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1. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.4
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 37

2. Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 12,193

3. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Passed | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

Votes: 9,102

4. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Cathy Come Home (1966)

75 min | Drama

8.1
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From the BBC's influential 'Wednesday Play' series. This tells the bleak tale of Cathy, who loses her home, husband and eventually her child through the inflexibility of the British welfare... See full summary »

Writers: Jeremy Sandford, Ken Loach | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Carol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis, Wally Patch

Votes: 526

5. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Moonlight on the Highway (1969)

52 min | Drama

8.0
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Writing for ITV's SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE series, Dennis Potterintroduced the notion that popular music expresses the yearning of the human spirit for a better world. A troubled young man, ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Ian Holm, Anthony Bate, Deborah Grant, Robin Wentworth

Votes: 21

6. Pygmalion (1938)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady.

Writers: George Bernard Shaw, W.P. Lipscomb, Cecil Lewis | Directors: Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr

Votes: 5,458

7. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark. The lads basically mean well, but their habits of ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Gordon | Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton

Votes: 143

8. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

9. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Up the Junction (1965)

72 min | Drama

7.9
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Fragments of the life of three working-class women, and the people around them, in South London in the 1960s. Scenes in homes, streets, pubs, prison and their workplace cover family, friendship, romance, sex, and abortion.

Writer: Nell Dunn | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Carol White, Geraldine Sherman, Vickery Turner, Tony Selby

Votes: 75

10. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Ralph Edwards, Michael Aspel, John Mills

Votes: 80

11. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 39

12. Till Death Us Do Part (1965–1975)

40 min | Comedy

7.6
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A working-class Cockney bigot with a biased and expirienced opinion of everything shares them bluntly and almost carelessly.

Creator: Johnny Speight | Stars: Warren Mitchell, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols

Votes: 339

13. The Comedy Man (1964)

92 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Douglas Hayes, Peter Yeldham | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Kenneth More, Cecil Parker, Dennis Price, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 66

14. Brighthaven Express (1952)

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The Toff solves the mystery of a missing employer.

Writer: John Creasey | Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: John Bentley, Carol Marsh, Valentine Dyall, Shelagh Fraser

Votes: 8

15. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.4
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Writer: Noel Coward | Directors: Noel Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone, Michael Wilding

Votes: 3,430

16. Brighton Rock (1947)

92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred, the police believe it to be suicide. ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Terence Rattigan | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 3,571

17. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

105 min | Comedy

7.4
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A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Writers: Alan Hackney, Frank Harvey, John Boulting | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 2,420

18. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller, War

7.3
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When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Wellesley, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

Votes: 2,538

19. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 156

20. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife.

Writers: Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

Votes: 2,365

21. The Flying Squad (1940)

64 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Dedicated young Inspector Bradley of Scotland Yard is on the trail of Mark McGill, murderous ringleader of a smuggling organization in London. Hindering his investigation is pretty Ann ... See full summary »

Writer: Doreen Montgomery | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Sebastian Shaw, Phyllis Brooks, Jack Hawkins, Basil Radford

Votes: 12

22. They All Died Laughing (1964)

94 min | Comedy

7.3
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An English professor decides that there are too many useless people in the world and invents a gas that will kill them off. But first they'll at least have a good laugh.

Writer: Robert Hamer | Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Leo McKern, Janet Munro, Maxine Audley, Dennis Price

Votes: 48

23. Green Fingers (1947)

83 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Edith Arundel, Jack Whittingham | Director: John Harlow | Stars: Robert Beatty, Carol Raye, Nova Pilbeam, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 22

24. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: 3 Clear Sundays (1965)

85 min | Drama

7.3
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A dull witted young labourer from a criminal family is sent to gaol for a minor crime, leaving his pregnant girlfriend unmarried. But while there he is talked into attacking a guard, who ... See full summary »

Writer: Jimmy O'Connor | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Tony Selby, Rita Webb, Finnuala O'Shannon, Dickie Owen

Votes: 18

25. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything!

Writer: H.G. Wells | Directors: Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda | Stars: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 784

26. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 56

27. Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

77 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Leonard Reginald Gribble, Frank Launder, J.O.C. Orton, Hans Wolfgang Priwin | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Linden Travers, Wally Patch

Votes: 73

28. Quiet Wedding (1941)

80 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writers: Esther McCracken, Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr, Marjorie Fielding, A.E. Matthews

Votes: 40

29. Let the People Sing (1942)

105 min | Comedy

7.2
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The community of a small British town unite, in opposition to their local government authority, to keep open their town music hall... See full synopsis »

Writers: John Baxter, Barbara K. Emary, Geoffrey Orme, J.B. Priestley | Director: John Baxter | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fred Emney, Edward Rigby, Oliver Wakefield

Votes: 23

30. A Voice in the Night (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Writers: Percy Robinson, Terence de Marney, Emeric Pressburger, Rodney Ackland, Maurice Cowan | Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr, Roland Culver

Votes: 168

31. Inspector Hornleigh (1939)

76 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.1
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Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant Sergeant Bingham are called in to investigate a murder that involves the theft of government secrets.

Writers: Gerald Elliott, Richard Llewellyn, Hans Wolfgang Priwin, Bryan Edgar Wallace | Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Miki Hood, Wally Patch

Votes: 76

32. The Good Companions (1933)

95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Film musical taken from JB Priestley's novel about three musicians joining together to save a failing concert party, the Dinky Doos.

Writers: Ian Dalrymple, Edward Knoblock, W.P. Lipscomb, Angus MacPhail, J.B. Priestley | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Edmund Gwenn, John Gielgud, Mary Glynne

Votes: 140

33. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

7.1
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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: June Barrie, Alex Scott, Geoffrey Matthews, Michael Stainton

Votes: 11

34. Friday the Thirteenth (1933)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windscreen as his vehicle sails down an empty road.... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, G.H. Moresby-White, Emlyn Williams | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Muriel Aked, Cyril Smith

Votes: 224

35. Mail Train (1941)

87 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be ... See full summary »

Writers: Val Guest, Frank Launder, J.O.C. Orton, Hans Wolfgang Priwin | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Calvert, Edward Chapman

Votes: 92

36. The Common Touch (1941)

104 min | Drama

7.0
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On the death of his father, an eighteen-year old lad leaves school to take over the family firm in the City of London. Realising the other directors want to keep him in the dark he starts ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Ayres, Barbara K. Emary, Geoffrey Orme | Director: John Baxter | Stars: Greta Gynt, Geoffrey Hibbert, Joyce Howard, Harry Welchman

Votes: 71

37. Badger's Green (1934)

68 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writers: R.J. Davis, Violet E. Powell, R.C. Sherriff | Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Valerie Hobson, Bruce Lester, David Horne, Sebastian Smith

Votes: 5

38. Poor Cow (1967)

Approved | 101 min | Drama

6.9
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A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (... See full summary »

Writers: Nell Dunn, Ken Loach | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Terence Stamp, Carol White, John Bindon, Queenie Watts

Votes: 723

39. Your Past Is Showing (1957)

91 min | Comedy

6.9
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A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims.

Writer: Michael Pertwee | Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Peggy Mount, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 1,069

40. Too Many Crooks (1959)

85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Christiane Rochefort, Jean Nery, Michael Pertwee | Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 552

41. Shooting Stars (1928)

70 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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The husband and wife acting team of Mae Feather and Julian Gordon is torn apart when he discovers she is having an affair with the screen comedian Andy Wilks. Mae hatches a plot to kill her... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Asquith, John Orton | Directors: Anthony Asquith, A.V. Bramble | Stars: Annette Benson, Brian Aherne, Donald Calthrop, Wally Patch

Votes: 52

42. The Worker (1965–1970)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Stars: Charlie Drake, Henry McGee, Percy Herbert, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 15

43. Poison Pen (1939)

66 min | Drama

6.9
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A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes, known as "poison pen letters".

Writers: William Freshman, N.C. Hunter, Richard Llewellyn, Esther McCracken, Doreen Montgomery | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Flora Robson, Robert Newton, Ann Todd, Geoffrey Toone

Votes: 60

44. Bombsight Stolen (1941)

90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey Kerr, Anatole de Grunwald, J.O.C. Orton | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann

Votes: 669

45. Good-Time Girl (1948)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two GI's who are also on the run and they ... See full summary »

Writers: Muriel Box, Sydney Box, Arthur La Bern, Ted Willis | Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Jean Kent, Dennis Price, Herbert Lom, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 157

46. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

6.8
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 46

47. Brewster's Millions (1935)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Jack Brewster is a pennyless English lad who learns that he has inherited 6 million pounds sterling from a recently deceased relative. But soon learns that he must spend 500,000 pounds in ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Wimperis, Donovan Pedelty, Clifford Grey, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Paul Gangelin, George Barr McCutcheon, Byron Ongley, Winchell Smith | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Lili Damita, Nancy O'Neil, Sydney Fairbrother

Votes: 25

48. Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Charlie returns to the East End after two years at sea to find his house demolished and wife Maggie gone. Everyone else knows she is now shacked up with married bus driver Bert and a ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Lewis, Joan Littlewood | Director: Joan Littlewood | Stars: James Booth, Barbara Windsor, Roy Kinnear, Avis Bunnage

Votes: 103

49. The Bargee (1964)

Comedy

6.7
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Hemel Pike is a canal barge casanova, aided and abetted by his illiterate cousin, Ronnie. Hemel has a girl in every town along his route, and each one is intent on marriage. He is finally ... See full summary »

Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson | Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Hugh Griffith, Eric Sykes, Ronnie Barker

Votes: 155

50. The History of Mr. Polly (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he ... See full summary »

Writers: H.G. Wells, Anthony Pelissier | Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins

Votes: 389