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1. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Howards End (1970)

Drama

9.0
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Leo Genn, Rachel Kempson, Glenda Jackson, Sarah-Jane Gwillim

Votes: 11

2. Billy Budd (1998 TV Movie)

Music

8.6
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Stars: Dwayne Croft, Philip Langridge, James Morris, Victor Braun

Votes: 8

3. Billy Budd (1966 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama, Music

8.6
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A version of Benjamin Britten's opera based on the Melville story. Will the virtuous young sailor Billy Budd be hanged for murder?

Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Peter Pears, Peter Glossop, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk

Votes: 5

4. Howards End (2017–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Searching for a new home, Margaret receives an offer of marriage from Henry. Helen is distraught to learn that Leonard Bast is on the brink of ruin after following the advice of the Schlegels'.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Matthew Macfadyen, Gavin Brocker

Votes: 163

5. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Passage to India (1965)

110 min | Drama

7.9
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Virginia McKenna, Cyril Cusack, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 16

6. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: John Gabriel, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Erik Chitty, Peter Copley

Votes: 82

7. Camera Three (1955–1980)

30 min | Music

7.8
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An examination of the arts and literature. A weekly program on Sunday mornings when there was more likely to be an audience interested in such matters and there was less competition for ratings.

Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Michael Kane, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 34

8. Premiere (1977–1980)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Johnny Allan, Phil Daniels, David Parfitt, Brian Poyser

Votes: 6

9. Howards End (2017–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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In the spring of 1905, the Schlegel family are drawn into the affairs of the Wilcox family via Helen Schlegel, who has fallen for Paul Wilcox. Helen's older sister Margaret gets involved in a mix-up at a concert.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Joe Bannister, Matthew Macfadyen

Votes: 246

10. Howards End (2017–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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The Wilcoxes are rocked by a death in the family and the Schlegels face an uncertain future when they are evicted from their home.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Bessie Carter, Joe Bannister, Yolanda Kettle

Votes: 182

11. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: The Machine Stops (1966)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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In the far future, the material needs of humankind are tended by the omnipresent Machine, which makes their environment, in vast tunnels beneath the earth, comfortable and safe. But safe ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Gothard, Nike Arrighi, Jonathan Hansen

Votes: 52

12. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 14,818 | Gross: $3.13M

13. Howards End (2017–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Margaret is unwilling to punish Henry for his past transgressions, committed long before they met. Helen leaves for Europe without explanation, only returning when tragedy strikes.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, William Belchambers, Hayley Atwell, Alex Lawther

Votes: 140

14. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 91

15. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Arthur Hewlett, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

16. Howards End (1992)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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89 Metascore

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 26,968 | Gross: $25.97M

17. Howards End (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 240 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Alex Lawther

Votes: 3,437

18. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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80 Metascore

In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George Emerson (Julian Sands) and his dad (Denholm Elliott) offer their rooms with views to Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and her chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett (Dame Maggie Smith). Lucy and George get acquainted, but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again, but now she's engaged.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 37,209 | Gross: $20.97M

19. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 16,108 | Gross: $27.19M

20. The Machine Stops (2009)

10 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Two people live in a dark technological utopia/dystopia - "the Machine". Kuno and Vashti, have differing opinions about the world which they live in and their interaction and conflict as ... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Freise, Nathan Freise | Stars: Mascha Moore, Erik VanderWal

Votes: 19

21. A Diary for Timothy (1945)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.0
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This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War by means of a visual diary for a baby boy born in September, 1944. Narration ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Myra Hess, John Gielgud, Frederick Allen

Votes: 632

22. Plug (1998)

11 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Short

6.9
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A man suddenly finds himself removed from his virtual reality world when a plug falls out of a socket. When he and another person notice another socket, they start a race to reach it first.

Director: Meher Gourjian | Stars: Jamie Waese, Hazel Rhodes

Votes: 57

23. Billy Budd (1988 TV Movie)

155 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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An opera by Benjamin Britten, on a libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville. Billy Budd is a young sailor aboard a British man-o'-war, persecuted... See full summary »

Director: Barrie Gavin | Stars: Thomas Allen, Philip Langridge, Richard Van Allan, Philip Guy Bromley

Votes: 21

24. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren

Votes: 1,874 | Gross: $1.40M

25. A Room with a View (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

6.2
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It's the Edwardian era. The Honeychurches - Marian Honeychurch and her two just of age children Lucy Honeychurch and Freddy Honeychurch - are a carefree and fun-loving family that live in ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Laurence Fox, Rafe Spall, Sophie Thompson

Votes: 1,137

26. Desire (II) (2000)

Drama, Short

6.2
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A somewhat unhappy man and wife are touring New York's Prospect Park, when they encounter a pair of sailors on shore leave. The wife and one sailor give in to their desire and tarry a bit. ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Torregrossa | Stars: William Short, Daniel Kruse, Bryan Close, Beverly Bullock

Votes: 77

27. 4 Days in France (2016)

Unrated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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73 Metascore

A man leaves his home unannounced, and spends four days wandering around France.

Director: Jérôme Reybaud | Stars: Pascal Cervo, Arthur Igual, Fabienne Babe, Nathalie Richard

Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.01M

28. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: A Room with a View (1973)

Drama

5.4
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Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman, makes her first visit to Florence, Italy in the early 1900's. There, she meets a quiet yet eccentric young man named George Emerson. Upon her return ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Judy Geeson, Charles Gray, Tom Chadbon, John Sharp

Votes: 8

29. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1963 TV Movie)

45 min | Drama

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Director: Glen Byam Shaw | Stars: Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Nan Munro, Violet Farebrother

30. Release (1967–1969)

Documentary

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Stars: Robert Hughes, Rudolf Nureyev, Michael Foot, Ronald Eyre

31. The Longest Journey

Drama | Announced

Rickie, a young man with an intense imagination, sets out full of hope to become a writer, only to have his aspirations gradually shift towards a life of bitter disappointment as he longs to be with the love of his life, Agnes.

32. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: A Room with a View (1958)

Comedy, Drama

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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Joan Benham, Dorothy Bromiley, Winifred Evans, Trader Faulkner

33. Camera Three (1955–1980)
Episode: E.M. Forster and the Longest Journey (1959)

Music

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A short dramatization of a scene from Forster's "The Longest Journey" and a filmed monologue by the 80-year-old novelist himself.

Stars: E.M. Forster, James Macandrew

34. Release (1967–1969)
Episode: On Tour with the Living Theatre/E.M. Forster (1969)

Documentary

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Director: Nicholas Garnham | Stars: Julian Beck, E.M. Forster, Judith Malina

35. Premiere (1977–1980)
Episode: The Obelisk (1977)

Drama

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Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Rosemary Martin, Peter Sallis, Keith Drinkel, Nick Ellsworth

36. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Where Angels Fear to Tread (1966)

120 min | Drama

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After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.

Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Anna Massey, Wendy Hiller, Alec McCowen, Nora Swinburne



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