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1. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

2. If.... (1968)

X | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Writers: David Sherwin, John Howlett | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

3. Theatre of Blood (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Writers: Anthony Greville-Bell, Stanley Mann, John Kohn | Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews

4. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, ... See full summary »

Writer: David Sherwin | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

5. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues.

Writer: Peter Barnes | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

6. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges ... See full summary »

Writer: David Storey | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

7. 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

8. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

6.1
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Anne Kirkbride

9. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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Popular BBC comedy series set in the fictional south coast seaside town of Walmington-On-Sea during World War 2. Alternating moments of gentle character comedy with broad slapstick, it ... See full summary »

Creator: Jimmy Perry | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

10. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979 TV Movie)

95 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah.

Writers: C.S. Lewis, David D. Connell, Bill Melendez | Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Simon Adams, Nicholas Barnes, Sheila Hancock, Arthur Lowe

11. Britannia Hospital (1982)

R | 111 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »

Writer: David Sherwin | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

12. The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

5.8
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While traveling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realize that a passenger seems to have been kidnapped from their train.

Writers: George Axelrod, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ethel Lina White | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom

13. The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, ... See full summary »

Writers: John Antrobus, Charles Wood, Spike Milligan | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore

14. Dad's Army (1971)

G | 95 min | Comedy, War

6.7
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When World War Two breaks out, the small seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea finds itself less than ably defended by the elderly and inept members of Captain Mainwaring's home guard unit. Put... See full summary »

Writers: Jimmy Perry, David Croft | Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

15. The Green Man (1956)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

16. The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

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London at the turn of the century in 1901. Three men are on a mission from the IRA to steal all the gold in the vaults of the Bank of England. Norgate, their leader, discovers the bank's ... See full summary »

Writers: John Brophy, Howard Clewes, Richard Maibaum | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Aldo Ray, Elizabeth Sellars, Peter O'Toole, Kieron Moore

17. The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)

56 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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The grandson of the world's first and foremost consulting detective and his bumbling, bionic sidekick attempt to catch the only living descendant of Professor Moriarty.

Writers: John Cleese, Jack Hobbs, Joseph McGrath | Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: John Cleese, Arthur Lowe, Ron Moody, Holly Palance

18. The Plank (1979 TV Short)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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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 »

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

19. No Sex Please: We're British (1973)

91 min | Comedy

5.3
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Porn store owner Pete orders some new stuff from his supplier Niko but Niko mixes up the address with the address of the local Barclays Bank. Here, newly-weds David (the bank's assistant ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Cooke, Alistair Foot, Anthony Marriott, Johnnie Mortimer | Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Beryl Reid, Arthur Lowe, Ian Ogilvy

20. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.3
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Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Cook, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Kevin Billington | Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Peter Cook, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Fraser, Vanessa Howard

21. Spring and Port Wine (1970)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.

Writer: Bill Naughton | Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: James Mason, Diana Coupland, Hannah Gordon, Susan George

22. Wagner (1983– )

300 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Gemma Craven, Vanessa Redgrave

23. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973)

102 min | Comedy

5.8
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London, 1940. Aspiring jazz musician and future comedy legend Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins ... See full summary »

Writers: Spike Milligan, Johnny Byrne, Norman Cohen | Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Jim Dale, Arthur Lowe, Bill Maynard, Tony Selby

24. Man About the House (1974)

90 min | Comedy

6.3
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An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings.Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and ... See full summary »

Writers: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: John Robins | Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Brian Murphy

25. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

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Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

26. Room 101 (1994– )

29 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.0
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Stars: Paul Merton, Nick Hancock, Frank Skinner, Terry Wogan

27. Red, White and Zero (1967)

46 min | Drama

6.8
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An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, back to her home in North England on a bizarre bus trip. Seen through the poetic eye of the camera, this is a commentary of doomed British morbidity. In HD.

Writers: Lindsay Anderson, Shelagh Delaney | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Patricia Healey, Arthur Lowe, John Sharp, Julie Perry

28. Blue Peter (1958– )

25 min | Family

6.5
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British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14. The show has different segments where the presenters would show the ... See full summary »

Creator: John Hunter Blair | Stars: Konnie Huq, Valerie Singleton, Liz Barker, John Noakes

29. Dulcimer Street (1948)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Collins, Sidney Gilliat, J.B. Williams | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Stephen Murray

30. Fragment of Fear (1970)

GP | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.3
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Reformed drug addict travels to Italy to find out who murdered his aunt.

Writers: John Bingham, Paul Dehn | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Flora Robson

31. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

32. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Creators: Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Joy Whitby | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

33. The Spider and the Fly (1949)

87 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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A clever and dedicated French police official, a cleverer master-thief whom he secretly admires, the woman loved by the official who is in love with the thief, at the outbreak of World War I.

Writer: Robert Westerby | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Eric Portman, Guy Rolfe, Nadia Gray, George Cole

34. Mr. Men (1974– )

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.6
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Creator: Roger Hargreaves | Star: Arthur Lowe

35. You Must Be Joking! (1965)

100 min | Comedy

6.0
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A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items.

Writers: Alan Hackney, Michael Winner | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Callan, Lionel Jeffries, Denholm Elliott, Wilfrid Hyde-White

36. The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976)

R | 94 min | Comedy

4.4
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Writers: Henry Fielding, Jeremy Lloyd, Don MacPherson | Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Nicky Henson, Trevor Howard, Terry-Thomas, Arthur Lowe

37. Bless Me Father (1978–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri, Gabrielle Daye, Patrick McAlinney

38. Go to Blazes (1962)

80 min | Comedy

6.0
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Writers: Patrick Campbell, Ronald Cass, Vivienne Knight, Peter Myers | Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Dave King, Robert Morley, Daniel Massey, Dennis Price

39. Who Done It? (1956)

85 min | Comedy

5.9
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This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

40. Doctor at Large (1971– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Gordon | Stars: Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Richard O'Sullivan

41. Cage of Gold (1950)

83 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.

Writers: Paul L. Stein, Jack Whittingham, Jack Whittington | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald, Herbert Lom

42. Sweet William (1980)

R | 92 min | Drama

6.2
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A young woman has a perfect love affair with a zealous writer. When she finds out that he's also a highly manipulative womanizer, it's too late - she's already too much in love to quit him. Things start to get really complicated.

Writer: Beryl Bainbridge | Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Sam Waterston, Jenny Agutter, Anna Massey, Arthur Lowe

43. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Dead Man's Treasure (1967)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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The hunt for a murdered courier's despatch leads Steed and Emma to a deadly car race with a "shocking" surprise at the finish line. It takes The Avengers to flag down the murderers and apply the brakes to their plans.

Writer: Michael Winder | Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Norman Bowler, Valerie Van Ost

44. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

45. 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

46. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Deadly Attachment (1973)

Comedy, War

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After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for ... See full summary »

Writers: Jimmy Perry, David Croft | Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

47. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

48. Some Will, Some Won't (1970)

90 min | Comedy

5.5
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Four people go to great lengths to obtain the fortune left in a will by a very wealthy practical joker.

Writers: Jack Davies, Michael Pertwee, Lew Schwarz | Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Thora Hird, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray

49. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

50. David Copperfield (1974 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama

7.3
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Stars: David Yelland, Patience Collier, David Troughton, Ian Hogg