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1. Time Team (1994–2014)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, History

A group of archaeologists have 3 days to discover historical artifacts in different sites around Britain.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater, Stewart Ainsworth

Votes: 1,152

2. Peep Show (2003–2015)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Votes: 51,852

3. Father Ted (1995–1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 35,917

4. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 18,259

5. This Time with Alan Partridge (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Alan is handed a career lifeline - the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, a weekday magazine show. But can he capitalise on the opportunity?

Stars: Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key

Votes: 2,514

6. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 96,567

7. Little Britain (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 21,596

8. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 78,795

9. Come Fly with Me (2010–2011)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. That includes flight and ground staff from regular - and low budget ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Lindsay Duncan, Sally Rogers

Votes: 7,450

10. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 12,311

11. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 9,460

12. Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

TV-PG | 175 min | Comedy, War

Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 47,666

13. Blackadder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 42,441

14. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show, News

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: 4,374

15. Would I Lie to You? (2007– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Two teams, lead by their team leader (either Lee Mack or David Mitchell), have to try and make the other team believe their crazy stories.

Stars: David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Rob Brydon, Paul Ridley

Votes: 6,708

16. Blackadder the Third (1987)

TV-PG | 180 min | Comedy

In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Votes: 40,420

17. Blackadder (1982–1983)

TV-PG | 195 min | Comedy

In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 35,206

18. The Pendle Witch Child (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

Simon Armitage presents the extraordinary story of the most disturbing witch trial in British history and the key role played in it by one nine-year-old girl. Jennet Device, a beggar-girl ... See full summary »

Director: Ros Ereira | Star: Simon Armitage

Votes: 71

19. The Crusades (2012)

Documentary

From its beginnings in 1096 until its final defeat in 1291, the Christian Crusaders fight intermittent battles against the Muslims for control of Jerusalem.

Stars: Tom Asbridge, Taef Al Azhari, Reuven Amitai, Sandrine Boucher

Votes: 106

20. Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain (2004– )

Documentary

Francis Pryor reveals that the Roman invasion of Britain was a beneficial experience.

Stars: Francis Pryor, Robin Cook, Helen Geake, David Howlett

Votes: 24

21. Elizabeth (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary, Drama

The life of Queen Elizabeth I of England

Directors: Steven Clarke, Mark Fielder | Stars: Imogen Slaughter, David Starkey, Saskia Backwell, Karen Archer

Votes: 146

22. The Plantagenets (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

The story of England's longest ruling dynasty, starting with Henry II and ending with Richard III.

Star: Robert Bartlett

Votes: 166

23. Rise of the Clans (2018)

TV-14 | History, War

Scotland's ancient clans are renowned as some of the most legendary warriors in history - fierce tribes forged by the country's wild mountains and glens. This is their thrilling story of ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Oliver, Darren Mitchell, Hannah Young, Samuel Gilbert-Davies

Votes: 68

24. The Normans (2010– )

Not Rated | Documentary

British history professor Robert Bartlett explains, mainly on historical sites and illustrated with authentic artifacts, the eventful history of the Normans, some of the Norse men (Vikings)... See full summary »

Star: Robert Bartlett

Votes: 183

25. Walking Through History (2013– )

47 min | Documentary

Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Alistair Moffat, Kate Williams, John Barnatt

Votes: 167

26. Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant (2009– )

Documentary, Biography, History

Dr David Starkey examines the history and motives that shaped the most infamous king of England. This series is beautifully researched and offers some new insights into life and times of Henry VIII.

Stars: Nick Sampson, Laurence Spellman, David Starkey, Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Votes: 84

27. After Braveheart (2015– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Drama

A docudrama telling the story of the events that unfolded when a Scottish army led by Robert Bruce tried to drive the English out of Scotland 700 years ago.

Stars: Brian Cox, Jamie Biddulph, Stuart McMillan, Robert Bartlett

Votes: 69

28. A History of Ancient Britain (2011– )

TV-G | Documentary

Neil Oliver tells the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history - the beginnings of our world forged in ice, stone, and bronze.

Stars: Neil Oliver, Alison Sheridan, Paul Bahn, Martin Bell

Votes: 162

29. Sacred Wonders of Britain (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

At the edge of Europe the British Isles is home to one of the world's richest collections of sacred sites. With stunning photography Sacred Wonders of Britain tells the stories of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Oliver, Ronald Hutton, Nick Card, Jane Downes

Votes: 32

30. The Story of Ireland (2011– )

59 min | Documentary

The series aims to explore Irish history using the historical facts and evidence while charting the origin and impact of the numerous myths that have been passed off as history in the past.... See full summary »

Stars: Fergal Keane, Roy Foster, Tom Ó Loughlin, Donnchadh O'Corrain

Votes: 51

31. Cunk on Britain (2018)

30 min | Comedy, History

Investigative reporter Philomena Cunk returns with this landmark mockumentary series journeying through British history. She asks eminent figures important questions such as is a rock made of stone or a stone made of rock?

Stars: Diane Morgan, Robert Peston, Howard Goodall, Mark Lawson

Votes: 738

32. Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain (2009– )

History

Andrew looks at the first period of the 20th century, in the wake of the death of Queen Victoria - a new dawn for Britain.

Stars: Andrew Marr, Katie Hardwick

Votes: 102

33. A History of Scotland (2008–2009)

60 min | Documentary, History

A documentary charting the birth and growth of the Scottish nation.

Stars: Neil Oliver, Grace Beagan, James Fleming, Scott Glynn

Votes: 321

34. Britain's Most Historic Towns (2018– )

60 min | Documentary, History

Professor Alice Roberts explores the UK's past, focusing on six key eras by exploring the stories of towns which best illustrate each.

Stars: Alice Roberts, Ben Robinson, Elaine Chalus

Votes: 51

35. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 64,685 | Gross: $22.95M

36. The Bank Job (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry along with a treasure trove of dirty secrets.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays

Votes: 171,991 | Gross: $30.03M

37. Robin Hood (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman, Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Fox

Votes: 4,610

38. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 776

39. The Victorians (2009– )

59 min | Documentary

Jeremy Paxman, presenter of the BBC's current affairs program Newsnight examines the life and times of the Victorian era. In the first program he focuses on the styles of Victorian artists ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Paxman, Alasdair Bruce, Ian Maine, Tom Reeves

Votes: 64



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