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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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90 Metascore

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

3. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

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75 Metascore

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

4. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 1,325 min | Comedy, Music

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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Creators: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

5. Jabberwocky (1977)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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61 Metascore

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Charles Alverson, Terry Gilliam | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell

6. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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

7. Erik the Viking (1989)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

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Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

Writer: Terry Jones | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt

8. Guest House Paradiso (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Thriller

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Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But ... See full summary »

Writers: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall | Director: Adrian Edmondson | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Vincent Cassel, Hélène Mahieu

9. Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

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A comedy trivia quiz based around pop music, originally hosted by Mark Lamarr up to October 2006, then hosted by Simon Amstell until his departure in 2009. From that point forward the show ... See full summary »

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey, Sean Hughes

10. Magical Mystery Tour (1967 TV Special)

55 min | Comedy, Musical

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The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Writers: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Mal Evans | Directors: George Harrison, Bernard Knowles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

11. All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)

76 min | Comedy, Music

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Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

Writer: Eric Idle | Directors: Eric Idle, Gary Weis | Stars: Eric Idle, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Neil Innes

12. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman, Angus James, David Lipscomb | Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

13. The Missionary (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy

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In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Palin | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott

14. Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy (2010)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music

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A comic oratorio inspired by Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) filmed at its only European performance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2009 to celebrate 40 years of Monty Python.

Writers: Eric Idle, John Du Prez | Director: Aubrey Powell | Stars: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

15. The Robber (2010)

101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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64 Metascore

Tells the true story of Johann Rettenberger, a marathon athlete who developed robbing banks as a hobby.

Writers: Benjamin Heisenberg, Martin Prinz | Director: Benjamin Heisenberg | Stars: Andreas Lust, Franziska Weisz, Florian Wotruba, Johann Bednar

16. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

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The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent, Cathy Hytner

17. The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004 TV Special)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

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Twenty-three years after the release of the original Rutles documentary, famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how the Rutles influenced them.

Writer: Eric Idle | Director: Eric Idle | Stars: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Ricky Fataar, David Bowie

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

Comedy

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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

19. Top of the Pops (1964–2012)

30 min | Music

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

Stars: Pan's People, Lulu Cartwright, Legs & Co, Rosie Hetherington

20. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

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82 Metascore

George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Malcolm Abbs, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown, Mark Brown

21. Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (1996 Video Game)

Comedy, Musical

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A parody of computer games, mainly CD-ROM ones, in which King Arthur must search for the Holy Grail.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Bart Jennett, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Directors: Terry Jones, Steve Martino | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

22. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

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Series looking at changes in British society employing BBC archive footage.

Stars: Matthew Sweet, Andrew Collins, Peter York, Kim Newman

23. Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967–1969)

50 min | Family, Comedy

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The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, an eccentric English group featuring Neil Innes was fronted by the late Vivian Stanshall.

Stars: Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, Terry Jones

24. The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

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Writers: Sean Doherty, Ged Parsons, Sarah Stockton, Mark Turnbull | Director: Sarah Hunt | Stars: Stephen Fry, G.W. Bailey, Steven Berkoff, Alan Carr

25. The Raggy Dolls (1986–1994)

5 min | Animation, Family

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In a similar style to _"SuperTed" (1983)_ this features toys which have been thrown in a factory reject bin but come to life and have adventures. This time though they are dolls and, rather... See full summary »

Creator: Melvyn Jacobson | Star: Neil Innes

26. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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

27. 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

28. Programming the Nation? (2011)

105 min | Documentary

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33 Metascore

According to many authorities, since the late 1950's subliminal content has been tested and delivered through all forms of media, at an increasingly alarming rate. "PROGRAMMING THE NATION?"... See full summary »

Writer: Jeff Warrick | Director: Jeff Warrick | Stars: John B. Alexander, Richard Beggs, Nick Begich, August Bullock

29. Jane (1982–1984)

10 min | Animation, Comedy

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Creator: Norman Pett | Stars: Glynis Barber, Bob Danvers Walker, Max Wall, Dean Allen

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

R | 91 min | Comedy, Documentary, Music

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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

31. Beat-Club (1965–1972)

Music

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Stars: Uschi Nerke, Gitta Weidhaas, Karin Weidhaas, Dave Lee Travis

32. Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie (2013)

97 min | Documentary

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The UK's cult legend John Otway returns to his old school to give a course on survival in the music industry.

Director: Steve Barker | Stars: John Otway, David Crabtree, Eleanor Man, Surani Perera

33. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

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Arts documentary series.

Stars: David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud, Terry Gilliam

34. Rutland Weekend Television (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Low budget comedy sketch series purporting to show the programming of a low key regional television service. Written by Eric Idle of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' fame. A popular feature ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, David Battley, Henry Woolf

36. Top Ten (1998– )

90 min | Music, Documentary

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Series looking at different genres in television and music.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Marc Almond, Isaac Hayes, Pete Waterman

37. The Book Tower (1979–1989)

Family

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New and classic books are discussed, passages read by well-known actors and authors, and short dramatisations are used to bring the stories to life.

Stars: Bernard Bresslaw, Alun Armstrong, Roger McGough, Shane Sturrock

38. The Roots of Monty Python (2005 Video)

75 min | Documentary

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Several contemporary British comedians discuss the early work of Monty Python.

Writer: Bob Carruthers | Director: Rachael Griffiths | Stars: Tom Binns, Neil Innes, Kevin McCarthy, Graham McTavish

39. The Comedy Map of Britain (2007– )

Documentary

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Stars: Alan Whicker, Steve Coogan, John Cleese, Brian Conley

40. The Adventures of Mole (1995 TV Movie)

52 min | Animation, Family

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Mole decides it's time for an adventure! It isn't long before he discovers all the fun and thrills of the riverbank in the company of his new found friend, Rat.

Writers: Kenneth Grahame, Marion Edwards, Sue Radley | Director: Martin Gates | Stars: Richard Briers, Peter Davison, Paul Eddington, Hugh Laurie

41. High and Dry (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Richard Wilson, Angus Barnett, Vivienne Martin

42. The Seventh Python (2008)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

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The accidental career of Neil Innes, encompassing the Bonzo Dog Band, Magical Mystery Tour, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live, The Rutles and beyond.

Writers: Brett Hudson, Burt Kearns | Director: Burt Kearns | Stars: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

43. The Comedians' Comedian (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writers: Jimmy Carr, Sean Doherty, Julia Hunter, Don Perretta, Shaun Pye, Neill Southgate, Nicholas Wealthall | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Ann Bryson, Woody Allen, Rowan Atkinson

44. The Innes Book of Records (1979– )

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Stars: Neil Innes, Bryan Payne, Gillian Gregory, John Betjeman

45. We Need Answers (2009– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

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A comedy panel show in which the questions are provided by a text message answering service.

Creators: Alex Horne, Tim Key, Mark Watson | Stars: Alex Horne, Tim Key, Mark Watson, Jake Arnott

46. Gods of Los Angeles (2005)

Drama, Romance

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Bruce thought he had everything. A stable life, a beautiful girlfriend. But he still felt dead inside. And he found himself at a crossroads, with no idea what to do with the rest of his ... See full summary »

Writer: Garrett Gilchrist | Director: Garrett Gilchrist | Stars: Cori Haisler, David Ashe, Katherine Carpenter, David Maddox

47. The Secret Policeman's Private Parts (1984)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

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This video provides a retrospective of music and comedy from four Amnesty International benefit performances held in 1976, 1977, 1979, and 1981.

Directors: Roger Graef, Julien Temple | Stars: Connie Booth, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland

48. Out of the Trees (1976 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Writers: Douglas Adams, Graham Chapman, Bernard McKenna | Directors: Ian MacNaughton, Bernard Thompson | Stars: Graham Chapman, Roger Brierley, Simon Jones, Maria Aitken

49. Movie Connections (2007–2009)

40 min | Documentary

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Series looking at the history of favourite films.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Bill Forsyth, Julie Walters, John Gordon Sinclair

50. Colour Me Pop (1968–1969)

Music

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Stars: The Strawbs, The Hollies, Spooky Tooth, David Ackles