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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 16,022

2. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 181,482 | Gross: $100.24M

3. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 182,424 | Gross: $71.50M

4. Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 212,827 | Gross: $116.01M

5. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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

Votes: 3,094

6. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 16,053

7. Nanny McPhee (2005)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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59 Metascore

A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald

Votes: 52,848 | Gross: $47.12M

8. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 16,372

9. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

8.2
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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 14,780

10. Miranda (2009–2015)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.

Stars: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland

Votes: 9,083

11. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,088

12. Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

Stars: Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield, Glen Davies

Votes: 735

13. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 7,490

14. Press Gang (1989–1993)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A bunch of kids are to make a newspaper for the young, named "Junior Gazette". The series follows these kids both on job and in private.

Stars: Julia Sawalha, Dexter Fletcher, Paul Reynolds, Mmoloki Chrystie

Votes: 634

15. French and Saunders (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 2,155

16. Clatterford (2006–2009)

60 min | Comedy

7.6
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The comical misadventures of friends involved with a women's club. Retitled as "Clatterford" in the United States.

Stars: Sue Johnston, Dawn French, Maggie Steed, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 993

17. The Young Visiters (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London. She comes to see society and meet young men and bothers him to go ... See full summary »

Director: David Yates | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Lyndsey Marshal, Bill Nighy

Votes: 435

18. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 103

19. Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Kieran Bew, Emily Hamilton, Flora Montgomery, James Fox

Votes: 417

20. Little Crackers (2010– )

15 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Series of short comedy-dramas with a Christmas theme, written by famous names recalling moments from their childhoods.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Sheridan Smith, Felicity Montagu, Alan Davies

Votes: 117

21. The Good Sex Guide (1993– )

30 min

6.8
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Margi Clarke host this documentary about the various elements of sexuality and suggestion for improving one's sex life.

Stars: Margi Clarke, Martin Clunes, Chris Langham, Anita Dobson

Votes: 16

22. Class Act (1994– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Kate Swift has always know her place in the world. "I was a rich bitch! I was good at it! I liked it!" Imagine her horror when both her husband and all her ill-gotten cash vanish, leaving ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanna Lumley, John Bowe, Nadine Garner, Richard Vernon

Votes: 74

23. Sensitive Skin (2005–2007)

29 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A 61-year-old woman copes with her life's unexpected problems.

Stars: Joanna Lumley, Nicholas Jones, Oliver Cotton, James Lance

Votes: 245

24. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987)

Comedy

8.0
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Continuation of the rites of passage comedy drama about spotty teenager Adrian Mole. Set in the early eighties, Adrian's Mum (now played by Lulu) and Dad are back together but while trying ... See full summary »

Stars: Natasha Bell, Su Elliot, Doris Hare, Joseph Howard

Votes: 77

25. Chica de Río (2001)

102 min | Comedy

5.7
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Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.

Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Vanessa Nunes, Santiago Segura, Patrick Barlow

Votes: 897

26. All Passion Spent (1986– )

55 min | Drama

7.8
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After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead ... See full summary »

Stars: Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews, Maurice Denham, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 163

27. Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (2011 TV Movie)

Comedy, History

7.6
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A parody of the hit television show, Downton Abbey, following the lives of the upper class and their servants.

Director: Adrian Edmondson | Stars: Patrick Barlow, Bruce Byron, Simon Callow, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 118

28. Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Sketch based show starring 'Victoria Wood', 'Julie Walters' and many others. Included regular items such as "Acorn Antiques" with Julie as Mrs Overall and a regular advice slot from Agony ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston

Votes: 197

29. Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (1997 Video)

63 min | Comedy

9.1
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A series of outtakes and deleted scenes from the first few seasons of "Absolutely Fabulous".

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Patrick Barlow, Alexandra Bastedo, Jo Brand, Dora Bryan

Votes: 108

30. The Snow Queen's Revenge (1996)

64 min | Animation

5.8
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The Snow Queen holds Ellie responsible for ruining her plans to freeze the world and sets out to seek revenge. She kidnaps Dimly the flying reindeer and once again Ellie and her friend ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Gates | Stars: Julia McKenzie, Patrick Barlow, Ellie Beaven, Tim Healy

Votes: 111

31. Drug-Taking and the Arts (1993)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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How drugs have influenced artistic production in the course of the last 200 years, focusing on major European and American literary figures and visual artists.

Director: Storm Thorgerson | Stars: Bernard Hill, Phil Daniels, Thom Booker, Patrick Barlow

Votes: 45

32. The Canterville Ghost (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

4.7
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The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Kleefeld | Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Saskia Vester, Armin Rohde, Martin Kurz

Votes: 80

33. The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007–2014)

60 min | Talk-Show

4.0
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Alan Titchmarsh presents a mix of celebrity interviews, music, topical discussions and gardening features.

Stars: Alan Titchmarsh, Julie Peasgood, Kelvin Mackenzie, Ashley Pearson

Votes: 60

34. Storyboard (1983– )

Drama

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Series of one-off dramas intended to serve as possible pilots.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Carol Royle, Liz Crowther, Penny Brownjohn

35. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )

Comedy

6.2
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Stars: Paul Merton, Sam Kelly, Geoffrey Whitehead, Michael Fenton Stevens

Votes: 34

36. Is It Legal? (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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A British comedy series following the misadventures of a small law firm. The staff includes such characters as the young and eager bumbler Colin, the old and timid bumbler Bob and the stern... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Barlow, Imelda Staunton, Richard Lumsden, Kate Isitt

Votes: 78

37. A Bucket o' French & Saunders (2007– )

Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 130

38. The Prince, the Showgirl and Me (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Colin Clark, younger brother of Alan Clark and son of Lord Kenneth Clark wanted to work in the movies. When Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh came to dine with his parents, he mentioned his... See full summary »

Director: Clare Beavan | Stars: Patrick Barlow, Jack Cardiff, Colin Clark, Vivien Leigh

Votes: 31

39. If You See God, Tell Him (1993– )

43 min | Comedy

7.9
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An elderly man receives a head injury which affects his attention-span and leads him to become a devout believer in television commercials.

Stars: Richard Briers, Adrian Edmondson, Imelda Staunton, Enn Reitel

Votes: 75

40. Revolution!! (1989 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, History

8.6
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Desmond "Olivier" Dingle and Wallace, of the National Theatre of Brent, take us on a magical history tour of Paris as they retell the tale of the French Revolution.

Director: Jonathan Stedall | Stars: Patrick Barlow, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 18

41. The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999 TV Special)

Comedy, History

6.8
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Humorous review of British history.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys, Paul Jackson, Matt Lipsey | Stars: Clive Anderson, Matthew Ashforde, Patrick Barlow, Ronnie Barker

Votes: 122

42. Brave Young Men (2009 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Owen and Jamie are a pair of nobodies who prevent global disasters with the help of a time-transient civil servant.

Director: Sam Leifer | Stars: Marc Wootton, Joanna Neary, Dominic Coleman, Patrick Barlow

Votes: 17

43. Queen of the East (1995 TV Movie)

60 min

7.3
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Director: Mark Lindsay Chapman | Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Ahmed Abounouom, Patrick Barlow, Michael Burrell

Votes: 20

44. Aristophanes: The Gods Are Laughing (1995 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy

7.0
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Specially commissioned by the British Film Institute and Channel 4, this pseudo-biography shows how Aristophanes became the father of political satire and why his theatrical innovations are still staples of the contemporary theatre.

Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Frances Barber, Patrick Barlow, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 10

45. Cows (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Pam Ferris, James Fleet, Patrick Barlow, Jonathan Cake

Votes: 17

46. Hotel Hilbert (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

7.7
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Director: Caroline Ross-Pirie | Stars: Patrick Barlow, Susannah Doyle, Nicholas Gecks, Pat Keen

Votes: 19

47. Mighty Moments from World History (1985– )

60 min | Comedy, History

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A small but ambitious theatrical company, the National Theatre of Brent, act out pivotal points in history, slightly hampered by the fact that two actors have to play all the roles.

Stars: Robert Austin, Patrick Barlow

48. A Word in your Era (1992)

30 min | Comedy

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Three historical figures (played by three contemporary comedians) compete against each other in a quiz.

Stars: Rory McGrath, Helen Lederer, Alan Cumming, Hugh Dennis

49. Goodbye, Mr Steadman (2001 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.8
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Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Robert Bathurst, Adam Searles, Joe Roberts, Caroline Quentin

Votes: 46