TV Shows and Mini-Series (Watch List)

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1.
Around the World with Orson Welles (1955 Mini-Series)
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In 1955, Orson Welles directed and hosted a mini series for British television. He leads us through... (26 mins.)
 
2.
Mike Hammer (1958 TV Series)
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved. (30 mins.)
 
3.
Naked City (1958 TV Series)
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct. (60 mins.)
 
4.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
87th Precinct (1961 TV Series)
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain... (60 mins.)
 
7.
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962 TV Series)
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. (50 mins.)
 
8.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. (51 mins.)
 
9.
Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
10.
National Geographic Specials (1965 TV Series)
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For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture... (60 mins.)
 
11.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
12.
Armchair Thriller (1978 TV Series)
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series. (25 mins.)
 
13.
Omnibus (1967 TV Series)
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Journey to the Unknown (1968 TV Series)
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature. (60 mins.)
 
16.
The Name of the Game (1968 TV Series)
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme... (90 mins.)
 
17.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
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Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings. (50 mins.)
 
18.
Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
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19.
The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
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A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
 
20.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
 
21.
Uchû senkan Yamato (1974 TV Series)
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In the year 2199, the space battleship Yamato embarks on a voyage to the planet Iscandar, to retrieve a device that will rejuvenate a war-ravaged Earth. (30 mins.)
Director: Noboru Ishiguro
 
22.
Zatôichi monogatari (1974 TV Series)
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs. (45 mins.)
 
23.
Arena (1975 TV Series)
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Wide-ranging arts programme.
 
24.
Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (1978 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980 Mini-Series)
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Fantômas (1980 Mini-Series)
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SPOILER: Master criminal Fantomas kills an ambassador, is having an affair with the dead man's wife... (86 mins.)
 
29.
Space Cruiser Yamato III (1980 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
30.
Only Fools and Horses.... (1981 TV Series)
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Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires. (95 mins.)
 
31.
Chôjikû Yôsai Macross (1982 TV Series)
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An alien ship crash lands on Earth and its secrets lead to a desperate war against an alien foe sent to retrieve the ship. (25 mins.)
Director: Noboru Ishiguro
 
32.
Nature (1982 TV Series)
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects. (60 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
33.
Timewatch (1982 TV Series)
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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events. (50 mins.)
 
34.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother. (195 mins.)
 
35.
Frontline (1983 TV Series)
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Investigative journalist documentaries. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Unknown Chaplin (1983 Mini-Series)
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Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored. (156 mins.)
 
37.
Ancient Lives (1984 Mini-Series)
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Archaeologist John Romer reconstructs the life of a village in ancient Egypt.
Stars: John Romer
 
38.
The Living Planet (1984 TV Series)
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David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar). (660 mins.)
 
39.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985 TV Series)
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour originally produced by the Master of Suspense himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here. (22 mins.)
 
40.
Das Boot (1985 Mini-Series)
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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war. (293 mins.)
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
Misfits of Science (1985 TV Series)
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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank. (60 mins.)
 
43.
National Geographic Explorer (1985 TV Series)
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials... (120 mins.)
Director: Cara Biega
 
44.
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985 TV Series)
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A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury... (23 mins.)
 
45.
Robotech (1985 TV Series)
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An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars. (30 mins.)
 
46.
The Twilight Zone (1985 TV Series)
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (45 mins.)
 
47.
America Undercover (1985 TV Series)
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A series that features original and previously released documentaries which look at contemporary issues with strong social relevance.
 
48.
Black-Adder II (1986 TV Series)
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her. (176 mins.)
 
49.
Dragon Ball (1986 TV Series)
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Son Gokû, a fighter with a monkey tail, goes on a quest with an assortment of odd characters in search of the Dragon Balls, a set of crystals that can give its bearer anything they desire. (24 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
 
50.
Il était une fois... la vie (1986 TV Series)
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The workings of the human body explained by animated characters. (30 mins.)
 
51.
Black Adder the Third (1987 TV Series)
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In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time. (180 mins.)
 
52.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
 
53.
Tour of Duty (1987 TV Series)
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The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War. (45 mins.)
 
54.
Wiseguy (1987 TV Series)
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Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for... (60 mins.)
 
55.
Dekalog (1989 Mini-Series)
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Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. (572 mins.)
 
56.
The Incredibly Strange Film Show (1988 TV Series)
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This show is a series of documentaries focusing on the world of psychotronic movies. Episodes focus... (45 mins.)
 
57.
Jack the Ripper (1988 TV Series)
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen. (190 mins.)
 
58.
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (1988 Mini-Series)
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Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society. (360 mins.)
 
59.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988 TV Series)
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In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Hodgson
 
60.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
 
61.
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.)
 
62.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
63.
Moomin (1990 TV Series)
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The eerie and charming animated adventures of a creature called Moomin and his friends and family. (23 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Saitô
 
64.
Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series)
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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town. (60 mins.)
 
65.
The Trials of Life (1990 TV Series)
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Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.
Director: Michael Gunton
 
66.
Bottom (1991 TV Series)
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Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff. (30 mins.)
 
67.
Fishing with John (1991 Mini-Series)
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Musician John Lurie knows nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from embarking on fishing in exotic locations with friends. (152 mins.)
 
68.
Prime Suspect (1991 Mini-Series)
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades. (207 mins.)
 
69.
Fantômes en héritage (1992 Mini-Series)
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70.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992 Mini-Series)
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The history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. (360 mins.)
Director: Frank Martin
 
71.
The Real West (1992 TV Series)
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This documentary series, which was made in 1992, shows stories of how the real West was created and separates fact from fiction. Hosted by Kenny Rogers (50 mins.)
 
72.
Life in the Freezer (1993 TV Series)
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Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica. (30 mins.)
 
73.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series)
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In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy. (45 mins.)
 
74.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
 
75.
Ancient Mysteries (1994 TV Series)
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Ancient Mysteries is a documentary television series that deals with historical mysteries. (45 mins.)
 
76.
The Kingdom (1994 Mini-Series)
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The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science... (286 mins.)
 
77.
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994 TV Series)
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Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However... (15 mins.)
 
78.
The Beatles Anthology (1995 Mini-Series)
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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands. (600 mins.)
 
79.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 TV Series)
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father. (24 mins.)
 
80.
The Outer Limits (1995 TV Series)
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A modern revival of the classic sci-fi horror anthology show The Outer Limits. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode. (44 mins.)
 
81.
People's Century: 1900-1999 (1995 TV Series)
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Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it. (60 mins.)
Director: Angus MacQueen
 
82.
The Private Life of Plants (1995 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish. (292 mins.)
 
83.
Hitler's Generals (1996 Mini-Series)
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Portraits of important people in Nazi-Germany. (672 mins.)
 
84.
Full Circle with Michael Palin (1997 Mini-Series)
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Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 miles through 18 countries around the Pacific rim. (500 mins.)
 
85.
The Last Don (1997 Mini-Series)
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Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather"... (258 mins.)
 
86.
The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997 Mini-Series)
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.
Director: Laurence Rees
 
87.
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997 TV Series)
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Tenacious D is a two-piece musical act, and this HBO series documents their many struggles as friends, and as a band of two very absurd individuals. (30 mins.)
 
88.
Cold War (1998 Mini-Series)
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. (1120 mins.)
Director: Tessa Coombs
 
89.
Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
 
90.
The Great Egyptians (1998 Mini-Series)
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Stars: Bob Brier
 
91.
The Last Don II (1998 Mini-Series)
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As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. He quickly proves to be as ruthless as... (240 mins.)
Director: Graeme Clifford
 
92.
Trigun (1998 TV Series)
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Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after! (24 mins.)
 
93.
Johnson Tapes (1999 TV Series)
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LBJ's hatred of Bobby Kennedy, J. Edgar Hoover's determination to destroy Martin Luther King and the... (50 mins.)
 
94.
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
 
95.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
 
96.
Black Books (2000 TV Series)
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Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers... (25 mins.)
 
97.
First Person (2000 TV Series)
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Amazing series primarily using Errol Morris' invention the Interrotron for unusual people to tell their... (491 mins.)
 
98.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000 TV Series)
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Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer. (15 mins.)
Director: Robert Renzetti
 
99.
Jam (2000 TV Series)
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A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches. (24 mins.)
 
100.
Napoleon (2000 Mini-Series)
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Documentary about the rise and fall of one of the greatest military geniuses of modern times from his Corsican childhood to final exile in St. Helena. (240 mins.)