Ian Hendry is finally getting his due as an actor.by alexanderdavies-99382 | created - 31 Jan 2020 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
An effective actor due to using a naturalistic approach. Ian Hendry was one of many people who played a part in the way British acting would evolve during the 1950s. Fortunately, he is now being recognized as a true talent.
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1. The Avengers (1961–1969)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed and his predominately female partners.
The original leading character.
2. The Lotus Eaters (1972–1973)
50 min | Drama
Erik and Ann Sheppard run a bar on a Greek island, but all is not what it seems: both have murky pasts that they would prefer to forget. Erik is a reformed alcoholic and Korean war veteran ... See full summary »
3. The Gold Robbers (1969)
60 min | Crime
Tough cop Detective Chief Superintendent Cradock is assigned to track down and bring to justice the criminals behind the daring theft of five and half million pounds worth of gold bullion from an airfield in the South of England.
7. The New Avengers (1976–1977)
60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Secret agent Steed, working for an unnamed branch of British intelligence, is teamed up with two partners to fight evil plots for world domination, dealing with suspended animation, biological warfare, robotics, and other threats.
12. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Drama
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.
14. The Sweeney (1974–1978)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jack Regan and George Carter are hard-edged detectives in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. They pursue villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent and - more often than not - successful.
18. Bergerac (1981–1991)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.
19. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )
60 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
20. The Saint (1962–1969)
TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Simon Templar a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around in his white Volvo P1800S.
In two of the best episodes from the series.
22. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
British scientist Dr. Peter Brady (Tim Turner), while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns him invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while... See full summary »
23. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.
24. The Protectors (1972–1974)
30 min | Adventure, Crime
Challenges abound for worldwide crime-fighting team The Protectors. Organised into a global secret society, their mission is to protect the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Starring Emmy winner Robert Vaughn "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.".
29. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
120 min | Action, Drama
Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.
30. Churchill's People (1974–1975)
50 min | Drama, History, War
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.
38. Cooper (1975– )
30 min | Comedy
Broadcast in 1975, this series features 6 episodes where Tommy performs on stage gags and tricks, a musical number by Lynsey de Paul, a sketch featuring a couple of guest stars and finishes... See full summary »
45. Kraft Mystery Theater (1961–1963)
60 min | Crime, Mystery
A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.
47. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)