Siân Phillips

Siân Phillips

Dame Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips DBE (born 14 May 1933), known professionally as Siân Phillips, is a Welsh actress, author and singer. Phillips was the daughter of Sally (née Thomas), a teacher, and David Phillips, a steelworker-turned-policeman. She is a Welsh-speaker and in the first volume of her autobiography, "Private Faces", she notes that she spoke only Welsh for much of her childhood, learning English by listening to the radio. She attended Pontardawe Grammar School and later read English and Philosophy at University College Cardiff, graduating in 1955. She entered RADA in LOndon, England with a scholarship in September 1955, the same year as Diana Rigg and Glenda Jackson. She went on to win the prestigious Bancroft Gold Medal for Hedda Gabler and was offered work in Hollywood when she left RADA. While still a student she was offered three film contracts, entailing her to work for an extended period of time in the United States; but she declined, preferring to work on stage instead.

  • Title: Siân Phillips
  • Popularity: 27.777
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1933-05-14
  • Place of Birth: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Glamorgan, Wales
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  • Also Known As: Sian Phillips, Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips
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Siân Phillips Movies

  • 1984
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    Dune

    Dune

    6.198 1984 HD

    In the year 10,191, the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange. The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The...

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  • 1981
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    Clash of the Titans

    Clash of the Titans

    6.883 1981 HD

    To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, half-God-half-mortal Perseus must complete various...

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  • 1985
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    Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

    Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

    5.393 1985 HD

    The army of the Marauders, led by King Terak and the witch Charal, attack the Ewoks village, killing Cindel's family. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket...

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  • 1993
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    The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    6.987 1993 HD

    In 19th century New York high society, a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's...

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  • 1971
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    Murphy's War

    Murphy's War

    6.149 1971 HD

    Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up...

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  • 1964
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    Becket

    Becket

    7.2 1964 HD

    King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another...

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  • 1989
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    Valmont

    Valmont

    6.702 1989 HD

    Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that...

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  • 1972
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    Under Milk Wood

    Under Milk Wood

    6.2 1972 HD

    The delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" in which we meet a host of curious...

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  • 2004
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    The Murder Room

    The Murder Room

    6.3 2004 HD

    London's Dupayne Museum is in danger of closing since one of the trustees feels that the money expended on preserving the past could be better spent...

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  • 2000
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    Come and Go

    Come and Go

    4 2000 HD

    An adaptation of Samuel Beckett's short play from 1965. Three women meet on a bench; they reminisce about their old school days and whisper terrible...

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  • 1965
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    Young Cassidy

    Young Cassidy

    6.2 1965 HD

    In Dublin circa 1911, John Cassidy (Rod Taylor), an impoverished idealist, whose ambitions are restricted by the demands of looking after his family,...

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  • 1980
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    Nijinsky

    Nijinsky

    5.219 1980 HD

    The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his...

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  • 1990
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    Red Empire

    Red Empire

    1 1990 HD

    A thorough and intelligently summarized history of the Soviet Union, from the socio-political origins for the Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917 to...

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  • 1974
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    Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

    Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

    8 1974 HD

    Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston...

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  • 1985
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    The Doctor and the Devils

    The Doctor and the Devils

    6.385 1985 HD

    In Victorian England, two grave robbers supply a wealthy doctor with bodies to research anatomy on, but greed causes them to look for a more simple...

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  • 1998
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    The Scold's Bridle

    The Scold's Bridle

    7 1998 HD

    Detective Cooper investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder of Matilda who was found dead in her bath wearing the Scold's Bridle.

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  • 1968
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    Thief

    Thief

    1 1968 HD

    A lady catches the attention of a compulsive gambler.

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  • 1991
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    The Black Candle

    The Black Candle

    4.8 1991 HD

    Lily Whitmore is the heir to a crumbling factory that she's determined to restore to its former glory. Unfortunately, Lily must instead turn her...

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  • 2014
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    Under Milk Wood

    Under Milk Wood

    6.1 2014 HD

    An all star cast unite to perform a distinctive BBC Wales Television adaptation of Dylan Thomas's radio play, presented in collaboration with...

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  • 1995
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    The Vacillations of Poppy Carew

    The Vacillations of Poppy Carew

    5 1995 HD

    Adaptation of the novel by Mary Wesley.

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  • 2016
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    Aberfan: The Green Hollow

    Aberfan: The Green Hollow

    5 2016 HD

    A film poem to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, written by Owen Sheers and performed by a stellar cast of Wales's best-known...

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  • 2003
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    Stalin: Inside the Terror

    Stalin: Inside the Terror

    6.3 2003 HD

    This program is an overview of the life and career of Joseph Stalin. It concentrates on describing and attempting to explain the origins of the...

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  • 1998
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    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    5.048 1998 HD

    A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass', which continued on from the popular 'Alice in Wonderland'...

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  • 1990
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    Dark River

    Dark River

    1 1990 HD

    An angry father sets out to get revenge for the death of his daughter in a toxic waste accident.

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  • 1997
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    House of America

    House of America

    5 1997 HD

    "House of America" is a 1997 film directed by Marc Evans. The film, set in a depressed Welsh mining town, centres on a dysfunctional family unit of...

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  • 1977
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    Heartbreak House

    Heartbreak House

    1 1977 HD

    Captain Shotover, a retired seafarer, is reluctantly hosting a weekend house party for his two daughters and their bohemian friends. As they indulge...

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  • 2017
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    Hochelaga, Land of Souls

    Hochelaga, Land of Souls

    5.438 2017 HD

    Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny engages in a search for his ancestors following a tragic terrain slump in the Percival Molson Stadium.

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  • 2018
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    Voyageuse

    Voyageuse

    6 2018 HD

    Based on the life of my late mother-in-law, Erica Thomas, “Voyageuse” is a mix of romance, science and conspiracy theory drawn directly...

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  • 2018
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    Miss Dalí

    Miss Dalí

    5.7 2018 HD

    Anna Maria Dalí is four years younger than her brother Salvador and they love each other. Both enjoy the great progressive atmosphere of...

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  • 1995
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    The Mousehole Cat

    The Mousehole Cat

    10 1995 HD

    Told through the eyes of Mowzer, a cat, this tale -- based on a Cornish legend -- follows brave Tom Bawcock as he makes his way towards the...

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  • 1969
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    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    6.7 1969 HD

    Academy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the...

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  • 2018
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    To Provide All People

    To Provide All People

    6 2018 HD

    To mark the 70th anniversary of the birth of the NHS, acclaimed poet Owen Sheers takes us on a journey that weaves the extraordinary story of the...

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  • 1989
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    David Macaulay: Pyramid

    David Macaulay: Pyramid

    1 1989 HD

    How did ancient Egyptians build the Great Pyramid at Giza, joining two million blocks of heavy stone with amazing precision? Who were the leaders who...

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  • 2020
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    A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    7.2 2020 HD

    The radical new take on Dickens’ classic seeks both to exhume the original story’s gritty commentary on social inequality and the...

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  • 1982
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    How Many Miles to Babylon?

    How Many Miles to Babylon?

    1 1982 HD

    Wealthy Alexander Moore and working-class Jerry Crowe are childhood friends and in 1914 find themselves in the same Army unit - Alex as an officer...

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  • 2021
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    Dream Horse

    Dream Horse

    7 2021 HD

    The inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town bartender, Jan Vokes. With very little money and no experience,...

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  • 2018
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    Nureyev

    Nureyev

    7.4 2018 HD

    An insight into the life of the world's most famous male dancer, Rudolf Nureyev.

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  • 1999
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    Aristocrats

    Aristocrats

    6 1999 HD

    18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox,...

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  • 2019
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    Be Happy!

    Be Happy!

    5.5 2019 HD

    A contemporary love story about Peter, a Freudian psychiatrist married to the Finnish Mika, David, a young British gay who lives in Banyoles,...

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  • 2020
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    Summerland

    Summerland

    7.523 2020 HD

    A woman during the Second World War opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him.

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  • 1962
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    The Longest Day

    The Longest Day

    7.583 1962 HD

    The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the...

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  • 2019
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    Time & Again

    Time & Again

    9 2019 HD

    Eleanor and Isabelle meet again, sixty years after their relationship break up...

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  • 2019
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    National Theatre Live: Les Blancs

    National Theatre Live: Les Blancs

    6 2019 HD

    An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial...

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  • 2002
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    I, Claudius: A Television Epic

    I, Claudius: A Television Epic

    7 2002 HD

    The cast and crew of I, Claudius (1976) discuss the making of the series.

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  • 1971
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    Platonov

    Platonov

    1 1971 HD

    The title character is a married provincial schoolmaster and a notorious philanderer. He is a russian Don Juan except that he himself doesn't seek to...

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  • 2000
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    Cinderella: The ITV Pantomime

    Cinderella: The ITV Pantomime

    8 2000 HD

    A televised pantomime of Cinderella featuring various celebrities.

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  • 1980
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    Carpathian Eagle

    Carpathian Eagle

    4 1980 HD

    Murder victims are being found with the hearts cut out. A police detective is assigned to find and stop the killer. Originally an episode of British...

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  • 2003
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    Still: Here/Now

    Still: Here/Now

    1 2003 HD

    A search for the poetic soul of Wales - a feature documentary which explores poetic responses, historical & contemporary, to the issues of social &...

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  • 1969
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    Laughter in the Dark

    Laughter in the Dark

    4 1969 HD

    Swinging London in the 1960's. Deals with the affection of a middle-aged man for a very young woman, resulting in a mutually parasitic relationship.

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  • 1988
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    The Snow Spider

    The Snow Spider

    9.5 1988 HD

    On his ninth birthday, young Gwyn (Osian Roberts), who lives on a remote hill farm in Wales, receives five strange gifts from his grandmother...

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  • 1990
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    Emlyn's Moon

    Emlyn's Moon

    7 1990 HD

    Young magician Gywn and his friend Nia have been warned to stay away from Emlyn Llewelyn, the strange boy who claims his mother lives on the moon....

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  • 2021
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    National Theatre Live: Under Milk Wood

    National Theatre Live: Under Milk Wood

    1 2021 HD

    A community is sleeping. If you listen closely, you can hear their dreams. The retired sea captain yearning for his lost love. The landlady living...

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  • 1991
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    The Chestnut Soldier

    The Chestnut Soldier

    7 1991 HD

    Gwyn can feel danger coming in the wind. Somehow he knows the warnings have to do with the broken toy horse that holds the evil spirit of a prince...

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  • 1966
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    Eh, Joe?

    Eh, Joe?

    1 1966 HD

    The first English broadcast of Eh, Joe? which aired on BBC2 on July 4th, 1966 with Jack MacGowran, for whom the play was specifically written,...

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  • 1993
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    The Borrowers

    The Borrowers

    1 1993 HD

    The Borrowers are small, fifteen-centimeter-high humans, who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in...

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  • 2022
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    Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends

    Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends

    8 2022 HD

    On 3 May 2022, Cameron Mackintosh invited many of Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in London’s West End for a thrilling,...

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  • 2007
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    The 50 Greatest Television Dramas

    The 50 Greatest Television Dramas

    1 2007 HD

    Boasting an amazing selection of the most watched, most influential and most highly acclaimed programmes ever made, The 50 Greatest Television Dramas...

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  • 2011
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    The Mountain That Had To Be Painted

    The Mountain That Had To Be Painted

    1 2011 HD

    Documentary about the painters Augustus John and James Dickson Innes who, in 1911, left London for the wild Arenig Valley in North Wales. Over three...

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  • 2012
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    A Picture of London

    A Picture of London

    1 2012 HD

    From its early years until the present day, London has provided powerful, emotional inspiration to artists. This documentary evokes the city as seen...

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  • 2022
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    Peter O'Toole: Along the Sky Road to Aqaba

    Peter O'Toole: Along the Sky Road to Aqaba

    7.6 2022 HD

    Reflecting Peter O'Toole's theatrical legacy, this feature documentary is structured into four acts, each introduced by a quote about O'Toole that...

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  • 1968
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    It’s Dearer After Midnight

    It’s Dearer After Midnight

    1 1968 HD

    A two-hander, set in a fictional Northern city, featuring Keith Barron as a taxi driver and Sian Phillips as the customer he takes to a strip club in...

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  • 2024
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    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    1 2024 HD

    Stones are at once the most foundational and the most overlooked parts of our lifeworld. When a retired nature documentary narrator passes a kidney...

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  • 1962
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    Don Juan in Hell

    Don Juan in Hell

    1 1962 HD

    The third act of George Bernard Shaw's philosophical comedy Man and Superman. This dream episode depicts a lively debate between Don Juan, the Devil,...

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  • 2012
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    Lovesong

    Lovesong

    1 2012 HD

    Lovesong intricately weaves the story of a couple in the first stages of their life together with the same couple as they approach the end of this...

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  • 2023
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    Siân Phillips at 90

    Siân Phillips at 90

    1 2023 HD

    Acclaimed actress Dame Siân Phillips is still working at 90. The star of I, Claudius speaks openly about her marriage to Peter O'Toole and...

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  • 2021
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    National Theatre Live: Under Milk Wood

    National Theatre Live: Under Milk Wood

    1 2021 HD

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  • 1976
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    I, Claudius

    I, Claudius

    7.9 1976 HD

    Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors -...

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  • 1999
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    The Magician's House

    The Magician's House

    5.5 1999 HD

    The Magician's House is a quartet of children's fantasy books by William Corlett. Two mini-series were produced in 1999 for British television, which...

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  • 1975
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    How Green Was My Valley

    How Green Was My Valley

    5 1975 HD

    Life is harsh but uncomplicated and happy for the Morgan family in their coal mining village in the Rhondda Valleys. But as the 20th century...

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  • 1976
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    I, Claudius

    I, Claudius

    7.9 1976 HD

    Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors -...

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  • 1982
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    Smiley's People

    Smiley's People

    7.7 1982 HD

    Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations...

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  • 1978
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    Warrior Queen

    Warrior Queen

    5 1978 HD

    Warrior Queen is a British television series made by Thames Television for ITV from 20 February to 27 March 1978. Set in Britain under Roman rule,...

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  • 1993
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    Heidi

    Heidi

    7.181 1993 HD

    After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where...

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  • 1987
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    Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair

    1 1987 HD

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  • 2001
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    Attila

    Attila

    6.289 2001 HD

    Attila was an American TV miniseries set during the waning days of the Western Roman Empire, in particular during the invasions of the Huns in Europe.

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  • 1974
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    Shoulder to Shoulder

    Shoulder to Shoulder

    5 1974 HD

    The lives of the Pankhurst women and their role in the Suffragette Movement.

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  • 1979
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    7.558 1979 HD

    George Smiley, the aging master spy of the Cold War and once heir apparent to Control, is brought back out of retirement to flush out a top level...

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  • 1997
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    Ivanhoe

    Ivanhoe

    6.8 1997 HD

    The epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert. Caught between the rivalries and...

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  • 1998
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    The Scold's Bridle

    The Scold's Bridle

    1 1998 HD

    Detective Cooper investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder of Matilda who was found dead in her bath wearing the Scold's Bridle.

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  • 1989
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    Agatha Christie's Poirot

    Agatha Christie's Poirot

    8.156 1989 HD

    From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule...

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  • 1997
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    La Femme Nikita

    La Femme Nikita

    7.409 1997 HD

    La Femme Nikita was a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay...

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  • 2021
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    Wonders of the Celtic Deep

    Wonders of the Celtic Deep

    1 2021 HD

    Documentary exploring the nature and wildlife of the Welsh coast.

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  • 2021
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    A Year in the Beacons

    A Year in the Beacons

    1 2021 HD

    A Year in the Beacons follows the course of a year in the national park for the staff of the Glanusk Estate, the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, and a...

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  • 1987
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    The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

    The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

    4.3 1987 HD

    Ann, a former chorus girl marries above herself into a rich society family, but her mother-in-law regards her with great suspicion from the start....

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  • 1979
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    Tales of the Unexpected

    Tales of the Unexpected

    6.7 1979 HD

    A British television anthology of stories, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, and a twist at the end. With early episodes written and...

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  • 1993
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    The Return of the Borrowers

    The Return of the Borrowers

    6.5 1993 HD

    The Borrowers leave their new home and find a model village just the right size for them. They find George but the village's owner also finds out...

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  • 1951
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    Hallmark Hall of Fame

    Hallmark Hall of Fame

    8.8 1951 HD

    Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The...

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  • 2020
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    McDonald & Dodds

    McDonald & Dodds

    7.65 2020 HD

    Two detectives, DCI McDonald and DS Dodds, who seemingly have nothing in common, are thrown together and forge a rumbustious friendship and...

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  • 2003
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    The Last Detective

    The Last Detective

    7.5 2003 HD

    "Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged...

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  • 1996
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    Silent Witness

    Silent Witness

    7.5 1996 HD

    Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.

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  • 1997
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    Midsomer Murders

    Midsomer Murders

    7.572 1997 HD

    The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his...

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  • 1990
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    Perfect Scoundrels

    Perfect Scoundrels

    6 1990 HD

    Perfect Scoundrels first broadcast in 1990 on British television. A comedy-drama following two con-men doing their best to separate various people...

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  • 2019
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    Good Omens

    Good Omens

    8.048 2019 HD

    Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, join forces to find the Antichrist and stop Armageddon.

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  • 1980
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    Hammer House of Horror

    Hammer House of Horror

    7 1980 HD

    Anthology series, in which each self-contained episode featured a different kind of horror. These varied from witches, werewolves, ghosts, devil...

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  • 1956
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    Tony Awards

    Tony Awards

    5 1956 HD

    The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as a Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The...

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  • 1997
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    Arthouse

    Arthouse

    1 1997 HD

    Channel 4 documentary series covering all branches of the arts.

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  • 2022
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    The Chelsea Detective

    The Chelsea Detective

    6.2 2022 HD

    Detective Inspector Max Arnold lives on a battered houseboat at the end of Cheyne Walk after separating from his art dealer wife Astrid. The son of a...

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  • 2024
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    Doctor Who

    Doctor Who

    6.5 2024 HD

    The Doctor and his companion travel across time and space encountering incredible friends and foes.

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