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1. Heavens Above! (1963)

105 min | Comedy

6.8
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A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.

Writers: Frank Harvey, John Boulting, Malcolm Muggeridge | Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael

Votes: 983

2. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912.

Writers: Walter Lord, Eric Ambler | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 10,585

3. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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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: 168

4. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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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

Votes: 629

5. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 123

6. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.1
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, John Carlisle, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 24

7. Trouble in the Sky (1960)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In Britain, at the dawn of jet-powered commercial aviation, an aircraft manufacturer tries to shift the blame from mechanical failure to pilot error when its newest jet airliner has a series of accidents.

Writers: Robert Westerby, Jeffrey Dell, David Beaty | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Michael Craig, Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Elizabeth Seal

Votes: 103

8. H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 216

9. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)

Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Votes: 51

10. William Tell (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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Depicts the legend of William Tell, who, as the stories say, shot an apple off of his son's head and lead the rebellion to free Switzerland.

Creator: Friedrich Schiller | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 100

11. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 85

12. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 41

13. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

6.1
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The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises ... See full summary »

Writers: Herman Cohen, Aben Kandel | Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow, Shirley Anne Field

Votes: 742

14. 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

15. The Password Is Courage (1962)

Approved | 116 min | War, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A British officer, captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, amongst many other adventures he gets awarded the Iron Cross !! Based on a true story.

Writers: Andrew L. Stone, John Castle | Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Maria Perschy, Alfred Lynch, Nigel Stock

Votes: 823

16. Dangerous Afternoon (1961)

62 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Writers: Gerald Anstruther, Brandon Fleming | Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Ruth Dunning, Nora Nicholson, Joanna Dunham, Howard Pays

Votes: 36

17. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 67

18. 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: 44

19. Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)

G | 89 min | Action, Drama, War

5.5
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Lloyd Bridges plays a WWII commando leader who leads a group of soldiers on a suicide mission to destroy a Nazi naval stronghold on the French coast.

Writers: Herman Hoffman, John C. Champion | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Andrew Keir, Sue Lloyd, Mark Eden

Votes: 431

20. The Cosmic Monster (1958)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

4.9
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A friendly visitor from outer space warns against conducting experiments with the Earth's magnetic field, that could mutate insects into giant monsters.

Writers: René Ray, Paul Ryder | Director: Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Gaby André, Martin Benson, Wyndham Goldie

Votes: 545

21. The Larkins (1958–1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Creator: Fred Robinson | Stars: David Kossoff, Peggy Mount, Barbara Mitchell, Ronan O'Casey

Votes: 27

22. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

8.0
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Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates..

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

Votes: 31

23. Compact (1962–1965)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Creators: Hazel Adair, Peter Ling | Stars: Frances Bennett, Robert Desmond, Lawrence James, Gareth Davies

Votes: 5

24. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 23

25. Ring of Treason (1964)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Barnes, Frank Launder | Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack, David Kossoff

Votes: 55

26. Interpol Calling (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Charles Korvin, Edwin Richfield, Roland Bartrop, George Pastell

Votes: 39

27. Two Left Feet (1963)

93 min | Comedy

7.0
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Based on David Stuart Leslie's novel Two Left Feet is a story about Alan Crabbe (Michael Crawford a callow youth desperate for a date with any girl who can offer him the experience he lacks... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Ward Baker, John Hopkins, David Stuart Leslie | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Michael Crawford, Nyree Dawn Porter, Julia Foster, David Hemmings

Votes: 40

28. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 8

29. The Scales of Justice (1962–1967)

Crime

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Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Bridget Armstrong, Garfield Morgan, Norman Scace

Votes: 20

30. Marriage Lines (1961–1966)

25 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Richard Briers, Prunella Scales, Edward de Souza, Geoffrey Sumner

Votes: 9

31. The Pursuers (1961– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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Inspector Bollinger pursues criminals and scoundrels on the mean streets of London with the aid of his trusty German Shepherd dog.

Stars: Louis Hayward, Gaylord Cavallaro, Robert Gallico, Geoffrey Hibbert

Votes: 9

32. Urge to Kill (1960)

59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A psychopathic killer murders three girls before police catch him.

Writers: James Eastwood, Charles Freeman, Gerald Savory | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Patrick Barr, Howard Pays, Terence Knapp, Ruth Dunning

Votes: 25

33. The Grand Junction Case (1961)

30 min | Crime, Short

6.4
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Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a woman whose dismembered body is found floating in a canal. The only clue to the woman's identity is an usual "Edelweiss" tattoo.

Writer: James Eastwood | Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Howard Pays, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 9

34. The Last Train (1960)

31 min | Crime, Short

6.8
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Scotland Yard investigates a murder committed in the London Underground

Writer: James Eastwood | Director: Geoffrey Muller | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Norman Johns, Lisa Daniely

Votes: 8

35. Never Back Losers (1961)

61 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Lukas Heller, Edgar Wallace | Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Hilda Barry, Douglas Bradley-Smith, Jacqueline Ellis, Tenniel Evans

Votes: 16

36. Goldilocks and the Three Bears/Rumpelstiltskin/Little Red Riding Hood/Sleeping Beauty (1984 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short

7.2
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Writer: Stan Hayward | Director: Steven Cuitlahuac Melendez | Star: John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 6

37. The Sinister Man (1961)

61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Writers: Robert Banks Stewart, Edgar Wallace | Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Patrick Allen, Gerald Anderson, Edward Atienza, John Bentley

Votes: 18

38. Jungle Street Girls (1960)

82 min | Crime

6.4
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Terry Collins mugs an old man, who subsequently dies. Joe Lucas finds out about it and blackmails him, threatening to turn him in to the police if he doesn't give him money. Terry then ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexander Doré, Guido Coen | Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Jill Ireland, David McCallum, Kenneth Cope, Brian Weske

Votes: 33

39. Jango (1961– )

30 min | Drama

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Creator: Robert Urquhart | Stars: Robert Urquhart, Moira Redmond, James Cairncross, Harold Goodwin

40. Flower of Evil (1961 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Thriller

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Thriller series involving a police inspector and his wife, whose holiday in Austria goes awry when they become involved in a sinister conspiracy.

Stars: William Lucas, Betty McDowall, Anthony Newlands, Aubrey Morris

41. Escape (1957– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Aidan Crawley, Ian Ainsley, John Nettleton, Alan Davidson

42. Potasch and Perlmutter (1955 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Montague Glass, Charles Klein | Stars: Harry Green, Meier Tzelniker, Eleanor Summerfield, Vic Wise

43. Evidence in Concrete (1960)

30 min | Crime, Short

6.3
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Police investigating a routine pedestrian fatality call in Scotland Yard when they make a surprising discovery.

Writer: James Eastwood | Director: George Hales | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Howard Pays, Peter Welch

Votes: 7

44. Italian Love Story (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

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Writer: Colin Morris | Stars: Gene Anderson, Michael Balfour, Bruno Barnabe, William Franklyn

45. Sixpenny Corner (1955– )

15 min | Drama

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This was the first ever serial shown on Independent Television in the UK, and started on their second day of broadcast. It was about the life and love of a young couple running a garage together.

Stars: Patricia Dainton, Howard Pays, Robert Webber, Stuart Saunders

46. Just Joe (1960)

73 min | Comedy

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Writers: Donald Bull, Raymond Drewe | Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Leslie Randall, Joan Reynolds, Michael Shepley, Anna May Wong

47. Outbreak of Murder (1962– )

30 min | Crime

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Crime drama about a homicide investigation.

Stars: David Gregory, David Griffin, Maureen Beck, Brenda Cowling

48. Ambush at Devil's Gap (1966)

95 min | Drama, Family

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Writers: David Eastman, Kerry Eastman | Director: David Eastman | Stars: Chris Barrington, Sue Sylvaine, Stephen Brown, Jacqueline Mitchell

49. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)
Episode: A Bird to Watch the Marbles (1963)

Crime

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Writer: Bill Strutton | Directors: Ian Fordyce, Richard Sidwell | Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Susan Travers, Howard Pays

50. The Vise (1954–1961)
Episode: Background for Murder (1958)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Stars: Donald Gray, Robert Arden, Claude Bonser, John Brooking