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1. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Being Hamlet (2006)

50 min | Documentary, History

9.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Alan Yentob, Vaneshran Arumugam, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Bogdanov

Votes: 5

2. BBC Proms (2010– )
Episode: Prom 19: Sondheim at 80 (2010)

Music

9.3
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In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's unique talents a star-studded cast performs songs from some of his best-loved shows. Bryn Terfel is the demon barber of Fleet Street and he's joined by ... See full summary »

Directors: Bridget Caldwell, David Thompson | Stars: Katie Derham, David Charles Abell, BBC Concert Orchestra, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 12

3. The Mysterious Mr Webster (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Biography

9.1
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The story of the son of a coach-maker with a highly developed sense of the macabre, who ended up rivalling Shakespeare. John Webster's life was shadowy and his plays darkly imagined - it ... See full summary »

Directors: Rachel Jardine, Alastair Laurence, David Okuefuna | Stars: James Shapiro, Ben Addis, Gemma Arterton, Oscar Dunbar

Votes: 9

4. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: And They Were Enemies (2015)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.1
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Vanessa must rely on her strength in order to defeat the demon.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,030

5. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012– )
Episode: King Lear with Christopher Plummer (2015)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary

9.1
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Christopher Plummer discusses William Shakespeare's King Lear with Jonathan Miller, Ian McKellen and Simmon Russell Beale.

Stars: Gwen Adshead, Jonathan Bate, Simon Russell Beale, Jerry Brotton

Votes: 11

6. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: The Nightcomers (2015)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.1
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In a flashback, Vanessa meets The Cut-Wife, who quickly realizes the extent of Vanessa's powers and warns her of the danger that lies ahead - and the evil that pursues her.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,792

7. National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy (2019)

223 min | Drama

9.0
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The story of Lehman Brothers, from their beginnings as cotton brokers before the Civil War to the company's involvement in the financial crisis of 2008.

Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Ben Miles

Votes: 68

8. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: And Hell Itself My Only Foe (2015)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.0
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Vanessa goes alone to battle Evelyn in order to save Sir Malcolm.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,711

9. Spooks (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #10.6 (2011)

TV-14 | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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In the last ever episode, Harry is being extradited from the UK to be asked questions over CIA Deputy Director, Jim Coavers death. Elena Gavrik approaches Ruth at the signing of the Russian... See full summary »

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Peter Firth, Nicola Walker, Max Brown, Lara Pulver

Votes: 160

10. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: The Day Tennyson Died (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.8
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With Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Dr. Frankenstein now scattered around the world facing their own demons, a shattered and despondent Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward to battle a new evil.

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,823

11. Fifty Years on Stage (2013 TV Movie)

151 min | Documentary

8.7
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Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.

Stars: Roger Allam, Jonathan Bailey, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Bennett

Votes: 205

12. Sacred Music (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Documentary series in which actor and former chorister Simon Russell Beale explores the flowering of Western sacred music.

Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Harry Christophers, The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan

Votes: 25

13. Spooks (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #9.6 (2010)

TV-14 | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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The CIA provides MI-5 with what is supposed to be a hacker-proof computer system, Cybershell, but Tariq realizes that the Grid has been hacked into already. They are being watched and the ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Holmes | Stars: Peter Firth, Richard Armitage, Nicola Walker, Shazad Latif

Votes: 119

14. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Memento Mori (2015)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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The Creature unleashes his rage; Sir Malcolm confronts Evelyn.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,697

15. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Glorious Horrors (2015)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.6
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Sir Malcolm gets tragic news. Roper hunts down Ethan. Dorian hosts a lavish ball in Angelique's honor. And a glorious night turns to horror for Vanessa.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,631

16. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Oliver Platt, Michael Murphy

Votes: 1,415

17. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012– )

55 min | Documentary

8.5
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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For ... See full summary »

Stars: Jade Anouka, Harriet Walter, Simon Russell Beale, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 173

18. Spooks (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #9.8 (2010)

TV-14 | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Lucas is on the run and has taken Ruth prisoner. He gives Harry a simple choice: the Albany file for Ruth's life. Harry is determined not to let Ruth down again and decides to make the swap... See full summary »

Director: Edward Hall | Stars: Peter Firth, Richard Armitage, Nicola Walker, Shazad Latif

Votes: 120

19. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

8.4
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Georgeson, John Mackay

Votes: 5,069

20. National Theatre Live: London Assurance (2010)

160 min | Comedy

8.4
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Grace has agreed to marry Sir Harcourt in return for his financial support of her family. At a house party in her father's place, Harcourt's son Charles also falls in love with Grace. When ... See full summary »

Stars: Nick Sampson, Richard Frame, Paul Ready, Matt Cross

Votes: 18

21. Mark Lawson Talks to... (2003– )

60 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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A series in which arts presenter Mark Lawson has a 60-minute in-depth conversation with a notable figure.

Stars: Mark Lawson, Noel Gallagher, Celia Imrie, Peter Singer

Votes: 37

22. Time and the Conways (1985 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

8.4
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1919: the World War is over. Kay Conway celebrates her 21st birthday and all the family look forward with hope and confidence. Then Time begins to conjure with them and offers a dark glimpse of what the future could really bring.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Claire Bloom, Geraldine James, Phyllis Logan, Nicholas Le Prevost

Votes: 8

23. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places (2015)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Lyle reveals how the story of the Verbis Diablo affects Vanessa. Meanwhile, Hecate tries to get closer to Ethan; Angelique and Dorian's romance grows; and Inspector Rusk interviews the sole survivor of the Mariner's Inn massacre.

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,645

24. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Fresh Hell (2015)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Sir Malcolm returns to find a new evil hunting Vanessa.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,047

25. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry V (2012)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Hal is now a responsible monarch as Henry V, his rejection of Falstaff hastening the latter's death. Told by courtiers that,through Edward III, he has a claim to the French throne he makes ... See full summary »

Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Edward Akrout, Tom Brooke, Geraldine Chaplin, Richard Clothier

Votes: 989

26. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Little Scorpion (2015)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Vanessa and Ethan flee London for the Cut-Wife's cottage; a figure from the past resurfaces.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,638

27. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: No Beast So Fierce (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Vanessa contacts her old friend Ferdinand Lyle for help. Lyle introduces her to Catriona Hartdegen. Lily, Dorian and Justine put their plan in motion. Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Hecate arrive at Talbot's ranch.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,325

28. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Séance (2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Vanessa and Sir Malcolm encounter the mysteriously beautiful Dorian Gray at a party. Things take a turn, however, when renowned medium Madame Kali hosts a séance. Meanwhile, Ethan befriends Ms. Brona Croft, a young Irish immigrant.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,976

29. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

8.3
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A TV screening of a production of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by the Royal Ballet, staged at the Royal Opera House in London. It's the first full-length score commissioned for the Royal Ballet in 20 years.

Directors: Jonathan Haswell, Dominic Best | Stars: Lauren Cuthbertson, Sergei Polunin, Edward Watson, Zenaida Yanowsky

Votes: 61

30. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)
Episode: Art and Illusion (1988)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The Vice-Chancellor's wife wants an art gallery.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, David Troughton, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 10

31. Spooks (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #10.5 (2011)

TV-14 | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry takes action against Jim Coaver and mounts an operation to bring him in and interrogate him over the attacks on the Gavrik's and MI5. Jim defends his actions explaining that his part ... See full summary »

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Peter Firth, Nicola Walker, Max Brown, Lara Pulver

Votes: 88

32. Spooks (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #9.1 (2010)

TV-14 | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Lucas goes undercover aboard a merchant ship on which a known member of Al Qaeda is traveling to the UK. The ship is soon taken over by terrorists and it becomes clear that they are ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Whittington | Stars: Peter Firth, Richard Armitage, Nicola Walker, Shazad Latif

Votes: 119

33. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry IV, Part 1 (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, History

8.3
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1403: Henry IV finds himself facing uprisings from the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower and impetuous young Harry "Hotspur" Percy, son of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, angry with the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Alun Armstrong, Joe Armstrong, John Ashton, Will Attenborough

Votes: 1,155

34. Ancient Worlds (2010– )
Episode: The Age of Iron (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.3
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The program looks at the survivors and losers of the Bronze Age collapse and the civilizations which emerged in the Age of Iron.

Director: Tim Kirby | Stars: Richard Miles, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 19

35. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Verbis Diablo (2015)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.3
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A haunted Vanessa turns to Sir Malcolm for solace. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray meets an intriguing woman with a secret, Hecate hunts down a prize for her mother - and Ferdinand Lyle reveals the disturbing backstory of the Verbis Diablo.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,869

36. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney

Votes: 103,177

37. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,434

38. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The various misadventures of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 394

39. National Theatre Live: Collaborators (2011)

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Stars: Alex Jennings, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Addy, Sarah Annis

Votes: 11

40. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997– )
Episode: The Twenties (1997)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

8.2
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In flashback to 1920's Britain, Nicholas Jenkins reminisces about his school days, where he met Widmerpool and Jean.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Robin Bailey, Gillian Barge, Alan Bennett, Jonathan Cake

Votes: 28

41. Vanity Fair (2018)
Episode: A Quarrel About an Heiress (2018)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.1
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Becky has moved in with Matilda Crawley and seems to have a bright future ahead of her. However, war is brewing which threatens the fortunes of the scheming social climber and everyone she knows.

Director: James Strong | Stars: Michael Palin, Olivia Cooke, Frances de la Tour, Felicity Montagu

Votes: 190

42. Ancient Worlds (2010– )
Episode: Come Together (2010)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

8.1
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Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the origins of one of the most profound innovations in our human story - civilisation. Starting in Uruk, the 'mother of all cities', in ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Kirby | Stars: Richard Miles, Julie Berry, Simon Russell Beale, Cecile Michel

Votes: 23

43. Vanity Fair (2018)
Episode: Endings and Beginnings (2018)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.1
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Becky is alone and living in greatly reduced circumstances. Dobbin discovers that Amelia plans to remarry, prompting him to finally confess his feelings for her. The Sedley's have an unexpected encounter on holiday.

Director: James Strong | Stars: Michael Palin, Felicity Montagu, Olivia Cooke, Maggie Daniels

Votes: 128

44. Spooks (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #10.3 (2011)

TV-14 | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Dimitri takes part in a Honey trap operation when known anarchist, Johnny Grier enters the country. Dimitri is tasked to honey trap Johnny's sister but the operation takes a turn with a ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Holmes | Stars: Peter Firth, Nicola Walker, Max Brown, Lara Pulver

Votes: 89

45. Spooks (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #9.2 (2010)

TV-14 | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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When MI-5 learns that Nigerian assassins are out to kill British oil man Robert Westhouse, they send in a team to protect him. Westhouse owns a large piece of Nigerian oil production which ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Peter Firth, Richard Armitage, Nicola Walker, Shazad Latif

Votes: 109

46. Spooks (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #9.5 (2010)

TV-14 | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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London is to host secret Middle East peace talks chaired by the President of the United States. The chief Israeli negotiator is Levi Cohen who is accompanied by his estranged daughter Anna.... See full summary »

Director: Julian Holmes | Stars: Peter Firth, Richard Armitage, Nicola Walker, Shazad Latif

Votes: 101

47. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry IV, Part 2 (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Northumberland swears revenge for his son's death and gathers his allies to fight the ailing king. Meanwhile, the Lord Chief Justice having rebuked Falstaff for being a bad influence on Hal... See full summary »

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Alun Armstrong, Will Attenborough, Conrad Asquith, David Bamber

Votes: 878

48. Vanity Fair (2018)
Episode: In Which a Painter's Daughter Meets a King (2018)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

8.1
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Becky's time to finally shine arrives as she is introduced to the King, it comes at great cost though. How will her marriage hold up to the new arrangement she has made?

Director: Jonathan Entwistle | Stars: Michael Palin, Martin Clunes, Mike Grady, Lauren Crace

Votes: 149

49. Vanity Fair (2018)
Episode: Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends (2018)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.1
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Becky is in Hampshire as governess to Sir Pitt Crawley's neglected daughters. Determined to get into his good books she quickly lands a promotion to secretary. The arrival of Crawley's sister prompts a new plan.

Director: James Strong | Stars: Michael Palin, Tom Bateman, Olivia Cooke, Niamh Durkin

Votes: 222

50. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Night Work (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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London 1891. Renowned explorer Sir Malcolm Murray and the strangely beautiful Vanessa Ives recruit American sharp-shooter Ethan Chandler and Dr. Victor Frankenstein to help them search for someone who has been lost.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 3,462



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