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1. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 616

2. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: The Whisper (1968)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Bigoted plantation owner Marcus Spencer bullies and abuses his African work force,refusing to pay them an agreed sum. Their ally is Father Ignatius Loyola,a Jesuit priest and Spencer gets ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Harris, Dennis Spooner | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Patrick Allen, Colin Blakely, Sheila Brennan

Votes: 9

3. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

Votes: 922

4. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985 TV Mini-Series)

320 min | Drama

8.7
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Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. Trevor tries to buy some jazz records but this leads to ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Dominic Jephcott, Terence Rigby

Votes: 384

5. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, Cyril Luckham, Peter Sallis, Joby Blanshard

Votes: 36

6. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Brainwash (1967)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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American McGill, a former intelligence officer back in the States, was forced to resign when he was made the scapegoat in the wake of a scientist's defection to Russia. Now he operates as a... See full summary »

Writers: Bernie Cooper, Richard Harris, Francis Megahy, Dennis Spooner | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Colin Blakely, Howard Marion-Crawford, Suzan Farmer

Votes: 18

7. The Champions (1968–1969)
Episode: The Interrogation (1969)

Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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On return from a mission to Hong Kong Craig is captured and subjected to a brutal cross-examination from a pitiless interrogator who keeps asking him about the 'Renton Case'. He finds out ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 15

8. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 3,615

9. Paradise Postponed (1986 TV Mini-Series)

569 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Paul Shelley, David Threlfall, Michael Hordern, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 81

10. Summer Season (1985– )
Episode: The Dumb Waiter (1985)

Drama

8.4
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Writer: Harold Pinter | Director: Kenneth Ives | Stars: Colin Blakely, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 10

11. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 9

12. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 25

13. Billy Wilder (1970 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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Death Mills, or Die Todesmhlen, is a 1945 American propaganda documentary film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by the United States Department of War. It was intended for German ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Gehrig | Stars: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Stephens, Clive Revill

Votes: 16

14. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Son of Man (1969)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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Dennis Potter's controversial reading of the life of Christ, with Jesus portrayed as a hearty, fiery, well-meaning carpenter who believes that people should try to love their enemies rather... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Gareth Davies | Stars: Colin Blakely, Robert Hardy, Bernard Hepton, Brian Blessed

Votes: 57

15. Love Among the Ruins (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

8.0
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An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the ... See full summary »

Writer: James Costigan | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Richard Pearson

Votes: 615

16. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 20

17. The Hanged Man (1975– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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Successful businessman Lew Burnett survives a series of attempts on his life, and decides to remain "dead" after the last one to go undercover and find out which of his close friends & ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Blakely, Michael Williams, Gary Watson, John F. Landry

Votes: 12

18. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Murdersville (1967)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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When Mrs. Peel's friend Major Croft goes missing she traces him to the picture postcard village of Little Storping. Unfortunately the entire population are assassins for hire who lure their... See full summary »

Writer: Brian Clemens | Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Colin Blakely, John Ronane

Votes: 99

19. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 21,471

20. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
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In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges ... See full summary »

Writer: David Storey | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

Votes: 4,057

21. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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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: 78

22. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

23. 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: 695

24. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Harris, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 194

25. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Song at Twilight (1973)

Drama

7.8
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Writers: Noel Coward, Willis Hall | Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Colin Blakely, Peter Sallis, David Waller, Ann Beach

Votes: 5

26. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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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: 420

27. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Writer: Alan Sillitoe | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Votes: 4,818

28. King Lear (1983 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama

7.7
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Anna Calder-Marshall, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 582

29. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 39

30. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

Votes: 20

31. Half Hour Story (1967– )

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Geraldine Moffat, Angela Baddeley, Gwen Cherrell, Liz Gebhardt

Votes: 11

32. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 1 (1966)

Unrated | 145 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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Writer: Robert Westerby | Director: James Neilson | Stars: David Weston, Bernard Lee, George Cole, Maurice Denham

Votes: 19

33. Film 2015 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Barry Norman

Votes: 362

34. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series. It was produced by the BBC and it was transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984. During this period, more than 300 different ... See full summary »

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 141

35. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 61

36. Legend of the Champions (1983 TV Movie)

92 min | Thriller

7.5
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A secret agent is interrogated by his superiors on suspicion of being a double agent and being involved with a Tibetan guru who has supernatural powers.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Stuart Damon, Colin Blakely, Alexandra Bastedo, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 20

37. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: The Birthday Party (1987)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Writer: Harold Pinter | Director: Kenneth Ives | Stars: Joan Plowright, Harold Pinter, Kenneth Cranham, Colin Blakely

Votes: 38

38. The Beiderbecke Affair (1985– )
Episode: We Are on the Brink of a New Era, If Only... (1985)

Drama

7.5
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The election comes, and goes. More clandestine meetings. Files are exchanged. Houses are raided. A Forest is cut down to size. A pool-side meeting with the brothers

Writer: Alan Plater | Director: David Reynolds | Stars: James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, Colin Blakely, Dominic Jephcott

Votes: 6

39. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Mystery

7.3
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In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Writer: Paul Dehn | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 32,613

40. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Blanche Hanalis | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

Votes: 2,363

41. Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)

108 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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G.I. Gurdjieff is a spiritual teacher and mystic who, after a lifetime study, developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.

Writers: Peter Brook, G.I. Gurdjieff, Jeanne Salzmann | Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Dragan Maksimovic, Terence Stamp, Mikica Dimitrijevic, Athol Fugard

Votes: 594

42. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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Charles Dreyfus threatens to destroy the world with a doomsday device if Inspector Clouseau is not killed. Naturally, this is far harder than it sounds.

Writers: Frank Waldman, Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Votes: 20,252

43. Equus (1977)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,375

44. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page

Votes: 6,916

45. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 56

46. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.2
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 26

47. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Psy-Warriors (1981)

73 min | Drama

7.2
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Soldiers are captured and interrogated by terrorists: but is it real or only a sadistic form of psychological training exercise?

Writer: David Leland | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Rosalind Ayres, Anthony Bate, Colin Blakely, Warren Clarke

Votes: 17

48. The Hellions (1961)

86 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.1
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Luke Billings and his four reprobate sons ride into a small South African settlement in search of revenge on Police Sergeant Sam Hargis. Hargis knows he cannot outgun the five outlaws and ... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Huth, Patrick Kirwan, Harold Swanton | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Richard Todd, Anne Aubrey, Jamie Uys, Marty Wilde

Votes: 61

49. The Day Christ Died (1980 TV Movie)

142 min | Drama

7.1
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The Crucifixion of Christ seen more from a political and historical point of view than a spiritual one.

Writers: Edward Anhalt, James Lee Barrett, Jim Bishop | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Colin Blakely, Keith Michell, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 78

50. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

7.1
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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: June Barrie, Alex Scott, Geoffrey Matthews, Michael Stainton

Votes: 11