Top 10 Best British Sitcoms (Britcoms)

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.

Amazing. Great acting, writing and just a great show.

A very funny one, this!

2 Dads Army

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!

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

3 Still Game

Top 10 ( no particular order)
1. Still Game
2. Rab C Nesbitt
3. Only Fools and Horses
4. Fawlty Towers
5. One Foot in the Grave
6. Father Ted
7. Rising Damp
8. The Inbetweeners
9. 2 Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps
10. Benidorm (first 3 seasons)

4 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.

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!

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

5 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

6 One Foot In the Grave

This show is hillarious, I'm slightly dissappointed to see it so low on the list.
My list would go:
1) One foot in the Grave
2) Keeping up Appearances
3) Blackadder
4) Only Fools and Horses
5) Fawlty Towers
6) Father Ted
7) Little Britain
8) Black Books

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

I don't believe it! Only #2?

7 The Inbetweeners
8 Peep Show

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

Original and innovative, a modern classic.

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

Fawlty Towers should be Number 1 with either Blackadder 2, 3 or 4 next.
Special mention for Mind Your Language.

The Contenders
11 Keeping Up Appearances
12 The Vicar of Dibley
13 Blackadder Goes Forth
14 On the Buses
15 The Office
16 Love Thy Neighbour
17 Spaced

A cult classic

18 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!

19 Mrs. Brown's Boys
20 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!

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

21 Mind Your Language
22 Porridge
23 The Thick of It
24 Open All Hours
25 My Family
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