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1. Goodness Gracious Me (1998–2015)

45 min | Comedy

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: 954

2. The Fast Show (1994–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 3,636

3. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 2,505

4. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 606

5. The Dick Emery Show (1963–1981)

30 min | Comedy

Comedy skits featuring the talents of Mr Dick Emery.

Stars: Dick Emery, Pat Coombs, Victor Maddern, Helen Fraser

Votes: 113

6. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 4,026

7. Benny Hill (1962–1963)

25 min | Comedy

This timeless modern slapstick-format doesn't really have a plot, but is an irresistible rapid succession of independent short, comical scenes, mostly without any text, often using ... See full summary »

Stars: Benny Hill, Graham Stark, Ronnie Brody, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 1,175

8. Hale and Pace (1986–1998)

30 min | Comedy

Hale and Pace is a sketch-based British comedy show. The terms "Good Taste" and "Politically Correct" are obviously totally unknown to the writers.

Stars: Gareth Hale, Norman Pace, Melanie Kilburn, Regina Freedman

Votes: 424

9. The Lenny Henry Show (1984–1985)

Comedy

A sketch show featuring many different characters and spoofs.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Debby Bishop, Dawn French

Votes: 93

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

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 1,968

13. Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)

40 min | Comedy

BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse, Louisa Rix

Votes: 2,201

14. Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

Sketches on the themes of class and gender, with the occasional spoof thrown in.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Sophie Winkleman, Laura Solon

Votes: 779

15. Spitting Image (1984–1996)

25 min | Comedy

A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

Stars: Steve Nallon, Kate Robbins, Chris Barrie, Jon Glover

Votes: 1,773

16. Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Kathy Burke, Jon Glover

Votes: 1,358

17. The Benny Hill Show (1955–1968)

60 min | Comedy

This show-stopping digital collection of The Benny Hill Show contains Benny's raucous 20-year reign over television's sketch-variety genre, from the naughty early years to the debut of the nubile Hill's Angels, through the final episodes.

Stars: Benny Hill, Jeremy Hawk, Patricia Hayes, Peter Vernon

Votes: 676

18. The Benny Hill Show (1957–1960)

60 min | Comedy

The Benny Hill Show 1957.

Stars: Benny Hill, Vivienne Martin, Ronnie Brody, Dave Freeman

Votes: 456

19. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 1,299

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

30 min | Comedy, Music

Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

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

Votes: 626

22. Alexei Sayle's Stuff (1988–1991)

30 min | Comedy

Comedy sketch show which ran on BBC2 for a total of 18 episodes over 3 series from 1988 to 1991.

Stars: Alexei Sayle, Tony Millan, Angus Deayton, Owen Brenman

Votes: 111

24. The Little and Large Show (1978–1991)

40 min | Comedy

Weekly comedy sketch show starring the duo Little and Large.

Stars: Eddie Large, Syd Little, Maddi Cryer, Geoff Capes

Votes: 34

25. Big Train (1998–2002)

30 min | Comedy

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

Stars: Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Simon Pegg, Julia Davis

Votes: 3,338

26. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 101,533

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 8,455

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

720 min | Comedy

A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

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

Votes: 7,593

29. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )

Comedy

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.

Stars: Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Nigel Planer

Votes: 1,059

30. Canned Carrott (1990– )

30 min | Comedy

Jasper Carrott presents half an hour of stand-up (or rather, sit-down) comedy, interspersed with sketches from Punt and Dennis, comedy sketch serial The Detectives, and Wiggy's guide to life - plus the adverts.

Stars: Jasper Carrott, Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Nosher Powell

Votes: 45

32. Dave Allen at Large (1971–1979)

30 min | Comedy

Comedy show by Irish comedian

Stars: Dave Allen, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Jacqueline Clarke, Ronnie Brody

Votes: 292

33. The Basil Brush Show (1968–1980)

Comedy, Family

Jokes and comical stories told by the red fox puppet "Basil Brush" with the help of guests.

Stars: Basil Brush, Bert Hayes, Derek Fowlds, Roy North

Votes: 70

34. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 1,167

35. The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007– )

Comedy

British comedy sketch show starring Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller.

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller, Jim Howick, Katherine Jakeways

Votes: 697

36. The Armstrong and Miller Show (1997–2001)

25 min | Comedy

A comedy sketch show from Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong. Running jokes and one hit wonders galore!

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller, Simon Greenall, Deborah Findlay

Votes: 349

37. Tracey Breaks the News (2017– )

30 min | Comedy

Tracey Ullman impersonates political figures as well as everyday people all reacting to the aftermath of the 2017 British election and one year anniversary of Brexit in this one-off satirical comedy special.

Stars: Tracey Ullman, Tony Gardner, Laurence Howarth, Laurence Rickard

Votes: 130

38. Tracey Ullman's Show (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Tracey Ullman returns to British screens with this new sketch show, introducing us to a slew of new comic characters and impersonations of celebrities.

Stars: Tracey Ullman, Lucy Montgomery, Jason Forbes, Tony Gardner

Votes: 466



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