Best of Britcoms / British Comedy TV Series

by L P | created - 30 Jan 2013 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

This list won't be for everybody, but if you have similar taste in humour, you might like these...

In no particular order after 10...

Thank you for the kind comments, Alan, Saff, Gary, Linda, Aria, Harsh, Michael-Scott, & Lori.

Gary, I'm grateful for your suggestion of 'George & Mildred'; watched some on YTb and absolutely love it! As for 'Robin's Nest', it was already in my list of 'British Comedies', but not 'Best of'. I'd never heard of 'Return of Shelly' and could not easily find any samples/previews online, but have added it to my list of 'British Comedies'...

Linda, thank you for your reminder about 'Waiting for God', it is wonderful; I tend to prefer the earlier episodes over the later, but it is always enjoyable!

Aria, thanks, 'Red Dwarf' is a guilty pleasure...

Harsh, I've never had the pleasure of watching 'Inbetweeners'; will give it a go soon, thanks!

Thanks, Michael-Scott; I bet you're referring to 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie'? It's included in my list of 'British Comedies'. I've enjoyed what little I've caught of this, and am a big fan of Stephen's and Hugh's other works [particularly 'Jeeves and Wooster' & 'Black Adder Goes Forth'].

Lori, Thanks for a great list of Britcoms! I've enjoyed some of these [particularly 'Outnumbered'] and they are all included in my "British Comedy TV Series / Britcoms" list, but not in my "Best of..." list.

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1. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 105,476

2. Coupling (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt

Votes: 37,952

3. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 20,570

4. Black Books (2000–2004)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.5
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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. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Paul Beech

Votes: 45,587

5. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 9,151

6. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

8.2
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 11,385

7. Are You Being Served? Again! (1992–1993)

26 min | Comedy

7.9
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The staff of the defunct Grace Brothers department store reunite to run a rural hotel.

Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 928

8. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)

41 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus, Serena Evans

Votes: 4,931

9. Extras (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 44,949

10. Moone Boy (2012–2015)

23 min | Comedy

8.2
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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.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, David Rawle, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald

Votes: 4,424

11. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.

Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 5,546

12. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 4,349

13. FM (2009– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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O'Dowd is Lindsay Carol, a DJ on a hip radio station Skin FM. Urbane and witty on air, off-air he's a shambles, as inept in love as he is trying to be cool. Along for the ride are his ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Kevin Bishop, Nina Sosanya, Ophelia Lovibond

Votes: 417

14. Which Way to the War (1994 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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In the Western Desert of World War II, a party of British "Desert Rat" soldiers and a party of Australian soldiers are holed up in a remote building, when an ambulance of Italian "nurses" arrives.

Directors: Roy Gould, David Croft | Stars: William Tapley, Simon Baker, Terry John, Robert Hands

This was only a pilot; shame it wasn't allowed to develop...!

Very difficult to find; was once available on the 'David Croft' site [c.2007-9] in three parts, but no longer [as of 02/13]...

Highly recommended for Lloyd & Croft fans, fans of WWII comedies in general ['Allo, Allo', 'Dad's Army', 'Hogan's Heroes', 'McHale's Navy', etc...], as well as 'Simon Baker Denny' fans...

15. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 2,065

16. Miranda (2009–2015)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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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.

Stars: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland

Votes: 9,838

17. Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

TV-PG | 175 min | Comedy, War

8.8
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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.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 38,744

My favorite 'Black Adder'...

18. My Hero (2000–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Thermoman is a multiple-powered superhero who originates from the planet Ultron. In an attempt to do his best to fit in with life on earth, he creates the human alias of George Sunday.

Stars: Emily Joyce, Geraldine McNulty, Hugh Dennis, Lill Roughley

Votes: 1,443

19. Clone (2008– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Stuart McLoughlin, Mark Gatiss, Fiona Glascott

Votes: 211

Too bad it was only one series...

20. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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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.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 68,432

21. Still Game (2002– )

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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Cult Scottish comedy about the lives of two OAP's Jack and Victor and their views on how it used to be in the old days and how bad it is now in the fictional area of Glasgow, Craiglang.

Stars: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Gavin Mitchell

Votes: 3,544

22. Bottom (1991–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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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.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 10,017

23. Vexed (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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Two Detectives Jack and Georgina who share chemistry but have complicated personal lives.

Stars: Toby Stephens, Ronny Jhutti, Roger Griffiths, Miranda Raison

Votes: 1,745

24. Brotherly Love (1999– )

6.0
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Stars: Gregor Fisher, James Fleet, Caroline Langrishe, Tom Watson

Votes: 14

25. Father Ted (1995–1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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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!

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 29,848

26. As Time Goes By (1992–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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The Korean War and a long lost letter separate the lives of young lovers Jean and Lionel, whose paths cross again by happenstance.

Stars: Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton

Votes: 3,053

27. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

7.8
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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.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Cornwell

Votes: 11,188

28. British Men Behaving Badly (1992–2014)

45 min | Comedy

7.7
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Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash, Neil Morrissey

Votes: 5,790

29. Spy (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5.

Stars: Darren Boyd, Jude Wright, Robert Lindsay, Rebekah Staton

Votes: 3,103

30. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

7.6
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Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Votes: 7,502

31. Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001–2011)

26 min | Comedy

7.1
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The Lives And Loves Of Five Friends In The Northern Town Of Runcorn

Stars: Will Mellor, Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale

Votes: 3,011

32. Doc Martin (2004– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The trials and tribulations of Dr. Martin Ellingham, a socially challenged doctor who moves from London to the picturesque village of Port Wenn in Cornwall.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom

Votes: 8,696

33. Detectorists (2014– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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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.

Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Gerard Horan

Votes: 5,448

34. To the Manor Born (1979–1981)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De ... See full summary »

Stars: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Daphne Heard

Votes: 1,374

35. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.

Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd

Votes: 3,580

36. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

8.1
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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).

Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 2,073

37. The Detectives (1993–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary »

Stars: Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, George Sewell, Frank Windsor

Votes: 947

38. Wild West (2002–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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Mary Trewednack lives above her post office in the Cornish village of St. Gweep, with her neurotic partner Angela. Lesbians until something better comes along. Witchcraft and wife-swapping ... See full summary »

Stars: Catherine Tate, David Bradley, Sean Foley, Richard Mylan

Votes: 200

39. Chickens (2011– )

Comedy

6.6
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Comedy sitcom set in a small English village during the first world war. It follows three young men who are not on the front line, but fighting each other.

Stars: Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Jonny Sweet, Sarah Daykin

Votes: 670

40. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.9
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Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 36,211

41. Hippies (1999– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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In 1969 London, the editor of an underground magazine and his friends get into wacky situations.

Stars: Simon Pegg, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sally Phillips, Darren Boyd

Votes: 336

42. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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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.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 28,470

43. How Do You Want Me? (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Ian has recently eloped with country girl Lisa. The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues.

Stars: Dylan Moran, Charlotte Coleman, Emma Chambers, Frank Finlay

Votes: 382

44. Dinnerladies (1998–2000)

34 min | Comedy

7.6
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Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen.

Stars: Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn, Shobna Gulati

Votes: 1,222

45. Teachers (2001–2004)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

Stars: Ursula Holden Gill, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire, Ellen Thomas

Votes: 2,674

46. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 2,193

47. Fortysomething (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 1,742

48. Twenty Twelve (2011–2012)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The team responsible for organizing the 2012 Olympics in London face many challenges.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Karl Theobald

Votes: 1,400

49. The Army Game (1957–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The exploits of a bunch of army conscripts.

Stars: Harry Fowler, Frank Williams, Ted Lune, Alfie Bass

Votes: 56

50. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Barry Evans plays a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Votes: 4,581

51. The Old Guys (2009– )

Comedy

7.3
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Two retired gentleman share a house together , always competing for the affections of their attractive neighbour Sally

Stars: Roger Lloyd Pack, Clive Swift, Jane Asher, Katherine Parkinson

Votes: 263

52. Open All Hours (1973–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 3,673

53. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 1,779

54. Hello Ladies (2013– )

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

7.5
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A gawky Englishman comes to Los Angeles to find the woman of his dreams.

Stars: Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods, Nate Torrence, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 10,116

55. Waiting for God (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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When Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage, he meets Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains about everything and wants nothing more than just to die. Much to the dislike of ... See full summary »

Stars: Graham Crowden, Stephanie Cole, Daniel Hill, Janine Duvitski

Votes: 1,266

56. Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)

TV-PG | 55 min | Comedy

8.5
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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.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robert Daws, Richard Dixon

Votes: 9,872

57. Are You Being Served in Australia? (1980–1981)

25 min | Comedy

7.0
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When Mr. Humphries takes over as head of the mens-wear department at Bone Brothers in Australia, his character and experiences remain exactly the same as it was behind the counter in Grace ... See full summary »

Stars: John Inman, June Bronhill, Reg Gillam, Basil Clarke

Votes: 88

58. The Invisibles (2008– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Known as the inivibles, in the 1980s Maurice Riley and Syd Woolsey, were master burglars. But now they have retired with their spouses to the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Homesick, they ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Head, Warren Clarke, Jenny Agutter, Dean Lennox Kelly

Votes: 155

59. Outnumbered (2007–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children.

Stars: Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche

Votes: 7,128

60. George & Mildred (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 916

61. Grass (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Stars: Simon Day, Philip Jackson, Robert Wilfort, Tristan Gemmill

Votes: 64

62. World of Pub (2001– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Barry and Garry run a pub in the West End of London. Each week their friend, certified cockney geezer Dodgy Phil, comes up with scheme to attract more punters. For example, turning the pub ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Cornwell, Peter Serafinowicz, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall

Votes: 58

63. Girls on Top (1985–1986)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England.

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 215

64. On the Up (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Self-made millionaire Tony Carpenter struggles his way through life, dealing with a snooty wife, troublesome daughter, opinionated mother and quirky domestic staff.

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly, Joan Sims, Jenna Russell

Votes: 102

65. Trivia (2011– )

Comedy

8.1
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The show focuses on the captain of a pub quiz team - a man who knows it all but has learnt nothing. Trivia explores the relationships between the four team members and their thirty ... See full summary »

Stars: David Pearse, Keith McErlean, Janet Moran, Aoibhinn McGinnity

Votes: 79

66. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.

Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

Votes: 366

67. Rab C. Nesbitt (1988–2014)

50 min | Comedy

7.6
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Rab C. Nesbitt is lowlife scum (and proud of it) in Glasgow, Scotland who spends his time drinking in his local and speaking to the camera about the state of society as he sees it.

Stars: Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper, Elaine C. Smith, Barbara Rafferty

Votes: 967

68. Threesome (I) (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Threesome is a comedy about three inseparable friends on the verge of 30. Alice lives with her boyfriend Mitch and their gay best friend Richie. Together they form three points of an ... See full summary »

Stars: Emun Elliott, Amy Huberman, Stephen Wight, Shonn Gregory

Votes: 1,121

69. The High Life (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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A strangely, short-lived Scottish sitcom chronicling the eccentric passengers and crew of a fictional small airline operating out of Prestwick Airport. Notable for some very surreal comedy and the all singing, all dancing titles.

Stars: Alan Cumming, Forbes Masson, Siobhan Redmond, Patrick Ryecart

Votes: 300

70. Absolutely (1989–1993)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Comedy sketch show.

Stars: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter

Votes: 181

71. Up the Women (2013– )

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A group of Suffragists band together to spread the word; but they need to learn their own lessons first.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Vicki Pepperdine, Emma Pierson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 279

72. On the Buses (1971)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

6.1
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Stan gets a little annoyed when his Mum and Sister keep buying expensive items on hire purchase, but the money he earns for overtime working as a bus driver means that he can afford it... ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen

Votes: 1,299

73. On the Buses (1969–1973)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Jack-the-lad bus driver and conductor Stan and Jack enjoy the female employees more than their work and Inspector Blake is relentless in his attempts to make their lives a misery.

Stars: Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Reg Varney

Votes: 1,538

74. Raised by Wolves (2013– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A large family is raised by an unconventional single mother on a council estate in Wolverhampton, England.

Stars: Philip Jackson, Rebekah Staton, Helen Monks, Alexa Davies

Votes: 982

75. Yanks Go Home (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy

5.3
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Stars: Meg Johnson, Bruce Boa, Stuart Damon, Catherine Neilson

Votes: 9

76. Wasted (2016– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Surreal slacker comedy set in a West Country village, where the lives of a group of twenty-something friends are changed forever by the appearance of a familiar figure as a spirit guide.

Stars: Sean Bean, Dylan Edwards, Gwyneth Keyworth, Danny Kirrane

Votes: 606

77. Hunderby (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Set in the 1830s, this black comedy centers on a woman who is washed ashore after her ship is wrecked off the English coast.

Stars: Julia Davis, Alexandra Roach, Alex Macqueen, Rufus Jones

Votes: 674

78. First of the Summer Wine (1988–1989)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: David Fenwick, Paul Oldham, Paul Wyett, Peter Sallis

Votes: 93

79. Only When I Laugh (1979–1982)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A rather naive, middle-class man is admitted to a hospital ward and finds that he is sharing it with a working-class layabout and an upper-class hypochondriac. All three of them cause headaches for the hospital staff.

Stars: James Bolam, Peter Bowles, Christopher Strauli, Richard Wilson

Votes: 538

80. Health and Efficiency (1993–1995)

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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Stars: Gary Olsen, Felicity Montagu, Roger Lloyd Pack, Deborah Norton

Votes: 10

81. Are You Being Served? (2016 TV Movie)

31 min | Comedy

5.9
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A reboot of the classic sitcom Are You Being Served? (1972).

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Jason Watkins, Sherrie Hewson, John Challis, Roy Barraclough

Votes: 357