Prunella Scales

Prunella Scales

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prunella Margaret Rumney West Scales CBE (née Illingworth; born 22 June 1932) is an English former actor, best known for playing Sybil Fawlty, wife of Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers; for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution (Screen One, BBC 1991) by Alan Bennett (for which she was nominated for a BAFTA award); and for the documentary series Great Canal Journeys (2014–2021), in which she travels on canal barges and narrowboats with her husband, fellow actor Timothy West. Description above from the Wikipedia article Prunella Scales, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

  • Title: Prunella Scales
  • Popularity: 7.86
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1932-06-22
  • Place of Birth: Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England, UK
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  • Also Known As: Prunella Margaret Rumney West Scales, Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth
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Prunella Scales Movies

  • 1994
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    Wolf

    Wolf

    6.101 1994 HD

    Aging publisher Will Randall is at the end of his rope when a younger co-worker snatches his job out from under his nose. But after being bitten by a...

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  • 2007
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    The Shell Seekers

    The Shell Seekers

    7 2007 HD

    Penelope Keeling, a sixty-four-year-old daughter of a famous artist, reflects on her life, and the fate and choices that defined it, when she arrives...

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  • 1996
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    Emma

    Emma

    6.668 1996 HD

    Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful...

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  • 1962
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    Waltz of the Toreadors

    Waltz of the Toreadors

    5.167 1962 HD

    General Fitzhugh, an ageing Lothario has an over-active eye for a pretty woman. Despite a long and satisfying career as a seducer extraordinaire,...

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  • 1954
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    Hobson's Choice

    Hobson's Choice

    7.4 1954 HD

    Henry Hobson owns and tyrannically runs a successful Victorian boot maker’s shop in Salford, England. A stingy widower with a weakness for...

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  • 2006
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    Mr. Loveday's Little Outing

    Mr. Loveday's Little Outing

    1 2006 HD

    Satirical drama by Evelyn Waugh, adapted by Sam Hobkinson. Visiting her father Lord Moping in the county asylum, Angela meets a fellow inmate who...

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  • 1996
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    Breaking the Code

    Breaking the Code

    5.4 1996 HD

    A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking...

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  • 1998
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    Stiff Upper Lips

    Stiff Upper Lips

    6.1 1998 HD

    Stiff Upper Lips is a broad parody of British period films, especially the lavish Merchant-Ivory productions of the 'eighties and early 'nineties....

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  • 1991
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    A Question of Attribution

    A Question of Attribution

    6.6 1991 HD

    Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a Soviet agent for 25 years, is routinely questioned and gives no answers, but is knighted and works as Director of the...

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  • 1992
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    Freddie as F.R.O.7.

    Freddie as F.R.O.7.

    5.2 1992 HD

    The story about a man-sized frog named Prince Frederic who is turned into a frog by his wicked aunt Messina and hired by British Intelligence to...

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  • 2002
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    A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg

    A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg

    1 2002 HD

    Sheila and Bri share their struggles as they raise a severely handicapped daughter in this recorded performance of the play by Peter Nicholls....

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  • 1989
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    A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval

    5.3 1989 HD

    Guy Jones (Irons) moves to a small British town and joins the local amateur dramatics society as a way to meet people. However he soon finds the...

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  • 1990
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    Dirty Beasts

    Dirty Beasts

    1 1990 HD

    Roald Dahl, that master of wicked humour, has created a ghastly menagerie of dirty beasts - all doing the most extraordinary and unmentionable...

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  • 1988
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    Consuming Passions

    Consuming Passions

    8 1988 HD

    Adapted from a play written by two Monty Python vets, this toothy satire launches with a tragic accident at Chumley's chocolate factory when hapless...

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  • 2013
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    The Phone Call

    The Phone Call

    7.3 2013 HD

    Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will...

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  • 1987
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    What the Butler Saw

    What the Butler Saw

    1 1987 HD

    White golliwogs, cross-dressing coppers, bellboy rapists, insanity, incest, and Winston Churchill’s giant member all play their part in this...

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  • 2005
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    Fawlty Towers Revisited

    Fawlty Towers Revisited

    1 2005 HD

    Fawlty Towers Revisited features the 80-minute, 30th anniversary retrospective TV special on one of the world’s funniest and best-loved...

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  • 1999
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    An Ideal Husband

    An Ideal Husband

    6.6 1999 HD

    Rising politician Robert Chiltern once sold secret information and is now being blackmailed by Laura Cheveley. She has proof, and it will damage his...

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  • 1990
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    Revolting Rhymes

    Revolting Rhymes

    1 1990 HD

    Six of the best-loved nursery rhymes retold, with some extremely amusing twists, by the master of the comic and blood-curdling, Roald Dahl.

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  • 1983
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    The Wicked Lady

    The Wicked Lady

    4.9 1983 HD

    Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady,...

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  • 1976
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    The Littlest Horse Thieves

    The Littlest Horse Thieves

    6.9 1976 HD

    When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three...

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  • 1992
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    Howards End

    Howards End

    7.054 1992 HD

    A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who,...

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  • 1987
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    The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

    The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

    6.7 1987 HD

    A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident...

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  • 2000
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    The Ghost of Greville Lodge

    The Ghost of Greville Lodge

    6 2000 HD

    Teenager James Greville has lived in children's homes his whole life, so he is surprised when a Great Uncle invites him to his country manor for a...

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  • 1978
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    Doris and Doreen

    Doris and Doreen

    1 1978 HD

    A series of pink forms has Doris and Doreen fearing for their cushy jobs.

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  • 1975
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    The Apple Cart

    The Apple Cart

    1 1975 HD

    Shaw's comedy of ideologies looks forty years to the future at the impossibility of government as the British cabinet and monarchy face a day of...

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  • 1954
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    What Every Woman Wants

    What Every Woman Wants

    6 1954 HD

    Young couple Mark and Jane are forced to thrash out marital problems in a borrowed room in Jane’s parents’ tiny house. Meanwhile,...

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  • 1995
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    An Awfully Big Adventure

    An Awfully Big Adventure

    6.5 1995 HD

    Liverpool. 1947. Right after World War II, a star struck naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of...

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  • 2001
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    Station Jim

    Station Jim

    7 2001 HD

    At a rural railway station in Victorian England, Jim is a spunky Jack Russell Terrier who escapes his mean master at the circus, and is soon...

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  • 1996
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    Lord of Misrule

    Lord of Misrule

    1 1996 HD

    Comedy drama. Retired Lord Chancellor Bill Webster decides to sell his memoirs to a tabloid newspaper in order to save his crumbling Cornish house....

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  • 1996
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    Lord of Misrule

    Lord of Misrule

    1 1996 HD

    Comedy drama. Retired Lord Chancellor Bill Webster decides to sell his memoirs to a tabloid newspaper in order to save his crumbling Cornish house....

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  • 1988
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    Natural Causes

    Natural Causes

    1 1988 HD

    Comedy thriller. Walter Bryce hires the professional services of the sinister Vincent to eliminate his rich, neurotic wife, Celia. All this to...

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  • 1994
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    Fair Game

    Fair Game

    3.5 1994 HD

    It is 1970, there is World Cup and General Election fever. Marco, a wealthy Italian has come to England to discover his true identity. Carl, a...

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  • 2011
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    Horrid Henry: The Movie

    Horrid Henry: The Movie

    5.28 2011 HD

    When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him...

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  • 1982
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    Outside Edge

    Outside Edge

    1 1982 HD

    The local social cricket team are up to bat and sometimes it seems they are one batsman short of of an eleven. There are good secrets and not so good...

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  • 1978
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    The Boys from Brazil

    The Boys from Brazil

    6.709 1978 HD

    Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

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  • 1978
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    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    4.5 1978 HD

    The death of Sir Charles Baskerville is blamed on a curse that has followed the Baskerville family for two hundred years. Sherlock Holmes is out to...

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  • 1999
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    Mad Cows

    Mad Cows

    3.9 1999 HD

    When her TV star husband Alex decides to divorce her so that he can start a career in politics, newly single mother Maddy goes shoplifting and ends...

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  • 1982
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    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    8 1982 HD

    When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page....

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  • 1953
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    Laxdale Hall

    Laxdale Hall

    6 1953 HD

    A starchy parliamentary delegation is sent to a remote Scottish Highlands community, where the residents are protesting the poor condition of their...

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  • 1992
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    My Friend Walter

    My Friend Walter

    1 1992 HD

    Bess Throckmorton, a farmer's daughter from Devon, encounters an ancient relative who soon reveals himself to be the ghost of Sir Walter Raleigh,...

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  • 1990
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    The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

    The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

    1 1990 HD

    Adapted from the Beatrix Potter story tells the story of the pignap of Little Pig Robinson by Captain Barnabus Butcher who fools Robinson into...

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  • 1986
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    Home Cooking

    Home Cooking

    1 1986 HD

    The abused neglected wife of a loutish hotelier begins to suspect that her husband is the serial rapist that has been terrorizing the area.

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  • 2014
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    Sub Rosa

    Sub Rosa

    5 2014 HD

    Sub Rosa observes the 8 year old Tilda, she lives with her grandmother who runs a flower shop. The young girl roams around freely and discovers a...

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  • 1987
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    When We Are Married

    When We Are Married

    1 1987 HD

    Three married couples discover that, through a legal technicality, they are, in fact, not actually married in the eyes of the law. This was the fifth...

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  • 1985
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    Absurd Person Singular

    Absurd Person Singular

    8 1985 HD

    A movie in three acts following three couples who, over three years, each host a Christmas party. The camera stays in the kitchen and we are treated...

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  • 2012
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    Run For Your Wife

    Run For Your Wife

    4.167 2012 HD

    John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell....

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  • 1997
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    An Audience with Alf Garnett

    An Audience with Alf Garnett

    1 1997 HD

    In front of a celebrity audience Johnny Speight's bigoted comic creation Alf Garnett (played by Warren Mitchell) vents his spleen on all manner of...

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  • 1989
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    Beyond The Pale

    Beyond The Pale

    1 1989 HD

    Milly and her friends have been going on holiday together ever since they've known each other. This summer they return to one of their favourite...

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  • 1994
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    Second Best

    Second Best

    6.684 1994 HD

    The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.

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  • 2014
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    50 Years of BBC Two Comedy

    50 Years of BBC Two Comedy

    8 2014 HD

    Documentary charting and celebrating five decades of often groundbreaking, boundary-pushing comedy from BBC Two.

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  • 2009
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    Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened

    Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened

    8 2009 HD

    30 years after Fawlty Towers (1975) ended, Stephen Fry narrates a documentary about the making of this classic sitcom.

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  • 1959
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    Room at the Top

    Room at the Top

    6.822 1959 HD

    An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

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  • 1961
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    Marriage Lines

    Marriage Lines

    5 1961 HD

    Marriage Lines is a British television sitcom first broadcast from 1961 to 1966 which was made in black-and-white. The series gave Richard Briers and...

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  • 1988
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    After Henry

    After Henry

    5.667 1988 HD

    After Henry is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1988 to 1992. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson, it had started on BBC Radio 4 in...

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  • 1985
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    Mapp & Lucia

    Mapp & Lucia

    4.667 1985 HD

    Comedy, set during the 1930s, of social rivalry between two women in a small English town. New arrival Lucia (Geraldine McEwan, as Emmeline "Lucia"...

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  • 1973
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    Seven of One

    Seven of One

    7 1973 HD

    Seven of One was a British comedy series that aired on BBC2 in 1973. Starring Ronnie Barker, 7 of One is a series of seven separate comedies that...

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  • 1997
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    Midsomer Murders

    Midsomer Murders

    7.563 1997 HD

    The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his...

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  • 1981
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    Bergerac

    Bergerac

    6.467 1981 HD

    Bergerac is a British television show set on Jersey. Produced by the BBC in association with the Seven Network, and first screened on BBC1, it stars...

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  • 1975
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    Fawlty Towers

    Fawlty Towers

    8.231 1975 HD

    Owner Basil Fawlty, his wife Sybil, a chambermaid Polly, and Spanish waiter Manuel attempt to run their hotel amidst farcical situations and an array...

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  • 1996
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    Dalziel & Pascoe

    Dalziel & Pascoe

    6.286 1996 HD

    British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The...

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  • 1977
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    Target

    Target

    6.5 1977 HD

    A crime drama set in Southampton following a team of detectives and the cases they solve.

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  • 1978
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    BBC Television Shakespeare

    BBC Television Shakespeare

    5.2 1978 HD

    The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and...

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  • 1976
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    Lucky Feller

    Lucky Feller

    7.25 1976 HD

    Lucky Feller is a 1976 ITV sitcom written by Terence Frisby and produced by Humphrey Barclay. It featured David Jason and ran for just one series of...

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  • 2003
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    The Royal

    The Royal

    7.9 2003 HD

    Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.

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  • 1988
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    Thompson

    Thompson

    1 1988 HD

    Thompson is a 1988 British TV variety series hosted by actress Emma Thompson the show also starred Imelda Staunton, Kenneth Branagh and Stephen...

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  • 1978
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    An Audience with...

    An Audience with...

    5.3 1978 HD

    An Audience with... is a British entertainment television show produced by London Weekend Television, in which a host, usually a singer or comedian,...

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  • 1996
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    Dennis the Menace and Gnasher

    Dennis the Menace and Gnasher

    5.036 1996 HD

    Dennis and Gnasher is an animated British TV series based on characters from The Beano comic, It features the daily adventures of the rebellious...

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  • 1986
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    Casualty

    Casualty

    5.888 1986 HD

    Drama series about the staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and...

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  • 1994
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    The Rector's Wife

    The Rector's Wife

    8 1994 HD

    Three-part dramatization of the novel by Joanna Trollope. A clergyman's wife shocks the church establishment and infuriates her husband by taking a...

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  • 1952
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    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    1 1952 HD

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  • 2014
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    Great Canal Journeys

    Great Canal Journeys

    9.7 2014 HD

    To celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on four spectacular canal journeys, sharing a passion...

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  • 2002
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    Dickens

    Dickens

    1 2002 HD

    Dickens was a 2002 BBC docudrama on the life of the author Charles Dickens. It was presented by Peter Ackroyd, on whose biography of Dickens it was...

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  • 1995
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    The World of Lee Evans

    The World of Lee Evans

    6 1995 HD

    The World of Lee Evans was a BAFTA nominated TV show written by and starring Lee Evans and a range of actors, it followed Lee around getting stuck in...

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  • 1995
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    Look at the State We're In!

    Look at the State We're In!

    1 1995 HD

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  • 1986
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    Unnatural Causes

    Unnatural Causes

    5.5 1986 HD

    Series of seven psychological dramas concerning death by unnatural causes.

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  • 1997
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    Keeping Mum

    Keeping Mum

    1 1997 HD

    Sitcom about an elderly woman who's starting to find her memory wandering while being watched over by her son and his wife.

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  • 1995
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    Signs and Wonders

    Signs and Wonders

    1 1995 HD

    Claire Palmore (Jodhi May) is caught in the web of a dangerous religious cult. Her mother (Prunella Scales) hires a cult de-programmer (James Earl...

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  • 1996
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    Silent Witness

    Silent Witness

    7.5 1996 HD

    Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.

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  • 1999
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    Loose Women

    Loose Women

    2.8 1999 HD

    A panel of four women discuss topical issues, ranging from daily politics and current affairs to celebrity gossip.

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