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1. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 104,305

2. Absolutely Anything (2015)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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31 Metascore

A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle

Votes: 37,000

3. The Happy Prince (2018)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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64 Metascore

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Director: Rupert Everett | Stars: Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett

Votes: 3,885 | Gross: $0.47M

4. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 50,414 | Gross: $33.31M

5. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 11,585 | Gross: $0.58M

6. W1A (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish

Votes: 1,888

7. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 2,138

8. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,455

9. French and Saunders (1987– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode featured satire on British life, television, and parodies on big ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 2,828

10. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 714

11. Ideal (2005–2011)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Moz is a drug dealer and has very strange clientele who come and go from his flat.

Stars: Johnny Vegas, Graham Duff, Nicola Reynolds, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 2,391

12. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama, Romance

8.5
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, John Neville, Robert Robinson, John Standing

Votes: 355

13. War Requiem (1989)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A movie with no spoken dialogue, it is set against the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" which includes poetry by World War I soldier Wilfred Owen reflecting the horrors ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 683

14. Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996–2015)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

7.8
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Music-based comedy quiz show.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey, Sean Hughes

Votes: 5,034

15. The Big Narstie Show (2018– )

65 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.2
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Rapper Big Narstie and comedian Mo Gilligan are joined by celebrity guests for a late night chat show mixing comedy segments and live music filmed in front of a studio audience.

Stars: Big Narstie, Mo Gilligan, Chris Wilson, Dywayne Thomas

Votes: 123

16. Painted with Words (2010 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.

Director: Andrew Hutton | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Parker, Aidan McArdle, Christopher Good

Votes: 1,993

17. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.0
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Jonathan Miller, John Walters

Votes: 159

18. Beautiful People (I) (2008– )

Comedy

8.3
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The story of the flamboyant and ambitious 14-year-old Simon Doonan, who has dreams that stretch beyond his hometown of Reading.

Stars: Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Layton Williams, Olivia Colman, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 1,173

19. Children in Need (1980– )

Family

6.1
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The annual BBC telethon, for its own charity for children. Every BBC local and national radio and television station gets involved. Your only chance to see Auntie Beeb's top newsreaders and... See full summary »

Stars: Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Gaby Roslin, Sue Cook

Votes: 204

20. The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Mockumentary following aging rock star Brian Pern, former front-man of the legendary 1970s progressive rock group Thotch.

Stars: Simon Day, Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas, Nigel Havers

Votes: 296

21. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 9,609

22. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Stephen Fry

Votes: 148

23. Operation Good Guys (1997–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A mockumentary which looks behind the scenes of a supposedly elite police force.

Stars: John Beckett, Dominic Anciano, Perry Benson, Mark Burdis

Votes: 441

24. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

5.2
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BBC One's flagship morning news programme covering current affairs, business, sports, plus guest interviews and weather reports.

Stars: Charlie Stayt, Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Sian Williams

Votes: 286

25. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

6.6
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 40

26. The Wright Stuff (2000–2018)

50 min | Talk-Show

4.4
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Topical discussions, a daily newspaper review and a weekly television review on Fridays.

Stars: Matthew Wright, Eric Johnson, Kirsty Duffy, Anne Diamond

Votes: 276

27. Leonardo (2003)

180 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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An exploration of the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Che Cartwright, Sherwin Nuland, Evelyn Welch

Votes: 154

28. Dick and Dom in da Bungalow (2002– )

120 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.5
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Messy children's gameshow with Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood (or Dick and Dom as they are commonly known).

Stars: Richard McCourt, Dominic Wood, Dave Chapman, Lee Barnett

Votes: 485

29. Freezing (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Leon, an agent, moves in with an Oscar-nominated American actress and her British publisher husband, themselves working together from home for the first time.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Tom Hollander, Ben Miles

Votes: 163

30. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

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

Votes: 88

31. The Last Impresario (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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The most famous person you have never heard of

Director: Gracie Otto | Stars: Michael White, Gracie Otto, Naomi Watts, John Cleese

Votes: 77

32. Tonight with Trevor McDonald (1999– )

30 min | Documentary

5.3
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British current affairs magazine presented by Julie Etchingham.

Stars: Julie Etchingham, Jonathan Maitland, Trevor McDonald, Stephen Bush

Votes: 31

33. Masterchef (1990–2001)

30 min | Game-Show

6.2
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Cookery competition for amateur chefs.

Stars: Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux

Votes: 81

34. Comedy Connections (2003–2008)

40 min | Documentary

7.3
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Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.

Stars: Doon Mackichan, Julia Sawalha, John Howard Davies, Gareth Gwenlan

Votes: 67

35. The Real Buddy Holly Story (1987)

86 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Jerry Allison, Tommy Allsup, Sonny Curtis, Murray Deutch

Votes: 17

36. The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005 TV Movie)

150 min | Documentary

7.3
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A countdown of the top 50 documentaries, based on a vote by documentary filmmakers.

Directors: Garry John Hughes, Elaine Shepherd | Stars: Zoë Wanamaker, David Aaronovitch, Barry Ackroyd, Randall Adams

Votes: 83

37. A Bucket o' French & Saunders (2007– )

Comedy

7.1
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Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 142

38. London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Keith Allen, Michael Gambon, Steve Jones, Bill Nighy

Votes: 532

39. America in Primetime (2011– )

TV-14 | Documentary

7.5
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This documentary series looks at the evolution of specific character types appearing on American primetime episodic television from post WWII to the early twenty-first century. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Diablo Cody, David Chase, Judd Apatow, Alan Yentob

Votes: 318

40. The Omid Djalili Show (2007–2008)

Comedy

7.4
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A series of sketches and stand up routines performed by the Iranian Mr Showbiz: Omid Djalili.

Stars: Omid Djalili, Dana Haqjoo, Sally Chattaway, Stewart Scudamore

Votes: 231

41. The Culture Show (2004–2015)

57 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

6.1
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The best of the week's arts and culture news, covering books, art, film, architecture and more

Stars: Lauren Laverne, Mark Kermode, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Alastair Sooke

Votes: 74

42. Sting: When the Last Ship Sails (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

8.7
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In an intimate evening of music and storytelling filmed on Sting's birthday during a run of benefit concerts at The Public Theater in New York City, "The Last Ship" features Sting joined by... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bozymowski | Stars: Sting, Rob Mathes, Kathryn Tickell, Jimmy Nail

Votes: 33

43. The Late Show (1988–1995)

Documentary

6.6
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Television programme on arts, the media and culture.

Stars: Clive James, Sarah Dunant, Jeremy Isaacs, Tracey MacLeod

Votes: 21

44. Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact (1987)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Pairing his collection of figurative paintings with an astute conversation surrounding mortality and humanity, "Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact" offers personal insight into the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Francis Bacon, David Sylvester

Votes: 20

45. The Complete Citizen Kane (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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A closer look at Citizen Kane and the stories behind this cinematic milestone that became one of the greatest films of all time. Made as part of the many celebrations of the movie's 50th ... See full summary »

Stars: Orson Welles, William Alland, Micheál MacLiammóir, Miriam Geiger

Votes: 31

46. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.

Stars: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Votes: 124

47. The Vivian Maier Mystery (2013)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

7.8
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The story of Vivian Maier a nanny in 60-70's New York and Chicago who, unbeknownst to many, had a secret passion for photography. Her incredible body of work, only discovered after her ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Nicholls

Votes: 149

48. Habaneros (2017)

126 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Julien Temple

Votes: 44

49. The Lily Savage Show (1997– )

35 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Paul O'Grady, Sonia, Daniel Newman, Janet Street-Porter

Votes: 27

50. The Man Who Saw Too Much (2019 TV Special)

62 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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Alan Yentob tells the story of Boris Pahor, at 106 the oldest known survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. A Slovenian from Trieste, Pahor wrote his novel Necropolis about his time in Natzweiler camp for political prisoners.

Directors: Jill Nicholls, Alan Yentob | Stars: Boris Pahor, Allan Corduner, Nicholas Farrell, Josef Kramer

Votes: 11



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