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1. Ladies in Lavender (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930s Cornish seaside village.

Director: Charles Dance | Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Freddie Jones

Votes: 10,239 | Gross: $6.76M

2. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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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: 157

3. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.1
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Wide-ranging arts program.

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

Votes: 157

4. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 143

5. Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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A music-infused drama about Joe Meek, the flamboyantly gay, tone deaf, songwriter-producer behind the '60s hits "Have I the Right," "Just Like Eddie," "Johnny, Remember Me" and "Telstar."

Director: Nick Moran | Stars: Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Pam Ferris, JJ Feild

Votes: 1,496

6. The Ghost Train (1941)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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High jinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Murray-Hill

Votes: 1,264

7. 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, Arthur Hewlett, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

8. Crackerjack! (1955–1984)

45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.9
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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: 66

9. The Sooty Show (1968–1992)

30 min | Family

7.2
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Children's slapstick show with the little bear glove puppet and his friends.

Stars: Matthew Corbett, Marjorie Corbett, Harry Corbett, Brenda Longman

Votes: 356

10. Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978)

90 min | Comedy

4.2
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Young Rosie Dixon starts her nurse training at St Adelaide's Hospital, but the student doctors and randy male patients just can't keep their hands off her.

Director: Justin Cartwright | Stars: Debbie Ash, Carolyne Argyle, Beryl Reid, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 156

11. 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: 55

12. 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: 578

13. The Golden Shot (1967–1975)

45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.6
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An odd, cheap game show. Viewers were asked to call in and help aim the titular "golden shot", which was a crossbow mounted on the front of the TV camera. The cameraman was blindfolded, so ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Anne Aston, Carol Dilworth, Norman Vaughan

Votes: 33

14. 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

15. The Alf Garnett Saga (1972)

90 min | Comedy

4.9
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Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to 'Till Death Us Do Part (1968)', it tells of the family relationship between Alf Garnett, his wife, daughter and son-in-law, all living in a council flat.

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Adrienne Posta, Paul Angelis

Votes: 125

16. Blankety Blank (1979–2016)

30 min | Game-Show

6.2
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Comedy game show with celebrity guests and cheap prizes.

Stars: Les Dawson, Terry Wogan, Paul O'Grady, Lorraine Chase

Votes: 139

17. New Faces (1973– )

60 min | Family

5.4
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Stars: Derek Hobson, Mickie Most, Marti Caine, Shaw Taylor

Votes: 13

18. 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

19. Tell Me Another (1976–1979)

30 min | Talk-Show

6.3
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Personal anecdotes as told to Dick Hills.

Stars: Richard Hills, Alfred Marks, Arthur Askey, Jim Dale

Votes: 11

20. 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

21. Make Mine a Million (1959)

81 min | Comedy

6.6
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Sid Gibson is a soap powder salesman who decides what he really needs is TV advertising. The problem is, he's absolutely broke. He calls upon his friend Arthur Ashton, who arranges to sneak... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Arthur Askey, Sidney James, Dermot Walsh, Olga Lindo

Votes: 72

22. 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

23. 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

24. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

7.7
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Children's television programme about cinema, hosted by Chris Kelly.

Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Derek Ware, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 34

25. The Love Match (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.4
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Two football-loving railway workers get into trouble after racing their engine home to get to a match on time.

Director: David Paltenghi | Stars: Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Thora Hird, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 101

26. 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

27. The Wakey Wakey Tavern (1956–1968)

Music

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

Votes: 8

28. The Val Doonican Music Show (1975–1986)

Music

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Stars: Val Doonican, The Ray Charles Singers, Camilla Blair, Jane Danielle

Votes: 8

29. The Dickie Henderson Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Stars: Dickie Henderson, June Laverick, Lionel Murton, Danny Grover

Votes: 11

30. 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

31. Miss London Ltd. (1943)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Terry Arden (Evelyn Dall) travels to England to take over her half of her late fathers dating service run by Arthur Bowman (Arthur Askey). An enjoyable musical comedy.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Arthur Askey, Evelyn Dall, Anne Shelton, Peter Graves

Votes: 101

32. Bees in Paradise (1944)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

5.2
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During World War II, a plane crashes on an island full of dominating women.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Arthur Askey, Anne Shelton, Peter Graves, Max Bacon

Votes: 111

33. I Thank You (1941)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.1
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Struggling entertainers who are trying to put on a show pose as servants to wealthy woman in hopes of raising the money.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Lily Morris, Moore Marriott

Votes: 158

34. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

8.3
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A BBC television series of forty-five-minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

Votes: 12

35. Ramsbottom Rides Again (1956)

92 min | Comedy, Western

5.3
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A Yorkshire publican comes into an inheritance, but when he goes to Canada to claim it, he runs into trouble.

Director: John Baxter | Stars: Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Sidney James, Shani Wallis

Votes: 38

36. Star Turn (1976–1979)

25 min | Game-Show

6.8
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Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Nerys Hughes, Julie Stevens, Johnny Ball

Votes: 5

37. David Nixon's Magic Box (1970– )

5.7
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Popular magician and entertainer David Nixon, presents his own variety show with resident singer Miss Anita Harris, magical assistant Ali Bongo and many of David's special guests.

Stars: David Nixon, Anita Harris, Ali Bongo, Les Dawson

Votes: 7

38. Band Waggon (1940)

TV-G | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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A plot involving spies in a haunted castle gives this team of celebrated British wireless comedians plenty of scope for laughs.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Arthur Askey, Jack Hylton and His Band, Richard Murdoch, Pat Kirkwood

Votes: 132

39. Dee Time (1967–1969)

45 min | Music

7.6
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Stars: Simon Dee, The Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra, Leonard Martin, Anita Harris

Votes: 29

40. King Arthur Was a Gentleman (1942)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

5.7
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Arthur King joins the army, and soon starts fantasising about King Arthur and his knights.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Arthur Askey, Max Bacon, Al Burnett, Evelyn Dall

Votes: 83

41. Sale of the Century (1971–1985)

30 min | Game-Show

7.0
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Contestants answer relatively simple questions on general knowledge categories; correct answers earn the contestants money. Contestants can then exchange some of their money for expensive ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicholas Parsons, John Benson, Jennifer Cresswell, Canasta

Votes: 25

42. Frost on Sunday (1968–1970)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson

Votes: 27

43. The Val Doonican Show (1970–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Music

5.1
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The star and host of this show, taped in England, was Val Doonican, an Irishman, who along with comedians Bernard Cribbins and Bob Todd, were featured in this variety show. Both English and... See full summary »

Stars: Val Doonican, Fabric, Norman Maen, The Mike Sammes Singers

Votes: 8

44. 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

45. Cabaret (1936– )

25 min | Music, Comedy

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Televised Cabaret featuring different guests from music, comedy and novelty acts every week.

Stars: Walsh and Barker, Eric Cardi, Charles Harrison, Edward Cooper

46. 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

47. Jokers Wild (1969–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

6.7
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The Impractical Jokers give their fans a unique and hysterical look behind the curtain in this brand new studio-based series. Joe, Sal, Q and Murr use taped field pieces, in-studio games ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Cryer, Les Dawson, Ray Martine, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 27

48. BBC Show of the Week (1965–1975)

60 min | Music

7.0
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Stars: The Irving Davies Dancers, The Mike Sammes Singers, The George Mitchell Singers, Keith Michell

Votes: 11

49. The Val Doonican Show (1965–1970)

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Stars: Val Doonican, Cliff Adams, The Gojos, Ken Thorne

Votes: 6

50. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

7.5
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Spike Milligan, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black

Votes: 27



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