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1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

2. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Charles Bennett, D.B. Wyndham-Lewis | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

3. The Ladykillers (1955)

91 min | Comedy, Crime

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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Writer: William Rose | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

4. I, Claudius (1976– )

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.1
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

5. Blakes 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Creator: Terry Nation | Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

6. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Writers: John Paxton, Nevil Shute | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

7. The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Approved | 103 min | War, Drama

7.5
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True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.

Writers: Ewen Montagu, Nigel Balchin | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

8. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Writers: William Shakespeare, David Garrick, Colley Cibber | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

9. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Creator: Monty Berman | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

10. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

55 min | Adventure, Family

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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 »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

11. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Harris, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

12. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, History, War

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Two stories in one - an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. ... See full summary »

Writers: Trevor Dudley Smith, Ewan Butler, J.S. Bradford, David Divine, W.P. Lipscomb | Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson

13. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

14. Enemy at the Door (1978–1980)

650 min | Drama, History, War

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Drama about the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands during the Second World War.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton, Simon Cadell

15. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Creator: John Creasey | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

16. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony Marriott, Roger Marshall | Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

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

Drama

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Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

18. Ace of Wands (1970–1972)

30 min | Family

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Creator: Trevor Preston | Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Fred Owl

19. Ivanhoe (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

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The much-modified-for-television adventures of Walter Scott's Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a noble knight and champion of justice during the reign of evil Prince John.

Stars: Roger Moore, Robert Brown, Andrew Keir, Martin Wyldeck

20. Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

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In early 1900's England, a beautiful maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he poisoned his wife to death.

Writers: Dorothy Davenport, Lenore J. Coffee, Arthur Pierson, W.W. Jacobs | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee

21. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

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Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material. This leads him to meets up ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Hackney, Frank Harvey, John Boulting | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

22. Riptide (1969– )

60 min

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Stars: Ty Hardin, Sue Costin, Jonathan Sweet, Slim DeGrey

23. Barnaby Rudge (1960– )

30 min

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Stars: John Wood, Barbara Hicks, Newton Blick, Neil McCarthy

24. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

25. New Scotland Yard (1972–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: John Woodvine, John Carlisle, Michael Turner, Clive Francis

26. The Human Jungle (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Herbert Lom, Michael Johnson, Sally Smith, Mary Yeomans

27. Warship (1973–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

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Stars: David Savile, Andrew Burt, James Cosmo, John Lee

28. Detective (1964–1969)

Crime, Drama

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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

29. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

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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

30. The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

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Stars: Hugh Burden, Willoughby Goddard, Mona Bruce, Gillian Lewis

31. Out of This World (1962– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Stars: Boris Karloff, Piers Keelan, Raymond Adamson, Bill Mills

32. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

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Yorkshire Television's hugely successful legal drama, The Main Chance, was so fast-paced that even the opening credits were played over images of a speeding train... See full synopsis »

Creators: Edmund Ward, John Malcolm | Stars: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

33. Drama 61-67 (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

6.0
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Stars: Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards, Neil Wilson

34. The Scales of Justice (1962–1967)

Crime

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Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Bridget Armstrong, Garfield Morgan, Norman Scace

35. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

36. The Man in Room 17 (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

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Crime series about a secret government department, "Room 17", set up to deal with crimes that baffle police & government agencies. Headed by veteran WW2 agent Oldenshaw and partnered, ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Vernon, Michael Aldridge, Denholm Elliott, Willoughby Goddard

37. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

38. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

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Stars: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Ronald Howard

39. Brass Monkey (1948)

90 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Radio personality Carroll Levis becomes involved in a case of theft and murder.

Writers: Robert Buckland, Alec Coppel, Thornton Freeland, Denis Freeman, William Freshman, Vernon Sylvaine | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Carroll Levis, Carole Landis, Herbert Lom, Avril Angers

40. The Protectors (1964– )

60 min | Crime

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Ex-insurance investigator Ian Souter sets up his own security agency - the SIS (Specialists in Security) - along with ex-cop Robert Shoesmith & secretary Heather Keys - and fight crime.

Stars: Andrew Faulds, Ann Morrish, Michael Atkinson, Glynn Edwards

41. Adventures of the Seaspray (1965– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

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The story centred on widowed journalist Dan Wells, who is sailing the Pacific with on his 25-metre schooner "Seaspray", with his three children Mike, Noah and Sue, assisted by their Fijian crewman.

Stars: Gary Gray, Susanne Haworth, Leoni Lesinawi, Walter Brown

42. Shadow Squad (1957–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Stars: George Moon, Peter Williams, John Horsley, Rex Garner

43. The Cheaters (1960–1962)

30 min | Mystery

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Cases of an Insurance Claims Investigator.

Stars: John Ireland, Robert Ayres, Ann Hanslip, Colin Tapley

44. Pretenders (1972– )

30 min | Adventure

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Costume drama set in England in 1685. Two children are caught up in the Duke Of Monmouth's rebellion against King James II. The series followed their various adventures, leading up to the climatic battle of Sedgemoor.

Stars: Frederick Jaeger, Curtis Arden, Elizabeth Robillard, Jonathan Newth

45. The Adventures of 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

46. City Beneath the Sea (1962– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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Science Journalist Mark Bannerman and his photographer assistant Peter Blake meet the Professor Westfield at a London gala who is kidnapped... See full synopsis »

Stars: Gerald Flood, Stewart Guidotti, Denis Goacher, Caroline Blakiston

47. Spy! (1980– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Creator: Allan Prior | Stars: Richard Johnson, John Normington, Holly Palance, Christopher Benjamin

48. Six Days of Justice (1972–1975)

Drama

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Stars: George Waring, Meadows White, Rex Robinson, Ishaq Bux

49. Hunter (1967–1969)

60 min

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Drama series following the adventures of special agent John Hunter, on the lookout for espionage along the eastern coast of Australia.

Creators: Ian Jones, Terry Stapleton | Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Nigel Lovell, Kevin Sanders, Tony Ward

50. The Straw Man (1953)

74 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Doris Miles Disney, Donald Taylor | Director: Donald Taylor | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Clifford Evans, Lana Morris, Amy Dalby