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1. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 2,008

2. The Magic Christian (1969)

M | 92 min | Comedy

6.2
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Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.

Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston

Votes: 2,467

3. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 10,683

4. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

50 min | Drama

8.4
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 747

5. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 156

6. The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.2
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The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert

Votes: 853

7. The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons

Votes: 3,430

8. The V.I.P.s (1963)

119 min | Drama

6.3
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Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 2,481

9. Father Brown (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

Votes: 207

10. Fiona (1977)

R | 80 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

4.5
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Heavily fictionalised 'autobiography' of 70s sex superstar Fiona Richmond.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Fiona Richmond, Anthony Steel, David Cole, Neil Cunningham

Votes: 149

11. 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: 79

12. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark. The lads basically mean well, but their habits of ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton

Votes: 195

13. Terry and June (1979–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Terry Scott and June Whitfield star as Terry and June Medford. Both of them are middle-aged and finds the trials of life are more difficult as they try to succeed in their daily lives.

Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Reginald Marsh, Rosemary Frankau

Votes: 224

14. Child in the House (1956)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Eric Portman, Stanley Baker, Mandy Miller

Votes: 57

15. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 15

16. Carry on Emmannuelle (1978)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

2.9
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The beautiful and sex-starved Emmannuelle Prevert just cannot inflame her husband's ardour. In frustration she seduces a string of VIPs, including the Prime Minister and the American ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Suzanne Danielle, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,323

17. Murder Ahoy (1964)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, William Mervyn

Votes: 3,135

18. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 54

19. 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 »

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

Votes: 306

20. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 30

21. Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978)

90 min | Comedy

3.9
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Young Rosie Dixon starts her nurse training at St Adelaide's Hospital, but the student doctors and randy male patients just can't keep their hands off her.

Director: Justin Cartwright | Stars: Debbie Ash, Carolyne Argyle, Beryl Reid, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 128

22. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.8
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 69

23. Just William (1976– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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William Brown is the story concentrate of an English boy. No matter what trouble his elders, and -worse- the insufferable 'good girl' Violet Elizabeth Bott who manages to enforce her ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Dannatt, Bonnie Langford, Diana Fairfax, Michael McVey

Votes: 35

24. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 41

25. The Divorce of Lady X (1938)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 917

26. Happy Ever After (1974–1979)

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Beryl Cooke, Caroline Whitaker

Votes: 25

27. Within These Walls (1974–1978)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Drama inside a women's prison.

Stars: Jerome Willis, Mona Bruce, Denys Hawthorne, Beth Harris

Votes: 47

28. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.3
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 30

29. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 35

30. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 128

31. Perfect Friday (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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The deputy manager of a London bank has worked out a way to rob the branch of £200,000. When he becomes involved with the attractive Lady Dorset he decides to go ahead with his plan. He ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Ursula Andress, Stanley Baker, David Warner, Patience Collier

Votes: 392

32. Vampire Over London (1952)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Horror

3.3
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The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan, Philip Leaver

Votes: 532

33. Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971)

G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.0
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Beatrix Potter's most beloved characters spring to life in this live-action classic.

Director: Reginald Mills | Stars: Frederick Ashton, Alexander Grant, Julie Wood, Keith Martin

Votes: 279

34. Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The continuing misadventures of Duncan Waring (Robin Nedwell), Dick Stuart-Clark (Geoffrey Davies) and Paul Collier (George Layton) see them move further up the promotion ladder, but no ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark

Votes: 73

35. Ladies Who Do (1963)

85 min | Comedy

7.0
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The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Peggy Mount, Robert Morley, Harry H. Corbett, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 176

36. The Whole Truth (1958)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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A movie executive is framed for the murder of his beautiful promiscuous leading lady by her jealous, estranged husband.

Directors: John Guillermin, Dan Cohen | Stars: Stewart Granger, Donna Reed, George Sanders, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 189

37. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.2
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 30

38. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 20

39. Island of Desire (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.4
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Based on and screenplay adapted from a Hugh Brooke story that appeared in "The Saturday Evening Post" and was not a novel: Lieutenant Elizabeth Smythe, a U.S. Military hospital-ship nurse, ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Linda Darnell, Tab Hunter, Donald Gray, John Laurie

Votes: 102

40. 3-2-1 (1978–1987)

60 min | Game-Show

5.6
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Three couples compete in a missing word game, with the winning couple going on to solve riddles left by guest performers to win prizes and avoid Dusty Bin's booby prize.

Stars: Ted Rogers, Chris Emmett, Caroline Munro, Mike Newman

Votes: 56

41. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A series of dramatisations of some of P.G. Wodehouse's comic short stories - in which P.G. Wodehouse, himself, introduced some of the early episodes.

Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, P.G. Wodehouse, Paul McDowell

Votes: 83

42. Doctor on the Go (1975–1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Duncan (Robin Nedwell) and Dick (Geoffrey Davies) return from their escapades on the MS Begonia ('"Doctor at Sea" (1974)') and manage to wangle new jobs at St Swithin's Hospital. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark, Andrew Knox

Votes: 36

43. The Bridal Path (1959)

95 min | Comedy

6.9
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 182

44. Innocents in Paris (1953)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950's weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Alastair Sim, Ronald Shiner, Claire Bloom, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 207

45. It's Great to Be Young! (1956)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: John Mills, Cecil Parker, John Salew, Elizabeth Kentish

Votes: 162

46. Mrs Thursday (1966–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Elderly cleaning lady inherits her boss's house, fortune - and butler.

Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Hugh Manning, Richard Caldicot, George Waring

Votes: 14

47. The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)

100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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The honourable Mark St. Neots is playing with some 'chums' when he meets and is bowled over by Sylvia. As he grows older he retains his image of this beautiful young girl with the red hair.... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Moira Shearer, John Justin, Roland Culver, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 73

48. I Thank a Fool (1962)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.3
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A physician Christine Allison)is employed by an attorney, played by Peter Finch, who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia to watch over his mentally ill wife.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 241

49. King's Rhapsody (1955)

93 min | Drama, Romance, Musical

5.5
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Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Martita Hunt

Votes: 64

50. Hancock (1963– )

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Tony Hancock, Wilfrid Lawson, Denholm Elliott, Fanny Rowe

Votes: 37