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1. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 594,360 | Gross: $16.50M

2. Miranda (2009–2015)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.

Stars: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland

Votes: 11,196

3. Teachers (2001–2004)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

Stars: Ursula Holden Gill, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire, Ellen Thomas

Votes: 2,861

4. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 123,442 | Gross: $63.49M

5. 'Allo 'Allo (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

8.3
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In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 22,192

6. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

7.7
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A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 12,584

7. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 4,982

8. Black Books (2000–2004)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.5
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Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.

Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Paul Beech

Votes: 50,064

9. 2point4 Children (1991–1999)

40 min | Comedy

6.9
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2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porters; a seemingly average family whose world is frequently turned... See full summary »

Stars: Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Julia Hills, John Pickard

Votes: 870

10. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.3
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 19,057

11. Upstart Crow (2016– )

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy, History

7.5
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Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays.

Stars: David Mitchell, Gemma Whelan, Rob Rouse, Liza Tarbuck

Votes: 1,976

12. Green Wing (2004–2007)

65 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show.

Stars: Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman, Michelle Gomez

Votes: 10,315

13. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 2,110

14. The League of Gentlemen (1999–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Horror

8.4
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An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jeremy Dyson

Votes: 9,308

15. Dad's Army (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, War

5.2
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38 Metascore

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Mark Tandy, Russell Balogh, Andrew Havill, Heinz

Votes: 6,760

16. 8 Out of 10 Cats (2005– )

24 min | Comedy, Game-Show, News

7.8
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A topical news panel show with Jimmy Carr as host, and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson.

Stars: Jimmy Carr, John Pohlhammer, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson

Votes: 4,823

17. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman

Votes: 4,933

18. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

7.9
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Political satire about television news company Globe Link and it's team of workers such as anchors Henry and Sally reporter damien editor Dave execs George and Helen assistant joy and manager gus hedges

Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 1,143

19. Alan Partridge (2013)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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66 Metascore

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald

Votes: 28,208 | Gross: $0.15M

20. Britain's Got Talent (2007– )

60 min | Game-Show, Music

5.9
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A variety of acts perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges, for a chance to win £250,000 and to perform at the Royal variety.

Stars: Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Anthony McPartlin

Votes: 3,384

21. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 1,783

22. First Dates (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV, Romance

7.3
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Initially an experiment in which real dates are filmed, and then viewers get the chance to apply to date the unsuccessful participants the following week. Later this aspect was removed and replaced with a cast of regular restaurant staff.

Stars: Brian Protheroe, Fred Sirieix, CiCi Coleman, Merlin Griffiths

Votes: 672

23. Little Voice (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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68 Metascore

A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor

Votes: 15,188 | Gross: $4.60M

24. Hi-de-Hi! (1980–1988)

60 min | Comedy

6.5
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Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness

Votes: 1,090

25. Bill (I) (2015)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, History

6.5
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60 Metascore

What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.

Director: Richard Bracewell | Stars: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick

Votes: 1,677

26. Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)

40 min | Comedy

7.4
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BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse, Louisa Rix

Votes: 2,230

27. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show, News

8.0
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 4,013

28. I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Reality-TV

5.8
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British reality series presented by Ant and Dec in which 12 celebrities are abandoned in the Australian jungle. In order to earn food, they must perform Bushtucker Trials which challenge them physically and mentally.

Stars: Declan Donnelly, Anthony McPartlin, Joel Dommett, Scarlett Moffatt

Votes: 2,323

29. Total Wipeout (2009–2012)

55 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.0
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Member of the public go head to head in a series if obstacle courses to win 10,000

Stars: Richard Hammond, Amanda Byram, Joanna Chappell, Ruth Glaser

Votes: 1,204

30. Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere (2004– )

25 min | Comedy

7.6
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Hopeless doormen Max and Paddy leave clubland and embark on a series of wild and exciting adventures in their prized motorhome, "Easy Rider" style.

Stars: Peter Kay, Paddy McGuinness, Lisa Hammond, Tony Mooney

Votes: 2,352

31. Citizen Smith (1977–1980)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid, Tony Millan

Votes: 722

32. The Upper Hand (1990–1996)

25 min | Comedy

6.5
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An affluent divorced woman named Caroline Weatley, raising her son Tom with the help of her mother Laura West, hires a housekeeper, only to have a man named Charlie Burrows apply for the job.

Stars: Diana Weston, Honor Blackman, Joe McGann, William Puttock

Votes: 376

33. Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.8
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72 Metascore

The life and times of the parents of the hailed British graphic novelist, Raymond Briggs.

Director: Roger Mainwood | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris

Votes: 2,379

34. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989–1994)

25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 1,073

35. Tattoo Fixers (2015– )

60 min | Reality-TV

6.8
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Four of the UK's best tattoo artists take on clients in their pop-up parlour in an attempt to change some of Britain's worst tattoos into walking works of art.

Stars: Paisley Billings, Sketch, Chris Jarman, Jay Hutton

Votes: 182

36. Going Straight (1978– )

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale, Nicholas Lyndhurst

Votes: 921

37. Powder Room (2013)

86 min | Comedy

4.7
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The comedy follows Sam, as her life is turned upside down on a big night out. When reunited with her old college friends, Sam is forced to re-evaluate her life and constructs an elaborate ... See full summary »

Director: M.J. Delaney | Stars: Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone, Kate Nash, Oona Chaplin

Votes: 703

38. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Warwick

Votes: 550

39. Whites (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The story of the executive chef at a country house hotel.

Stars: Alan Davies, Darren Boyd, Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Wight

Votes: 1,429

40. Time Gentlemen Please (2000–2002)

26 min | Comedy

7.7
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The Pub Landlord is a small-minded, bullet headed Little Englander whose prejudices mask a surprisingly sensitive, vulnerable and confused man. He is King of his own world but outside of ... See full summary »

Stars: Al Murray, Phil Daniels, Jason Freeman, Roy Heather

Votes: 468

41. Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.0
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A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.

Director: Tom Bussmann | Stars: Stuart Saunders, Graeme Garden, Marc Smith, Loretta Swit

Votes: 777

42. No Place Like Home (1983–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Arthur and Beryl Crabtree are set to begin a quiet life at last, their four grown-up children return home one by one. With a son-in-law and neighbours always popping in as well, the quiet life never gets started.

Stars: William Gaunt, Patricia Garwood, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Beverley Adams

Votes: 66

43. Soccer AM (1992– )

180 min | Comedy, Sport, Talk-Show

6.6
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A cult soccer show aired every Saturday morning during the English football season. Each week sees new celebrity guests and recurring sketches from the cast and crew.

Stars: Helen Chamberlain, Christopher Heary, Tim Lovejoy, Max Rushden

Votes: 815

44. The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (2014– )

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A lighthearted spin-off show for The Great British Bake Off presented by Jo Brand.

Stars: Jo Brand, Tom Allen, Paul Hollywood, Hal Cruttenden

Votes: 82

45. Simon and the Witch (1987–1988)

15 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Add a Plot

Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Hugh Pollard, David Crane, Joan Sims

Votes: 116

46. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Short)

43 min | Short, Comedy, History

8.0
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After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 11,112

47. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.4
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull, Richard Wattis

Votes: 1,299

48. Fonejacker (2007–2008)

Comedy

7.7
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British comedy series in which Kayvan Novak takes on the guise of various eccentric characters as he prank calls unsuspecting business owners and members of the public.

Stars: Kayvan Novak, David Whitney, Ed Pearce

Votes: 1,674

49. Katy Brand's Big Ass Show (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

4.2
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Katy Brand's Show is a parallel world of original characters and crazy celebrities with big egos and even bigger flaws that intermingle to create a whole new world of entertainment - like ... See full summary »

Stars: Katy Brand, Katherine Parkinson, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, James Lance

Votes: 212

50. Britain's Got More Talent (2007– )

Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

5.0
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BGT's tongue-in-cheek sister show in which Stephen Mulhern loses the will to live as he chats with some of the more eccentric acts, plus some backstage shenanigans with Ant and Dec.

Stars: Stephen Mulhern, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Declan Donnelly

Votes: 421



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