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2. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: The Second Chef (1962)

Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Writer: Mike Watts | Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Jane Hylton, Oliver Reed, Michael Ripper

3. Not Only... But Also (1965–1970)

45 min | Comedy

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

4. A Tale of Two Cities (1965– )

25 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Patrick Troughton, Nicholas Pennell, Kika Markham, Leslie French

5. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

6. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: A Night In (1974)

Comedy

8.4
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Supposedly as a temporary measure Lennie Godber is moved into Fletch's cell. As a first-timer the prison world is new to him and he misses his girl-friend. Fletch shows a kindly, ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Paul McDowell, Steve Ismay

7. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #3.2 (1973)

44 min | Comedy

8.4
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Sketches are a visit to the doctor where you get more than you expect, we see a magic ring, there is a routine set in a pub, we find out hot to get married, two old men from the services ... See full summary »

Writers: John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Spike Mullins, Ronnie Barker, Peter Campbell, Garry Chambers, Tudor Jones, Tony Hare, David McKellar, Philip Munnoch, Anthony Payne, Ted Taylor | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Design, Pan's People

8. Going Straight (1978– )
Episode: Going Off the Rails (1978)

Comedy

8.4
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Ingrid is marrying Lennie Godber but Fletch feels frustrated because his ex-wife and her partner are paying for the wedding when he feels that he should be. He is thus tempted when a man ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Patricia Brake, Alfred Lynch

9. Going Straight (1978– )
Episode: Going to Be Alright (1978)

Comedy

8.4
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Fletch goes to see his probation officer,who is disappointed that he has not got a job. Fletch explains that he was going to work in a cardboard box factory but his wife Isobel ran off with... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Patricia Brake, Rowena Cooper

10. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: The Two Ronnies Old Fashioned Christmas Mystery (1973)

Comedy

8.4
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On Christmas Eve in 1874, the turkey has been stolen from Sir Giles and Lady Hampton. What are they going to serve their guests? They call in the detectives Piggy Malone and Charley Farley to find who stole it.

Writers: Ronnie Barker, David Nobbs, Peter Vincent, Spike Mullins, Dick Vosburgh | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Cheryl Kennedy, Gabrielle Drake

11. Porridge (1974–1977)

45 min | Comedy

8.3
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

12. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

13. The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (2005– )

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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The Two Ronnies look back at some of the best sketches they recorded for their long running television show.

Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Katie Melua, Alison Moyet

14. Hark at Barker (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Creator: Alun Owen | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson, Frank Gatliff, Mary Baxter

15. Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute (2004 TV Movie)

60 min

8.3
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Director: John L. Spencer | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Lynda Baron, Richard Briers

16. Going Straight (1978– )
Episode: Going Going Gone (1978)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Fletch is well-regarded at the hotel though he is not too well off as his wages go on repaying Ingrid and Godber,now engaged for loans. An old lady called Mrs. Appleby comes to the hotel ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Patricia Brake, David Swift

17. Going Straight (1978– )
Episode: Going Home (1978)

Comedy

8.3
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Fletch is finally released - after getting his coat stuck in the prison gates - and on the train home meets Mr. MacKay,who tells him he is retiring. Two men get on the train - Oaksey,known ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Fulton Mackay, Timothy Bateson, Norman Jones

18. Going Straight (1978– )
Episode: Going Sour (1978)

Comedy

8.3
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Whilst in a cafe Fletch sees a young punk girl try to steal another man's wallet. He steps to save the situation and,on learning that the girl,Penny,has run away from home,takes her back to... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Roberta Tovey, Freddie Earlle

19. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: A Test of Character (1977)

Comedy

8.2
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Godber is doing his history O Level exam and Fletch means to help him pass by getting Warren to steal the test paper for him, which he does. However, Godber prefers to pass on his own ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

20. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1971)

44 min | Comedy

8.2
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The main sketches are the news report put together in a hurry, unable to control himself at a party, a doctor with a cure for saying things twice, Hampton Wick episode 1, sending flowers ... See full summary »

Writers: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Eric Idle, Chris Miller, Spike Mullins, David Nobbs, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Bill Solly, Peter Vincent, Dick Vosburgh, Ronnie Barker | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Alfredo, New World

21. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #3.3 (1973)

45 min | Comedy

8.2
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Sketches include a visit to the tourist office of a country behind the iron curtain, there is an explanation about symbols used on television, there is a visit to the Limerick Clinic for a ... See full summary »

Writers: John Cleese, Mick Loftus, Spike Mullins, David Nobbs, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Peter Vincent, Ronnie Barker, Peter Campbell, Stan Edwards, Derek Farmer, Les Higgins, Frank Kirkbride, David McKellar, Tony Rich, Austin Steele, Dick Vosburgh | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Elaine Delmar, Pan's People

22. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #3.4 (1973)

45 min | Comedy

8.2
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Sketches include a visit to the psychiatrist, we have Consumer's Corner with Boffo products, there is a home visit by the police, there are the tryouts to be a news reader, Ronnie tells us ... See full summary »

Writers: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Spike Mullins, David Nobbs, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Peter Vincent, Ronnie Barker, Peter Campbell, Garry Chambers, Tommy Desmond, David McKellar, Ted Taylor | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Blue Mink, Pan's People

23. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: Happy Release (1975)

Comedy

8.2
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Fletch is in the prison hospital,where an unpleasant con called Norris,shortly to be released, has won at gambling the possessions of Blanco,the harmless old orderly. Fletch hatches a plan ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

24. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: No Peace for the Wicked (1975)

Comedy

8.2
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It's Saturday afternoon and Fletch just wants to be left in peace in his cell but there are constant interruptions - Barraclough coming in for a chat,MacKay showing prison visitors around ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, David Jason

25. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: The Desperate Hours (1976)

45 min | Comedy

8.2
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Fletch and Godber go before the governor for brewing Christmas hooch but the governor has to excuse himself with the runs. His new 'trusty' redband Urwin then pulls a gun,taking Barraclough... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

26. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: The Harder They Fall (1975)

Comedy

8.2
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When Godber enters the prison boxing tournament Fletch is under orders from prison 'Daddy',Harry Grout,a con who is more to be feared than the screws, to get him to throw the fight in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

27. Monty Python: Almost the Truth - Lawyers Cut (2009 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy

8.1
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Britain's top comedians pay tribute to the iconic series, Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Stars: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin

28. The Best of the Two Ronnies (2002 Video)

85 min | Comedy

8.1
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A tribute to one of the UK's legendary comedy duos, The Two Ronnies. Features sketches from over twelve series and eight Christmas specials.

Writers: Ronnie Barker, Spike Mullins, David Nobbs, Michael Palin, David Renwick, Peter Robinson, Laurie Rowley, John Sullivan, Freddy Usher, Peter Vincent | Directors: James Gilbert, Terry Hughes, Michael Hurll, Paul Jackson, Marcus Mortimer, Brian Penders, Marcus Plantin, Peter Whitmore | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Claire Nielson, Carol Hawkins

29. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

30. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: A Day Out (1974)

Comedy

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Fletch and Godber are members of an outside works party digging a sewerage trench in the churchyard. When Ives is stung by a bee, Fletch persuades Barraclough to let him go to the pub for ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

31. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: Pardon Me (1977)

Comedy

8.1
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Blanco is due to be granted his parole but when Fletch hears Blanco claim that he was innocent of his wife's murder all along and that her lover killed her,he believes the old man should ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

32. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

8.0
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

33. The Gamblers (1967– )

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Anthology drama series of people who take a gamble (sometimes with their lives) in order to prove a point or better their position.

Stars: Leslie Anderson, Richard Shaw, Ken Butler, Ronald Lacey

34. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: Disturbing the Peace (1975)

Comedy

8.0
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MacKay is transferred to another prison but Fletch's joy is short-lived when he finds that the replacement is Wainwright,an extremely harsh officer who makes MacKay look like a pussy-cat. ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

35. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #3.1 (1973)

44 min | Comedy

8.0
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Sketches include about shouting in a library, going for a driving test, we find out how to care for the sick, Ronnie tells us how things are going on the home front, and we see the main ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Clarke, Terry Jones, Spike Mullins, Michael Palin, Peter Vincent, Ronnie Barker, Garry Chambers, Wally Malston, David McKellar, David Nobbs, Ted Taylor, Ron Weighell | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Dana, Pan's People

36. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #3.5 (1973)

45 min | Comedy

8.0
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Sketches include a visit to a pub where jealousy is a problem, we learn how to build a garden shed, there's an attempt at a protection racket that doesn't quite go as planned, the au pair ... See full summary »

Writers: Spike Mullins, David Nobbs, Peter Robinson, Roy Tuvey, Maurice Sellar, Peter Vincent, Ronnie Barker, Peter Campbell, Garry Chambers, M.H. Drew, Tony Hare, Frank Kirkbride, David McKellar, Ted Taylor | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Eve Graham, Marty Kristian

37. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #6.1 (1977)

Comedy

8.0
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Sketches include one day at the opticians, there is an appeal from the secretary of the Royal Society of Mispronunciation, Piggy Malone and Charlie Farley star in the first episode of "Stop... See full summary »

Writers: David Nobbs, Spike Mullins, Ronnie Barker | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Nolan Sisters, Beatrice Shaw

38. Going Straight (1978– )
Episode: Going to Work (1978)

Comedy

8.0
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The probation officer gets Fletch a job as a night porter in a hotel,whose manager is aware that he has been in prison,though Fletch does not hit it off with the receptionist. He has qualms... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Patricia Brake, David Swift

39. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: Just Desserts (1975)

Comedy

8.0
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Fletch's tin of pineapple chunks has gone missing and the culprit is Mr. Barraclough,who took them home to eat with his wife's gammon steak. He likes Fletch,as he has been a good listener ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

40. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: No Way Out (1975)

45 min | Comedy

8.0
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Christmas Special. Fletcher discovers that his fellow inmates are planning to escape.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

41. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

42. 7 of 1 (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Graham Armitage, Roy Castle, Emrys James

43. The Frost Report (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese

44. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: Men Without Women (1974)

Comedy

7.9
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After prisoner Warren gets a bad letter Fletch offers his welfare services to the other lads,instructing them on how to write a letter to their partners ensuring fidelity. Fletch's daughter... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Sam Kelly

45. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: Poetic Justice (1977)

Comedy

7.9
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Fletch and Godber get a new cell-mate and Fletch is shocked to find it is elderly Judge Rawley, the man who handed him his five year sentence,now charged with corruption. Though ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

46. 7 of 1 (1973– )
Episode: Prisoner and Escort (1973)

Comedy

7.9
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Career criminal Norman Stanley Fletcher is on a train with prison officers MacKay,a martinet,and the kindly Mr. Barraclough,on his way to serve a five year sentence at Slade prison. An ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: James Gilbert | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Hamish Roughead

47. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: The Hustler (1974)

Comedy

7.9
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Fletch is caught up in the inmates' mania for gambling and,working on the farm,has lots of eggs to use as stakes. After a falling out with fellow con Ives, Fletch plants the eggs on him for... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

48. Open All Hours (1976–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Barbara Flynn

49. Clarence (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Clarence is a myopic delivery man who retires to the countryside, and goes from one mishap to another due to his short-sightedness

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson, George Balentine, Richard Caldicot

50. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines