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1. The Wedding Date (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis (Messing) to hire a male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.

Writers: Elizabeth Young, Dana Fox | Director: Clare Kilner | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Amy Adams

Votes: 38,061 | Gross: $31.59M

2. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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BBC Television comedy detailing the fortunes of Reginald Iolanthe Perrin. Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 1,094

3. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.9
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 1,748

4. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 76

5. A Bit of a Do (1989 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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This series was set in a fictional Yorkshire town and based on the books by David Nobbs, the creator of Reginald Perrin and Henry Pratt. Each episode took place at a different social ... See full summary »

Stars: David Jason, Gwen Taylor, Nicola Pagett, Stephanie Cole

Votes: 94

6. Reggie Perrin (2009– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Reggie Perrin has a cushy job as head of innovation in a men's body care products firm, but philosophically hates meaningless office life. He's equally unhappy with commuting, his dull ... See full summary »

Creator: David Nobbs | Stars: Martin Clunes, Fay Ripley, Lucy Liemann, Jim Howick

Votes: 487

7. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.9
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 50

8. Gentlemen's Relish (2001 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Kingdom Swann is a talented but rather naive Scottish artist who lives in Edwardian London with his housekeeper, Violet, a dowdy and self-effacing but very loyal young woman from Lancashire... See full summary »

Writers: Miles Gibson, David Nobbs, Martyn Auty | Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: Billy Connolly, Sarah Lancashire, Douglas Henshall, Katie Blake

Votes: 216

9. Stalag Luft (1993 TV Movie)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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During World War II, some Commonwealth prisoners are trying to escape from a German prison camp. Because they are old and weak, the Germans decide to escape with them. Just after the ... See full summary »

Writer: David Nobbs | Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Stephen Fry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Geoffrey Palmer, Sam Kelly

Votes: 114

10. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 29

11. Channel 4 News (1982– )

45 min | News

7.0
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Britain's most in depth and probing national news bulletin, featuring political stories, interviews with prominent public figures and arts features.

Stars: Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman, Harry Anscombe

Votes: 63

12. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, Bob Monkhouse, Barry Cryer

Votes: 26

13. It Was Alright in the... (2014– )

Documentary

6.4
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Celebrities young and old look back on the television of past decades, a time before political correctness took hold and casual racism, sexism and homophobia was the order of the day.

Stars: Matt Lucas, Samira Ahmed, Jenny Eclair, Nathan Caton

Votes: 25

14. The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Geoffrey Palmer, Patricia Hodge, Pauline Yates, John Barron

Votes: 37

15. Comedy Connections (2003–2008)

40 min | Documentary

7.7
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Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.

Stars: Doon Mackichan, Julia Sawalha, John Howard Davies, Gareth Gwenlan

Votes: 49

16. Fairly Secret Army (1984–1986)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A retired British Army major tries to fight the forces of anarchy by setting up a supposedly secret taskforce.

Stars: Geoffrey Palmer, Diane Fletcher, Michael Robbins, Liz Fraser

Votes: 31

17. The Frost Report (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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A comedy show written and staring various comedy pioneers including comedians who would go on to form the Two Ronnies and Monty Python.

Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese

Votes: 49

18. Love on a Branch Line (1994 TV Mini-Series)

198 min | Comedy, Drama

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Jasper is the perfect English Civil Servant - polite and refined. But to his girl friend, and even to himself, he is a bore. So he decides to become a painter in Paris. Not so fast. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Maloney, Leslie Phillips, Maria Aitken, Graham Crowden

Votes: 105

19. Whoops Baghdad! (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Stars: Frankie Howerd, Derek Francis, Hilary Pritchard, Anna Brett

Votes: 15

20. The Glamour Girls (1980– )

Comedy

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Stars: Duggie Brown, Tom Price, Sally Watts, James Warrior

21. A Christmas Night with the Stars (1958–1994)

Comedy, Music

5.8
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Stars: Jack Warner, Dick Emery, Kenneth McKellar, The Mitchell Minstrels

Votes: 11

22. Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy (1982– )

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Growing out of a single Yorkshire TV production in 1982 (screened in the series ITV Playhouse) and appearing as a one-series sitcom on the BBC six years later, Dogfood Dan And The ... See full summary »

Creator: David Nobbs | Stars: Malcolm Storry, Peter Blake, Lizzie Mickery, Arbel Jones

Votes: 8

23. Sez Les (1969–1976)

60 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Les Dawson, John Cleese, Roy Barraclough, Eli Woods

Votes: 16

24. The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (1992 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama, Comedy

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Growing up in the North of England in the 1930's and 1940's, Henry Pratt spends his life searching for a means of survival and learning how to deal with his eccentric relationships along the way.

Stars: Dinah Stabb, Maggie O'Neill, Brian McGrath, Jack Deam

Votes: 14

25. 50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases (2008 TV Movie)

185 min | Documentary

5.6
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Writer: Ged Parsons | Directors: Esther Dere, Michael Forte | Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Raymond Allen, Fred Aylward, David Baddiel

Votes: 21

26. Reggie (1983– )

30 min | Comedy

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Reggie Potter is tired of his life, especially with his boss CJ and his job at Funtime Ice Cream so he pretends to kill himself. He then dons elaborate outfits to spy on his family and eventually remarrying his "widow" Elizabeth.

Creator: David Nobbs | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Timothy Busfield, Dianne Kay, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 14

27. The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (2005– )

60 min | Comedy

8.8
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The Two Ronnies look back at some of the best sketches they recorded for their long running television show.

Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Katie Melua, Alison Moyet

Votes: 30

28. Sex and the Sitcom (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

5.9
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Early sitcoms of the 1950s were family-orientated,eschewing sex and even the permissiveness of the Swinging Sixties did not extend to the genre,even though 'Till Death Us Do Part' featured ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Boyd | Stars: Madeline Smith, Stephen Armstrong, Wendy Craig, Bruce Dessau

Votes: 8

29. Never Mind the Full Stops (2006– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

6.6
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Stars: Julian Fellowes, Rob Deering, Bonnie Greer, Simon Hoggart

Votes: 10

30. Send in the Girls (1978– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stories of girls on a Sales Promotion Team.

Stars: Annie Ross, Norma West, Diana Davies, Carole Hayman

Votes: 5

31. The Comedy Map of Britain (2007– )

Documentary

6.2
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Stars: Alan Whicker, John Hamp, Mark Lamarr, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 12

32. It's Tommy Cooper (1969–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A show with jokes and failed attempt magic tricks done by Tommy Cooper,also in the program he dresses up like working people in everyday life and he dose mock interviews dressed up as historical figures.

Stars: Tommy Cooper, Peter Reeves, Clovissa Newcombe, Bob Sharples and His Orchestra

Votes: 26

33. Plays for Pleasure (1981– )

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A series of six plays about relationships.

Stars: Robin Bailey, Judy Cornwell, Angus MacKay, Alec McCowen

34. Sounds Like Les Dawson (1974 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy, Musical

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Writers: Barry Cryer, David Nobbs, Les Dawson, Dick Vosburgh | Director: Vernon Lawrence | Stars: Les Dawson, Olivia Newton-John, The Second Generation, Roy Barraclough

35. The Les Dawson Show (1978–1989)

50 min

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Stars: Semina Lewis, Les Dawson, The Douglas Squires Dozen, Glynn Edwards

Votes: 8

36. The Native Hue of Resolution (2013)

104 min | Documentary

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Writers: Rory Clark, Chris Perry | Director: Rory Clark | Stars: Peter Purves, Alan Bennett, Cilla Black, David Bowie

37. Cuts (1996 TV Movie)

90 min

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A British TV company wants to make a big blockbuster TV series and to add to their chances of success they call in the services of Henry Babbacombe, a nervous man who has only written a ... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Bradbury, David Nobbs | Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Annette Badland, Geoffrey Bayldon, Paul Chapman, Jonathan Coy

Votes: 9

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

175 min | Documentary

6.2
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A countdown of the UK's greatest stars of the small screen.

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

Votes: 14

39. Frost on Saturday (1968– )

Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: David Frost, John Betjeman, Blossom Dearie, Stan Freberg

Votes: 5

40. Rich Tea and Sympathy (1991– )

60 min | Comedy

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Creator: David Nobbs | Stars: Patricia Hodge, Denis Quilley, Lionel Jeffries, Jean Alexander

Votes: 9

41. The Hello Goodbye Man (1984– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Ian Lavender, Mary Tamm, Paul Chapman, Dominic Guard

42. Sir Yellow (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jimmy Edwards, Melvyn Hayes, Alan Curtis, Michael Ripper

43. Our Kid (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Barrie Rutter, Ken Platt, Sylvia Brayshay, Darryl David

44. The Best of the Two Ronnies (2002 Video)

85 min | Comedy

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A tribute to one of the UK's legendary comedy duos, The Two Ronnies. Features sketches from over twelve series and eight Christmas specials.

Writers: Ronnie Barker, Spike Mullins, David Nobbs, Michael Palin, David Renwick, Peter Robinson, Laurie Rowley, John Sullivan, Freddy Usher, Peter Vincent | Directors: James Gilbert, Terry Hughes, Michael Hurll, Paul Jackson, Marcus Mortimer, Brian Penders, Marcus Plantin, Peter Whitmore | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Claire Nielson, Carol Hawkins

Votes: 42

45. Bombardemagnus (1985 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Comedy

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An entertainment program of song, dance, spoofs and satire.

Stars: Magnus Härenstam, Hans Ernback, Lis Nilheim, Beatrice Järås

46. Keep It in the Family (1971– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Tim Barrett, Vivienne Martin, Joyce Grant, Jack Haig

47. The World's Greatest Comedy Characters (2007 TV Movie)

185 min | Comedy

5.2
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Writer: Ged Parsons | Directors: Alice Barnett, Tania Hirsch, Grainne Jordan | Stars: Simon Pegg, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Bob Baker

Votes: 10

48. The Ultimate Sitcom (2006 TV Movie)

76 min | Documentary

5.4
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The top twenty sitcoms as voted for by insiders, such as writers, producers and experts, and not based on overall popularity.

Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, David Baddiel, Fred Barron, Christopher Biggins

Votes: 8

49. The Kenneth Williams Show (1970–1976)

45 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Kenneth Williams, Malcolm Roberts, Lynda Baron, Ted Carson

Votes: 5

50. The Sun Trap (1980– )

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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Stars: Donald Churchill, Zena Walker, Joan Benham, Graham Crowden

Votes: 8