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1. Hereward the Wake (1965– )

25 min | Drama

9.1
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Hereward, son of Duke Leofric and Lady Godiva, fought a long and ultimately hopeless guerilla war against the invading forces of William the Conqueror in the fens of Lincolnshire, betrayed not only by his allies but by his own weaknesses.

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bryan Pringle, Yvonne Furneaux, John Carson

Votes: 7

2. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama

8.7
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

Votes: 734

3. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Leo McKern

Votes: 9,448

4. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 98

5. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)
Episode: Finals (1970)

Comedy

8.6
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It's time for the lads to take their qualifying exams and Michael is so anxious to stay awake for them he takes pep pills - which turn out to be sleeping pills. Thus he falls asleep on the ... See full summary »

Director: David Askey | Stars: Robin Nedwell, Barry Evans, Jonathan Lynn, Geoffrey Davies

Votes: 11

6. The First Churchills (1969– )

50 min | History

8.5
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The television dramatization of the lives of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah.

Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, John Standing, Robert Robinson

Votes: 163

7. The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (1967– )

25 min | Adventure

8.5
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Stars: Joss Ackland, Brian Blessed, William Dexter, John Woodvine

Votes: 8

8. Vendetta (1966–1968)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Intrigue from the Mediterranean Islands as Danny Scipio dispenses his own brand of revenge against organized crime outfits around Europe.

Stars: Neil McCallum, Stelio Candelli, Kieron Moore, Kenneth J. Warren

Votes: 8

9. 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: 4,658

10. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 3,393

11. Fall of Eagles (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 398

12. 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

13. The Cheaters (1960–1962)

30 min | Mystery

8.2
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Cases of an Insurance Claims Investigator.

Stars: John Ireland, Robert Ayres, Ann Hanslip, Colin Tapley

Votes: 9

14. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
Episode: Indian Summer of an Emperor (1974)

Drama, History

8.1
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After the murder of his wife and the suicide of his son, the increasingly aging Emperor Franz-Josef of Austria-Hungary has become more and more distanced from his people and his empire. ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Laurence Naismith, Barry Foster, Nora Swinburne, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 11

15. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 51

16. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )
Episode: Portrait of Fleur (1967)

Drama

8.0
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Fleur goes to Harold Blade's studio for her portrait sitting but she sees Jon and Anne there as she too is having her portrait done. When she learns that Jon will also have his portrait ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: June Barry, George Benson, Jonathan Burn, David Cargill

Votes: 12

17. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark. The lads basically mean well, but their habits of ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton

Votes: 209

18. The Green Scarf (1954)

96 min | Mystery

7.8
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Maitre Deliot, (Michael Redgrave) convinced a deaf, dumb, and blind man accused of murder is innocent, battles in the courtroom to prove his innocence as well as find the real murderer.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo Genn, Kieron Moore

Votes: 29

19. Money for Speed (1933)

73 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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Motorcycle speedway champion Big Bill Summers (Cyril McLaglen) has amorous intentions towards attractive young Jane (Ida Lupino)... See full synopsis »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Loder, Ida Lupino, Cyril McLaglen, Moore Marriott

Votes: 11

20. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
Episode: Dance of the Dead (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Number 6 comes across a body that has washed ashore with a radio. After sending the body back out to sea, he tries to use the radio to get rescued.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Mary Morris, Duncan Macrae, Norma West

Votes: 293

21. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Episode: Read and Destroy (1972)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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The Persuaders and every spy in the business are after a British Agent for his highly confidential memoirs, nevertheless, before retrieving the manuscripts, they must first find them.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Joss Ackland, Nigel Green

Votes: 99

22. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 3,905

23. 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: 73

24. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: King Lear (1975)

Drama

7.7
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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 »

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Sarah Badel, Geoffrey Collins, Angela Down, Roger Elliott

Votes: 13

25. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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

Votes: 70

26. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Recruiting Officer (1973)

Drama

7.6
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Director: David Giles | Stars: Ian McKellen, Prunella Ransome, Jane Asher, Brian Blessed

Votes: 17

27. Quartet (1948)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming

Votes: 583

28. The First Churchills (1969– )
Episode: Rebellion (1969)

45 min | History

7.5
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King Charles II suddenly falls ill and dies within a few days. He converts to Roman Catholicism on his deathbed and his brother James becomes King. The new King, a Roman Catholic, manages ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, James Villiers, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 8

29. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Approved | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling

Votes: 16,206

30. Let the People Sing (1942)

105 min | Comedy

7.4
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The community of a small British town unite, in opposition to their local government authority, to keep open their town music hall... See full synopsis »

Director: John Baxter | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fred Emney, Edward Rigby, Oliver Wakefield

Votes: 25

31. The First Churchills (1969– )
Episode: The Protestant Wind (1969)

46 min | History

7.4
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Over time, King James II is not living up to his promise to protect the Protestant faith, at least in the eyes of may of his people. He has surrounded himself with Catholic advisers and has... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, Margaret Tyzack, John Standing

Votes: 8

32. The Root of All Evil (1947)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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A girl from an impoverished family is jilted by her rich fiance, whose father doesn't approve. She decides to take revenge against them, and determines to let nothing or no one stop her from getting to the top.

Director: Brock Williams | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Michael Rennie, John McCallum, Brefni O'Rorke

Votes: 94

33. Pool of London (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson, Earl Cameron

Votes: 295

34. They Drive by Night (1938)

84 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.

Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Emlyn Williams, Ernest Thesiger, Anna Konstam, Allan Jeayes

Votes: 173

35. Quiet Weekend (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

7.3
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The ordinary and extraordinary adventures of a British family and their various guests during a weekend in their country cottage : the son and his socialite flirt hated by his adoring ... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Derek Farr, Frank Cellier, Marjorie Fielding, George Thorpe

Votes: 63

36. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Something Nasty in the Nursery (1967)

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

7.3
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Reliable men are reverting to childhood, and blabbing all of their secrets to kindly old "Nanny Roberts."

Director: James Hill | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Dudley Foster, Yootha Joyce

Votes: 129

37. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

7.2
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When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 3,512

38. Rembrandt (1936)

85 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman

Votes: 1,208

39. A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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James Brodie (Robert Newton) is the only hatter in a small area in Scotland. Ruthless in business as well as at home, he is a tyrant to his family and intimidating to everyone he knows. But... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Deborah Kerr, James Mason, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 204

40. Dark Secret (1949)

85 min | Crime

7.2
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A young couple move into a charming rural cottage. They become fixated upon the mysterious death of the earlier female occupant.

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, Emrys Jones, Irene Handl, Hugh Pryse

Votes: 5

41. The Way Ahead (1944)

Approved | 91 min | War, Drama

7.1
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A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie

Votes: 1,278

42. The Smugglers (1947)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Told in flashback, the film opens on a brutal scene of a 17-year-old boy, Francis Andrews, being brutally lashed during a police interrogation in which the boy thinks back to the past that ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Joan Greenwood, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 21

43. Convict 99 (1938)

91 min | Comedy

7.1
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A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 318

44. Emil and the Detectives (1935)

71 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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Erich Kästner's beloved novel has been adapted for film or television six times since its publication in 1929; this 1935 British version was the first in English. Believed lost for decades,... See full summary »

Director: Milton Rosmer | Stars: John Williams, George Hayes, Mary Glynne, Clare Greet

Votes: 72

45. Turkey Time (1933)

73 min

7.1
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Director: Tom Walls | Stars: Tom Walls, Ralph Lynn, Dorothy Hyson, Robertson Hare

Votes: 14

46. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 16,832

47. The Girl Was Young (1937)

Unrated | 83 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby

Votes: 6,829

48. Enemy from Space (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

7.0
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Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sidney James, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 2,597

49. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 31

50. The Upturned Glass (1947)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover.

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: James Mason, Rosamund John, Pamela Mason, Ann Stephens

Votes: 387