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1. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1977)

50 min | Drama, Romance

9.6
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Young reporter Edward Richardson despises his job at Evensford's small-town newspaper and longs to be a real writer. As he gazes out the window through a sudden fall of snow, he glimpses a ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 8

2. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1977)

48 min | Drama, Romance

9.6
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Neglecting his job, Richardson sneaks away to go ice-skating with Lydia. Shy at first, she shows flashes of petulance as well as warmth. Richardson's friends Tom and Nancy Holland observe ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 7

3. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1977)

49 min | Drama, Romance

9.4
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As winter ends, Richardson and Lydia quarrel and part. He takes a new job as a clerk, vowing to write on his own, but he is too despondent to begin. Alex suggests a picnic for four in the ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 5

4. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1977)

48 min | Drama, Romance

9.4
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Now sporting a stylish bob, Lydia grows bolder. Concerned about her niece's social isolation, Aunt Bertie urges Richardson to take Lydia to an upcoming charity dance and supplies the tickets for a party of six.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 5

5. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (1977)

49 min | Drama, Romance

9.4
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All Evensford attends Lydia's grand 21st birthday party at the Aspen estate. Lydia is thrilled by the glamour of the party and the attention she receives from everyone. Lydia's admirers all... See full summary »

Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 5

6. Men, Women and Clothes (1957– )
Episode: Sense and Nonsense in Fashion (1957)

20 min

9.4
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Director: Harry Kerwin | Stars: Doris Langley Moore, Basil Bartlett, Lady Rose Bligh, Dora Bryan

Votes: 28

7. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1977)

48 min | Drama, Romance

9.3
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All Evensford attends Lydia's grand 21st birthday party at the Aspen estate. Lydia is thrilled by the glamour of the party and the attention she receives from everyone. Lydia's admirers all... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 6

8. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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Professor John Hardy is a forensic scientist who works not only for the police but also for other interested parties.

Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 14

9. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Howards End (1970)

Drama

8.9
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo Genn, Rachel Kempson, Glenda Jackson, Sarah-Jane Gwillim

Votes: 10

10. Elizabeth R (1971– )

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,363

11. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 TV Special)

8.8
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

Votes: 122

12. Love for Lydia (1977– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1977)

48 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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Lydia finds the raucous Sunday tea at the Holland farm amusing. At first enthusiastic about going to society dances with Richardson and his friends, she soon tires of the stuffy ... See full summary »

Stars: Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson, Michael Aldridge, Mel Martin

Votes: 7

13. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

778 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,694

14. Crime of Passion (1970–1973)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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British courtroom drama set in France, concerning the trials of murderers who commit crimes of passion.

Stars: Daniel Moynihan, Anthony Newlands, John Phillips, Peter Evans

Votes: 13

15. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974– )
Episode: Recovery (1974)

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Randolph and Jennie return in triumph as his career finally takes off. Jennie meets Count Kinsky, the man destined to become the love of her life.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Lee Remick, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson, Cyril Luckham

Votes: 6

16. Elizabeth R (1971– )
Episode: The Marriage Game (1971)

90 min | Biography, Drama

8.5
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The new Queen Elizabeth I is 25 years old - and unmarried. Her council - particularly the man she trusts most, Sir William Cecil - urges her to marry quickly (to ensure the succession, ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Robert Hardy, Ronald Hines, Esmond Knight

Votes: 47

17. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, Barbara Couper, John DeVaut

Votes: 10

18. The Bell (1982– )

50 min

8.4
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When an ancient bell is discovered at the bottom of a lake near a nunnery, it creates all kinds of problems for people in the area.

Stars: Rowena Cooper, Kenneth Cranham, Edward Hardwicke, Patricia Heneghan

Votes: 18

19. Men, Women and Clothes (1957– )

15 min

8.4
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Stars: Doris Langley Moore, Lady Rose Bligh, Elizabeth Cruft, Jeremy Hawk

Votes: 29

20. Elizabeth R (1971– )
Episode: The Lion's Cub (1971)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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The fragile succession heralds dangerous times for the young Princess Elizabeth. Having narrowly avoided implication in Sir Thomas Seymour's attempted abduction of her sickly half-brother, ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Daphne Slater, Ronald Hines, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 54

21. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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"Armchair Theatre" is 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: 95

22. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974– )
Episode: Triumph and Tragedy (1974)

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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Appointed chancellor of the exchequer, Randolph abruptly resigns after disputes with Cabinet members and his own health concerns.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Lee Remick, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson, Jeremy Brett

Votes: 6

23. Small World (1988– )

60 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A young academic travels the world attending university conferences, in the hope of finding the woman of his dreams.

Stars: Finbar Lynch, John Ratzenberger, Stephen Moore, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 21

24. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Kim Kee Lim, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Nazarin, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8

25. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974– )
Episode: Jennie Jerome (1974)

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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American heiress Jennie Jerome marries British aristocrat Lord Randolph Churchill, despite strong objections from both families.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Lee Remick, Ronald Pickup, Cyril Luckham, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 8

26. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: The Towers of Silence (1984)

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Susan has had a complete breakdown and is under psychiatric care in Pankot Hospital. When Mildred returns the spoons Barbie gave Susan as a wedding gift, she decides to donate them to the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 32

27. 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: 60

28. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Jennie Jerome was born in the United States in 1845, eventually becoming Lady Randolph Churchill and the mother of Winston Churchill.

Stars: Lee Remick, Barbara Parkins, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 114

29. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: Ordeal by Fire (1984)

52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Having held a memorial service for Teddie Bingham, the Laytons learn more about the circumstances of his death when Susan receives a letter from his commanding officer. It would seem that ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 30

30. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: Regimental Silver (1984)

52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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With the wedding over and Teddie and Susan safely off on their honeymoon, Merrick once again is harassed and humiliated at the train station. He apologizes to Sarah for all that has ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 32

31. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: The Day of the Scorpion (1984)

52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Returning to Pankot from her trip to Calcutta, Sarah Layton meets Count Bronowski and Nigel Rowan at the train station in Ranpur. Also accompanied by Ahmed Kassim, they are on their way to ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 30

32. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )

Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty

Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Hugh Sullivan, Denis Carey

Votes: 143

33. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,204

34. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974– )
Episode: Lady Randolph (1974)

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Jennie can't wait until her child is born so she can return to the whirl of London life. However, a feud with the Prince of Wales exiles her family to Ireland.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Lee Remick, Ronald Pickup, Rachel Kempson, Cyril Luckham

Votes: 8

35. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: Questions of Loyalty (1984)

54 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Daphne Manners dies during childbirth and the baby is now in the care of her aunt, Lady Manners. The whole Manners case is the talk of the British community and while holidaying on a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 37

36. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

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

Votes: 82

37. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 46

38. Love for Lydia (1977– )

780 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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This thirteen-part series explores just how painful love can be for young people. Would-be writer Edward Richardson is in love with heiress Lydia Aspen and wants her all to himself. Lydia ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Martin, Christopher Blake, Sherrie Hewson, Peter Davison

Votes: 162

39. Paul Temple (1969–1971)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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

40. ITV Playhouse (1967– )
Episode: Suspect (1969)

Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A proud woman coldly concentrates on keeping up appearances when her 50-year old husband and a young schoolgirl go missing at the same time.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Rachel Kempson, Bryan Marshall, George Sewell, Michael Coles

Votes: 13

41. Sutherland's Law (1973–1976)

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Follows the cases of John Sutherland, the procurator fiscal in a small Scottish town.

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

Votes: 25

42. For the Greater Good (1991– )

150 min | Drama

7.6
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Three politicians try to reform Britain's brutal prison system. Before they can do so, the tabloid press destroys their careers by publishing exposés of their sex lives.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Roy Dotrice, Nicholas Jones, Nicholas Woodeson

Votes: 29

43. 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: 194

44. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Robin Chadwick, Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 27

45. Country Matters (1972– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Peter Firth, Rosalind Ayres, Susan Fleetwood, Ian McKellen

Votes: 52

46. The Jokers (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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The Tremayne bothers decide to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London - not for criminal purposes, but to make themselves famous.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews, James Donald

Votes: 738

47. The Black Tower (1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Martin Jarvis, John Franklyn-Robbins, Carol Gillies

Votes: 261

48. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: She's Been Away (1989)

16 | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Locked away in an asylum as a young girl because she was an embarrassment to her family, then forgotten, an old woman returns to what's left of her kin and to her memories.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Geraldine James, James Fox, Jackson Kyle

Votes: 153

49. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Uncle Vanya (1991)

Drama

7.5
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Mosher | Stars: David Warner, Ian Holm, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ian Bannen

Votes: 63

50. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental Lord, who oversees the trust.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

Votes: 3,343



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