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1. Porridge (1973–1977)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 4,044

2. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 22,176

3. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De ... See full summary »

Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Daphne Heard

Votes: 1,333

4. Night and the City (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 9,137

5. 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: 2,001

6. The Liver Birds (1969–1996)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Ground-breaking British sitcom created by two housewives from Liverpool. The series follows the lives and loves of two young, single women sharing a flat in Liverpool. With a realistic feel and catchy theme song by 'The Scaffold'.

Stars: Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Mollie Sugden, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 150

7. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 7,188 | Gross: $0.01M

8. 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: 1,246

9. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 2,046

10. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 256

11. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 32

12. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

Votes: 109

13. 7 of 1 (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Graham Armitage, Roy Castle, Emrys James

Votes: 62

14. Sorry! (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A 41 year old man is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother.

Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Barbara Lott, William Moore, Marguerite Hardiman

Votes: 295

15. Solo (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Felicity Kendal, Elspet Gray, Stephen Moore, Michael Howe

Votes: 74

16. 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: 90

17. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 175

18. Kate (1970–1972)

60 min | Drama

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Kate works on a popular magazine as agony column writer 'Dear Monica'. Sometimes (infact most times) she cannot help getting personally involved with the desperate who write to her.

Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Elizabeth Burger, Penelope Keith, Jack Hedley

19. Dombey and Son (1969– )

325 min | Drama

7.4
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The dream of Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company, is to have a son to continue his business. Tragically, Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth to their son.

Stars: John Carson, Kara Wilson, William Moore, Christopher Sandford

Votes: 5

20. Middlemarch (1968– )

45 min | Drama

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Stars: Michele Dotrice, Donald Douglas, Fabia Drake, Clive Graham

21. Journey to Murder (1971)

100 min

2.1
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Consists of two episodes from the UK TV series "Journey to the Unknown" (1968): 'Do Me A Favour - Kill Me!'(Episode 1.5) and 'The Killing Bottle'(Episode 1.12).

Directors: John Gibson, Gerry O'Hara | Stars: Joan Crawford, Joseph Cotten, Judy Parfitt, Douglas Wilmer

Votes: 82

22. Jury Room (1965)

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Alan MacNaughtan, Donald Eccles, John Wyse, Ian Fleming

23. The Case of the Frightened Lady (1938 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Murder mystery, thriller with twists.

Stars: George Cross, Terence de Marney, Kenneth Eaves, William Fox

Votes: 12

24. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (1947 TV Movie)

120 min

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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Michael Barry | Stars: Andrew Osborn, John Bailey, Rosalie Crutchley, Andre Van Gyseghem

25. Pygmalion (1954 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy

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Professor Higgins wagers that he can teach cockney flower-girl Eliza Dolittle to speak and behave like a great lady.

Director: John Clements | Stars: Kay Hammond, John Clements, Charles Victor, Nicholas Hannen

26. The Hole in the Wall (1972– )

25 min | Drama

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Stars: Peter Bayliss, Joseph O'Conor, Nigel Rathbone, Edwin Finn

27. Pyramus and Thisbe (1937 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy

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Stars: Wilfred Walter, Charles Lefeaux, Don Gemmell, Erik Chitty

28. Seven Deadly Virtues (1967– )

65 min | Drama

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Sequel/companion series to "Seven Deadly Sins", broadcast in 1966.

Stars: Katharine Blake, Colin Blakely, George Cole, Kenneth Farrington

29. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet/II (I) (1947 TV Movie)

188 min | Drama

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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Michael Barry | Stars: Andrew Osborn, John Bailey, Rosalie Crutchley, Andre Van Gyseghem

30. Who Killed Cock Robin? (1938 TV Movie)

90 min

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Stars: Rosalyn Boulter, Hugh Casson, Cathleen Cordell, A. Bromley Davenport

31. James Simpson (1937 TV Short)

20 min | Short

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Stars: William Devlin, Elaine Wodson, John Rudling, Erik Chitty

32. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet/II (II) (1947 TV Movie)

188 min | Drama

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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Michael Barry | Stars: Andrew Osborn, John Bailey, Rosalie Crutchley, Andre Van Gyseghem

33. Leave It to Todhunter (1958– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Mervyn Johns, Gladys Boot, Margaret Anderson, Kynaston Reeves

34. A Story of Achievement (1951)

Documentary

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Dramatised documentary concerning the development of margarine and the rivalry between the Van den Berghs and the Jurgens, the two Dutch families who developed the substance.

Director: Paul Dickson | Stars: Max Croiset, Valentine Dyall, John Gatrell, James McKechnie

35. Lady Precious Stream (1938 TV Movie)

70 min

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Stars: Esme Percy, Josephine Middleton, John Rudling, André Morell

36. Uncle Charles (1967– )

60 min | Drama

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Uncle Charles is the lovable old rogue who props up a bar, a compulsive raconteur ready to tell tales to anyone who will fill his glass.

Stars: Raymond Huntley, David Morton, Terence Alexander, Richard Arthure

37. Capital Punishment (1937 TV Short)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Stars: Charles Lefeaux, Rudolf Brandt, John Rudling, Mario Francelli

38. Kate (1970–1972)
Episode: A Little Learning (1970)

Drama

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Director: Michael Currer-Briggs | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Bernard Archard, Giles Block, Elizabeth Burger

39. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: A Touch of Class (1979)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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In an effort to make himself appear more English Richard decides to appear in a TV advert for Fontleroy's Old English Tonic,to be filmed at the manor and using Audrey's butler and Rolls ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, John Rudling

Votes: 21

40. Dombey and Son (1969– )
Episode: A Voyage for Walter (1969)

Drama

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Director: Joan Craft | Stars: Hilda Braid, John Carson, Pat Coombs, Helen Fraser

41. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: All New Together (1979)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Due to death duties Audrey has had to bid for the manor at auction but lost out to Richard De Vere,millionaire owner of Cavendish Foods and representative of the new money she despises. Now... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, John Rudling

Votes: 31

42. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Back to the Manor (1981)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Whilst Richard's position at Cavendish Foods is saved he still needs money to keep going after buying the Argentinian plant and feels that his only alternative is to sell the manor. Audrey,... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, John Barron

Votes: 23

43. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Birds Vs. Bees (1981)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Audrey takes up bee-keeping and is starting to do well marketing and selling her own honey until a rare bird turns up at Grantleigh. It is a bee-eater, which initially does not go down well... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Anthony Sharp

Votes: 18

44. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Connections in High Places (1981)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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When the stockholders of Richards company threaten to throw him off the board for being an upstart foreigner, Audrey calls upon her upper crust family connections to come to the rescue.

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, John Barron

Votes: 18

45. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Cosmetics (1981)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Richard is about to sign a lucrative deal with cosmetics firm boss Mademoiselle Dutoit but,to fend off her advances,has claimed he has a wife. When Marjory volunteers to impersonate 'her' ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Rula Lenska

Votes: 18

46. Leave It to Todhunter (1958– )
Episode: Death on the Lawn (1958)

Drama, Mystery

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Director: Andrew Osborn | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Helen Cherry, Ballard Berkeley, Margaret Anderson

47. Dombey and Son (1969– )
Episode: Edith Granger (1969)

Drama

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Director: Joan Craft | Stars: John Carson, Helen Fraser, David Garth, Davyd Harries

48. Solo (1981–1982)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1981)

Comedy

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Gemma starts her social work. Gemma's mother reveals that she has being having an affair and Gemma is stunned to learn that he is only 35. Josie tells her boyfriend that she is pregnant but he says that he isn't the marrying kind.

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Felicity Kendal, Stephen Moore, Elspet Gray, Stella Goodier

49. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode #7.4 (1979)

Comedy

7.3
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Sketches include a day at the men's club, there is a message from the chairman of the International Society for the Shy and Embarrassed (or C.I.S.S.E.), there's a discussion about last ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Manhattan Transfer, Julia Breck

Votes: 6

50. The Liver Birds (1969–1996)
Episode: Girl Saturday (1974)

28 min | Comedy

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Following an eye test Beryl is told that she will need to wear glasses and that she can pick them up on Saturday. By coincidence this is the day when she is meeting boyfriend Robert, who is... See full summary »

Director: Ray Butt | Stars: Polly James, Nerys Hughes, Jonathan Lynn, John Nettles