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1. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson

Votes: 4,405

2. Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 2,347

3. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 1,111

4. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996–2007)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 2,104

5. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

6.0
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A naive Amish young woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 1,294

6. 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: 151

7. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,034

8. Five Children and It (2004)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Freddie Highmore, Alex Jennings, Jonathan Bailey

Votes: 4,688

9. The Last Detective (2003–2007)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove, Charles De'Ath

Votes: 1,011

10. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.0
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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: 345

11. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.9
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 64

12. Just My Luck (1957)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

6.3
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Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Margaret Rutherford, Jill Dixon, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 509

13. Countryfile (1988– )

30 min | News, Reality-TV

6.9
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Series looking at people and stories with a rural theme.

Stars: Adam Henson, John Craven, Ellie Harrison, Matt Baker

Votes: 85

14. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

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

6.6
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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, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey

Votes: 333

15. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.6
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 74

16. The Girl on the Boat (1962)

90 min | Comedy

5.9
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The zany Wisdom, put in charge of his aunt's cottage during an English summer in the roaring twenties, decides to invite several of his friends to his posh new digs. Among the invitees is ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Kaplan | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Millicent Martin, Richard Briers, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 160

17. The Good Old Days (1953–1983)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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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: 52

18. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

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

Votes: 84

19. Crackerjack! (1955–1984)

45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.0
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The shows were broadcast live in front of an audience largely of children, originally at the King's Theatre on Hammersmith Road until 1963, then at the BBC Television Theatre (now the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Hayes, Peter Glaze, Jillian Comber, Leslie Crowther

Votes: 64

20. The Square Peg (1958)

85 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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A British road repairman gets into a feud with the Army, gets drafted and is mistakenly parachuted into Nazi occupied France where his physical resemblance to the local German commandant triggers a hilarious chain reaction.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Honor Blackman, Edward Chapman, Campbell Singer

Votes: 1,191

21. The Early Bird (1965)

98 min | Comedy

6.8
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Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jerry Desmonde, Paddie O'Neil

Votes: 958

22. A Stitch in Time (1963)

G | 89 min | Comedy

7.1
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An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jeanette Sterke, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 892

23. 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

24. Press for Time (1966)

98 min | Comedy

6.2
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The British P.M.'s grandson, Norman, becomes a reporter for a provincial newspaper where he causes hilarious chaos.

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Derek Bond, Angela Browne, Tracey Crisp

Votes: 433

25. Between the Sheets (2003– )

295 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A funny, carnal story of sex, infidelity and love. Middle-aged Hazel suffers from a cold and passionless marriage, but her whole life is thrown into disarray after a revelatory sexual ... See full summary »

Stars: James Thornton, Alun Armstrong, Sally Walsh, Joe Armstrong

Votes: 194

26. Trouble in Store (1953)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

6.8
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Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Moira Lister, Megs Jenkins, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 833

27. 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: 114

28. What's Good for the Goose (1969)

105 min | Comedy

5.2
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A middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker's convention and falls head over heels for one of them.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Sally Geeson, Sarah Atkinson, Sally Bazely

Votes: 280

29. As Long as They're Happy (1955)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.6
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A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Janette Scott, Jeannie Carson, Brenda de Banzie

Votes: 91

30. One Good Turn (1955)

90 min | Comedy

6.6
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Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Joan Rice, Shirley Abicair, Thora Hird

Votes: 464

31. 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

32. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 119

33. Evil Calls: The Raven (2008 Video)

TV-MA | 78 min | Horror

2.7
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A group of young people on a camping trip in the woods fall foul of a deranged family of in-breds.

Director: Richard Driscoll | Stars: Richard Driscoll, Robin Askwith, Norman Wisdom, Rik Mayall

Votes: 197

34. The Sandwich Man (1966)

95 min | Comedy

5.7
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A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 295

35. Double X: The Name of the Game (1992)

97 min | Thriller

3.8
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While taking a holiday in Scotland, American traveller Michael Cooper pulls elderly man Arthur Clutten into his car following an explosion at a hotel. Cooper discovers Clutten's back story, and learns why people are our to kill him.

Director: Shani Grewal | Stars: Norman Wisdom, William Katt, Gemma Craven, Simon Ward

Votes: 151

36. Celebrity Squares (I) (1975–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

5.6
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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: 42

37. Follow a Star (1959)

93 min | Comedy

6.7
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Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself.

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, June Laverick, Jerry Desmonde, Hattie Jacques

Votes: 443

38. The Bulldog Breed (1960)

97 min | Comedy

6.3
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When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Ian Hunter, David Lodge, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 701

39. On the Beat (1962)

106 min | Comedy

6.9
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Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Jennifer Jayne, Raymond Huntley, David Lodge

Votes: 764

40. There Was a Crooked Man (1960)

107 min | Comedy

6.7
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When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Alfred Marks, Andrew Cruickshank, Reginald Beckwith

Votes: 113

41. Up in the World (1956)

87 min | Comedy

6.7
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A friendly window cleaner works at an English country estate where he saves the owner's son from kidnappers.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Maureen Swanson, Jerry Desmonde, Michael Caridia

Votes: 546

42. 3-2-1 (1978–1987)

60 min | Game-Show

5.7
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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: 65

43. Man of the Moment (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.5
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Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Lana Morris, Belinda Lee, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 442

44. Trojan Eddie (1996)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The story of Eddie, a small town ex-con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own. What he ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Stephen Rea, Richard Harris, Stuart Townsend, Aislín McGuckin

Votes: 251

45. 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

46. 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

47. Variety (1936– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

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The first ever programme broadcast when regular British television broadcasts commenced (excluding welcome broadcast).

Stars: Eric Robinson, Richard Hearne, Nan Kenway, Douglas Young

48. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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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: 31

49. Esther (1994– )

60 min | Talk-Show

5.2
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Stars: Esther Rantzen, Emma Forbes, Kaye Adams, Jill Dando

Votes: 6

50. Expresso (2007)

10 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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A gentle comedy based around one day at a café and all its different visitors - including a vicar being attacked by a fly, a deceitful businessman, an arguing couple, a fed up builder and a... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Powis | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Geoffrey Hughes, Don Warrington, Isabelle Waring

Votes: 40



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