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1. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Cherry Orchard (1971)

Drama

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Madame Ranevskaya is a spoiled, aging aristocratic lady who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial... See full summary »

Director: Cedric Messina | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Ray Brooks, Laurence Carter, Christopher Gable

Votes: 10

2. Number 10 (1983– )

52 min | Drama

8.4
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Drama series about the private lives of seven British prime ministers who lived in Number 10 Downing Street between the 1780s and the 1920s: William Pitt the Younger, the Duke of Wellington... See full summary »

Stars: Neville Barber, Bernard Archard, Jeremy Brett, Denis Quilley

Votes: 25

3. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.3
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 12

4. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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A divorced woman decides to train as a Nanny in 1930s England. The series is unique as, not only, is she a more mature person but she is also modern with 'progressive' ideas.

Stars: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes, Jane Booker

Votes: 69

5. ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959–1980)

Drama

8.1
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Stars: André Morell, Donald Houston, Cherry Morris, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 9

6. Brief Encounter (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Votes: 33,154

7. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 65

8. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 190

9. Centre Play (1973–1977)

Drama

7.8
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BBC Playhouse (1980) "Gentle Folk" set in the Edwardian Era.

Stars: John Barrett, Will Knightley, David Daker, Michael Gough

Votes: 8

10. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 85

11. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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This program consisted of adaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights.

Stars: Philip Coolidge, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan, Wesley Addy

Votes: 12

12. Joyce Grenfell 1910-1979 (1980 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Joyce Grenfell, William Blezard, Joseph Cooper, Virginia Graham

Votes: 6

13. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable twelve-year-old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 8,052

14. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

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

Votes: 91

15. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.

Director: Dan Ireland | Stars: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoë Tapper, Robert Lang

Votes: 3,149 | Gross: $0.07M

16. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Arthur Hewlett, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

17. Looks Familiar (1970– )

Family, Game-Show, Talk-Show

7.6
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

Votes: 17

18. 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: 208

19. The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

7.5
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A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War II trials.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 924

20. 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: 75

21. This Happy Breed (1944)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average number of triumphs and disasters until the outbreak of World War II.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

Votes: 2,713

22. Les Miserables (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Jean Valjean (Richard Jordan), convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for several decades by the relentless and cruel Policeman Javert (Anthony Perkins).

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Cyril Cusack, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 1,480

23. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Stephen Fry

Votes: 148

24. A Letter from Home (1941)

17 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Joyce Grenfell, Kathleen Harrison, Celia Johnson, Edie Martin

Votes: 21

25. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.2
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This "story of a ship", the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 4,830 | Gross: $0.45M

26. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.2
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 53

27. Dear Octopus (1943)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

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Members of a well-to-do family reunite for Golden Wedding celebrations.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Wilding, Celia Johnson, Roland Culver

Votes: 9

28. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Hay Fever (1968)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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Weekend guests of the Bliss family finds their hosts distinctly eccentric.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Celia Johnson, Jane Merrow, Richard Briers, Dennis Price

Votes: 13

29. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Kenneth Williams, Ray Smith

Votes: 253

30. Staying On (1980 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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A british colonel and his wife decide to remain in India after the departure of the British raj in the 1940s.

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson, Saeed Jaffrey, Pearl Padamsee

Votes: 115

31. The Captain's Paradise (1953)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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The Captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibraltar and Spanish Morocco has a woman of differing appeal and temperament in each port.

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Bull, Charles Goldner, Miles Malleson

Votes: 1,430

32. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Anthology series of dramatic works.

Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 39

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

Not Rated | 141 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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: 113

34. I Believe in You (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

6.8
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A drama about parole officers to follow the successful Ealing police story of The Blue Lamp (1950). Various sub-plots follow the parole officers and their charges.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph | Stars: Cecil Parker, Celia Johnson, Harry Fowler, Joan Collins

Votes: 112

35. Romeo & Juliet (1978 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 168 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern

Votes: 374

36. A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne, who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

Votes: 796

37. We Serve (1942)

30 min | Short, War

6.3
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Training film for officers of the ATS, encouraging compassion and understanding for the young woman in their charge.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Esma Cannon, Joyce Carey, Penelope Dudley-Ward

Votes: 12

38. The Good Companions (1957)

104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Eric Portman, Celia Johnson, Hugh Griffith, Janette Scott

Votes: 84

39. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: A Bolt of Lightning (1951)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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The story of James Otis, a Boston attorney and American patriot who contested the right of British troops to search colonists' homes during the American Revolutionary War.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Charlton Heston, Romney Brent, Rita Grapel, Celia Johnson

Votes: 32

40. The Astonished Heart (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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This movie begins with a scene in which Barbara (Celia Johnson) rings Leonora (Margaret Leighton) to tell her that something has happened to Chris (Noël Coward). At this point, we don't ... See full summary »

Directors: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher | Stars: Celia Johnson, Noël Coward, Margaret Leighton, Joyce Carey

Votes: 296

41. The Hostage Tower (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

5.2
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Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Director: Claudio Guzmán | Stars: Peter Fonda, Maud Adams, Billy Dee Williams, Keir Dullea

Votes: 199

42. Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (1956–1959)

Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Alan Melville, Alfredo Campoli, Jacqueline Delman, Florence Desmond

Votes: 5

43. Celebrity Playhouse (1981– )

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Eileen Atkins, Celia Johnson, Twiggy, Georgina Hale

44. Matilda's England (1979– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Anna Calder-Marshall, Georgine Anderson, Alan Bodenham, Roger Booth

45. Dame of Sark (1976 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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1940. When the Nazis over-run the Channel Island of Sark, they find the Dame of Sark, the governess of the tiny island, a very formidable lady to deal with.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Celia Johnson, Peter Dyneley, Tony Britton, Natalie Caron

46. The Book Programme (1973–1980)

25 min | Documentary

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Stars: Robert Robinson, Michael Billington, Germaine Greer, Margaret Powell

47. The Reluctant Debutante (1955 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Jack Minster | Stars: Celia Johnson, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Anna Massey, Eileen Peel

48. The Choice (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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A young doctor faces a decision: which of two deserving patients will be selected to receive the one replacement heart available?

Stars: Melvyn Douglas, George Grizzard, Celia Johnson, Frank Langella

49. Ask Me Another (1958–1962)

35 min

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Stars: Franklyn Engelman, Martin Dakin, Arthur Maddocks, Ted Moult

50. Lloyd George Knew My Father (1975 TV Movie)

Comedy

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When Lady Sheila Boothroyd hears that the planning authorities are determined to drive a road through her grounds, she announces her intention to kill herself at the precise moment that the... See full summary »

Director: John Jacobs | Stars: Roland Culver, Celia Johnson, John Barrett, Charles Bolton



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