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1. Penny Dreadful (2014– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror

8.2
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Creator: John Logan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney

Votes: 49,630

2. Into the Woods (2014)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Musical

6.0
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69 Metascore

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Writers: James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt

Votes: 76,655

3. Tarzan (2016)

Action, Adventure | Post-production

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stuart Beattie, Craig Brewer, John Collee, Adam Cozad | Director: David Yates | Stars: Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz

4. MI-5 (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 10,901

5. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

Writers: Adrian Hodges, Colin Clark | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond

Votes: 66,773

6. The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

8.5
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.

Stars: Jimi James, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 2,444

7. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

7.8
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

Votes: 28,850

8. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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82 Metascore

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Writers: Terence Davies, Terence Rattigan | Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy

Votes: 10,303

9. Persuasion (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Nick Dear | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave

Votes: 8,362

10. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf | Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 8,889

11. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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The wizards behind The Odyssey (1997) and Merlin (1998) combine Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" into a two-hour special that just gets curiouser and curiouser.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Peter Barnes | Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 5,917

12. An Ideal Husband (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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67 Metascore

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed.... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Wilde, Oliver Parker | Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver

Votes: 12,127

13. The Gathering (III) (2003)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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While going to the town of Ashby Wake, the drifter Cassie is hit by a car driven by Marion Kirkman and loses her memory. Marion invites Cassie to stay in her huge old house with her family,... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Kerry Fox

Votes: 6,307

14. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creators: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

Votes: 748

15. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.0
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 284

16. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

7.7
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At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....

Writers: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton | Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 8,716

17. Legacy (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past.

Writers: Alan Judd, Paula Milne | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Charlie Cox, Romola Garai, Andrew Scott, Geraldine James

Votes: 234

18. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997 TV Mini-Series)

416 min | Drama

7.5
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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.

Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale, Robin Bailey

Votes: 336

20. National Theatre Live: King Lear (2014)

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Saif Al-Warith, Waj Ali, Nathan Ampofo, James Barnes

Votes: 41

21. Deep Water (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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80 Metascore

A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

Directors: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 2,091

22. 1320 (2011)

105 min | Drama, History

4.5
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Is this a fake listing. I do not know of any such film, with Kelly Reilly in..

Writer: Wolfgang Wünsch | Director: Wolfgang Wünsch | Stars: Marcel Miller, Kelly Reilly, Danny Huston, Jeanie Hackett

Votes: 16

23. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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A surreal comedy series tracking the career of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 292

24. The Young Visiters (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London. She comes to see society and meet young men and bothers him to go ... See full summary »

Writers: Daisy Ashford, Patrick Barlow | Director: David Yates | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Lyndsey Marshal, Bill Nighy

Votes: 409

25. The Mysterious Mr Webster (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Biography

8.0
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The story of the son of a coach-maker with a highly developed sense of the macabre, who ended up rivalling Shakespeare. John Webster's life was shadowy and his plays darkly imagined - it ... See full summary »

Directors: Rachel Jardine, Alastair Laurence, David Okuefuna | Stars: James Shapiro, Ben Addis, Gemma Arterton, Oscar Dunbar

Votes: 6

26. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers, Martin Parr

Votes: 59

27. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 81

28. Ancient Worlds (2010– )

Documentary

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An Ancient society is examined, but not just from a historical point of view. The researchers try to present and approach it as if they lived in that Classical or earlier culture, religion etcetera.

Stars: Richard Miles, Simon Russell Beale, Julie Berry, Cecile Michel

Votes: 103

29. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Series looking at changes in British society employing BBC archive footage.

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Andrew Collins, Matthew Sweet, Peter York

Votes: 16

30. Dunkirk (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.5
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A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

Writers: Alex Holmes, Neil McKay, Lisa Osborne | Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Clive Brunt, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 256

31. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.7
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A TV screening of a production of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by the Royal Ballet, staged at the Royal Opera House in London. It's the first full-length score commissioned for the Royal Ballet in 20 years.

Writer: Nicholas Wright | Directors: Jonathan Haswell, Dominic Best | Stars: Lauren Cuthbertson, Sergei Polunin, Edward Watson, Zenaida Yanowsky

Votes: 31

32. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Johnson Chang, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 240

33. The Temptation of Franz Schubert (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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The darker side of the composer is explored when he stays in the hospital for syphilis.

Writers: Peter Ettedgui, Peter Webber, Nicolas Kent | Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Jason Flemyng, Emilia Fox, Richard Van Allan

Votes: 23

34. Simon Schama's Shakespeare (2012 TV Mini-Series)

History

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Stars: Simon Schama, Harriet Walter, Peter De Jersey, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 22

35. BBC Proms (2010– )

Music

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Stars: Katie Derham, Suzy Klein, Charles Hazlewood, Zeb Soanes

Votes: 9

36. Muse of Fire (2013)

83 min | Documentary

7.9
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Two young London actors set out together to face the greatest challenge in the world of acting - Shakespeare.

Writers: Dan Poole, Giles Terera | Directors: Dan Poole, Giles Terera | Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Mark Rylance, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 69

37. A Taste of My Life (2006–2008)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

7.7
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Nigel Slater interviews celebrities about their lives and the food that has affected them.

Stars: Nigel Slater, Meera Syal, Jo Brand, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 28

38. The 58th Annual Tony Awards (2004 TV Special)

130 min | Music

6.5
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Writers: Dave Boone, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Tom Aldredge, Eileen Atkins, Becky Ann Baker

Votes: 131

39. Mark Lawson Talks to... (2003– )

60 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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A series in which arts presenter Mark Lawson has a 60-minute in-depth conversation with a notable figure.

Stars: Mark Lawson, Imelda Staunton, Julie Walters, Noel Gallagher

Votes: 30

40. Time and the Conways (1985 TV Movie)

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Writer: J.B. Priestley | Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Peter Chelsom, Nicholas Le Prevost, Mel Martin, Keith Drinkel

Votes: 5

41. National Theatre Live: London Assurance (2010)

160 min | Comedy

7.8
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Writers: Dion Boucicault, Richard Bean | Stars: Nick Sampson, Richard Frame, Paul Ready, Matt Cross

Votes: 18

42. National Theatre Live: Collaborators (2011)

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Writer: John Hodge | Stars: Alex Jennings, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Addy, Sarah Annis

Votes: 9

43. Richard Briers: A Tribute (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Emma Clarke | Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Richard Briers, Alan Ayckbourn, Simon Russell Beale

44. The Mushroom Picker (1993 TV Mini-Series)

65 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Nigel Terry, Lynsey Baxter, Lesley Manville, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 12

45. Michael Parkinson: Masterclass (2012– )

Talk-Show

7.9
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The first series of Masterclass was broadcast on Sky Arts in November 2012. The six part series features the most successful exponents from all areas of the art... See full synopsis »

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Jamie Cullum, Michael Morpurgo, Lang Lang

Votes: 7

46. BBC Proms (2013– )

Music

7.7
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Stars: Katie Derham, Tom Service, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Bryant

Votes: 7

47. Downtown Lagos (1992 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Drama

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Stars: Anton Lesser, Frederick Treves, Ursula Howells, Kitty Aldridge

48. Matisse Live (2014)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Phil Grabsky | Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Francine Stock, Rupert Young

49. Monteverdi in Mantua - The Genius of the Vespers (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Simon Russell Beale travels to Italy to explore the story of the Duke of Mantua and his court composer Claudio Monteverdi during the late Italian Renaissance.

Director: Andy King-Dabbs | Star: Simon Russell Beale

50. Being Alice: Adventures in Wonderland (2011 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Dominic Best | Stars: Johanna Adams, Simon Russell Beale, Bob Crowley, Lauren Cuthbertson