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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,576

2. The Nine Tailors (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1974)

52 min | Mystery

8.3
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An extra body is found buried in a grave in a small village where, twenty years ago, an expensive emerald necklace was stolen. Lord Peter must find the killer - and the jewels.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Keith Drinkel, Elizabeth Proud

Votes: 23

3. The Nine Tailors (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1974)

53 min | Mystery

8.3
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After a car accident in the snow, Wimsey and Bunter are put up by the local country vicar on New Year's Eve, Wimsey stands in for an ailing bell ringer.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Donald Eccles, Elizabeth Bradley

Votes: 22

4. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Have His Carcase: Episode One (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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While on a walking tour of the West Country, Harriet stumbles on the body of a bearded man with his throat cut on a rocky outcropping near the sea.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 169

5. The Nine Tailors (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1974)

52 min | Mystery

8.2
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Wimsey discovers that the mysterious murdered man spent time in France and travels there to speak to his wife, and with the Vicar's help later later cracks a cipher.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Donald Eccles, Elizabeth Bradley

Votes: 20

6. The Nine Tailors (1974– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1974)

52 min | Mystery

8.2
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Wimsey hears the confessions of several individuals involving the killing of Deacon and ultimately deduces how the thief met his death.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Donald Eccles

Votes: 21

7. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972–1973)
Episode: Execution Day (1973)

44 min | Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Wimsey finally meets Ann Doland, and through examining one of her paintings realizes that her ill-fated romance is the key to solving the poison murder of General Fentiman.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Mark Eden, Derek Newark, Anna Cropper

Votes: 17

8. The Nine Tailors (1974– )

Mystery

8.1
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The title refers to the nine strokes of a church bell to announce the death of a man. In this adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers's intricate, nostalgic, and atmospheric novel of the same name,... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Elizabeth Proud, Patrick Jordan

Votes: 281

9. Five Red Herrings (1975– )

Crime, Mystery

8.1
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Solve the mystery with Lord Peter Whimsey, based on the book by Dorothy L Sayers.

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Roy Boutcher, David Rintoul

Votes: 219

10. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972–1973)

180 min | Crime, Mystery

8.1
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When one of the members of the Bellona Club passes away, Lord Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes.

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terence Alexander, Anna Cropper, Donald Pickering

Votes: 240

11. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode One (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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While Peter is on a governmental mission, Harriet attends a reunion at Oxford and is recruited to find the author of a rash of vicious poison pen letters there.

Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 177

12. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 147

13. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 183

14. Clouds of Witness (1972)

Drama

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Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up to Lord Peter and his faithful man Bunter to untangle all the clues and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 266

15. Murder Must Advertise (1973–1974)

Mystery

8.0
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When one of the copy writers of Pym's Advertising Agency meets his death by falling down a spiral staircase, a new "writer" joins the staff to investigate the matter.

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert, Paul Darrow

Votes: 256

16. Clouds of Witness (1972)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1972)

45 min | Drama

8.0
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The Duke does not wish Mrs. Grimthorpe to be called as an alibi witness in his murder trial, but if Peter does not bring a vital piece of evidence, he will have to.

Director: Hugh David | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 21

17. Five Red Herrings (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1975)

50 min | Crime, Mystery

7.9
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Some of Wimsey's five red herrings who were formerly missing surface and a key witness comes forward,

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, John Junkin, Clive Graham

Votes: 18

18. Murder Must Advertise (1973–1974)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1973)

48 min | Mystery

7.9
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After Dian has her throat slit, Wimsey is able to discover how the gang of drug pushers are able to use Pym's to hide their operation and distribute the cocaine.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert, Paul Darrow

Votes: 19

19. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Have His Carcase: Episode Four (1987)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A Lord Peter Wimsey case. The case concludes... Suicide or murder?

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, Jeremy Sinden

Votes: 37

20. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Have His Carcase: Episode Three (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A Lord Peter Wimsey mystery. The tale continues...

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 36

21. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972–1973)
Episode: Mysterious Circumstances (1973)

44 min | Crime, Mystery

7.9
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Wimsey is tasked by a solicitor to discover which of two aged, estranged siblings died first when both pass away on Armistice Day.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Derek Newark, John Welsh, John Quentin

Votes: 17

22. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Strong Poison: Episode One (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Paul Hastings

Votes: 250

23. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 187

24. Clouds of Witness (1972)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1972)

45 min | Drama

7.8
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When the Duke of Denver learns his sister's fiancé is a card cheat, the engagement is broken and his subsequent murder's blamed on the Duke.

Director: Hugh David | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Mark Eden, Glyn Houston, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 21

25. Murder Must Advertise (1973–1974)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1973)

49 min | Mystery

7.8
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Wimsey becomes casually involved with flirtatious, promiscuous Dian de Momerie, who's involved in dealing drugs to an upper class clientèle.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert, Bridget Armstrong

Votes: 20

26. Clouds of Witness (1972)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1972)

45 min | Drama

7.8
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Lord Peter almost loses his life in the bog but is rescued and recovers in Grimthorpe farmhouse, where he stumbles onto some crucial evidence.

Director: Hugh David | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 17

27. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Strong Poison: Episode Three (1987)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Clive Francis

Votes: 47

28. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972–1973)
Episode: That Damned Dorland Woman (1973)

44 min | Crime, Mystery

7.8
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The General's death is attributed to a lethal overdose of digitalis and as the primary beneficiary is Ann Dorland, suspicion falls on her.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Mark Eden, Terence Alexander, Anna Cropper

Votes: 16

29. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A genre anthology series in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by Orson Welles.

Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 142

30. Five Red Herrings (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1975)

49 min | Crime, Mystery

7.7
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An obnoxious artist in southern Scotland alienates everyone around him and his dead body is found at the foot of a seacoast cliff.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Russell Hunter, Donald Douglas

Votes: 21

31. Clouds of Witness (1972)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1972)

44 min | Drama

7.7
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Winsey's search for his future brother-in-law;s murder leads him to a misanthropic farmer who's pathologically jealous of his younger wife.

Director: Hugh David | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 21

32. Murder Must Advertise (1973–1974)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1973)

50 min | Mystery

7.7
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Dian and Major Milligan crash the Duchess of Denver's cocktail party and later agree to a drug-dealing alliance with Wimsey utilizing his Bredon identity.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert, Gabrielle Brune

Votes: 18

33. Five Red Herrings (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1975)

49 min | Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Farren resurfaces and is questioned by Wimsey, who re-enacts the elaborate circumstances of Campbell's murder accompanied by the local police and one of the suspects in hopes of discovering the identity of the murderer.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Russell Hunter, Donald Douglas

Votes: 19

34. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode Three (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 42

35. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Have His Carcase: Episode Two (1987)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 39

36. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972–1973)
Episode: Mr. Oliver (1973)

45 min | Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Fentiman believes he is being followed by the shadowy figure of Mr. Oliver, and Ann Doland seeks to settle the estate when plans are made for exhumation.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Derek Newark, Mark Eden, Terence Alexander

Votes: 16

37. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Strong Poison: Episode Two (1987)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, David Quilter

Votes: 47

38. Clouds of Witness (1972)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1972)

42 min | Drama

7.6
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Lord Wimsey investigates his sister's flirtation with Bolshevism and a romantic involvement with a Communist activist.

Director: Hugh David | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 17

39. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Our Cook's a Treasure (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A serial-murderer maid is on the loose in the city. Ralph becomes suspicious of his wife Ethel's housemaid Mrs. Sutton.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Everett Sloane, Beulah Bondi, Janet Ward

Votes: 685

40. Murder Must Advertise (1973–1974)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1973)

49 min | Mystery

7.5
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A copywriter at an advertising firm is killed in a fall downstairs, and the owner engages Wimsey to investigate.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert, Peter Pratt

Votes: 22

41. Five Red Herrings (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1975)

50 min | Crime, Mystery

7.5
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Wimsey concludes that the painting done by CAmpbell was done elsewhere by his murderer and one of the art community's artist is the killer.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Russell Hunter, Roy Boutcher

Votes: 20

42. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)
Episode: Gaudy Night: Episode Two (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 40

43. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )
Episode: The Inspiration of Mr. Budd (1973)

Drama, Mystery

7.5
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How did Mr. Budd become a top-class West End hairdresser after such humble origins in a suburban barbershop? Well, one day, a stranger came in for a shave and a haircut.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Orson Welles, Hugh Griffith, Donal Donnelly, Glynn Edwards

Votes: 13

44. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: Suspicion (1949)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Everyone's in a tizzy over the arsenic poisoner who's still at large; police think the murder might be a woman. In the Thomas household, doting old George acts surprised to find his weed ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Ernest Truex, Sylvia Field, Viola Roache, Dorothy Sands

Votes: 14

45. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Lights Out was an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 114

46. Eye Witness (1953– )

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Live dramatic-anthology emphasizing supernatural and strange twists of fate. Each show had a different host who would appear at the beginning of the show; this host would then appear on the... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Bowman, Wesley Addy, Joseph Anthony, Fay Bainter

Votes: 6

47. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Connelly, George Keane, Don Hanmer, Nancy Franklin

Votes: 52

48. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Mr. Mummery's Suspicion (1951)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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A female cook is known to have been poisoning her patrons, and Mr. Mummery, an elderly man who doesn't quite trust his young wife, begins to suspect that she has jut hired the killer chef. ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Magner | Stars: Roland Young, Faith Brook, Francis Compton, Josephine Brown

Votes: 7

49. Haunted Honeymoon (1940)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur B. Woods, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks, Seymour Hicks

Votes: 534

50. The Silent Passenger (1935)

75 min | Crime, Mystery

6.2
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A really well made British murder mystery. Story opens with a dead body found in a trunk. Who's the cold-blooded killer?

Director: Reginald Denham | Stars: John Loder, Peter Haddon, Lilian Oldland, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 69



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