British TV shows that made it to the BIG Screenby c.tomlinson | created - 11 Jun 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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1. Rising Damp (1980)
98 min | Comedy, Romance
Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, a medical student making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, Miss ... See full summary »
3. Steptoe & Son (1972)
98 min | Comedy, Romance
Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers. Harold meets a stripper, marries her and takes her home. Albert, of course, is furious and tries every trick he knows to drive the new bride from his household.
4. Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973)
99 min | Comedy, Sport
Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. Always on the lookout for ways... See full summary »
5. Doing Time (1979)
93 min | Comedy, Crime
This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »
7. The Likely Lads (1976)
90 min | Comedy
Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated ... See full summary »
9. Man About the House (1974)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
A property developer wants to flatten the street to make new buildings. Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred join with other residents to take a stand and keep things as they are.
12. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Votes: 181,219 | Gross: $51.09M
13. George and Mildred (1980)
93 min | Comedy
Mildred decides that she and George will celebrate their anniversary at a posh London hotel - whatever the cost. However, a shady businessman mistakes George for a hit man.
14. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 478,704 | Gross: $1.23M
15. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 348,344 | Gross: $20.05M
18. Stella Street (2004)
R | 80 min | Comedy
As the Beatles did in the 1960s, Michael Caine convinces Jack Nicholson, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to move to Stella Street, an unassuming residential area of Surrey. But along with the new neighbors come hoods and thieves, all determined to make off with the stars' cash. Based on the BBC sketch comedy series.
Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.00M
20. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Sci-Fi
The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out.
21. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.
22. Life in Emergency Ward 10 (1959)
86 min | Drama
A new registrar, with a revolutionary heart lung machine he has bought from America, joins a small county hospital, and has to win over his colleagues, including the senior house surgeon, ... See full summary »
23. Alan Partridge (2013)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 28,743 | Gross: $0.15M
24. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime
After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France.
Votes: 11,355 | Gross: $4.75M
26. On the Buses (1971)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
Stan gets a little annoyed when his Mum and Sister keep buying expensive items on hire purchase, but the money he earns for overtime working as a bus driver means that he can afford it... ... See full summary »
27. Holiday on the Buses (1973)
85 min | Comedy
Stan and Jack seek work at a bus driving holiday camp after being fired from the bus company for crashing two buses, only to find Inspector Blake works there also.
28. Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
PG | 89 min | Comedy
Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the wedding. Meanwhile, he hits on an idea: Arthur should learn to drive a bus. Somehow he does just that, and even gets a job. Stan then blackmails the Depot ... See full summary »
29. All Creatures Great and Small (1975 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama
The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer.
31. Bless This House (1972)
87 min | Comedy, Romance
1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then ... See full summary »
32. Wombling Free (1978)
Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The adventures of The Wombles, strange creatures who live on Wimbledon Common and pick up the litter left by the humans. There's always time for a nice song and dance as well. This was a ... See full summary »
33. The Alf Garnett Saga (1972)
90 min | Comedy
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.
34. Up Pompeii (1971)
R | 90 min | Comedy
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 »
39. The Avengers (1998)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two British Agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.
Votes: 39,725 | Gross: $23.32M
40. Dougal and the Blue Cat (1970)
82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Life at the Magic Roundabout is disrupted when a blue cat called Buxton finds his way into town. Everyone loves Buxton except for Dougal, who discovers the cat's mad plan to become the king of blue army and destroy all who are not blue.
41. Dougal (2005)
85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor, the evil wizard Zeebad.
Votes: 2,904 | Gross: $7.42M
42. Spooks (2011)
70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A geeky pizza boy who always dreamed of being a spy, recruits his loser friends to help him prove that a local dry cleaner is a front for espionage.
43. Edge of Darkness (2010)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the murder of his activist daughter, he uncovers a corporate cover-up and government conspiracy that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
Votes: 86,830 | Gross: $43.31M
44. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.
Votes: 179,214 | Gross: $24.15M
45. London's Burning (2011 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama
Using CCTV footage of the actual riots that bedevilled parts of England in the summer of 2011, allegedly triggered by the shooting of unarmed Mark Duggan, the film omits any real motives ... See full summary »