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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: 58,145

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: 1,979

3. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

7.0
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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: 78

4. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 154

5. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

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.

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

Votes: 9,861

6. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

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 »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 40

7. Partners in Crime (1983– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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: 387

8. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

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 »

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

Votes: 4,469 | Gross: $1.65M

9. 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: 1,454

10. Please Sir! (1971)

100 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 461

11. 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 »

Writers: Bill Walsh, David Forrest | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden

Votes: 1,229

12. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 128

13. Me and My Girl (1984–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Sitcom based around widower Simon, his daughter Samantha and life at his advertising agency - Eyecatchers.

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

Votes: 68

14. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Creators: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro, Jilly Cooper | Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 14

15. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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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: 802

16. Please Sir! (1968–1972)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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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: 169

17. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

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

Votes: 80

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

Drama

7.8
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Series of television plays performed live.

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

Votes: 44

19. 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

Votes: 53

20. 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.

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

Votes: 130

21. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 83

22. 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: 82

23. 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

Votes: 61

24. All Gas and Gaiters (1966–1971)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo, John Barron

Votes: 34

25. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

26. Mixed Blessings (1978–1980)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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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, Carmen Munroe

Votes: 16

27. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)

50 min | Romance

7.4
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Anthology series of love stories.

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

Votes: 5

28. 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

Votes: 25

29. Barriers (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Family

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

Votes: 54

30. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

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

Votes: 8

31. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min

7.9
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Stars: Kim Kee Lim, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Nazarin, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 7

32. Thompson (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 53

33. All for Love (1982–1983)

60 min | Romance

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

34. Alice in Wonderland (1985– )

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.1
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Stars: Giselle Andrews, Paul Eddington, Mary Miller, Michael Bentine

Votes: 7

35. Ooh La La! (1968–1973)

60 min | Comedy

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

36. Yus My Dear (1976– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Stars: Arthur Mullard, Queenie Watts, Mike Reid, Valerie Walsh

Votes: 29

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, Keith Barron, Honor Blackman

38. 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

39. Doris and Doreen (1978 TV Movie)

80 min

6.6
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Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge, Pete Postlethwaite, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 7

40. Who Killed the Cat? (1966)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.8
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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

Votes: 8

41. Land of Hope and Gloria (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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Stars: Sheila Ferguson, Andrew Bicknell, Joan Sanderson, Daphne Oxenford

Votes: 7

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

30 min | Comedy

5.2
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Stars: Des O'Connor, Jack Parnell, Johnny Vyvyan, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 5

43. 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

44. The Man in Armour (1951–1952)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

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

45. She Knows Y'Know (1962)

72 min | Comedy

5.7
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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.

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

Votes: 10

47. Anyone for Denis? (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

6.8
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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

Votes: 9

48. Wild, Wild Women (1968– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Barbara Windsor, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Pat Coombs, Ken Platt

49. Seven Deadly Sins (1966– )

60 min | Drama

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

50. The Gordon Honour (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama, Family

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Stars: Bruce Gordon, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Colin Douglas, Barry Letts