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Alexander Armstrong
Born March 2, 1970 (age 49)
Alexander Henry Fenwick "Xander" Armstrong (born 2 March 1970) is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and singer, best known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and as host of the BBC TV game show Pointless.
Aside from his Armstrong and Miller sketch show characters, Armstrong's television credits include guest appearances in various TV series, whilst he also voiced Professor... full bio
The Sarah Jane Adventures
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi | 1h
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Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.
Pointless
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 45min
A game show where contestants aim to score the fewest points possible by guessing the least popular answers given by people in polls on various subjects.
Jackboots on Whitehall
[2010]
 
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Movie | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1h 31min
A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion.
Micro Men
[2009]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 24min
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In 1979 Clive Sinclair, British inventor of the pocket calculator, frustrated by the lack of home investment in his project,the electric car, also opposes former assistant Chris Curry's belief that he can successfully market a micro-chip for a home computer. A parting of the ways sees Curry, in partnership with the Austrian Hermann Hauser and using whizz kid Cambridge students, set up his own, rival... see more
Danger Mouse
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Action, Animation, Comedy | 22min
Danger Mouse is a British children's animated television series based on the 1981 series of the same name. The series is produced by FremantleMedia and premiered 28 September 2015 on CBBC. The series revolves around the capers of Danger Mouse, a British spy, and his hamster sidekick, Penfold.
The Armstrong and Miller Show
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
A series of comedy sketches with Alex Armstrong and Ben Miller.
The Sound of Music Live
[2015]
 
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TV Movie | Musical | 2h 35min
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An apprentice nun tasked with caring for the children of a retired naval officer finds herself falling in love with him as the Nazi invasion of Austria looms on the horizon.
Hey Duggee
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Family | 7min
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Duggee looks after the Squirrels, who earn different badges on their adventures.
Pointless Celebrities
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show
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Celebrities try to find the most obscure answers to win money for their chosen charities.
Mutual Friends
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
After his best friend Carl, commits suicide, Martin meets up with an old friend Patrick.
Armstrong and Miller
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 25min
A comedy sketch show from Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong. Running jokes and one hit wonders galore!
Life Begins
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 50min
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Maggie and Phil are a late-30s English couple on a standard summer holiday with their two teenage children. On their first morning on holiday, Phil announces he wants to move out. Maggie is numb and the situation doesn't get better as she's not-so-subtly questioned as a wife by her friends and mother, forced to adapt to life as a breadwinner to pay the bills while Phil seeks truth and self-fulfillment... see more
Italy's Invisible Cities
[2017]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary
Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the hidden history of Italian civilisation and city life.
Tooned
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 4min
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McLaren stories. With JB and LH.
The Big Knights
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Animation | 10min
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tlc
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Dr.Flynn (Shearsmith) finds himself thrown in at the deep end when he gets his first job after leaving Medical School (where he failed his finals). Always the butt of the jokes by the other members of staff (being called on to revive dead people)he has to cope not only with the patients but mad collegues too - an ex surgeon,now the hospital chaplain and a german theatre assistant with a fetish for... see more
Video | Comedy, Game-Show | 2h 48min
A compilation of all the best moments from the first two series hosted by the Guest Presenters (series 24 and 25, 2002-2003).
How to Behave
[2012]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 2min
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London's oldest working cinema asks its patrons to observe certain manners of behaviour when enjoying its shows.
Christmas at the Riviera
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 34min
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The assistant manager of a seaside hotel is left to run the building over the Christmas period.
Comic Relief 2009
[2009]
 
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TV Special | Comedy
A boy known as Comic in his town, read many comics and everyone said don't read comics but still read it. One day he stops reading comic and said comic relief.
The Perfect Scary Movie
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 42min
A documentary looking at the various conventions and scare techniques of the horror genre.
SJA: Alien Files
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Family, Sci-Fi | 30min
Sarah Jane Smith creates a fact file on notable aliens, based on her experiences in The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).
Beast
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 29min
A situation comedy about the comic adventures of a very reluctant country vet, Nick (Alexander Armstrong) who doesn't particularly like animals, in fact he really hates them! However, they bring him into constant contact with their mainly female owners whom he tries to woo with outlandish offers, unfortunately without much success.
The Best of the Worst
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show | 30min
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 40min
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Documentary tracing the history of the pop video and the way in which this marketing tool has frequently been used to create shock, outrage and controversy, all in a bid to sell records.
Mini Series | Documentary
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A Very Royal Wedding
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 15min
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Alexander Armstrong presents a documentary about the marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on 20th November 1947 featuring archive footage, home-movies and interviews with attendees.
QI
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show | 30min
A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.
Would I Lie to You?
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show | 30min
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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.
Not Going Out
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
The mishaps of slacker Lee, Lee's best mate Tim, Lee's long-suffering landlady and the love of Lee's life, Lucy, and Tim's well-meaning but dim-witted girlfriend Daisy.
Who Do You Think You Are?
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h
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Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history. An interesting and intelligent programme for any budding genealogists out there!
Doctor Who
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 45min
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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.
Match Point
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 2h 4min
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At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Scoop
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 36min
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An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Birthday Girl
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 33min
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A thirtysomething bank clerk from St Albans has his small-town life exploded by the arrival of his Russian mail-order bride.
Plunkett & Macleane
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 39min
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Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social connections, they team up to be soon known as "The Gentlemen Highwaymen". But when one day these gentlemen hold up Lord Chief Justice Gibson's... see more
Brass Eye
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 25min
Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.
Agatha Christie's Marple
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 33min
An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.
Hotel Babylon
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.
The Thin Blue Line
[1995]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime | 41min
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Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.
Peppa Pig
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Family, Short | 9min
A little pig named Peppa and her little brother George have journeys everyday with their family and friends.
Rev.
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
The misadventures of an Anglican vicar, his wife, and a small but odd group of parishioners in London.
Saxondale
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Tommy Saxondale is an ex-roadie with anger management issues and his own pest control business in Stevenage. Having survived a hostile divorce, Tommy now lives with his girlfriend Magz. Tommy regards himself as a maverick and free thinker and takes the opportunity to impart his wisdom to his naïve assistant Raymond.
Skellig: The Owl Man
[2009]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 1h 42min
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After moving with his family into a new home, a boy discovers a bird-like man living in the old garage on their property.
Have I Got News for You
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show | 29min
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 of laughs. Hosted by Deayton, with team captains Hislop (magazine columnist) and Merton (comedian) joined by, typically, a comedian and a politician, journalist or news figure - although an absent Labour politician... see more
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat hosted by fast-witted comic Jonathan Ross.
My Family and Other Animals
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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An English family relocates to sunny Greece four years before WWII.
Hunderby
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Set in the 1830s, this black comedy centers on a woman who is washed ashore after her ship is wrecked off the English coast.
James May's Man Lab
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 1h
James May and the Man Lab crew set out build, solve, invent and generally do manly things.
The Sight
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 26min
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Michael Lewis a young American architect is sent to Britain to refurbish an old London hotel. But this assignment instantly stretches beyond the ordinary as he finds himself exposed to a chain of unusual events, strange visions and frightening dreams. Lewis soon decides to use his newfound ability to help the hotel's 21 restless spirits resolve their business on Earth. In the process, he unwittingly... see more
Sharpe's Regiment
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Adventure, History | 1h 40min
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Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front that could jeopardize the Wellington's war.
Cockroaches
[2015]
 
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TV Series | 25min
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A couple and their child try to survive in a post apocalyptic world.
After You've Gone
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 45min
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The daily lives of Jimmy, his two kids and his mother in law whilst his wife is in Africa.
Reggie Perrin
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Reggie Perrin has a cushy job as head of innovation in a men's body care products firm, but philosophically hates meaningless office life. He's equally unhappy with commuting, his dull marriage, his parents, his colleagues and especially his cry boss Chris. Yet he never does anything about this life, even tends to help his hated significant others out of a pickle.
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 10min
The friendship between fairy princess Holly and Ben Elf in the magical Kingdom of elves and fairies.
Hell's Kitchen
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Reality-TV | 1h
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To the Manor Born
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 30min
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Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De Vere, owner of a major supermarket chain. Audrey makes sure she's on hand to keep an eye on him by buying The Old Lodge on the edge of the Manor grounds. As time goes by both Richard and Audrey realises that they... see more
Drunk History: UK
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, History | 30min
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UK comedians relate their favourite historical stories while drunk.
Room 101
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 29min
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Comedy talk/game show in which celebrities present an argument for their pet hates in various categories to be banished forever to Room 101.
TV Series | Comedy, Horror | 30min
Series of half hour parodies of British horror films of the 60s and 70s.
TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Certain events which had an impact on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while he was still a medical student under the supervision of Dr. Bell, his teacher and mentor, on whom the character of Sherlock Holmes is partly drawn from.
Time Gentlemen Please
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 26min
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 the pub he is nothing. His wife and son have left him and the pub is grotty and unpopular under his patronage. Yet his few regulars stay loyal to him.
The One Show
[2006]
 
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TV Series | News | 30min
A live magazine programme featuring topical stories and big name studio guests.
The Trial of Tony Blair
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 12min
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In 2010, the International Criminal Court puts Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.
A Town Called Panic
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy, Short | 4min
Various adventures featuring a horse, cowboy and indian, along with other friends.
Stressed Eric
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 30min
Eric Feeble is a man living in London who strives to survive his divorce, angry boss, rival family, almost alien children, drunken housekeeper and even his own "achievements".
Daybreak
[2010]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 2h 30min
Morning Breakfast Show - Featuring News, guests, gossip, news every half hour. The final hour of the show is with Lorraine Kelly with guests and looks at fashion, paper reviews and cooking tips with guest chefs.
The Xtra Factor
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Music, Reality-TV | 1h
Talk show based around the X Factor, the presenters question the judges about the contestants with behind the scenes gossip and audience participation.
Heston's Feasts
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 1h
Michelin three-star award winning chef Heston Blumenthal believes the future of food can and needs to be developed from the past, but reinvented to modern sensibilities. He looks to specific historic periods as the inspiration for a series of meals he hopes will be one of the most if not most memorable feasts his guests have ever had. He strives not only to have the food taste good, but for it to be... see more
Mojo
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.
The Alan Titchmarsh Show
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Alan Titchmarsh presents a mix of celebrity interviews, music, topical discussions and gardening features.
Beginner's Luck
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 24min
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Mark Feinman knows he's going to be big in showbusiness...it's just a matter of time. In a flash of inspiration he decides to tour a Shakespeare play around Europe. Undaunted by his inexperience and lack of organisational skills, he gathers together probably the worst cast of misfits ever assembled. The only thing that unifies Vagabond Theatre Company is that none of them have ever acted in their lives... see more
Comedy Showcase
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
Screen One
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.
Hacks
[2012]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy
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Once the tea girl Kate Loy is now the ruthless editor of scurrilous red top the Sunday Comet,owned by greedy Australian media magnate Stanhope Feast. The paper will stop at nothing for its grubby scoops including hacking into newsworthy people's phones though Kate gets off the hook following an early accusation by helping the police wire-tap criminals. Feast and his wife and son Connor arrive in England... see more
The Sharon Osbourne Show
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Music, Talk-Show
Love Life
[2012]
 
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TV Series
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Saturday Kitchen
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Reality-TV | 1h 30min
Each week host chef James Martin and his two invited TV chef colleagues each cook meals for the celebrity guest and the two winners of the weekly competition. Regular features include archive footage from various other TV chef shows and the omelette challenge, where the two invited chefs must cook an omelette as fast as possible. Finally, there is the Heaven and Hell test which requires the celebrity... see more
TV Movie | Documentary | 59min
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A live 50th anniversary celebration immediately following the broadcast of Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013).
Is It Legal?
[1995]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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A British comedy series following the misadventures of a small law firm. The staff includes such characters as the young and eager bumbler Colin, the old and timid bumbler Bob and the stern and unsympathetic office commander Stella. Leading this gang is the completely incompetent Dick Spackman, who breezes through life unaware that his employees can barely handle their own affairs, let alone their... see more
TV Series | Documentary, Family | 30min
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Claudia Winkleman presents this weekday BBC2 half hour fanzine show dedicated entirely to the BBC1 programme Strictly Come Dancing (2004). Claudia interviews the dancers and celebrities performing on the show and talks to the judges and celebrity fans to elicit their views on the couples' performances. The show also features the latest footage from the rehearsal rooms and exclusive behind-the-scenes... see more
Cinderella
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | 1h 30min
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Made for TV stage comical production of the classic tale, Cinderella.
Space Cadets
[1997]
 
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TV Series | 30min
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Insane comedy quiz show, played purely for laughs, with the winners irrelevant. Comedian Greg Proops is the host; team captains are Craig Charles (Red Dwarf) and comedian Bill Bailey. Each team's 3 members are generally filled out with one comedian and one star each from a classic TV science-fiction series: eg Walter Koenig and Claudia Christian (Babylon 5), Sophie Aldred and Sylvester McCoy (Dr Who)... see more
Never Mind the Horrocks
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 50min
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The Jack Docherty Show
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
I Saw You
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 2h 42min
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