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1. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.5
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Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 15

2. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: A Leg Up for Christmas (1995)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.9
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A depressed Howard tries to build himself up but, under Foggy's instruction, ends up breaking his leg. Auntie Wainwright has Smiler testing a Triumph Motorcycle, after she rents him the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Brian Wilde, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman

Votes: 17

3. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War, often at the crumbling family estate, Brideshead Manor, trying to deal with family ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 4,659

4. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

8.8
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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Joey Davidson

Votes: 38

5. 25 Years of 'Last of the Summer Wine' (1997 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.8
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Director: Michael Cager | Stars: Jean Alexander, George Chakiris, Roy Clarke, Jack Emblow

Votes: 6

6. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Return of the Warrior (1990)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.8
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Seymour leaves for a new teaching job and Foggy Dewhurst makes his return, he can't find Compo or Clegg but the little village soon learns he's back- and the ladies coffee group decide trouble comes in threes.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde

Votes: 17

7. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.7
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 35

8. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Getting Sam Home (1983)

TV-PG | 87 min | Comedy

8.7
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Three old chums agree to take the ailing Sam on one last trip to see his flousy girl-friend, Lily Bless Her, in the middle of the night. While enjoying the delights of Lilly, Sam departs for another world with a very happy smile on his face. The problem for his pals is how to get Sam back home before morning without his wife awakening.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Lynda Baron, Olive Pendleton, Peter Russell, Muriel Rogers

Votes: 50

9. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: All Mod Conned (1982)

TV-PG | 33 min | Comedy

8.6
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Sid & Wally have to deal with their wives alone when Foggy books a seaside Christmas get away for himself, Compo, & Clegg ... But it's Compo who's properly dressed for the occasion

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 19

10. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Car and Garter (1982)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.6
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Foggy takes it into his head that the Trio must help Ivy's image of Sid and convince Wesley to use him in his latest experiment ... But when Ivy gives her opinion Compo steps in for the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 17

11. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Situations Vacant (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The trio start a courier service. Wesley fails to keep clean.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Jane Freeman

Votes: 9

12. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Stop That Castle! (1992)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.6
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Foggy, Norman and Compo rent a bouncy castle from Auntie Wainwright for the charity Faerie-land Gala Parade. Howard insists on dressing as a sheep for Bo Peep.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Jean Alexander

Votes: 7

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 187

14. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 19

15. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: Affairs and Relations (1974)

Comedy

8.5
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Terry and Bob are staying at a country hotel for a fishing weekend, Bob feeling guilty about not bringing Thelma, when they meet Thelma's father, accompanied by his secretary Beryl for an ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Thompson | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Bill Owen

Votes: 19

16. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Full Steam Behind (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.5
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Foggy takes Cleggy and Compo to see a refurbished steam train, but can they catch it in time?

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Dodworth Colliery Band

Votes: 20

17. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Odd Dog Men (1982)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.5
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Foggy convinces Clegg and Compo that starting a dog-walking business will be no work at all since they are already going on daily walks ... But it turns out to be more of a workout than anyone imagined

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 16

18. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Et in Arcadia Ego (1981)

101 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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In the spring of 1944, Capt. Charles Ryder finds that he and his men are relocated to the grounds of Brideshead Castle. Charles knows the place well and he recalls a time 20 years before ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Kenneth Cranham, Richard Hope, John Nettleton

Votes: 81

19. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Leaving Home Forever, or Till Teatime (1995)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.4
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Howard runs away from home to Norman's, after Pearl has already thrown him out.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Jean Alexander

Votes: 16

20. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Merry Christmas, Father Christmas (1986)

TV-PG | 36 min | Comedy

8.4
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The village is preparing for Christmas. Marina wants Norman to smuggle a present to Howard. Seymour wants to rent Compo out as a roof top Father Christmas.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 11

21. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Last Surviving Maurice Chevalier Impression (1990)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.4
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Compo goes on a televised talent show to impress Nora Batty

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Thora Hird

Votes: 16

22. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: A Landlady for Smiler (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Marina is not happy in her relationship with Howard. Smiler's dog has died. His wife has run off to Australia and his house has been sold. Foggy, Norman and Compo try to repair Howard's life and find lodging for Smiler.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Kathy Staff

Votes: 14

23. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: A Sidecar Named Desire (1997)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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Barry is angry with Wesley for ruining his car. Howard drills a hole into Normans wall. Compo makes a deal with Auntie Wainwright for a motorcycle and side car to give Nora Batty a ride. ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Jean Alexander

Votes: 11

24. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Crums (1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Seymour, Compo and Norman dressed as Father Christmas go door to door collecting for church charity, but no one is interested. A fourth Father Christmas is acting suspiciously and runs away... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Jean Alexander

Votes: 14

25. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Greenfingers (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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Norman Clegg is looking for a new source of fresh vegetables.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Kathy Staff

Votes: 23

26. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Here We Go Again into the Wild Blue Yonder (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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Foggy is now pushing Compo to go hang gliding and has even had a glider built, but it has a rather odd shape.

Directors: Martin Shardlow, Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 14

27. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Roll On (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Foggy enters Compo, Clegg, and himself in the local "Barrel Rolling Contest" where people crawl into empty oil drums and then are set rolling from the top of a large hill. Pearl buys Howard a gift - a tropical fish tank.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Thora Hird

Votes: 14

28. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Set the People Free (1986)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.3
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Wally Batty and Howard are confined to their homes by their wives. Seymour, Norman and Compo attempt to liberate them for a few hours.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Joe Gladwin

Votes: 11

29. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: That's Not Captain Zero (1990)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.3
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A carnival has come to town but the main attraction, Captain Zero, has broken down along the side of the road - good thing Foogy and friends are there to... help?

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Thora Hird

Votes: 13

30. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Frozen Turkey Man (1983)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.3
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During their quest to find a treacle tin full of 'Yorkshire remains' Compo and a friend buried as children, the trio resort to ever more elaborate methods of approaching the problem. Taking... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 20

31. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Kink in Foggy's Niblick (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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Back from vacation the Boys decide to take up a sport, Foggy brags of his golfing past but when they hunt up his clubs they leave a lot to be desired, but Compo finds a new way to earn a bit of money

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 26

32. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Really Masculine Purse (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Seymour has a new invention for men and volunteers Compo to test the product, which causes minor havoc through the village.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Joe Gladwin

Votes: 18

33. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Three Men and a Mangle (1989)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.3
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Nora Batty wants Compo, Norman and Seymour to take her mother's old mangle (wringer) to Sammy Peters. Howard attempts to become a master of disguise.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 20

34. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Uncle of the Bride (1986)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy

8.3
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Wesley & Edie's daughter Glenda is getting married, and Clegg and Compo make a new friend in Edie's brother Seymour. Foggy has left to take over an egg decorating business he inherited.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Thora Hird, Joe Gladwin, Kathy Staff, Juliette Kaplan

Votes: 36

35. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: What's Santa Brought for Nora Then? (1989)

TV-PG | 50 min | Comedy

8.3
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Compo is going to give a show in the church hall with his "performing" ferrets. Seymour and Norman take Compo last minute Christmas shopping for a present for Nora Batty. Howard attempts to give Marina a present without Pearl finding out.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Peter Sallis, Bill Owen, Kathy Staff

Votes: 12

36. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Why Does Norman Clegg Buy Ladies' Elastic Stockings? (1987)

TV-PG | 33 min | Comedy

8.3
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Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 19

37. Juke Box Jury (1959–1990)

30 min | Music

8.2
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A panel of notable personalities rate the latest pop records.

Stars: David Jacobs, Pete Murray, Alan Freeman, Catherine Boyle

Votes: 29

38. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: A Merry Heatwave (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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It's an incredibly warm Christmas season but Nora is very sad - her brother Billy in Australia isn't expected to see another Christmas ... So Foggy decides to send a home movie to him of one

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 23

39. Catweazle (1970–1971)
Episode: Duck Halt (1971)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Director: David Lane | Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Peter Butterworth, Elspet Gray, Gwen Nelson

Votes: 10

40. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)
Episode: End of an Era (1973)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The wedding day dawns with Terry, now reinstated as best man, less than happy about it being on a Saturday when he could be watching sports and bitter about Jutta, his estranged wife back ... See full summary »

Director: James Gilbert | Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 16

41. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Going to Gordon's Wedding (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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Gordon is said to be Compo's nephew and he is getting married - but when the Best Man is injured it's Compo to the rescue with hilarious results

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Philip Jackson

Votes: 27

42. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Magic and the Morris Minor (2000)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.2
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The villagers meet a spiritualist nut-case and her fed-up husband. Howard buys transceivers. Glenda forces Barry and Wesley to spend time together. Auntie Wainwright tries to splurge.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Jean Alexander

Votes: 12

43. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: The Day of the Welsh Ferret (1988)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.2
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Compo is given a very nice, but ill-fitting suit to attend the funeral of the suit's former occupant. On the way to the visitation, Compo searches for, and finds, his stray ferret.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Thora Hird

Votes: 18

44. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Walking Stiff Can Make You Famous (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Foggy becomes overly concerned that he is not respected in the community, so he sets out to transform the game of Polo.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Thora Hird

Votes: 12

45. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Who Made a Bit of Splash in Wales Then? (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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Foggy is off in Wales visiting his lady-friend who lives with her Mother-in-law for a fortnight. Clegg decides to rent a car and drives himself, Compo, Sid, and Ivy (who wants to visit her ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 20

46. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Whoops (1981)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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With Christmas approaching, the trio decide to invite long-lost friends from the town for a drink at the pub on Christmas Eve.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 21

47. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 76

48. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 85

49. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Brushes at Dawn (1995)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Compo goes into shock when he catches Nora Batty in a church hall closet with Billy Chiselhurst. When he recovers his senses, Compo, egged on by Foggy, challenges Billy to a duel at dawn.

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Jean Alexander

Votes: 12

50. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: Small Tune on a Penny Wassail (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Norman, Foggy and Compo are spending Christmas together and none of them are merry. Sid and Ivy, Nora and Wally Batty, have their relatives over to dinner.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

Votes: 17