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1. Strictly Come Dancing (2004– )

85 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

5.9
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A dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Who is kicked out of the competition each week is decided by the judges scores and viewer votes.

Stars: Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood, Alan Dedicoat, Len Goodman

Votes: 911

2. Footballers' Wives (2002– )

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

6.5
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Drama focusing on the players at Earls Park Football Club as well as the lives of their wives and girlfriends.

Stars: Gillian Taylforth, Zöe Lucker, Paul Clarke, Alison Newman

Votes: 1,240

3. Loose Women (1999– )

45 min | Talk-Show

2.6
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Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Sherrie Hewson

Votes: 801

4. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

6.4
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The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent, Rachel Riley

Votes: 736

5. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.1
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 3,506

6. Room 101 (1994– )

29 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.7
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Comedy talk/game show in which celebrities present an argument for their pet hates in various categories to be banished forever to Room 101.

Stars: Paul Merton, Frank Skinner, Nick Hancock, Nigel Havers

Votes: 817

7. The One Show (2006– )

30 min | News

4.2
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A live magazine programme featuring topical stories and big name studio guests.

Stars: Alex Jones, Christine Lampard, Adrian Chiles, Matt Baker

Votes: 295

8. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: Barry Paine, David Attenborough, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 383

9. Children in Need (1980– )

Family

6.1
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The annual BBC telethon, for its own charity for children. Every BBC local and national radio and TV station gets involved. Your only chance to see Auntie Beeb's top newsreaders and ... See full summary »

Stars: Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Gaby Roslin, Sue Cook

Votes: 156

10. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998–2014)

60 min | Game-Show

6.1
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The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Eamonn Holmes, Stephen Fry, Russell Grant

Votes: 1,291

11. Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)

40 min | Comedy

7.5
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BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse, Louisa Rix

Votes: 1,601

12. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002– )

50 min | Comedy, Game-Show

6.4
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A game show hosted by Ant and Dec filled with stunts, sketches, and special guest appearances.

Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Haydn Reid, Neil Overend

Votes: 853

13. Match of the Day (1964– )

70 min | News, Sport

8.8
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Highlights, interviews and analysis from expert pundits of Saturday's English Premier League football matches.

Stars: Gary Lineker, John Motson, Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson

Votes: 1,657

14. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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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

Votes: 990

15. Blankety Blank (1979–2016)

30 min | Game-Show

6.3
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Comedy game show with celebrity guests and cheap prizes.

Stars: Les Dawson, Terry Wogan, Paul O'Grady, Lorraine Chase

Votes: 114

16. Kiss Me Kate (1998–2000)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A situation comedy portraying the frenetic everyday life of a woman counselor.

Stars: Amanda Holden, Caroline Quentin, Chris Langham, Darren Boyd

Votes: 132

17. Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001–2010)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat hosted by fast-witted comic Jonathan Ross.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Stephen de Martin, Ian Parkin, David Wickenden

Votes: 2,115

18. The Russ Abbot Show (1986–1991)

45 min | Comedy

6.9
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Comedy show starring Russ Abbot in his many guises including Basildon Bond, C.U. Jimmy and Cooperman.

Stars: Russ Abbot, Bella Emberg, Les Dennis, Tom Bright

Votes: 52

19. TFI Friday (1996–2015)

74 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.0
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Comedy, guest interviews and live bands in the studio, from a bar in London's riverside studios.

Stars: Catalina Guirado, Chris Evans, Sharleen Spiteri, Ben Elton

Votes: 218

20. The Paul O'Grady Show (2004–2015)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.6
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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

Votes: 348

21. A Prince Among Men (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

5.1
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The self-centred, egocentric Gary Prince, the man who always knows he is right, has successfully converted his career as a famous, popular England international football star into a ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Barrie, Francesca Hunt, Samantha Power, Susie Blake

Votes: 18

22. My Summer with Des (1998 TV Movie)

82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.1
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Romantic comedy set during the European football championships in 1996, where football fan Martin finds his life is going from bad to worse after losing his job and splitting up with his ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Neil Morrissey, Rachel Weisz, John Gordon Sinclair, Arabella Weir

Votes: 304

23. Grumpy Old Men (2003– )

40 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Rory McGrath, Arthur Smith, Will Self, Rick Wakeman

Votes: 133

24. Masters Snooker (1975– )

Sport

8.8
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BBC coverage of the Masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, England.

Stars: Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Steve Davis

Votes: 5

25. Richard & Judy (2001–2008)

48 min | Talk-Show

4.4
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Magazine programme featuring news items, expert advice and celebrity interviews.

Stars: Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, Raj Persaud, Mike McClean

Votes: 338

26. Anyone for Pennis? (1995 TV Movie)

29 min

8.2
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Celebrities Beware Dennis Pennis Is On The Lose And Getting Right In Your Face Dennis Holds Nothing Back Daring To Asks The Question No Other Interviewer Would

Stars: Paul Kaye, Keith Allen, Clive Anderson, Jeff Banks

Votes: 29

27. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min

7.6
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Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

Stars: Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Peter Simon, Trevor Neal

Votes: 73

28. Fantasy Football League (1994–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

8.2
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Stars: David Baddiel, Frank Skinner, Angus Loughran, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 101

29. Trevor's World of Sport (2003– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Neil Pearson, Paul Reynolds, Rosalind Ayres, Claire Skinner

Votes: 29

30. The Mrs. Merton Show (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.0
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Stars: Caroline Aherne, Hooky and the Boys, Craig Cash, Germaine Greer

Votes: 90

31. Grandstand (1958–2007)

290 min | Sport

6.7
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Weekly sports show, with live coverage of all the top British and international events.

Stars: Frank Bough, David Coleman, Peter O'Sullevan, Julian Wilson

Votes: 49

32. Comic Relief (1997 TV Special)

370 min | Comedy

5.2
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Stars: Lenny Henry, Rowan Atkinson, Jane Bassett, Victoria Beckham

Votes: 16

33. FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (1998 Video Game)

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FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 (commonly abbreviated to FIFA 98) is the fifth game in the FIFA series.

Director: Tom Raycove | Stars: Desmond Lynam, John Motson, Andy Gray

Votes: 323

34. Sportsnight (1968–1997)

Sport

7.0
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Stars: David Coleman, Harry Carpenter, Tony Gubba, Steve Rider

Votes: 23

35. A Tribute to the Likely Lads (2002 TV Movie)

40 min | Comedy

5.3
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Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, John Thomson, Jayne Charlton McKensie

Votes: 42

36. The London Marathon (1981– )

Sport

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Stars: Brendan Foster, Steve Cram, Jonathan Edwards, Tanni Grey Thompson

37. How Do They Do That? (1994– )

50 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Jenny Hull, Eamonn Holmes, Desmond Lynam, Esther McVey

Votes: 11

38. World Cup 98 (1998 Video Game)

Sport

8.1
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Directors: Gaivan Chang, Mark Lutz, Jeremy Schwartz, Warren Wall

Votes: 54

39. European Men's Football Championships (1960– )

Sport

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Coverage of the European Football Championships on all television channels.

Stars: Eni Aluko, Gerry Armstrong, Eilidh Barbour, Walley Barnes

40. Match of the Day at 40 (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sport

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Stars: David Beckham, George Best, Brian Clough, Noel Gallagher

41. An Audience with Elton John (1997 TV Special)

90 min | Music

7.7
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Director: Jonathan Glazier | Stars: Elton John, Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant, Sting

Votes: 40

42. Best Ever Spitting Image (2006 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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A documentary about Spitting Image (1984) and the impact it had, including clips of the most memorable moments and contributions from many of the cast, crew and some of celebrities portrayed on the show.

Directors: Stuart Ramsay, Richard Bradley | Stars: Simon Chadwick, Jon Culshaw, Phil Cornwell, John Lloyd

Votes: 12

43. 125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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Director: Stephen McBride | Stars: Richard Armitage, Andre Agassi, Sue Barker, John Barrett

Votes: 8

44. Happy Birthday Brucie! (2008 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

5.5
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On the occasion of his 80th Birthday, a celebration of Britain's longest-serving all-round television entertainer Bruce Forsyth.

Director: Chris Power | Stars: Tess Daly, Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Corbett, Jon Culshaw

Votes: 12

45. Match of the Day at 50 (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Sport

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Stars: Sergio Agüero, George Best, Brian Clough, David Coleman

46. The Premiership (2001–2004)

90 min | News, Sport

6.6
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Each Saturday we have a highlights programme looking back over the matches of the day with expert analysis, computer graphics etc all to see how the day went. Des Lynam presents - there.

Stars: Nicolas Anelka, Dwight Yorke, Andy Townsend, Christophe Dugarry

Votes: 40

47. Auntie's All-Time Greats (1996 TV Movie)

125 min

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Director: Stuart McDonald | Stars: Michael Parkinson, Caroline Aherne, Gillian Anderson, David Attenborough

48. Nation on Film (2003– )

Documentary

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Amateur 'film enthusiast' footage shot in the last century creating a valuable resource for History, an eyewitness archive.

Stars: Lesley Sharp, David Jason, Michael Buerk, Piers Brendon

49. TV's 50 Greatest Stars (2006 TV Movie)

175 min | Documentary

5.9
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A countdown of the UK's greatest stars of the small screen.

Directors: John Piper, Sue McMahon | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Mel Giedroyc, Charlie Dimmock, Tommy Walsh

Votes: 15

50. Celebrity Countdown (1998– )

30 min | Game-Show

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Countdown (1982) with celebrities.

Stars: Richard Whiteley, Carol Vorderman, Susie Dent, Mark Nyman