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1. The Ghost Sonata (1962 TV Movie)

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Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Robert Helpmann, Beatrix Lehmann, William Mervyn

Votes: 5

2. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 49

3. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min | Drama

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Dr. Finlay is a member of a medical practice in the Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 80

4. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 33,655

5. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 12,860

6. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
Episode: Pressure Point (1979)

Not Rated | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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The Liberator returns to Earth where Blake plans to attack the Federation Central Control computer complex. But Blake's contact, Kasabi and her daughter Veron have been taken prisoner by ... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell

Votes: 111

7. Cribb (1980–1981)
Episode: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1981)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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After a pram containing Queen Victoria's grandson Prince Alexander accidentally rolls away and nearly collides with the monarch the nursemaid is sacked, creating a vacancy. The child's ... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Alan Dobie, David Waller, William Simons, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 7

8. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Andover and the Android (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Roger Andover will inherit a fortune if he marries. But he is a solitary man with no ambition: human relationships mystify and dismay him. But to present a life-like female android as your ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Tom Criddle, Annette Robertson, Marda Vanne, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 6

9. Survivors (1975–1977)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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A community of survivors struggle to stay alive in the wake of a global pandemic known as the Death that wiped out 99.98% of humanity.

Stars: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Votes: 954

10. The Brothers (1972–1976)

50 min | Drama

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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.

Stars: Jean Anderson, Robin Chadwick, Jennifer Wilson, Derek Benfield

Votes: 59

11. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)

Not Rated | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 3,000

12. The Regiment (1972– )

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Christopher Cazenove, Denis Lill, Wendy Allnutt, Bernard Brown

Votes: 6

13. Cribb (1980–1981)
Episode: Murder Old Boy? (1981)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Inspector Jowett is invited by florid ex-school fellow Russell Haygarth to attend a reunion weekend, where Jowett quickly tires of his old class-mates' japes. Discovering that Haygarth is a... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Alan Dobie, David Waller, William Simons, John Carson

Votes: 8

14. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Tunnel Under the World (1966)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Déja vu: as Guy Birkett goes through the day he has a nagging feeling that he's been here before, experienced this already; except the details are always different. Is it conceivable that ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Ronald Hines, Petra Davies, Gay Hamilton, Timothy Bateson

Votes: 22

15. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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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: 79

16. Cribb (1980–1981)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The Victorian era cases of Detective Sergeant Cribb of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department.

Stars: Alan Dobie, William Simons, David Waller, Alfie Curtis

Votes: 114

17. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Margery Mason

Votes: 24

18. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
Episode: Gambit (1979)

Not Rated | 52 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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The Liberator travels to the gambling paradise of Freedom City, where Blake is in search of a cybernetics surgeon known as Docholli who knows the location of Star One, the Federation power ... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell

Votes: 110

19. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Image of the Fendahl: Part Three (1977)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor endeavors to prevent the re-existence of a Fendahl, a group entity that feeds on life itself and thought only to exist in Time Lord mythology, but a witches' coven, seeking power, intervenes.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Wanda Ventham, Daphne Heard

Votes: 205

20. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Ribos Operation: Part Four (1978)

TV-Y | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor returns to the city to keep an eye on the Graff, leaving Romana, K9 and Garron to search for Unstoffe and the first segment.However, Garron double crosses them and steals the tracer.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Iain Cuthbertson, Nigel Plaskitt

Votes: 279

21. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Ribos Operation: Part One (1978)

TV-Y | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor is chosen for a quest by The White Guardian to go in search for the six segments to the Key to Time, that have been scattered and sent throughout the time/space continuum. With ... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Cyril Luckham, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 331

22. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis, George Sewell

Votes: 46

23. Sutherland's Law (1973–1976)

50 min | Drama

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Follows the cases of John Sutherland, the procurator fiscal in a small Scottish town.

Stars: Iain Cuthbertson, Martin Cochrane, Edith MacArthur, Victor Carin

Votes: 25

24. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Image of the Fendahl: Part Four (1977)

TV-PG | 21 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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With one of the archaeologists transformed and a massive implosion threatening, the Fendahl and its Fendahleen components start coming into existence while the Doctor, Leela and the Tylers do what they can to stop it.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Wanda Ventham, Daphne Heard

Votes: 216

25. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Image of the Fendahl: Part One (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Archeologists near a reputedly haunted woods use a time scanner to explore the history of a sinister 12 million year old skull, creating a hole in time that attracts the Doctor's attention.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Wanda Ventham, Daphne Heard

Votes: 242

26. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)
Episode: Long After Summer (1967)

50 min | Romance

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Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Scott Forbes, John Collin, Charles Carson, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 8

27. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Ribos Operation: Part Three (1978)

TV-Y | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Graff takes the Doctor, Romana and Garron prisoner and then sets about trying to track down Unstoffe and the jethryk.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Iain Cuthbertson, Nigel Plaskitt

Votes: 275

28. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Ribos Operation: Part Two (1978)

TV-Y | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor and Romana investigate Garron's activities but this results in the Graff believing they are working together.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Iain Cuthbertson, Nigel Plaskitt

Votes: 279

29. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Image of the Fendahl: Part Two (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Every time the archaeologists explore the ancient skull, something deadly hunts and haunts the wood while one of the researchers is particularly affected.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Wanda Ventham, Daphne Heard

Votes: 205

30. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Level Seven (1966)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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In the huge, labyrinthine nuclear bunker meant to shield the survivors in government from the aftermath of atomic war, Level 7 is the deepest and the safest from radiation. But in spite of ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Anthony Bate, Keith Buckley, Michele Dotrice, David Collings

Votes: 32

31. Barlow (1971–1975)

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Stratford Johns, Neil Stacy, Derek Newark, Norman Comer

Votes: 13

32. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Some Lapse of Time (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Dr Max Harrow is awakened from a re-current nightmare in which he is pursued by a barbaric accusing figures, to find collapsed on his doorstep, The tramp is suffering from a genetic ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Jenkins | Stars: Ronald Lewis, John Gabriel, Jane Downs, Richard Gale

Votes: 19

33. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: The Dead Past (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Time travel may still be impossible, but the Chronoscope, sensing the nearly imponderable tracks of ancient photons, allows a glimpse into any event in Earth's distant past. Historian ... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: George Benson, James Maxwell, David Langton, Willoughby Goddard

Votes: 30

34. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Episode: The News-Benders (1968)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nigel Davenport, Sarah Brackett

Votes: 6

35. Survivors (1975–1977)
Episode: The Peacemaker (1977)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Charles, Jenny and Hubert arrive at a religious settlement, where no violence or guns are allowed. They stay there for the night and discover the settlement has a fully functional windmill,... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Denis Lill, Lucy Fleming, John Abineri, Norman Robbins

Votes: 13

36. The Quatermass Experiment (1953– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

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Professor Bernard Quatermass, Director General of the British Experimental Rocket Group, launches the first manned space flight from Australia. A malfunction sends the rocket and its three ... See full summary »

Stars: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 262

37. Survivors (1975–1977)
Episode: A Little Learning (1977)

Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Jenny is searching for Greg alone. Not far away, Greg is travelling with Agnes when they come across an old woman in distress. She introduces herself as Mrs Butterworth and explains that ... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Lucy Fleming, Anna Pitt, Joseph McKenna

Votes: 20

38. Survivors (1975–1977)
Episode: Power (1977)

43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Travelling to a hydro-electric power station in Scotland, Charles, Jenny, and Hubert meet a local laird, who tells them that in the Highlands more than 150,000 people have survived the ... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Denis Lill, Lucy Fleming, John Abineri, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 16

39. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: The Midas Plague (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The Future is bright for most of society: robot labour and free energy make the creation of goods easy and automatic. But the disadvantaged of this Golden Age are those who have to stem the... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Graham Stark, Sam Kydd, Anne Lawson, Geoffrey Alexander

Votes: 23

40. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Thirteen to Centaurus (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Interstellar travel at sub-light speeds: the enormous distances, isolation from human culture and the aching loneliness of space are enough to drive the strongest personality insane. Better... See full summary »

Director: Peter Potter | Stars: Donald Houston, James Hunter, John Abineri, Noel Johnson

Votes: 27

41. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
Episode: Weapon (1979)

Not Rated | 52 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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After a researcher named Coser kills his superiors at the Federation's weapons development base, he escapes to a deserted planet with a new secret weapon called IMIPAK. Soon, both the Liberator's crew and Servalan are searching for him.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell

Votes: 97

42. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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

Votes: 30

43. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Stranger in the Family (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A young man, known as 'Boy', is born with no fingernails and with mental powers that enable him to control others. He falls for a young actress, initially repulsed, whose agent-boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Richard O'Callaghan, Justine Lord, Eric Lander, Peter Copley

Votes: 33

44. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: The Counterfeit Man (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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On Jupiter's moon Ganymede, an alien life-form has taken over the body of a human astronaut, creating an almost perfect copy. But perfect enough to escape discovery on the long return trip ... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Alexander Davion, David Hemmings, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Fraser

Votes: 34

45. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Time in Advance (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Imagine a future where you serve your prison sentence before you commit your crime, in the various hells of savage new planets just being colonized. If you survive, like Nick Crandall and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Edward Judd, Mike Pratt, Wendy Gifford, Dyson Lovell

Votes: 27

46. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the Police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 241

47. Survivors (1975–1977)
Episode: Bridgehead (1977)

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Charles returns to the farm, which has been re-settled by Brod's former captives. He meets up with Jenny, Agnes, and Hubert there. Hubert is helping out with the cows, which he believes ... See full summary »

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Denis Lill, Lucy Fleming, John Abineri, Anna Pitt

Votes: 16

48. The Quatermass Experiment (1953– )
Episode: Contact Has Been Established (1953)

32 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

6.9
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A British experimental rocket orbits the Earth. After being out of contact for 57 hours, the capsule crashes back to Earth in Wimbledon, London. When the capsule is opened, only one member of the three-man crew emerges, Victor Carroon.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Duncan Lamont, Hugh Kelly

Votes: 21

49. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)

50 min | Romance

6.7
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Anthology series of love stories.

Stars: Scott Forbes, Donald Pickering, Barry Jackson, Susan Jameson

Votes: 10

50. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Sucker Bait (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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An expedition sets out to discover what has happened to a lost colony on a distant planet. Amongst the scientists is a strange, intense teenager called Mark Annuncio, raised to be a kind of... See full summary »

Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Clive Endersby, John Meillon, Bill Nagy, David Knight

Votes: 17



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