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1. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

2. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

3. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

7.3
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Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Writers: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Jerry Juhl, Jack Rose | Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

4. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

5. Rising Damp (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale

6. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Bennett, John Lahr | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

7. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

8. Please Sir! (1968–1972)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Weekly situation comedy about a hapless but caring teacher and his class of unruly kids. The teacher sees much good and potential in his pupils much to the dismay of his fellow teachers who... See full summary »

Stars: Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Richard Davies

9. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, David Griffin, Michael Stainton

10. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

11. 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

12. Please Sir! (1971)

100 min | Comedy

5.8
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Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey | Director: Mark Stuart | Stars: John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson

13. Me and My Girl (1984–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Creators: John Kane, Keith Leonard | Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Joanne Ridley, Joan Sanderson

14. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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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

15. Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (1983– )

45 min | Crime, Mystery, Comedy

7.3
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Dame Agatha Christie 's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunits.

Stars: Francesca Annis, James Warwick, Reece Dinsdale, Arthur Cox

16. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2014)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Creators: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro | Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

17. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

18. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

19. Young Wives' Tale (1951)

79 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A post-war housing crisis leaves a shy woman to share a house with two couples. Comic situations arise as the new roomer becomes infatuated with one of the husbands.

Writers: Anne Burnaby, Ronald Jeans | Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Joan Greenwood, Nigel Patrick, Derek Farr, Guy Middleton

20. 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

21. The Ghosts of Motley Hall (1976–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

8.3
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Stars: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

22. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A series of dramatisations of some of P.G. Wodehouse's comic short stories - in which P.G. Wodehouse, himself, introduced some of the early episodes.

Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, P.G. Wodehouse, Paul McDowell

23. Thompson (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Imelda Staunton, Stephen Moore

24. All Gas and Gaiters (1966–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo, John Barron

25. Barriers (1980– )

30 min | Drama, Family

8.6
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Stars: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence, Christoph Lindert

26. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

27. Moving Art (1991 TV Mini-Series)

210 min | Family

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Stars: George Melly, Tony Weston, Wendy Beckett, Barbara Taylor

28. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Brian Rix, William Russell, Joby Blanshard, Peter Sallis

29. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)

50 min | Romance

7.0
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Anthology series of love stories.

Stars: Anna Calder-Marshall, Eric Longworth, Hilary Mason, Ray Brooks

30. Mixed Blessings (1978–1980)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Thomas and Susan are in love. But since he is white and she is black, their marriage raises tensions among their respective families

Creator: Sidney Green | Stars: Christopher Blake, Muriel Odunton, Joan Sanderson, Sylvia Kay

31. Alice in Wonderland (1985– )

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.0
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Stars: Giselle Andrews, Paul Eddington, Mary Miller, Michael Bentine

32. Night Train to Surbiton (1965 TV Mini-Series)

25 min | Thriller

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A quiet weekend away from the rat race for two businessmen turns out to be an adventure involving a disappearing corpse, a stolen briefcase and the plans of a devious arch-criminal.

Stars: Peter Jones, Nicholas Parsons, Eleanor Summerfield, Christine Finn

33. Yus My Dear (1976– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Arthur Mullard, Queenie Watts, Mike Reid, Valerie Walsh

34. Mixed Doubles (1985–1986)

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Creators: Brian Cooke, Johnnie Mortimer | Stars: Christopher Strauli, Sabina Franklyn, Brian Capron, Natalie Forbes

35. All for Love (1982–1983)

60 min | Romance

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Stars: Alick Hayes, Dilys Worsfold, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Petherbridge

36. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min

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Stars: Kim Kee Lim, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Nazarin, Eileen Atkins

37. Jubilee (1977– )

50 min | Drama

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A series of 13 plays that attempt to reflect the British way of life between 1952 and 1977, the first 25 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Stars: Stephen Churchett, Ronald Herdman, Honor Blackman, Wendy Craig

38. Des O'Connor Entertains (1974–1976)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Des O'Connor, Jack Parnell, Johnny Vyvyan, Sandra Dickinson

39. How's Your Father? (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Harry Worth, Giles Watling, Debby Cumming, Sonia Graham

40. Land of Hope and Gloria (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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Stars: Sheila Ferguson, Andrew Bicknell, Joan Sanderson, Daphne Oxenford

41. Doris and Doreen (1978 TV Movie)

80 min

6.0
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Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Prunella Scales, Pete Postlethwaite, Joan Sanderson

42. Seven Deadly Sins (1966– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Angela Pleasence, George Cole, Terence Alexander, Mary Kenton

43. The Fainthearted Feminist (1984– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Sarah Neville, Sara Sugarman, Lynn Redgrave, Jonathan Newth

44. Who Killed the Cat? (1966)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.4
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Writers: Mary Cathcart Borer, Arnold Ridley, Montgomery Tully, Maurice J. Wilson | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Mary Merrall, Ellen Pollock, Amy Dalby, Mervyn Johns

45. She Knows Y'Know (1962)

72 min | Comedy

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Writers: Kate Sullivan, Montgomery Tully, Maurice J. Wilson | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Hylda Baker, Cyril Smith, Joe Gibbons, Peter Myers

46. Anyone for Denis? (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

7.6
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Satirical play dealing with the domestic affairs of Britain's Prime Minister and her husband.

Writer: John Wells | Director: Dick Clement | Stars: John Wells, Angela Thorne, John Cater, Nicky Henson

47. St. Ives (1955– )

30 min | Adventure

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Stars: William Russell, Noelle Middleton, Arthur Young, Francis Matthews

48. Dial RIX (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

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Stars: Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Elspet Gray, Patrick Cargill

49. Well Anyway (1976– )

Comedy

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Stars: John Bird, John Fortune, Edward Hardwicke, Oscar James

50. Never Say Die (1970– )

25 min | Comedy

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Stars: Reginald Marsh, Patrick Newell, Noel Purcell, Teddy Green