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John Mills
- April 23, 2005 (age )
Sir John Mills, CBE (born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills, 22 February 1908 – 23 April 2005) was an English actor who appeared in more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades. On screen, he often played people who are not at all exceptional, but become heroes because of their common sense, generosity and good judgment. He received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Ryan's... full bio
Bean
[1997]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 1h 29min
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The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.
Great Expectations
[1946]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Mystery | 1h 58min
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
When the Wind Blows
[1986]
 
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Movie | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 1h 20min
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A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war.
Swiss Family Robinson
[1960]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family | 2h 6min
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.
Ryan's Daughter
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 3h 26min
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Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.
Hobson's Choice
[1954]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 48min
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Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker and tyrannical widower of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses as marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.
Ice Cold in Alex
[1958]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, War | 2h 10min
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During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.
In Which We Serve
[1942]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 55min
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.
The Wrong Box
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 45min
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In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!
Tunes of Glory
[1960]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 46min
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Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the regiment has returned to Scotland, and a new commanding officer is to be appointed. Jock's own cleverness is pitted against his new CO, his daughter, his girlfriend, and the other officers in the Mess.
Tiger Bay
[1959]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 45min
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A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.
The Colditz Story
[1955]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 1h 34min
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Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle.
Murder with Mirrors
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Mystery, Romance | 1h 40min
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When Carrie Louise Serrocold suspects that someone is trying to poison her, she sends for the one person who might be able to help - her old friend Miss Marple.
The Chalk Garden
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 46min
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A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the job, Laurel vows to expose her. Meanwhile, Laurel's married-divorced-married pregnant mother tries to get her back.
Dunkirk
[1958]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 2h 14min
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A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.
Frankenstein
[1992]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 57min
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Dr. Victor Frankenstein creates his creature, who escapes into the countryside to find that humanity has only pain and sorrow for him. But a psychic link between created and creator draws the two ever nearer, until their paths must inevitably cross again...
Scott of the Antarctic
[1948]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Biography | 1h 51min
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The story of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's 1912 expedition and his quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in Antarctica.
Oklahoma Crude
[1973]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Western | 1h 48min
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In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle, aided by her father and a hobo, is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.
Above Us the Waves
[1955]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 32min
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The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken
[1958]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 1h 41min
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During WW2, a British actor impersonates Field Marshal Montgomery in order to confuse German intelligence.
We Dive at Dawn
[1943]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, War | 1h 38min
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All leave is canceled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.
Johnny in the Clouds
[1945]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 27min
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres around Pilot Officer Peter Penrose, fresh out of a training unit, who joins the squadron, and quickly discovers about life during war time. He falls for Iris, a young girl who lives at the local hotel, but he becomes... see more
The End of the Affair
[1955]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
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In wartorn London Maurice Bendrix falls in love with neighbor Sarah Miles. They begin an illicit romance behind Sarah's husband's back. While war does not last forever, neither does love in this existentialist tale.
Quatermass
[1979]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 3h 24min
In the near future, civilisation has broken down to the barest fragment of recognisable life. Young people are forming gangs and dominating the wrecks of cities like London. But the strangest Earth-children are the Planet people, following plumb-bobs to sacred sites, waiting to be "Taken Up". Professor Quatermass, seeking his granddaughter, teams up with Joe Kapp, who is trying to analyse strange signals... see more
Chuka
[1967]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 45min
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While Indians besiege a U.S. Army fort in 1876, residents of the fort a gunfighter, a stagecoach driver, two Mexican women, and a motley company of soldiers try to come to terms with their pasts.
The Long Memory
[1953]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 36min
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Released from prison after 12 years, a wrongfully convicted British man seeks revenge on the witnesses who lied at his trial.
The October Man
[1947]
 
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Movie | Mystery | 1h 50min
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Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.
TV Movie | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 1h 12min
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Sherlock Holmes has retired. But when MacDonald asks him to take on another case, he says yes. There have been some mysterious murders, and there are no visible causes for the deaths. At the same time Holmes gets this case, Graf Udo Von Felseck gives him another case: find a young and missing prince to prevent war between Germany and England. But Von Felseck is not as honest as he seems...
The Truth About Spring
[1965]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 42min
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During the 1960s, a Caribbean sailor and his tomboy daughter search for buried treasure but run into unsavory characters and a cute lawyer who's after romance.
Operation Disaster
[1950]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 1h 42min
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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?
Night of the Fox
[1990]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 3h 20min
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An American officer on a Landing Craft carrying plans for the Allied invasion of Europe in Normandy takes part on landing maneuvers, his craft was attacked and sunk by German EBoats. and he finds himself on German occupied Jersey Islands. The Allies hatch a plot to rescue him by sending a British SOE agent impersonating an SD officer.
The Singer Not the Song
[1961]
 
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Movie | Drama, Western | 2h 12min
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In a small Mexican town, a Catholic priest and a local bandit clash, but the brave priest ultimately wins the outlaw's respect.
The 'Human' Factor
[1975]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 35min
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After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible.
The History of Mr. Polly
[1949]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he eventually resorts to desperate measures to break free. His random wanderings in the countryside lead him to a new opportunity that just might be what he's been looking for all along.
Run Wild, Run Free
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 40min
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Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about 10 years old, has been mute since age 3 and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day he sees a singular wild albino pony with blue eyes and befriends it avidly. A kindly retired colonel who accepts Philip as he is, a girl his age, and a pet falcon she gives him provide him with more things to love and care about. Gradually... see more
Harnessing Peacocks
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
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The beautiful Hebe has been cast out by her family after a teenage pregnancy to a masked stranger during a fiesta in Italy. She makes ends meet and pays for her son's school fees by cooking for old ladies and sleeping with a small syndicate of adoring men (the "peacocks" of the title - from Greek mythology). The story revolves around Hebe, her "clients" and their families, and set against a backdrop... see more
The Circle
[1957]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 24min
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When Dr Howard Latimer finds the German Actress that he has just met at London Airport murdered in his flat, it leads him into the world of murder, blackmail and a fake passport scam.
Waterloo Road
[1945]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 16min
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A drama set during WWII. A tale of adultery & desertion.
Town on Trial
[1957]
 
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Movie | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery | 1h 35min
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At a local tennis club in a posh London suburb, an attractive but flirty young woman is murdered, prompting a Scotland Yard investigation.
So Well Remembered
[1947]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 54min
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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought hard to better working and living conditions in the bleak Lancashire mill town. As a young man he meets and marries Olivia Channing, whose father was jailed in a scandal involving the mill he owned. Olivia is ambitious... see more
The Gentle Gunman
[1952]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 26min
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In 1941 in wartime UK, two Irish brothers working for the IRA come against their local leader's ruthless methods.
Flame in the Streets
[1961]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 33min
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During the 1960s in Britain, tense race relations between whites and blacks are affecting the workplace, the family, the dating scene and the society at large.
Africa: Texas Style
[1967]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Western | 1h 49min
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An American cowboy is hired to work on a ranch in Africa, and winds up having to fight predators, both the four- and two-legged kinds.
Season of Passion
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
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Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.
A Black Veil for Lisa
[1968]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 35min
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When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders.
Tiara Tahiti
[1962]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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James Mason and John Mills star in this comedy-drama about a tough colonel and a refined captain who clashed during the war, and continue their personal battle in peace-time Tahiti.
Mr. Denning Drives North
[1951]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 33min
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A British aircraft engineer accidentally kills his daughter's nasty foreign boyfriend and then tries to cover up his deed.
The Quatermass Conclusion
[1979]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 1h 42min
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A separate screenplay by Nigel Kneale for theaters, parallel to the 1979 Quatermass four part mini-series. The story set in the near future involves influences from outer space that are possessing people. Professor Quatermass must save his granddaughter from the clutches of a popular and sinister cult "Planet People" that "performs raptures".
The Baby and the Battleship
[1956]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 36min
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After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists the help of best mate Puncher Roberts to smuggle the child aboard. But babies are surprisingly demanding and gradually the whole crew is drawn into helping keep it fed and washed - and undiscovered. Even so, the... see more
A Dirty Knight's Work
[1976]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 28min
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A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give 'em a chance in traditional combat. When one day Sir Grifford witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John from America, starts to investigate with help... see more
Adam's Woman
[1970]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 56min
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Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia. The governor of the colony has a scheme in mind to settle Australia by allowing convicts to marry and by giving them land, and Adam is the perfect choice to prove his scheme... see more
The Ghost Camera
[1933]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 6min
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When a photograph is taken at the scene of a murder, the camera is tossed out of a castle window to destroy the evidence and lands in the back of a passing car belonging to chemist John Gray who becomes amateur sleuth after developing the film and goes in search of the woman captured by the photograph. When the camera is stolen from his laboratory, Gray's suspicions are further aroused.
It's Great to Be Young!
[1956]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical | 1h 34min
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Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then the pupils have to come to his assistance, using their musical skills to help.
Black Sheep of Whitehall
[1942]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 20min
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Will Hay plays a Professor teaching at a correspondence school who discovers that a Nazi agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent is posing as an economics expert seconded to the trade delegation. The professor must find the real economist and expose the agent.
Dulcima
[1971]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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A farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima, takes pity on him and decides to help him by cleaning the place. She is happy to be earning money, and he is happy because she is there. Despite being a miserable old bastard, he finds himself falling for Dulcima, and asks her to move in with him, to save... see more
Emma Hamilton
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 38min
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Noticed by George Romney, an artist, Emma, a young shepherdess, leaves her sheep behind to settle down in London with Romney, who employs her as a model. In return, the painter transforms the young peasant into an elegant young socialite, soon surrounded by a crowd of admirers. Her rise in society is meteoric. Her hand is asked for in marriage by old Lord Hamilton, the English ambassador in Naples... see more
The Zoo Gang
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Four people who worked together during World War 2, were known as the Zoo Club because their code names were of animals. And 30 years later still work on various adventures.
Ending Up
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama
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A traditional rural English Christmas, reluctantly spent with the predominantly geriatric family (who all have their quirks and eccentricities) ends in tragedy after a practical joke goes ...
Escapade
[1955]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 27min
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It concerns a pacifist husband who is so involved in his "causes" he totally neglects his wife and two sons. The wife, ready to leave her husband, finds the schoolmaster knocking on their door informing them their boys are going to be expelled for fighting, which he finds ironic in as much as the father is a known pacifist. When they get to the school their sons have disappeared.
Car of Dreams
[1935]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 12min
A pretty young factory worker is window-shopping at a Rolls-Royce dealership, and dreamily mentions that she would love to have a car like that. The son of the factory's owner happens to be there and, falling for her, winds up buying the car for her. He doesn't tell her who he is, but he doesn't know that she is one of his father's employees. Complications ensue.
You're in the Army Now
[1937]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1h 27min
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Two soldier friends vie for the affections of the sergeant-major's daughter, against a background of military pomp and adventure.
Nine Days a Queen
[1936]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 1h 20min
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A dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's short life, from her forced marriage (which she resisted) to her brief reign as monarch of England and finally to her beheading. The film portrays her as an innocent set up for the slaughter while the scheming courtiers and pretenders to the throne barely pay her mind, as they stab each other in the back in their attempts to gain power and influence.
Des Teufels Advokat
[1977]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 49min
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A high ranking RC priest finds out he has terminal cancer. His faith is tested when faced with imminent death. At the same time he is asked to travel to a remote village in the south of Italy to investigate a mysterious individual, Giacomo Nerone, who has been named as a possible "saint" because he is said to have performed miracles. Before the RC Church proclaim his to be a saint, someone has to play... see more
Born for Glory
[1935]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 9min
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A British ship is sunk after an engagement with a German vessel, and the survivors are picked up by the German ship, which has been damaged. When it pulls into the bay of a deserted island to make repairs, one of the British survivors, Seaman Brown, steals a rifle and escapes from the ship, his plan being to try picking off the crew from various spots on the island and delay the ship's repairs long... see more
The Green Cockatoo
[1937]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 5min
A young girl is traveling to London to find work. Arriving at the station, she meets a man who has been stabbed by a member of a gang of crooks involved with greyhound racing. She becomes a suspect but flees the scene in order to deliver a message to the dead man's brother. She is protected from the police by a night club entertainer, who she learns is the man she is seeking.
Old Bill and Son
[1941]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 36min
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WWI veteran Bill is inspired to re-enlist in 1939, and ends up serving with his son.
The Valiant
[1962]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, War | 1h 20min
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Having placed mines on the hull of a British warship whilst it is safe in harbour during the second World War, the two man crew of an Italian miniature submarine are captured and held prisoner whilst the crew try and discover the nature of their mission!
This Is Your Life
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 25min
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring guest appearances by members of their family, friends and colleagues.
Gandhi
[1982]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 11min
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Hamlet
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama | 4h 2min
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 2h 55min
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
The Parent Trap
[1961]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Romance | 2h 9min
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Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.
Bright Young Things
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, War | 1h 42min
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An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.
Who's That Girl
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music, Romance | 1h 32min
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The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence.
Zulu Dawn
[1979]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 1h 38min
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.
War and Peace
[1956]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 3h 28min
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
[1939]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 54min
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 26min
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In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus. Beyond John Huston's The African Queen and King Vidor's War and Peace, the films of... see more
Around the World in 80 Days
[1989]
 
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Mini Series | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 4h 26min
A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just eighty days.
The Big Sleep
[1978]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 39min
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Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.
The 78th Annual Academy Awards
[2006]
 
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TV Special | Music | 3h 34min
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Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005).
Operation Crossbow
[1965]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, War | 1h 55min
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Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.
King Rat
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h 14min
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A fast-taking wheeler-dealer corporal in a Malaysian POW camp during WWII uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.
Oh! What a Lovely War
[1969]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, War | 2h 24min
The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.
The Thirty-Nine Steps
[1978]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 42min
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The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that Prussian 'sleeper' agents are planning to pre-start World War I by murdering a visiting foreign minister. However, Scudder is murdered and Hannay is framed for... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 2h
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This is a television special celebrating the 30 year anniversary of MJ solo career.
Young Winston
[1972]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, War | 2h 4min
This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Second Boer War and culminating in his first election to Parliament.
Tales of the Unexpected
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 25min
Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.
This Happy Breed
[1944]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average number of triumphs and disasters until the outbreak of WWII.
The Lady and the Highwayman
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 1h 30min
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Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.
Sahara
[1983]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 51min
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After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.
Dr. Strange
[1978]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Fantasy | 1h 33min
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A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.
Martin Chuzzlewit
[1994]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 6h 25min
Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises whilst ill, each one only interested in getting their hands on his estate.
Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 1h 39min
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Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge, provides Lady Harriet with the attention she's been missing and then seduces Sidney. Did he have a role in Sidney's disappearance as well?
A Woman of Substance
[1984]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 5h
A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but over the next twenty years she expands her stores and invests in the growing textile industry in Leeds. By the time of World War 2, Emma is the head of a major... see more
The Family Way
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 55min
Directed by:
Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated.
The Rocking Horse Winner
[1949]
 
My rating
Movie | Drama, Fantasy | 1h 31min
Directed by:
A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.
Deadly Advice
[1994]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 31min
Directed by:
Mother rules the house with an iron hand and has such power over her daughters that they see themselves as becoming old unmarried, maids. Jodie has feelings for the local doctor, a man much older than her, for which her mother strongly disapproves. Beth finds a relationship with a male stripper in Bristol, but sees nothing in the future with Mother around. While both girls would like to be rid of Mother... see more
Bombsight Stolen
[1941]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.
Nanny and the Professor
[1970]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Fantasy | 30min
Ever-cheerful Nanny helps the Everett family with her subtly magical abilities, such as seemingly reading minds, seeing the future or making fortunate coincidences happen.
Parkinson
[1971]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 50min
Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.
A Tale of Two Cities
[1989]
 
My rating
Mini Series | Drama, History, Romance | 3h 8min
Directed by:
Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.
Peace One Day
[2004]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 20min
Directed by:
The story of Jeremy Gilley's attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to sanction officially a day without conflict; a ceasefire day; a global day of Peace.
Lady Caroline Lamb
[1972]
 
My rating
Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 2h 3min
Directed by:
A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.
The Morecambe & Wise Show
[1968]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy
The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.
Hold the Dream
[1986]
 
My rating
TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 3h 15min
Directed by:
Two-part, four-hour followup to "A Woman of Substance" with Deborah Kerr, now playing Emma Harte at age 80 in the last winter of her life and dealing with her granddaughter Paula, as well as her respected advisor Henry Rossiter and Blackie O'Neill.
Forever Ealing
[2002]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 50min
Directed by:
This is a history of the England's Ealing Film Studios, from its beginnings in 1902. It follows the studio's successes through the 1930's, World War II dramas, the well-known 'Ealing comedies' with Alec Guinness, and the BBC's television productions. At the end we see the resurrection of Ealing with the release of _Importance of Being Earnest, The (2002)_.
Dennis Pennis R.I.P.
[1997]
 
My rating
Video | Comedy | 57min
Pennis lives, in Cannes, New York and London, or does he? Because someone wants to take him down...
The Dame Edna Experience
[1987]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show
In each of these comical talk-show-parodies, without actual script continuity, the outrageously frocked diva-type character Dame Edna Everage, a transvestite part of Australian comedian Barry Humphries, receives in her exclusive, grand luxury residence, where she 'holds court' for the happy few, several international celebrities (actors, singers...) which are all expected to be humbly grateful for... see more
The Big Freeze
[1993]
 
My rating
TV Movie | Comedy | 45min
Directed by:
A silent comedy. Two accident-prone plumbers go to fix the plumbing at a home for retired gentle-folk on the coldest day of the year in Finland. Everything that can go wrong for these plumbers goes wrong.
The South Bank Show
[1978]
 
My rating
TV Series | Documentary | 53min
Long-running arts series.
The DuPont Show of the Week
[1961]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h
The Big Blockade
[1942]
 
My rating
Movie | Drama, War | 1h 13min
Directed by:
Wartime propaganda piece reporting on the success of the economic blockade of Germany in the early years of the war.
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards
[1971]
 
My rating
TV Special
Directed by:
The Danny Kaye Show
[1963]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.
Documentary | Documentary | 55min
Directed by:
The Young Mr. Pitt
[1942]
 
My rating
Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 58min
Directed by:
This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of 24.
The Golden Gong
[1985]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 16min
Directed by:
Perfect Scoundrels
[1990]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy | 1h
Those Were the Days
[1934]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy | 1h 20min
Directed by:
A farce based on Arthur Wing Pinero's play 'The Magistrate' in which the son (John Mills) of a stern magistrate (Will Hay) visits a music hall against the wishes of his father. In true farcical style, the magistrate too ends up at the music hall, and before long all the characters are trying not to avoid each other... Mainly notable (a) because of its depiction of the music hall as seen by a generation... see more
Britannia of Billingsgate
[1933]
 
My rating
Movie | 1h 20min
Directed by:
The owner of a fish-and-chips shop in the Billingsgate area of London harbors a secret ambition: to become a movie star. It turns out that she has a beautiful singing voice, and when that fact comes to the attention of a movie studio, it begins to turn her and her family's lives upside down.
Midshipmaid Gob
[1932]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy | 1h 24min
Directed by:
The Story of Bean
[1997]
 
My rating
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 51min
Directed by:
The story behind "the funny little wiggly man".
TV Special | 2h
Directed by:
The 100 Greatest War Films
[2005]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 6h 25min
Directed by:
The 100 Greatest War Films of all time, as voted for by the public of the UK.
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute
[2002]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 10min
Directed by:
Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Dame Judi Dench as she is awarded the Fellowship of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Documentary | Documentary | 59min
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
Directed by:
A look at the history of British B-movies.
Today with Des and Mel
[2002]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show | 50min
Directed by:
Monday to Friday lunchtime chat show
The Ultimate Film
[2004]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 6h
John Cleese presents this countdown of the top 100 films based on actual ticket sales in the UK. The list was compiled by the British Film Institute and recognises 'bums on seats' rather than money taken. Each film is accompanied by clips and/or new interviews with many of the cast and crew involved, and the programme also features rare footage and behin-the-scenes clips.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 30min
A portrait of the 30 year relationship between Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. With comments by their friends and family.
Heroes of Comedy
[1995]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Documentary | 1h
An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.
This Is Your Life
[1955]
 
My rating
TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 30min
Created by:
Directed by:
Cinema
[1964]
 
My rating
TV Series | Documentary | 30min
Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.
The Gentleman Thief
[2001]
 
My rating
TV Movie | 1h
Directed by:
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 30min
Directed by:
An interview with Legendary Actor Peter Cushing and clips from some of his best films.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h
Directed by:
Aspel & Company
[1984]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show
Directed by:
Middle-of-the-road celebrity chat show hosted by smooth presenter Michael Aspel.
Breakfast with Frost
[1993]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
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