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1. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Key (1986)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

9.3
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Sir Humphrey has to scramble when the Prime Minister's Political Advisor, Mrs. Wainwright, convinces the PM that she should get her old office back. Sir Humphrey and his predecessors have ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Peter Cellier

Votes: 157

2. Thomas and Sarah (1979– )
Episode: The New Rich (1979)

60 min | Drama

9.3
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Nouveau riche Sarah and Thomas have the use of the Andover townhouse, but their egalitarian attitude towards their servants is frowned upon by their butler Wilson.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Nigel Hawthorne, Barbara Hicks

Votes: 6

3. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Party Games (1984)

TV-PG | 61 min | Comedy

9.2
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Sir Humphrey Appleby receives his just reward when he's told by Sir Arnold Robinson that he is to be his successor as Cabinet Secretary. Jim Hacker has mixed feelings about the whole thing ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 159

4. Funny Turns (1999–2001)
Episode: Paul Eddington: A Life Well Lived (2001)

30 min | Documentary

9.1
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A posthumous BBC tribute to the beloved British comedy actor Paul Eddington.

Director: Angela O'Leary | Stars: Richard Briers, Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds, Gerald Harper

Votes: 14

5. The Gnomes of Dulwich (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Lloyd, Terry Scott, John Clive, Leon Thau

Votes: 8

6. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Au Reservoir (1986)

52 min | Comedy

9.0
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Lucia accompanies Georgie to London to hear his friend,opera singer Olga Braceley,perform. At the opera house they meet Poppy,the Duchess of Sheffield but she is more interested in Georgie ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 13

7. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

9.0
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The Minister is once again locking horns with Sir Humphrey, this time over a local Council's inability, or refusals, to submit its statistical reports. The local Council government belongs ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Ian Lavender

Votes: 137

8. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Big Brother (1980)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.9
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The Minister wants to give citizens access to their files on a new national database, but Sir Humphrey is at his obfuscating best. Accused by his political advisor and his wife of being a ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 168

9. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: The Owl and the Pussycat (1985)

51 min | Comedy

8.9
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Some months have passed and the Tilling residents assume that Mapp and Lucia are dead. Major Benjy,Mapp's heir,moves into her house from where he holds social events. Georgie erects a ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 14

10. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Tangled Web (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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The Prime Minister finds himself in a bit of a pickle when he flatly denies in the House that the government has bugged MP's telephones. It turns out the government was and Sir Humphrey was... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Ludovic Kennedy

Votes: 99

11. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: One of Us (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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When the Director General of MI5 informs the Prime Minister that his predecessor was a Soviet agent, Jim Hacker learns that he had been thoroughly investigated some years previously by none... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 107

12. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: The Italian Connection (1985)

51 min | Comedy

8.8
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Lucia and Georgie submits entries for the local art exhibition,which Mapp,a member of the judging committee,rejects,returning them to their owners. However Lucia hangs them in pride of ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 12

13. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Moral Dimension (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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While on an official visit to a Middle East sheikdom to finalize a major contract for a UK firm, the Minister manages to get himself into trouble on several fronts. Learning that the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 134

14. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Winner Takes All (1986)

52 min | Comedy

8.8
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Lucia discovers why Georgie is hiding himself away - he has shingles,so she lets him stay at Grebe,where he grows a beard to mask the marks on his neck but has to dye it as the hairs are ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 12

15. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 8,137

16. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 5,697

17. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: Barry Paine, David Attenborough, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 358

18. Detective (1964–1969)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Anthology series featuring adaptations of detective stories.

Stars: Rupert Davies, Ralph Michael, John DeVaut, Esmond Knight

Votes: 9

19. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Diplomatic Incident (1987)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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When the French hold out for primacy over a sub-Channel tunnel, P.M. Hacker uses the info that they planted a bomb in their own embassy to obtain more favorable terms.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 114

20. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: A Question of Loyalty (1981)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Minister and Sir Humphrey must appear before a Select Committee looking into government waste. Sir Humphrey suggests a number of ways the Minister can elude difficult questions but ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 122

21. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Lady Bountiful (1986)

50 min | Comedy

8.7
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Due to her investments Lucia is now a very wealthy woman and donates money to restore the Tilling church organ,an occasion which gives her full press coverage and grateful thanks within the... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 11

22. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Lobster Pots (1985)

52 min | Comedy

8.7
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Lucia sells her house in Riseholme and,after making Georgie her sole beneficiary in her will,she buys Grebe,a house a little outside the town on the marshes. Now a leading hostess in ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 15

23. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Grand Design (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The new Prime Minister is preoccupied with defense issues as he begins to learn some of the details, such as the Russians having six times as many nuclear weapons as the UK or that the ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Frederick Treves

Votes: 128

24. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: The Spirit of Man (1989)

Comedy

8.7
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Director: Peter Barnes | Stars: Peter Bayliss, Dilys Laye, Clive Merrison, John Turner

Votes: 31

25. Relatively Speaking (1990 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

8.6
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It's the sixties. Gregory loves Ginny, and Ginny loves Gregory. But unfortunately Ginny also loves Philip, or at least she used to, and Philip loves her. Does Philip love his wife too? ... See full summary »

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Michael Maloney, Imogen Stubbs, Gwen Watford

Votes: 18

26. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Victory for Democracy (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The Foreign Office is having problems with the PM who is starting to question their advice in favour of a more pro-US line. In question is the political situation in St. Georges' island ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Clive Francis

Votes: 114

27. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Battle Stations (1985)

51 min | Comedy

8.6
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Lucia is renting 'Mallards' from Mapp whilst she finds a place of her own and instantly angers Mapp when she and Georgie inform Mapp that her priceless Blumenfeld piano is little more than ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 13

28. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Change and Change About (1986)

51 min | Comedy

8.6
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Neither Mapp nor Lucia win a seat at the local election and, for Mapp, who would appear to be pregnant, things are looking bad as she and Benjy have lost their investment in the Siriami ... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 8

29. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Bishops Gambit (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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P.M. Hacker is to appoint a new bishop, and Sir Humphrey may secure a cushy appointment on retirement if he can convince Hacker to appoint the current Dean to the bishopric.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 107

30. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Ministerial Broadcast (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Jim Hacker plans to introduce his "Grand Design" to the British public during his first broadcast as the new P.M. However, Humphrey continues to try to convince Hacker to hold off, planning to let it die.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Wells

Votes: 122

31. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Smoke Screen (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Sir Humphrey opposes P.M. Hacker's plan to cut taxes, so Hacker steers the Minister for Health into campaigning against smoking as a diversion.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Barron

Votes: 107

32. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
Episode: Worship (1986)

51 min | Comedy

8.6
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Lucia marries Georgie and is made the mayor of Tilling,though Georgie is peeved to find that it gives him no standing and,on Lucia's orders,they must set an example by economizing. Lucia is... See full summary »

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 9

33. Marie Curie (1977– )

50 min | Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Nigel Hawthorne, Richard Bebb, James Berwick

Votes: 24

34. An Audience with Kenneth Williams (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

8.5
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The British comedy star entertains a celebrity audience with stories of his life and career.

Director: Alasdair Macmillan | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Gyles Brandreth, Judith Chalmers, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 89

35. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Real Partnership (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The Prime Minister must deal with a worsening financial crisis that requires all government Departments to cut their budgets. The belt-tightening coincides with a hoped-for civil service ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 103

36. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Equal Opportunities (1982)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.5
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With his wife's encouragement, Minister Hacker decides he should focus on accomplishing 1 or 2 significant achievements while in office. He decides the time has come to promote more women ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Eleanor Bron

Votes: 129

37. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 299

38. The Good Companions (1980– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.4
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A musical adaptation of J. B. Priestley's novel about a British concert party.

Stars: John Stratton, Jeremy Nicholas, Frank Mills, John Blythe

Votes: 23

39. The Last Polar Bears (2000 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short

8.4
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Director: Alan Simpson | Star: Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 9

40. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Doing the Honours (1981)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Minister is appalled when, on the advice of his civil servants, he can't make a modest 5% to his department's budget. To Sir Humphrey's great disbelief, the Minister decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 128

41. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: Man Overboard (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Employment Secretary wants to move army regiments to north England to save money, so Sir Humphrey leads P.M. Hacker to believe the Employment Secretary is after the P.M.'s job.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 106

42. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: Power to the People (1988)

TV-PG | 31 min | Comedy

8.4
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A local councilwoman is throwing her weight around, but P.M. Hacker's plan to make local government truly responsive to its constituency motivates her to cooperate with Sir Humphrey's opposition.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Gwen Taylor

Votes: 98

43. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Bed of Nails (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Minister yet again finds himself in it when the Cabinet Secretary and the Prime Minister's senior advisor con him into taking responsibility for developing a national transportation ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 115

44. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Compassionate Society (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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When the opposition challenges the Minister's claims in the House that administrative personnel in the health sector have been reduced by 11%, he too quickly agrees to an independent ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Barron

Votes: 132

45. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Devil You Know (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Minister and Sir Humphrey debate the merits of UK membership in the European Community with Hacker definitely negative about interference from Brussels. He dislikes the constant steam ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 118

46. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 14,711

47. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )

385 min | Drama

8.3
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When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne, Angela Pleasence

Votes: 879

48. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Conflict of Interest (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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P.M. Hacker, pressured by rumors of wrongdoing in the City, is tricked by Sir Humphrey into appointing a less-than-honest man as the new Governor of the Bank of England.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Richard Vernon

Votes: 101

49. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Destiny (1978)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A small town shopkeeper is conned into standing for an extreme right-wing party at a bye-election and later discovers his financed by the corporation that has dispossessed him of his business.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Colin Jeavons, Iain Cuthbertson, Nigel Hawthorne, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 12

50. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Greasy Pole (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Sir Humphrey Appleby is approached the head of the British Chemical Corporation to secure the Minister's support for the production of proponol, also known as metadioxin. Although the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 120