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1. Zulu (1964)

Unrated | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Writers: John Prebble, Cy Endfield | Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth

2. Mysterious Island (1961)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Prebble, Daniel B. Ullman, Crane Wilbur, Jules Verne | Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

3. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

4. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

Stars: Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Hepton

5. White Feather (1955)

Approved | 102 min | History, Western

6.5
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The story of the peace mission from the US cavalry to the Cheyenne Indians in Wyoming during the 1870s. The mission is threatened when a civilian surveyor befriends the chief's son and ... See full summary »

Writers: Delmer Daves, Leo Townsend, John Prebble | Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, John Lund, Debra Paget

6. Gypsy Girl (1965)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young, lonely, emotionally challenged teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden traumatic death of a childhood friend 10 years earlier.

Writers: Mary Hayley Bell, John Prebble | Director: John Mills | Stars: Hayley Mills, Ian McShane, Annette Crosbie, Laurence Naismith

7. The Borgias (1981 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

7.5
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Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.

Stars: Oliver Cotton, Maurice O'Connell, Louis Selwyn, Adolfo Celi

8. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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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

9. The Battle of Culloden (1964 TV Movie)

69 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

Writer: Peter Watkins | Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Tony Cosgrove, Olivier Espitalier-Noel, Don Fairservice, George McBean

10. The Edwardians (1972 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

11. Penmarric (1979– )

50 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Maud Penmar Castallack wages war on her cousin Giles for many years in her determination to secure Penmarric for her son, Mark. But Mark is a man of passion and is beholden to his own desires, being torn between two women.

Stars: Annabel Leventon, Peter Blake, Thomas Ellice, Rupert Frazer

12. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Marguerite Chapman

13. Churchill's People (1974– )

50 min | Drama

5.9
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Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bernard Hepton, Geoffrey Matthews, Daniel Brian

14. John Macnab (1976– )

45 min | Drama

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Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Basil Dignam, Derek Godfrey, Bernard Horsfall

15. The Three Hostages (1977 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

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Writers: John Buchan, John Prebble | Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Barry Foster, Diana Quick, John Castle, Peter Blythe

16. The Love School (1975– )

Drama

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Stars: Ben Kingsley, Kika Markham, David Burke, Kenneth Colley

17. Bothwell (1970 TV Movie)

Drama, History

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Writer: John Prebble | Director: Roderick Graham | Stars: Brian Cox, Marian Diamond, Marc Harrison, Elizabeth Sinclair

18. Anno Domini (1974–1976)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Colin Morris, Peter France, Vanya Kewley, Hugh Bishop

19. The Edwardians (1972– )
Episode: Baden-Powell (1972)

Drama, History

6.5
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Robert Baden-Powell spent his life in the military and rose to the rank of Lieutenant General. He was a national hero for the defense of Mafeking in the Boer War and led the inhabitants ... See full summary »

Writer: John Prebble | Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Ron Moody, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Keith Barron, Kathleen Byron

20. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )
Episode: Catherine Parr (1970)

Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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It is the year 1543 and the King is now grossly fat, semi-lame, and wrinkled. Beset by boredom he longs for a new wife to ease his lonely life, will the twice widowed and scholarly Katherine Parr, fulfill his needs?

Writers: Maurice Cowan, John Prebble | Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Keith Michell, Rosalie Crutchley, John Ronane, Howard Goorney

21. Penmarric (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1979)

Drama, Family

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Writers: Susan Howatch, John Prebble | Director: Tina Wakerell | Stars: Ralph Bates, John Castle, Paul Darrow, Lesley Dunlop

22. Penmarric (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1979)

Drama, Family

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Writers: Susan Howatch, John Prebble | Director: Tina Wakerell | Stars: Peter Blake, Nick Brimble, George Cormack, Desmond Cullum-Jones

23. Penmarric (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1979)

Drama, Family

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Writers: Susan Howatch, John Prebble | Director: Derek Martinus | Stars: Morris Barry, Peter Blake, Matthew Blakstad, Nick Brimble

24. Penmarric (1979– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1979)

Drama, Family

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Writers: Susan Howatch, John Prebble | Director: Derek Martinus | Stars: Peter Birch, Peter Blake, Matthew Blakstad, James Cheesman

25. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Mr. Douglas (1964)

70 min | Drama

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Writer: John Prebble | Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: Michael Goodliffe, Jean Anderson, Laurence Hardy, Claire Nielson

26. John Macnab (1976– )
Episode: Our Reputations at the Stake (1976)

Drama

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Writers: John Buchan, John Prebble | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Ron Bain, Basil Dignam, Jack Galloway

27. The Borgias (1981– )
Episode: Part 1 (1981)

Drama

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On the death of Pope Innocent VIII in 1492, the 60-year-old Borgia wants the papal tiara at all costs (literally). He succeeds in buying the largest number of votes; Sforza, the Milanese ... See full summary »

Writer: John Prebble | Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Adolfo Celi, Oliver Cotton, Anne-Louise Lambert, Alfred Burke

28. The Borgias (1981– )
Episode: Part 2 (1981)

Drama

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Charles VIII of France invades northern Italy on his way to Naples, pledging to depose the Borgian pope if/when he conquers Rome. When Rodrigo Borgia's mistress and his daughter are ... See full summary »

Writer: John Prebble | Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Adolfo Celi, Oliver Cotton, Anne-Louise Lambert, Alfred Burke

29. The Borgias (1981– )
Episode: Part 3 (1981)

Drama

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Alexander VI sends his son Giovanni (Juan) as head of his mostly Spanish army to subdue his enemies: the Orsinis. Juan proves an ineffective general and is brought home grievously wounded. ... See full summary »

Writer: John Prebble | Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Adolfo Celi, Oliver Cotton, Anne-Louise Lambert, Alan Bowerman

30. The Borgias (1981– )
Episode: Part 7 (1981)

Drama

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Lucrezia is poised to marry the Duke of Ferrara, meeting with his representatives who seek to adjust the terms with the pope to their advantage. As meetings proceed, Cesare captures the man... See full summary »

Writer: John Prebble | Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Adolfo Celi, Oliver Cotton, Anne-Louise Lambert, Peter Benson

31. The Borgias (1981– )
Episode: Part 8 (1981)

Drama

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Cesare again seeks Louis XII of France as an ally to gain an army since his condottieri have deserted him. He is even enlisting peasants and arming them. Lucrezia has had a still-born child... See full summary »

Writer: John Prebble | Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Adolfo Celi, Oliver Cotton, Anne-Louise Lambert, Alfred Burke

32. Anno Domini (1974–1976)
Episode: Special: A Hard Road to Heaven - The Last Days of John Ogilvie (1976)

70 min | Talk-Show

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Writer: John Prebble | Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Peter France, James Laurenson, Roddy McMillan

33. The Love School (1975– )
Episode: The Artisan (1975)

Drama

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Writer: John Prebble | Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: David Burke, Kenneth Colley, Kika Markham, Ben Kingsley

34. Elizabeth R (1971– )
Episode: The Enterprise of England (1971)

Biography, Drama

8.3
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Writer: John Prebble | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Robert Hardy, Ronald Hines, Stephen Murray

35. John Macnab (1976– )
Episode: The Old Hero (1976)

Drama

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Writers: John Buchan, John Prebble | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Bill Armour, Lally Bowers, Basil Dignam

36. Studio 57 (1954–1958)
Episode: The Regulators (1956)

30 min | Drama, Family

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Writers: James Gunn, John Prebble | Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Corey Allen, Robert Armstrong, Lloyd Bridges, Joe Corey

37. John Macnab (1976– )
Episode: The Return of Harold Blacktooth (1976)

Drama

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Writers: John Buchan, John Prebble | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Ron Bain, Basil Dignam, Jack Galloway

38. Churchill's People (1974– )
Episode: The Wallace (1975)

Drama

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Writers: Winston Churchill, John Prebble, Brian Rawlinson, Gerald Savory | Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Brian Cox, Stephen Murray, Fulton Mackay, Jack Watson