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1. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 860

2. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole on Trial (1992)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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When Rumpole is charged by Judge Oliphant with contempt of court and faces disbarment, Hilda persuades Sam Ballard to defend him.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Robin Bailey, James Grout

Votes: 56

3. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
Episode: The Chimes of Big Ben (1967)

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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A new Number Eight named Nadia arrives in the Village, and together she and Number Six plot their escape.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Leo McKern, Nadia Gray, Finlay Currie

Votes: 477

4. Disneyland (1954–1991)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,400

5. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.6
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 146

6. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole a la Carte (1991)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Rumpole agrees to defend an elitist restaurateur whom he dislikes when a live mouse jumps out from one of his gourmet meals.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Robin Bailey, Peter Blythe

Votes: 38

7. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Peter Brace

Votes: 10,948

8. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle (1992)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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After becoming enamored of a beautiful violinist, Rumpole finds himself defending her husband on a charge of murdering her lover.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 32

9. Sunday Night (1965–1968)
Episode: The Drinking Party (1965)

Documentary

8.5
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Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Alan Bennett, John Fortune, Robert Gillespie, Michael Gough

Votes: 17

10. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 927

11. Now You're Talking (1979)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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The advent of the talkies was not a boom period for Australian cinema, having been swamped by the American product and the failure of the local quota system.

Director: Keith Gow | Stars: Don Bradman, Leo McKern

Votes: 12

12. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (1988)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Rumpole defends Hilda's nephew, a canon who has accused of adultery in an ecclesiastical court.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 37

13. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1988)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A notorious tabloid hires Rumpole to defend it in a libel suit being brought by a puritanical novelist it has accused of sexual promiscuity.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Julian Curry, Peter Blythe

Votes: 32

14. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Last Resort (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Rumpole tries to collect an old debt from an elusive deadbeat solicitor while defending a vacation planner on fraud charges.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Bill Fraser, Peter Blythe

Votes: 38

15. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole for the Prosecution (1991)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Rumpole agrees to prosecute for the first time in a private complaint brought by the rich father of a murdered girl.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 32

16. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Rumpole of the Bailey (1975)

Comedy, Drama

8.4
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An irreverent barrister chooses to defend a young Jamaican boy accused of stabbing on the same day his only son leaves for college in America.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Leo McKern, Joyce Heron, Noel Willman, David Yelland

Votes: 120

17. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole's Return (1980)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A bored Rumpole living in Florida retirement uses an inquiry from Phyllida as a pretext to re-establish himself back in chambers

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Albert Welling, Robin Halstead

Votes: 120

18. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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: 96

19. Festival (I) (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 7

20. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Barrow Boy (1988)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Nigel Timson, one of the few members of the notorious Timson clan to have a legitimate job, is defended by Rumpole on a charge of insider trading.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 30

21. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rumpole defends the smarmy owner of a string of massage parlors on the charge of running "disorderly houses" (i.e. bordellos).

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Peter Bowles

Votes: 31

22. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Summer of Discontent (1991)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Rumpole defends a union activist accused of manslaughter while Hilda goes on strike as Rumpole's cook because of his late hours..

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Bowles, Peter Blythe

Votes: 36

23. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole at Sea (1991)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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While on a Mediterranean cruise, Rumpole is confronted with his old nemesis, Judge Graves, and the unexplained disappearance of one of his fellow passengers.

Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Robin Bailey, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 30

24. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
Episode: The Visiting Fireman (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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One of two British operatives at a German shipyard is found out and although Reilly is sent to his place, he doesn't reveal himself to his fellow agent.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Leo McKern, Norman Rodway, Peter Egan

Votes: 37

25. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,191

26. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 11

27. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Blind Tasting (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rumpole defends career criminal Hugh Timson for receiving a garageful full of stolen wine.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 40

28. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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After an army sergeant is found stabbed to death wearing a woman's dress, Rumpole is assigned to defend the accused murderer.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Jones, Neil Stacy

Votes: 33

29. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Children of the Devil (1992)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A well-meaning social worker takes custody of an eight year-old Timson girl charging that the family is involved with devil worship.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Abigail McKern

Votes: 32

30. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Genuine Article (1983)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rumpole defends an eccentric artist in a forgery case before the newly appointed Judge Featherstone.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Emlyn Williams, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 39

31. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice (1992)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rumpole finds himself in the unusual position of defending a police officer on a charge of falsifying a confession.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Bowles, Joanna Van Gyseghem

Votes: 30

32. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Official Secret (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rumpole defends an eccentric spinster accused of being a government whistle-blower.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 39

33. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Tap End (1988)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Featherstone's controversial remarks and ruling in a domestic violence case causes fallout from women's rights groups and concern from the Lord Chancellor.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Bowles, Joanna Van Gyseghem

Votes: 36

34. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 17

35. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: A Foreign Field (1993)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Veterans return to Normandy on the 50th anniversary of D-Day for their own special and poignant reasons, among them two looking for an old love who turns out to the same woman for both.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Edward Herrmann, John Randolph

Votes: 602

36. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
Episode: Fall Out (1968)

51 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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After witnessing the trials of Number Two and Number Forty-Eight and meeting the President of the Assembly, Number Six escapes during the chaos that follows.

Director: Patrick McGoohan | Stars: Alexis Kanner, Angelo Muscat, Leo McKern, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 445

37. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
Episode: Once Upon a Time (1968)

51 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Because all other attempts to break Number Six have failed, Number Two decides to engage him in a game where one of them will end up dead.

Director: Patrick McGoohan | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Leo McKern, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

Votes: 363

38. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Age for Retirement (1979)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Both Rumpole and his current client, Percy Timson, one of the patriarchs of the criminal clan, are under pressure by their families to retire.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Peter Bowles, Moray Watson

Votes: 39

39. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Case of Identity (1979)

53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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One instance of marital infidelity is at the root of Rumpole's current case involving a liquor store robbery while another threatens the stability of his chambers.

Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Peter Bowles, Joanna Van Gyseghem

Votes: 51

40. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Female of the Species (1983)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Rumpole defends a petty thief on charges of armed robbery while trying to get Fiona accepted into his chamber.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Patricia Hodge, Julian Curry

Votes: 35

41. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Quality of Life (1988)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Rumpole defends Lady Perdita Derwent, charged with the murder of her elderly husband. Meanwhile, Ms Liz Probert complains of anti-gay discrimination at number 3, Equity Court, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Leo McKern, Julian Curry, Peter Blythe, Marion Mathie

Votes: 34

42. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson (1992)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Rumole defends a juvenile delinquent on charges of assaulting an elderly woman, and Hilda is concerned when a burglar breaks in to steal evidence from his briefcase.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Patricia Hodge, Julian Curry

Votes: 32

43. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole's Last Case (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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While defending one of the Timson clan, Rumpole makes an exotic horse racing bet which may allow him to retire if he wins.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 34

44. 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: 62

45. Our Mutual Friend (1976– )

50 min | Drama

8.0
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Based on the Dickens novel, tells the story of a young man who's inherited fortune hangs on his marriage to a woman he's never met. But many have their eyes on his fortune and scheme to ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, John McEnery, Nicholas Jones, Leo McKern

Votes: 86

46. Some of Our Airmen Are No Longer Missing (1990 Video)

55 min | Documentary

8.0
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This documentary looks at the work of the Royal Air Force recovery unit that recovers crashed aircraft. It specifically looks at their work in recovering aircraft that crashed over Europe ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Stanley | Star: Leo McKern

Votes: 7

47. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Monsignor Quixote (1987)

Music

8.0
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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Crowden

Votes: 181

48. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Golden Thread (1983)

53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Rumpole agrees to defend a cabinet minister of a former British African colony accused of murdering a prominent clergyman.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Errol John, Olu Jacobs

Votes: 38

49. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Married Lady (1978)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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After a long spell without cases, Rumpole is apparently divorcing his old friend and colleague George Frobisher. His client meanwhile threatens to drive Rumpole's wife Hilda (She who must be obeyed) into the arms of her friend Dodo.

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Moray Watson, Phyllida Law

Votes: 52

50. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Old Boy Net (1983)

53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A seemingly respectable old school couple arrested for running a brothel for upper-class clients are reluctant to help in their own defense.

Director: Tony Smith | Stars: Leo McKern, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray

Votes: 34



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