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1. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2017)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Comedic anthology series.

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

Votes: 19

2. Torn Curtain (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Thriller

6.7
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An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy

Votes: 20,263

3. Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry

Votes: 478

4. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 4,632 | Gross: $0.04M

5. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare

Votes: 2,444

6. A Kind of Loving (1962)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

Votes: 1,152 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook "Budgie" Bird is the main character in this British television series of the early 1970s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 118

8. The Dick Emery Show (1963–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Stars: Dick Emery, Pat Coombs, Victor Maddern, Helen Fraser

Votes: 78

9. A Matter of Innocence (1967)

Approved | 102 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Miss Polly decides to spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a traveling companion. While in India her aunt's demise leaves her alone to pursue her freedom and explore an ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Hayley Mills, Trevor Howard, Shashi Kapoor, Brenda de Banzie

Votes: 108

10. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 37

11. Worzel Gummidge Down Under (1986–1989)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Stars: Jon Pertwee, Bruce Phillips, Jonathan Marks, Olivia Ihimaera-Smiler

Votes: 52

12. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 39

13. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 50

14. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 98

15. Billy Liar (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Jeff Rawle, George A. Cooper, Pamela Vezey, May Warden

Votes: 31

16. The Winston Affair (1964)

94 min | Drama, War

6.7
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In WW2,a US lieutenant stationed in India shoots dead a British NCO and admits his crime but his reason for the murder is so bizarre that it puzzles his defense counsel.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, France Nuyen, Barry Sullivan, Trevor Howard

Votes: 434

17. Lock Up Your Daughters! (1969)

R | 102 min | Comedy

5.1
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A trio of randy sailors go looking for girl-friends in 18th-century London.

Director: Peter Coe | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Glynis Johns, Ian Bannen

Votes: 125

18. The Valiant (1962)

80 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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Having placed mines on the hull of a British warship whilst it is safe in harbour during the second World War, the two man crew of an Italian miniature submarine are captured and held ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Ettore Manni, Roberto Risso, Robert Shaw

Votes: 48

19. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 27

20. A Deadly Game (1979 TV Movie)

104 min | Thriller

7.2
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Charlie Muffin, top British Intelligence operative, has just broken up a major Soviet spy network in England. However, a new Director with new ideas takes over and wants Charlie out. But ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: David Hemmings, Sam Wanamaker, Jennie Linden, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 170

21. Queenie's Castle (1970–1972)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A popular North Country vehicle for Diana Dors, who starred as the indomitable and downright blunt Queenie Shepherd, drinker of light ale by the crate, owner of a stout Yorkshire accent and... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Dors, Tony Caunter, Barrie Rutter, Freddie Fletcher

Votes: 29

22. 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: 61

23. Andy Capp (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

5.7
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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: 27

24. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 42

25. Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (1999 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Peter O'Toole stars as the complex, funny, charming, and hard-drinking Jeffrey Bernard in this live performance at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

Directors: Tom Kinninmont, Peter O'Toole | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Timothy Ackroyd, Sarah Berger, Annabel Leventon

Votes: 174

26. Drama 61-67 (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards, Neil Wilson

Votes: 11

27. West 11 (1963)

93 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Alfred Lynch, Kathleen Breck, Eric Portman, Diana Dors

Votes: 59

28. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.5
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 6

29. Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.7
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One Saturday evening Rosa Priore is preparing a magnificent Sunday lunch for her family and their friends. By Sunday afternoon her life and marriage are in ruins.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Caroline Blakiston, Nicholas Clay, John Duttine, Michael Elphick

Votes: 16

30. Charters & Caldicott (1985– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Two cricket-loving Englishman, now elderly, get involved in a bizarre plot which seems to involve espionage.

Stars: Robin Bailey, Michael Aldridge, Caroline Blakiston, Gerard Murphy

Votes: 50

31. First Night (1963–1964)

Drama

8.3
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Stars: Madge Ryan, Anthony Bate, James Maxwell, Michael Caine

Votes: 35

32. The Frost Report (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 53

33. The Happy Apple (1983– )

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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Nancy was the new secretary at the Happy Apple advertising agency.Despite being ill-educated, she had a remarkable gift; she could come up with the most brilliantly simple and most ... See full summary »

Stars: Leslie Ash, Jeremy Child, Peter-Hugo Daly, Nicky Henson

Votes: 8

34. The Upchat Line (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Mike Upchat is an unsuccessful novelist who lives out of a railway station locker - he has the gift of the Gab and changes his life story every episode to impress different women -basically he reinvents himself to score

Stars: John Alderton, Margaret Courtenay, Maurice Denham, Ruth Dunning

Votes: 9

35. Three Piece Suite (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

3.4
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Stars: Diana Rigg, Gawn Grainger, George Baker, Keith Ashley

Votes: 7

36. West End Tales (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Toni Palmer, Susan Valentine, Peter Childs, Larry Martyn

37. Hallo, wer dort? (1971 TV Movie)

105 min | Comedy

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Director: Arno Assmann | Stars: Nadja Tiller, Harald Leipnitz, Heidelinde Weis, Walter Giller

38. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

5 min | Documentary

8.1
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A five-part history of British cinema in the 1960s presented by American director Richard Lester.

Stars: Michael Caine, Lindsay Anderson, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie

Votes: 35

39. The Upchat Connection (1978– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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A new man wins the locker, life and lascivious lust of lovable Lothario Mike Upchat.

Stars: Robin Nedwell, Susan Jameson, Bernadette Milnes, Ray Marioni

Votes: 8

40. Playdate (1961–1964)

60 min

9.3
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Stars: Gillie Fenwick, Jack Creley, Drew Thompson, Ed McNamara

Votes: 6

41. Thursday Theatre (1964–1965)

Drama

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Stars: John Sharp, Paul Rogers, Robert Flemyng, Rachel Gurney

42. This Office Life (1984 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Ian Keill | Stars: Dinsdale Landen, Jenny Agutter, Roy Kinnear, Bryan Pringle

43. All Star Comedy Carnival (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

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Jimmy Tarbuck and friends present an evening of Christmas entertainment, including six specially-written sketches from ITV's most popular comedies: 'Man About the House', 'Billy Liar', 'Sez Les', 'My Good Woman', 'Spring and Autumn' and 'Doctor in Charge'.

Directors: Albert Locke, Stuart Allen, Ronnie Baxter, Peter Frazer-Jones, David Mallet, William G. Stewart, Bill Turner | Stars: Jimmy Tarbuck, Alan Ball, Roy Barraclough, Lynda Bellingham

44. Our Kid (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

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

45. Childhood (1974– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Alan Luxton, Max Harris, Rhoda Lewis, Joe Lynch

46. Slip-Up (1986 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Tells the story of Scotland Yard's attempt to extradite Ronald Biggs, the Great Train Robber, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Jeremy Kemp, George Costigan, Larry Lamb, Nicholas Le Prevost

47. A World of Comedy (1965– )

25 min | Comedy, Family

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Stars: Michael Crawford, John Le Mesurier, Brian Murphy, Peggy Thorpe-Bates

48. A Child's Guide to Screenwriting (1964 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: John P. Hamilton | Stars: Frank Muir, Denis Norden, Roy Kinnear, Lance Percival

49. The Upper Crusts (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Margaret Leighton, Charles Gray, Lalla Ward, Martin Neil

50. BBC 3 (1965–1966)

60 min | Comedy

4.3
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Late-night satire and revue show.

Stars: Lynda Baron, John Bird, Bob Howe, Robert Robinson

Votes: 7