TV: Most Wanted

by qempyrean | created - 27 Dec 2015 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

My top series to view in the near future; mostly for the first time, although some were briefly seen in the distant past.

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1. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for M9, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 1,000

2. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 893

3. The Outsider (1968–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

David Ross is a orphaned, ex-con, loner living in a world that loaths and makes a living as a private investgator in Los Angeles to tackle his financial problems and other people's problems as well.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bill Quinn, James Edwards, Paul Hahn

Votes: 55

4. The Green Hornet (1966–1967)

TV-PG | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato.

Stars: Van Williams, Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 2,308

5. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

Votes: 42

6. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

A man shot and left for dead on the trail is found and revived. He has no recollection of his past and, calling himself Shenandoah, roams the West in search of his identity.

Stars: Robert Horton, Gregory Walcott, John Cliff, James Griffith

Votes: 141

7. The Ten Thousand Day War (1980– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the American stage of the Vietnam War.

Stars: Joseph B. Anderson, Anthony Astuccio, Peter Braestrup, George R. Christmas

Votes: 217

8. Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )

660 min | Documentary, History, War

An in-depth look at the Vietnam War.

Stars: Will Lyman, Henry Kissinger, Tin Bui, Van Dong Pham

Votes: 278

9. The Great War (1964)

40 min | Documentary, War

One of the greatest achievements of television -broadcast from 1964 in 26 episodes. Use of extensive archive footage and sound effects, linked with contemporary classic music of that area. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Emlyn Williams, Marius Goring

Votes: 554

10. The First World War (2003)

500 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Voja Tankosic, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Andrée Bernard

Votes: 1,085

11. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Casino Royale (1954)

Unrated | 52 min | Drama

American spy James Bond must outsmart card wiz and crime boss LeChiffre while monitoring his actions.

Director: William H. Brown Jr. | Stars: Barry Nelson, Peter Lorre, Linda Christian, Michael Pate

Votes: 975

12. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 172

13. Good Company (1967– )

60 min | News

F. Lee Baily hosted this short-lived (four months) interview program on ABC- TV. Similar in format to "Person to Person" on CBS in the 1950s, this series was executive-produced by David ... See full summary »

Stars: F. Lee Bailey, Tony Curtis

14. Hannay (1988–1989)

52 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

Richard Hannay is a man of his times: an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer, a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, upholding a ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Powell, Christopher Scoular, Gavin Richards, Jill Meager

Votes: 123

15. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it, but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

Votes: 127

16. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

The adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

Votes: 148

17. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)

60 min | Drama

Ken, Dave, and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on, and working out of, a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their ... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra, Troy Donahue

Votes: 204

18. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 114

19. Maya (1967–1968)

60 min | Adventure

Two teenagers travel around India on Maya, orphan Raji's elephant, looking for Terry's father who is assumed to have been killed by a man eating tiger.

Stars: Jay North, Sajid Khan, Iftekhar, I.S. Johar

Votes: 68

20. The Rogues (1964–1965)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.

Stars: Robert Coote, Gig Young, Charles Boyer, David Niven

Votes: 272

21. The Cheaters (1960–1962)

30 min | Mystery

Cases of an Insurance Claims Investigator.

Stars: John Ireland, Robert Ayres, Ann Hanslip, Colin Tapley

Votes: 9

22. O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

James O'Hara of the United States Treasury works in several branches to stop illegal activities such as smuggling contraband, tax evasion, and the like.

Stars: David Janssen, Paul Picerni, Stacy Harris, Joe E. Tata

Votes: 100

23. The Long, Hot Summer (1965–1966)

48 min | Drama

Ben Quick returns to the Southern town of Frenchman's Bend to claim his inheritance and soon runs afoul of local power Boss Varner. The handsome Ben attracts the attention of the local ... See full summary »

Stars: Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Paul Geary, Lana Wood

Votes: 65

24. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 445

25. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the King, he developed a reputation of a playboy, which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Votes: 383

26. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, Kenneth More

Votes: 853

27. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Philip Coolidge

Votes: 114

28. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 143,498

29. Dekalog (1989–1990)

TV-MA | 572 min | Drama

100 Metascore

Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

Stars: Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Aleksander Bardini, Olaf Lubaszenko

Votes: 19,053 | Gross: $0.10M

30. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama

In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Claus Holm, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 3,644

31. Das Boot (1985–1987)

TV-MA | 293 min | Drama, Thriller, War

A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 22,990

32. If These Walls Could Speak (1965–1966)

30 min | Documentary

Some of the world's most famous buildings and castles have fascinating stories to tell about their history and the people who lived in them - if these walls could speak. Vincent Price acts ... See full summary »

Star: Vincent Price

33. In Search of... (1976–1982)

30 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries.

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Francis Hitching, George O. Abell, Sylvia Browne

Votes: 791

36. Seaway (1965–1966)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

Nick King, working for a consortium of ship owners, teams up with Admiral Henry Fox in dealing with problems that occur on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Fox is a government official, bringing a legal aspect to bringing things to a conclusion.

Stars: Stephen Young, Austin Willis, Jonathan White, Cec Linder

Votes: 31

37. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 143,439

38. Caprica (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences.

Stars: Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, Alessandra Torresani

Votes: 22,871

39. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

Votes: 82

40. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

Votes: 6,413

41. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

The trials of a young U.S. Marine Lieutenant and his comrades at Camp Pendleton.

Stars: Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn, Don Penny, Carmen Phillips

Votes: 141

42. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama, Family

Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.

Stars: Jack Palance, Stuart Erwin, Michael Consoldane, Del Graham

Votes: 93

43. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 1,105

44. Steve Canyon (1958–1959)

30 min | Adventure

Air Force pilot Steve Canyon, the commander of Big Thunder Air Force Base, travels from base to base as an all around trouble shooter, when he's not dealing with the the personal and military problems of his own everyday life.

Stars: Dean Fredericks, Jackson Beck, Paul Frees, Jerry Paris

Votes: 60

45. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

Votes: 141

46. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 88

47. Channing (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

Professor Joe Howe is a Korean War veteran who is hired to teach English at Channing College. The dean Fred Baker is his mentor as Howe is writing a novel about his experiences. They are frequently involved in the student's lives.

Stars: Henry Jones, Jason Evers, Tyler McVey, Ed Nelson

Votes: 29

48. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 71

49. Breaking Point (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

Dr. Raymer is the mentor and also boss of Dr. McKinley Thompson at York Hospital. The actions centers around the lives of the people who eventually seek help and their situations rather than the treatment prescribed.

Stars: Paul Richards, Eduard Franz, Cece Whitney, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 43

50. The House of Eliott (1991–1994)

50 min | Drama