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1. Boyd Q.C. (1956–1964)

30 min | Drama

9.0
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A barrister named Richard Boyd Q.C. is involved in a variety of cases in London.

Stars: Michael Denison, Charles Leno, Owen Berry, Weyman Mackay

Votes: 7

2. Four Winds Island (1961)

113 min | Family

8.9
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Director: David Villiers | Stars: Mandy Harper, Annette Robertson, Iain Gregory, John Pike

Votes: 12

3. The Strange World of Gurney Slade (1960– )

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Gurney Slade wanders from place to place after breaking the fourth wall to escape from the mundanities of making a family sitcom.

Stars: Anthony Newley, Edwin Richfield, Joy Stewart, Margaret Cox

Votes: 76

4. R3 (1964– )

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.7
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The adventures of the staff of Research Centre Number Three (R3), headed by director Sir Michael Gerrard, and its trouble-shooting department the Consultancy Service, run by Philip Boult. ... See full summary »

Stars: John Robinson, Oliver Reed, Michael Hawkins, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 47

5. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,354

6. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.4
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The adventures of an alien Time Lord, known only as the Doctor. A being who can change appearance and personality by regenerating when near death. Who along with his many human companions travel through time and space.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 31,349

7. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

8.4
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The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »

Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Votes: 62

8. 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: 10

9. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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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: 900

10. Court Martial (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.

Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren, Angela Browne

Votes: 38

11. Richard the Lionheart (1962– )

30 min | Adventure, Family, History

8.3
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Stars: Dermot Walsh, Robin Hunter, Trader Faulkner, Alan Haywood

Votes: 27

12. The Pursuers (1961– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Inspector Bollinger pursues criminals and scoundrels on the mean streets of London with the aid of his trusty German Shepherd dog.

Stars: Louis Hayward, Gaylord Cavallaro, Robert Gallico, Geoffrey Hibbert

Votes: 10

13. The Informer (1966–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Disgraced (and now released from prison) ex lawyer, uses his accumulated knowledge to earn a living from both sides of the law.

Stars: Ian Hendry, Neil Hallett, Jean Marsh, Heather Sears

Votes: 23

14. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: The Sitting Pigeon (1967)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rufus Blake,junior and most ineffectual member of a gangland brotherhood,is prepared to give evidence against his brothers at their trial,hoping he will be able to get his hands on their ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry O'Hara | Stars: Richard Bradford, Robin Bailey, Lois Daine, George Sewell

Votes: 19

15. 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: 59

16. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

8.0
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 38

17. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: John Gabriel, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Erik Chitty, Peter Copley

Votes: 66

18. O.S.S. (1957–1958)

30 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Frank Hawthorne is an agent in World War II's Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the U.S.'s spy agency. He operates behind German lines in France with the assistance of the French ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Randell, Lionel Murton, Robert Gallico, Max Faulkner

Votes: 17

19. Studio 4 (1962– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Anthology series of plays filmed at the BBC TV centre's newly constructed Studio Four.

Stars: Marjorie Wilde, Frederick Farley, David Spenser, Dallas Cavell

Votes: 13

20. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 279

21. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 899

22. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 45

23. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: The Mercenaries (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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An M9 agent infiltrating a group of mercenaries is killed, supposedly in an ambush. Drake is sent to Africa to join Colonel Coote's mercenaries and to find out what happened. He finds a plot to overthrow the government. a government.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Patricia Donahue, John Slater, Percy Herbert

Votes: 35

24. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
Episode: Money to Burn (1970)

Not Rated | 51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A dubious old friend of Jeff, Kevin O'Malley, suggests to the cash-strapped detective that they steal old bank notes being taken on a lorry to be incinerated. The money is stolen but ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

Votes: 33

25. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

Votes: 41

26. Village of the Damned (1960)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 12,632

27. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 67

28. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.3
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 35

29. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 222

30. Ivanhoe (1958–1959)

30 min | Adventure

7.2
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The adventures of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a noble knight and champion of justice during the rule of the evil Prince John.

Stars: Roger Moore, Robert Brown, Andrew Keir, Martin Wyldeck

Votes: 236

31. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary Wars, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lt. Scott-Paget whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

Votes: 1,999

32. The Strange World of Gurney Slade (1960– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1960)

Comedy

7.1
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Gurney finds that he's seen as nothing more than a performing machine, the characters he's created wonder what's going to become of them, and the cast decide to have a bit of a rave in their last ten minutes together.

Director: Alan Tarrant | Stars: Anthony Newley, Bernie Winters, Douglas Wilmer, Moyra Fraser

Votes: 8

33. The Deadly Affair (1967)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 2,419

34. Battle Hell (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff, Donald Houston

Votes: 451

35. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Highlanders: Episode 2 (1966)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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Polly and Kirsty capture Lieutenant Ffinch to try and enlist his help while the Doctor tricks Gray in order to escape.

Director: Hugh David | Stars: Patrick Troughton, Michael Craze, Frazer Hines, Anneke Wills

Votes: 133

36. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.

Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 164

37. Harry Black and the Tiger (1958)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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During a hunt for a ferocious tiger terrorizing an Indian village,ex-army Major Harry Black comes across his former wife Chris and her new husband, Desmond Tanner, who met Black in a German POW camp in WW2.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stewart Granger, Barbara Rush, Anthony Steel, I.S. Johar

Votes: 226

38. Playgirl After Dark (1960)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A French reporter working on a steamy story about the secret strip joints found in London's Soho district becomes involved in the lives of the owner and star of a famous club.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Leo Genn, Karlheinz Böhm, Danik Patisson

Votes: 255

39. Idol on Parade (1959)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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A rock'n'roll idol is drafted into the wrong regiment.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: William Bendix, Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 99

40. As the World Turns (1956–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

Stars: Colleen Zenk, Kelly Menighan, Don Hastings, Jon Hensley

Votes: 1,639

41. SOS Pacific (1959)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner, a slimey limey witness against him,... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, John Gregson, Eva Bartok

Votes: 221

42. Diamonds on Wheels (1973 TV Movie)

84 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Three kids get mixed up with jewel thieves and stolen diamonds in a 24-hour road rally.

Director: Jerome Courtland | Stars: Patrick Allen, George Sewell, Derek Newark, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 49

43. Escape by Night (1964)

75 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A bus carrying prisoners on their way to jail, is hijacked by a gang, who want to free one of the passengers. The rest of the prisoners are locked in a petrol soaked barn, and warned not to... See full summary »

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Terence Longdon, Jennifer Jayne, Harry Fowler, Peter Sallis

Votes: 127

44. The Frightened City (1961)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.

Director: John Lemont | Stars: Herbert Lom, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Alfred Marks

Votes: 454

45. Innocent Bystanders (1972)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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Experienced British spy must retrieve a defecting Soviet scientist from Turkey. When a pretty female innocent bystander gets kidnapped by mistake by his enemies, he feels responsible and decides to help her as well.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Stanley Baker, Geraldine Chaplin, Donald Pleasence, Dana Andrews

Votes: 203

46. The Steel Bayonet (1957)

85 min | Drama, War

6.2
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A small band of British soldiers is sent on a mission to hold up a German advance.

Director: Michael Carreras | Stars: Leo Genn, Kieron Moore, Michael Medwin, Robert Brown

Votes: 69

47. Radio Cab Murder (1954)

70 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Fred Martin, a taxi driver who is a reformed convict, is used by the police to go undercover in order to help catch a gang of safe robbers. However things start to go wrong when the police ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Jimmy Hanley, Lana Morris, Sonia Holm, Jack Allen

Votes: 126

48. Hot Money Girl (1959)

81 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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Hidden somewhere inside St. Teresa's Convent in Czechoslovakia is a box containing a fortune in jewels. A lot of people are after it.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Dawn Addams, Marius Goring, Christopher Lee

Votes: 58

49. The Men of Sherwood Forest (1954)

77 min | Adventure

6.0
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In 1194, on his return from the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionheart is taken prisoner in Germany. Disguised as a troubadour, Robin Hood formulates a plan to rescue Richard but he is captured himself.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Don Taylor, Reginald Beckwith, Eileen Moore, David King-Wood

Votes: 162

50. The Trygon Factor (1966)

M | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Scotland Yard Superintendent Cooper-Smith investigates the suspicious looking Emberday estate where the Emberday family and an order of nuns reside.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Stewart Granger, Susan Hampshire, Cathleen Nesbitt, James Culliford

Votes: 257



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