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Fawlty Towers (1975)
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Fawlty Towers (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show. The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the "English Riviera". The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, realistic, neurotic
Plot: chef, hotel, tourist, farce, waiter, misfit, couple relations, couples, family business, boss and employee, disorder, nothing goes right, workplace, obnoxious boss, owner, goofy hero, workplace situations, hapless, paranoia, guest, manic, cult, mishap, sidekick, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about british humour, workplace, disorder, workplace situations, nothing goes right, power relations and boss and employee mostly in Comedy, Crime and Family genres. Some movies like Fawlty Towers: Keeping Up Appearances (1990), Black Books (2000), The IT Crowd (2006), The Benny Hill Show (1969), Rising Damp (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Keeping Up Appearances (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. Centred on the life of eccentric, social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket, the sitcom follows her obsessive and determined attempts to impress in middle class ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: snob, parents and children, rich and poor, couple relations, social climbing, power relations, blind ambition, siblings relations, family relations, ambition, working class, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace situations, uptight character, workplace problem, best friends, store, friendship, odd couple, salesman, workplace, coworker, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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The IT Crowd (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, computer genius, geek, office, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace, nerd, lifestyle, teamwork, career, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Benny Hill Show (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Benny Hill Show is a British comedy television show that starred Benny Hill and aired in various incarnations between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries. The show focused on sketches that were full of slapstick, mime, parody, ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, chases and races, artists and showbiz, disorder, goofy hero, promiscuity, dirty old man, showbiz, silly humor, cult, nothing goes right, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
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Rising Damp (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV. ITV originally broadcast the programme from 1974 through 1978. It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his well-received 1971 stage play The Banana Box The series ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: liberal, conservative, racist, social differences, couples, wooing, womanizer, social misfits, interracial friendship, bachelor, slum, spinster ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, africa
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100%
The Thin Blue Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Thin Blue Line is a British sitcom starring Rowan Atkinson set in a police station that ran for two series on the BBC from 1995 to 1996. It was written by Ben Elton.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, police, sergeant, partners against crime, goofy hero, nothing goes right, incompetent police, working undercover, crime, crimes, workplace, british humour ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, britain
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100%
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a BBC situation comedy, written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for three series, ending in 1978. The series follows the accident-prone ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: goofy hero, job seeking, workplace, nothing goes right, family relations, workplace situations, supportive spouse, couple relations, misfit, disorder, comedy of errors, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Chef! (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Chef! is a British situation comedy starring Lenny Henry that aired as twenty episodes over three series from 1993 to 1996 on the BBC. The show was created and primarily written by Peter Tilbury based on an idea from Lenny Henry and produced for the ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: workplace, restaurant, chef, staff, couple relations, cooking and food, power relations, hapless, boss and employee, hotshot, workplace situations, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, entertaining ...
Plot: nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, disorder, workplace, salesman, manager, office, boss and employee, workplace situations, misfit, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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The Lucy Show (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the 1965–66 season divides the program into two distinct eras; aside from Ball, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Plot: workplace intrigue, couple relations, disorder, workplace, workplace romance, obnoxious boss, goofy hero, battle of the sexes, family relations, friends, parents and children, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
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36%
Are You Being Served? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Classic comedy set in fading department store Grace Brothers.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: sexism, store, workplace, farce, department store, camp, gays and lesbians, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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Cuckoo (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cuckoo is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas. Ken is the over-protective father of a girl who's impulsively married an American hippie on her gap year.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: hippie, culture clash, slacker, family disapproval, misfit, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, newlyweds, disorder, meet the parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Sketch-up (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A comedy series, in which Beatrice Richter and Dieter Krebs play several sketches in every episode. In Later Seasons Richter was replaced by Iris Berben.
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, sitcom
Plot: farce, silly humor, disorder, goofy hero, couple relations, workplace situations, nothing goes right, costume, dialect, fool, prank, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and ...
Style: surreal, biting, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, crossdressing, stupidity, monty python, cross dressing, mishap, disorder, goofy hero, mad, artists and showbiz, insanity, chaos ...
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Place: england, europe
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hotel, disorder, retired, take over, unlikely partners, workplace situations, social relations, nothing goes right, estate, partners, human nature, countryside ...
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Place: england
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: tourist, holiday, hotel, resort, guest, lifestyle, workplace, workplace situations, family relations, vacation, mother in law, sexual innuendo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic
Plot: satire, workplace situations, boss and employee, power relations, nothing goes right, secretary, disorder, team, british humour, loner, workplace, business
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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30%
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Mr. Bean (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: Mr Bean turns simple everyday tasks into chaotic situations and will leave you in stitches as he creates havoc wherever he goes.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, goofy hero, problem solving, nothing goes right, fish out of water, socially awkward, stupidity, comedy of errors, eccentricity, farce, immaturity, british humour ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
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29%
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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Style: sitcom, talky, witty, cynical, clever ...
Plot: radio, satire, desire for fame, hapless, down on your luck, friends, celebrity culture, humiliation, friendship, goofy hero, odd, self involved ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Worst Week of My Life (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: The Worst Week of My Life is a British comedy television series, first broadcast on BBC One between March and April 2004. A second series was aired between November and December 2005 and a three-part Christmas special, The Worst Christmas of My Life ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding preparations and rituals, comedy of errors, couple relations, friendship, family gatherings, nothing goes right, love and romance, disorder, engaged, farce, disagreement, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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28%
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Miranda (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Whites was a BBC sitcom, written by Oliver Lansley and Matt King, directed by David Kerr, and starring Alan Davies as the executive chef at a country house hotel. BBC Two gave the go ahead for the show to go into production in August 2009 with the ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: cooking and food, chef, restaurant, lifestyle, workplace, workplace situations, kitchen, stockings, british humour
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, government, prime minister, workplace, staff, head of state, state affairs, responsibility, secretary, dimwit, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Trollied (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Set in Valco, a fictional budget supermarket in the north west of England, Trollied finds the funny in one of our most familiar surroundings and focuses on the types of characters we all recognise: bored checkout staff, ineffectual managers and a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: supermarket, workplace, workplace situations, supportive coworker, employer employee relationship, workplace humor, strong female presence, store, petty job, job, employment, british humour
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Fast Show (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Fast Show is a multi BAFTA award winning sketch comedy show written and produced by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: disorder, silly humor, nothing goes right, misfit, british tv, british, actress playing multiple roles, joke, comedian, british humour
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
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Taxi (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his “cage,” they form ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, talky, not serious ...
Plot: taxi driver, workplace, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, city life, boss and employee, friendship, immigrants, taxi, mechanic, stereotype, driver ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
Style: sitcom, clever, talky, cynical, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, secretary, minister, politician, workplace situations, political intrigue, dimwit, workplace, state affairs, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Phoenix Nights (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights is a British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester. The show was written by Neil Fitzmaurice, Peter Kay and Dave Spikey, produced by ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, workplace situations, boss and employee, ambition, workplace, disability, workplace problem, bar, british humour, partners, staff, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: northern england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
House of Fools (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Surreal sitcom with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. A series of anarchic affairs featuring the uninvited lodgers and guests that cause chaos and disruption in their home.
Style: sitcom, surreal, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, disorder, silly humor, guest, uninvited guest, british humour
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, faked death, workplace, satire, power relations, hidden identity, starting over, dishonesty, suburbs, workplace situations, disgruntled, dull life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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