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1.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (71 mins.)
 
2.
War & Peace (1972 Mini-Series)
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Anthony Hopkins stars in this British adaption of Tolstoy's war and peace, an epic about Napoleon's invasion of Russia, as told through the eyes of five fictional Russian families. (890 mins.)
 
3.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)
 
4.
Borgen (2010 TV Series)
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A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister. (58 mins.)
 
5.
Prisoners of War (2009 TV Series)
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After 17 years in captivity, Israeli soldiers Nimrode Klein, Uri Zach, and Amiel Ben Horin return home to the country that made them national icons... (50 mins.)
 
6.
The Killing (2007 TV Series)
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences. (57 mins.)
 
7.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
 
8.
Rawhide (1959 TV Series)
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way. (50 mins.)
 
9.
Wagon Train (1957 TV Series)
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains... (75 mins.)
 
10.
The Lucy Show (1962 TV Series)
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss. (30 mins.)
 
11.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
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Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus... (384 mins.)
 
12.
My So-Called Life (1994 TV Series)
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school. (60 mins.)
 
13.
The Blues (2003 TV Series)
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.
 
14.
The Untouchables (1959 TV Series)
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago. (50 mins.)
 
15.
Frasier (1993 TV Series)
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist. (22 mins.)
 
16.
Thirtysomething (1987 TV Series)
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Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst... (60 mins.)
 
17.
Brideshead Revisited (1981 Mini-Series)
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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War... (659 mins.)
 
18.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
 
19.
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984 TV Series)
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982... (90 mins.)
 
20.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955 TV Series)
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters... (30 mins.)
 
21.
The Fugitive (1963 TV Series)
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer. (51 mins.)
 
22.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 Mini-Series)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (290 mins.)
 
23.
The Phil Silvers Show (1955 TV Series)
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall... (30 mins.)
 
24.
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways. (30 mins.)
 
25.
The High Chaparral (1967 TV Series)
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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to... (60 mins.)
 
26.
The Lone Ranger (1949 TV Series)
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner. (30 mins.)
 
27.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
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New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. (55 mins.)
 
28.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
 
29.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system (510 mins.)
 
30.
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011 Mini-Series)
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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch. (274 mins.)
 
31.
The Hour (2011 TV Series)
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A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme. (60 mins.)
 
32.
Dallas (1978 TV Series)
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
34.
Edge of Darkness (1985 Mini-Series)
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force... (307 mins.)
 
35.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
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Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
 
36.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Ireland: A Television History (1980 TV Series)
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Ireland's history from earliest times to 1980. (60 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Isaacs
Stars: Robert Kee
 
38.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
 
39.
Cambridge Spies (2003 Mini-Series)
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The true story of a group of Cambridge University Students who are recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. (235 mins.)
 
40.
World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008 TV Series)
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A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2... (300 mins.)
 
41.
Desperate Romantics (2009 TV Series)
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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
 
42.
Baseball (1994 Mini-Series)
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game. (1140 mins.)
 
43.
Jazz (2001 Mini-Series)
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents. (114 mins.)
 
44.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1998 Documentary)
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A biography of the life and work of the American architect. (146 mins.)
 
45.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
46.
New York: A Documentary Film (1999 TV Series)
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York... (600 mins.)
Director: Ric Burns
 
47.
The Way West (1995 Documentary)
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(360 mins.)
Director: Ric Burns
 
48.
Middlemarch (1994 Mini-Series)
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life... (375 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
49.
Minder (1979 TV Series)
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other... (60 mins.)
 
50.
The Singing Detective (1986 Mini-Series)
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Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations. (415 mins.)
 
51.
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989 TV Series)
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Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war. (175 mins.)
 
52.
The Avengers (1961 TV Series)
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners. (60 mins.)
 
53.
The Prisoner (1967 TV Series)
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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. (50 mins.)
 
54.
The Baron (1966 TV Series)
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Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent. (49 mins.)
 
55.
Cimarron Strip (1967 TV Series)
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The western adventures of tough but fair Marshal Jim Crown. (90 mins.)
 
56.
The Monroes (1966 TV Series)
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Five orphans try to survive as a family on the frontier. (60 mins.)
 
57.
Daniel Deronda (2002 Mini-Series)
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness. (210 mins.)
 
58.
He Knew He Was Right (2004 Mini-Series)
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Louis Trevelyan's refusal to trust his wife, Emily, destroys their marriage. (240 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
 
59.
To Serve Them All My Days (1980 Mini-Series)
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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and... (673 mins.)
 
60.
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978 Mini-Series)
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In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done... (350 mins.)
 
61.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
62.
Breaking the Code (1996 TV Movie)
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A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer... (75 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise
 
63.
The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990 Mini-Series)
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A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce. (95 mins.)
 
64.
Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct. (60 mins.)
 
65.
The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (1981 TV Series)
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The story of the brilliant, but immensely controversial, Liberal politician who became the British Prime Minister during the First World War. (60 mins.)
Director: John Hefin
 
66.
Testament of Youth (1979 Mini-Series)
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Vera Brittain's world falls to pieces around her as, one by one, the young men of her circle are caught up in the Great War. (275 mins.)
 
67.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
68.
The Borgias (1981 Mini-Series)
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Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way. (50 mins.)
 
69.
A Horseman Riding By (1978 TV Series)
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Having been invalided out of the Boer War, Paul Craddock buys Shallowford, a manor house and estate in Devon... (50 mins.)
 
70.
The Company (2007 Mini-Series)
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Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad. (286 mins.)
 
71.
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977 Mini-Series)
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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration. (750 mins.)
 
72.
Burke's Law (1994 TV Series)
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This brief revival of the 1960s cop thriller continued the adventures of Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire... (60 mins.)
 
73.
Centennial (1978 Mini-Series)
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s. (1256 mins.)
 
74.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964 TV Series)
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH. (50 mins.)
 
75.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
76.
The Virginian (1962 TV Series)
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers... (75 mins.)
 
77.
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)
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A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer. (102 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
78.
South Riding (2011 Mini-Series)
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In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.
 
79.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970 Mini-Series)
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself. (540 mins.)
 
80.
The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
81.
Elizabeth R (1971 Mini-Series)
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement. (85 mins.)
 
82.
American Visions (1997 Mini-Series)
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83.
The Ascent of Man (1973 Mini-Series)
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An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements. (50 mins.)
 
84.
America (1972 TV Series)
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An account of the birth and development of the United States. (60 mins.)
 
85.
Civilisation (1969 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
86.
Freud (1984 Mini-Series)
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The life and times of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. (60 mins.)
 
87.
The Four Just Men (1959 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
88.
The Impressionists (2006 Mini-Series)
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"Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet...
Director: Tim Dunn
 
89.
The Promise (2011 Mini-Series)
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A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
 
90.
The Adventures of Tintin (1991 TV Series)
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In this series, we witness the adventures of Tintin, a young reporter and his faithful dog, Snowy, as they travel around the world on adventures. (30 mins.)
 
91.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988 TV Series)
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games... (36 mins.)
 
92.
Have I Got News for You (1990 TV Series)
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so... (29 mins.)
 
93.
Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
94.
The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1968 TV Series)
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The aquatic explorations of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso. (60 mins.)
Director: Joe Thompson
 
95.
Life on Earth (1979 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet. (702 mins.)
 
96.
Hollywood (1980 Mini-Series)
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry. (60 mins.)
 
97.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures. (60 mins.)
 
98.
Vendetta (1966 TV Series)
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Intrigue from the Mediterranean Islands as Danny Scipio dispenses his own brand of revenge against organized crime outfits around Europe. (50 mins.)
 
99.
Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008 TV Series)
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A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat...
 
100.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)