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1. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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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

Votes: 65,102

2. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

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

Votes: 2,140

3. Rising Damp (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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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

Votes: 1,606

4. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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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.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 10,724

5. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.7
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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

Votes: 91

6. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 4,718 | Gross: $1.65M

7. Partners in Crime (1983– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.

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

Votes: 428

8. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

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

Votes: 170

9. One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden

Votes: 1,311

10. 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

Votes: 192

11. Please Sir! (1971)

100 min | Comedy

5.9
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Mr Hedges takes his class on a field trip, with disastrous consequences.

Director: Mark Stuart | Stars: John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 487

12. Me and My Girl (1984–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Sitcom based around widower Simon, his daughter Samantha and life at his advertising agency - Eyecatchers.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Joanne Ridley, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 85

13. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason

Votes: 91

14. 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

Votes: 133

15. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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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, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 940

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

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 53

17. This Is Your Life (II) (1955–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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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, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 47

18. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 64

19. The Dick Emery Show (1963–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Stars: Dick Emery, Pat Coombs, Victor Maddern, Helen Fraser

Votes: 76

20. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Sarah France is the 42-year-old widow of a GP, Henry. She lives in an often volatile family situation with her mother, Eleanor Prescott, and her daughter, eighteen-year-old Clare France, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 88

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

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.4
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Motley Hall was built in 1577 and was home to the Uproar family. Empty of living inhabitants, it is home to Five Ghosts from different periods of the Halls history who are compelled to get ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 67

22. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

Votes: 22

23. In the Doghouse (1962)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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British comedy about the ups and downs of a London vet.

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Peggy Cummins, Hattie Jacques, James Booth

Votes: 55

24. Young Wives' Tale (1951)

79 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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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.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Joan Greenwood, Nigel Patrick, Derek Farr, Guy Middleton

Votes: 139

25. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Graham Stark

Votes: 18

26. All Gas and Gaiters (1966–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo, John Barron

Votes: 38

27. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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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

Votes: 88

28. Alice in Wonderland (1985– )

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Stars: Giselle Andrews, Robert Peters, Kesser Andrews, Kate Tooley

Votes: 13

29. Barriers (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Family

8.6
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Following the death of his parents Billy discovers that he was adopted so begins searching for both his real family and the truth.

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

Votes: 55

30. Yus My Dear (1976– )

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Stars: Arthur Mullard, Queenie Watts, Mike Reid, Valerie Walsh

Votes: 30

31. Ooh La La! (1968–1973)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Patrick Cargill, Amanda Barrie, Fenella Fielding, Alec Bregonzi

32. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min

8.1
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Stars: Kim Kee Lim, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Nazarin, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8

33. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 40

34. She Knows Y'Know (1962)

72 min | Comedy

6.6
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A young man is accused of getting a girl pregnant. Two sets of parents tussle and then they find out who really got her pregnant.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Hylda Baker, Cyril Smith, Joe Gibbons, Peter Myers

Votes: 23

35. Thompson (1988)

30 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Imelda Staunton, Stephen Moore

Votes: 56

36. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)

50 min | Romance

7.1
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Anthology series of love stories.

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

Votes: 7

37. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 9

38. All for Love (1982–1983)

60 min | Romance

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

39. Mixed Blessings (1978–1980)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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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

Stars: Christopher Blake, Muriel Odunton, Joan Sanderson, Carmen Munroe

Votes: 17

40. Bonehead (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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In each weekly episode the boss masterminds a new criminal escapade, but the inept trio (comprising the obese Boss, the stupid Bonehead, and the melancholy Happy) fail in their attempts.

Stars: Colin Douglas, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Douglas Blackwell, Hope Jackman

Votes: 5

41. Doris and Doreen (1978 TV Movie)

80 min

7.6
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Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge, Pete Postlethwaite, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 9

42. Mixed Doubles (1985–1986)

30 min | Comedy

5.7
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Stars: Christopher Strauli, Sabina Franklyn, Brian Capron, Natalie Forbes

Votes: 24

43. 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, Keith Barron, Honor Blackman

44. Seven Deadly Sins (1966– )

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Alan Dobie, Joanna Dunham, Barry Foster, Donald Gee

Votes: 5

45. How's Your Father? (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Harry Worth, Giles Watling, Debby Cumming, Sonia Graham

Votes: 6

46. The Man in Armour (1951–1952)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

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Stars: Bruce Gordon, June Allen, Barry MacGregor, John Warrington

47. Moving Art (1991– )

210 min | Family

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

48. Night Train to Surbiton (1965– )

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

49. All Star Comedy Carnival (1969 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy

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Stars: Peter Adamson, John Alderton, Jean Alexander, Trevor Bannister

50. St. Ives (1955– )

30 min | Adventure

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