The Definitive - Why UK Sit-Coms Are Better Than the US

Some US comedies are brilliant, no doubt (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Friends, Taxi, Golden Girls. Frasier, Cheers, Roseanne etc) however UK sit-coms are better by far, you know it's true...
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1.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
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Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
 
2.
Only Fools and Horses.... (1981 TV Series)
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Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires. (95 mins.)
 
3.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
4.
Extras (2005 TV Series)
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment. (30 mins.)
 
5.
'Allo 'Allo! (1982 TV Series)
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In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small caf where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene. (45 mins.)
 
6.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
 
7.
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989 TV Series)
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Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war. (175 mins.)
 
8.
Early Doors (2003 TV Series)
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The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley)... (30 mins.)
 
9.
I'm Alan Partridge (1997 TV Series)
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich. (29 mins.)
 
10.
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983 TV Series)
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama... (60 mins.)
Director: Anthony Garner
 
11.
Phoenix Nights (2001 TV Series)
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The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester. (25 mins.)
 
12.
Yes, Prime Minister (1986 TV Series)
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Whitmore
 
13.
Porridge (1974 TV Series)
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system. (45 mins.)
 
14.
One Foot in the Grave (1990 TV Series)
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Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors. (90 mins.)
 
15.
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973 TV Series)
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Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the... (30 mins.)
 
16.
Hi-de-Hi! (1980 TV Series)
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Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting... (60 mins.)
 
17.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 TV Series)
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe. (30 mins.)
 
18.
It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974 TV Series)
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The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II. (30 mins.)
 
19.
The Royle Family (1998 TV Series)
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A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house. (45 mins.)
 
20.
Bottom (1991 TV Series)
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Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Rising Damp (1974 TV Series)
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Steptoe and Son (1962 TV Series)
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful... (45 mins.)
 
23.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973 TV Series)
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby. (30 mins.)
 
24.
Are You Being Served? (1972 TV Series)
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store. (28 mins.)
 
25.
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere (2004 TV Series)
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Hopeless doormen Max and Paddy leave clubland and embark on a series of wild and exciting adventures in their prized motorhome, "Easy Rider" style. (25 mins.)
 
26.
British Men Behaving Badly (1992 TV Series)
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This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds... (45 mins.)
 
27.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
 
28.
Good Neighbors (1975 TV Series)
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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts). (28 mins.)
 
29.
Dad's Army (1968 TV Series)
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During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion. (30 mins.)
 
30.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)