With BBC Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Father Brown (2013– )

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, John Burton, Jack Deam

Votes: 10,122

2. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

7.1
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 527

3. Just William (2010)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The classic stories of a trouble making little boy.

Stars: Rebecca Front, Daniel Ryan, Daniel Roche, Lily James

Votes: 197

4. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Stewart Brand, Al Gore, Barbara Branden

Votes: 1,876

5. Fake or Fortune (2010– )

63 min | Documentary

8.6
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Journalist Fiona Bruce teams up with art expert Philip Mould to investigate mysteries behind paintings.

Stars: Fiona Bruce, Philip Mould, Bendor Grosvenor, Aviva Burnstock

Votes: 550

6. Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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As part of the BBC2 50th anniversary celebrations comedians Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse were commissioned to produce this spoof history of the channel. It parodies the channel, its content and the history documentary.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Harry Enfield, Kevin Eldon, Paul Whitehouse, Rhys Thomas

Votes: 139

7. Isaac Newton: The Last Magician (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 51 min | History

7.3
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Newton's third law of motion

Director: Renny Bartlett | Stars: Jonathan Hyde, Hywel Morgan

Votes: 114

8. We Need Answers (2009–2010)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.4
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A comedy panel show in which the questions are provided by a text message answering service.

Stars: Alex Horne, Tim Key, Mark Watson, Jake Arnott

Votes: 54

9. Forces of Nature with Brian Cox (2016)

Documentary

8.2
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Professor Brian Cox combines some of the most spectacular sights on Earth with our deepest understanding of the universe to reveal how the planet's beauty is created by just a handful of forces.

Stars: Brian Cox, Thomas M. Iliffe

Votes: 585

10. The One Ronnie (2010 TV Movie)

48 min | Comedy

6.7
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A comedy sketch show and spiritual successor to The Two Ronnies (1971), in celebration of Ronnie Corbett's 80th birthday.

Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Lionel Blair, Rob Brydon, Charlotte Church

Votes: 93

11. Gracie! (2009 TV Movie)

77 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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In 1939 Gracie Fields, the 'Queen of Hearts', is at the height of her success as a singer and actress and the whole nation seems to wish her a speedy recovery from cervical cancer. When ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Jane Horrocks, Tom Hollander, Ellie Haddington, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 180

12. Bible's Buried Secrets (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

5.6
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Francesca Stavrakopoulou, a scholar of the Hebrew bible, challenges commonly believed interpretations of the Bible. Including the belief that King David ruled a vast empire in the 10th ... See full summary »

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Aren Meir, Israel Finkelstein

Votes: 181

13. Louis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.2
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In America's heartlands, Louis looks at private collections of tigers and chimpanzees.

Director: Jamie Pickup | Stars: Louis Theroux, Joe Exotic, John Reinke, Tim Stark

Votes: 1,092

14. The Cricklewood Greats (2012 TV Movie)

44 min | Comedy

8.2
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The presenter recalls his boyhood heroes from the Cricklewood film studios,assisted by Tim Dempsey,founder of the Cricklewood Appreciation Society. The studio was established by failed ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Capaldi | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Kelly Adams, Ben Aldridge, Cavan Clerkin

Votes: 103

15. Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail (2011– )

120 min | Documentary

7.6
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Louis spends time in one of Miami County Jail's most notorious sections

Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,312

16. Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites (2015)

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary

8.1
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In this delightful six-part series, the nation's best-loved home cook draws on her wealth of cookery know-how to share a selection of her absolute favourite recipes.

Star: Mary Berry

Votes: 34

17. Celebrity Mastermind (2003– )

29 min | Game-Show

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Celebrities take on the challenge of answering quiz questions in the Mastermind black chair, first on their chosen specialist subject, and then general knowledge, competing to win a donation for their nominated charity.

Stars: John Humphrys, Adrian Edmondson, Radzi Chinyanganya, Wayne Sleep

18. Synth Britannia (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Following a generation of post-punk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music.

Director: Benjamin Whalley | Stars: Dave Ball, Wendy Carlos, Chris Carter, Joanne Catherall

Votes: 402

19. Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild (2012)

175 min | Documentary

8.4
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Over three very personal films, Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in natural history that he has witnessed during his 60-year career.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 553

20. The Genius of Marie Curie: The Woman Who Lit Up the World (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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A documentary about Marie Curie life, a woman who has two Noble-prize.

Director: Gideon Bradshaw | Stars: David Malone, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Julie Des Jardins, Patricia Fara

Votes: 77

21. Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Music

6.2
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The song "Summertime" was written by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward and although not thought to be directly involved, Ira Gershwin gets ... See full summary »

Director: James Maycock | Stars: Pauline Black, Courtney Pine, Gary Giddins, George Gershwin

Votes: 12

22. Snow Babies (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.6
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Caroline Quentin narrates this heart-warming tale of a special group of baby animals born in some of the coldest and harshest places on Earth. We follow the ups and downs of impossibly cute... See full summary »

Stars: Nancy Giles, Caroline Quentin

Votes: 75

23. Rigoletto (II) (2001 TV Movie)

167 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.7
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A disfigured court jester named Rigoletto seeks vengeance for his daughter who fell in love with the Duke of Mantua, and for his own humiliation, with tragic results.

Director: Sue Judd | Stars: Paolo Gavanelli, Christine Schäfer, Marcelo Álvarez, Eric Halfvarson

Votes: 32

24. The King James Bible: The Book That Changed the World (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Gillian Bancroft | Stars: James Adler, Melvyn Bragg, James Bryce, François Scarborough Clemmons

Votes: 52

25. Six English Towns (1978–1984)

Documentary

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Alec Clifton-Taylor explores English towns, with a focus on architectural history. The styles and fashions of buildings are covered, along with the nature of the materials that built them.

Stars: Alec Clifton-Taylor, Stephanie Turner

26. Armando's Tale of Charles Dickens (2012 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

6.8
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Reevaluation of Dickens as modem and contemporary, without the Victorian seriousness. By interviewing ordinary people it focuses on his comedy, characters, view of children, money, bureaucracy, private life, plus texts showing his process.

Director: Deborah Lee | Stars: Armando Iannucci, Anthony Arlidge, Barry Cryer, Kevin Eldon

Votes: 16

27. Just a Minute (2012)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.8
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A panel of four celebrities are given a subject on which they have to speak for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Stars: Nicholas Parsons, Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Shaparak Khorsandi

Votes: 47

28. I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band (2010– )

Documentary, Music

7.8
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Series looking into the different elements that makes up the perfect Rock band.

Stars: Mark Radcliffe, Edith Bowman, Lauren Laverne, Matt Bellamy

Votes: 34

29. Sounds of the 80s (2014– )

Music, Talk-Show

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Pop stars of the 1980s join interviewer Sara Cox to discuss their musical careers.

Stars: Sara Cox, Tony Hadley, Tears for Fears, Kim Wilde

30. The Joy of the Single (2012 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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Pop stars, musicians and music industry experts reminisce about their love affair with the now-defunct 7" single.

Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Mike Batt, Rob Davis, Fatboy Slim, Graham Gouldman

Votes: 22

31. Afghanistan: War Without End (2004 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, War

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Director: Fiona Blair | Stars: John Ware, Lindsey Graham, Kim Howells

32. Strange Days: Cold War Britain (2013– )

Documentary

7.9
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BBC Two history series on Britain and the Cold War, looking at the period from the end of the 1950s to the mid-1970s.

Star: Dominic Sandbrook

Votes: 19

33. EastEnders Live: The Aftermath (2010 TV Special)

60 min | Talk-Show

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Directors: Ruth Mills, Piers Shorrock | Stars: George Lamb, Kirsten O'Brien, Larry Lamb, Devon Anderson

34. Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid (2010)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Suzie Samant | Stars: Ricky Groves, Hannah Tointon, Kara Tointon

Votes: 12

35. Dunkirk: The Soldiers' Story (2004 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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In response to the march of the German army across Europe, thousands of young British men were sent to the front lines to push them back into Germany and it was believed that they would ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Gordon | Stars: James Bradley, Julian Fane, James Hill, Reg Rymer

Votes: 11

36. They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop (2008 TV Movie)

57 min | Music

6.0
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A selection of performances by Manchester-based acts culled from the BBC archives.

Stars: 10CC, 808 State, Paul Arthurs, George Best

Votes: 10

37. Secrets of the Superbrands (2011– )

57 min | Documentary

7.7
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Star: Alex Riley

Votes: 42

38. The Duke at 90 (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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The Duke of Edinburgh marks his 90th birthday, Ms Bruce explores the contradictions in his life. The longest-serving consort in British history, he is often regarded a pillar of the establishment, yet early on he was seen as a modernizer.

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: Fiona Bruce, Joanna Lumley

39. Wogan: The Best Of (2015)

44 min | Talk-Show

7.1
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Terry Wogan introduces selected highlights from his long-running chat show.

Star: Terry Wogan

Votes: 10

40. The Comedy Genius of John Sullivan (2011 TV Movie)

28 min | Documentary

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A tribute to the late comedy writer John Sullivan, who was the genius behind hit series such as Citizen Smith (1977), Only Fools and Horses (1981) and Just Good Friends (1983).

Director: Lucy Kenwright | Stars: Sue Holderness, Nicholas Lyndhurst, David Quantick, David Jason

41. Serendipity (1973)

25 min | Talk-Show

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Star: Katy Manning

42. Afghanistan: The Battle for Helmand (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: Ian Bremner | Star: Mark Urban

43. Forever Young: How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up (2010 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Music

5.7
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A look at how rock 'n' roll has had to deal with old age and aging within a music movements which once rejected the elderly.

Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Cherie Lunghi, Rosie Boycott, Joe Boyd, Gary Brooker

Votes: 18

44. La clemenza di Tito (1991 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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Titus Vespasian, Emperor of Rome, has succeeded to the throne that his father, Vespasian, usurped from the Emperor Vitellius. Vitellia, daughter of Vitellius, urges her boyfriend Sextus to ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Philip Langridge, Diana Montague, Elzbieta Szmytka, Ashley Putnam

Votes: 20

45. My Family at War (2008– )

History

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46. Steve Winwood: English Soul (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Tracing Winwood's journey in-depth from the 60s to present, a master musician blending rock and roll with R&B, rare archive footage, extensive interviews including Eric Clapton, Paul Rodgers, Paul Jones, Paul Weller, Dave Mason.

Director: Paul Bernays | Stars: Eric Clapton, Paul Jones, Dave Mason, Paul Rodgers

47. Abba at the BBC (2013 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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A compilation of ABBA's greatest performances at the BBC, including Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know, Thank You for the Music, SOS, Fernando, Chiquitita and more.

Director: Dione Newton | Stars: Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus

Votes: 18

48. Funny Business (2013– )

58 min | Documentary

5.0
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A documentary series looking at various aspects of the British comedy industry.

Stars: Eddie Mair, John Cleese, Jo Brand, Rhod Gilbert

Votes: 8

49. Are You Having a Laugh? Comedy and Christianity (2013 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Comedy

4.9
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Director: Emily Davis | Stars: Ann Widdecombe, Alixe Bovey, Frankie Boyle, Marcus Brigstocke

Votes: 9

50. The New Sound of Music (1979)

49 min | Documentary, Music

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Charting the development of recorded and electronic music from the first barrel organs and pianolas onto the concepts of 'musique concrete' and electronic music development with voltage-controlled oscillators.

Stars: Michael Rodd, Peter Zinovieff


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