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Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence
Wuthering Heights (TV Series 1967)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Emily Bronte's classic story of destructive passion and immortal love.

Stars: Ian McShane, Angela Scoular, John Garrie
Gypsy Girl (1965)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young, lonely, emotionally challenged teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden traumatic death of a childhood friend 10 years earlier.

Director: John Mills
Stars: Hayley Mills, Ian McShane, Annette Crosbie
Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury
Freelance (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A small time London con-artist (McShane) witnesses a gangland hit. Determined to carry out his schemes, he must do so while avoiding the same hitman.

Director: Francis Megahy
Stars: Ian McShane, Gayle Hunnicutt, Keith Barron
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Based on an ancient Scottish folk song, an older woman uses witchcraft to keep her young jet-set friends.

Director: Roddy McDowall
Stars: Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Richard Wattis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

University students form relationships and perform pranks with disastrous consequences all round.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Virginia Maskell, Paul Rogers, Ian McShane
Villain (1971)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport
The Spoils of Poynton (TV Mini-Series 1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Pauline Jameson, Gemma Jones, Ian Ogilvy
Police Squad! (1982)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling
A.D. (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner
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 Benjamin Disraeli (4 episodes, 1978)
Rosemary Leach ...
 Queen Victoria (4 episodes, 1978)
Mary Peach ...
 Mary Anne / ... (3 episodes, 1978)
Brett Usher ...
 Edward Lytton Bulwer / ... (3 episodes, 1978)
John Carlisle ...
 W.E. Gladstone / ... (3 episodes, 1978)
Jeremy Clyde ...
 Lord John Manners (3 episodes, 1978)
Brewster Mason ...
 Chancellor Bismarck / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
David de Keyser ...
 Baron de Rothschild (2 episodes, 1978)
David Wood ...
 Lord Derby (2 episodes, 1978)
John Gregg ...
 Lord Salisbury (2 episodes, 1978)
Frances Bennett ...
 Lady Chesterfield (2 episodes, 1978)
Brendan Barry ...
 Sir Stafford Northcote (2 episodes, 1978)
Patrick Drury ...
 Montagu Corry / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Hughes ...
 Philip Rose (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Miles ...
 Lord Henry Lennox (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Count Alfred D'Orsay (2 episodes, 1978)
Margaret Whiting ...
 Lady Blessington (2 episodes, 1978)
Mark Dignam ...
 Lord Lyndhurst (2 episodes, 1978)
William Russell ...
 Wyndham Lewis (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Isaac D'Israeli (2 episodes, 1978)
Maria Charles ...
 Maria D'Israeli (2 episodes, 1978)
Barrie Cookson ...
 Lord Derby / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Jenny Lipman ...
 Sarah D'Israeli (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Rosina Bulwer (2 episodes, 1978)
Antony Brown ...
 Sir Robert Peel (2 episodes, 1978)
Godfrey Quigley ...
 Daniel O'Connell (2 episodes, 1978)
Sheridan Fitzgerald ...
 Selina Forester (2 episodes, 1978)
David Riley ...
 George Smythe (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Lord George Bentinck (2 episodes, 1978)
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Exceptional BBC Miniseries
10 December 2000 | by (Midwich, in the pub) – See all my reviews

I was only about 12 when PBS here in the US originally aired this, and I recall pretending to be sick and staying home one day from school so that I could catch the final episode one weekday afternoon. I probably learned more about history that day than I did in a year wasted in our public schools, and it was entertaining, too.

Sadly, the BBC doesn't seem to produce shows like this anymore, and if they do PBS isn't buying them. Pity.


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