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1. The Sword and the Flute (1959)

24 min | Short, Documentary

6.0
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The visual images consist entirely of Indian miniature paintings, while an off-screen narrator traces the rise of this art form within the courts of Akbar (1542-1605), who united what is ... See full summary »

Writer: James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Star: Saeed Jaffrey

2. Les Cathares (2001 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, History

4.8
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Writers: Anne Brenon, Michel Roquebert, Chema Sarmiento | Director: Chema Sarmiento | Stars: Dominique Baudis, Anne Brenon, Olivier De Robert, Jean Duvernoy

3. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Holiday for the Doctor (1966)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.8
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The TARDIS arrives in Tombstone, Arizona in 1891. Where the Doctor is looking for a dentist when he has a toothache, where The Doctor finds the local dentist is the famous Doc Holliday who ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Rex Tucker | Stars: William Hartnell, William Hurndell, Maurice Good, David Cole

4. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.4
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A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Michael Dyne | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Max Adrian, Douglas Campbell, Francis Compton, James Donald

5. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: All Roads Lead to Rome (1965)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.7
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While the Doctor and Vicki meet with Nero, Barbara is taken to Rome to be sold while Ian is forced to work as a galley slave.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

6. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Alone on the Ice (1999)

60 min | Documentary, History

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Commander Richard Byrd's winter at the South Pole.

Writer: Nancy Porter | Director: Nancy Porter

7. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Conspiracy (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.7
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Ian and Delos are forced to fight each other for their freedom while the Doctor has to perform for Nero's court.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

8. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Cyrano (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Long-nosed Cyrano de Begerac helps an army officer woo Roxanne, the woman he loves in this animated version of Edmond Rostand's play.

Writers: Harvey Bullock, Edmond Rostand, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: José Ferrer, Joan Van Ark, Jane Connell, Victor Garber

9. National Geographic Specials (1965– )
Episode: Egypt: Quest for Eternity (1982)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Documentary about ancient Egypt, its temples, paintings and art, and how these old treasures are being endangered by modern civilization. Also shown are the Nile river, the Luxor and Karnak... See full summary »

Writer: Miriam Birch | Director: Norris Brock | Stars: Richard Basehart, Lanny Bell, Dorothy Eady, Walter Fairservis

10. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit (1994)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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Director: Harry Rasky | Stars: Marian Anderson, Edgar Bergen, Winston Churchill, James M. Cox

11. Across Indiana (1988– )
Episode: Episode #2.11 (1991)

Documentary

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The torpedoing of the USS Indianapolis, the Sandhill Crane, a bottle collector, 19th-century Hoosier landscape painters and a town with five names are the subjects of this episode.

Director: Dave Stoelk | Stars: Michael Atwood, James O'Donald, Adrian Marks, Red Bolduc

12. Biography (1987– )
Episode: F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer (1997)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Writer: Dierdre O'Hearn | Stars: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sheilah Graham, Edward Herrmann, Zelda Sayre

13. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A documentary on the curious American domestic terrorist group, infamous for the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst.

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Russ Little, Michael Bortin, Timothy Findley, Dan Grove

14. Ed (2000–2004)
Episode: History Lessons (2003)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Creators: Rob Burnett, Jon Beckerman | Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Jana Marie Hupp, Josh Randall

15. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hitler's Sunken Secret (2005)

Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Director: Duncan Copp | Star: Neil Ross

16. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Inferno (1965)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.8
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Ian and Delos manage to escape from Sevcheria and Tavius agrees to help Barbara rejoin them.The Doctor's attempts to avoid being thrown to the lions inadvertently result in Nero deciding to burn down Rome.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

17. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Lindbergh (1990)

56 min | Documentary, History

4.6
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Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Arnold Forster, Brendan Gill, Stacy Keach, Max Lerner

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Margical History Tour (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.9
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Marge tells Lisa, Bart and Millhouse three history stories because the library doesn't have any.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

20. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)
Episode: Portrait of the Hero as a Young Man (1972)

Biography, Drama, History

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In 1754, the Royal Governor of Virginia orders young George Washington to build a road to the Ohio River, enforce Virginia's claims to the Ohio River Valley and defend a small British fort ... See full summary »

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Montgomery

21. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Rider from Shang-Tu (1964)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.6
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The Doctor and his friends elect to warn Marco of Acomat's attack even though it means losing their chance to gain access to the TARDIS.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

22. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Seguin (1982)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Writer: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: Enrique Castillo, Henry Darrow, Danny De La Paz, Tex Hill

23. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Sex, Drugs + Disco (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Crime

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A 2 hour journey into the hedinistic world of Studio 54 told by many of the people who partied there including Nikki Haskle, Lester Persky, Gloria Gayner, Rick James, Carmen D'Alessio, ... See full summary »

Stars: Randy Jones, Tieg Thomas, Leah Vixen

24. Across Indiana (1988– )
Episode: Silent Steps for Silent Victors/Add Fiber to Taste (1993)

Documentary

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The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis and Twinrocker Handmade Paper in Brookston are visited. Harry L. Rinker, the editor of "Warman's Antiques and Their Prices", is interviewed.

Director: Dave Stoelk | Stars: Michael Atwood, Frank O'Bannon, Carol Ann Barrett, Leo Kriner

25. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Studio 54: Sex, Drugs & Disco (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.9
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A 2 hour journey into the hedinistic world of Studio 54 told by many of the people who partied there including Nikki Haskle,Lester Persky, Gloria Gayner, Rick James,Carmen D'Alessio, Arthur... See full summary »

Writer: Sitarah Pendelton | Stars: Jaid Barrymore, Mark Benecke, Richard Bernstein, Allan Carr

26. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Battle of the Bulge: World War II's Deadliest Battle (1994)

90 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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Documentary chronicling the history of World War II's "Battle of the Bulge", when the German army launched a major surprise counteroffensive against the American forces that caught them ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Lennon, Mark Zwonitzer | Director: Thomas Lennon | Stars: David McCullough, Guy Franz Arend, Clyde Burkholder, Bob Conroy

27. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Donner Party (1992)

90 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Doomed attempt to get to California in 1846. More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival. The Donner Party's nightmarish journey penetrated to the very heart of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Ric Burns | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: David McCullough, J.D. Cannon, Timothy Hutton, Gene Jones

28. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: The Sinking of HMS Victoria (1977)

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Dramatization of events surrounding the loss of the turret ship HMS Victoria during fleet exercises off Tripoli on June 22, 1893.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Donald MacIntyre | Director: Leonard Lewis | Stars: John Standing, Terrence Hardiman, Frederick Treves, George Waring

29. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Slave Traders (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.6
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The travelers decide to take a holiday near ancient Rome, but after a month the Doctor gets restless. He and Vicki determine to visit Rome, and while they are gone Ian and Barbara are ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

30. Ghost Hunters (2004– )
Episode: Titanic Terror (2009)

Documentary, Reality-TV, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Jason and Grant are on the case, as TAPS family members in Atlanta, GA, call them in to confirm their findings at the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest. Artifacts from the world famous ... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Avena, Dianna Avena, Joe Avena, Amy Bruni

31. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: We Shall Remain: Part V - Wounded Knee (2009)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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On the night of February 27, 1973, fifty-four cars, horns blaring, rolled into a small hamlet on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Within hours, some 200 Oglala Lakota and American Indian ... See full summary »

Writer: Marcia Smith | Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Benjamin Bratt, Carter Camp

32. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (1993)

180 min | Documentary

7.7
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Writers: William Cran, Ben Loeterman, Lee Harvey Oswald | Directors: William Cran, Ben Loeterman | Stars: Will Lyman, Gary Oldman, Ludmila Toman, Sergei Grigorev