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1. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.2
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Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

2. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1986)

Drama

9.2
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Clumsy,put-upon Ruth Patchett leads a drudge's life with her two demanding children and her neglectful accountant husband Bobbo. When Bobbo starts an affair with his top client,the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Patricia Hodge, Julie T. Wallace, Paul Herzberg

Votes: 6

3. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 46

4. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982– )
Episode: Yosser's Story (1982)

68 min | Drama

9.0
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Yosser, alone with custody of his children takes desperate measures to get a job. Yosser looks like the pressure of life has finally beaten him.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Bernard Hill, Jean Warren, Timothy Bleasdale, Tamana Bleasdale

Votes: 47

5. My Uncle Silas (2001– )
Episode: Silas & Goliath/The Revelation (2001)

Comedy, Drama, Family

8.8
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Silas and Goliath:-Silas agrees to fight a much younger and fitter boxer known as the Gorilla, in a fairground side-show and plans to weaken his opponent by giving him a diet which will ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Albert Finney, Sue Johnston, Joe Prospero, Julian Holloway

Votes: 5

6. My Uncle Silas (2001– )
Episode: The Widder/The Blue Feather (2001)

Comedy, Drama, Family

8.8
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The Widder:- On his way to see his solicitor to make a will Silas makes a detour to visit Mrs. Gadsby, a feisty, attractive middle-aged widow. Whilst Ned is sent into the garden to pick ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Albert Finney, Sue Johnston, Joe Prospero, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 5

7. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )
Episode: Compliments of the Season (1974)

Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A penniless man tries to claim a reward from a millionaire at Christmas, and finds it's not as easy as he thought it would be.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Orson Welles, Eli Wallach, Hildegard Neil, Ed Bishop

Votes: 7

8. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982– )

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Bernard Hill, Alan Igbon, Peter Kerrigan

Votes: 921

9. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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This show was 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: 95

10. Festival (I) (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: David Garfield, Cyril Cusack, John Wood, John Welsh

Votes: 7

11. My Uncle Silas (2001– )
Episode: The Wedding/Queenie White (2001)

Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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The Wedding:- In the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, Ned, a middle-class schoolboy, whose parents are working abroad, spends his Summer holiday in the Bedfordshire countryside with ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Albert Finney, Sue Johnston, Joe Prospero, Annabelle Apsion

Votes: 6

12. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986)

229 min | Drama

8.1
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Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Patricia Hodge, Julie T. Wallace, Paul Herzberg

Votes: 504

13. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 70

14. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 17

15. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Gangsters (1975)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Birmingham is a melting pot of races and every community has a stake in the city's underworld. When John Kline is released from prison after serving a sentence for murder, he becomes the unwilling catalyst in a gang war.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Maurice Colbourne, Philip Martin, Tania Rogers, Paul Barber

Votes: 35

16. My Uncle Silas (2001– )

140 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.0
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Five stories by H.E. Bates about a roguish English countryman.

Stars: Albert Finney, Sue Johnston, Joe Prospero, Julian Holloway

Votes: 94

17. Valley of Song (1953)

80 min | Drama, Comedy

8.0
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Rivalry among members of the male voice choir!

Director: Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Clifford Evans, Maureen Swanson, John Fraser

Votes: 23

18. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982– )
Episode: George's Last Ride (1982)

68 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Peter Kerrigan, Michael Angelis, Bernard Hill, Alan Igbon

Votes: 28

19. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: The Machine Stops (1966)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.0
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In the far future, the material needs of humankind are tended by the omnipresent Machine, which makes their environment, in vast tunnels beneath the earth, comfortable and safe. But safe ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Gothard, Nike Arrighi, Jonathan Hansen

Votes: 44

20. 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: 69

21. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 31

22. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama

7.9
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Alec Clunes, Michael Caine

Votes: 130

23. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A genre anthology series in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by Orson Welles.

Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 130

24. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: A Night Out (1960)

53 min | Drama

7.9
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Mother's boy Albert finally rebels, and goes to a works party. But things start to go wrong when he is accused of molesting a female colleague.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Madge Ryan, Tom Bell, Vivien Merchant, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 18

25. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982– )
Episode: Jobs for the Boys (1982)

54 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Michael Angelis, Alan Igbon, Bernard Hill, Peter Kerrigan

Votes: 42

26. The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash, Christopher Plummer, Stuart Bunce

Votes: 2,527 | Gross: $4.07M

27. Pinter's Progress (2009 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

7.8
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A personal take on working with Harold Pinter via intimate conversations with actors, directors and writers who share their experiences of the man and his work.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Steven Berkoff, Michael Caine, In-Sook Chappell, Henry Fleet

Votes: 5

28. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 82

29. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 46

30. Count Dracula (1977 TV Movie)

150 min | Horror

7.6
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The vampire count leaves his Transylvanian home to wreak havoc across the world.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, Judi Bowker

Votes: 1,049

31. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 32

32. The Buccaneers (1995– )
Episode: Capture (1995)

TV-14 | 54 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Conchita turns to Nan for help in dealing with her unwanted pregnancy. Nan, who has been kept on a short leash as far as money goes, opens her heart to her and says she would like nothing ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Alister Cameron, Vicky Blake, Mira Sorvino, Carla Gugino

Votes: 21

33. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982– )
Episode: Moonlighter (1982)

58 min | Drama

7.6
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Dixie takes a night shift job down at the local docks and is drawn into something he never imagined.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Tom Georgeson, Eileen O'Brien, Gary Bleasdale, David Fleeshman

Votes: 34

34. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: O Fat White Woman (1971)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The wife of a headmaster discovers that he has been physically abusing his students.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Maureen Pryor, Peter Jeffrey, William Relton, Roger Hammond

Votes: 11

35. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982– )
Episode: Shop Thy Neighbour (1982)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Michael Angelis, Julie Walters, Jean Boht, David Fleeshman

Votes: 33

36. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 194

37. 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

38. The Buccaneers (1995– )
Episode: Ambush (1995)

TV-14 | 54 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Some time has passed. Virginia has given birth to a boy, much to the excitement of Lord Brightlingsea. Her relationship with Seadown however has grown cold however and when her father ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Sienna Guillory, Sophie Dix, Emily Hamilton

Votes: 20

39. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: In Camera (1964)

85 min | Drama

7.5
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Three people, a man convicted of cowardice, a lesbian and a self obsessed blonde are put in a small, stark room with a few garish modern artworks and three benches. All have died and are in... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Harold Pinter, Jane Arden, Katherine Woodville, Jonathan Hansen

Votes: 47

40. The Buccaneers (1995– )
Episode: Plunder (1995)

TV-PG | 59 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Nan returns to her husband's home where she and Julius strike a truce of sorts. Julius' mother, the Dowager Duchess, tells him to wait six months so as to ensure she is not pregnant by ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: James Frain, Sheila Hancock, Diana Blackburn, Carla Gugino

Votes: 19

41. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: The Mind Beyond: Meriel, the Ghost Girl (1976)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Livingston, a psychic investigator, is asked to attend a seance. Can it be that he has finally discovered a genuine supernatural phenomena!?

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Donald Pleasence, John Bluthal, Janet Street-Porter, Charles Keating

Votes: 14

42. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 70

43. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: Prisoner and Escort (1964)

Drama

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Director: Philip Saville | Stars: June Barry, Alfred Lynch, Tim Preece, Norman Rossington

Votes: 7

44. Deacon Brodie (1997 TV Movie)

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Set in 18th century Edinburgh and based on the life of one of the most notorious characters in Scotland's history. Deacon Brodie holds the keys to the city, and, coincidentally, is the most... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Billy Connolly, Simon Donald, Al Anderson, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 69

45. Call Me Mister (1986– )

50 min | Crime

7.3
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Australian ex-cop Bartholomew (Bisley) goes to Britain when he discovers he is heir to a family title, not really getting on with his newly discovered family he starts working as a private Detective.

Stars: Steve Bisley, David Bamber, Dulice Liecier, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 22

46. First Born (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1988)

Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Charles Dance, Susan Beresford, Francesca Brill, Veronica Clifford

Votes: 6

47. First Born (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1988)

Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Jamie Foster, Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Brogan, Charles Dance

Votes: 6

48. The Buccaneers (1995– )

212 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Alison Elliott, Mira Sorvino, Rya Kihlstedt

Votes: 1,939

49. First Born (1988– )

150 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Dance, Peter Elliott, Ralph Harvey, Philip Madoc

Votes: 210

50. Call Me Mister (1986– )
Episode: Running Time (1986)

Crime

7.2
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Directors: Peter Ellis, Philip Saville | Stars: Steve Bisley, David Bamber, Dulice Liecier, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 9



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