Best British Sitcoms

The Top Ten

1 Only Fools and Horses

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 Steptoe and Son

I love this list!
The older ones are so much better aren't they? I have most of these listed on boxset. I'm glad such a classic as Steptoe And Son took gold. - Britgirl

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4 BlackAdder V 1 Comment
5 One Foot In the Grave
6 Father Ted
7 Fawlty Towers

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.

8 The Vicar of Dibley
9 Till Death Us Do Part
10 Peep Show

Original and innovative, a modern classic.

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

The Contenders

11 The Royle Family
12 The Office
13 Red Dwarf

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!

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

14 The Inbetweeners
15 'Allo 'Allo! '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.
16 Rising Damp
17 Mrs. Brown's Boys
18 Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?
19 Mind Your Language
20 Yes Minister

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!

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Top Remixes

1. Steptoe and Son
2. Dads Army
3. Only Fools and Horses
1. Steptoe and Son
2. Till Death Us Do Part
3. Dads Army



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