A Channel 4 early experiment, to revive silent comedy for a modern audience. Enn Reitel starred as the title character, a cobbler who got into various situations. First season was set in London, while the second season was set in LA.

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Director: Robert Fuest
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Doomed lovers Catherine and Heathcliff are torn apart by their own selfishness and hate.

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Anna Calder-Marshall, Timothy Dalton, Harry Andrews
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims. However one of the children of an earlier victim vows to destroy them.

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino
C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington
Sci-Fi
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After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Sterling Hayden
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 The Optimist (13 episodes, 1983-1985)
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A Channel 4 early experiment, to revive silent comedy for a modern audience. Enn Reitel starred as the title character, a cobbler who got into various situations. First season was set in London, while the second season was set in LA.

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