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1. Aggie (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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Adventures of a Fashion Designer on International Assignments.

Stars: Joan Shawlee, Michael Ward, Patrick McGoohan, Vernon Greeves

Votes: 8

2. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 2 (1977)

TV-G | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History

9.0
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Jesus meets Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist and continues to perform miracles among his people.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, James Farentino

Votes: 156

3. The Message (1976)

170 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.9
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The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah."

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Tewfik El-Hakim, A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi, Abdel Hamid Gouda, Mohammad Ali Maher | Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Abdallah Gheith, Mouna Wasef, Hamdy Gheith, Ali Achmed Taram

Votes: 2,194

4. Richard the Lionheart (1962– )

30 min | Adventure, Family, History

8.9
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Stars: Dermot Walsh, Robin Hunter, Trader Faulkner, Alan Haywood

Votes: 21

5. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 784

6. Telford's Change (1979– )

50 min

8.7
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Telford had worked for many years in a bank, and had progressed to a senior role which involved him travelling overseas. He decided that he wanted a change, so he applied for the job of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Hannah Gordon, Albert Welling, Veronica Sowerby

Votes: 29

7. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.7
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 35

8. Interpol Calling (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Charles Korvin, Edwin Richfield, Roland Bartrop, George Pastell

Votes: 39

9. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Ressurection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 12,675

10. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.6
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 61

11. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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In the 7th century, Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. But they're exiled in Medina before returning to Mecca to take up arms ... See full summary »

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Tewfik El-Hakim, A.B. Jawdat El-Sahhar, A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi, Mohammad Ali Maher | Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 29,044

12. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 84

13. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 19

14. Court Martial (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.

Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren, Angela Browne

Votes: 31

15. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Signal Received (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.5
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In 1941 two sailors from HMS Hood, Watson and Breed, hear a strange radio broadcast stating that the ship has been sunk with heavy loss of life. Their shipmate Robin Hughes, however, hears ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Director: John Newland | Stars: Mark Eden, Terry Palmer, Richard Gale, Viola Keats

Votes: 8

16. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Prisoner (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.5
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Ruth Goldman, a survivor of the Nazi death camps, receives a visitor, Hessler, a German officer who oversaw her cruel treatment during her imprisonment and she kills him. However when she ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Benson, Lawrence B. Marcus | Director: John Newland | Stars: Faith Brook, Annette Carell, Anton Diffring, Sandor Elès

Votes: 8

17. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Lisa Gastoni, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 57

18. Trapped by the Terror (1949)

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Writers: Mary Cathcart Borer, Ion Grundy, Sherard Powell | Director: Cecil Musk | Stars: James Kenney, Colin Simpson, Valerie Carlton, Ian Colin

Votes: 5

19. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1981)

Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.4
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The story of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy begins when a 6-foot ape descendant named Arthur Dent is saved from the destruction of planet Earth thanks to Ford Prefect, who is in fact... See full summary »

Writer: Douglas Adams | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Joe Melia

Votes: 98

20. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Tiger (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.4
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Miss Cartwright is hired to be the new governess to young Pamela. Cartwright immediately dismisses Pamela's beloved nanny, Mrs. Murphy, and finds a punishment room for the child in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Benson, Ian Stuart Black, Lawrence B. Marcus | Director: John Newland | Stars: Pamela Brown, Pauline Challoner, Michael Collins, Elspeth March

Votes: 11

21. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 731

22. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 270

23. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 41

24. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 20

25. The Making of 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (1993 Video)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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A documentary looking at the making of "Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, The" (1981)_, including interviews with leading members of the cast and production team, behind-the-scenes footage ... See full summary »

Writer: Kevin Davies | Director: Kevin Davies | Stars: Peter Jones, Alan J.W. Bell, Stella Elliott, Douglas Adams

Votes: 127

26. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

152 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.1
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 8,078

27. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,689

28. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 628

29. The Man Who Never Was (1966–1967)

30 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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American agent Peter Murphy is trying to escape from East Berlin when he encounters his exact double, millionaire playboy Mark Wainwright. After Wainwright is mistaken for him and killed by... See full summary »

Creator: John Newland | Stars: Dana Wynter, Robert Lansing, Paul Stewart, William Dexter

Votes: 40

30. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1981)

Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.1
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Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find themselves thrown off the Vogon spaceship into the vacuum of space. Improbably, they are rescued 29 seconds later by the Starship Heart of Gold. This brand... See full summary »

Writer: Douglas Adams | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 87

31. The Army Game (1957–1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The exploits of a bunch of army conscripts.

Stars: Frank Williams, Harry Fowler, Ted Lune, Alfie Bass

Votes: 49

32. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Episode: Look to the Lady: Part 1 (1989)

55 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Campion and Lugg help protect a prominent family's name, fortune, and a priceless heirloom from thieves, cutthroats, and witchcraft.

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Gordon Jackson, Barbara Jefford

Votes: 71

33. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Creator: Merwin Gerard | Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Francis De Sales

Votes: 770

34. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 23

35. Assignment Foreign Legion (1956– )

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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Stars: Merle Oberon, Martin Benson, Lionel Jeffries, Peter Arne

Votes: 14

36. Goldfinger (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 138,961 | Gross: $51.10M

37. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 834

38. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Creators: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 622

39. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Denis Lawson, Jancis Robinson, Josette Simon, Veronika Hyks

Votes: 8

40. O.S.S. (1957–1958)

30 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Frank Hawthorne is an agent in World War II's Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the U.S.'s spy agency. He operates behind German lines in France with the assistance of the French ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Randell, Lionel Murton, Robert Gallico, Max Faulkner

Votes: 13

41. Schoolgirl Chums (1982 TV Movie)

65 min | Family

7.8
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In the 1930's, Alison starts a new boarding school and becomes embroiled in a sinister plot to dethrone the royal family of Bosnovia.

Writer: Peter Glidewell | Director: Ian Keill | Stars: Lalla Ward, Martin Benson, Barry Jackson, Barbara Bolton

Votes: 5

42. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Creator: Cyril Abraham | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 542

43. The Camomile Lawn (1992 TV Mini-Series)

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funereal.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle, Richard Johnson

Votes: 583

44. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.7
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In 1930's England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Moray Watson

Votes: 488

45. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 67

46. The Many Wives of Patrick (1976–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Patrick Woodford has been married six times. All of his marriages have failed. Now he's planning to divorce his sixth wife, Helen. Later, he thinks of remarrying his first wife, Elizabeth. ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Cargill, Robin Parkinson, Patrick Ryecart, Ursula Howells

Votes: 6

47. An Arabian Night (1960 TV Movie)

85 min | Adventure

7.7
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Writer: Stanley Miller | Director: Mark Lawton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Robert Loggia, Orson Welles, Martin Benson

Votes: 6

48. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Writer: David Seltzer | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 80,586

49. A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.6
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Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate.

Writers: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty, Harry Kurnitz, Marcel Achard | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom

Votes: 19,480

50. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 63