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1. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,063

2. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 63,147

3. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 68,936

4. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 8,601

5. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 48,070

6. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.

Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd

Votes: 3,292

7. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, John Howard Davies

Votes: 9,010

8. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).

Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 1,886

9. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)

45 min | Comedy

7.9
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

Votes: 1,885

10. The Goodies (1970–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 894

11. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 45

12. 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: 1,177

13. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 119

14. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 908

15. William Tell (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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Depicts the legend of William Tell, who, as the stories say, shot an apple off of his son's head and lead the rebellion to free Switzerland.

Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 107

16. The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Bean (1990 Video)

Unrated | 60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Director: John Howard Davies | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Rudolph Walker, Paul Brooke, Rex Doyle

Votes: 911

17. The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

91 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, John Mills

Votes: 766

18. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

7.2
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A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, John Charlesworth, James Hayter

Votes: 257

19. A Married Man (1983– )

240 min | Drama

7.4
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A British lawyer disillusioned with his marriage and career. After starting an affair with a beautiful woman with political connections, a murder leads him to the greatest challenge of his life.

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ciaran Madden, Sophie Ashton, Yvonne Coulette

Votes: 67

20. All Gas and Gaiters (1966–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo, John Barron

Votes: 37

21. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Sarah France is the 42-year-old widow of a GP, Henry. She lives in an often volatile family situation with her mother, Eleanor Prescott, and her daughter, eighteen-year-old Clare France, ... See full summary »

Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 87

22. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Graham Stark

Votes: 16

23. Executive Stress (1986–1988)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Caroline Fairchild returns to work as an Editorial Director for Oasis Publishing after spending the last 25 years raising her five children. Her husband, Donald Fairchild works for ... See full summary »

Stars: Penelope Keith, Elizabeth Counsell, Harry Ditson, Mark Caven

Votes: 71

24. Bloody New Year (1987)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

4.3
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Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it's early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them...

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Suzy Aitchison, Nikki Brooks, Daniel James, Mark Powley

Votes: 405

25. No Job for a Lady (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Jean Price is the idealistic, newly-elected Labour Party Member of Parliament for a deprived inner-city constituency. She must try to balance her work with her family life, learn the ways of the House and try to keep her principles.

Stars: Penelope Keith, Mark Kingston, Garfield Morgan, Paul Young

Votes: 54

26. The Edwardians (1972– )

50 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Stars: Thorley Walters, Georgia Brown, Nigel Davenport, Michael Jayston

Votes: 42

27. Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Lindsay Jex | Stars: Stephen Fry, John Cleese, Connie Booth, Prunella Scales

Votes: 25

28. Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989 TV Special)

72 min | Comedy

8.2
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Sketches from "Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)".

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Steve Martin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,013

29. Misleading Cases (1967–1971)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases' involve the ancient and irrascible Albert Haddock (played years above his age by Roy Dotrice) bringing up and arguing obscure points of arcane English Law,... See full summary »

Stars: Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Thorley Walters, Avice Landone

Votes: 22

30. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Denis Lawson, Jancis Robinson, Josette Simon, Veronika Hyks

Votes: 8

31. The Other One (1977–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Richard Briers, Michael Gambon, Michael Chesden, Jill Kerman

Votes: 37

32. 50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases (2008 TV Movie)

185 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 22

33. Andy Capp (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

5.5
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Andy is an out-of-work layabout who only wants to have a drink and read the racing news. This leaves his long-suffering wife Flo as the sole breadwinner.

Stars: James Bolam, Paula Tilbrook, Susan Brown, John Arthur

Votes: 25

34. Comedy Connections (2003–2008)

40 min | Documentary

7.5
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Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.

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

Votes: 59

35. 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: 28

36. Fawlty Towers Revisited (2005 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Duane Huey | Stars: Connie Booth, John Cleese, Bernard Cribbins, John Howard Davies

Votes: 26

37. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.9
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

Votes: 22

38. British Film Forever (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 64

39. Whoops Baghdad! (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 15

40. Law and Disorder (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A no-nonsense barrister continually but not continuously corrects the grammar and behaviour of others, whilst skating close to the edge of moral practise herself in order to win her cases.

Stars: Penelope Keith, Simon Williams, Charles Kay, Eamon Boland

Votes: 10

41. Hope It Rains (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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When her mother dies, independent but unemployed Jace goes to live with her cantankerous godfather who runs a dilapidated wax museum in a seedy English seaside resort.

Stars: Tom Bell, Holly Aird, Eamon Boland, Jenny Lee

Votes: 21

42. The Labours of Erica (1989–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Clive Merrison, Geoffrey Davies, Paul Spurrier

Votes: 10

43. What the Pythons Did Next... (2007 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

6.5
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A look at the careers of John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam in the years after Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).

Director: Jon Riley | Stars: Miriam Margolyes, Phill Jupitus, Barry Cryer, Jonathan Margolis

Votes: 20

44. The Story of 'Are You Being Served?' (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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The story of the classic British sitcom.

Director: Samantha Peters | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft, John Howard Davies

Votes: 19

45. All in Good Faith (1985–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Stars: Richard Briers, Barbara Ferris, James Campbell, Lydia Smith

Votes: 8

46. David Lean in Close-Up (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

6.1
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Director: Andy Devonshire | Stars: Jonathan Ross, David Lean, Richard Attenborough, Julie Christie

Votes: 11

47. The Very Merry Widow (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Moira Lister, Molly Urquhart, Donald Hewlett, Diana King

48. Oh in Colour (1970– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, Charlie Young Atom, Alan Clare

49. Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

6.8
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Stars: Stephen Fry, John Cleese, Clive Anderson, Connie Booth

Votes: 16

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

185 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 11