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1. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A dramatisation of the early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: David Bradley, Ross Gurney-Randall, Roger May, Sam Hoare

Votes: 4,702

2. 50 Films to See Before You Die (2006 TV Movie)

195 min | Documentary

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Directors: Olivia Blythman, Richard Mortimer, Stuart Ramsay | Stars: Richard Teideman, David Aaronovitch, Jenny Agutter, Stephen Armstrong

Votes: 147

3. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Andrew Collins

Votes: 22

4. It Was Alright in the... (2014– )

Documentary

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Celebrities young and old look back on the television of past decades, a time before political correctness took hold and casual racism, sexism and homophobia was the order of the day.

Stars: Matt Lucas, Samira Ahmed, Jenny Eclair, Nathan Caton

Votes: 25

5. The Many Faces of... (2010– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Sally Phillips, Matthew Sweet, James King, Barry Cryer

Votes: 13

6. Perspectives (2011– )

Documentary

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A British TV documentary series for ITV. Each hour long program sees well-known celebrities travel to various parts of the world to explore more about a person who has inspired them.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Laurie, Robson Green, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Votes: 19

7. The Culture Show (2004– )

57 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mark Kermode, Lauren Laverne, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Alastair Sooke

Votes: 62

8. Revealed (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Andrew Cook, Piers Gibbon, Mark Halliley, Annie Hulley

Votes: 35

9. Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2016)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Intimate and compelling documentary on the life and career of Leslie Howard (1893-1943)

Director: Thomas Hamilton | Stars: Derek Partridge, Norman Spencer, Matthew Sweet, Doug Wheeler

Votes: 52

10. A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley (2013 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

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This documentary takes a look at some of the most horrible and despicable murders in modern British history. From Jack the Ripper in the 1880's to Agatha Christie's best known stories.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Michael Kirk, Rosalind Crone, Mathew Prichard

Votes: 47

11. The Review Show (1994– )

30 min | Biography, Talk-Show

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A panel of academics, writers, critics and actors discuss the latest films, books, art exhibitions and plays.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Martha Kearney, Mark Lawson, Paul Morley

Votes: 22

12. Greatest Mysteries (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Don Wildman, Candida R. Moss, Steve Garfanti, Rory Duffy

Votes: 22

13. Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Talk-Show

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Director: Ollie Bartlett | Stars: Al Murray, Matt Forde, Stella Rimington, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 8

14. Top of the Cops (2009 TV Movie)

190 min | Documentary

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A countdown of the 50 greatest police shows television ever made.

Director: Richard Mortimer | Stars: Philip Glenister, Bruce Alexander, Stephen Armstrong, George Baker

15. The Cult of... (2006– )

30 min | Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look at classic British cult TV series.

Stars: Meera Syal, Steve O'Brien, Robert Llewellyn, Pennant Roberts

Votes: 9

16. Premium Bond with Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet (2015 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Tim Niel | Stars: Irvin Allen, Barbara Bach, Lois Chiles, Anthony Chinn

Votes: 14

17. The Rules of Film Noir (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

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Matthew Sweet explores his rules of 1940s and 50s American film noir thrillers: *Choose a dame with no past and a hero with no future *Use no fiction but pulp fiction *See America through a... See full summary »

Director: Elaine Donnelly Pieper | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Sheri Chinen Biesen, Neil Brand, Sarah Churchwell

Votes: 94

18. The Real Sherlock Holmes (2012 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Gary Lang | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Marvin Minsky, Steven Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle

Votes: 11

19. British Film Forever (2007 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 59

20. The Genius of Invention (2013 TV Mini-Series)

History

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Every time we switch on a light or boil a kettle we rely on power - but most people don't stop to think about the inventions and discoveries that allow us to live the way we do. In an ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Mosley, Mark Miodownik, Cassie Newland, Brian Winston

Votes: 34

21. Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014 TV Movie)

170 min | Documentary, Crime

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Director: Mark Turnbull | Stars: Fay Ripley, Sean Arnold, Emma B, Annette Badland

22. Queen Victoria's Children (2013 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | History

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Stars: Nicholas Rowe, Helen Rappaport, Lucinda Hawksley, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 7

23. Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History (2013 TV Mini-Series)

59 min | Documentary

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Stars: Lucy Worsley, Sarah Toulalan, Tom Ambrose, Elaine Chalus

Votes: 23

24. Greatest Stand Up Comedians (2013 TV Movie)

139 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Colin Lennox | Stars: Meera Syal, Dave Allen, Stephen K. Amos, Stephen Armstrong

Votes: 5

25. Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge (2016 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Ian Denyer | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Quentin Blake, Susan Bolsover, Sara Glenn

26. Maid in Britain (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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An examination of the British obsession with class divide, and the great television dramas which have resulted.

Director: Rachel Boyd | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Charlotte Bingham, Terence Brady, Alastair Bruce

Votes: 5

27. Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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A look at the history of British B-movies.

Director: Hans Petch | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Steve Chibnall, Kenneth Baker, John Mortimer

Votes: 36

28. Al Murray's Great British War Movies (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show, War

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Director: Ollie Bartlett | Stars: Al Murray, Natalie Haynes, Dan Snow, Matthew Sweet

29. Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

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Director: Hans Petch | Stars: Simon Heffer, Michael Anderson, Michael Balcon, Guy Hamilton

Votes: 6

30. The Real Tom Thumb: History's Smallest Superstar (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Michael Grade reveals the story of General Tom Thumb, the world's first global show business celebrity who went from humble beginnings in America to international superstardom.

Director: Ian Denyer | Stars: Michael Grade, Rachel Adams, Peter Bazalgette, David Burder

Votes: 6

31. Elementary My Dear Viewer (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Richard E. Grant looks at the history of Sherlock Holmes, including the many movie and TV adaptations.

Director: Richard Denton | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Denise Black, Gyles Brandreth, Arthur Conan Doyle

Votes: 14

32. The Perfect TV Detective (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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An investigation into the various ingredients which have made up TV detectives over the years. Some are cooks, some little old ladies, some forensics, some mavericks, and some just standard... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Alan Barnes, David Bishop, Glenn Chandler

33. The Story of the Music Hall with Michael Grade (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Spike Geilinger | Stars: Michael Grade, Christopher Beeching, Judith Bowers, Jo Brand

34. Silent Britain (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary about the early years of silent films made in Britain. Showing that it wasn't just a few, easily dismissed comedies, but many high quality films including some very popular ... See full summary »

Director: David Thompson | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Jack Cardiff, Ian Christie, Bryony Dixon

Votes: 75

35. Call the Cops (2008 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

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In-depth examination of police dramas through the history of television, and how they compare with their real-life counterparts.

Stars: Marc Warren, Ian Kennedy Martin, Troy Kennedy-Martin, Dick Fiddy

Votes: 7

36. Shepperton Babylon (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A sardonic look at the dark secrets of the British Film Industry of the 1920s and 30s, where scandal and sordid behaviour was almost as rife as in Hollywood.

Director: Ben McPherson | Stars: Charlie Higson, Lewis Macleod, Kate Robbins, Tallulah Bankhead

Votes: 20

37. When TV Goes to War (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

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Director: John Moulson | Stars: Robert Hardy, Alexandra Bastedo, Anthony Beevor, Alan Bleasdale

38. Faulks on Fiction (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

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Bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks takes a look at the excellence of the British novel over the past three hundred years and examines how certain types of characters have evolved during that period.

Stars: Sebastian Faulks, Adam Phillips, John Carey, Alain de Botton

Votes: 6

39. People Power and Puppetry (2011 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Ed Stradling | Stars: Tony Adams, Brian Badcoe, John Bennett, Nicholas Courtney

40. Nice or Nasty?: The Making of Vengeance on Varos (2012 Video)

30 min | Documentary

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Matthew Sweet looks at the controversial 1985 Doctor Who (1963) serial Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos: Part One (1985) to get to the bottom of whether it was a clever and moral satire on ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Guerrier | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Philip Martin, Eric Saward, Sheila Reid

41. Watching the Dead (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Documentary examining the current thirst for TV forensic crime dramas.

Director: John Moulson | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Peter Dean, Pauline Fowler, William Gaminara

42. The Story of British Pathé (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, News

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Stars: Verity Sharp, Linda Kaye, Ian Christie, Luke McKernan

43. Welly Telly: The Countryside on Television (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: John Moulson | Stars: Alex James, Bill Bryson, Roy Clarke, John Craven

44. Riverside Story (2011 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Matthew Sweet visits Riverside Studios with Peter Purves to tell the story of the facility's role in the production of Doctor Who (1963) in the mid-1960s, focusing in particular on the 1966 serial "The Ark".

Director: Thomas Guerrier | Stars: Michael Imison, Peter Purves, Matthew Sweet

45. Checking Into History (2005– )

20 min | Documentary

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A look at the histories of famous British hotels.

Star: Matthew Sweet

46. Sidekick Stories (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Rachel Boyd | Stars: Catherine Tate, Ian Carmichael, Matthew Corbett, Kevin Devine

47. Rex Appeal (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A dissection of the history and appeal of dinosaur movies.

Director: John MacLaverty | Stars: Paul Barrett, Mark Bould, Deborah Cadbury, Susan Calman

Votes: 9

48. The Cinema Show (2005–2006)

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Stars: Melanie Williams, Stuart Maconie, Leslie Phillips, Matthew Sweet

49. All's Wells That Ends Wells (2011 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Experts talk about the work of H.G. Wells and examine his influence on Doctor Who (1963).

Director: Thomas Guerrier | Stars: Kim Newman, Dominic Sandbrook, Matthew Sweet

50. Cybermen (2009 Video)

27 min | Short, History

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Matthew Sweet takes a wry look at the history of the Cybermen.

Director: Thomas Guerrier | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Anthony Ainley, Tom Baker, David Banks