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1. Wagner (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

9.0
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Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Osman Ragheb, Donald Arthur

Votes: 39

2. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Laurence Olivier: A Life (1983)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.6
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A multi-award winning biography covering the life and career of actor/director Laurence Olivier.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Melvyn Bragg, Peggy Ashcroft, Jill Esmond

Votes: 45

3. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Votes: 86

4. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn

Votes: 100

5. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 16

6. Living Famously (2002– )

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Stars: Caroline Quentin, David Thomson, Barry Cryer, Martin Landau

Votes: 8

7. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Votes: 367

8. 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

9. Wagner (1983– )

300 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi, John Gielgud

Votes: 336

10. The House of Bernarda Alba (1991 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama

7.8
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A domineering,reclusive, and ostentatiously pious widow in a small Spanish town keeps such close watch on her daughters that they are unable to have normal social lives. However, the eldest... See full summary »

Writers: Federico García Lorca, Robert David MacDonald | Directors: Stuart Burge, Núria Espert | Stars: Deborah Findlay, Suzanna Hamilton, Gillian Hanna, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 57

11. Peace One Day (2004)

80 min | Documentary

7.8
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The story of Jeremy Gilley's attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to sanction officially a day without conflict; a ceasefire day; a global day of Peace.

Writer: Jeremy Gilley | Director: Jeremy Gilley | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Jeremy Gilley, Judi Dench

Votes: 127

12. On Promised Land (1994 TV Movie)

Drama

7.8
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Set in the late 1950's, Floyd, Martha Ree and Jim Jam Ween live on land that was promised to Floyd's father and then to Floyd for work they had done. The landowners, the Appletree family, ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Sagoes | Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Robert Benedetti, Wayne Brady, Bill Coates, Norman D. Golden II

Votes: 52

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

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Jane Barrett, Brian Rix, Michael Brennan

Votes: 41

14. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.

Writers: Martin Donovan, Dan Ireland, Ruth Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor | Director: Dan Ireland | Stars: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoë Tapper, Robert Lang

Votes: 2,387

15. Encore! Encore! (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Joe Pinoni is a world-famous opera singer, but because of an accident while pumping his stomach in Italy, he will never be able to sing again. Having squandered all of his money and lost ... See full summary »

Creators: Anne Flett-Giordano, Chuck Ranberg | Stars: Nathan Lane, Joan Plowright, Glenne Headly, Ernie Sabella

Votes: 50

16. And a Nightingale Sang (1989 TV Movie)

95 min

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Writers: Jack Rosenthal, C.P. Taylor | Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Phyllis Logan, Tom Watt, Joan Plowright, John Woodvine

Votes: 54

17. 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

18. I Am David (2003)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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47 Metascore

A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark.

Writers: Anne Holm, Paul Feig | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Ben Tibber, Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 5,466

19. Enchanted April (1991)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a ... See full summary »

Writers: Elizabeth von Arnim, Peter Barnes | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Alfred Molina, Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker

Votes: 4,728

20. A Place for Annie (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes ... See full summary »

Writers: Cathleen Young, Lee Guthrie | Director: John Gray | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Mary-Louise Parker, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jack Noseworthy

Votes: 377

21. The Merchant of Venice (1973 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: John Sichel | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston

Votes: 165

22. Driving Miss Daisy (1992 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.4
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Failed series pilot based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play and multi-Academy Award-winning film. Was aired on CBS during the summer of 1992.

Writer: Alfred Uhry | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Plowright, Robert Guillaume, Saul Rubinek, Theresa Merritt

Votes: 25

23. Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.4
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One Saturday evening Rosa Priore is preparing a magnificent Sunday lunch for her family and their friends. By Sunday afternoon her life and marriage are in ruins.

Writers: Eduardo De Filippo, Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse | Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Caroline Blakiston, Nicholas Clay, John Duttine, Michael Elphick

Votes: 14

24. The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1993 TV Special)

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Directors: Ken Shapiro, Gene Weed | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Nielsen, Jane Seymour, Jason Alexander

Votes: 12

25. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 4,533

26. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 64

27. Drowning by Numbers (1988)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Tired of her husband's philanderous ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner, the murder is obscured. Her daughters are having ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson

Votes: 5,538

28. The Importance of Being Earnest (1986 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy

7.3
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Algy and Jack discover that they have both been "Bunberrying", that is, assuming different identities in order to enjoy themselves in a guilt-free manner. Jack's pretending to be his ... See full summary »

Writer: Oscar Wilde | Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: John Woodnutt, Rupert Frazer, Paul McGann, Joan Plowright

Votes: 152

29. Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A play-within-play of Moby Dick by Orson Welles.

Writers: Herman Melville, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Christopher Lee, Patrick McGoohan, Wensley Pithey

Votes: 41

30. Christmas Glory 2000 (2000 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

7.3
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A 60' music special for Christmas starring Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and Charlotte Church. Produced from Westminster Abbey London for ITV1 in the UK and PBS Network in the U.S.

Writers: William Blake, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling | Stars: Andrea Bocelli, Betty Boothroyd, George Carey, Charlotte Church

Votes: 22

31. 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: 5,376

32. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

172 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

Writer: Paul Monash | Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,624

33. The Entertainer (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Writers: John Osborne, Nigel Kneale | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

Votes: 1,797

34. The Summer House (1993)

Comedy

7.2
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Writer: Martin Sherman | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: David Threlfall, Lena Headey, Roger Lloyd Pack, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 44

35. Uncle Vanya (1963)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett | Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Max Adrian, Lewis Casson, Fay Compton

Votes: 98

36. Sword of Freedom (1957– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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In Sixteenth Century Florence, Marco del Monte, a dashing Robin Hood-like figure, leads the Republicans against the tyrannical Duke of de Medici and his minions.

Stars: Edmund Purdom, Martin Benson, Derek Sydney, Roland Bartrop

Votes: 13

37. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: The School for Scandal (1959)

105 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: Richard B. Sheridan | Stars: Joan Plowright, Felix Aylmer, Fanny Rowe, Redmond Phillips

Votes: 5

38. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Twelfth Night (1969)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: John Sichel | Stars: Tommy Steele, Ralph Richardson, Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright

Votes: 57

39. Time Without Pity (1957)

85 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec's ... See full summary »

Writer: Ben Barzman | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman

Votes: 507

40. A Pin for the Butterfly (1994)

113 min | Drama

7.1
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A British-Czech co-production from British director Hannah Kodicek which looks at the postwar Communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl. Maruska ... See full summary »

Writer: Susan Kodicek | Director: Susan Kodicek | Stars: Florence Hoath, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Ian Bannen

Votes: 52

41. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 8,924

42. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

1935. A group of elderly British women, who the Italians have named the Scorpioni, have chosen Italy, specifically Florence, as a place to live to blend their proper British sensibilities ... See full summary »

Writers: John Mortimer, Franco Zeffirelli | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

Votes: 8,768

43. Theatre Night (1985– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Robert Lang, Timothy West, John Hudson

Votes: 18

44. The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993 TV Special)

Family

6.9
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Writers: Sheila Benson, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Marc Shaiman, David Steinberg | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jane Alexander, Robert Altman, Luciana Arrighi

Votes: 309

45. Daphne Laureola (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: James Bridie, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Joan Plowright, Arthur Lowe, Grégoire Aslan, Clive Arrindell

Votes: 27

46. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, Josep Llurba | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin, Nic Knight

Votes: 7,052

47. The Diary of Anne Frank (1980 TV Movie)

109 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.

Writers: Anne Frank, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright, James Coco, Doris Roberts

Votes: 446

48. Widows' Peak (1994)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Edwina has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak," so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents ... See full summary »

Writer: Hugh Leonard | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Joan Plowright, Mia Farrow, Natasha Richardson, Adrian Dunbar

Votes: 1,292

49. Three Sisters (1970)

G | 165 min | Drama

6.7
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Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching ... See full summary »

Writers: Moura Budberg, Anton Chekhov | Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel | Stars: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 238

50. Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)

Unrated | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play ... See full summary »

Writers: Willard Carroll, Philippa Pearce | Director: Willard Carroll | Stars: Nigel Le Vaillant, Marlene Sidaway, Serena Gordon, Alfie Lawrence

Votes: 461