Since British shows are often overlooked by the mainstream and since I love classy British TV (especially the comedies) so much, I thought they deserved a list of their own.
NOTE: There are many others I could have included here that I probably like just as much. But, I had to make a cut-off point, which is practically impossible, and which is why I'm so bad at these lists. But, this is at least a good sampling of my favorites. And, there's plenty more where these come from!
To the Manor Born
(1979 TV Series)
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to... (30 mins.)
“ So re-watchable and therefore probably my most favorite of all Britcoms (British sitcoms)! So lovely---visually and otherwise. ” - MyMovieTVRomance
(2000 Short Film)
The main cast from "Absolutely Fabulous" appear as aspiring, out-of-work actresses. (29 mins.)
“ Yeah, it's only one episode, but it should have lasted, cause it's good! ” - MyMovieTVRomance
(1992 TV Series)
Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their... (45 mins.)
“ So much a product of it's time--and that's a GREAT thing! ” - MyMovieTVRomance
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
(2007 TV Series)
Revolving around the life of Vivienne Vyle, a daytime TV presenter/agony aunt in the mold of Trisha, the show focuses on not only the problems of her guests but the problems Vivienne faces herself in regards to her love and home life.
French and Saunders
(1987 TV Series)
This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders... (30 mins.)
“ Brilliant in a lot of ways. And yes, often vulgar, but the stars are so likable, it doesn't matter! ” - MyMovieTVRomance
Roger & Val Have Just Got In
(2010 TV Series)
Comedy drama about the day to day lives of husband and wife, Roger and Val. After they've just got in from work. (29 mins.)
(1998 TV Series)
Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen. (34 mins.)
Let Them Eat Cake
(1999 TV Series)
It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants... (30 mins.)
Girls on Top
(1985 TV Series)
Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England. (30 mins.)
(2002 TV Series)
Mary Trewednack lives above her post office in the Cornish village of St. Gweep, with her neurotic partner Angela... (30 mins.)
“ You'll wish you lived in this series, the scenery and setting is so quaint! ” - MyMovieTVRomance
The Vicar of Dibley
(1994 TV Series)
A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church. (60 mins.)
(2006 TV Series)
The comical misadventures of friends involved with a women's club. Retitled as "Clatterford" in the United States. (60 mins.)
Waiting for God
(1990 TV Series)
When Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage, he meets Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains... (30 mins.)
“ So funny and great character development. ” - MyMovieTVRomance
A Fine Romance
(1981 TV Series)
British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union... (30 mins.)
(2010 TV Series)
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV
(1985 TV Series)
Sketch based show starring 'Victoria Wood', 'Julie Walters' and many others. Included regular items... (30 mins.)
“ A music and comedy sketch show. I can't believe this whole show was written by ONE WOMAN---the brilliant Victoria Wood! ” - MyMovieTVRomance
(1989 TV Series)
A series of six self-contained comedy playlets written by and starring Victoria Wood (30 mins.)
“ Another show written entirely by its star. She was often quite cute too---especially with that precious way of talking and accent. ” - MyMovieTVRomance
Are You Being Served?
(1972 TV Series)
The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store. (28 mins.)
Keeping Up Appearances
(1990 TV Series)
A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband. (60 mins.)
Murder Most Horrid
(1991 TV Series)
Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.
The Comic Strip Presents...
(1982 TV Series)
A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
(2003 TV Series)
Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows. (40 mins.)
Ruby Wax Meets...
(1996 TV Series)
7 BBC television celebrity profiles/portraits featuring Ruby with Imelda Marcos (50 minutes), Goldie Hawn (30')...