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1. The Storyteller (1987– )

225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.9
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 3,183

2. Rupert (1991–1997)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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The adventures of a young bear named Rupert who unintentionally ends up in faraway/mystical places, but at the end manages to make it back safely to his home of Nutwood.

Stars: Julie Lemieux, Valerie Boyle, Guy Bannerman, Torquil Campbell

Votes: 1,113

3. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.3
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A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway, Frances Barber

Votes: 1,104

4. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 481

5. The Ruby Ring (1997 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Young Lucy McLaughlin's father has lost his job and to help make ends meet she is sent to live with her Grandmother. To help her get over her loss, the old lady gives Lucy a magic ring ... See full summary »

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Emily Hamilton, Emma Cunniffe, Patricia Ross, Todd Boyce

Votes: 242

6. Good King Wenceslas (1994 TV Movie)

Drama

6.9
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Based upon the true story that inpired the Christmas carol about a young king's care for his people.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Jonathan Brandis, Perry King, Leo McKern

Votes: 222

7. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Soldier and Death (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

9.0
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An honest soldier receives a ruby whistle, a comparable dance, an unbeatable deck of cards and a magic sack for being kind to three beggars. He defeats a bunch of devils by playing cards ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: John Hurt, Bob Peck, Stuart Richman, Walter Sparrow

Votes: 197

8. Bejewelled (1991 TV Movie)

95 min | Adventure, Family, Action

6.7
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An American's family jewels are stolen during her trip to London and she reluctantly teams up with a private investigator-in-training to try and recover them.

Director: Terry Marcel | Stars: Emma Samms, Paris Jefferson, Dirk Benedict, Bob Lee Dysinger

Votes: 155

9. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: Sapsorrow (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.2
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A king with three grown daughters is looking to find a new wife and proclaims to marry whomever fits the original queen's ring. When his daughter Sapsorrow puts on the ring by mistake, she ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: John Hurt, Alison Doody, James Wilby, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 135

10. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 128

11. The Princess Stallion (1997 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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When her divorced mother dies, Sarah, a 15 year old Californian girl, is sent to live with her father on his farm in the Scottish highlands. There she meets a hermit (Fergus) who looks ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Haber | Stars: Ariana Richards, Andrew Keir, David Robb, Marcia Layton

Votes: 128

12. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: Fearnot (1987)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.6
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A young man named Fearnot sets out on a quest to learn how to shiver in fright. He meets a traveling tinker called McKay who vows to lead the boy to frightening places. Still, nothing on ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: John Hurt, Reece Dinsdale, Willie Ross, Frederick Warder

Votes: 121

13. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The True Bride (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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Anja has been forced to work for a nasty troll all her life. When her master's tasks become increasingly difficult, a magical white lion appears out of nowhere to help her out. After being ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Hurt, Jane Horrocks, Sean Bean, Frederick Warder

Votes: 120

14. Tickety Toc (2012– )

11 min | Animation, Family

2.7
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It's Time for Adventure! The Very First Collection From The New Hit Series Where Madcap Adventures Happen Quickety Tickety! Set in an extraordinary world behind the Tickety Toc Clock, Chime... See full summary »

Stars: Luke Cawley, Brianne Brozey, Phillipa Alexander, Koda Cursoy

Votes: 119

15. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Three Ravens (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.3
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A witch has set her eyes on the widower king and manages to turn his three young sons into ravens. Their sister escapes the curse and vows to remain silent for three years, three months, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: John Hurt, Miranda Richardson, Jonathan Pryce, Joely Richardson

Votes: 119

16. Tugs (1989–1990)

20 min | Adventure, Family

8.2
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Tugs follows the adventures and mishaps of two rival tugboat fleets: the Star Tugs and the Z-Stacks.

Stars: Patrick Allen, Simon Nash, Shaun Prendergast, Nigel Anthony

Votes: 115

17. Back Home (1989 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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During World War II, young Rusty was sent to America for safety. It's now five years later and the spunky redhead returns to her native England. From the family she hardly remembers to ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hayley Carr, Adam Stevenson, Brenda Bruce

Votes: 112

18. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: A Story Short (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.2
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The Storyteller recounts a time in his life when he came upon a castle as a beggar and talked himself into a commission to tell the king a story each night for a year. On the last very day ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Hurt, Bryan Pringle, John Kavanagh, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 109

19. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Luck Child (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.3
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When a cruel, cold-hearted king hears about the birth of a luck child prophesied to one day rule in his stead, he seeks out the child and tries to get rid of him. But luck is with the baby ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: John Hurt, Steven Mackintosh, Philip Jackson, Anthony O'Donnell

Votes: 108

20. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Heartless Giant (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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Young Prince Leo learns about a heartless giant imprisoned long ago by his father the king somewhere in his castle. The boy tries to befriend the giant, but the giant tricks Leo into ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: John Hurt, Frederick Warder, Elliott Spiers, Gemma Jones

Votes: 107

21. Dramarama (1983–1989)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins, Bill Wallis

Votes: 79

22. The Witch's Daughter (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.0
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Zelda, a young woman whose husband is lost at sea, and her 12-year-old daughter, Perdita, live off the coast of Scotland on the small island of Skua. The islanders believe Zelda is a witch,... See full summary »

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Leigh Blagi, Richard Claxton, Guy Cochrane

Votes: 76

23. No 73 (1982–1988)

Family

7.2
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Saturday morning magazine show based around a busy house in Maidstone, Kent - No. 73 - featuring star guests, music, cartoons and fun. The twist to the show was that its presenters played ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 75

24. Gadgetman (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated

4.7
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Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Marina Sirtis, Allan Corduner, Martin Delaney, James Weir

Votes: 61

25. Floogals (2016– )

11 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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The adventures of three little aliens who, after arriving on Earth, move in with a family in order to learn about human interactions while staying hidden.

Stars: Jules de Jongh, Rasmus Hardiker, Hugo Harold-Harrison, David Menkin

Votes: 59

26. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
Episode: Daedalus & Icarus (1991)

Adventure, Drama, Family

8.1
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Daedalus was the greatest craftsman in Greece. Unfortunately his skill did not rub off on his son, Icarus. Jealosy and frustration forces the pair into a life on the run. Cruel King Minos ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, Derek Jacobi, Ian Hawkes

Votes: 59

27. Summer in Transylvania (2010–2011)

Family, Fantasy

6.5
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A family moves to Transylvania, but it's not what they expected... The town is overrun with zombies, mummies, vampires, werewolf and all other weird supernatural beings. But instead of them... See full summary »

Stars: Sophie Stuckey, Amy Wren, Kane Ricca, Jake Curran

Votes: 56

28. Living with Dinosaurs (1989 TV Movie)

47 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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Dom's about to turn ten and he doesn't like fish, his father, his cousin or his new school. He's also not sure that he likes The Bulge that's about to become his new sibling. But he has a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Michael Maloney, Juliet Stevenson, Gregory Chisholm, Brian Henson

Votes: 56

29. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
Episode: Theseus & the Minotaur (1991)

Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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An Athenian storyteller and his dog take shelter in the labyrinth of Knossos. There he recounts the story of the minotaur confined to the maze by King Minos ten centuries earlier. When the ... See full summary »

Director: John Madden | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Morrissey, Maggie O'Neill

Votes: 50

30. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
Episode: Perseus & the Gorgon (1991)

Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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Owing to the Oracle's prophesy, Perseus is born in darkness and captivity. Together with his mother Danaë, the young son of Zeus manages to escape death at sea. After coming of age, the ... See full summary »

Director: David Garfath | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, Frances Barber, Jeremy Gilley

Votes: 49

31. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
Episode: Orpheus & Eurydice (1991)

Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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Orpheus, son of Calliope the muse, fell in love with Eurydice the moment he set eyes on her. His love for her was so strong that when she perished from a poisonous snake bite, Orpheus ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Smith | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, Art Malik, Gina Bellman

Votes: 48

32. Zack and Quack (2012– )

Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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The story of the adventures of Zack and Quack

Stars: Regan Lutz, Jesse Ray Sheps, Thomas Albritton, Nick Baker

Votes: 42

33. The Castle of Adventure (1990– )

118 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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Based on the children's adventure novel by Enid Blyton, five young children come to learn the secrets of a ruined castle.

Stars: Richard Heffer, Gareth Hunt, Colin Bruce, Susan George

Votes: 39

34. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: High Tide: Part 1 (1980)

24 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Ian McShane, Wendy Morgan, Terence Rigby, Malcolm Terris

Votes: 35

35. Mr. Majeika (1988– )

G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Stars: Stanley Baxter, Claire Sawyer, Roland MacLeod, Simeon Pearl

Votes: 30

36. Motormouth (1988–1992)

Family

6.0
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Stars: Neil Buchanan, Steve Johnson, Gaby Roslin, Tony Gregory

Votes: 19

37. The Diamond Brothers (1991– )

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Based on South By Southeast, the third book in The Diamond Brothers detective series, follows dimwitted Tim and his street smart kid brother Nick whose latest odd client is murdered by a mysterious assassin-spy who has 9 fingers.

Stars: Dursley McLinden, Colin Dale, Monique van de Ven, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 17

38. Streetwise (1989– )

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Drama about the lives of a team of bicycle couriers in London.

Stars: Andy Serkis, Sara Sugarman, Garry Roost, Stephen McGann

Votes: 9

39. What's Up Doc? (1992–1995)

Family

6.3
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Stars: Pat Sharp, Andy Crane, Yvette Fielding, Frank Sidebottom

Votes: 9

40. On Safari (1982–1984)

Family, Game-Show

8.1
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Stars: Christopher Biggins, Gillian Taylforth, Sally James, Billy Dainty

Votes: 9

41. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: High Tide: Part 2 (1980)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Ian McShane, Wendy Morgan, John Bird, Kika Markham

Votes: 8

42. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: High Tide: Part 3 (1980)

24 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Ian McShane, Kika Markham, John Bird, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 8

43. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Episode: High Tide: Part 4 (1980)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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An ex-prisoner seeks to solve a mysterious message left by his victim.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Ian McShane, Kika Markham, Terence Rigby, Toby Salaman

Votes: 8

44. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Worzel and Saucy Nancy (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.3
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Worzel stows away on the coach taking a group of pensioners to the seaside. Once there, he meets Saucy Nancy, a gregarious ship's figurehead who wants to marry him. But the scarecrow also ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 7

45. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Worzel's Nephew (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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With the Peters family away on holiday and Mike laid up with a sore ankle, Mr. Braithwaite hires a new farmhand: a Cockney lad who speaks in rhyming slang. The boy turns out to be Worzel's ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 7

46. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: A Fishy Tale (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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When Worzel learns about fishing, he dusts off his "wangling" head and tries his luck catching the goldfish in Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's pond. Trouble comes when the maid mistakes him for the handyman come to fix the dishwasher.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 5

47. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Fire Drill (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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The village is planning a big bonfire celebration and Mr. Braithwaite offers his old scarecrow to be burned - Worzel Gummidge. John and Sue help Worzel build another scarecrow to be burned ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 5

48. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Scarecrow Wedding (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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When she gets stuck in a washing machine at a junk shop, Aunt Sally promises to marry Worzel if he will rescue her. The deed done, he holds her to the promise and the Crowman reluctantly ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Charlotte Coleman, Jeremy Austin

Votes: 5

49. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: The Trial of Worzel Gummidge (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.6
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After his latest foolish antic, Worzel is taken away by the Crowman and put on trial for failure to do his duty as a scarecrow as well as all his other mischief. The jury consists of all ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 5

50. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Episode: Very Good, Worzel (1980)

Family, Comedy, Drama

9.4
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Worzel and Aunt Sally go looking for employment, he to get married, she to save up for a trip to "Hegypt." By a mix-up the agency sends them as butler and maid to the home of Lady ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hill, David Pick | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Norman Bird

Votes: 5