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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

2. Clochemerle (1972– )

230 min | Comedy

8.7
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A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal. Plays as a cross between 'Allo, 'Allo and Canterbury Tales.

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Roy Dotrice, Wendy Hiller, Michael Golden

3. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1985)

114 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Writer: Oscar Wilde | Directors: Michael Attenborough, Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Gary Bond, Jeremy Clyde, Gabrielle Drake

4. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

5. Anne of Avonlea (1987 TV Movie)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Writers: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kevin Sullivan | Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Wendy Hiller, Frank Converse

6. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, Stephen Fry, Terry Gilliam

7. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

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

8. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

9. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Edward Asner, Whit Bissell, Michael Constantine

10. The Best of Friends (1991 TV Movie)

81 min | Biography

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Adapted from their letters and journals, this is a portrayal of the unique 25-year friendship shared by Dame Laurentia McLachlan (Benedictine nun), Sir Sydney Cockerell (museum curator), ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Cockerell, Felicitas Corrigan, Laurentia McLachlan, George Bernard Shaw, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Patrick McGoohan, Amma Asante

11. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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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

12. Pygmalion (1938)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady.

Writers: George Bernard Shaw, W.P. Lipscomb, Cecil Lewis | Directors: Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr

13. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

14. 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

15. Knock on Any Door (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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An anthology series with the premise that there is story behind every door.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Ted Willis, David Collings, Ewan Hooper, Helen Fraser

16. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

17. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

18. A Taste for Death (1988 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Fiona Fullerton, Penny Downie

19. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Country (1981)

82 min | Drama

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In 1945, the Carlions assemble at an English country house for a family gathering. During the event, they must determine who is to take over the family brewing empire, since the present ... See full summary »

Writer: Trevor Griffiths | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Leo McKern, James Fox, Wendy Hiller, Penelope Wilton

20. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

21. Separate Tables (1958)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."

Writers: Terence Rattigan, John Gay | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster

22. The Death of a Heart (1987 TV Movie)

109 min | Drama, Family

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Writers: Elizabeth Bowen, Derek Mahon | Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Daniel Chatto, JoJo Cole, Judith Davis

23. The Kingfisher (1983 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Writer: William Douglas-Home | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller, Cyril Cusack, Gary Owen

24. Ending Up (1989 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

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A traditional rural English Christmas, reluctantly spent with the predominantly geriatric family (who all have their quirks and eccentricities) ends in tragedy after a practical joke goes ...

Writers: Kingsley Amis, Douglas Livingstone | Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: John Mills, Wendy Hiller, Michael Hordern, Lionel Jeffries

25. Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre (1991 TV Special)

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Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Jeremy Brett, Alistair Cooke, Wendy Hiller

26. All Passion Spent (1986– )

55 min | Drama

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This three-part miniseries begins with elderly Lady Slane (Wendy Hiller) sitting watchfully by the deathbed of her husband... See full synopsis »

Stars: Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews, Maurice Denham, Phyllis Calvert

27. Richard II (1978 TV Movie)

158 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: David Giles | Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Jon Finch, Wendy Hiller

28. Theatre Royal (1955– )

30 min | Drama

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

29. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

30. Sons and Lovers (1960)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »

Writers: Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, D.H. Lawrence | Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

31. I Know Where I'm Going! Revisited (1994 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

7.4
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'Nancy Franklin' was so overwhelmed by the film 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945) that she traveled from New York to the Western Isles of Scotland to see the places where it was made and to ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Ian Christie, Petula Clark, Mark Cousins, Sue Fink

32. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Mystery

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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

33. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Creators: Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Joy Whitby | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

34. Outcast of the Islands (1951)

93 min | Drama, Adventure

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A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in a Far East port. When he is discovered stealing he is sacked, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post. In HD.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, William Fairchild | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller

35. Miss Morison's Ghosts (1981 TV Movie)

Thriller

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The film is based on a purportedly true story, which has since become one of the most famous "time slips". The two ladies' real names were Annie Charlotte Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain, who ... See full summary »

Writer: Ian Curteis | Director: John Bruce | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Hannah Gordon, Bosco Hogan, Niall Toibin

36. The Countess Alice (1993)

81 min | Drama

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A reporter is assigned a then-and-now piece on a 50-year old photospread of three society beauties. One of them, Lady Alice Munroe, now the widowed Grafin von Holzendorf, has agreed to be ... See full summary »

Writer: Allan Cubitt | Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Zoë Wanamaker, Duncan Bell, Patricia Quinn

37. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

38. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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She falls in love with a broken down former NYC hotel doorman, who tells Judith vaguely that he was in the hotel business.

Writers: Brian Moore, Peter Nelson | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Wendy Hiller, Marie Kean

39. Major Barbara (1941)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy

7.1
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A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy with social commentary.

Writer: George Bernard Shaw | Directors: Gabriel Pascal, Harold French, David Lean | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Robert Newton

40. Witness for the Prosecution (1982 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

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Efficient, but bitter and stubborn, barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts returns to his office in London, having recovered from a heart attack. He is subsequently invited to defend Leonard Stephen... See full summary »

Writers: Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Lawrence B. Marcus, John Gay | Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Deborah Kerr, Beau Bridges, Donald Pleasence

41. Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (1986 TV Mini-Series)

R | 306 min | Biography, Drama

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Stars: Nicholas Day, Dreya Weber, Patrick Allen, Michael Byrne

42. How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)

79 min | Crime, Comedy

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Writers: Didier Daix, John Paxton | Directors: Nigel Patrick, Max Varnel | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Charles Coburn, Wendy Hiller, Katie Johnson

43. Toys in the Attic (1963)

90 min | Drama

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Sisters Carrie and Anna Berniers have been supporting their ne'er-do-well brother Julian through various failed businesses; now, he returns home with a sudden fortune and his young bride. ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Hellman, James Poe | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Wendy Hiller

44. The Comedy of Errors (1983 TV Movie)

109 min | Comedy

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Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Too bad that Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Charles Gray, Nicolas Chagrin, Nick Burnell

45. Sailor of the King (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

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A British naval officer has a brief affair with a woman in England and never knows that she bears him a son. 20 years later the boy is on a ship under his command when he is tracking a ... See full summary »

Writers: C.S. Forester, Valentine Davies | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee

46. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Graduating Class (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Laura Siddons is a newly hired instructor in Europran literature at a girls college. Initially, she is nervous and ill-at-ease, but over time learns more about her students and is ... See full summary »

Writers: Edouard Sandoz, Stirling Silliphant | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Wendy Hiller, Gigi Perreau, Jocelyn Brando

47. Making Love (1982)

R | 113 min | Drama

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A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Sandler, A. Scott Berg | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

48. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

49. Attracta (1983)

55 min

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Writer: William Trevor | Director: Kieran Hickey | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Kate Thompson, Joe McPartland, John Kavanagh

50. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson