Many shows lay claim to be the best TV comedy of all time, but surely Fawlty Towers was it.
Comedy Classics: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, gave the world one of comedy's most imitated creations – the hilariously hapless man-child Frank Spencer.
Comedy Classics: Porridge
Made five decades ago, Porridge is still regularly repeated and remains as popular today as it was back in the 70s.
Comedy Classics: Dibley
The fictional village of Dibley was never the same once Dawn French's inimitable comedy creation Geraldine Granger arrived as the new vicar – to the initial horror of its motley assortment of oddball locals.
The Best Christmas Day Telly Ever!
This one-off festive special takes us back in time and through the day, from excitable all-too-early breakfasts to bleary post-party nightcaps – with the TV that accompanied those nostalgically remembered moments down the years in Christmases past, in the format of a perfect December 25th TV schedule.
Britain’s Favourite Party songs
Britain’s Favourite Party Songs turns up the music, whacks on the portable multi-coloured spotlights and invites the whole country round for the biggest Christmas Day prime-time party, celebrating the best-loved party songs from across the past 50 years and more.
30 Greatest Moments: Tommy Cooper
Who else could be recognized by a red fez alone? A two-hour celebration of one of the most loved, iconic and certainly most simply, naturally funny British comedians of all time.
30 Greatest Moments: Ken Dodd
This heartfelt, two-hour celebration pays tribute to one of the most distinctive and adored British comedians of all time.
Red Dwarf : The First Three Million Years | UKTV
The definitive celebration of the most successful and celebrated sci-fi sitcom of all time. This epic journey through space and time charted the history of Lister the lonely space-bum, Rimmer the failed hero, Kryten the spaceship-cleaning mechanoid and Cat, the vainest non-human ever to be trapped in space, through the eyes of all the main cast (Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn and Danny John-Jules), co-creator Doug Naylor, behind-the-camera crew, and celebrity fans
Back to the 80s/90s/00s/10s | Channel 4
A guided tour of all things Channel 4 in a celebration of four decades of iconic TV shows, from live autopsies and award-winning documentaries to anarchic live shows and ground-breaking comedy.
And... Finally with Sir Trevor McDonald | ITV
Britain's greatest ever newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald presents his favourite trademark 'And Finally...' news stories from across his 30-year career at ITN.
The Story of Only Fools And Horses | UKTV
The Story of Only Fools and Horses is a definitive 6 part documentary series which explores every aspect of Britain’s most loved sitcom. With exclusive access to the key cast members, including Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst the series gives rare insights into what went on both on and off camera. The series reunited cast members, rebuilt the sets and featured rare and previously unseen material.
How The Young Ones Changed Comedy | UKTV
This brand new and exclusive documentary explores the legacy of one of the most notorious British sitcoms of all time.
There have, to date, been more than 20 documentaries made as part of this upbeat personal biography strand, celebrating widely loved subjects as diverse as Graham Norton and Adele, Michael McIntyre and Bruce Forsyth, Paul O’Grady and Andre Rieu – as well as a handful which picked up on pop cultural phenomena – such as the Mamma Mia, Strictly Come Dancing and Grease Stor(ies).
The Home Alone Story
A late addition to the story... strand was this festive one-off – marking, incredibly, thirty years since the release of John Hughes’s monster hit movie, about a young boy accidentally left behind by his family when they depart in hurried confusion for a festive flight from Chicago to Paris. Few at the time could foresee the massive cultural phenomenon which this hilarious, if sometimes actually quite moving, comedy would become – spawning numerous sequels and making an international child-star out of Macaulay Culkin. Even fewer know quite how troubled the production was, or how very close it was to being shelved forever…
13 Moments That...
These probing biographical, feature-length documentaries told the stories of towering but troubled or tragic superstar talents – Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. Using archive footage and interviews with some-time friends, colleagues, fans, psychologists – and journalists who chronicled their lives and careers – we journey through the chain of key moments and turns, some right, but some catastrophically wrong, that led to huge success, but also, ultimately, towards the lamentable ends of their complex stories.
….30 GREATEST MOMENTS
Unabashed celebrations of the nation’s favourite ever performers, looking at and counting down the defining moments of their lives and careers – culminating in the one that, to this day, most die-hard fans would agree captures them at the very top of their game. Subjects covered so far are Swedish pop megastars Abba, the King of Rock & Roll Elvis Presley and perennially popular rock-gods Queen – as well as a one-off on our favourite cherubic and cheeky Geordie TV stars Ant McPartlin & Declan Donnelly.
Best Of Bad TV | Channel 5
The Best of Bad TV is a celebratory romp through the past three decades of TV focusing on those shows and moments that remain permanently etched on viewers' minds, never to be forgotten.
Britain's/The Nation's Favourite... | Channel 5
An eclectic, occasional series, doing exactly what it says in the title. A celebration in each case, across a feature length special, of three contrasting institutions.
Before They Were Stars | Channel 5
This is the show some of the biggest names on the planet almost certainly didn’t want to star in. We’re entering a world of forbidden footage, from a time before real fame, when they were young, foolish, needed the money and DIDN’T have a crack PR team in place to destroy the evidence…
Funniest Ever Celebrity Moments | Channel 5
In this three part series Strictly winner and comedy god in the making Ore Oduba presents hilarious clips of fellow celebs trying to show off the ‘skills’ they’re not usually known for on reality TV, talents shows & quiz shows.