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1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.

Writers: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

2. Becket (1964)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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68 Metascore

An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, Edward Anhalt | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

3. Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher (1968)

M | 113 min | Comedy

6.1
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Decline and Fall is based on Evelyn Waugh's first published novel (in 1928), and tells the story of Paul Pennyfeather... See full synopsis »

Writers: Ivan Foxwell, Alan Hackney, Evelyn Waugh, Hugh Whitemore | Director: John Krish | Stars: Robin Phillips, Michael Elwyn, Norman Scace, John Glyn-Jones

4. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews

5. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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

6. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Writers: Neil Paterson, John Braine | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

7. 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

8. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Ralph Edwards, John Mills, Hattie Jacques

9. Life at the Top (1965)

117 min | Drama

6.6
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Joe Lampton thought he had really made it by marrying the boss's daughter in his northern mill town. But he finds he is being sidelined at work and his private life manipulated by his ... See full summary »

Writers: John Braine, Mordecai Richler | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons, Honor Blackman, Michael Craig

10. Blood of the Vampire (1958)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the 'anemic' Mad ... See full summary »

Writer: Jimmy Sangster | Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Vincent Ball, Barbara Shelley, Victor Maddern

11. 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

12. The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Noel Langley | Director: Noel Langley | Stars: James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick, Joyce Grenfell

13. The Mark (1961)

127 min | Drama

7.4
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A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Charles E. Israel, Stanley Mann | Director: Guy Green | Stars: Maria Schell, Stuart Whitman, Rod Steiger, Brenda de Banzie

14. The Angry Hills (1959)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Thriller

5.8
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In 1941 an American journalist in Greece is given a secret list of collaborators. He is helped by the Greek resistance as he is pursued across the country by the Nazis.

Writers: Leon Uris, A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Stanley Baker, Elisabeth Müller, Gia Scala

15. The Hands of Orlac (1960)

95 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A pianist has a transplant operation that gives him a new pair of hands. Unfortunately, the hands belonged to a murderer, and he finds the hands starting to take over his life and commit ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Renard, Edmond T. Gréville, John Baines | Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Dany Carrel, Christopher Lee, Lucile Saint-Simon

16. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

17. I Accuse! (1958)

99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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The famous "Dreyfus Case" where a Jewish captain in the French Army is falsely accused of treason. He is sentenced to imprisonment on Devil's Island. When the real traitor is found the ... See full summary »

Writers: Nicholas Halasz, Gore Vidal | Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Anton Walbrook, Viveca Lindfors, Leo Genn

18. The Sandwich Man (1966)

95 min | Comedy

6.1
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A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

Writers: Michael Bentine, Robert Hartford-Davis | Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins

19. Satellite in the Sky (1956)

85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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The British launch the world's first orbital vehicle. Their military sends a super-bomb along, which goes wrong and threatens the crew and a stowaway.

Writers: John Mather, J.T. McIntosh, Edith Dell | Director: Paul Dickson | Stars: Kieron Moore, Lois Maxwell, Donald Wolfit, Bryan Forbes

20. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

21. 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

22. Dr. Crippen (1963)

98 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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The real-life story of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, who was hanged in London in 1910 for poisoning his wife so he could be with his young lover. But was he truly guilty of murder?

Writer: Leigh Vance | Director: Robert Lynn | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Coral Browne, Samantha Eggar, Donald Wolfit

23. A Prize of Gold (1955)

98 min | Crime, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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Writers: Robert Buckner, John Paxton, Max Catto | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Widmark, Mai Zetterling, Nigel Patrick, George Cole

24. The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)

92 min | Mystery

5.9
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Writers: Victor Canning, Jo Eisinger | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Nicole Maurey, Linda Christian, Donald Wolfit

25. The Ringer (1952)

78 min | Mystery

6.1
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Writers: Lesley Storm, Val Valentine, Edgar Wallace | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Herbert Lom, Donald Wolfit, Mai Zetterling, Greta Gynt

26. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, Colin Douglas, Joby Blanshard, Richard Pasco

27. Ninety Degrees in the Shade (1965)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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In a Prague shop, an assistant has been carrying on an affair with the dishonest, married manager. An emotionally repressed auditor with domestic problems of his own uncovers serious stock ... See full summary »

Writers: David Mercer, Jirí Mucha, Jirí Weiss | Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Anne Heywood, James Booth, Rudolf Hrusínský, Ann Todd

28. The Accursed (1957)

78 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A German Jewish doctor, who is a former resistance fighter against the Nazis during the war, attends an annual reunion at the home of a former British officer. However, when he discovers ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael McCarthy | Directors: Michael McCarthy, Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Robert Bray, Jane Griffiths, Anton Diffring

29. Svengali (1954)

82 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Writers: George L. Du Maurier, Noel Langley | Director: Noel Langley | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Donald Wolfit, Terence Morgan, Derek Bond

30. Portrait of a Sinner (1959)

96 min | Drama

6.4
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Young blonde woman seems to destroy everyone she comes in contact with.

Writers: Audrey Erskine-Lindop, Dudley Leslie, Robin Maugham | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Nadja Tiller, Tony Britton, William Bendix, Natasha Parry

31. Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop (1954)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Around the turn of the century, in England, alcoholic Uncle Willie is the bane of his family, of which his brother-in-law (Cecil Parker) is the family spokesman. It is decided to let Uncle ... See full summary »

Writer: Brock Williams | Director: Harold French | Stars: Cecil Parker, Eileen Herlie, Donald Wolfit, Peter Asher

32. Drake the Pirate (1935)

78 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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Writers: Marjorie Deans, Clifford Grey, Louis N. Parker, Ákos Tolnay, Norman Watson | Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Matheson Lang, Athene Seyler, Jane Baxter, Henry Mollison

33. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Gretchen Franklin, Hedley Goodall, Constance Chapman, Lewis Gedge

34. Death at a Broadcast (1934)

71 min | Mystery

6.1
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Writers: Val Gielgud, Eric Maschwitz, Basil Mason | Director: Reginald Denham | Stars: Ian Hunter, Austin Trevor, Lilian Oldland, Henry Kendall

35. Calling the Tune (1936)

80 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Reginald Denham, Basil Mason | Directors: Reginald Denham, Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Adele Dixon, Sally Gray, Sam Livesey, Eliot Makeham

36. Late Extra (1935)

69 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A newspaper reporter sets out to track down a cop killer.

Writers: Ingram D'Abbes, Fenn Sherie | Director: Albert Parker | Stars: James Mason, Virginia Cherrill, Alastair Sim, Ian Colin

37. The Silent Passenger (1935)

75 min | Crime, Mystery

5.8
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A really well made British murder mystery from British Gaumont studios. Story opens with a dead body found in a trunk. Who's the cold-blooded killer?

Writers: Basil Mason, Dorothy L. Sayers | Director: Reginald Denham | Stars: John Loder, Peter Haddon, Lilian Oldland, Donald Wolfit

38. After Hours (1958– )

25 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Michael Bentine, Benny Lee, Clive Dunn, Dick Emery

39. Hour of Mystery (1957– )

60 min | Mystery

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Stars: Donald Wolfit, Gladys Henson, Kevin Stoney, Ronald Lewis

40. The Man in the Road (1956)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

6.3
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Communist agents trail an important scientist to try to steal his top-secret new formula.

Writers: Anthony Armstrong, Guy Morgan | Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Derek Farr, Ella Raines, Donald Wolfit, Lisa Daniely

41. The Master Builder (1958 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Writer: Henrik Ibsen | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Mai Zetterling

42. A Man on the Beach (1955)

29 min | Short, Drama

5.4
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Writers: Victor Canning, Jimmy Sangster | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Michael Medwin, Michael Ripper, Edward Forsyth

43. Theatre Royal (1955– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Lilli Palmer, Roddy Hughes, Ian Fleming, Brian Wilde

44. The Claydon Treasure Mystery (1938)

63 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Writers: Edward Dryhurst, Neil Gordon | Director: H. Manning Haynes | Stars: John Stuart, Garry Marsh, Evelyn Ankers, Annie Esmond

45. The Killing Stones (1958– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Donald Wolfit, Earl Cameron, Francis Matthews, Claude Collier

46. London Playhouse (1955– )

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Stars: Joan Miller, Virginia Clay, Hugh Sinclair, Marjorie Stewart

47. Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (1958– )

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Fredric March, Robert Arditti, John Salew, Martin Stephens

48. Down River (1931)

73 min | Crime

6.6
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Writers: Ralph Gilbert Bettison, Austin Small | Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Charles Laughton, Jane Baxter, Harold Huth, Kenneth Kove

49. On Trial (1960– )

Crime

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A series of real trials from British history, famous and notorious, dramatised from the court records.

Stars: Andrew Faulds, William Mervyn, George Skillan, Ballard Berkeley

50. Guilty? (1956)

93 min | Drama

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Writers: Michael Gilbert, Edmond T. Gréville, Maurice J. Wilson | Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Lucien Callamand, Noël Darzal, Andrée Debar, John Justin