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

This actually was the inspiration for Sanford and Son. 'Nuther good thing we got from the Brits:).

4 BlackAdder

Should easily be number 1

Blackadder and Baldrick together it brilliant

5 Father Ted
6 One Foot In the Grave
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 Rising Damp

Greatest UK sitcom, so underrated!

13 The Office
14 The Inbetweeners
15 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.

16 '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.
17 Mind Your Language
18 Mrs. Brown's Boys
19 Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?
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!

21 My Family
22 Keeping Up Appearances
23 Still Game
24 Bottom

Great show. - AdamDestructorJr.

25 On the Buses
26 The IT Crowd
27 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.

28 The Young Ones
29 Porridge
30 Not Going Out
31 Men Behaving Badly
32 The Worst Week of My Life
33 Butterflies
34 Fresh Fields
35 Waiting for God
36 Chef!
37 Last of the Summer Wine
38 Open All Hours
39 Mr. Bean 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.
40 Absolutely Fabulous

Hilarious comedy. Best comediennes of all.

41 Man About the House
42 The Good Life
43 Miranda
44 Rev.
45 Goodnight Sweetheart

Very funny and well written

46 Dinnerladies
47 To the Manor Born
48 The Likely Lads
49 The Brittas Empire
50 George and Mildred
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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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