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1. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway (1995)

85 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.1
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards, Carol Burnett, Richard Burton

2. 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

3. The Sky at Night (1957– )

20 min | Documentary

8.6
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Astronomy programme.

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

4. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

8.5
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

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

5. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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

6. The Goon Show (1968 TV Short)

30 min | Comedy, Short

8.4
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Writers: Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes | Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, John Cleese

7. Goonreel (1952 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy

8.4
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The team from BBC radio's legendary "Goon Show" present a one-off parody of television newsreels.

Writers: Michael Bentine, Jimmy Grafton, Spike Milligan | Director: Michael Mills | Stars: Michael Bentine, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe

8. The Dave Allen Show (1968– )

Comedy, Music

8.3
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Star: Dave Allen

9. 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

10. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

11. Dee Time (1967–1969)

45 min | Music

8.0
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Stars: Simon Dee, Lulu, Jackie Trent, The Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra

12. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

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

13. 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 its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

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

50 min | Comedy

7.7
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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

15. Potty Time (1973–1980)

25 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Comic adventures of puppets called the Pottys.

Creator: Michael Bentine | Stars: Michael Bentine, Colin Bean

16. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, Cilla Black

17. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde, Alfred Burke

18. Looks Familiar (1970– )

7.6
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

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

19. Jokers Wild (1969–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.5
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Creator: Ray Cameron | Stars: Barry Cryer, Les Dawson, Ray Martine, Warren Mitchell

20. It's Tommy Cooper (1969–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Tommy Cooper, Peter Reeves, Clovissa Newcombe, Bob Sharples and His Orchestra

21. It's a Square World (1960–1964)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Michael Bentine, Frank Thornton, Benny Lee, Dick Emery

22. The Bumblies (1954– )

10 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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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

23. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Stars: Garry Moore, Durward Kirby, Carol Burnett, Alan King

24. John and Julie (1955)

82 min | Family, Comedy

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

25. Raising a Riot (1955)

90 min | Comedy

7.1
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Writers: Ian Dalrymple, James Matthews, Hugh Perceval, Alfred Toombs | Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: Kenneth More, Shelagh Fraser, Mandy Miller, Gary Billings

26. After Hours (1958– )

25 min | Comedy

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

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

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Writer: Colin Pearson | Director: Bob Godfrey | Star: Michael Bentine

28. Spike (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Biopic of the life of British comedian Sir Spike Milligan.

Stars: Spike Milligan, John Antrobus, Michael Bentine, John Bluthal

29. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #5.6 (1951)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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Stars: Ed Sullivan, Lauren Bacall, Michael Bentine, Yogi Berra

30. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Bobby Charlton

31. The London Palladium Show (1966–1969)

Comedy, Music

6.3
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Stars: Jack Parnell, Mike Sammes, Jimmy Tarbuck, Bob Monkhouse

32. The Sandwich Man (1966)

95 min | Comedy

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

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

33. Highway (1983–1994)

30 min

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A journey through Britain blending music, hymns and prayers.

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

34. Alice in Wonderland (1985– )

100 min | Family, Fantasy

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Stars: Giselle Andrews, Paul Eddington, Mary Miller, Michael Bentine

35. We Joined the Navy (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

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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.

Writers: John Winton, Howard Dimsdale | Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: Kenneth More, Lloyd Nolan, Joan O'Brien, Mischa Auer

36. The Bob Monkhouse Show (1983–1986)

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

37. I Only Arsked! (1958)

82 min | Comedy

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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 »

Writers: Sid Colin, Jack Davies | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Bernard Bresslaw, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass, Geoffrey Sumner

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

Comedy, Music

5.4
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Stars: Jack Warner, Kenneth McKellar, Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier

39. Celebrity Squares (1975–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

5.2
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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

40. Down Among the Z Men (1952)

82 min | Comedy

4.8
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The cast of the popular radio program "The Goon Show" perform some of their favourite routines.

Writers: Francis Charles, Jimmy Grafton | Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers

41. Rentadick (1972)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

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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 »

Writers: John Fortune, John Wells | Director: Jim Clark | Stars: James Booth, Richard Briers, Julie Ege, Ronald Fraser

42. 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

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

30 min | Animation, Comedy

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

44. Climb Up the Wall (1960)

65 min | Music

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Musical and variety show introduced by Jack Jackson.

Writers: Jack Jackson, Michael Winner | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Jack Jackson, Michael Bentine, George 'Calypso' Browne, Russ Conway

45. The Val Doonican Show (1970–1975)

60 min | Music

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The star and host of this show, taped in England, was Val Doonican, an Irishman, who along with comedians Bernard Cribbins and Bob Todd, were featured in this variety show. Both English and... See full summary »

Stars: Val Doonican, Fabric, Norman Maen, Jack Parnell

46. Forces' Sweetheart (1953)

76 min | Comedy

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

47. Quick on the Draw (1974–1979)

Comedy, Game-Show

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Cartoonists are asked to draw cartoons on a given subject.

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Rolf Harris, Bill Tidy, Michael Bentine

48. Here Comes Channel 8 (1980 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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Writer: Geoffrey Lancashire | Director: David Liddiment | Stars: Michael Bentine, Alan Freeman, Nicholas Parsons, Reginald Bosanquet

49. The Great Bong (1993– )

Family

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

50. The Anne Shelton Show (1958–1959)

Music

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Stars: Anne Shelton, Joe Lynch, Kenneth Connor, Dick Emery