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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. Der Rosenkavalier (1985 TV Movie)

198 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

9.0
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Writers: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, John Schlesinger | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Howells, Aage Haugland, Barbara Bonney

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

159 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.9
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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

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

30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Stars: Gary Merrill, Richard Burton, Omar N. Bradley, Walter Bedell Smith

5. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

8.7
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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

6. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: John Barry: Licence to Thrill (2000)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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Director: Clare Delargy | Stars: Alistair Aiken, John Barry, Don Black, Barbara Broccoli

7. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

8. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

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

Documentary

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

10. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Lisa Gastoni, Jack Hawkins

11. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn, Stephen Fry

12. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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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

13. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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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

14. 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

15. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

5 min | Documentary

8.1
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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

16. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

X | 113 min | Drama

8.0
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A naive 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

17. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

18. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

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

19. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

20. Assignment Foreign Legion (1956– )

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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Stars: Merle Oberon, Martin Benson, Lionel Jeffries, Peter Arne

21. 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

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

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Writers: Lindsay Galloway, Edgar Wallace | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Andrew Keir, Leo Britt, Malou Pantera

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

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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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

24. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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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

25. The Vise (1954–1961)

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

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

70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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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

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

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

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

28. 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

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

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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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

30. Separate Tables (1983 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama

7.6
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Arrival of a beautiful model stirs up the guests of a peaceful small-town hotel where most of them hide from their troubles. Secrets, infatuations and lies come out.

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

31. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

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

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

7.5
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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: The Journey Ends Halfway (1961)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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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

36. 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

37. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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

38. A Kind of Loving (1962)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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. 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

40. 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

41. Sunday in the Park (1956)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A light-hearted view of Londoners out for the day in Hyde Park.

Director: John Schlesinger

42. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: The Dowry (1957)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.4
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A prosperous London merchant and his daughter Bess are on their way to Nottingham with of 1,000 gold crowns. Gareth, a recent recruit to Robin's band, decides to relieve them of the money -... See full summary »

Writer: Neil R. Collins | Director: Anthony Squire | Stars: Richard Greene, Archie Duncan, Alan Wheatley, Jeanette Hutchinson

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

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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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

44. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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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

45. 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

46. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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

48. 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

49. Danger Man (1960–1962)
Episode: View from the Villa (1960)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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The killing of a man who embezzled five millions dollars of gold bullion prompts secret agent John Drake to investigate. He questions various people around Rome in an attempt to find the ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Clemens, Ralph Smart | Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Barbara Shelley, Delphi Lawrence, John Lee

50. 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