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1. Cekaonica (2017)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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Two very different men, a stuffy, stick-in-the-mud vicar and a philandering, devil-may-care greengrocer find themselves trapped in a hospital waiting room.

Director: Mateja Djedovic | Stars: Strahinja Puskarevic, Dragan Djedovic, Danijela Spasojevic

2. Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene (2013)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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This film is a portrait of a writer Graham Greene. It explores how Greene's life both inspired great writing and drove him to attempt suicide. He was a British spy, a doubting Catholic, and... See full summary »

Director: Thomas P. O'Connor | Stars: Bill Nighy, Derek Jacobi, John le Carré, Bernard Diederich

Votes: 39

3. John Mortimer: A Life in Words (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Lawrence Elman | Stars: John Mortimer, Ross Bentley, Melvyn Bragg, Sinéad Cusack

4. Strictly Courtroom (2008 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

9.2
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A look at the portrayals of courtroom trials in film history.

Director: Georgina Harvey | Stars: Martin Shaw, Clive Stafford Smith, Derek Malcolm, Stella Bruzzi

Votes: 51

5. Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A look at the history of British B-movies.

Director: Hans Petch | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Steve Chibnall, Kenneth Baker, John Mortimer

Votes: 40

6. Sunday AM (2005– )
Episode: Episode #3.23 (2008)

News, Talk-Show

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Sonia Deol read the latest news headlines and Louise Lear forecast the Weather. Writer and broadcaster Carol Thatcher and the Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti reviewed the Sunday news... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Marr, Sonia Deol, Louise Lear, Robert Hall

7. The Secret Life of Brian (2007 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary about the making of the controversial Life of Brian (1979) and the surrounding accusations of blasphemy.

Director: Will Yapp | Stars: Richard Dillane, Jonathan Benson, John Beyer, Inayat Bunglawala

Votes: 150

8. Burn Hollywood Burn (2007– )

30 min | Documentary

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A four-part TV series exploring the lives and tragic deaths of four Welsh personalities who sought fame and fortune in Hollywood. Starlet Peg Entwistle gained notoriety in 1932 by becoming ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Earnshaw, Philip Kemp, Kevin Brownlow, David Lewis

9. Burn Hollywood Burn (2007– )
Episode: Rachel Roberts (2007)

Documentary

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The sad story of the tumultuous life of acclaimed Welsh actress Rachel Roberts, a star of stage, screen and television, who committed suicide in Hollywood on November 6 1980.

Director: David Howard | Stars: Isla Blair, Ted Craig, Tony Earnshaw, Lisa Eichhorn

10. War Stories (2006 TV Movie)

119 min | Documentary

8.4
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Directors: David Olusoga, Francis Welch | Stars: Tony Benn, Joanna Bourke, James Chapman, John Charmley

Votes: 9

11. Betjeman and Me: Griff Rhys Jones (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: James Runcie | Stars: Griff Rhys Jones, Olivia Cole, Stephen Fry, Barry Humphries

12. This Week (2003– )
Episode: Episode dated 15 June 2006 (2006)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo, Diane Abbott, Niall Ferguson

13. Sunday AM (2005– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.0
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Presenter Andrew Marr talks to invited guests from politics, broadcasting and the arts to review the week's events making the news, and discuss the headlines in the Sunday newspapers.

Stars: Andrew Marr, Susanna Reid, Matt Taylor, Moira Stuart

Votes: 63

14. Late Review (1994– )
Episode: Episode dated 25 November 2005 (2005)

Biography, Talk-Show

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Star: John Mortimer

15. This Week (2003– )
Episode: Episode dated 3 November 2005 (2005)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Ash Atalla, Piers Morgan, John Mortimer

16. This Week (2003– )
Episode: Episode dated 18 November 2004 (2004)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Andrew Neil, Diane Abbott, Mark Mardell, Fiona Millar

17. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Tracey Emin, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers

Votes: 72

18. This Week (2003– )

45 min | News, Talk-Show

6.0
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Political journalist and comic Andrew Neil is joined by guests to take a light-hearted look back at the week in politics.

Stars: Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo, Diane Abbott, Miranda Green

Votes: 115

19. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: John Mortimer: Owning Up at 80 (2003)

Documentary, History

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Stars: Alan Yentob, John Mortimer

20. Breakfast with Frost (1993–2005)
Episode: Episode dated 24 November 2002 (2002)

Talk-Show

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Director: Richard Murrell | Stars: David Frost, Digby Jones, John Mortimer, Gunther von Hagens

21. Best of British (1998– )
Episode: Leslie Phillips (2002)

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Stars: Kathy Burke, Steve Coogan, Andy Davidson, Nigel Hawthorne

22. In Love and War (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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After being released from an Italian prison, British officer Eric Newby (Blue) must find his way out of Italy before the Germans come. However, he is injured on the way and is left behind ... See full summary »

Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Callum Blue, Barbora Bobulova, Peter Bowles, Nick Reding

Votes: 281

23. Don Quixote (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins, Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Williams

Votes: 1,434

24. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War

6.9
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An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

Votes: 9,933 | Gross: $14.35M

25. 60 Minutes (1968– )
Episode: Don't Ask, Don't Tell/Rumpole of the Bailey/Agent Orange (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, News

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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" examines how the law governing homosexuals in the military has been largely disregarded. "Rumpole of the Bailey" talks to the creator of the popular fictional lawyer... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Bradley, Barry Winchell, Calvin Glover, Pat Kutteles

26. Cider with Rosie (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Dashiell Reece, Joe Roberts, David Troughton

Votes: 136

27. Best of British (1998– )

50 min

5.4
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Stars: Helen Atkinson Wood, Victoria Wood, Lesley Fitton, Barbara Windsor

Votes: 5

28. Dear John: A Tribute to John Wells (1998 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Angela O'Leary | Stars: John Bird, Rory Bremner, John Fortune, Jerry Hall

29. Late Review (1994– )

30 min | Biography, Talk-Show

6.1
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A panel of academics, writers, critics and actors discuss the latest films, books, art exhibitions and plays.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Martha Kearney, Mark Lawson, Paul Morley

Votes: 28

30. The ABC of Democracy (1994 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Philip Day | Stars: Benjamin Barber, Dennis Healey, John Mortimer, Janet Suzman

31. Under the Hammer (1993– )
Episode: After Titian (1994)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

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A bidder at Klinsky's New York branch mysteriously dies, and Ben suspects that a rare Titian masterwork has something to do with it. After making some unexpected discoveries, Ben must make ... See full summary »

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Shannon

32. Under the Hammer (1993– )
Episode: The Fatal Attribution (1994)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

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What defines a masterpiece: the fact that a renowned artist created it, or the merits of the work itself? Ben and Maggie are thrilled by the discovery of a possible 16th-century Bronzino--... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

33. Under the Hammer (1993– )
Episode: The Jolly Joker (1994)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

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The Klinsky chairman purchases a piece from a modern painter, but Ben doubts the artwork is all it's purported to be. Through their keen instincts and a bit of luck, Maggie and Ben uncover ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

34. Under the Hammer (1993– )
Episode: The Spectre at the Feast (1994)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

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A lost manuscript containing an unpublished story from Charles Dickens presents a tantalizing prospect, but it might be too good to be true. When the manuscript is stolen, Ben finds himself... See full summary »

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

35. Under the Hammer (1993– )
Episode: The Virgin of Vitebsk (1994)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

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Ben and Maggie visit Moscow to explore the possibility of opening an auction house there. Ben plans to make the most of his time with Maggie, but he's foiled by an amorous tour guide and a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Stephen Boxer

36. Under the Hammer (1993– )
Episode: Treasure Trove (1994)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

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The prickly, imperious head of Klinsky's antiquities department is causing trouble for Maggie, but it's nothing compared to her personal life. She must decide once and for all where her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

37. Under the Hammer (1993– )
Episode: Wonders in the Deep (1994)

51 min | Comedy, Drama

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Klinsky's resident wine expert has miraculously stumbled upon a reserve of Chateau Petrus '61, pricing the rare wine at £850 per bottle. Ben distrusts the windfall, as well as a superb ... See full summary »

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Susan Engel

38. Under the Hammer (1993– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Life at a London art-auction house.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Jan Francis, Robert Lang, Michael Siberry

Votes: 28

39. Breakfast with Frost (1993–2005)

60 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: David Frost, Iain Duncan Smith, Charles Kennedy, Tony Blair

Votes: 27

40. Alistair Cooke Salute (1992 TV Movie)

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A tribute to Alistair Cooke, airing shortly after his last appearance as the 22-year host of "Masterpiece Theatre." Includes testimonials and program clips.

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Robert MacNeil, Maya Angelou, Lauren Bacall

41. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Children of the Devil (1992)

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A well-meaning social worker takes custody of an eight year-old Timson girl charging that the family is involved with devil worship.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Abigail McKern

Votes: 29

42. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle (1992)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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After becoming enamored of a beautiful violinist, Rumpole finds himself defending her husband on a charge of murdering her lover.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 31

43. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Family Pride (1992)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The suspicious drowning of an anonymous old woman on an estate prompts the Lord to invite his cousins, the Rumpoles, for the weekend, and he asks Horace to represent him at the inquest.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Abigail McKern, Denis Lill

Votes: 30

44. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice (1992)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rumpole finds himself in the unusual position of defending a police officer on a charge of falsifying a confession.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Bowles, Joanna Van Gyseghem

Votes: 29

45. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson (1992)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rumole defends a juvenile delinquent on charges of assaulting an elderly woman, and Hilda is concerned when a burglar breaks in to steal evidence from his briefcase.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Patricia Hodge, Julian Curry

Votes: 31

46. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole on Trial (1992)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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When Rumpole is charged by Judge Oliphant with contempt of court and faces disbarment, Hilda persuades Sam Ballard to defend him.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Robin Bailey, James Grout

Votes: 54

47. Titmuss Regained (1991– )

60 min

7.2
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Leslie Titmuss (David Threlfall, Shameless) has never quite fit in among the denizens of Rapstone village. Socially awkward and hailing from a humble background, he nonetheless aspires to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bill Oddie, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 55

48. Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown (1991 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: David Spenser | Stars: Benny Hill, Mickey Rooney, Burt Reynolds, Michael Caine

Votes: 43

49. Titmuss Regained (1991– )
Episode: And the Next Day (1991)

51 min

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Titmuss addresses the threat posed by his ambitious and scheming junior minister, but he's preoccupied by the man competing for his wife's affections. Titmuss goes to extraordinary lengths ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bill Oddie, Peter Capaldi

50. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole a la Carte (1991)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Rumpole agrees to defend an elitist restaurateur whom he dislikes when a live mouse jumps out from one of his gourmet meals.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Robin Bailey, Peter Blythe

Votes: 35