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Lenny Henry
Born August 29, 1958 (age 61)
Sir Lenworth George Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958), known as Lenny Henry, is an English stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer, and television presenter, known for co-founding charity Comic Relief, and presenting various television programmes, including the comedy Chef!, and The Magicians for BBC One.
TV Series | Drama
Speeches from a Caribbean family over the course of four generations. They reveal the hopes and dreams throughout time from the arrived Windrush generation to their descendants.
Zog
[2018]
 
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TV Movie | Animation | 30min
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A keen but accident-prone dragon learns how to become a dragon at Dragon School.
Bernard and the Genie
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 10min
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Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
Chef!
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks.
True Identity
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 33min
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In order to escape from the mob, an African-American man must disguise himself as a white man.
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One
[2007]
 
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TV Special | Comedy
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Comic Relief returns for another year to raise money for children.
Tinga Tinga Tales
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Family
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Perfect little stories entertaining to children and adults alike. Colorful and humorous with a diversity of English dialects and characters. Always positive and a refreshing youthful score. A must watch for pre-school and up.
Famous Fred
[1996]
 
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Short Movie | Animation, Musical, Short | 30min
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Two children learn their recently deceased cat, was actually a famous rock star in the cat world.
Little Robots
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi | 10min
Tiny and his friends create their world from the scrapheap on which they find themselves abandoned.
The Magicians
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Mystery | 1h
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Three magicians must challenge each other to perform the best trick. Each week they are joined by celebrity.
Big and Small
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Family
Created by:
The Suicide Club
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 32min
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A woman traumatized by her brother's suicide is inducted into a world of games involving murder.
Comic Relief
[1991]
 
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TV Special | Comedy | 6h 35min
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Having taken a year off to spend all the money from the previous two Red Nose Days, Comic Relief returns with 'The Stonker', the biggest and baddest fund raising night of comedy yet, helped along by Hale and Pace performing their anthem 'The Stonk' (put a Red Nose on your conk).
Three of a Kind
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
White Goods
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | 1h 45min
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Ian Deegan and Charlie Collins team up to appear on a popular snooker quiz TV show. But they have a major falling out when they can't agree how to split their winnings.
Lenny Live and Unleashed
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 37min
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It is very rare for a British comedian to be given a concert film all to themself but in 1989 Lenny Henry was given that honour. We start off with him been driven to the concert by Robbie Coltrane as the sort of taxi driver you don't want to get a lift from. Once inside he meets three of his comic heroes - Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy (all played by Lenny) and then it's on with the... see more
TV Special | Comedy | 6h 40min
The Story of Bean
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 51min
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The story behind "the funny little wiggly man".
TV Special | Comedy | 8h 5min
The Lenny Henry Show
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Hope and Glory
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 50min
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The main school in an economically depressed area, Hope Park Comprehensive has been on the verge of closing for years. Things begin to look up when the weary headmaster Neil Bruce is replaced by dynamic young Ian George. Ian immediately wins over the head of the board of governors, Dennis Hill and new teacher Debbie Bryan. But can he win the confidence of deputy head Phil Jakes, deal with the incompetent... see more
The Lenny Henry Show
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
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A sketch show featuring many different characters and spoofs.
Head to Shrunken Head
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 44min
Johnny Vaughan and the Shrunken Head interview the cast and crew of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).
The Lenny Henry Show
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Sitcom version of "_The Lenny Henry Show" (1984)_, featuring the misadventures of pirate radio DJ Delbert Wilkins.
TV Special | Comedy | 7h 5min
Work Experience
[1989]
 
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Short Movie | 11min
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Terence is caught in a vicious circle. he cannot get a job because he has no experience, but he cannot gain experience without getting a job!
TV Special | Comedy
Comic Relief
[1988]
 
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TV Special | Comedy | 7h 30min
The first night of Comic Relief on Red Nose day 1988 hosted by Lenny 'Nice Suit' Henry and Griff 'Stupid Hat' Rhys Jones. Participants managed to raise over 15 million pounds for charity projects in Britain and Africa.
OTT
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
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An adult version of the children's variety show "TISWAS", featuring bizarre skits revolving around bikini clad models and whipped cream, kicking rats, and other oddities.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 22min
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It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Broadchurch
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 48min
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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
[2012]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 1h 28min
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Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
Penelope
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 44min
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A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will accept her as one of their own."
Mirrormask
[2005]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Fantasy | 1h 41min
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In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.
The Young Ones
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 6h 50min
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.
The Catherine Tate Show
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Sketches by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe.
The Syndicate
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Each series features a different group of people whose lives turn upside down after they jointly win the lottery.
TV Burp
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 23min
Harry Hill stars in this surreal comedy show, revolving around the previous week's shows on British television.
The F Word
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 48min
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A topical weekly show hosted by Gordon Ramsay, aided and abetted by restaurant critic Giles Coren.
French and Saunders
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box office films such as Batman Forever and Pulp Fiction. The duo also invited notable Brits such as Patsy Kensit, Lulu, and Kate Moss.
TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Sketches on the themes of class and gender, with the occasional spoof thrown in.
Shooting Stars
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show
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A bunch of lads have a right good time
Danny and the Human Zoo
[2015]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A dramatised account of the early life and career of impressionist, comedian and actor Lenny Henry.
Jack Dee Live at the Apollo
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
British stand up comedy show
The Comic Strip Presents...
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
The Kumars at No. 42
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 30min
Sanjeev Kumar is an aspiring chat-show host. He has celebrity guests round to his house (no. 42) to talk to them, but it all falls apart when his family cut in on the action. The celebrity guests spend far more time speaking to Sanjeev's 'mother', 'father' and 'grandmother' (played by Sanjeev Bhaskar's 'Goodness Gracious Me' colleague, Meera Syal), and usually insulting Sanjeev in punjabi.
The Paul O'Grady Show
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 45min
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Paul O'Grady and star guests liven up teatime with comedy and chat.
The One Show
[2006]
 
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TV Series | News | 30min
A live magazine programme featuring topical stories and big name studio guests.
Richard & Judy
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 48min
Magazine programme featuring news items, expert advice and celebrity interviews.
Our Queen at Ninety
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 28min
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To celebrate the upcoming 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this documentary enjoys privileged access to the Queen and many members of the Royal Family following their work at home and abroad.
Good News Week
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show
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It's a quizze about the week and stuff
This Morning
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 2h
Magazine show featuring lifestyle, cookery, fashion and news segments, along with celebrity interviews and gossip.
Parkinson
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 50min
Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.
TV Series | Talk-Show
Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 19min
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This insightful documentary dives into the warped mind of the writer/futurist/philosopher behind groundbreaking comics "Transmetropolitan," "Iron Man: Extremis," and "RED."
V Graham Norton
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 30min
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Virtually the same format as "So Graham Norton" but a shorter show for a daily Monday to Friday late evening slot recorded earlier on the day of broadcast. Full of sexual innuendo, crude stories and glamorous guests.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 3h
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Well-known performers accompanied by 12,000 selected members of the public on the lawn of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
Sunday Brunch
[2012]
 
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TV Series
Blue Peter
[1958]
 
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TV Series | Family | 25min
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British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14. The show has different segments where the presenters would show the viewers how to make things, how to care for your pet, and other features.
Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Q&A
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 57min
A panel of experts and politicians answer questions from the live studio audience and from viewers.
Lenny Henry in Pieces
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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When Bob Monkhouse's widow died and his house was being prepared for market, the amazing extent of his private collection of video and audio recordings was realized. Among them were many treasures which had previously been believed to be lost to the nation. This films delves into just some of the highlights of that trove, and reveals the multi-layered man behind the glossy TV persona.
Wogan
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 35min
Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.
Mornings with Kerri-Anne
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Family, Talk-Show | 2h
Kerri-Anne included a mix of lifestyle, cooking and interview segments along with advertorials and is presented in front of a live studio audience in Melbourne.
Happy Families
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 35min
Guy Fuddle (Ade Edmondson) lives with his grandmother (Jennifer Saunders). He has four sisters(Saunders) who were sent away from home as small children. Grandmother is now ill and she wants to see her granddaughters before she dies. She sends Guy into the world to find them. Grandmother's real motives are revealed when the family reunites.
Tiswas
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Family
A Saturday morning kids program, whose title was variously an acronym for "This Is Saturday, What A Show!", "Today Is Saturday, Wear A (or Wake-up And) Smile!", and "This Is Saturday, Watch And Suffer!". Classic cartoons were interspersed with wild, anarchic skits about Flan, and special appearances by then-hot pop stars.
Going Live!
[1987]
 
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TV Series | 3h 12min
Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.
9am with David & Kim
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 2h
David and Kim provide topical information, conversation and practical tools to get viewers through their days, weeks and lives with warmth and humor.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary, Music | 1h 36min
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 32min
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The South Bank Show
[1978]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 53min
Long-running arts series.
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Music | 1h
Timeshift
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 1h
Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 13min
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A tribute to the leading men of British television situation comedies, including: John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Lenny Henry, Frank Thornton, Ardal O'Hanlon, John Inman, Geoffrey Hughes, Clive Swift, Richard Briers, and Geoffrey Palmer.
Prince Cinders
[1993]
 
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Short Movie | Animation, Comedy, Short | 26min
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TV Movie | Comedy | 50min
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Good Morning Australia
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
Waking up to Bert Newton from 8am to 10am. Funny skits, controversial topics and Bert's sarcastic attitude drove the show for 14 seasons.
Screen One
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.
Crackerjack!
[1955]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Game-Show | 45min
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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 Shepherds Bush Empire). The format of the programme included competitive games for teams of children, a music spot, a comedy double act, and a finale in which the cast performed a short comic play, adapting popular songs... see more
A Bucket o' French & Saunders
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
The 11 O'Clock Show
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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.
Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule
[2014]
 
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TV Movie | Biography | 1h
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Comic Relief
[1995]
 
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TV Special | Comedy
French & Saunders Live
[2000]
 
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Video | Comedy
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TV Movie | Comedy, History
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Humorous review of British history.
100 Greatest Stand-Ups
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 4h
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A T.V. special that counted down the 100 best stand up comics ever!
The Diamond Jubilee Concert
[2012]
 
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TV Special | Music
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Live & Kicking
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Game-Show | 3h
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Blankety Blank
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 30min
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Comedy game show with celebrity guests and cheap prizes.
Popworld
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Music
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A pop show that features quizzes, interviews and videos, presented by two young hosts. This manages to rise above the type of pop shows put on a Saturday morning (Popworld being on a Sunday mostly). Rather than being an over excited show for young kids this aims for all markets.
A Taste of My Life
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, Talk-Show | 30min
Nigel Slater interviews celebrities about their lives and the food that has affected them.
TV Movie | Comedy
Documentary | Documentary | 47min
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In this celebration of the life and work of the hugely popular entertainer, who died in April 2016, friends and fans pay tribute to a great comic talent. Victoria Wood wrote some of television's greatest comedy sketches and musicals, and also won two BAFTA awards for her drama Housewife, 49. Stars including Sir Lenny Henry, Peter Kay and Alison Steadman talk about Victoria's contribution to entertainment... see more
Goodbye, Mr Steadman
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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Comic Relief
[1986]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 30min
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary
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A tribute to the leading ladies of British television situation comedies, including: Patricia Routledge, Prunella Scales, Mollie Sugden, Judi Dench, Dawn French, Felicity Kendal, and Penelope Keith.
Hysteria 2!
[1989]
 
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TV Special | 1h 20min
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 57min
Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.
Showbiz Today
[1984]
 
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TV Series | News
Documentary | Documentary | 3h 5min
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Comic Relief Short Pants
[2001]
 
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TV Special | Short | 10min
A preview of the forthcoming Red Nose Day, on 16th March.
Aspel & Company
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
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Middle-of-the-road celebrity chat show hosted by smooth presenter Michael Aspel.
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose
[1995]
 
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TV Special | Comedy | 7h 5min
TV Series | Music | 45min
Created by:
Sing-along variety show with black-face performers.
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