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1. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 31,173

2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 15,268

3. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 5,279

4. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 6,774

5. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 3,566

6. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Approved | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

Votes: 6,656

7. Hands of the Ripper (1971)

R | 85 min | Horror

6.3
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As a young child Jack the Ripper's daughter witnesses him kill her mother. As a young woman she carries on the murderous reign of her father. A psychiatrist tries to cure her with tragic consequences.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell

Votes: 1,616

8. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

778 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,590

9. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 172

10. The Lost Continent (1968)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.7
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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Porter's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Carreras, Leslie Norman | Stars: Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley

Votes: 1,266

11. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama

8.7
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

Votes: 749

12. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 213

13. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,074

14. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)

PG | 102 min | Crime, History, Mystery

6.6
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In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter, Karen Dotrice

Votes: 1,738

15. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

Votes: 3,002

16. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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

Votes: 75

17. Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

160 min | Drama, History

5.9
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

Director: Charlton Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter, John Castle

Votes: 573

18. The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

118 min | Drama

7.4
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Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children, with the two eldest boys at boarding school. The children are spread over Jo's three... See full summary »

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Janine Gray

Votes: 1,471

19. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter

Votes: 502

20. The Belstone Fox (1973)

PG | 88 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

Director: James Hill | Stars: Eric Porter, Jeremy Kemp, Bill Travers, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 180

21. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980 TV Movie)

210 min | Drama

8.1
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter

Votes: 464

22. Performance (1992– )

Drama

6.3
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 40

23. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.8
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 62

24. Civilisation (1969– )

50 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.8
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Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 532

25. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

8.4
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 424

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: 54

27. Hennessy (1975)

PG | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, Richard Johnson, Trevor Howard

Votes: 372

28. Kaleidoscope (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill, Eric Porter

Votes: 555

29. Callan (1974)

PG | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Edward Woodward, Eric Porter, Carl Möhner, Catherine Schell

Votes: 422

30. Anna Karenina (1977– )

500 min

8.2
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Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.

Stars: Nicola Pagett, Stuart Wilson, Eric Porter, Robert Swann

Votes: 201

31. Oliver Twist (1985– )

360 min | Drama

7.6
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Ben Rodska, Eric Porter, Michael Attwell, Pip Donaghy

Votes: 248

32. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 49

33. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Votes: 37

34. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

35. The Glittering Prizes (1976– )

75 min | Drama

8.7
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Twenty years in the lives of some Cambridge undergraduates, who all find that the real world of a changing Britain is a hard place.

Stars: Tom Conti, Barbara Kellerman, Mark Wing-Davey, Clive Merrison

Votes: 118

36. The World at War: A Special Presentation - Secretary to Hitler (1974 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Traudl Junge wanted to dance the ballet and so she went to Berlin. She already knew shorthand and typing, she applied for a vacancy in Hitler's chancellery. She became one of his private ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: Traudl Junge, Michael Darlow, Eva Braun, Magda Goebbels

Votes: 41

37. The Wars of the Roses (I) (1965– )

Drama

8.7
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A filmed theatre production of four of Shakespeare's historical plays condensed down into a trilogy.

Stars: David Warner, Peggy Ashcroft, Donald Burton, Alan Tucker

Votes: 42

38. Churchill and the Generals (1979 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The complicated relationship between Winston Churchill and the leaders of the British army during World War II.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Timothy West, Eric Porter, Arthur Hill, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 64

39. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

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A BBC TV series of 45 minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

40. Emma (1948 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Michael Barry | Stars: Judy Campbell, O.B. Clarence, Ralph Michael, Gillian Lind

41. Knock on Any Door (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology series with the premise that there is story behind every door.

Stars: Ted Willis, Brenda Bruce, Helen Fraser, Peter Copley

Votes: 5

42. The Crucible (1980 TV Movie)

Drama, History

7.1
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An adaptation of the famous play concerning the Salem witch trials.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Michael Harbour, Eric Porter, Sarah Berger, Daniel Massey

Votes: 31

43. Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler (1975 TV Movie)

52 min | History, War

7.9
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Te Russians claimed that Hitler was still alive and was a British prisoner, at first. Then they said his corpse had been autopsied by themselves. Hitler's in-house people in the bunker said... See full summary »

Director: Martin Smith | Stars: Lev Bezymenski, Traudl Junge, Heinz Linge, Eric Porter

Votes: 18

44. From War to Peace (1974 Video)

22 min | Documentary

8.0
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It was simple to live in the world in 1945 after the defeats of Germany and Japan. Did nearly 60 million people die for naught?

Stars: Stephen Ambrose, Eric Porter, Winston Churchill, Bernard L. Montgomery

Votes: 17

45. Foreign Field (1959 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

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Stars: Ann Todd, Eric Porter, Patricia Kneale, Bernard Kay

46. Solo (1970– )

20 min | Biography

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Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Brett, Tom Courtenay

47. The Last Invasion (1966 TV Movie)

50 min | History

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Director: John Frankau | Stars: Eric Porter, Kenneth Haigh, Douglas Wilmer, Geoffrey Bayldon

48. The Canal Children (1976– )

25 min | Adventure

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The adventures of two children on the canals during the 19th century.

Stars: Andrew O'Connor, Maxine Gordon, Gwen Cherrell, Barbara Hickmott

49. World Theatre (1959– )

Drama

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Stars: Olive McFarland, John Southworth, Dilys Hamlett, James Maxwell

50. The Shetland Experience (1977)

Documentary, Short

7.5
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Director: Derek Williams | Star: Eric Porter

Votes: 15