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1. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Votes: 23,316

2. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

8.2
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 11,092

3. Jabberwocky (1977)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 10,566

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: 8,971

5. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.

Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 5,341

6. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.1
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The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress.

Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 5,306

7. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.

Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 1,706

8. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,230

9. 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: 1,217

10. House of Whipcord (1974)

R | 102 min | Horror

5.9
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An old man who lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize that the date is the present as he's been cooped up in the house. He is assisted by... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks, Ann Michelle

Votes: 1,106

11. The Benny Hill Show (1955–1968)

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Benny Hill, Jeremy Hawk, Patricia Hayes, Peter Vernon

Votes: 472

12. Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)

71 min | Comedy

6.9
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The very eccentric English peer Sir Henry Rawlinson attempts, with the help of his mad family & servants, to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert.

Director: Steve Roberts | Stars: Trevor Howard, Patrick Magee, Denise Coffey, J.G. Devlin

Votes: 327

13. Eskimo Nell (1975)

85 min | Comedy

4.7
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Three young men, a scriptwriter, a producer and a director are called in by Benny U Murdoch, an exotic movie producer. He wants to make a new erotic movie starring a big woman - the "Eskimo... See full summary »

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Michael Armstrong, Terence Edmond, Christopher Timothy, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 216

14. King Lear (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.7
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Shrapnel, Norman Rodway, Michael Kitchen, Michael Hordern

Votes: 197

15. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 170

16. Sykes (1972–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler, Richard Wattis

Votes: 168

17. The Young Ones (1982–1984)
Episode: Bomb (1982)

35 min | Comedy

8.4
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The guys find an atom bomb in the kitchen. Rick wants to use it to blackmail Thatcher, while Vyvyan tries to set it off. Meanwhile, they are paid a visit by the TV detector man.

Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 165

18. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 147

19. Peter Pan (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Another live-action musical version of the play, with all-new songs rather than the ones used in the famous Mary Martin production.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye, Paula Kelly, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 136

20. 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

21. Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)

70 min | Crime, Thriller

5.6
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Sexton Blake and Tinker foil criminal plot connected with the Tongs, and master-minded by "famous stamp collector" and millionaire.

Director: George King | Stars: George Curzon, Tod Slaughter, Greta Gynt, Tony Sympson

Votes: 118

22. The Challenge (1938)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.5
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Dramatization of the first climbing of the Matterhorn in 1865.

Directors: Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker, Vincent Korda | Stars: Robert Douglas, Frank Birch, Geoffrey Wardwell, Moran Caplat

Votes: 118

23. The Shadow Man (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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Small-time Soho hustler gets caught up in the murder of an ex-girl friend, evades the police and finally helps them to corner the real murderer.

Director: Richard Vernon | Stars: Cesar Romero, Kay Kendall, Edward Underdown, Victor Maddern

Votes: 113

24. Great Expectations (1981– )

30 min | Drama

6.9
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Charles Dickens' classic story about an orphan who becomes a gentleman.

Stars: Gerry Sundquist, Tim Munro, Derek Francis, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 112

25. Nicholas Nickleby (1977– )

330 min | Drama

7.6
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Stars: Nigel Havers, Peter Bourke, Derek Godfrey, Robert James

Votes: 90

26. Tiffany Jones (1973)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.3
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Light-hearted and occasionally unclothed adaptation of a British comic strip in the over-the-top, on-beyond-Bond spy fantasy vein.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Anouska Hempel, Ray Brooks, Susan Sheers, Damien Thomas

Votes: 84

27. ...And the Band Played On (1980)

95 min | Drama

6.9
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The equilibrium of a small English village is upset by the arrival of a pop star and his wife. When he takes over the conductorship of the local brass band after the previous conductor ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Trevor Howard, Jack Douglas

Votes: 83

28. 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: 76

29. 1990 (1977– )

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Drama set in a nightmarish "1984"-style future, where government bureaucracy has run riot.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Robert Lang, Tony Doyle, Paul Hardwick

Votes: 70

30. Softly Softly (1966–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, John Barron

Votes: 67

31. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: Fifty Years On (1976)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.9
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It's Mrs.Slocomb's birthday and the staff decide to pull together and buy her a gift. But Miss.Brahms remembers that last year Mrs.Slocomb said she was as old as her cat, then 49. So the ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Butt | Stars: Mollie Sugden, Trevor Bannister, Frank Thornton, John Inman

Votes: 61

32. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 58

33. The Case of the Red Monkey (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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Several murders of nuclear scientists, that baffles Scotland Yard, occur in London about the same time that Bill Locklin, a special officer from the United States State Department, arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Conte, Rona Anderson, Russell Napier, Sylva Langova

Votes: 58

34. The Basil Brush Show (1970–1980)

Comedy, Family

7.2
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Stars: Basil Brush, Bert Hayes, Billy Boyle, Roy North

Votes: 57

35. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: Conduct Unbecoming (1983)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.2
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Mr. Humphries' position is called into question when money goes missing from the till of the Gents' department.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 56

36. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 53

37. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Night Out (1975)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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When the Superintendent finds out that there is a bank robbery in progress on a Saturday afternoon, he assigns Regan to visit an old girlfriend whose apartment is adjacent.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Mitzi Rogers

Votes: 52

38. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: The Junior (1979)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.4
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Mr. Tebbs has left Grace Brothers and there are rumors that the new position will be advertised. But it's not the seniors' position, it's the junior. Mr.Humphries has taken over as senior ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, Trevor Bannister

Votes: 50

39. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 42

40. 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: 40

41. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

Votes: 38

42. The Ghost Goes Gear (1966)

79 min | Comedy, Musical

4.7
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Unbeknownst to the Spencer Davis Group, their manager is upper class, grew up in a haunted manor, and is called Algernon. When they visit his home, they find out that the family is broke, ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Gladwish | Stars: Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood, Pete York, Nicholas Parsons

Votes: 37

43. 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 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 36

44. The Counterfeit Plan (1957)

80 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A reformed forger runs into an acquaintance from his past, now an escaped murderer, who blackmails him into resuming his criminal career.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Zachary Scott, Peggie Castle, Mervyn Johns, Sydney Tafler

Votes: 36

45. Keep It Clean (I) (1956)

75 min | Comedy

4.8
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A man invents a new cleaning machine. His brother in law offers to help him promote it and they get help from the Purity League.

Director: David Paltenghi | Stars: Ronald Shiner, James Hayter, Diane Hart, Ursula Howells

Votes: 36

46. Happy Ever After (1974–1979)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Beryl Cooke, Caroline Whitaker

Votes: 32

47. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)
Episode: The Beauty of the Beast (1978)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Siegfried has to deal with Walt Barnett, a nasty and demanding client who seems to go out of his way to be unpleasant. When Barnett needs a horse gelded, Siegfried has the perfect plan to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Moffatt | Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Carol Drinkwater

Votes: 30

48. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)
Episode: The Bizarre Dinner Party (1976)

Comedy

8.1
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Still at her mother's house,Elizabeth rings Reggie to remind him that she had planned a dinner party but Reggie does not cancel it.Instead he asks C.J. and his wife,young colleague David,... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, Terence Conoley, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 25

49. Mutiny on the Elsinore (1937)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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The story of a surly crew, an honest God-fearing captain, a hardboiled-but-loyal Scotch mate, a scoundrelly second-mate, and then a mutiny, the fight and the final voyage to a safe harbor. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Lockwood | Stars: Paul Lukas, Lyn Harding, Kathleen Kelly, Clifford Evans

Votes: 23

50. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.6
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A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: George Dolenz, Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron, Henry Corden

Votes: 22