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Bleak Moments (1971)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan
Career Girls (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In a poor working class London home Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they and their local community are brought together, and they rediscover their love.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen
High Hopes (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The life of a working class couple living in London and their complicated relationships with other members of the family.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Phil Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré
Meantime (TV Movie 1983)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When one brother gets a job from their wealthy aunt, the other becomes increasingly jealous.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Marion Bailey, Tim Roth, Phil Daniels
Play for Today (1970–1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter
Four Days in July (TV Movie 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Catholic and a Protestant couple in Northern Ireland have amazing parallels in their lives, despite being either side of the divide.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Brid Brennan, Des McAleer, Paula Hamilton
BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger
Vera Drake (2004)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A shop assistant, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher
A Sense of History (TV Short 1992)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Stephen Bill, Belinda Bradley
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Series cast summary:
...  The Hostess 1 episode, 1982
...  Mrs. White 1 episode, 1982
Richard Ireson ...  Father 1 episode, 1982
Herbert Norville ...  Arbley 1 episode, 1982
Tim Stern ...  Brian 1 episode, 1982
Billy Colvill ...  Sid 1 episode, 1982
...  The Window Cleaner 1 episode, 1982
...  The Teacher 1 episode, 1982
Robert Putt ...  Terry 1 episode, 1982
Celia Quicke ...  Mother 1 episode, 1982
...  Mr. Davies 1 episode, 1982
Alan Gaunt ...  The Talker 1 episode, 1982
Julie North ...  The Newly-Wed 1 episode, 1982
David Casey ...  The Listener 1 episode, 1982
Theresa Watson ...  The Secretary 1 episode, 1982
Lally Percy ...  Victoria 1 episode, 1982
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Although these were made in 1975, they were not broadcast until 1982. Mike Leigh had originally intended to make around 50 of these five-minute stories, but only these five pilots ended up getting made. See more »

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