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1. Penny Dreadful (2014– )

60 min | Drama, Horror

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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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

2. Into the Woods (2014)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy | Filming

A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children's stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.

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

3. MI-5 (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

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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

4. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

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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 production of The Prince and the Showgirl.

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

5. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

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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

6. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

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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

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

Drama, History

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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: Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Georgeson, James Laurenson

8. An Ideal Husband (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

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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

9. Persuasion (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Romance

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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

10. Orlando (1992)

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

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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, John Bott

11. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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The wizards behind "Merlin" and "The Odyssey" combine Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" into a three-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

12. National Theatre Live (2009– )

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Stars: Nick Sampson, Simon Russell Beale, Alex Jennings, Helen Mirren

13. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

14. The Gathering (III) (2003)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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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

15. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

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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

16. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

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

17. Legacy (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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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: Andrew Scott, Romola Garai, Charlie Cox, Geraldine James

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

416 min | Drama

7.4
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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, Sean Baker

19. Deep Water (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, History, Sport

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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, Clare Crowhurst

20. 1320 (2011)

105 min | Drama, History

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

21. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

22. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

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

23. 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

24. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

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Long-running arts series.

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

25. 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

26. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

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

Stars: Matthew Sweet, Andrew Collins, Peter York, Kim Newman

27. Muse of Fire (2013)

83 min | Documentary

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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

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

120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

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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

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

History

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

30. 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

31. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

Documentary

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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

32. Michael Parkinson: Masterclass (2012– )

Talk-Show

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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

33. BBC Proms (2013– )

Music

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

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

130 min | Music

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

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

60 min | Drama

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

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

36. BBC Proms (2010– )

Music

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

37. Mark Lawson Talks to... (2003– )

60 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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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, Peter Singer, David Attenborough, David Baddiel

38. A Taste of My Life (2006–2008)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Nigel Slater, Jo Brand, Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall

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

65 min | Drama

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Stars: Lynsey Baxter, Lesley Manville, Nigel Terry, Annette Badland

40. 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, Michael Billington

41. Symphony (2011– )

Documentary

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Stars: Mark Elder, Simon Russell Beale

42. Downtown Lagos (1992 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Drama

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Stars: Julie Graham, Ruth Sheen, Anton Lesser, Frederick Treves

43. 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

44. 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards (2005 Video)

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The 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards and Interviews backstage with the recipients, honorees and presenters of the Awards Show 2005. The Lifetime Achievement Award ... See full summary »

Directors: Sian Busby, Josef d'Bache-Kane, Colin Wilson | Stars: Pedro Almodóvar, Cliff Bestall, Nick Broomfield, Frank Budgen

45. John Betjeman: The Last Laugh (2001)

65 min | Documentary

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Writer: Edward Mirzoeff | Director: Edward Mirzoeff | Stars: John Drummond, Lady Harrod, Anne Lancaster, Candida Lycett-Green

46. Matisse Live (2014)

90 min | Documentary

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

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

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Dominic Best | Stars: Johanna Adams, Bob Crowley, Lauren Cuthbertson, Monica Mason

48. Sacred Music: The Story of Allegri's Miserere (2008 TV Movie)

Musical

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Director: Andy Robbins | Stars: Harry Christophers, Simon Russell Beale

49. National Theatre Live (2009– )
Episode: 50 Years on Stage (2013)

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Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.

Stars: Roger Allam, Jonathan Bailey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Frances de la Tour

50. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)
Episode: Art and Illusion (1988)

Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Andrew Davies | Director: David Tucker | Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, David Troughton, Barbara Flynn