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1. Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader shake off of the dark side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

2. The Paradise Club (1989– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

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Two brothers, Frank & Danny Kane are the sons of "Ma Kane" who ran the South Side with a rod of iron. Frank has become a priest but leaves the church after a misunderstanding with the ... See full summary »

Creator: Murray Smith | Stars: Don Henderson, Leslie Grantham, Leon Herbert, Barbara Wilshere

3. The Higher Mortals (1993)

66 min

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Director: Colin Finbow | Stars: Jemima Rooper, Gordon Griffin, Victoria Finney, Susannah York

4. Chef! (1993–1996)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Roger Griffiths, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Claire Skinner

5. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: The Car Lot Baggers (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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A group of gypsies are suspected of intimidating a car-dealer friend of Arthur's but they come to Terry's rescue when the real villains turn out to be supposedly respectable businessmen. ... See full summary »

Writers: Trevor Preston, Leon Griffiths | Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, June Whitfield, Jimmy Nail

6. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

7. Cold Lazarus (1996– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1996)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Grant Masters, Ciarán Hinds, Ganiat Kasumu

8. The Ghosts of Oxford Street (1991 TV Movie)

53 min

7.9
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Writers: Rebecca Frayn, Malcolm McLaren | Director: Malcolm McLaren | Stars: Tom Jones, Sinéad O'Connor, Shaun Ryder, Rowetta Satchell

9. Pictures (1981 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Comedy

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Creator: Roy Clarke | Stars: Dean Allen, John Altman, Annette Badland, Arthur Cox

10. Cold Lazarus (1996 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Frances de la Tour, Grant Masters

11. 1969 (2006)

8 min | Short, Drama

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1969 is a journey led by our narrator, who finds her mother's diary which enables her to retrace the mysterious circumstances which led to her parents fateful last holiday in Italy in 1969.... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Hayton | Director: Paolo Guglielmotti | Stars: Justine Powell, John Altman, Damien Lyne, Claudia Renton

12. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Writer: John Landis | Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

13. Pointless Celebrities (2011– )

Game-Show

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Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman, Paul Bradley, Barney Harwood

14. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

15. Quadrophenia (1979)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Music

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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' ... See full summary »

Writers: Dave Humphries, Martin Stellman, Franc Roddam | Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett

16. The Famous Five (1996– )

Family

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Stars: Connal, Jemima Rooper, Marco Williamson, Paul Child

17. Bo' Selecta! (2002–2004)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Comedy Involving celebrity stalker Avid Merrion and whole host of "Celebrities".

Stars: Leigh Francis, Patsy Kensit, Karen Hayley, Craig Phillips

18. Pussy in Boots (1994 TV Movie)

75 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Brian Klein | Stars: Mike Reid, John Altman, Cindy Milo, Lynne Perrie

19. The Podge and Rodge Show (2006– )

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.2
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Creators: Ciaran Morrison, Mick O'Hara | Stars: Mick O'Hara, Ciaran Morrison, Lucy Kennedy, Paddy C. Courtney

20. The British Soap Awards 2009 (2009 TV Movie)

120 min

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Director: Jonathan Bullen | Stars: Phillip Schofield, John Altman, Peter Andre, Kate Anthony

21. The Insane (2006)

12 min | Short, Horror

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John Vincent is a cop on a quest for vengeance. After finding his wife murdered in his own home, he decides to dispense justice on the murderous psycho's who have destroyed his life. Armed ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Cripps, David Ellison | Directors: Mark Cripps, David Ellison | Stars: John Altman, Harry Evans Junior, Colin Kilbride, Jessica O'Neill

22. Knight School (1997–1998)

23 min | Comedy, Thriller

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A young beggar is enrolled into medieval knight school at the behest of the principal, much to the disgust and embarrassment of certain underhanded plotters in the school, who would love to... See full summary »

Stars: Blake Ritson, Mark Billingham, Peter Cocks, Anthony Hamblin

23. Black Hearts in Battersea (1995– )

30 min | Drama, History

7.1
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Children's period drama serial. In early nineteenth century London the rightful Duke finds himself cheated out of his inheritance.

Stars: John Altman, Annette Badland, Barry Ewart, Celia Imrie

24. Chef! (1993–1996)
Episode: Lessons in Talking (1996)

Comedy

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Cyril wants Gareth to mingle with the customers. He is terrified of it. Janice wants to make progress with the divorce.

Writer: Geoff Deane | Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Roger Griffiths, Dave Hill

25. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.0
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In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Writer: Michael Crichton | Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

26. The Paradise Club (1989– )
Episode: Rock and Roll Roulette (1990)

Crime, Drama

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The music industry has more villainy than the Kane brothers expect, as a record label plays dirty in trying to get back one of its artists from the Paradise Club.

Creator: Murray Smith | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Don Henderson, Leslie Grantham, John Altman, Nick Dawney

27. Liquid News (2000–2004)

30 min | News

6.9
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Daily roundup of entertainment news and celebrity gossip.

Stars: Christopher Price, Iain Lee, Mark Frith, Julia Morris

28. Birth of the Beatles (1979)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

Writers: John Kurland, Jacob Eskendar | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft

29. Noel's House Party (1991–1999)

50 min | Comedy

6.5
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Set in Noel Edmonds' fictitious grand house in the equally fictitious town of Crinkley Bottom, the show centres around games involving the studio audience and special guest celebrities. ... See full summary »

Stars: Noel Edmonds, Barry Killerby, Honor Blackman, Bradley Walsh

30. Gentlemen and Players (1988–1989)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Brian Protheroe, Nicholas Clay, Claire Oberman, Edita Brychta

31. The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary

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Writers: Jimmy Carr, Shaun Pye | Director: John Piper | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Raymond Allen, John Altman, Stephen K. Amos

32. Remembrance (1982)

117 min | Drama

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A group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise, go out on the town on their last night in port, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union ... See full summary »

Writer: Hugh Stoddart | Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Roger Adamson, John Altman, Dawn Archibald, Sean Arnold

33. The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (1982– )

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Creator: Kingsley Amis | Stars: Enn Reitel, Glynis Barber, David Simeon, Barbara Flynn

34. Adam's Family Tree (1997–1999)

25 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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A 12 year old boy finds he can call up his ancestors for help, whenever he needs to.

Stars: Anthony Lewis, Samia Ghadie, Jacqueline Naylor, Alex Cooke

35. Kelly (1989– )

60 min | Music, Talk-Show

6.0
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90 minute chat show hosted by Gerry Kelly who has interviewed hundreds of the biggest names in showbusiness, film and television, music, sport and politics, as well as giving many local ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily

36. Top Ten (1998– )

90 min | Music, Documentary

5.9
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Series looking at different genres in television and music.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Marc Almond, Isaac Hayes, Pete Waterman

37. Heaven's a Drag (1994)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A twenty-something drag queen dies of AIDS, but when his adoring ghost returns to the side of his surviving lover, he finds his lover doesn't exactly miss him.

Writers: Johnny Byrne, Peter Mackenzie Litten, Paul McEvoy | Director: Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Ian Williams, Thomas Arklie, Gordon Alexander, Dillie Keane

38. It Could Be You (2005)

Comedy, Musical

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'It Could Be You,' is a film about the lives of an Indian Family, living in the UK of today and is narrated through running parallels to highlight the clashes and turning points between the... See full summary »

Writer: Panesar Avtar | Director: Singh Taranjeet | Stars: Shelley Islam, John Altman, Ravi Baswani, Ameet Chana

39. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.8
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It's Den and Angie's wedding anniversary. Pauline and Arthur's secret is a secret no more. The police have started an investigation in Albert Square.

Writer: Jane Hollowood | Director: Matthew Robinson | Stars: Leslie Grantham, Anita Dobson, Letitia Dean, Wendy Richard

40. The Weakest Link (2000– )

45 min | Game-Show

5.7
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British general knowledge quiz show which spawned imitations around the world, notably in the USA.

Creators: Fintan Coyle, Cathy Dunning | Stars: Anne Robinson, Jon Briggs, Adam Woodyatt, Neil Hamilton

41. Celebrity Coach Trip (2010– )

Reality-TV

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Stars: Brendan Sheerin, Dave Vitty, Barry Chuckle, Paul Chuckle

42. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1985)

TV-PG | Drama

5.7
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The whereabouts of a missing elderly resident of Albert Square is revealed. Arthur and Pauline have a secret that they won't be able to keep for long. There is trouble in the Queen Victoria pub.

Writer: Gerry Huxham | Director: Matthew Robinson | Stars: Anna Wing, Wendy Richard, Bill Treacher, Susan Tully

43. Photo Shoot (2009)

Thriller

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Writer: Mairi Fraser Sutherland | Director: Mairi Fraser Sutherland | Stars: John Altman, Debbie Arnold, Niall Sutherland, Tom Fox Davies

44. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.11 (1985)

TV-PG | 29 min | Drama

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Andy is troubled by a proposition. Lofty is subject to blackmail. Pete and Den are hatching yet another scheme. A secret meeting is organised, that has a surprising ending.

Writer: Jim Hawkins | Director: Peter Edwards | Stars: John Altman, Tom Watt, David Scarboro, Sandy Ratcliff

45. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1985)

TV-PG | 29 min | Drama

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DS Rich continues with his investigation. Dr Legg is on the warpath. Den is stressed about entertaining Mr Chumley. Sharon and Angie both overdo the flirting.

Writer: Bill Lyons | Director: Matthew Robinson | Stars: Leslie Grantham, Anita Dobson, Letitia Dean, Anna Wing

46. EastEnders: Christmas Party (2003 TV Movie)

65 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.5
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Writers: Richard Easter, Terry Morrison | Director: Simon Staffurth | Stars: Shane Richie, John Altman, John Bardon, Jennie Bond

47. Memoirs of a Survivor (1981)

115 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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Set in a bleak future where roving gangs of children terrorize city streets, and reality is often an illusion...

Writers: Kerry Crabbe, David Gladwell, Doris Lessing | Director: David Gladwell | Stars: Julie Christie, Christopher Guard, Leonie Mellinger, Debbie Hutchings

48. EastEnders: Return of Nick Cotton (2000 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

5.4
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A one-off episode about the release of Nick Cotton from prison and his plan to return to Walford yet again

Writers: Matthew Graham, Julia Smith, Tony Holland | Director: Chris Bernard | Stars: John Altman, Frankie Fitzgerald, Christopher Hancock, Jim Millea

49. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (1985)

TV-PG | 29 min | Drama

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Naima gets a terrible shock. Things are tense between Angie and Den. Sharon invites Kelvin on a date. Lofty is still being hassled by Nick, who tells him something truly shocking. Ali's day does not end well.

Writer: Jim Hawkins | Director: Sue Butterworth | Stars: Nej Adamson, Sandy Ratcliff, Tom Watt, Andrew Johnson

50. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1985)

TV-PG | 29 min | Drama

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Lofty is under pressure. Mary is suspicious about the history of her flat. The police conduct a search and Mark gets into some bad company.

Writer: Jane Hollowood | Director: Peter Edwards | Stars: John Altman, David Scarboro, Susan Tully, Linda Davidson