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1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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77 Metascore

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

2. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama

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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

3. Hustle (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

Creator: Tony Jordan | Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

4. European Vacation (1985)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Writers: John Hughes, Robert Klane | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

5. Bean (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Family

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52 Metascore

The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.

Writers: Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed

6. Dream On (1990–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly ... See full summary »

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Stars: Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick

7. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

8. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

9. The Apprentice (2005– )

59 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.5
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Lord Alan Sugar fires candidates each week after a business task, eventually leaving one winning as 'The Apprentice.'

Stars: Alan Sugar, Nick Hewer, Mark Halliley, Margaret Mountford

10. Dancing on the Edge (2013– )

Drama

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A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Joanna Vanderham, Wunmi Mosaku

11. Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Trevor Nunn | Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Imogen Stubbs, Steven Mackintosh

12. Rock & Chips (2010– )

89 min | Comedy, Drama

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Tells the story of Del Boy's youth, growing up in Peckham in the 1960's.

Creator: John Sullivan | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Kellie Bright, Phil Daniels, Shaun Dingwall

13. Blackball (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

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A rebellious young British bowls player teams with another older and more traditional player to take on the Australian bowls team.

Writer: Tim Firth | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Paul Kaye, James Cromwell, Alice Evans, Bernard Cribbins

14. The Tall Guy (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

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Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

15. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

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

16. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »

Writers: George Lucas, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

17. Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)

25 min | Comedy

8.1
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones

18. The Goodies (1970–1981)

30 min | Comedy

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Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do ... See full summary »

Creators: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie | Stars: Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Corbet Woodall

19. Brain Donors (1992)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

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44 Metascore

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich ... See full summary »

Writers: Pat Proft, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, James Kevin McGuinness | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand

20. High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

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39 Metascore

A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.

Writers: Kim Fuller, Georgia Pritchett | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Kevin McNally, Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Mark Williams

21. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

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Popular morning news programme that covers many news stories from both the UK and from around the world. Other features include a sports round-up, weather reports every thirty minutes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

22. Restless Natives (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Two Scottish friends become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour buses with novelty items.

Writer: Ninian Dunnett | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Vincent Friell, Ned Beatty, Joe Mullaney, Teri Lally

23. Morons from Outer Space (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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The story begins when three aliens get a bit hacked off at their 'friend' Bernard, who keeps making a prat of himself playing space ball. It is while he is playing space ball that the ... See full summary »

Writers: Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Joanne Pearce, Jimmy Nail

24. The Riddle (2007)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

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A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

Writer: Brendan Foley | Director: Brendan Foley | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Derek Jacobi, Julie Cox, Vanessa Redgrave

25. Babylon (1981)

95 min | Drama

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The movie centers around Brindsley Forde's character blue. He fronts a reggae sound system based in west London. The movie captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties.

Writers: Franco Rosso, Martin Stellman | Director: Franco Rosso | Stars: David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Victor Romero Evans, Brian Bovell

26. Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

27. Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987– )

204 min | Comedy

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Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Michael Redfern

28. The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1990)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

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Henry Wilt is a more or less failure of a teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party Wilt is stuck to an inflatable doll and makes a complete ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Sharpe, Andrew Marshall, David Renwick | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman, Diana Quick

29. Father Christmas (1991)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Father Christmas on vacation and on the job.

Writers: Raymond Briggs, Dianne Jackson, Michael Adams | Director: Dave Unwin | Star: Mel Smith

30. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history.

Writer: Bob Geldof | Director: Vincent Scarza | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Adam Ant

31. The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel, Andrie Reid

32. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn, Stephen Fry

33. They Think It's All Over (1995– )

Comedy, Game-Show, Sport

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Stars: Nick Hancock, Rory McGrath, David Gower, Gary Lineker

34. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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Willoughby Chase is the grand but remote home of Sir Willoughby and Lady Green and their daughter Bonnie.

Writers: Joan Aiken, William M. Akers | Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Stephanie Beacham, Mel Smith, Emily Hudson, Aleks Darowska

35. My Angel (2011)

Family

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Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Cookson | Director: Stephen Cookson | Stars: Jassa Ahluwalia, Elijah Baker, Brenda Blethyn, Janet Dibley

36. Consenting Adults (2007 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama

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This is a film based on the life of the Wolfenden family and some characters in the city of Reading... See full synopsis »

Writer: Julian Mitchell | Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Matt Ryan, Jamie Martin, Charles Dance, Sean Biggerstaff

37. Bullshot Crummond (1983)

PG | 85 min | Action, Comedy

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The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronald E. House, Diz White, Alan Shearman | Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House, Frances Tomelty

38. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005 TV Movie)

301 min | Documentary

6.7
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The top 100 family films, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Robert Abele, Richard Adams, Thelma Adams

39. The New Paul O'Grady Show (2004–2014)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Paul O'Grady and star guests liven up teatime with comedy and chat.

Stars: Paul O'Grady, Charlotte Ellen Price, Melanie Sykes, Ramon Christian

40. Wogan (1982–1993)

35 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Williams, Ben Elton

41. Slayground (1983)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Trevor Preston, Donald E. Westlake | Director: Terry Bedford | Stars: Peter Coyote, Mel Smith, Billie Whitelaw, Philip Sayer

42. Mastermind (1972– )

30 min | Game-Show

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Creator: Bill Wright | Stars: John Humphrys, Magnus Magnusson, Gareth Kingston, David Edwards

43. 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

45. Bloody Kids (1980 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

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The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Poliakoff | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Derrick O'Connor, Gary Holton, Richard Thomas, Peter Clark

46. The Kenny Everett Video Cassette (1978–1981)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Kenny Everett, Hot Gossip, Arlene Phillips, Cliff Richard

47. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009)

102 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school - to his close relationship today with his father.

Writer: Sarah Townsend | Director: Sarah Townsend | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Melvin Altwarg, Shamgar Amram, Mick Andrew

48. Comedy Connections (2003–2008)

40 min | Documentary

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Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.

Stars: Doon Mackichan, Julia Sawalha, John Howard Davies, Ronnie Barker

49. Comic Relief (1991 TV Movie)

395 min | Comedy

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Having taken a year off to spend all the money from the previous two Red Nose Days, Comic Relief returns with 'The Stonker', the biggest and baddest fund raising night of comedy yet, helped... See full summary »

Writer: Terence Dackombe | Director: Malcolm Dalton | Stars: Lenny Henry, Griff Rhys Jones, Jonathan Ross, Russ Abbot

50. Number One (1985 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama

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A down on his luck Irishman in London decides to play snooker for money.

Writer: G.F. Newman | Director: Les Blair | Stars: Bob Geldof, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman, P.H. Moriarty