List of films based on British television series

This is a list of theatrically released feature films that are based on British television programmes.


TV programme Film
Title Channel Premiere End Title Premiere
Absolutely FabulousBBC2 / BBC119922012 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie2016
Da Ali G ShowChannel 420002004 Ali G Indahouse2002
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan2006
Are You Being Served?BBC119721985Are You Being Served?1977
The Army GameITV19571961I Only Arsked!1958
Bad EducationBBC Three20122014The Bad Education Movie2015
The Benny Hill ShowITV19691991The Best of Benny Hill1974
Bless This HouseITV19711976Bless This House1972
BottomBBC219911995Guest House Paradiso1999
Dad's ArmyBBC119681977 Dad's Army1971
Dad's Army2016
Father, Dear FatherITV19681973Father, Dear Father1973
For the Love of AdaITV19701971For the Love of Ada1972
George and MildredITV19761979George and Mildred1980
Harry Enfield's Television ProgrammeBBC219901992Kevin & Perry Go Large2000
The InbetweenersE420082010 The Inbetweeners Movie2011
The Inbetweeners 22014
I'm Alan Partridge, Mid Morning MattersBBC2 / Sky 11997PresentAlan Partridge: Alpha Papa2013
Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World TourITV220082008Keith Lemon: The Film2012
The LarkinsITV19601963Inn for Trouble1960[1]
The League of GentlemenBBC Two19992002The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse2005
Love Thy NeighbourITV19721976Love Thy Neighbour1973
The LoversITV19701971The Lovers!1973
Man About the HouseITV19731976Man About the House1974
Monty Python's Flying CircusBBC119691974 And Now for Something Completely Different1971
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982
Mr. Bean[2]ITV19901995 Bean1997
Mr. Bean's Holiday2007
Mrs. Brown's BoysBBC12011TBDMrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie2014
The Muppet ShowITV19761981The Muppet Movie1979
Nearest and DearestITV19681973Nearest and Dearest1972
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the WidthITV19671971Never Mind the Quality Feel the Width1973
The OfficeBBC Two20012003David Brent: Life on the Road2016
On the BusesITV19691973 On the Buses1971
Mutiny on the Buses1972
Holiday on the Buses1973
Please Sir!ITV19681972Please Sir!1971
Rising DampITV19741978Rising Damp1980
Stella StreetBBC Two19972001Stella Street2004
Steptoe and SonBBC119621974 Steptoe and Son1972
Steptoe and Son Ride Again1973
That's Your FuneralBBC119701971That's Your Funeral1972
The Thick of ItBBC Four / BBC Two20052012In the Loop2009
Till Death Us Do PartBBC119651975 Till Death Us Do Part1968
The Alf Garnett Saga1972
The TripBBC Two20102010 The Trip2010
Up Pompeii!BBC119691970 Up Pompeii1971
Up the Chastity Belt1971
Up the Front1972
Whack-O!BBC119561972Bottoms Up1960
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?BBC119731974The Likely Lads1976
Whoops ApocalypseITV19821982Whoops Apocalypse1986


TV programme Film
Title Channel Premiere End Title Premiere
The AvengersITV19611969The Avengers1998
Callan ITV19671972Callan1974
Edge of DarknessBBC219851985Edge of Darkness2010
The Grove FamilyBBC Television Service19541957It's a Great Day1955
Man at the TopITV19701972Man at the Top1973
Pennies from HeavenBBC119781978Pennies from Heaven1981
The SaintITV19621969The Saint1997
The Singing DetectiveBBC119861986The Singing Detective2003
SpooksBBC One20022011Spooks: The Greater Good2015
State of PlayBBC One20032003State of Play2009
The SweeneyITV19751978 Sweeney!1977
Sweeney 21978
The Sweeney2012
TraffikChannel 419891989Traffic2000

Science fiction

TV programme Film
Title Channel Premiere End Title Premiere
Doctor WhoBBC Television Service19631989 Dr. Who and the Daleks1965
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.1966
Doctor Who1996
The Quatermass ExperimentBBC Television Service19531953The Quatermass Xperiment1955
Quatermass IIBBC Television Service19551955Quatermass 21957
Quatermass and the PitBBC Television Service19581959Quatermass and the Pit1967
ThunderbirdsITV19651966 Thunderbirds Are Go1966
Thunderbird 61968


TV programme Film
Title Channel Premiere End Title Premiere
The Blue PlanetBBC One20012001Deep Blue2003
Planet EarthBBC One / BBC HD20062006Earth2007
Walking with DinosaursBBC One19991999Walking with Dinosaurs2013

Children's television

TV programme Film
Title Channel Premiere End Title Premiere
Fireman SamBBC One / Channel 51987TBDFireman Sam: Alien Alert! The Movie[3]2017
The Magic RoundaboutBBC One / Channel 419651992The Magic Roundabout (film)2005
Postman PatBBC One / CBeebies19812017Postman Pat: The Movie2014
Shaun the SheepCBBC2007TBDShaun the Sheep Movie2015
Thomas the Tank Engine & FriendsITV1984TBDThomas and the Magic Railroad2000
Wallace and GromitBBC119892008Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit2005

See also


  1. Marcus, Laurence; Hulse, Stephen R. (19 October 2000). "The Larkins". Television Heaven. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  2. Mr Bean at the BBC Guide to Comedy
  3. Carling, David; Douglas, Su (17 June 2017). "Fireman Sam: Alien Alert! The Movie".
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