (1986)

Comedy

8.1
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Lucia discovers why Georgie is hiding himself away - he has shingles,so she lets him stay at Grebe,where he grows a beard to mask the marks on his neck but has to dye it as the hairs are ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

7. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Worship (1986)

Comedy

8.5
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Lucia marries Georgie and is made the mayor of Tilling,though Georgie is peeved to find that it gives him no standing and,on Lucia's orders,they must set an example by economizing. Lucia is... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

8. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

600 min | Comedy

8.2
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Mrs Emmeline Lucas (Lucia) has just moved to the small English town of Tilling where she comes into conflict with the social ambitions of Miss Elizabeth Mapp. Until now, Miss Mapp has led (... See full summary »

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

9. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Battle Stations (1985)

Comedy

7.9
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Lucia is renting 'Mallards' from Mapp whilst she finds a place of her own and instantly angers Mapp when she and Georgie inform Mapp that her priceless Blumenfeld piano is little more than ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

10. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Lobster Pots (1985)

Comedy

8.2
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Lucia sells her house in Riseholme and,after making Georgie her sole beneficiary in her will,she buys Grebe,a house a little outside the town on the marshes. Now a leading hostess in ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

11. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: The Italian Connection (1985)

Comedy

8.0
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Lucia and Georgie submits entries for the local art exhibition,which Mapp,a member of the judging committee,rejects,returning them to their owners. However Lucia hangs them in pride of ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

12. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: The Owl and the Pussycat (1985)

Comedy

8.3
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Some months have passed and the Tilling residents assume that Mapp and Lucia are dead. Major Benjy,Mapp's heir,moves into her house from where he holds social events. Georgie erects a ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

13. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: The Village Fete (1985)

Comedy

8.5
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Recently widowed 'Lucia' Lucas is bored with her life in the Cotswold village of Riseholme and considers a move to the seaside town of Tilling with her fey male friend Georgie. On arrival ... See full summary »

Writers: E.F. Benson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

14. Maybury (1981– )
Episode: Love's Labour: Part 1 (1983)

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Writer: David Pownall | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Norman Eshley, Harry Fielder, Sylvestra Le Touzel

15. Maybury (1981– )
Episode: Love's Labour: Part 2 (1983)

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Writer: David Pownall | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Norman Eshley, Harry Fielder, Margaret John

16. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Female of the Species (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Rumpole defends a petty thief on charges of armed robbery while trying to get Fiona accepted into his chamber.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Patricia Hodge, Julian Curry

17. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Golden Thread (1983)

53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Rumpole agrees to defend a cabinet minister of a former British African colony accused of murdering a prominent clergyman.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Errol John, Olu Jacobs

18. Joyce in June (1982 TV Movie)

6.4
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Writer: Stewart Parker | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Stephen Rea, Bridget de Courcy, Gabriel Byrne, Kilian McKenna

19. Maybury (1981– )

50 min

7.6
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Stewart plays a Psychiatric Consultant in Maybury General Hospital.

Creators: Jim Hawkins, Anthony Minghella | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Yvonne Brewster, Stuart Fox, Michael Melia

20. Funny Man (1980– )
Episode: Grown-up Girlie (1981)

Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Julia Jones | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Jimmy Jewel, Lynda Bellingham, Jean Boht, Harry Dickman

21. Funny Man (1980– )
Episode: Hearth and Home (1981)

Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Julia Jones | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Jimmy Jewel, Lynda Bellingham, Jean Boht, Veronica Doran

22. Love in a Cold Climate (1980 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Michael Williams, Lucy Gutteridge

23. Funny Man (1980– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Andrew Fell, Jean Boht

24. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Child Hunt (1980)

Drama

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The gaggle of Radlett girls and their friends are filled with excitement of the season and an unquenched curiosity about married life. Their eccentric childhood includes Lord Alconleigh "... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Mitford, Simon Raven | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Vivian Pickles, Richard Hurndall

25. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Coming Out (1980)

Drama

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Polly Montdore has grown into a haughty beauty, aloof to everyone, but dear to the Radlett girls. As her coming-out ball and the following year progress, Polly and her confidante Linda ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Mitford, Simon Raven | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Michael Williams, Diana Fairfax

26. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Foreigners Are Fiends (1980)

Drama

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Lady Montdore throws a Venetian ball featuring more than one startling revelation. The success buoys her mood enough to reconcile with Polly, who is consoling the loss of Boy's baby with a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Mitford, Simon Raven | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Vivian Pickles, Michael Cochrane

27. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Heir Apparent (1980)

Drama

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Cedric Hampton arrives at Hampton, thrilled and determined to make Lady Montdore a decent companion. Polly retreats to Sicily with her new husband but finds the heat stifling as her ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Mitford, Simon Raven | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Vivian Pickles, Michael Cochrane, Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge

28. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: In Love and War (1980)

Drama

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In 1940, the Radletts are all doing their part for the war effort: Aunt Sadie stores crates for the Museum; Uncle Matt drills Defense Volunteers; and in London, Linda waits for Fabrice, ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Mitford, Simon Raven | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Lucy Gutteridge, Jean-Pierre Cassel

29. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Monsieur Le Duc (1980)

Drama

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Penniless and stranded in Paris, Linda struggles to recover from her second failed marriage. A stranger at a train station offers aid, sparking a friendship. As the chance of a full-blown ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Mitford, Simon Raven | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Lucy Gutteridge, Michael Williams, John Moffatt

30. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: Rings and Things (1980)

Drama

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Despite disapproval from both families, Linda and Tony are determined to marry. Sonia's patience is strained as her daughter and husband stand their ground. Meanwhile, Polly resists her ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Mitford, Simon Raven | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Vivian Pickles, Richard Hurndall

31. Love in a Cold Climate (1980– )
Episode: The Merry Widower (1980)

Drama

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Linda is trapped in a loveless marriage, and her in-laws refuse to let her to spend her pregnancy with her family. Polly's wedding to Boy Dougdale dissolves into disaster as Lady Montdore ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Mitford, Simon Raven | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Vivian Pickles, Richard Hurndall

32. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

33. The Miser (1979 TV Movie)

110 min

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Writers: Robert Kemp, Molière | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Star: Rikki Fulton

34. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Age for Retirement (1979)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Both Rumpole and his current client, Percy Timson, one of the patriarchs of the criminal clan, are under pressure by their families to retire.

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Peter Bowles, Moray Watson

35. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: William and Mary (1979)

Horror, Thriller

6.4
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When her husband William dies Mary Pearl is shocked that his will stipulates that his brain should be kept alive and observing her from the lounge sideboard. She determines that, even though he is dead, she will continue to annoy him.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Ronald Harwood | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Roald Dahl, Elaine Stritch, Marius Goring, Richard Hampton

36. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

37. Much Ado About Nothing (1978 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Nigel Davenport, Penelope Keith, Ciaran Madden

38. Armchair Thriller (1967–1981)
Episode: A Dog's Ransom: Part 1 (1978)

Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Patricia Highsmith is a powerful writer with a great ability to glue you to your seat when viewing a movie version of one of her novels... See full synopsis »

Writers: John Bowen, Andrew Brown, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Benjamin Whitrow, Zena Walker, Leon Eagles, Prentis Hancock

39. Armchair Thriller (1967–1981)
Episode: A Dog's Ransom: Part 2 (1978)

Drama, Thriller

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Writers: John Bowen, Andrew Brown, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow, Brian Stirner, Paul Angelis

40. Armchair Thriller (1967–1981)
Episode: A Dog's Ransom: Part 3 (1978)

Drama, Thriller

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Writers: John Bowen, Andrew Brown, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow, Brian Stirner, Paul Angelis

41. Armchair Thriller (1967–1981)
Episode: A Dog's Ransom: Part 4 (1978)

Drama, Thriller

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Writers: John Bowen, Andrew Brown, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow, Brian Stirner, Leon Eagles

42. Armchair Thriller (1967–1981)
Episode: A Dog's Ransom: Part 5 (1978)

Drama, Thriller

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Writers: John Bowen, Andrew Brown, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow, Brian Stirner, Paul Angelis

43. Armchair Thriller (1967–1981)
Episode: A Dog's Ransom: Part 6 (1978)

Drama, Thriller

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Writers: John Bowen, Andrew Brown, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow, Brian Stirner, Paul Angelis

44. Wings (1977–1978)

50 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Creator: Barry Thomas | Stars: Michael Cochrane, Tim Woodward, Nicholas Jones, David Troughton

45. Ghost Trio (1977 TV Short)

21 min | Short

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A female voice identifies a lone man in a room. The shots cut closer, revealing he is holding a cassette recorder, playing Beethoven's "Ghost" Piano Trio no. 5. The film repeats the imagery... See full summary »

Writer: Samuel Beckett | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Rupert Horder, Ronald Pickup, Billie Whitelaw

46. ...but the clouds... (1977 TV Short)

16 min | Short

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Repeated flashes of the woman a man left behind as he repeats that "the clouds in the sky" kept him from meeting her.

Writer: Samuel Beckett | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Ronald Pickup, Billie Whitelaw

47. Wings (1977–1978)
Episode: Business as Usual (1977)

Drama, War

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Creator: Barry Thomas | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Tim Woodward, Nicholas Jones, Michael Cochrane, David Troughton

48. Rooms (1974– )
Episode: Episode #2.42 (1977)

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Writer: Betty Paul | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: John Barcroft, Michael Boughen, Jill Gascoine, Ian Redford

49. Rooms (1974– )
Episode: Episode #2.43 (1977)

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Writer: Betty Paul | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: John Barcroft, Michael Boughen, Jill Gascoine, Ian Redford

50. The Lively Arts (1975– )
Episode: Shades: Three Plays by Samuel Beckett (1977)

Drama

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Writer: Samuel Beckett | Directors: Donald McWhinnie, Anthony Page | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Martin Esslin, Rupert Horder, Ronald Pickup