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1. This Is Your Life (Highlights from the 1950's and 1960's) (1991 TV Movie)

30 min | Biography

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Compilation of highlights from the "This Is Your Life" series which was produced in the UK on both the BBC and ITV networks. On screen participants from the 1950s and 1960s, included Sir ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Attenborough, Leonard Cheshire, John Mills, Kenneth More

2. Greenwich Village (1972– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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Artists interviewed included Glenda Jackson, Sybil Thorndike, Terence Stamp, Barbara Cartland, Jessica Mitford, Sam Wanamaker, Ned Sherrin with musical performances by Blossom Dearie, George Melly, Bryan Ferry and Marc Bolan.

Stars: Marc Bolan, Barbara Cartland, Blossom Dearie, Bryan Ferry

3. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)
Episode: Episode dated 12 May 1971 (1971)

Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Richard Harris, Romy Schneider

4. The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (1970 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Director: Ned Sherrin | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Gordon Jackson, Arthur Lowe, Vivian Pickles

Votes: 17

5. An Evening with... (1968–1971)
Episode: Dame Sybil Thorndike and Sir Hugh Casson (1970)

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Stars: Hugh Casson, Sybil Thorndike

6. Join Jim Dale (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jim Dale, Hattie Jacques, Roy Kinnear, Janie Marden

7. Join Jim Dale (1969– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1969)

Comedy

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Stars: Jim Dale, Sybil Thorndike

8. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 404

9. An Evening with... (1968–1971)

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A celebrity selects personal choices of prose and poetry in front of a theatre audience.

Stars: David Cecil, Constance Cummings, Michael Foot, Patrick Garland

10. Tempo (1961–1968)
Episode: The Actor and the Role: Sybil Thorndike (1968)

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Director: Helen Standage | Stars: Derek Hart, Sybil Thorndike

11. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: The Father (1968)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Dennis Vance | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Dorothy Tutin, Nicola Jenkins, David William

12. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 32

13. Now and Then (1967–1968)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly, Derek Hart, Tariq Ali

14. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)
Episode: Uncle Vanya (1967)

Biography, Drama, History

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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Max Adrian, Lewis Casson, Fay Compton, Rosemary Harris

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: Don't Utter a Note (1966)

Drama

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Two well meaning spinsters plans in reforming an old jailbird, receive a set back, when unexpectedly into their possession comes a substantial amount of money, which was not made by the Royal Mint.

Director: Patrick Dromgoole | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Sidney James, Athene Seyler, Peter Bowles

16. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 73

17. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 41

18. Call My Bluff (1965–1988)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (II) (1965)

Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Robin Ray, Frank Muir, Robert Morley, Jill Bennett

19. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )
Episode: Man and Mirror (1965)

Drama, Mystery

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Director: Patrick Dromgoole | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Denholm Elliott, Richard Pasco, Kathleen Michael

20. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Passage to India (1965)

110 min | Drama

7.9
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Virginia McKenna, Cyril Cusack, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 13

21. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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American television anthology series of wide range of genres - from history and drama to fantasy and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage-plays, fairy-tales and actual historic events are dramatized in each stand-alone episode.

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Irene Dailey, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart

Votes: 16

22. The Reluctant Peer (1964 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Charles Hickman | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Naunton Wayne, Frank Pettingell, Helen Horton

23. Uncle Vanya (1963)

120 min | Drama

6.8
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Lang, Max Adrian, Lewis Casson

Votes: 102

24. Farewell to the Vic (1963 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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Directors: David Hugh Jones, Mary Evans | Stars: Robert Atkins, Michael Benthall, John Blatchley, Richard Burton

25. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)
Episode: A Tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1963)

Comedy

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Director: Ned Sherrin | Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

26. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.9
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 60

27. Hand in Hand (1961)

78 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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A little Roman Catholic boy and a little Jewish girl become best friends despite the prejudice that surrounds them.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Loretta Parry, Philip Needs, John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 342

28. The Big Gamble (1961)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Misadventures of an ambitious unlucky Irishman who goes on a long and arduous trip to Africa along with his wife and bumbling cousin in hopes of starting a trucking business there.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Elmo Williams | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Juliette Gréco, David Wayne, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 82

29. Tempo (1961–1968)

6.9
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Arts programme.

Stars: David Mahlowe, Alan Dell, Antony Hopkins, Derek Hart

Votes: 7

30. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)
Episode: Episode #4.103 (1961)

Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Joey Bishop, Peggy Cass, Hugh Downs, Genevieve

31. Film Profile (1955–1963)
Episode: Michael Balcon (1961)

29 min | Family

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The producer Michael Balcon talks about his career as a producer, interspersed with clips from favorite films such as THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS, MANDY and KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS.

Director: Christopher Doll | Stars: Robert Robinson, Michael Balcon, Stormont Mancroft, Sybil Thorndike

32. Riders to the Sea (1960 TV Short)

28 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.5
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Director: George R. Foa | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Sean Connery, Olive McFarland, Jan Kenny

Votes: 15

33. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.2
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First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

34. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)
Episode: A Matter of Age (1960)

Drama

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Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Harold Scott, Noel Dyson, Anne Castaldini

35. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)
Episode: Dame Sybil Thorndike (II) (1960)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Sybil Thorndike, John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave

36. Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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In the 1920's Ireland, IRA members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan, as they fight oppressive British forces.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns

Votes: 840

37. Jet Storm (1959)

88 min | Thriller

6.7
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Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Stanley Baker, Hermione Baddeley, Bernard Braden

Votes: 122

38. Alive and Kicking (1959)

94 min | Comedy

7.2
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Three elderly ladies tire of living in an old people's home and when they heard that they are about to be separated, they make a bid for freedom. They escape to an island off the Irish ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison, Estelle Winwood, Stanley Holloway

Votes: 96

39. Theatre Night (1957–1961)
Episode: Eighty in the Shade (1959)

Drama

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Director: Lionel Harris | Stars: Lewis Casson, Robert Flemyng, Valerie Taylor, Sybil Thorndike

40. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Waters of the Moon (1959)

Drama

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Stars: Jean Anderson, Lewis Casson, Edith Evans, Kathleen Harrison

41. Smiley Gets a Gun (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A sequel to the movie "Smiley". Young Smiley gets into more strife as he attempts to prove himself a responsible citizen by helping other, so that he can earn a new gun from Sergeant Flaxman.

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Chips Rafferty, Keith Calvert, Bruce Archer

Votes: 74

42. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)

60 min | Drama

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An anthology series of dramatisations of plays.

Stars: Elvi Hale, Madoline Thomas, George A. Cooper, Emrys Jones

43. The Curtain Goes Up (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Guy Verney | Stars: David Scase, Basil Dean, Lewis Casson, Sybil Thorndike

44. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
Episode: Before the Party (1958)

Drama

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Stars: Lewis Casson, Robert Flemyng, Valerie Taylor, Sybil Thorndike

45. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis, David Horne

Votes: 6,169

46. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 120

47. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

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A BBC TV series of 45 minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

48. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 87

49. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: Waters of the Moon (1956)

Comedy, Drama

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The sad lives of the residents at an out-of-season seaside hotel are disrupted by a glamorous new arrival.

Stars: Irene Browne, Basil Dignam, Hilda Fenemore, Christopher Guinee

50. This Is Your Life (II) (1955–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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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 »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 47