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A Very Peculiar Practice (1986)
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A Very Peculiar Practice (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A young and idealistic Doctor Stephen Daker arrives at Lowlands University to work at the Health Centre, but has to cope with an eccentric set of colleagues.
Style: surreal, touching, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: satire, university, dark humor, misfit, teachers and students, nun, polish, society, social misfits, doctors and patients, medical school, power relations, college, doctor, health, professor, medical, clinic, student
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and semi serious films and TV series with plots about society, power relations, satire, british humour, workplace, family relations and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like A Very Peculiar Practice: All Creatures Great and Small (1978), Porterhouse Blue (1987), The Young Ones (1982), The Beiderbecke Affair (1985), One Foot in the Grave (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All Creatures Great and Small (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: All Creatures Great and Small is a British television series, based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. Ninety episodes were aired over two three-year runs. The first run was based ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, cornwall
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Porterhouse Blue (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
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Story: In late-'80s Britain, Porterhouse College Cambridge is an anachronism, its students uniformly male and (in the vast number of cases) privately educated. When the incumbent Master dies (from a stroke brought on by overeating) the government ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, suspense, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, england
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The Young Ones (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
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Story: The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in Great Britain from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Beiderbecke Affair (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 320 min.
TV show
Story: Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. Trevor tries to buy some jazz records but this leads to meeting a "dazzlingly beautiful platinum blond", a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
Story: One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, including seven Christmas specials, two Comic Relief specials, over an eleven-year period, from early 1990 to late 2000. The latter Comic ...
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Place: europe, england
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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St. Elsewhere (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at a lightly-regarded Boston hospital ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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TV show
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