With Primetime Television Ltd. (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)

540 min | Drama

8.9
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Stars: Alun Armstrong, Suzanne Bertish, Janet Dale, Jane Downs

Votes: 443

2. Great Expectations (1989– )

303 min | Drama

7.5
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Stars: Jean Simmons, John Rhys-Davies, Ray McAnally, Anthony Calf

Votes: 337

3. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )

428 min | Adventure

8.3
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In this continuation of the classic "Treasure Island" tale that takes place ten years later, an adult Jim Hawkins meets up again with an older--but not necessarily wiser--Long John Silver.

Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Kenneth Colley, Reiner Schöne

Votes: 278

4. Uncle Silas (1989– )

148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Beatie Edney, Guy Rolfe, Barbara Shelley

Votes: 139

5. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.1
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TV adaptation of the classic children's novel by 'BB' - three young brothers run away from their aunt and live in the forest of Brendon Chase.

Stars: Paul Erangey, Craig McFarlane, Howard Taylor, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 107

6. The Deadly Game (1982 TV Movie)

112 min | Thriller

7.7
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Retired Lawyers amuse themselves by prosecuting, defending and judging a hapless traveler.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: George Segal, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 98

7. A Waltz Through the Hills (1988 TV Movie)

122 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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Two Australian orphans undertake a dangerous overland journey towards a ship bound for England-and their only surviving relatives. They are helped along the way by an Aboriginal man who helps them live off the land and avoid detection.

Director: Frank Arnold | Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Ernie Dingo, Andre Jansen, Tina Kemp

Votes: 61

8. Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (1998 TV Special)

Unrated | 164 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.3
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A collection of selected scenes from some of the most popular plays produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

Director: Gavin Taylor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Russ Abbot, Michael Ball, John Barrowman

Votes: 346

9. Seal Morning (1986)

25 min | Drama

7.9
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An orphaned girl and her lonely aunt living in 1930s England attract the attention of a handsome naturalist when they decide to raise an abandoned seal.

Stars: Holly Aird, Jane Lapotaire, Graham Cull, Jack Carr

Votes: 17

10. The Captain's Doll (1983 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

6.1
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The wife of a British army officer discovers his affair with a Polish countess in Germany circa 1918.

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Michael Aufhauser, Tim Bannerman, Emma Burdon-Sutton, Gayle Coleman

Votes: 19

11. Neville's Island (1998 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Director: Terry Johnson | Stars: Timothy Spall, Sylvia Syms, David Bamber, Martin Clunes

Votes: 82

12. Lost Belongings (1987– )

Drama

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Stars: Catherine Brennan, Gerard O'Hare, Harry Towb, Barry Birch

13. Re:Joyce! - A Celebration of the Work of Joyce Grenfell (1991 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography

7.1
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Directors: John Reardon, Alan Strachan | Stars: Maureen Lipman, Denis King

Votes: 10

14. Television Scrabble (1984–1985)

30 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Alan Coren, Benny Green, Tessa Wyatt

15. The Tales of Helpmann (1990)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.8
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Director: Don Featherstone | Stars: Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Ninette de Valois, Margot Fonteyn

Votes: 19

16. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Double Image (1986)

PG | 89 min | Drama

6.3
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This film tells the true-life story of Yuri Nosenko, a top Soviet KGB agent who defected to the West at the height of the Cold War in 1962.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Josef Sommer, Ed Lauter, Oleg Rudnik

Votes: 119

17. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Porgy and Bess (1993)

184 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The story of a disabled beggar in Charleston, S.C. who falls in love with a prostitute, this is the first filmed version of Gershwin's opera which uses Gershwin's own orchestrations and ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey

Votes: 127

18. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: Othello (1990)

204 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A slightly updated version of Othello set in the 19th century Cyprus, where all characters wear uniforms and dresses from the American Civil War era. Othello, a heroic aging Moroccan ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Garrick, Trevor Nunn | Stars: Michael Grandage, Ian McKellen, Clive Swift, Willard White

Votes: 144

19. Fortunes of War (1987)
Episode: The Balkans: September 1939 (1987)

56 min | Drama, War

7.9
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September 1939. War breaks out as newly-married Guy and Harriet Pringle set out on a journey across Europe and into the heart of the Balkans - to Romania where an uneasy neutrality reigns.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay

Votes: 12

20. Fortunes of War (1987)
Episode: Egypt: April 1941 (1987)

56 min | Drama, War

7.5
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April 1941. As German troops advance into Greece and the Allied forces mobilise, Harriet's brief encounter with a young army officer comes to an end. As the English community prepares to ... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Rupert Graves

Votes: 8

21. Fortunes of War (1987)
Episode: Egypt: September 1942 (1987)

57 min | Drama, War

7.8
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September 1942. After fighting his first battle in the Western desert, Simon Boulderstone sets out in search of his brother, only to learn that he was killed in action. Guy returns from ... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Rupert Graves

Votes: 6

22. Fortunes of War (1987)
Episode: Romania: January 1940 (1987)

55 min | Drama, War

7.5
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January 1940. The Romanian Prime Minister has been assassinated by the fascist Iron Guard and Bucharest is rife with rumour and counter-rumour. Guy, gregarious as ever, is at the centre of ... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay

Votes: 6

23. Fortunes of War (1987)
Episode: The Middle East: January 1943 (1987)

59 min | Drama, War

7.6
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January 1943. Neglected by Guy and weakened by illness, Harriet decides to return to England. Unbeknownst to Guy, she changes her mind and on a last-minute impulse sets off for Damascus ... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Rupert Graves

Votes: 5

24. Fortunes of War (1987)
Episode: Romania: June 1940 (1987)

60 min | Drama, War

7.8
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June 1940. To Harriet's intense annoyance, Prince Yakimov has taken up permanent residence in the Pringle flat while they secretly shelter Sasha Drucker who is in hiding from the Iron Guard... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay

Votes: 8

25. Fortunes of War (1987)
Episode: Greece: October 1940 (1987)

58 min | Drama, War

8.0
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October 1940. Unwittingly betrayed by Prince Yakimov, Guy's name has appeared on a Gestapo "death list." The Pringle flat has been ransacked and the Jewish refugee, Sasha Drucker, has ... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay

Votes: 7

26. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Episode: Part 1 (1982)

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Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Alun Armstrong, Suzanne Bertish, Sharon Bower, Janet Dale

27. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Episode: Part 2 (1982)

Drama

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Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Alun Armstrong, Christopher Benjamin, Suzanne Bertish, Janet Dale

28. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: Fugitives (1986)

Adventure

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Arriving in Mexico, Jim Hawins takes his leave from Van der Brecken and former slave Abed. But Conchita from the Crow's Nest follows Jim as he makes travels further on his own.

Directors: Piers Haggard, Alex Kirby | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 7

29. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: In Chains (1986)

Adventure

8.4
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Hawkins, Van der Brecken, Abed and Silver all find themselves prisoners in Mexico but help comes from an old acquaintance.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 5

30. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: Island of the Damned (1986)

Adventure

8.5
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After surviving a mutiny on the Saracen, Hawkins, Silver, Gunn and several others find themselves on the mysterious island of Santa Anna. Apparently, in the past, only lunatics and undesirables were marooned by the Spaniards there.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 8

31. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: Jamaica (1986)

Adventure

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Having finally arrived at his post in Jamaica, Jim Hawkins soon finds the bookkeeping at Trelawney's plantation to be out of order. He befriends a young slave named Abed but makes an enemy out of plantation manager Joshua Hallows.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 8

32. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: Manhunt (1986)

Adventure

8.4
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Long John proposes to help Jim expose the corruption on the plantation in exchange for Flint's map. But when Hallows learns about the diamonds left on Treasure Island, he seeks out the map himself.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 7

33. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: The Crow's Nest (1986)

Adventure

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Silver leads Jim and his friend Van der Brecken to a pirate hideout known as The Crow's Nest. There Long John plans to muster up a new crew for the trip to Treasure Island.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 7

34. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: The Map (1986)

Adventure

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It is 10 years after the events of Treasure Island and Jim Hawkins return home from the University of Oxford. Long John Silver also visits the Admiral Benbow Inn. He has his mind set on ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Kenneth Colley, Bruce Purchase

Votes: 9

35. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: Treasure Island (1986)

Adventure

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Hawkins and Silver finally return to Treasure Island with their new compatriots. But Joshua Hallows is already there, forcing his men to dig feverishly.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

36. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: Spanish Gold (1986)

Adventure

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Jim is back in prison facing a murder charge, while Long John is planning his own escape - and to take the gold stored in the jail with him.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

37. Return to Treasure Island (1986– )
Episode: Mutiny (1986)

Adventure

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Jim Hawkins has been assigned to Squire Trelawney's plantation in Jamaica so he and his servant Ben Gunn set sail aboard the Saracen for the colonies. Amongst the prisoners in the ships ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan Clayton, Piers Haggard, Alex Kirby | Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne, Kenneth Colley

38. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: The Getaway (1980)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Christopher Biggins, Rosalie Crutchley, Michael Balfour, Frances Bennett

39. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: The Mighty Caliban (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Rosalie Crutchley, Liza Goddard, Paul Curran, Paul Erangey

40. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: Retreat (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Christopher Biggins, Rosalie Crutchley, Liza Goddard, Shirley Cain

41. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: Run to Earth (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Christopher Biggins, Shirley Cain, Rosalie Crutchley, Paul Curran

42. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: The Storm (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Michael Balfour, Paul Curran, Paul Erangey, Liza Goddard

43. Uncle Silas (1989– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1989)

59 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Maud, the young heiress to a fortune, is romantically obsessed by the youthful Byronic painting of her uncle Silas. The arrival of a drunken, drug-addicted governess and an encounter with a... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Beatie Edney, Alan MacNaughtan, Tim Woodward

Votes: 5

44. Uncle Silas (1989– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1989)

58 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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After the death of her father, Maud goes to live with her guardian Uncle Silas but she refuses to believe the horrifying allegations about his involvement in a brutal murder. With the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jane Lapotaire, Beatie Edney, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 5

45. Uncle Silas (1989– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1989)

58 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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With the reappearance of Madame de la Rougierre, Maud is torn between trust in Uncle Silas and mounting suspicion about a plot on her life. Alone and virtually a prisoner in the grim house,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jane Lapotaire, Beatie Edney, Tim Woodward

Votes: 5

46. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: Gone to Ground (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Michael Balfour, Christopher Biggins, Rosalie Crutchley, Paul Erangey

47. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: The Hunt (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Michael Balfour, Christopher Biggins, Andrew Bowen, Jonathan Carr

48. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: The Nest (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Shirley Cain, Rosalie Crutchley, Paul Erangey, Liza Goddard

49. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: The Planet (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Michael Balfour, Christopher Biggins, Rosalie Crutchley, Paul Erangey

50. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)
Episode: Bang (1981)

Adventure, Family

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Director: David Cobham | Stars: Rosalie Crutchley, Desmond Cullum-Jones, Paul Erangey, Hilary Mason


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