The BEST episodes written by Andy Riley

Twats
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9.78
37 votes

#1 - Twats

The Armando Iannucci Shows - Season 1 - Episode 1

Armando worries about looking like a twat in front of other people. He worries about what other people think about him, judging him by his appearance, what he thinks and his lack of football knowledge. He even worries about a man known for telling brilliant jokes, who is appearing at his next dinner party and in front of whom he may appear foolish.

Imagination
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8.94
32 votes

#2 - Imagination

The Armando Iannucci Shows - Season 1 - Episode 8

Armando believes that the imagination is a wonderful thing, allowing us to come up with any image, such as the cast of Cats being shot at dawn. Everyone attempts to try to become more imaginative, such as profane gardening and improving suicide notes. However, the greatest worry is people starving to death due to there being too many golf sales. This episode was originally aired last in the series, providing a surprisingly fitting conclusion in which Armando, by taunting animals with various human inventions, seems to have accidentally taught them how to take over the world.

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Work
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8.92
36 votes

#3 - Work

The Armando Iannucci Shows - Season 1 - Episode 2

Armando claims that almost everyone made a wrong decision around eight years ago, which explains why they end up with terrible jobs. From clowns becoming teachers, to sniffer dogs deciding to go to Bangkok on an impulse, it appears the only person Armando knows who truly likes their job is his barber.

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Neighbours
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8.88
34 votes

#4 - Neighbours

The Armando Iannucci Shows - Season 1 - Episode 6

Armando wants to know what his neighbours are really like. He discovers what they think of each other, their prejudices, and one woman's experience with her stolen dresses, now being worn by people like Eddie Izzard. Even neighbours from outer space can be very rude.

Reality
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8.88
34 votes

#5 - Reality

The Armando Iannucci Shows - Season 1 - Episode 7

Armando has trouble sleeping, from his fridge making a sound of a trumpet, being beaten up by an intruder, and his recurring nightmare involving his most dreaded expression, "Except for those viewers in Scotland, who have their own programming."

Communication
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8.86
35 votes

#6 - Communication

The Armando Iannucci Shows - Season 1 - Episode 4

Armando realises that most people do not talk to each other, hence why people end up going to landfills after nailing themselves into DIY cupboards. More problems arise in the form of racist police horses, and even a bride using a racist accent during her marriage to her Indian husband.

Time Passing
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8.78
32 votes

#7 - Time Passing

The Armando Iannucci Shows - Season 1 - Episode 5

With time passing ever more quickly, Armando worries about growing older. He admires Hugh for keeping the past alive, but panics about turning into one of the old men with bushy eyebrows that gave him nightmares as a child. Only one man can save children in later life - "Armando - The Great Adult!"

Mortality
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8.66
35 votes

#8 - Mortality

The Armando Iannucci Shows - Season 1 - Episode 3

Armando is worried about people's morality. Whilst one priest inspires his congregation so much they will not leave him alone, another shows pornographic masses. Armando starts to wonder if there is anything we do which is not evil, as he discovers when some protesters attack him for putting something in someone else's bin.

Elephants and Hens
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8.26
853 votes

#9 - Elephants and Hens

Black Books - Season 3 - Episode 2

It is International Children's Book Week, and Bernard and Manny decide to write their own kids' classic and retire on the proceeds. Fran is off on a hen weekend, but still finds a way to fall out with Bernard and Manny.

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Party
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8.01
911 votes

#10 - Party

Black Books - Season 3 - Episode 6

Fed up with being stuck in the dusty old bookshop on a Friday night, and with the hopes of meeting a delectable young lady at a party, Manny and Fran persuaded Bernard to attend a party. After a night of heavy drinking, a very sloshed Bernard has a nasty surprise waiting for him.

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Fever
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7.94
1233 votes

#11 - Fever

Black Books - Season 2 - Episode 2

As the temperature creeps slowly towards 88 degrees, Manny desperately seeks out new ways to stay cool, lest he trigger his "Dave syndrome." Meanwhile an unsympathetic Bernard falls hopelessly in love with Fran's new neighbour, who is unknowingly taking over Fran's apartment.

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Clovis
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7.93
1374 votes

#12 - Clovis

Veep - Season 3 - Episode 4

On a fundraising trip in Silicon Valley, Selina is challenged by an anti-fracking mom and visits the campus of Clovis, a tech company with an ambitious young CEO. In D.C., Jonah makes a crude viral video of the Selina-mom encounter, and Dan, with Ben's help, gets an idea for a rumor he can spread against Chung.

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Blood
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7.89
1117 votes

#13 - Blood

Black Books - Season 2 - Episode 4

When Manny is drawn into a competing bookstore by its customer-friendly atmosphere, he convinces Bernard the shop needs an overhaul. Fran makes use of the shop's improved facilities to track down her relatives, but is not entirely happy with what she finds.

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Manny Come Home
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7.89
1075 votes

#14 - Manny Come Home

Black Books - Season 3 - Episode 1

Fran returns from a vacation in Cornwall to discover Manny has resigned and Bernard is living amongst piles of his own filth and dead badgers. Manny has taken up work at the new bookstore next to Black Books, where he must contend with a new, and possibly even more demanding manager, played by Simon Pegg.

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Framed Rabbit
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7.84
114 votes

#15 - Framed Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit - Season 1 - Episode 6

Rabbit has been framed for murder - or committed a murder. Either way, he's on the run!

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Detroit
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7.78
1316 votes

#16 - Detroit

Veep - Season 3 - Episode 6

At an economic summit in Detroit, Selina’s staff and her family are peeved by the presence of her new personal trainer. Meanwhile, Jonah and Mike negotiate a photo-op with Selina and Maddox. Later, Catherine protects her mom from a protestor, and Selina attends a women’s gun show.

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Moo-ma and Moo-pa
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7.76
988 votes

#17 - Moo-ma and Moo-pa

Black Books - Season 3 - Episode 3

Manny is panicking about the impending visit of his parents - Fran blackmails Bernard into letting them stay by threatening to tell Manny Bernard has been screening his calls to keep him from going anywhere. When Manny's parents arrive however, the duo are forced to corroborate some slightly embellished details from Manny's letters home.

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A Little Flutter
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7.75
892 votes

#18 - A Little Flutter

Black Books - Season 3 - Episode 4

Manny places a bet on the Grand National for Bernard who immediately becomes addicted to the thrill of gambling having previously expressed no interest. But his losses mount, and he starts borrowing gambling funds from increasingly scary people.

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Travel Writer
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7.75
943 votes

#19 - Travel Writer

Black Books - Season 3 - Episode 5

Manny organises a travel-writing festival and invites a charming explorer to talk about his adventures. Fran soon falls for his twinkling eyes and lavish hair, leaving Manny ragingly jealous. Meanwhile, Bernard hires an assassin to solve a financial problem with his neighbour.

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Hostage
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7.73
114 votes

#20 - Hostage

Year of the Rabbit - Season 1 - Episode 5

Flora is facing the gallows for a crime she didn't commit, and Rabbit intends to save her.

Brick Man
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7.63
140 votes

#21 - Brick Man

Year of the Rabbit - Season 1 - Episode 2

Rabbit, Strauss and Mabel are on the case of a mysterious killer who takes the guise of the Brick Man, a mythical figure from London folklore. And Lydia emerges from the shadows with designs on Mabel.

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B/ill
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7.63
1128 votes

#22 - B/ill

Veep - Season 4 - Episode 8

With the Families First Bill growing increasingly toxic, Gary sets up a clandestine meeting with Dan and Amy to persuade them to lobby against it. Meanwhile, Selina attempts to keep working while ill in bed with the flu. As the vote on Families First draws near, her staff works to ensure the deciding vote will go in their favor, as it becomes clear that victory or defeat lies in the hands of just one congressman.

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Sniper
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7.62
125 votes

#23 - Sniper

Year of the Rabbit - Season 1 - Episode 4

There's a sniper on the loose, but Rabbit is busy protecting Prince Hector of Bulgaria.

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East Wing
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7.60
1162 votes

#24 - East Wing

Veep - Season 4 - Episode 2

The president’s staff prepares for her state visit with the Israeli prime minister. Mike tries out a new look for his more visible role. Teddy does Jonah a favor, while continuing to invade his personal space. Stuck in traffic with Richard, Amy learns via FaceTime that Selina is bringing in a new director of communications. Gary goes overboard while planning the state dinner for the Israeli delegation, and a painting in the White House comes into the spotlight.

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Gangs
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7.56
130 votes

#25 - Gangs

Year of the Rabbit - Season 1 - Episode 3

Gang warfare is raging in the East End. Wisbech sends Strauss and Mabel undercover, whilst Rabbit finds himself ostracised from the case due to his age.

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Pilot
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7.53
198 votes

#26 - Pilot

Year of the Rabbit - Season 1 - Episode 1

Rabbit and co are tasked with solving the murder of another young woman. It doesn't seem that unusual. That is, until they notice a second bullet hole and a mysterious symbol on her make-up compact.

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Episode 1
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7.26
204 votes

#27 - Episode 1

Big Train - Season 1 - Episode 1

Woman asks for directions in France in English; the boss who continually escapes his employees chasing-up of owed bonuses; the Inquisition; the 43rd stare-out world championships, disturbed by a streaker; Jesus vs. Satan (office bullying); radio dj using child slave labour for puns; The Bee Gees gunfight with Chaka Khan; surgeon taking a call at an inappropriate moment; childlike adults dressed for the hunt but wanting to be firemen.

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Episode 1
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7.17
1157 votes

#28 - Episode 1

Come Fly With Me - Season 1 - Episode 1

80-year-old Hetty Wolf takes her first ever flight with Great British Air, while husband and wife pilots Simon and Jackie sort out their marriage.

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Clare
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7.10
84 votes

#29 - Clare

Hyperdrive - Season 1 - Episode 5

Clare Winchester, a record-breaking British space-sailer, has been driven a bit mad on her latest solo expedition when she comes across the slightly more mad crew of HMS Camden Lock.

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Asteroid
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6.80
88 votes

#30 - Asteroid

Hyperdrive - Season 1 - Episode 4

Henderson, miffed at being usurped by the Americans negotiating peace between two alien races, takes matters into his own hands with explosive consequences.

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Hello, Queppu
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6.77
90 votes

#31 - Hello, Queppu

Hyperdrive - Season 1 - Episode 2

Henderson, Teal and York try to make first contact with the Queppu but are instead greeted by crossbow fire and are accused of being rebels. Meanwhile Jeffers, left in command of the ship, enters into a space race.

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Assessment
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6.72
53 votes

#32 - Assessment

Hyperdrive - Season 1 - Episode 6

The crew of HMS Camden Lock are subjected to an extremely strict assessment test causing Henderson to seek the solitude of his cabin leaving York in command.

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Weekend Off
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6.67
84 votes

#33 - Weekend Off

Hyperdrive - Season 1 - Episode 3

Vine buys a planet while Teal contrives to be alone with Henderson at the officer's ball.

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A Gift from the Glish
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6.48
163 votes

#34 - A Gift from the Glish

Hyperdrive - Season 1 - Episode 1

The crew of HMS Camden Lock start negotiations with various alien civilisations to sell blocks of the Peterborough Enterprise Zone. When things fail the first time, Space Force demands that Commander Henderson and his crew have to find another buyer within a week. The task doesn't get easier with an alien killer machine on board and the navigation system dropping out.

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Episode 1
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0.00
0 votes

#35 - Episode 1

Tracey Ullman's Show - Season 2 - Episode 1

Delinquent Dame Judi Dench is back, but will being a national treasure save her this time?

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Episode 1
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0.00
0 votes

#36 - Episode 1

Tracey Ullman's Show - Season 3 - Episode 1

German Chancellor Angela Merkel works on her poker face; Jerry Hall-Murdoch looks to apply financial lessons from her previous marriage to her new one; British Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to have a stern conversation with President Trump via video chat; French First Lady Brigitte Macron recalls the good old days; Camilla Parker Bowles has unexpected adventures in babysitting; contestants from "The Great British Bake Off" get serious with cake creations based on their dreams; and the show looks at the latest virtual-assistant incarnations.

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