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1. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Douglas Adams: The Man Who Blew Up the World (2001)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Stars: Douglas Adams, Clive Anderson, Linda Duffin, Sue Freestone

Votes: 5

2. The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (1966–1999)
Episode: Growing Up in the Universe: The Ultraviolet Garden (1992)

Documentary, Family

9.2
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Stars: Douglas Adams, Richard Dawkins

Votes: 26

3. 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: 49,392

4. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: City of Death: Part Four (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.9
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Scaroth, the last of the Jagaroth, forces Romana to build a field interface stabilizer for his time machine. Romana reluctantly does so, not knowing that the full extent her action will ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Julian Glover, Catherine Schell

Votes: 314

5. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.8
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 780

6. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: City of Death: Part One (1979)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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As time slips a groove, the Doctor and Romana relive twenty-four seconds while on holiday in Paris. The second time it occurs the Doctor spots a woman using advanced, alien technology at ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Julian Glover, Catherine Schell

Votes: 369

7. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: City of Death: Part Two (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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As the very well-mannered but callous Count Scarlioni rehearses his forthcoming heist of the Mona Lisa, the Doctor, Romana and Det. Duggan explore his basement, discovering a time travel ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Julian Glover, Catherine Schell

Votes: 309

8. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )
Episode: Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things (2016)

41 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.8
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As dark forces converge, Dirk, Todd, Farah, and Detective Estevez are forced into a final battle: save Lydia Spring, face certain death, or both.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 473

9. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: City of Death: Part Three (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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Pursuing the mystery of the multiple, authentic Mona Lisa's back to Leonardo de Vinci's workshop in 1505 Florence, the Doctor meets Captain Tancredi - the very same man he's met as Count ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Julian Glover, Catherine Schell

Votes: 296

10. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )
Episode: Weaponized Soul (2016)

41 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Flung backwards through time, Dirk and Todd make a horrifying discovery about the nature of their case, and find themselves with a unique opportunity: solve their case before it even starts.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 451

11. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )
Episode: Fix Everything (2016)

41 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Everything connects. Cops, cult, assassins, detectives, Pararibulitis, vampires, lottery ticket, a corgi and Ken, all come to a head.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 427

12. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with his companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 28,793

13. The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.5
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Three part documentary that shows the insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.

Stars: Robert X. Cringely, Douglas Adams, Sam Albert, Paul G. Allen

Votes: 1,109

14. The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (1966–1999)

Documentary, Family

8.4
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The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are annual lectures by the Royal Institution presenting scientific subjects the general public in an entertaining manner (since 1825), this series was broadcast by BBC Two from 1966-1999.

Stars: David Phillips, Eric R. Laithwaite, Heinz Wolff, George Porter

Votes: 49

15. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: Douglas Adams (1992)

Documentary

8.4
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Documentary about the mostly harmless science fiction writer Douglas Adams.

Director: John Carlaw | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Douglas Adams, Michael Bywater, Richard Dawkins

Votes: 26

16. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )

60 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Holistic detective Dirk Gently investigates cases involving the supernatural.

Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 16,085

17. Growing Up in the Universe (1991– )

300 min | Documentary

8.3
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Stars: Douglas Adams, Richard Dawkins

Votes: 23

18. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1981)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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The story of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy begins when a 6-foot ape descendant named Arthur Dent is saved from the destruction of planet Earth thanks to Ford Prefect, who is in fact... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Joe Melia

Votes: 117

19. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )
Episode: Watkin (2016)

41 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Dirk and Todd find themselves in a complicated and dangerous situation left behind by Patrick Spring. As the police begin putting together the pieces of their imponderable case, an FBI ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 447

20. The Making of 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (1993 Video)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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A documentary looking at the making of "Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, The" (1981)_, including interviews with leading members of the cast and production team, behind-the-scenes footage ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Davies | Stars: Peter Jones, Alan J.W. Bell, Stella Elliott, Douglas Adams

Votes: 128

21. Doctor on the Go (1975–1977)
Episode: For Your Own Good... (1977)

Comedy

8.2
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Gervaise Gascoigne, the pompous, rude and very wealthy father of James, arrives as a patient at the hospital and manages to irritate everybody, including his son, whom he refers to as ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Davies, Robin Nedwell, Andrew Knox, Derek Francis

Votes: 5

22. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )
Episode: Rogue Wall Enthusiasts (2016)

41 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Digging into Patrick Spring's past, Farah and Dirk discover the first really big clue into his murder. Todd goes to the police only to learn he has no safe harbor left.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 490

23. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )
Episode: Very Erectus (2016)

41 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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As Dirk and Todd embark on a hunt for Patrick Spring's dark enigmas, Todd reveals a secret of his own. Detectives Estevez and Zimmerfield take big risks as they inch closer to the truth of their missing person's investigation.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 402

24. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 8,568

25. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.1
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 3,478

26. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 108

27. Starship Titanic (1998 Video Game)

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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It seemed like a normal day. Sit back at your computer, put in a new CD-ROM and relax. Unfortunately the galaxy had other plans. Without warning, a loud crash introduces you to the Starship... See full summary »

Stars: Douglas Adams, Quint Boa, John Cleese, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 74

28. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1981)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Zaphod Beeblebrox is certain he's located the fabled planet of Magrathea, the richest planet of all time. Here customers could place an order to have their own dream planets constructed. ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 96

29. Dirk Gently (2010–2012)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2012)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Dirk is in the frame when two of his former clients are killed and plans to skip the country though he is waylaid when Melinda Fulstone asks him to identify her stalker - actually Dirk ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, Jason Watkins, Lisa Jackson

Votes: 86

30. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1981)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Deep down inside the planet Magrathea, coastline designer Slartibartfast is working on Earth, mark II. It seems the previous version was destroyed just before it managed to complete it's ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 90

31. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1981)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Arthur, Ford, Trillian and Zaphod travel in time by way of an exploding computer to Milliways, the Restaurant at the end of the Universe. Here people can enjoy a good meal while watching ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Mark Wing-Davey

Votes: 90

32. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1981)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Zaphod has stolen Disaster Area's Stuntship which is about to plunge into a sun to form the climax to one of their typically loud concerts. Marvin is chosen to sacrifice himself by ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 91

33. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )
Episode: Lost & Found (2016)

45 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Todd is drawn further into the case as they learn more about the fiends who captured Patrick Spring's daughter, Lydia. Mysterious characters take a step closer to a collision.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 543

34. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Five Doctors (1983)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.1
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The Doctor and his previous incarnations are brought to the Death Zone on his homeworld Gallifrey as part of a renegade Time Lord's scheme.

Directors: Peter Moffatt, John Nathan-Turner, Pennant Roberts | Stars: Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 918

35. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Light Entertainment War (1974)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

8.1
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A parody of war includes the invasion of Norway by tutu-clad commandos and a plea to the public to treat the war seriously.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 218

36. Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones

Votes: 1,642

37. Doctor Who: Shada (2003)

30 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Would-be universe conqueror Skagra seeks out the location of the lost planet Shada, home to a Time Lord prison, from a Time Lord who's a professor at Cambridge and is old friends with the Doctor.

Stars: Paul McGann, Lalla Ward, John Leeson, James Fox

Votes: 60

38. Doctor Who: Shada (1992 Video)

110 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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This unfinished story from the television series Doctor Who (1963) was released on video with linking material from Tom Baker. When a dangerous artifact goes missing from the study of ... See full summary »

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Christopher Neame, Denis Carey

Votes: 297

39. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1981)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find themselves thrown off the Vogon spaceship into the vacuum of space. Improbably, they are rescued 29 seconds later by the Starship Heart of Gold. This brand... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 102

40. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016– )
Episode: Horizons (2016)

53 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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After Todd Brotzman happens upon a murder scene, he meets self-proclaimed detective, Dirk Gently; and is drawn into a case involving the death of reclusive millionaire, Patrick Spring, and the kidnapping of his daughter Lydia.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 761

41. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Pirate Planet: Part Four (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.0
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The Doctor reveals the truth about the real power on Zanak and must try and stop the Captain and Xanxia before Earth becomes their next victim.

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Bruce Purchase, Rosalind Lloyd

Votes: 204

42. Hyperland (1990 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

7.9
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Far ahead of it's time, this documentary introduced the Internet to an unsuspecting public way back in 1990. Douglas Adams, along with Tom Baker, explores the ideas of interactivity & ... See full summary »

Stars: Douglas Adams, Tom Baker, Hans Peter Brondmo, Ted Nelson

Votes: 65

43. Dirk Gently (2010–2012)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2012)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Accompanied by MacDuff, Dirk returns to St Cedd's Institute of Science and Technology, Cambridge, from which he had been expelled for cheating, as his former mentor Professor Jericho has ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, Helen Baxendale, Lisa Jackson

Votes: 104

44. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Party Political Broadcast (1974)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

7.9
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A spoof of British political-party broadcasts includes the finals of "the worst family in Britain" contest, a violent cricket match and a housewife who revolutionized beekeeping.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 211

45. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Pirate Planet: Part Three (1978)

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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The Mentiads take the Doctor, Romana and Kimus to a reunion with K9 and Mula, where they set about trying to defeat the Captain's plans.

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Bruce Purchase, Andrew Robertson

Votes: 206

46. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Pirate Planet: Part Two (1978)

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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The Doctor and Kimus head to the Bridge to try and rescue Romana, leaving K9 and Mula to search for Pralix.

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Bruce Purchase, Andrew Robertson

Votes: 208

47. Dirk Gently (2010–2012)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

Stars: Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, Lisa Jackson, Jason Watkins

Votes: 2,003

48. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1984 Video Game)

Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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You are Arthur Dent, and you must survive the worst day of your life. For one thing, your house is being demolished. For another thing, so is the planet. Having found out your friend is an ... See full summary »

Votes: 69

49. Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams (2005 Video)

77 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Rick Mueller | Stars: Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Leo Kelly, Mary Allen

Votes: 79

50. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Mr. Neutron (1974)

TV-14 | 28 min | Comedy

7.8
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The search for Mr. Neutron, who plans to dominate the world, stretches from a London suburb to the Yukon, and results in the destruction of earthly civilization.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 217