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1. The Buccaneers (1995– )

212 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Alison Elliott, Mira Sorvino, Rya Kihlstedt

Votes: 2,048

2. 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

3. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making movies for television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 131

4. Count Dracula (1977 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 150 min | Horror

7.5
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The vampire count leaves his Transylvanian home to wreak havoc across the world.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, Judi Bowker

Votes: 1,180

5. 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

6. Metroland (1997)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after a ten year absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and marriage to Marion.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christian Bale, Lee Ross, Emily Watson, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 3,065 | Gross: $0.30M

7. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982– )

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Bernard Hill, Alan Igbon, Peter Kerrigan

Votes: 991

8. The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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52 Metascore

The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash, Christopher Plummer, Stuart Bunce

Votes: 2,816 | Gross: $4.07M

9. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986)

229 min | Drama

7.9
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Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Patricia Hodge, Julie T. Wallace, Paul Herzberg

Votes: 524

10. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Anthology of unconnected movies of different genres.

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Mark Chapman, Julie Walters

Votes: 79

11. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: John Gabriel, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Erik Chitty, Peter Copley

Votes: 82

12. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 114

13. 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

14. 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

15. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Stars: Ralph G. Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 79

16. 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

17. Oedipus the King (1968)

G | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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This classic (Greek) tale tells how a noble youth accidentally marries his own mother, kills his own father (deliberately) and ends up paying a terrible price for invoking the wrath of the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer, Richard Johnson, Orson Welles

Votes: 246

18. My Uncle Silas (2001– )

140 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Five stories by H.E. Bates about a roguish English countryman.

Stars: Albert Finney, Sue Johnston, Joe Prospero, Julian Holloway

Votes: 111

19. Secrets (1971)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.5
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Jacqueline plays a housewife who has some problems with her husband. The movie takes place in the course of one day. In the late afternoon while her husband is interviewed for a job, J is ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Per Oscarsson, Robert Powell, Shirley Knight

Votes: 216

20. First Born (1988– )

150 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Dance, Peter Elliott, Ralph Harvey, Philip Madoc

Votes: 231

21. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Richard O. Sullivan as a child genius in the play "Honour Bright".

Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, John Robinson, Dinsdale Landen

Votes: 33

22. Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 (1990 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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When a passenger plane crashes after a bomb scare, there are many unanswered questions, which can only be attributed to "pilot error". The pilot's wife, Diane Halstead, is convinced her ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frederick Coffin, Peter Jurasik

Votes: 243

23. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A genre anthology series in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by Orson Welles.

Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 144

24. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 73

25. Contraband Spain (1955)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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Robin Hood star Richard Greene plays an agent who goes to the French-Spanish border to round up some smugglers and counterfeiters after his brother is murdered. He is helped by singer Anouk Aimee, who he falls in love with.

Directors: Lawrence Huntington, Julio Salvador | Stars: Richard Greene, Anouk Aimée, Michael Denison, José Nieto

Votes: 60

26. The Best House in London (1969)

X | 97 min | Comedy

4.5
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In Victorian London, the British Government attempts a solution to the problem of prostitution by establishing the world's most fabulous brothel.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: David Hemmings, Joanna Pettet, George Sanders, Dany Robin

Votes: 254

27. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 48

28. The Fruit Machine (1988)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.4
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Two gay teenagers go on the run after witnessing a murder.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Emile Charles, Tony Forsyth, Robert Stephens, Clare Higgins

Votes: 461

29. Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966)

100 min | Musical

4.9
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The show, set against a circus backdrop, focuses on Littlechap from the moment of his birth until his death. Each time something unsatisfactory happens, he calls out 'Stop the world!' and addresses the audience.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Tony Tanner, Millicent Martin, Leila Croft, Valerie Croft

Votes: 131

30. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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It is an anthology drama series of short plays shown on BBC Television.

Stars: Robin Chadwick, Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 32

31. Little White Lies (1998 TV Movie)

120 min | Thriller

6.8
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The tragic, unexpected death of David in a car-crash causes the cozy, safe life of gardener Beth to be thrown into complete chaos. In the aftermath, as Beth begins to pick up the pieces, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Cherie Lunghi, Peter Bowles, Gerard Butler

Votes: 93

32. Those Glory Glory Days (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Zoë Nathenson, Sara Sugarman, Cathy Murphy, Liz Campion

Votes: 240 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Mandela (1987 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama

6.0
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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) become South Africa's first Black President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in negotiating a bloodless revolution in that country.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Danny Glover, Tam Mpofu, Priscilla Mundawarara, Mike Davey

Votes: 203

34. Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Kieran Bew, Emily Hamilton, Flora Montgomery, James Fox

Votes: 487

35. Shadey (1985)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

4.7
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A young man discovers that not only does he have the ability to read minds, but that if he holds a camera next to his head he can transmit the thoughts he sees onto film. He strikes a deal ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Antony Sher, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Macnee, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 115

36. Second City Firsts (1973– )

30 min | Drama

6.0
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This was a BBC drama anthology series of short plays, written largely by first time writers, which were transmitted between 1973 and 1978.

Stars: Ken Kitson, Jean Heywood, Ivor Roberts, Alison Steadman

Votes: 10

37. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 33

38. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 49

39. Max and Helen (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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Based on the fact-based novel by Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal based on his 1962 prosecution of the head of a German factory whom he learns was a murderous labor camp commandant. To be able ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Treat Williams, Alice Krige, Martin Landau, Jonny Phillips

Votes: 142

40. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama

7.8
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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: Philip Saville | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Alec Clunes, Michael Caine

Votes: 148

41. Churchill's People (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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An historical anthology series based on "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", Sir Winston Churchill's four volume history of Britain and its former colonies.

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bernard Hepton, Geoffrey Matthews, Mark Donaldson

Votes: 17

42. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A collection of odd stories from the writer Graham Greene.

Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 18

43. Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

47 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A glamour model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.

Director: Slim Hand | Stars: Ralph Michael, Peggy Evans, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors

Votes: 83

44. Family Pictures (1993)

183 min | Drama

5.9
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Nina Eberlin comes home to visit her now-divorced parents and while looking through a collection of pictures taken by her father and herself, she reflects on how the pictures illustrate the... See full summary »

Stars: Anjelica Huston, Sam Neill, Kyra Sedgwick, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 204

45. Game of Danger (1954)

88 min | Drama

6.3
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When a local bully is found shot to death, the police suspect a young man who had recently been seen arguing with him. When thy discover that they had been arguing over the affections of a ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Jack Warner, Derek Farr, Veronica Hurst, Michael Medwin

Votes: 130

46. The Blind Goddess (1948)

87 min | Drama

6.4
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Lord Brasted is in charge of a postwar fund for displaced persons. His secretary, Derek Waterhouse, visits the Prime Minister to accuse Brasted of taking money from the fund. This results ... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Eric Portman, Anne Crawford, Hugh Williams, Michael Denison

Votes: 81

47. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.3
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Armchair Mystery Theatre is a 60-minute United Kingdom television anthology mystery series. Thirty-four episodes aired from 1960-65. It was hosted by Donald Pleasence and produced by Leonard White.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

48. Festival (I) (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: David Garfield, Cyril Cusack, John Wood, John Welsh

Votes: 9

49. The Cloning of Joanna May (1992– )

180 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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Joanna once was married to Carl May, a very rich and powerful nuclear energy magnate. They love each other, but had to divorce after Joanna was caught on an incidental love affair. Since ... See full summary »

Stars: Patricia Hodge, Brian Cox, Emma Hardy, Helen Adie

Votes: 71

50. The Media Show (1987–1991)

60 min | Documentary

5.1
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Stars: Emma Freud, Muriel Gray, John Hegarty, Judith Williamson

Votes: 13



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