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Ray McAnally
The Mission
[1986]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 2h 5min
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Jack the Ripper
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3h 10min
A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.
Taffin
[1988]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 36min
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An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless and have sent their heavies into town to keep the locals quiet.
A Very British Coup
[1988]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 2h 28min
Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative Party and financial institutions of the City of London. The IMF, the military and their secret service "comrades" start to plot against of the elected PM. They are unhappy with the non-nuclear and neutral aspirations... see more
A Perfect Spy
[1987]
 
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Mini Series | Thriller | 6h 14min
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This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in his life. Rick was a raconteur, con man, thief, black marketer and all in all, simply larger than life. From a young age, Rick included Magnus in his schemes and the young man learned that you would do anything for... see more
Great Expectations
[1989]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 5h 3min
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
My Left Foot
[1989]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 43min
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
We're No Angels
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 46min
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Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
The Fourth Protocol
[1987]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 59min
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John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries.
High Spirits
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 39min
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When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon's father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she's hoping... see more
The Sicilian
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 55min
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Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
The Avengers
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.
White Mischief
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 47min
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A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse races. She begins a torrid affair with one of the bon vivants, and her husband finds out and confronts them. The husband and wife decide... see more
Billy Budd
[1962]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, War | 2h 3min
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Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
Last of the Summer Wine
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
Cal
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 42min
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
Fear Is the Key
[1972]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 43min
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Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a certain tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane.
Angel
[1982]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 32min
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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question 'Why?' but finds only more, and deeper, questions which resonate with the wider context of 'the Troubles', the inter-communal strife gripping... see more
The Looking Glass War
[1969]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 48min
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From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Shake Hands with the Devil
[1959]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, History | 1h 51min
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In the 1920's Ireland, IRA members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan, as they fight oppressive British forces.
The Naked Edge
[1961]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 37min
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Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.
Desert Patrol
[1958]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 18min
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Sent to destroy a Nazi petrol dump in the North African desert, a British commando team unexpectedly discovers a large Nazi tank unit and must inform the HQ in time.
Quest for Love
[1971]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 27min
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After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternative reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has some striking differences. In this other reality the Second World War had never occurred, mankind had not yet traveled into Space and Mt. Everest had not yet been conquered, just to name a few things. Also in this... see more
Dick Turpin
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 30min
The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his inheritance by an unscrupulous landowner. Bitter and penniless, Turpin took to the open road as a highwayman. Possessed of a decided Robin Hood complex, he spent much of his time meddling in other peoples' troubles... see more
No Surrender
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 40min
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A scheduling mixup means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night. The situation is trickier than expected since the bar is in Liverpool, and one group are Protestant die-hards while the other consists of Catholics hard-liners.
Empire State
[1987]
 
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Movie | Crime, Thriller | 1h 44min
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In London's yuppie-dominated docklands of the 1980s Paul tries to make a deal with an American businessman However, he underestimates the clout of his old boss, a powerful Eastender.
Man in a Suitcase
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded him everywhere he goes. To make ends meet he takes odd and intriguing "private eye" type jobs all over Europe, all the while trying to clear his name.
The Outsider
[1979]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Thriller | 2h 8min
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A young American man joins the IRA in Ireland but soon finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.
Venus Peter
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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Public Eye
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
A long-running British TV series starring Alfred Burke as dour private-eye Frank Marker. Cynical and world-weary, Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London. Fairly cheaply made on video, when the series went into colour in 1970, rather than re-making the evocative title sequence, the producers (Thames Television)... see more
Strange Report
[1968]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery | 1h
Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.
Strangers
[1978]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Thriller | 1h
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily transferred to a station in the North of England. Like the series which followed it ("Bulman") the show drifted between the standard hard edged, grittily realistic and violent policy which was prevalent in British... see more
The Human Jungle
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
This is a British TV series in which Dr. Corder is a Psychiatrist who is able to treat and cure any Patients' mental disorders through Freudian and contemporary approaches.
The Sleep of Death
[1980]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 30min
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Set in 1815, a young Englishman touring Europe encounters more than he bargained for. His pursuit of the beautiful Countess St. Alyre brings him into contact with the Marquis D'Armanville and other odd characters. A series of bizarre murders occur, bringing our hero to the borderland of nightmare.
The Dick Emery Show
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Gideon C.I.D.
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.
Pollyanna
[1973]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy, Drama, Family | 2h 35min
Paul Temple
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 50min
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Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.
The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h 18min
Court Martial
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.
He Who Rides a Tiger
[1965]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 43min
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Peter Rayston, has been in and out of prison most of his life. At 30, he is released for the eighth time, after serving a sentence for housebreaking. Immediately, he goes back to his old life, providing for his expensive tastes by executing a series of daring burglaries.
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