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1. Der Rosenkavalier (1985 TV Movie)

198 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

9.1
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Writers: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, John Schlesinger | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Howells, Aage Haugland, Barbara Bonney

Votes: 29

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

Documentary

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

Votes: 8

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

Votes: 45

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

Votes: 36

5. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

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

Votes: 59

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

Votes: 34

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

Documentary

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

Votes: 8

8. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

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

Votes: 61

9. 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

Votes: 96

10. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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

Votes: 18

11. 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

Votes: 526

12. 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

Votes: 81

13. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn

Votes: 104

14. Aggie (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

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Adventures of a Fashion Designer on International Assignments.

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

Votes: 11

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

Votes: 29

16. 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, Renée Fleming

Votes: 389

17. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 21

18. 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

Votes: 19

19. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

X | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 70,368

20. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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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

Votes: 78

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

Votes: 7

22. 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

Votes: 453

23. 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

Votes: 324

24. 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

Votes: 24

25. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

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

Votes: 15

26. Sunday in the Park (1956)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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

Director: John Schlesinger

Votes: 6

27. 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

Votes: 174

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

Votes: 4,779

29. Assignment Foreign Legion (1956– )

30 min | Adventure

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

Votes: 17

30. 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

Votes: 488

31. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, 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

Votes: 41,077

32. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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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

Votes: 3,942

33. Separate Tables (1983 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 134

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Robert Brown, Brian Rix, Jane Barrett

Votes: 51

35. 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

Votes: 11

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

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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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

Votes: 23

37. A Kind of Loving (1962)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

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

Votes: 903

38. 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

Votes: 8

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

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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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

Votes: 42

40. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

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55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

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

Votes: 3,417

41. 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

Votes: 5,459

42. 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

Votes: 3,880

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

87 min | Drama

7.3
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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

Votes: 142

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

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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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

Votes: 24

45. 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

Votes: 3,594

46. 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

Votes: 3,768

47. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 56

48. 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 million 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

Votes: 53

49. 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

Votes: 69

50. 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

Votes: 91