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1. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 7,137

2. The Chastity Belt (1972)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

5.2
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The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, David Kernan, Nora Swinburne, Godfrey Winn

Votes: 380

3. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy

7.7
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A thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, work as rag and bone men (collecting and selling junk). Harold is ambitious and wants to better himself, but his... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

Votes: 2,544

4. This Morning (1988– )

120 min | Talk-Show

5.0
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Magazine show featuring lifestyle, cookery, fashion and news segments, along with celebrity interviews and gossip.

Stars: Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Ruth Langsford, Eamonn Holmes

Votes: 454

5. The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy

5.4
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This early Seventies British comedy takes us through seven short stories based on the Seven Deadly Sins. This film is a montage of different styles, from Spike Milligan's mainly silent "... See full summary »

Director: Graham Stark | Stars: Felicity Devonshire, Bruce Forsyth, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 317

6. Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973)

99 min | Comedy, Sport

6.8
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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. Always on the lookout for ways... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Diana Dors, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 1,008

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.0
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 158

8. Loot (1970)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Based on the play by Joe Orton, this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately one of them works in a funeral parlor ... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Lee Remick, Richard Attenborough, Hywel Bennett, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 414

9. Sanford (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray, Clinton Derricks-Carroll

Votes: 212

10. Steptoe & Son (1972)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Carolyn Seymour, Arthur Howard

Votes: 1,282

11. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 440

12. The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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In London, when Australian gangsters disguised as "Bobbies" rob British criminals, the panicked British mobsters seek an alliance with Scotland Yard in order to eliminate the foreign competition and return things to "normal".

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins, Davy Kaye

Votes: 1,624

13. 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, Lenny Henry, Alan Bennett

Votes: 118

14. Call Me Genius (1961)

105 min | Comedy

7.0
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Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Paul Massie, Margit Saad

Votes: 902

15. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.5
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 48

16. Sanford Arms (1977)

30 min | Comedy

5.6
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A widower with two children buys the Sanford Arms rooming house.

Stars: Teddy Wilson, Tina Andrews, John Earl, Don Bexley

Votes: 56

17. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.2
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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: 53

18. The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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A dog with a spying device under its skin is sent to the Russian government as a present. When the Russians send the dog to a veterinary, British spy must get to the dog first and retrieve the spying device.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Daliah Lavi, Lionel Jeffries, Eric Sykes

Votes: 107

19. The Bargee (1964)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

6.3
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Hemel Pike is a canal barge casanova, aided and abetted by his illiterate cousin, Ronnie. Hemel has a girl in every town along his route, and each one is intent on marriage. He is finally ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Hugh Griffith, Eric Sykes, Ronnie Barker

Votes: 305

20. Casanova '73 (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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PR man Henry loves his wife, but can't help being a serial womanizer. In order to keep his marriage together, he leads a double life, but never manages to avoid the most awkward, farcical situations imaginable.

Stars: Leslie Phillips, Jan Holden, Yolande Turner, Elvi Hale

Votes: 26

21. Clochemerle (1972)

230 min | Comedy

8.1
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A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal.

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Roy Dotrice, Wendy Hiller, Michael Golden

Votes: 82

22. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2017)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Comedic anthology series.

Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 31

23. Fleksnes fataliteter (1972–1988)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Marve is a middle-aged bachelor living alone, with his mother. Marve has extraordinary opinions about life, and when everything seems to go wrong despite his best intentions. But he is proud to be a leader at work - in a storage.

Stars: Rolv Wesenlund, Aud Schønemann, Henki Kolstad, Arne Thomas Olsen

Votes: 840

24. A Christmas Night with the Stars (1958–1994)

Comedy, Music

5.4
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Stars: The Television Toppers, Jack Warner, Dick Emery, The Mitchell Minstrels

Votes: 20

25. Hancock (1961)

25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Comedian Tony Hancock stars, in this BBC situation comedy TV series, as Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock, a down-at-heel comedian living in East Cheam.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd, June Whitfield, Gwenda Ewen

Votes: 130

26. The Siege of Sidney Street (1960)

93 min | Drama

6.1
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As armed police surround a house in the East End of London, a young lady under medical supervision nearby thinks back to the events that lead her and a group of Russian refugee political ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman | Stars: Donald Sinden, Nicole Berger, Kieron Moore, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 97

27. Albert & Herbert (1974–1979)

Comedy

7.7
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The story of a very childish dad living at his son's home. Incapable of taking care of himself and being alone, the pair must learn to live and work together.

Stars: Sten-Åke Cederhök, Tomas von Brömssen, Lennart Lundh, Rune Turesson

Votes: 305

28. The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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A series of seven individual sitcom pilots from writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Stars: John Bird, Richard Briers, Charles Gray, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 19

29. Citizen James (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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In the first series of this comedy programme, Sid James played a rather immoral man whose schemes invariably don't work out. In the second and third series, his character become more sympathetic and well-intentioned.

Stars: Sidney James, Sydney Tafler, Ronnie Brody, Bob Todd

Votes: 27

30. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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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

31. 2nd House (1973–1976)

Talk-Show

6.4
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BBC Arts program derived from Full House (1972).

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Edwin Mullins, Roger McGough, Struan Rodger

Votes: 8

32. Le Petomane (1979)

33 min | Short, Biography

6.5
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The incredibly true story of the legendary French entertainer Joseph Pujol, who performed impersonations with his self-described 'elastic anus' and a surfeit of wind.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Madelaine Bellamy, John D. Collins, Michael Cronin

Votes: 163

33. The Many Faces of... (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

6.3
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Stars: Sally Phillips, Matthew Sweet, James King, Barry Cryer

Votes: 18

34. Friday Night, Saturday Morning (1979–1982)

Talk-Show

5.1
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A BBC talk show which had a different celebrity host each week and went out twice on consecutive nights at the start of the weekend. It was said that the host always had a free hand in the selection of the guests.

Stars: John Wells, Ned Sherrin, Tim Rice, Jane Walmsley

Votes: 15

35. Den siste Fleksnes (1974)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Fleksnes has a good life, but misses the woman in his life. His mother is helpful, and has several solutions to the problem to prevent him from being the last Fleksnes. Charm school must be a solution.

Director: Bo Hermansson | Stars: Rolv Wesenlund, Aud Schønemann, Finn Mehlum, Per Christensen

Votes: 535

36. Galton and Simpson Comedy (1969– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Jimmy Edwards, Stratford Johns, Bob Monkhouse

Votes: 10

37. Cilla (1968–1976)

45 min | Music, Family

7.0
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Singer Cilla Black at the height of popularity, was the grinder of this weekly entertainment series, frittering singing by Ms Black as well as her many guests.

Stars: Cilla Black, The Breakaways, The Irving Davies Dancers, Cliff Richard

Votes: 9

38. Without Walls (1990–1996)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

4.9
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Stars: Stuart Hall, Rory Bremner, Camille Paglia, Tony Blackburn

Votes: 14

39. The Greatest (1998– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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Stars: Kevin Bacon, Mark McGrath, Michael Fishman, Gene Simmons

Votes: 19

40. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )

Comedy

6.1
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Paul Merton Stars In Various Remakes Of Scripts Written By Ray Galton & Alan Simpson That Were Orginally Written And Performed By Such Greats As Tony Hancock & Les Dawson

Stars: Paul Merton, Sam Kelly, Geoffrey Whitehead, Michael Fenton Stevens

Votes: 44

41. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

7.3
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Stars: Denis Lawson, Jancis Robinson, Josette Simon, Fenella Fielding

Votes: 10

42. BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 (2016 TV Special)

120 min

5.5
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Stars: Graham Norton, Ronnie Barker, Mary Berry, Birdy

Votes: 22

43. Steptoe and Son (1965 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Unsold pilot for an American version of a classic British sitcom.

Stars: Aldo Ray, Lee Tracy

44. Spaß beiseite - Herbert kommt! (1979– )

45 min | Comedy

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Stars: Herbert Mensching, Inge Meysel, Helga Feddersen, Gerda Gmelin

45. Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (1964–1965)

45 min | Comedy

6.3
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This satirical sketch show, a successor to the BBC's "That Was the Week That Was" (1962), ran from November 1964 to April 1965. Picking up where they had left off on TW3, David Nathan and ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bird, Doug Fisher, David Frost, Roy Hudd

Votes: 7

46. Looks Familiar (1970– )

Family, Game-Show, Talk-Show

7.6
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

Stars: Denis Norden, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Ted Ray

Votes: 17

47. Sykes and A... (1960–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Sykes and A - follows the life and times of an immature, often clumsy twin brother and sister as they deal with their eccentric life's.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Richard Wattis, Deryck Guyler

Votes: 16

48. Mark Lawson Talks to... (2003– )

60 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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A series in which arts presenter Mark Lawson has a 60-minute in-depth conversation with a notable figure.

Stars: Mark Lawson, Noel Gallagher, Celia Imrie, Peter Singer

Votes: 38

49. The Tony Hancock Show (1956–1957)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Votes: 11

50. Best of British (1998– )

50 min

5.6
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Stars: Helen Atkinson Wood, Karen Ross, Victoria Wood, Lesley Fitton

Votes: 7



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