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1. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.7
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 134

2. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

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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: 803

3. How We Used to Live (1968–1996)

History

8.6
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British educational drama tracing the lives and fortunes of fictional Yorkshire families from Victorian times.

Stars: Redvers Kyle, Diana Davies, James Tomlinson, John Keyworth

Votes: 49

4. The Mark Steel Lectures (2003– )

Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.6
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Stand-up comedian Mark Steel gives satirical and educational lectures on some of history's greatest thinkers.

Stars: Mark Steel, Martin Hyder, Emma Kennedy, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 120

5. Pandora's Box (1992– )

276 min | Documentary

8.5
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The consequences of exploiting technological and political ideas without understanding and concern for the outcome.

Stars: George Ball, Roy Adkin, Abel G. Aganbegyan, Tony Benn

Votes: 312

6. Firing Line (1966–1999)

120 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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A debate program hosted by conservative pundit William F. Buckley who verbally sparred with many notable figures of the 20th century.

Stars: William F. Buckley, Michael Kinsley, Jeff Greenfield, C. Dickerman Williams

Votes: 70

7. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002– )
Episode: The Battle of Ideas (2002)

Documentary, History

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Director: William Cran | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Kenneth Baker, Gary Becker, Tony Benn

Votes: 22

8. The Late Edition (2005– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Marcus Brigstocke, Steve Furst, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Will Smith

Votes: 36

9. War Stories (2006 TV Movie)

119 min | Documentary

8.4
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Directors: David Olusoga, Francis Welch | Stars: Tony Benn, Joanna Bourke, James Chapman, John Charmley

Votes: 9

10. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary

8.3
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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Sean Barrett, John Tusa, Bernard Hill

Votes: 103

11. Later... With Jools Holland (1992– )

60 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Late-night music and chat show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Jools Holland, Paul Weller, PJ Harvey, Robert Plant

Votes: 393

12. Creating Freedom: The Lottery of Birth (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH is the first in a three-part documentary series entitled 'Creating Freedom' exploring the relationship between freedom, power and control in Western democracies. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Raoul Martinez, Joshua van Praag | Stars: Michael Albert, Stanley Aronowitz, Tony Benn, Nick Davies

Votes: 292

13. Outbreak 1939 (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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In a programme broadcast 70 years to the day after the outbreak of WWII, people who were alive at the time speak of their memories.

Director: Martina Hall | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Richard Attenborough, Tony Benn, Peter Blake

Votes: 11

14. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Paul Robeson: Here I Stand (1999)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography

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Director: St. Clair Bourne | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Tony Benn, Stephen Bourne, Ossie Davis

Votes: 106

15. Anyone for Pennis? (1995 TV Movie)

29 min

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Celebrities Beware Dennis Pennis Is On The Lose And Getting Right In Your Face Dennis Holds Nothing Back Daring To Asks The Question No Other Interviewer Would

Stars: Paul Kaye, Keith Allen, Clive Anderson, Jeff Banks

Votes: 31

16. Thatcher: The Downing Street Years (1993– )

Documentary, History

8.2
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A history of the eleven years which Thatcher spent as Prime Minister of the UK.

Stars: Margaret Thatcher, Philip Tibenham, Emma Nicholson, Peter Carrington

Votes: 39

17. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Kenneth Baker, Gary Becker, Tony Benn

Votes: 464

18. Tony Benn: Will and Testament (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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90min doc. Shot over two years, across the UK, following the political icon Tony Benn, as he criss crossed the country continuing a long tradition of radical socialism.

Director: Skip Kite | Star: Tony Benn

Votes: 120

19. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 532

20. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 69,458 | Gross: $24.54M

21. In Confidence (2010– )

55 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

8.0
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Professor Taylor has an in depth face-to-face chat with one person for almost an hour against a plain background, finding out how they think, and what has made them who they are.

Stars: Laurie Taylor, Tom Baker, Keith Allen, David Attenborough

Votes: 15

22. Folk Britannia (2006– )

180 min | Documentary

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Three 1-hour films exploring British folk music from the rebirth of English romance to the latter day revival.

Stars: Joe Boyd, Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan, Ian Anderson

Votes: 6

23. Turning Points of History (1997– )

History

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Stars: Cedric Smith, Tony Benn, Nigel Lawson, Craig Cyr

Votes: 27

24. Strike: When Britain Went to War (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Janice Sutherland | Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Arthur Scargill, Margaret Thatcher, Tim Bell

Votes: 7

25. Taking Liberties (2007)

100 min | Documentary

7.8
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An examination of the erosion of civil liberties that has gradually taken place in recent years.

Director: Chris Atkins | Stars: David Morrissey, Ashley Jensen, Riz Ahmed, Kate Allen

Votes: 433

26. Breakfast with Frost (1993–2005)

60 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Iain Duncan Smith, Charles Kennedy, Tony Blair

Votes: 25

27. Pandora's Box (1992– )
Episode: The League of Gentlemen (1992)

46 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Roy Adkin, Tony Benn, Samuel Brittan, Alan Budd

Votes: 13

28. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

7.7
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 277

29. Motorworld (1995–1996)

Documentary

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Jeremy Clarkson travels the world presenting different countries car history and their motoring culture.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Giovanni Agnelli, Fabio Di Segni, Michael Dunne

Votes: 104

30. Ethos (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.

Director: Pete McGrain | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Justin Lewis, Bill Hogan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 1,037

31. HARDtalk (1997– )

25 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Politicians and other public figures are asked the tough questions about whether the way they do things is really the best way.

Stars: Tim Sebastian, Stephen Sackur, Zeinab Badawi, Sarah Montague

Votes: 71

32. Big Ideas That Changed the World (2005– )

270 min | Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Tony Benn, Mikhail Gorbachev, Germaine Greer, Bjørn Lomborg

Votes: 12

33. Unlawful Killing (2011)

78 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary about the allegedly conspiratorial killing of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed

Director: Keith Allen | Stars: Keith Allen, Piers Morgan, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Howard Stern

Votes: 289

34. Car Years (2000– )

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Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Bob Barrett, Tony Benn, Charles Dale

Votes: 55

35. The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005 TV Movie)

150 min | Documentary

7.4
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A countdown of the top 50 documentaries, based on a vote by documentary filmmakers.

Directors: Garry John Hughes, Elaine Shepherd | Stars: Zoë Wanamaker, David Aaronovitch, Barry Ackroyd, Randall Adams

Votes: 80

36. The Shot That Shook the World (2005 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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As part of ITV's 50th Birthday celebration, a look back at 50 years of amazing news footage brought to British homes by ITN News. A poll was also conducted to find out which item was most shocking to witness being broadcasted.

Directors: Peter Higgins, Gabriella Polletta | Stars: Trevor McDonald, Buzz Aldrin, Mark Austin, Tony Benn

Votes: 8

37. We Are Many (2014)

110 min | Documentary

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70 Metascore

The story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th February 2003, against the impending war on Iraq.

Director: Amir Amirani | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Mark Rylance, Danny Glover, Ken Loach

Votes: 265

38. London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.3
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77 Metascore

London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Keith Allen, Michael Gambon, Steve Jones, Bill Nighy

Votes: 499

39. Heath vs Wilson: The 10 Year Duel (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Isobel Charman | Stars: Samuel West, Edward Heath, Harold Wilson, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 9

40. Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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From her humble beginnings as a Grocer's daughter from Grantham, Margaret Thatcher fought her way through the murky world of politics, the sexist prejudices of the Conservative Party elite ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Byron | Stars: Tony Benn, Gyles Brandreth, Michael Brunson, Philip Craik

Votes: 68

41. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Tony Richardson

Votes: 922

42. Clive Anderson Talks Back (1989–1996)

40 min | Talk-Show

7.1
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Conversation with celebrity guests.

Stars: Clive Anderson, Peter Cook, Gore Vidal, Paul Merton

Votes: 42

43. Question Time (1979– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.0
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Politicians, public office-holders and celebrities face questions on topical issues from a studio audience.

Stars: David Dimbleby, Robin Day, Peter Sissons, Shirley Williams

Votes: 252

44. Die wahre Miss Marple - Der kuriose Fall Margaret Rutherford (2012 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

7.0
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Directors: Rieke Brendel, Andrew Davies | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Damaris Hayman, Tony Benn, Gwen Robyns

Votes: 20

45. Beating the Bomb (2010)

70 min | Documentary, History, War

7.0
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This is a film about the biggest weapons of mass destruction ever created. It is about the people who use them, more importantly it is about the people who fight them.

Directors: Wolfgang Matt, Meera Patel | Stars: Tony Benn, Marion Birch, Ian Fairlie, Bruce Gagnon

Votes: 10

46. New Heroes of Comedy (2008– )
Episode: Sacha Baron Cohen (2008)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Director: Carey Dunn | Stars: Simon Greenall, Ken Davitian, Judd Apatow, Dan Mazer

Votes: 5

47. Greatest Ever Comedy Movies (2006 TV Movie)

170 min

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Directors: Miranda Glasser, Tim Van Someren | Stars: Giles Coren, Derek Acorah, Andrew Adamson, Rick Baker

Votes: 15

48. The 100 Greatest Films (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.9
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A countdown of the 100 greatest films, as voted by the British public via the Channel 4 website.

Directors: Matthew Cole, Simon Toyne | Stars: Graham Norton, Alessandro Alessandroni, Richard Attenborough, John Badham

Votes: 11

49. Miliband of Brothers (2010 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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Charting the rise of the Milliband brother, from their left-wing upbringing to their University days, using dramatized scenes and interviews with people who knew them.

Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Samantha Morton, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Katherine Kanter

Votes: 9

50. Banned in the UK (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Sheryl Garratt, Muriel Gray, John Hassey, Iain Lee

Votes: 15