Top 10 Best British Sitcoms (Britcoms)

The Top Ten

1 Only Fools and Horses

Why do you call Sitcoms from the UK British sitcoms they should be just called sitcoms not British Sitcoms. We should call sitcoms from USA American Sitcoms.

A very funny one, this!

Boycie and Trigger are by far the funniest characters along with Del and Rodney.
Very well written, laughs every minute, but has some depth and strong storyline.

2 Dads Army

Performed brilliantly and some of the best comedic timing ever performed on British television.

This is truly hilarious, all I need to say is "Don't tell him pike." "You stupid Boy" "Don't panic! " "It's OK Taffy" and many more!

3 Still Game
4 Father Ted

The best.
Sadly only 25 episodes were made since the actor who played ted died

Down with this sort of ranking. Up vote now

5 Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Just two series of six episodes each were made.

This is a classic. John Cleese has never made anything quite the same since or before. This deserves to be number one because it didn't just have clever one-liners (like BlackAdder, though BlackAdder deserves second spot), humorous plots, and build up jokes, but it includes all of those themes. This is just fantastic.

Who hates Fawlty Towers?!?! One of the most unique and hilarious comedies of its time; wish it was still going. - PositronWildhawk

This is a GENIUS show of all-time! It's up there with Keeping Up Appearances; if anything, these two should be tied as #1!

6 One Foot In the Grave

"I don't believe it! Only #2! " And that was Britgirl's first comment. - 445956

I don't believe it! Only #2? - Britgirl

*reads comment by britgirl*
A legend was born. - TeamRocket747

7 Steptoe and Son
8 Peep Show

To describe this show in one word, it would be: Brilliant!

Original and innovative, a modern classic.

9 Keeping Up Appearances
10 Blackadder Blackadder is a series of four BBC1 pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired in the 1980s.

Should easily be number 1

Blackadder and Baldrick together it brilliant

The Contenders

11 The Inbetweeners
12 The Vicar of Dibley
13 Blackadder Goes Forth
14 On the Buses
15 The Office
16 Love Thy Neighbour
17 Spaced
18 Red Dwarf Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following.

Red Dwarf is the only sci-fi in this list! It provides some of the most funny and ridiculous situations, and it's unique in so many aspects. The characters rock, and the series itself really develops into different styles as it moves on. My favourite series ever!

Red Dwarf is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. It's unique, hilarious and great to watch again and again. You never get bored. Best comedy in the world! - PositronWildhawk

British comedy is always either Red Dwarf or inept by comparison. But Blackadder is funny.

19 Mrs. Brown's Boys
20 Mind Your Language

best ever

21 Yes Minister

Masterly. Brilliant writing and exceptional acting - comedic timing and nuance. Transformed the standard of sitcoms by refusing to go for cheap laughs, smut and low intelligence.

This is one of the best T.V. sitcoms. Intriquing storylines and wonderful insights on human nature at its best and worst in the midst of politics!

22 The Thick of It
23 Porridge
24 My Family
25 Open All Hours
26 Blackadder II
27 Bottom

Great show. - AdamDestructorJr.

28 The Royle Family
29 'Allo 'Allo! 'Allo 'Allo! is a British wartime sitcom set in Occupied France created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. Originally shown on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992, the series follows the antics of a cafe owner named Rene Artois who's cafe is being used by the French Resistance as a safe house to hide 2 British airmen. more.
30 I'm Alan Partridge
31 Rising Damp

Greatest UK sitcom, so underrated!

32 The IT Crowd

So many funny characters


33 Last of the Summer Wine

Love this sitcom!

34 Mr. Bean The title character, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a childish buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and contrivances to everyday tasks. He lives alone at the address of Flat 2, 12 Arbour Road, Highbury, and is almost always seen in his trademark tweed jacket and a skinny red tie. He also usually more.

Underrated completely!

35 Game On
36 Outnumbered

Love it love it love it! Semi-improvised gives it realness and its completely hilarious!

Hugh Dennis all the way!

Outnumbered is funny and entertaining, and it is entertaining to see from a different perspective, and see what a hassil it is for the parents.

37 The Young Ones
38 Chef!
39 Not Going Out
40 Are You Being Served?
41 Friday Night Dinner
42 Gavin & Stacey
43 Men Behaving Badly
44 The Worst Week of My Life
45 Butterflies
46 Fresh Fields
47 Waiting for God
48 Miranda
49 Absolutely Fabulous

Hilarious comedy. Best comediennes of all.

50 Man About the House
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