Most Voted Titles With Jim Allen


1. Land and Freedom (1995)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War

7.6
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David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 8,605 | Gross: $0.23M

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, William Roache, Simon Gregson, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,912

3. Raining Stones (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

7.5
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This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix, Ricky Tomlinson

Votes: 3,445 | Gross: $0.09M

4. Hidden Agenda (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 2,870 | Gross: $1.03M

5. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 175

6. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 137

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.7
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Wide-ranging arts program.

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

Votes: 134

8. Days of Hope (1975– )

395 min | Drama

8.1
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A series of four films from the Great War to the General Strike.

Stars: Paul Copley, Pamela Brighton, Nikolas Simmonds, Gary Roberts

Votes: 82

9. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Documentary

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Stars: Jean-Claude Dauphin, Jean Douchet, Claude Chabrol, Luc Moullet

Votes: 74

10. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 64

11. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Big Flame (1969)

85 min | Drama

7.8
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Dock workers under the threat of redundancy, work day and night in an attempt to keep employed by running the workforce themselves.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Norman Rossington, Godfrey Quigley, Peter Kerrigan, Ken Jones

Votes: 41

12. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 39

13. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Spongers (1978)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Christine Hargreaves, Bernard Hill, Peter Kerrigan, Paula McDonagh

Votes: 36

14. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Rank and File (1971)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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When a pay discrepancy continues without any resolution, glass factory workers turn to their union for support. But when it is not forthcoming, they take things into their own hands.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Kerrigan, Bill Dean, Tommy Summers, Joan Flood

Votes: 34

15. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 26

16. Half Hour Story (1967– )

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Geraldine Moffat, George Cole, Angela Baddeley, Gwen Cherrell

Votes: 16

17. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: United Kingdom (1981)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Colin Welland, Val McLane, Bill Paterson, Rosemary Martin

Votes: 13

18. The Media Show (1987–1991)

60 min | Documentary

5.5
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Stars: Emma Freud, Muriel Gray, John Hegarty, Judith Williamson

Votes: 12

19. Days of Hope (1975– )
Episode: 1916: Joining Up (1975)

89 min | Drama

8.4
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Conscientious objectors during the First World War are forced to either join the army or face death by firing squad. We follow Philip, one such case as he receives a particularly brutal treatment and is forcibly removed to France.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Copley, Pamela Brighton, Nikolas Simmonds, Helene Palmer

Votes: 10

20. Days of Hope (1975– )
Episode: 1921 (1975)

99 min | Drama

8.0
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One of Philips's comrades, Ben now deserts from the army and hides out in a small town where the miners and their families are fighting for their livelihood. It is not long before the army ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Copley, Gary Roberts, Jean Spence, Christine Anderson

Votes: 9

21. Days of Hope (1975– )
Episode: 1924 (1975)

77 min | Drama

7.4
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The brother-in-laws return home and become active in the Communist and newly-elected Labour parties.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Copley, Pamela Brighton, Nikolas Simmonds, Brian Hawksley

Votes: 8

22. Days of Hope (1975– )
Episode: 1926: General Strike (1975)

129 min | Drama

7.8
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Coal miners' pay is reduced while at the same time they are told to work longer hours, which results in a massive strike. Their differing approaches drives a wedge between Phillip, his wife Sarah, and her brother Ben.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Copley, Pamela Brighton, Nikolas Simmonds, Russell Waters

Votes: 8

23. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
Episode: Citizen Ken Loach (1997)

60 min | Documentary

6.2
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Director: Karim Dridi | Stars: Ken Loach, Jim Allen, Robert Carlyle, Paul Laverty

Votes: 8

24. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Lump (1967)

75 min | Drama

8.9
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The story of a bricklayer, who moonlights as a revolutionary.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Leslie Sands, Colin Farrell, Joby Blanshard, James Caffrey

Votes: 8

25. The Gamblers (1967– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Anthology drama series of people who take a gamble (sometimes with their lives) in order to prove a point or better their position.

Stars: Leslie Anderson, Richard Shaw, Ken Butler, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 6

26. The Gathering Seed (1983– )

55 min | Drama

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Stars: David Threlfall, Gilly Coman, Brenda Fricker, Karen Meagher

27. Violence and the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

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Four former censors from the British Board of Film Classification look at violence in film. All four had just been sacked by James Ferman, the Director of the BBFC.

Director: Peter Lee-Wright | Stars: Nick Allder, Jim Allen, Dora Black, David Blewitt

28. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: A Choice of Evils (1977)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Jane Howell | Stars: Tom Bell, David Burke, Alan Downer, William Hoyland

29. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Ends and Means: Part 1 (1976)

Drama

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Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: John Barcroft, Elizabeth Bell, Geoffrey Chater, Brian Cox

30. The Gathering Seed (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1983)

Drama

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Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: David Threlfall, Paul Blomley, Glen Buckley, Niall Buggy

31. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.446 (1965)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Stan sleeps on the sofa. Frank sends the Barlows an expensive pram which is too big to get in the house. Stan throws Hilda's packed lunch away and Hilda wonders who'll be feeding him. ... See full summary »

Director: Chris McMaster | Stars: Bernard Youens, Jean Alexander, Sandra Gough, William Roache

32. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.462 (1965)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Hilda breaks down, not knowing what to do about the money. The residents prepare for the royal visit at Granston Technical College. Charlie's supervisor, Mr Kirby, checks his books. When he... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Reid, William Roache

33. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.472 (1965)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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It is Sandra's nineteenth birthday and she is upset when Dennis tells her he can't go to the party because of work. Stan stops smoking to spend more money on drink. Dennis' work lecture is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Argent | Stars: Doris Speed, Gordon Rollings, Jack Howarth, Arthur Leslie

34. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.515 (1965)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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While Ken is waylaid in the Rovers, Val arrives home to find the parlour filled with smoke. Sandra helps Dennis to store the crackers in the Gamma Garments loft. Clara agrees to look after Number 1 during Albert's absence.

Director: Bob Hird | Stars: Bernard Youens, William Roache, Peter Adamson, Jack Howarth

35. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.586 (1966)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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The Brewery considers the name change of the Rovers. Jerry tries to get hold of Myra Booth about a divorce. Ruth tells Ena that she has had a proposal from an old boyfriend called Paul. ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Hird | Stars: Eileen Mayers, Doris Speed, Kenneth Cope, Arthur Leslie

36. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.600 (1966)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Merle wants to stay at the Rovers and threatens to tell the papers the whole story if Annie throws her out. Jack returns from the Nag's Head to sort the mess out, he gets Billy's point of ... See full summary »

Director: Wally Butler | Stars: Violet Carson, Peter Adamson, Doris Speed, Arthur Leslie

37. Coronation Street (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.669 (1967)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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The residents hope for the best as Ena is pulled from the rubble. Elsie ponders what to do about Steve. Stan despairs to hear that Hilda has a cup final ticket.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Patricia Phoenix, James Beck, Graham Haberfield, Paul Bacon

38. The Media Show (1987–1991)
Episode: Episode #6.13 (1990)

Documentary

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Director: Denman Rooke | Stars: Emma Freud, Jim Allen, Pat Barker, Jon Craig

39. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: In the Heel of the Hunt (1973)

Drama

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Stars: Ron Hackett, Ian Hastings, Barry Keegan, Rynagh O'Grady

40. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Incorrigible Rogue: Part 1 (1976)

Drama

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James William Kent is charged with assaulting two police officers. They say he punched and kicked them after they arrested him for trying the handles of parked vehicles. Kent denies the ... See full summary »

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: Anthony Allen, Sheila Allen, Bernard Gallagher, John Gregg

41. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil: Part 1 (1976)

Drama

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Thomas Nolan was so badly assaulted that he is unable to give evidence in court. Teenagers Frank Price and Sheila Cronin are charged with committing grievous bodily harm on him. The ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Lister | Stars: Sheila Allen, Ashley Barker, Tony Caunter, Brian Cox

42. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: The Extremist: Part 1 (1975)

Drama

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Building worker Peter Malloy stands accused of conspiracy to intimidate others into strike action, affray and planting a bomb and causing an explosion. The prosecution allege that he is a ... See full summary »

Stars: T.R. Bowen, Donald Burton, Michael Elphick, Tom Georgeson

43. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: The Extremist: Part 2 (1975)

Drama

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Director: Carol Wilks | Stars: T.R. Bowen, Donald Burton, Michael Elphick, Tom Georgeson

44. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: The Extremist: Part 3 (1975)

Drama

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Director: Carol Wilks | Stars: T.R. Bowen, Donald Burton, Peter Copley, Michael Elphick

45. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Episode: The Hard Word (1966)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Iain Anders, Tony Selby, Jack Woolgar, Jeremy Young

46. The Gamblers (1967– )
Episode: The Man Beneath (1967)

Drama

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A miner gambles that him staying down a mine on his own, will bring in the press and bring attention to the amount of pits closing down around the country.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Timothy Bateson, Derek Benfield, Vera Cook, Bernard Lee

47. Half Hour Story (1967– )
Episode: The Pub Fighter (1968)

30 min | Drama

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Out on the town in Birmingham, a happy night out turns into an ordeal, and drunken brawl, after an illegal boxing match in a pub.

Director: Marc Miller | Stars: Norman Bird, John Collin, Billy Cornelius, Diana Coupland

48. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Episode: The Punchy and the Fairy (1973)

Crime, Drama

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Stars: James Culliford, Peter Kerrigan

49. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: The Talking Head (1969)

Drama

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Director: James Gatward | Stars: Michael Craig, Ann Lynn, John Thaw, Edwin Richfield

50. Crown Court (1972–1984)
Episode: Those in Peril: Part 1 (1976)

Drama

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Trawler captain William Stringer is charged with causing the death by neglect of John Sullivan, a young crew member who was swept into the sea in extremely stormy conditions. The ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Stroud | Stars: Peter Bell, Kenneth Colley, Dave Douglas, Bert Gaunt

51. Arena (1975– )
Episode: When Is a Play Not a Play? (1978)

Documentary

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A tribute to the British filmmaker Alan Clarke (1935-1990).

Director: Nigel Williams | Stars: Jim Allen, Alan Clarke, Quentin Crisp, Tony Garnett

52. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Willie's Last Stand (1982)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Brian Parker | Stars: Paul Freeman, Colette O'Neil, Roger Sloman, Diana Davies