The Best British Comedy Shows

A collection of the best British sketch shows, panel shows, stand up comedy and sitcoms.
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1.
Russell Howard's Good News (2009 TV Series)
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British comedian Russell Howard shares his views on the topical news of the previous week. (60 mins.)
 
2.
Celebrity Juice (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A comedy TV show starring the fictional character Keith Lemon. (45 mins.)
 
3.
Mock the Week (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A comedic look at current events. (29 mins.)
 
4.
The Royle Family (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house. (45 mins.)
 
5.
Him & Her (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An acutely observed, forensically honest, warts-and-all look at a working-class couple in their mid-20s.
 
6.
8 Out of 10 Cats (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A topical news panel show with Jimmy Carr as host, and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson. (24 mins.)
 
7.
The Vicar of Dibley (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Mr. Bean (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.)
 
9.
An Idiot Abroad (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... (43 mins.)
 
10.
Miranda (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
 
11.
Beaver Falls (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Three British students decided to spend their summer in an American summer camp and make a large impression on fellow camp workers and the campers.
 
12.
Bad Education (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches. (30 mins.)
 
13.
Misfits (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers. (60 mins.)
 
14.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(125 mins.)
Director: Mick Thomas
 
15.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(130 mins.)
Director: Mick Thomas
 
16.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Annual British TV show with comedy panel in the style of a pub quiz with questions relating to the events of the year just gone by. (125 mins.)
 
17.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A British comedy panel show, were contestants answer questions about the events in the past year. (125 mins.)
 
18.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(130 mins.)
Director: Mick Thomas
 
19.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(125 mins.)
Director: Mick Thomas
 
20.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Mick Thomas
 
21.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Mick Thomas
 
22.
The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Director: Mick Thomas
 
23.
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Director: Mick Thomas
 
24.
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Mick Thomas
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
The Inbetweeners (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school. (25 mins.)
 
27.
I'm Alan Partridge (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
28.
Have I Got News for You (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so... (29 mins.)
 
29.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Music-based comedy quiz show. (30 mins.)
 
30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
US version of the original British show of the same name. (30 mins.)
 
31.
Come Fly with Me (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport... (29 mins.)
 
32.
Would I Lie to You? (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two teams, lead by their team leader (either Lee Mack or David Mitchell), have to try and make the other team believe their crazy stories. (30 mins.)
 
33.
How Not to Live Your Life (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Don Danbury who slobs around, doesn't take his job seriously and making awkward situations has inherited...
 
34.
The Catherine Tate Show (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Skits by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Friday Night Dinner (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong. (24 mins.)
 
36.
Absolutely Fabulous (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their... (45 mins.)
 
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Gavin & Stacey (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them? (29 mins.)
 
39.
QI (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Stephen Fry is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well. (30 mins.)
 
40.
Derek (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.)
 
41.
My Family (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well. (50 mins.)
 
42.
Fresh Meat (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university. (50 mins.)
 
43.
Benidorm (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follow holidaymakers at the Solana Resort in Benidorm. Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros. (30 mins.)
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
TV Burp (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Harry Hill stars in this surreal comedy show, revolving around the previous week's shows on British television. (23 mins.)
 
46.
Wilfred (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit. (22 mins.)
 
47.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
48.
Only Fools and Horses.... (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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.)
 
49.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
50.
Peep Show (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
51.
Phoenix Nights (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.)
 
52.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Improvisational comedy game show in which four players act out various comic games and sketches. (30 mins.)
 
53.
Not Going Out (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The mishaps of slacker Lee, Lee's best mate Tim, Lee's long-suffering landlady and the love of Lee's life, Lucy, and Tim's well-meaning but dim-witted girlfriend Daisy. (30 mins.)
 
54.
Moone Boy (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Martin Moone is a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend Sean to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family circa 1990. (23 mins.)
 
55.
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
 
56.
The Mitchell and Webb Situation (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The legendary comedy duo's first outrageous sketch show, which launched both of their careers (30 mins.)
 
57.
Impractical Jokers (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Q, Sal, Joe and Murr are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera. (30 mins.)
 
58.
Some Girls (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Girls struggle with relationships, friendships and teachers at school. (30 mins.)
 
59.
Plebs (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
PLEBS follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - a city that happens to be Ancient Rome. (25 mins.)
 
60.
Live at the Electric (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
(30 mins.)