Movies and TV shows like Agony

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Agony (1979)
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Agony (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Agony is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1979 to 1981. It starred Maureen Lipman as a successful agony aunt but whose own personal life and marriage is a disaster. It was written by Len Richmond, Anna Raeburn, Stan Hey and Andrew Nickolds. It was made for the ITV network by LWT. Although a comedy, Agony sometimes dealt with issues that were seen as taboo at the time such as drug use, racism, abortion, interracial relationships, and swinging, and was the first British sitcom to portray a gay couple as non-camp, witty, intelligent and happy people. It also openly mocked the government, the ruling classes, and religion, and occasionally contained dark and dramatic storylines.
Style: sitcom
Plot: mother, radio, marriage, satire, magazine, columnist, male homosexuality, jewish, homosexual, psychiatrist, office, radio show, wife, dj, secretary, problem, husband, gay couple, workplace, gay interest, british humour, homosexuality
Time: 80s, 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sitcom, humorous, realistic and witty films and TV series with plots about british humour, workplace, satire, workplace situations, power relations, disorder and working class mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Agony: WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Executive Stress (1986), Yes Minister (1980), Yes, Prime Minister (1986), The Brady Brides (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a new DJ named Venus Flytrap to work with ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Plot: radio, radio dj, workplace, secretary, workplace situations, radio show, boss and employee, media satire, rock, satire, media, director ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, faked death, suburbs, satire, disorder, disgruntled, hidden identity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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79%
Executive Stress (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Executive Stress is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1986 to 1988. Produced by Thames Television, it first aired on 20 October 1986. After three series, the last episode aired on 27 December 1988. Written by George Layton, Executive Stress ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: middle aged woman, workplace, husband wife relationship, secret marriage, office, marriage, british humour
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, secretary, british politics, politician, minister, workplace situations, dimwit, government official, dishonesty, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, witty, clever, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, british prime minister, prime minister, government, power relations, secretary, dimwit, state affairs, dishonesty, workplace, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Brady Brides (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Brady Brides is a spin-off sitcom of The Brady Bunch that aired on NBC from February 6, 1981 to April 17, 1981.
Style: sitcom
Plot: marriage, television flop, short lived
Time: 80s
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On the Buses (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: On the Buses is a British comedy programme created by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1973. The writers' previous successes with The Rag Trade and Meet the Wife were for the BBC, but the corporation ...
Style: sitcom
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: A comedy about a mother at a milestone in her life. We follow her and her family through a year of new beginnings as she rebuilds her life following the death of her husband. Mum is joined by her supportive life-long friend Michael. Through a year ...
Style: sitcom, light, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: british humour, mother, death of husband, family, brother sister relationship, eccentric family, love and romance, mother son relationship, new life, female protagonist, suburbs, widow ...
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: sitcom, clever, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
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Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Till Death Us Do Part (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Till Death Us Do Part is a ground-breaking British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1965 to 1975. First airing as a Comedy Playhouse pilot, the show aired in seven series until 1975. Six years later, ITV continued the sitcom, calling it Till Death.... ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, suspense, realistic ...
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Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads. It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, working class, marriage, workplace, society, grownups, buddies, factory worker, homecoming, middle class, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of “GlobeLink News”, a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it made use of ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: satire, boss, media, lesbian, reporter, workplace, workplace situations, ratings, anchor, advertising, media satire, tv show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Archie Bunker's Place (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to ...
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
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W1A (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The follow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC. His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bread (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom
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Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
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2point4 Children (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: 2point4 children is a 1990s British sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porter family; an average family that is persistently faced with surreal situations and sheer bad luck. The show was originally ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Peter Kay's Car Share (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: John Redmond and Kayleigh Kitson have been thrown together in a company car share scheme, forcing their paths to cross. Each trip brings fresh insight into John and Kayleigh's lives, with twists and turns in their unlikely relationship.
Style: sitcom, buddy comedy, light, funny, captivating ...
Plot: supermarket, road trip, conversation, driving, coworker, humour, employer employee relationship, male female relationship, satire, co worker co worker relationship, couple relations, social satire ...
Place: manchester, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Goodies (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Goodies is a British television comedy series of the 1970s and early 1980s. The series, which combines surreal sketches and situation comedy, was broadcast by BBC 2 from 1970 until 1980 — and was then broadcast by the ITV company LWT for a ...
Style: surreal, parody, sitcom
Plot: satire, farce, bicycle, actor playing himself, surrealism, comedy team, british, british humour, trio, absurdism
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, government official, politician, society, political satire, stupidity, british humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
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The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The New WKRP in Cincinnati is a sequel/spin-off of the original CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. It was made for the syndication market from 1991 to 1993. MTM Enterprises produced the show. Gordon Jump, Frank Bonner, and Richard Sanders reprised ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: workplace, radio dj, media, power relations, boss and employee, radio show, workplace situations, radio, radio station, dj, rock and roll, radio announcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Desmond's (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Desmond's was a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond's became Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in 1988, with the first episode broadcast ...
Style: sitcom, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: working class, barbershop, nagging and grouching, family business, couples, social differences, social relations, beauty salon, immigrants, friends, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
In Sickness and in Health (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In Sickness and in Health is a BBC television sitcom which ran between 1985 and 1992. It was a sequel to the highly successful Til Death Us Do Part, which ran between 1966 and 1975, and Till Death..., which ran for one series of six episodes in 1981.
Style: sitcom
Plot: council estate, sexist, daughter, husband, wife, milkman, flat, pension, widower, neighbor, church, catholic ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, clever, humorous, witty ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Attention, comedy fans: NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is the real thing. This is scathing, no-holds-barred Brit humor at its best. Rapid-fire skits starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are as politically incorrect as they are side-bustingly funny, ...
Style: parody, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: satire, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, news, disorder, silly humor, pop culture, musical number, social satire, entertainment, tv news ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 34 min.
TV show
Story: Dinnerladies is a BBC sitcom written by and starring Victoria Wood that chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a canteen in the north of England. Bren tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with the ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: northern england, europe, england, manchester, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Open All Hours (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Open All Hours is a BBC sitcom written by Roy Clarke and starring Ronnie Barker as a miserly shop keeper and David Jason as his put-upon nephew who works as his errand boy. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 ...
Style: sitcom, contemplative, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: northern england, yorkshire, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Are You Being Served? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Classic comedy set in fading department store Grace Brothers.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
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Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
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Getting On (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Darkly comic series about life on a hospital ward and a nursing team who have to get on with the job despite challenges thrown up by the modern NHS.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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