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    Joanna Lumley

    1946-05-01 (78 years old) in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, British India

    Dame Joanna Lamond Lumley DBE FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is a British actress, presenter, former model, author, television producer, and activist. She has won two BAFTA TV Awards for her role as Patsy Stone in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012), and was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of La Bête. In 2013, she received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards, and in 2017 she was honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship award. Lumley's other television credits include The New Avengers (1976–1977), Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982), Sensitive Skin (2005–2007), Jam & Jerusalem (2006–2008) and Finding Alice (2021–present) as well as playing Elaine Perkins in Coronation Street in 1973. Her film appearances include On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Shirley Valentine (1989), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Ella Enchanted (2004), Corpse Bride (2005), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016). She had roles in two episodes of Are You Being Served? (1973–1975) written by Jeremy Lloyd, whom she had married and divorced three years prior to her first appearance on the show. Lumley is an advocate and human rights activist for Survival International and the Gurkha Justice Campaign. She supports charities and animal welfare groups, such as Compassion in World Farming and Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals. Lumley was made a Dame (DBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to drama, entertainment and charity.

    Movies

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    Finding Your Feet
    71 %|Dec 26, 2017
    Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
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    Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
    53.099999999999994 %|Jul 1, 2016
    Comedy
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    Me Before You
    79.29 %|Jun 1, 2016
    Drama, Romance
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    Joanna Lumley: Elvis and Me
    0 %|Nov 4, 2015
    Documentary, Music
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    Absolutely Anything
    59.01 %|Jun 26, 2015
    Comedy, Science Fiction
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    She's Funny That Way
    59.41 %|Apr 22, 2015
    Comedy, Romance
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    Bette Midler: One Night Only
    0 %|Dec 15, 2014
    Music, Documentary
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    Joanna Lumley Meets Will.I.Am
    0 %|Mar 28, 2014
    Documentary
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    Gangsta Granny
    60.970000000000006 %|Dec 26, 2013
    TV Movie, Comedy, Family
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    The Wolf of Wall Street
    80.37 %|Dec 25, 2013
    Crime, Drama, Comedy
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    Joanna Lumley: The Search for Noah's Ark
    0 %|Dec 23, 2012
    Documentary
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    The Making of a Lady
    62 %|Dec 19, 2012
    Drama, TV Movie
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    Late Bloomers
    52.11 %|Jul 13, 2011
    Drama, Comedy, Romance
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    Boogie Woogie
    50 %|Jun 26, 2009
    Comedy, Drama
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    Corpse Bride
    76 %|Sep 12, 2005
    Romance, Fantasy, Animation
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    The Magic Roundabout
    54 %|Feb 2, 2005
    Animation, Family, Comedy
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    Ella Enchanted
    64.42 %|Apr 9, 2004
    Family, Fantasy, Comedy
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    The Cat's Meow
    59 %|Oct 8, 2001
    Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, History
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    Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
    56 %|Oct 3, 2000
    Drama, Family
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    Maybe Baby
    53 %|Jun 2, 2000
    Comedy, Romance
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    Mad Cows
    39 %|Oct 29, 1999
    Comedy
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    Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death
    74 %|Mar 26, 1999
    Comedy, Science Fiction, TV Movie
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    Alice in Wonderland
    63.269999999999996 %|Feb 28, 1999
    Fantasy, Family
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    Nancherrow
    60 %|Jan 1, 1999
    Drama
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    A Rather English Marriage
    57 %|Dec 30, 1998
    Drama, TV Movie
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    The Tale of Sweeney Todd
    57.190000000000005 %|Aug 30, 1998
    Horror, Mystery, TV Movie
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    Coming Home
    55 %|Apr 11, 1998
    Drama, War
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    Prince Valiant
    51 %|Jul 24, 1997
    Adventure, Fantasy
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    James and the Giant Peach
    65.53 %|Apr 12, 1996
    Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
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    Innocent Lies
    49 %|Jun 30, 1995
    Drama, Thriller, Mystery
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    Cold Comfort Farm
    66.27 %|Jan 1, 1995
    Comedy, Romance
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    Girl Friday
    0 %|Dec 28, 1994
    Documentary
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    A Ghost in Monte Carlo
    57.14 %|Apr 2, 1990
    Romance, History, TV Movie
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    Shirley Valentine
    62.73 %|Aug 30, 1989
    Romance, Comedy
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    Curse of the Pink Panther
    46.54 %|Aug 12, 1983
    Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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    Trail of the Pink Panther
    52 %|Dec 3, 1982
    Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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    The Satanic Rites of Dracula
    56 %|Nov 3, 1973
    Horror
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    Tam Lin
    54 %|Dec 1, 1970
    Mystery, Horror
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    The Breaking of Bumbo
    20 %|Sep 28, 1970
    Comedy
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    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    65.9 %|Dec 18, 1969
    Adventure, Action, Thriller
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    Quentin Blake – The Drawing of My Life
    100 %|Dec 25, 2021
    Documentary
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    Joanna Lumley and the Human Swan
    0 %|Nov 1, 2021
    Documentary
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    Falling for Figaro
    67.44 %|Oct 1, 2021
    Romance, Comedy, Music
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    The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out
    0 %|Mar 6, 2021
    Comedy, Documentary
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    In Search of Dracula
    90 %|Jan 3, 2020
    Documentary
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    Counting Tigers
    0 %|Jul 30, 2019
    Documentary
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    7 Up & Me
    75 %|Jun 3, 2019
    Documentary
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    20 Years of the Black Eyed Peas
    90 %|Dec 22, 2018
    Music, Documentary
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    Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers
    100 %|Dec 21, 2017
    Documentary
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    And the Winner Isn't
    57 %|Dec 8, 2017
    Documentary
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    Paddington 2
    74.53999999999999 %|Nov 9, 2017
    Adventure, Comedy, Family
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    Carnage: Swallowing the Past
    67.25 %|Mar 19, 2017
    Comedy, Science Fiction
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    British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves
    57 %|Sep 12, 2016
    Comedy, Documentary
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    Attenborough at 90
    0 %|May 8, 2016
    Documentary
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    50 Years of BBC Two Comedy
    80 %|May 24, 2014
    Documentary, TV Movie
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    The Genius of Roald Dahl
    0 %|Apr 22, 2012
    Documentary
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    Wogan on Wodehouse
    0 %|Sep 2, 2011
    Documentary
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    Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began
    70 %|Oct 19, 2008
    Documentary
    actor
    Inside the Two Worlds of 'The Corpse Bride'
    65 %|May 2, 2006
    Documentary, Animation
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    Stories of Lost Souls
    58 %|Nov 12, 2004
    Drama
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    EuroTrip
    65.92 %|Feb 20, 2004
    Comedy
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    Mirrorball
    80 %|Dec 22, 2000
    Comedy, TV Movie
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    Parting Shots
    64.44 %|May 14, 1999
    Romance, Crime, Comedy
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    Absolutely Fabulous: A Life
    100 %|Oct 28, 1998
    Comedy, Documentary
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    How to Be Absolutely Fabulous
    60 %|Jan 6, 1995
    Comedy, Documentary
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    The Forgotten Toys
    78.8 %|Jan 1, 1995
    Animation, Family, Fantasy
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    The Weather in the Streets
    30 %|Nov 30, 1983
    Drama, Romance, TV Movie
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    Electric Blue - The Movie
    53 %|Mar 1, 1982
    Comedy
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    An Audience with Dame Edna Everage
    10 %|Dec 26, 1980
    Comedy
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    Electric Blue 002
    45 %|Jan 1, 1980
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    The Plank
    74 %|Dec 17, 1979
    Comedy
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    The House That Dripped Blood
    63 %|Feb 22, 1971
    Horror, Mystery
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    Games That Lovers Play
    42 %|Jan 25, 1971
    Comedy
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    Some Girls Do
    56 %|Jan 23, 1969
    Action, Adventure, Comedy
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    My Week with Maisy
    0 %|Invalid Date

    Series

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    Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure
    30 %|Sep 12, 2018
    Documentary
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    Joanna Lumley's India
    40 %|Jul 5, 2017
    Documentary
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    Joanna Lumley's Japan
    55 %|Sep 9, 2016
    Documentary
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    Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure
    10 %|Jul 12, 2015
    Documentary
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    The Last Leg
    53.17999999999999 %|Jan 25, 2013
    Talk
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    The Great Comic Relief Bake Off
    0 %|Jan 21, 2013
    Reality, Comedy
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    Justin Lee Collins: Good Times
    0 %|Mar 29, 2010
    Comedy
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    Live from Studio Five
    36 %|Sep 14, 2009
    Talk
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    A Bucket O' French and Saunders
    63 %|Sep 7, 2007
    Comedy
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    The Graham Norton Show
    71.42999999999999 %|Feb 22, 2007
    Comedy, Talk
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    Lewis
    76 %|Feb 18, 2007
    Crime, Drama, Mystery
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    Jam & Jerusalem
    69.55 %|Nov 24, 2006
    Comedy
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    The One Show
    46.67 %|Aug 14, 2006
    Talk
    actor
    Betjeman and Me
    0 %|Aug 14, 2006
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    Philip and Elizabeth
    0 %|Jun 12, 2006
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    Sensitive Skin
    70 %|Nov 10, 2005
    Comedy
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    Agatha Christie's Marple
    76.87 %|Dec 12, 2004
    Drama, Crime, Mystery
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    My Dad's the Prime Minister
    60 %|Mar 23, 2003
    Comedy
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    Top Gear
    74.39 %|Oct 20, 2002
    Talk, Action & Adventure, Reality, Comedy
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    Up in Town
    70 %|Mar 6, 2002
    Drama, Comedy
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    Dr Willoughby
    0 %|Nov 14, 1999
    Comedy
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    Nancherrow
    75 %|Apr 4, 1999
    Drama, Soap
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    Coming Home
    0 %|Apr 12, 1998
    Drama, War & Politics
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    The Mrs Merton Show
    62 %|Feb 10, 1995
    Comedy, Talk
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    Class Act
    0 %|Apr 7, 1994
    Comedy, Drama
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    Absolutely Fabulous
    75 %|Nov 12, 1992
    Comedy
    actor
    Plunder
    0 %|Mar 5, 1990
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    Roseanne
    68.61 %|Oct 18, 1988
    Comedy
    actor
    Comic Relief
    60 %|Feb 5, 1988
    Comedy
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    Lovejoy
    73 %|Jan 10, 1986
    Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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    The Glory Boys
    55 %|Oct 1, 1984
    Drama, Crime
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    Mistral's Daughter
    62.73 %|Sep 24, 1984
    Drama
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    Wogan
    45 %|May 4, 1982
    Talk
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    Wogan
    45 %|May 4, 1982
    Talk
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    Sapphire & Steel
    73.81 %|Jul 10, 1979
    Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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    An Audience with...
    53 %|Jan 8, 1978
    Talk
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    The New Avengers
    69.03 %|Oct 22, 1976
    Drama, Action & Adventure
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    The Cuckoo Waltz
    75 %|Oct 27, 1975
    Comedy
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    Are You Being Served?
    71.77 %|Sep 8, 1972
    Comedy
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    Comedy Playhouse
    60 %|Dec 15, 1961
    Comedy
    actor
    Starting Out
    0 %|Invalid Date
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    Fool Me Once
    73.22 %|Jan 1, 2024
    Drama, Crime, Mystery
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    Joanna Lumley's Spice Trail Adventure
    50 %|Jul 5, 2023
    Documentary
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    Late Night Lycett
    50 %|Mar 31, 2023
    Talk, Comedy
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    Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg
    27 %|Sep 4, 2022
    News, Talk
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    Joanna Lumley's Great Cities of the World
    10 %|Mar 17, 2022
    Documentary
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    Blankety Blank
    70 %|Oct 2, 2021
    Family, Comedy
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    Rosie Jones' Trip Hazard
    47 %|Apr 9, 2021
    Reality
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    Joanna Lumley's Britain
    10 %|Feb 2, 2021
    Documentary
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    Finding Alice
    55 %|Jan 17, 2021
    Drama
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    The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
    72.41 %|Nov 18, 2020
    Animation, Family, Kids
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    Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime
    73 %|Oct 4, 2020
    Documentary
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    Joanna Lumley's Unseen Adventures
    10 %|Jul 28, 2020
    Documentary
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    RuPaul's Drag Race UK
    72 %|Oct 3, 2019
    Reality
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    Celebrity Gogglebox
    66.42999999999999 %|Jun 14, 2019
    Reality
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    Summer Camp Island
    75 %|Jul 7, 2018
    Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
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    Joanna Lumley's Postcards From My Travels
    40 %|Apr 20, 2017
    Documentary
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    Britain's Busiest Airport: Heathrow
    53 %|Jun 4, 2015
    Documentary, Reality, Drama
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    The Michael McIntyre Chat Show
    40 %|Mar 10, 2014
    Talk, Comedy
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    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    58.3 %|Feb 17, 2014
    Comedy, Talk
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    The Last Leg
    53.17999999999999 %|Jan 25, 2013
    Talk
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    Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey
    10 %|Oct 13, 2011
    Documentary
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    Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
    50 %|Jul 16, 2009
    Talk, Comedy
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    Mistresses
    58 %|Jan 8, 2008
    Drama, Family
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    Jam & Jerusalem
    69.55 %|Nov 24, 2006
    Comedy
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    Final Chance to Save
    0 %|Sep 3, 2005
    Documentary
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    Posh Nosh
    66.67 %|Feb 4, 2003
    Comedy
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    Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
    59.050000000000004 %|Jun 8, 2002
    Comedy, Family
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    The Foxbusters
    0 %|Sep 9, 1999
    Animation, Comedy
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    Jonathan Creek
    73.89 %|May 9, 1997
    Mystery, Comedy, Drama
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    The Forgotten Toys
    0 %|Jan 1, 1997
    Animation, Kids, Family
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    Cluedo
    64 %|Jul 25, 1990
    Crime, Drama, Mystery
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    Going Live!
    60 %|Sep 26, 1987
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    French & Saunders
    74.19 %|Mar 9, 1987
    Comedy
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    Oxbridge Blues
    50 %|Nov 14, 1984
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    The Kenny Everett Television Show
    70 %|Feb 25, 1982
    Comedy
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    Champs-Elysées
    65 %|Jan 16, 1982
    Talk
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    Steptoe and Son
    77.33 %|Jan 5, 1962
    Comedy
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    The Avengers
    77 %|Jan 7, 1961
    Action & Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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    Eurovision Song Contest
    69.2 %|May 24, 1956
    Reality, Family
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    Tony Awards
    50 %|Apr 1, 1956
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    The BAFTA Awards
    100 %|May 29, 1949
    Reality
    actor
    Amandaland
    0 %|Invalid Date
    Comedy