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1. Scum (1979)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

Votes: 8,528

2. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 7,700

3. 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

4. Scum (1977 TV Movie)

78 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, David Threlfall, Martin Phillips, Davidson Knight

Votes: 1,676

5. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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This series was about six nursing students doing the then 3 year nursing course. They are from all walks of life but all have to cope with the trials and tribulations of getting used to ... See full summary »

Stars: Carol Holmes, Shirley Cheriton, Joanna Monro, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 68

6. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.6
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 70

7. Doomwatch (1970–2016)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

7.2
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

Votes: 105

8. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

9.0
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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Joey Davidson

Votes: 46

9. Anne of Avonlea (1975– )

350 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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Stars: Kim Braden, Barbara Hamilton, Madge Ryan, Christopher Blake

Votes: 185

10. Catch Me a Spy (1971)

94 min | Comedy

5.2
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Andrej, a smuggler of microfilmed Russian manuscripts, uses the luggage of unsuspecting travelers to transport the contraband out of the country.

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Marlène Jobert, Trevor Howard, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 228

11. Two People (1979– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Gerry Cowper, Stephen Garlick, Ray Brooks, Charlotte Coleman

12. That Beryl Marston...! (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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The owner of a novelty shop in Brighton begins to suspect that her husband is having an affair.

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Gareth Hunt, Jonathon Morris, Jayne Stevens

Votes: 13

13. King of the Castle (1977– )

30 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Shy young Roland Wright deals with his tortured existance at home with his nagging parents in a tower block and at school with his bullies & tyrannical teachers by withdrawing into a ... See full summary »

Stars: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Edward Dentith, Patrick Durkin

Votes: 27

14. Jubilee (1977– )

50 min | Drama

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A series of thirteen plays that attempt to reflect the British way of life between 1952 and 1977, the first twenty-five years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Stars: Stephen Churchett, Ronald Herdman, Keith Barron, Honor Blackman

15. Woodstock (1973– )

45 min

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Stars: John Baddeley, Michael Beint, David Buck, James Garbutt

16. Sally Ann (1979– )

60 min | Drama

6.2
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Drama surrounding families and members' involvement in a local Salvation Army centre.

Stars: Gerald James, Sam Kydd, Stephanie Cole, Carol Leader

Votes: 6

17. Professor Popper's Problem (1974)

91 min | Family

7.8
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Professor Popper develops a shrinking formula which he and a group of school kids take by accident, ending up trapped in his laboratory. But that's not the only problem that faces the professor and his friends.

Director: Gerry O'Hara | Stars: Charlie Drake, Adam Richens, Debra Collins, Philip DaCosta

Votes: 21

18. Sally Ann (1979– )
Episode: A Sailor's Return (1979)

Drama

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'Banjo' (Patrick Troughton) returns from a life at sea and, exacerbated by his drinking, proceeds to cause arguments with everyone he meets. He is determined to blame others for the misfortunes he has had to put up with in previous years.

Director: Tristan de Vere Cole | Stars: Gerald James, Stephanie Cole, Carol Leader, Sam Kydd

19. Two People (1979– )
Episode: Back to Earth (1979)

Drama

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Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Richard Borthwick, David Bradley, Ray Brooks, Christopher Burgess

20. Z Cars (1962–1978)
Episode: Bit of Business (1975)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Oliver Horsbrugh | Stars: John Challis, James Cossins, Ian Cullen, Philip DaCosta

21. Two People (1979– )
Episode: Blueprints (1979)

46 min | Drama

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Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Ray Brooks, Christopher Burgess, Melinda Clancy, Kim Clifford

22. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)
Episode: Chimpmates (1976)

Family

7.8
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Director: Harold Orton | Stars: Norman Bird, Alice the Chimp, George A. Cooper, Philip DaCosta

Votes: 5

23. Sally Ann (1979– )
Episode: Choice (1979)

Drama

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The Salvation Army hostel take in a new young resident, but Lt. Mary Barker (Carol Leader) suspects that he may be illiterate. Meanwhile Major Gibbs' son Bramwell wants to play for a local ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Robinson | Stars: Frank Mills, Stephanie Cole, Gerald James, Carol Leader

24. Sally Ann (1979– )
Episode: Decisions (1979)

Drama

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Battles against human dilemmas are all in a day's work for Salvation Army members. Tonight's episode in this drama series deals with blind pensioner Mrs. Higgins.

Director: Matthew Robinson | Stars: Carol Leader, Frank Mills, Stephanie Cole, Gerald James

25. Anne of Avonlea (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1975)

Drama, Family

6.8
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Director: Joan Craft | Stars: Kim Braden, Barbara Hamilton, Madge Ryan, Christopher Blake

Votes: 5

26. King of the Castle (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1977)

Short, Family, Fantasy

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Roland Wright has just moved into a new block of flats which has a broken lift and a dangerous staircase. Being bright and intelligent, he is a natural victim for the Ripper, leader of the gang who haunts the stairways.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Angela Richards, Derek Smith

27. Anne of Avonlea (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1975)

Drama, Family

6.8
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Stars: Kim Braden, Barbara Hamilton, Madge Ryan, Christopher Blake

Votes: 5

28. King of the Castle (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1977)

Short, Family, Fantasy

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Roland wakes up to find himself in the strange world of the Castle, where he meets Vein, the keeper of the keys.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Milton Johns, Jamie Foreman

29. King of the Castle (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1977)

Short, Family, Fantasy

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Fleeing from Hawkspur and Ergon, Roland is confronted by the Warrior. Narrowly escaping, he meets the Lady, a glamorous, self-styled clairvoyant.

Director: Terry Harding | Stars: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Angela Richards, Milton Johns

30. King of the Castle (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1977)

Short, Family, Fantasy

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Roland is captured by a castle guard and sent to the kitchens as a skivvy. He plans to escape, but is betrayed and trapped in the Castle.

Director: Leonard White | Stars: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Angela Richards, Derek Smith

31. King of the Castle (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1977)

Short, Family, Fantasy

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Roland attempts to argue his case in front of the Lord, and after some difficulty, he gets through the ante-chamber to face the Warrior.

Director: Terry Harding | Stars: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Angela Richards, Derek Smith

32. King of the Castle (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1977)

Short, Family, Fantasy

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Roland decides to make numerous changes before he escapes but everyone is plotting against him.

Director: Leonard White | Stars: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Angela Richards, Derek Smith

33. King of the Castle (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1977)

Short, Family, Fantasy

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Roland is put on trial, where all the witnesses are hostile. He then meets his old enemy, Ripper, for a final confrontation.

Director: Terry Harding | Stars: Philip DaCosta, Talfryn Thomas, Angela Richards, Sean Lynch

34. Sally Ann (1979– )
Episode: I'm Entitled (1979)

Drama

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Tonight's episode in this drama series focuses on Harry Dooley, who expresses a wish to join the Army. Major Gibbs, however, needs to be sure that Harry's motives are sincere.

Director: Matthew Robinson | Stars: Frank Mills, Stephanie Cole, Gerald James, Carol Leader

35. Angels (1975–1983)
Episode: Legacies (1976)

Drama

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Shirley Brent has a difficult time dealing with Diana, a drug addict, squatter and a frequent patient. Diana has some harsh things to say to Shirley who struggles to keep composed. However ... See full summary »

Director: Tristan de Vere Cole | Stars: Erin Geraghty, Angela Bruce, Clare Clifford, Christopher Coll

36. That Beryl Marston...! (1981– )
Episode: Live & Let Live (1981)

Comedy

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Director: Douglas Argent | Stars: Julia McKenzie, Gareth Hunt, Jonathon Morris, Jayne Stevens

37. Woodstock (1973– )
Episode: Part 2 (1973)

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Director: David Maloney | Stars: John Baddeley, Michael Beint, David Buck, Philip DaCosta

38. Woodstock (1973– )
Episode: Part 5 (1973)

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Director: David Maloney | Stars: John Baddeley, Michael Beint, David Buck, Philip DaCosta

39. Sally Ann (1979– )
Episode: Put Out to Grass (1979)

Drama

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Last in the series about members of the Salvation Army. In this evening's episode Brigadier Wells cannot get used to the idea of retirement, while accountant Benny Richardson considers "... See full summary »

Director: Tristan de Vere Cole | Stars: Gerald James, Frank Mills, Stephanie Cole, Sam Kydd

40. Z Cars (1962–1978)
Episode: Ringers (1976)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Tristan de Vere Cole | Stars: George Baizley, Anthony Carrick, Todd Carty, John Collin

41. Jubilee (1977– )
Episode: Street Party (1977)

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Georgina Hale, Julian Holloway, Walter Sparrow, Leslie Dwyer

42. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: The Grudge Fight (1981)

Drama

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Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Mark Botham, John Cunningham, Philip DaCosta, David Daker

43. Doomwatch (1970–2016)
Episode: Tomorrow, the Rat (1970)

Sci-Fi, Drama

7.7
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Doomwatch are alerted to reports of a number of attacks on humans by rats. Toby and Bradley investigate the house of Mr. and Mrs. Chambers, victims of a recent attack; the two scientists ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Dudley | Stars: John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell, Joby Blanshard

Votes: 11

44. Sally Ann (1979– )
Episode: Where's My Trouble and Strife? (1979)

Drama

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The Salvation Army has a 70 per cent success rate in locating missing persons. So when Harry Dooley asks Major Gibbs to find his wife, his hopes are high. But this case may not be as straightforward as it looks.

Director: Matthew Robinson | Stars: Gerald James, Frank Mills, Stephanie Cole, Carol Leader



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