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1. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Votes: 44,371

2. 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: 185

3. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,453 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 89

5. 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: 51

6. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 56

7. Compact (1962–1965)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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This series was set in the offices of a women's glossy magazine. It was one of several attempts by the B.B.C.toinvent a soap opera to rival Coronation Street. Until Eastenders none really took off.

Stars: Frances Bennett, Robert Desmond, Ronald Allen, Louise Dunn

Votes: 5

8. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

8.2
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Stars: Madge Ryan, Anthony Bate, James Maxwell, Michael Caine

Votes: 34

9. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 25

10. Anna Karenina (1961 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

5.7
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In the Russia of the 1880s, Anna Karenina sacrifices her marriage when she has a passionate affair with an army officer.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Claire Bloom, Sean Connery, Jack Watling, Valerie Taylor

Votes: 86

11. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 40

12. The Marriage Lines (1961–1966)

25 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Richard Briers, Prunella Scales, Edward de Souza, Diana King

Votes: 9

13. The World of Wooster (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Dennis Price, Ian Carmichael, Derek Nimmo, Eleanor Summerfield

Votes: 29

14. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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: 25

15. Probation Officer (1959–1962)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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Stars: John Paul, John Scott, David Davies, Jessica Spencer

Votes: 13

16. 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

17. Festival (I) (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: David Garfield, Cyril Cusack, John Wood, John Welsh

Votes: 6

18. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Elvi Hale, Madoline Thomas, George A. Cooper, Emrys Jones

19. Mrs. Pym of Scotland Yard (1940)

65 min | Crime, Mystery

5.8
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An eccentric woman detective investigates the murders of several people who visited the same medium.

Director: Fred Ellis | Stars: Mary Clare, Edward Lexy, Nigel Patrick, Janet Johnson

Votes: 33

20. Oliver Twist (1962– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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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: Bruce Prochnik, Max Adrian, Peter Vaughan, Carmel McSharry

Votes: 8

21. Gilbert and Sullivan: The Immortal Jesters (1961– )

Biography, Drama

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Stars: Alan Wheatley, Ernest Clark, Lyndon Brook, Mary Mackenzie

22. The Broken Horseshoe (1952– )

30 min | Thriller

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Stars: John Robinson, John Byron, Andrew Crawford, Robert Adair

23. Six More Faces of Jim (1962– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Jimmy Edwards, June Whitfield, Ronnie Barker, Patrick Newell

24. Baxter On... (1964– )

25 min | Comedy

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Stars: Stanley Baxter, June Whitfield, Alec Paterson, Michael Balfour

25. Brothers in Law (1962– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Richard Briers, Richard Waring, June Barry, John Glyn-Jones

26. The Adventures of Alice (1960 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama, Family

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Director: Charles Lefeaux | Stars: Sonia Dresdel, Marian Spencer, Ernest Milton, Peter Sallis

27. Little Women (1950– )

30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Stars: Sheila Shand Gibbs, Jane Hardie, Norah Gorsen, David Jacobs

28. Operation Diplomat (1952– )

30 min | Thriller

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Stars: Hector Ross, Pamela Galloway, Reginald Hearne, Hugh Kelly

29. Reggie Little at Large (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Desmond Walter-Ellis, Richard Caldicot, Godfrey Harrison, Sheila McCormack

30. Geneva (1939 TV Movie)

Drama

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Stars: Ernest Thesiger, Cecil Trouncer, Walter Hudd, Alison Leggatt

31. Compact (1962–1965)
Episode: A Case of Identity (1962)

Drama

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Director: Hugh Munro | Stars: Ronald Allen, Frances Bennett, Keith Buckley, Erik Chitty

32. Operation Diplomat (1952– )
Episode: A Change of Plan (1952)

Thriller

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Director: Martyn C. Webster | Stars: Hector Ross, Arthur Ridley, Raymond Huntley, Ivan Samson

33. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Arsenic and Old Lace (1957)

Drama

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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Stars: Jean Cadell, Marda Vanne, Valentine Dyall, George Benson

34. Baxter On... (1964– )
Episode: Baxter on Law (1964)

Comedy

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Stars: Stanley Baxter, June Whitfield, David Holliday, Cal McCord

35. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)
Episode: Day of Retirement (1958)

Drama

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Stars: Lockwood West, Arthur Ridley, Geoffrey Matthews, John Crocker

36. First Night (1963–1964)
Episode: Do Me No Favours (1963)

Drama

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Director: Eric Tayler | Stars: Johnny Briggs, Lois Daine, Hazel Hughes, Arnold Ridley

37. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Episode: Emergency Ward 9 (1966)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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In this medical drama for the BBC's THIRTY MINUTE THEATER series, a doctor is helpless as an old man dies in pain. In the same ward, three other patients of different backgrounds attempt to... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Terence de Marney, Tenniel Evans, Dan Jackson, Gillian Lewis

Votes: 6

38. Oliver Twist (1962– )
Episode: Episode #1.13 (1962)

Adventure, Family

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Director: Eric Tayler | Stars: Peter Vaughan, Harry Landis, Alan Rothwell, Peter Furnell

39. Probation Officer (1959–1962)
Episode: Episode #2.3 (1960)

Drama

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Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: John Paul, Jessica Spencer, Jack Stewart, Henry Oscar

40. Reggie Little at Large (1953– )
Episode: Flat Spin (1953)

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Desmond Walter-Ellis, Richard Caldicot, Dennis Chinnery, Anthony Creighton

41. Operation Diplomat (1952– )
Episode: Gida (1952)

Thriller

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Director: Martyn C. Webster | Stars: Hector Ross, Arthur Ridley, Raymond Huntley, Brian Badcoe

42. The World of Wooster (1965–1967)
Episode: Jeeves and the Great Sermon Handicap (1965)

Comedy

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Stars: Dennis Price, Ian Carmichael, Timothy Carlton, Simon Carter

43. The Broken Horseshoe (1952– )
Episode: Mr. Mark Fenton (1952)

Thriller

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Stars: John Robinson, John Byron, Andrew Crawford, Robert Adair

44. Gilbert and Sullivan: The Immortal Jesters (1961– )
Episode: Overture (1961)

Biography, Drama

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Director: Graeme Muir | Stars: Alan Wheatley, Ernest Clark, Lyndon Brook, Mary Mackenzie

45. Maigret (1959–1963)
Episode: Peter the Lett (1963)

Crime, Drama

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Maigret is alarmed to learn that one of the most dangerous criminals in Europe is newly arrived in Paris.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Victor Lucas

46. Little Women (1950– )
Episode: Pleasant Meadows (1951)

Drama, Family, Romance

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Stars: Alan Bromly, Barbara Everest, Sheila Shand Gibbs, Norah Gorsen

47. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Prelude to Glory (1954)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Clare Austin, George Coulouris, Andrew Cruickshank, Willoughby Goddard

48. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Rebecca (1954)

Drama

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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Augustine, Wilfrid Brambell, Sydney Bromley, Ian Colin

49. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
Episode: Scene of the Accident (1961)

Drama

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Stars: William Squire, Pamela Alan, John Carson, Moultrie Kelsall

50. Brothers in Law (1962– )
Episode: Separation Order (1962)

Comedy

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Stars: Richard Briers, Richard Waring, June Barry, John Glyn-Jones