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1. The Ladykillers (1955)

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.

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

2. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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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 »

Creator: Peter Spence | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Daphne Heard

3. Porridge (1974–1977)

45 min | Comedy

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

4. 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

5. 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.

Writers: Jo Eisinger, Gerald Kersh | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

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

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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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

7. The Liver Birds (1969–1996)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Stars: Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Mollie Sugden, Elizabeth Estensen

8. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

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.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

9. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

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

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

Writers: Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

10. H.G.Wells' 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

11. Sorry! (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A 41 year old man (Ronnie Corbett) is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother (Babara Lott).

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

12. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

13. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi

8.2
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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

14. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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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

15. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy

6.5
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When Percy Brand, a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin, does not find out about his criminal past. But when Colin ... See full summary »

Writers: Denys Roberts, T.E.B. Clarke, Patrick Campbell, Vivienne Knight | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

16. 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

17. Solo (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Felicity Kendal, Elspet Gray, Stephen Moore, Michael Howe

18. 7 of 1 (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.

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

19. Middlemarch (1968 TV Mini-Series)

45 min | Drama

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

20. Dombey and Son (1969 TV Mini-Series)

325 min | Drama

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

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

75 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Writer: Edgar Wallace | Stars: George Cross, Terence de Marney, Kenneth Eaves, William Fox

22. Journey to Murder (1971)

100 min

2.5
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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).

Writers: Julian Bond, L.P. Hartley, Stanley Miller, Frederick Rawlings | Directors: John Gibson, Gerry O'Hara | Stars: Joan Crawford, Joseph Cotten, Judy Parfitt, Douglas Wilmer

23. Pyramus and Thisbe (1937 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Stars: Wilfred Walter, Charles Lefeaux, Don Gemmell, Erik Chitty

24. 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

25. Romeo and Juliet (1947 TV Movie)

120 min

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Barry | Stars: John Bailey, Rosalie Crutchley, Michael Goodliffe, Agnes Lauchlan

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

90 min

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Writers: Philip Barry, Elmer Rice | Stars: Rosalyn Boulter, Hugh Casson, Cathleen Cordell, A. Bromley Davenport

27. Pygmalion (1954 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy

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Writer: George Bernard Shaw | Director: John Clements | Stars: Kay Hammond, John Clements, Charles Victor, Nicholas Hannen

28. The Hole in the Wall (1972– )

25 min | Drama

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

29. James Simpson (1937 TV Short)

20 min | Short

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Writer: Nino Bartholomew | Stars: William Devlin, Elaine Wodson, John Rudling, Erik Chitty

30. 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.

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

31. Lady Precious Stream (1938 TV Movie)

70 min

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Writer: S.I. Hsiung | Stars: Esme Percy, Josephine Middleton, John Rudling, André Morell

32. Leave It to Todhunter (1958– )

30 min | Mystery

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Stars: Mervyn Johns, Ballard Berkeley, Helen Cherry, Kynaston Reeves

33. Capital Punishment (1937 TV Short)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Writers: George W.Y. Porter, Leo Tolstoy | Stars: Charles Lefeaux, Rudolf Brandt, John Rudling, Mario Francelli

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

Drama

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

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

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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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 »

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

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

Drama

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Writers: Charles Dickens, Hugh Leonard | Director: Joan Craft | Stars: Hilda Braid, John Carson, Pat Coombs, Helen Fraser

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

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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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 »

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

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

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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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 »

Writers: Peter Spence, Christopher Bond | Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, John Barron

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

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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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 »

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

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

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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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.

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

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

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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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 »

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

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

Drama

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Writers: Charles Dickens, Hugh Leonard | Director: Joan Craft | Stars: John Carson, Helen Fraser, David Garth, Davyd Harries

43. 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.

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

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

Comedy

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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 »

Writers: Geoff Atkinson, David Renwick, John Sullivan, Freddy Usher, David Nobbs, Peter Vincent, David Newman, Peter Osborne, Ronnie Barker | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Manhattan Transfer, Julia Breck

45. 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 »

Writers: Carla Lane, Myra Taylor | Director: Ray Butt | Stars: Polly James, Nerys Hughes, Jonathan Lynn, John Nettles

46. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Going to Church (1979)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Audrey is disgusted that Richard,as the new lord of the manor,does not go to Sunday service at the local church. In an attempt to be go-between his mother invites Audrey to dinner and she ... See full summary »

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

47. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Grantleigh (1979)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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After the death of her husband, Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is faced with the prospect of losing the ancestral home to death taxes.

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

48. Sorry! (1981–1988)
Episode: Great Expectations (1982)

Comedy

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Writers: Ian Davidson, Peter Vincent | Director: David Askey | Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Barbara Lott, William Moore, Sheila Raynor

49. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)
Episode: Horses Vs. Cars (1981)

Not Rated | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Having censured Richard for polluting the environment in his new helicopter Audrey is unable to pay for her car to be repaired. After agreeing to run a friend's riding school she sees the ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Spence | Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Gerald Sim

50. Porridge (1974–1977)
Episode: Just Desserts (1975)

Comedy

7.5
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Fletch's tin of pineapple chunks has gone missing and the culprit is Mr. Barraclough,who took them home to eat with his wife's gammon steak. He likes Fletch,as he has been a good listener ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale