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1. Super Gran (1985–1987)
Episode: Supergran and the Pearl of Pinnell's End (1985)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

9.0
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The Scunner plans to grab the fabled Pearl of Pinnels End right from under the chin of Mrs. Digby Day by using Inventor Black's latest, greatest invention: the Invisible Shield.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Holly English

Votes: 5

2. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)

160 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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A series about the life, career and works of the movie comedy genius.

Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Charles Lamont, William R. Cox, Loyal T. Lucas

Votes: 456

3. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: On Giant's Shoulders (1979)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Len and Hazel Wiles, a middle-aged childless couple who live on a remote farm, decide to adopt a coloured boy, Terry, who has no limbs because of the effects of Thalidomide. They encounter ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Judi Dench, Bryan Pringle, Terry Wiles, Hilda Braid

Votes: 34

4. Super Gran (1985–1987)
Episode: Supergran and the Magic Ray (1985)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.4
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Roderick Campbell, a real Scunner of a man, has stolen Inventor Black's latest, greatest invention, a Magic Ray Machine that can turn ordinary people into super people. Frail old Granny ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Holly English

Votes: 8

5. The Day After the Fair (1986 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance

8.2
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Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Jonathan Adams, Veronica Clifford, Sammi Davis, Hannah Gordon

Votes: 48

6. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
Episode: Conclusions (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Frost copes with an unhappy new partner as he investigates a casino robbery, a hit-and-run death, and a bank robber on the lam.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, George Anton, Neil Phillips

Votes: 213

7. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: Hunter/Hunted (1978)

47 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Whilst Doyle is on a date with Kathie Mason his flat is robbed and a powerful laser gun which he was given to test is stolen. After an attempt to kill him, he and Bodie make inquiries as to... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Cheryl Kennedy

Votes: 76

8. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Chief Inspector Morse (John Thaw) has an ear for music, a taste for beer, and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately) to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 8,932

9. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1987)

Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont, William R. Cox

Votes: 15

10. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 2,335

11. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: Discovered in a Graveyard (1982)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Doyle is shot in his flat by an intruder and Cowley believes the connection lies with a terrorist group, two of whose members were blown up following a car chase by CI5. Whilst Doyle lies ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Derek Waring

Votes: 59

12. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1987)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont, William R. Cox

Votes: 13

13. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1987)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont, William R. Cox

Votes: 13

14. Super Gran (1985–1987)
Episode: Supergran and the Raid on Race Day (1985)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.0
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Chisleton has got marathon fever. Even the Scunner and his cronies are practicing, but only so they can rob the Chisleton bank on race day.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Holly English

Votes: 5

15. Keith Richards: The Origin of the Species (2016 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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Excellent and beautifully edited first-person account of Keith's early life, family, and influences, interspersed with family photographs and illustrative and relevant film footage of the ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Star: Keith Richards

Votes: 35

16. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Doctor Hoffmann's Children (1991)

Action, Drama

7.9
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Van Der Valk investigates several murders. A fall, a burning, a drowning, a dog attack, and a shooting. His daughter helps him get his clue to solve them.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Barry Foster, Meg Davies, Ronald Hines, Richard Huw

Votes: 14

17. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)

TV-MA | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 5,712

18. 99-1 (1994– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Stars: Leslie Grantham, Adie Allen, Niall Buggy, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 109

19. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: The Ties That Bind (1992)

Action, Drama

7.8
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A former judge is shot dead and Van der Valk is brought in to solve the case. A suspect is apprehended, but confesses that someone else got to the the woman first. Moreover, what is the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Barry Foster, Meg Davies, Ronald Hines, Richard Huw

Votes: 10

20. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Anthology of plays and novels adapted into feature length movies.

Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, David Quilter

Votes: 21

21. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deceived by Flight (1989)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Lewis goes undercover as a worker at the University so he can go undercover on the cricket team and discover the murderer of Morse's old college roommate.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Norman Rodway

Votes: 470

22. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 202

23. The Good Guys (1992– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Nigel Havers, Keith Barron, Hilary Gish, Godfrey James

Votes: 13

24. Sunday by the Sea (1951)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Director: Anthony Simmons

Votes: 15

25. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: Not a Very Civil Civil Servant (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Temple-Blake building firm stands trial for corruption following dishonest warding of contracts by local councillor Webb. Its nervous accountant is murdered to stop him confessing all and ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Maurice Denham

Votes: 57

26. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 219

27. Bow Bells (1954)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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A montage of scenes from East End life set to a soundtrack of music hall songs with appropriate lyrics.

Director: Anthony Simmons

Votes: 17

28. The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973)

PG | 110 min | Drama

6.9
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A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colorless life.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane, John Chaffey, David Daker

Votes: 314

29. Time Without Pity (1957)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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The day before a young man is to be executed for killing his girlfriend, his alcoholic father shows up to try to prove his innocence.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman

Votes: 981

30. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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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, Tracy-Louise Ward

Votes: 135

31. Four in the Morning (1965)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

6.5
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Drama which follows the parallel stories of two couples in crisis and their connection to a drowned woman found in a river.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Ann Lynn, Judi Dench, Norman Rodway, Brian Phelan

Votes: 162

32. Black Joy (1977)

97 min | Comedy

6.4
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An innocent and unsophisticated Guyanan immigrant is exposed to the hustlin' way of life of the Brixton ghetto.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Norman Beaton, Trevor Thomas, Dawn Hope, Floella Benjamin

Votes: 101

33. From First to Last (1962)

Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Anthony Simmons

Votes: 7

34. Super Gran (1985–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.3
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The adventures of a super-powered granny who fights crime in her community.

Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Alan Snell

Votes: 378

35. Little Sweetheart (1989)

R | 89 min | Thriller

6.1
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A criminal couple, hiding out in a remote property become the unwitting victims of a plot to blackmail them by the most unlikely of conspirators.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: John Hurt, Karen Young, Cassie Barasch, Ellie Raab

Votes: 263

36. The Passing Stranger (1954)

84 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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The pretty owner of a 'greasy spoon' cafe helps a handsome customer involved in robbery and murder.

Director: John Arnold | Stars: Lee Patterson, Diane Cilento, Duncan Lamont, Olive Gregg

Votes: 44

37. No Short Cut (1964)

17 min | Short, Family

5.9
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The proper way to use a bike versus the careless way to use a bike.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Peter Hawkins, Lane Meddick

Votes: 11

38. Green Ice (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Romance

5.6
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A down on his luck engineer gets involved in an adventure with a mysterious woman and an emerald magnate.

Director: Ernest Day | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Anne Archer, Omar Sharif, Domingo Ambriz

Votes: 739

39. Your Money or Your Wife (1960)

91 min | Comedy

4.7
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A couple learns they must be divorced in order to inherit a fortune.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Donald Sinden, Peggy Cummins, Richard Wattis, Peter Reynolds

Votes: 49

40. Stainless Steel and the Star Spies (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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The Metaliens, alien robots intent on galactic domination, encounter a major setback. Their enormous Space Saucer, 'Compromise', enters a black hole in a strange, uncharted region of Space,... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Ed Bishop, Bob Hoskins, Al Matthew, Bill Mitchell

41. Harry Carpenter Never Said It Was Like This (1982 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Peter Cheevers, Forbes Collins, Janet Dale, Anne Jameson

42. Blood is Life (1957)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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A short detailing the process of blood donation and transfusion.

Director: Anthony Simmons

43. Greenwich: A People's Heritage (1976)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Anthony Simmons | Star: David Warner

44. 99-1 (1994– )
Episode: Dice (1995)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Leslie Grantham, Frances Tomelty, Adie Allen, Niall Buggy

45. The Good Guys (1992– )
Episode: Find the Lady (1992)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Nigel Havers, Keith Barron, Hilary Gish, Charlotte Avery

46. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Life After Death (1982)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: John Altman, Joanna Andrews, Frank Barrie, Caroline Blakiston

47. The Good Guys (1992– )
Episode: Moldavian Rhapsody (1993)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Nigel Havers, Keith Barron, Hilary Gish, Liz Daniels

48. The Good Guys (1992– )
Episode: Old School Ties (1993)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Nigel Havers, Keith Barron, Hilary Gish, John Boswall

49. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)
Episode: Passage Hawk (1986)

Crime, Drama

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A British criminal serving a prison sentence for bank robbery in South Africa is released, terminally ill, and flown back to Britain. The normally compassionate Nigel suspects the man's claims. why?

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Jill Gascoine, David Cardy, Don Warrington, Jessica Carney

50. 99-1 (1994– )
Episode: Stone (1995)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Leslie Grantham, Robert Stephens, Frances Tomelty, Adie Allen



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