TV programmes and films - what are your favourites?

Just wondering what we all watch when there's not much on the television? Quadrophenia is the obvious one of course, but I confess I've never seen it all the way through.
On the series front, on my shelf there are box sets of the Mrs Peel & Tara King Avengers, of Gerry Anderson’s UFO, some original Star Trek.
Films wise, I’ve the 1967 Casino Royale (plotless and confused, but I love every weird minute), The Italian Job, Roman Holiday, all the Beatles films (sorry…), Breakfast at Tiffany's, etc. There’s Metropolis, some lesser known French films, a Small Faces documentary, and Cracked Actor.  
On the more general side of things there are also two of my favourite films, 2001 and Lawrence of Arabia, but my favourite film of all must be How to Steal a Million, with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole.

What're your favourites? 

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  • Just finished binge-watching the German late 50's period dramas Ku'damm '56 and Ku'damm '59. Both series are fantastic and happened to see a couple of Heinkels which made me smile somewhat! :-)

    • You still do see a few on the street every now and then... more so than my old Hercules scooter. 

    • I have a few friends in Melbourne who ride them and Maicoletta also. An acquaintance of mine who I was in a CWA Branch with, had a Heinkel in the 1960s.

      Have you seen the show?

    • No I haven't, but I might some time soon;-)

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  • ; Ronnie Lane documentary you guys mights enjoy.

    • If that's the Passing Show doco, it brought a few tears to my eyes. Sad and tragic end to a very under-rated musician. I know Steve Marriott was talented in his own right, but Ronnie was what George Harrison was to The Beatles - quiet, reserved, under-rated and talented...

    • Couldn't get it on the ipad H but will have a look for it later.

    • It's worthwhile watch Chris :-)

    • Watched the Ronnie Lane documentary last night and it was excellent H. Very emotional at the end of it with everyone showing exactly how much he was loved. I remember going to see his old mucker Ian Mac in concert a few years ago. He spent a lot of the gig telling us great stories about the SF and the Faces. He spoke with great love of his pal Ronnie and how gifted he was and how he felt his presence was still with him. It was a horrible end for the wee man but you got a sense of his spirit prevailing over that terrible illness.

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