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1. The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer

Votes: 874 | Gross: $2.43M

2. Jackanory Playhouse (1972–1985)
Episode: The Wizard of Crumm and the Giant Tomato (1979)

Drama, Family

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Director: Marilyn Fox | Stars: Maurice Denham, George Innes, John Laurie, Philip Madoc

3. Return to the Edge of the World (1978)

85 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Essentially a rerelease of Michael Powell's 'The Edge of the World' (1937), but with color book-ends in which director and actors revisit the island of Foula forty years later and talk about their experiences.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Michael Powell, John Laurie, Frankie Reidy, Sydney Streeter

Votes: 138

4. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)
Episode: 1977 Christmas Show (1977)

67 min | Comedy

8.6
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The musical guests are Angharad Rees and Elton John. Elton John has trouble getting correct directions. Eric and Ernie move house. Ernie's play is called 'Cyrano de Bergerac' and stars Francis Matthews and Penelope Keith.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Penelope Keith, Elton John

Votes: 17

5. Poems and Pints (1972–1978)
Episode: Episode #4.7 (1977)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Ryan Davies, John Laurie, Rose McBain, Phil McCall

6. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Knights of Madness (1977)

31 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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As part of a fund-raising pageant the Home Guard decides to put on a patriotic version of St. George and the dragon, with the dragon representing Naziism. Mainwaring is St. George in a suit... See full summary »

Directors: David Croft, Robert Knights | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 42

7. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Never Too Old (1977)

35 min | Comedy, War

8.8
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At long last Corporal Jones is marrying Marcia Fox. He asks Mainwaring's permission as his commanding officer, which involves the captain being caught over the phone by his wife having ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 62

8. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Number Engaged (1977)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Captain Mainwaring gives a 'top secret lecture on the coastal defense warning system his platoon will guard for a weekend, only to learn even the warden knows. Trouble with Jones' van makes... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 44

9. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Making of Private Pike (1977)

31 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Captain Mainwaring's reservations to accept the 'non-combatant' role of umpire in maneuver exercises (as deputy for the Home Guard colonel) quickly disappear when he learns the job comes ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 46

10. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Miser's Hoard (1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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Doctor McCeavedy, who signals undertaker Frazer deaths, accidentally discovers his life savings, hundreds of sovereigns, and tells Mainwaring the scrooge should be persuaded to put the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 46

11. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Wake-Up Walmington (1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.5
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His Lordship's butler Perkins makes Captain Mainwaring lose a shooting bet by telling them to stop target practice while his master is asleep. Captain Mainwaring agrees with the platoon's ... See full summary »

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 50

12. Crime Casebook (1976)

28 min | Short, Crime

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Based on the casebooks of Percy Hoskins Chief Crime reporter of the Daily Express." This is the case of a murder that happened during the blitz. The criminal left unpunished until the body is eventually found.

Director: David Eady | Star: John Laurie

13. The Andy Stewart Show (1975–1976)
Episode: Episode #3.3 (1976)

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Stars: Andy Stewart, Janet Brown, John Laurie

14. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Love of Three Oranges (1976)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.3
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The vicar holds a charity bazaar, the proceeds going to luxuries for the troops. Godfrey tries to sell his home-made wine but people are getting drunk by tasting and not buying it. Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 42

15. One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden

Votes: 1,334

17. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Come In, Your Time Is Up (1975)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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In preparation for a bivouac weekend, captain Mainwaring gives a lecture, in the vicar's garden as the indoor church premises are spoken for, so the gardener bothers the vicar, who prepares... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 45

18. Crackerjack! (1955–1984)
Episode: Crackerjack Pantomime: Robinson Crusoe (1975)

40 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Alan Curtis, Windsor Davies, Don Estelle, Peter Glaze

19. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: High Finance (1975)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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Captain Mainwaring feels his local bank branch can no longer honor Mr. Jones's checks because his account has a five month overdraft of £50. After hours, the 'financial genius' trio goes ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 45

20. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Is There Honey Still for Tea? (1975)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Three months after the bomb on the bank, Mr. George Mainwaring makes a terrible fuss about the 'undignified' standard government-issue new door for his office, even before it becomes clear ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 44

21. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: My Brother and I (1975)

39 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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Captain George Mainwaring berates Frank for writing a humorous draft magazine article on the Home Guard, especially because it mentions drinking. Next he 'volunteers' the platoon to host a ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 53

22. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Ring Dem Bells (1975)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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The Walmington on Sea Home Guard is excited to be selected to 'act' in a army film, but when it becomes clear they'll play Nazis and how unkind the camera could be, captain Mainwaring ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 50

23. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Face on the Poster (1975)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.4
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Mainwaring scolds sergeant Wilson for his 'unmanly general appearance' because HQ is considering to upgrade his platoon to company, which could get them promoted. So he eagerly sets about ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 37

24. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: When You've Got to Go (1975)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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Despite his mother's advice to get out of service, Pike proudly announces he passed the medical for the real army's recruitment, and he's to become an RAF Airman. Meanwhile Mainwaring is ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 43

25. Charles Dickens' World of Christmas (1974 TV Movie)

Drama, Family

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Director: Len Lurcuck | Stars: Stephen Murray, John Bluthal, Alan Browning, Dora Bryan

26. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: A Man of Action (1974)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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Despite Wilson's and Frazer's warnings, Mainwaring accepts to enlist local newspaper journalist Cheeseman as 'temporary' private. The very next phone call requires literal covering-up too: ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 44

27. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Everybody's Trucking (1974)

28 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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Even eager Lance Corporal Jones runs out of loyal patriotism as Captain Mainwaring keeps mishandling his lovingly spotlessly kept butchers' van. The vital mission 'to provide directions to ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 49

28. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Gorilla Warfare (1974)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.4
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Mainwaring complains about a man's 'sissy' appearance and luggage during a briefing on a training mission. He'll play a secret agent to be guarded anonymously, while HQ sends equally secret... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 46

29. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Captain's Car (1974)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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Captain George Mainwaring is delighted when widowed Lady Maltby offers his Home Guard platoon first choice, over Mr. Hodges's A.R.P. Wardens, for the use of her Rolls Royce while she can't ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 42

30. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Godiva Affair (1974)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.5
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As part of Walmington's patriotic effort to finance a Spitfire, the platoon practices Morris (spring fertility) dancing. It's sissy to Scotsman Frazer's taste, except wielding the whiffling... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 47

31. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Turkey Dinner (1974)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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When Jones accidentally kills a turkey, the platoon organises a lavish turkey dinner for the pensioners of Walmington-on-Sea.

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 43

32. Stars on Sunday (1969–1979)
Episode: Glories of Christmas (1973)

Music

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Stars: The Bachelors, Janet Baker, Roy Barraclough, Margaret Barron

33. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: My British Buddy (1973)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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After two and a half years the Americans have finally decided to enter the European war. Walmington-on-Sea gets to welcome an advanced party. The platoon organizes a welcome party. Given ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 62

34. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Deadly Attachment (1973)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.9
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After a surreal lecture on telling allied parachutists from German ones, the platoon is ordered to pick up a stranded U-boot's crew. Wilson feels live hand-grenades are too dangerous for ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 99

35. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Honourable Man (1973)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.4
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When it becomes known the death of an uncle caused Sergeant Wilson to inherit an Honorable aristocratic title, all Walmington flatters and woos him. All except Mainwaring, whose jealous ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 53

36. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Recruit (1973)

28 min | Comedy, War

7.3
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Whilst Mainwaring is in hospital Sergeant Wilson is in charge. Following the speedy departure of Walker back to London, leaving only a note behind, Wilson decides to make up the platoon's ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 51

37. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: The Royal Train (1973)

27 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Captain Mainwaring gathers his troops for the secretive reading of top-secret orders, concerning the passage - no actual stop - of the royal train. The mood darkens when everybody else ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 56

38. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Things That Go Bump in the Night (1973)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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During a nightly patrol in terrible weather the platoon runs out of rationed petrol for Jones's van, so they decide to spend the night in an at first sight abandoned house. There Pike, who ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 57

39. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: We Know Our Onions (1973)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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Vain Mainwaring is determined that his platoon should earn the full quota of 12 stars in a wacky test weekend. Captain Ramsey is in charge and increases the psychological pressure. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 61

40. Jackanory Playhouse (1972–1985)

30 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Stars: Maurice Denham, George Innes, Chris Sanders, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 6

41. Poems and Pints (1972–1978)

25 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Max Boyce, Ryan Davies, Mari Griffith, Philip Madoc

42. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: A Brush with the Law (1972)

28 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Captain Square ridicules Mainwaring for the pitiful state of some of his men's rifles. The captain rudely denies it but internally blames it all on Wilson's lax inspection techniques and ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 50

43. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: A Soldier's Farewell (1972)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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The platoon are at the cinema watching a Greta Garbo film but only Mainwaring stands to attention for the National Anthem and gets knocked over by the others rushing for the exit. On the ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 59

44. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: All Is Safely Gathered In (1972)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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The platoon finally got a fast-repeating gun, so Frank is obsessed to hold the 'Chicago piano' he is familiar with from gangster movies. The captain considers Mr. Godfrey mad for asking for... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 51

45. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Asleep in the Deep (1972)

29 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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A bomb hits the gasworks where Godfrey and Walker are on duty and the platoon and Hodges go to rescue them from a small room in which Godfrey is asleep. Jones, who is in an outer chamber, ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 67

46. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Brain Versus Brawn (1972)

28 min | Comedy, War

7.5
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At a business community function, where both Wilson and Walker outshine him, captain Mainwaring accepts a challenge to prove his men are a match for the Home Guard's new, regularly trained,... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 50

47. A Christmas Night with the Stars (1958–1994)
Episode: Episode dated 25 December 1972 (1972)

80 min | Comedy, Music

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Seasonal sketches from the casts of "Dads Army", "Look - Mike Yarwood", "The Goodies" and "The Liver Birds", linked by The Two Ronnies and guests.

Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Cilla Black, The Young Generation

48. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Getting the Bird (1972)

27 min | Comedy, War

7.7
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Rumours abound when Sergeant Wilson is seen with his arm around an attractive young woman in a WREN's uniform, causing an argument between himself and Mainwaring who catches him sleeping ... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 50

49. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: If the Cap Fits.... (1972)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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After another of Mainwaring's long, creative 'vital' lectures, Jock is appointed spokesman to complain that the men have had enough of wasting their time. Mainwaring tries a suggestion from... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 52

50. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Keep Young and Beautiful (1972)

29 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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When the War Office plans a review of both Home Gurd and ARP in order to decide which less fitter soldiers of the first and less fitt of the second should be transferred to the other corps,... See full summary »

Director: David Croft | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 61