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1. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Stuck in a Loft (1987)

Comedy

8.9
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The friends rent a country cottage. Martin shines with his practical knowledge. But then he gets a bit stuck.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 16

2. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Housework (1984)

Comedy

8.8
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Ann is in hospital leaving martin to manage at home by himself. He plans everything down to the finest detail, but the best laid plans.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 12

3. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Moving On (1989)

80 min | Comedy

8.8
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Everything looks rosy, despite the big changes.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 13

4. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: One Night Stand (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Martin is abroad on a business trip. He wakes up in a compromising position. What if word gets back to Ann?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 13

5. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Vicars and Tarts (1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Martin organises a fund raising dance which, at Paul's suggestion, has the theme of a "Vicars and Tarts" party.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 15

6. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Goodbye, Paul? (1987)

Comedy

8.7
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Martin is overjoyed when Paul talks about leaving the area. He will only stay if he can find a new premises for his business. Then Martin finds the ideal location, but should he tell Paul?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 15

7. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Manure (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Martin agrees to take delivery of some manure for Paul's garden. Things don't quite go according to plan. Paul clears everything up in record time when he gets home.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 13

8. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Neighbourhood Watch (1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Martin starts up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme. But will the power go to his head?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 13

9. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The Cricket Match (1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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It's the annual cricket match. Paul saves the day, but is he a gentleman?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 15

10. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: The Last Journey (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Dzerzhinsky's organization "The Trust" needs Western funding, so he guarantees Sidney's safety in Russia in return for his help in raising funds.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Laura Davenport

Votes: 22

12. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Holiday Plans (1984)

Comedy

8.6
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It's time for their annual holiday. Will everyone go to the Bavarian Alps as usual or will they listen to Paul's suggestion?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 13

13. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Jumping to Conclusions (1987)

Comedy

8.6
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Ann isn't doing well in her studies. Her choice of a secret study buddy leads to some misunderstanding.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 12

14. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Shutdown (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Stali presses a reluctant Dzerzhinsky to execute Reilly as the Cheka chief resists Stalin's efforts to dismantle 'The Trust.'

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Laura Davenport

Votes: 23

15. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Snooker (1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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It's the annual snooker competition. Martin is desperate to win but he knows that Paul is very good at everything he tries.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 12

16. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983 TV Mini-Series)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,015

17. Hamlet (1964)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

8.4
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable.

Writers: Grigori Kozintsev, Boris Pasternak, William Shakespeare | Director: Grigori Kozintsev | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Votes: 1,849

18. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2002 TV Movie)

187 min | Musical

8.4
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A stage performance of the Shostakovich opera, filmed in Barcelona.

Writers: Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Preis, Nikolai Leskov | Director: Toni Bargalló | Stars: Mireille Capelle, Graham Clark, John Hurst, Anatoli Kocherga

Votes: 7

19. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: A Strange Woman (1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Martin is scandalised by Paul's behaviour when he burns a perfectly good house sign and entertains scantily clad women in his back garden.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 18

20. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: After Moscow (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After the failure of the promised Btitish troops at Archangel and the failed assassination of Lenin as well as the assassinations of the Romanoffs, Sidney's hope for political control of ... See full summary »

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 24

21. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Boredom (1984)

Comedy

8.4
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Ann is bored with being a housewife. Hilda tries to help with an array of hobbies. Paul offers a job but then withdraws the offer. Martin comes up with the perfect solution.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 11

22. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Gambit (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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In the early days of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Reilly works on behalf of the British to topple the Bolsheviks and get Russia back in the war.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Brian Protheroe

Votes: 25

23. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Relaxation (1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Martin is too tense, even by the standards that normally apply to him, he seems overwrought. Paul teaches him some relaxation techniques.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 11

24. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: The Visiting Fireman (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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One of two British operatives at a German shipyard is found out and although Reilly is sent to his place, he doesn't reveal himself to his fellow agent.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Leo McKern, Norman Rodway, Peter Egan

Votes: 27

25. King Lear (1971)

139 min | Drama

8.3
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Writers: Grigori Kozintsev, Boris Pasternak, William Shakespeare | Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro | Stars: Jüri Järvet, Elza Radzina, Galina Volchek, Valentina Shendrikova

Votes: 1,016

26. Katerina Izmailova (1967)

118 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Writers: Nikolai Leskov, Aleksandr Preis, Dmitri Shostakovich | Director: Mikhail Shapiro | Stars: Galina Vishnevskaya, Artyom Inozemtsev, Nikolay Boyarskiy, Aleksandr Sokolov

Votes: 37

27. Bazar (1934)

4 min | Animation, Short

8.3
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Director: Mikhaïl Tsekhanovskii

Votes: 15

28. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Half an Office (1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Martin is under pressure at work. The walls are closing in. Will he stand up for himself?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 11

29. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The Campaign (1986)

Comedy

8.3
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Ann is campaigning for support for OU students. Martin thinks it's a plot by the Kremlin. Will it affect his attempts to join a local club?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 11

30. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The Party (1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Christmas is a bit different this year. Paul has a few extra house guests and Ann volunteers to look after the overflow.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 12

31. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The Psychiatrist (1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Martin & Ann go to Paul's party and meet Dave, the psychiatrist. Dave seems to be very interested in Martin.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 11

32. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The Tea Party (1984)

Comedy

8.3
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Martin entertains Mrs Beardsmore and her friends from the Old Folks Home. But they don't seem to like Bingo.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 15

33. New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (1958–1972)

60 min | Music

8.2
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Stars: Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Aaron Copland, Veronica Tyler

Votes: 13

34. The Overcoat (2001 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

8.2
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Director: Morris Panych | Stars: Peter Anderson, Manon Beaudoin, Dean Paul Gibson, Wendy Gorling

Votes: 22

35. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: A Married Man (1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Martin and Ann throw a dinner party and invite Paul and his girlfriend. But why is Martin buying so many different drinks?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 12

36. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: An Affair with a Married Woman (1983)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A Russian born Jew, recruited by British Intelligence in 1901 to obtain intelligence on Russian oil fields, is detained in a provincial town under suspicion.

Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Leo McKern, Norman Rodway, Peter Egan

Votes: 39

37. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: House to Let (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Some neighbours move out of The Close. Paul buys their house as an investment and plans to rent it out. But who will Paul choose as tenants?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 12

38. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Prelude to War (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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As an agent of Japan's ally Great Britain, Reilly is forced to aid the Japanese fleet invade Port Arthur begin the Russo-Japanese War.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Jeananne Crowley, David Suchet, Derek Newark

Votes: 34

39. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: The Trust (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Sidney auctions off his collection of Napoleana to finance a Russian counterrevolutionary group and convinces Henry Ford to finance an invading German army.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell, Clive Merrison

Votes: 26

40. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Anna (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Reilly goes to Paris to try and find his estranged wife and convince an oil developer to sign with Britain rather than France.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Norman Rodway, Peter Egan, Diana Hardcastle

Votes: 25

41. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Endgame (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Reilly's plan to overthrow the Bolshevik government and install himself as head of state hits a bump in the road when Lenin's intelligence chief Dzerzhinsky convinces him to postpone a ... See full summary »

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Tom Bell, Brian Protheroe, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 22

42. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Local Hero (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Martin performs an act of heroism. But how will he handle the fame and adulation?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 10

43. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Taking Over (1984)

Comedy

8.1
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Martin complains about the pressure of all of his committee work once too often. Paul persuades the others to help lighten Martin's load.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 15

44. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The New Neighbour (1984)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Close is well organised by Martin with various committees and campaigns. Paul moves in and threatens to upset the apple cart. Ann welcomes their new neighbour, Martin isn't so sure.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Gabrielle Daye

Votes: 19

45. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: Cavaliers and Roundheads (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Paul & Martin face each other at a local Cavaliers and Roundheads event. Paul has had a run of bad luck recently, can Martin actually beat him at something?

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 14

46. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Dreadnoughts and Doublecrosses (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Sidney proceeds with his byzantine plan to get Count Massino to approve his German contract for dreadnoughts through seduction and bribery.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Leo McKern, Norman Rodway, Celia Gregory

Votes: 24

47. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Episode: The Footpath (1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Howard & Hilda can't use a local footpath. Martin defends the ancient pathways - but the plan backfires.

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 13

48. 12 stulyev (1966 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

7.9
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Writers: Ilya Ilf, Yevgeni Petrov | Director: Aleksandr Belinsky | Stars: Igor Gorbachyov, Nikolay Boyarskiy, Rem Lebedev, Glikeriya Bogdanova-Chesnokova

Votes: 16

49. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Dreadnoughts and Crosses (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Estranged from his British intelligence contacts, Reilly, now back in Russia, works in his capacity as a German arms dealer to sell warships to Russia.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sam Neill, Leo McKern, Norman Rodway, Peter Egan

Votes: 24

50. BBC Proms (2010– )

Music

7.7
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Stars: Katie Derham, Suzy Klein, Charles Hazlewood, Zeb Soanes

Votes: 12