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1. Misfits (2009–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Creator: Howard Overman | Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 67,941

2. 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: 49,159

3. Spaced (1999–2001)

25 min | Comedy

8.7
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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.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 36,402

4. Black Books (2000–2004)

25 min | Comedy

8.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 34,875

5. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music

9.0
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Creators: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 38,165

6. 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.

Creators: Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft | Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 4,395

7. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Creators: Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan, Ashley Pharoah | Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 22,257

8. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Creator: Patrick McGoohan | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Leo McKern

Votes: 7,708

9. Wire in the Blood (2002– )

69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold

Votes: 4,807

10. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 14,883

11. Little Britain (2003–2006)

29 min | Comedy

7.7
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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.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 15,387

12. Ashes to Ashes (2008– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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DCI Gene Hunt is back, but he's no longer the self-styled "Sheriff of Manchester." Flanked by his faithful sidekicks, Ray Carling and Chris Skelton, and drawn by the action and intrigue of ... See full summary »

Creators: Matthew Graham, Ashley Pharoah | Stars: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster

Votes: 6,175

13. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

29 min | Comedy

8.6
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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.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Votes: 10,980

14. The Fast Show (1994–2000)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

Stars: Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir, Simon Day

Votes: 2,446

15. The League of Gentlemen (1999–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Horror

8.5
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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.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jeremy Dyson

Votes: 5,195

16. State of Play (2003 TV Mini-Series)

57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 6,361

17. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004– )

30 min | Comedy, Horror

8.6
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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.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

Votes: 10,438

18. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981– )

152 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.0
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 7,838

19. Goodness Gracious Me (1998–2015)

45 min | Comedy

8.3
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A British sketch comedy that explores the integration of Indian and British cultures through a series of satires,musicals and skits.

Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia

Votes: 754

20. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Creators: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson | Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 3,636

21. Da Ali G Show (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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An ignorant, wannabe-Jamaican British b-boy; an anti-Semitic, misogynistic but friendly Kazakhstani television reporter; and a homosexual Austrian fashonista--all played by Sacha Baron ... See full summary »

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto, Keith Lawrence

Votes: 10,230

22. Come Fly with Me (2010–2011)

29 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. That includes flight and ground staff from regular - and low budget ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Lindsay Duncan, Sally Rogers

Votes: 3,985

23. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 5,762

24. Psychoville (2009–2011)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did," which sends their lives into a downward spiral.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard

Votes: 4,101

25. That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–2010)

Comedy

8.0
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A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman, Mark Evans

Votes: 5,711

26. Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994–1995)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber, Steve Brown

Votes: 2,976

27. Big Train (1998–2002)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

Creators: Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews | Stars: Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Simon Pegg, Julia Davis

Votes: 2,669

28. Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)

25 min | Comedy

8.1
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones

Votes: 1,263

29. The Lakes (1997–1999)

374 min | Drama

8.0
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Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through ... See full summary »

Creator: Jimmy McGovern | Stars: John Simm, Elizabeth Bennett, Charles Dale, Mary Jo Randle

Votes: 675

30. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997 TV Mini-Series)

416 min | Drama

7.5
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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.

Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale, Robin Bailey

Votes: 339

31. Look Around You (2002–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true.

Stars: Peter Serafinowicz, Nigel Lambert, Robert Popper, James Serafinowicz

Votes: 1,838

32. The Killing of Sister George (1968)

X | 138 min | Drama

7.1
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George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Marcus, Lukas Heller | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 1,494

33. Jam (2000– )

24 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

8.6
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A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Amelia Bullmore, David Cann, Julia Davis

Votes: 1,337

34. Smack the Pony (1999–2003)

24 min | Comedy

7.8
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Three female comics perform sketches dealing with a wide variety of topics, from irritating flatmates to workplace issues to people who pretend to be ill to get free things or special treatment.

Stars: Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, Sally Phillips, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 1,143

35. Da Ali G Show (2000– )

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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Hipster Ali G. interviews a variety of guests from the world of crime prevention, drug enforcement and the judiciary to discuss the issues of crime and drugs in Britain and America. Ali G, ... See full summary »

Creator: Sacha Baron Cohen | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Steve Ellington, T.N.T. Crew, Jarvis Cocker

Votes: 5,336

36. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 313

37. How to Irritate People (1969 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 68 min | Comedy

6.9
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In this mock-documentary, John Cleese narrates a series of sketches on irritation -- types and techniques. Included are parents irritating their children, old ladies irritating movie-goers ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman | Director: Ian Fordyce | Stars: John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin

Votes: 1,783

38. 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.

Creators: Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews | Stars: Simon Pegg, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sally Phillips, Darren Boyd

Votes: 292

39. The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel, Andrie Reid

Votes: 189

40. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.7
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 54

41. Is It Bill Bailey? (1998– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Add a Plot

Stars: Bill Bailey, Simon Pegg, Geraldine McNulty, Forbes Masson

Votes: 199

42. Bill Bailey: Part Troll (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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A live stand up show featurng musical comedian Bill Bailey.

Writer: Bill Bailey | Director: Nick Morris | Star: Bill Bailey

Votes: 891

43. Meet Ricky Gervais (2000– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

6.5
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Ricky Gervais presents chat with celebrity guests as the foils for his outrageous black humour.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Joanna Bobin, Nicola Cotter, Peter Bonner

Votes: 142

44. Dead Ringers (2002–2007)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Celebrities and politicians are lampooned by a talented team of impressionists in this comedy sketch show.

Stars: Jon Culshaw, Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, Mark Perry

Votes: 346

45. Not Only... But Also (1965–1970)

45 min | Comedy

8.4
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Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham dialogues' in which Pete (a nasal know-all who has utter confidence in his surreal and ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Chris Karan, Peter McGuirk

Votes: 114

46. Sorority Girls (2011– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

5.5
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Sorority Girls is a reality series in which female students from England compete to become members of an all new American sorority. The show follows five American sisters (Amelia Smith, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominique Kruse, Amelia Smith, Arianna Kjos, Devan Lockhert

Votes: 45

47. Unnatural Acts (1998– )

Comedy

8.1
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British Comedy Sketch Show

Creator: Seán Cullen | Stars: Julian Barratt, Seán Cullen, Rich Easter, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 86

48. We Know Where You Live (1997– )

25 min | Comedy

6.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Fiona Allen, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jeremy Fowlds, Amanda Holden

Votes: 32

49. Cambridge Footlights Revue (1982 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy

7.7
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A TV version of the Cambridge Footlights Revue "The Cellar Tapes", winner of the first-ever Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1981.

Writers: Penny Dwyer, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Paul Shearer, Tony Slattery, Emma Thompson | Director: John Kilby | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Penny Dwyer, Stephen Fry, Paul Shearer

Votes: 144

50. Beyond the Fringe (1964 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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A TV version of the stage show originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe (August 1962) and subsequently in London (Fortune Theatre) and Broadway.

Writers: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore | Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore

Votes: 131