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1. 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

2. Hancock's Half Hour: The New Neighbour (2016 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy

7.2
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A remake of a lost HANDOCK'S HALF HOUR first broadcast in 1956, this episode looks at the ways in which neighbors tend to poke their noses into other people's business.

Director: Ben Gosling Fuller | Stars: Jon Culshaw, Kevin Eldon, Robert Jack, Kevin McNally

Votes: 18

3. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)
Episode: A Winter's Tale (2016)

TV-PG | Comedy

5.9
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Harold has booked a skiing holiday to Austria and intends to go on his own - much to his father's annoyance. He has rigged up a makeshift ski slope in the back yard on which to practice but... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Coleman, Jeff Rawle

Votes: 22

4. Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began (2014 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Breid McLoone | Stars: Victoria Wood, Keith Barron, Bernard Cribbins, Hugh Dennis

5. My Hero (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

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BBC series about comedy heroes, completely unrelated to the BBC comedy series of only 6 years before about superheroes.

Stars: Lesley Manville, Hugh Dennis, Miranda Hart, Ben Miller

6. Frankie Howerd: The Lost Tapes (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Andy Humphries | Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Frankie Howerd, Clive Anderson, William Cook

Votes: 8

7. The Native Hue of Resolution (2013)

104 min | Documentary

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Director: Rory Clark | Stars: Peter Purves, Alan Bennett, Cilla Black, David Bowie

8. My Hero (2013– )
Episode: Ben Miller on Tony Hancock (2013)

Documentary

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Director: Mary Crisp | Stars: Ben Miller, Lesley Manville, Tony Hancock, Alexander Armstrong

9. The Many Faces of... (2009– )
Episode: Sid James (2013)

Documentary

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Documentary telling the story of the well-known face - and trademark yacking laugh - of the Carry On films. Sid James was a huge star who learned his craft in postwar British films and who ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Stuart | Stars: Sally Phillips, Sidney James, Ray Brooks, Andy Davidson

10. John Howard Davies: A Life in Comedy (2012 TV Movie)

15 min | Documentary

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Director: Hannah Robson | Stars: Penelope Keith, John Howard Davies, Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese

11. The Unforgettable Spike Milligan (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Spike Milligan, Martin Glyn Murray, Desmond Milligan, Silé Harrower

12. 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

13. 50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases (2008 TV Movie)

185 min | Documentary

5.6
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Directors: Esther Dere, Michael Forte | Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Raymond Allen, Fred Aylward, David Baddiel

Votes: 22

14. The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments (2008 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Sasha Brogden | Stars: Liza Tarbuck, Russ Abbot, Leslie Ash, Joel Beckett

15. Mark Lawson Talks to... (2003– )
Episode: Galton and Simpson (2008)

Talk-Show

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Director: Helen Nixon | Stars: Ray Galton, Mark Lawson, Alan Simpson

16. The World's Greatest Comedy Characters (2007 TV Special)

185 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.2
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Directors: Alice Barnett, Tania Hirsch, Grainne Jordan | Stars: Simon Pegg, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Bob Baker

Votes: 11

17. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: June Whitfield (2007)

Documentary

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Director: Nigel Wattis | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Suzy Aitchison, Alan J.W. Bell, Julian Clary

18. Balderdash & Piffle (2006– )
Episode: Who Were They? (2007)

Documentary

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Director: Stephen Finnigan | Stars: Victoria Coren Mitchell, John Simpson, Tania Styles, Peter Gilliver

19. Balderdash & Piffle (2006– )

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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Finding the orgin of words

Stars: Victoria Coren Mitchell, John Simpson, Tania Styles, Peter Gilliver

Votes: 28

20. The Story of Light Entertainment (2006– )

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Series on the history of light entertainment, narrated by Stephen Fry.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Bill Cotton, Barry Cryer, Greg Dyke

Votes: 21

21. The Ultimate Sitcom (2006 TV Movie)

76 min | Documentary

5.3
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The top twenty sitcoms as voted for by insiders, such as writers, producers and experts, and not based on overall popularity.

Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, David Baddiel, Fred Barron, Christopher Biggins

Votes: 9

22. Who Killed the Sitcom? (2006 TV Movie)

63 min | Documentary

5.8
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Stars: David Liddiment, Ash Atalla, Fred Barron, Richard Briers

Votes: 10

23. Encore with John Palmer (2006–2010)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Meet the men and women who have influenced politics, business, the arts and entertainment in Retirement Living TV's intimate interview program, Encore with John Palmer. Veteran broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Hamilton, Edward Asner, Letitia Baldrige, Adrienne Barbeau

24. The Story of Light Entertainment (2006– )
Episode: Radio Stars (2006)

90 min | Documentary

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In the 1930s and 1940s the biggest names in entertainment were the stars of the radio and over 60 years later it is still home to some of the biggest names around.

Director: Elaine Shepherd | Stars: Stephen Fry, Arthur Askey, Beatrice Ballard, Jeremy Beadle

25. The Story of Light Entertainment (2006– )
Episode: The Comics (2006)

90 min | Documentary

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In the 21st century, comedy is firmly at the very heart of light entertainment and, far from struggling for their art, comedians stand to make a fortune if they hit the nation's funny bone.

Director: Mark Turnbull | Stars: Stephen Fry, Ash Atalla, David Baddiel, Stanley Baxter

26. Unknown Hancock (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Ashtar Al Khirsan | Stars: Tony Hancock, Hugh Burnett, Pete Doherty, Griffith Edwards

Votes: 10

27. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Lunch with Galton and Simpson (2005)

Documentary

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Nigel Williams meets comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson for lunch as they discuss their career including classics 'Hancock's Half Hour' and 'Steptoe and Son'.

Director: Nigel Williams | Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Ray Galton, Tony Hancock

28. This Morning (1988– )
Episode: Episode dated 21 September 2004 (2004)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Antony Cotton, Tris Payne, Ian Puleston-Davies, Alan Simpson

29. 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

30. Fleksnes fataliteter (1972–1988)
Episode: Vinterferie (2003)

Comedy

6.9
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Director: Bo Hermansson | Stars: Rolv Wesenlund, Gunnar Haugan, Ragnhild Hilt, Vibeke Løkkeberg

Votes: 12

31. When Steptoe Met Son (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.4
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Looks at the difficult off screen relation of actors Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell who grew to hate one another during their years on screen. It charts their rise to fame with "... See full summary »

Director: David Barrie | Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell, Matthew Gravelle, Ray Galton

Votes: 17

32. The Showbiz Set (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Director: Andrew Mackenzie-Betty | Stars: Jack Davenport, John Ammonds, Cilla Black, Anthony Booth

Votes: 7

33. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Frankie Howerd (2002)

Documentary

8.4
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Frankie Howerd's unique style eventually made him a much-loved entertainer and national treasure. But behind the laughter there were some dark secrets as he struggled with his self-confidence and his sexuality.

Director: David F. Turnbull | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Jancis Robinson, Ian Carmichael, David Croft

Votes: 5

34. Best of British (1998– )
Episode: Leslie Phillips (2002)

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Stars: Kathy Burke, Steve Coogan, Andy Davidson, Nigel Hawthorne

35. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )
Episode: Sidney James (2002)

Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Tom Atkinson | Stars: Sidney James, Bruce Forsyth, Harry Fowler, Vince Powell

36. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: The Kenneth Williams Story (2002)

89 min | Documentary

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A compilation of two previous "Reputations" episodes on Kenneth Williams from season 5, charting the highs and lows of Williams' career and his impact on friends, family and colleagues.

Director: Liz Hartford | Stars: Gyles Brandreth, Fenella Fielding, Bamber Gascoigne, Sheila Hancock

37. The Greatest (1998– )
Episode: 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001)

Documentary, Music

6.5
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A two-part TV special which counts down Britain's favourite television characters, as voted for by the British public.

Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Dan Castellaneta, Roy Clarke, Paul Daniels

Votes: 96

38. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )
Episode: Leonard Rossiter (2001)

95 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Tom Atkinson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, John Barron, Peter Bowles, Dick Clement

39. The Unforgettable Sid James (2000 TV Special)

23 min | Short, Documentary

6.6
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Director: Steve Jones | Stars: Sidney James, Daniel Abineri, Jack Douglas, Ray Galton

Votes: 16

40. The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd (2000 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Anthony Lee | Stars: Daniel Abineri, Frankie Howerd, Eric Sykes, Bruce Forsyth

41. Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom (1999– )

50 min | Documentary

7.5
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Stars: Julie Walters, Elijah Mora, Anthony Booth, John Cleese

Votes: 18

42. The Greatest (1998– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

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

Votes: 19

43. Best of British (1998– )

50 min

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

Votes: 7

44. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Kenneth Williams: Seriously Outrageous (1998)

Documentary

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Director: Liz Hartford | Stars: Russell Davies, Fenella Fielding, Bamber Gascoigne, Sheila Hancock

45. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )
Episode: Tony Hancock (1998)

Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Tom Atkinson | Stars: Tony Hancock, Jeffrey Archer, Steve Coogan, Clive Dunn

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

Comedy

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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

47. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )
Episode: Impasse (1996)

Comedy

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Two drivers meet in a small country lane. One of them needs to back up but both belligerently refuse and the situation escalates

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Sam Kelly, Phyllida Law, Denis Lill, Roger Lloyd Pack

Votes: 6

48. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )
Episode: Sealed with a Loving Kiss (1996)

Comedy

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After a protracted romance carried out exclusively by written correspondence, Arnold And Primrose finally meet in the flesh. Unfortunately, neither of them has been entirely truthful

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Paul Bigley, Michael Jayston, Josie Lawrence, Rosemary Leach

49. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )
Episode: The Missing Page (1996)

Comedy

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Thoroughly enjoying the mystery thriller he's brought from the libary, Paul is appalled when he finds the last page missing from the novel and sets out to find exactly whodunnit

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Patrick Barlow, James Bree, David Hatton, Paul Merton

50. Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996– )
Episode: The Radio Ham (1996)

Comedy

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An amateur radio enthusiast spends his time exchanging useless information with boring people on a global basis. Suddenly, he picks up a real distress call and finds himself in a situation which he tries his best to keep for himself.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Al Ashton, Owen Brenman, Arif Hussein, Michael Jayston



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