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1. The Duellists (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Set during the grand, sweeping Napoleonic age, an officer in the French army insults another officer and sets off a life-long enmity. The two officers, D'Hubert and Feraud, cross swords ... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Vaughan-Hughes, Joseph Conrad | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox

Votes: 12,695

2. Lady Jane (1986)

PG-13 | 142 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Bryant, David Edgar | Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Votes: 4,705

3. Edge of Darkness (1985 TV Mini-Series)

307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

Votes: 2,560

4. The Bride (1985)

PG-13 | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.2
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After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

Writer: Lloyd Fonvielle | Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown

Votes: 2,097

5. Plenty (1985)

R | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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A young Englishwoman spends 20 years to make whatever kind of life for herself at the expense of others around her in post-World War 2 England.

Writer: David Hare | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 1,821

6. Play for Today (1970–1987)
Episode: Nuts in May (1976)

84 min | Drama

8.0
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A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Roger Sloman, Alison Steadman, Anthony O'Donnell, Sheila Kelley

Votes: 1,024

7. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Writer: David Hare | Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 800

8. S.O.S. Titanic (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, History

6.3
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The Titanic disaster is depicted, primarily as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.

Writer: James Costigan | Director: William Hale | Stars: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Harry Andrews, David Battley

Votes: 776

9. The Promoter (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.2
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A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Bennett, Eric Ambler | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark

Votes: 749

10. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)

G | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn | Director: Caspar Wrede | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Espen Skjønberg, Alf Malland, Frimann Falck Clausen

Votes: 357

11. Oppenheimer (1980 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Waterston, John Carson, Christopher Muncke, Jana Shelden

Votes: 249

12. Luther (1974)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.

Writers: Edward Anhalt, John Osborne | Director: Guy Green | Stars: Stacy Keach, Patrick Magee, Hugh Griffith, Robert Stephens

Votes: 221

13. The Virgin Soldiers (1969)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.8
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A group of young British soldiers billeted in Singapore of the year 1950 dreaming about winning the love of the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major.

Writers: John Hopkins, Ian La Frenais, John McGrath, Leslie Thomas | Director: John Dexter | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Hywel Bennett, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 209

14. Play for Today (1970–1987)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 128

15. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Creator: Nicolas Freeling | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Joanna Dunham

Votes: 120

16. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Votes: 80

17. Roads to Freedom (1970– )

50 min | Drama

8.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey, Alison Fiske, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 64

18. Existence (1973)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Roland Starke | Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Jack Wild, June Brown, Liz Edmiston, John Bailey

Votes: 59

19. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 54

20. Edge of Darkness (1985– )
Episode: Breakthrough (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Jack Watson, Charles Kay

Votes: 47

21. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.7
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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 39

22. Mistress of Suspense (1990– )

50 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Stars: Anthony Perkins, Doug Rollins, Stéphane Freiss, Assumpta Serna

Votes: 32

23. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

Votes: 29

24. The Main Chance (1969–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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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

Votes: 26

25. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: Mr. Axelford's Angel (1974)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Writer: Peter Whitbread | Director: John Frankau | Stars: Julia Foster, Michael Bryant, Lally Bowers, Jacqueline Stanbury

Votes: 22

26. Carrie's War (1974– )

25 min | Family

8.4
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Stars: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Tim Coward, Aubrey Richards

Votes: 21

27. Summer Season (1985– )

55 min | Drama

6.3
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Stars: Tim Wylton, Marion Bailey, Charles Dale, Alan Bates

Votes: 18

28. Wessex Tales (1973 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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Stars: Nick Brimble, John Hurt, Billie Whitelaw, Yvonne Antrobus

Votes: 18

29. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Alec Guinness: A Secret Man (2003)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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Arena documentary chronicles the life and work of one of Britain's greatest actors.

Director: David Thompson | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Frith Banbury, Sam Beazley, Simon Callow

Votes: 15

30. Wessex Tales (1973– )
Episode: Barbara of the House of Grebe (1973)

Drama

7.3
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Writers: Thomas Hardy, David Mercer | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Nick Brimble, Ben Kingsley, Joanna McCallum, Leslie Sands

Votes: 9

31. Achilles Heel (1973 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

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Writer: Brian Clark | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Alan Barry, Karen Boyes, Kenneth Cranham, Fred Griffiths

32. Three Comedies of Marriage (1975– )

Drama

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Stars: Polly Adams, Michael Bryant, Margaret Burton, Joanna Craig

33. The Main Chance (1969–1975)
Episode: Acting for Self (1972)

51 min | Drama

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Writer: Ray Jenkins | Director: Marc Miller | Stars: Maev Alexander, Margaret Ashcroft, Jan Carey, Matthew Guinness

34. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Blue Notes (1972)

Action, Drama

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When a world-famous Dutch violinist returns to Amsterdam for a rare performance, he receives a series of death threats. Someone even smashes his Stradivarius. Van der Valk can't fathom why ... See full summary »

Creator: Nicolas Freeling | Director: Marc Miller | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Geoffrey Bayldon

35. Oppenheimer (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1980)

Biography, Drama, History

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Writer: Peter Prince | Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Sam Waterston, Manning Redwood, Ed Devereaux, Edward Hardwicke

36. Carrie's War (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1974)

Family

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Writers: Nina Bawden, Marilyn Fox | Director: Paul Stone | Stars: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Rosalie Crutchley, Tim Coward

37. Oppenheimer (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1980)

Biography, Drama, History

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Writer: Peter Prince | Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Sam Waterston, Jana Shelden, David Baxt, John Morton

38. Carrie's War (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1974)

Family

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Writers: Nina Bawden, Marilyn Fox | Director: Paul Stone | Stars: Rosalie Crutchley, Andrew Tinney, Juliet Waley, Avril Elgar

39. Oppenheimer (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1980)

Biography, Drama, History

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Writer: Peter Prince | Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Sam Waterston, Manning Redwood, Roger Frazier, Christopher Muncke

40. Carrie's War (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1974)

Family

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Writers: Nina Bawden, Marilyn Fox | Director: Paul Stone | Stars: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Rosalie Crutchley, Tim Coward

41. Oppenheimer (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1980)

Biography, Drama, History

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Writer: Peter Prince | Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Sam Waterston, Milton Johns, Alexander Knox, Edward Hardwicke

42. Carrie's War (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1974)

Family

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Writers: Nina Bawden, Marilyn Fox | Director: Paul Stone | Stars: Juliet Waley, Tim Coward, Andrew Tinney, Rosalie Crutchley

43. Oppenheimer (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1980)

Biography, Drama, History

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Writer: Peter Prince | Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Sam Waterston, Christopher Muncke, George Gabriel, Phil Brown

44. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: Friends and Other Lovers (1981)

Comedy, Drama

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Follows the life of Anna, who leaves school to become a prostitute. Three years later she becomes involved with a lecturer at a college in Oxford.

Director: John Frankau | Stars: Christine McKenna, Adam Bareham, Sara Clee, Simon Chandler

45. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome (1968)

50 min | Drama

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Writer: Hugh Whitemore | Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Robert Hardy, Michael Robbins, Ralph Ball, Ruth Trouncer

46. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (1977)

Comedy, Drama

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A rock star is kidnapped at the end of a concert.The record company ask the question is he worth more dead than alive?

Writer: Tony Bicât | Director: Keith Hack | Stars: Ian Bannen, Don Fellows, Richard Griffiths, Matthew Guinness

47. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: Lifelike (1980)

Drama

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Writer: John Challen | Stars: Peter Clay, Paul Eason, Rob Edwards, Matthew Guinness

48. Three Comedies of Marriage (1975– )
Episode: One of the Family (1975)

Drama

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Writers: Charlotte Bingham, Terence Brady | Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Polly Adams, Matthew Guinness

49. Roads to Freedom (1970– )
Episode: The Defeated: Part 1 (1970)

Drama

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Writers: Jean-Paul Sartre, David Turner | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey, Christopher Heywood, Norman Rossington

50. Roads to Freedom (1970– )
Episode: The Defeated: Part 2 (1970)

Drama

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Writers: Jean-Paul Sartre, David Turner | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Michael Bryant, Georgia Brown, John Cater, Stephen Chase