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1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.4
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 399,494 | Gross: $0.28M

2. Goldfinger (1964)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.7
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87 Metascore

While investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 153,803 | Gross: $51.08M

3. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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An American destroyer Captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

Votes: 4,032

4. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 131

5. 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

6. 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

7. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,221

8. 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

9. 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

10. The Snake Woman (1961)

Unrated | 68 min | Horror

4.9
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In 1890 England a doctor, in order to cure his wife's "sick mind", injects her with snake venom. She later gives birth to a daughter the villagers begin to call "The Devil's Baby". They ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: John McCarthy, Susan Travers, Geoffrey Denton, Elsie Wagstaff

Votes: 292

11. 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

12. The Sentimental Agent (1963– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Burt Kwouk, Clemence Bettany, Carlos Thompson, John Turner

Votes: 20

13. Man of the World (1962– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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The adventures of globe trotting journalist and photographer Mike Strait.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed, Paul Maxwell, Graham Stark

Votes: 26

14. 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

15. The Electronic Monster (1958)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.5
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An insurance investigator finds there's more to electronic dream therapy than meets the eye.

Directors: Montgomery Tully, David Paltenghi | Stars: Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing

Votes: 128

16. The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr (1964– )

50 min

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Stars: Kenneth J. Warren, Jane Hylton, June Barry, James Bolam

17. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.2
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 10

18. The Mask of Janus (1965– )

50 min | Thriller

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Thriller series set in the fictional European country of Amalia and dealing with the political interests of the British, American and Communist espionage communities within.

Stars: Dinsdale Landen, Simon Oates, Peter Dyneley, Hamilton Dyce

19. International Detective (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stories from the files of the William J. Burns Detective Agency, New York.

Stars: Art Fleming, Anthony Jacobs, Nigel Green, Jean Serret

Votes: 12

20. The Flying Doctor (1959– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Denning, Jill Adams, Alan White, James Copeland

Votes: 22

21. Stranglehold (1963)

73 min | Action, Drama

4.8
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An actor fears he has murdered his wife in an alcoholic frenzy - but has he?

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Barbara Shelley, Philip Friend, Nadja Regin

Votes: 23

22. Dublin Nightmare (1958)

62 min | Thriller

5.8
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Loot goes missing in robbery double-cross. Gang members, an ex-lover and a handsome stranger are left to sort it out.

Director: John Pomeroy | Stars: William Sylvester, Marla Landi, Richard Leech, Harry Hutchinson

Votes: 48

23. Ordeal by Fire (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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"Ordeal By Fire" brings to life the biggest wildfire in North American history and reveals what it means to us today, when the people of America are still figuring out how their federal ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Elizabeth Sellars, Robert Eddison, Patrick Troughton, Peter Wyngarde

24. World Theatre (1959– )

Drama

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Stars: Olive McFarland, John Southworth, Dilys Hamlett, James Maxwell

25. Nom-de-Plume (1956– )

30 min | Drama

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A series of short plays in which the real name of the main character is not revealed until near the end.

Stars: Nicholas Amer, Michael Balfour, Arthur Lawrence, Andreas Malandrinos

26. Educated Evans (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Charlie Chester, Michael Balfour, Jack Melford, Myrtle Reed

27. Charlesworth at Large (1958– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Wensley Pithey, Tony Church, Edward Higgins, Kenneth Gillespie

28. Charlesworth at Large (1958– )
Episode: A View from the Island (1958)

Drama

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Stars: Wensley Pithey, Gordon Boyd, Tony Church, Mollie Hare

29. Theatre Night (1957–1961)
Episode: And Suddenly It's Spring (1959)

Drama

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Director: Charles Hickman | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Yolande Donlan, Frank Lawton, John Stone

30. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: I Loved You Last Summer (1965)

Drama

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A spoof on Dumas's 'The Three Musketeers' as three Irish labourers take on Birmingham.

Director: Guy Verney | Stars: Patrick Bedford, Marie Kean, Margaret Anderson, John Cowley

31. Public Eye (1965–1975)
Episode: It's a Terrible Way to Be (1966)

Crime, Drama

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A meeting with an Irishman and a pile of unpaid bills spell trouble for Marker. Paddy wants his debts settled - but who'll pay Marker's fee?

Director: Guy Verney | Stars: Alfred Burke, Richard Curnock, Richard Cuthbert, Frederick Danner

32. The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr (1964– )
Episode: Long Winter Journey (1964)

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Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Jane Hylton, June Barry, Jack Smethurst, Michael Robbins

33. The Sentimental Agent (1963– )
Episode: May the Saints Preserve Us (1963)

Crime, Drama

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Carlos investigates where an Irish Monastery has apparently been sold and needs moving to Texas in the USA.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Carlos Thompson, Burt Kwouk, Clemence Bettany, Carol Cleveland

34. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Mother Courage and Her Children (1959)

105 min | Drama

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During the Thirty Years' War, Mother Courage suffers many tribulations and tragedies.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Flora Robson, Richard Shaw, Olive McFarland, Timothy Bateson

35. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1957)

Drama

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An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion who suffers from the ravages of years of head trauma is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Mark Baker, Joseph Bimstone, Tom Bowman, Michael Caine

36. Espionage (1963–1964)
Episode: Some Other Kind of World (1964)

60 min | Drama, War

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When an American jazz band does a cultural exchange performance in Russia, their self-important guitarist defies state department guidelines and goes out with a local girl, leading to arrest by the KGB and charges of spying.

Director: Herbert Hirschman | Stars: Tom Stern, Dora Reisser, Alan Tilvern, George Pastell

37. Educated Evans (1957–1958)
Episode: Stand Up and Fight (1958)

Comedy

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Stars: Charlie Chester, Michael Balfour, George Herbert, Sidney James

38. Man of the World (1962– )
Episode: The Bandit (1963)

Crime, Drama

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When Mike tries to get an interview with a tempestuous Italian film star he finds she has been kidnapped by a Sicilian bandit with an odd sense of humour.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed, Sam Wanamaker, Natasha Parry

39. The Mask of Janus (1965– )
Episode: The Cold Equation (1965)

Thriller

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Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Peter Dyneley, Dinsdale Landen, Simon Oates, Kevin Brennan

40. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Cold Light (1956)

105 min | Drama

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Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Marius Goring, John Longden, Anton Diffring, Ewen Solon

41. The Flying Doctor (1959– )
Episode: The Conspiracy (1959)

Drama

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Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Richard Denning, Jill Adams, Don Baker, Edward Cast

42. Nom-de-Plume (1956– )
Episode: The Devil's Tattoo (1956)

Drama

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Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Ronnie Barker, John Barrard, Wilfrid Brambell, Madge Brindley

43. 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

44. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )
Episode: The Irish Pirate (1962)

Adventure, Family

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Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

45. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: The Lump (1967)

75 min | Drama

8.4
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The story of a bricklayer, who moonlights as a revolutionary.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Leslie Sands, Colin Farrell, Joby Blanshard, James Caffrey

Votes: 9

46. International Detective (1959– )
Episode: The Madison Case (1961)

Crime, Drama

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Stars: Art Fleming, Homi Bode, Peter Dyneley, Alan Gifford

47. Charlesworth at Large (1958– )
Episode: The Onkus Pronorus (1958)

Drama

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Stars: Wensley Pithey, Tony Church, Kenneth Gillespie, Martin Gordon

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

26 min | Adventure, Family

7.6
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Tell must prove a young girl innocent of the charge of giving information to the Austrians about secret arms shipment secret arms shipments to the resistance workers. If he doesn't, the girl will be hanged by the townspeople.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Tommy Duggan, John McCarthy, Harold Scott

Votes: 5

49. William Tell (1958– )
Episode: The Unwelcome Stranger (1959)

25 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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Investigating why people from the swordmaking village of Linzon have stopped sending arms his headquarters. Tell's visit to the community is treated with an air of suspicion. What's more, the villagers are anxious to get rid of him. Why?

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Conrad Phillips, David de Keyser, Susan Travers, Peter Swanwick

Votes: 5



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