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1. Light Entertainment Killers (1969 TV Movie)

96 min

8.8
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Amalgam of two episodes of a series 'The Avengers'. The first episode is "Look - (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers...", the second "The Interrogators".

Directors: Charles Crichton, James Hill | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson, Christopher Lee, John Cleese

Votes: 9

2. Strange Report (1968– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Votes: 96

3. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
Episode: Dragon's Domain (1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Discredited eagle pilot Tony Cellini is beset by recurring nightmares in which he was the only survivor of disastrous space mission. Now the moon is approaching the same set of circumstances that Cellini encountered.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Gianni Garko

Votes: 163

4. Strange Report (1968– )
Episode: Report 8319: Grenade - What Price Change? (1969)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Two opposing factions at a university are planning various activities to protest about the setting-up of a defence research unit on-site. Ham Gynt goes back to university to study the roots... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Bernard Lee

Votes: 9

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

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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 »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Patrick Allen, Colin Blakely, Sheila Brennan

Votes: 12

6. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,773

7. The Human Jungle (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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This is a British TV series in which Dr. Corder is a Psychiatrist who is able to treat and cure any Patients' mental disorders through Freudian and contemporary approaches.

Stars: Herbert Lom, Michael Johnson, Sally Smith, Mary Yeomans

Votes: 44

8. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

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: 808

9. Smuggler (1981– )

30 min | Adventure, History

8.3
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Set in 1802, this fast-paced swashbuckler chronicles the adventures of ex-British naval officer turned smuggler Jack Vincent as he eludes revenue officers along the coast of England. A ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Tobias, Lesley Dunlop, Hywel Williams-Ellis, Peter Capell

Votes: 34

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

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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 »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Colin Blakely, Howard Marion-Crawford, Suzan Farmer

Votes: 25

11. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Fair Exchange (1964)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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In a poignant reminder that spies are merely people and that they often take terrible punishment when caught, Drake tries to stop a former agent from killing the East German government official who had her tortured beyond repair.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Lelia Goldoni, James Maxwell, George Mikell

Votes: 47

12. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Interrogators (1969)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A foreign agent in the guise of a Colonel Mannering has found an ingenious method of extracting secret information from British agents.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson, Christopher Lee, David Sumner

Votes: 95

13. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Yesterday's Enemies (1964)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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Brett is known to be giving away British industrial secrets. However, when Drake confronts him, he discovers things are a lot more complicated and that Brett is not the only person being investigated.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Maureen Connell, Howard Marion-Crawford, Anton Rodgers

Votes: 46

14. 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 »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,869

15. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 108

16. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)

Family

8.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Cheryl Arutt, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Baio, Chris Barnes

Votes: 17

17. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Day of Execution (1967)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A car passes McGill and its driver,shouting out to him,addresses him as Mariocki and tells him he will be killed. McGill assumes it is a case of mistaken identity but more death threats ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Rosemary Nicols, Robert Urquhart, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 18

18. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Death at Bargain Prices (1965)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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When a colleague is found dead in a large London department store Steed and Mrs. Peel go undercover as staff members, exposing a dastardly plot by the wheelchair-bound Horatio Kane to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, André Morell, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 186

19. Strange Report (1968– )
Episode: Report 2641: Hostage - If You Won't Learn, Die! (1969)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A Chinese diplomat is kidnapped and a ransom note delivered. Strange must battle against the time table of the kidnappers and the outrage of the Chinese government to locate the missing man and secure his safe release.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Kenneth Haigh

Votes: 9

20. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 251

21. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 36

22. Strange Report (1968– )
Episode: Report 5055: Cult - Murder Shrieks Out (1969)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Strange and his team are called in after a performer with links to a charity organization dies under unusual circumstances. When the performer's singing partner is kidnapped, the case takes... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 12

23. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)
Episode: The Diplomat's Daughter (1979)

Adventure, Crime

7.9
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The Saint comes to the rescue of Marie de la Garde. She is the daughter of an ambassador and her irresponsible brother has notched up large gambling debts. Her pursuers are forcing him into... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Lynn Dalby, Jean Driant, David Garth, Weston Gavin

Votes: 8

24. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Votes: 13,075

25. Man of the World (1962– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The adventures of globe trotting journalist and photographer Mike Strait.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed, Paul Maxwell, Graham Stark

Votes: 24

26. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: No Friend of Mine (1968)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Whilst Garfield Cameron,who owns a mining company in the African country of Kalunga,supports local politician Masuto,who seeks the country's independence, Garfield's son-in-law James ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Richard Bradford, Clive Morton, Errol John, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 9

27. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Correct Way to Kill (1967)

TV-14 | 51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Somebody is systematically killing off foreign agents and Steed, who is initially implicated, declares a truce and calls on his Russian opposite number, Nutski. Along with Soviet agents ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Anna Quayle, Michael Gough

Votes: 141

28. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 8,417

29. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 10,268

30. Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970– )

30 min | Family, Comedy

7.7
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The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times.

Stars: Peter Firth, Brinsley Forde, Gillian Bailey, Michael Audreson

Votes: 141

31. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)
Episode: A Member of the Family: Part 2 (1973)

23 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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Ned's behavior creates tension in the Gordon household and when items start disappearing, he is suspected. An older man Simey followed Ned from London and is threatening him to cooperate. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Michael Culver, Stacy Dorning

Votes: 10

32. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
Episode: Earthbound (1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A vessel of alien pacifists, bound for Earth, lands on the moon. They are greeted as friends by all- except Commissioner Simmons who sees their vessel as way to return home.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 139

33. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 113,129 | Gross: $63.49M

34. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 9,710

35. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 305

36. Adventurer (1987– )

30 min

7.6
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Jack Vincent, an aristocrat forced by circumstances to become a smuggler, is caught and transported on the IIMS Success to a penal colony on Norfolk Island, off the New Zealand coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Tobias, Peter Hambleton, Marshall Napier, Paul Gittins

Votes: 18

37. The Stranger in Between (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Violent fugitive and mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh

Votes: 610

38. He Who Rides a Tiger (1965)

103 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Peter Rayston, has been in and out of prison most of his life. At 30, he is released for the eighth time, after serving a sentence for housebreaking. Immediately, he goes back to his old ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Tom Bell, Judi Dench, Paul Rogers, Kay Walsh

Votes: 64

39. The Unorganized Manager, Part Three: Lamentations (1977 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: James Bolam, John Cleese

Votes: 6

40. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: Look After Annie (1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Annie Irvine, charismatic evangelist and founder of the left-wing Workers-Christian Alliance, arrives back in England having survived an assassination attempt in Chicago and Cowley, an old ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 51

41. Strange Report (1968– )
Episode: Report 2475: Revenge - When a Man Hates (1969)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Hunting the men that put him in prison, his suffering wife slowly realizes his goal. Will she do the right thing, and will it be too late for Strange?

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Julian Glover

Votes: 6

42. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Danger Makers (1966)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Someone is organizing a group of danger craving psychopaths. Steed and Mrs. Peel must stop them before their next caper - stealing the crown jewels.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Nigel Davenport, Douglas Wilmer

Votes: 116

43. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
Episode: The Last Sunset (1976)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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As the Alphans are planning to explore the planet Ariel, a 'missile' attaches itself to the en route Eagle. Upon returning to Alpha, the 'missile' gives the Alphans a lunar atmosphere. But ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Prentis Hancock

Votes: 110

44. More Bloody Meetings (1984 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A sequel to the film Meetings, Bloody Meetings (1976). A manager who has learnt all the practical lessons from his experiences in the first film dreams how he habitually breaks the three ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: John Cleese, Graeme Garden, Antony Jay, David Prowse

Votes: 16

45. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: False Witness (1968)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Witnesses and agents investigating upper class blackmailer Lord Edgefield can't seem to tell the truth.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson, John Bennett, Barry Warren

Votes: 81

46. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)
Episode: Into Infinity (1975)

52 min | Family

7.4
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Space vessel moves deeper into space and her crew of 3 adults and 2 children battle several dangers while getting pulled into another universe.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Ed Bishop, Brian Blessed, Joanna Dunham, Don Fellows

Votes: 76

47. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)
Episode: The Poppy Chain (1978)

Adventure, Crime

7.4
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Jane Platt, sister of the Saint's girlfriend Jenny, dies from a shot of impure heroin. Her father, a retired general, is bristling for revenge but the Saint prevents him and travels to the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Grégoire Aslan, Jonathan Burn, Kim Fortune, Paul Gregory

Votes: 5

48. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

Votes: 5,227

49. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 3,856

50. The Unorganized Manager, Part Two: Salvation (1977 Video)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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The story of Richard Lewis--a harrassed overworked and over stressed area manager for a contract catering company. Richard is a well meaning man, but always cames off badly in his dealings ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: James Bolam, John Cleese

Votes: 7