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1. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Making It in London (1993)

Documentary

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Stars: Jane Asher, Dirk Bogarde, Michael Caine, Julie Christie

2. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Oliver Reed, Peter Brett

3. Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (1960–1963)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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Stars: Gary Merrill, Richard Burton, Omar N. Bradley, Walter Bedell Smith

4. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Conte, Lisa Gastoni, Dan Dailey, Jack Hawkins

5. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Northern Lights (1993)

Documentary

8.5
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Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay

6. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

7. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

8. Der Rosenkavalier (1985 TV Movie)

198 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Writers: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, John Schlesinger | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Howells, Aage Haugland, Barbara Bonney

9. Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) (1981 TV Movie)

159 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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Writers: Jules Barbier, Michel Carré, E.T.A. Hoffmann | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Luciana Serra, Agnes Baltsa, Ileana Cotrubas

10. Omnibus (1967–2002)
Episode: John Barry: Licence to Thrill (2000)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director: Clare Delargy | Stars: Alistair Aiken, John Barry, Don Black, Barbara Broccoli

11. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, Stephen Fry, Terry Gilliam

12. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

13. The Adventures of Aggie (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Adventures of a Fashion Designer on International Assignments.

Stars: Joan Shawlee, Michael Ward, Patrick McGoohan, Vernon Greeves

14. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

X | 113 min | Drama

8.0
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A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.

Writers: Waldo Salt, James Leo Herlihy | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

16. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

17. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

18. Assignment Foreign Legion (1956– )

30 min | Adventure

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Stars: Merle Oberon, Martin Benson, Lionel Jeffries, Peter Arne

19. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)
Episode: Frost at the London Palladium for the British Film and Television Awards (1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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A departure from the usual Wembley studio as Frost presents the star-studded awards with help from his usual mix of regulars and guest artistes.

Writers: Barry Cryer, John Esmonde, Bob Larbey, Paul McDowell, David McKellar, David Nobbs, Neil Shand, Peter Vincent, Dick Vosburgh | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

20. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

48 min | Documentary

7.9
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A five-part history of British cinema in the 1960s presented by American director Richard Lester.

Stars: Michael Caine, Lindsay Anderson, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie

21. The Four Just Men (1959– )
Episode: The Village of Shame (1959)

30 min | Drama

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Writers: Lindsay Galloway, Edgar Wallace | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Andrew Keir, Leo Britt, Malou Pantera

22. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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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

23. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: A Question of Attribution (1991)

70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a Soviet agent for 25 years, is routinely questioned and gives no answers, but is knighted and works as Director of the Courtauld Institute, and presents his ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: James Fox, David Calder, Geoffrey Palmer, Prunella Scales

24. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

25. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

26. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Writers: Vito Russo, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sharon Wood, Armistead Maupin | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

27. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Lost Language of Cranes (1991)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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When a young gay man comes out of the closet. His friends support him, but when he comes out to his parents, he stirs up a wealth of hidden feelings and secrets in their relationship.

Writers: David Leavitt, Sean Mathias | Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Brian Cox, Eileen Atkins, Angus Macfadyen, Corey Parker

28. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

29. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent

30. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

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Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Lionel Jeffries, Richard Fleischer

31. Danger Man (1960–1962)
Episode: The Journey Ends Halfway (1961)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Numerous people have disappeared along an escape route to freedom. John Drake follows in the steps of one of the missing men, discovering that the would-be refugees are being killed during ... See full summary »

Writer: Ian Stuart Black | Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Paul Daneman, Willoughby Goddard, Anna May Wong

32. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

33. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

34. Un ballo in maschera (1990 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama, Music

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Writers: Antonio Somma, Eugène Scribe, John Schlesinger | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Leo Nucci, Josephine Barstow, Florence Quivar

35. Danger Man (1960–1962)
Episode: Time to Kill (1960)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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When a professor is murdered in broad daylight, secret agent John Drake is enlisted to track down the assassin. He heads for a remote hunting lodge just over the Austrian border, where the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ian Stuart Black, Brian Clemens | Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Sarah Lawson, Lionel Murton, Derren Nesbitt

36. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Writers: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

37. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Frederic Raphael | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

38. A Kind of Loving (1962)

112 min | Drama, Romance

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A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into ... See full summary »

Writers: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse, Stan Barstow | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

39. The Lost Language of Cranes (1991 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

7.4
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A young gay man comes out to his middle-class parents, which has repercussions for his father who has long since been trying to repress his own sexuality.

Writers: Sean Mathias, David Leavitt | Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Brian Cox, Eileen Atkins, Angus Macfadyen, Corey Parker

40. Danger Man (1960–1962)
Episode: Under the Lake (1961)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Large amounts of counterfeit currency have been arriving in Switzerland from all over the world. Drake has been assigned to follow a lead suspect, Gunther Klaus, and pretends to show ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Whittingham | Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Christopher Rhodes, Hermione Baddeley, Moira Redmond

41. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

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82 Metascore

In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Bradbury, Stella Gibbons | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry

42. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

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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

43. Separate Tables (1983 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama

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Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Claire Bloom, Irene Worth

44. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

Writer: Penelope Gilliatt | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

45. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

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An art director in the 1930's falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Writers: Nathanael West, Waldo Salt | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

46. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Writers: Frederic Raphael, John Schlesinger, Joseph Janni | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, José Luis de Vilallonga

47. Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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This 90-minute documentary illustrates how directors pushed boundaries and altered the art of filmmaking during the turbulent, swinging 1960s. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, "Reel Radicals" ... See full summary »

Writers: Ethan Mordden, Lewis A. Bogach | Directors: Lewis A. Bogach, Don Fizzinoglia | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Fidel Castro, Phyllis Coates, John Connally

48. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

49. The Divided Heart (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

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A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Whittingham | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox

50. Cinema mil (2005– )

30 min

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Pedro Almodóvar