The BEST episodes directed by Steve Bendelack

Episode 2
star
9.94
31 votes

#1 - Episode 2

Jam and Jerusalem - Season 1 - Episode 2

When the Women's Guild decide they want a coffee room at the local church, they hold a "bring and buy" sale to pay for the health and safety standards.

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A Plague on Royston Vasey
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8.62
240 votes

#2 - A Plague on Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 2 - Episode 3

Pen-obsessed Pauline tackles Ross about her job prospects or lack thereof, and Edward sets a trap to catch a bride for David. Butcher Hilary Briss has a problem with one of his "special" customers.

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Destination: Royston Vasey
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8.61
239 votes

#3 - Destination: Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 2 - Episode 1

The carnival comes to town and Pauline starts at the Restart Room as a jobseeker. Val makes a wish on a magic toad that brings back Benjamin. A nosebleed epidemic breaks out at the circus.

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Turn Again Geoff Tipps
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8.57
179 votes

#4 - Turn Again Geoff Tipps

The League of Gentlemen - Season 3 - Episode 3

Geoff is fired from his job and leaves in an attempt to make it as a stand-up comedian in London. There he runs into the Legz Akimbo team and Mike.

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Lust for Royston Vasey
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8.56
246 votes

#5 - Lust for Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 2 - Episode 2

The nosebleed epidemic continues. Pauline gets a new job as an assistant food science operative at Burger Me! Herr Lipp and students arrive on an exchange visit from Diusberg, and the guesthouse closes for a very private function.

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Martin Chambers, Andy McCluskey, David McAlmont, Bob Mortimer
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8.56
9 votes

#6 - Martin Chambers, Andy McCluskey, David McAlmont, Bob Mortimer

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 1 - Episode 3

Royston Vasey and the Monster from Hell
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8.53
222 votes

#7 - Royston Vasey and the Monster from Hell

The League of Gentlemen - Season 2 - Episode 6

Roysten Vasey is quarantined as the nosebleed epidemic claims a distinguished victim. The Legz Akimbo Theatre Group comes to town, and there is a wedding at the local shop.

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Death in Royston Vasey
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8.53
198 votes

#8 - Death in Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 2 - Episode 4

Hilary Briss and Maurice take an early walk in the woods to collect a "Special Delivery." Mike, Brian, and Geoff get lost on their way to a plastics convention, and Morris is dealt with.

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Escape From Royston Vasey
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8.51
218 votes

#9 - Escape From Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 1 - Episode 6

- Tubbs & Edward's son David returns. Tubbs is thrilled, but Edward is resentful of his son-especially when he reveals he is responsible for the construction of ""newroad""! - Ben leaves Royston Vasey, taking with him a gift from the Dentons: an itemised bill covering expences incurred during his stay (phone calls, use of toilet tissue, etc). - Ross Reveals that he is really an employee for the Social Services. He has Pauline sacked, forcing her to hand over her pens! - Edward and David have a little chat. Facing away from Tubbs, he tells her that he no longer wants to build the road. Turning around to reveal his pig-nose, he declares ""I want to live locally"". Tubbs deserts David and Edward and leaves the shop. - Ben approaches Tubbs out on the moors, asking if she is local. Tubbs replies ""Yes, I am"", and they both head to the shop. Ben tells Tubbs that his friend who went missing had a pair of shoes just like hers. The credits roll...

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How The Elephant Got Its Trunk
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8.49
182 votes

#10 - How The Elephant Got Its Trunk

The League of Gentlemen - Season 3 - Episode 6

After a bag is blown out the window of the Charity Shop Vinnie spots it on a country road and sets out in hot pursuit. Papa Lazarou returns and all the series' loose ends are tied up.

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Anarchy in Royston Vasey
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8.48
227 votes

#11 - Anarchy in Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 2 - Episode 5

Pauline leaves her hostage with Mikey to go in search fo food. Geoff and Brian bury Mike alive, and Tubbs and Edward catch a no-tail. Lee finds that Creme Brulee has reformed without him.

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Nightmare in Royston Vasey
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8.45
320 votes

#12 - Nightmare in Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 1 - Episode 3

An employee working on the new road stumbles into the lair of Edward and Tubbs, breakfast at the Denton's is not what Benjamin was expecting, and a tortoise has an unfortunate encounter with Dr. Chinnery.

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The Beast of Royston Vasey
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8.43
306 votes

#13 - The Beast of Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 1 - Episode 4

Chinnery examines the so-called "beast", but has he correctly identified it? Also, the Legz Akimbo Theatre Company arrives to perform a play at the local school.

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Episode 1
star
8.43
63 votes

#14 - Episode 1

Jam and Jerusalem - Season 1 - Episode 1

Sal's husband dies and at the funeral her son James announces he is firing her from the family owned clinic. Sal joins the local Women's Guild to pass her time, as does Kate the bereavement councillor.

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The Medusa Touch
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8.40
181 votes

#15 - The Medusa Touch

The League of Gentlemen - Season 3 - Episode 4

Regular Cast: Mark as Alvin Steele / Les McQueen Steve as Daddy / Nancy Glass / Barbara [voice] / Anne Hand Reese as Noel Glass / Judith Buckle / Terry Lollard B&B proprietors Alvin and Sunny invite their weekend 'Sexplorers' to join them in a voyage of auto-erotic discovery - although Alvin would prefer to be at the garden centre. But who is the mysterious femme fatale in the dwarf conifers and what is the secret of the fearsome 'Medusa'? The Ending: Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen is having a fag with his wig off in the backyard of the Windermere when the white van comes crashing through the wall, sending tons of bricks down on him...

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The One-Armed Man is King
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8.37
195 votes

#16 - The One-Armed Man is King

The League of Gentlemen - Season 3 - Episode 2

Lance bribes hospital disc jockey Mike King to arrange an under-the-counter arm transplant. Meanwhile, Glenn and Barry fail miserably in an attempt to recover outstanding debts.

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Beauty and the Beast (Or, Come into My Parlour)
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8.37
148 votes

#17 - Beauty and the Beast (Or, Come into My Parlour)

The League of Gentlemen - Season 3 - Episode 5

Regular Cast: Mark as Tony / Iris Krell [voice] / Neds / Professor Breastpinch'd Steve as Charlie Hull Reese as Stella Hull / Judee Levinson / Keith Drop CHARLIE & STELLA / MRS LEVINSON: The Hulls' marriage seems to have disintegrated beyond repair and Stella's hooked on playing fruit machines. Meanwhile, Charlie starts working for Judee Levinson at her new beauty salon, the ""Spit and Polish"", doing massages on blindfolded clients, who think it's Judee doing them herself. His healing hands wow the customers, until an old man asks if he can do any ""extras"". Word spreads and the salon is packed with the men of Royston Vasey, blissfully unaware they are being wanked off by Charlie. When Tony comes for one of the ""special massages"", Charlie becomes obsessed with him and falls in love with him, eventually telling Tony he's the masseur with the magic hands. Tony is disgusted and the shit hits the fan: Stella wins big on the fruit machines and jets off overseas, and Judee sacks him.

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The Lesbian and the Monkey
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8.35
205 votes

#18 - The Lesbian and the Monkey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 3 - Episode 1

Tubbs and Edward somehow survive the fire. Paule struggles to adjust to life out of prison when she discovers true love, and Barbara throws a "gender-bender" party.

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Welcome to Royston Vasey
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8.33
510 votes

#19 - Welcome to Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ben struggles to take in Auntie Val and Uncle Harvey’s incomprehensible house rules, while Martin poses a threat to the precious things in Tubbs and Edward’s Local Shop. At the local job center, Pauline is furious when someone lands an interview without her help. Taxi driver Babs makes middling progress through her sex change.

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Matthew Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Richard Fairbrass, Donna McPhail
star
8.30
10 votes

#20 - Matthew Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Richard Fairbrass, Donna McPhail

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 1 - Episode 1

Love Comes to Royston Vasey
star
8.29
250 votes

#21 - Love Comes to Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 1 - Episode 5

Ben tries to escape from the Dentons. Henry and Ally go to the wrong film but try to make the best of it. Geoff gives a very truthful and upsetting speech at Mike's wedding.

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Shovell, Ashley Slater, Cathy Dennis, Graham Norton
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8.22
9 votes

#22 - Shovell, Ashley Slater, Cathy Dennis, Graham Norton

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Road to Royston Vasey
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8.11
379 votes

#23 - The Road to Royston Vasey

The League of Gentlemen - Season 1 - Episode 2

Royston Vasey's new road is under construction: good news for all the town's inhabitants except Tubbs and Edward won't this bring strangers to the town? Judee is off to Antigua for a luxury holiday; Pauline is holding a workshop in selling the Big Issue (a newspaper for the homeless), and Ben is trying to use the telephone at the Dentons. We meet butcher Hillary Briss, Henry and Ally, the video-viewers and Reverend Bernice, Royston Vasey's outspoken lady vicar.

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The Mercedes
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7.82
396 votes

#24 - The Mercedes

Friday Night Dinner - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sheila Bloom - also known as 'Bitchface' - almost runs Adam over on his birthday. When Dad reveals that he used to have a thing with Bitchface years ago, the boys can't believe it and Mum's not happy.

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The Date
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7.82
444 votes

#25 - The Date

Friday Night Dinner - Season 1 - Episode 6

Adam comes home to find the house looking immaculate and the table set for five. The doorbell rings and in walks Tanya Green, the girl Mum has been trying to set up with Adam.

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The Jingle
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7.77
505 votes

#26 - The Jingle

Friday Night Dinner - Season 1 - Episode 2

Adam and Jonny are desperate to know why Dad keeps peering into his underpants with a magnifying glass.

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Most People in a Mini
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7.72
442 votes

#27 - Most People in a Mini

Little Britain - Season 1 - Episode 8

• Emily Howard helps to fix an ice cream van. • Daffyd discovers Myfanwy's Lesbonic secret. • Vicky Pollard gives a speech to her ex-school mates. • Lou and Andy have a bonfire. • Boris babysits. • Kelsey Grammer School have a crips exam. • At Ye Olde Hotel Ray's tax payments are overdue. • Dame Sally gets to Miss Grace type the Radio. • At Fat Fighters, Mrs Harrison from Head Office attends and Marjorie is sacked. • Concert pianist stops to read a text message. • Michael meets the Italian Prime Minister. • World Record Attempters go for Most people in a Mini.

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Tundra
star
7.70
224 votes

#28 - Tundra

The Mighty Boosh - Season 1 - Episode 4

In an attempt to compete with daring adventurer Dixon Bainbridge, Howard and Vince set off in search of the Egg of Mantumbi - with the assistance of Gary Numan. Into the whiteness, the nothingness of the Arctic Tundra, the boys come face to face with hideous ice demon Black Frost. Luckily, Vince has befriended a polar bear.

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Donna McPhail, Roachford, Cerys Matthews, Tommy Scott
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7.67
6 votes

#29 - Donna McPhail, Roachford, Cerys Matthews, Tommy Scott

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 3 - Episode 1

Zoë Ball, Louis Eliot, Graham Norton, Keith Duffy
star
7.67
3 votes

#30 - Zoë Ball, Louis Eliot, Graham Norton, Keith Duffy

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 3 - Episode 4

Nick Heyward, Marcella Detroit, Martin Rossiter, Jonathan Ross
star
7.67
9 votes

#31 - Nick Heyward, Marcella Detroit, Martin Rossiter, Jonathan Ross

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 1 - Episode 5

Peter Hook, Ace, Clare Grogan, Alan Davies
star
7.63
8 votes

#32 - Peter Hook, Ace, Clare Grogan, Alan Davies

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mark Owen, Lisa l'Anson, Shovell, Richard Fairbrass
star
7.60
5 votes

#33 - Mark Owen, Lisa l'Anson, Shovell, Richard Fairbrass

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 2 - Episode 5

Louise, Math Priest, Norman Blake, Jeff Green
star
7.60
5 votes

#34 - Louise, Math Priest, Norman Blake, Jeff Green

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 2 - Episode 7

Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson, Math Priest, Jeff Green
star
7.60
5 votes

#35 - Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson, Math Priest, Jeff Green

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 3 - Episode 6

Episode 3
star
7.59
37 votes

#36 - Episode 3

Ill Behaviour - Season 1 - Episode 3

After Charlie's second escape attempt is thwarted, Joel and Tess decide to secure him behind bars in the cellar of the house.

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The Dress
star
7.58
347 votes

#37 - The Dress

Friday Night Dinner - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mum finds out that Dad didn't throw away his boxes of old magazines. Adam and Jonny are convinced that Mum's friend's daughter has a face like a foot. And Jim's distraught when Wilson goes missing.

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Episode 2
star
7.55
44 votes

#38 - Episode 2

Ill Behaviour - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Charlie's attempted escape, Joel and Tess decide they need to keep a closer eye on him. Tess is tracking the story of Charlie's disappearance on the web as the police launch an appeal. The news of his cancer diagnosis has leaked, and the most popular theory is suicide. Good news for Joel and Tess, terrible news for his wife Kira and the kids. So as not to arouse suspicion, Joel decides he should go and see Kira. However, while comforting her, he finds himself enjoying taking on Charlie's role in this ready-made family. Meanwhile, back at the house, Nadia is drawn into increasingly frank and intimate chats with Charlie, whose 'enlightened spiritual guru' act convinces her to try to clean up. Has he completely won her over or is he just using her to plan another escape?

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The Sofabed
star
7.51
666 votes

#39 - The Sofabed

Friday Night Dinner - Season 1 - Episode 1

Dad has forgotten that he asked a man off eBay to come and pick up their old sofabed, which gets stuck on the stairs, trapping Mum and Adam upstairs. Will Mum ever get to see Masterchef?

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The Curtains
star
7.51
437 votes

#40 - The Curtains

Friday Night Dinner - Season 1 - Episode 3

Mum's excited about the new curtains, but the boys and Grandma think they're horrible. Dad drops Mum's beef casserole on the kitchen floor, so Jonny and Adam head to the pub.

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Marie DuSantiago, Mark Little, Shaggy, Suggs
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7.50
2 votes

#41 - Marie DuSantiago, Mark Little, Shaggy, Suggs

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 2 - Episode 1

Billy Bragg, Sarah Blackwood, Richard Fairbrass, Neil Morrissey
star
7.50
4 votes

#42 - Billy Bragg, Sarah Blackwood, Richard Fairbrass, Neil Morrissey

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 2 - Episode 3

Smallest Ant
star
7.49
462 votes

#43 - Smallest Ant

Little Britain - Season 1 - Episode 6

• The Prime Minister is having a meeting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer. • ITV have want Dennis Waterman to reprise all his roles from Minder. • In Darkly Noone, Dr Alban diagnoses Vicky as being eight months pregnant. • At the Annual Police Federation Dinner, Denver Mills has been booked to give an after-dinner speech. • Lou's taken Andy to the newsagent to pick out a birthday card for his brother Declan. • Marjorie bumps into Paul and Meera at the supermarket. • Ray's got the TV Repair man in and tries to give the most crpyitcal explanation of what happened. • Dr Lawrence has taken Anne home with him. • Des Kaye bumps into his former boss Robin Dee and Dicky Bubble. • Lou and Andy look at holiday destinations, Andy insists he wants to go to Helsinki. • At Kelsey Grammer school, Mr Cleeves reads out some messages. • Sandra and Ralph Patterson break into the offices of the Royal Shakespeare company. • Back at Dr Lawrence's home Anne has some creative uses for egg and tuna sandwiches. • The pianist stops playing when he realises he's forgotten to set his video recorder to tape Room 101. • Dame Sally adlibs a plot involving a character reciting the entire Bible. • Matthew Waterhouse gatecrashes a board room meeting with a trolley full of ideas for breakfast cereals. • It's Maria's funeral, Lou's being as gentle as he can with Andy. • In a charity shop a lady is asking the store owners if anyone died in various items of colthing. • Dr Lawrence and the children are playing outside and Anne's busy throwing objects out of an upstairs window. • Emily Howard's at the seaside having a hard time convincing various people he's a lady. • The World Record Attempters exhibit the world's smallest ant.

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Most Cigarettes in a Mouth
star
7.46
511 votes

#44 - Most Cigarettes in a Mouth

Little Britain - Season 1 - Episode 4

• Daffyd goes to get a hair cut but his usual Hair Dresser is off. • Emily Florence is having an X-Ray. • Lou is about to take Andy home from the pub, Andy insists that he doesn't need to go to the toilet first. • Dr Lawrence shows, Dr Beagrie how Anne fits perfectly into the job of Librarian. • Vicky Pollard's in court charged with shoplifting. • Matthew Waterhouse has a multitude of ideas for a kiss-a-gram agency. • At Kelsey Grammer school, the teacher asks the pupils some hard maths/history questions. • Sandra Patterson enters her son Ralph into an audition for a commercial. • Back at the library, Anne 'processes' a book. • Des Kaye is stopped from selling his videos and attacking a customer with a crocodile puppet. • Anne's finished her shift at the library. • Royal correspondant Peter Andre is sacked from the BBC. • Lou offers Andy a chocolate. • At the opera, a man suffers a heart attack. Luckily April and Neville are on hand. • Ray has some rather fussy American tourists, who keep asking questions, not a good idea when Ray McCooney's concerned. • Miss Grace is shocked that Dame Sally is actually dictating a story that could actually sell. • Dennis Waterman seems to have gotten over his 'Write the theme tune, sing the theme tune' stage and actually signs a contract. • Liz is pushed out of the lime light by a stranger who claims he went to school with Paul McCartney. • The world record attempters are attempting the most cigarettes smoked at once.

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Episode 1
star
7.45
60 votes

#45 - Episode 1

Ill Behaviour - Season 1 - Episode 1

Just as Joel has reconnected with his friends he discovers that Charlie has been diagnosed with cancer - Hodgkin's Lymphoma. And he's horrified to learn that he is refusing chemotherapy. Joel recruits Tess and Nadia to try and persuade Charlie to change his mind, but to no avail. Refusing to give up, Joel uses his 'dirty divorce money' to rent a remote country house and buy black market chemotherapy drugs. He enlists Tess to join him in kidnapping Charlie and sedating him while they administer the chemo. However, doing so is not quite as easy as they hoped, and Joel decides to hire Nadia to stay with them as their live-in doctor. All is going to plan until Charlie tries to escape!

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Mani, Rick McMurray, Lemmy, Richard Fairbrass
star
7.40
5 votes

#46 - Mani, Rick McMurray, Lemmy, Richard Fairbrass

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 3 - Episode 2

Mary Ann Hobbs, Justin Currie, Billy Bragg, Jonathan Ross
star
7.40
5 votes

#47 - Mary Ann Hobbs, Justin Currie, Billy Bragg, Jonathan Ross

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 3 - Episode 7

Episode 2
star
7.39
106 votes

#48 - Episode 2

Dead Boss - Season 1 - Episode 2

Helen has decided to put together a team for the prison quiz and her eye is on an unexpectedly special prize. Meanwhile her lawyer Tony has been warned off her case and events at the Entirely Tiles head office gather pace.

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Glenn Tilbrook, Neil Hannon, Lauren Laverne, Mark Thomas
star
7.33
6 votes

#49 - Glenn Tilbrook, Neil Hannon, Lauren Laverne, Mark Thomas

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - Season 1 - Episode 9

Biggest House of Cards
star
7.30
471 votes

#50 - Biggest House of Cards

Little Britain - Season 1 - Episode 5

• Vicky Pollard is summoned to the governess' office for biting Jackie Hayes. • Andy insists Lou buys him a snake. • The Prime Minister holds a politcal press conference with some unusual people. • Marjorie expresses her views on liposuction. • Samantha asks Edward how much he loves her... and gets a very detailed answer. • At Kelsey Grammer School a young boy has an interview with a new Robot careers advisor. • Lou takes Andy to the Library. • As things start to look romantic, Edward asks Samantha to draw the curtains... • Bernard gets meals on wheels for sister Kitty. • Peter Andre tries to sneak into a royal garden party. • Kenny Craig sells videos at a car boot sale. • Matthew Waterhouse tries to impress a leading theatrical producer • Daffyd visits the Llandewi Breffi Sexual Health Clinic. • Denver Mills stands in for Fatima Whitbread at a school. • Lou takes Andy up many hospital stairs. • Eilene is comforting her bereaved sister Janet. • At DIY universe, The new boy Kieran unwittingly asks Des Kaye about the Bubble Twins. • World Record Attempt for a House of Cards.

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