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Top 30 British Sitcoms!!

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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 02:10 PM
1.) Blackadder.

2.) 'Allo 'Allo.

3.) Fawlty Towers.

4.) Bottom.

5.) Are You Being Served?

6.) Gimme,Gimme,Gimme.

7.) The Young Ones.

8.) Absolutley Fabulous,

9.) Steptoe And Son.

10.) Black Books.

11.) Father Ted.

12.) Rising Damp.

13.) The Vicar Of Dibley.

14.) The Good Life.

15.) The New Statesman.

16.) The Detectives.

17.) Mr Bean.

18.) Men Behaving Badly.

19.) My Family.

20.) Porridge.

21.) Red Dwarf.

22.) Up Pompeii!

23.) Rab C.Nesbitt.

24.) Phoenix Nights.

25.) The Thin Blue Line.

26.) Jeeves And Wooster.

27.) Operation Good Guy.

28.) Game On.

29.) Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

30.) Open All Hours.

[edit on 10-9-2007 by jakyll]

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 06:06 AM
is this your list or a published one?

How 'allo 'allo made the list let alone came in at number 2 is a bigger mystery than JFK and Roswell put together.

[edit on 11/9/07 by tkmelb]

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 06:23 AM
Absolutely Fabulous would be my #1 pick.

Also, I think Keeping Up Appearances would deserve a place somewhere.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 08:44 AM
How can you not like 'Allo 'Allo?? it boggles the mind,lol.

Its my own personal list.I was bored one afternoon so i thought i would put up my fave sitcoms and see if people agreed or not.
I picked shows that,no matter how many times i watch 'em,they still make me laugh.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 09:12 AM
Can't believe you left off 'Coupling', at least the first two seasons!

Britain makes some great comedies; though I'm not British, I've gotten hooked on several of them.

Coupling made me laugh out loud for a solid week while I watched all the eps back-to-back. Steven Moffat is brilliant (the writer).

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 09:31 AM
Im surprised Only Fools and Horses diden't get a mention unless i missed it on your list. It's the best one IMO. Apart from the newer ones wich i diden't like much.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 11:53 AM
I have never been into Only Fools And Horses,hence it not being on my list.Its one of those popular shows i just never got!
Keeping Up Apperances and Coupling almost made it,as did Yes Minister,Yes Prime Minister,Til Death Us Do Part,Dad's Army and One Foot In The Grave.

For those interested,my fave American sitcoms would be mainly animation.Apart from Frasier & Scrubs,the others would are Family Guy,American Dad,The Simpsons and Bevis & Butthead.

For comedy sketch shows i like,and in no particular order,The League Of Gentlemen.Monty Pythons Flying Circus.Little Britain.Stella Street.Saturday Night Live.The Two Ronnie's.Kenny Everett.French & Saunders.The Catherine Tate Show and A Bit Of Fry And Laurie.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 02:08 PM
I love British humor.

Years ago ('70s) we used to get this sitcom on PBS that was about this medical school. "Doctor in the House" set at St Swithins Hospital. There was a series of movies (which I've never seen) starring Dirk Bogarde that it was loosely based upon.

I thought it was hilarious.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 02:40 PM
I never watched the show,but i did see some of the films.A good laugh and very much in the style of the Carry On films.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 03:19 PM
Some of those I do agree with how can you not add citizen smith in their though one of the best uk sitcoms and my family I would say is the later version just updated for younger viewers.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 09:07 PM
....waving at Se7en,a fellow Mancunian lol.

I have a vague recollection of watching Citizen Smith as a kid,but i've never seen a full episode since then.which is strange because i am a big fan of Robert Lindsay.

posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 12:32 PM
You can pick it up on dvd box set for nextr to nouthing in hmv these days.

posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by jakyll

Some classics, but please, how come no Dad's Army?

posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 09:31 PM
How about the first "Office" show? Short run but still worthy of being listed. I agree with Coupling being up there as well...

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 06:54 AM
Thanks Se7en,i'll keep an eye out for it!

I do like Dad's Army,but not enough to put it in my top 30!

I can honestly say i never watched The Office,but i did watch Extras which was a laugh!

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 09:46 AM
My sugestions, in no particular order...

Dads Army

Spaced (cant believe no one's mentioned this!!???!?!?!!?!?!)

Early Doors

Only Fools & Horses (probably the greatest sitcom ever)

Steptoe & Son

Fawlty Towers

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

The Office

Phoenix Nights


Open All Hours

Father Ted (is this British or Irish? Either way its hilarious)

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 10:19 AM
Dude,i forgot all about Spaced!!
I'll have to throw something off my list! lol.

As far as i know,Father Ted was a Channel 4 production,though the creators/writers are Irish,as was all the cast.

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 11:13 AM
Although he's become quite the star, I don't think Simon Pegg has topped Spaced. It is pure genius!

Can The Mighty Boosh be classified as a sitcom ?(can it be classified at all?!) If so, it also has to be one of the best.

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 12:21 PM
Yeah,the Mighty Boosh is fantastic,but there is no way to classify it!
Its like its beyond the realms of normal TV,lol.

Haven't seen Hot Fuzz yet,so i can't comment.Shaun of the Dead had some wonderful moments of comedy that are set to become classics!
I also loved Simon Pegg's guest apperance in Black Books.

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 05:39 PM

Originally posted by jakyll
Black Books.

Another British sitcom of pure brilliance!

Nathanan Barley is another I should have mentioned. It has Chris Morris stamped all over it, and stars Julian Barrat, which makes it the funniest thing ever.

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