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1. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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91 Metascore

Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 24,417

2. Help! (1965)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Sir Ringo Starr finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult, and his fellow members of The Beatles must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 16,101

3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.1
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Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 5,604 | Gross: $20.38M

4. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 153

5. Carry On Doctor (1967)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.5
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The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 3,065

6. Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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The Carry On team send up the Tarzan tradition in great style. Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 2,334

7. Up Pompeii (1971)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.1
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Roman slave Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero (Patrick Cargill). Administering to the participants of... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Patrick Cargill, Bill Fraser, Michael Hordern

Votes: 953

8. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.1
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Wide-ranging arts program.

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

Votes: 154

9. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.2
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Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Donald Sinden, Diana Dors, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 252

10. Top of the Pops (1964–2018)

30 min | Music

6.9
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile, Lulu Cartwright

Votes: 708

11. The Blackpool Show (1966–1967)

Comedy

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A variety show originating from the ABC Theatre in the British seaside city of Blackpool.

Stars: Robert Sharples, Dickie Henderson, Peter Gordeno, John Junkin

12. No 73 (1982–1988)

Family

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The team moved from the house "No 73" to a Wild West theme park for the last 2 series and welcomed a host of new presenters including Rob Debenham as the out of work actor turned builder. ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan, Sandi Toksvig

Votes: 95

13. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 347

14. Up Pompeii! (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Lurcio is a much-put-upon slave in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. More often than not, Lurcio finds himself keeping his owner's family members apart, in order to keep them together.

Stars: Frankie Howerd, Elizabeth Larner, Kerry Gardner, Jeanne Mockford

Votes: 224

15. The House in Nightmare Park (1973)

95 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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In 1907, an actor is invited to perform in an isolated country house, and becomes involved in mysterious and dangerous events.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Ray Milland, Hugh Burden, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 419

16. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Mort Lindsey, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 332

17. The Good Old Days (1953–1983)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A re-creation of the Music Hall variety shows that were popular in the late Victorian and the Edwardian periods (late 1800s and early 1900s). Entertainers performed musical, comedy, magic ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Sachs, Dudley Stevens, Jenny Wren, Loraine Hart

Votes: 53

18. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.4
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Marian Montgomery, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries

Votes: 571

19. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Charles Lloyd Pack, Laurence Hardy

Votes: 47

20. 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: 363

21. The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.8
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The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney

Votes: 841

22. What's My Line (1951–1964)

30 min | Game-Show

7.2
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A panel of celebrities trying to guess what a person does for a living, or figure out who a mystery guest is. This is the version for the United Kingdom.

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Barbara Kelly

Votes: 41

23. The Fast Lady (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy

6.2
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A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter

Votes: 513

24. The Runaway Bus (1954)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one among their number is the ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Marianne Stone, Lionel Murton, Lisa Gastoni, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 454

25. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins, David Kossoff

Votes: 1,312

26. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2017)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Comedic anthology series.

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

Votes: 30

27. Who Dares Wins (1983–1988)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Daring 1980s alternative comedy sketch show that helped launch the careers of a number of British comedians. Often parodies the channel it aired on. Recurring characters include Terry and Wang-Wang - a pair of swearing Pandas.

Stars: Julia Hills, Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope

Votes: 83

28. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 118

29. ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: Lee Grant, The Doodletown Pipers, Arthur Kennedy, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 51

30. Film 2017 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 406

31. Up the Front (1972)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy

4.4
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Frankie Howerd stars in this comedy as a lowly boot-boy who is a terrible coward. He only goes to war in 1914 after he has been hypnotised to 'save England'. With the German master plan ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Bill Fraser, William Mervyn, Linda Gray

Votes: 260

32. 3-2-1 (1978–1987)

60 min | Game-Show

5.6
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Three couples compete in a missing word game, with the winning couple going on to solve riddles left by guest performers to win prizes and avoid Dusty Bin's booby prize.

Stars: Ted Rogers, Dusty Bin, Chris Emmett, Caroline Munro

Votes: 66

33. The Plank (1979 TV Short)

28 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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This is a pantomime about two construction workers, who discover that a plank is missing from the floor they are just building. They discover that two children have taken the plank and use ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Sykes | Stars: Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe, Lionel Blair, Henry Cooper

Votes: 542

34. The Word (1990–1995)

60 min | Talk-Show

6.5
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The show that pushed forward the boundries of youth TV, always coming close to going too far.

Stars: Terry Christian, Dani Behr, Katie Puckrik, Amanda De Cadenet

Votes: 130

35. Larry Grayson's Generation Game (1971–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show

6.4
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Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Anthea Redfern, Jim Davidson, Melanie Stace

Votes: 138

36. Wogan (1982–1993)

35 min | Talk-Show

6.4
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Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.

Stars: Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Williams, Ben Elton

Votes: 129

37. Surprise Surprise! (1984–2015)

60 min | Reality-TV

6.1
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Stars: Cilla Black, Bob Carolgees, Gordon Burns, Christopher Biggins

Votes: 62

38. Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder, Norman Vaughan, Don Arroll

Votes: 22

39. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.8
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 65

40. Juke Box Jury (1959–1990)

30 min | Music

7.7
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A panel of notable personalities rate the latest pop records.

Stars: David Jacobs, Pete Murray, Alan Freeman, Katie Boyle

Votes: 39

41. Cucumber Castle (1970 TV Movie)

56 min | Musical, Comedy

6.5
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The plot revolves around two heirs, Prince Frederick (Barry Gibb) and his brother Prince Marmaduke (Maurice Gibb), and their dying father (Frankie Howerd). On his death bed, The King orders... See full summary »

Directors: Hugh Gladwish, Mike Mansfield | Stars: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Ginger Baker, Peter Blythe

Votes: 47

42. The Wakey Wakey Tavern (1956–1968)

Music

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Stars: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

Votes: 8

43. 2nd House (1973–1976)

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

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

Votes: 7

44. Celebrity Squares (I) (1975–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

5.5
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British version of "Hollywood Squares" with nine celebrities of varying stature arranged in a grid and answering questions from host Bob Monkhouse to win prizes for one of two contestants. ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, William Rushton, Arthur Mullard, John Inman

Votes: 43

45. Nuts in May (1953 TV Movie)

40 min | Comedy

7.1
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Stars: Frankie Howerd, Carole Carr, Gilbert Harding, Margaret McCourt

Votes: 14

46. Carry on Christmas (1969 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Sid James) makes the life of his clerk, Bob Cratchit (Bernard Bresslaw) a misery. A visit from the spirit of Christmas Past (Charles Hawtrey) warns him that he will ... See full summary »

Director: Ronnie Baxter | Stars: Sidney James, Terry Scott, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques

Votes: 184

47. Further Up the Creek (1958)

91 min | Comedy

6.1
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A naval captain has to deal with dodgy dealings by his crew.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: David Tomlinson, Shirley Eaton, Frankie Howerd, Thora Hird

Votes: 74

48. H.M.S. Pinafore (1982 TV Movie)

95 min | Musical, Comedy

6.0
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Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: Peter Marshall, Frankie Howerd, Meryl Drower, Michael Bulman

Votes: 80

49. Looks Familiar (1970– )

Family, Game-Show, Talk-Show

7.7
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Nostalgia based panel chat show.

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

Votes: 16

50. The Howerd Confessions (1976)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Stars: Frankie Howerd, Joan Sims, Alfie Bass, Margaret Courtenay

Votes: 13



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