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1. Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa (1955 TV Movie)

Family

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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Wilm ten Haaf | Stars: Harald Mannl, Walter Kiaulehn, Fritz Rasp, Willem Holsboer

Votes: 7

2. Die Glocken von London (1962 TV Movie)

120 min | Fantasy

9.8
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Director: Wilm ten Haaf | Stars: Georg Lehn, Edith Schultze-Westrum, Hans Zesch-Ballot, Renate Schacht

Votes: 17

3. Le théâtre de la jeunesse (1960–1968)
Episode: David Copperfield (1965)

9.6
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: Marcel Cravenne | Stars: Didier Haudepin, Bernard Verley, Michel Duchaussoy, Madeleine Clervanne

Votes: 7

4. Le théâtre de la jeunesse (1960–1968)

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Stars: Andrée Champeaux, Armand Meffre, Claude Piéplu, Pascal Duc

Votes: 14

5. Escape of the Artful Dodger (2001– )
Episode: Blamed and Framed (2001)

24 min | Adventure

9.2
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Director: Howard Rubie | Stars: Luke O'Loughlin, Rowan Witt, Brittany Byrnes, Simon Scarlett

Votes: 6

6. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama

8.9
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Stars: Alun Armstrong, Suzanne Bertish, Janet Dale, Jane Downs

Votes: 404

7. Our Mutual Friend (1998– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1998)

Drama

8.9
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Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Paul McGann, David Bradley, Linda Bassett, Eddie Webber

Votes: 15

8. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 251,418

9. John Grin's Christmas (1986 TV Movie)

50 min

8.8
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A present-day adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".

Director: Robert Guillaume | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Roscoe Lee Browne, Geoffrey Holder, Ted Lange

Votes: 16

10. Our Mutual Friend (1998– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1998)

Drama

8.8
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Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Paul McGann, David Morrissey, Paul Bailey, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 12

11. Our Mutual Friend (1998– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1998)

Drama

8.8
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Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Paul McGann, Dominic Mafham, Katy Murphy, Anna Friel

Votes: 12

12. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 9

13. Our Mutual Friend (1998– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1998)

Drama

8.7
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Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, David Schofield, David Bradley

Votes: 16

14. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Tom Tuckett Story (1960)

60 min | Western

8.7
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Ever since he was young, Tom Tuckett has been sent to good schools and looked after by an unknown benefactor. When he joins the wagon train he feels he's about to find out who that is but it isn't who he imagined.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Ben Cooper, Robert Middleton

Votes: 20

15. The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004– )

Not Rated | Comedy

8.6
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A foul-mouthed nerd reviews bad video games.

Stars: James Rolfe, Kyle Justin, Mike Matei, Kevin Finn

Votes: 10,819

16. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 21

17. Die Galerie der großen Detektive (1954–1955)

Crime

8.6
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Stars: Wolfgang Jarnach, Gert Michenfelder, Ernst Fritz Fürbringer, Walter Andreas Schwarz

Votes: 13

18. Bleak House (2005 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 510 min | Drama

8.5
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Finn Morrell

Votes: 6,679

19. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 59

20. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 53

21. Hard Times (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A Charles Dickins novel, a story of the progress of the time, politics, forced marriage and high born mixing with common people,trade union and low wages and working conditions, set in 1854 Victorian Britain, classic actors.

Stars: Patrick Allen, Timothy West, Rosalie Crutchley, Jacqueline Tong

Votes: 50

22. Scrooge: A Christmas Sarah (1990 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.5
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The cast of Going Live! star in their own version of Charles Dickens' classic story.

Director: Peter Leslie | Stars: Susie Blake, Emma Forbes, Gordon the Gopher, Sarah Greene

Votes: 13

23. Bleak House (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.15 (2005)

TV-PG | Drama

8.5
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Richard Carstone finally tires of the exhausting court case,which undermines his health as well as his finances. Ultimately, a most recent Jarndyce last will is found at Smallweed's by ... See full summary »

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Hugo Speer, Timothy West, Anna Maxwell Martin, Pauline Collins

Votes: 83

24. Wishbone (1995–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 2,484

25. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 98

26. Escape of the Artful Dodger (2001– )

80 min | Adventure

8.4
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When Oliver gets reunited with his grandfather he is being sent to Australia by his grandfather. He gets accompanied by Hannah a girl from Hamburg who is looking for her brother, Will Grady... See full summary »

Stars: Rowan Witt, Luke O'Loughlin, Brittany Byrnes, Mathew Waters

Votes: 65

27. A Tale of Two Cities (1965– )

25 min | Drama

8.4
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Stars: Patrick Troughton, Nicholas Pennell, Kika Markham, Leslie French

Votes: 11

28. Little Dorrit (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.13 (2008)

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.4
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After Mrs. General rejects his proposal of marriage, subsequently giving her notice, Mr. Dorrit falls spectacularly apart at Mrs. Merdle's masked ball, thinking he is back in the Marshalsea... See full summary »

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Claire Foy, Pam Ferris, James Fleet

Votes: 63

29. Bleak House (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2005)

TV-PG | 55 min | Drama

8.4
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Intimidated by Mr. Tulkinghorn to provide a sample of Capt. Hawdon's handwriting, Sgt. George has decided to submit, this time. With the writing sample, Tulkinghorn is satisfied that Nemo ... See full summary »

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Michael Smiley, Hugo Speer, Pauline Collins, Denis Lawson

Votes: 69

30. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Oliver Twist (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.4
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Tom Clancy, John Colicos, Beulah Garrick, William Hickey

Votes: 7

31. Little Dorrit (2008 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.3
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Emma Pierson

Votes: 6,404

32. Our Mutual Friend (1998 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama

8.3
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham, David Bradley

Votes: 1,836

33. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 119

34. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 96

35. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 37

36. Our Mutual Friend (1976 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Based on the Dickens novel, tells the story of a young man who's inherited fortune hangs on his marriage to a woman he's never met. But many have their eyes on his fortune and scheme to ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, John McEnery, Nicholas Jones, Leo McKern

Votes: 71

37. George Burns Comedy Week (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: George Burns, Cynthia Windham, Bronson Pinchot, Mike Muscat

Votes: 37

38. Lilli Palmer Theatre (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Lilli Palmer, Roddy Hughes, Ian Fleming, Brian Wilde

Votes: 6

39. Little Dorrit (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.14 (2008)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.3
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Merdle's suicide note reveals that he was a swindler, robbing his investors and leaving thousands ruined. Mrs. Merdle agrees to Fanny's suggestion they do a 'moonlight flit' to escape ... See full summary »

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Anton Lesser, Geoffrey Whitehead, Stephen Marcus, Nicholas Blane

Votes: 65

40. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,324

41. 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: 84

42. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994 TV Mini-Series)

385 min | Drama

8.2
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Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises whilst ill, each ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Chambers, Julia Sawalha, Keith Allen, Philip Franks

Votes: 627

43. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 55

44. Oliver Twink (2007 Video)

X | 140 min | Adult

8.2
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A movie 169 years in the making. Oliver Twist, the Artful Dodger, and Fagin. The lovers will love Fagin's waifs. Plus, there's Mr. Bumble and the hairy-chested Detective Brownlow. It's 2007... See full summary »

Director: Peter Z. Pan | Stars: Dillon Samuels, Brad Star, Riley Burke, Kyros Christian

Votes: 13

45. David Copperfield (1965 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.2
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Anna Maria Guarnieri, Mario Feliciani, Carlo Romano

Votes: 19

46. Bleak House (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.11 (2005)

TV-PG | Drama

8.2
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Richard is deep in debt and trough with the Army. Ada offers him her inheritance to cover his debts, but he decides to leave service and devote himself to the trial full-time. Doctor Allan ... See full summary »

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Dermot Crowley, Denis Lawson, Anna Maxwell Martin, Carey Mulligan

Votes: 72

47. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: The Stingiest Man in Town (1956)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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This is a musical version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Ebenzer Scrooge, is given a chance to reform and save his soul. He is visited by 4 ghosts and is shown visions of his past life and the consequences of his life on others.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Philippa Bevans, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, Olive Dunbar

Votes: 26

48. A Christmas Carol (1951)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve...

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 15,663

49. Great Expectations (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2011)

59 min | Drama

8.1
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In the 1810s orphan boy Pip Pirrup lives on the Kent marshes with his shrewish sister and her kindly husband,farrier Joe Gargery. On Christmas eve,whilst visiting his parents' grave, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Ray Winstone, Oscar Kennedy, Shaun Dooley, Jack Roth

Votes: 143

50. Bleak House (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (2005)

TV-PG | Drama

8.1
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Tulkinghorn now has Lady Dedlock in his grasp but his hardheartedness is beginning to catch up with him. Miss Flite returns to her lodgings to find that Smallweed has changed the locks on ... See full summary »

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Charles Dance, Gillian Anderson, Emma Williams, Lisa Hammond

Votes: 72