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1. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Mr. Lincoln: Part 2 (1952)

Drama, History, Music

9.6
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The program has five segments: (1) "Lincoln, Part II: Early Boyhood" (drama tracing Abraham Lincoln's early youth), (2) "A Christmas Tie" (William Saroyan story), (3) "Tugboat Captain" (... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew McCullough, Jean Benoît-Lévy, Norman Lloyd | Stars: Claude Bessy, Kenneth Buck, Blanche Cholet, Alistair Cooke

Votes: 5

2. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Mr. Lincoln: Part 5 (1953)

Drama, History, Music

9.5
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The program has five segments: (1) "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge" (tracing Lincoln's early political career), (2) "Napoleon's Love Letters" (dialogue from love letters between Napoleon ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd | Stars: Richard Borden, Alistair Cooke, Royal Dano, Crahan Denton

Votes: 6

3. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Mr. Lincoln: Part 4 (1953)

Drama, History, Music

9.1
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The program has five segments: (1) "Lincoln Part IV: New Salem" (tracing Lincoln's arrival in New Salem), (2) "Henry V, Act 5, Scene 2" (famous Shakespearean love scene), (3) "Jose Greco" (... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd | Stars: James Agee, Brian Aherne, Alistair Cooke, Royal Dano

Votes: 8

4. Unknown Chaplin (1983– )

156 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored.

Stars: James Mason, Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff, Virginia Cherrill, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 480

5. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.6
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 138

6. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )
Episode: I, Claudius: Part 1 (1977)

Drama, Romance

8.6
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Star: Alistair Cooke

Votes: 8

7. America (1972–1973)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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An account of the birth and development of the United States.

Star: Alistair Cooke

Votes: 88

8. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,861

9. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama, Romance

8.4
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, John Neville, Robert Robinson, John Standing

Votes: 346

10. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Advice to Bathers (1955)

Drama, History, Music

8.4
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The program has two segments: (1) "Advice to Bathers" (feature on swimming with Esther Williams and the Yale swimming team), and (2) "Courtship" (Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy act out various courtship scenes in the theatre).

Directors: Charles S. Dubin, Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Marlon Brando, Hume Cronyn, Robert Kiphuth

Votes: 23

11. Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre (1991 TV Special)

8.2
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Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Jeremy Brett, Alistair Cooke, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 12

12. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.1
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 154

13. Piece of Cake (1988)

312 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 659

14. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Horn Blows at Midnight (1953)

57 min | Drama, History, Music

8.1
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An angel is sent to New York City with instructions to blow a trumpet which will destroy the Earth.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Jack Benny, Lester Matthews, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 9

15. ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: Lee Grant, The Doodletown Pipers, Arthur Kennedy, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 50

16. Piece of Cake (1988)
Episode: September 1939 (1988)

Drama, War

7.9
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At the start of WWII, eager-beaver RAF squadron Hornet gloats over their kills until they learn they actually shot down British fliers. The squad is transferred to France and acquires an American pilot.

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Neil Dudgeon, Jack McKenzie, Tom Radcliffe

Votes: 18

17. The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator (1940).

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Michael Kloft | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sydney Chaplin, Walter Bernstein, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 585

18. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (1954)

33 min | Drama, History, Music

7.8
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The program has four segments: (1) "Beethoven's Fifth Symphony" (Leonard Bernstein analyzes the symphony and conducts the first movement), (2) "Ballet Girl" (featuring a six-year-old girl ... See full summary »

Directors: Astrid Henning-Jensen, Bjarne Henning-Jensen, Andrew McCullough, Seymour Robbie | Stars: Kirsten Arnvig, Leonard Bernstein, Alistair Cooke, Janet Fox

Votes: 10

19. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Mr. Lincoln: Part 1 (1952)

90 min | Drama, History, Music

7.8
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The program has six segments: (1) "Lincoln Part I: The End and the Beginning" (drama tracing the end and beginning of Abraham Lincoln's life), (2) "The Telephone" (comic operatic sketch), (... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Judd Whiting | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Royal Dano, Crahan Denton, Martin Gabel

Votes: 25

20. NBC Experiment in Television (1967–1971)
Episode: Music! (1970)

45 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Clifford Curzon, Colin Davis, George Harrison

Votes: 5

21. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1957)

66 min | Drama, History, Music

7.8
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The program has two segments: (1) "The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach" (Leonard Bernstein analyzes Bach's music and techniques, illustrated with an excerpt from 'The St. Matthew Passion' ... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Schola Cantorum, Alistair Cooke, Saramae Endich

Votes: 13

22. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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This program consisted of adaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights.

Stars: Philip Coolidge, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan, Wesley Addy

Votes: 12

23. The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1985 TV Special)

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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: John Addison, Harry Anderson, Bea Arthur, Karen Arthur

Votes: 9

24. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Bacall on Bogart (1988)

84 min | Music

7.7
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Lauren Bacall tells the story of her late husband Humphrey Bogart, presenting clips from his movies and interview clips with his peers.

Director: David Heeley | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Bogdanovich, Richard Brooks

Votes: 378

25. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Dancing: A Man's Game (1958)

Drama, History, Music

7.7
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The program has only one segment: "Dancing - A Man's Game" (Gene Kelly links the art of dance with athletics in the movements involved and with the aid of top sports athletes argues for dancing being inherently a masculine activity).

Directors: William A. Graham, Gene Kelly | Stars: Patrick Adiarte, Dick Button, Alistair Cooke, Bill Corbalis

Votes: 7

26. Unknown Chaplin (1983– )
Episode: The Great Director (1983)

Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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This episode concentrates on problems and solutions of three feature films that Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in: "The Kid (1921)," "The Gold Rush (1925)" and "City Lights (1931)."

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill

Votes: 20

27. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.6
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 507

28. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 832

29. Blitz on Britain (1960)

71 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Henning Skaarup

Votes: 16

30. Country Matters (1972– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Peter Firth, Rosalind Ayres, Susan Fleetwood, Ian McKellen

Votes: 53

31. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Art of Conducting (1955)

Drama, History, Music

7.5
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The program has three segments: (1) "The Art of Conducting" (talk and demonstration by Leonard Bernstein), (2) "American Boyhood" (Rev. Dr. Harry Fosdick reminisces on events from his ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles S. Dubin, Richard Leacock, Lee Rothberg | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Alistair Cooke, Harry E. Fosdick, Bud Palmer

Votes: 15

32. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.4
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Marian Montgomery, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries

Votes: 570

33. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 142

34. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 146

35. The Congress (1988 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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The U. S. Congress is one of the country's most important and misunderstood institutions. Ken Burns tells the story behind this branch of government.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Charles McDowell, Barbara Fields, John C. Stennis

Votes: 234

36. Jack Paar Tonite (1973– )

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Jack Paar, Peggy Cass, The Charles Rand Green Orchestra, Genevieve

Votes: 16

37. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: What Makes Opera Grand? (1958)

76 min | Drama, History, Music

7.3
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Leonard Bernstein explains how the music of the plot increases the emotional impact of the words that are sung. He compares the spoken words in English to scenes in a play to the singing ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Carlo Bergonzi, Leonard Bernstein, Hans Conried, Alistair Cooke

Votes: 15

38. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome

Votes: 6,681

39. James Bond: The First 21 Years (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: John Longley | Stars: Maud Adams, Muhammad Ali, Ursula Andress, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 43

40. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The American Musical Comedy (1956)

76 min | Drama, History, Music

7.1
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The program has only one segment: "The American Musical Comedy" (Leonard Bernstein traces the development of this entertainment form, with staged excerpts).

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Jack Collins, Paul Ukena

Votes: 15

41. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Jazz World (1955)

Drama, History, Music

7.1
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The program has two segments: (1) "The Jazz World" (Leonard Bernstein discusses jazz and conducts a jazz number), and (2) "Famous America Boyhoods" (William Saroyan recreates scenes of his boyhood).

Directors: Seymour Robbie, Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Richard Casey, Alistair Cooke, Pat DeSimone

Votes: 10

42. Stingers (1998–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Stingers reveals the shadowy and ambiguous world of undercover cops - people with covert lives and constantly changing identities. They are the police who defeat crime from within the criminal world.

Stars: Peter Phelps, Kate Kendall, Anita Hegh, Ian Stenlake

Votes: 402

43. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: King Lear (1953)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, History, Music

7.0
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An old king, stepping down from the throne, disinherits his favorite daughter on a mad whim and gives his kingdom to his two older daughters, both of whom prove treacherous.

Director: Andrew McCullough | Stars: Orson Welles, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 146

44. The 6th People's Choice Awards (1980 TV Special)

Family

6.9
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Stars: Claude Akins, Alan Alda, Robert Alda, Barbara Bel Geddes

Votes: 15

45. Country Matters (1972– )
Episode: The Little Farm (1973)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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Tom Richards is a farmer who lives alone and decides to advertise for a companion-housekeeper to come and live with him. Tom is a good, kind man but is illiterate and as a bachelor hasn't ... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Bryan Marshall, Barbara Ewing, Michael Elphick, Diane Keen

Votes: 19

46. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Introduction to Modern Music (1957)

Drama, History, Music

6.8
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The program has three segments: (1) "Introduction to Modern Music" (Leonard Bernstein discusses modern music and composers, including Bartok, Berg, Hindemith, Ives, Prokofiev, Schoenberg ... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Alistair Cooke, John Hersey

Votes: 8

47. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,221

48. World in Action (1963–1998)

Documentary

6.6
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A documentary series focusing on current affairs.

Stars: Chris Kelly, Andrew Brittain, Mike Walsh, Derek Cooper

Votes: 65

49. NBC Experiment in Television (1967–1971)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An attempt by NBC to emulate the success of the CBS hit The Twilight Zone, this hour-long anthology series showcased different actors, stories and creative talent each week.

Stars: David Warner, Edward Binns, Jo Van Fleet, James Edwards

Votes: 52

50. All at Sea (II) (1933)

18 min | Short

5.8
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Silent home movie aboard Chaplin's boat, the Panacea, of the three stars sailing around Catalina.

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Alistair Cooke, Paulette Goddard, Dave Anderson

Votes: 43



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