Top UK Comedy Series

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1.
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.)
“ The Office is the greatest British comedy of all time. This mockumentry is held in high regard around the world, having remakes in the USA starring Steve Carrell. It is nothing compared to the original brilliance of Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
2.
The Inbetweeners (2008 TV Series)
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Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school. (25 mins.)
“ The perfect example of typical life in later teenage years. The Inbetweeners, revolves around the lives of Will Mckenzie, Simon Cooper, Jay Cartwright and Neil Sutherland. Yes, this truly is one of the funniest shows have ever seen. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
3.
Jeeves and Wooster (1990 TV Series)
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Bertram Wooster, a well-intentioned, wealthy layabout, has a habit of getting himself into trouble and it's up to his brilliant valet, Jeeves, to get him out. (55 mins.)
 
4.
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006 TV Series)
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A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
“ Watch these and tell me it's not great:

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEle_DLDg9Y
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THNPmhBl-8I ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
5.
Peep Show (2003 TV Series)
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Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life. (25 mins.)
“ One of the first series that I know to have adopted the Point of View camera style. Six series have been made and a seventh is to air in the UK shortly. Having won BAFTA awards and “Best TV comedy actor” award for Dave Mitchell, who plays Mark. This has become a cult hit in the UK. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
Coupling (2000 TV Series)
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Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love. (30 mins.)
“ Many people have drawn comparisons between "Coupling" and "Friends". I'll admit there are similarities. Six friends in the city living out their lives. But what Moffat has created is a comedy with multiple levels, superb plots and fantastic comedy. The performances from the six main actors are superb. The Programme is quite simply the best of the best sitcom on British TV ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
8.
Miranda (2009 TV Series)
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Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary. (30 mins.)
“ To tell you the truth, there are not many female comedians that can make me laugh. It is just not my type of humor. But I can gladly make an exception for this Miranda Hart-show. Okay, sometimes it is a bit over the top, on a few occasions it is slightly tedious and worn out, but in general this is a very funny and intelligently written situation comedy. I love it when Miranda talks or gestures to the audience, I love the absurd thoughts that go through her head and I love all the characters that surround her, especially Patricia Hodge as Miranda's mother. Of course Hart is a brilliant actress ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
9.
Green Wing (2004 TV Series)
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Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show. (65 mins.)
“ I have to say, the show would be nothing without Michelle Gomez. She is fantastic beyond all reason and each one of her scenes has me in stitches. Really, she is a comedy genius, and deserves more screen time! Her scenes with Julian (Mac) are comedy gold.
I am pleased to see a completely original comedy such as Green Wing doing so well. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
10.
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.)
“ This is an awesome show. No laugh track, completely deadpan the entire time, and i think generally massively underrated. Primarily the work of the lads from Father Ted, i would rate this show (and particularly the first series) as my favourite sketch comedy show of all time. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
11.
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.)
“ I can only say that the TV will never be the same without Father Ted. I know it ended so long ago. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
12.
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.)
“ There are many comedies where you give some laughs or simply are amused during the show. Fawlty Towers is different. You are laughing hard from the start to the climax. It's actually quite a simple humor, but played by huge and pretty strong characters that together make up a marvelous show. Every episode is a sure laugh. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
13.
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.)
“ If you're not familiar with Alan I seriously recommend you get some of his stuff pronto, cos it is just too much fun. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
The Catherine Tate Show (2004 TV Series)
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Skits by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe. (30 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
Dirk Gently (2010 TV Series)
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Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'. (58 mins.)
 
19.
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.)
“ Having won a BAFTA and numerous awards, and staging the best musical ever created where the audience applauded. Four series have been commissioned and a fifth one is in the works ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
20.
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.)
“ There simply isn't a better TV comedy around at the moment than Spaced. Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson's scriptwriting is so sharp and full of references it can sometimes be hard to keep up through the onslaught of hilarious jokes. With such well rounded characters it is just too good for words, it is the recognition humour and references that make this a wonderful comedy. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
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.)
“ Probably the most known series on this list, and it is no surprise why. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
23.
Family Tree (2013 TV Series)
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Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his... (30 mins.)
 
24.
Outnumbered (2007 TV Series)
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A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children. (30 mins.)
 
25.
Trollied (2011 TV Series)
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Set in Valco, a fictional supermarket in the north-west of England, Trollied is an eight-part sitcom... (26 mins.)
 
26.
Big School (2013 TV Series)
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Deputy Head of Science, Mr Church has been at Greybridge School for 15 years. He is about to resign after a dramatic experiment. However, the arrival of the new French teacher changes everything. (30 mins.)
 
27.
Him & Her (2010 TV Series)
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An acutely observed, forensically honest, warts-and-all look at a working-class couple in their mid-20s. (28 mins.)
“ I'll agree, the first episode was a little hard to get into, but once you do, its just so clever. Anyone who's been in a very dependent relationship like this will fall in love.
The characters all work really well together and I love the fact that they always manage to stay in the flat and never leave it. I kept wondering how they were gonna keep them there and was constantly surprised.
Great real life writing and acting.
I'd definitely recommend it to people who like BBC shows. ” - DanaAlFaisal
 
28.
Hardware (2003 TV Series)
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The series revolves around the store staff as they engage in a daily wisecrack battle with packs of DIY obsessed clients. (30 mins.)
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
Bad Education (2012 TV Series)
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A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches. (30 mins.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
Come Fly with Me (2010 TV Series)
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The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport... (29 mins.)
 
34.
Ideal (2005 TV Series)
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Moz is a drug dealer and has very strange clientele who come and go from his flat. (30 mins.)