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1. Chaplin (1992)
PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.
Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw
4. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.
5. Cry Freedom (1987)
PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko.
6. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)
108 min | Drama, War
A shy and quiet WWII evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, but they soon develop a close friendship.
11. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
104 min | Drama, Sport
A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs... See full summary »
12. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Horror
The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.
13. The Protectors (1972–1973)
30 min | Adventure, Crime
The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »
14. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »
15. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)
103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.
19. Sweeney! (1977)
89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »
20. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
"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.
21. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )
50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This British TV series, shot almost entirely on videotape, dramatized short mystery fiction by authors who were contemporaries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Many of these authors were ... See full summary »
24. Sweeney 2 (1978)
104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.
26. Budgie (1971–1972)
60 min | Drama
Chirpy Cockney petty crook 'Budgie' Bird is the main character in this British TV series of the early 70s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his ... See full summary »
28. Home to Roost (1985–1990)
50 min | Comedy
John Thaw is Henry Willows, a middle-aged man in middle-management who has been divorced from his wife for seven years and is perfectly happy with the arrangement. Apart from his prudish ... See full summary »
31. Monsignor Renard (2000 TV Mini-Series)
295 min | Drama, War
The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest.
33. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)
55 min | Adventure, Family
Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his ... See full summary »
35. The Last Grenade (1970)
M | 94 min | Drama, War
Two soldiers of fortune, Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson, used to be the best of friends when they fought side by side in the Congo. But now Kip has changed sides and Grigsby does not ... See full summary »
36. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)
25 min | Documentary, Biography
Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »
37. Buried Treasure (2001 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
Harry Jenkins is a self-made business man, who one day receives a message that his only daughter has died in a car crash. Last time he saw his daughter was at his wife's funeral. When ... See full summary »
40. Into the Blue (I) (1997 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
Harry Barnett is a failed businessman who used to run a garage until he went bankrupt. He is now living on the island of Rhodes, looking after the villa of a friend, Alan Dysart, a former ... See full summary »
41. Killing Heat (1981)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
A city-woman moves to a foreign country with her future husband, giving up all the comforts of cosmopolitan life. Life in the countryside finally takes its toll on her, and she finds ... See full summary »
43. The Bofors Gun (1968)
105 min | Drama
A national service NCO (David Warner) who comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner (Nicol Williamson) who is determined to humiliate him.
45. King John (1984 TV Movie)
King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.
48. Plastic Man (1999 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
A seemingly happily married, successful plastic surgeon embarks on a torrid affair with tragic consequences for his marriage and those close to him.
49. Bomber Harris (1989 TV Movie)
85 min | Drama, War
Biography of Arthur Harris (aka "Bomber Harris") of RAF Bomber Command, during WW2 - in particular his strategy of heavy bomber "Millenium Raids" on German cities.
50. The Waiting Time (1999 TV Movie)
148 min | Crime, Thriller
When British Intelligence Officer Tracy Barnes attacks visiting German politician Dieter Krause, solicitor's clerk Joshua Mantle is called to help unravel the events which led to the assault.