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1. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.1
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Armchair Mystery Theatre is a 60-minute United Kingdom television anthology mystery series. Thirty-four episodes aired from 1960-65. It was hosted by Donald Pleasence and produced by Leonard White.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 7

2. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Let's Murder Vivaldi (1968)

65 min | Drama

9.1
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Two couples, one fights all the time and the others let tensions in their relationship build until one stabs the other, the ones that fight end up saying oh well let's murder Vivaldi they pick up their violins and play together.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Gwen Watford, Glenda Jackson, David Sumner

Votes: 8

3. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 48

4. Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Episode: Part 3 (1989)

Drama, Thriller

8.9
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Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 54

5. Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Episode: Part 2 (1989)

Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 53

6. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The show consisted of forty episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 283

7. Coronet Blue (1967)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.7
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Michael Alden is an amnesiac, who must discover his real identity before the operatives of a mysterious group locate him and kill him. The key to his past might be "Coronet Blue", a meaningless phrase he for some reason remembers.

Stars: Frank Converse, Joe Silver, Brian Bedford, Robert Burr

Votes: 121

8. Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Episode: Part 1 (1989)

Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 52

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 12,968

10. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 808,644 | Gross: $248.16M

11. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 108

12. Clayhanger (1976)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A coming-of-age story set in the 19th century England about Edwin Clayhanger, a young man who wants to be an architect, but it is expected of him to continue the family's printing business which he accepts for the time being.

Stars: Peter McEnery, Janet Suzman, Thelma Whiteley, Louise Purnell

Votes: 27

13. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, Barbara Couper, John DeVaut

Votes: 11

14. Past Caring (1985 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama

8.4
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67 year-old Victor is forced to move into an old people's home but he prefers to grow old disgracefully.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Emlyn Williams, Connie Booth, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 15

15. Twelfth Night (1957 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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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: David Greene | Stars: Max Adrian, Lloyd Bochner, Richard Buck, William Cottrell

Votes: 10

16. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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65 Metascore

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 631,322 | Gross: $197.17M

17. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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John Drake is a special operative for M19, specialising in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 966

18. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 18

19. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Episode: A Death in the Family (1972)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Sadly, as a methodical assassin has been killing off the noble and honourable members of the Sinclair Clan one by one, Brett who is next in line, must find a way to flush him out, of course with the aid of Danny and a stunning Sinclair.

Directors: Sidney Hayers, Leslie Norman | Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Diane Cilento, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 171

20. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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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: 449

21. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 4,177

22. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 143

23. The Man in Room 17 (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

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Crime series about a secret government department, "Room 17", set up to deal with crimes that baffle police and government agencies. Headed by veteran World War II Agent Oldenshaw (Richard ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Vernon, Denholm Elliott, Michael Aldridge, Willoughby Goddard

Votes: 22

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

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

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

Votes: 64

25. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 1,158

26. The Lark (1957 TV Movie)

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Closely follows a dramatization by playwright Jean Anouilh, 'The Lark' depicts the trial of Joan of Arc plus a few flashback scenes.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, Boris Karloff, Eli Wallach, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 11

27. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: The Hunting Party (1966)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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Investigating several seemingly random leaks, all from the House of Lords, Drake finds they've one thing in common; the wealthy Jordan's - Claudia and Basil. Drake becomes manservant to the very disparate couple, at their chateau in the Loire Valley of France, in order to find our what's so fascinating about them.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Moira Lister, Denholm Elliott, Edward Underdown

Votes: 31

28. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Wuthering Heights (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Patty Duke, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 9

29. Bangkok Hilton (1989)

240 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 4,235

30. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 185

31. Marco Polo (1982–1983)

504 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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The life and experiences of the thirteenth century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Stars: Ken Marshall, Denholm Elliott, Tony Vogel, David Warner

Votes: 983

32. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 32

33. The Love She Sought (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.9
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An aging school teacher (Lansbury) at a Catholic grammar school in Minnesota questions her life's existence when she has to start battling a new bishop (Prosky). As a result she retires and... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Denholm Elliott, Cynthia Nixon, Gary Hershberger

Votes: 781

34. A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Family, Drama

7.9
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It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow... See full summary »

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Mathonwy Reeves, Glynis Davies, Michael Fawkes

Votes: 423

35. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Wild Duck (1971)

Drama

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Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Derek Godfrey, Mark Dignam, Rosemary Leach

Votes: 27

36. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,265

37. Hammer House of Horror (1980)

54 min | Horror

7.8
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts, and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove, Peter Cushing

Votes: 1,223

38. Noble House (1988– )

TV-14 | 355 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Company, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of ... See full summary »

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Deborah Raffin, Ben Masters, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,148

39. The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

7.8
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A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War II trials.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 727

40. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, et cetera.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Joan Chandler

Votes: 20

41. Premiere (1977–1980)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: David Parfitt, Johnny Allan, Brian Poyser, Phil Daniels

Votes: 6

42. Invincible Mr. Disraeli (1963 TV Movie)

76 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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The rise of the legendary 19th-century British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Trevor Howard, Greer Garson, Eric Berry, Norman Barrs

Votes: 18

43. Noble House (1988– )
Episode: Part II (1988)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Part two of four. Drama, starring Pierce Brosnan as a business tycoon who is plunged into a world of espionage, deception and dangerous romance when he is appointed the leader of a powerful company.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Deborah Raffin, Ben Masters, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 25

44. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: School Play (1979)

75 min | Drama

7.8
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A play about the horrors of life at an English public school - with all the schoolboys played by adults.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Jeremy Kemp, Denholm Elliott, Michael Kitchen, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 16

45. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 30,719

46. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 14,012 | Gross: $3.13M

47. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

Stars: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Robert Hunter, Mark Moss

Votes: 56

48. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

49. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Terry Gilliam, Kirsty Wark

Votes: 137

50. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 83



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