British tv movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant british tv movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat, realistic and parody films and TV shows about / with british tv, british humour, british, satire, disorder, joke, absurdism, comedian, silly humor and surrealism plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as british tv: The Mighty Boosh (2003), Ain't Misbehavin' (1997), MotherFatherSon (2019), Hippies (1999), Spaced (1999), Black Books (2000), The Prisoner (1967), A Dance to the Music of Time (1997), Are You Being Served? (1972), The League of Gentlemen (1999).

List of british tv movies

The Mighty Boosh (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television show created by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and others. The Mighty Boosh is a comic fantasy containing humour and pop-culture references. Episodes often featured elaborate musical numbers in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, exciting, not serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: absurdism, surrealism, absurd humor, musician, boss, counterculture, weirdo, hip hop, friendship, improv, best friend, fictional band ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london
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Ain't Misbehavin' (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: "Ain't Misbehavin'" is a delightful wartime comedy about two very different bandsmen (Eddie and Eric) and their misadventures with gangsters, romance, and black-marketing in Blitz-time London.
Plot: scotsman, deserter, nightclub, nurse, world war two, warehouse, air raid, cat, train, guard dog, private detective, pilot ...
Time: 1940s
Place: scotland, london
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MotherFatherSon (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 459 min.
TV show
Story: Max is a charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world. When the self-destructive lifestyle of his 30 year-old son, Caden, spirals out of control, the devastating consequences threaten the future of ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: investigation, self made man, family crisis, legal, family relations, father son relationship, businessman, journalism, wealthy family, privilege, political party, media ...
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 7.1
 422
Hippies (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Swinging London, 1969. From his flat in Notting Hill Gate, Ray Purbbs edits an 'underground' (that is, counterculture) magazine, Mouth, assisted by his fellow hippies Alex, Jill and Hugo. Ray is passionate about protest, ludicrously ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: magazine, counterculture, hippie, british tv, british humour
Time: 60s
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 8.6
 54K
Spaced (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Spaced: the anti-Friends, in that it examines the lives of common 20 somethings, but in a way that is more down to earth and realistic. Here we have Daisy and Tim; two 'young' adults with big dreams just trying to get by in this crazy ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, humorous, witty, stylized ...
Plot: roommate, artist, deception, dog, slacker, platonic, friendship, writers, silly humor, ex husband, weirdo, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, london, england
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 8.5
 58K
Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: humorous, surreal, witty, sitcom, not serious ...
Plot: bookstore, weirdo, workplace, best friends, irish, friends, farce, misfit, workplace situations, friendship, store, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.5
 14K
The Prisoner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
Style: thought provoking, surreal, exciting, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: spy, gadget, prison, mind control, research, interrogation, government facility, convict, experiment, scientist, uncover truth, government agency ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, big ben london, london
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A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, social relations, couples, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, realistic, not serious, talky, witty ...
Plot: workplace, sexism, store, farce, department store, camp, gays and lesbians, gender, rivalry, silly humor, shopping, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
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The League of Gentlemen (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The League of Gentlemen is a British comedy television series that premiered on BBC Two in 1999. The show is set in Royston Vasey, a fictional town in Northern England based on Bacup, Lancashire. It follows the lives of dozens of bizarre ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, absurd, sitcom ...
Plot: small town, taxi driver, eccentric family, small town life, transvestism, disorder, insanity, psychopath, priest, lifestyle, prank, clergy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, europe
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That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
TV show
Story: That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also directed Mitchell and Webb's previous television ...
Style: not serious, humorous, clever, parody, suspense ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, workplace, media, partners, friends, disorder, coworker, absurdism, comedian, satire, silly humor, gay slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, not serious, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: radio, satire, disorder, unsuccessful, comeback, friends, hapless, wannabe, humiliation, fan, career, layoff ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: witty, clever, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: musician, comedian, media, artists and showbiz, silly humor, yuppie, satire, social satire, joke, monologue, absurdism, british ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1980s horror writer Garth Marenghi wrote, produced, directed and starred in Darkplace, a groundbreaking series set in a hospital and exploring the depths of the author's imagination. At least that's what Marenghi and his ...
Style: parody, cynical, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hospital, backstage, evil, doctor, heaven and hell, television, supernatural, good versus evil, tv show, rivalry, dark humor, novelist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.9
 4K
Big Train (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998, while the second, in which Linehan was not ...
Style: surreal, realistic, not serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: comedian, disorder, silly humor, absurd humor, social satire, absurdism, irreverence, joke, surrealism, satire, british, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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 8.4
 2K
Jam (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes ...
Style: surreal, cynical, not serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: postmodernism, social satire, absurdism, irreverence, society, disorder, dark humor, politically correct, surrealism, craziness, comedian, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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Look Around You (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Look around you. Look around you. Just look around you. What do you see? A tree. A weather-vane. A discarded lollipop-wrapper. A traffic shop. All of these things, and any other things you may care to mention, have one thing in common. Can you work ...
Style: parody, funny, captivating, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: experiment, satire, education, science, science and technology, absurd humor, silly humor, humour, british humour, british tv
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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, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: satire, media, artists and showbiz, news, disorder, silly humor, media satire, pop culture, joke, politics, comedian, social satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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 8.2
 99K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: witty, exciting, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, youth, friends, teenage life, swearing, supernatural power, friendship, supernatural, heroes, superhero, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 8.4
 10K
State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
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Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, not serious, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: satire, insanity, stupidity, weirdo, monty python, cross dressing, chaos, disorder, reporter, impersonating, family relations, mishap ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught (Susannah York) realises that things are going to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, jealousy, abusive relationship, doll, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, clergy, gays and lesbians, gender, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, new york, ireland, london
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The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
Story: An Earth Man and his alien friend escape an exploding Earth, and set forth on an odd adventure across the universe with a known fugitive. Based on the book by Douglas Adams, the dialog follows the book closely. This was originally a 6-part series ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, futuristic, talky ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, ufo, outer space, space travel, adventure, alien, time travel, satire, mysterious planet, spacecraft, end of the world, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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Smack the Pony (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Smack the Pony is a British sketch comedy show that ran from 1999 until 2003 on Channel 4. The main performers on the show were Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, and Sally Phillips. There were also regular appearances from Sarah Alexander, Darren Boyd, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: strong female presence, sexism, social misfits, gender, battle of the sexes, satire, british, female protagonist, fast talker, comedienne, late night, english ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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Come Fly with Me (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy series set in a busy airport and on the departing and arriving flights, featuring characters played by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Style: parody, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: airport, satire, passenger, everyday life, staff, workplace, stewardess, cross dressing, tourist, pilot, society, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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 7.7
 24K
Little Britain (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written by comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas. The show's title is an amalgamation of the ...
Style: cynical, not serious, witty, humorous, parody ...
Plot: satire, stupidity, lifestyle, cross dressing, social misfits, society, misfit, gender bending, human nature, false identity, social satire, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, paris france, britain, london
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 7.9
 7K
Psychoville (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Psychoville is a British dark comedy television serial written by and starring The League of Gentlemen members Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. It debuted on BBC Two on 18 June 2009. Pemberton and Shearsmith each play numerous characters, with ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, sitcom ...
Plot: social misfits, mystery, serial killer, crimes, drinking problem, life turned upside down, blackmail, insanity, nurse, dark humor, misfit, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.2
 10K
Ashes to Ashes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.
Style: serious, mind bending, surreal, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police detective, police, female detective, power relations, fighting crime, crimes, uncover truth, superior, reluctant partners, mystery, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
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 7.6
 389
Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, cynical, witty ...
Plot: satire, media satire, society, artists and showbiz, state affairs, politics, joke, media, disorder, celebrity culture, british, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Goodness Gracious Me (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Goodness Gracious Me is a BBC English language sketch comedy show originally aired on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998 and later televised on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001. The ensemble cast were four British Indian actors, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, immigrants, society, suburbs, family life, suburban life, working class, eccentric family, disorder, ethnic, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: punjab, england, europe, india
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