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1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

3.9
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Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 5,201 | Gross: $12.90M

2. The Ladykillers (1955)

91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 21,958

3. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 294

4. Up Pompeii (1971)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.0
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Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Patrick Cargill, Bill Fraser, Michael Hordern

Votes: 859

5. Carry on Doctor (1967)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.5
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The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 2,679

6. Top of the Pops (1964–2016)

30 min | Music

7.0
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile, Lulu Cartwright

Votes: 479

7. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 299

8. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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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: 124

9. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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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: 470

10. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 126

11. Carry on Up the Jungle (1970)

89 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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The Carry On team send up the Tarzan tradition in great style. Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 2,027

12. No 73 (1982–1988)

Family

7.2
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Saturday morning magazine show based around a busy house in Maidstone, Kent - No. 73 - featuring star guests, music, cartoons and fun. The twist to the show was that its presenters played ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 71

13. The Fast Lady (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy

6.2
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A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter

Votes: 433

14. 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: 37

15. The Good Old Days (1953–1983)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A re-creation of the Music Hall variety shows that were popular in the late Victorian and the Edwardian periods (late 1800s and early 1900s). Entertainers performed musical, comedy, magic ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Sachs, Dudley Stevens, Jenny Wren, Loraine Hart

Votes: 40

16. The Word (1990–1995)

60 min

6.5
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The show that pushed forward the boundries of youth TV, always coming close to going too far.

Stars: Terry Christian, Dani Behr, Katie Puckrik, Amanda De Cadenet

Votes: 107

17. Up Pompeii! (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) is a much-put-upon slave in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. More often than not, Lurcio finds himself keeping his owner's family members apart, in order to keep them together.

Stars: Frankie Howerd, Elizabeth Larner, Kerry Gardner, Jeanne Mockford

Votes: 192

18. The Plank (1979 TV Short)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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This is a pantomime about two construction workers, who discover that a plank is missing from the floor they are just building. They discover that two children have taken the plank and use ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Sykes | Stars: Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe, Lionel Blair, Henry Cooper

Votes: 483

19. The Chastity Belt (1972)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

5.2
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The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, David Kernan, Nora Swinburne, Godfrey Winn

Votes: 328

20. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Comedic anthology series.

Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Graham Stark

Votes: 18

21. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins, David Kossoff

Votes: 1,183

22. Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game (1971–2001)

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show

6.6
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Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Jim Davidson, Melanie Stace, Anthea Redfern

Votes: 113

23. The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.9
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The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney

Votes: 762

24. Surprise Surprise! (1984–2015)

60 min

6.3
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Stars: Cilla Black, Bob Carolgees, Gordon Burns, Christopher Biggins

Votes: 54

25. The Runaway Bus (1954)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one among their number is the ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Marianne Stone, Lionel Murton, Lisa Gastoni, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 374

26. Who Dares Wins (1983–1988)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Daring 1980s alternative comedy sketch show that helped launch the careers of a number of British comedians. Often parodies the channel it aired on. Recurring characters include Terry and Wang-Wang - a pair of swearing Pandas.

Stars: Julia Hills, Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope

Votes: 65

27. 3-2-1 (1978–1987)

60 min | Game-Show

5.6
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Three couples compete in a missing word game, with the winning couple going on to solve riddles left by guest performers to win prizes and avoid Dusty Bin's booby prize.

Stars: Ted Rogers, Chris Emmett, Caroline Munro, Mike Newman

Votes: 58

28. 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

29. Up the Front (1972)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy

4.6
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Frankie Howerd stars in this comedy as a lowly boot-boy who is a terrible coward. He only goes to war in 1914 after he has been hypnotised to 'save England'. With the German master plan ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Bill Fraser, William Mervyn, Linda Gray

Votes: 236

30. The House in Nightmare Park (1973)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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In 1907, an actor is invited to perform in an isolated country house, and becomes involved in mysterious and dangerous events.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Ray Milland, Hugh Burden, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 347

31. ABC Stage 67 (1966– )

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: The Doodletown Pipers, Lee Grant, Arthur Kennedy, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 45

32. H.M.S. Pinafore (1982 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

6.0
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Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: Peter Marshall, Frankie Howerd, Meryl Drower, Michael Bulman

Votes: 72

33. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.3
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Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Donald Sinden, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice, Diana Dors

Votes: 203

34. 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: 36

35. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 108

36. A Touch of the Sun (1956)

80 min | Comedy

6.0
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Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up for a while he returns to his old hotel which is in financial difficulties.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Ruby Murray, Dennis Price, Dorothy Bromiley

Votes: 84

37. Further Up the Creek (1958)

91 min | Comedy

6.0
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A naval captain has to deal with dodgy dealings by his crew.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: David Tomlinson, Shirley Eaton, Frankie Howerd, Thora Hird

Votes: 61

38. Wogan (1982–1993)

35 min | Talk-Show

7.3
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Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.

Stars: Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Williams, Ben Elton

Votes: 118

39. 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

40. The Cool Mikado (1963)

81 min | Musical

3.5
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Hank, the son of American judge Herbert Mikado, refuses to marry Katie Shaw, whom his father wishes him to marry, and so joins the army. He is stationed in Japan where he falls in love with a Tokyo art student, Yum-Yum.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Stubby Kaye, Mike Winters, Bernie Winters

Votes: 40

41. Nuts in May (1953 TV Movie)

40 min | Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Frankie Howerd, Carole Carr, Gilbert Harding, Margaret McCourt

Votes: 9

42. Cucumber Castle (1970 TV Movie)

56 min | Musical, Comedy

7.1
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The plot revolves around two heirs, Prince Frederick (Barry Gibb) and his brother Prince Marmaduke (Maurice Gibb), and their dying father (Frankie Howerd). On his death bed, The King orders... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Gladwish | Stars: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Ginger Baker, Peter Blythe

Votes: 39

43. Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder, Norman Vaughan, Don Arroll

Votes: 18

44. 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

45. The Craig Ferguson Story (1991 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Director: Jane Prowse | Stars: Craig Ferguson, Peter Cook, June Whitfield, Frankie Howerd

Votes: 29

46. Star Games (1978–1980)

60 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Michael Aspel, Alan Pascoe, Robin Askwith, Gerald Sinstadt

47. Film Night (1970–1976)

Family

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Stars: Philip Jenkinson, Sheridan Morley, Tony Bilbow, Frankie Howerd

Votes: 16

48. Further Up Pompeii! (1975 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy

7.9
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A one-off television special following on from the highly successful TV series, Up Pompeii.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Mark Dignam, Elizabeth Larner, Kerry Gardner

Votes: 29

49. Carry on Christmas (1969 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Ebenezer Scrooge is a misery on Christmas, not allowing people money or doing anything to share Christmas cheer around his employees or acquaintances. While Scrooge is visited by three ... See full summary »

Director: Ronnie Baxter | Stars: Sidney James, Terry Scott, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques

Votes: 154

50. Watch it, Sailor! (1961)

81 min | Comedy

5.8
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Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Dennis Price, Liz Fraser, Irene Handl, Vera Day

Votes: 30