My Favourite TV Comedy

All my favourite TV comedy series. Any one off comedies are covered in my short films list.
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1.
Not Only... But Also (1965 TV Series)
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Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham... (45 mins.)
 
2.
Batman (1966 TV Series)
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The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits. (25 mins.)
 
3.
Goodbye Again (1968 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
4.
Dad's Army (1968 TV Series)
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During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion. (30 mins.)
 
5.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973 TV Series)
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Porridge (1974 TV Series)
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system. (45 mins.)
 
7.
Rising Damp (1974 TV Series)
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants. (30 mins.)
 
8.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Going Straight (1978 TV Series)
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Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy! (30 mins.)
 
10.
Only Fools and Horses.... (1981 TV Series)
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Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires. (95 mins.)
 
11.
Police Squad! (1982 TV Series)
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Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies. (24 mins.)
 
12.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
 
13.
The Comic Strip Presents... (1982 TV Series)
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A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
 
14.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
15.
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983 TV Series)
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama... (60 mins.)
Director: Anthony Garner
 
16.
Ever Decreasing Circles (1984 TV Series)
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Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood... (30 mins.)
 
17.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987 TV Series)
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987 TV Series)
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A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent and a permanently drunk bodyguard. (204 mins.)
 
19.
Have I Got News for You (1990 TV Series)
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so... (29 mins.)
 
20.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
 
21.
Bottom (1991 TV Series)
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Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff. (30 mins.)
 
22.
The Jack Dee Show (1992 TV Series)
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Stand-up comedy from Jack Dee, and music from Seamus Beaghen and The Apollos, from the fictional Bohemia Club. (60 mins.)
 
23.
Frasier (1993 TV Series)
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist. (22 mins.)
 
24.
Newman and Baddiel in Pieces (1993 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
25.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994 TV Series)
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A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests. (45 mins.)
 
26.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
27.
The Day Today (1994 TV Series)
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A spoof of the the British style of news broadcasting - including ridiculous stories, patronising vox pops, offensively hard-hitting research and a sports presenter clearly struggling for metaphors. (30 mins.)
 
28.
Fist of Fun (1995 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Nick Wood
 
29.
Game-On (1995 TV Series)
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The daily lives of three London flatmates. (29 mins.)
 
30.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
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Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
 
31.
The Saturday Night Armistice (1995 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
32.
Coogan's Run (1995 TV Series)
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A short series portraying six different people who all live in a town called Ottle; all played by Steve Coogan. (30 mins.)
 
33.
Operation Good Guys (1997 TV Series)
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A mockumentary which looks behind the scenes of a supposedly elite police force. (30 mins.)
 
34.
Armstrong and Miller (1997 TV Series)
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A comedy sketch show from Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong. Running jokes and one hit wonders galore! (25 mins.)
 
35.
Brass Eye (1997 TV Series)
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Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK. (25 mins.)
 
36.
I'm Alan Partridge (1997 TV Series)
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich. (29 mins.)
 
37.
Big Train (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford. (25 mins.)
 
39.
Hippies (1999 TV Series)
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In 1969 London, the editor of an underground magazine and his friends get into wacky situations. (30 mins.)
 
40.
Smack the Pony (1999 TV Series)
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Three female comics perform sketches dealing with a wide variety of topics, from irritating flatmates to workplace issues to people who pretend to be ill to get free things or special treatment. (24 mins.)
 
41.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
 
42.
People Like Us (1999 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
43.
That Peter Kay Thing (2000 TV Series)
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Tells the stories of keeping a working man's club open, an under achieving bingo worker, a turf war between two ice cream men... (30 mins.)
 
44.
Marion & Geoff (2000 TV Series)
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Keith is a taxi driver who records a monologue on his video camera, which relates the story of his failed marriage after his wife Marion left him for her work colleague, Geoff. (30 mins.)
Director: Hugo Blick
Stars: Rob Brydon
 
45.
Human Remains (2000 TV Series)
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This is a series of documentary type comedy it shows a different couple each episode, we see the occasional friend or neighbour. (30 mins.)
 
46.
Black Books (2000 TV Series)
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Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers... (25 mins.)
 
47.
Phoenix Nights (2001 TV Series)
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The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester. (25 mins.)
 
48.
The Mitchell and Webb Situation (2001 TV Series)
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The legendary comedy duo's first outrageous sketch show, which launched both of their careers (30 mins.)
 
49.
The Armando Iannucci Shows (2001 TV Series)
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(26 mins.)
Director: Adam Tandy
 
50.
Are You Dave Gorman? (2001 Mini-Series)
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Dave Gorman and Danny Wallace had a bet that Dave couldn't meet 54 of his namesakes (1 for every card in the deck including the jokers)... (60 mins.)
 
51.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
52.
Important Astrology Experiment (2002 Mini-Series)
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Dave Gorman, never one to turn down a daft quest, decides to live his life strictly by the advice of horoscopes for 40 days and nights... (30 mins.)
 
53.
Look Around You (2002 TV Series)
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A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true. (30 mins.)
 
54.
15 Storeys High (2002 TV Series)
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The lives of two men sharing a flat in South London. (30 mins.)
 
55.
QI (2003 TV Series)
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A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Stephen Fry is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well. (30 mins.)
 
56.
Monkey Dust (2003 TV Series)
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(29 mins.)
 
57.
Peep Show (2003 TV Series)
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Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life. (25 mins.)
 
58.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004 TV Series)
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This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell. (30 mins.)
 
59.
The Thick of It (2005 TV Series)
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants. (29 mins.)
 
60.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series. (22 mins.)
 
61.
Man to Man with Dean Learner (2006 TV Series)
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Live from his luxury apartment in London's glittering East End, Dean Learner (Club owner, Celebrity Manager, Entrepreneur and Publisher of high-class gentleman's magazines) invites you to meet some of his closest friends, Man to Man.
 
62.
The IT Crowd (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation. (25 mins.)
 
63.
Not Going Out (2006 TV Series)
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The mishaps of slacker Lee, Lee's best mate Tim, Lee's long-suffering landlady and the love of Lee's life, Lucy, and Tim's well-meaning but dim-witted girlfriend Daisy. (30 mins.)
 
64.
Screenwipe (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Satirical TV show critique. (30 mins.)
 
65.
Saxondale (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tommy Saxondale is an ex-roadie with anger management issues and his own pest control business in Stevenage... (30 mins.)
 
66.
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
 
67.
Time Trumpet (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A T.V sketch show set in the future looking back over the beginning of the 21st century, between 2005 and 2030.
 
68.
The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A series of comedy sketches with Alex Armstrong and Ben Miller.
 
69.
Would I Lie to You? (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two teams, lead by their team leader (either Lee Mack or David Mitchell), have to try and make the other team believe their crazy stories. (30 mins.)
 
70.
The Peter Serafinowicz Show (2007 TV Series)
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Piza. Birthday pie. Pints 'o cream. Potato grids. Pork cylinders. Artificial bacon (facon). Large macs. You name it.
 
71.
The Inbetweeners (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school. (25 mins.)
 
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73.
Newswipe (2009 TV Series)
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Hosted and written by Charlie Brooker, this sardonic series follows and critiques both current news stories and the way television portrays them. (29 mins.)
 
74.
Getting On (2009 TV Series)
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Darkly comic drama series about life on an NHS geriatric ward. (30 mins.)
 
75.
The Ricky Gervais Show (2010 TV Series)
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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation. (30 mins.)
 
76.
An Idiot Abroad (2010 TV Series)
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Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... (43 mins.)
 
77.
The Trip (2010 TV Series)
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Steve is asked to review restaurants for the UK's Observer who is joined on a working road trip by his friend Rob who fills in at the last minute when Coogan's romantic relationship falls apart. (172 mins.)
 
78.
Bellamy's People (2010 TV Series)
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Gary Bellamy makes the transition from radio phone in show to television travel doc in his Triumph Stag, journeying around the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and meeting people from all walks of life along the way. (30 mins.)
 
79.
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
Director: Ted Dowd
 
80.
Charlie Brooker's 2010 Wipe (2010 TV Movie)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Al Campbell
 
81.
How TV Ruined Your Life (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A comedic documentary series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television. (30 mins.)
 
82.
Twenty Twelve (2011 TV Series)
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The team responsible for organizing the 2012 Olympics in London face many challenges. (30 mins.)
 
83.
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
84.
A Touch of Cloth (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.
 
85.
It's Kevin (2013 TV Series)
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86.
Toast of London (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Steven Toast, an eccentric middle aged actor with a chequered past, spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it (30 mins.)
 
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88.
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Charlie Brooker Highlights The Weeks News In A Comic Fashion.
 
89.
The Moaning of Life (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Karl is faced with the different aspects of life by travelling around the world and discovering how different people face life's challenges. (44 mins.)
 
90.
Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Dave Gorman points out things he finds strange about modern life.
 
91.
Hello Ladies (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A gawky Englishman comes to Los Angeles to find the woman of his dreams. (29 mins.)
 
92.
Charlie Brooker's 2013 Wipe (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
93.
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (2014 TV Series)
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All Alan has is an amazing fact about each of them, after which... who knows where the conversation will lead... (60 mins.)
 
94.
Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe (2014 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Charlie Brooker covers the funny side of politics and the popular topics of 2014.
 
95.
Taskmaster (2015 TV Series)
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When you have comedians competing for an old piston & snow globe, you'd expect it to be funny, but this is just laugh till it hurts funny!
 
96.
Charlie Brooker's 2015 Wipe (2015 TV Movie)
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Charlie Brooker's annual review of the year 2015's news and cultural events.
Director: Lorry Powles
 
97.
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Richard Ayoade and a celebrity guest spend 48 hours in a popular city to discover the must see tourist attractions.
Director: Leo McCrea