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1. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Being Hamlet (2006)

50 min | Documentary, History

9.6
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Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Alan Yentob, Vaneshran Arumugam, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Bogdanov

Votes: 5

2. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983)

60 min | Documentary

9.0
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A documentary about and an interview with Hollywood actress Bette Davis about her life and career from the late 1920s to the 1980s on stage and mostly before the camera.

Stars: Bette Davis, Ian Holm, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Anne Baxter

Votes: 370

3. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Warhol: Denied (2006)

60 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Alan Yentob, Joe Simon, Sam Green, David Hockney

Votes: 9

4. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.9
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 107

5. Sting: When the Last Ship Sails (2013)

83 min | Documentary

8.9
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In an intimate evening of music and storytelling filmed on Sting's birthday during a run of benefit concerts at The Public Theater in New York City, "The Last Ship" features Sting joined by... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bozymowski | Stars: Sting, Rob Mathes, Kathryn Tickell, Jimmy Nail

Votes: 25

6. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 79,344

7. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,390

8. One Night in 2012 (2016 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary

8.7
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Co-produced by BBC Studios and Rogan Productions, our latest documentary 'One Night in 2012' is due to broadcast on BBC One on 12th July 2016. Join Alan Yentob on a journey through time as ... See full summary »

Directors: Angie Mason, James Rogan | Stars: Danny Boyle, Sebastian Coe, Claire Cohen, Frank Cotterell-Boyce

Votes: 6

9. Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story (1982)

Documentary, Music

8.7
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The life of Bob Marley with interviews from family and friends, and features rare footage of Bob Marley. Captures the feel and timelessness of the music and the man himself.

Directors: Charles Chabot, Jo Mendell | Stars: Al Anderson, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Chris Blackwell

Votes: 15

10. Top Gear (2002– )
Episode: Episode #22.3 (2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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The boys attempt to improve emergency response times by creating their own ambulances. Daniel Ricciardo is a star in a reasonably priced car.

Directors: Phil Churchward, Brian Klein, Konrad Begg, Kit Lynch Robinson | Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, The Stig

Votes: 250

11. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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Stars: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Votes: 94

12. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Buddy Holly (1985)

Documentary

8.6
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Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Sonny Curtis, Paul McCartney, Larry Holley, Travis Holley

Votes: 71

13. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Orson Welles Story (1982)

111 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Leslie Megahey, Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Wise

Votes: 30

14. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Orson Welles Story: Part Two (1982)

54 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Leslie Megahey, Anthony Perkins, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 15

15. Beautiful People (I) (2008– )

Comedy

8.5
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The story of the flamboyant and ambitious 14-year-old Simon Doonan, who has dreams that stretch beyond his hometown of Reading.

Stars: Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Layton Williams, Olivia Colman, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 992

16. Ideal (2005–2011)
Episode: The Documentary (2009)

28 min | Comedy

8.5
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Having been fired from the Easy Spud for falling asleep in the pepperoni sauce,Moz scours the Salford Gazette for work,turns down Brian's suggestion that he become a table-dancer at the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Johnny Vegas, Sinead Matthews, Jo Enright, Andrew Lawrence

Votes: 10

17. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 909

18. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 99

19. Leonardo (2003 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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An exploration of the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Che Cartwright, Sherwin Nuland, Evelyn Welch

Votes: 126

20. Ideal (2005–2011)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Moz is a drug dealer and has very strange clientele who come and go from his flat.

Stars: Johnny Vegas, Graham Duff, Nicola Reynolds, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 1,926

21. Operation Good Guys (1997–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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A mockumentary which looks behind the scenes of a supposedly elite police force.

Stars: David Gillespie, Ray Burdis, Dominic Anciano, Perry Benson

Votes: 355

22. Important Astrology Experiment (2002 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.2
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Dave Gorman, never one to turn down a daft quest, decides to live his life strictly by the advice of horoscopes for 40 days and nights. He picks 20 astrologers and picks one piece of clear ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Gorman, Alvin Hall, Hilary Jones, Denise Robertson

Votes: 96

23. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Oliver Sacks: Tales of Music and the Brain (2008)

Documentary, History

8.2
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Alan Yentob talks to Dr. Oliver Sacks about his latest book 'Musicophila: Tales of Music and the Brain' which deals with the power of music and how it helps those with extreme neurological ... See full summary »

Director: Louise Lockwood | Stars: Alan Yentob, Anne Barker, Tony Cicoria, Kathy Giordano

Votes: 10

24. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Ray Davies: Imaginary Man (2010)

Documentary, History

8.2
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Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Alan Yentob, Ray Davies, Mick Avory, Paloma Faith

Votes: 11

25. Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.

Director: Andrew Hutton | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Parker, Aidan McArdle, Christopher Good

Votes: 1,188

26. Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

8.1
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Music-based comedy quiz show.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey, Sean Hughes

Votes: 3,951

27. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 427

28. The Story of the Guitar (2008– )

178 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Alan Yentob, Pete Townshend, Matthew Bellamy, John Etheridge

Votes: 11

29. The Complete Citizen Kane (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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A closer look at Citizen Kane and the stories behind this cinematic milestone that became one of the greatest films of all time. Made as part of the many celebrations of the movie's 50th ... See full summary »

Stars: Orson Welles, William Alland, Micheál MacLiammóir, Miriam Geiger

Votes: 27

30. W1A (2014– )
Episode: Episode #2.3 (2015)

Comedy

8.1
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The new Director of Better has been crowned but no-one on the management team is quite clear what the job entails.

Director: John Morton | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish

Votes: 25

31. Beautiful People (2008– )
Episode: How I Got My Turner (I) (2009)

Comedy

8.1
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When Reading's own prize-winning conceptual artist Stacey Bile runs Andy over,Debbie socks her - before becoming her drinking buddy and her muse, going to London with her to set up her new ... See full summary »

Director: David Kerr | Stars: Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Layton Williams, Olivia Colman, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 18

32. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: The Artist Formerly Known as Cat Stevens (2006)

50 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Director: Paul Bernays | Stars: Alan Yentob, Bob Geldof, Jerry Moss, Dolly Parton

Votes: 7

33. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 8,405

34. Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show (2007 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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Director: Ian Lorimer | Stars: Alan Yentob, Simon Amstell, Lily Allen, Jonas Armstrong

Votes: 41

35. Exiles: Edward Said (1988 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.0
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Edward Said, critic, tells his story and the story of Palestine.

Director: Christopher Sykes | Star: Edward Said

Votes: 5

36. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Cracked Actor (1975)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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BBC documentary showing David Bowie looking back on his Ziggy Stardust character during his Diamond Dogs tour.

Director: Alan Yentob | Star: David Bowie

Votes: 186

37. The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014– )
Episode: Episode #2.1 (2014)

Comedy

8.0
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Director: Rhys Thomas | Stars: Simon Day, Michael Kitchen, Al Murray, Philip Pope

Votes: 5

38. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: The Weird World of Eadweard Muybridge (2010)

Documentary, History

8.0
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Pioneer photographer, forefather of cinema, showman, murderer - Eadweard Muybridge was a Victorian enigma. He was born and died in Kingston upon Thames, but did his most famous work in ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Nicholls | Stars: Alan Yentob, Marta Braun, Philip Brookman, Peta Cook

Votes: 8

39. The Trouble with Tolstoy (2011– )

67 min | Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Alan Yentob, David Calder, Deborah Findlay, Galina Alexeeva

Votes: 24

40. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future (2014)

Documentary, History

7.9
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Director: Jack Cocker | Stars: Alan Yentob, Anselm Kiefer

Votes: 7

41. W1A (2014– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish

Votes: 877

42. The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy

7.8
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British comedy documentary following aging rock star Brian Pern, former front-man of the legendary 1970s progressive rock group Thotch.

Stars: Simon Day, Lucy Montgomery, Michael Kitchen, Nigel Havers

Votes: 190

43. The Catherine Wheel (1982 TV Movie)

Music

7.8
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Director: Twyla Tharp | Stars: Sara Rudner, Jennifer Way, Tom Rawe, Kate Glasner

Votes: 23

44. Arena (1975– )
Episode: A Pretty British Affair (1981)

Documentary

7.8
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Detailed interview with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger looking back at their long career as influential British film-makers and their unusual partnership. Includes clips from many of their films.

Directors: Charles Chabot, Gavin Millar | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Gavin Millar

Votes: 21

45. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Billie Holiday: The Long Night of Lady Day (1986)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Director: John Jeremy

Votes: 36

46. The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014– )
Episode: Episode #2.3 (2014)

Comedy

7.8
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Director: Rhys Thomas | Stars: Simon Day, Michael Kitchen, Al Murray, Philip Pope

Votes: 5

47. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: The Many Lives of William Klein (2012)

Documentary, History

7.8
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Director: Richard Bright | Stars: Alan Yentob, Lewis Macleod, Glenda Bailey, David Campany

Votes: 13

48. America in Primetime (2011– )
Episode: The Misfit (2011)

54 min | Documentary

7.8
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The character of the misfit has long been a staple in American primetime television, especially in comedies, whose inherent nature is to pick on the odd. The audience often roots for the ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Rainn Wilson, Larry Wilmore, Greg Daniels, Jason Alexander

Votes: 33

49. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Zaha Hadid... Who Dares Wins (2013)

71 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Directors: Lindsey Hanlon, Roger Parsons | Stars: Alan Yentob, Saffet Bekiroglu, Hélène Binet, Nigel Coates

Votes: 5

50. French and Saunders (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 2,050