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1. Match of the Day (1964– )

70 min | News, Sport

8.8
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Highlights, interviews and analysis from expert pundits of Saturday's English Premier League football matches.

Stars: Gary Lineker, John Motson, Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson

Votes: 1,740

2. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

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

Votes: 414

3. 125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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Director: Stephen McBride | Stars: Richard Armitage, Andre Agassi, Sue Barker, John Barrett

Votes: 9

4. Ali: Still the Greatest (2012– )

Sport

8.3
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Des Lynam and Barry McGuigan look back at some of Muhammad Ali's greatest fights.

Stars: Desmond Lynam, Barry McGuigan, Reg Gutteridge, Leon Spinks

Votes: 6

5. Murray Walker: Life in the Fast Lane (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.3
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Director: Tim Gaunt | Stars: Martin Brundle, Jenson Button, John Cashinella, David Coulthard

Votes: 7

6. Anyone for Pennis? (1995 TV Movie)

29 min

8.2
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Celebrities Beware Dennis Pennis Is On The Lose And Getting Right In Your Face Dennis Holds Nothing Back Daring To Asks The Question No Other Interviewer Would

Stars: Paul Kaye, Keith Allen, Clive Anderson, Jeff Banks

Votes: 31

7. Comic Relief Short Pants (2001 TV Special)

10 min | Short

8.2
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A preview of the forthcoming Red Nose Day, on 16th March.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Billy Connolly

Votes: 37

8. Passion, Pride and Penalties (1998 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Sport

8.2
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An impressionistic celebration of the extraordinary night when England played Argentina in the 1998 World Cup. Moving testimony from players, celebrity fans, and journalists relive the day the nation wore its heart on its sleeve.

Director: Philip Day | Stars: Darren Anderton, Sky Andrew, Patrick Barclay, David Batty

Votes: 5

9. Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1994)

28 min | Comedy

8.2
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Des Lynam and Jimmy Hill guest star as Harry Enfield and his chums bring us more comic creations. The gasman visits the Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies, Lee and Lance become cowboy builders ... See full summary »

Director: John Stroud | Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse, Martin Clunes

Votes: 13

10. 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: 3,608

11. Grumpy Old Men (2003– )

40 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Rory McGrath, Arthur Smith, Will Self, Rick Wakeman

Votes: 135

12. Fantasy Football League (1994–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

8.1
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Stars: David Baddiel, Frank Skinner, Angus Loughran, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 100

13. Masters Snooker (1975– )

Sport

8.1
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BBC coverage of the Masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, England.

Stars: Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Steve Davis

Votes: 9

14. FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (1998 Video Game)

Action, Sport

7.9
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FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 (commonly abbreviated to FIFA 98) is the fifth game in the FIFA series.

Director: Tom Raycove | Stars: Desmond Lynam, John Motson, Andy Gray

Votes: 336

15. World Cup 98 (1998 Video Game)

Sport

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Directors: Gaivan Chang, Mark Lutz, Jeremy Schwartz, Warren Wall

Votes: 58

16. Footballers' Wives (2002– )
Episode: Episode #3.1 (2004)

TV-14 | Drama

7.9
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Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Zöe Lucker, John Forgeham, Alison Newman, Gillian Taylforth

Votes: 8

17. Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001–2010)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat hosted by fast-witted comic Jonathan Ross.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Stephen de Martin, Ian Parkin, David Wickenden

Votes: 2,167

18. Trevor's World of Sport (2003– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Neil Pearson, Paul Reynolds, Rosalind Ayres, Claire Skinner

Votes: 28

19. An Audience with Elton John (1997 TV Special)

90 min | Music

7.7
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Director: Jonathan Glazier | Stars: Elton John, Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant, Sting

Votes: 40

20. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min

7.6
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Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

Stars: Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Peter Simon, Trevor Neal

Votes: 77

21. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)
Episode: Episode #6.4 (1990)

Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Brenda Blethyn, Marsha Fitzalan

Votes: 5

22. Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)

40 min | Comedy

7.5
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BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse, Louisa Rix

Votes: 1,712

23. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 1,061

24. Have I Got News for You (1990– )
Episode: Episode #27.3 (2004)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.4
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Stars: Desmond Lynam, Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Marcus Brigstocke

Votes: 5

25. Unseen Fantasy Football (1996 Video)

61 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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Unbroadcastable and Unseen footage from the Fantasy Football League TV series.

Director: Peter Orton | Stars: David Baddiel, Frank Skinner, Jeff Astle, Danny Baker

Votes: 16

26. Grumpy Old New Year (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Judith Holder, Rhona Cameron, Jordy Cernik, Jeremy Clarkson

Votes: 16

27. Have I Got News for You (1990– )
Episode: Episode #29.8 (2005)

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.2
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Director: Paul Wheeler | Stars: Desmond Lynam, Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Evan Davis

Votes: 5

28. How Do They Do That? (1994– )

50 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Jenny Hull, Eamonn Holmes, Desmond Lynam, Esther McVey

Votes: 11

29. My Summer with Des (1998 TV Movie)

82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.0
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Romantic comedy set during the European football championships in 1996, where football fan Martin finds his life is going from bad to worse after losing his job and splitting up with his ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Neil Morrissey, Rachel Weisz, John Gordon Sinclair, Arabella Weir

Votes: 311

30. The Mrs. Merton Show (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.0
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Stars: Caroline Aherne, Hooky and the Boys, Craig Cash, Germaine Greer

Votes: 93

31. Sportsnight (1968–1997)

Sport

7.0
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Stars: David Coleman, Harry Carpenter, Tony Gubba, Steve Rider

Votes: 23

32. The Russ Abbot Show (1986–1991)

45 min | Comedy

6.9
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Comedy show starring Russ Abbot in his many guises including Basildon Bond, C.U. Jimmy and Cooperman.

Stars: Russ Abbot, Bella Emberg, Les Dennis, Tom Bright

Votes: 55

33. TFI Friday (1996–2015)

74 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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Comedy, guest interviews and live bands in the studio, from a bar in London's riverside studios.

Stars: Catalina Guirado, Chris Evans, Sharleen Spiteri, Ben Elton

Votes: 248

34. Best Ever Spitting Image (2006 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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A documentary about Spitting Image (1984) and the impact it had, including clips of the most memorable moments and contributions from many of the cast, crew and some of celebrities portrayed on the show.

Directors: Stuart Ramsay, Richard Bradley | Stars: Simon Chadwick, Jon Culshaw, Phil Cornwell, John Lloyd

Votes: 12

35. Kiss Me Kate (1998–2000)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A situation comedy portraying the frenetic everyday life of a woman counselor.

Stars: Amanda Holden, Caroline Quentin, Chris Langham, Darren Boyd

Votes: 133

36. Room 101 (1994– )

29 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.6
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Comedy talk/game show in which celebrities present an argument for their pet hates in various categories to be banished forever to Room 101.

Stars: Paul Merton, Frank Skinner, Nick Hancock, Nigel Havers

Votes: 902

37. Grandstand (1958–2007)

290 min | Sport

6.6
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Weekly sports show, with live coverage of all the top British and international events.

Stars: Frank Bough, Peter O'Sullevan, David Coleman, Julian Wilson

Votes: 51

38. The Premiership (2001–2004)

90 min | News, Sport

6.6
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Each Saturday we have a highlights programme looking back over the matches of the day with expert analysis, computer graphics etc all to see how the day went. Des Lynam presents - there.

Stars: Nicolas Anelka, Dwight Yorke, Andy Townsend, Christophe Dugarry

Votes: 41

39. Footballers' Wives (2002– )

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

6.5
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Drama focusing on the players at Earls Park Football Club as well as the lives of their wives and girlfriends.

Stars: Gillian Taylforth, Zöe Lucker, Paul Clarke, Alison Newman

Votes: 1,257

40. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

6.4
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The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent, Rachel Riley

Votes: 803

41. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002– )

50 min | Comedy, Game-Show

6.4
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A game show hosted by Ant and Dec filled with stunts, sketches, and special guest appearances.

Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Haydn Reid, Neil Overend

Votes: 894

42. Blankety Blank (1979–2016)

30 min | Game-Show

6.4
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Comedy game show with celebrity guests and cheap prizes.

Stars: Les Dawson, Terry Wogan, Paul O'Grady, Lorraine Chase

Votes: 119

43. Children in Need (1980– )

Family

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The annual BBC telethon, for its own charity for children. Every BBC local and national radio and TV station gets involved. Your only chance to see Auntie Beeb's top newsreaders and ... See full summary »

Stars: Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Gaby Roslin, Sue Cook

Votes: 162

44. Alan Hansen: Player and Pundit (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.2
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A central character in the BBC's football coverage since 1992, Alan Hansen is bowing out after this year's World Cup finals in Brazil. Gary Lineker presents a personal and revealing tribute... See full summary »

Director: Graham Lewis | Stars: Alan Hansen, Gary Lineker, Kenny Dalglish, Ryan Giggs

Votes: 5

45. Jimmy Hill: A Man for All Seasons (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.1
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A tribute to the footballer, administrator, television personality and pundit, who died aged 87 in December 2015.

Director: Peter Small | Stars: Julie Walters, Malcolm Allison, Peter Alliss, Frank Bough

Votes: 7

46. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998–2014)

60 min | Game-Show

6.0
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The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Eamonn Holmes, Stephen Fry, Russell Grant

Votes: 1,391

47. Strictly Come Dancing (2004– )

85 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

5.9
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A dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Who is kicked out of the competition each week is decided by the judges scores and viewer votes.

Stars: Craig Revel Horwood, Alan Dedicoat, Bruno Tonioli, Tess Daly

Votes: 977

48. Happy Birthday Brucie! (2008 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

5.9
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On the occasion of his 80th Birthday, a celebration of Britain's longest-serving all-round television entertainer Bruce Forsyth.

Director: Chris Power | Stars: Tess Daly, Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Corbett, Jon Culshaw

Votes: 11

49. TV's 50 Greatest Stars (2006 TV Movie)

175 min | Documentary

5.9
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A countdown of the UK's greatest stars of the small screen.

Directors: John Piper, Sue McMahon | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Mel Giedroyc, Charlie Dimmock, Tommy Walsh

Votes: 15

50. The Paul O'Grady Show (2004–2015)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.7
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Paul O'Grady and star guests liven up teatime with comedy and chat.

Stars: Paul O'Grady, Charlotte Ellen Price, Melanie Sykes, Ramon Christian

Votes: 353