Television Shows

"As Seen on TV" A television movie (also TV movie, made-for-TV movie, telefilm, etc.) is a photoplay that does not normally feature in movie theatres but is produced for, and released to, television only. It is commonly considered a type of movie, but some people restrict the latter term to those that play in cinemas only. The programs listed below have all at one time or another been on the telly. Most of those great old shows are represented here, from "Green Acres" to "Absolutely Fabulous", from "Dallas" to "Six Feet Under", from "The Simpsons" to "Ren and Stimpy"..... Below is an amalgam of Alice's entire collection of "Television Shows". For more precise grazing you may find scrolling within this genre helpful. ie "TV Drama", "TV Comedy", "TV Cult", etc

A Bit of Fry and Laurie: Series 3 (1991)

Director: Nick Symons
Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Another six episodes of 'me colleagues' brand of inspired jiggery-pokery, genius word-wrangling and general hilariousness. Season three features the l... Read more

A Christmas Carol (BBC) (1976)

Director: Moira Armstrong
Starring: Michael Hordern, Bernard Lee, John Le Mesurier, Clive Merrison, Patricia Quinn,...

Michael Hordern plays the sour Scrooge in this wonderful BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' great Christmas story. John Le Mesurier is Jacob Marley a... Read more

A Christmas Carol / Songs From Grope Lane (2003)

Director: Geraldine Dowd
Starring: Anton Lesser

'A Christmas Carol' - At his house, a group of friends and relatives listen to Dickens as he tells his Christmas story. Anton Lesser, as Dickens, brin... Read more

A Courageous Heart (2009)

Director: John Kent Harrison
Starring: Anna Paquin, Marcia Gay Harden, Goran Visnjic

Aka 'The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler'. Anna Paquin stars in this inspiring true story as Irena Sendler who was one of the most remarkable, and u... Read more

A Fine Romance: Series 1 and 2 (1981)

Starring: Judi Dench, Michael C Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Warwick

Real life husband and wife team, Judi Dench and Michael Williams, played a mis-matched romantic couple in this charmingly low-key and much-loved Briti... Read more

A Flying Visit: Series 1 and 2 (2002)

Starring: Jim Hickey

Former TVNZ weatherman and pilot Jim Hickey flies his plane to some of the country's more unique and remote areas, in search of colourful characters a... Read more

A Fortunate Life (1985)

Director: Henri Safran, Marcus Cole
Starring: Bill Kerr, Dorothy Alison, Benedict Sweeney, Dominic Sweeney

Based on A.B. Facey's seminal autobiographical novel, this acclaimed production spans the years from 1897 to 1916, from the Australian outback to Gall... Read more

A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990)

Director: John Hough
Starring: Samantha Eggar, Oliver Reed, Sarah Miles, Fiona Fullerton, Christopher Plummer,...

Adapted from the romance novel of kitch queen, Barbara Cartland. Christopher Plummer is the strutting Grand Duke, Oliver Reed is the lascivious rajah... Read more

A Home Of Your Own (1964)

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Richard Briers, Peter Butterworth, Bernard Cribbins, Bill Fraser

This wordless, though noisy comedy is a satire on Britain's building industry and stars Ronnie Barker as the put-upon cement mixer, Peter Butterworth... Read more

A Horseman Riding By (1978)

Director: Paul Ciapessoni, Philip Dudley, Alan Grint
Starring: Nigel Havers, Glyn Houston, Fiona Gaunt, Prunella Ransome, Gillian McCutcheon

A 13-part BBC adaptation of RF Delderfield's novel, features Nigel Havers, in an early starring role, as young Boer War vet, Paul Craddock, who is inv... Read more