Most Popular Titles With Patricia Kneale


1. George & Mildred (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

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George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 914

2. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 348

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 55

4. Rosie (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Sitcom about PC Penrose, 'Rosie' to his friends, a police officer in the fictitious Yorkshire town of Ravensbay.

Stars: Paul Greenwood, Tony Haygarth, Lorraine Peters, Frankie Jordan

Votes: 35

5. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 44

6. A for Andromeda (1961– )

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Set in 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes ... See full summary »

Stars: Esmond Knight, Patricia Kneale, Peter Halliday, Noel Johnson

Votes: 78

7. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 24

8. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.8
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 79

9. Crane (1963–1965)

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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The adventures of Richard Crane, cafe owner & part-time smuggler, around the coast of Morocco, aided (and sometimes abetted) by his ex-Foreign Legion sidekick Orlando, waitress Halina, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Allen, Sam Kydd, Gerald Flood, Laya Raki

Votes: 32

10. Potter (1979–1983)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Noel Dyson, John Barron, John Warner, Brenda Cowling

Votes: 38

11. Festival (I) (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: David Garfield, Cyril Cusack, John Wood, John Welsh

Votes: 6

12. Tales of Mystery (1961– )

30 min | Fantasy

8.0
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Supernatural drama series adapted from the short stories of Algernon Blackwood.

Stars: John Laurie, Michael Aldridge, Edward Ogden, Ann Castle

Votes: 7

13. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)

60 min | Drama

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An anthology series of dramatisations of plays.

Stars: Elvi Hale, Madoline Thomas, George A. Cooper, Emrys Jones

14. Foreign Field (1959 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

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Stars: Ann Todd, Eric Porter, Patricia Kneale, Bernard Kay

15. The Budds of Paragon Row (1959– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Mary Hignett, Mary Hewing, Robin Ranson, Diana Beevers

16. Rosie (1977–1981)
Episode: An Informer for Engelbert (1981)

Comedy

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With Gillian tired of waiting for Rosie and engaged to another and WPC Whatmough also seeing another man Wilmot arranges a double date with saucy beach photographer Velma and her friend ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Greenwood, Tony Haygarth, Penny Leatherbarrow, Albert Shepherd

17. Rosie (1977–1981)
Episode: Arresting Gordon by Instalments (1981)

Comedy

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After baiting Engelbert Wilmot and Rosie head for the Freezipops ice cream shop where Wilmot's attempts to charm salesgirl Nova predictably fail. Then they are called out to a disturbance ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Greenwood, Tony Haygarth, Penny Leatherbarrow, Paul Luty

18. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Berkeley Square (1959)

90 min | Drama

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A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors.

Stars: Mary Hinton, Walter Hudd, Barbara Francis, Paul Whitsun-Jones

19. Tales of Mystery (1961– )
Episode: Dream Cottage (1963)

Fantasy

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Stars: John Laurie, Clare Austin, Lally Bowers, Patricia Kneale

20. Potter (1979–1983)
Episode: Episode #3.5 (1983)

Comedy

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Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: Robin Bailey, Noel Dyson, John Barron, John Warner

21. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)
Episode: Maid of Somerset (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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A young girl asks Sir Lancelot's aid. An evil monarch, King Meliot, is selling the young men of the village of Cheddar into slavery. Guest stars: Patricia Kneale as Ellen, Edward Judd as ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Robert Scroggins, Patricia Kneale

Votes: 9

22. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)
Episode: Man in the Dark (1961)

Crime

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Directors: Richard Gilbert, Richard Sidwell | Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Paul Massie, Patricia Kneale

23. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
Episode: Men Without Shadows (1957)

Drama

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Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Leo McKern, Rupert Davies, Sydney Tafler, Patricia Kneale

24. Festival (1963–1964)
Episode: Murder in the Cathedral (I) (1964)

Drama

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T. S. Eliot's portrayal of the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.

Director: George R. Foa | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Steven Berkoff, June Tobin, Veronica Turleigh

25. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)
Episode: My Young Brother (1959)

Drama

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Stars: George Pravda, Susan Maryott, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Nora Nicholson

26. George & Mildred (1976–1979)
Episode: Opportunity Knocks (1978)

25 min | Comedy

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Jerry the ice-cream man persuades the gullible George to invest in his pigeon-farming idea but the only way George can raise the cash is by selling the house behind Mildred's back. Jeffrey ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Frazer-Jones | Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 19

27. The Budds of Paragon Row (1959– )
Episode: Proud of Them (1959)

Drama

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Stars: Mary Hignett, Mary Hewing, Robin Ranson, Diana Beevers

28. Crane (1963–1965)
Episode: Recoil (1964)

Adventure

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When the Contessa d'Avezzano invites Crane and Orlando to her villa, she has more than a dinner date on her mind. It's an invitation to murder - with Crane as the main course.

Directors: Christopher Hodson, Richard Doubleday | Stars: Patrick Allen, Sam Kydd, Gerald Flood, Laya Raki

29. Thriller (1973–1976)
Episode: Spell of Evil (1973)

74 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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Businessman Tony Mansell hires a marriage bureau when his wife dies from a sudden illness, and is delighted to find himself paired up with the beautiful Clara. Despite seeming like the ... See full summary »

Director: John Sichel | Stars: Diane Cilento, Edward de Souza, Jeremy Longhurst, Jennifer Daniel

Votes: 74

30. The Budds of Paragon Row (1959– )
Episode: The Accident (1959)

Drama

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Stars: Mary Hignett, Mary Hewing, Robin Ranson, Diana Beevers

31. A for Andromeda (1961– )
Episode: The Face of the Tiger (1961)

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Andromeda is put to work developing a program to enable Britain to intercept orbital missiles which a foreign power is firing over British airspace as a demonstration of power. Using the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Maurice Hedley, David King, Peter King, Esmond Knight

Votes: 5

32. A for Andromeda (1961– )
Episode: The Last Mystery (1961)

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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It is 1972 and the message from the Andromeda Nebula has stopped transmitting. Fleming has been able to determine the correct formula to counteract the effects of the enzyme and save Dawnay... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Patricia Kneale, Julie Christie, John Rowlands, Peter Halliday

33. A for Andromeda (1961– )
Episode: The Machine (1961)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Fleming is permitted to use the computer facilities at the London Institute of Electronics, where he is aided by Christine. Using the computer to decode the message, Fleming realises that ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Esmond Knight, Robert S. Young, Noel Johnson, Julie Christie

34. A for Andromeda (1961– )
Episode: The Message (1961)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Britain, 1970 - a new radio telescope, designed by the young scientists John Fleming and Dennis Bridger under the supervision of Professor Reinhart, has been built at Bouldershaw Fell. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Peter Halliday, John Nettleton, Esmond Knight, Patricia Kneale

35. A for Andromeda (1961– )
Episode: The Miracle (1961)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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The team at Thorness is joined by the biologist Madeline Dawnay. The computer is outputting instructions for the creation of living cells. Fleming becomes nervous, worried that whatever ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Esmond Knight, Mary Morris, Felicity Mason, Anthony Valentine

36. A for Andromeda (1961– )
Episode: The Monster (1961)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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It is now 1971 and the protoplasmic lifeform, now nicknamed "Cyclops" on account of its giant eye, continues to grow. Fleming has become ever more sceptical about the project, certain that ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Patricia Kneale, Geoffrey Lewis, Noel Johnson, Julie Christie

37. A for Andromeda (1961– )
Episode: The Murderer (1961)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Following Christine's death, the computer outputs a new set of instructions - this time for the creation of a complete human embryo. Fleming is horrified and demands that it be killed. He ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Esmond Knight, Mary Morris, Patricia Kneale, Peter Halliday

38. The Budds of Paragon Row (1959– )
Episode: The Neighbours Meet Vicky and Mal (1959)

Drama

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Stars: Mary Hignett, Mary Hewing, Robin Ranson, Diana Beevers

39. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Tempest (1956)

Drama

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Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.

Directors: Ian Atkins, Robert Atkins | Stars: Robert Atkins, Anna Barry, Patti Brooks, Bernard Brown

40. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)
Episode: Thirty Seconds from Now (1962)

Crime

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Directors: Peter Croft, Richard Sidwell | Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Dorinda Stevens, George Woodbridge

41. The Budds of Paragon Row (1959– )
Episode: Trouble Brewing (1959)

Drama

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Stars: Mary Hignett, Mary Hewing, Robin Ranson, Diana Beevers

42. Rosie (1977–1981)
Episode: Tune on a Silent Dog Whistle (1981)

Comedy

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Rosie has moved in with Wilmot and they enjoy the single life,mocking Engelbert,who has recently married Renata. After a trip to the supermarket,where Wilmot's dismal patter has failed to ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Greenwood, Tony Haygarth, Penny Leatherbarrow, Frankie Jordan

43. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Twelfth Night (I) (1950)

Drama

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Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Clayton | Stars: Barbara Lott, John Biggerstaff, Terence Morgan, Donald Tandy

44. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Twelfth Night/II (1950)

103 min | Drama

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Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Clayton | Stars: Terence Morgan, Barbara Lott, Michael Redington, Patricia Kneale