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1. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Being Hamlet (2006)

50 min | Documentary, History

9.6
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Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Alan Yentob, Vaneshran Arumugam, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Bogdanov

Votes: 5

2. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 3,037

3. Vicious (2013–2016)
Episode: Wedding (2015)

22 min | Comedy

9.2
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The wedding day brings the whole group together but as always, it doesn't go to plan.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 152

4. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 8,840

5. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 43

6. Chasing the Sun (2001– )

224 min | Documentary

9.0
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The history and romance of 20th-century commercial passenger aviation.

Stars: Ken Howard, Rene Auberjonois, Neil Ross, Dan Woren

Votes: 7

7. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
Episode: Derek Jacobi (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

9.0
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Actor Derek Jacobi grew up in Walthamstow, where his parents ran a market stall. But a clue in his mother's family tree hints at a more colourful past - his great-grandmother's name was ... See full summary »

Director: Helen Williamson | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Cherie Lunghi, Helen Mirren, Anne Reid

Votes: 20

8. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011– )
Episode: The Night (2016)

TV-Y7-FV | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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The Moon examines dreams of Elmore residents.

Director: Mic Graves | Stars: Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Kyla Rae Kowalewski, Teresa Gallagher

Votes: 71

9. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 13,020

10. Vicious (2013–2016)
Episode: Anniversary (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.9
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Freddie and Stuart are having a party to celebrate their 49th anniversary. Ash accidentally invites Stuart's mother Mildred, who doesn't know her son is gay.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 192

11. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Poison Is Queen (1976)

Not Rated | 51 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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Germannicus returns from Germania in triumph and he and Claudius catch up on family news - Claudius now has a son but is not enjoying married life. He tells Germannicus what Postumus had ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 158

12. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,736

13. Wilfred (2000)

Short

8.8
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Director: Peter M. Kershaw | Stars: Michael Higgs, Robert Duncan, Edward Fox, Tony Harrison

Votes: 21

14. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2013)

TV-14 | 58 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Next morning Caroline promises Gillian she will keep her secret before venting her anger on John for exposing her son to Judith's drunken antics though John makes it clear he is not ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Robertson | Stars: Nicola Walker, Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 71

15. Vicious (2013–2016)
Episode: Flatmates (2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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After Freddie and Stuart have a falling out, Stuart moves in with Ash and Violet moves in with Freddie.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 149

16. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Hail Who? (1976)

Not Rated | 54 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Caligula has not only made his horse a senator but has turned the palace into a brothel, selling off senators and their wives for sex. Although scared of him - and getting thrown into a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Jo Rowbottom, Sheila White

Votes: 148

17. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Old King Log (1976)

Not Rated | 53 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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AD 54: Claudius feels that Rome should return to be a Republic but nonetheless marries his niece Agripinilla and makes her son Nero co-heir with his own, teen-aged son Britannicus. Aware of... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Bernard Hepton, John Cater, Barbara Young

Votes: 140

18. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Reign of Terror (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Sejanus divorces his wife in order to marry Livilla but Tiberius refuses permission and suggests that he marries Livilla's daughter Helen instead, which so enrages Livilla that she poisons ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 150

19. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990)

TV-PG | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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In trying to draw Union troops away from the siege of Vicksburg, Robert E. Lee invaded Pennsylvania and over three days 150,000 men would do battle at Gettysburg. Confederate soldiers had ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Daisy Turner

Votes: 160

20. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Utopia (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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Soon after bumping into old friend Jack Harkness, Martha and The Doctor head off to Malcassairo, a distant planet where an old professor will do anything he can to keep his people alive...

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 4,515

21. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: War Is All Hell (1865) (1990)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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By the beginning of 1865, the Confederacy was coming to an end. Atlanta had been overrun and Sherman was marching to the sea. Lincoln approved Sherman's plan against the advice of those ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, James Symington

Votes: 147

22. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender by regenerating when near death, and his/her human companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

Votes: 170,893

23. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.7
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Wide-ranging arts program.

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

Votes: 137

24. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012– )

55 min | Documentary

8.7
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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For ... See full summary »

Stars: Jade Anouka, Harriet Walter, Simon Russell Beale, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 136

25. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: A God in Colchester (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Whilst Claudius is invading Britain Messalina is challenging the prostitute Scylla to see who can take the most partners, Messalina easily winning. She also takes the young senator Silius ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sheila White, Bernard Hepton, John Cater

Votes: 141

26. Vicious (2013–2016)
Episode: Dinner Party (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.7
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Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his vegan girlfriend Chloe for dinner. But things take an unexpected turn.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 189

27. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2012)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Nobody thanks John for his revelation though Caroline's younger son Lawrence accepts the situation. Celia,on the other hand,does not and shows her disapproval strongly,shocking Alan and ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Louis Greatorex

Votes: 81

28. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Fool's Luck (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Claudius accepts the crown and spares all the conspirators except Cassius for killing Caligula's wife and family. He also deifies Livia. Messalina, having borne him children, persuades him ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sheila White, Bernard Hepton, John Cater

Votes: 138

29. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Queen of Heaven (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Tiberius embarks on a series of acts of debauchery, having sex with anybody he pleases, with Caligula a willing participant. Livia is shocked and Tiberius arranges to give her a horoscope ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 153

30. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance (2002)

TV-PG | 118 min | Documentary, Biography

8.7
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In late 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set forth for Antarctica with 27 men, determined to be the first man to cross the continent from coast to coast. His ship, the Endurance, became trapped ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Derek Jacobi, Michael Maloney, Michael Morrissey

Votes: 20

31. Vicious (2013–2016)
Episode: Sister (2015)

23 min | Comedy

8.7
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Worried that her wealthy sister Lillian will discover the truth about a few white lies she's told, Violet and her friends begin a plan to save her from humiliation.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 186

32. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990)

TV-PG | 68 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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The North celebrated Lee's surrender and the end of the war. On April 14, Good Friday, John Wilkes Booth learned that President Lincoln, General Grant and others were to attend a play at ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, James Symington

Votes: 146

33. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
Episode: The Last Refuge: 1890-1915 (2009)

TV-G | 131 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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At the end of the 19th century, some Americans begin to question the nation's headlong rush across the continent that has devastated forests and ravaged entire species of animals. ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Shelton Johnson, Clay Jenkinson, Terry Tempest Williams

Votes: 44

34. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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By 1864, Union forces had the upper hand, though the end of war was not yet in sight. President Lincoln named U.S. Grant overall commander of the Union army, 533,000 strong and the largest ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Sam Waterston

Votes: 151

35. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Zeus, by Jove! (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Tiberius summons Caligula and his cousin Gemellus to Capri, declaring them his joint successors. Soon afterwards Tiberius is smothered by Macro, on the orders of Caligula, and his death is ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Margaret Tyzack, Beth Morris

Votes: 155

36. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)

120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.

Stars: Peter Coyote, William Cronon, Dayton Duncan, Shelton Johnson

Votes: 1,147

37. Jazz (2001)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.6
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington

Votes: 1,552

38. Fifty Years on Stage (2013 TV Movie)

151 min | Documentary

8.6
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Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.

Stars: Roger Allam, Jonathan Bailey, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Bennett

Votes: 198

39. Mist: Sheepdog Tales (2007– )

11 min | Adventure, Family

8.6
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Mist may no longer be a puppy, but she still has much to learn about life as a Borough farm sheepdog. But with Swift, Ernie, Jake, Fern and her Mother Gail around, Mist has all of the help ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Mel Giedroyc, Paul Litchfield, Gillian Hanna

Votes: 33

40. Vicious (2013–2016)
Episode: Ballroom (2015)

22 min | Comedy

8.6
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The gang decides to join Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class while Ash decides to take his relationship with Jess to the next level.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 138

41. The Jury (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2002)

Drama

8.6
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The jury's task is coming to a close. Johnny Donne is recovering from his bender and has to come to terms with falling off the wagon. Johnny and Rose are appropriately awkward with one ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Gerard Butler, Sonnell Dadral, Nick Bartlett, Ellen Thomas

Votes: 23

42. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990)

TV-PG | 72 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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By the summer of 1864, the Union push had been stopped. At Petersburg, Union troops had been entrenched in an intricate network trenches for two months. The key to victory lay in Sherman ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Stephen B. Oates

Votes: 151

43. Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000–2001)
Episode: Painkillers (2001)

Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.6
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After an undercover agent is killed by a poison with a very delayed reaction government men ask Jeff and Jeannie to investigate a secret research laboratory built under a golf course. It is... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Higson | Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Tom Baker, Emilia Fox

Votes: 13

44. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Some Justice (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Tiberius, aided by Sejanus, is proving to be a harsh ruler with only Germannicus able to keep him under control. However, whilst he is in Syria Germannicus is mysteriously poisoned. His ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 152

45. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: The Cause (1861) (1990)

TV-PG | 100 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Slavery began to flourish in the U.S. at the end of the 18th century with Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin. Whereas it would take one person a day to produce a pound of clean ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Ed Bearss

Votes: 216

46. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
Episode: The Empire of Grandeur: 1915-1919 (2009)

TV-G | 111 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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America boasts a dozen national parks as the park idea turns 50 years old. A millionaire businessman named Stephen Mather impulsively accepts the offer to oversee them for one year. Mather ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Shelton Johnson, William Cronon, Kim Heacox

Votes: 37

47. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: Waiting in the Wings (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Whilst Tiberius in exile derives some comfort from hearing of the mysterious death of Gaius, Antonia confesses to Julia her disappointment in Claudius. She chastises his siblings ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 168

48. I, Claudius (1976)
Episode: What Shall We Do About Claudius? (1976)

Not Rated | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Six years have passed. Germannicus has joined Tiberius in the Germanian campaign, to avenge the Roman legion slaughtered at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Claudius remains at home, ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker

Votes: 160

49. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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67 Metascore

When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,125,594 | Gross: $187.71M

50. Inside No. 9 (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Anthology series which mixes dark humor with genres like crime, horror or drama. The show invites viewers into some very different No.9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Rosie Cavaliero, Aimee-Ffion Edwards

Votes: 5,965