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1. Jackanory (1965–1996)
Episode: George's Marvellous Medicine: The Cook-Up (1986)

Family, Fantasy

9.8
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Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 6

2. Jackanory (1965–1996)
Episode: George's Marvellous Medicine: The Marvellous Plan (1986)

Family, Fantasy

9.4
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Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 24

3. Lamb to the Slaughter (2016)

9 min | Short, Crime

9.1
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Based on the short story by Roald Dahl, Lamb to the Slaughter describes the order of events of the murder of Patrick Maloney.

Director: Simon Throssell | Stars: Alexander Butterworth, Adam Jest, Jonathan Kirby, Matilda Maglio

Votes: 7

4. Jackanory (1965–1996)
Episode: George's Marvellous Medicine: Grandma Gets the Medicine (1986)

Family, Fantasy

9.1
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Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 12

5. Des Pfarrers Freude (1966 TV Movie)

42 min | Comedy

8.9
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Director: Hans-Georg Thiemt | Stars: Alfred Balthoff, Karl-Heinz von Hassel, Peter Nestler, Peter A. Stiege

Votes: 9

6. Cameo Theatre (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Live dramatic plays presented in the round with minimal props, scenery and costumes.

Stars: Claire Luce, Ernest Truex, Douglass Montgomery, Judy Parrish

Votes: 6

7. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The show consisted of forty episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 280

8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man from the South (1960)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Neile Adams

Votes: 557

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 12,362

10. Teatterituokio (1962– )

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Stars: Katriina Rinne, Martti Kuisma, Arja Pessa, Asta Backman

Votes: 5

11. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 18

12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Harold J. Stone, Allan Lane

Votes: 604

13. The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969 TV Special)

8.3
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Directors: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Albertson, Gordon Anderson, Alan Arkin, Senta Berger

Votes: 89

14. Kalle och chokladfabriken (1983– )

Family

8.3
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Berättad av Ernst Hugo Järdegård utifrån tecknade stillbilder.

Star: Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Votes: 9

15. Bang-lure (2012)

14 min | Short, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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A woman after going through all the 'been there done that' phase in life, witnesses a day which is completely new.

Director: Abhishek Iyengar | Stars: Srikanth Bhatracharya, Radhika Chetan, Madhuvanthi Guruprasad, Nagashree Karkone

Votes: 6

16. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 140

17. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Constance Ford

Votes: 109

18. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: False Face (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A stage actor playing Quasimodo in a performance of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' pays an alcoholic homeless man with a severely deformed face to model for him. After a successful opening ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Alfred Ryder, Martin E. Brooks, Gerry Jedd, Lester Rawlins

Votes: 21

19. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: I Heard You Calling Me (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A woman who is about to run off with a married man receives threatening phone calls in her hotel room.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Constance Ford, Anthony Dawson, Angela Thornton, George Turner

Votes: 27

20. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Flypaper (1980)

22 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

8.2
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The police are dragging the marshes for a missing school-girl and a sinister man is approaching other young girls. Young Sylvia is on a bus on the way home from school when a friendly old ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Roald Dahl, Alfred Burke, Pat Keen, Lorna Yabsley

Votes: 212

21. Welcome to the Basement (2012– )

Comedy

8.1
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Matt's (Matt Sloan) got a bunch of movies he's never seen before. Craig (Craig Johnson) doesn't know what they are. Every episode Matt's gonna spring one on Craig. It might be good, it ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Matt Sloan, Craig Johnson, Tona Williams, Aaron Yonda

Votes: 85

22. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas, and one of the first U.S. television dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 50

23. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gaylord Cavallaro, Gordon Tanner

Votes: 19

24. In the Ruins (2016)

5 min | Short, Horror

8.1
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When Ayden (Bruno Eyron) arrives at a deserted church in the forest, he meets the strange Doctor Faber (David Gant) who offers him some food, if Ayden promises to provide the next meal. ... See full summary »

Director: Florian Frerichs | Stars: Bruno Eyron, David Gant, Xenia Assenza

Votes: 11

25. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Pilot (1985)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Four classic Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) episodes, "Incident in a Small Jail", "Man from the South", "Bang. You're Dead!" and "An Unlocked Window", have been remade for the new show's pilot.

Directors: Steve De Jarnatt, Randa Haines, Joel Oliansky, Fred Walton | Stars: Ned Beatty, Lee Ving, Tony Frank, John Shearin

Votes: 244

26. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

8.0
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 64

27. The Philip Morris Playhouse (1953–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Everett Sloane, John Beal, Donald Cook, Kent Smith

Votes: 16

28. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: Side Show (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Henpecked Harold Potter is smitten with Cassandra the Electric Woman at the side show, and she entices him to help her escape from the brutal barker.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Roald Dahl, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Margaret Phillips

Votes: 18

29. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Landlady (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Billy Weaver has just relocated to a small English village to take up a new appointment. Strangers arouse suspicion in the village at the best of times but all the more so now due to a rash... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dean Stockwell, Patricia Collinge, Laurie Main

Votes: 133

30. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 153,763 | Gross: $4.00M

31. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 170,286 | Gross: $21.00M

32. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,193

33. Danny and the Dirty Dog: The Making of 'Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World' (1989 TV Movie)

20 min | Documentary

7.8
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An overview of the making of _Danny the Champion of the World (1989) (TV)_

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Cyril Cusack, Roald Dahl, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 5

34. The Bet (I) (2005)

8 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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About an old man who makes a bet with a young hotel valet involving a lighter, a hot convertible, and a finger. Based on the Roald Dahl short story, "Man from the South."

Director: Eric Swan | Stars: Irene DeBari, Walter Delmar, Hector Elias, Randy Tobin

Votes: 6

35. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: The Way Up to Heaven (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When a domineering husband is trapped in his apartment's elevator, his wife decides to go on a six-week vacation leaving him helpless between floors.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Marion Lorne, Sebastian Cabot, Patricia Smith, Kathryn Givney

Votes: 8

36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), originally produced by the Master of Suspense. His original opening bits are colorized for re-use here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,764

37. Revolting Rhymes Part One (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 29 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Directors: Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh, Bin-Han To | Stars: Tamsin Greig, Dominic West, Rob Brydon, Bertie Carvel

Votes: 1,409

38. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 80

39. The Book Tower (1979–1989)

Family, Fantasy

7.7
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New and classic books are discussed, passages read by well-known actors and authors, and short dramatisations are used to bring the stories to life.

Stars: Tom Baker, Tyke Curtis, Robert Rumsby, Andrew Usher

Votes: 18

40. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Dip in the Pool (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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William Botibol is a compulsive gambler. While on a cruise he enters a betting pool to guess the number of miles the ship will travel in the course of 24 hours. William thinks he has figured out a way to guarantee he will win the bet.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Keenan Wynn, Fay Wray, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 231

41. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Twice a month, Mrs. Bixby travels to Baltimore to visit an elderly aunt, her only living relative. Or so she tells her dentist husband. In fact, she visits the Colonel, her rich lover. ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Meadows, Les Tremayne, Stephen Chase

Votes: 227

42. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min | News

7.6
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Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

Stars: Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Peter Simon, Trevor Neal

Votes: 78

43. Vkus (2015)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Misha finally decided to confess his love to Lena. But the girl's father interrupts him. He decided to take revenge in the old game with his friend. At stake is a huge jackpot, which can reach Lena, and all changes instantly.

Director: Ekaterina Krasner | Stars: Mikhail Bogdasarov, Stanislov Eventov, Sonya Evstigneeva, Elena Ksenofontova

Votes: 8

44. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: 20/20 (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Nearsighted salesman Hervey Cartwright discovers that when he puts on his new glasses, he is transported to a taxidermists shop where they rent out a poisonous viper that can eliminate unwanted people-like Hervey's nasty wife.

Director: Paul Bosner | Stars: Roald Dahl, Sudie Bond, Frederick Rolf, Milton Selzer

Votes: 14

45. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Fantastic Mr Dahl (2005)

18 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Director: John Bridcut | Stars: Alan Yentob, Roald Dahl, Liz Attenborough, Sonia Austrian

Votes: 16

46. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Robin Chadwick, Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 27

47. Jackanory Junior (2007– )

Family

7.5
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Stars: Amanda Abbington, Holly Aird, Martin Clunes, Lee Cornes

Votes: 14

48. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Poison (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Harry Pope is lying in bed and discovers that there is a sleeping snake on his stomach.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Wendell Corey, James Donald, Arnold Moss

Votes: 252

49. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: The Overnight Case (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A woman has recurring nightmares where she dreams she has woken up but her husband is a stranger who calls her by an unfamiliar name, as people and places keep shifting around her--and she never knows when the dream is over.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Roald Dahl, Martin Balsam, Barbara Baxley, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 13

50. 36 Hours (1964)

Approved | 115 min | Thriller, War

7.4
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Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters

Votes: 3,208



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