Older British Sit-Coms

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1. On the Buses (1969–1973)

30 min | Comedy

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: 1,638

2. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy

A thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, work as rag and bone men (collecting and selling junk). Harold is ambitious and wants to better himself, but his... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

Votes: 2,264

3. Please Sir! (1968–1972)

30 min | Comedy

A hapless but caring teacher tries to control his class of unruly kids. The teacher sees much good and potential in his pupils, much to the dismay of his fellow teachers who have lost hope ... See full summary »

Stars: Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson, Richard Davies

Votes: 230

4. Citizen Smith (1977–1980)

30 min | Comedy

Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid, Tony Millan

Votes: 637

5. Till Death Us Do Part (1965–1975)

TV-PG | 40 min | Comedy

A working-class Cockney bigot with a biased and experienced opinion of everything shares them bluntly and carelessly.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols

Votes: 720

6. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 5,970

7. Bless This House (1971–1976)

30 min | Comedy

Bless This House centres on life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (... See full summary »

Stars: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson, Robin Stewart

Votes: 596

8. Love Thy Neighbour (1972–1976)

30 min | Comedy

A white working-class socialist has his world turned upside down when an educated black man moves in next door.

Stars: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams

Votes: 403

9. Sykes (1972–1979)

30 min | Comedy

Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler, Richard Wattis

Votes: 201

10. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 967

11. Sorry! (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy

A 41 year old man is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother.

Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Barbara Lott, William Moore, Marguerite Hardiman

Votes: 336

12. Terry and June (1979–1987)

30 min | Comedy

Terry and June Medford are a middle aged couple who find the trials of life more difficult as they try to succeed in their daily lives.

Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Reginald Marsh, Rosemary Frankau

Votes: 280

13. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 10,117

14. Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

Selwyn Froggitt, a well read clumsy buffoon smashes his way through his sleepy Yorkshire village of Scarsdale.

Stars: Bill Maynard, Megs Jenkins, Robert Keegan, Richard Davies

Votes: 101

15. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

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: 2,270

16. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 1,392

17. The Liver Birds (1969–1996)

30 min | Comedy

The lives and loves of Beryl Hennessey and Sandra Hutchinson, two young, single women sharing a flat in Liverpool.

Stars: Nerys Hughes, Polly James, Mollie Sugden, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 174

18. Mind Your Language (1977–1986)

30 min | Comedy

Jeremy Brown is 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 not... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,196

19. Just Good Friends (1983–1986)

90 min | Comedy

The series followed the wavering relationship between two ex-lovers, Penny Warrender, a secretary for an advertising firm, and Vincent Pinner, an ex ice cream salesman turned turf ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Nicholas, Jan Francis, Sylvia Kay, John Ringham

Votes: 614

20. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

The ultra right-wing Alan B'Stard, the most selfish, greedy, dishonest, sadistic and sociopathic Conservative MP of them all, plots to achieve his meglomaniacal ambitions.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,960

21. Brush Strokes (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women. He sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love? Will he settle down as he gets older?

Stars: Karl Howman, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 501

22. Rab C. Nesbitt (1988–2014)

50 min | Comedy

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: 1,050

23. Billy Liar (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

Billy is an idealistic young man who is trapped in a boring life. He works in a tedious job in an undertaker's office with a permanently uptight employer, dates a soppy girl who fails to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Rawle, George A. Cooper, Pamela Vezey, May Warden

Votes: 35



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