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1. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 425

2. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 821

3. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 143

4. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 36

5. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Freddie Mills, G.H. Elliott, Ada Reeve

Votes: 86

6. The Sandwich Man (1966)

95 min | Comedy

6.0
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A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 210

7. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, John Mills

Votes: 46

8. The Sky at Night (1957– )

20 min | Documentary

8.5
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Astronomy programme.

Stars: Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott, Garry Hunt, Pete Lawrence

Votes: 216

9. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 457

10. Rentadick (1972)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

4.4
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Armitage runs a chemical company that is on the verge of producing a gas that causes temporary disability. Clearly the military want it but it is also sought by a group of Japanese. Both ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: James Booth, Richard Briers, Julie Ege, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 155

11. Treasure Hunt (1982–1989)

60 min | Game-Show

8.2
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Helicopter skyrunner Anneka Rice races against the clock to find directions to treasure at locations worked out by studio guests from cryptic clues.

Stars: Kenneth Kendall, Anneka Rice, Wincey Willis, Annabel Croft

Votes: 70

12. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.9
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 60

13. Juke Box Jury (1959–1990)

30 min | Music

8.1
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A panel of notable personalities rate the latest pop records.

Stars: David Jacobs, Pete Murray, Alan Freeman, Catherine Boyle

Votes: 35

14. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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Variety show hosted by Garry Moore with famous guests.

Stars: Garry Moore, Carol Burnett, Durward Kirby, Alan King

Votes: 78

15. Down Among the Z Men (1952)

82 min | Comedy

4.7
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The cast of the popular radio program "The Goon Show" perform some of their favourite routines.

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers

Votes: 256

16. We Joined the Navy (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lt Commander Badger, RN. An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.

Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: Kenneth More, Lloyd Nolan, Joan O'Brien, Mischa Auer

Votes: 73

17. Alice in Wonderland (1985– )

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.2
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Stars: Giselle Andrews, Robert Peters, Kesser Andrews, Kate Tooley

Votes: 12

18. Billy Cotton Band Show (1956–1968)

Music

8.0
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Stars: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

Votes: 6

19. A Christmas Night with the Stars (1958–1994)

Comedy, Music

5.5
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Stars: The Television Toppers, Jack Warner, Dick Emery, The Mitchell Minstrels

Votes: 15

20. John and Julie (1955)

82 min | Family, Comedy

6.8
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This is a heart warming story about two children who run away to London so they can visit the Queen.

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Colin Gibson, Lesley Dudley, Noelle Middleton, Moira Lister

Votes: 119

21. 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: 71

22. Celebrity Squares (1975–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

5.6
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British version of "Hollywood Squares" with nine celebrities of varying stature arranged in a grid and answering questions from host Bob Monkhouse to win prizes for one of two contestants. ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, William Rushton, Nick Jackson, Arthur Mullard

Votes: 39

23. Potty Time (1973–1980)

25 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Comic adventures of puppets called the Pottys.

Stars: Michael Bentine, Colin Bean

Votes: 42

24. Jokers Wild (1969–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.6
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Stars: Barry Cryer, Les Dawson, Ray Martine, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 18

25. I Only Arsked! (1958)

82 min | Comedy

6.0
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A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle themselves some leave. Instead they wrangle a posting to the British Middle-East protectorate of Darawa. Their frustrations and ... See full summary »

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Bernard Bresslaw, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass, Geoffrey Sumner

Votes: 41

26. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, Cilla Black

Votes: 27

27. It's a Square World (1960–1964)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Michael Bentine's comedy sketch show which included news from the 'eight corners of the world'.

Stars: Michael Bentine, Leon Thau, Frank Thornton, Joe Gibbons

Votes: 10

28. Raising a Riot (1955)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: Kenneth More, Shelagh Fraser, Mandy Miller, Gary Billings

Votes: 31

29. Looks Familiar (1970– )

8.3
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

Votes: 11

30. London Entertains (1951)

48 min | Documentary

4.8
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Radio personality Eammon Andrews shows a group of young female volunteers around the attractions of the Festival Of Britain.

Director: Edwin J. Fancey | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Christine Forrest, Sonia Clark, Pamela Bygrave

Votes: 17

31. Saturday Night at the Mill (1976–1981)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Bob Langley, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, Tony Lewis, Jenny Hanley

32. Dee Time (1967–1969)

45 min | Music

8.2
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Stars: Simon Dee, Lulu, Jackie Trent, Marty Feldman

Votes: 25

33. Variety (1936– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

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The first ever programme broadcast when regular British television broadcasts commenced (excluding welcome broadcast).

Stars: Eric Robinson, Richard Hearne, Nan Kenway, Douglas Young

34. The Bob Monkhouse Show (1983–1986)

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Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Siobhan McCarthy, Janet Brown, Joan Rivers

Votes: 18

35. It's Tommy Cooper (1969–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A show with jokes and failed attempt magic tricks done by Tommy Cooper,also in the program he dresses up like working people in everyday life and he dose mock interviews dressed up as historical figures.

Stars: Tommy Cooper, Peter Reeves, Clovissa Newcombe, Bob Sharples and His Orchestra

Votes: 31

36. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

Votes: 23

37. Highway (1983–1994)

30 min

5.4
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A journey through Britain blending music, hymns and prayers.

Stars: Harry Secombe, Kenny Ball, Susie Beddow, Steve Cram

Votes: 8

38. The Dave Allen Show (1968– )

Comedy, Music

8.3
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Stars: Dave Allen, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Rusty Goffe

Votes: 47

39. The Adventures of Terry Teo (1985– )

Crime, Family

7.0
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Stars: Adrian Bell, Jennifer Duke, Michael Bentine, Phillip Gordon

Votes: 7

40. Forces' Sweetheart (1953)

76 min | Comedy

4.4
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Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Hy Hazell, Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Freddie Frinton

Votes: 18

41. The London Palladium Show (1966–1969)

Comedy, Music

6.9
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Stars: Jack Parnell, The Mike Sammes Singers, Jimmy Tarbuck, Bob Monkhouse

Votes: 8

42. Beyond the Truth (1998– )

55 min | Documentary

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Stars: Bruce Burgess, Richard Sauder, Adam Longworth, Ismael Aguayo

43. The Bumblies (1954– )

10 min | Comedy, Family

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Three little aliens from the planet Bumble land on earth to learn about Earth children and their games.

Star: Michael Bentine

44. After Hours (1958– )

25 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Michael Bentine, Benny Lee, Clive Dunn, Dick Emery

Votes: 5

45. Yes, It's the Cathode-Ray Tube Show! (1957– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine, David Nettheim, June Whitfield

Votes: 5

46. Rooftop Rendezvous (1948–1950)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Audrey Wayne, Eric Robinson, Jack Jackson, Jack Johnson and the Rendezvous Orchestra

47. The Great Bong (1993– )

Family

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Stars: Michael Bentine, Marcus Clarke, Spike Milligan, Karen Prell

48. Quick on the Draw (1974–1979)

Comedy, Game-Show

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Cartoonists are asked to draw cartoons on a given subject.

Stars: Michael Bentine, Florence De Jong, Lynsey de Paul, Roy Hudd

49. The Do-It-Yourself Cartoon Kit (1961)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Bob Godfrey | Star: Michael Bentine

Votes: 182

50. Bachelor of Arts (1971)

31 min | Comedy, Short

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An artist from the Continent arrives in England and runs into a variety of somewhat quirky locals, from a flirtatious policewoman to a sexy barmaid, and winds up in a nudist camp.

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Michael Bentine, Norman Vaughan, Melvyn Hayes, Johnny Briggs