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1. Family Guy (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 272,548

2. The Saint (1962–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 3,571

3. The Lady in the Van (2015)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Clare Hammond

Votes: 21,323 | Gross: $10.02M

4. The End of the Affair (1999)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Heather-Jay Jones

Votes: 19,536 | Gross: $10.66M

5. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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89 Metascore

When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 13,754 | Gross: $15.24M

6. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 19,108 | Gross: $2.71M

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,139

8. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

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

Votes: 189

9. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.4
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making movies for television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 114

10. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 5,116 | Gross: $1.65M

11. In Love and War (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A bitter love story between a talented writer and a gentle nurse.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin, Margot Steinberg

Votes: 7,540 | Gross: $14.48M

12. Little Dorrit (1987)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

Votes: 918 | Gross: $1.03M

13. A Private Function (1984)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.6
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In post-war Britain, food rationing continues, leading a married couple to become involved in the flourishing bacon black market.

Director: Malcolm Mowbray | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 2,212 | Gross: $2.53M

14. The Wind in the Willows (1995 TV Movie)

73 min | Animation, Family

7.7
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When three tight friends Mole, Ratty, and Badger, find out that the infamous Mr. Toad of Toad Hall has been up to no good, they must find him and change his ways for good.

Directors: Dave Unwin, Dennis Abey | Stars: Alan Bennett, Michael Palin, Michael Gambon, Rik Mayall

Votes: 647

15. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997– )

Not Rated | 416 min | Drama

7.5
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Anthony Powell's twelve volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatized for television.

Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale, Robin Bailey

Votes: 396

16. Every Home Should Have One (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.2
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Teddy, working at an advertising agency, has to come up with a campaign for frozen porridge.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Marty Feldman, Judy Cornwell, Garry Miller, Shelley Berman

Votes: 274

17. Dreamchild (1985)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher, Caris Corfman

Votes: 1,306 | Gross: $1.22M

18. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 70

19. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

Votes: 236

20. Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and wanders into the strange Wonderland.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 637

21. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.7
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 138

22. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992– )

24 min | Animation, Family

8.5
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An animated series, telling the story of many beloved Beatrix Potter characters.

Stars: Niamh Cusack, Enn Reitel, Sheila Steafel, Suzanne Bonetti

Votes: 651

23. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.3
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 45

24. Fortunes of War (1987)

407 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. After the war begins, they cross paths with diplomats, literary... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

Votes: 583

25. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 795

26. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.6
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Tracey Emin, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers

Votes: 77

27. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Terry Gilliam, Kirsty Wark

Votes: 128

29. The Young Visiters (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London. She comes to see society and meet young men and bothers him to go ... See full summary »

Director: David Yates | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Lyndsey Marshal, Bill Nighy

Votes: 477

30. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 170 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Alan Bennett, Richard O'Callaghan, Tenniel Evans, Bryan Marshall

Votes: 107

31. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

6.8
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Alan Bennett, Peter Hall

Votes: 109

32. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 37

33. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.6
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 542

34. National Theatre Live: Allelujah! (2018)

170 min | Drama

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive. Meanwhile, a documentary crew ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Sacha Dhawan, Deborah Findlay, David Moorst

35. The Willows in Winter (1996 TV Movie)

74 min | Family, Animation

8.0
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Mole disappears while answering what he thinks is an urgent summons from Rat, forcing Badger to enlist Toad and his new airplane in a frantic search party.

Director: Dave Unwin | Stars: Alan Bennett, Michael Palin, Michael Gambon, Rik Mayall

Votes: 259

36. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Anthology of plays and novels adapted into feature length movies.

Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, David Quilter

Votes: 19

37. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.0
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An examination of the arts and literature. A weekly program on Sunday mornings when there was more likely to be an audience interested in such matters and there was less competition for ratings.

Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 31

38. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 48

39. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

61 min | Drama

7.7
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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent

Votes: 401

40. Talking Heads (1987– )

Drama

8.6
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Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Bennett, Stephanie Cole, Thora Hird, Patricia Routledge

Votes: 264

41. Selling Hitler (1991– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The true story of the biggest fraud in publishing history - the Hitler diaries.

Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Alexei Sayle, Alison Doody, Julie T. Wallace

Votes: 100

42. Talking Heads 2 (1998– )

Drama

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Stars: Eileen Atkins, David Haig, Thora Hird, Patricia Routledge

Votes: 134

43. Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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Pleasure At Her Majesty's (1976) The very first show in what came to be called the "Secret Policeman's Ball" series took place over three late nights in April 1976 at Her Majesty's Theatre ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Graef, Jonathan Miller | Stars: Alan Bennett, John Bird, Eleanor Bron, Tim Brooke-Taylor

Votes: 201

44. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Documentary, Music

6.6
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The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Jeff Beck, Alan Bennett, John Bird

Votes: 442

45. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, Bob Monkhouse, Barry Cryer

Votes: 32

46. Beyond the Fringe (1964 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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A TV version of the stage show originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe (August 1962) and subsequently in London (Fortune Theatre) and Broadway.

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore

Votes: 142

47. Not Only... But Also (1965–1970)

45 min | Comedy

8.1
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Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham dialogues' in which Pete (a nasal know-all who has utter confidence in his surreal and ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Chris Karan, Peter McGuirk

Votes: 150

48. Ashenden (1991– )

220 min | Drama

7.8
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Four-part drama about a writer recruited into espionage work by British intelligence during the First World War. Based on the writings of Somerset Maugham

Stars: Alex Jennings, Joss Ackland, Ian Bannen, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 34

49. The Secret Policeman's Ball (2006 TV Movie)

282 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Julia Knowles | Stars: Ronni Ancona, David Armand, Alan C. Bennett, Jo Brand

Votes: 132

50. Meg and Mog (2003– )

5 min | Animation, Family

6.3
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Stars: Fay Ripley, Alan Bennett, Phil Cornwell, Paul Shearer

Votes: 23



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