With Time-Life Television Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

8.3
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Louisa is an ordinary girl living in Victorian London. She is looking for a job and ends up talking her way into the kitchen of a Lords townhouse. The Lord has a rather snooty French chef, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 1,383

2. The Pallisers (1974–1975)

1,335 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced marriage of Glencora (Susan Hampshire), the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of study. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

Votes: 489

3. The Bunker (1981 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's (Sir Anthony Hopkins') last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman, James Naughton

Votes: 2,148

4. On Our Own (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A short-lived sitcom centering on Julia Peters and Maria Teresa Bonino, two career women living in New York City. The two work for the Bedford Advertising Agency and episodes revolve around their personal lives and their work lives.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Lynnie Greene, John Christopher Jones, Dixie Carter

Votes: 44

5. The Ascent of Man (1973)

50 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements.

Stars: Jacob Bronowski, Joss Ackland, Roy Dotrice, Stefan Bor-Grajewicz

Votes: 798

6. Othello (1981 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 195 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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General Othello (Sir Anthony Hopkins) becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anthony Pedley, Bob Hoskins, Geoffrey Chater, Alexander Davion

Votes: 452

7. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 210 min | Drama

8.0
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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: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter

Votes: 615

8. The Taming of the Shrew (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 127 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The swaggering Petruchio agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Simon Chandler, Anthony Pedley, John Franklyn-Robbins, Frank Thornton

Votes: 358

9. Amber Waves (1980 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.3
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A drifter stranded in Kansas accepts a job offer from a wheat harvester who, in desperation over his cancer and financial woes, attempts suicide but becomes a father-figure to the young man.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Kurt Russell, Mare Winningham, Fran Brill

Votes: 218

10. The Search for the Nile (1971– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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The Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession.

Stars: James Mason, Kenneth Haigh, John Quentin, Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Votes: 125

11. Richard III (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 239 min | Drama

8.2
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Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.

Director: Jane Howell | Stars: Peter Benson, Antony Brown, David Burke, Michael Byrne

Votes: 208

12. Macbeth (I) (1983 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 148 min | Drama

6.9
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Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Brenda Bruce, Eileen Way, Anne Dyson, Mark Dignam

Votes: 356

13. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 170 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Windsor wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Alan Bennett, Richard O'Callaghan, Tenniel Evans, Bryan Marshall

Votes: 156

14. The Merchant of Venice (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 157 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Franklyn-Robbins, John Rhys-Davies, Alan David, John Nettles

Votes: 270

15. The Devil's Crown (1978)

55 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Henry Plantagenet (later King Henry II), sees his opportunity to seize the crown of England and create a kingdom of law and order.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, John Duttine, Christopher Gable, Brian Cox

Votes: 91

16. Much Ado About Nothing (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 148 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Benedick and Beatrice fight their merry war of words. But when Beatrice's friend, Hero, is humiliatingly jilted by Benedick's best friend, Claudio, Benedick has to choose which side he's on... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Lee Montague, Tim Faulkner, Cherie Lunghi, Katharine Levy

Votes: 247

17. The Wall (1982 TV Movie)

Unrated | 135 min | Action, War, Drama

6.9
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A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Tom Conti, Lisa Eichhorn, Gerald Hiken, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 207

18. The World Beyond (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A golem made of mud terrorizes a couple on a remote Maine island.

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Granville Van Dusen, JoBeth Williams, Barnard Hughes, Richard Fitzpatrick

Votes: 175

19. Cymbeline (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 175 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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Cymbeline (Richard Johnson), the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen (Dame Helen Mirren) has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus (Michael... See full summary »

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Richard Johnson, Michael Pennington, Claire Bloom, Robert Lindsay

Votes: 181

20. The Life and Death of King John (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

7.1
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King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, William Whymper, Mary Morris, Robert Brown

Votes: 128

21. The Tempest (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 125 min | Drama

6.8
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Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Michael Hordern, Derek Godfrey, David Waller, Warren Clarke

Votes: 310

22. King Lear (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama

7.6
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King Lear (Sir Michael Hordern), old and tired, divides his kingdom amongst his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia (Brenda Blethyn), ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Shrapnel, Norman Rodway, Michael Kitchen, Michael Hordern

Votes: 266

23. Ball Four (1976– )

30 min | Comedy, Sport

6.4
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In the first episode pitcher Jim Barton informed his teammates and coaches that he was going to write a series of articles on baseball life "off the field." Manager Capogrosso and most of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Bouton, Bill McCutcheon, Marco St. John, Jack Somack

Votes: 31

24. Henry IV Part I (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama

7.9
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Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son, (nicknamed "Hotspur"). Henry's son, Hal, the ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Jon Finch, David Gwillim, Rob Edwards, Robert Brown

Votes: 202

25. David Copperfield (1974–1975)

300 min | Drama

7.6
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Ian Hogg, David Troughton, Patience Collier, David Yelland

Votes: 95

26. A Midsummer Night's Dream (I) (1981 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 112 min | Comedy

6.8
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The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Estelle Kohler, Nigel Davenport, Hugh Quarshie, Geoffrey Lumsden

Votes: 312

27. Titus Andronicus (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Horror

7.8
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Roman warrior Titus Andronicus finds himself trapped in a nightmarish cycle of vengeance, misery, and bloodshed.

Director: Jane Howell | Stars: Paul Davies Prowles, Edward Hardwicke, Walter Brown, Brian Protheroe

Votes: 170

28. All's Well That Ends Well (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 141 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Helena loves Bertram but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern, Angela Down

Votes: 148

29. The Comedy of Errors (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy

6.9
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Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Unfortunately, Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will ... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Charles Gray, Nicolas Chagrin, Nick Burnell

Votes: 206

30. The Building (1993)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Set in Chicago, this comedy centers around Bonnie Kennedy and the wacky people who inhabit her apartment building overlooking Wrigley Field. Bonnie is a struggling actress who moved back ... See full summary »

Stars: Bonnie Hunt, Mike Hagerty, Richard Kuhlman, Don Lake

Votes: 129

31. Antony & Cleopatra (1981 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Paul, Jonathan Adams, Jane Lapotaire, Colin Blakely

Votes: 137

32. The Search for Alexander the Great (1981)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Friends, contemporaries and even enemies of Alexander the Great gather to tell his tale through their eyes.

Stars: James Mason, Jane Lapotaire, Robert Stephens, Julian Glover

Votes: 44

33. Dream House (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Vacationing Georgia construction worker, John Schneider, meets and falls for Manhattan's comely Director of Urban Renewal, Marilu Henner, and despite her initial rejection of him, sets out ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Victor Argo, Robert Armin, Ray Baker, Joe Cirillo

Votes: 115

34. The Winter's Tale (1981 TV Movie)

173 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Howell | Stars: John Welsh, David Burke, Robert Stephens, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 150

35. Marie Curie (1977– )

50 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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It is the life story of the great Polish- French scientist Marie Curie.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Nigel Hawthorne, James Berwick, Richard Bebb

Votes: 54

36. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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Dr. Henry Jekyll, a respectable Victorian scientist, concocts a drug which releases another side to his personality - a brutal, murderous alter ego.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: David Hemmings, Lisa Harrow, Ian Bannen, Diana Dors

Votes: 97

37. Timon of Athens (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Fortune, John Bird, Tony Jay, David Kinsey

Votes: 127

38. Henry V (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 170 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: David Giles | Stars: John Abineri, Robert Ashby, Trevor Baxter, Rod Beacham

Votes: 146

39. Father Figure (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.8
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A man's extra-marital affair drives his wife to commit suicide, after which his younger son grows close to him but the older son hates him.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Hal Linden, Timothy Hutton, Jeremy Licht, Martha Scott

Votes: 68

40. The First Part of King Henry VI (1983 TV Movie)

188 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France, young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the Duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Howell | Stars: John Benfield, Peter Benson, Brenda Blethyn, Antony Brown

Votes: 129

41. Sex and the Single Parent (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

6.2
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Two attractive divorcees discover that their newly-realized independence continues to be guided by their respective parental obligations.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Joby Baker, Warren Berlinger, Frank Bonner, Dori Brenner

Votes: 39

42. The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Paul Jesson, Ray Roberts, Leon Lissek, Jon Rumney

Votes: 128

43. Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama

7.0
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When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter,... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, John Woodvine, Edita Brychta, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 108

44. Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (1978 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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A sequel to "A Circle of Children" (1977). A teacher of "emotionally disturbed" children takes on a new student who is considered to be "untrainable" by public school authorities, ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Jane Alexander, Ronny Cox, Kristine McKeon, Jeff Lynas

Votes: 43

45. Mom, the Wolfman and Me (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

6.2
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Concerned that her feminist mom Deborah will stay single, Jenny Bergman plays matchmaker. She arranges a date between her mom and unemployed Theo Marker, an Irish Wolfhound owner, and does everything to get and keep them together.

Director: Edmond Levy | Stars: Patty Duke, David Birney, Keenan Wynn, Chris Barnes

Votes: 47

46. The Plutonium Incident (1980 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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A worker at a nuclear power plant finds life in danger after she points out unsafe conditions.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Janet Margolin, Bo Hopkins, Joseph Campanella, Powers Boothe

Votes: 57

47. Transplant (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

6.4
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Fact-based story about a hard-driving young executive who rebels against his failing heart and undergoes a risky transplant.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Kevin Dobson, Granville Van Dusen, Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch

Votes: 37

48. Walking Through the Fire (1979 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama

5.9
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A young wife discovers that she has Hodgkin's Disease. It can be treated, but complicating the situation is the fact that she is pregnant and the treatment can endanger the life of her unborn baby as well as herself.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Bess Armstrong, Tom Mason, Richard Masur, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 21

49. The Family Man (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A happily married family man, owner of a parking garage in Manhattan, drifts into a romance with one of his customers.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Edward Asner, Meredith Baxter, Paul Clemens, Mary-Joan Negro

Votes: 43

50. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy

6.6
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In 16th century Italy, two inseparable friends suddenly become rivals for the love of a noblewoman.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Frank Barrie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Hetta Charnley, Tyler Butterworth

Votes: 121


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