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1. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.4
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 187,903

2. The History Boys (2006)

R | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 16,004

3. The End of the Affair (1999)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Heather-Jay Jones

Votes: 15,843

4. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves

Votes: 10,784

5. In Love and War (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty, he is injured and ends up in the hospital, where he falls ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry S. Villard, James Nagel, Allan Scott, Dimitri Villard, Clancy Sigal, Anna Hamilton Phelan | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin, Margot Steinberg

Votes: 6,124

6. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Bennett, John Lahr | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 3,770

7. A Private Function (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.6
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1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Bennett, Malcolm Mowbray | Director: Malcolm Mowbray | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 1,734

8. Dreamchild (1985)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher, Caris Corfman

Votes: 1,086

9. Little Dorrit (1988)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Christine Edzard | Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

Votes: 753

10. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.8
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 698

11. Fortunes of War (1987 TV Mini-Series)

407 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

Votes: 487

12. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 482

13. National Theatre Live (2009– )

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Stars: Nick Sampson, Simon Russell Beale, Alex Jennings, Helen Mirren

Votes: 474

14. Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Writer: Lewis Carroll | Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 432

15. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992– )

24 min | Animation, Family

8.4
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Stars: Niamh Cusack, Enn Reitel, Mary Jane Bowe, Jenny Moore

Votes: 403

16. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Documentary, Music

6.7
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The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Terence Dackombe | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Jeff Beck, Alan Bennett, John Bird

Votes: 401

17. The Young Visiters (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London. She comes to see society and meet young men and bothers him to go ... See full summary »

Writers: Daisy Ashford, Patrick Barlow | Director: David Yates | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Lyndsey Marshal, Bill Nighy

Votes: 397

18. The Wind in the Willows (1995 TV Movie)

73 min | Animation, Family

7.7
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Writers: Kenneth Grahame, Ted Walker | Director: Dave Unwin | Stars: Alan Bennett, Michael Palin, Michael Gambon, Rik Mayall

Votes: 395

19. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Brian's Play (2013)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Brian receives widespread acclaim for his new play, but how will he react when Stewie writes a play overnight that puts his to shame?

Creators: Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman | Directors: Joseph Lee, Dominic Bianchi | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 378

20. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997 TV Mini-Series)

416 min | Drama

7.5
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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.

Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale, Robin Bailey

Votes: 320

21. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent

Votes: 309

22. Talking Heads (1987 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.4
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Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Bennett, Stephanie Cole, Thora Hird, Patricia Routledge

Votes: 208

23. Every Home Should Have One (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy

4.9
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Teddy, working at an advertising agency, has to come up with a campaign for frozen porridge.

Writers: Marty Feldman, Herbert Kretzmer, Denis Norden, Milton Shulman, Barry Took | Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Marty Feldman, Judy Cornwell, Garry Miller, Shelley Berman

Votes: 197

25. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: A Question of Attribution (1991)

70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a Soviet agent for 25 years, is routinely questioned and gives no answers, but is knighted and works as Director of the Courtauld Institute, and presents his ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: James Fox, David Calder, Geoffrey Palmer, Prunella Scales

Votes: 167

26. The Willows in Winter (1996 TV Movie)

74 min | Family, Animation

8.0
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Mole disappears while answering what he thinks is an urgent summons from Rat, forcing Badger to enlist Toad and his new airplane in a frantic search party.

Writers: William Horwood, Ted Walker | Director: Dave Unwin | Stars: Alan Bennett, Michael Palin, Michael Gambon, Rik Mayall

Votes: 152

27. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Creators: Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Joy Whitby | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

Votes: 151

28. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 127

29. The Secret Policeman's Ball (2006 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy

7.3
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Writers: Jesse Armstrong, James Cary, Roger Drew, John Finnemore, John Holmes, Matt Kirshen, Steve Punt, Will Smith, Dan Tetsell | Director: Julia Knowles | Stars: Ronni Ancona, David Armand, Alan C. Bennett, Jo Brand

Votes: 125

30. Beyond the Fringe (1964 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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A TV version of the stage show originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe (August 1962) and subsequently in London (Fortune Theatre) and Broadway.

Writers: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore | Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore

Votes: 124

31. The Importance of Being Morrissey (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: Ricky Kelehar | Directors: Tina Flintoff, Ricky Kelehar | Stars: Alan Bennett, Bono, Kathy Burke, Christopher Eccleston

Votes: 122

32. Talking Heads 2 (1998 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.6
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Stars: Eileen Atkins, David Haig, Thora Hird, Patricia Routledge

Votes: 103

33. Not Only... But Also (1965–1970)

45 min | Comedy

8.7
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Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Nanette, Chris Karan

Votes: 99

34. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn, Stephen Fry

Votes: 87

35. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982 TV Movie)

170 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Alan Bennett, Richard O'Callaghan, Tenniel Evans, Bryan Marshall

Votes: 86

36. Selling Hitler (1991 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The true story of the biggest fraud in publishing history - the Hitler diaries.

Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Alexei Sayle, Alison Doody, Julie T. Wallace

Votes: 81

37. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Votes: 80

38. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 73

39. National Theatre Live (2009– )
Episode: 50 Years on Stage (2013)

9.1
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Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.

Writers: Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennett, Howard Brenton, George Farquhar, David Hare, Tony Kushner, Harold Pinter, Peter Shaffer, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard | Stars: Roger Allam, Jonathan Bailey, Alan Bennett, Michael Brett

Votes: 72

40. A Day Out (1972 TV Movie)

50 min

7.6
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A group of emotionally repressed men even manage to turn a Sunday cycle ride into a formal occasion.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: James Cossins, John Normington, Philip Locke, Dave Hill

Votes: 68

41. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Insurance Man (1986)

77 min

7.8
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Franz, a young man, works in a dye factory in Prague. One day he notices a skin-rash, like eczema, growing on his hands. All attempts to treat it with ointment fail, and the rash gradually ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Trevor Peacock, Alan MacNaughton, Robert Hines, Diana Rayworth

Votes: 66

42. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 59

43. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 58

44. Objects of Affection (1982– )
Episode: A Woman of No Importance (1982)

48 min | Drama

8.7
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A middle-aged woman contemplates her life after she is admitted to hospital.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Giles Foster | Star: Patricia Routledge

Votes: 55

45. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Hamlet (1970)

85 min | Drama

7.9
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Writers: John Barton, William Shakespeare | Director: Peter Wood | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Michael Redgrave, Margaret Leighton, Richard Johnson

Votes: 55

46. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers, Martin Parr

Votes: 51

47. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Sunset Across the Bay (1975)

70 min | Drama

7.8
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A married couple, after a life time of work and bringing up a family, retire and awaken to the fast changing world around them, the habitual nature of their relationship, and what they have left.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gabrielle Daye, Harry Markham, Bob Peck, Christine Buckley

Votes: 47

48. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Geraldine James, Trevor Peacock

Votes: 46

49. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: 102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990)

98 min

7.2
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In 1916 author Marcel Proust is leading a reclusive life in Paris. He hires a quartet of musicians and befriends one of them, a wounded serviceman.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Udayan Prasad | Stars: Alan Bates, Paul Rhys, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Coy

Votes: 41

50. National Theatre Live (2009– )
Episode: The Habit of Art (2010)

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Writer: Alan Bennett | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings, Adrian Scarborough, Stephen Wight

Votes: 38