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1. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is 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: 93

2. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 289

3. William Tell (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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Depicts the legend of William Tell, who, as the stories say, shot an apple off of his son's head and lead the rebellion to free Switzerland.

Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 125

4. The Adventures of Long John Silver (1955–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.4
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Swashbuckling made for TVs episodes staring 'Legend' Robert newton as Long John Silver and argh 'Jim Larrd' as they face many new adventures......

Stars: Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Kit Taylor, Eric Reiman

Votes: 118

5. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.7
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. narrated, produced and frequently starred in this anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 43

6. Bush Christmas (1947)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Fernside, Stan Tolhurst, Pat Penny

Votes: 335

7. The Back of Beyond (1954)

G | 66 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary film which follows a mailman as he travels along the Birdsville Track in the Outback.

Director: John Heyer | Stars: Tom Kruse, William Henry Butler, Jack the Dogger, Old Joe the Rainmaker

Votes: 58

8. Person Unknown (1956)

32 min | Crime, Short

6.8
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A spy from behind the Iron Curtain changes identities with an assassin.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Edward Cast, Alan Robinson

Votes: 23

9. Broken Barrier (1952)

69 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Tom, a journalist from the city, meets Rawi while writing a piece rural life. However, she is Maori and her family disapproves of the relationship.

Directors: Roger Mirams, John O'Shea | Stars: Kay Ngarimu, Terence Bayler, Myra Hapi, George Ormond

Votes: 16

10. Captain Thunderbolt (1955)

69 min | Adventure

8.0
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Adventurer Fred Ward is sentenced to hard labour for horse theft, escapes, and becomes a bushranger under the name of Captain Thunderbolt. Stealing mainly from squatters, he quickly becomes... See full summary »

Director: Cecil Holmes | Stars: Grant Taylor, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Rosemary Miller, Harp McGuire

Votes: 5

11. A Son Is Born (1946)

85 min | Drama

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Director: Eric Porter | Stars: Muriel Steinbeck, Ron Randell, Peter Finch, John McCallum

12. Panic (1963)

Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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A London jewelry exchange is robbed. The exchange owner is shot, and his secretary knocked out. When she comes to, she finds herself with a dead boss and no memory.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Janine Gray, Glyn Houston, Dyson Lovell, Duncan Lamont

Votes: 23

13. The Young and the Guilty (1958)

67 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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'The eighth deadly sin is to see evil where none exists ...' So young schoolboy Eddie Marshall believes. The son of an ambitious mother who believes she married beneath her, and a father ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cotes | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Andrew Ray, Edward Chapman, Janet Munro

Votes: 13

14. A Lady Mislaid (1958)

60 min | Comedy

6.9
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Esther and her sister Jennifer have just taken a remote country cottage. But there is strange gossip about the previous occupants.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Alan White, Thorley Walters, Gillian Owen

Votes: 10

15. Harvest Gold (1945)

55 min | Drama, Thriller

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Director: Mervyn Murphy | Stars: Joe Valli, Harry Abdy, Tal Ordell, Leal Douglas

16. Ray of Hope (1954)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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An Australian short film documentary about a national campaign against tuberculosis.

Director: Jack Rogers | Star: James Dibble

17. The Valley Is Ours (1948)

37 min | Short

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Director: John Heyer | Star: Nigel Lovell

18. Men Wanted (1947)

10 min | Short

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Documentary short about job opportunities for British ex-servicemen in post-war Australia.

Director: Catherine Duncan

19. Journey of a Nation (1947)

11 min | Short

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Director: John Heyer | Star: Jim Wood

20. Cavalcade of Australia 1901-1951 (1951)

34 min | Short

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Director: Stanley Hawes

21. Know Your Children (1950)

20 min | Short

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Director: John Martin-Jones | Stars: Franklyn Bennett, Winifred Hindle, Will Perryman, John Unicomb

22. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Bank Raid (1959)

24 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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A gang abducts Sally and uses her to force Peter to steal for them.

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Willoughby Goddard, Brian Rawlinson

Votes: 26

23. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Behind the Mask (1959)

26 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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A disfigured millionaire asks Peter to help turn him invisible, but he has an ulterior motive.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Deborah Watling, Edwin Richfield, Barbara Chilcott, David Ritch

Votes: 27

24. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Blind Justice (1959)

24 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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When an airline pilot is framed for drug smuggling, a killer comes to his home to silence him... and the pilot's blind wife is the only witness.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Philip Friend, Jack Watling, Julian Somers

Votes: 30

25. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: Boy Slaves (1958)

Adventure, Family

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Can Tell trust the word of his enemy? He must, if he is to obtain the release of several young boys whom Gessler is holding as slaves in a labour camp. Alone and unarmed he may be - but Tell has an ace up his sleeve.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Richard Rogers, Willoughby Goddard, Bryan Coleman

26. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: Castle of Fear (1959)

Adventure, Family

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Visiting Werner Castle to track down the murderer of a resistance leader, Tell finds himself involved in a deadly game of fear and intrigued - with his own life offered to to the victor.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Ferdy Mayne, Edwin Richfield, Keith Rawlings

27. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Crisis in the Desert (1959)

TV-PG | 26 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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Military Intelligence asks Peter to undertake a mission to rescue an intelligence operative. To free the man, Peter and a local resistance fighter must breach the high-security hospital and get the operative out.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Adrienne Corri, Eric Pohlmann, Martin Benson, Peter Sallis

Votes: 32

28. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: Gessler's Daughter (1959)

25 min | Adventure, Family

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When his daughter Anna kidnapped and held for ransom. Gessler knows of only one man who can help him obtain her release his arch arch enemy, Willian Tell. But can he swallow his pride long enough to meet Tell on neutral ground?

Director: Ernest Morris | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Jennifer Jayne, Willoughby Goddard, Perlita Neilson

29. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)
Episode: Guy in the Middle (1956)

Drama

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A Canadian insurance salesman marries an American girl with trepidation.

Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Irene Browne

30. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: Invitation to Murder (1959)

55 min | Drama

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Director: Robert Lynn | Stars: Ernest Thesiger, Budd Knapp, Guy Kingsley Poynter, Catherine Feller

31. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Jailbreak (1959)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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Peter vows to help an innocent men unjustly sentenced to prison for a crime he didn't commit.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Denny Dayviss, Michael Brennan

Votes: 24

32. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: Landslide (1959)

25 min | Adventure, Family

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Tell comes face to face with his exact double - an Austrian imported by Gessler to impersonate the resistance leader and rob Swiss peasants. But which of the look-alikes is which? Gessler's attemps to find out cost him dearly.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Jennifer Jayne, Willoughby Goddard, Marjorie Rhodes

33. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Odds Against Death (1959)

26 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.9
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A gangster forces one of Peter's staff to developed a mathematical system to win at the roulette table.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Colette Wilde, Julia Lockwood, Alan Tilvern

Votes: 59

34. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Picnic with Death (1959)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Peter's existence as an invisible man becomes public knowledge, while Sally's friend needs help when her stepfather plots to kill her mother.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Derek Bond, Faith Brook

Votes: 26

35. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Play to Kill (1959)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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An actress runs down a hobo by accident, but a blackmailer threatens to expose her secret.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Colin Gordon, Hugh Latimer, Garry Thorne

Votes: 30

36. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: Secret Death (1958)

25 min | Adventure, Family

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When his wife is captured by Gessler's troops and sentenced to death, Tell offers himself in exchange - a dangerous move? Not when you have the loyalty of several trustworthy supporters.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Jennifer Jayne, Willoughby Goddard, Peter Hammond

37. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Secret Experiment (1959)

TV-PG | 26 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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Scientist Peter Brady is inadvertently rendered invisible during a botched lab experiment.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Lloyd Lamble, Bruce Seton

Votes: 34

38. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: Secret Weapon (1959)

25 min | Adventure, Family

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The resistance leader and the Bear set out to investigate reports that Gessler is erecting new fortifications along the Swiss coastline. Should the rumour be confirmed, it will effectively cut off the resistance group's escape route.

Director: Ernest Morris | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Nigel Green, John Horsley

39. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Shadow on the Screen (1959)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Peter must board a Russian trawler to rescue a sailor who wants to defect.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Edward Judd, Redmond Phillips, André Mikhelson

Votes: 28

40. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
Episode: Strange Partners (1959)

24 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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A wealthy man uses extortion and a trained attack dog to force Peter to kill his partner and make it look like a heart attack.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Victor Platt, Jack Melford

Votes: 22

41. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Assassins (1958)

25 min | Adventure, Family

7.4
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Two Swiss collaborators, arrested by Gessler for murdering Prince Karl, are given a chance to save their necks from the hangman's noose. They must discover Tell's hiding kill him.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers, Willoughby Goddard

Votes: 5

42. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Avenger (1959)

25 min | Adventure, Family

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When Tell investigates why two envoys disappeared while on their way to him to discuss a treaty of friendship, he uncovers a greater mystery - one that threatens to engulf his family and will ultimately test the loyalty of his followers.

Director: Anthony Squire | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Gray, Ralph Michael, Derek Waring

43. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Bandit (1959)

25 min | Adventure, Family

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When one of his men fails to return from a mission to Rinaldo, a rival resistance leader,Tell suspect treachery. Unknown to him, a bandit is in the area, under orders from Gessler, seeking to cast doubt on Tell's activities.

Director: Anthony Squire | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Brian Rawlinson, Maurice Kaufmann, Kenneth Cope

44. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Baroness (1958)

25 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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When her husband is invited to visit the castle of a beautiful baroness who says she is being blackmailed, Hedda, suspecting the woman of working for Gessler, follows Tell and uncovers a devious plot.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Jennifer Jayne, Willoughby Goddard, Delphi Lawrence

Votes: 5

45. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Bear (1958)

25 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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When his son joins Tell's group, and refuses to return home, the Bear, a robber, swears to seek revenge on Tell and his followers. As events turn out, the two men form an uneasy an uneasy but beneficial alliance.

Director: Ernest Morris | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Peter Hammond, Nigel Green

Votes: 5

46. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Black Brothers (1959)

Adventure, Family

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Stealing arms intended for the Swiss resistance movement is crime enough, but when three Italian rogues compound their crime by attempting to sell the weapons to William Tell, they have cause for concerns.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Jennifer Jayne, Roger Delgado, Harry Lockart

47. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Bride (1958)

Adventure, Family

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Maddelenna is being forcibly taken to Altdorf Castle as a bride for Gessler. Tell sees this as an opportunity to reach their enemy a lesson, but his wife Hedda is not so sure.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Nadja Regin, Glyn Owen

48. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Cuckoo (1958)

25 min | Adventure, Family

7.4
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Early every morning, Gessler is awakened by a cuckoo. At his wits' end, his problem is compounded further when he receives a message from the Emperor demanding taxes Gessler hasn't yet collected.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers, Willoughby Goddard

Votes: 5

49. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Elixir (1958)

25 min | Adventure, Family

7.4
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A local monastery, run by Italian monks, is making a delicious brew, then donating the proceeds to founding a school for Swiss children. Never one to pass up an opportunity to swell his coffers, Gessler arrests the holy men.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers, Willoughby Goddard

Votes: 5

50. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Ensign (1959)

Adventure, Family

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When faced with conflict between duty and conscience, Fritz, a young Austrian soldier, unexpectedly turns not to Gessler, but to William Tell for help - a move which places the resistance leader's life in great peril.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Nigel Green, John Carson



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