Best of... British Comedy

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1.
Absolutely Fabulous (1992 TV Series)
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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their... (45 mins.)
 
2.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987 TV Series)
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. (30 mins.)
 
3.
Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer (1999 TV Series)
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The pair's follow-up to The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, this BBC comedy sketch show features more surreal vignettes, as well as an ongoing mockumentary series called The Club - a parody of popular British series of the time. (30 mins.)
 
4.
Big Train (1998 TV Series)
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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations. (30 mins.)
 
5.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother. (195 mins.)
 
6.
Black-Adder II (1986 TV Series)
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her. (176 mins.)
 
7.
Black Adder the Third (1987 TV Series)
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In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time. (180 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Black Books (2000 TV Series)
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Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers... (25 mins.)
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
The Brittas Empire (1991 TV Series)
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Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions... (30 mins.)
 
12.
Da Ali G Show (2000 TV Series)
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Hipster Ali G. interviews a variety of guests from the world of crime prevention, drug enforcement and... (30 mins.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
Derek (2012 TV Series)
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Derek is a loyal nursing home care assistant who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents. (23 mins.)
 
15.
Detectorists (2014 TV Series)
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The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime. (30 mins.)
Director: Mackenzie Crook
 
16.
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (2001 TV Series)
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Series of half hour parodies of British horror films of the 60s and 70s. (30 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
The Fast Show (1994 TV Series)
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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society. (30 mins.)
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004 TV Series)
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This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999 TV Series)
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A sitcom about two dreamy roommates in London. Gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere... (34 mins.)
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
The Goodies (1970 TV Series)
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Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything... (30 mins.)
 
24.
Harry Enfield and Chums (1994 TV Series)
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BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies. (40 mins.)
 
25.
Hippies (1999 TV Series)
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In 1969 London, the editor of an underground magazine and his friends get into wacky situations. (30 mins.)
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
The IT Crowd (2006 TV Series)
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The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation. (25 mins.)
 
29.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994 TV Series)
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A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests. (45 mins.)
 
30.
The League of Gentlemen (1999 TV Series)
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An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Life's Too Short (2011 TV Series)
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The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces. (30 mins.)
 
32.
Little Britain (2003 TV Series)
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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.)
 
33.
Look Around You (2002 TV Series)
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A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true. (30 mins.)
 
34.
The Mighty Boosh (2003 TV Series)
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil... (30 mins.)
 
35.
Mr. Bean (1990 TV Series)
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem. (350 mins.)
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
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 David Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
Ripping Yarns (1976 TV Series)
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn. (30 mins.)
Director: Terry Hughes
 
41.
The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer (1993 TV Series)
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Bizarre, anarchic and frequently silly comedy sketch show written by and starring double act Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. (30 mins.)
 
42.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
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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.)
 
43.
The Thick of It (2005 TV Series)
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants. (29 mins.)
 
44.
The Vicar of Dibley (1994 TV Series)
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church. (60 mins.)
 
45.
Yes Minister (1980 TV Series)
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks. (60 mins.)
 
46.
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
 
47.
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.)