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1. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Being Hamlet (2006)

50 min | Documentary, History

9.6
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Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Alan Yentob, Vaneshran Arumugam, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Bogdanov

Votes: 5

2. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011– )
Episode: The Night (2016)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

9.3
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The Moon examines dreams of Elmore residents.

Director: Mic Graves | Stars: Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Kyla Rae Kowalewski, Teresa Gallagher

Votes: 48

3. The Civil War (1990– )

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 6,996

4. Baseball (1994– )

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 2,809

5. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Wedding (2015)

22 min | Comedy

9.2
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The wedding day brings the whole group together but as always, it doesn't go to plan.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 129

6. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 40

7. I, Claudius (1976– )

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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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

Votes: 11,808

8. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
Episode: Derek Jacobi (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.9
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Actor Derek Jacobi grew up in Walthamstow, where his parents ran a market stall. But a clue in his mother's family tree hints at a more colourful past - his great-grandmother's name was ... See full summary »

Director: Helen Williamson | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Cherie Lunghi, Helen Mirren, Anne Reid

Votes: 15

9. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Old King Log (1976)

Not Rated | 53 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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AD 54: Claudius feels that Rome should return to be a Republic but nonetheless marries his niece Agripinilla and makes her son Nero co-heir with his own, teen-aged son Britannicus. Aware of... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Bernard Hepton, John Cater, Barbara Young

Votes: 121

10. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Poison Is Queen (1976)

Not Rated | 51 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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Germannicus returns from Germania in triumph and he and Claudius catch up on family news - Claudius now has a son but is not enjoying married life. He tells Germannicus what Postumus had ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 132

11. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

Votes: 157,209

12. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Craig Sechler, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,517

13. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 119

14. Fifty Years on Stage (2013 TV Movie)

8.8
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Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.

Stars: Roger Allam, Jonathan Bailey, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Bennett

Votes: 175

15. Wilfred (2000)

Short

8.8
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Director: Peter M. Kershaw | Stars: Michael Higgs, Robert Duncan, Edward Fox, Tony Harrison

Votes: 21

16. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: A God in Colchester (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Whilst Claudius is invading Britain Messalina is challenging the prostitute Scylla to see who can take the most partners, Messalina easily winning. She also takes the young senator Silius ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sheila White, Bernard Hepton, John Cater

Votes: 120

17. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Anniversary (2013)

22 min | Comedy

8.8
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Freddie and Stuart are having a party to celebrate their 49th anniversary. Ash accidentally invites Stuart's mother Mildred, who doesn't know her son is gay.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 166

18. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2013)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama

8.8
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Next morning Caroline promises Gillian she will keep her secret before venting her anger on John for exposing her son to Judith's drunken antics though John makes it clear he is not ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Robertson | Stars: Nicola Walker, Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 63

19. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Fool's Luck (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Claudius accepts the crown and spares all the conspirators except Cassius for killing Caligula's wife and family. He also deifies Livia. Messalina, having borne him children, persuades him ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sheila White, Bernard Hepton, John Cater

Votes: 115

20. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Hail Who? (1976)

Not Rated | 54 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Caligula has not only made his horse a senator but has turned the palace into a brothel, selling off senators and their wives for sex. Although scared of him - and getting thrown into a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Jo Rowbottom, Sheila White

Votes: 126

21. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Reign of Terror (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Sejanus divorces his wife in order to marry Livilla but Tiberius refuses permission and suggests that he marries Livilla's daughter Helen instead, which so enrages Livilla that she poisons ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 129

22. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: The Last Refuge: 1890-1915 (2009)

131 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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At the end of the 19th century, some Americans begin to question the nation's headlong rush across the continent that has devastated forests and ravaged entire species of animals. ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Shelton Johnson, Clay Jenkinson, Terry Tempest Williams

Votes: 40

23. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Utopia (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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Soon after bumping into old friend Jack Harkness, Martha and The Doctor head off to Malcassairo, a distant planet where an old professor will do anything he can to keep his people alive...

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,922

24. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012– )

55 min | Documentary

8.7
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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For ... See full summary »

Stars: Harriet Walter, Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 120

25. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2012)

TV-14 | 62 min | Drama

8.7
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Nobody thanks John for his revelation though Caroline's younger son Lawrence accepts the situation. Celia,on the other hand,does not and shows her disapproval strongly,shocking Alan and ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Louis Greatorex

Votes: 66

26. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Flatmates (2015)

22 min | Comedy

8.7
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After Freddie and Stuart have a falling out, Stuart moves in with Ash and Violet moves in with Freddie.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 127

27. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Queen of Heaven (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Tiberius embarks on a series of acts of debauchery, having sex with anybody he pleases, with Caligula a willing participant. Livia is shocked and Tiberius arranges to give her a horoscope ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 129

28. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Sister (2015)

23 min | Comedy

8.7
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Worried that her wealthy sister Lillian will discover the truth about a few white lies she's told, Violet and her friends begin a plan to save her from humiliation.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 162

29. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990)

TV-14 | 68 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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The North celebrated Lee's surrender and the end of the war. On April 14, Good Friday, John Wilkes Booth learned that President Lincoln, General Grant and others were to attend a play at ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, James Symington

Votes: 117

30. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: The Empire of Grandeur: 1915-1919 (2009)

111 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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America boasts a dozen national parks as the park idea turns 50 years old. A millionaire businessman named Stephen Mather impulsively accepts the offer to oversee them for one year. Mather ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Shelton Johnson, William Cronon, Kim Heacox

Votes: 35

31. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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In trying to draw Union troops away from the siege of Vicksburg, Robert E. Lee invaded Pennsylvania and over three days 150,000 men would do battle at Gettysburg. Confederate soldiers had ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Daisy Turner

Votes: 126

32. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: War Is All Hell (1865) (1990)

TV-14 | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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By the beginning of 1865, the Confederacy was coming to an end. Atlanta had been overrun and Sherman was marching to the sea. Lincoln approved Sherman's plan against the advice of those ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, James Symington

Votes: 114

33. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Zeus, by Jove! (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Tiberius summons Caligula and his cousin Gemellus to Capri, declaring them his joint successors. Soon afterwards Tiberius is smothered by Macro, on the orders of Caligula, and his death is ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Margaret Tyzack, Beth Morris

Votes: 131

34. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )

120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.

Stars: Peter Coyote, William Cronon, Dayton Duncan, Shelton Johnson

Votes: 1,015

35. Mist: Sheepdog Tales (2007– )

11 min | Family

8.6
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Mist may no longer be a puppy, but she still has much to learn about life as a Borough farm sheepdog. But with Swift, Ernie, Jake, Fern and her Mother Gail around, Mist has all of the help ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Mel Giedroyc, Paul Litchfield, Gillian Hanna

Votes: 32

36. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Dinner Party (2013)

22 min | Comedy

8.6
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Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his vegan girlfriend Chloe for dinner. But things take an unexpected turn.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 164

37. Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (2003)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2003)

Sci-Fi, Animation

8.6
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Director: Wilson Milam | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Sophie Okonedo, Derek Jacobi, Diana Quick

Votes: 10

38. The Jury (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2002)

Drama

8.6
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The jury's task is coming to a close. Johnny Donne is recovering from his bender and has to come to terms with falling off the wagon. Johnny and Rose are appropriately awkward with one ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Gerard Butler, Sonnell Dadral, Nick Bartlett, Ellen Thomas

Votes: 18

39. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009)

115 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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As the nation enters the 1920s, Stephen Mather and Horace Albright ally themselves with the automobile to "democratize" the national parks and attract more Americans to them. Nebraskans ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Ruth Kirk, Dayton Duncan, Alfred Runte

Votes: 34

40. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance (2002)

TV-PG | 118 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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In late 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set forth for Antarctica with 27 men, determined to be the first man to cross the continent from coast to coast. His ship, the Endurance, became trapped ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Derek Jacobi, Michael Maloney, Michael Morrissey

Votes: 13

41. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Some Justice (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Tiberius, aided by Sejanus, is proving to be a harsh ruler with only Germannicus able to keep him under control. However, whilst he is in Syria Germannicus is mysteriously poisoned. His ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 126

42. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Cause (1861) (1990)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Slavery began to flourish in the U.S. at the end of the 18th century with Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin. Whereas it would take one person a day to produce a pound of clean ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Ed Bearss

Votes: 172

43. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: Waiting in the Wings (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Whilst Tiberius in exile derives some comfort from hearing of the mysterious death of Gaius, Antonia confesses to Julia her disappointment in Claudius. She chastises his siblings ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 136

44. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: What Shall We Do About Claudius? (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Six years have passed. Germannicus has joined Tiberius in the Germanian campaign, to avenge the Roman legion slaughtered at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Claudius remains at home, ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 134

45. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,040,320 | Gross: $187.67M

46. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama, Romance

8.5
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, John Neville, Robert Robinson, John Standing

Votes: 287

47. Jazz (2001– )

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.5
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington

Votes: 1,429

48. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992– )

24 min | Animation, Family

8.5
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Animated series telling the story of many beloved Beatrix Potter Characters

Stars: Niamh Cusack, Enn Reitel, Mary Jane Bowe, Jenny Moore

Votes: 543

49. Last Will & Testament (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.5
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This documentary explores the ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to Shakespeare. Writers and critics, actors and scholars, including Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, ... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Wilson, Lisa Wilson | Stars: Jonathan Bate, Charles Beauclerk, William Boyle, Michael Cecil

Votes: 141

50. I, Claudius (1976– )
Episode: A Touch of Murder (1976)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Elderly and lame from birth emperor Claudius is writing his biography and the history of his family. He recalls an encounter with the Sibyl, who recognizes him from his stutter and tells ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 176