Best Ten British Comedies

Ten great comedies from England (even though quite a few were written, directed or starred someone Irish, stupid RTE!) that you may or may not have seen. Anyway, enjoy!
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1.
Black Books (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers... (25 mins.)
“ Dylan Moran, Tamsin Greig & Bill Bailey
Clever, sharp, insightful and more than just a little crazy Black Books is filled with brilliant one liners and moments of complete genius. ” - neilgod
 
2.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford. (25 mins.)
“ Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson & Mark Heap
Major Star Wars influences, a dash of the surreal and some early Edgar Wright wonderfulness. (Not to mention Colin, the dog) ” - neilgod
 
3.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
“ Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon & Frank Kelly
"Feck! Arse! Girls!" ” - neilgod
 
4.
Green Wing (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show. (65 mins.)
“ Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan & Julian Rhind-Tutt & Mark Heap
Completely surreal, totally crazy and quite possibly off its rocker, you'll never see doctors the same way again. ” - neilgod
 
5.
The Mighty Boosh (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil... (30 mins.)
“ Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding & Mike Fielding
It's an acid trip you can watch over and over again. With tonnes of great characters flitting in and out of the show and Howard Moon and Vince Noir to bring it all together this show will have you humming songs and wearing patches on your elbows. Oh, and probably talking to the moon a lot ” - neilgod
 
6.
The IT Crowd (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation. (25 mins.)
“ Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade & Katherine Parkinson
From the director of Father Ted & Black Books how could it be anything less than wonderful? But if you don't believe me check it out yourself - just say no to FriendFace. ” - neilgod
 
7.
Teachers (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom. (50 mins.)
“ Andrew Lincoln, Navin Chowdhry, James Lance & Jonas Armstrong
Surreal, intelligent, very funny, romantically inept and quite often strange - Teachers is a must see ” - neilgod
 
8.
Snuff Box (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two hangmen (Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher) compete for women, money and happiness, venturing deeper in the ocean of depravity than any friends should in a whiskey-fuelled, cross-cultural friendship. (30 mins.)
“ Matt Berry & Rich Fulcher
They're hangmen who drink and whore their way through life with such ease and aplomb that most of its done in bits and pieces of sketches and songs - "I can't be in love if it's plastic" ” - neilgod
 
9.
Coupling (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. (30 mins.)
“ Jack Davenport, Richard Coyle, Sarah Alexander & Ben Miles
It starts by flashing an almost even breast at a dinner table and goes on to include rants about the lock on toilet doors, a cupboard of Patrick's love, the ever feared 'Melty Man' and of course Swinging. The English version of Friends, just much much better. ” - neilgod
 
10.
Little Britain (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain. (29 mins.)
“ David Walliams, Matt Lucas & Tom Baker
A quirky take on everything and everyone British, its basically just bonkers and brilliant.
"Computer says no!" "I'm the only gay in the village!" ” - neilgod